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Jordan & Egypt

Jordan & Egypt

  • 15 Days / 13 Nights
  • CODE: REJ

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Travel through time on this amazing journey across Jordan and Egypt. Discover the world’s oldest sights on this 15-day odyssey. Marvel at ancient Amman, Jerash, magical Petra, Wadi Rum, and other timeless treasures in Jordan. Next, in Egypt, cruise down the Nile in luxury comfort, enjoy the timeless river views and visit the ancient temples in Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, and Abu Simbel, with an egyptologist guide, before finishing with three nights back in Cairo to view the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.

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Itinerary at a glance:

DAY 1
USA – Amman, Jordan
DAY 2
Amman
DAY 3
Amman – Jerash – Amman
DAY 4
Amman – Madaba – Mt. Nebo – Petra
DAY 5
Petra
DAY 6
Petra – Wadi Rum – Amman
DAY 7
Amman – Cairo, Egypt
DAY 8
Cairo – Luxor – Embarkation – Nile Cruise
DAY 9
Nile Cruise – Luxor – Esna – Edfu
DAY 10
Nile Cruise – Edfu – Kom Ombo – Aswan
DAY 11
Nile Cruise – Aswan – Optional Tour to Abu Simbel – Aswan
DAY 12
Nile Cruise – Disembarkation – Aswan – Cairo
DAY 13
Cairo
DAY 14
Cairo – Optional Tour to Alexandria – Cairo
DAY 15
Cairo – USA

Book with flexbility.
Travel with confidence.

We have updated our policies (effective December 3, 2021) to allow more flexibility, so you can book with peace of mind and travel with confidence when you're ready.

Amman (2 nts) JerashMadabaMt. neboPetra (2 nts) Wadi rumAmman (1 nt) Cairo (1 nt) LuxorNile cruise (4 nts) EsnaEdfuKom omboAswanCairo (3 nts)
day
1

USA – Amman, Jordan

Board your US flight bound for Amman, Jordan’s vibrant capital.


day
2

Amman

Land at Amman international airport and meet your representative who will guide you through the immigrations. Then, enjoy a convenient transfer to your hotel. After checking in to your hotel, the rest of the day is free at leisure. 


day
3

Amman – Jerash – Amman

Look forward to a full day of discovery today, starting with a city tour. View the city’s main landmarks, including the Roman Amphitheater* and Citadel*, the Umayyad Palace*, the archeological museums and folklore. Then travel onward to the stunning, UNESCO World Heritage site of Roman Jerash*. This once-flourishing city was one of Rome’s Decapolis (Land of Ten Cities) and is one of the best-preserved of its kind in the world. Marvel at the columned Oval Plaza, streets, temples, and theaters before heading back to the hotel in Amman, dinner and overnight. 


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner at hotel

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4

Amman – Madaba – Mt. Nebo – Petra

Today strike southward on the road of the Kings to Madaba, known as the ‘Mosaic City’ for its stunning Byzantine-era church mosaics. On arrival, enter the Church of St. George* to admire the prize mosaic—a richly detailed 6th-century floor map depicting the Holy Land and Jerusalem. Then, make tracks for Mt. Nebo, where it’s believed Moses first saw the bible’s Promised Land before drawing his last breath. Take in the panoramic views from the top, which on clear days extend to the Dead Sea, Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley, before continuing to Petra for a 2-night stay.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner at hotel

accomodation:

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5

Petra

After breakfast, explore UNESCO-protected Petra, the rose-red city carved into a gorge by the Nabataeans 2,500 years ago. Start your guided tour on horseback* before entering Petra via the Siq, a narrow rock fissure that suddenly opens onto your first glimpse of the glorious Treasury. After admiring its timeless façade, head deeper into the gorge as it reveals royal tombs, an amphitheatre, and other ancient rock-hewn monuments. 


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner at hotel

accomodation:

day
6

Petra – Wadi Rum – Amman

A day of incredible natural scenery begins as you head for Wadi Rum, a UNESCO-listed wilderness of desert peaks, valleys and dunes immortalized in the movies ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and ‘The Martian’. Take an exciting 4x4 guided drive* for 2 hours through the red-hued mountains and gorges, stopping at hidden oases and natural springs. Afterwards, head back to Amman for dinner and overnight. 


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner

day
7

Amman – Cairo, Egypt

Board an international flight bound for Cairo, Egypt’s capital and Africa’s largest metropolis. Upon arrival, transfer to your deluxe hotel. After checking in at the hotel, relax in readiness for your journey tomorrow. Straddling the River Nile, Cairo, the Africa’s largest metropolis, is a blend of ancient monuments, vibrant bazaars, and urban modernity, all swathed in a whirl of color and noise that travelers find intoxicating. 


Included: Breakfast at hotel

accomodation:

★★★★★
day
8

Cairo – Luxor – Embarkation – Nile Cruise

This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival, start our tour by visiting the ancient relics of the Nile’s West Bank. Gaze at the two huge statues of the Colossi of Memnon*, and visit a selection of pharaoh’s tombs at the Valley of the Kings*. Later, board the 5-star cruise ship on the Nile—Egypt’s lifeblood for thousands of years. Then, enjoy lunch in the elegant dining room before joining your guide for an afternoon’s sightseeing. Stroll the halls and courts of Luxor Temple* as your guide shed lights on the pharaohs who built them. Back to our ship for dinner and overnight.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner

accomodation:

★★★★★
day
9

Nile Cruise – Luxor – Esna – Edfu

After breakfast, we visit the Karnak Complex* of the Nile’s East Bank, wondering at the huge pillars and sanctuaries. Then, we return back to our ship for sailing to Edfu via Esna Lock. Enjoy lunch on board and admire the Nile scenery as you cruise upstream to Edfu—where you dock overnight.


Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

accomodation:

★★★★★
day
10

Nile Cruise – Edfu – Kom Ombo – Aswan

Start our tour of Edfu by taking a horse-drawn carriage to its highlight—the temple dedicated to the falcon headed god, Horus. Dwarfed in size only by Karnak, this well-preserved Edfu Complex* unfolds in a series of courtyards and halls lined with statues, reliefs, and pillars. Having explored here, enjoy lunch on board and drink in the views from the deck as you sail to Kom Ombo. Upon arrival, visit the Kom Ombo Temple*, built between 108 to 47 BC, and unusual for its double design of two parallel temples dedicated to the god Horus and Sobek, the crocodile god, in turn. After exploring here, rejoin your ship and cruise to the ancient city of Aswan.


Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

accomodation:

★★★★★
day
11

Nile Cruise – Aswan – Optional Tour to Abu Simbel – Aswan

This morning is free at leisure. Perhaps join the optional tour flying to Abu Simbel, home to the Great Temple of Ramses II on the banks of Lake Nasser. Admire the temple’s enormous Ramses II statues and explore inside as you hear how it was rescued from the rising Nile during the late 20th century. After lunch on board, drink in the beauty of the Nile as a wooden ‘felucca*’ sailboat ferries you around the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Dinner and overnight on board at Aswan.


Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

accomodation:

★★★★★

Optional Tours & Extras

Abu Simbel Excursion: $299 pp

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12

Nile Cruise – Disembarkation – Aswan – Cairo

Disembark your ship this morning and take a tour of Aswan’s highlights: seeing the Aswan High Dam and the Temple of Philae—one of Nubia’s most important monument sites saved from a watery grave by UNESCO’s rescue project during the building of the Aswan High Dam. Later, board a flight for Cairo for a final three nights in the city.


Included: Breakfast

accomodation:

★★★★★
day
13

Cairo

Enjoy a hotel breakfast and the entire day to discover the star attractions of this extraordinary city, whose origins date to 2,000 BC. Start with a visit to the Giza Plateau, on Cairo’s western edges, to view its UNESCO-listed Great Pyramids*. Marvel at these vast pharaoh’s tombs, built around 4,500 years ago, and the neighboring Sphinx* as your guide shares their secrets and stories. Next, stop by a Papyrus Factory for an educational visit. Then, continue to Cairo’s famous Egyptian Museum* to see the treasures of Tutankhamun and other artifacts, including ancient animal mummies, household goods, and more. After viewing the incredible displays here, travel on to the 14th-century Khan el Khalili Bazaar, Cairo’s biggest souk, to explore its maze of stall-filled lanes. Later, dinner in a local restaurant and back to the hotel for overnight. 


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner

accomodation:

★★★★★
day
14

Cairo – Optional Tour to Alexandria – Cairo

Today is yours to use as you please, either enjoying free time to sightsee and stroll or joining our optional excursion to Alexandria. Perhaps delve deeper into Cairo and its surroundings with visits to the Citadel of Saladin and Alabaster Mosque. Alternatively, choose to explore Alexandria, the delightful Mediterranean port originally founded by Alexander the Great, to see its many Greco-Roman ruins. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner

accomodation:

★★★★★

Optional Tours & Extras

Alexandria One Day Tour : $160 pp

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15

Cairo – USA

Transfer to Cairo airport to catch your return flight to the US.


Included: Breakfast at hotel

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What's included

First class hotels accommodations for your comfort. 
Amman 3 nights – Sheraton Amman Hotel or similar
Petra 2 nights – Hyatt Zaman Hotel or similar
Cairo 4 nights – Conrad Hotel / Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel or similar 

4 nights Nile River Cruise

Comprehensive sightseeing tours including entrance fees for attractions as mentioned in the itinerary.  

Daily breakfasts in the hotel (cruise ship), 8 lunches, 10 dinners including a farewell dinner at Cairo.

Guided sightseeing tours with specialist English-speaking local guides. 

Comfortable air-conditioned coach with professional drivers. 

English-speaking tour manager throughout Jordan and Egypt.

Group airport-hotel transfers on arrival (Amman) and departure (Cairo) (Land+Air Package only).

Amman: Sheraton Al Nabil Hotel or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

With a spectacular hilltop setting, the Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel echoes the Kingdom of Jordan's philosophy of hospitality mixed with the 5-star amenities of a vibrant, modern nation. Sheraton Amman in Amman, Jordan, is designed with eye-catching white stone and is located in the heart of Amman's embassy and business district. Offers 268 air-conditioned hotel rooms that are mini retreats, filled with sunlight and the essentials for a perfect night (or day) in, including high-speed wired and wireless internet access, 24-hour room service, private terraces and our famous Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience®. Sheraton Amman looks forward to sharing the balance of old and new while welcoming you to Jordan in 5-star style.

Petra: Hyatt Zaman or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★

The Hyatt Zaman Hotel & Resort Village is one of the most attractive places in Jordan where tourists meet and enjoy their stay in the country. Hyatt Zaman provides the ideal place for visitors who wish to explore Petra while at the same time offering modem recreational facilities and entertainment in an authentic late 19th century Jordanian village. 

Cairo: Cairo Conrad or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Enjoy your stay in this 41 sq. m./441 sq. ft. room featuring two double beds and an inspiring view of the River Nile from your private balcony. This classic guest room also provides complimentary WiFi and satellite channels on the LCD TV. Adjust the room temperature just the way you like it. The marble bathroom includes a bath tub, walk-in shower and fragrant bath products. 

Cairo: Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Nile Cruise: Nile Cruise

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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