15 Days Egypt & Jordan Expedition
Cairo International Airport, Egypt - Amman Airport, Jordan
Red Sea at Hurghada, Egypt

Details

15 Days | 14 Nights

Tour Type: Group Tour
Runs: Saturday
Accommodation: 5* Hotel, 4* Hotel, 3* Hotel, Nile Cruise
Minimum Age: 18

Tour Description


Explore the world's best archaeological sites that can only be found in Egypt and Jordan. Get ready for a mind-blowing trip to the Pyramids of Giza and the temples, tombs, and monuments that can be found in Aswan, East, and West Bank of Luxor. Relax and enjoy water activities along the shores of the Red Sea in Hurghada and float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea.

Highlights

  • Pyramids of Giza & the Sphinx
  • Deluxe cruise on the Nile River
  • Dead Sea beach and Amman City
  • Petra Archaeological Site
  • Wadi Rum Desert
  • Old Cairo City and Khan el-Khalili Bazaar
  • Hurghada, Red Sea
  • Valley of the Kings & Temple of hatshepsut
  • Karnak Temple & Luxor Temple
  • Philae Temple in Aswan
  • Dead Sea beach and Amman City

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Cairo Airport - Cairo Hotel    

Ahlan Wa Sahlan – welcome to Egypt! Our representative meets you at the passport control of Cairo Airport. Transfer to your booked hotel in Egypt’s capital, check-in. The remainder of the day is free. Cairo is a fascinating city and home to the mighty Nile, the longest and the most vital river in the world. Try to check some floating restaurants and river cruise boats, or experience the lively Khan El Khalili Bazaar.


Barcelo Pyramids Hotel or similar

Day 2: Pyramids of Giza & Sphinx - Saqqara - Cairo to Aswan    

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up by our representative at your hotel and transferred to enjoy a tour of the Giza Pyramids. Khufu's pyramid is the northernmost and largest of the three. In classical antiquity, it was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and is the only one to have survived. Khephren's monument can be easily identified by the casing stones that still cling to its pointed top. The much smaller pyramid of Mycerinus had not been completed by the time of the king's death. The Great Sphinx is part of the funerary complex of Khephren. Then drive 50 minutes about 40 km south of Cairo to visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser, the world's oldest major stone structure. It was built in the 3rd Dynasty (around 2630 BC) for King Djoser. Overnight on an a/c bus to Aswan.


Bus from Cairo to Aswan
Breakfast

Day 3: Arrive in Aswan - High Dam - Philae Temple - Overnight on Board    

You will explore the city of Aswan including the High Dam, Egypt's modern example of construction on a monumental scale. The controversial Aswan High Dam contains 18 times the amount of material used in the Great Pyramid of Khufu and created Lake Nasser, the world's largest artificial lake. Then proceed to a motorboat to reach Agilkia Island, where you will visit the Temple of Philae that was erected during the Greco-Roman period and was dedicated to the goddess Isis. On the walls of the temple of Philae were inscribed the latest hieroglyphic and demotic inscriptions. Enjoy a leisurely dinner and overnight on board.


Medea Nile Cruise / Semiramis or similar
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Nile Cruise Excursion (Kom Ombo & Temple of Horus) - Overnight on Board    

You will have time to explore the Temple of Kom Ombo, where you’ll learn about the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus, whose monuments decorate each half of the temple. Continue to visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu, which is considered to be one of the most well-preserved temples in Egypt. It is also the repository of the most detailed legacy on matters of cult and temple function. In the afternoon, you will discover the East bank of Luxor including Karnak Temples, which are the largest structures ever built in the history of mankind. The principal building is that of the god Amun Ra. Later on, you will proceed to visit the Temple of Luxor, which was built by one of the kings of the 12th dynasty and completed by the well-known king Ramses II. Enjoy a leisurely dinner and overnight on board.


Medea Nile Cruise / Semiramis or similar
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Nile Cruise Excursion (East Bank Luxor) - Overnight on Board    

Breakfast and lunch on board your Nile cruise. Our representative will meet you and then transfer to visit the East Bank of Luxor. Proceed to the most important and most sacred of the sites the Temple of Luxor. It was built by one of the kings of the 12th dynasty and completed by the well-known king Ramses II. The temple was conceived as a remote southern annex to the temple of Karnak, at a distance of about 3 kilometers from it. Hence, it faces the Karnak Temple and was connected to it by a long processional avenue, flanked by rows of sphinxes on either side. Have a wonderful tour of Karnak Temples, which are the largest structures ever built in the history of mankind. The principal building is that of the god Amun Ra, which is the melting pot of religion and politics. Enjoy a leisurely dinner and overnight on board.


Medea Nile Cruise / Semiramis or similar
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Disembarkation Luxor - West Bank Luxor - Hurghada    

Breakfast on board and disembark. Our representative will meet you and the tour starts by crossing the River Nile to Luxor West Bank. Come and see the magnificent Valley of the King. The most concentration of royal tombs in Ancient Egypt. It is where cut in rocks tombs for 62 famous kings of the New Kingdom, all are highly decorated and filled with priceless artwork. Continue to visit the Hatshepsut temple built and named after the powerful Queen Hatshepsut the only woman who ascended the throne of Egypt in ancient times. This temple is located at Deir el-Bahari, a steep cliff in the shape of a horseshoe form a natural background to two monumental buildings standing side by side, each belonging to a different period. The last stop is to pay a visit to the Colossi of Memnon. The first monument one encounters on a visit to the west bank of Luxor is the site of the funerary temple of Amenhotep III. The temple itself has all but completely disappeared, but the colossal twin statues of the king, which once stood proudly in front of the entrance to the temple, are still there to greet the visitor. Hop in a bus and travel for about 4 hours to Hurghada.


Ali Baba Palace or similar
Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7: Hurghada Free Leisure    

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day in Hurghada. Extra activities are not included to enjoy excellent diving and snorkeling among the Red Sea coral reefs and see some amazing rare fish. Or choose one of the many other activities such as windsurfing, sailing, and deep-sea fishing.


Ali Baba Palace Hurghada or similar
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Hurghada Free Leisure    

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day in Hurghada. Extra activities are not included to enjoy excellent diving and snorkeling among the Red Sea coral reefs and see some amazing rare fish. Or choose one of the many other activities such as windsurfing, sailing, and deep-sea fishing.


Ali Baba Palace Hurghada or similar
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Hurghada to Cairo - Egyptian Museum - Khan el-Khalili - Cairo    

Depart early in Hurghada to Cairo via bus. We will accompany you from your hotel to visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which houses the world’s largest, most precious, and rare collection of genuine artifacts, over 250,000 pieces are displayed dating back to 5000 years. The tour will end by visiting Cairo’s most famous open-air market, the Khan El Khalil Grand Bazaar, located in the old area of Al-Qahira. Here you can buy souvenirs such as silverware, faux antiques, stained glass lamps, incense, and more. Transfer back to your hotel and overnight.


Barcelo Pyramids Hotel or similar
Breakfast

Day 10: Cairo Free Leisure    

Breakfast at the hotel. You will have a free day of leisure to explore and enjoy Cairo city on your own or you can add an optional tour to visit other historical sites such as Alexandria on the Mediterranean Coast. Overnight in Cairo.


Barcelo Pyramids Hotel or similar
Breakfast

Day 11: Cairo Airport - Amman Airport - Wadi Rum 2 hours Jeep Tour - Wadi Rum    

After breakfast transfer to Cairo International Airport to board your flight Our representative welcomes you with signage at Amman Airport. From here travel 4 hours southwards to the protected area of Wadi Rum, one of the most impressive desert landscapes in the world. Here still Bedouins live in a traditional way, and by 4x4 Jeep tour, you discover canyons, sand dunes, and Nabatean rock inscriptions for 2 hours. If desired, you'll have the option to add a 1-hour camel ride at Wadi Rum at your own expense. Transfer to your camp in Wadi Rum, have a leisurely dinner, and overnight.


Sun City Camp or similar
Breakfast & Dinner

Day 12: Wadi Rum - Petra Visit - Petra    

After breakfast at the camp, drive for 1.5 hours to the red rose city of Petra, the biggest attraction in Jordan. Petra was first established around the 6th century B.C. by the Nabataean Arabs, a nomadic tribe who settled in the area and laid the foundation of a commercial empire that extended into Syria. Along with the guide pass the canyon, the so-called Siq, to see the most beautiful monument: the Treasury. Continue via the Street of Facades to the Royal Tombs and Pharaoh's Castle. The guide says farewell to you at the restaurant area; free time to explore Petra on your own (for instance climb the 800 stairs to the Monastery El Deir). Overnight Petra.


Petra Palace Hotel or similar
Breakfast

Day 13: Kerak Castle - Dead Sea Beach - Amman    

After breakfast we drive to Kerak, to visit the famous Crusader castle built in 1132/34 by King Baldwin I. of Jerusalem. Afterward, we drive to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea, where you have leisure time at the beach and the chance to float on salty water and try the dark mud on the shores for healthy skin (showers and locker rooms are available). Continue to drive to your hotel and overnight in Amman.


Toledo Hotel Amman or similar
Breakfast

Day 14: Amman City Tour - Amman    

Start the day with a city tour in Jordan's capital. Amman, already mentioned in the Bible as Rabbath Ammon, is a bustling modern city. The historical places are located in downtown, where we visit the Citadel with remains from the Roman to the early Islamic period. Then we have a round in the Archaeological Museum. We stroll via the Souq, where you get an idea of everyday life, to the Roman Theatre from the 2nd century with 6000 seats. Return to your Amman hotel, and overnight.


Toledo Hotel Amman or similar
Breakfast

Day 15: Amman Hotel - Amman Airport    

Breakfast, latest check out 12:00, according to flight departure time transfer to Amman Airport to say farewell.


Toledo Hotel Amman or similar
Breakfast

Inclusions


  • Airport pickup and transfers
  • Guided tours of the Pyramids and Cairo city
  • 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners
  • 2 Nights at 3-star hotel in Amman
  • 1 Nights at a 3-star hotel in Petra
  • 1 Night camping in Wadi rum
  • Two way overnight travel in an A/C bus: Cairo - Aswan; Hurghada – Cairo
  • 3 nights at a 4-star hotel in Hurghada.
  • 3 nights aboard a 5-star Nile Cruise
  • 3 nights at a 4-star hotel in Cairo.
  • Service of a qualified English-speaking Egyptologist
  • Transportation in A/C bus
  • Guided tours of Aswan: Valley of the Kings; Kom Ombo, Edfu and Luxor Temples

Exclusions


  •  Entrance fees to the sites  
  •  International or domestic flights  
  •  Visa to Egypt and Jordan  
  •  Travel/Health insurance  
  •  Any optional tours  
  •  Any private expenses 
  •  Tips to the driver or guides 
  •  Others not mentioned in the inclusions  

Practical Info


- The price is calculated for this itinerary. Modified itineraries may result in higher costs.
- Any change in the number of passengers affects the quote.
- The driver/tour guide escorts according to the booked itinerary, he is not 24/7 at your disposal.
- Official check-in time at hotels 15:00 – check-out time at hotels 12:00.
- We do not check the availability of accommodation when planning your trip. Once you booked and any hotel is not available, we search for an alternative and inform you.
- The triple room in Egypt is a double room + extra bed or sofa bed.
- The entry visa to Egypt costs for non-restricted nationalities 25 $USD per person upon arrival.
- Departure taxes at airports cost for international departures 25 $USD per person, for domestic departures 5 $USD per person.
- You walk several km in Petra, so bear in mind good walking shoes and a backpack for beverage, camera, etc.
- Entry ticket in Petra includes a 700 meters horse ride from the main gate to the beginning of the Siq (not mandatory, the horse handler expects a tip of 3-5 JOD per horse).
- In case of rain the government may decide to close Petra due to security reasons.
- All local or escorting guides in Jordan are licensed by the Ministry of Tourism in Jordan and are not part of our team.
- It is not permitted to bring telescopes or drones without permission to Jordan.
- Minor travelers must be accompanied by adult travelers.
- If you opt to have this tour be private or be customized please let us know so we can send the rates accordingly.

How to Book this Tour


- After booking the tour with us online, one of our consultants will get in touch within 24 hours. You need to pay then a 25% deposit by credit card or by bank transfer. The full payment is due latest 15 days before the tour start.
- Cancellations or changes need to be sent in written form. Charges are as follows:
• 5% of the total price of the trip for cancellations from the date of booking until 41 days before departure.
• 50% of the total price of the trip for cancellations or changes made 40 to 15 days before departure.
• 100% of the total price of the trip for cancellations or changes made 14 to 01 days before departure or no show.
- For refunds, we do not cover transaction fees charged by credit card companies and banks.
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