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Discover the ancient treasures of Egypt and Jordan. This is an extensive journey that encompasses the best of these ancient wonders.
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14 nights hotel accommodation, three nights on board a Nile Cruise, one night at a desert camp, meals as per itinerary, flights as per itinerary, transfers, entrance fees (except inside the Pyramids) and English speaking guides
Discover the ancient treasures that Egypt and Jordan have to offer from the Pyramids at Giza and Abu Simbel, to Petra and the Greco- Roman city of Jerash. Along the way relax at Egypt’s popular Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh and Jordan’s Dead Sea. This is an extensive journey that encompasses the very best of these ancient wonders.
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You'll discover the ancient sites of Egypt including the Pyramids at Giza, Abu Simbel and the Valley of the Kings.
A chance to stay in a Bedouin camp and dine under the stars in the remote desert of Wadi Rum.
Nothing beats exploring the rose-red city of Petra, especially viewed by the flickering light of 2,000 candles.
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On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, Memphis and Sakkara. You will also visit the Egyptian Museum, which houses over 100,000 pieces from antiquity. This evening dine at Abou El Sid, an award winning restaurant serving authentic Egyptian cuisine (B)(L)(D)
This morning head to Alexandria, the second largest city in Egypt, founded by Alexander the Great in 331BC. Explore the Alexandria Library, the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa, the Roman Amphitheatre and Qaitpey Citadel. (B)
On your return journey to Cairo, visit El Alamein, famous as the place where the Allied Forces of WWII gained a decisive victory over the Axis Forces. Visit the Commonwealth Cemetery. This afternoon, visit Khan el Khalili bazaar, a souk that dates back to 1382 and the largest in Cairo. (B)(L)
Today fly to Aswan and transfer to your ship to commence your Nile cruise. After lunch onboard, visit the High Dam, the unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple before a fun ride on a felucca around Elephantine Island. (B)(L)(D)
This morning, take a short flight to Abu Simbel and visit the famous temple which is guarded by four colossal statues of Ramses II. Return to Aswan and your cruise. This afternoon set sail for Kom Ombo and visit the temples. Continue sailing to Edfu. (B)(L)(D)
Enjoy an excursion to the Temple of Horus in Edfu. The temple is one of the best preserved in Egypt. Sail from Edfu through the Nile Lock at Esna and continue your journey to Luxor. (B)(L)(D)
After breakfast disembark your cruise. Enjoy a visit to the West Bank and the Valley of the Kings. This evening spend the night at the boutique Hotel Al Moudira, the only hotel located on the West Bank. (B)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Sharm El Sheikh via Cairo. (B)
Today is at your leisure to simply relax or explore Sharm El Sheikh. (B)
After an early breakfast visit St Catherine’s Monastery located at the base of Mount Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God. (B)(L)
On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. (B)
Today visit the Greco-Roman city of Jerash, widely regarded as the best-preserved city of the Decapolis and sometimes known as the Pompeii of the East. Continue to Umm Qais, an ancient cultural city perched on a splendid hilltop overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Sea of Galilee. (B)
Today journey to Petra. En-route visit the mosaic filled city of Madaba and also see the mighty crusader castle at Kerak before arriving in Petra late in the afternoon. (B)
Spend the day at the “rose-red” city of Petra. The whole day is yours to explore this impressive city. Enjoy lunch at the Basin Restaurant located inside the city. This evening return to see the Siq and the Treasury lit by the flickering flames of more than 2,000 candles whilst enjoying tea and listening to the Bedouins play their traditional music. (B)(L)
Drive to Jordan’s magnificent desert landscape of Wadi Rum. Enjoy a 4WD desert sunset ride before delighting in dinner under the stars and spending the night in a Bedouin camp. (B)(D)
Today continue onto the Dead Sea. Enjoy the Dead Sea and its salty waters or visit Mujib Reserve and enjoy one of the hikes available. (B)
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive back to Amman. Overnight Amman.(B)
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)
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