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Sample Itinerary - REF EGYPT 4755

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Pyramid at Giza

Day 1: Cairo

Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday. We will be there to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 2: 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.

Close up of Sphinx

Day 3: Cairo

This morning we head out with your guide to explore the Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx and then onto Saqqara famous for the Step Pyramid after time for lunch we visit Red and Bent Pyramids and Dashur and then finally the ancient capital Memphis and it's famous outdoor museum.

Bahariyya building

Day 4: Cairo - Minya

Today we follow along side the Nile toward it's source enjoy watching the scenery and locals going about there lives. Arrival and check into your hotel.

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 5: Minya - Sohag

Today we visit Beni Hassan, Tel-El Amarna and Tunal-gabal before driving onto Sohag. (best hotel available in Sohag Partner Hotp Hotel (3-Stars Hotel)

Day 6: Sohag - Luxor

Today we visit the amazing temples of Dendera and Abydos before driving onto Luxor. Arrive in the evening and check into your hotel.

Valley of the Kings

Day 7: Luxor

This morning enjoy a in depth touring of Karnak Temple complex - Some relaxing time for lunch - Early evening visit to the wonderful Luxor temple.

Entrance to a tomb

Day 8: Luxor

Today enjoy in depth tour of the Temple of Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon, Valley of Kings and Valley of queens.

Looking across the Nile

Day 9: Luxor - Aswan

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Nile as we drive to Aswan. First we stop in Edfu where you will discover the huge temple dedicated to the god Horus by horse carriage and then visit to Kom Ombo where you will visit the magnificent unusual double temple dedicated to the god Sobek and the god Haroeris. Arrive Aswan and check into your hotel.

Kom Ombo

Day 10: Aswan

After breakfast you will visit the high dam, the unfinished Obelisque and the beautiful Philae Temple. In the afternoon you will visit the beautiful Botanical Garden by Felucca boat and a stop to see Elephantine Island. Overnight in Aswan.

Trajan's Kiosk, Philae

Day 11: Aswan - Amman

Morning flight to Abu Simbel for a guided tour and some free time to explore you then fly onto Cairo where you connect on your flight to Amman in Jordan. Arriving in the late evening.

Some of the Roman ruins in Amman

Day 12: Amman

Heading north, we visit Jerash, the Graeco-Roman city known as the ‘Pompeii of the East’. Built over 2,000 years ago, Jerash is widely regarded as the best-preserved city of the Decapolis. We’ll explore the site taking in the colonnaded street, amphitheatre, nymphaeum, forum and more before continuing to Umm Qais (Gadara), a dramatic black-basalt Roman city of the Decapolis and drive back to your Amman hotel.

Amman's old city walls

Day 13: Amman - Dana N.R.

Morning drive to visit Madaba and it's famous mosaic map of the holy land at St George's church then we go to see Mt Nebo - the single most important biblical site in Jordan. Later we visit Umm ar Rasas, a haunted deserted city on the ancient caravan routes before driving then onto Dhana National Park arriving at your accommodation in the evening.

A gorge in Dana Nature Reserve

Day 14: Dana N.R.

Enjoy a full day with a naturalist guide hiking along the trails in one of the most scenic parts of Jordan.

Jebel formations in Dana Nature Reserve

Day 15: Dana N.R. - Petra

Morning drive to Petra - Enjoy a full day guided tour of the site the guide based on your fitness will take for easy to difficult hiking here Petra is a massive site with so much to see.

Looking through the Siq at the Treasury

Day 16: Petra - Wadi Rum

Morning transfer to Wadi Rum -- Enjoy a 4x4 excursions into this remote and stunning wilderness overnight at our remote camp.

Local camel boy in Wadi Rum

Day 17: Wadi Rum - Dead Sea

Morning transfer to Wadi Mujib camp. Spend the day exploring and going for hikes (No guide, your at leisure)

Relaxing in the Dead Sea

Day 18: Dead Sea

We will transfer you to the airport for your flight home. (check out 12 noon) Bag can be left at the hotel.

Egypt Spotlight

Luxor

As the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, 4000-year old Luxor has frequently been characterised as the "world's ...

Egypt Weather

Weather in Cairo
Fair, 10°C
Local Time: 7:24 AM

Egypt Currency Rates
  1 GBP = 11.09 EGP
  1 CAD = 6.16 EGP
  1 ZAR = 0.61 EGP
  1 AUD = 5.80 EGP
  1 EUR = 8.73 EGP
  1 USD = 7.14 EGP
  1 NZD = 5.52 EGP
last updated - 25 Dec 2014 5:31 AM