Our combination Egypt and Jordan Deluxe package without Trans-Atlantic air.
Cairo: Spend 4-Nights in historic Cairo
Jordan: 5-Nights in Amman, with 2-Nights in Petra.
Nile River Cruise: 4-day, 3-night Nile River Cruise from Luxor to Aswan with scenic outside staterooms and all meals. Visit Luxor, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Esna, and fascinating Aswan.
Accommodations: Include Deluxe category hotels in Cairo, and Deluxe, government rated 5-Star, Nile River cruise boat. First Class hotels in Jordan, optional upgrade.
Intra-Egypt Flights Included: Cairo-Luxor and Aswan-Abu Simbel-Cairo flights included.
Meals: 24 Meals including 14- breakfasts, 4-lunches, and 5-dinners during the entire trip.
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Upon arrival of your flight into Cairo you will proceed to the Visa Desk to secure your Egyptian Visa then proceed to Customs and Immigration. At the baggage claim area, our representatives from Travel Ways will meet and greet you, assist with your luggage and transfer you to the deluxe Moevenpick Hotel or similar in Cairo.
After breakfast at hotel, your guide will meet you in the hotel for today’s full day excursion***, which begins with Memphis, ancient capital of Egypt in Pharaonic times, and the chosen city of the God Ptah. Here you will see the marvelous Alabaster Sphinx and the Colossus of Ramses II. You will then proceed to Sakkara where you will see the famous Step Pyramid of Zoser, the first tall building known to mankind. After lunch continue to Giza. Drive around the three Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos (entering the Pyramid of Cheops is with additional fees, and you will need to make reservations for this. If you would like to do that please let your guide know you upon your arrival in Egypt). Continue to visit the Sphinx, the largest single block sculpture of all times where you will explore the Valley temple over which the Sphinx stands guard. Return to hotel. Meals B-L
Transfer to airport in time for your flight to Luxor. On arrival transfer to MS Princess Sara or similar for a fabulous 4 nights Cruise. If you booked the shore excursions package, start your day with a visit to the Temples of Karnak. Walk along the Avenue of Sphinx to enter the complex as your guide explains how the massive facade was constructed. On entering the Temples of Karnak you will see each legacy left by the various pharaohs as the complex grew even larger. The deeper you go into the complex, the further back in time you will travel, with the oldest ruins dating back over 3,000 years.
Walking through the Great Court into the Great Hypostyle Hall, it’s hard not to be overwhelmed by the 134 columns towering above you like an ancient forest. At the rear of the complex you will find the sacred lake where centuries ago pharaohs and their offerings to the gods were purified. After a tour of the complex, you will have additional free time to explore at leisure.
Continue to Luxor Temple which was once joined to the Temples of Karnak by a two-kilometer long Avenue of Sphinx, a portion of which marks the entrance to the temple. Dominated by statues of the great warrior pharaoh Ramses II, Luxor Temple has survived Nile floods, foreign invasions.
Today Optional Excursion package* visit to the Valley of Kings and Valley of the Queens and Collossi of Memnon. Later return to the boat to wind down. We will start sailing to Esna this afternoonn. In Esna you will pass through the locks on the River Nile, for many a fun and small scale canal-crossing experience. Tonight we will dock in Esna for overnight. Lunch and dinner aboard MS Sara or Similar. (B-L-D).
As you are having breakfast aboard the boat, you will sail up the Nile to Edfu. Upon arrival in Edfu, if you purchased our Optional Excursions package** you will first go on a horse-drawn-carriage ride in Edfu, and then you will have guided visits to Edfu Temple. We will continue our cruise up the Nile to Kom Ombo, and if you purchased our Optional Excursions package** guided visits in Kom Ombo are included. Lunch and dinner are aboard the boat. (Meals B-L-D).
As you are having breakfast aboard the boat, you will sail up the Nile to Aswan, for many one of the prettiest towns on the Nile. Upon arrival in Aswan,you can stay and relax on the boat, or if you purchased our Optional Excursions package** you will have a full day excursion which includes a Felucca Sailing on the Nile River and later visits Temple of Philae,the High Dam, and the Unfinished Obelisk site. Lunch and dinner are aboard the boat. (B-L-D).
Afternoon transfer to Aswan Airport airport for flight to Abu Simbel considered to be one of the most impressive sites in Egypt. (tour visit is with an on site English speaking guide)
Here you will visit the two temples built by Ramses II as a high-architect before he became a Pharaoh.
The 100 foot high Great Temple is world famous, which features 4 statues of Ramses II and his wife Queen Nefertari, each 65 foot high. Next to the Great Temple is the temple dedicated to Queen Nefertari. Both temples were originally carved in a mountain. In 1965 they were moved 600 feet and raised 65 feet, thanks to an international project to save them from the flooding caused by the construction of the High Dam.
Fly to Cairo. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the Le Meriden Heliopolis.(Meals B).
Transfer to Cairo airport for flight to Amman Jordan. Upon arrival in Amman, where you will be met by our representative, assisted through customs and formalities and escorted to your hotel in Amman. (B)
A morning city tour of Amman, visiting the Roman Theatre, the Citadel, the Archeology and Folklore Museums, old and modern Amman, and one of many art galleries in this capital city. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight we will take a tour to Kan Zaman Village for dinner and a folklore show. ( B – D )
After breakfast we proceed to the Dead Sea for a swim in the salty waters of this lowest spot on earth. Here you will experience the ultimate sensation of trying to swim, while you can actually only float. You have free time at the Dead Sea for swimming and relaxing at the beach. Continue on to Pella, another city of the Decapolis, in the Jordan Valley. Most of the visible structures date from the Roman, Byzantine and Islamic periods (2nd to 14th Centuries A.D.) and there is ample evidence of human occupation during the earlier Hellenistic, Persian, Iron, Bronze, Chalcolithic, Neolithic and Paleolithic periods. Then proceed to Umm Qais or Gadara of Antiquity. Gadara commands a magnificent view over the northern Jordan Valley, the Sea of Galilee (Lake Tiberias), the Yarmouk River gorge and the Golan Heights. In the evening we return to the hotel in Amman for overnight. (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, enjoy an orientation tour of Amman, the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom. Often referred to as the “White City” because of the white stone used to build houses, Amman offers a contrast between oriental and cosmopolitan. Proceed to the North of Amman for a 45-minute drive to the best-preserved example of Roman civilization, the city of Jerash. Jerash, part of the Decapolis (the ten big Roman cities of the East) has been called the “Pompeii of the East” for its unique state of preservation. The city features theaters, churches, temples (Zeus and Artemis), a Nymphaeum and colonnaded streets. After the visit, proceed to the Saracen Castle at Ajlun. This 12th Century castle was built by Saladin in his successful campaign to drive the Crusaders from Jordan in 1189 and is an outstanding example of Arab/Islamic military architecture. In the late afternoon, return to you’re hotel in Amman for overnight. (B)
After breakfast depart Amman to Petra via the Kings’ Road. En route, visit the mosaic city of Madaba, where the oldest map of the Holy Land exists on the floor of Saint George’s Church. Madaba, or Medeba in antiquity, features many famous mosaics that exist in public and private buildings. After Madaba, a short drive will bring us to Mt. Nebo, the burial site of Moses overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Here Franciscans have built a structure that protects a 4th and 6th Century Byzantine church. After visiting this site, we continue on via the scenic canyons of Wadi Mujib (Arnon’s Valley in the Bible) to the Crusader castle at Kerak. This 12th Century hill top fortress features galleries, towers, and chapels and ramparts that recall the gallantry of the Crusaders themselves. Then proceed to Petra and check in at your hotel. (B)
After breakfast, depart on a full day tour of Petra. Once the ancient Nabatean capital, this city has a lot to tell. The visit starts at the visitors center, where we are assigned a Bedouin guided horse for the journey to the entrance of the lost city. After passing some tombs that are located outside the city, we will pass through the Siq an immense crack in the Nubian sandstone. It is a winding, one-kilometer-long fissure between overhanging cliffs that seem to meet more than 300 feet overhead. Near the end of the passage, the Siq, we will make one last turn and out of the gloom into a towering brightness, where Petra’s most impressive monument, el Khazneh – “The Treasury”, stands. This most elegant remains of antiquity is carved out of solid rock from the side of the mountain. It is nearly 140 feet high and 90 feet wide. Beyond el Khazneh we are surrounded on both sides by hundreds of Petra’s carved and built structures, soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a carved Roman theater, large and small houses, burial chambers and much more. The Victorian traveler and poet, Dean Burgon, gave Petra a description which holds to this day – “Match me such a marvel save in Eastern clime, a rose-red city half as old as time.” (B)
Morning bid farewell to this ancient city as you are escorted to Amman Airport in time for your return flight to the U.S. via Cairo Egypt
- All local and inter-Egypt flights
- 4 nights deluxe Nile Cruise
- 5 nights hotel in Amman
- 2 nights hotel in Petra
- 4 night deluxe hotels in Egypt (Cairo)
- 24 Meals as indicated in itinerary (B= Breakfast L= Lunch D= Dinner)
- All guided tours and excursions with admission fees to museums and other places of interest as indicated on itinerary
- Air excursion to Abu Simbel
- All transfers and baggage handling throughout
- Services of administrative offices
- International Air Tickets
- Egypt visa ($25) and cruise tips of $35 per person payable in Egypt.
Visa for US Citizens can be granted upon arrival at Amman Airport for $40.
HIGH SEASON SUPPLEMENT +$400 PER PERSON CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR’S & EASTER
Movenpick Resort Cairo Pyramids
Set on the footsteps of the Pyramids of Giza, Mövenpick Hotel Cairo – Pyramids is where natural beauty and ancient history are always insight.The hotel is the perfect starting point for sightseeing, relaxation and business meetings alike. With elegantly appointed rooms and suites, two swimming pools and a variety of bars and restaurants to choose from.
Both the Garden wing and the newly opened Pyramids wing are offering guests a contemporary, convenient and comfortable experience.
Ms Princess Sara Nile Cruise 5*****
The Ms Princess Sara is a 5 star deluxe Nile cruise boat with all the modern facilities required to make your time on board as enjoyable as possible.
The elegant décor combining marble flooring with wood panelling and stained glass ceiling in the reception provides a fantastic first impression of the comfort and style to come during your journey along the Nile. Sit back, relax in luxury and enjoy the best this boat has to offer.
The cabins are designed to offer all the facilities of a modern hotel with a separate sitting area from which to watch the Nile drift by and are decorated to a high standard.
Le Meridien Heliopolis
Occupying the most exclusive site in the heart of Heliopolis Le Méridien Heliopolis is ideally located near the Cairo International Conference Center, 10th of Ramadan Industrial City, and the shopping districts of Heliopolis. Only 45 minute drive to center town and old Cairo where Museums and ancient monuments must be seen.
Toledo Hotel or similar
Is situated in the heart of Amman, on the edge of the old city center and within walking distance to the new downtown. Toledo Amman Hotel is only few minutes away from major historical and biblical sites, in addition only a two minute walk to the future entertainment center “Al Abdali Project”.
Petra Palace or similar
Is an elegant three star deluxe hotel offering accommodation, in a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. As a family run hotel, we take pride in offering traditional Arabic hospitality and are committed, along with our dedicated team, to provide our guests with the utmost personalized service, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay at our hotel. The hotel is greatly distinguished by its prime location, being only footsteps away from the hidden mythical city of Petra, making our guests’ visit to this spectacularly rock-carved city of Petra, exceptionally convenient.
Le Meriden Amman Hotel
Le Méridien Amman Hotel is located in the heart of Jordan’s capital and the centre of Amman’s Shmeisani business and diplomatic district. It offers convenient access to the Amman Citadel, the Roman Theatre, and many of the city’s malls and shopping areas.
Petra Marriott or similar
Enjoy one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the ancient Nabatean city of Petra carved from the rock over a thousand years ago. Embracing traditional hospitality and overlooking Jordan’s timeless wonder, the Petra Marriott Hotel offers anticipatory & traditional service designed to exceed all expectations. The hotel is a haven for comfort and luxury.
For $299 per person our optional Nile Cruise Shore Excursion Package is a great value!
Tour all of Upper Egypt’s main highlights while you cruise the Nile. Guided Visits in Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan plus a Felucca sailing make your experience complete.