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Highlights of Egypt & Jordan-Private

from $4391/per person

Adventure in premium style from the vibrant streets of Amman to the magical landscape of Wadi Rum and world wonder of Petra. Float on the Dead Sea before bathing in its healing mud. Flying to Cairo, stand in awe against the Pyramids and roam its chaotic bazaars. Ride to bustling port city of Alexandria and stand beside the ruins of the Great Library of Alexandria. Taking a comfortable flight to Luxor, sail the wonders of the Nile for 5 days on a Nile Cruiser.

Duration
18 Day
Destination(s)
Egypt / Jordan
Starts in / Ends in
Cairo / Amman
Departs on
Thursdays
Hotel Rating
5 Star Hotels
2 People Min.

Sight Visited

  • Ajloun
    Ajloun

    Home of Ajlun Castle built in 1184 shows great examples of Islamic architecture. Ajlun Archaeological Museum has all sorts of artefacts from the region.

  • Amman
    Amman

    The modern and ancient capital of Jordan is one of the oldest inhabited cities. The city's modern buildings blend amazingly with the remnants of ancient civilizations.

  • Alexandria
    Alexandria

    Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt, it's more Mediterranean city than middle-east, it was also an important port town during the hellenistic time, most popular tourist attractive mark is it's Library.

  • Aswan
    Aswan

    Sunniest city of Egypt and a popular touristic stop for many cruises. The local market here is an excellent place to do some shopping and the best place to find Egyptian fresh spices.

  • Cairo
    Cairo

    With the Great Pyramids of Giza, ancient temples, magnificent monuments, and the Egyptian Antiquities Museum, Cairo offers an experience of a lifetime.

  • Dead Sea
    Dead Sea

    With a 30 minute drive from Amman you reach this unique spot in Jordan. Dead Sea brings a sense of unreality to any traveler passing through.

  • Edfu
    Edfu

    Edfu has the most complete and best-preserved temple in Egypt, the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus, which was constructed between 237 BC and 57 BC

  • Giza
    Giza

    The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the only one still remaining to this day. An absolute must see.

  • Jerash
    Jerash

    Less than an hour drive from Amman takes you 2000 years back in time. Jerash hosts the best preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside of Italy.

  • Kom Ombo
    Kom Ombo

    Kom Ombo means ‘hill of the gold’ crowned with Temple of Komombo. The temple is unusual as one side is dedicated to the god Haroesis and the other side to Sobek.

  • Luxor
    Luxor

    A top travel destination in Egypt with a wealth of historic monuments and buildings bringing Egypt’s fabled past to life. Luxor is called the world’s greatest open air museum.

  • Petra
    Petra

    Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is described as ‘one of the most precious cultural properties of mankind's cultural heritage'. Simply amazing.

  • Philae Temple
    Philae Temple

    This beautiful temple complex is one of the most picturesque in all of Egypt. It sits on Aglika Island just south of the old Aswan Dam.

  • Sakkara
    Sakkara

    The oldest complete stone building complex in history was built as Djoser's step pyramid and it is located in Sakkara.

  • Shobak Castle
    Shobak Castle

    King Baldwin built Shobak Castle in 1115 as a form of defense. This crusader castle was known to the crusaders as Mont Real which means the Fortress of the Royal Mount. It stood strong in many battles until it was defeated in 1189.

  • Unfinished Obelisk
    Unfinished Obelisk

    The 42m long obelisk was left unfinished when some cracks appeared, but had this obelisk been completed, it would have been the heaviest, weighing nearly 1100 tons!

  • Wadi Rum
    Wadi Rum

    Absolutely stunning in its natural beauty, Wadi Rum summarizes the romance of the desert. You may meet some friendly Bedouins living close by at the desert.

ITINERARY

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Day 1: 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 Ciconia 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 a group dinner.
  • Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids 5*
  • Optional Experiences: Group Dinner
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Day 2: Cairo, Alexandria
As we drive alongside the Nile towards the Mediterranean to Alexandria, kickstart your cultural adventure stopping at the gorgeous Coptic Monasteries at Wadi el Natrun (if open). Plentiful chances await to dive deep into history, stroll the shopping streets and taste excellent local seafood. Comfortably pacing our trip, we rest at Alexandria tonight after a delicious Egyptian dinner.  
  • Hotel: Tolip Hotel Alexandria 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Key Highlights: Wadi El Natrun
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Day 3: Alexandria, Cairo
It is time to explore this ancient city of utmost importance, home to the ruins of the Great Library and Lighthouse of Alexandria – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Join your Tour Director for a guided walking tour covering all the must-sees of the lively port town, visit the ancient acropolis and Roman Amphitheatre. Journey through history at the National Museum and the impressive Kom El Shoqafa Catacomb. We depart towards Cairo. You will have personal leisure time to enjoy as you please, your Tour Director will be happy to advise activities ideal to your tastes.
  • Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Key Highlights: Alexandria Sightseeing
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Day 4: Cairo
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 your personal leisure time to relax or continue your in-depth journey at your own pace.
  • Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Key Highlights: Giza Pyramids
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Day 5: 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.
  • Hotel: Nile Cruiser 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Key Highlights: Temple of Amun, Luxor Museum
  • Optional Experiences: Sound & Light Show
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Day 6: Nile Cruise
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.
  • Hotel: Nile Cruiser 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Key Highlights: Valley of the Kings, Luxor Temple
  • Optional Experiences: Hot-air Balloon Ride
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Day 7: Nile Cruise
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.
  • Hotel: Nile Cruiser 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Key Highlights: Edfu, Kom-Ombo
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Day 8: Nile 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.
  • Hotel: Nile Cruiser 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Key Highlights: Felucca Cruise, Aswan Sightseeing, Kitchener Islands, Philae Temple
  • Optional Experiences: Traditional Nubian Village Visit, Philae Temple Sound And Light Performance
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Day 9: 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.
  • Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Key Highlights: Abu Simbel
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Day 10: Cairo
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.
  • Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Key Highlights: Egyptian Museum,  Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohammed Ali, Hanging Church & Khan el-Khalili Bazaar
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Day 11: 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 Ciconia 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.
      • Hotel: Amman Marriott Hotel 5*
      • Optional Experiences: Group Dinner
      • Meals: Breakfast
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Day 12: 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. Vsit 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.
  • Hotel: Amman Marriott Hotel 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Key Highlights: Citadel, Roman Amphitheatre
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Day 13: 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.
  • Hotel: Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Key Highlights: Jerash, Ajloun Castle
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Day 14: 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.
  • Hotel: Petra Marriott Hotel 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Key Highlights: Dead Sea, Mt. Nebo, Madaba, Shobak Castle
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Day 15: Petra
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.
  • Hotel: Petra Marriott Hotel 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Key Highlights: Petra
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Day 16: 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.
  • Hotel: Memories Aicha Luxury Camp
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Key Highlights: Wadi Rum, Jeep Safari
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Day 17: 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.
  • Hotel: Amman Marriott Hotel 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Key Highlights: Wadi Rum
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Day 18: Amman
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, have a safe and smooth journey!
  • Meals: Breakfast

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