Egypt - Jordan 14 days Includes Abu Simbel Code: TP-8 only usd$2499. book now
Cairo - Aswan - Luxor - Sharm El Sheikh - Amman - Petra
*** Cruising the Nile ***
Amman was known in the Old Testament as Rabbath-Ammon, the capital of the Ammonites around 1200 BC, it was also referred to as "the City of Waters".
In Greco-Roman times in the 3rd century BC, the City was renamed Philadelphia (Greek for "The Brotherhood Love") after the Ptolemaic ruler Philadelphus (283-246 BC). The City later came under Seleucid as well as Nabataean rule until the Roman General Pompey annexed Syria and made Philadelphia part of the Decapolis League - a loose alliance of ten free city-states, bound by powerful commercial, political, and cultural interests under overall allegiance to Rome.
Abu Tours egypt Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival Cairo
Abu Tours representative will meet & assist you upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport. After that you will be transferred to your hotel in Cairo by a private air-conditioned vehicle for check in. Upon arrival at the hotel he will check you in and give detailed information concerning your tomorrows’ trip. Overnight Cairo.
Day 2: Cairo
Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then met by your personal guide who will accompany you to Giza Plateau to visit the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus - Famous Sphinx and Valley temple facing the great statue. Proceed to Sakkara area to visit Sakkara Complex and first pyramid ever built (Djoser Pyramid). Move to Memphis; Old kingdom's capital and famous Necropolis. Overnight Cairo.
Day 3: Cairo
Breakfast at the hotel and then you will be escorted by your private guide to visit: Egyptian Museum, Treasures room for the child king Tutankhamen, alongside many other fascinating artifacts. Additional visit to the mummies room at the museum (extra ticket on spot). Then we visit Saladin Citadel including Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque inside. Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Combining fascinating history with shopping in a lively Khan El Khalili Bazaar, this dates back to 1382. Later, you will be transferred to Giza railway station to board the Sleeper Train to Aswan. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board - overnight inside your compartment.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Aswan
You will be met at Aswan train station, where your tour begins of the world famous High Dam, then travel by motorboat to the awesome Philae temple, which is devoted to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor. Overnight hotel in Aswan.
Day 5: Aswan
Checkout from your hotel, then an early start travelling through the Sahara desert at sunrise to visit Abu Simbel Temples. Upon arrival at Abu Simbel, enjoy the impressive Temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel, which is dedicated to the four universal gods and his beloved queen Nefertari. Upon your return check in to your Nile Cruise. Depart this afternoon. Dinner on board and overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Kom Ombo / Edfu
Sail to Kom Ombo. After breakfast we visit the Temple shared by two gods Sobek & Haeroris in Kom Ombo. Sail to Edfu, lunch on board after that Visit the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt, Horus Temple in Edfu. Dinner and overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Luxor
Sail to Luxor. After breakfast we visit the West Bank Valley of the Kings-the royal cemetery for 62 Pharaohs, then onto the mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built by the architects of the New Kingdom Pharaoh Hatshepsut in the 15th century BC and the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch on board. Free time to explore Luxor’s many sites. Dinner on onboard Overnight in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Luxor
After breakfast disembark from your Nile cruise. We then visit Karnak & Luxor temples, then you will be transferred to Luxor airport for flight to Cairo. Then transfer by air conditioned vehicle to your hotel in Sharm el Sheikh. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 9: Sharm el Sheikh - Free day
Free day in Sharm, join our Optional tour to Ras Mohamed National Park for snorkeling - a fantastic day out to the Red Sea underwater Marin life and then transfer back to the hotel in Sharm el Sheikh. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 10: Sharm El Sheikh - Free day
Free day in Sharm, join our optional tour to The Monastery of St. Catherine located at the heart of Sinai and at the foot of the Gebel Musa, or Mount Moses. Fronted by gardens and cypress trees, the monastery is owned and run by the Greek Orthodox Church. Its rich library houses the world's second largest collection of illuminated manuscripts after the Vatican. You can see the Burning Bush and a large number of antique works of art: invaluable icons, beautifully carved doors, exquisite wall paintings and other fine religious ornaments.
Day 11: Sharm to Amman Jordan
Breakfast at your hotel in Sharm and then you will be transferred to Sharm International Airport for flight to Amman. Your representative will meet & assist you upon your arrival at Amman International Airport. After that you will be transferred to your hotel in Amman by a private air-conditioned vehicle for check in. Upon arrival at the hotel he will do your check in and give you detailed information concerning your tomorrow’s trip. Overnight in Amman.
Day 12: Madaba / Dead Sea
After breakfast drive to Mt. Nebo, the place where Prophet Moses gazed at the Promised Land before he died and his alleged burial place. You visit the old monastery and overlook the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, Jericho and Jerusalem. After we proceed to Madaba, where to find the famous mosaic 6th century map of Palestine in St. George’s church. Afterward we drive to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea, where you have leisure time and the chance to float on water. Overnight Amman hotel.
Day 13: Petra
After breakfast drive 2.5 hours to the rose red 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. Upon arrival you will begin the trip on horseback to the canyon, the so called Siq, and then by foot to the most beautiful monument: the Treasury. Among other monuments you will see are the Street of Facades, the Royal Tombs and Pharaoh"s Castle. Afterward back to hotel in Amman for overnight.
Day 14:Final Departure
After breakfast transfer to QAI Amman Airport for departure.
Rate is per person with a minimum of 2 people.
Single supplement applies.
Times are approximate.
· Hotel accommodation 2 nights Cairo including breakfast
· Overnight sleeper train including breakfast, dinner
· Hotel accommodation 1 night in Aswan including breakfast
· Accommodation 3 nights on board 5 star cruise with full board
· Hotel accommodation 3 nights in Sharm El Sheikh including breakfast
· Hotel accommodation 3 nights in Amman including breakfast
· All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
· Tours mentioned in itinerary
· English speaking guide in Cairo and Petra
· Domestic flight ticket Luxor / Cairo
· International flight Sharm el Sheikh / Amman
· Meals as mentioned in itinerary
· All service charges and taxes
*Note: Hotel accommodation based on 3*/4*. An upgrade can be arranged at an additional cost.
- International Airfare not mentioned in itinerary.
- Entrance fees to the sites in Egypt and Jordan as mentioned in itinerary.
- Entry visa to Egypt & Jordan
- Optional excursions
- Extras at hotels and on-board the cruise (additional meals, drinks, laundry...etc)
- Tipping kitty
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