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- Accommodation based on twin share room
- Airport transfers
- Cruise as per itinerary
- Daily breakfast
- Expert local guides
- First class hotels
- Hotel taxes and service charges
- Internal flights
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Porterage (up to two bags per person)
- Small group tour
- Transport in air conditioned vehicles
- Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
- Gratuities for guides and drivers
- International flights from Australia
- Medical and emergency insurance
- Optional tours and activities
- Personal expenses
- Visa arrangements and fees
Egypt & Jordan Tour Overview
Explore the incredible treasures of Egypt and Jordan on an exciting 16-day journey!
Experience the bustling bazaars and astounding museums of Cairo before witnessing the mighty Pyramids. Take in the marvellous wonders scattered along the Nile as you sail in style on a 5-star Nile Cruiser for 4 days. Fly from Cairo to Amman to launch the Jordan leg of the tour. Here you’ll uncover amazing gems of Jordan in the capital of Amman, the ruins of Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea.
This small group tour is carefully designed to include sightseeing of all the must-see attractions, but still allow for time to explore at your leisure. Travel in comfort and be looked after by expert English-speaking tour guides, who will help you get the most from this extraordinary adventure!SEE THE BROCHURE
Inclusions at a glance
- 11 nights 5-star hotels in twin rooms with private en-suite facilities
- 4 nights 5-star Nile River cruise ship
- Single travellers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room
- 15 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 13 dinners
- Vegetarian options available for all meals on request
- Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and toilet onboard
- One-way international flight between Cairo & Amman
- Private airport transfers
- Services of your English-speaking tour leaders, who will be on hand with advice and tips to ensure that you get the most from your trip
- Egyptologist Travel Director throughout Egypt part of the tour
- Entrance fees to all sites as specified
- Luggage porterage
- All taxes and fees included
- First class tour with 5-star accommodation, suited to travellers 35+ years
- Small group tour, up to 12 people per departure
- In Egypt visit the Pyramids, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings, Abu Simbel & more
- Jordan’s ancient city of Petra, jeep safari at Wadi Rum & bathe in the Dead Sea
- Travel from Cairo to Amman with the flight between Egypt & Jordan included
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Arrive in Cairo
Our fascinating journey into the depths of Egyptian culture and history begins at the vibrant capital, Cairo. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a representative at the airport. In the afternoon, join the welcome meeting at the hotel lobby with your fellow travellers and Tour Director. Savour the exotic and delicious Egyptian cuisine tonight on the optional group dinner.
Prepare your lenses for an exceptional moment of cultural discovery, it’s time to soak in the glorious Pyramids and the Sphinx at the Giza plateau. Take a mental picture to engrave this unique sight in your memory and continue your adventure through the heart of Cairo frequenting all the hot-spots of cultural, historical, architectural and aesthetic importance. Following our comprehensive discovery, you can enjoy personal time to relax or continue your in-depth journey at your own pace.
Cairo, Luxor (by flight), Nile Cruise
Following a hefty breakfast, transfer to the airport for a seamless journey to Luxor, where you will start your discovery of marvellous monuments of various civilizations of the Nile. Walk the remnants of much-fabled ancient Thebes through the Avenue of the Sphinx and visit Temple of Amun nearby Luxor. Embark your 5-star Nile Cruise – with premium facilities including an outdoor pool on-board – and continue your discovery at the remarkable Luxor Museum. Here you can find an astonishing display of artefacts and items from various era, including pieces from Tutankhamun’s famed tomb. Your comfortable room aboard awaits you tonight as we dock at Luxor, where you may enjoy a sound & light show at Karnak Temple.
Optional Experiences: Sound & Light Show
Rising up to the breeze of the Nile, you will have the chance to float over Luxor valley in a hot air balloon today! Discover the stunning Valley of the Kings and savour the extravagant efforts to honour pharaohs of Egypt in eternity. Enjoy a locally prepared meal by our crew on board. Diving deep into ancient history, uncover the remnants of eras that have shaped the fertile banks of the Nile as we visit the Luxor Temple, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Board your premium cruise to sail towards charming Edfu. Optional Experiences: Hot-air Balloon Ride
Start the day by discovering the treasures of ancient Edfu. Sail upstream to where time almost hasn’t moved for a thousand years, Kom-Ombo. Experience the traditional architecture and way of living as you stroll the charming village with your Travel Director. We will sample local delicacies over a traditional dinner on board our cruise.
Sailing to Aswan in deluxe style, it is time to experience the unique traditional feluccas that were used for transport on the Nile for centuries. Changing to our charming felucca in Aswan, we set sail toward the impressive Kitchener islands to visit the lifeful Botanical Gardens, mighty Aswan Dam and the splendid monuments scattered around. Sampling sights as the Temple of Isis – the divine mother of the pharaohs, the semi-carved Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple, we dock ashore for an authentic evening. Watch the sun set behind the shimmering reflections of feluccas on the Nile. Join the optional Sound and Light Show at the stunning Philae Temple. Prepare for a unique dining experience served by the locals, accompanied by live music.
Optional Experiences: Traditional Nubian Village Visit, Philae Temple Sound And Light Performance
Nile Cruise, Abu Simbel (by flight), Aswan, Cairo (by flight)
Explore the marvellous Abu Simbel on a fantastic excursion. Referred to as a must-see for all history and archaeology enthusiasts, discover the two massive temples carved into the bedrock in impressive detail to honour the rule of Pharaoh Ramesses II. Transfer to the airport and fly off to Cairo in comfort, leaving you time to rest following your astounding cultural adventure.
After a relaxing rest, we continue our in-depth discovery into vibrant Cairo and its countless treasures - allowing plenty of time for you to savour your adventure at ease. Stroll the city with our expert local guide on the second leg of our sightseeing tour. Visit the immense collection of ancient artefacts at the Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohammed Ali, Hanging Church, and the buzzing famous bazaar of Khan el-Khalili. Late in the afternoon, you may discover the city on your own terms to have a final visit to your preferred sights and cement your favourite moments. Your seat for dinner is reserved at your hotel in the evening.
Cairo, Amman (By Flight)
After breakfast, transfer to Amman Airport for your flight to Jordan. Prepare to witness the stunning cultural and natural wonders of Jordan on a premium adventure. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a representative at the airport. In the afternoon, join the welcome meeting at the hotel lobby with your fellow travellers and Tour Director. Greet the exotic and diverse Jordanian cuisine tonight on a group dinner, make sure to leave room for amazing desserts of the Middle-East.
Amman City Tour
Start your cultural adventure on a guided tour with our local experts to uncover the highlights of the white stone city, Amman. Visit impressive sights including the Citadel, Roman Amphitheatre, Archaeological and Folklore Museums. Feel the beating heart of Jordan around the vibrant city on your personal leisure time in the afternoon. You can continue to discover on your own terms or rest up after dinner at your hotel, an epic adventure awaits.
Amman, Jerash, Ajloun, Dead Sea
Following a filling breakfast, drive northbound to visit the impressive Ajloun Castle and the marvellous ancient ruins of Jerash. An important site frequently settled in and abandoned due to natural disasters and battles throughout various eras, the still standing Greco-Roman ruins of the Bronze Age treat all history and archaeology enthusiasts. An exclusive experience awaits next in our adventure, the Dead Sea. Enjoy your personal leisure time after we check into our hotel in time for dinner.
Dead Sea, Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Shobak, Petra
Situated hundreds of metres below sea level, the incredibly salty waters allow a unique floating experience, with absolutely zero effort. Bathe yourself in the regenerating mud of the Dead Sea to cleanse, and soak in the warming sun. Our cultural discovery brings us to Mount Nebo, where Moses was believed to see the promised land, as well as his final resting place. Explore the city of mosaics, Madaba and the Greek Orthodox Church displaying astounding mosaics of Byzantine era, travel through fruit trees towards the impressive Shobak Castle, a 12th century haven for crusaders. We stay overnight in Petra. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the enchanting Petra flowers in the midst of Wadi Rum desert with stunning grace and serenity ornamented by unique nature.
The ultimate travel attraction in the Middle-East, your local expert will guide you through the gorgeous Rose City whilst providing valuable insights. With only a small portion of the city excavated, Petra spans over an enormous area presenting countless marvels, including the famed Treasury. The unique rose-coloured geology in our background, discover the Pharaoh’s Castle, the Triumphal Arch and the Amphitheatre. You will have plenty of time to discover Petra on your own pace, even with so much to see and epic viewpoints to hike up to. In the afternoon, enjoy your personal leisure time and try to catch the best shot of the Rose City painted in crimson by the setting sun. Enjoy your dinner at the hotel and a comfortable night’s stay after a full day of intense discovery.
Petra, Wadi Rum
Prepare to travel to the alien landscape of Wadi Rum preserving a prime beauty of nature in its vastness decorated by immense boulders. Adventure through the breath-taking desert on a jeep safari and embrace the lifestyle as you greet the nomads hosting our stay at a permanent luxury camp. Brace for a locally prepared feast, warm around the campfire sharing stories with fellows and bonding with the desert culture.
Wadi Rum, Amman
Get a full taste of the magical Wadi Rum this morning. Shape your adventure to your will over a half day at the desert. In the afternoon, we depart for the capital, where you can revisit your favourite sights. Enjoy a local meal at your hotel while commemorating your favourite moments from an incredible adventure.
Our unforgettable journey into the mystical lands of Jordan ends after breakfast. Bid farewell to your newfound friends and exchange numbers before checking-out of the hotel (at 11:00). Complementary airport transfers are available all day!
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More about Jordan
- On the highest hill in Amman you'll find the Citadel. The hill was a fortress for thousands of year and archaeologists have found artefacts from the Bronze Age. Two of the most impressive remains are the Temple of Hercules and the Ummayad Palace.
- Wadi Rum is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southern Jordan. The 74,000-hectare property is a rich and varied desert landscape of narrow gorges, dramatic cliffs, 20,000 rock carvings and a strong history of human occupation that dates back 12,000 years.
- The Dead Sea is actually a lake that's bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. The 'sea' sits 400 metres below sea level and the water is nearly 10 times more salty than most oceans. Aptly named because nothing can live in the water, that doesn't put off humans and bathing is must. The high salt levels make floating a breeze and the mineral-rich mud is believed to have therapeutic qualities that will make your skin shine!
My Travel Experience Review
Small group tour with English-speaking tour leaders who are on hand for advice and travel tips. Spend 11 nights in 5-star hotels and 4 nights on a 5-star Nile River cruise. 15 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 13 dinners are included, as well as many sightseeing entrance fees and the international flight from Cairo to Amman. Bonus for single travellers, they can share at no extra charge or pay a single supplement to ensure a private room.
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