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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. (International flights not included).
Today, enjoy a visit to the Pyramids at Giza, one of the sole survivors from the ancient Greek listed Seven Wonders of the World. In front of the pyramids sits the Sphinx, an enormous statue with the face of a man and body of a lion. Later, we explore the necropolis of Saqqara and have a guided visit of the Egyptian Museum. Lunch at Nagib Mahfouz restaurant at Khan el Khalili bazaar.
We will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Luxor. Upon arrival we will meet you at the airport and have a guided sightseeing trip to Karnak and Luxor temples. We will then check you onto your Nile cruise boat in time for lunch.
Breakfast on board, visit the West Bank (Valley of Kings, Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahari and the colossi Memnon). The ship sails early morning to Esna after passengers disembark for the West Bank visit. Return back to ship in Esna after the tour.
This morning visit Edfu temple one of Egypt's best preserved then, we sail on and disembark for a visit to the Temple of Kom Ombo which is dedicated to the two gods Sobek the crocodile God and Harveris the Sun God. We then arrive into Aswan later in the evening after more cruising down the Nile.
Today, a visit out of town takes us to the mighty High Dam. A modern feat of engineering, the by product for which is Lake Nasser. We then continue to visit the unfinished obelisk and after a short boat trip the Philae temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis. This afternoon enjoy felucca sailing with visits to the Botanical gardens and Elephantine Island.
We will disembark after breakfest and take a flight to Abu Simbel. We will have a full day guided sightseeing of this amazing Temple, one of the greatest Egyptian monuments ever built. The entire temple was moved from the banks of Nile when Lake Nasser was formed. We will then transfer you to the airport for the flight to Sharm el Sheikh. Upon arrival we will check you into the hotel.
This morning we will take you on a guided visit St Katherine's monastery which has existed in one form or another for at least 1600 years and is one of the oldest in the world. Within the city walls are one of the greatest collections of Christian works outside of the Vatican, pristine Coptic frescoes and a charnel house.
We will transfer you to Taba today - the drive is 7 hours.
Today we take the ferry from Nuweiba to Aqaba. Arrive Aqaba and we will be there to meet you and take you to your hotel in Petra.
Today we explore Petra. Taking a walk through the mysterious siq (an ancient passage created due to a geological fissure) we are confronted by the rose-red facade of the Treasury. Amazing Nabataean and Roman ruins are on tap here at Petra. The intrepid can ascend the many stone carved steps to Ad-Deir better known as the Monastery.
This morning we drive you to Madaba, famed for it’s Byzantine mosaics, including the fascinating map of the Holy Land made in the 6th century out of two million stone pieces and now housed in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. A short distance away, we visit Mt Nebo, where Moses is said to have seen the Promised Land. We continue on the the Dead Sea.
Morning at leisure. This afternoon we drive to Amman and have a guided city tour, taking in the Roman Theatre, the Citadel and the Archaeology and Folklore Museums.
Today we driving north and visit the Roman ruins of Jerash. Recognised as one of the best-preserved member cities of the Decapolis, Jerash is deservedly one of Jordan’s major attractions. The traditional Roman street is very impressive and still boasts chariot ruts, the South Theatre boasts astonishing ancient amplification. We continue to Aljun before returning to Amman.
Transfer to the airport in time for your international flight back home. (International flight not included).
The temple at Kom Ombo is a double temple that was dedicated to two distinct divinities - the crocodile-headed Sibek,...