Jordan & Egypt: Petra to the Pyramids, Small Groups 2021

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Explore the awe-inspiring wonders of ancient Jordan and Egypt on this 13-day journey from the Dead Sea to Cairo, including a 4-night cruise on the Nile from Aswan to Luxor aboard a luxury riverboat.
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • Explore biblical lands untouched by time from atop Mt. Nebo
    • at sandstone Petra
    • and in ancient Roman cities surrounding Jordan’s Dead Sea shores. Sail up the River Nile on a journey that spans 5
    • 000 years of history in the world’s oldest civilization. Visit pyramids
    • temples and tombs that speak volumes about the lives of Egyptian kings and queens
    • traveling by felucca
    • camel and small boat to places immortal and intriguing. And indulge in modern-day luxuries
    • enriched by the past
    • at premier hotels and resorts with views of the iconic sites you’ve dreamed of seeing. Explore the awe-inspiring wonders of ancient Jordan and Egypt on this 13-day journey from the Dead Sea to Cairo
    • including a 4-night cruise on the Nile from Aswan to Luxor aboard a luxury riverboat. Begin in Amman

What's this trip about?

    Explore the awe-inspiring wonders of ancient Jordan and Egypt on this 13-day journey from the Dead Sea to Cairo, including a 4-night cruise on the Nile from Aswan to Luxor aboard a luxury riverboat.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start City Amman, Jordan
End CityGiza

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Nature & Wildlife

Destinations

  • Africa
  • Egypt
  • Jordan

Attractions

  • Amman
  • Aswan
  • Cairo
  • Dead Sea
  • Jerash
  • Madaba
  • Petra
  • Pyramid of Giza
  • Wadi Rum

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Nature
  • Ruins & Archaeology
  • Short Cruise
  • Camel Riding

Trip includes

    • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – A private tented dinner in the desert in Petra featuring traditional music and sword dancers TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – An after-hours private visit to the Valley of the Kings and King Tutankhamun's tomb TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – A lecture by a local expert on the social complexities of life in the region Guided sightseeing to Jerash, Mt. Nebo and Madaba Visit to a Nubian village in Aswan –– with tea Optional dinner with a local Jordanian family at their home A 4-night Nile River cruise with shore excursions to Egypt's must-see sights A 4x4 adventure in the lunar landscapes of Wadi Rum

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1 Arrive Amman, Jordan

Tour begins: 6:00 PM, Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea.
A transfer is included from Amman airport to the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, a luxurious beachfront resort nestled on the shores of the ancient salt lake at the lowest point on Earth. Join us this evening for a welcome reception and dinner tonight.

MEALS : D

LODGING : Kempinksi Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

Day 2 Roman Antiquities in Jerash / Dead Sea / Jerash

Set off on an excursion to Jerash, site of one of the best-preserved ancient Roman cities in the Middle East and a window to its past glory as an important imperial city. Your local guide shares expert insights about the sites you w...

Day 3 Dead Sea to Petra

Thousands of years of biblical history unfold today on a visit to Mt. Nebo where you will see the view Moses saw when he looked out over the Promised Land. Continue to Madaba for a visit to St. George Greek Orthodox Church where the...

Day 4 The "Lost City" of Petra

Imagine riding aboard a camel cart through a hidden desert canyon that opens up to a magnificent red rose city dating back to the 1st century BC. Ancient master builders carved palaces, temples, tombs and more into the stone cliffs ...

Day 5 Wadi Rum to Aswan

Take a morning excursion to the otherworldly landscapes of Wadi Rum, known as the Valley of the Moon for the lunar-like dunes and towering sandstone cliffs found here. Exploring by 4x4 vehicle* with an option to ride a camel makes y...

Day 6 Abu Simbel / Embark Ship

Fly to the Nubian village of Abu Simbel for a locally guided visit to its massive temples cut into a solid rock cliff during the reign of Ramses II in the 1200s BC. The Great Temple stands 98 feet high with four seated colossi flank...

Day 7 Saint Simeon Monastery & Philae Temple

A full day of Egyptian exploration begins with a boat ride to Westbank, followed by a visit to the ruins of Saint Simeon Monastery, surrounded by sand and high walls, once housing some 300 monks in the 10th century. Visit a Nubian village ...

Day 8 Kom Ombo and The Temple of Horus

Cruise to Kom Ombo, where its unusual twin temples are just a short walk from your ship. Temple reliefs here feature a unique engraving thought to depict the first representation of medical and surgical instruments. After lunch and ...

Day 9 Explore the Valley of the Kings & Queens

Buried under the sand for more than 1,000 years, Luxor’s Temple of Karnak is the largest complex of its time ever built, developed over a thousand years. Explore the site with an expert guide who shares insights about its history an...

Day 10 Fly to Cairo & Visit the Temples of Saqqara

Disembark ship for an early flight to Cairo this morning, touching down late morning. In Tahrir Square, visit the Old Egyptian Museum and its vast collection of Egyptian antiquities. After lunch at a local restaurant, see the pyrami...

Day 11 Pyramids of Giza

Drive to nearby Giza this morning for a guided tour of its storied pyramids, including the Great Pyramid of Giza, the last of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World, that have stood as defining symbols of Egypt for millennia. During...

Day 12 Treasures of Old Cairo

Located on the right bank of the River Nile, the historic district of Old Coptic Cairo predates its modern-day processor with sites that date back to the 6th century BC, including ones allegedly visited by the holy family of Joseph,...

Day 13 Journey Home

Tour ends: Cairo.
Fly home anytime; hotel checkout time is noon. A transfer is included from Marriott Mena House to Cairo Airport. Allow three hours for flight check-in at the airport.

MEALS : B

PORTOFCALL : Giza, Egypt

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Last Updated: 5/15/2023

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