Egypt & Jordan

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While travelers love to explore exotic lands, there are certain aspects of foreign cultures that largely remain mysterious to outside visitors. Egypt, for example, is a land rich in history and culture that features a wealth of offerings that must be seen to be properly described. Yet while individuals have written long-winded explanations of proper Egyptian decorum, many travelers remain ignorant on the appropriate tipping etiquette.

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The New 7 Wonders of the World began as a global campaign to recognize human achievement and protect the planet's man-made wonders. After more than 100 million people around the world cast their vote, the rose-red city of Petra, Jordan has been recognized as one of man’s greatest accomplishments.

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While there are certainly a number of modern attractions to take in when in Egypt, most of vacationers making their way across the North African deserts or on a Nile cruise are interested in its historical sites. Those hoping to explore the mysteries of the ancient capital of Memphis will definitely want to drop in on its famed necropolis, Sakkara.

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The pyramids of Egypt have long captivated the world with both their mysteries and their beauty. While the nation boasts several important landmarks, few have the allure and prestige of the Great Pyramids of Giza. Before leaving Cairo for other destinations or a Nile cruise, guests in the city of Giza would never forgive themselves for missing the opportunity to explore the only surviving structure of the original Seven Wonders of the World.

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There are a handful of destinations that individuals across the globe have longed to explore, and few have the prestige and allure of the Nile River basin. A Nile cruise will allow travelers to explore some of the greatest sites of the ancient world, and after leaving bustling Cairo, a Nile journey offers ample time to see extraordinary temples and tombs.

Located on the West Bank of the storied waterway, Edfu is a cultural hub that offers all of the history and mystique that travelers have come to expect from an Egyptian excursion.

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International Expeditions CFO Elaine Woolsey just accompanied guests on our Wings Over the Nile journey. Follow the adventures of Elaine and her daughter Stephanie as they explore Egypt and Jordan. Catch up with Part 1 and Part 2 of their Egypt vacation.

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Travel + Leisure readers (and our guests) have just named IE one of the Top 10 "World's Best" Tour Operators and Safari Outfitters! To qualify for the awards, tour operators were judged on six criteria, including the food. And while our small-group journeys remain committed to exploration, even confirmed "foodies" will find meals worth raving about in Earth's wild regions.

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For many first-time travelers to Egypt, dealing with aggressive vendors can be a daunting task. Long-time Wings Over the Nile leader & Product Development Director Bill Robison shares his tips for shopping on your Nile cruise.

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International Expeditions CFO Elaine Woolsey just accompanied guests on our Wings Over the Nile journey. Follow the adventures of Elaine and her daughter Stephanie as they explore Egypt and Jordan.

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International Expeditions CFO Elaine Woolsey just accompanied guests on our Wings Over the Nile journey. Follow the adventures of Elaine and her daughter Stephanie as they explore Egypt and Jordan.

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