Overview

Day 1: Arrive to Cairo.

Day 2: Visit the Giza pyramids, Sphinx and the Grand Egyptian Museum. 

Day 3: Visit Saqqara and Islamic Cairo.

Day 4: Fly to Aswan, Visit Philae and embark your Nile cruise. 

Day 5: Visit Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples.  

Day 6: Visit The Valley of Kings, Hatshepsut, Karnak and Luxor temples. 

Day 7: Check-out from your cruise, Fly to Jordan, Drive to Petra and overnight.

Day 8: Visit Petra and overnight. 

Day 9: Visit Madaba and Mt. Nebo.

Day 10: Visit Jerash and  the old city in Amman.  

Day 11: Fly back home.

 

10 Nights 11 Days 22 Oct, 23 Oct, 24 Oct, and more
Highlights

Visit the great Pyramids of Giza, The Sphinx, and the Grand Egyptian Museum. 

Discover the ancient necropolis of Saqqara.

Visit the off-beaten-track tombs of Mihu, The Butchers, and The Two Brothers. 

Stop by the oldest mosque in Cairo; Ibn Tulun mosque. 

Take a walk through the back streets of  Old Islamic Cairo and the local market.  

Visit Aswan and enjoy a relaxing Felucca ride on the Nile.

Sail down the Nile on a luxury cruise for 3 nights.

Explore the ancient city of Thebes while immersing yourself in its magnificent  wonders.

Enjoy the stunning colors of The Valley of The Kings and  The Tomb of King Tutankhamun.

Stand in awe by the Rose city of Petra in Jordan. 

Be fully present in the same spot where Moses viewed the Promised Land from. 

Enjoy a walking tour in the ancient city of Jerash, one of the most intact Greco-Roman cities out of Rome.

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival 

Arrive at Cairo Airport. Our meet-and-assist service will take you through the passport control area, assist with your luggage and customs, and then our representative will accompany you to your hotel in Cairo overlooking the Nile.  

 

Day 2: Grand Egyptian Museum/Giza Pyramids 

Visit the Grand Egyptian Museum, the largest museum in the world for one single civilization. You will stand face-to-face with the Golden Mask of the boy King Tutankhamun. You will be dazzled with the amount of treasures and artifacts that this museum holds  

After  lunch in a local authentic restaurant, Visit the Giza Pyramids, the only surviving wonder of the Seven Wonders of the World. Ride a camel out in the desert to have an amazing view for the pyramids from a distance. Then, stand in front of the imposing Sphinx, the combination of human intelligence and the strength of a lion. Enjoy dinner in a local authentic restaurant. (B,L,D)

 

Day 3: Saqqara/Islamic Cairo

Start your day by visiting Saqqara, the necropolis of Memphis, home of the step pyramid, the first limestone structure ever built. Explore its 4350 years old colored tombs. Get the chance to go inside a pyramid and see the ancient Hieroglyphics that have been engraved on its walls for thousands of years. Your tour will include an off-beaten-track visit to The Tomb of Mihu, The Tomb of the butchers and The Two Brothers. 

Then  lunch, visit Ibn Tulun Mosque. The oldest existing mosque in Cairo with an amazing unique design and yet still surviving in its original form. You can even climb up the minaret which provides a panoramic view of the whole old part of the city. 

Wrap up your day by walking through the old streets of Islamic Cairo; walk in El Muizz Street which is like an open-air museum filled with medieval architectural marvels and treasures; explore the winding alleyways of the famous Khan El Khalili market, the major souk in the Islamic Cairo district. (B,L)

 

Day 4: Aswan/Cruise

Take an early morning flight to Aswan on the southern border of Egypt. Upon arrival we will take you to the temple of Isis, located on the island of Philae. The temple is dedicated to the goddess of love and passion in ancient Egypt. Then check-in and have lunch on-board the cruise, you will  have a leisurely Felucca sailboat on the river Nile. (B,L,D)

OR

Instead you can fly to Abu Simbel (at an extra supplement of $365 USD per person):

Abu Simbel temple on the southern border of Egypt. This site is the home of two massive rock temples dedicated to Pharaoh Ramses the second and his wife Nefertari. See the gigantic statues of the pharaoh standing for over 3200 years, flanking the entrance to one of the most impressive temples in Egypt, return back to Aswan, have lunch on-board the cruise and go afterwards for leisurely Felucca sailboat on the river Nile (B, L, D)

 

Day 5: Kom Ombo/Edfu/Cruise 

As you are having breakfast, sail down the Nile and visit the temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile and the falcon gods. Stop at the Crocodile Mummification Museum, where you will see the crocodile mummies that are thousands of years old. Lunch will be served onboard the cruise ship. The next stop will be the temple of Horus at Edfu, the most intact temple from the ancient world. (B,L,D)

 

Day 6: Luxor/Cruise

Start the day by visiting the Valley of the Kings, hidden behind the mountains on the west bank of the Nile. Your tour will include the entry of the tomb of king Tutankahamon and the tomb of Ramses VI. Next, visit the temple of Hatshepsut, the only female pharaoh who dressed and ruled like a king. Have a photo stop by the huge Colossi of Memnon. After lunch, visit the temple of Karnak, the largest religious complex that was ever built for a god. The temple is dedicated to the god Amon Ra, the chief creator god in Ancient Egypt. Then visit the Luxor temple that was predominantly built by Pharaoh Ramses the second. (B,L,D)

 

Day 7:  Luxor/Amman 

Fly to the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan via Cairo, Upon arrival our representative will help through the border Control, help you with the Visa and Customs. Have lunch in a local authentic restaurant and then Drive for three hours to Petra in a comfortable air conditioned van, upon arrival Check-in at your hotel and overnight in Petra. (B,L) 

 

Day 8: Petra 

After breakfast, today you will explore the ancient city of Petra one of the 7 wonders of the world. You will have a horse ride to the canyon and walk among the huge cliffs of Petra till you arrive at the treasury.  Walk and explore the 2200 years old city. Have lunch in Petra. You will also have the chance to climb up to the monastery before you overnight in Petra hotel. (B,L)

 

Day 9 : Mt. Nebo/Madaba/Amman

After breakfast, Check-out  and drive to Madaba where you will visit the oldest map made out of mosaic for the Holy Land. Learn about the mosaic tradition that lasted for centuries in this city. Have local authentic lunch then drive to Mt. Nebo. There you will stand on the same place where Moses viewed the promised land. Complete the drive to Amman and overnight. (B,L)

 

Day 10: Amman/Jerash 

After breakfast, drive to Jerash and learn about the big roman existence in the middle east. Enjoy the Graeco-Roman architecture in the middle of the desert. This is one of the top ten most intact Roman cities out of Rome. Have lunch in a local authentic restaurant. Proceed to Jordan Museum where you will see part of the famous dead sea scrolls. Have a walk in downtown Amman to get the feeling of the city then return to your hotel. (B,L)

 

Day 11: Final Departure 

After breakfast, our driver will escort you to the international airport to travel  back home with your mind and heart filled with memories of the sights, sounds, and voices of the Middle East. (B)

 

 

Accommodation

We have two different categories of accommodation:

Affordable Luxury -Staring from $4,690 USD per person

CAIRO: Kempinski Nile Hotel -Garden City (Nile Deluxe Room)

CRUISE: M/S MayFair (Deluxe Cabin)

PETRA: Movenpick Resort Petra (Superior Room)

AMMAN: Kempinski Hotel Amman (Superior Room)

Golden Luxury-Starting from $5,885 USD per person

CAIRO: Four Seasons at Nile Plaza (Nile View Room)

CRUISE: M/S Sonesta Saint George (Deluxe Cabin)

PETRA: Movenpick Resort Petra (Superior Room)

AMMAN: Four Seasons Hotel Amman (Superior Room)

Inclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Meet and assist service by our High End Journeys representatives at all airports.

  • All airport transfers by a modern air-conditioned  private vehicles.

  • 3 nights accommodation in 5-star Luxury Hotel in Cairo.

  • 3 nights accommodation in 5- star Luxury Cruise.

  • 2 nights accommodation in 5-stars Luxury Hotel in Petra.

  • 2 nights accommodation in 5- stars Luxury Hotel in Amman. 

  • Domestic flight during your tour (Cairo/Aswan)

  • All the admissions for the sightseeing stated in the program.

  • Services of an Egyptologist guide on a private tour in Egypt and a local guide in Jordan. 

  • All meals stated in the itinerary – (B) for breakfast, (L) for lunch, and (D) for dinner.

  • Unlimited use of  bottled water during all tours and meals.

  • 24/7 High End Journeys On-Call support. 

  • Entry Visa for Jordan.

  • All applicable taxes and VAT.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any International flights.
  • Any extra drinks during the mentioned meals. 
  • International flight from Luxor to Amman (approx. $365 USD per person). 
  • Entry visa to Egypt. 
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Any Gratuities for your guides, drivers and cruise staff or any type of tip.