Sep 16 - 27
12 nights, 13 days
Pyramids, Mummies and treasures : If that's all you have heard of Egypt. Get this : Paper, ink , police, calendar , locks , makeup , wigs, toothpaste and even mints came from Ancient Egypt.
We expect the trippers to reach Cairo Airport by afternoon 1 pm, After dropping our luggage in hotel, we head to see the Pyramids and Great Sphinx of Giza.
Did you know Sphinx is the oldest known monumental sculpture in Egypt? ( 2558–2532 BC).
We will end with a visit inside a pyramid , which can be a surreal and awe-inspiring experience. The entrance to the pyramid is a narrow and steep descent, leading to a series of chambers inside the structure. It would take about 30 minutes.
Post evening tea, we head to the Egyptian Museum which is hosting artefacts from 2023 that has never been shown to public. Pharaoh Tutankhamun's treasure and its iconic gold burial mask kept here, is supposedly one of the best-known works of art in the world. Today's day end with an Egyptian meal: Fatteh.
Tonight, we are going to a special cafe with a rich history originally made in 1486. Imagine that.
Nestled in the heart of Cairo's Khan el Khalili district ,this café, was once a war refugee center and belonged to a Princess.
Over the years, the house changed hands and is situated in the outdoor plaza of this Fatimid architectural marvel, and the underground crypt of the house serves as a reminder of the significant role it played in the fight against French occupation in 1798. No we aren't revealing the name of our secret spots.
(Egypt) is a great place for contrasts: splendid things gleam in the dust.” “But in the desert, in the pure clean atmosphere, in the silence – there you can find yourself.
Imagine waking up to this view ! Yes, we will be staying in a Pyramid facing hotels. Today , we will start our 4 hour journey early to Baharia desert.
The White Desert is a natural wonder that you simply can't miss. It is an otherworldly landscape of white limestone formations that have been sculpted by wind and sand over millions of years. The stark white formations against the blue sky create a surreal and almost alien-like atmosphere.
Today we will be camping in the desert. If you are looking for an extremely luxurious group trip , this one probably isn't one. This is designed for people who want to see more landscapes , have more raw experiences than spending time inside a hotel room. Someone wise had said this : That Luxury hotel rooms are those inventions that keep you away from real culture and raw travel experiences.
There is a significant amount of effort that went in to curate this masterpiece itinerary & we want to make sure you know what you are signing up for. No bad surprises , we only want to give you the good ones.
Once you sign up we will be sharing with you a packing list and what to expect with all the activities involved too.
You will have simple tents like this for the night , sleeping bags, a good dinner , campfire , some stories and a lot of black tea.
I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room."— Ray Bradbury
Today , we will trace our way back to Cairo . We will be back by 4pm and post which , We will be visiting the Khan el-Khalili market where we all will pick one perfume each of your choice : This is on Team OJ 🙂
We will once again hit another cafe that has its place in history : Founded in 1908, this café quickly became a hub for intellectuals, artists, and politicians, earning the nickname "The Parliament of the Arts." The café's walls are adorned with photographs of its famous patrons, including Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, who is said to have written much of his work at this cafe
Throughout its history, This Café has been a symbol of Egyptian culture and a beacon for free speech and political discourse. During the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, the café was a gathering place for protesters and played a significant role in the events that led to the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak. Again , the name stays surprise.
Today is a relaxed day, we will be staying is a very pretty secret village in Aswan. We will be taking you to a Bedouin village of a tribe that once helped to build the Pyramids. We are planning to keep the location a secret. We will reach late to our village .
“You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.” - Elizabeth Gilbert , Eat, Pray, “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl
We start our day with a boat ride around Philae temple : a mysterious ancient temple on an island that you can only access by boat.
Post the boating , we will head to a desert near Aswan town to do something very unique : A sand bath. 😀 : Since decades , its believed that burying your body in sand gives valuable results & can help relieving you from stubborn ailments such as rheumatism, arthritis, joint edema and skin inflammation. The day is spent back at the village with brilliant view of the river. If you guy are game, we can jump into the river for a quick shower. The water is so clean that this is also used for drinking in the region.
We will be taking a 3 hour train today from Aswan to Luxor. After checking in , we head out to visit the valley of kings : also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings which is a valley in Egypt where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, rock-cut tombs were excavated for the pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom.
In the evening , we will visit Karnak ( fortified village) temple complex , which is one of the largest complex built from 2000–1700 BCE. Imagine that.
Today we will end our day with a Felluca ride in the Nile river during sunset.
No, we aren't flying to Sharm el Sheikh in a ballon which would have been way too cool to do though. We will wake up early to do hot air balloon above Luxor which is supreamly pretty and highly recommended.
Post which , we have a slow breakfast and take flight to Sharm el Sheikh via Cairo.
We will aim to reach by evening , to do THIS : Swimming with horses in the water. If you have ever been on a horse , you know there is this pure feel of connection that you make with the horse you are on. It only get exponentially better when you are in water and on top of the horse.
These pictures can barely and remotely showcase what that feeling is all about. I really really hope you find your way to Egypt with us to experience this .
There are some insanely pretty cafes and pubs in the regions. We are going to hit couple of them today. Get your brightest clothes for better photos.
Did you know Zindagi na milegi Dubara ( ZNMD ) scuba diving scene was shot here ? Thats right, we are going to exactly the same place.
Take a look what even Padi has to say about the spots here.
Post your dive , we will head out to a nice club to party. Its a Saturday, a nice weekend in a great place. Lets make it count 🙂
"Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry."
— Jack Kerouac
Brace yourself for a journey filled with more cats than a cardboard box factory! It's going to be paw-some!
"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving."— Lao Tzu
We will share visa and exact flight details once you book the trip. Visa is completely online and doesnt need any extra document other than your passport.
Today we are heading to Dead sea first. We are going to wear mud and float in the sea. The salt content is so much that you don't sink . This is also one of the lowest point on the earth.
Can you imagine walking through a city that was carved into rock over 2,000 years ago? . The ancient city of Petra in Jordan became one of the 7 New Wonders of the World when it was chosen in 2007 by a vote of 100 million people. This is where the famous Indian Jones was shot too, if you recall.
"Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow."
— Anita Desai
Wadi Rum's stunning red sand dunes, rugged mountains, and unique rock formations make it a breathtakingly beautiful during sunset . We are going to stay in the one of the luxurious camp here in Wadi rum. Staying in one of these is actually a dream come true experience.
If you remember star wars, Martian. It's all shot here.
Check out some of the shots from our last trip
Imagine watching this sunset together with a bunch of strangers you met a week before, partied together, did scuba together , Took a train ride together, took a balloon ride together
Today we will be sleeping in Desert tents. There will be proper washrooms and beds too.
The last day of the trip is here and we will be back to the city by 5pm. We all must have experienced, felt a lot by this time. Let's use the ride back to reflect and write a letter to each other.
"Don't you think it's better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be just okay for your whole life?"— Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveler's Wife)
You can book any flight today from Amman to India. If you are thinking of booking this trip, here is a challenge for you . See if you can find a better itinerary, We are mostly confident it's not there .
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM EGYPT AND JORDAN GROUP TRIP?
I am glad you are wondering about this & not just chasing behind the package with the lowest Bid. Expect this to be a lot of people’s first Arab / African country trip and hence the Josh will be high and Clothes will be new. Expect mind blowing sunsets and for sunrise, most of them would be still sleeping from yesterday late night session. Expect a lot of places with very less tourists. If not, what’s the point coming on a trip with me if I am also taking to the same crowded places. 🙂
COST ( excluding 5% GST )
USD 950 / person ( Only Egypt )
USD 1250 / person (Egypt & Jordan )
It will cost 100$ extra after Nov 15th
You are loosing Rs.1000 by not referring this trip to your friend ( Refer to 2 friends who might join you & all of you gets Rs.1000 off each while you book together )
You can block the slot by paying a token amount of 5000 INR for this trip either by UPI , credit card/ EMI or by Bank transfer.
You are loosing Rs.1,000 by not referring this trip to your friend ( Refer to 2 friends who might join you & all of you gets Rs.1,000 off each while you book together )
1. Is it safe to travel to Egypt and Jordan?
Both Egypt and Jordan are popular tourist destinations and are generally safe for travelers. However, it's always wise to exercise caution, stay informed about the local situation, and follow the guidance of local authorities and tour operators. It's also recommended to have travel insurance that covers any unexpected situations.
2. Can I try riding a camel in Egypt and Jordan, or is it only for professional desert explorers?
Riding a camel is a popular activity for tourists visiting Egypt and Jordan. Whether it's a short ride near the pyramids in Egypt or an adventurous trek through the deserts of Wadi Rum in Jordan, camel riding is an enjoyable and unique experience for travelers of all levels of expertise.
3. What type of clothing is appropriate to wear in Egypt and Jordan?
Egypt and Jordan are conservative countries, so it's important to dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites. For both men and women, it's advisable to wear clothing that covers the shoulders and knees. It's also a good idea to carry a scarf or shawl to cover your head if needed.
4. What are the transportation options for getting around Egypt and Jordan?
In Egypt, We will be using domestic flights, trains and private vehicles. In Jordan, we will be using buse for intercity transfer and local taxi for local tours. We might even use a horse at times. No kidding. 😀
5. Can I bring back a piece of ancient history as a souvenir, or is it better to stick to traditional crafts?
While it's tempting to bring back a piece of ancient history as a souvenir, it's important to respect the cultural heritage of Egypt and Jordan and follow the laws regarding antiquities. It's advisable to consult with the local authorities and adhere to their guidelines regarding the purchase and export of ancient artifacts. Instead, you can find a wide range of traditional crafts, such as intricately designed jewelry, handmade textiles, colorful pottery, and beautiful souvenirs that reflect the rich cultural heritage of both countries.
6. Can I experience the flavors of Egyptian and Jordanian cuisine, or should I pack a suitcase full of Indian spices?
Absolutely! Egypt and Jordan boast delicious cuisines that are worth exploring. From the aromatic Egyptian falafels, koshary, and kofta to the mouthwatering Jordanian mansaf, falafel sandwiches, and mezze platters, you'll find a delightful array of flavors. Leave the Indian spices at home and savor the local culinary delights to truly immerse yourself in the gastronomic journey of these countries.
1. Boutique homestays / 3-star Hotels on Twin sharing basis
2. Transportation : Cairo Airport to Amman Airport
3. Accommodation : 10 Nights in hotels and 2 night in tents
4. Breakfast Bed tea/ coffee with “Wake uuuuup guys” call from me
5. All transport within both the country
6. Horse ride in the shore
7. Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary
8. A Trained Outdoor leader to keep you safe. I Promise 🙂
1. Any extra room service
2. Scuba Diving cost ( 70$ )
3. Hot air balloon cost ( 85$ )
4. Lunch and dinner
5. Cabs for Evening Outing
6. All Flight tickets
7. Visa cost/ Jordan pass
8. Any expenses due to deviation from itinerary
1. Before 45 days of trip, there will be 25% cancellation charge.
2. Before 30 days and within 44 days of arrival, there will be 50% cancellation charge.
3. Before 15 days and within 29 days of arrival ,there will be 75% cancellation charge.
4. Within 14 days of trip there will be 100% cancellation charges. * All this been said if you or me can find a replacement for the slot. I will be happy to refund the entire amount. 🙂
1. Clothes : A lot of light quick dry clothes . Think 6 T shirts/ tops, 2 shorts, 2 pants, 1 sweater for cold nights in desert.
2. Shoes : 1 Sandals and 1 comfortable sport shoe
3. Skin care essentials : Sunglasses , moisturiser & Sunscreen lotion
4. Documents : A working Forex Card , 2 passport photocopy , passport size photograph & International travel insurance, Print of Jordan pass and Print of Egypt E visa.
5. Note that since we are moving around a lot, a backpack is highly recommended over suitcases.
Well, we like to keep things cozy, so we aim for a group size that's just big enough for a spontaneous dance 🕺💃 party but small enough that you won't need a megaphone to be heard. Expect around 10 to 18 travel buddies of age 25-40.
Egypt gives E-visa for Indians. Takes only 3 days. Jordan has Visa exception, If you take Jordan pass (take wanderer- 70 JOD, That's enough).
Well, well, Hot air balloon, burying us in the desert till neck, and scuba diving are optional. 🎈🏜️🤿
In Egypt, we're all about Egyptian pounds 💰, and in Jordan, it's the Jordanian dinar. As for exchanging money, well, bring USD or a good forex card. 💵💳
A reasonable level of fitness should do the trick, and remember, you can always blame any huffing and puffing on the breathtaking sights. We aren't doing any hikes as such on this trip. 💪🏼😅
No. We just speak by action in Egypt. Of course, we have an English-speaking Team lead. Relax, Habibi. 🗣️🙌🏼
To earn the locals' respect and admiration, a few simple gestures will do the trick. Dress modestly, learn a couple of Arabic phrases (they'll love your attempts), and embrace the art of haggling like a pro. Oh, and if you accidentally break a vase, just blame it on the ghost of Tutankhamun. 👗🕌💬
Are there any specific dress codes to follow when visiting religious sites or local communities?
Answer: Egypt and Jordan are conservative countries, so it’s important to dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites. For both men and women, it’s advisable to wear clothing that covers the shoulders and knees. It’s also a good idea to carry a scarf or shawl to cover your head if needed. 👔🧕
Arabic. Let's learn now itself. 📚
Of course. You can. 70% of our trippers come solo. 🚶♂️🧳
Spring and autumn offer pleasant temperatures and fewer crowds, making it the perfect recipe for a dreamy vacation. Mother Nature's got your back! 🌷🍂
Not that we are currently aware of, but we have a thing. We always end up in a concert one way or the other in most of our international trips. 🎶
In Egypt, We will be using domestic flights, trains and private vehicles. In Jordan, we will be using bus for intercity transfer and local taxi for local tours. We might even use a horse at times. No kidding. 😀
Absolutely! Delightful flavors await! From Egyptian falafels, koshary, and kofta to Jordanian mansaf, falafel sandwiches, and mezze platters, savor the local culinary delights. Leave Indian spices at home. 🍽️👨🍳
Discover the best Egypt and Jordan group trip in just 2 weeks! Visit iconic sites like the Pyramids of Giza, do scuba in sharm el sheikh, Go up a Baloon in Luxor and Stay in martian colony in wadi rum. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
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