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Jordan & Egypt

With ancient temples, mystic tales, and golden desert sunsets this Jordan and Egypt adventure will turn you into a story teller. 

From under a million stars in Petra to floating above the lowest point on earth at The Dead Sea, we will make our way to the Great Pyramids, mystical temples, and the bright blue beauty of The Red Sea. 

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Highlights

Spend an afternoon with a female shepherd and her flock.

Wadi Rum Starry sky

Sleep in a luxury tent under the stars in Wadi Rum.

Girl in Dead Sea floating

Float in the Dead Sea.

Egypt Tour Solo Females

Watch the sun set from a traditional Felucca sailboat on the Nile River 

Solo Women Tour Egypt

Feast on a home cooked Nubian meal on the Nile’s West Bank. 

Egyptian Temple

Wander through Egypt’s most famous ancient temples

Itinerary

Day 1
ARRIVAL IN AMMAN

Welcome to Jordan! Our driver will meet you at the airport with a sign and a smile to bring you to the hotel to meet the rest of the group. We’ll pick you up from the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman anytime today according to your arrival time. In the evening, we will have dinner to meet your fellow travelers and talk about the adventure ahead! Meals: dinner

Day 2
AMMAN

This morning, we will walk around the old city of Amman with our expert local guide. Marvel at the Citadel, The Roman Theatre, and the Jordan Folklore Museum. Explore one of Amman’s oldest neighborhoods, Jabal al-Weibdeh, known for its stunning architecture, art galleries, and handcraft shops. Then we will visit a women's cooperative where you can learn a local craft practice while sharing lunch together. You'll have free time in the evening to explore Amman's markets or sample some local restaurants specializing in Jordanian cuisine. Meals: breakfast, lunch
Jordan view in Petra

Day 3
AMMAN TO PETRA

After breakfast, we’ll drive south to explore a town half as old as time -The Red Rose City of Petra. Transport to another era exploring the many caves and tombs of this “lost city”. Walk through ancient Nabatean, one of the modern 7 wonders of the world. Our guide will walk with us to see Qasr Al-Bint or the Royal Tombs. Meals: breakfast Drive time: approx. 3 hours

Day 4
Bedouin Life at Petra

Get ready for a very special day. In the morning, we will meet with the family members of a Bedouin female shepherd as they lead us on a desert hike to High Place of Sacrifice and Al Khubtha mountain. Along the way, we will also stop at a remote section of Petra called the Treasury to get the most Instagrammable shots of this Wonder of the World. Today's hike is strenuous at times but the secluded mountain scenery makes it worth the effort! We will meet a Bedouin family who will tell us about their lives and serve us a traditional Bedouin meal. Then the female shepherd will walk with us toward Petra herding her flock along the way. Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 5
WADI RUM

Head into the desert today as we drive 2 hours to Wadi Rum. This otherworldly red desert will blow you away with its natural beauty as you take a jeep tour through the sand. Along the way, we will visit the Disi Women’s Cooperative, whose aim is to revive Bedouin culture through authentic cultural experiences. If you're up for a little exercise, join on a short hike through Barrah Canyon, the most beautiful canyon in Wadi Rum. Rest after a great day at our glamp site under the stars! Meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 6
WADI RUM TO DEAD SEA

Wake up early for sunrise in Wadi Rum to catch a truly spectacular array of colors. If you're not an early riser, sleep in enjoying the silence of the desert. After a leisurely morning at camp, we will drive approximately 3 hours on the Jordan Valley Highway until we reach the Dead Sea. This is the lowest point on earth and the brined waters are well-known for their healing properties. Spend your free afternoon floating in the sea, booking a spa appointment, or applying some healing mud for a full body mask. Meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 7
Dead Sea

Relax with a leisurely morning at our Dead Sea resort. If you haven't had time to book a treatment at the spa or soak in the salty waters, now is the perfect time. We will depart back to Amman in the early afternoon. You'll have a few hours to walk around Amman on your own before the group's last night together. Test your skills in the kitchen with a cooking class with at a mother + daughter cooking school. Learn classics like tabbouleh, flat bread, and lentil soup from recipes created many generations ago before sitting down to eat your delicious creations for dinner. We'll also share a wine tasting from a local winery. Meals: breakfast, dinner
sun setting Dead Sea Jordan

Day 8
Goodbye Jordan. Hello Egypt!

After breakfast, it's off the airport to catch our flight to Egypt! The rest of the day is free to lay by the pool and relax. Meals: breakfast

Day 9
CAIRO GREAT PYRAMIDS

Start the morning with a welcome meeting where our Egyptologist tour guide will go over all the important details of the Meetup Tour. Then we'll head off the Step Pyramid of Saqqara, the oldest pyramid in Egypt. Listen to stories of Egyptian beliefs, why they built their tombs, and how they are so well preserved thousands of years later. We’ll take a break with traditional Egyptian lunch at one of our favorite local spots, before heading to the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Cross off a Wonder of the World from your list! Meals: breakfast, lunch
woman in egypt cairo mosque

Day 10
Cairo

Visit the Egyptian Museum is one of the biggest museums in the world and it is packed full of artifacts, mummies, tombs, statues, hieroglyphics, and much more. Our Egyptologist guide will teach us more about ancient life before you get to wander freely to take it all in. For lunch, try one of Egypt's most beloved dishes - Koshary. Next we'll learn about Islam at the Mosque of Ibn Tulun. Climb the stairs to the minaret for a look out point over Cairo or simply enjoy the intricate details of this beautiful mosque. We’ll finish the afternoon with the biggest market in Egypt – Khan El Khalili Market, great for souvenirs & gifts, Egyptian food, and beautiful winding alleys. Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 11
Aswan

We’ll take an early morning flight to Aswan, approximately 2 hours flying time. Once we arrive, we visit Philae Temple which located on an island in the middle of the mighty Nile River. Dedicated to the goddess Isis, we’ll wander through the temple learning about women’s roles in ancient Egypt. Before we go, say hello to the many cats hanging out like locals at the cafe, which has excellent lemon mint juice. Tonight we are staying in a family-owned Nubian hotel right on the Nile River. The unique painted style of the hotel will charm you, and the delicious food and stunning views will have you resting easy. Meals: breakfast, dinner
women on a boat

Day 12
Floating on the Nile

This morning choose an optional tour of Abu Simbel (we highly recommend it!) or sleep in at the cozy Nubian hotel. The full group will meet up again in the afternoon to board a traditional Felucca sailboat for a unique experience! We'll enjoy lunch on board as we sail down the Nile river. The relaxing afternoon concludes with a gorgeous sunset and dinner on the felucca, before heading back to Aswan for the night. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 13
LUXOR COUNTRYSIDE

Pack a small backpack for the 3 hour train ride we have this morning. We'll be cruising past villages and lush farms on our way to Luxor. Once we arrive, marvel at the 2nd largest temple complex in world – The Temple of Karnak. The massive engraved columns, towering obelisk and offering table room are all highlights of this magnificent temple. Once the sun goes down, we'll take a night tour of the Temple of Luxor, which holds some of the most important carvings of ancient Egypt and is beautifully lit up at night.  Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 14
Luxor

Take an optional sunrise hot air balloon or rest at the hotel before a busy, full day of touring Luxor's best ancient wonders. See hieroglyphic covered tombs belonging to famous pharaohs in The Valley of the Kings. Next we'll see the female-focused Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, one of the few women who ruled Egypt. After lunch, we'll visit Valley of the Queens which is home to some of the most spectacular tombs in all of Egypt, like Queen Nefertiti. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Women enjoying the ocean

Day 15
Hurghada

We leave the temples and ancient history behind today, as we make our way to the Red Sea. We'll arrive around lunch time, with plenty of time in the afternoon for you to explore the all inclusive resort. Enjoy a drink by one of the pools, a walk down the beach, or by getting a massage. This is your time to relax after a grueling week of travel in Egypt. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverages at resort

Day 16
Hurghada

With a completely open itinerary, today is your day to choose your own adventure! Grab some sunscreen and take your first dip into the sea, or swim at one of the many resort pools for a day under the sun! Maybe a day at the spa is more your speed. The Red Sea is world famous for scuba diving and snorkeling, so you can choose an optional half-day activity. You'll be amazed by the colorful fish and intricate corals in the coastal reef! Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, all beverages
Women next to Pyramids

Day 17
Hurghada to Cairo

After a leisurely check out time, our group heads back to Cairo. Pack some snacks and good book for our 6-hour drive through the arid but beautiful desert. The guide will help organize PCR tests in Cairo for the group, which you'll pay for directly at the test center. Reminisce on your favorite memories from Egypt at one final group dinner, at a restaurant of your choosing. Meals: breakfast

Day 18
Saying Farewell, for now

After breakfast, our adventure in Egypt has come to an end. We’ll be available to help you organize your own transportation whenever you like. We’ll stay in touch until our next adventure together. Meals: breakfast

Accommodation

Our accommodation is hand-picked to give you the best combination of comfort, location, and style. These are photos from our collection of favorite hotels and resorts to give you a sense of the accommodation you can expect with us. 

Hasan Zawaideh Camp

Surrounded by sand dunes, this glamp site is the perfect spot to see the stars and experience Bedouin hospitality. Each tent has a private bathroom and AC.

Steigenberger Tahrir Square

Offering a delicious breakfast, a bar inside, and a central location in the heart of the city, the Steigenberger Hotel will serve as your home base in the bustling city of Cairo. 

Desert Rose All-Inclusive Resort

Located right next to the Red Sea, this resort features several different restaurants, a full-service spa, multiple bars + entertainment areas, three swimming pools to choose from, and more. This oasis will give you the repireve and relaxation you need after a busy Meetup Tour in Egypt.  

General Inclusions

  • Airport pickup in Amman
  • Accommodation in twin rooms
  • Certified Egyptologist Guide
  • 17 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
  • Flight from Jordan to Egypt
  • Domestic flight from Cairo to Aswan
  • Local transportation

Specific Activity Inclusions

  • Amman Citadel, and Qasr Al-Bint
  • Cooking Class 
  • Petra Entrance Fee
  • Women’s Co-Op + Association Visit
  • Dead Sea Resort Experience
  • Step Pyramid of Saqqara
  • The Great Pyramids
  • The Sphinx
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Mosque of Ibn Tulun
  • Khan El Khalili Market
  • Philae Temple
  • Felucca sailboat ride
  • Karnak Temple
  • Luxor Temple
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Valley of the Queens
  • Hatshepsut Temple
  • Colossi of Memnon
  • International airfares
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Airport drop off
  • Covid PCR test, currently mandatory to enter Jordan and Egypt. We will arrange your test to enter Egypt.
  • Any optional activities
  • Any meals not listed in itinerary

Arrival: Anytime between 8:00am and 6:00pm on tour start date at Queen Alia International Airport (code: AMM)

  • We will will have a VIP airport transfer waiting for you at the Amman Airport, when you arrive during the above arrival window. The transfer will take you from the airport to our group hotel in Amman. If fellow travelers arrive around the same time, we’ll bring you to the hotel together.

Departure: After 10:00am on tour end date from Cairo International Airport (code: CAI)

  • Please note: SoFe will help travelers leaving Egypt secure a PCR test appointment, as needed. Currently, appointments are scheduled in the afternoon of day 10. If you leave before 10:00am on day 11, your PCR test results may not be ready in time. Please book your flight according to the times above.
  • A deposit of $500 is required to hold your spot.
  • Final payment is due 60 days before departure.
  • Pay as much as often as you like until the due date.
  • If you cancel your spot earlier than 60 days before departure, you can apply your payment to any trip within the next year.
  • No refunds on deposits.

Most countries, including the USA, are able to visit Jordan and Egypt with a tourist visa upon arrival. In fact, we recommend getting the visa on arrival because the process is straightforward and fast. 

When our group transfers to Egypt, our airport escort will walk you through the entire process. All you need to get an Egyptian visa on arrival is your passport, $25 USD in cash, and your negative COVID test.

If you are not a US passport holder, please check to be sure your country qualifies for a visa upon arrival, but the majority of them do.

Last updated May 11, 2022

These are the most current Covid regulations that we have for Egypt. Keep in mind these may change on short notice, so please be alert for more communication from SoFe. 

  • All travelers entering Egypt must fill out the digital health certificate form. Once you have filled this out, you will be emailed a QR code which you will show to the airlines during check in. 
  • Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to take Covid test prior to departure SO LONG AS they have a digital copy of their vaccine certification with a scannable QR code. Your vaccine must be one of the approved vaccines belowHere is a guide for assistance in converting your vaccine card to a QR code. 
    • AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
    • Janssen
    • Moderna (Spikevax)
    • Pfizer-BioNTech
    • Sinopharm
    • Sinovac
    • Sputnik V
  • If you do not have a scannable QR code showing your vaccine certificate or you have a vaccine not approved in Egypt, then you must be in possession of a negative Covid-19 PCR test. You must take the test within 72 hours of your flight departure time. 
  • Mask wearing indoors in Egypt is currently mandatory. The Egyptian government requires medical masks, including N95, FPP2 and standard medical masks. Please bring several as you may be required to wear them when inside. 
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Last Updated May 11, 2022

These are the most current Covid regulations that we have for Jordan. Keep in mind these may change on short notice, so please be alert for more communication from SoFe. 

  • It is no longer required to bring a negative PCR test from the country of departure nor upon arrival to Jordan. 
  • All travelers to Jordan must fill out this compulsory check-in form, where you will be required to attach your negative PCR test results. Once you submit this form, you will be emailed a QR code, which you will need to show when checking into your flight and going through customs.
  • SoFe Travel requires all travelers be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Read more about our Covid policies here.
  • The itinerary is subject to change due for any reason – weather, unexpected cancellations, impromptu local opportunities, or surprise additions.
  • Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory or you may be refused to join the tour. See our guide for help choosing a plan.
  • All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

Is this tour right for you?
There is a lot of walking around the sights, some in the shade and some in full sun, please bring comfortable shoes and a hat to make the most of your time at the sights.

The weather can be quite extreme, from very hot in summer to cool in winter, please check the weather conditions for when you travel.

Optional Excursions

Although we jam pack our itinerary with amazing Egypt attractions and sightseeing, we do leave some free time to travel and explore on your own. If you are interested in adding on optional activities, we offer three great excursions which you can reserve in advance during your booking. 

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Abu Simbel

If there was one optional excursion you shouldn’t miss, it is Abu Simbel! These two massive rock-cut temples were cut into a mountainside by ancient Egyptians. The towering statues of Rames II are incredible to behold.

Departure time: 4:30am

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Sunrise Hot Air Balloon

For an experience unlike any others, admire the ancient temples of Luxor from the air with a hot air balloon ride. You’ll appreciate stunning mountain and Nile views while the warm sunrise colors create lovely ambiance to start your day.

Departure time: 4:30am

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Snorkel or Scuba

One of the world’s most renowned places for scuba diving and snorkeling is the Red Sea, thanks to it’s abundant and colorful coral reefs. This half-day excursion is open to beginners and includes two dive locations.

Departure time: 8:00am

What our travelers say

This tour was epic in every way

Women group solo trip

“This was my 2nd solo trip with SoFe. I initially went to Bali and because that tour was so good I decided to go to Egypt meetup and I am so happy that I did. This tour was EPIC. I am even planning on going on this same tour again to experience it all over again!” Aihee R. | Egypt, December 2019

ABOVE AND BEYOND MY EXPECTATIONS​

Debbie Jordan Meetup Tour Dec 2021

“My favorite part of this Meetup Tour was meeting local people and doing projects with them. We painted pottery and did little mosaics, while talking to them about their life. It felt like we really got to know the culture and being able to relate with other women” Debbie, Jordan + Egypt December 2021

The Egypt SoFe trip was life-changing.

Solo Female Network Tour Egypt

“The Egypt SoFe trip was life-changing, truly! From our amazing egyptologist guide to the sites and wonders of Egypt, and the amazing women that I got to meet, it was extraordinary. The experiences shared and the memories made are unparalleled and will hold a place in my heart forever. Thank you SoFe Traveler Network.” Darlyne, Egypt June 2019