14 Days | 13 Nights
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.
Breakfast at the hotel. We will accompany you from your hotel to visit 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. Entrance to Mummy Chamber is not included. Tour continues to Salah El Din Citadel located on the spur of the Muqattam hills. It was the seat of government and home of almost all rulers of Egypt. Inside the citadel get the chance to visit the impressive Alabaster mosque of Mohamed Ali built-in 1824. 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. Transfer back to your hotel and overnight.
After breakfast at hotel drive 50 minutes about 40 km south west of Cairo to start your visit to 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. Drive to 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. Its intended granite revetment was only partially applied. Visit the Solar Boat Museum located south of the Great Pyramid. It was built to contain the Solar Boat of the great king Cheops which was discovered by Kamal El Mallakh in 1954. Transfer back to your hotel in Cairo and overnight.
In the morning transfer to Cairo Airport to depart to Aswan. Aswan is located in Upper Egypt, about 870 km south of Cairo on the foot of the Nile valley. flight from Cairo to Aswan lasts for about 1.5 hours. Our representative will meet and assist you at Aswan airport, have an amazing felucca ride on the Nile in Aswan to see Elephantine Island. Enjoy watching the fascinating view and the color mixing between the navy blue for the River Nile, green for land, yellow for desert, and light blue for the sky. Then transfer to your Nile Cruise for embarkation and lunch. In the evening, have dinner and overnight on board the ship.
Breakfast on board then proceeds 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. After the tour, you will get back to the ship to have lunch on board. In the afternoon 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. After the tour, you will get back to the ship and have dinner. Overnight onboard the ship.
Breakfast on board. The tour begins by visiting 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. You will sail from Edfu to Esna and take you around the Greco-Roman temple of Khnum, one of the earliest-known deities. Marvel at its soaring columns and hypostyle hall showcasing well-preserved carvings from the 3rd-century AD. Enjoy a leisurely dinner on board. Overnight onboard the ship.
Breakfast on board. Today 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. After lunch, continue to see the magnificent Valley of the Kings. 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. Enjoy a leisurely dinner on board. Overnight onboard the ship.
Breakfast aboard the cruise before disembarkation. Transfer to Luxor Airport for your flight to Amman. Our representative welcomes you with signage at Amman Airport. Transfer about 45 minutes to your Amman Hotel, check-in, remainder of the day is free.
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. We leave to Jerash, the best example of a Roman provincial city in the whole Middle East. Visit the spectacular forum, Roman colonnaded street, the Nymphaeum, and the Temple of Artemis. Overnight Amman hotel.
After breakfast drive to 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. After we proceed to Madaba, where to find the famous mosaic 6th-century map of Palestine in St. George’s church. Driving along the famous ancient caravan route the King's Way, we have a short stop in Wadi Al-Mujib, a great wide valley with magnificent geological formations. In Kerak visit the famous Crusader castle built in 1132/34 by King Baldwin I. of Jerusalem. Continue to Petra hotel, check in, and overnight.
After breakfast to the red rose city Petra, the biggest attraction of 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 passes 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.
After breakfast, drive for about 3.5 hours to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea. Check in at your hotel and you have leisure time at the beach and the chance to float on salty waters and try the dark mud on the shores for healthy skin. Overnight at the Dead Sea.
Breakfast and overnight at the hotel. 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.
After breakfast, latest check-out is 12:00nn, according to flight departure drive 1 hour to Amman airport to say farewell. End of service.