Magical Egypt & Jordan By Nile Cr. - Ciconia Travel

Magical Egypt & Jordan By Nile Cr.

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Discover the amazing wonders of Egypt and Jordan in class and comfort. Face the breath-taking Pyramids, greet the Sphinx and uncover the jewels of the Nile on a 5-star Nile Cruiser. Recharge at the Red Sea paradise of Dahab before crossing into Jordan. Jump on a jeep safari in Wadi Rum and make your way to magical Petra. Stop over at the Dead Sea for a mud-bath and a unique swimming experience before discovering the bustling capital, Amman.

Duration
15 Day
Destination(s)
Starts in / Ends in
Cairo / Amman
Departs on
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
5-4 Star
35-40

Sight Visited

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dahab
    Dahab

    “Gold” in Arabic, the city’s name was inspired from the golden sands by the Red Sea coast. Dahab offers Oceanside dinners and crystal-clear waters for diving and snorkeling.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

1
Day 1: Cairo
Welcome to Egypt! At the Cairo terminal keep your eyes peeled for the Ciconia sign for your transfer to the hotel. Freshen up and meet in the lobby around 6:00pm for an informal meeting with your guide and other tour members. Afterwards you have free time to start exploring vibrant Cairo or board a cruise for an optional group dinner.
  • Included Activities: Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities: Group Dinner on Cruise
  • Meals: 
2
Day 2: Cairo City Tour, Luxor
Prepare your lenses for the breath-taking, world-famous Pyramids and the Sphinx. Face all their 4,600-year glory and embrace the only remaining Ancient Wonder of the World. After everyone had their dose of awe, we head out to Sakkara for sightseeing. The first capital of ancient Egypt is famous for the step pyramid built in 2700 B.C. Later in the afternoon, board the bus to Luxor and check into our premium hotel by the Nile.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Pyramids & Sakkara
  • Meals: Breakfast
3
Day 3: Luxor, Aswan
After breakfast, depart for the vast Karnak Temple Complex. It’s one of the most important religious centres of ancient Egypt with its marvellous temples. Your Egyptologist guide will enlighten you with the most intriguing stories and mythologies fuelling such creations for millennia. In the afternoon drive to Aswan for overnight stay.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Temple of Karnak
  • Meals: Breakfast
4
Day 4: Aswan, Nile Cruise
Time to explore Aswan, famed for its skilled artisans and the Unfinished Obelisk. Take a short motorboat ride to reach the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, divine mother of the pharaohs. The temple is set beautifully on an island in the middle of the Nile. Early in the morning you can join the optional trip to the gorgeous Abu Simbel, an iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a must-do for all keen on history and mythology. Later in the afternoon, embark your 5-star Nile cruise.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Aswan & Philae Temple
  • Optional Activities: Abu Simbel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
5
Day 5: Nile Cruise
Today is a chill-day sailing down the Nile, watching beautiful scenery and waving to the locals swimming and fishing. Whilst absorbing the stunning temples along the coast, sit back and enjoy the relaxing breeze. Have a dip in the pool on-board and bathe under the sun.
  • Included Activities: Cruise on the Nile
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
6
Day 6: Nile Cruise, Edfu, Komombo, Luxor
Time to bid farewell to our fancy Nile cruise. Start off the day with a visit to the Kom Ombo Temple dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek. Next stop will be Edfu, home to one of the largest and best-preserved temples in Egypt. Dedicated to the falcon god Horus, the temple was built over 180-years from 237 BC to 57 BC. As you get your dose of marvel, ride to Luxor and check into the hotel. After a refreshing break, brace for the Luxor Temple, dedicated to the great god Amun. The temple was built on top of a smaller structure dating back to 14th century BC!
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Edfu & Komombo, Luxor Temple
  • Meals: Breakfast
7
Day 7: Luxor, Cairo
The West Bank of the Nile awaits with the incredible Valley of the Kings. Also known as “City of the Dead”, it’s home to fancy royal tombs carved into desert rocks and filled with treasures for the Pharaoh afterlife. As you’d expect, here lied the famous mummy of Tutankhamun III. Rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is the next stop. As you try to break the spell of ancient wonders, drive to Cairo for overnight stay.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Optional Activities: Hot Air Balloning
  • Meals: Breakfast
8
Day 8: Cairo City Tour
The journey continues with one of the most important museums dedicated to the ancient world. Egyptian Museum of Cairo houses around 120,000 ancient Egyptian relics and antiquities. Then roam around Cairo stopping by the Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohammed Ali, the Hanging Church and the world-famous Khan el-Khalili bazaar. Make sure to wear your haggling hats and brace for the mayhem!
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Cairo, Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohammed Ali, Hanging Church & Khan el-Khalili Bazaar
  • Meals: Breakfast
9
Day 9: Cairo to Dahab via Sudr & Sharm El Sheikh Road
Following an early breakfast, head out to the Red Sea paradise of Dahab. Pack your swimsuit close and ready for a dip in the sea. You’ll get plenty of swimming, snorkeling, diving and sunbathing. The perfect way to relax after a week of cultural discovery.
  • Meals: Breakfast
10
Day 10: Dahab
Today our Dahab experience starts with an optional snorkeling trip to the famous Blue Hole. Here you can snorkel off the shore, swim along colourful fish and experience the beauty of the coral reefs. Dahab is renowned for being one of the best diving destinations in the region, offering an unforgettable experience to divers of all levels. Following your return, why not try out camel trekking or water sports.
  • Optional Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Camel Trekking, Water Sports
  • Meals: Breakfast
11
Day 11: Dahab, Taba, Aqaba, Wadi Rum
Time for the second leg of your adventure. Departing early in the morning for Nuweiba or Taba, you will cross by Aqaba, Jordan’s window to the sea. We make for the otherworldly desert of Wadi Rum. Brace for a local feast, we’re having an authentic Jordanian dinner in a magical setting tonight. Naturally to be followed by a camp fire in the desert, singing and sharing stories – scary or not – and bonding with your travel mates. Hope for a clear sky for a stunning starry night at our desert camp. Attention: Ferries from Nuweiba to Aqaba only depart when they are full, which may result in 3 – 4 hour delays on the departure time and itinerary change in Jordan. For passengers not wishing to wait for the ferry, we also offer the option to cross the Arava Israeli Border from Taba and use the motorway to Aqaba Border. (Israel issues a separate pass at the border and doesn’t stamp your passport).
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Wadi Rum
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
12
Day 12: Wadi Rum, Petra
The experience of a lifetime awaits. Have a hefty breakfast, you’re joining a 2-hour Jeep safari in the Wadi Rum desert. The setting to many ‘Mars’ movies, natural rock formations in the middle of the vast desert will amaze you. Next up will be the magnificent world-famous Petra, the greatest attraction in the Middle East and a full day of exploration. Your local guide will provide a brief history of the ancient city and show you the ins and outs. The massive underground city is carved into a huge rose-coloured rock, make sure to have your cameras at hand! You’ll also get a chance to discover the Pharaoh’s Castle, the Triumphal arch and the Amphitheatre along the way. We remain in Petra overnight.
  • Included Activities: Jeep Safari, Sightseeing Petra
  • Meals: Breakfast
13
Day 13: Petra, Dead Sea, Amman
A day is never enough for the vastness of Petra. The tour of the ‘Red Rose City’ continues before we drive to the lowest point of dry land on earth. The Dead Sea, also known as ‘Sea of Salt’, is hundreds of metres below sea level, hence the famous incredibly salty water that floats you almost above waist. Enjoy the warm sun, cleansing mud baths and the most original swimming experience ever. Then continue to Amman where we stay overnight.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Dead Sea
  • Meals: Breakfast
14
Day 14: Amman City Tour
Time to discover the vibrant Jordanian capital of Amman. Embark on a city tour of beautiful sites and highlights including the Citadel and the Amphitheatre, and discover the impressive history of Jordan. Afterwards you’ll get some free time to explore the city on your own terms and hit the shopping streets.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Amman
  • Meals: Breakfast
15
Day 15: Amman
Have your final breakfast on us and start bidding farewells to your travel mates before checking out of the hotel. Time to start counting days for your next adventure with Ciconia!
  • Meals: Breakfast
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Price ($)

Accommodation

5 and 4 star hotels in Egypt, 4 & 3 star hotels and desert camp in Jordan

Airport Transfer

From Cairo Airport to the hotel on Day 1

Meals

14 breakfasts | 2 lunches | 3 dinners

Transportation

Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus | Donkey (Valley of the Kings) | 4×4 jeep (Wadi Rum) Felucca or 5 star Nile Cruise boat (depending on the itinerary) | Ferry between Egypt-Jordan

Guide

Services of experienced Egyptologist guides

Sightseeing Highlights

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dahab
    Dahab

    “Gold” in Arabic, the city’s name was inspired from the golden sands by the Red Sea coast. Dahab offers Oceanside dinners and crystal-clear waters for diving and snorkeling.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Stay in Style

  • THE OASIS HOTEL PYRAMIDS - CAIRO
    THE OASIS HOTEL PYRAMIDS - CAIRO

    The hotel is located very close to Pyramids of Giza, The Egyptian Museum and Great Sphinx. Hotel offers a sundeck, swimm

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  • STEIGENBERGER HOTEL - LUXOR ( or similar )
    STEIGENBERGER HOTEL - LUXOR ( or similar )

    This 5 star hotel, located in the heart of Luxor by the Nile River, provides an outdoor pool, fitness centre and sauna.

    Read More
  • DAHAB PARADISE HOTEL - DAHAB
    DAHAB PARADISE HOTEL - DAHAB

    This beautiful hotel located by the Red Sea features an outdoor pool and a panoramic view of the Sinai Mountain. All of

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  • IBIS HOTEL - AMMAN
    IBIS HOTEL - AMMAN

    This hotel is only 30 min driver from the airport, perfectly designed for a comfortable stay experience with it’s soun

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  • HILLAWI CAMP - WADI RUM
    HILLAWI CAMP - WADI RUM

    Staying in Wadi Rum is an experience not do be missed. This camp is large, yet has a wonderful atmosphere, nice rooms wi

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  • LA MAISON HOTEL - PETRA
    LA MAISON HOTEL - PETRA
  • PETRA PALACE HOTEL - PETRA
    PETRA PALACE HOTEL - PETRA

    This hotel is very centrally located , it’s only 50 meters away from Petra entrance. This hotel has also an outdoor sw

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What is not included ?

  • Any flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary
  • Entrance Fees to the sights

THE OASIS HOTEL PYRAMIDS - CAIRO


The hotel is located very close to Pyramids of Giza, The Egyptian Museum and Great Sphinx. Hotel offers a sundeck, swimming pool, tennis court, gym and fitness center.

STEIGENBERGER HOTEL - LUXOR ( or similar )


This 5 star hotel, located in the heart of Luxor by the Nile River, provides an outdoor pool, fitness centre and sauna. All rooms feature air-conditioning and satellite TV.

DAHAB PARADISE HOTEL - DAHAB


This beautiful hotel located by the Red Sea features an outdoor pool and a panoramic view of the Sinai Mountain. All of the rooms are air-conditioned and have balcony with a spectacular view.

IBIS HOTEL - AMMAN


This hotel is only 30 min driver from the airport, perfectly designed for a comfortable stay experience with it’s sound-proof rooms. 3 km away from the Amman Castle.

HILLAWI CAMP - WADI RUM


Staying in Wadi Rum is an experience not do be missed. This camp is large, yet has a wonderful atmosphere, nice rooms with attached bathroom and wonderful staff

LA MAISON HOTEL - PETRA


PETRA PALACE HOTEL - PETRA


This hotel is very centrally located , it’s only 50 meters away from Petra entrance. This hotel has also an outdoor swimming pool to offer