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highlights:

The Pyramids & Sphinx; Egyptian Museum Tutankhamun exhibit; Luxury Nile Cruise; Valley of the Kings; Temple of Karnak; Mt. Sinai & St. Catherine's Monastery; Snorkelling at the Blue Hole; Wadi Rum Safari & Camp; Petra; The Dead Sea; Jerash


 

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Cairo. Transfer from airport to hotel

Day 2: Cairo - Pyramids, Sphinx & Saqqara tour

Day 3: Cairo - Egyptian Museum and City tour. Sleeper train to Aswan

Day 4: Aswan - board Nile Cruise. Tour Nubian Museum & Philae Temple

Day 5: Aswan (Abu Simbel option) Island felucca trip, cruise to Komombo and Edfu

Day 6: Cruise to Esna and Luxor

Day 7: Luxor - East Bank temples of Luxor & Karnak, evening sound & light show at Karnak

Day 8: Luxor - (hot air balloon option). West Bank sites (Valleys of the Kings & Queens, Temple of Hatchepsut etc.). Sleeper train to Cairo

Day 9: Cairo. Free day (Alexandria day trip option)

Day 10: Drive to Mt. Sinai

Day 11: St. Cathierine's Monastery. Snorkelling at the Blue Hole

Day 12: Ferry to Jordan. Wadi Rum jeep safari. Bedouin Camp

Day 13: Petra - tour

Day 14: Drive up the King's Highway to Amman via Kerak, Madaba, Mt. Nebo

Day 15: Tour to the Dead Sea and Jerash

Day 16: Amman - free time. Transfer to airport for flight home
 
from tel aviv to petra:

Introduction

An ancient country boasting unique, fascinating cultures and historic sites at every turn, Israel proves a tour destination like no other. For 10 days of this comprehensive 17-day tour through two exciting Middle Eastern destinations, we see a wealth of important historic and Biblical sites, like: the birthplace of Jesus Christ, upon which was built the 4th century Church of the Nativity; the location where in 1947, two shepherd boys made one of the most significant discoveries in religious history - the Dead Sea Scrolls (written texts of the Old Testament); the setting for the archangel's declaration to the Virgin Mary concerning the coming of Jesus at what is now the Church of the Annunciation; and the place where Jesus performed the miracle of the loaves and fishes. From the bustling streets of the largest commercial centre, Tel Aviv -- a modern city with a unique mix of European and Middle Eastern influences -- amid Roman ruins and monuments in Caesarea, through the streets of the sophisticated, sleek and reverent capital of Jerusalem and to the emerald waves of the picturesque Sea of Galilee -- upon which we take a pleasant cruise -- we see the many faces of Israel and appreciate its diverse beauty. Crossing into Jordan, we visit beautifully preserved ancient Roman amphitheatres, desert highways and palaces, Bedouin tribesmen -- the nomadic herdsmen of the area -- crusader castles and magnificent Petra, the 'rose red city half as old as time' which is the most impressive archaeological site in the Middle East..

Itinerary

While Egypt's many historical sites are rightly famous, Jordan also has a lot to offer the modern traveller including historical remains from many different cultures, and beautiful scenery. We start by visiting the pyramids & sphinx and main sites in Cairo before featuring a luxury Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor. We visit St. Catherine's Monastery & Mt. Sinai, and enjoy some snorkelling, before heading to Jordan to travel up the King's Highway and visit Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea, among other sites

 

You start your Egyptian adventure in Cairo with a visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the great pyramids at Gisa. Our next tour visits the famous Egyptian Museum, the Citadel, a couple of mosques, and the Khan-el-Khalili bazaar.

An overnight sleeper train takes you south to the beautiful town of Aswan, on the banks of the Nile just north of the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser. Here the Nile is at its most attractive, and you have time to relax and watch feluccas sail lazily around the many small islands or experience traditional Egyptian life with a stroll along the mazy streets of the town’s colourful bazaar. We take you on a visit to the island temple of Philae and you have the option of a flight out to Abu Simbel, with its remarkable rebuilt temple to Ramses II, before beginning your cruise down the Nile towards Luxor.

You can relax by the pool and watching the world go by during the day, and enjoy different cuisines in the restaurant in the boat restaurant each evening. En route you will stop at the temples of Komombo and Edfu before finally reaching Luxor.

In Luxor you take a tour to the Pharaonic tombs in the Valleys of the Kings, visit Queen Hatchepsut and Medinat Habu temples, and also tour the vast temples of Luxor and Karnak.

From Luxor you travel back to Cairo where there is an option to visit the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, before we drive across the Suez Canal and into the Sinai peninsular where we spend a night at the foot of Mt. Sinai, next to St. Catherine's Monastery. After visiting the monastery and climbing Mt. Sinai (optional), we enjoy some spectacular snorkelling at the Blue Hole, just outside Dahab.

After crossing by ferry into Jordan, we feature an afternoon jeep safari amid the stunning desert & mountain scenery of Wadi Rum, before spending the night at a comfortable Bedouin camp. Our next stop is Petra, one of the highlights of the tour, where we have a full day tour of this world famous Nabatean city.

From Petra we head north up the scenic King's Highway to Amman, with stops to visit the crusader castle of Kerak, the intricate Byzantine mosaics at Madaba, and the peaks, churches and distant views at Mt. Nebo. We take a day trip out from Amman to bathe in the Dead Sea, and visit the Roman Ruins at Jerash. The tour finishes in Amman (Open Jaw flights are readily available to fly into Cairo and out of Amman).

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what is included?

All transportation

Entrance fees to the sites

Local tour guides at the sites

Hotel accommodation at deluxe 4* hotels on BB basis

Horse ride in Petra

Jeep Safari in Wadi Rum

Meets and assist at borders, airports
 

Rates does not included:

Tips and departure tax

Airline tickets

Travel insurance

Lunches and dinners

Any other item not mentioned in our offer 
 
 

When?

 
  Tour available round year  
     
 

Infants policy

 
  Infant less than 3 years old free of charge  
     
 

Children policy

 
  Children less than 10 years old 50% discount  
     
  Group size: 02 - 06 Pax