Highlights of Egypt & Jordan

Start: Cairo Finish: Amman

Visiting: Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Nile Cruise, Abu Simbel, Aswan, Amman, Jerash, Ajloun, Dead Sea, Madaba, Mount Nebo, Shobak, Wadi Musa, Wadi Rum


Duration: 17 Nights

Physical rating: Easy

Tour Operator: Ciconia Travel

Group size: 2 - 12

Age range: 10-80

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

Adventure in premium style from the vibrant streets of Amman to the magical landscape of Wadi Rum and world wonder of Petra. Float on the Dead Sea before bathing in its healing mud. Flying to Cairo, stand in awe against the Pyramids and roam its chaotic bazaars. Ride to bustling port city of Alexandria and stand beside the ruins of the Great Library of Alexandria. Taking a comfortable flight to Luxor, sail the wonders of the Nile for 5 days on a Nile Cruiser.

Highlights

  • iconFlying to Cairo, stand in awe against the Pyramids and roam its chaotic bazaars.
  • iconRide to bustling port city of Alexandria and stand beside the ruins of the Great Library of Alexandria.
  • iconAdventure in premium style from the vibrant streets of Amman to the magical landscape of Wadi Rum and world wonder of Petra.
  • iconFloat on the Dead Sea before bathing in its healing mud.

Places You'll See

Countries:
Philae Temple
Komombo
Giza
Dahab
Cairo
Luxor
Cairo,
Alexandria
Cairo
Nile Cruise
Dead Sea
Amman City Tour
Petra
Wadi Rum
Alexandria Castle

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Cairo

Location: Cairo

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Le Meridien Pyramids 5*

Meals: No Meals

Our fascinating journey into the depths of Egyptian culture and history begins at the vibrant capital, Cairo.

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a Ciconia representative at the airport.

In the afternoon, join the welcome meeting at the hotel lobby with your fellow travellers and Tour Director.

Savour the exotic and delicious Egyptian cuisine tonight on a group dinner.

Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids 5* Optional Experiences: Group Dinner

icon Day 2 : Cairo, Alexandria

Location: Cairo, Alexandria

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Tolip Hotel Alexandria 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

As we drive alongside the Nile towards the Mediterranean to Alexandria, kickstart your cultural adventure stopping at the gorgeous Coptic Monasteries at Wadi el Natrun (if open).

Plentiful chances await to dive deep into history, stroll the shopping streets and taste excellent local seafood.

Comfortably pacing our trip, we rest at Alexandria tonight after a delicious Egyptian dinner.

  Hotel: Tolip Hotel Alexandria 5* Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Key Highlights: Wadi El Natrun

icon Day 3 : Alexandria, Cairo

Location: Alexandria, Cairo

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Le Meridien Pyramids 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

It is time to explore this ancient city of utmost importance, home to the ruins of the Great Library and Lighthouse of Alexandria – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Join your Tour Director for a guided walking tour covering all the must-sees of the lively port town, visit the ancient acropolis and Roman Amphitheatre.

Journey through history at the National Museum and the impressive Kom El Shoqafa Catacomb.

We depart towards Cairo.

You will have personal leisure time to enjoy as you please, your Tour Director will be happy to advise activities ideal to your tastes.

Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids 5* Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Key Highlights: Alexandria Sightseeing

icon Day 4 : Cairo

Location: Cairo

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Le Meridien Pyramids 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Prepare your lenses for an exceptional moment of cultural discovery, it's time to soak in the glorious Pyramids and the Sphinx at the Giza plateau.

Take a mental picture to engrave this unique sight in your memory and continue your adventure through the heart of Cairo frequenting all the hot-spots of cultural, historical, architectural and aesthetic importance.

Following our comprehensive discovery, you can enjoy your personal leisure time to relax or continue your in-depth journey at your own pace.

Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids 5* Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Key Highlights: Giza Pyramids

icon Day 5 : Cairo, Luxor (by flight) , Nile Cruise

Location: Cairo, Luxor, Nile Cruise

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Nile Cruiser 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Following a hefty breakfast, transfer to the airport for a seamless journey to Luxor, where you will start your discovery of marvellous monuments of various civilizations of the Nile.

Walk the remnants of much-fabled ancient Thebes through the Avenue of the Sphinx and visit Temple of Amun nearby Luxor.

Embark your 5-star Nile Cruise – with premium facilities including an outdoor pool on-board – and continue your discovery at the remarkable Luxor Museum.

Here you can find an astonishing display of artefacts and items from various era, including pieces from Tutankhamun's famed tomb.

Your comfortable room aboard awaits you tonight as we dock at Luxor, where you may enjoy a sound & light show at Karnak Temple.

Hotel: Nile Cruiser 5* Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Key Highlights: Temple of Amun, Luxor Museum Optional Experiences: Sound & Light Show

icon Day 6 : Nile Cruise

Location: Nile Cruise

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Nile Cruiser 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Rising up to the breeze of the Nile, you will have the chance to float over Luxor valley in a hot air balloon today! Discover the stunning Valley of the Kings and savour the extravagant efforts to honour pharaohs of Egypt in eternity.

Enjoy a locally prepared meal by our crew on board.

Diving deep into ancient history, uncover the remnants of eras that have shaped the fertile banks of the Nile as we visit the Luxor Temple, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon.

Board your premium cruise to sail towards charming Edfu.

Hotel: Nile Cruiser 5* Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Key Highlights: Valley of the Kings, Luxor Temple Optional Experiences: Hot-air Balloon Ride

icon Day 7 : Nile Cruise

Location: Nile Cruise

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Nile Cruiser 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start the day by discovering the treasures of ancient Edfu.

Sail upstream to where time almost hasn't moved for a thousand years, Kom-Ombo.

Experience the traditional architecture and way of living as you stroll the charming village with your Travel Director.

We will sample local delicacies over a traditional dinner on board our cruise.

Hotel: Nile Cruiser 5* Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Key Highlights: Edfu, Kom-Ombo

icon Day 8 : Nile Cruise

Location: Nile Cruise

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Nile Cruiser 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sailing to Aswan in deluxe style, it is time to experience the unique traditional feluccas that were used for transport on the Nile for centuries.

Changing to our charming felucca in Aswan, we set sail toward the impressive Kitchener islands to visit the lifeful Botanical Gardens, mighty Aswan Dam and the splendid monuments scattered around.

Sampling sights as the Temple of Isis – the divine mother of the pharaohs, the semi-carved Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple, we dock ashore for an authentic evening.

Watch the sun set behind the shimmering reflections of feluccas on the Nile.

Join the optional Sound and Light Show at the stunning Philae Temple.

Prepare for a unique dining experience served by the locals, accompanied by live music.

Hotel: Nile Cruiser 5* Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Key Highlights: Felucca Cruise, Aswan Sightseeing, Kitchener Islands, Philae Temple Optional Experiences: Traditional Nubian Village Visit, Philae Temple Sound And Light Performance

icon Day 9 : Nile Cruise, Abu Simbel (by flight), Aswan, Cairo (by flight)

Location: Nile Cruise, Abu Simbel, Aswan, Cairo

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Le Meridien Pyramids 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Explore the marvellous Abu Simbel on a fantastic excursion.

Referred to as a must-see for all history and archaeology enthusiasts, discover the two massive temples carved into the bedrock in impressive detail to honour the rule of Pharaoh Ramesses II.

Transfer to the airport and fly off to Cairo in comfort, leaving you time to rest following your astounding cultural adventure.

Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids 5* Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Key Highlights: Abu Simbel

icon Day 10 : Cairo

Location: Cairo

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Le Meridien Pyramids 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After a relaxing rest, we continue our in-depth discovery into vibrant Cairo and its countless treasures - allowing plenty of time for you to savour your adventure at ease.

Stroll the city with our expert local guide on the second leg of our sightseeing tour.

Visit the immense collection of ancient artefacts at the Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohammed Ali, Hanging Church, and the buzzing famous bazaar of Khan el-Khalili.

Late in the afternoon, you may discover the city on your own terms to have a final visit to your preferred sights and cement your favourite moments.

Your seat for dinner is reserved at your hotel in the evening.

Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids 5* Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Key Highlights: Egyptian Museum,  Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohammed Ali, Hanging Church & Khan el-Khalili Bazaar

icon Day 11 : Cairo, Amman ( By Flight )

Location: Cairo, Amman

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Amman Marriott Hotel 5*

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to Amman Airport for your flight to Jordan.

Prepare to witness the stunning cultural and natural wonders of Jordan on a premium adventure.

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a Ciconia representative at the airport.

In the afternoon, join the welcome meeting at the hotel lobby with your fellow travellers and Tour Director.

Greet the exotic and diverse Jordanian cuisine tonight on a group dinner, make sure to leave room for amazing desserts of the Middle-East.

Hotel: Amman Marriott Hotel 5* Optional Experiences: Group Dinner Meals: Breakfast

icon Day 12 : Amman City Tour

Location: Amman

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Amman Marriott Hotel 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Start your cultural adventure on a guided tour with our local experts to uncover the highlights of the white stone city, Amman.

Vsit impressive sights including the Citadel, Roman Amphitheatre, Archaeological and Folklore Museums.

Feel the beating heart of Jordan around the vibrant city on your personal leisure time in the afternoon.

You can continue to discover on your own terms or rest up after dinner at your hotel, an epic adventure awaits.

Hotel: Amman Marriott Hotel 5* Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Key Highlights: Citadel, Roman Amphitheatre

icon Day 13 : Amman, Jerash, Ajloun, Dead Sea

Location: Amman, Jerash, Ajloun, Dead Sea

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Following a filling breakfast, drive northbound to visit the impressive Ajloun Castle and the marvellous ancient ruins of Jerash.

An important site frequently settled in and abandoned due to natural disasters and battles throughout various eras, the still standing Greco-Roman ruins of the Bronze Age treat all history and archaeology enthusiasts.

 An exclusive experience awaits next in our adventure, the Dead Sea.

Enjoy your personal leisure time after we check into our hotel in time for dinner.

Hotel: Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa 5* Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Key Highlights: Jerash, Ajloun Castle

icon Day 14 : Dead Sea, Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Shobak, Petra

Location: Dead Sea, Madaba, Mount Nebo, Shobak, Wadi Musa

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Petra Marriott Hotel 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Situated hundreds of metres below sea level, the incredibly salty waters allow a unique floating experience, with absolutely zero effort.

Bathe yourself in the regenerating mud of the Dead Sea to cleanse, and soak in the warming sun.

Our cultural discovery brings us to Mount Nebo, where Moses was believed to see the promised land, as well as his final resting place.

Explore the city of mosaics, Madaba and the Greek Orthodox Church displaying astounding mosaics of Byzantine era, travel through fruit trees towards the impressive Shobak Castle, a 12th century haven for crusaders.

We stay overnight in Petra.

One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the enchanting Petra flowers in the midst of Wadi Rum desert with stunning grace and serenity ornamented by unique nature.

Hotel: Petra Marriott Hotel 5* Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Key Highlights: Dead Sea, Mt.

Nebo, Madaba, Shobak Castle

icon Day 15 : Petra

Location: Wadi Musa

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Petra Marriott Hotel 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

The ultimate travel attraction in the Middle-East, your local expert will guide you through the gorgeous Rose City whilst providing valuable insights.

With only a small portion of the city excavated, Petra spans over an enormous area presenting countless marvels, including the famed Treasury.

The unique rose-coloured geology in our background, discover the Pharaoh's Castle, the Triumphal Arch and the Amphitheatre.

You will have plenty of time to discover Petra on your own pace, even with so much to see and epic viewpoints to hike up to.

In the afternoon, enjoy your personal leisure time and try to catch the best shot of the Rose City painted in crimson by the setting sun.

Enjoy your dinner at the hotel and a comfortable night's stay after a full day of intense discovery.

Hotel: Petra Marriott Hotel 5* Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Key Highlights: Petra

icon Day 16 : Petra, Wadi Rum

Location: Wadi Musa, Wadi Rum

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Memories Aicha Luxury Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Prepare to travel to the alien landscape of Wadi Rum preserving a prime beauty of nature in its vastness decorated by immense boulders.

Adventure through the breath-taking desert on a jeep safari and embrace the lifestyle as you greet the nomads hosting our stay at a permanent luxury camp.

Brace for a locally prepared feast, warm around the campfire sharing stories with fellows and bonding with the desert culture.

Hotel: Memories Aicha Luxury Camp Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Key Highlights: Wadi Rum, Jeep Safari

icon Day 17 : Wadi Rum, Amman

Location: Wadi Rum, Amman

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Amman Marriott Hotel 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Get a full taste of the magical Wadi Rum this morning.

Shape your adventure to your will over a half day at the desert.

In the afternoon, we depart for the capital, where you can revisit your favourite sights.

Enjoy a local meal at your hotel while commemorating your favourite moments from an incredible adventure.

Hotel: Amman Marriott Hotel 5* Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Key Highlights: Wadi Rum

icon Day 18 : Amman

Location: Amman

Meals: Breakfast

Our unforgettable journey into the mystical lands of Jordan ends after breakfast.

Bid farewell to your newfound friends and exchange numbers before checking-out of the hotel (at 11:00).

Complementary airport transfers are available all day, have a safe and smooth journey! Meals: Breakfast

What's Included

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    Egyptologist Travel Director

    Local & Expert Egyptologist Travel Director throughout your trip.

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    5 Star Nile Cruiser

    5-star Nile Cruise – with premium facilities including an outdoor pool on-board.

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    Free Wi-Fi

    Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

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    Baggage Handling

    Seamless baggage handling, delivered to your room at every hotel.

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    All Tips, Taxes And Porterage Charges

    Tips at the hotels and restaurants, all taxes and porterage fees.

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    5 Star Characteristic Hotels

    Accommodation in authentic, comfortable and ideally located hotels and luxury camp site at Wadi Rum.

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    Luxury Transportation

    Deluxe air-conditioned coach and domestic flights between Cairo & Luxor and between Aswan & Cairo , International flight between Cairo and Amman, Wadi Rum Jeep Safari

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    Exceptional Authentic Dining

    17 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 15 Dinners

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    All Entrance Fees To All Sights

    Entrance fees to all cultural, historical and natural sites on tour.

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    Journey Highlights

    Must see sights, hidden gems & authentic experiences. Unique itineraries, more inclusions.

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    Personal Radio Headsets

    Personal radio headsets on tours with 8 or more guests.

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    Private Airport Transfer

    Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure dates.

What's Not Included

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    Items of a personal nature

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    Any flights not stated in the itinerary

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    Optional activities

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    Travel insurance

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Local Payment: £0

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    Low Deposit

    Ciconia Travel requires a deposit of 125 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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