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14-Day Best of Egypt, Jordan Tour with Nile Cruise from Cairo

  • Tour code: 556-4797
  • Available: Daily
  • Depart from: Cairo, Egypt
  • Duration: 14 Days 13 Nights
From USD$3050

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Highlights:

Visit Amman, Cairo (Great Sphinx of Giza, Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Pyramid of Khafre, Pyramid of Khufu, The Egyptian Museum, The Hanging Church), Luxor (Colossi of Memnon, Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Valley of the Kings), Aswan (High Dam, Temple of Isis on Philae), Dead Sea, Jerash, Madaba, Mount Nebo, Petra.Inclusions:Domestic flight from Cairo - Luxor - Aswan - Cairo; 4 nights full board on Nile Cruise

Pricing Details

Single: $3450
Double (/Person): $3050
Third Person Adult: $3050
Child (Age 6-11 years): $1525
Fourth Person Adult: N/A
Child (Age 6-11 years): N/A

Note: *Price in USD is based on the lowest price per person per room over the next 30 days. Exact prices are displayed when you select a date.

  • Lodging: maximum 3 people in one room

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Cairo
  • Day 2 Giza Pyramids - Sakkara - Memphis(57 km)
  • Day 3 Egyptian Museum
  • Day 4 Cairo - Luxor(503 km)
  • Day 5 West Bank - Luxor
  • Day 6 Nile Cruise: Kom Ombo & Edfu Temples(179 km)
  • Day 7 Aswan - Temple of Isis - High Dam
  • Day 8 Aswan - Cairo(682 km)
  • Day 9 Cairo - Amman(494 km)
  • Day 10 Amman - Jerash - Ajloun - Amman(73 km)
  • Day 11 Amman - Dead Sea - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Petra(337 km)
  • Day 12 Lost City of Petra
  • Day 13 Petra - Amman(238 km)
  • Day 14 Amman
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Day 1 Cairo

As they arrive in Cairo, guests will transfer to their local hotels.
Standard Hotel: Pyramids park/similar
Dulexe Hotel: Cairo Pyramids Hotel--Steigenberger/similar

Day 2 Giza Pyramids - Sakkara - Memphis(57 km)

After breakfast, we will visit the Giza Pyramids, where we will be able to tour inside. After that, we will see the Sphinx. Then, we will make our way to the Saqqara step pyramid, followed by the Museum of Imhotep. After lunch, we will see the Statue of Ramses II. At the end of the day, we will return to the hotel in Cairo.

Cairo, Egypt's sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. Nearby, Giza is site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx, dating to the 26th century B.C.E. In Gezira Island's leafy Zamalek district, 187m Cairo Tower affords panoramic city views.

  • Always Visit
    The Great Sphinx rises above the desert majestically as the tallest monolith statue in the world. It was built during the Old Kingdom of Egypt, usually dated between 2558-2532 BCE, under the reign of Pharaoh Khafra.
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    The Pyramid of Khafre is the second largest of the Giza Pyramids. It is estimated to have been built around 2570 BC. It was first fully explored in 1837 AD by John Perring.
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    The oldest, largest, and most famous of the 3 pyramids at Giza, the Great Pyramid was built around 2560 BC in the 4th Egyptian Dynasty. For 3,800 years, it was the largest man-made structure in the world.

Memphis was the ancient capital of Aneb-Hetch, the first nome of Lower Egypt. Its ruins are located near the town of Mit Rahina, 20 km (12 mi) south of Giza. According to legend related by Manetho, the city was founded by the pharaoh Menes.

  • Always Visit
    Saqqara was the most famous of the necropoleis, ancient graveyards, in Memphis, the capital city of ancient Egypt. It features some famous pyramids, including Djoser, the Step pyramid.
Standard Hotel: Pyramids park/similar
Dulexe Hotel: Movenpick Hotel Cairo Pyramids/similar

Day 3 Egyptian Museum

Today, we will visit the Egyptian Museum to study artifacts from Ancient Egypt. Then, we will visit the Hanging Church and the Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

Cairo, Egypt's sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. Nearby, Giza is site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx, dating to the 26th century B.C.E. In Gezira Island's leafy Zamalek district, 187m Cairo Tower affords panoramic city views.

  • Always Visit
    Containing an unparalleled collection of over 120,000 items, this museum opened in 1902 to show a detailed history of ancient Egyptian culture. Many languages can be found on the artifacts, including Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Arabic.
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    This Coptic church in Cairo is one of the oldest in Egypt, with history dating back to the 3rd century AD. It gets its named because it is positioned above the gatehouse to the Babylon Fortress.
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    This mosque can be found at the very summit of the citadel of Cairo. Built under the rule of the Ottoman Empire, it was the largest mosque built in the first half of the 19th century.
Standard Hotel: Pyramids park/similar
Dulexe Hotel: Movenpick Hotel Cairo Pyramids/similar

Day 4 Cairo - Luxor(503 km)

In the morning we will fly to Luxor to board on the ultra-deluxe Nile cruise. Then we will visit Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple. After that, we will return to the cruise for lunch and to enjoy the remainder of the day at our own leisure.

Luxor is a city on the east bank of the Nile River in Egypt. It's on the site of ancient Thebes, the pharaohs' capital at the height of their power, during the 16th-11th centuries B.C.E.

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    This vast complex of ruined temples was once the great Egyptian city of Thebes. It is a vast, open-air museum where visitors can see a cross-section into many eras of ancient Egyptian culture.
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    This large temple complex was the grand monument in ancient Thebes. Constructed around 1400 BCE, various sections were built under the rule of the famous pharaohs Tutankhamen and Ramesses II.
Standard Hotel: Ms/Sara (Nile Cruise)
Dulexe Hotel: M/S Nile Dolphin/M.Sconcerto/Nile Premium (Nile Cruise)

Day 5 West Bank - Luxor

Today, we will visit the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Kings on the west bank of Luxor. We will also stop by the Colossi of Memnon before returning to the cruise for lunch.

Luxor is a city on the east bank of the Nile River in Egypt. It's on the site of ancient Thebes, the pharaohs' capital at the height of their power, during the 16th-11th centuries B.C.E.

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    Nestled into a set of cliffs in the ancient city of Thebes, now modern day Luxor, this ancient temple is dedicated to the god Amen-Ra. It is considered the closest ancient Egyptians came to the Calssical style of architecture.
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    This valley is named because during a period of about 500 years, several Egyptian pharaohs were buried here. It is one of the most significant Egyptian archaeological sites.
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    These two massive stone statues near Luxor have stood for nearly 3,400 years, marking the entrance to the ancient Theban necropolis. Both statues depict the pharaoh Amenhotep III and are made of quartzite sandstone.
Standard Hotel: Ms Sara (Nile Cruise)
Dulexe Hotel: Ms Nile Dolphin/M.Sconcerto/Nile Premium (Nile Cruise)

Day 6 Nile Cruise: Kom Ombo & Edfu Temples(179 km)

Our cruise will sail to Edfu after passing the lock of Esna. Then, we will visit a well-preserved temple to the god Horas and the Temple of Kom Ombo. We will also visit the Crocodile Museum before continuing with our cruise.

  • Always Visit
    This double temple was built between 180-47 BC during the Ptolemaic dynasty. The southern part of the temple is dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god and creator of the world, while the southern half is dedicated to Horus the Elder.
Standard Hotel: Ms/Sara (Nile Cruise)
Dulexe Hotel: M/S Nile Dolphin/M.Sconcerto/Nile Premium (Nile Cruise)

Day 7 Aswan - Temple of Isis - High Dam

In the morning, we will visit the Temple of Isis on Philea. Then, we will visit the Aswan High Dam before returning to the cruise for lunch and to relax onboard until dinner and a belly dance show.

  • Always Visit
    This embankment dam sits on the Nile River in southern Egypt. Built between 1898 and 1902 to prevent the annual flooding of the Nile River, the dam also provides irrigation water and hydroelectric power.
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    This temple was built on the island of Philae, which sits downstream of the Aswan Dam, in the 4th century BC. The temple has been noted for its architectural prowess.
Standard Hotel: Ms/Sara (Nile Cruise)
Dulexe Hotel: M/S Nile Dolphin/M.Sconcerto/Nile Premium (Nile Cruise)

Day 8 Aswan - Cairo(682 km)

After breakfast, we will disembark from the cruise and fly back to Cairo.
Standard Hotel: Pyramids Park/ similar
Dulexe Hotel: Mercure Le Sphinx/similar

Day 9 Cairo - Amman(494 km)

In the morning, we will fly to Amman to visit St. George Church and the Sanctuary of Mount Nebo. Later, we will continue to Petra for dinner and to check into our hotel.

Amman is the capital city of the country of Jordan in the Middle East. Amman is one of the oldest still-inhabited cities on the planet, and a center of politics, culture, and blossoming commerce for its home country.

Standard Hotel: Days Inn in Amman/ Petra Panorama in Petra or similar
Dulexe Hotel: Regency Palace in Amman/ Marriott Petra in Petra or similar

Day 10 Amman - Jerash - Ajloun - Amman(73 km)

Today we will visit Jerash, Pompeii of the East. We will enter Jerash through the monumental South Gate. Then we will walk through the Oval Plaza, visit the Roman theater and Byzantine churches, walk along the Cardo, and pass by the Nymphaeum. After that we will head to Ajloun before returning to Amman.

Jerash, the Gerasa of Antiquity, is the capital and largest city of Jerash Governorate, which is situated in the north of Jordan. Jerash has developed dramatically in the last century with the growing importance of the tourism industry to the city.

Standard Hotel: Days Inn Amman
Dulexe Hotel: Regency Palace

Day 11 Amman - Dead Sea - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Petra(337 km)

Today, we will travel to the Dead Sea, then head to Madaba, venturing along the 5,000 year-old Kings? Highway. Madaba is one of the most memorable places in the Holy Land. We will also head to Mount Nebo, where, in the Old Testament, Moses overlooked the Holy Land and the Dead Sea. Then, we will continue to Petra.

Amman is the capital city of the country of Jordan in the Middle East. Amman is one of the oldest still-inhabited cities on the planet, and a center of politics, culture, and blossoming commerce for its home country.

This body of water that sits on the border between Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. The mineral-rich mud of the sea is said to have incredible therapeutic properties, and visitors are encouraged to cover themselves in it from head-to-toe.

Madaba is the capital city of Madaba Governorate in central Jordan, with a population of about 60,000. It is best known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, especially a large Byzantine-era mosaic map of the Holy Land.

Mount Nebo is an elevated ridge in Jordan, approximately 817 metres (2,680 ft) above sea level, mentioned in the Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land.

Petra is a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma'an that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved.

Standard Hotel: Days Inn Amman
Dulexe Hotel: Regency Palace

Day 12 Lost City of Petra

Today we will visit the capital of the ancient Nabatean kingdom, Petra.

Petra is a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma'an that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved.

  • Always Visit
    Ad Deir, or the monastery at the ruins of Petra, is nestled deep within the cliffs of the desert which keep the ancient city concealed, a secret oasis amongst barren sands.
Standard Hotel: Days Inn in Amman/Petra Panorama in Petra or similar
Dulexe Hotel: Regency Palace in Amman/ Marriott Petra in Petra or similar

Day 13 Petra - Amman(238 km)

Today we will travel to Amman, where we will enjoy the rest of the day free at our own leisure.

Amman is the capital city of the country of Jordan in the Middle East. Amman is one of the oldest still-inhabited cities on the planet, and a center of politics, culture, and blossoming commerce for its home country.

Standard Hotel: Days Inn Amman
Dulexe Hotel: Regency Palace

Day 14 Amman

After breakfast, guests will transfer to the airport for their departure flights.

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