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Egypt and Jordan Tour Overview
Discover the phenomenal treasures of Egypt and Jordan on an exciting 16-day journey!
Experience the bustling bazaars of Cairo and astounding Great Pyramids and Sphinx. Take in the ancient wonders along the Nile as you cruise the river on a 5-star ship. Visit iconic sights like the Valley of the Kings and stay at a Red Sea resort.
Fly from Cairo to Amman to where the highlights continue in Jordan. Here you’ll sleep in a Bedouin-style tented camp in Wadi Rum, explore the famous city of Petra, float in the Dead Sea and more.
This escorted 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 modern, air-con coaches and be looked after by expert English-speaking tour guides, who will help you get the most from this wonderful adventure!SEE THE BROCHURE
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Please note: In Egypt, a local payment of approximately AUD$210 per person covers entry fees during the tour and US$40 per person tipping payment is due on arrival.
Inclusions at a glance
- Return economy airfares to Cairo & from Amman
- One-way flight Cairo to Aswan
- 10 nights 3 or 4-star hotels in twin rooms with private en-suite facilities
- 1 night desert camp in Jordan
- 3 nights 5-star Nile River cruise ship, with sundeck, swimming pool & bar
- Single travellers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room
Meals – 14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners
- Vegetarian options available for all meals on request
- Modern air-conditioned coach or minibus
- One-way flight Cairo to Aswan
- One-way international flight between Cairo & Amman
- Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)
- 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
- Visit the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza plateau
- Visit the Pyramid of Zoser at Sakkara
- Flight from Cairo to Aswan
- Visit the Philae Temple and High Dam of Aswan
- Explore Aswan at your leisure
- Visit the Temple of Kom-Ombo
- Sail the River Nile on a 5-star cruise ship
- Visit East bank of Luxor; see temples of Karnak & Luxor
- Visit the Valley of the Kings; see Hatsheput and Colossi of Memnon
- Explore the sights and sounds of the Red Sea resort.
- Shop for souvenirs at the Khan El Khalili bazaar.
- Visit the Egyptian Museum to see mummies, sarcophagi & more!
- Traverse the desert & sleep in a tented camp in Wadi Rum
- Tuck into an authentic Jordanian dinner & enjoy some stargazing
- Discover the famous Red Rose City of Petra.
- Float in the famous waters of the Dead Sea
- Follow a local guide on a tour of the Jordanian capital of Amman.
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Fly to Egypt
The countdown is over, today's the day for your flights to Egypt!
Welcome to Cairo! A friendly local will receive you and they will help you with the passport process. Make your way to your hotel where you will find your local Egyptologist tour guide who will accompany you throughout your trip. Take part in the tour briefing to learn what awaits you. Head to your room for a good night's sleep before your adventure commences in the morning!
Giza Pyramids - Sphinx - Sakkara
Fuel up for your first day of iconic Egyptian experiences! Follow your guide to the mesmerising Giza pyramid complex and revel in some of the country's most famous attractions. See the Great Pyramids and Sphinx with your own ease. Discover the majesty of the Zoser step pyramid and Pharaonic tombs. Spend the evening relaxing in your Cairo hotel.
Aswan - Philae Temple - Nile Cruise
Your included flight arrives in Aswan and then you make your way to the water to board a Nile cruise ship. Freshen up and get ready to be astounded by the sight of the High Dam of Aswan. Learn more about the history of the construction of the dam, and the creation of Lake Nasser, which necessitated the relocation of thousands of citizens and very important monuments. This includes Abu Simbel, which is on the itinerary tomorrow. Continue onwards to Agilkia Island to explore the Temple of Isis at Philae. Return to Aswan and overnight at the hotel.
Nile Cruise - Kom-Ombo
Enjoy the amazing views as we continue to navigate the Nile on our 5-star cruise ship. Opt-in on an excursion to the Abu Simbel complex - to massive temples at the southernmost tip of ancient Egypt’s borders. These Nubian Monuments have been around since the 1200s, when it was carved from the mountainside! Stopover at the Temple of Kom-Ombo this afternoon to learn more about the crocodile god Sobek, and the falcon god Haroeris. Overnight on the cruise ship as we make our way to Luxor.
Luxor - Karnak Temple - Nile Cruise
Disembark along the East Bank of Luxor and take a tour of this exciting destination. Experience the majesty of the Karnak temple complex in person - these grand monuments are remnants of ancient Thebes. Discover the historic Luxor temple, where you'll wander down the mesmerising Avenue of Sphinxes. Overnight at your hotel in Luxor and get ready for another full day of Egyptian adventuring.
Valley of the Kings - Hatshepsut - Hurghada
Lovers of history, assemble! Enjoy breakfast and head for the world-famous Valley of the Kings to explore the tombs of King Tutankhamen and other New Kingdom pharaohs. Discover the Temple of Hatshepsut and visit the striking Colossi of Memnon. Board our air-conditioned bus to Hurghada on the Red Sea and overnight at your hotel after enjoying an included dinner.
Hurghada : Free Day
Make the most of your free day Hurghada. Enjoy one of the many activities on offer at the resort. Explore the beach, keep cool in the pool, or simply relax. Alternatively, you can also go snorkelling or scuba diving along the amazing coral reefs. Breakfast, dinner and lunch are included today. Overnight at Hurghada.
Red Sea - Hurghada
Enjoy another free day full of fun and relaxation in Hurghada today! Make the most of the range of activities on offer at the resort. Dive deep and experience ocean life on a scuba diving or snorkelling trip. Alternatively, take it easy - soak up the sun next to the pool or on the beach.
Indulge in delicious food and drinks as breakfast, lunch and dinner are all included again today. Spend your last evening on the Red Sea coastline getting some rest and relaxation as tomorrow it is time to make our way to Cairo.
Hurghada - Cairo
It’s time to travel to Cairo, Egypt’s sprawling capital city. Take a trip through history when you join an outing to the Egyptian Museum. Get to know more about Egypt’s fascinating history, which stretches back thousands of years and catch a glimpse of the treasures found in King Tutankhamun’s tomb! Afterwards, we pay a visit to the Cairo Bazaar, Khan El Khalili. Located in Cairo’s historic centre, this colourful bazaar is filled with an eclectic mix of things to eat, see and buy!
Cairo: Free Day
Spend a free day exploring the bustling city of Cairo at your leisure! Today, you can also choose to join a trip to Alexandria on the Mediterranean Coast. Named after its founder, Alexander the Great, Alexandria is a historic seaside city. Visit the fortress, catacombs, and souks and experience relics from bygone days. See the beautiful beaches and take in the views along the seafront. Make a stop at one of the inviting cafes and restaurants found along the seafront corniche. Return to Cairo where we will be spending the night.
Cairo - Amman
Bid farewell to Egypt this morning after breakfast and get ready to experience a whole new country! Head to the Cairo airport to board the included flight to Amman, Jordan. Arrive at Amman airport, where you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to the hotel for an overview of the upcoming tour itinerary. This evening, head out and explore Jordan’s modern capital city or settle in for your overnight stay at your hotel in Amman.
Amman - Jerash - Petra
After breakfast, embark on a city tour of Amman. Visit the Roman Theatre, the Amman Citadel and tour the Amman Panorama Art Gallery in Downtown Amman. Later, explore the Roman city of Jerash. Inhabited since the Bronze Age, Jerash is known for its ruins of the walled Greco-Roman settlement of Gerasa. This is one of the largest and most well-preserved Roman sites outside of Italy! Afterwards we make our way to Petra to settle into the hotel for the evening.
Explore Amman, Jordan’s capital city: Explore Jordan’s capital city and marvel at its seamless blend of ancient ruins and modern features. Some of the top sites explored on this tour include the historic Roman Theatre and the Amman Citadel as well as the Amman Panorama Art Gallery in Downtown Amman which highlights the creations of Jordanian artists.
Discover the Roman city of Jerash: Discover one of the largest and most well-preserved Roman sites outside of Italy! Jerash has been inhabited since the Bronze Age and contains ruins of the walled Greco-Roman settlement of Gerasa. Explore these ruins and learn more about the fascinating history of this region
Petra - Wadi Rum
After breakfast, get ready to explore Petra, Jordan’s most famous attraction as well as one of the 7 New Wonders of the World! Start this visit to the Red Rose City with a horse ride through the canyon (Petra Seeq) to reach the Treasury Al Khazneh. Petra was built by the Arab Nabateans more than 2000 years ago making this ancient site one of the oldest cities in the world. In the afternoon, stop for lunch before heading to Wadi Rum. Here, explore the area’s spectacular mountains, Lawrence of Arabia’s cave and Lawrence’s dunes. Then, transfer to the Bedouin camp area and get ready for a night of camping under the stars in the Wadi Rum desert!
Tour the famous Red Rose City of Petra: Embark on a guided tour of Petra with free time. Back in 300 BC, Petra was the capital of the prosperous Nabatean Kingdom. Swiss explorer Jean Louis Burckhardt famously wrote about it in his diary. “It's one of the most elegant remains of antiquity existing.” He penned this when he discovered the site in 1812. It's easy to see why - Petra is simply breathtaking. It is also known as the 'Red Rose City' due to the colour of the stone from which it was carved. However, the site is best known for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system.
Sleep in a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum: Sleep under the stars and experience the magic of the Wadi Rum desert with a night in a private, Bedouin-style camp. The nomadic tribes and clans of the Middle Eastern deserts are known as Bedouins. It’s in this very desert where Lawrence of Arabia fought alongside the Bedouins against the Ottoman Empire during WWI.
Wadi Rum - Madaba - Mt. Nebo - Dead Sea - Amman
Enjoy an early breakfast at the camp. Then, drive to the ancient town of Madaba, known for its 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land housed in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. Next, drive to Mount Nebo, an elevated ridge of the Abarim in Jordan, approximately 710 metres above sea level. It is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land. After exploring Mount Nebo, head to the famous Dead Sea for lunch, a swim (or float!) and time to relax by these iconic, salty waters. At the end of the day, return to Amman for dinner. Overnight at your hotel.
Explore Mount Nebo: According to the Old Testament, Mount Nebo is where Moses lived out his final days and saw the promised land. For this reason, Mount Nebo is a religious site of great importance. It also acts as a fantastic viewing platform from which to gain sweeping views of the Dead Sea and even Jerusalem on a clear day!
Step into the Dead Sea: The Dead Sea is actually not a sea at all, but a lake, around 30% of which is made up with salt. It is also the lowest place on earth, at 417 feet below sea level. The water's properties are said to cure various skin conditions. It may also relieve respiratory ailments. The lake's mud is used in spa treatments at the hotels along its shore. Please note: Entrance fee applies.
Fly Amman to Australia
Your tour of Egypt and Jordan concludes today. Head to the airport to return home, or onto your next adventure. We trust you had a wonderful time and look forward to welcoming you aboard a MTE coach tour again soon!
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- 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!
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This escorted tour ticks all the boxes for great value and incredible highlights. In addition to the accommodation, sightseeing and transport around Egypt and Jordan, all flights are included.
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This escorted tour departs on the following dates:
2024 - 19 January, 02 February, 16 February, 23 February, 01 March, 13 March, 15 March, 05 April, 26 April, 02 May, 17 May, 30 August, 20 September, 11 October, 01 November
Departures are subject to availability and prices may vary at time of booking.
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Solo traveller options
This tours offers the flexibility for solo travellers to share a room with a traveller of the same gender for the twin price. If you would prefer to have your own private room, then we are happy to arrange that for you and please contact us for the single supplement.
Is this tour right for you?
What kind of accommodation can I expect on tour?
Accommodation aboard the 5-star Nile cruise will be twin-share cabins and you will cruise for three nights. The rest of the accommodation on tour will be 3 and 4-star hotels with twin share rooms as well as one night at a desert camp in Jordan. Single travellers will be roomed with a traveller of the same gender. If you would prefer some privacy, you can opt for the single supplement (at an additional cost).
What will the weather be like in Egypt and Jordan?
Egypt and Jordan are located in North Africa and the Middle East. Here, summer is incredibly hot. If you are travelling in the warm weather, be sure to pack adequate sun protection.
When is the best time to visit Egypt and Jordan?
The best time to visit Egypt and Jordan is generally in Spring between March and May when the weather is pleasant. Winter can become surprisingly cool. Autumn is another great time to visit, however pack a rain jacket as the rains arrive then. The same can be said for the best time for a Nile cruise.
What should I pack for this tour?
There will be a fair amount of walking involved, sometimes in dusty, rocky areas in the desert so be sure to pack sturdy and comfortable walking shoes. There will be two flights included in this tour itinerary; from Cairo to Aswan and from Cairo to Amman in Jordan. Keep this in mind when packing.
Is it safe to cruise on the Nile?
Yes! The best Egypt Nile cruise tours are a safe, relaxing and beautiful way to explore the Nile River.
Can you swim in the Nile?
In certain areas, yes. Be sure to check with your tour leader or operator beforehand.
Can you touch the pyramids?
It is important to be respectful when visiting as it is an ancient site complex. You are able to buy tickets to tour inside the Pyramids and see more.
Is this ideal for a family tour holiday?
Egypt and Jordan tours are great options for a family holiday! They are two of the safest places to visit in the Middle East. They offer a combination of fun adventure activities plus captivating history and a chance for the whole family to relax at a resort.
This Egypt and Jordan trip is perfect for travellers looking for some desert fun and adventure and a chance to enjoy exciting Nile Cruise holidays. It is great for travellers of a range of ages as well as families and solo travellers. Hop aboard and enjoy our fun, affordable and convenient Egypt and Jordan tours!
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