Highlights of Egypt and Jordan

(Egypt & Jordan Adventure)

 
Information
What this holiday includes:

:: Bed and Breakfast in 3*, 4* or 5* accommodation.
:: Exclusive services of expert, English speaking, Tour Guide and qualified Egyptologist.
:: All local transfers in Egypt & Jordan - e.g. airport, train stations etc.
:: Transport to and from sites of antiquities, places of interest, excursion destinations, museums etc as listed below.
:: Entry fees to sites of antiquities, museums etc, as listed below.
:: Return flights from UK airport of your choice.

 

What you will see:
(Sites and tours included in the price of this holiday.)
EGYPT
::
Pyramids of Giza - Khufu, Khafra, Menkaura; The Sphinx; The Tombs of the Nobles; The Sphinx Temple; The Valley Temple of Khafra; The Egypt Museum; Tutankhamen's Treasure.
 

:: Islamic Cairo - The Citadel of Saladin and Mosque of Mohamed Ali; Cairo City Tour - viewing sites of Coptic and Islamic Cairo; Shopping in a traditional market (souk).

JORDAN
:: Amman City Tour, Jerash,
:: Nymphaeum, Artemis temple, St. Cosmos and Demeanors churches

:: Desert Castles (Amra-Kharanah-Azraq-Halabat)
:: Mt. Nebo, Madaba, King’s Highway, Kerak.

::
Petra - the lost city of the Nabateans
:: Wadi Rum

 

This holiday does not include:

~ Price differences in flights from chosenUK airport.
~ Local tips and gratuities.
~ Lunch, Dinner and Drinks (unless on Nile Cruise)
~ Departure Tax in Jordan. (approx 5 JD)
~ Travel Insurance.

~ Entry Visa for Egypt
~ Entry Visa for Jordan (this can be free depending on point of entry).

 

Days Time Description
1st Day PM

Cairo
:: Arrival and Check-in at hotel.
:: Your room will be prepared ready for your arrival where you may freshen up before retiring to bed or spend a little time exploring your locality (depending upon timing of flights and your arrival).

 

2nd Day AM :: Enjoy a leisurely morning in your hotel and surrounding area where you will have time to prepare for your first visit.
Giza Plateau
:: Pyramids of Khufu, Khafra and Menkaura.
:: The Great Sphinx and the Sphinx and Valley Temple of Khafra.
:: Tombs of the Nobles.
PM

Egyptian Museum - Cairo
:: Visit to the Egyptian Museum - A guided tour of the museum that leads you through the wealth of treasures from the Old, Middle and New kingdoms and where you will discover for yourself the treasures of Tutankhamen.
:: There will be opportunities to buy souveniers and works of art throughout the day.

 

3rd Day AM Islamic Cairo
:: With the assistance of your guide, explore The Citadel - Stronghold of Saladin and the Mosque of Mohamed Ali.
PM

City Tour
:: Sit back and enjoy a tour of the busy Cairo metropolis. As your driver skillfully negotiates the busy Cairo traffic, your guide will provide you with a wealth of information on the places of interest, both ancient and modern.

 

4th Day AM

:: Morning Free - at leisure
:: Opportunity to take part in an optional excursion.

PM

:: Journey to Airport
:: Airport and onward journey Amman Airport in Jordan.

Amman
:: Upon arrival to Queen Alia Airport or Jordanian Border our representative will meet and assist you through the customs and immigration procedures.
:: Transfer to the hotel in Amman for overnight.

 

5th Day   Amman – Umm Qais – Jerash – Ajloun – Amman overnight
 

:: In the morning departure we drive around two hours from Amman to Gadara (Umm Qais), which belonged to the famous decapolis founded by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. Here you have an overwhelming view over the north Jordan valley, the Sea of Galilee and the Golan heights.
:: In the noon we depart for Jerash, the best example of a roman provincial city in the entire Middle East.
:: After lunch you visit the spectacular forum, roman colonnaded street, nymphaeum, Artemis temple, St. Cosmos and Demeanors church.
:: Next stop is Ajloun the great 12th century Islamic castle built around 1184/85 by the famous Islamic leader Salah al-Din.
:: Around evening we drive back to Amman for overnight.

 

6th Day   Amman – Desert Castles (Amra-Kharanah-Azraq-Halabat) – Amman overnight
 

:: Today starts our tour to the Desert Castles in eastern Jordan. The Amra Castle adornes with its zodiac dome and the early examples of Omayyad fresco paintings, and there are still the fortress-like mysterious Qasr Kha-ranah, the black basalt Roman/Medieval Islamic fort at Azraq and the Omayyad residential palace of Qasr Al-Hallabat. After our lunch break in Azraq we drive back to hotel for overnight.

 

7th Day   Amman – Mt. Nebo – Madaba – King’s Highway – Kerak – Petra overnight  
 

:: After breakfast we depart for Mt. Nebo. This is the place where Moses gazed at the promised land before he died. You visit the old monastery and overlook the Jordan valley, Dead Sea, Jericho and Jerusalem.
:: After we proceed to Madaba, where the famous mosaic 6th century map of Palestine in St. George’s church is sited.
:: Following this, we drive to Kerak along the famous ancient biblical caravan route the king's way. We have a short stop in Wadi Al-Mujib, a great wide valley, which sweeps your breath away for it's magnificent geological formation. Kerak, the ancient, biblical capital of the Moabites, become well known for the famous crusaders castle that was built in 1132/34 by king Baldwin the first of Jerusalem. Visit the castle, enjoy the amazing undergrounds halls and the museum.
:: After we leave Kerak and drive to Petra for overnight.

 

8th Day   Petra full day tour and overnight
 

:: After breakfast departure for a full day tour 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 foundations of a commercial empire that extended into Syria. After the conquest by the Romans 106 AD Petra declined in importance thereafter. In the early 19th century the Swiss explorer Johann L. Burckhardt discovered the city again.
:: Upon arrival you will begin an unforgettable trip on horse back to the canyon, the so called Siq, and then by foot to the most beautiful monument: the Treasury. The local guide will give a brief history of the city. Among other monuments you will see are Pharaoh's Castle, the Triumphal Arch, the Amphitheater and the Monastery „El Deir“.
:: Back to hotel for overnight.

 

9th Day   Petra – Wadi Rum – Aqaba overnight
 

:: After breakfast we drive to Wadi Rum, the wild desert landscape, which already fascinated the British liaison officer Lawrence of Arabia.
:: You start a two hour Bedouin Jeep tour which leads you to Lawrence's Spring and to the sand dunes in Wadi Um Ishrin where you can find Nabatean inscriptions.
:: You will have a great view from Lawrence's House and drive to the Barragh Canyon. Following this, we drive back to Bedouin camp for lunch. :: Afterwards you experience the amazing sunset in the desert and we drive to Aqaba at the Red Sea for overnight.

 

10th Day   El Aqaba – QAI Airport
 

:: After breakfast assisted transfer to QAI Airport in Amman for departure.

 

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NB. Prices are per person based on two adults sharing a twin or double room and include all flights, accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, transfers and transport in Egypt and Jordan, entrance fees to museums and sites of antiquities and visits as listed in the itinerary and the services of a tour guide and Egyptologist, but are subject to small price fluctuations in airport tax and fuel surcharges as applied by the airlines at the time of booking and differences in cost of flights from your chosen UK airport. From time to time it may be necessary to change the order of the itinerary due to flight times and train timetables, etc. - we do, however, endeavour to keep any changes to a minimum.
 
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