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Trekking in the desert at Wadi Rum, Jordan
Above: Trekking in the desert at Wadi Rum, Jordan

Cultural adventure tours in Egypt, Jordan & Syria

Our Cultural Adventure tours are designed to provide an exciting mix of historic sightseeing, local interactions and some more adventurous activities. These may include overnight felucca sailboat trips, desert exploration, camel and jeep safaris (Note - we also have a dedicated travel idea category for tours that concentrate especially on Desert Safaris). There may be some very basic accommodation for a few nights, mixed in with the normal hotels. 

You can either join of our small-group departures, or ask us to run the tour privately for you, or use the tour as a base for a tailor-made itinerary.

Prices fromUK£629
Egypt | Cairo, Aswan, felucca cruise, Luxor
Feluccas on the Nile at sunset, Aswan, Egypt

This tour travels through the Nile Valley visiting Egypt's ancient sites and monuments. From the Pyramids and Sphinx in Cairo, to Abu Simbel temple, the Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple, we take in all the main sites, and include a peaceful felucca cruise (or luxury Nile cruise) down the Nile stopping at riverside temples and villages. A great introduction to Egypt in just 9 days.

Prices fromUK£879
Egypt | Cairo, Aswan, felucca cruise Luxor, Red Sea at Hurghada
The Great Pyramids, Gisa, Egypt

One of our most popular itineraries, this tour starts with visits to the Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum in Cairo before we head south through the Nile Valley. From Aswan, we take a peaceful felucca sailboat or luxury Dahabiya cruise along the Nile to Luxor, where we explore temples & tombs on both banks of the river. The tour ends with time for you to relax at the beaches and cafes at Dahab, to snorkel or scuba-dive among the coral reefs of the Red Sea, and if you wish, to climb Mt. Sinai.

Prices fromUK£1,399
Egypt & Jordan | Cairo, Aswan (cruise), Luxor, Hurghada, Jordan
Camels in front of the treasury, Petra, Jordan

If you’re looking to enjoy some ancient Egypt tours and to explore the highlights of Jordan in the same holiday, then our Ancient Encounters tour could be ideal. We start with Egypt pyramid tours, the sphinx, and Egyptian Museum in Cairo before heading to Aswan to visit the beautiful island temple at Philae and Aswan Dam. You can also visit the amazing temples to Ramses II at Abu Simbel. You will then start your traditional Felucca cruise down the Nile on your way to Luxor in the Nile Valley. Here you will visit some amazing temples and the tombs of the Valley of the Kings before heading the Red Sea for some relaxation and snorkelling. Egypt’s Red Sea has incredible diving, snorkelling, and amazing seafood and has loads of fun activities such as quad biking, kite boarding, windsurfing and horse and camel riding. We then fly into Jordan for a full tour of the main sites, including a jeep safari and a night in a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum. Also visited are the crusader castle of Kerak, Little Petra and of course the world renowned UNESCO World Heritage site of Petra itself. We also enjoy a drive along the scenic King's Highway and a swim in the strange salty waters of the Dead Sea.

Prices fromUK£799
Jordan | Amman, Jerash, Red Sea, Wadi Rum, Petra, Dead Sea
Camels in Wadi Rum, Jordan

Starting & finishing in Amman, this tour gives you a taste of all the main historic sites and beautiful scenery that Jordan has to offer. We drive both the Desert and King's Highways, spend an evening beside the Red Sea, enjoy a jeep safari in Wadi Rum with an overnight stay at a Bedouin style camp, explore the ancient city of Petra, swim in the Dead Sea, and visit several other sites including the Roman ruins at Jerash.

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Well preserved crusader fortress perch high above the Dead Sea.

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"An excellent all round trip which catered to our every need, a fantastic holiday."

Gilly Hare (Nile Explorer)

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