Nile Adventure a La Indiana Jones
12-day Egypt and Jordan Adventure
Flying between Cairo and Amman
Weekly - Year Round
the best of Egypt & Petra . A good look at Cairo and a 4 -day cruise
along the Nile. Including Abu Simbel. .
All transfers are on a private basis . Private touring in Cairo and
Jordan except while on board th e Nile cruise: you will be part of a
10-15 English Speaking Group)
Compare with the 10 -Day
with Alexandria , the 14
Day with Alexandria , or add a short stay in Add Sharm
el Sheikh, or in Athens,
1 - DEPART - NEW YORK-
Sunday - Weekly - Year Round
( Subject to availability) Air fare add-on available from major cities
Board your Lufthansa , Swiss , Air France or British Airways wide-body
jet at New York's John F Kennedy International Airport for your transatlantic
flight . Egyptair is the only non-stop flight JFK Cairo with an afternoon
arrival into Cairo .
For West Coast guests : You need NOT to fly via New York
. When you fly onboard Lufthansa,
British Airways , Air France , etc, then you fly non stop from the West
Coast to Europe then connect to Cairo .
business class upgrades from JFK ( roundtrip)
Egyptair , Air France Lufthansa or British Airways : Please add : $ 3050
tax included .
For business class upgrades from LAX, SFO, SEA
or SAN (roundtrip) :
Lufthansa , Air France , or British Airways : Please add : $ 4300 tax
Click for Thursday departure
version . Click for Friday Departure
. If you prefer to handle your own airfare , please deduct
$ 600 from the listed rates.
2 - CAIRO - Monday
Our representative greets you at the airport, helps with formalities,
and whisks you to your hotel. Visa
may be secured upon arrival by paying $ 15 in cash in USD or Euros, please
have exact change, this is for a limited number of nationalities such
as American , Australian, NZ , Canadian, EU , Singaporean, and Japanese
Citizens , if in doubt about your eligibility , please contact the Egyptian
Consulate nearest you .
Your Passport must be valid at least for 6 month beyond your arrival date
into Egypt. After exiting the terminal, our local representative will
escort you to the hotel
3- CAIRO- Tuesday (BL)
On your first full day in Egypt we show you the Egyptian Museum, including
the Mummy Room and the fabulous treasures Tutankhamon, the Pyramids of
Giza . Those
who are fit and adventurous enough may wish to penetrate into the heart
of the Great Pyramid, to the King's Chamber your ticket is included with
our compliments (or the interior of Kephren Pyramid). Taking
a camel ride (Included) is entirely your own choice! the
Sphinx, the Citadel of Saladin,and the Mohammed Ali Mosque, made of alabaster.
In the evening, we return to the pyramids for a memorable sound-and
4 -ABU SIMBEL / Board your Nile Cruise- Wednesday (BLD)
early breakfast. Fly to Abu Simbel via Aswan , tour the colossal temples
of Ramses the Great and his Queen Nefertari : In the larger temple
of Ramses the Great : colossal figures of Ramses are seated with the gods
and attended by his queen and daughters.
The smaller temple is dedicated to Queen Nefertari, who appears
as Hathor, the goddess of love, joy and fertility, symbolized by the benevolent
cow. We explore these fine temple , after which we fly back to Aswan to
time for lunch
on board your Nile cruiser .
Welcome fruit basket & Egyptian pastries in your cabin.
the afternoon we inspect the Aswan High Dam and the older Victorian-era
dam below it, then visit an ancient red granite quarry. An unfinished
obelisk here, in excellent condition, testifies to the workmanship of
ancient Egypt's artisans. Boarding a motor launch, we return to the Philae
temples to inspect the impressive structures dedicated
to the Ancient Goddess ISIS
transfer to a graceful felucca, the traditional Nile sailboat, for a cruise
amidst the rocky islands beneath the Aswan High Dam.
5 - ASWAN - KOM OMBO- Thursday (BLD)
Today which served as the backdrop to last night's sound-and-light drama.
Back on our Nile cruiser, we cast off and cruise downstream to Kom Ombo
to visit its twin temples dedicated to Sobek, the Nile crocodile god,
and Haroeris, the solar disc.
6 - EDFU & ESNA- Friday (BLD)
Our riverboat ties up at Edfu, and we climb aboard horse-drawn carriages
for a short clip-clop ride through the town to the Temple of Horus, Egypt's
best-preserved. After our visit, we re-embark and cruise to Esna, where
we pass through the Nile locks. By evening, we reach Luxor.
7 - LUXOR- Saturday (BLD)
Today we tour some of Egypt's greatest wonders: the tombs of the pharaohs
in the Valley of the Kings at Thebes, and, in the nearby Valley of the
Queens, the great funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
El Medinah, the first known "Workers Village" these
were the true creative heroes who built the temples & tombs for the
mighty Pharaohs of the Nile Kingdom.
El Medinah is on Luxor's west bank you get a totally different perspective
on ancient Egyptian life, at the ancient workers' settlement of Deir
el-Medinah. While most of the imposing stone monuments and sites of Egypt
honor the lives and after-lives of royalty, Deir el-Medinah gives us unique
and surprising insights into the ordinary citizens who constructed and
decorated the tombs.
we'll see the excavated homes shared by laborers with their domestic animals.
These quarters were surprisingly large, with three good-sized rooms, courtyard,
kitchen, and even storage cellars. While ancient Egypt might not have
been a workers' paradise, we'll see that artisans and builders were highly
regarded in their community. We are proud to be the only operator to offer
regular visits to this singular ancient settlement in its tour and cruise
also stop at the Colossi of Memnon, mammoth seated statues now standing
alone in a farmer's field. In the evening, we attend the sound-and-light
show at the gigantic Great Temple of Amon at Karnak.
8 - LUXOR - CAIRO- Sunday (B)
We return to the Great Temple of Amon at Karnak to inspect it in the daylight,
then move on to the smaller but still huge Temple of Luxor. Followed by
Luxor Museum . Our touring done, we return by air to Cairo.
Dinner is included at a local home:
Meet the locals:
evening we'll venture where few ordinary visitors ever tread . . . right
into the homes of some of the people of Cairo l! You'll be invited to
a family dinner, and while you enjoy wholesome home-cooked specialties,
you'll learn about and appreciate the outlook, aspirations, and way of
life of your hosts. Be assured, as curious as you may be about your new
friends, they're sure to have questions about your own background. Once
the ice is broken, you'll enjoy a lively evening, and find that you have
more in common than you ever suspected. Of course, you may enjoy a quiet
evening with your travel companions, by letting us know your preferences.
may wish to bring token gifts to exchange with the host family ( T shirt
, small souvenirs of your home town)
9 - CAIRO/ AMMAN- Monday (B)
Our representative escorts you to the airport for your Amman flight .Complimentary
Fruit basket awaits you in your room. Our local rep will meet you upon
arrival and help with the transfer to your hotel in Amman .Complimentary
visa is issued upon arrival for American , Australian, NZ, Canadian, EU
, Singaporean & Japanese passport holders. Passport must be valid at least
for 6 month beyond the date of your arrival.
Subject to flight availability and schedule , if you arrive early in the
day ,then you will proceed on to Petra, otherwise for evening arrivals
we spend the night in Amman.
10 - MADABA, KERAK - PETRA- Tuesday (BL)
We drive south along the King's Highway, an ancient caravan route, to
Madaba to visit the church containing the oldest known map of the Holy
Land. Continuing to Mount Nebo, we enjoy the panoramic view of the Promised
Land the way Moses saw it for the first time. Further on, at Kerak, we
tour the ruins of its romantic Crusaders' castle of Renaud de Chatillon,
one of a line which stretched from Aqaba to Turkey. Finally, we arrive
to PETRA . Lunch included at a local restaurant.
11 - PETRA - The Dead Sea- Wednesday (BL)
Today the fabulous Nabatean City of Petra awaits us. Made famous in the
Indiana Jones movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark," its ancient temples, tombs
and striking Khazneh (Treasury) were hewn right from the pink and violet
sandstone. We spend a full day here, before we head back for Amman and
another night. Lunch included at a local restaurant.
12 - Departure : Dead Sea Resorts / Amman Airport- Thursday (B)
We escort you to Queen Alia Airport , if
you wish to add extra nights , please click here .
For guest going on to Syria with us. You will continue on to The Syrian
border, visit Bosra before continuing to Damascus. Or if you are touring
Syria on your own, we'll be glad to arrange for the transfer to Bosra
in Syria ( Supplement $165 per person,
minimum 2 guests, private car/driver to Bosra), Do you Speak THE
LANGUAGE OF THE JESUS IN THE LAND OF THE BOOK ?
Visit Maaloula in Syria
departure tax is included in our rate. Extend to Dubai
& the United Arab Emirates
per person in US $
Deluxe Nile Cruise
First Class Nile Cruise
Sheraton. Meridien or similar
, Oases or similar
Tulip or similar
Monaco. M/S Mojito
M/S Lady Diana
Ruby. M/S Nile Dream
Hotel or similar
Tulip or similar
Easter, Christmas and New Year's Weeks, a 20 % holiday surcharge
transatlantic airfare, including air taxes, from New York to Cairo
and return on British Airways, Air France, Swiss , Lufthansa or another
IATAN airline, subject to seat availability at the time of reservation.
airfares within Egypt, with taxes in economy class, upgrade
to business class for Egypt's domestic flights: $150
transfers in Egypt & Jordan on a private basis .
visa for Jordan is issued upon arrival in Amman for EU , Australian,
NZ, Canadian, American, Singaporean & Japanese passport holders. Passport
must be valid at least for 6 month beyond the date of your arrival.
accommodations, including tax and service charges.
cruise; the sequence of sights visited between Aswan and Luxor is subject
to change according to vessel requirements, and the cruise may begin
in either Aswan or Luxor.
touring in Cairo & Jordan except while on board th e Nile cruise:
you will be part of a 10-15 English Speaking Group)
as indicated in the tour itinerary: B = continental breakfast; L = set-menu
lunch; D = set-menu dinner.
water ( one per person ) delivered to your cabin daily while on board
or coffee as well as bottled water with every meal while on board the
sightseeing by private air-conditioned motor coach or car as per itinerary,
including all entrance fees.
Lonely Planet travel guidebook to Egypt
Insurance (please consult with your own insurance agent t)
item that's not specifically listed in the "inclusions"
expenses, including excess baggage or shipping charges, beverages,
and personal charges in hotels for laundry, telephone, or other services
for Egypt may be secured upon arrival by paying $ 15 in cash in USD
or Euros, please have exact change, this is for a limited number
of nationalities such as American , Australian, NZ , Canadian, EU
, Singaporean, and Japanese Citizens , if in doubt about your eligibility
, please contact the Egyptian Consulate nearest you .
Your Passport must be valid at least for 6 month beyond your arrival
date into Egypt. After exiting the terminal, our local representative
will escort you to the hotel
class from the West Coast
SEA, SFO, LAX, SAN . Based on flying on : LH, BA, AF
Non-stop to Europe
Then connect to Cairo
Must be booked at least 21 days in advance
Ultra Deluxe Nile Cruise
Suites with private Balcony
Of History, Welcome to Ishtar
Surely there is no region on earth where nature and history have more
wonderfully conspired, where so exciting a drama has obtained so beautiful
scenes of exquisiteness and peace, the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
gives you the opportunity to enjoy its riches - where Marc Anthony, Queen
of Sheba, Aristotle and even Cleopatra once strived to unravel mystery.
The Ishtar Royal Villa has an area of 476 square meters in addition to
74 square meters in each individual Ishtar Beach Chalet, as well as a
private garden and pools, totaling a breathtaking 1,830 square meters
of absolute luxury.
rooms have natural stone floors and designer furniture, featuring King
size beds, a living area, a working desk and a walk-in wardrobe. Rooms
are located on the second floor and have an area of 68 square meters and
a bi-level private terrace of 45 square meters with terrace furniture
and an outdoor Jacuzzi.
The Ishtar Spa Rooms feature a state-of-the-art DVD/CD player (upon request)
and complimentary suit pressing upon arrival.