A Grand 12-day : Egypt and Jordan Adventure
Private touring all the way - We
have even included all the tips
the best of Egypt & Petra in only 12 days . All
Private Touring , even while on board the
Nile Cruise . A good look at Cairo and a 5-day cruise along the Nile.
Including Abu Simbel Arrive any day of the week .
All transfers / touring are on a private
Private guide for all your tours in Cairo , and Jordan
with the 14 day private
edition , the 14 Day with Alexandria
or 12 day edition with Athens
Extension , or
add London . Add
a stay in the Egyptian Riviera on the Red Sea .
CRUISE THE NILE in the comfort of your own
sailing boat / Felucca cruise
1 - CAIRO
Our representative greets you at the airport, helps with formalities,
and whisks you to your hotel. Visa
may be secured upon arrival 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 .
After exiting the terminal, our local representative will escort you to
2- CAIRO (BLD)
On your first full day in Egypt we show you the Egyptian Museum, including
the Mummy Room and the fabulous treasures Tutankhamon,lunch is included
at a charming local restaurant. The afternoon is for a guided walking
tour of the old 12-century Khan El Khalili Bazaar district, the Citadel
of Saladin,and the Mohammed Ali Mosque, made of alabaster, El Rifai Mosque
and Beit El Kritlia old Mamluk old Egyptian Arabian style house . Evening
Dinner , with folk and belly dance show
3 - ASWAN - Abu Simbel - Aswan - Nile Cruise (B)
We fly to Aswan (
or Luxor ) and connect on to ,
Abu Simbel , your private guide, will meet you in Abu Simbel .
In the larger temple, 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 by ourselves in the quiet of the morning.
Fly to Aswan
time for lunch
on board your Nile cruiser .
In the afternoon we transfer to a graceful felucca, the traditional Nile
sailboat, for a cruise amidst the rocky islands beneath the Aswan High
Dam. For those interested , join us on a mini-camel caravan ride
to a nearby Nubian village for tea with the locals.
Welcome fruit basket & Egyptian pastries in your cabin. Click here
to have also a Private guide for your shore excursions.
4 - ASWAN & KOM OMBO (BLD)
Today 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 in daylight the impressive structures 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.
5 - EDFU & ESNA (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.
6 - LUXOR (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
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.
7 - LUXOR - CAIRO (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 & the Ancient Workers Village : Deir El Medinah , the
best kept secret in Luxor .
Our touring done, we return by air to Cairo by air .
8 - CAIRO - AMMAN (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.
9 - MADABA, KERAK - PETRA (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 is included enroute .
10 - PETRA (BD)
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, and another night.
open in Petra, The Petra Kitchen is a delightful way to round out your
Jordan travel experiences. Like any home kitchen, The Petra Kitchen is
a relaxed, informal atmosphere where you’ll gather to prepare an
evening meal, working alongside local women under the supervision of our
evening meal includes soup, cold and hot mezza and salads, and a main
course—all typical Jordanian dishes. You will have get an inside
glimpse of the secrets behind the famous regional cuisine of the Levant.
Petra Kitchen offers an evening of learning, fun and a very special dining
experience, with each dish gaining the special flavor of a reward well-earned.
Great care has been taken to make The Petra Kitchen a truly Jordanian
experience—right down to the furnishings, all crafted in Jordan,
the tableware, all produced by the Iraq al Amir Women’s Co-operative,
and the aprons and table linens, all hand-embroidered by the Jordan River
rate includes the cuisine course, meal and all non-alcoholic beverages
as well as take-home recipes for all dishes prepared that evening.
11 - WADI RUM & AMMAN (BL)
We board four-wheel-drive vehicles for an expedition to Wadi Rum, the
"Valley of the Moon" where T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia") organized
Arab resistance to Ottoman rule during World War I. After lunch at a local
charming restaurant, We drive to Jerash, among the best-preserved Roman
cities in the world, to tour its temples, theaters, churches and colonnaded
streets. From Jerash, we will escort you back to Amman and your hotel.
12 - Departure :AMMAN (B)
escort you to Queen Alia Airport .
For those 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 $
Hotels & Nile Cruise
Hotels & Nile Cruise ( sample listing or similar)
Hyatt . Meridien Pyramids. Conrad
Nile Cruise : M/S Beau Soleil , M/S Florence .
M/S Mojito,M/S Monte Carlo
M/S Monaco, M/S Adonis,
: SAS Radisson
Petra : Movenpick - Marriott
First Class Nile Cruise
Class Hotels & Nile Cruise . ( sample listing
Zoser . Cataract Pyramids
Cruise : Ruby, Presidential Nile Cruises
:Golden Tulip Grand Palace Hotel
Petra : Golden Tulip Kings Way Hotel
* This tour departs daily
For Easter, Christmas and New Year's Weeks, a 20 % holiday surcharge
Package Rates are subject to change without notice.
airfares within Egypt, with taxes in economy class, including
the tips to drivers, guides, porters crew on board your cruise etc.
Egypt - Jordan one way in economy class, including tax .
transfers in Egypt and Jordan , always on a private basis .
visas for Jordan are issued upon arrival 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.
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
Lonely Planet travel guidebook to Egypt
, all the tips to porters, guides, drivers, all your crew onboard
the cruise etc.
sightseeing as per itinerary , including all entrance fees .
air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur, private guide for all
your tours in Cairo and Jordan, while on board the cruise , you will
be part of a 10-15 English speaking guide.
Insurance ( please consult your insurance agent)
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
air fare from/to your home country
PRIVATE GUIDE/CAR/DRIVER for Nile cruise shore excursiones
For the full duration of the Nile Cruise & shore excursions: please
add $250 per person , this supplement doesn't apply when you have
at least 5 guests in your party.
for Egypt may be secured upon arrival by paying $ 15 in cash in
USD or Euros, exact change please, no photos required, 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
Your passport must be valid at least for 6 month beyond the date of
arrival in Cairo. After exiting the terminal, our local representative
will escort you to the hotel
CODE and What To Wear : All
of our Nile cruise vessels are fully air conditioned. Onboard dress is
casual except at dinner, read more, please click here .
What to Pack: Most of the year look forward to warm,
even hot weather in Cairo , Luxor & Aswan, morning & evenings
are cooler. During Winter ... read more .. Clothing on Board the
Nile Cruise :
Lightweight comfortable ... read more