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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.

Close up of Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo

Hello Cairo! Today, enjoy a guided visit to the famous pyramids and lion-headed Sphinx at Giza Plateau. Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids are the planet’s oldest tourist attraction! Continuing into the city centre, we enjoy a guided tour of the famous Egyptian Museum. Here, you’ll see the priceless funerary treasures of King Tutankhamen.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 3: Cairo - Alexandria

This morning you will drive to Alexandria on the Mediterranean Coast you will enjoy a full days sightseeing. Founded by Alexander the Great, Alexandria boasts wonderful beaches and an impressive seafront corniche, along which are dotted cafes and restaurants, as well as catacombs, souks and relics from a bygone age.

Alexander the Great

Day 4: Alexandria - Cairo

Today we return to Cairo by private transfer. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 5: Cairo - Aswan

Full day tour to explore more of Cairo. We will visit Dahsur, Saqqara, and Memphis. Tomb-strewn Saqqara, we explore the many tombs and temples at this site and see Zhoser’s step pyramid. Constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh’s chief architect in 27 BC, this was the template for all future pyramid construction. (Lisht is optional, subject to opening times, paid locally). Tonight you board your overnight train south to Aswan.

Trajan's Kiosk, Philae

Day 6: Aswan

Welcome to the Numbian City of Aswan. Today we will enjoy a trip to a Nubian House and Nubian Museum, before an evening Nubian dinner at a cultural center. Today we also will enjoy a trip on a traditional sailing boat called a felucca to visit the nearby islands of Kitchener and Elephantine.

Abu Simbel, Aswan

Day 7: Aswan

This morning you have the excursion to Abu simbel for a sightseeing trip to remember!! You will be guided and have free time for around 2 hrs to exolore this amazing site. Afterward fly on to Aswan.

Aswan Market

Day 8: Aswan - Luxor

Today you will be transferred to Luxor. On the way we will visit Edfu and Kom Ombo. This evening we will visit the Luxor Temple which is beautifully illuminated at night time.

Valley of the Kings

Day 9: Luxor

Today the massive pair of statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are the first monuments we will see as we arrive on the West Bank for our sightseeing. We then proceed to visit the Valleys of the Kings and Queens and the imposing colonnaded temple of Queen Hatshepsut. We will also visit the magnificent Karnak Temple and the Luxor Museum.

Entrance to a tomb

Day 10: Luxor - Cairo

Free day. Later this afternoon you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cairo.

Day 11: Cairo

Today we will visit more of Cairo in depth. Todays sites include the Citadel, Old Cairo (Coptic Museum and Hanging Church), Sultan Hassan Mosque, and the Khan el Khalili markets.

Day 12: Cairo - St Katherines

Today we make our way to the Sinai Region passing via the Suez Canal. It is about 8 - 9 hours transfer. Tonight you begin your trek up Mt Sinai to await sunrise.

Hieroglyphics and figures

Day 13: St Katherines - Aqaba

Early this morning after sunrise you trek back down where you can visit St Katherine's Monastery which is open in the mornings. You will then be transferred to Nuweiba for your one way ferry to Aqaba in Jordan. On arrival into Jordan you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Own arrangements for the evening.

Aqaba beachfront

Day 14: Aqaba - Wadi Rum

Today we make our way to Wadi Rum where we board 4 x 4s, so we can get up close and personal to the surrounding scenery of Wadi Rum. A vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds, pastel coloured stretches of sandy desert, the desertscape of Wadi Rum represents some of the most stunning countryside on the planet. Tonight you enjoy a Jordanian meal at your campsite.

Local camel boy in Wadi Rum

Day 15: Wadi Rum - Petra

Today we will drive you to Petra for a full days guided tour. Possibly the jewel in Jordan’s glittering archaeological crown, Accessed on horse back through a penetrative, narrow deep siq, the end prize is the hidden valley where the Rose City of Petra lies. As you reach the end of the Siq, you’ll come across the spectacular façade of Al-Kazneh – the Treasury of Petra.

Looking through the Siq at the Treasury

Day 16: Petra

Today you will return to Petra. You will enter by al Madras, with visits to the High Place of Sacrifice, Wadi Farasa, Great Temple and the Royal Tombs. The more intrepid can ascend to Ad Deir better known as the monastery. Petra is endless and based on your preference and fitness your guide will show you many amazing highlights within the city.

The deep reds of the Treasury

Day 17: Petra - Dead Sea

Today we drive to visit Karak Crusader Castle and Bethany. We then continue on to the Dead Sea for the night.

Dead Sea salt up close

Day 18: Dead Sea - Madaba

Free morning at the Dead Sea. Sink or swim? There is no chance of either occurring at the Dead Sea. The mineral-rich Dead Sea offers bathers ultimate buoyancy to the point where you will feel like a cork bobbing about! Take a dip in the mineral-rich waters. Then drive to visit Mt. Nebo and Madaba.

Sunrise in Madaba

Day 19: Madaba

Drive to Amman for a city tour, including visits to the Citadel, Jordan's National Archaoelogical Museum, souks. Afterward, drive to visit Jerash, returning to Madaba for overnight.

Mosaic painting in Madaba

Day 20: Madaba

Today we transfer you to the airport for your onward departing flight.

Egypt Spotlight
Luxor Temple at night

Luxor

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

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last updated - 02 Oct 2014 3:12 AM