Egypt & Jordan Explored

13 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:

 

£2,575pp

3-4 star & low season

£3,180pp

4-5 star & mid-high season

 

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Day 1
After flying into Cairo this evening, you'll spend one night relaxing at an airport hotel.
Day 2
An early start for a flight to Aswan, where you'll be greeted and driven to your Nile cruise vessel. Programmes vary, but it's likely that you'll visit the impressive Temple of Philae this afternoon, before embarking on your journey down the Nile.
Day 3
En route between Aswan and Luxor you'll stop at the fascinating temples of Kom Ombo (possibly after dark on your first night) and Edfu, which is also a likely docking point overnight.
Day 4
Itineraries vary, but a common route would see you arrive in Luxor in time for lunch, before setting out for a tour of the East Bank, with the two fabulous temples of Karnak and Luxor. This evening, there may be an optional visit to the Sound and Light Show at Karnak.
Day 5
This morning it's likely to be an early start to fit in the abundant treasures of Luxor's fabled West Bank. The Valley of the Kings will inevitably be part of the programme, while other highlights might include the Temple of Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon, the Medinet Habu and the Tombs of the Nobles. In the afternoon, you'll be transferred to the airport for a short flight to Cairo, where you'll be greeted and transferred to your hotel for the next two nights.
Day 6
An unforgettable day, with a guided tour of Cairo's assorted pyramid complexes. In addition to the legendary site at Giza, there are less renowned but equally fascinating pyramids at Saqqara and Dashur, both less than 30 minutes' drive from the city.
Day 7
In the morning you'll put much of your previous sightseeing into fascinating context with a visit to the Egyptian Museum. Then it's straight onto the airport for a flight to Amman, Jordan's capital. Here you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel for a two night stay.
Day 8
After breakfast you'll be taken on a visit to some of Amman's most interesting sites, including the amphitheatre and the hilltop citadel. Then it's a drive north to the sprawling Roman site of Jerash, where many of the impressive ruins are extremely well preserved against a scenic rural backdrop.
Day 9
Today's drive south to Petra provides some fascinating stopping points. You might choose to visit the crusader castles at Kerak and Showbak, the Biblical site of Mount Nebo, the wonderful murals at Madaba or the warm-up for the main event that is Little Petra. On arrival in Petra, you'll check in to your hotel for a three night stay.
Day 10
Potentially one of the best days of your trip, with a visit to the stunning ancient city of Petra. Highlights of the site include the Treasury, the Monastery and the Place of High Sacrifice. You'll have a local guide in the morning and a free afternoon to explore this extensive site at leisure.
Day 11
There are so many, reasonably spread out attractions at Petra that another full day of unguided exploration comes highly recommended. In the evening, you might want to enjoy the sociable group cookery lesson and hearty dinner at the Petra Kitchen.
Day 12
After an extremely busy sightseeing itinerary, you'll drive north for one day of relaxation at the Dead Sea.
Day 13
Following a relaxing morning you'll be driven to the airport for your flight back to the UK, which lands this evening.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

In less than a fortnight, some of the world’s most iconic destinations can be discovered in depth, covering the two most traveller-friendly countries in the Middle East. The Egypt explorations include time in Cairo and a Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan. In Jordan, you’ll have a dedicated driver-guide throughout, providing context to truly varied cultural explorations, from the Roman ruins at Jerash to the incomparable Petra and the world’s lowest point at the Dead Sea.


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