Solos Mix

Discover the iconic wonders and mesmerising history of Egypt and Jordan. Marvel at ancient Roman cities, hallowed biblical landmarks and incredible feats of architectural engineering. Cruise the Nile and explore the amazing temples and tombs of Upper Egypt.

Our Middle East tour starts in Amman, the capital of Jordan. We visit the beautifully preserved Roman cities of Um Qais and Jerash. From Amman we head to the Dead Sea where we enjoy a dip in the buoyant, salty waters, before continuing to Petra. Petra is a real highlight of this tour and one of the world’s greatest treasures with it's stunning temples carved into rock. We then enjoy a night under the stars in a Bedouin style desert camp.

Our Middle East tour continues in ancient Egypt where we visit all the must-see sights as well as enjoy a 3-night Nile cruise. Highlights of this part of the tour include; the Great Pyramids of Giza, the iconic Sphinx, the unique step pyramid of Sakkara, the Khan El Khalili bazaar, the world famous Egyptian Museum, the impressive Valley of the Kings, the stunning temples of Abu Simbel and the riverside temples of Kom Ombo.

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  • Ages:
  • Duration:
    19 Days
  • Status:
    Bookings open
  • Region:
  • Destinations:
    Egypt, Jordan
  • Travel Style:
  • Accommodation:
    Ship cabins,Quality hotels
  • Prices from:
  • Transport:
    Private coach,Air,Cruise,Boat
  • Pace:
  • Max Group Size:
    Maximum of 20 travellers

'I have just visited Egypt, which is where you can go without fear of any revolution! It is so over rated! I really enjoyed my time there and never ever felt unsafe. I saw so many different places and so much history and huge pyramids, tombs and museums, it was an unreal trip. It was even more than I expected or believed. I think everyone should go there to see how it all began and experience the Egyptian hospitality, which is unreal. They are so friendly.'

Anne, 62 years, Sydney NSW

'Egypt in Depth met all my expectations and more. Our guide was great and the group of 9 women were good fun. We found the locals welcoming and very safe where we were taken. The trip of a lifetime.'

Jill, 67 years, NSW


  • Return economy class flights from Australia to the Middle East, taxes included **
  • 3 economy class flights within the Middle East
  • 12 nights in good quality hotels (3-5 star)
  • 1 night at a typical Bedouin desert camp with shared facilities
  • 3 nights in an outside cabin onboard a deluxe Nile River Cruise ship (5 star Egyptian standard)
  • 16 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • 11 dinners including a welcome and farewell group dinner
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour *
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding basic jeep in Wadi Rum)
  • Nile River Cruise
  • Tipping Made Easy, $285 per person prepaid
  • English-speaking local guide and driver in Jordan
    (English-speaking driver/guide and local guides for group sizes below 5 passengers)
  • English speaking Egyptologist guides in Egypt

** International airfare ex Australia is valid from: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane & Perth. Once the ticket is issued penalties are incurred for changes, and in some cases airfares may be non-refundable.

* Arrival and departure airport transfer provided for nominated tour flight, booked with us as part of your package on the first and last day of the tour.

Not included: 

  • Airfares if you select tour only package
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage
  • Visa fees
  • Any tips or porterage at airports, hotels, drivers & local staff
  • Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry & medical expenses
  • Incidental expenses such as taxi fares, telecommunications

Departure Dates for this tour

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27 OCT - 14 NOV 2019
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$11475 tour & airfare*

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Note about published prices:
Due to travel during a high season, airfare surcharges may apply to the above package prices. For the best chance of avoiding a surcharge, we recommend booking early.

If you are happy to share with a roommate of the same gender, save $1850 on package prices above that include your own room (not sharing).

Trip Code: egypt19-10


  • Admire the Royal Family’s collection at the Royal Automobile Museum
  • Discover the magical Lost City of Petra
  • Tour breathtaking Wadi Rum by jeep and camel
  • Witness the incredible Great Pyramids of Giza
  • Visit the stunning temples of Abu Simbel
  • Explore the tombs and temples of Upper Egypt

Jewels of Jordan

  • Enjoy the sites of Amman including the Citadel and the Roman Theatre.
  • View the Royal Family's priceless collection at the Royal Automobile Museum.
  • Visit the beautifully preserved Roman Cities of Umm Qais and Jerash.
  • Admire the views from the impressive Islamic Ajloun Castle which was built in the 12th century and served as a military fort to protect the region from invading Crusader forces.
  • Swim or float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea and enjoy the therapeutic mud!
  • See the spectacular Byzantine and Umayyed mosaics in Madaba, one of the most memorable places in the Holy Land.
  • Visit the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George.
  • Visit Mt Nebo for fantastic views of the Jordan Valley.
  • Discover fascinating Little Petra with a history dating back 9,000 years - one of the oldest archaeological sites in the Middle East.
  • Experience Petra by Night - See the city at night the way the ancient spice caravan travellers must have seen it. Make your way through a candle lit siq to the magnificent Treasury and enjoy an evening of Bedouin music and storytelling.
  • Visit one of the world’s greatest treasures – the lost city of Petra! An awe inspiring experience and one that has to be seen to be believed!
  • Have the option to return Petra for some further exploration.
  • 4WD Jeep tour across the desert landscape of Wadi Rum.
  • Explore the unique desert landscape of Wadi Rum by camel safari as well as an exciting jeep tour.
  • Enjoy an unforgettable night under a sky of a million stars at a desert camp in Wadi Rum.
  • Marvel at the largest and best preserved Crusader Castle of Kerak, which to this date dominates the fortified town.

Unlock the mysteries of Egypt's ancient civilisation

  • Visit the awe inspiring Great Pyramids of Giza. Our tour includes plenty of time to soak up the power of these magnificent structures before we visit a nearby vantage point and then continue on to the famous Sphinx.
  • Visit the incredible Step Pyramid of Sakkara, the nearby giant statue of Ramses II and the old capital of Memphis.
  • Get a fascinating insight into current Egyptian life as you visit the Mohammed Ali Mosque, the Saladin Citadel of Cairo and the centuries old Khan El Khalili bazaar.
  • Visit the world-renowned Egyptian Museum whose priceless artefacts include those of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen.
  • Explore Aswan including the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and the beautiful Temple of Isis on Philae Island.
  • Relax on a traditional felucca sailboat in Aswan as you cruise around Kitchener’s Island.
  • Visit the stunning temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel. This is a must see while in Egypt, which most other companies offer only as an optional extra. We include it!
  • Unwind on a three-night luxury cruise on the Nile from Aswan to Luxor.
  • Travel to the magnificent Temple of Horus (the Falcon God) in Edfu, the Temple of Kom Ombo which currently displays some of the crocodile mummies discovered in the vicinity, the laid back town of Aswan where we visit the beautiful Temple of Isis on Philae Island, the Unfinished Obelisk and the High Dam.
  • Enjoy a Galabeya Party whist cruising the Nile.
  • Visit the beautiful Luxor and Karnak Temples, where each year elaborate festivals and ceremonies were performed to appease the gods.
  • Explore the West Bank, including the Colossi of Memnon, the Valley of the Kings (where we enter some of the tombs of the pharaohs) and the massive Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.

Pre Tour Stay
Consider arriving a day before the tour starting date, or enjoy a stopover. You can relax and refresh after a long flight. The cost of the additional night/s of stay applies. Ask our travel team about this option, and the additional costs.

Depart Australia

Arrive Amman

Welcome to Jordan! Home to magnificent desert landscapes. This afternoon we’ll take a short city sightseeing tour, including the Citadel and the Roman Theatre before enjoying a welcome drink with your fellow travellers this evening.

Meals: N/A

Jerash Excursion

Today we visit the beautifully preserved Roman cities of Umm Qais and Jerash, as well as the impressive Ajloun Castle. Tonight we enjoy a welcome dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Amman - Dead Sea

Heading out of Amman, we travel to the lowest point on Earth - the Dead Sea.

Special Experience: Take a dip in the Dead Sea and cover your body in the therapeutic mud, said to have amazing benefits for your skin.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dead Sea - Madaba - Petra

This morning we make our way to Madaba and visit the Church of St George. We’ll also stop at the biblical site of Mt Nebo. This afternoon we visit ‘Little Petra’, one of the oldest archaeological sites in the Middle East dating back some 9,000 years.

Special Experience: Discover the magic of Petra by night as the rock city is lit by more than 1,000 candles. Enjoy Jordanian music and Bedouin mint tea whilst admiring the spectacular view.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Today we revisit the famous Lost City of Petra. Carved into the sheer rockface by the Nabataeans more than 2,000 years ago, it was an important junction for the silk and trade routes.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Petra - Wadi Rum

After a morning at leisure we’ll head to Wadi Rum. We’ll enjoy an exciting jeep tour, through the stunning desert scapes before a night in a Bedouin style desert camp underneath a blanket of stars.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Wadi Rum - Amman

Today we’ll take a camel ride and see traces of ancient civilisations in the many carved inscriptions found throughout the area before making our way back to Amman via the Crusader fortress of Kerak.

Special Experience: Tonight we take a cooking class and enjoy our culinary creations for dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Amman - Cairo - Giza

Today we bid farewell to Jordan and take a short flight to Cairo, where we’ll enjoy a group dinner to welcome us to Egypt.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10

Our touring in Egypt begins at the oldest structures in existence, the amazing Great Pyramids of Giza, where construction began approximately 4,500 years ago. We’ll visit the nearby Great Sphinx, discover the ancient capital of Memphis and see the incredible Step Pyramid of Sakkara.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11

Today begins with a visit to the world famous Egyptian Museum, home to Tutankhamun’s priceless treasures and many other historic artefacts. We’ll then visit the 12th century Saladin Citadel of Cairo and the Mohammed Ali Mosque. Our last stop is the 14th century Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, a major souk in Cairo’s Islamic District.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12
Giza - Aswan

Today we take a short flight to Aswan. Here we’ll visit the High Dam, the magnificent Temple of Isis on Philae Island and the Unfinished Obelisk. This afternoon we’ll relax on a cruise along the Nile on board a traditional felucca sailboat.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13
Aswan - Abu Simbel - Nile Cruise

Special Experience: An early start this morning to cross the desert. Our destination is the incredible twin temples of Abu Simbel. The temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II in the 13th century BC, as a monument to himself and his queen, Nefertari.

Embark Cruise: Later this morning we’ll return to Aswan and board our Nile River cruise ship.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14
Nile Cruise

After breakfast we set sail for the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Sobek and Haroeris. We’ll then cruise onward to Edfu where we’ll visit the magnificent Temple of Horus, dedicated to the Falcon God. This beautiful ancient temple is one of the best-preserved in Egypt and the second largest after Karnak Temple in Luxor. Continuing our journey, we cross the lock at Esna and sail on towards Luxor. Tonight we’ll experience a traditional galabeya party on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15
Nile Cruise

We’ll arrive in Luxor after breakfast and explore the fascinating Karnak Temple, dedicated to the Pharaoh Amun. We’ll then visit Luxor Temple, once connected to Karnak Temple by a 3 kilometre long Avenue of Sphinxes.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 16
Nile Cruise - Luxor

Disembark Cruise: We we leave our cruise and set off to explore the West Bank.

Special Experience: Our first stop is the Valley of the Kings. Carved deep into the limestone rock, each ancient tomb has a similar pattern of three corridors, an antechamber and a sarcophagus chamber. We’ll be able to descend into some of the tombs to see examples of the elaborate and well preserved hieroglyphic paintings.

Our next destination is the Temple of Hatshepsut, then the Colossi of Memnon.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 17
Luxor - Cairo

The morning is at leisure for you to explore Luxor or simply relax before our flight back to Cairo. This evening we’ll enjoy a group farewell dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 18
Depart Cairo

Today we bid farewell to Egypt and begin our journey home.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 19
Arrive Australia


Itineraries are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. IF there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance we aim to inform you prior to travel. Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour.

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Hotel Name

Nights of  Stay


Holiday Inn Amman

2 + 1

Dead Sea

Crowne Plaza Resort



Petra Guest House


Wadi Rum

Rahayeb Desert Camp


Cairo (Giza)

Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel


Nile Cruise

Movenpick MS Royal Lotus



Movenpick Hotel Aswan



Steinberger Nile Place Hotel, Luxor



Cairo Marriott Hotel


Hotels are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. Should this occur, a hotel of a similar standard will be provided.

Rahayeb Desert Camp, Wadi Rum

La Meridien Hotel, Cairo

Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel, Luxor


Holiday Inn Amman is conveniently situated just off the main Madina Al Munawarah road, 35km from Queen Alia International Airport. Fine dining and boutique shopping on Garden Street and University Street are just a few minutes' walk from the contemporary hotel. Swim across the outdoor pool to order a refreshing drink at the bar. Jordanian specialities and Western dishes are served all day in Holiday Inn Amman's Roman-themed The Senate restaurant.
Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

A Dead Sea resort in Jordan with a White-Sandy Beach and Spa, upscale amenities and stunning Dead Sea views. An hour west Queen Alia International Airport, this 5-star beach resort is ideal for a weekend retreat or a vacation in Jordan. Prepare to feel pampered, whether floating in the buoyant waters off the longest private Dead Sea beach or enjoying a treatment in the renowned D'Sante Spa. After refreshing with a cold drink from the free minibar, you can soak up the sun by the Lake, a 5,500sqm pool fringed by tall palms. Cool down with a cocktail at Aqua Pool Bar, and then swim to the edge of the adults-only infinity pool for sweeping views of the Dead Sea. After sunset, poolside El Grito opens for classic Latin American food and live entertainment. An impressive venue for meetings and events in Jordan, hotel conference facilities are state-of-the-art with personalized attention by multilingual staff. Crown, its elegant ballroom, has inspiring sea views, as does the Promenade, which curves gracefully along the beachfront. Let their chefs treat you to Lebanese specialities in sophisticated Burj Al Hamam and an international buffet in all-day Ambrosia Restaurant.

Petra Guest House Hotel is situated at the entrance of ancient Petra. It offers air-conditioned rooms that overlook Wadi Musa’s mountains.

All of the rooms have traditional furnishings. Each offers an en suite bathroom with bathroom amenities, satellite TV and a minibar. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

The restaurant serves daily breakfast. The Cave Bar, set in a restored 1st century Nabatean house, features Arabic and European specialities in an al fresco setting. The bar also serves cocktails each evening.

Guests can relax on Petra Guest House Hotel’s outdoor terrace or walk in the landscaped gardens. Hotel reception can arrange car rental and is available 24/7. Laundry and ironing services are available at the hotel.

Aqaba King Hussein International Airport is 125 km away. Guests can reach Amman Airport with a 3 hours' drive.

A typical Bedouin-style retreat in the heart of Wadi Rum's mesmerising desert, the Rahayeb Desert Camp offers guests an authentic desert encounter. Secluded from the influence of modern civilisation, visitors will reaquaint themselves with their senses and truly experience an unspoiled natural landscape and a peaceful, illuminated night sky.

Le Meridien Pyramids comprises elegantly decorated guestrooms. Enjoy incredible views of the majestic Pyramids of Giza from your sun lounge beside the pool. There are a variety of restaurants to choose from offering Mediterranean, International, Egyptian and Mexican food as well as 2 cafes, including a traditional Shisha cafe. Hotel amenities include dry cleaning, currency exchange, laundry, gift shops and spa services.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi (public areas); fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool.

Mövenpick Resort Aswan is located on Elephantine Island in the middle of the River Nile, within walking distance of the historical Island, touristic sites, central station and cultural hotspots. Mövenpick Resort Aswan offers luxurious accommodation with countless services including a swimming pool, tennis court, and gymnasium. The well-appointed rooms are spacious and stylish. All of them offer private balconies or terraces, and many enjoy panoramic views across the river.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

The Royal Lotus cruiser has 60 cabins of approximately 22 sqm and 2 Royal Suites. You can sit and relax in comfort at the Crescent Lounge and Bar which is located on the Salon Deck and features a semi-circular bar, dance area and panoramic windows. Alternatively, the Observation Bar offers breathtaking views and is the perfect place for a sunset cocktail or mid-morning coffee and cookies. The Lotus restaurant offers many dishes from Egypt and from around the world. The Deluxe cabins are tastefully furnished and include an en-suite shower room, individually controlled air-conditioning, TV, minibar, climate control, hairdryer and telephone. There is a plunge pool linked to a jacuzzi located on the Sun Deck with sun lounges and a choice of Bedouin style low seating or large, comfortable lounges. On the third deck is a fully equipped gym which also has a Nile view. Also don't forget to sample some ice-cream from the Movenpick ice-cream bar, delicious!

The Steigenberger Nile Palace is situated in the heart of Luxor's historical district and is only 1.5km from the Temple of Luxor. There are several in-house restaurants, cafes and bars from which to choose providing local, Italian, Thai and Lebanese cuisine. With views of the Nile you can sit back with a cocktail and watch the boats sail. Hotel features include 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, laundry, hairdresser, souvenir shop, currency exchange and massage.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi (public areas); safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

The Cairo Marriott Hotel is located in Cairo’s Zamalek district and is a 20 minute walk to the Egyptian Museum. It features an outdoor swimming pool, beautifully manicured gardens, a casino and 14 food and beverage outlets offering a range of cuisine including Japanese, Italian, French and Middle Eastern. Guests can relax at the sauna or enjoy a range of massages at the spa.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities


Hotel descriptions are taken from the hotel information and edited to suit our page.

More About Accommodation


Arrive to: Amman, Jordan
Depart from: Cairo, Egypt 

You must hold a valid passport with a minimum of six 6 months validity from your return date to your home country. Ensure you have at least two blank pages in your passport. See 'VISA' information in our MORE INFORMATION section below.

Consider the hotel check in time on arrival and the hotel check out time on departure.

Early Check In
If your flight arrives well in advance of the hotel check in time, then we recommend travellers consider booking an additional night at the hotel the evening prior to guarantee a morning check-in. Early check in without payment can be requested, and is at the discretion of the hotel, but cannot be guaranteed.

Late Check Out
If your flight departs after the hotel check out time we recommend that you make an enquiry with us about securing a late check out with payment.  Some hotels will require payment in full of the next night of stay while others may have a rate for a late check out such as a payment to extend check out until 6pm as an example.

Late check out can be requested but without payment cannot be guaranteed.

The flight itinerary is provided with your quote.

When you travel on the group flights transfers on arrival and departure are included as part of your package

When you travel on other dates or not with the group flight additional charges apply for airport transfers on arrival and departure.


Read on for other key trip information that you should know before you decide on joining the group.

If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit.  Tour space is limited. Also, many services on this tour must be booked well in advance. To ensure your place, please check trip availability at your earliest convenience 

You will enjoy this small group experience with a maximum group size of 20 travellers. This is a Solos Mix tour; solo travellers and couples join the tour.

THE PACE  [3 out of 5]
To get the most from your tour you will need a good level of fitness and mobility and an open mind. Many of the best sights can only be accessed on foot. You should be able to walk at least 3.5km or for 2-3 hours on uneven ground without a walking aid, climb several flights of stairs and be prepared to board small boats. You should also be able to carry your own bags as porter services may not always be available.

Passengers who are 70 and over will be required to obtain a doctor’s clearance before travelling.

Fit to Travel Holiday Requirements
A minimum level of fitness is required to be able to participate on this tour, you are required to at least:

  • Be able to walk 3.5kms on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid
  • Carry your own luggage
  • Walk up two flights of stairs with ease

Passengers 70 years or over must provide “fitness to travel” letter from their doctor at time of making booking.

Passengers must inform us and the service provider of any medical conditions which may affect your ability to participate in the tour.

At our discretion we, including the service provider, can exclude you in a tour or in any activity if we consider that you are unable to safely participate in that tour or activity or if we consider your participation may place the safety of other guests at risk.

We exclude all liability for any illness, injury or death sustained by you on tour because of any pre-existing medical condition. You release us from all liability arising out of your medical condition, illness, or injury that you may suffer during the tour or as a result of the tour. 

It’s regular that our trips include welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefit of travelling and dining as a group.  There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures.

Please be sure to advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. We always do our best to accommodate special diet needs and in most cases, special dietary needs can be met. However, in some destinations the variety of choice for certain special diets may be limited. If you are concerned please check with us before you book.

Coach, jeep, camel, plane, felucca sailboat & Nile River cruise

Due to the handling of luggage on our tours and coaches, irrespective of what airlines offer or class of travel, we ask all clients to limit their checked baggage to 20kg plus hand luggage.

Wifi is limited throughout this tour.  Some hotels do offer internet, however in some area’s this can be difficult.

Visit our Travel Guide page on our website for destination information.


'I have just visited Egypt, which is where you can go without fear of any revolution! It is so over rated! I really enjoyed my time there and never ever felt unsafe. I saw so many different places and so much history and huge pyramids, tombs and museums, it was an unreal trip. It was even more than I expected or believed. I think everyone should go there to see how it all began and experience the Egyptian hospitality, which is unreal. They are so friendly.'

Anne, 62 years, Sydney NSW

'Egypt in Depth met all my expectations and more. Our guide was great and the group of 9 women were good fun. We found the locals welcoming and very safe where we were taken. The trip of a lifetime.'

Jill, 67 years, NSW

'For a first time overseas solo traveler, all worries about solo travel were negated by your tour operators, you are not just one of the numbers, each person was made to feel special, and this is made possible by restricting the numbers of travellers on each tour. I will be booking again!'

Jan, 57 years, VIC


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