The itinerary can be done in any order (starting Amman or Cairo)
The itinerary is flexible so changes can be made to suit your preferences
This package is available year round (your choose your own travel dates)
Extra days can be added to include other areas in Egypt and/or Jordan such
as Aqaba etc or the itinerary can be shortened if requiredTour Itinerary
DAY 01 - Arrival Cairo:
Arrival to Cairo Airport and meet for transfer to the hotel. Rest of day/evening then at leisure. Overnight in Cairo.
DAY 02 - Giza Sightseeing - train to Aswan:
Meet in hotel lobby with the tour guide to begin the sightseeing excursion with a visit to Memphis, ancient capital of Egypt dating from 3100 BC which contains the beautiful representation of King Ramsis II through his colossal statue. Then proceed to Sakkara to see the world-famous Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest known of Egypt's 107 Pyramids. At the Pyramids area, visit the Three Pyramids built for Pharaohs Cheops, Chephren & Mycerinus on the Giza Plateau and the mysterious Sphinx. End of tour with transfer to rail station for departure on overnight sleeper train to Aswan, dinner onboard train. **Flights from Cairo to Aswan are also available, please note your preference in the enquiry form. **Extra day & night in Cairo can be added to also include Alexandria if you wish.
DAY 03 - Nile Cruise (Aswan Sightseeing):
Breakfast onboard train, arrival to Aswan and meet for transfer to board on 03-night Nile Cruise. Embarkation before lunch. Then depart with the cruise guide to visit the High Dam, one of the biggest dams in the world and was an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960's. Then proceed to visit Philae Temple which was dedicated to goddess Isis. It's now reassembled at a new site on Agilika Island about 500km from its former site on Philae Island. **Optional extra tours such as "Abu Simbel" and/or "felucca ride" can be added, please note your prefernces in the enquiry form. Overnight onboard Nile Cruise.
DAY 04 - Nile Cruise (Kom Ombo & Edfu):
The cruise sails to Kom Ombo & upon arrival visit The Temple of Sobek & Haroeris, dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek. The temple stands at a bend in the Nile where in ancient times sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the river bank. Return to the cruise & sail to Edfu. On arrival visit the Temple of Horus, the largest and most complete preserved Temple combining Pharaonic and Greek architectures. Overnight onboard cruise.
DAY 05 - Nile Cruise (Luxor):
Sail to Esna and Luxor. Upon arrival to Luxor, move to the West Bank of the Nile to visit the Valley of Kings & Queens, a vast City of the dead where magnificent tombs were carved into the desert rocks and filled with treasures for the afterlife by generations of Pharaohs. Then proceed to the foot of the cliff to see the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman who ruled Egypt in Pharaonic History. On the way back to the River Nile, your road passes by the famed Colossi of Memnon, known in Ancient Greek times for their haunting voices at dawn. Overnight onboard cruise.
DAY 06 - Luxor to Cairo:
Breakfast onboard then time to disembark. Meet with guide for a morning tour to visit Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple after which the remainder of the day is at leisure until transfer to rail station for overnight sleeper train back to Cairo, dinner onboard train. **Flights available if you prefer.
DAY 07 - Egyptian Museum, Citadel, Old Cairo:
Breakfast onboard train, arrival and meet for transfer. Then depart on full day tour visiting the Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Saladin (with its Alabaster Mosque and Tomb of Ottoman ruler Mohamed Ali), Old Cairo area (with mix of Islamic and Christian Monuments) and Khan El-Khalily Bazaar. Overnight in Cairo.
DAY 08 - Cairo to Amman:
Breakfast, check-out and transfer to Cairo Airport for departure on morning or afternoon flight to Amman (Jordan). On arrival meet for transfer to hotel, rest of the day/evening at leisure. Overnight in Amman.
DAY 09 - Amman / Jerash / Ajloun / Amman :
After breakfast, panoramic city tour in Amman, visiting Amman citadel, Roman theatre and Folklore museum. Then continue to Ajloun and visiting the famous Islamic castle. Drive to the Decapolis city of Jerash founded in 300BC for a unique tour of the ancients Greco-roman city, taking in Hadrian's triumphal Arch, the Hippodrome, the Forum and strolling through the impressive colonnaded streets, the churches and the amphitheaters. End of day tour with return to Amman. Overnight in Amman.
DAY 10 - Madaba / Mt Nebo / Kerak:
Proceed to St. George's church in Madaba, home to the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land before moving on to Mt. Nebo, the memorial of Moses. Continue to Kerak via al Mujeb mountains to visit the famous Crusader castle of Reginald of chatillon and then to Petra. Overnight in Petra.
DAY 11 - Petra & Wadi Rum:
After breakfast, explore the red rose city of Petra. Horse ride (not compulsory) along the famous narrow (siq) until our eye first catches the amazing treasury. From here explore the Street of Facades, the Royal Tombs and Pharaoh's Castle. Then transfer to another of nature's wonderlands that has attracted human beings for thousands of years. Wadi Rum or valley of the moon is an unusual desert terrain with towering cliffs shooting out of the sandy desert floor. Here you enjoy a 4x4 Jeep safari and stay at a Bedouin camp to enjoy a Bedouin folklore show and dinner. Overnight in Bedouin Tent.
DAY 12 - Dead Sea, return Amman:
After breakfast, proceed north to the lowest spot of the world, the Dead Sea. Here you have some free time at leisure to relax/float before continuing on the drive back to Amman. Overnight in Amman.
DAY 13 - Departure:
Breakfast, check out and as per your international flight departure time meet at hotel for transfer to Amman Airport.
Hotel & Nile Cruise accomodation in category of your choice, BB / HB basis
All noted sightseeing day tours on regular group (or private guided) basis
Day tours include guiding in English, main entrance fees, a/c tour transport
All noted flight & rail tickets for required routes as per the itinerary, economy class
All transfers between hotels/airports/stations on arrivals and departures in each area
Taxes and handling servicesAverage Package Rates:
(for reference only - depends on season, number of persons, hotels, etc)
3* starting from : Euro per person sharing in double/twin (low season)
4* starting from : Euro per person sharing in double/twin (low season)
5* starting from : Euro per person sharing in double/twin (low season)
Please use the Booking / Enquiry Form for any questions you may have regarding this travel package and/or to receive a quote based on your preference of accommodation (2*/3*/4*/5*) and dates/month of travel.