Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Temples, Tombs, Treasury

12 days  |  Cairo to Amman  |  from USD $2,339  |   Guaranteed Departures  1 reviews

The best of Egypt and Jordan, a treasure chest of ancient sites including the legendary Pyramids of Giza, plenty of beach time, a foray into the mysterious city of Petra, and a night in a desert Bedouin camp!
Countries Visited: Egypt, Jordan

Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels
Inclusions
Reviews

Itinerary

Day 1

Cairo

Tuesday. Welcome to Egypt! Arrive Cairo, included transfer to hotel and overnight.
Overnight: Cairo

    Cairo
Day 2

Pyramids of Giza

Cairo - Luxor. Today see the incredible pyramids and sphinx at Giza. Perhaps opt to ride a camel. Later we travel to Saqqara, to explore the myriad of tombs and temples at the site and see Zhoser's step pyramid - constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh's chief architect in 2700 BC. There will be time for dinner before we travel by overnight sleeper train to Luxor.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Ancient Thebes

We arrive into Luxor and check into our hotel. Home of the legendary Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak, 4000 year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its best. This afternoon you can explore Luxor on foot following the waterside corniche, relax by the pool or maybe stop for drink at one of the many Nile side cafes and tea houses. Tonight, there is an optional visit to view the Temple of Luxor at night. Book and pay locally. Remainder of the evening at leisure.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Valley of the Kings

You can opt to float over Luxor in a hot air balloon first thing this morning before we visit Luxor’s famous West Bank. The twin seated statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are the first site we'll see before we visit the legendary Valleys of the Kings and the imposing limestone, colonnaded Temple of Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut was one of only 3 Egyptian ruling queens. The most famous tomb in the Valley of the Kings is that of the boy-King Tutankhamen. Archaeologist Howard Carter discovered his intact and treasure -filled tomb in 1922. After exploring the West Bank we take a break before visiting the colossal Temple of Karnak. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Drive to Hurghada

Luxor - Hurghada. Departing Luxor we head east to Hurghada part of the beautiful Red Sea Riviera for 2 days on the beach.
Overnight: Hurghada  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Hurghada

Today is free to explore Hurghada or simply relax. There's an optional day trip to Giftun Island for swimming and snorkelling, which can be booked locally.

Hurghada is one of the most popular Red Sea resorts. Hotels and expanded infrastructure provide holidaymakers with excellent aquatic facilities for sail boarding, yachting, deep-sea fishing, SCUBA diving and snorkeling and Hurghada’s central location provides a gateway to prime offshore reefs, which are some of the finest in the world. Hurghada also has plenty of restaurants and late night bars for evening entertainment.
Overnight: Hurghada  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Egyptian Museum & fly to Jordan

Hurghada - Cairo - Amman - Petra. It's an early start today as we head back to Cairo. Leaving around 7am our journey will take approx 5 - 6 hours before arriving to the Egyptian Museum for an informative guided tour. Opt to see also the Royal Mummies, if you wish. After we transfer to the airport to fly to Jordan on MS 701 departing Cairo at 16:45/16:55/17:05/17:55, arriving to Amman, Jordan at 17:55/18:05/19:15. Travellers need to independently book this flight at a personal cost. If your tour commences after 01 Sep 2017, please do not book this flight at this point in time. Upon arrival into Amman we transfer to Petra - our base for the evening. Please note this flight is not included and needs to be booked separately. Please see our Trip Notes for more details.
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast

    Petra
Day 8

The Rose City of Petra

Welcome to the Rose City! To access Petra on our guided walk we travel through the famous narrow and deep siq. The rocks then give way to reveal the most amazing sight – the beautiful Treasury. 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 and public buildings. There is also a gigantic amphitheatre originally built to house 3000 spectators, though the Romans increased capacity to a whopping 7000.

After the guided tour, you’re free to head off and further explore or or just relax and take it all in. If you are feeling energetic, why not continue up the hillside along the ancient steps that take you to the Monastery, to take in the stunning views.haggle for a horse and chariot ride Free evening or why not test your culinary skills in the Petra Kitchen? Consider our Petra Kitchen - something good's cooking bolt-on.
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Wadi Rum - Jordan

Petra - Wadi Rum. This morning we can revisit the Rose Red city entering via 'secret road' of Al Madras for further exploration. After we drive to Wadi Rum - a vast, silent landscape of pastel coloured sketches of sandy desert punctuated by amazing rock formations known as jebels. Here we'll undertake a 4x4 desert safari, before tucking into a Bedouin dinner at our desert camp. Bed tonight is under a galaxy of stars or in tents.
Overnight: Wadi Rum  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10

Crusader Castles, Wadi Mujib Canyoning & the Dead Sea

Wadi Rum - Karak – Wadi Mujib - Dead Sea. This morning we explore the vast, well-preserved 12th century Crusader castle of Al Karak (or Shobak castle) before embarking on an easy/moderate-paced two hour walk along the Siq Trails of Wadi Mujib canyon (April - October departures only). Later we head to the buoyant Dead Sea for some rest, relaxation and a little pampering.
Overnight: Dead Sea  |  Breakfast

Day 11

Dead Sea Free Time

The lowest point on the earth’s surface at 400m below sea level, the Dead Sea is a natural phenomena and high on most travellers’ bucket lists. Lucky for us we have a whole day to spend here, whiling away the time bobbing in its mineral-rich buoyant waters and lathering up with a detoxifying mud bath. Option to visit the Ma’in hot springs and the site where it is thought Jesus Christ was baptised by John (book locally).
Overnight: Dead Sea  |  Breakfast

Day 12

Dead Sea - Amman Airport

Saturday. Dead Sea - Amman. Today our holiday together come to an end. Today we offer departure transfer to Amman airport at 00:30, 08:30 and 13:30. If you would like a departure transfer at any other time or a transfer with post tour accommodation this can be arranged at an additional cost.
Breakfast

Visit El Alamein

El Alamein Bolt-On Located on the Mediterranean coast, just 4 hours north of Cairo, lies El Alamein, where two extended battles were fought during World War II. Some 13,000 Allied soldiers were killed and 70,000 were wounded in the battle. Come and pay your respects at the Commonwealth War Cemetery and visit the local war museum.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates can be guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons.

Guaranteed Departure
4+ places available
Limited places
Sold out
On Request (Please Contact Us)
2016
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Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Oasis Hotel, Cairo

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Just a stone's throw from the Pyramids, the Oasis Hotel is a classic Egyptian hotel with beautiful expansive gardens. Rooms are very spacious with comfortable beds and fantastic en suite facilities. Wi-Fi is available and the buffet breakfast offers a good spread. In the evening the outdoor pool and fountains are lit up making the restaurant and bar the perfect place to spend an evening sipping on a cold glass of beer. Well located in Giza on the Cairo-Alexandria Road. The pyramids and Sphinx are all close by.

Sonesta St. George Hotel, Luxor

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel

A grand and classical hotel, the Sonesta is luxurious, ensuring you a comfortable stay. The hotel has a sweeping terrace with fantastic views of the Nile, a grand entrance of polished marble and handsomely appointed furnishings with exquisite detail and a beautiful health spa.

Marriott Beach Resort, Hurghada

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel

The Marriott Beach Resort is a luxurious, beachfront hotel with every room enjoying a seaview and the hotel even has its own private island. There is a choice of 9 restaurants and bars.

Petra Moon Hotel, Petra

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Just 300 ft from the entrance gate to Petra, the Petra Moon hotel features spacious rooms with private balconies and flat-screen TVs. It also has a roof garden with a seasonal outdoor pool. The soundproofed rooms and suites at Petra Moon come with satellite channels, a DVD player and extra-long beds. Each has air conditioning and a private bathroom. The hotel's restaurant serves a delicious selection of international meals in both buffet-style and a la carte.

Rainbow Camp, Wadi Rum

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Camp

A row of permanent tents in the desert make up the popular Rainbow Camp. Inside the tents are comfortable camp beds and warm bedding. Showers and toilets are close by and are cleaned thoroughly everyday. Guests can relax in the communal area which is adorned with colourful rugs and cushions. The food at Rainbow Camp always gets rave reviews. Taking an evening stroll around the beautiful surroundings is a great way to work up an appetite before dinner. This accommocation is well located in the heart of Wadi Rum.

Dead Sea Spa, Dead Sea

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Dead Sea Spa is a superb hotel with spacious rooms and a spa treatment centre. Beside the dermatological & rheumatological treatment the centre has body massage, mud packs, ultrasound therapy, galvanic therapy, microwave therapy, cryotherapy & hydrotherapy.

Trip Highlights

Cairo - Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau
Egyptian Museum
Luxor - Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon and Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Madaba, Jordan - Christian market town, Church of St George, Jordan’s finest Byzantine mosaics
Rose city of Petra, Jordan
Necropolis of Saqqara
Luxor East Bank - Temple of Karnak
Hurghada - Red Sea - swim, relax, snorkel or dive
The Dead Sea, take a swim and opt for a mud bath
Wadi Rum desert and safari

Included

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
1 overnight train: Cairo - Luxor (1st class sleeper cabin)
Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Luxor, Petra
Wadi Rum 4x4 desert safari and dinner
All relevant transfers and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles
6 nights 4 - 5 star hotels in Egypt, 3 nights 3-4 star hotels in Jordan, 1 night deluxe desert camp (Wadi Rum)
Airport arrival and departure transfer, day 1, day 7 and day 12
Hurghada - Red Sea - sun, sea and sand
Services of an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology and icensed Jordanian guide throughout Jordan

Not Included

International flights and visa. Please note the flight between Cairo and Amman is not included and needs to be booked separately - see our Trip Notes for more info
Tip for your tour guide in Egypt & Jordan. We recommend you allow $3 - 5 USD per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture.
Tipping Kitty: USD$80-100, paid in local currency
Laundry, drinks, items of a personal nature
Entrance Fees: USD$170-190, paid in local currency

Reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4 out of 5 based on 1 recent reviews

Egypt was fantastic - learnt so many things about ancient and modern Egypt. We are often so misguided by what's presented in the media and also from Hollywood, but Momo showed us real Egypt and its people. Momo's passion for Egyptology was clear when he explained why he wanted to be a tour guide - so that he could his passion. From what I hear about the other places in Egypt, I wished I was there longer!

• Submitted 21 Sep 2016
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Hi, just wanted to say what a wonderful trip I had with 'on the go' in Egypt last month. Special thanks to 'Mo Mo', Akhmed Amil and Hanay who made us feel so welcome and safe during our stay. These guys made the trip so much more than just a holiday! I'll spread the word :)

Thanks again

Bob • Submitted 19 Oct 2011

Hi Sally,

well long overdue but here goes.

THE TOUR WAS AWESOME.

Highlights would include - first sighting of the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, Light and Sound Show @ Pyramids, Amro our Tour Guide.

What a great group of people, Amro was just the best, we couldn't have asked for a better tour leader. We were met at Cairo airport and everything ran smoothly from there. Nothing was ever to much trouble for our Egyptian friends.

Rob & Renee got engaged at the panorama view at the Pyramids which made that day all the more special, then we left for the Desert. The crew were so happy for them that unknown to our party they had purchased a chocolate cake (Renee loves chocolate) and brought it out to the camp site at the White Desert where we had a Bedouin Engagement party for the two of them. The gesture was just lovely.

Mohammed, Amro and Jimmy kept us amused over 1500 very long kilometres in the back of the Landcruiser Troop carrier (cushions would be great boy were our bums sore), we learnt a lot about Egyptian music and in turn we taught them about bad singers from Australia stuck in a Landcruiser (tell everyone to take iPods they have the attachments for the car radios). Jimmy even got us bogged once or twice and we had to push the cruiser out - gave him hell for that one.

We missed Amro once we departed ways in Luxor for Dahab, but Waleed was wonderful. We now have lots of wonderful friends from our trip (Guides and Tour Leaders included) that we now keep in contact with via Facebook. Invitations to visit new friends all over the world also which is just wonderful.

Jordan was spectacular - the Dead Sea a particular highlight along with a HUGE day at Petra, Rami was very knowledgeable, not quite the bond that we managed to forge with our Egyptian family but the time was much more restricted which probably explained it.

Your help in the lead up to our tour was also above and beyond the call and only made our trip that much better. We never had to worry about a thing

All in all a great time was had, we have come home with wonderful memories, thousands of photos and a burning desire to do it all again. We would recommend your company to anyone who will listen and will certainly use you again when we next head on an adventure.

All the best and thanks from the 4 of us

Kylie Wilson • Submitted 25 Sep 2009

Tour Details
Starts
Cairo
Ends
Amman
Departs
Tuesdays
Hotel Rating
3 - 5 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes, escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 11, Dinner: 1

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Egypt was fantastic - learnt so many things about ancient and modern Egypt. We are often so misguided by what's presented in the media and also from Hollywood, but Momo showed us real Egypt and its people. Momo's passion for Egyptology was clear when he explained why he wanted to be a tour guide - so that he could his passion. From what I hear about the other places in Egypt, I wished I was there longer!

Carly Luk
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