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Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday! Arrive Cairo, included transfer to hotel and overnight.
Today we head drive around 4 hours to the small Coastal Village of El Alamein - famous for the scene of a decisive Allied victory in WWII here you can visit the memorial cemetery. When complete we journey back to Cairo for a late arrival.
Today we tour the Pyramids at Giza Plateau. Gaze in awe at Cheops (Khufu) - the largest of the three great pyramids. Constructed from over 2.5 million limestone blocks, it is thought to have taken more than 20 years to construct. The other two - Chephren and Mycerinus are equally impressive. Afterward we tour the tomb-strewn necropolis of Saqqara, featuring King Zhoser’s step pyramid. Evening at leisure.
This morning we venture to old Islamic Cairo and the Egyptian Museum, home to the most extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities in the world. This evening we board our overnight sleeper train to Aswan.
Arrive Aswan and hotel check in. This afternoon we visit the Philae Temple and Aswan High Dam. Philae temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, was rescued in an enormous UNESCO effort in the 1970s. Due to high water levels in the resevoir created by the Old Aswan Dam and further aquatic drama due to the creation of the mighty High Dam, Philae temple was relocated stone by stone on higher ground on nearby Agilika Island.
This morning you will fly to Abu simbel for a sightseeing trip to remember! You will be guided at the site then have a short amount of free to explore what should have been one of the seven wonders of the world. Afterwards you will fly back to Aswan and check into your 5 star Nile Cruiser.
Nile Cruising. Relax and take in the riverside village views perched on the top deck! A stop will be made at the waterside Temple of Kom Ombo.
Having the distinction of being the largest and most completely preserved pharaonic, albeit Greek-built, temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus at Edfu, dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus, was one of the last monumental temples built on a large scale. An early morning stop is made to view the temple and onward sailing to Luxor. Evening viewing of the Luxor temple.
Today we disembark at Luxor - check into your hotel then explore the best of Ancient Thebes; Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Temple of Hatshepsut and later Karnak temple. Karnak is a spectacular myriad of sanctuaries, pylons, chapels, halls and obelisks, all dedicated to the Theban gods and to the greater glory of Egypt’s Middle and New Kingdom rulers.
Today we transfer you to Luxor airport for your flight to Amman your flight will connect in either Cairo or Sharm El Sheikh depending on schedule. Areriving into Jordan our local rep will meet you and then you transfer onto Petra.
Welcome to the Rose City! Enjoy the day with your expert guide walking down the gravel tracks, we’ll explore the ancient Nabatean tombs and the Roman rock-carved streets lined with temples, royal tombs, staircases, arched gates, public buildings and more.
This morning take a short drive to visit Little Petra and the Baidha Neolithic village. Afternoon drive to Wadi Rum. A vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds, pastel coloured stretches of sandy desert and amazing rock formations known Boarding 4x4s jeeps, we take a safari through the sand dunes, getting up close and personal to the surrounding scenery of Wadi Rum. Tonight, we enjoy a Jordanian dinner.
Today a drive to Madaba, to see the world’s largest collection of ancient mosaics and visit the St. George Church with its famousmap of the Holy Land. Continue on to Mt. Nebo, where Moses viewed the Promised Land and then to your hotel.
Take a final dip in the dead sea this morning. Hotel check out at noon and transfer to Amman's Queen Alia airport for your onward flight home.
The lowest point on the earth’s surface, the Dead Sea is a natural phenomena and gift of Mother Nature. Straddling ...