A 19 day In-Depth touring of Egypt and Jordan
We have even included all tips to your
drivers, guides, crew on board the cruise
No Hidden charges. No Additional Tax
DAY 1 – CAIRO – Daily- Subject To Nile Cruise Schedule & Availibilty – Year Round
Arrive in Cairo. Our local representative will be waiting for you with a sign and a warm welcome and will whisk you to your comfortable hotel. Visa may be issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport.
Cairo Airport VIP Meet & Greet
Visa issued locally in Cairo (for a limited number of nationalities) no photos required. Our representative greets you at the airport and whisks you to your hotel. Visa will be issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport for a limited number of citizens such as: American, Australian, NZ, EU, Canadian, EU Singaporean and Japanese citizens. You are responsible for having your passport in order valid at least for 6 month beyond the date of your arrival in Cairo. Our local rep. will meet you with a sign that carries your name, and will be waiting for you with the prepaid visa stamps to proceed to the passports control to stamp your passports and then you claim your luggage. After you clear the passport and customs formalities and exit the terminal, our local representative will escort you by private vehicle to the hotel. Welcome fruit basket & Egyptian pastry awaits you in your room with our compliments.
DAY 2 – Alexandria (BL)
Breakfast at leisure. We leave Cairo: private air conditioned car/driver/guide) and we drive across northern Egypt and the Nile Delta heading northwest for Alexandria for a full day tour, we’ll get to known Alexandria in depth, as we visit the National Museum in Alexandria, the building was originally built in 1926 for the US consulate in Alexandria and is a masterpiece in 1920’s architecture & Mediterranean style buildings.the Roman Amphitheater, Qayet Bey Fortress which was built on the same site of the ancient wonder of the world: the famous Alexandria Light House Koum El Shougafa Catacombs, Eliahou Halevi (or Hanabi) synagogue (Nabi Daniel Street), a 150-year-old synagogue, it is the only active synagogue in Alexandria,and houses the treasurers of the seven other older and / or closed Alexandrian synagogues, and an afternoon horse-drawn carriage ride on the water front, and inspect the exterior of the mosque of the Alexandrine local “saint”: Morsi Abu-Al-Abbas, a leisurely walk through the local souks and Zanket-El Setat to get a fell of this charming old part of Alexandria, followed by Lunch (included) in an Alexandrine restaurant, dinner is is included at your hotel tonight in Alexandria.
DAY 3 – Alexandria (BL)
Breakfast at leisure at the hotel. A brief stop at “El Selsela” the site of the Underwater reserve where Cleopatra Place was discovered, as well as Caesar Kiosk, then it’s off to the new site for the Alexandria Library. Lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Wadi El Natroun monastery almost midway to Cairo, where early Coptic Christians retreated here to escape the Roman persecution in the 4th century AD. The Egyptian Pope of Alexandria is always chosen from the Monks of wadi El Natroun. Reach Cairo early evening and your hotel.
DAY 4 – CAIRO- Dahshour, Memphis, Sakkara (BL)
A morning tour takes us to the time capsule treasure of Dahshour, the newly-opened pyramid field south of Cairo. DAHSOUR – we’ll motor to the edge of Cairo, to Dahshour, the pyramid field south of Cairo. We visit the great pyramid of Senfru, father of Cheops, and other structure:
The “Discovery” of Dahshour:
For almost half a century, the great field of huge pyramids near the desert village of Dahshour, 25 miles south of Cairo, has been off limits to the public. Confined within the perimeter of a military base were many pyramids, including the great 4500-year-old pyramid built by Senfru, father of Cheops. Senfru’s pyramid, the largest in Egypt until his son built Giza’s Great Pyramid, is rhomboidal in shape: it tapers more distinctly on its upper half. All the pyramids were coated in thick plaster at one time. Most have lost these protective, decorative sheaths, but Senfru’s–miraculously–is still in place.
After lunch at a local restaurant: The afternoon is for Memphis and Sakkara, including the Step Pyramid of Zoser & Nobles tombs/Mastabas, and the small yet charming Imhotep Museum.
DAY 5 – CAIRO- Giza – Home Hosted Dinner (BL)
Morning tour to Giza and the mysteries of the Pyramids and Sphinx, including the Solar Boat Museum.
Lunch is included at the Mena House.
Complimentary Dinner is included at a local home:
Meet the locals. You may wish to bring token gifts to exchange with the host family (T shirt, small souvenirs of your home town). This evening we’ll venture where few ordinary visitors ever tread… right into the homes of some of the people of Cairo! 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, if you prefer, you may enjoy a quiet evening with your travel companions – just let us know your preferences.
DAY 6 – CAIRO (BL)
Your exploration of the ancient world begins today! First stop is the Egyptian Museum, with its treasures of the ancient pharaohs: mummies, statuary, precious stones and metals. We’ll also stop at the Citadel of Saladin and the Alabaster Mosque. Lunch is included at Naguib Mahfouz Restaurant, the Ritz Hotel next to the Museum. Afternoon walking tour of Khan El-Khalili Bazaar district and time permitting Muez-LedeenAllah Street.
DAY 7 – ASWAN ABU SIMBEL (BL)
Abu Simbel excursion: private guide:
After an early breakfast, we head for the airport and your flight to Abu Simbel, via Aswan. In Abu Simbel: You’ll have your own private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur and private guide waiting for you at the airport and we will head for the temples site over looking Lake Nasser. 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, after which retire to a comfortable hotel for lunch and refreshments. Just as planeloads of visitors arrive to throng the temples we fly back to Aswan, and your hotel. Evening Sound and Light show at Philae.
DAY 8 – ASWAN – Nile Cruise – (BLD)
After breakfast at your hotel, we tour the Nubian Museum then head for Soheil Island. We will be back to Aswan and your Nile Cruise in time for lunch, where we settle you into your cabin on your Nile steamer. We’ll visit the enormous dams at Aswan, then board a launch on to visit the Temples island of Philae, dedicated to the Ancient Egyptian Goddess of Isis, that was later worshiped in Rome as well as Ancient Greece. The temple was rescued from rising waters and reassembled on this island. Back to the cruise in time for tea. Then we will enjoy a felucca sailing on the Nile.
DAY 9 – KOM OMBO- Nile Cruise(BLD)
We cruise northward down the Nile today, at a stately pace, disembarking for a visit to Kom Ombo, the twin temple dedicated to the crocodile river god, Sobek. We’ll also see Haroeris, the solar disk.
DAY 10 – EDFU and LUXOR – Nile Cruise (BLD)
Horse-drawn carriages or vans meet us at riverside to take us through Edfu to the Temple of Horus, best-preserved in all of Egypt. Then we’ll continue beside the Nile to take in an array of ancient splendors: touring the Valley of the Kings; the imposing tomb-temple of Queen Hatshepsut; and, back in Luxor on the East Bank: the Great Temple of Amon at Karnak as well as Luxor Temple. Evening Sound and Light show at Karnak (please bring a jacket and a flash light). Add an extra night in Luxor
DAY 11- SHARM EL SHEIK – RED SEA (B)
Now that you’ve seen the best of the Egypt of the Pharaohs, our guides escort you to the airport. You’ll fly over the Sinai Peninsula and land at historic Sharm El Sheik on the Red Sea. You’re at the beach and free to swim, or explore under the waters.
DAY 12 – SHARM EL SHEIK (B)
Relax! Today is set aside as a strategic mid-journey break. Spend some time in the sun, but don’t miss your chance to snorkel or dive under Red Sea waters for an array of coral and glittering tropical fish.
DAY 13 – St. Catherine Monastery (BL)
Our knowledgeable guides arrange a pre-dawn departure into the still-cool wilderness of Sinai, through which Moses led the Children of Israel to the Promised Land. Our goal is the Monastery of St. Catherine, built of rock at the base of Mount Sinai, at the site of the Burning Bush. We tour the monastery, rich in history, icons and sacred paintings, then return to Sharm El Sheik.
DAY 14 – PETRA (BL)
We’ll fly to Amman: non-stop from Sharm El-Sheikh or via Cairo, air fare is included in our rate in business class, tax included, between Egypt and Jordan. In Amman: our Jordan-based representative waits to greet you. You’ll drive south, and arrive at your hotel in Petra for the night. Lunch is included en-route.
DAY 15- PETRA (BD)
We’ll spend the entire day at Petra, the stunning desert city hewn by the Nabateans from solid cliffs of pink and violet sandstone. Petra was known in the bible as Sela, and rediscovered only in 1812. You’ll feel like Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark as you penetrate into the city through a narrow sandstone gorge, the Siq, and wander among the Temple of the Winged Lion, tombs, Roman theater, and the imposing Treasury.
In the evening we will call on you for a unique experience:
Dine as a local. 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 chef.
Each evening meal includes soup, cold and hot mezza (appetizers) 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.
The 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 Foundation.
Tour experience tonight includes the cuisine course, meal and all non-alcoholic beverages as well as take-home recipes for all dishes prepared that evening.
DAY 16 – PETRA – WADI RUM (BL)
After breakfast at the hotel, 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 our visit, we enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
DAY 17 – JERASH (BL)
After breakfast at the hotel, we head north, we enjoy lunch enroute. Today we tour 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.
DAY 18 – MADABA, KERAK – PETRA (BL)
Full day includes: Madaba to visit the church containing the oldest known map of Palestine and 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. Lunch is included at a local restaurant. Head back to Amman and your hotel.
DAY 19 – DEPARTURE FOR HOME (B)
Our staff escorts you to the airport of Amman for your flight home. Or, you may choose to add one of our extensions, and return later from Jordan at no additional cost for your air fare.
|RATES per person in USD|
|Triple||US$ 7512.00||US$ 6311.00|
|Double||US$ 7810.oo||US$ 6660.00|
|Single||US$ 9301.00||US$ 7970.00|
For Easter (2 weeks season), Christmas, New Year’s (Dec 20 – Jan 3): 10 % supplement will apply.
Children Discount: 30 % on the adult double rate, child must be younger than 12 years of age, must be traveling with a minimum of 2 adults.
Sample 5-stars Deluxe Nile Cruises:
M/S Monaco, M/S Monte Carlo, M/s Mojito, M/s Queen of Hansa
- All transfers in Egypt and Jordan, always on a private basis, private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur.
- Domestic flights within Egypt with tax included, in business class, yet some Aswan Abu Simbel flights may operate only with economy class configuration.
- Air fare Cairo Amman, in business class, tax included
- Hotel accommodations with tax and service charges
- Sightseeing with professional guide and entrance fees as indicated, private touring, private guide in Cairo, the Nile cruise, Abu Simbel and Jordan, in Jordan your Amman guide will escort you throughout.
- Meals as indicated, with pre-set menu (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- Nile cruise as listed, including all shore excursions and entrance fees, all touring on the cruise based on using a private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur & private guide.
- While on board the cruise: Large bottle of water (per person), delivered daily to your cabin on board the Nile cruise.
- Small bottle of water (per person) with each meal, while you are on board the Nile Cruise.
- Tea or coffee with each meal while you are on board the Nile cruise
- In Jordan: For your convenience: Wi-Fi internet access and mineral water with soft drinks are available in Jordan on board of all the vehicle for our VIP guests
- Visa for Jordan. Limited to specific nationalities such as: Australian, NZ, USA, Canada, EU, Japan and others (please check with us if needed at the time of booking).
- All tips in Cairo and Jordan to your drivers, guides, crew on board the cruise etc.
- Personal expenses and beverages
- Additional meals and services
- Trip interruption and cancellation insurance
- International air fares from/to your home country
- Upgrade to the Ultra Deluxe Nile cruise: Please add 20 % to the deluxe rate.
Sample 5-stars Ultra Deluxe Nile Cruises:
- Movenpick Radamis II and Movenpick Royal Lotus Nile Cruise
- M/S Amarco
- The all suites with private balconies Nile Cruise:
- Oberoi MS Philae
- Sonesta: M/S Star Goddess or Sonesta M/S Moon Goddess (all state rooms do offer private balconies)