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Egypt & Petra

20 Days / 19 Nights
Cairo + Aswan + 4 Night Nile Cruise + Luxor + Petra in Jordon

Day 01: Arrival arrival
Welcome to Cairo! Your tour begins when you are greeted by our representative who will assist you through immigration and customs formalities. After you have collected your luggage he will then take you, in our deluxe vehicle, to your Cairo hotel.

Day 02: Cairo
Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a full day tour. In the morning you will be driven to see the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx: the most famous monuments of not only ancient Egypt, but of the entire ancient world! These massive stone structures were built around 4,500 years ago on a rocky desert plateau close to the Nile.

In the afternoon you will be taken to the Egyptian Museum: gaze at the wonders of King Tutankhamen, including his golden death mask; stare upon the mummies of some of Egypt's ancient pharaohs (optional); lose yourself in the many rooms and galleries, where thousands of artefacts are awaiting your visit. At the end of this exciting day you will be driven back to your hotel.

Day 03: Cairopyramids
It is said that Egypt is full of Pyramids and after breakfast you will get the opportunity to visit some more of them. You will be taken, in an air conditioned vehicle, to Dashur where you will see the two pyramids built by the Pharaoh Snefru. Not only will you be able to look at the Red Pyramid, the worlds first true pyramid, you will also have the opportunity to go inside it and gaze at the phenomenal corbelled ceilings in the 3 separate rooms. Next you will be able to stare at the wonder of the "Bent Pyramid", so called due to the change in angle caused by the architect wanting to relieve the weight which was causing it to subside. In the near distance you will also see the Black Pyramid of Amenemhat III, inaccessible due to it being on army land.

After lunch, at a local restaurant, you will be driven to Sakkara to see the very first pyramid ever built; the Step Pyramid of Djoser. You will also get the chance to see some fantastic mastabas, including the mastaba of Mereruka, the largest one built in ancient Egypt. You will then be able to marvel at the Pyramid Texts inside the Pyramid of Teti before heading off to the ancient capital of Egypt: Memphis. The Colossus of Ramses II dominates the museum here!

After this day of exploring Old Kingdom pyramids you will be driven back to your hotel.

Day 04: Luxor
After breakfast you will check out and our representative will escort you to the airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival you will be met and assisted by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. After check-in you will visit the magnificent Karnak and Luxor Temples.

Once your visit to these ancient Theban Temples is completed you return to your hotel

Day 05: Luxor
After breakfast our air-conditioned vehicle will take you on your visit to the West Bank of Luxor: the tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings; the tombs of princes in the Valley of the Queens; the magnificent temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahri finishing with the immense Colossi of Memnon.

Once your visit to these ancient Theban Tombs and Temples is completed you will be returned to your hotel.

Day 06: Dendara And Abydos abydos
Today you will visit Dendara to see the Temple which was dedicated to the goddess Hathor, goddess of love and joy. Built in the time of the Ptolemy rulers of Egypt, around 125 BCE, it still has an intact roof where you can marvel at the beautiful ceiling that depicts the hours of the night and day, as well as the journey of the sun, the moon and the stars across the sky: one ceiling even has a plaster cast depiction of the signs of the zodiac.

Abydos, where the ancient Egyptians believed Osiris, lord of the underworld, was buried. Here you will visit the Temple of Seti I, which was built during the reign of Seti I and completed by his son, Ramses II. The paintings and reliefs on the walls of this temple are reckoned to be the best, and most beautifully, preserved in Egypt.

At the end of these visits you will be driven back to your Luxor hotel.

Day 07: Cairo And Nile Cruise: Luxor
After breakfast you will check out and our representative will transfer you to your cruise boat: your floating hotel for your next 4 days. After lunch, which you will have on board, you will visit the magnificent Karnak and Luxor Temples. Once your visit to these ancient Theban Temples is complete you will return to the boat for your dinner.

Day 08: Nile Cruise: Luxor
A new day, your first breakfast on board, and then it is time to visit the West Bank of Luxor: the tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings; the tombs of princes in the Valley of the Queens; the magnificent temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahri finishing with the immense Colossi of Memnon.

After this visit to the Theban "City of the Dead" you will be taken back to your boat for your lunch, and then you can watch as it departs Luxor and sails for Esna. As the Nile flows gently underneath you, dinner will be served.

Day 09: Nile Cruise: Edfu And Kom Ombokomombo temple
You can enjoy your breakfast watching as the cruise boat crosses the Esna lock then sails onward to Edfu, home of the best preserved temple in Egypt: the Temple of Horus. After your visit to this superb temple your guide will return you to your cruise boat for dinner, while the boat sails majestically onwards towards Kom Ombo.

Day 10: Nile Cruise: Aswan
Your last day of sailing starts with breakfast, and then a visit to the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Horus and Sobek. Afterwards it is back to the boat for lunch and the sail to Aswan. Once ashore you will be driven to see the High Dam, the worlds largest rock filled dam, and then a short sail to the Temple of Philae, moved to the island of Agilika after the waters of Lake Nasser flooded its original location. It is then back to Aswan for your last dinner on the boat.

Day 11: Aswanaswan
You will have your final breakfast on the boat before you have to check out. You will then be taken to the Botanical Gardens by felucca. After this visit you will be transferred to your Aswan Hotel. The rest of the day is leisure time for you.

Day 12: Aswan
After breakfast you will enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a felucca ride as you travel to see the Nubian Village, which is situated at the bottom of Elephantine Island. After lunch you will return to Aswan to see the Nubian Museum that was opened in 1997. Here you will see thousands of artefacts that could have been lost under the waters of Lake Nasser once the High Dam was completed.

Once this tour is completed you will be taken back to your Aswan hotel.

Day 13: Aswan And Abu-Simbelabu simbel
After an early breakfast it will be time to start your overland mini-bus trip to Abu Simbel where you will be able to gaze in amazement at these phenomenal rock-cut temples built by Ramses II. During your 2 hour stay here you will be able to enter both temples; the Temple of Ramses and the Temple of Nefertari. Please note that photography is not allowed inside the 2 temples.

Once your visit here is over you will be driven back to Aswan and the rest of the day is leisure time.

Day 14: Aswan
After breakfast you will again enjoy the pleasure of a felucca sail as you are taken to visit the botanical gardens on Kitchener's Island. You will follow this visit with a sail over to Elephantine Island to see the sights there. You will then sail back to Aswan and then be driven to your Aswan hotel.

Day 15: Aswan And Cairo
After breakfast you will check out and then will be transferred to Aswan airport for the flight back to Cairo (flight duration is about 55 minutes). Once there our representative will meet you and assist you with your luggage before transferring you to your hotel for check-in.

Day 16: Cairo
After breakfast you will be taken on a tour of Cairo famous Churches, including: The Hanging Church and the Church of St. George the Martyr, 2 churches built into the walls of the Fort of Babylon and its remains could be Cairo's oldest structures; and the Church of Abu Serga (St. Sergius), where, it is said, the Holy Family took shelter in a cave, with the church being erected her to commemorate this. This whole area is a world famous destination for Pilgrims.

Day 17: Egypt And Jordan petra
After breakfast you will check-out and then be transferred to Cairo Airport for your flight to Amman. Upon arrival at Amman Airport you will be met and assisted through immigration by our Jordan
representative. He will then help you with your luggage and transfer you to your hotel in Amman.

Day 18: Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Kerak And Petra
After breakfast it is time to check-out and then start your journey to Petra. En route you will visit Madaba, the city of Mosaics, which has the oldest known mosaic map of the holy land. After that you will view the Jordan Valley from the famous Mount Nebo. Next it is time to visit Kerak and see its magnificent castle, finally arriving in Petra where you will check-in to your hotel.

Day 19: Petra And Amman petra
You will check-out after breakfast and then set off to visit Jordan's Jewel, "Petra", a city that was fully carved out of the mountainsides. Upon arrival, you will taken on a a horseback ride through the Siq, the only access to this city. After this fantastic visit you will be driven to your hotel in Amman.

Day 20: Final Departure
Your final day starts with breakfast at the hotel followed by check-out. You will then be transferred to the airport for your final departure.


Tour Price:

Per Person In 5 Star Package
Double Room $ 3400 USD
Triple Room $ 3350 USD
Single Room Supplement $ 1250 USD

 

  • Above prices are WITHOUT international airfare
  • Above prices are applicable all year: except for the Easter and Christmas periods.
  • A private tour with private guide and private transportation
  • Egypt Package Includes:

  • 5 night's accommodation in Cairo at a 5 star hotel on bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 night's accommodation in Luxor at a 5 star hotel on bed and breakfast basis
  • 4 night's accommodation in Aswan at a 5 star hotel on bed and breakfast basis
  • 4 night's accommodation on board a 5 star Nile Cruise on full board basis (all meals included) including all above shore excursions
  • 3 night's accommodation in Alexandria at a 5 star hotel on bed and breakfast basis
  • All transfers as per above mentioned program
  • Private and personalized sightseeing shore excursions for 4 nights on the cruise
  • Private English speaking guides as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing
  • All applicable taxes
  • Private and deluxe air conditioned vehicle for all transportation
  • Arrival/departure assistance
  • Domestic flights: Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo
  • International flight: Cairo to Amman
  • Luggage handling at airports and hotels

Egypt Package Excludes:

  • Tipping for guides, driver, Nile cruise crew, etc…
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone calls, etc...)
  • Any other items which are not included in the above package

Petra Package Includes:

  • 2 night's accommodation in Amman at a 5 star hotel on half board basis (breakfast and dinner included)
  • 1 night's accommodation in Petra at a 5 star hotel on half board basis (breakfast and dinner included)
  • All transfers as per above mentioned program
  • Private English speaking guides as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing
  • Horse riding in Petra
  • All applicable taxes
  • Private and deluxe air conditioned vehicle for all transportation
  • Arrival/departure assistance
  • Luggage handling at airports and hotels

Petra Package Excludes:

  • Excursions, including transportation and guide, not included in the above package
  • Tipping for guides, driver, Nile cruise crew, etc…
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone calls, etc...)
  • Beverages during meals
  • Carriages in Petra
  • Jordan Entry Visa

 

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