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Overview

A classical itinerary to experience Egypt & Jordan in all their glory. Begin with a visit of the Pyramids in Cairo then cruise on the Nile River, the lifeline & source of fertility and wealth of ancient Egypt, strolling through ancient temples. From there head to the Kingdom of Jordan to discover the legacy of the Nabateans in Petra, float on the waters of the Dead Sea and explore the impressing Wadi Rum desert during a 4x4 Jeep tour.

• This is a flexible travel package for individuals, not an escorted group coach tour. All sightseeing is on a private basis. We arrange all according to your chosen travel dates and where you would most like to visit in Egypt and Jordan, so changes can be made to suit your particular interests.

• Package Rate varies depending on the number of persons traveling / your exact travel dates / the category of hotel requested / any changes you wish to make to the itinerary etc. Package rate generally starts from around 2000US$+ per person, based on 2 persons using 3* hotels. Excludes international flight to Cairo for start & from Amman at the end.

Tour itinerary

DAY 01 - Arrive Cairo:
Our representative will be waiting for you at Cairo Airport to take you on to the hotel & check-in. The remainder of the day/evening is then free at leisure. Overnight in Cairo
meals: none (dinner optional extra)

DAY 02 - Giza Sightseeing - train to Aswan:
With your private Cairo tour guide, visit the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest known of Egypt's 107 Pyramids, located in Sakkara. Then on to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt dating from 3100BC. Continue to Giza and visit the world-famous Giza Pyramids and Sphinx. After the tour, transfer to the rail station for overnight sleeper train to Aswan. ***For those that do not wish to travel by overnight sleeper train, we can arrange by flight instead.
meals: breakfast & dinner included

DAY 03 - Nile Cruise (Aswan Sightseeing):
Breakfast onboard train, arrival to Aswan and transfer to board on 03-night Nile Cruise. Embarkation before lunch. Then depart with the cruise tour guide to visit the High Dam & Philae Temple, dedicated to goddess Isis and reassembled at the new site on Agilika Island about 500km from its former site on Philae Island. Overnight on board Nile Cruise.
meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner included

DAY 04 - Nile Cruise (Kom Ombo & Edfu):
Today visit the Temple of Sobek & Haroeris in Kom Ombo which stands at a bend in the Nile where in ancient times sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the river bank. Then on to Edfu and visit of the Temple of Horus.
meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner included

DAY 05 - Nile Cruise (Luxor):
On arrival to Luxor, head to the West Bank of the Nile to visit the Valley of Kings (3 tombs), a vast City of the Dead carved into the desert rocks and filled with treasures for the afterlife by generations of Pharaohs. Then to the foot of the cliff to see the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. 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 on board Nile cruise.
meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner included

DAY 06 - Luxor to Cairo:
Disembark after breakfast and visit the magnificent Luxor Temple & Karnak Temple. You then have free time at leisure till transfer to the rail station for overnight sleeper train back to Cairo.  ***Flights from Luxor to Cairo are also available, please note your preference in the enquiry form.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 07 - Egyptian Museum, Citadel, Old Cairo:
Breakfast on train, arrival and transfer to hotel. Then begin a full-day tour visiting the Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Saladin (with its Alabaster Mosque and Tomb of Ottoman ruler Mohamed Ali), the Old Cairo area (with its mix of Islamic and Christian Monuments) and Khan El-Khalily Bazaar. Overnight in Cairo.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 08 - Flight to Amman (Jordan):
Transfer to Cairo Airport for a morning, afternoon or evening flight to Amman (timing as per your preference). On arrival our representative will be waiting to take you on to the hotel. Overnight in Amman.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 09 - Jerash & Ajloun:
After breakfast, depart to Jerash and on arrival visit (with 01-hour local onsite guide) the spectacular forum, Roman collonaded street, Nymphaeum and Temple of Artemis. The next stop is Ajloun, the great 12th-century Islamic castle built around 1184/85 by the famous Islamic leader Salah al-Din. Return to Amman and visit the Citadel with the remains of the Umayyad Palace and Hercules Temple as well as the Archaeological Museum. Downtown, see the Roman Theatre from the 2nd century and traditional souks, stroll in Jabal Amman. Overnight in Amman.
meals: breakfast included

During the Jordan section of this travel package, you will be taken to all mentioned sights in Jordan by private a/c tour vehicle with an English speaking driver. Local tour guides are included for the visits of Jerash & Petra only. An extra cost would apply if you wish to have an optional extra escorting tour guide travel in the vehicle with you on all days - this is not a necessity, most persons are happy with having the local guides in Jerash & Petra only.

DAY 10 - Madaba / Mt Nebo / Kerak:
Today visit Mt Nebo, Madaba & Kerak as you head from Amman to Petra, a journey of several hours along a scenic route. Your driver takes you to Mt Nebo. From here overlook the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea and parts of the Holy Land. Then a short ride to Madaba, the town known in Jordan as the “City of Mosaic”. See the famous 6th-century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land at St. George’s Church as well as the other mosaics in the Archaeological Park. Travel along the famous ancient caravan route of the King’s Way. Short photo stop in Wadi Al Mujib, a great wide valley with magnificent geological formation. Arrive at the remains of the Crusader castle Kerak. Explore underground passageways, enjoy the view and imagine how the forces of Salah ad-Din besieged this stronghold several times. Then, after a last 2hour drive, arrive at the hotel in Petra and overnight stay.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 11 - Petra & Wadi Rum:
Today visit the highlight of Jordan, Petra! For those that wish to get an early start, you are in luck, as the site opens at 06:00. Petra is Jordan’s top attraction and was founded around the 6th century BC by the Nabatean Arabs. Meet your local on-site guide and pass the narrow canyon, the so-called Siq, with its colourful sandstone. At the end of the Siq, you will be rewarded with a view of the most beautiful monument, the Treasury. Continue via the Street of Facades to the Royal Tombs and Pharaoh's Castle. After some free time to continue exploring the site on your own, you then transfer to another of nature's wonderlands, Wadi Rum. Enjoy a 4x4 jeep ride over this unusual desert terrain with towering cliffs and rock bridges shooting out of the sandy desert floor. Overnight under the starry sky at a tented camp in Wadi Rum.
meals: breakfast & dinner included

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 in its salty waters before continuing on the drive back to Amman. Overnight in Amman ***For those that wish, there is the option to stay overnight at the Dead Sea, instead of back in Amman city centre.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 13 - Departure:
As per your international flight departure time, transfer from the hotel to Amman Airport.

What's included?

  • Hotel accommodation in category of your choice
  • 03 nights on Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor
  • 01 night in a private tent with ensuite in Wadi Rum
  • Overnight sleeper train (or flight) tickets Cairo-Aswan & Luxor-Cairo
  • One-way international flight ticket from Cairo to Amman (or Amman-Cairo)
  • 02 private guided day tours in Cairo/Giza
  • Guided sightseeing during Nile Cruise
  • Main entrances fees to sights visited
  • Private a/c tour vehicle with English speaking driver for the noted route in Jordan
  • Local on-site tour guides for visits of Jerash & Petra in Jordan
  • Arrival & departure transfers throughout
  • Taxes & handling fees

Notes

  • Available on daily basis, year-round
  • Available in reverse order, start Amman end Cairo
  • Flexible, can be customized to suit preferences
  • Israel, Turkey and/or Greece can be added

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From our past customers

The trip was absolutely wonderful. Everything that was listed on the itinerary occurred right on target just as you said it would. The trip was planned with a lot of fore thought for shopping, eating, watching, travelling and good leisure time. We did not feel rushed at all. I wish now that we had left some time for Turkey, but I didn't want to bite off too much and I certainly would not have left anything off our trip. I would like to thank you for attending to our trip as if it were your own. I would be happy to give positive testimonials to anyone that asks for your credibility and ability. We are very happy with the results of our travelling and will get in touch with you when we are in that area again. I would happily return- Greece has so much history and so much to see and do as I am sure Turkey does as well.

-Adele

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