A series of grand Tours of these two gems of the Near East: Egypt and Jordan. Some cover Alexandria in the North to Abu Simbel on the border with Nubia And Africa. Some include Jerash, or camping in Wadi Rum. Use the train or fly between Cairo and the Nile Cruise. We try to cover it all!
Indiana Jones himself couldn't squeeze more adventure into this series we offer: Cairo and the Pyramids, a cruise on the Nile, Alexander the Great Mediterranean Ancient Capital of Alexandria, the fabled temples and tombs of Luxor and Thebes, diving in the Red Sea, the mountains of Sinai, and a trek to the mysterious ruins of Petra in Jordan. Just email us your wish list, and we'll give you the Near East! Egypt and Jordan A La Carte. We have more choices available upon request.
We are now home for nearly a week and still basking in the glow of our extraordinary trip to Egypt. Thank you, Omar, for your wonderful arrangements, from first to last. Among our first reflections:
1. Ground staff: All were excellent -- reliable, on time, cordial, efficient, attentive to our needs. One in particular merits special mention: Mohamed Mamdouh, who met us on arrival at Cairo Airport and shepherded us through our days in the Egyptian capital, was exceptional in his services. He waited patiently for us the first night, despite our late arrival and slow progress through immigration, made sure each detail of our itinerary was smoothly and flawlessly executed, personally accompanied us on each transfer, even if it meant simply shepherding us on foot to a restaurant in walking distance of our hotel. But much more than that: he was a genial talking partner, thoughtful and generous in his insights and observations, and by the end of our trip a trusted friend. He brought the human dimensions of Egypt to life for us. We gladly accepted his offer to meet his family for supper at his home as part of our program. ...click here to read entire review