One of AdventureWomen’s all-time most popular adventure travel and cultural trips, we’re returning in 2020 to Egypt and Petra in Jordan to cruise the Nile River, walk among Egyptian pyramids, and explore the ancient temples and archaeological sites in this region in the Middle East.
Egypt is one of the most intoxicating destinations in the world, unequaled in its prodigious contributions to world culture while Jordan’s cultural treasures shine as early examples of human ingenuity. From hieroglyphs and temples to the ruins of Petra, walk with wonder among ancient wonders of the world learning about artifacts created by two of the world’s oldest societies, from 2,500 BC to Year One.
What draws you most to Egypt? Historic frescoes and magical pyramids? Carved stone statues and pharaoh’s tombs? Regardless of what intrigues spark your desire to travel to this mecca for cultural travelers, exploring this area in the Middle East with other women will enrich every moment this cultural odyssey. You’ll join your fellow AdventureWomen in Cairo and get to know your travel companions over a savory welcome dinner and begin your cultural adventure into Egypt’s past the very next day.
You’ll listen to ancient myths explained, hieroglyphs interpreted, and facts behind Egypt’s greatest feats revealed at every stop from the Egyptologist accompanying your group. Witness the enduring genius of Egypt’s stone cutters, builders, and artisans with visits to the 4,000 year old Giza Pyramids and Sphinx. A deluxe four-day cruise on the Nile River includes daily excursions off the ship to explore the enormous temples of the East and West Bank. This leg of your adventure in Egypt also includes one afternoon sailing on a ‘felucca’ – an Egyptian sailboat! You’ll then take a special flight to Abu Simbel and tour several carefully-restored and protected UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After exploring these ancient temples, enjoy a shopping trip deep in the heart of the labyrinthine Khan El-Khalili Bazaar.
In Jordan, be awed by a real 6th century village map mosaic and your discovery of the first Christian church ever built. Then, explore Jordan’s greatest marvel of engineering, art, and pure grit, fabled Petra, a city only accessed by a ‘siq’, a narrow gorge in a rock wall. Around this siq, stone artisans carved colossal faux columns, stairs, and false windows, while deep inside a city was built, including an ingenious complex of dams and water channels. No Middle Eastern journey is complete without a trip out into the vast sand dunes of the Wadi Rum and Valley of the Moon. On your last day, relax at a deluxe resort on the Dead Sea enjoying the rare air and an amazing farewell dinner during which you’ll all reminisce about your greatest discoveries and make a toast to this rewarding adventure you shared together.
For thousands of years, Egypt and Jordan have cast a spell upon all those who visit. Feel that same mystique as you travel with AdventureWomen to explore two of the world’s most amazing destinations.
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- Cruise the Nile River for three days then sail on a ‘felucca’
- Visit the Giza Pyramids and famous Sphinx of Egypt
- Tour the historic sites of Petra, Jordan
- Relax with a spa treatment at a Dead Sea resort
What You'll See and Do
- Boat Cruising
- Cooking Class
- Cultural Exploration
- Natural History