Trio Trip: Egypt, Jordan & Holy Land
Cairo International Airport, Egypt - Ben Gurion Airport, Israel
Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Details

19 Days | 18 Nights

Tour Type: Group Tour
Runs: Year round
Accommodation: 4* Hotel, 5* Hotel, Sleeper Train, Nile Cruise, Camp,
Minimum Age: 18

Tour Description


This journey wull let you travel from Cairo to Tel Aviv and see the besth highlight of each countries. From the great Pyramids of Giza, sailing along the Nile River, visiting the temples, monuments and tombs around Aswan and Luxor, to the beautiful old Nabataean city of Petra and the Biblical sites of Jerusalem.

Highlights

  • Discover the ancient necropolis Saqqara and see the Pyramids of Giza & the Sphinx
  • Relax and enjoy the Red Sea beach in Hurghada
  • Explore Karnak Temple, the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon in Luxor
  • Embark on a felucca boat and sail along the Nile River to stop by at some local village and Kom Ombo Temple
  • Wander the old bazaar and stop by at the Philae Temple in Aswan
  • Pay a visit to the Egyptian Museum to see thousands of artifacts including Tutankhamen's tomb
  • Visit Petra a well-known UNESCO World Heritage site in Jordan
  • Take thrilling 4x4 ride while exploring the beatiful landscape of Wadi Rum Desert
  • Unwind and float on the saltiest water on Earth, the Dead Sea beach
  • Stroll along the Old City of Jerusalem and visit the birthplace of Jesus, Bethlehem
  • Marvel with the cities of Haifa, Caesarea and Jaffa

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Cairo Airport - Cairo Hotel    

Our representative meets you at the 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.


Holiday Inn Cairo Maadi or similar

Day 2: Pyramids of Giza & The Sphinx - Saqqara - Cairo Hotel    

Today 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. Continue 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. Return back to your hotel in Cairo and overnight.


Holiday Inn Cairo Maadi or similar
Breakfast

Day 3: The Egyptian Museum - Travel from Cairo to Aswan    

In the morning, enjoy an excursion to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities near Tahrir Square. 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 including an exhibit of the treasure collection of king Tutankhamen that had been sealed in his tomb for more than 3500 years and undiscovered until the early 20th century. Entrance to Mummy Chamber is not included. Later in the evening, board an overnight sleeper train bound to Aswan. Travel to Aswan is approximately 13 hours.


Sleeper Train
Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4: Philae Temple - Aswan Free Leisure - Aswan Hotel    

Arrive in Aswan. In the morning, proceed to a motorboat to reach Agilkia Island, where you will visit the Temple of Philae which was erected during the Greco-Roman period and was dedicated to the goddess Isis. Check in at the hotel and remaining time free leisure to explore the local bazaar in Aswan on your own. Overnight in Aswan.


Tolip Hotel or similar
Breakfast

Day 5: Aswan (Morning Free Leisure) - Nile Felucca    

Free leisure in the morning in Aswan. You have the option to do an optional tour to Abu Simbel on this day. 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 Cruise
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Kom Ombo - Nile Felucca    

Breakfast on board. The tour begins by visiting the double temple of the Hellenistic period on the eastern bank, the Temple of Kom Ombo. You’ll learn about the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus, whose monuments decorate each half of the temple. Enjoy a leisurely lunch and dinner. Overnight on board a felucca.


Felucca Cruise
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Disembark Felucca - Karnak Temple - Luxor Hotel    

After breakfast on board, disembark at the felucca boat. Then Proceed to 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. Transfer to your hotel in Luxor and overnight.


Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor or similar
Breakfast

Day 8: Valley of the Kings - Colossi of Memnon - Temple of Hatshepsut - Luxpr Hotel    

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 forms a natural background to two monumental buildings standing side by side, each belonging to a different period. Last stop to pay a visit at 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. Return to your hotel in Luxor, and overnight.


Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor or similar
Breakfast

Day 9: Luxor Hotel - Hurghada Hotel    

After breakfast, free morning in Luxor. Drive for about 4 hours eastward across the desert to the Red Sea coast in Hurghada. Transfer to your hotel. Remaining time of the day free leisure on your own.


Continental Hotel Hurghada or similar
Breakfast

Day 10: 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.


Continental Hotel Hurghada or similar
Breakfast

Day 11: Hurghada - Cairo Airport - Amman Airport - Petra Hotel    

Start early morning for transfer to Hurghada Airport. Fly from Cairo to Amman. Our local representative welcomes you with signage at Amman Airport. Transfer about 3.30 hours via Desert Highway to your Petra Hotel, and check-in. Overnight in Petra. In the evening, you have the option to do Petra by Night activity that runs every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday night only.


Petra Moon Hotel or similar
Breakfast

Day 12: Petra Visit - Petra Hotel    

After breakfast proceed to Petra, the spectacular rose rock city. Prepare yourself for walking over uneven terrain. Petra is the biggest attraction of Jordan and was first established around the 6th century B.C. by the Nabataean Arabs. Meet your local guide who will give you an understanding of Petra’s history within the next 2.5 hours. Start with a walk to the canyon, the so called Siq, at its end you see the most beautiful monument, the Treasury. The building rises over 40 meters and is carved into the sandstone like most of Petra’s architecture. Continue via the Street of Facades, passing by the Theatre to the Royal Tombs. Your guide says farewell. Free time to uncover Petra on your own, climb for example the 800 stairs to the impressive Monastery El Deir. Return along the same trail back to the main entrance. Overnight Petra.


Petra Moon Hotel or similar
Breakfast

Day 13: Petra Hotel - Wadi Rum Jeep Tour - Wadi Rum Camp    

In the morning we drive 1.5 hours southwards to Wadi Rum, known also as the “Valley of the Moon”. Hop in a 4x4 and with your Bedouin driver uncover more of the vast desert. The rugged landscape, the changing colors of sands and mountains, and the serene atmosphere will make you understand why Wadi Rum is one of the most impressive desert landscapes in the world. The setting had been used for Hollywood movies. You see canyons, red sand dunes, Nabatean rock inscriptions, and a natural rock bridge formed over centuries. If desired, you'll have the option to add a 1-hour camel ride at Wadi Rum at your own expense. Check into your campsite, where dinner and the desert night with a hopefully starry sky await you.


Rainbow Camp or similar
Breakfast & Dinner

Day 14: Wadi Rum - Shobak Castle - Dead Sea Hotel    

After breakfast, we drive to Crusader Castle in Shobak, perched on the side of a rocky, conical mountain. Continue 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). Overnight at the Dead Sea.


Holiday Inn Resort or similar
Breakfast

Day 15: Dead Sea Free Leisure    

Breakfast and overnight at hotel – no other services provided. With 400 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth, where ever since the days of Herod the Great, people have flocked to in search of its curative secrets. The area is characterized by high annual temperatures, low humidity, and high atmospheric pressure, the air is extremely oxygen-rich. With the highest content of minerals and salts in the world, the Dead Sea water possesses anti-inflammatory properties, and the dark mud found on its shores has been used for over 2000 years for therapeutic purposes.


Holiday Inn Resort or similar
Breakfast

Day 16: Dead Sea Hotel - Allenby Border - Jerusalem Hotel    

This morning travel to the Jordanian border where after immigration formalities you will transfer by public shuttle bus over the border into Israel, where you’ll be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem. The afternoon and evening offer free time. Overnight in Jerusalem.


Prima Royale Jerusalem or similar
Breakfast

Day 17: Old City Jerusalem - Bethlehem - Jerusalem Hotel    

Today we enjoy a guided tour of Jerusalem (West Bank) and Bethlehem (West Bank). Our first stop is the holy Mount of Olives where there are amazing panoramic views of the old city. We take a walking tour of the atmospheric old city; wander through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the Cardo (ancient Roman road). We continue on through the old city and the Christian quarter, visiting the famous Wailing Wall - a place of constant prayer and one of the most revered Hebrew sites. Retracing the final laboured steps of Jesus, burdened under the weight of the cross, we walk along the Via Dolorosa to the hallowed Church of the Sepulchre; the site of the crucifixion, Jesus’ tomb and the resurrection. A short drive from Jerusalem is Bethlehem – the birthplace of Jesus; where we visit Manger Square and the Church of Nativity, which is reputed to be the oldest Church in the world and the site where Jesus was born. Spend the evening at leisure in Jerusalem.


Prima Royale Jerusalem or similar

Day 18: Haifa - Caesarea - Jaffa - Tel Aviv Hotel    

Jerusalem – Haifa – Caesarea – Jaffa – Tel Aviv. We bid farewell to Jerusalem today and head north to the port city of Haifa. Here we'll visit the UNESCO world heritage listed Bahai Shrine and the beautiful tropical gardens set on the slopes of Mount Carmel. Travelling down the coast we stop in the historic city of Caesarea where Roman and Crusader-era ruins are strewn along the sea front. Continuing south we reach Jaffa, an ancient port where we enjoy a walking tour of the picturesque fortified town and marvel at the hilltop views. Then it's just a short drive to the vibrant, modern and cosmopolitan city of Tel Aviv, where we spend our final night. Dubbed "the city that never sleeps" Tel Aviv is renowned for its hedonistic nightlife and the city also has a plethora of trendy bistros, high-end restaurants and delicious street food stalls to choose from for dinner.


By 14 Hotel or similar
Breakfast & Dinner

Day 19: Tel Aviv Hotel - Tel Aviv Airport    

Breakfast, latest check out 12:00, according to flight departure time transfer to Ben Gurion Airport to say farewell. End of Service.


Breakfast

Inclusions


  • Daily breakfast, 2 lunches & 5 dinners
  • Entrance fees included for sightseeing in Israel
  • All transfers and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Touring in Israel: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Haifa, Caesarea and Jaffa.
  • Escorted by Egyptian tour guide qualified Egyptology, licensed Jordanian and Israeli tour guides in Jordan and Israel, respectively.
  • Wadi Rum Jeep tour with Bedouin driver
  • Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan, Luxor, Hurghada, Petra, Wadi Rum & Shobak
  • 1 overnight train from Cairo to Aswan
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer
  • 7 nights 4-5-star hotels in Egypt, 7 nights 4 stars hotel in Jordan and Israel, 1 night deluxe desert camp in Wadi Rum and 2 nights Felucca (open deck)

Exclusions


  •  International or domestic flight 
  •  Any meals or beverages not mentioned in the inclusions 
  •  Tips to the driver or guides 
  •  All Entrance Fees in Egypt and Jordan 
  •  Visa to Egypt, Jordan or Israel (if applicable) 
  •  Travel or health insurance 
  •  Any personal expenses 
  •  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.
- 4x4s in Wadi Rum are old vehicles (no A/C, no seat belt) and belong to the local Bedouin association.
- For camping in Wadi Rum we recommend bringing a towel and torchlight.
- 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.
-Departure tax Jordan land border 10 JD = 14 USD per person.
-Shuttle bus Jordanian-Israeli terminal Allenby Bridge (7 JOD per person/1.5 JOD per luggage per way).
-We cannot guarantee how long it will take for you to cross the border as it is not under our control. It can take longer depending on traffic or if the Israeli authorities will question you about your stay in Israel / Palestine.
- 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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