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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After customs and immigration our representatives will meet and greet you and assist with your luggage and transfer you to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cairo
After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will meet you in the lobby 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. 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.
Transfer to the airport for a flight to Aswan. On arrival we depart to
Abu Simbel, considered to be one of the most impressive sites in Egypt.
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. Return drive to Aswan to board your Nile River cruise.
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.
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
- Tour by land to Abu Simbel
- All transfers and baggage handling throughout
- Services of administrative offices
High season travel supplement $100 per person for travel period October 01 – March 31
Advertised rate is for Low season travel period April 1 – September 30 , 2023 and 2024 (Excluding Easter & Event Blackout dates)
- 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.
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.