Egypt, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Escapades
Cairo, Egypt - Tel Aviv City, Israel
Egypt, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Escapades

Details

19 Days | 18 Nights

Tour Type: Private
Runs: Everyday
Accommodation: 3* Hotel, Hostel, Camp, Sleeper Train, Felucca
Minimum Age: 18

Tour Description


This 19-days combined tour of Egypt, Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian territories will take you to a new experience of travel like you've never been before. Explore the land of the pharaohs in Egypt and discover some historical pyramids, tombs, temples, and monuments. Stroll in the busy street of Amman, sleep under the sky in Wadi Rum and unfold the mystery of Petra city. In the last leg of this tour, you'll get to wander in some Biblical places on the West Bank in Palestine territories and Israel.

Highlights

  • Marvel with the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza
  • Set sail on a felucca or a traditional boat on the Nile River
  • A full-day to explore the famous landmark in Jordan, Petra
  • Float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea
  • Visit the holy city of Jerusalem and Bethlehem

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Cairo    

Ahlan Wa Sahlan – welcome to Egypt! Cairo is a fascinating city and home to the mighty Nile, the longest and the most vital river in the world. If you arrive early try to check some floating restaurants and river cruise boats or experience the lively Khan El Khalili Bazaar. In the evening, you will meet your tour leader and the rest of the group. You'll have a welcome dinner to taste some local cuisine. Overnight in Cairo.


AraCan Pyramids Cairo or similar
Dinner

Day 2: Egyptian Museum - Pyramids of Giza - Travel from Cairo to Aswan    

You will be picked up by our representative at your hotel and proceed to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities near Tahrir Square in Cairo. It houses the world’s largest, most precious, and rare collection of genuine artifacts, over 250,000 pieces are displayed dating back to 5000 years. Continue 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. Later in the evening, meet your tour leader and board an overnight sleeper train bound to Aswan. Travel to Aswan is approximately 13 hours.


Sleeper Train
Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3: Arrive in Aswan - Aswan Bazaar - Dinner with Local Family    

Arrive in Aswan in the morning. The remaining time of the day you will have a free day of leisure on your own to explore other historical sites, add an optional tour or visit the local market or bazaar in Aswan. In the afternoon, paddle along the Nile River by kayaking adventure and enjoy the serene moments. In the evening, visit a local Nubian family to have a home-cooked dinner. Overnight at Aswan.


Hapi Hotel Aswan or similar
Breakfast

Day 4: Aswan Free Day Leisure    

Another free day of leisure in Aswan. If you opt to visit Abu Simbel for an additional cost, be ready to start your day very early. You will travel 3 hours to go there and explore for about 2 hours. Then travel back to Aswan for another 3 hours. Overnight in Aswan.


Hapi Hotel Aswan or similar
Breakfast

Day 5: Nubian Village - Nile Felucca    

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Board the felucca boat. You’ll start an overnight trip along the Nile River aboard a felucca or Egyptian traditional sailboat. Enjoy your lunch and be amazed by the beauty of the Nile River and breathe some fresh air. In the afternoon, take a walk in the colorful Nubian village and see how the locals live their everyday life. Enjoy a leisurely dinner and overnight on board.


Felucca
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Nile Felucca to Luxor    

Breakfast on board felucca and disembark. Drive to Luxor where you have free leisure to visit the sites on East Bank such as the Luxor and Karnak Temples in your own phase. Overnight in Luxor


Pyramids Hotel Luxor or similar
Breakfast

Day 7: Valley of the Kings - Colossi of Memnon - Travel from Luxor to Cairo    

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. Next visit is 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. If you have more energy left, you have the option to visit the Temple of Hatshepsut. In the evening, hop in again in a sleeper train for your return to Cairo.


Sleeper Train
Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8: Old Cairo City - Khan el-Khalili - Cairo    

Upon arrival in Cairo, continue to Old Cairo which has the remains of old Babylon's fortress walls partially surrounding the Coptic Quarter with its fascinating churches, the convent of St. George, and the Ben Ezra Synagogue. 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. Overnight in Cairo. Head back to the hotel on arrival to Cairo and jump on the Metro with your leader. Head south from Bab al-Futuh, walking past the old Islamic monuments that stand watch over the bazaars. Join in some good nature haggling at the Kahan-el Khalili bazaar, then head to El Fishawy. This ramshackle 240-year-old cafe is the perfect place for a cup of tea or a glass of cold water with lemon and mint.


AraCan Pyramids Cairo or similar
Breakfast

Day 9: Cairo Airport - Amman Airport - Amman    

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to Amman, Jordan. Our representative welcomes you at Amman Airport. Transfer about 45 minutes to your Amman Hotel, check-in, the remainder of the day is free.


Toledo Hotel or similar
Breakfast

Day 10: Amman City Tour - Wadi Rum    

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. Lunch at a local restaurant and continue to drive via Desert Highway for 4 hours to Wadi Rum. Transfer to your camp and have a leisurely dinner. Overnight at Wadi Rum.


Sun City Camp or similar
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Wadi Rum 3 Hours Jeep Tour - Wadi Rum    

In the morning proceed 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 the Lawrence Spring, the Nabataean temple, the Khazali Canyon, the Red Sand Dunes, and the Little Rock Bridge. Transfer back to your camp, have dinner and overnight at Wadi Rum.


Sun City Camp or similar
Breakfast & Dinner

Day 12: Petra Visit - Petra    

After breakfast and check out at the camp. Drive for 1.30 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). Transfer to your hotel in Petra and overnight.


Petra Palace Hotel or similar
Breakfast

Day 13: Petra Free Day Leisure    

Breakfast and overnight in Petra. You have another free day of leisure to visit Petra on your own. You may hike other trails such as the High Place of Sacrifice (guided tour not included) or visit the little Petra. Overnight at Petra.


Petra Palace Hotel or similar
Breakfast

Day 14: Kings' Way - Kerak Castle - Mt. Nebo - Madaba    

After breakfast, We drive along the famous ancient caravan route the King's Way. The first stop is Kerak to visit the famous Crusader castle built in 1132/34 by King Baldwin I. of Jerusalem. Next is Mt Nebo, the place where Prophet Moses gazed at the Promised Land before he died. You visit the old monastery and overlook the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and parts of the Holy Land. Visit the famous mosaic 6th-century map of Palestine in St. George’s church in Madaba. We proceed to your Madaba hotel, to check in and overnight.


Grand Hotel Madaba or similar
Breakfast

Day 15: Allenby Border - Mahane Yehuda Market - Jerusalem    

Breakfast at the hotel, then drive for about 50 minutes to the Allenby border. Our representative will pick you up at the Palestinian side, and transfer you to your hostel. You will visit the Machane Yehuda market and you can try some local cuisine. The rest of the day is free leisure on your own. Overnight at Jerusalem.


Abraham Hostel Jerusalem or similar
Breakfast & Dinner

Day 16: Jerusalem Old City Tour - Jerusalem    

After breakfast, walk to the Garden of Gethsemane, with its 2000 years old olive trees and the place where Jesus was captivated. Pay a visit to the Dominus Flevit Church with its beautiful window facing the old city. We enter the walled old city through one of its gates. See the Wailing Wall, the last remnants of the Temple in Jerusalem, where Jews all over the world come to pray. If open, we visit the Temple Mount with the Dome of the Rock. Through the colorful bazaars walk to the Via Dolorosa and with the 14 Stations of the Cross ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Back to your hostel and overnight in Jerusalem.


Abraham Hostel Jerusalem or similar
Breakfast

Day 17: Masada - Dead Sea - Jerusalem    

Drive to Masada and learn about the heroic story of the Jewish fighters. Ascend by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod, where the zealots of the first century made their last stand against the Romans. Continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. The water of the lake is so salty, that it allows you to float. Drive back to your hostel in Jerusalem for a free evening.


Abraham Hostel Jerusalem or similar
Breakfast

Day 18: Mount Olives - Bethlehem - Tel Aviv    

Breakfast at the hostel. Take a short drive to the Mt of Olives and enjoy a great view of the old city from above. Continue to Bethlehem in the West Bank, just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem. The major attraction is the ancient Church of the Nativity, where one can touch the very place where Jesus was born. You will also feel the presence of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict when entering the West Bank through the 700 km-long Separation Wall. Time to walk along the barrier wall and see the protest art in form of graffitis. Drive around 1-hour to Jaffa, one of the ancient gateways from the Mediterranean to the Holy Land. Through its port, the Cedar trees of Solomon’s Temple were brought. Your walking tour starts at the Clock Tower and takes you to St Peter’s Church along small alleys with artist galleries and craft shops. Transfer to your hostel in Jerusalem for a well-earned rest.


Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv or similar
Breakfast

Day 19: Depart in Tel Aviv    

Breakfast at the hostel. Latest check out 12:00. You may depart at any time to Tel Aviv. End of service.


Breakfast

Inclusions


  • 9 night hotel accommodation
  • 4 night hostel accommodation
  • 2 night accommoation on standard tent with en suite bathroom
  • 1 night felucca boat
  • 2 night at sleeper train
  • 16 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 6 dinners
  • Private transfers, bus, sleeper train, felucca and 4WD

Exclusions


  •   Any international or domestic flights  
  •  Meals and beverages not mentioned in inclusions  
  •  Others not mentioned in the inclusions  
  •  Tips to the driver or guides 
  •  Any optional tours  
  •  Visa fees to Egypt, Jordan and Israel (if applicable) 
  •  Travel/Health insurance  

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.
- Minor travelers must be accompanied by adult travelers.
- If you opt to have this tour 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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