9 days + 8 days
14 Participants (max)
We retrace the footsteps of Bedouin nomads from the banks of the dead sea, through Jordan's citadels, and across the ancient and modern wonders of Cairo, all the way down to the Valley of the Kings in Upper Egypt. This trek looks at Egypt and Jordan through the lens of history all the way up to modernity.
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Oct 6-14, 2018
Oct 14-21, 2018
$2,450 ($4,300 is the discount rate for joining both weeks)
This trek takes a creative and in-depth view of Egypt and Jordan, mixing the modern with the ancient as we wander through both countries, from big cities to small villages.
The trip is divided into two weeks; participants may choose to participate in both weeks, or any one week (Egypt or Jordan). For those looking to participate in the entire two week trip, we offer a $400 discount on the second week, in addition to including the flight from Cairo to Amman.
WEEK ONE: EGYPT
Egypt is home to thousands of years of human civilization. Our first week takes us to the Great Pyramids and around hectic Cairo, before we continue into the desert to explore the oasis towns around Dakhla. We then visit Luxor along the Nile River where we descend into the burial chambers of the Pharaohs and wander amongst majestic temple ruins. Our trip is co-lead by a expert Egyptologist and a modern Egyptian filmmaker, giving us a truly diverse perspective on all sides of Egypt.
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WEEK TWO: JORDAN
For the second week, we travel to Jordan, where we explore this intersection of several thousand years of human history. We start in Amman where we will meet with local NGOs working humanitarian causes, before hiking the Wadi Mujib slot canyon and float in the Dead Sea. From there, we continue south to explore the ancient Nabataean capital of Petra, a city of tombs carved out of pink stone cliffs. Then, we take 4x4s into the desert at Wadi Rum to live with Bedouin nomads under the stars before making our way back to Amman.
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Comfortable accommodation for most nights, desert "glamping," with plenty of long drives in between locations. Some bumpy off roading in the desert.
Amazing opportunities for cultural, portrait, archetectural, landscape, and urban photography. Optional lessons taught throughout the trek.
Exploration by foot within cities and archeological sites, including a day hike at Wadi Mujid canyon. Most of this trip is conducted by car, and a camel or two.
This trek has a focus on Middle Eastern cuisine, especially in the cities of Cairo, Luxor, Amman, Wadi Musa, and the Jordanian Dead Sea Coast.
Engaging discussions with modern Egyptians and Jordanians-- filmmakers, artists and students, as well as a clear focus on understanding the ancients.
HISTORY FOCUS: 9/10
Incredible opportunities to learn about the ancient and modern, from the Pharos of upper and lower Egypt, Greek influence, Islamic culture and more.
NATURE FOCUS: 7/10
Egypt's great desert oases, Jordan's Wadi Rum desert and Wadi Mujid slot canyon, and archaeological sites lost in time in the deserts.