Cairo - Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops)
Cairo - Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops)
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Egypt Tours

Itinerary

This 16 day tour, starts from Cairo, Egypt, and ends at Amman, Jordan.

2024 - 'Egypt and Jordan Discoveries Tour'
16 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Saturday

Cairo

Welcome to Cairo! Your Egyptian adventure begins upon landing at Cairo International Airport. Our dedicated staff will meet you there, assisting with your visa and luggage before transferring you comfortably to your hotel.

Day 2
Sunday

Cairo, Pyramids, Sphinx, Cairo Museum

Cairo kicks off our Egyptian adventure! The iconic Egyptian Museum unveils Tutankhamun's riches and countless ancient relics. Our Egyptologist guide leads us to Giza, where the Sphinx stands guard and the Great Pyramid of Khufu, an engineering marvel, dominates the desert. Khafre and Menkaure pyramids complete the majestic trio. An opportunity awaits to explore the Great Pyramid's inner chambers (tickets limited). Tonight, we board the 12-hour sleeper train to Aswan, anticipation buzzing for its wonders.

Overnight Between Cairo - Aswan
Private Twin Berth Cabin
(B, D)
Day 3
Monday

Aswan, Nubian Village, Philae Temple

Arrive in sun-drenched Aswan, greeted by a picturesque hotel with views of cascading rapids, green islands, and sailing feluccas. Dive into this lively city, its markets thrumming with activity. Immerse yourself in Nubian heritage with a village visit, tasting delicious lunch and experiencing their vibrant culture.
Afternoon unfolds with a scenic boat ride to the Philae Temple, a captivating island monument dedicated to Isis, rescued from rising watersof Lake Nasser. Enjoy free time as the sun sets: browse spice markets, stroll the Corniche promenade, or take a thrilling camel ride to St Simeon's Monastery.
Abu Simbel adventurers, rest up - temple wonders await tomorrow.

Overnight Aswan
5 star
(B, L)
Day 4
Tuesday

Abu Simbel option, Nile Felucca Cruise

Adventure seekers, rise early! Witness the awe-inspiring UNESCO gems of Abu Simbel, temples built by Ramses II. For others, Aswan awaits: bustling markets, the scenic Corniche, or the Nubian Museum's historical treasures.
Midday brings a serene Nile felucca cruise. Observe life on the banks and enjoy local crew stories and music. Sleep under stars on the deck, lulled by gentle water. Mattresses, blankets, and nets ensure comfort. A separate boat offers facilities and delicious meals prepared by our crew.
Prefer extra comfort? Upgrade for an extra night at the Aswan hotel and rejoin the group tomorrow after their felucca departure without missing any activities

Overnight On the Nile - Aswan - Luxor
Felucca
(B, L, D)
Day 5
Wednesday

Felucca, Edfu, Luxor temple

After breakfast, we bid farewell to our felucca crew and visit Edfu temple before continuing to Luxor. This town, built upon Thebes' ancient site, harbours the Nile Valley's largest array of ancient ruins. To the west, the City of the Dead showcases mortuary temples and rock-hewn tombs, while to the east, Luxor and Karnak Temples stand tall. As night falls, we explore the beautifully lit Luxor Temple in the town center, an enchanting sight to behold.

Overnight Luxor
5 star
(B)
Day 6
Thursday

Luxor, West bank tour, Karnak temple

This morning, we cross the Nile for Luxor’s West Bank tour. Home to the Valley of the Kings, this ancient burial site unveils ongoing secrets, remaining a pivotal archaeological marvel globally. Our expedition explores Pharaonic tombs, Queen Hatchepsut's temple, Deir-el-Medina, and the colossal Colossi of Memnon. Consider an early start for a breathtaking hot air balloon ride over the Nile's west bank at sunrise.
Post lunch, we explore Karnak's vast temple complex, once Thebes' religious hub, featuring sphinx-lined avenues, grand pylons, and the monumental Hypostyle Hall adorned with intricate hieroglyphs and columns depicting gods and pharaohs.
In the evening, we board the overnight sleeper train back to Cairo (approx. 9 hours).

Overnight Between Luxor - Cairo
Private Twin Berth Cabin
(B, D)
Day 7
Friday

Cairo, Khan-el-Khalili bazaar

This morning, we arrive back to Cairo and transfer to our hotel. The day offers freedom to explore Cairo at your pace or join optional tours. Explore Coptic Cairo, the Citadel, and Mohamed Ali Mosque on a city tour, or delve into the history of pyramid building with a half-day tour to Saqqara, Dashour, and Memphis. For a more extensive journey, venture to the World Heritage Site of the Valley of the Whales at Wadi Rayan.
In the late afternoon, we embark on a guided walk through Cairo's back streets and bustling bazaars, passing Bab al-Futuh gateway and diverse markets. Enjoy tea, a shisha pipe, and savor Egypt's beloved dish, Kushari, before returning to our hotel.

Day 8
Saturday

Cairo, Dahab

This morning, we depart Cairo for Dahab, driving through the Sinai region under the Suez Canal. Alternatively, an optional upgrade offers a Cairo to Sharm el Sheikh flight. The afternoon is yours to unwind by the hotel pool or beach, or explore Assalah's unique charm.
Dahab, translating to "gold" in Arabic, showcases golden beaches along the main bay. Assalah, the nearby Bedouin village on Ghazala Bay, boasts campsites, hotels, and a Bohemian atmosphere with restaurants, shops, and bars. Experience Dahab's allure, easily accessible via hotel shuttles or affordable taxis. Evenings offer delightful dining options, particularly for sampling local seafood at numerous restaurants.

Overnight Dahab
4 star
(B)
Day 9
Sunday

Dahab - Free Day

Today offers freedom to explore Dahab and its wonders. Dive into snorkeling or experience an introductory scuba-dive. Alternatively, unwind at beachside restaurants or soak up the sun on the shore. Day trips to Ras Abu Galum's protected area promise close encounters with renowned marine life. Explore the Blue Hole, Coloured and White Canyons, Mount Sinai & St Catherine's Monastery, or enjoy a Bedouin evening in the desert. Numerous options cater to varied interests, ensuring a fulfilling day amidst Dahab's diverse offerings.

Overnight Dahab
4 star
(B)
Day 10
Monday

Dahab - Free Day

You have another free day in Dahab today, to relax or explore the local area further on another of our optional tours.

Overnight Dahab
4 star
(B)
Day 11
Tuesday

Jordan, Wadi Rum Bedouin Camp

This morning, we journey from Dahab to Taba Heights (approx. 2 hours) for the Aqaba ferry (approx. 1 hour). Upon arrival in Jordan, we proceed through passport control and head into Wadi Rum's stunning desert. Welcoming Bedouin hosts await at a cozy camp nestled amidst towering rocks and cliffs. The evening invites relaxation, indulging in a delightful traditional Jordanian meal, often featuring 'Zarb'—a Bedouin-style dish of Lamb and Chicken cooked underground. Enjoy optional activities like a sunset camel ride or stargazing with telescopes, embracing the enchanting atmosphere of the desert camp.

Overnight Wadi Rum
Desert Camp
(B, D)
Day 12
Wednesday

Wadi Rum Jeep safari, Petra

Following camp breakfast, a jeep safari navigates Wadi Rum's sand and towering 'jebels,' pausing for sand dune climbs and admiring unique rock formations, including a striking rock bridge. Engage in Bedouin-inspired activities, strolling with a local shepherd to a Bedouin tent. Embrace traditional Bedouin practices like shearing, milking, grain grinding, bread-making, and coffee roasting, immersing in nomadic Bedouin life.
Return to camp by jeep and proceed to Petra, stopping en-route at Petra Bakery for a glimpse of traditional breadmaking and a light lunch. Opt for an enchanting Petra by Night tour, walking the Siq illuminated by countless candles, offering a captivating introduction to Petra's ambiance.

Overnight Petra
3 star
(B, L)
Day 13
Thursday

Little Petra, Petra

Today, we delve into Petra, the former Nabatean capital absorbed by the Romans in 106AD. Situated at the Wadi Aruba desert's edge, reaching Petra demands passage through the Siq's narrow cleft. Nabateans sculpted dwellings into multi-colored sandstone cliffs, making it a major tourist attraction. Wadi Musa village thrives due to tourism, but within Petra, a serene atmosphere prevails with minimal vendors.
Exploration starts at Little Petra before embarking on the back-route, leading to the Monastery via a mountain trail. This less-crowded path offers stunning Holy Land vistas and includes Little Petra and the Monastery. Ascend rock-hewn steps, pause for photos, and witness iconic Petra monuments like The Treasury and Roman ruins, ending with a glimpse of The Monastery.
This route entails moderate hiking over 2-3 hours to the Monastery and additional sandy terrain exploration. For accessibility, horse carriages are available within Petra but not on the hiking route.

Overnight Petra
3 star
(B)
Day 14
Friday

Wadi Mujib, Siq Trail, Dead Sea

Today's focus is on exploring Petra, once the Nabatean capital seized by the Romans in 106AD. Rediscovered in 1812, it lies at Wadi Aruba desert's edge, accessed solely through the narrow Siq. Nabateans crafted dwellings into sandstone cliffs, minimizing free-standing structures. Following breakfast in Petra, we venture north along the Dead Sea road to Wadi Mujib, embarking on the thrilling Siq Trail hike. Revel in stunning views of the Dead Sea's Salt Flats en route to Wadi Mujib's visitor center. After lunch (not included), delve into the gorge within the Wadi Mujib Nature Reserve. Between April and October, experience an exhilarating hike through shallow waters, climbing small waterfalls. Bring a dry-bag and water shoes, available for hire/purchase. Note: In November to March, when Siq Trail hiking isn't viable, visit the Baptism site in Bethany, possibly the biblical site where John baptized Jesus. An electric minibus tour covers Tell Mar Elias, Baptism Pools, and John the Baptist's Church. End the day at a Dead Sea resort, enjoying a unique swim or float in its saline waters and relaxation by the hotel pool. Capture an iconic Dead Sea photo with a newspaper or magazine for added flair.

Overnight Dead Sea - Sweimeh
4 star
(B)
Day 15
Saturday

Madaba, Mount Nebo, Roman Jerash, Amman

After a restful night, our journey begins in Madaba, renowned for Byzantine mosaics including the ancient 'Madaba Map,' the oldest preserved Holy Land map. Next, we visit Mount Nebo, Moses' lookout and burial site, offering remarkable views of Jericho and surroundings on most days. Our final stop takes us to Jerash, famed for its well-preserved Greco-Roman ruins, including the Forum, Roman streets, the Nymphaeum, and the elevated Temple of Artemis. We conclude the day with a return drive to Amman, our last stop in Jordan for the night.

Overnight Amman
4 star
(B)
Day 16
Sunday

Amman

Your time is free in Amman today until we pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your departure.

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note :
1. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2. Maximum Group Size of 20.
2. Age : Minimum Age of 12. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested.
3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
4. Hotel Gala Dinners - Hotel Gala Dinners - Many of Egypt and Jordan's hotels and Nile cruise boats arrange a very special gala dinner with entertainment in the evening on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Payment for these is often optional on Christmas Eve (24 Dec) but may be compulsory on New Year's Eve (31 Dec), whether you attend or not. Prices can range from around US$50 to over US$150 per person. Final decisions on prices and whether dinners are compulsory are made relatively close to the time. We aim to always select hotels that make their Gala Dinners optional, though this is is not always possible. Gala dinner prices are therefore not included in our tour prices, but will be added to your booking if they become required. More information is available on request.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
Tour does not include :-
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Entrance fees
  • Egypt Tipping kitty (allow US$60)
  • Jordan Tips and Gratuities
  • Visas, border or port taxes
  • Hotel gala dinners (if charged by the hotels on 24 & 31 Dec, see 'Notes' section)
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • Aswan - Nubian Village (Lunch)
  • Cairo - Egyptian Museum
  • Cairo - Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops)
  • Cairo - The Sphinx
  • Edfu Temple of Horus
  • Jerash - Ancient Roman Site
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple
  • Luxor - Queen Hatshepsut Temple
  • Luxor - Valley of the Kings
  • Madaba - Church of St. George - Mosaics
  • Petra - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Wadi Rum - 4 x 4 Desert Jeep Safari
  • Aswan - Temple of Philae
  • Cairo - Giza Pyramids - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Cairo - Khan el-Khalili Bazaar
  • Dead Sea - Sweimeh - Swimming, floating, relaxing
  • Felucca Sailing
  • Luxor - Colossi of Memnon
  • Luxor - Luxor Temple
  • Luxor - Valley of the Artisans (Deir El-Medina)
  • Madaba
  • Mt. Nebo - Panoramic Views
  • Tutankhamun Exhibit
  • Wadi Rum - Bedouin Dinner
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Accommodation

This is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given an overnight stop this means that one of those hotels will be used.

Jordan

Amman
AlQasr Metropole Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Al-Oroub St.
Al Shmeisani
Amman
Ph. :
+962 6566 6140
AlQasr Metropole Hotel
AlQasr Metropole Hotel
AlQasr Metropole Hotel
Corp Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Queen Alia Street,
Al Shmeisani
Amman
Ph. :
+962 6568 6666
Corp Hotel
Corp Hotel
Corp Hotel
Dead Sea - Sweimeh
Dead Sea Spa Resort
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Hotels Area
Dead Sea Road
Sweimeh
Dead Sea - Sweimeh
Ph. :
+962 5 356 1000
Website :
www.dssh.jo/en/
Dead Sea Spa Resort
Dead Sea Spa Resort
Dead Sea Spa Resort
Petra
Petra Moon Hotel
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
P.O Box 216
Petra
Petra
Ph. :
+962 3 215 9220
Petra Moon Hotel
Petra Moon Hotel
Petra Moon Hotel
Petra Elite Hotel
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Main Street
City Centre
Wadi Musa
Petra
Ph. :
+962 3 215 6666
Petra Elite Hotel
Petra Elite Hotel
Petra Elite Hotel
Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum Bedouin Desert Camp
Standard : Desert Camp
Address :-
Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum Bedouin Desert Camp
Wadi Rum Bedouin Desert Camp
Wadi Rum Bedouin Desert Camp

Egypt

Aswan
Tolip Hotel
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
Cornich El Nile
(formerly Helnan Hotel)
Aswan
Ph. :
+209 7232 8828
Tolip Hotel
Tolip Hotel
Tolip Hotel
Between Cairo - Aswan
Sleeper Train
Standard : Private Twin Berth Cabin
Address :-
Between Cairo - Aswan
Sleeper Train
Sleeper Train
Between Luxor - Cairo
Sleeper Train
Standard : Private Twin Berth Cabin
Address :-
Between Luxor - Cairo
Sleeper Train
Sleeper Train
Cairo
Steigenberger Pyramids Resort
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
Alexandria Road
Pyramids - Giza
Cairo
Ph. :
+202 3771781
Steigenberger Pyramids Resort
Steigenberger Pyramids Resort
Steigenberger Pyramids Resort
Crowne Plaza West Cairo-Arkan
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
Plot 29, Arkan Plaza Zayed Entrance
2 26th of July Corridor
Sheikh Zayed City
Giza
Cairo
Ph. :
+ 20 221 240 333
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Dahab
Dahab Paradise Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Blue Hole Coast Road
Dahab
Ph. :
+20 100 700 2527
Dahab Paradise Hotel
Dahab Paradise Hotel
Dahab Paradise Hotel
Luxor
Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
Khaled Ben El-Walid St.
Luxor
Ph. :
+20 95 2366-999
Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel
Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel
Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel
On the Nile - Aswan - Luxor
Felucca
Standard : Felucca
Address :-
On the Nile - Aswan - Luxor
Felucca
Felucca
Felucca
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
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Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
Single Supplement explanation
04 May 2024
18 Oct 2024
3,465.00
990.00
19 Oct 2024
27 Dec 2024
3,735.00
990.00
28 Dec 2024
31 Dec 2024
3,935.00
990.00
Deposit Option available for Egypt and Jordan Discoveries Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Dec 2023 - 31 Dec 2025
01 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2025
$ 250.00

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