Friday, December 22, 2006

Egypt & Jordan. The Itinerary.


Here's our travel route. The description of days 1-18 is what's posted on Intrepid's website.

Jan 30th - DC to Paris to Cairo

Days 1-2 Cairo
The thriving metropolis is renowned for its mysterious Sphinx and iconic Pyramids.

Days 3-5 Aswan
Savour the delights of a traditional lunch before heading into the desert on camelback. Later, a felucca ride on the Nile is topped off with a night under the stars.

Days 6-7 Luxor
Take a donkey ride to the Valley of the Kings and watch feluccas sail down the river at sunset.

Day 8 Cairo
On our return to Cairo, take the opportunity to delve deeper into the city's heritage by visiting the expansive Cairo Museum.

Day 9 Mt Sinai
Ascending the mystical mountain on camel back leads us to panoramic views of the desert landscape.

Days 10-11 Nuweiba
Golden sand and balmy beaches provide a refreshing interlude, as does our overnight stay in a simple beach hut.

Day 12 Aqaba
Take a ferry across to Aqaba, the only spot in Jordan where sea-swimming is possible.

Day 13 Wadi Rum
We trace the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia across the desert valley and experience a memorable night with our Bedouin hosts.

Days 14-15 PetraThe rose-hued structures carved into the rock of the surrounding mountains make Petra a truly unique experience.

Day 16 MadabaTravel the King's Highway to Madaba, where Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics evoke memories of lost empires.

Days 17-18 Madaba/Amman
White-stoned buildings pack Jordan's capital, with the Roman Theatre and King Abdullah I Mosque its standout attractions.

Feb 18th - Amman to Paris to DC