Desert Paramours Trek and Travel  
Tel: 00962 777 282 730
Fax: 00962 3 2155 955
E-mail: info@desertparamours.com

Specialized in:  Hikes, Treks, Jeep Safari, Horseback, Camel Trek, Climbs, Canoe, Camping, Classical Tours, Holy Land tours, Live With Nomads, Cultural Tours, Painting and photograph tours in:  Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Libya, Morocco, Oman and Iran

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highlights:

Egypt: Cairo - Piramyds of Jiza - Sphinx - Aswan - Luxor - Felucca - Dahab - St. Catherine - Taba

Jordan:  Aqaba - Petra - Wadi Rum

     
 

 

 
 

Program excludes:

- 1. Visa Entry for Egypt & Jordan

- 2. Tipping

- 3. All your visits exclude entrance fees

- 4. Personal expenses (Laundry, Sauna, telephones?etc)

- 5. Any meals not mentioned in the program

- 6. Any Optional tours

- 7. International airfare

- 8. Departure taxes in Jordan and Israel "US$ 14 in Jordan and US$ 38 in Israel"

- 9. Horse Ride in Petra

 
     
 

 

WHAT TO BRING

 

- Camera

- Towel

- Sleeping Bag

- Light Refreshments

- Insect Repellant

- Hat

- Sunblock

- Swimwear

- Comfortable Footwear

- Change of Clothes

- Warm Clothing

- Waterproof Clothing

- Sun tan Lotion

- Bug Spay

- Cotton T-Shirts

- Toilet paper/ sanitary products for your journey

- Walkman's

 

 

 

 
     
   
 

Aqaba

 
     
   
 

Tutankhamun

 
     
   
 

Suez

 
     
   
 

Saint Catherine

 
     
   
 

Sphinx - Luxor

 
     
   
 

Saqqara

 
from pharos to nabateans lands:

Introduction

Cairo, the largest city both in Africa and in the Middle East, is our entry point on this 21-day expedition through two lands of ancient wonder. Using the frenetic capital as our base, we head off to see the 19th century architecture, Graeco-Roman museums, the UNESCO-Heritage library and Roman theatres and catacombs in Alexandria, once an ancient world centre known for its trade and intellectualism. We explore burial grounds of kings, princes and nobles, gaze at towering statues of Pharaohs, marvel at step pyramids dating from the 27th century BC and spend time at the perennial favourite attractions of visitors to Egypt; the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx. Enhancing our knowledge of the history and ancient civilisations of this fascinating country, we embark on trips to museums showcasing death masks, mummified crocodiles and antique coins, to the incredible archaeological sites and temples of Karnak and Luxor and to the legendary Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. To discover the contemporary face of the country, we immerse ourselves in the cultures and lifestyles of locals in bustling metropolises, cruise along the longest river on the planet, stopping in at nearby villages on the banks of the Nile, and visit Christian monasteries and botanical gardens on a once-in-a-lifetime desert camel trek. Crossing the border,and spend time exploring elaborate ancient tombs and grand temples in the 'rose red city half as old as time'; Petra. Glorious Red Sea beaches provide more than ample opportunity to relax in the most picturesque of settings; mingling with nomadic Bedouin herdsmen gives us a feel for the cultures and lifestyles of the area.

Day by day tour itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Cairo airport, our representative will assist you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage will greet you. From the airport you will be transferred by a private A/C car to your hotel and overnight in Cairo.

Day 2: Breakfast. Visit the great Pyramids - Cheops, Chephren & Mykerions. Cheops is the most colossal ever built. Next is a close-up look at Sphinx - a huge funeral complex guarded by the legendary lion body with the face of king Chephren. Then onwards to Sakkara to see the first pyramid ever built - the step pyramid of Zosser. At the end of the day we will transfer to a restaurant to have lunch (on your own cost) having some free time at the restaurant until transferring you the Cairo station to catch the train to Aswan.

Day 3: Aswan. Arrival, meet & assist by our local representatives and transfer to hotel, check in, Visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries & The Temple of Philae. Overnight in hotel in Aswan.

Day 4: Breakfast, (Optional trip to Abu Simble by plane) , on the Nile by felucca around Kitchener's island and Elephantine, after noon check in your felucca on your way to Luxor .Dinner and over night on the felucca.

Day 5: Sail to Komombo where you will visit the ruins of the Temple shared by the two Gods Sobek & Haroeies in Kom Ombo , the crocodile god of Nubian . Sail to Edfu city, Lunch dinner , and overnight on board.

Day 6: After breakfast on the felucca, a trip to visit the magnificent great temple of Horus (god of protraction) then you will be transferred from Edfu to your hotel in Luxor city. Afternoon a drive to lovely Luxor temple dedicated to Amoun-Ra the king of Goods in pharos time. overnight in hotel in Luxor.

Day 7: Breakfast. Visit The West Bank - the Valley of the Kings, Valley of The Queens and The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahari, then proceed to the great Karnack temple witch is considered the worlds largest religious complex. Overnight sitting train to Cairo.

Day 8: Arrive Cairo, take the bus to Dahab, Arrive Dahab, meet and assist by our representative transfer to the hotel, Day free at your leisure, Overnight in Dahab.

Day 9: Today you will be taken to go snorkeling at the Blue Hole. You will spend the day relaxing in the sun at seaside and exploring the wonderful reefs and the multitude of colorful marine life of the Red Sea. at midnight drive to Moses mountain, climb it up, reach the top, experience the fantastic sunrise at the summit, revered in biblical terms as it is said that God delivered the ten commandments to Moses from this point.

Day 10: Rise early to watch the sunrise from the top of Muses Mountain. After this you will descent towards St. Catherine Monastery, back to Dahab, overnight in hotel

Day 11: Transfer to Taba border, cross the border, meet you in the Israeli side; transfer you to Aqaba via Eilat, Cross Arava border "Aqaba", transfer to Petra, overnight in Petra.

Day 12: Breakfast. Start your full day tour to visit Petra "the rose red city". The city comprises a complete urban infrastructure which includes temples, baths, private houses, high places, paved streets, public buildings, markets, theaters, reservoirs and cisterns. It's entrance, a one-kilometer long

fissure through the towering cliffs, "The Siq", provides a dramatic approach and induction to the city. The narrow winding path through the canyon dramatically opens up to expose the awesome facade of the Elkhazneh, "the treasury", overnight in Petra.

Day 13: The road south from Petra leads down to Wadi Rum, another of nature's wonderlands that has attracted human beings for thousands of years. Wadi Rum is an unusual desert terrain that resembles a pastel pink lunar landscape, with towering limestone and granite cliffs shooting out of the sandy desert floor. In Wadi Rum which was known as "Lawrence of Arabia Land" time to ride a camel and join a jeep safari, overnight in camp.

Day 14: Transfer again to Arava Border "Aqaba" cross to Eilat, continue to cross Taba border, Private Car to Cairo, arrive Cairo, overnight in hotel in Cairo
 

Day 15: Breakfast at the hotel our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.

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what is included?

- Tips / Gratuities

- 1. 2 nights hotel accommodation in Cairo on bed and breakfast basis

- 2. 1 night hotel accommodation in Aswan on bed and breakfast basis

- 3. 2 nights on Traditional felucca boat - full board ? excludes drinks

- 4. 1 night hotel accommodation in Luxor on bed and breakfast basis

- 5. 3 nights hotel accommodation in Dahab on bed and breakfast basis

- 6. 2 nights hotel accommodation in Petra on bed and breakfast basis

- 7. 1 night Campsite accommodation in Wadi Rum on bed, breakfast and dinner basis

- 8. All transfers in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Dahab, Taba, Eilat, Aqaba, Petra and Wadi Rum

- 9. All your tours and excursions are with A/C cars

- 11. The service of meet and assist at all your destinations

- 10. English speaking Egyptologist guide

- 11. First class Sitting train Cairo / Aswan - Luxor / Cairo

- 12. Transportation to and from Mount Sinai and St. Catherine?s Monastery

- 13. Local guide in Petra

- 14. Jeep Safari in Wadi Rum

- 15. English speaking driver in Jordan

- 16. Our prices include all taxes and services



tour in pictures

Hatshepsut

 

Petra

 

Wadi Rum

 

Aqaba