Egypt! absolutely mysterious. Everything from the pyramids to the Nubian dinner and the felucca ride stood out to me. Karnak Temple took my breath away. This tour was organized in great details and nothing was left out. Many thanks to our guide, Maged Bothos, for his enthusiasm and attention to details which made our trip enjoyable and memorable. Sunscreen, hat, and water flask (to keep the water cold) is a must. If you have low tolerance for heat skip the hot months, it’s not a joke to walk around the heated temples on 46/115 degree. Try not to be picky, practice your negotiation skills with the determined merchants (I failed miserably at this) and do some research about the sites, cities and culture prior to getting on the plane.
Beautiful experience in a beautiful country with a rich culture. Egypt is a must! Hassaan, our tour guide went above and beyond to make our time in Egypt one of the most memorable experiences. Grateful for the memories. Thank you Intrepid! #Friendships
Egypt is third world and cheap. Be prepared for it. Jordan is nearly first world and expensive . For me Abul Simbel, felucca trip, Wadi Rum and Petra were the highlights
Take more money with you.
Intrepid+our awesome guide (Hassan)+beautiful country and culture+light packing = Best Lifetime Travel Experience Egypt needs to be your next destination! Book now with Intrepid!
Once in a lifetime tour. Youll be shown where to look but not what to see. Youll realise the best ships are friendships. Best!
had an amazing trip loved everything we did on tour the people were great would travel again thanks Intrepid
Amazing experience. Very insightful trip, viewing and climbing inside pyramids, valley of the kings etc. Ahmed the tour leader was insightful, friendly and passionate
Going to Egypt is a special experience, but some female travelers may be intimidated by visits to bazars. Try to accept that you are facing different culture and avoid any too crowded places as you may feel uncomfortable with unwanted attention. My daughter did.
The itinerary for the Egypt adventure is a perfect blend of busy treks to ancient monuments, shopping, exploring, and peaceful downtime in a Nubian village and relaxing on a felucca. Our guide, Hassaan, was incredibly knowledgeable, and he combined a serious love and respect for the culture of Egypt with a sense of fun that made our tour time a truly magical experience.
Intrepid far beyond exceeded my expectations. Book the trip – you won’t regret it!
Don’t worry about travelling with strangers. all Intrepid travellers have a lot in common – intrepid travelling and engaging with local people rather than cruising or sitting by a pool. They always gel within a day or so and become lifelong friends.
Our experience with Intrepid was phenomenal- from our leader, Maged, to our group, to the amazing experiences in the awe inspiring country that is Egypt. This was our first group adventure because I like to do my own thing on my own time but I believe I am a convert. We will absolutely travel with intrepid again.
Egypt is incedibly hot we had 46 degrees. Long hot days but incredible sites. Some hotels real basic, sleeper train – well thats an experience. Dont over pack ya dont need much. Egypt incredibly cheap. Great experience
Overall a fantastic, energetic and culturally saturated trip. Our leader, Ahmed, immediately facilated a bonding between group members that felt safe. We all experienced a great trip full of new knowledge, new friends and adventure.
Good Value Well organized Food was acceptable Transportation was good may insist that the Ice coolers in the bus are working
Extremely knowledgeable tour guide. Very respectful of both the locals and the travellers. Loved his sense of humour and how he chose to expose us to his country and culture. Get a local data sim card. Learn how to say hallo and thank you. Enjoy the trip of a lifetime!
This is an amazing trip if you want to see all the highlights of Egypt & Jordan as well as experience some local culture! Arrange private transfers to make things easy – traffic in Egypt is crazy! Egypt is much cheaper than Jordan in all aspects – food, water, transit, sightseeing and souvenirs. Get ready to bargain for wonderful items to take home and be sure to ask your guide for their help. After a little culture shock you can expect to see things you never thought imaginable. Also, be respectful to the country you’re in. You will be much more comfortable if you dress modestly and learn some Arabic language so that you can thank people and be polite.
This Intrepid tour of Egypt & Jordan is off the hook sensational. Talk about a sensory overload. 100% recommend this if you want to see as much as possible with complete ease and learn the history as you go.
I love all aspects of Intrepid, form the booking process right through to the end of the tour. All of the guides in Egypt are amazing. Ahmed as our tour leader is incredible, with his knowledge, passion and love for Egyptian history and the present country. Nothing was too much trouble and our safety comfort was paramount to Ahmed. Definitely do your self a favour, get to your tour start point early to give yourself the time to experience some Urban Adventures, these were little added diamonds to a superb tour, all of the guides gave me an incredible insight and in-depth aspect of a particular part of Egypt, both in the past ancient history all the way to the present with the Memphis and Sakkara tour with Walid, Islamic Cairo with Ahmed and Downtown walking tour with Shrouk, there knowledge, friendly bubbly personalities gave you the true experience of Egypt with a local…xxxx
Egypt Adventure is a great way to see a lot of the country in a small period of time. The itinerary is packed with things to do and see, and also interact with locals. It is an amazing tour that will immerse you in the culture and you will learn plenty about the history of Egypt!
This was an excellent “highlights” tour of Egypt. It takes you to all the expected tourist sites, but also includes several unique local experiences. Would highly recommend to all who are interested in a breathtaking Egyptian experience.
Remember this is a fairly active trip in the heat. So please be prepared for long walks in the sun, lots of steps, and appropriate attire for the activity and culture.
This tour is amazing! The only thing you will regret is not booking a longer tour, because we certainly enjoyed every minute! Our guide, Amr, was friendly, approachable and incredibly knowledgeable about all things Egypt. We felt totally safe during our stay (despite reading our government warnings) and would go again in a heartbeat. The country is filled with timeless wonders that captivate both young and old! Just go! You won’t regret it!
Breathtaking scenery, amazing history and mouthwatering food. During the summer months the trip can be a bit more physical. Petra by night, highly recommended.
I absolutely love travelling with Intrepid, just completed trip number 6 and loved every minute as I have with all my previous trips. The guides are exceptional! I have been to places I never dreamed of, met and dined with the local people, made great friends, love the “RT” responsible travel focus. I have become a true “Traveladdict” Thanks Intrepid for making it possible and feeding my habit.
I highly recommend Our guide Ahmed Abd Elaziz in Egypt
Our trip was a blast. Egypt is a wonderful destination and Intrepid is a great tour operator. We really love this travel experience. Our tour guide, Mr. Ahmed Abdelaziz, is a remarkable person and excellent lead. Book your trip when you have a chance. Consider to travel during the winter if heat is an issue for you. Safety and security is good everywhere.
I have found travelling with Intrepid to be safe and reasonably priced although as an Aussie I find the culture of ‘tipping’ foreign and hard to accept. Their use of local guides and service providers is excellent and means you are close to local culture. Depending on the trip affects the level and type of accommodation.
For my first solo travel in a group, my trip with Intrepid was even better that I imagined. Because the group is small, it is easy to make friends (in my tour half of us were solo travelers). As a woman, going with Intrepid allowed me to visit a country (Egypt) which I may not have travelled to on my own. Our local guide/leader was the best guide Ive ever had in my life, it is clear that Intrepid only select the best. I also never felt unsafe.
I have already recommended Intrepid to other people and will keep doing- Saftey compassion, organization and very over all vacation planning was excellent
Great trip. The desert was beautiful and Petra amazing.
Egypt left much to be desired in terms of sightseeing as this trip focused so much on Jordan’s highlights and not really much of Egypt’s.
This tour ticks everything you need to do in Egypt, and some. If you think Egypt only has the pyramids to offer, you better buckle up!
Overall a fantastic trip. Group leader was fantastic and will definitely book another trip with intrepid again
This is a superb trip providing the opportunity to experience the giant pyramids, ancient tombs and temples dating back thousands of years, in a safe, comfortable and well organised package. Highly recommended.
The Intrepid trip to Egypt and Jordan was outstanding. One of the best trips we have ever done. Both of our tour guides were extremely approachable, knowledgeable and very proud of their heritage, and it showed. The group size and confirmation was perfect and we have recommended it to family and friends already. Bucket list – tick!
Highly recommend this trip if you are considering Egypt. Safety and comfort was a high priority. The itinerary was comprehensive and included most of what is of high interest. Would highly recommend Mohamed Mahet as a guide. His knowledge of Egyptology is unsurpassed.
Perfect trip to experience the highlights of Egypt and the culture. Not too long and not too short. Safety and comfort is always a priority and would highly recommend this trip to others.
It you havent tried Intrepid yet, you need to! Excellent guides and organizing of trip. Safety of upmost importance. Share the experience with likeminded people who share the love of responsible travel:)
I recommend Intrepid as they are very professional
This trip was a definite highlight of our 6 month round-the-world adventure! We felt safe at all times in an unfamiliar environment and the hosts truly care about your safety and comfort. The inclusion of a desert camp in Jordan and snorkelling in the blue hole in Egypt were unexpectedly amazing and something we will remember as one of the best experiences ever – it even surpassed the Dead Sea and Pyramids in Egypt! Sidenote: read the trip notes carefully, the pyramids are not included in the itinerary although our host kindly arranged a tour for us at the end of the trip. Tip for Dead Sea – do not get the water in your eyes as it will sting unbearably!!! Several group members had to wash their eyeballs out with bottled water after dipping their heads under. Also don’t wear any swimmers with metal clasps as they will rust from the salt content in the Dead Sea.
Egypt is a must-see, especially right now while tourism is down. As a female solo-traveler, I never once felt unsafe or threatened, despite all the warnings in the news/travel books. Abu Simbel is truly a must-see and the cruise up the Nile was a relaxing break in the middle of a hot, long trip. I highly recommend!
Absolutely love the level of organisation Intrepid have. Very intelligent tour leaders who are caring and approachable. Highly recommend travelling with Intrepid!
Egypt is a great country with a great history behind. I never felt uncomfortable or unsafe, the people are realy nice and friendly. Be open minded and you can have just a great time! Take care about the heat in summertime it gets realy hot!
Great itinerary, wonderful experiences with guide who breathes the culture and history of Egypt
Intrepid is an excellent way to see a country, particularly if it is a destination that is difficult to get around by yourself. If travelling solo it is a great way to meet new people and share experiences.
This trip is well worth it! I cannot begin to describe how much fun I had. As a solo traveler I met some excellent friends with the same passion for travel that I have. Our guide, Mohamed was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. The accommodations were comfortable but not extravagant.
The flies are aggressive but there was no problems with mosquitoes.
They are an amazing travel company, & I have recommended them to family & friends.
If going to Egypt go with Intrepid. A reasonable level of fitness is required, been able to walk up to 10k at a reasonable place I am 74 years of age and leave younger people behind.
Male, late 30’s, solo traveller from Melbourne: This trip was amazing! Very through covering most of ancient Egypt. The food provided was excellent, and local meal options were really good. Accommodation was great, mix of hard and soft beds. The train was a little rocky/shaky but thats to be expected! The river cruse was amazing, comfortable, nice pool, excellent staff and buffet food. Internet was patchy, so I picked up a cheap 4G sim card from Orange at the airport when I landed, 4G coverage was excellent! Hotel pool in Luxor is amazing, great for hot afternoons! Our guide Eman was exceptionally good, so much history knowledge, easy to get on with, loved a laugh! She also knew where the shade was, good for 46C days (even in May)! The perfect length to easily cover the main parts of Egypt!
Great company to travel with as the groups are small and you feel like family in the short period you are together with each other.
Spectacular scenery, amazing hidden treasures. Don’t miss visiting Jerash Roman ruins near Amman (optional). Valley of the Kings in Luxor, unbelievable preserved wall paintings and hieroglyphics. Definitely must see Abu Simbel and Philae Temple (both optional). Trip is well balanced with lots of walking to see incredible sights and relaxation on beautiful beaches.
We love your tours because of the small group size and the excellent guides!
A very interesting and educational trip. There was no sense of danger and I at all times felt safe.
Egypt is a great place and Intrepid cover all of the sights, whilst making travellers feel very safe. Check the mobility of the other members of the group and we had 1 of the group who used a wheelchair for a day, due to his personal mobility limitations.
I would suggest intrepid to anyone tacking a trip the cost has got to be a big part of the decision and intrepid has that covered The worlds at your feet
Be prepared to pay extra for optional activities, and take ear plugs for sleeping as there are plenty of mosks that play their music early in morning.
The Egyptian Experience is a great tour for seeing the big highlights of Egypt with a small group. Our guide, Ahmed, was very knowledgeable, friendly and made each day enjoyable. I traveled solo and at no point did I every feel unsafe. If you’ve ever wanted to visit Egypt, now is the time to go!
Each trip I take with Intrepid seems to get better and better. They attract a great mix of people and I always feel like they make the most of my time away.
Perfect family trip with a fantastic balance of adventures, activities and a bit of down time.
The Egypt Experience is a great value and a once in a lifetime experience! Intrepid does an excellent job taking care of all the details so that you can enjoy seeing and experiencing Egypt. The tour guide is amazing and available 24/7 to provide information and solve any issue. This is a beautiful country with people who welcome you with open arms.
Would strongly recommend buying a local sim card for a more reliable internet connection. Very cheap and easily purchased in Egypt.
This trip is excellent if you are interested in ancient history and architecture. The breaks taken on the Red Sea, and the felucca balanced the busyness of the sight seeing. My advice to anyone on the felucca is to make sure you either bag a blanket early or make sure you can access your sleeping bag. We were not able to do either and froze. Secondly, we were disappointed in the choice of the final dlnner on the boat. Overpriced and tacky, and suitable for Peregrine groups, not Intrepid. We were not the only ones that were not very happy about the choice of the final dinner.
My partner loves Intrepid Basic while I would prefer to upgrade to the next level. An internal family issue.????
This Basix trip i found to be very suitable to what i expected but i have heard stories of people not being satisfied with the quality of accommodation and transport in the past. People need to be prepared for some small things to go wrong and be able to adjust to these changes. Makes good stories later on.
This tour is perfect for you if you want an in depth experience about these countries as a whole. Many different cities are visited and all have their unique culture and historical backgrounds. The accommodations were nice and clean. The foods we ate at restaurants were fantastic. I also loved this tour because there are days where we get to relax, shop, eat, swim or snorkel. These days were well needed after travelling long distances and sightseeing on every other day. Petra and Wadi Rum were my favourites in Jordan. Abu Simbel is a must, it well worth the added expense. Abu Simbel, Giftun Island and the Valley of the Kings were my highlights in Egypt.
Intrepid are well organised safe fun and take us off the beaten track Absolutely no problems during complete trip Guides were fantastic and lots of fun to be with
Egypt Family Adventure was excellent fun. Although the kids were different in character, they all connected over this shared experience. The itinerary was fast paced and fun with lots of different experiences. Pools at the hotel for ‘down time’ was a hit! The Tour Leader was excellent, making the whole experience stress free and fun.
Incredible week! So much beauty, so much variety, great group, first class group leader, much fun and still plenty of time by the pool. I cannot believe we did so much. It feels as if we were away for much longer than a week.
Jordan is a incredible place to visit, not just for Petra (though this has to be the highlight). This Intrepid trip covered the highlights of the country well.
Great family trip suitable even for grandparents! Children and adults all got on well together like a family – Hany played with children at cards, pool and swimming and gave us plenty of information on all subjects and gave us great care too. Please consider Eygpt for your holiday.
Travelling with Intrepid to Egypt and Jordan was a breeze! Our local guides were amazing and the itinerary included everything that I wanted to see in Egypt!
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The group size was just right and there was a good mix of ages for the children – about half were teenagers. Our guide, Ahmed, was simply amazing throughout the whole trip. We did lots of things that it would have been very difficult to do on our own. There was a great balance of activities from temples to donkey rides; the day and night on the felucca was a real highlight. A perfect balance of culture and fun!
Intrepid deservedly enjoys a great reputation as a reliable, experienced tour company for budget-conscious travelers seeking a small-group experience, especially for visiting and exploring interesting destinations more off the beaten tourist path.
This trip was wonderful! We saw amazing sights, had the perfect itinerary, and had the experience of a lifetime!
We just finished our family holiday in Egypt. It was a very organized and inclusive trip. A great blend of historical sights and fun for our whole family. Out teenagers enjoyed hanging out with others and sharing Egyptian knowledge. The train ride was a great experience as was the night on the Felucca I highly recommended this trip.
Wonderfully well organized company with local and knowledgeable guides. Jordan blew me away and our guide made better than I imagined.
This trip to Jordan and Egypt was awesome and we would have no hestitation travelling with Intrepid again.
Jordan and Egypt are just as awe inspiring as you think, if not more! Intrepid made it so easy, safe and stress free in a part of the world with scary (undeserved) reputation. The hospitality and beauty of the middle east is second to none.
This is an incredible trip through Jordan and Egypt, excellent for any biblical history buffs, or those wanting to experience Indiana Jones’ awe at seeing the Treasury 🙂 A must for anyone with a sense of adventure and interest in middle eastern culture.
The Egypt Family Holiday was a fun and safe trip. Our family enjoyed the diverse activities and sampling all the food. The temples and tombs were amazing to see. Going inside the Pyramid of Giza was a big hit with our son. We would recommend investing in good hats and a CamelBak hydration backpack.
My 8 year old son and I had an incredible time in Egypt – WOW!!! Our wonderful guide, Walid Nawasany, organized and took care of everything for us – all we had to do was show up! Walid is very knowledgeable, professional, passionate about his country (and it really showed!!), funny, and most of all, my son and his new friend loved him! This was our first time traveling with Intrepid and will do it again in a heart beat.