Cairo Holidays

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Pyramid at Giza

Day 1: Cairo

Arrival to Cairo, North Africa’s largest city. Included transfer to your hotel and leisurely afternoon to enjoy your hotel facilities

Close up of Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo

Today we will take you to visit the famous pyramids and lion-headed Sphinx at Giza Plateau which are the sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World. Next we stop for a barbeque lunch before moving on to see the necropolis of Saqqara where the famous Step Pyramid is located.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 3: Cairo

After breakfast we head out to visit the famous Egyptian Museum, here you can enjoy a guided tour and free time to browse and explore the famed treasures of King Tutankhamen. We then enjoy an in-depth tour of Old Cairo, visit the old Coptic suspended Church and city of the dead, the oldest Synagogue of Ben Ezra, drive to the Citadel of Saladin, and visit the alabaster mosque of Mohammed Ali and more.

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 4: Cairo - Aswan

A short early morning flight down south to explore the temples of Abu Simbel , created to revere the mighty pharaonic ruler King Ramses II. After around 2 hours tour we fly you to Aswan. Later afternoon free time to perhaps do some shopping in the colourful souqs and markets or simply relax in this attractive town which straddles the River Nile.

Trajan's Kiosk, Philae

Day 5: Aswan - Luxor

Morning drive to Luxor stopping en route to visit Edfu and Kom Ombo waterside temples. Arrival in Luxor and we check in then go to visit the Luxor temple.

Valley of the Kings

Day 6: Luxor

After breakfast we enjoy our touring of the Temple of Hatshepsut, Colossi Of Memnon, valley of kings and lastly valley of queens. Afternoon visit to the complex of Temples at Karnak. Evening at leisure.

Entrance to a tomb

Day 7: Luxor - Amman

Morning you take to the skies and fly to Amman Jordan via Cairo. Arriving into Amman our local rep will meet you and transfer you to your hotel.

Amman's old city walls

Day 8: Amman

Enjoy a day oif touring to the the black basalt desert, east of Amman where the Desert Castles stand as a testament to the flourishing beginnings of Islamic-Arab civilization. We will enjoy the full day exploring this fascinating castles returning to your hotel in the evening.

Some of the Roman ruins in Amman

Day 9: Amman

This morning we visit Jerash, the world’s best-preserved Roman provincial city, built over 2,000 years ago and known as the ‘Pompeii of the East’ We continue on to Umm Qais , a dramatic black-basalt Roman city with panoramic views over the Sea of Galilee. Return to Amman for your overnight stay.

Amman amphitheatre

Day 10: Amman - Petra

Leaving Amman we drive onward to Madaba we visit the Greek Orthodox Church of St George which has incredible 6th century Byzantine mosaics, depicting Jerusalem and other holy sites. Late afternoon visit to Shobak castle en route to Petra.

Looking through the Siq at the Treasury

Days 11-12: Petra

Welcome to the Rose City! Enjoy today and tomorrow with your expert guide walking down the gravel tracks to explore the ancient Nabatean tombs and the Roman rock-carved streets lined with temples, royal tombs, staircases, arched gates, public buildings and more.

Petra Siq

Day 13: Petra - Dead Sea

Driving north you’ll stop for a visit at Karak Crusader castle. Arrive Dead Sea and check into your hotel. Free time to take a dip in the mineral rich waters, where you’ll bob around like a cork; there is certainly no risk of sinking here! Your skin will also receive a fabulous detox, thanks to the curative qualities of the water.

Dead Sea salt up close

Day 14: Dead Sea

We transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.



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