FROM: AUD $3,245

Experience the best of Egypt and Jordan on this 14 day adventure. Discover a treasure chest of ancient sites including the legendary Pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings and the mysterious city of Petra, with beach time by the Red Sea, floating in the Dead Sea and a night in a desert Bedouin camp!

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Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Petra - discover this spectacular UNESCO-listed Nabataean city, which is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
Luxor - roam around the colossal Temple of Karnak and take an optional tour of the beautifully illuminated Luxor Temple at night
Dendera - explore the beautifully preserved Temple of Hathor, with its exquisitely decorated ceiling
Wadi Rum - explore this vast red desert with its rolling dunes and dramatic rock formations in a 4x4 and camp under a blanket of stars
Shobak - visit Shobak Crusader castle, perched dramatically on a hill top
Cairo - marvel at the legendary Pyramids of Giza, explore the Necropolis of Saqqara and see King Tut's treasures at the Egyptian Museum
Luxor West Bank - discover exquisite tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the towering Colossi of Memnon and the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Hurghada - relax at the Red Sea, swim and opt to snorkel or scuba dive in the clear coastal waters
The Dead Sea - spend a night at the Dead Sea, float in the famously buoyant, mineral-rich waters and smother yourself in Dead Sea mud
Wadi Mujib - go canyoning in the lowest nature reserve in the world (included on tours departing April to October)

Included

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
1 overnight train: Cairo - Luxor (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)
Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Luxor, Dendera, Hurghada, Petra & Shobak
Wadi Rum 4x4 desert safari and dinner
All relevant transfers and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles
8 nights 4 - 5 star hotels in Egypt, 3 nights 4 star hotels in Jordan, 1 night deluxe desert camp in Wadi Rum
Airport arrival and departure transfers on day 1 and day 14. Departure transfers on day 14 are offered at 23:00 (day 13), 04:00, 07:00, 09:00, 12:00 and 16:00
Hurghada Red Sea stay and Jordan Dead Sea stay
Services of an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology and licensed Jordanian guide throughout Jordan

Not Included

International flights and visa. Please note the flight between Hurghada 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 USD$5 - 7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: USD$70-90pp, paid in local currency
Laundry, drinks, items of a personal nature
Entrance Fees: USD$190-210pp, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Day 1

Cairo

Sunday. Welcome to Egypt! On arrival at the airport you’ll be transferred to our hotel to spend the rest of today at leisure. If arriving early, you may wish to join our Backstreets of Cairo tour, which visits lesser-known highlights of the capital, including the cave church of St Simon and Tahrir Square.

You may also wish to extend your tour with an Alexandria Day Trip on the Saturday. We can arrange pre-tour accommodation on request.
Overnight: Cairo

Day 2

Pyramids of Giza

Discover Egypt’s most famous attraction today as we visit the Pyramids of Giza and the iconic Sphinx. Explore these ancient tombs and there’s also the opportunity to ride a camel at the legendary site. Continue to Saqqara necropolis to see the ancient stepped Pyramid of Zhoser. This monument is even older than the Giza Pyramids and is surrounded by countless tombs and burial sites.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Grand Egyptian Museum

Cairo - Luxor. Today we'll explore the Grand Egyptian Museum. Located only 2km from the Pyramids, this incredible new museum is home to a vast number of artefacts from across ancient Egyptian history. Some of these have never been on public display before and others have been painstakingly restored by experts. There is a large Tutankhamun exhibition and the museum makes use of modern technology, including virtual reality. After our visit, the afternoon is at leisure before we board the night train to Luxor this evening.
Overnight: Sleeper train  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Luxor & Dendera

We arrive in Luxor this morning and drive to Dendera, one of Egypt’s best-preserved temple complexes. Enjoy a guided tour of this ancient site, including the magnificent Temple of Hathor. Later, we return to Luxor to spend the afternoon at leisure and there's an optional visit to Luxor Temple this evening. After dark, the temple is beautifully illuminated by hundreds of lights.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Valley of the Kings

Explore the lavishly decorated tombs of famous pharaohs this morning as we visit the Valley of the Kings. Many important pharaohs were buried here including Ramses II and of course, Tutankhamun. Continue to the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut - the second female pharaoh. The final stop of the morning is at the Colossi of Memnon. These two giant statues of King Amenhotep III are all that remains of what was once the largest temple in the world.

Our busy day of sightseeing continues this afternoon as we discover the spectacular Karnak Temple. This vast complex took over 1,500 years to complete and more than 30 pharaohs contributed to it. See the Avenue of Sphinxes and marvel at the giant pillars of Hypostyle Hall before we return to the hotel.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Free time in Luxor

Today is free for you to explore Luxor at leisure or relax in the hotel and enjoy the sunshine. There is an optional tour of Luxor Museum, home to many important exhibits including treasures recovered from the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Days 7-8

Hurghada

Luxor - Hurghada. Today we’ll drive to the popular Red Sea resort of Hurghada for two nights on the coast. Spend time relaxing on the beach or try out water sports such as kite-surfing. Alternatively, join our optional snorkelling trip at a nearby coral reef and swim amongst colourful fish in the crystal water. You may even see a turtle, or friendly dolphin or two. This excursion can be booked locally. In the evenings take some time to explore Hurghada’s restaurants and vibrant nightlife.
Overnight: Hurghada  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 9

Fly to Jordan

Hurghada - Cairo - Amman - Petra. Today we say goodbye to Egypt and fly to Amman via Cairo. On arrival we’ll drive to Petra for an evening at leisure, or you may wish to book our 'Petra By Night' add-on. Take a stroll through the famous Siq to the Treasury, lit by over 1,000 candles.

Please note: The flight from Hurghada to Amman via Cairo is not included in the cost of this tour and needs to be booked separately. We can assist with this if you wish. Please see our trip notes for details.
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast

Day 10

The Rose City of Petra

Today we explore the ancient Rose City of Petra. Our guided walk will take in the highlights including the majestic Treasury - an ancient Nabatean tomb. Marvel at the giant amphitheatre, which once held a capacity of 7,000. After the tour you may wish to climb the steep steps to the Monastery for amazing panoramic views, or haggle for a horse and chariot ride. This evening is at leisure - why not join our Petra Kitchen add-on and learn how to cook delicious Jordanian cuisine? A local chef will show you how to create dishes including baba ghanoush and hoummous, before you sit down and enjoy your feast.
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast

Day 11

Wadi Rum

Petra - Wadi Rum. This morning there is time to revisit Petra through the 'secret road' of Al Madras, before we travel to the wild desert of Wadi Rum. Enjoy an SUV safari experience through this silent red landscape to our Bedouin desert camp. Here we enjoy a traditional Jordanian dinner and settle down to sleep in comfortable tents, away from the lights and noise of civilization.
Overnight: Wadi Rum  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12

Crusader Castles, Wadi Mujib & the Dead Sea

Wadi Rum - Shobak - Wadi Mujib - Dead Sea. We leave the desert today and head to the imposing hill-top fortification of Shobak Castle, built by the Crusader King Baldwin I in 1115. After exploring this site, we continue to the shore of the Dead Sea, more than 400 metres below sea level.

April - October departures will enjoy a trek to Wadi Mujib before we descend to the Dead Sea. The Wadi Mujib canyon is one of Jordan’s most remarkable natural features and you should prepare to get wet as we travel along the Siq Trail.
Overnight: Dead Sea  |  Breakfast

Day 13

Dead Sea Free Time

Today is free to relax on the Dead Sea as you please. Enjoy bobbing in the mineral-rich waters, where the high salt content will keep you afloat. There is also an optional excursion to the Ma’in hot springs this afternoon.
Overnight: Dead Sea  |  Breakfast

Day 14

Dead Sea to Amman Airport

Saturday. Dead Sea - Amman. Our tour comes to an end today with a departure transfer to the airport. These transfers are offered at 23:00 on the evening of day 13 or at 04:00, 07:00, 09:00, 12:00 and 16:00 today.
Breakfast

PERSEIDS METEOR SHOWER DEPARTURE - 02 AUG 2020

Why not combine a holiday to Egypt and Jordan with the amazing celestial spectacle of the Perseids Meteor shower? The Perseids meteor shower is a spectacular celestial light show, that has mystified and amazed sky watchers for nearly 2000 years. The night sky is lit up by often over 60 meteors per hour! You can witness the incredible meteor shower from our desert camp in Wadi Rum, where you will spend the night star-gazing, when the meteor shower is at its peak. Please see the Trip Notes for details of the amended itinerary. Supplement may apply.

Our other tours that are present for the Perseids meteor shower are:
Passage to Petra - departing 09 AUG 2019 & 2020
Perseid's Meteor Shower - departing 08 AUG 2019 & 2020
Road to Jerusalem - departing 08 AUG 2019 & 2020
Road To Jordan - departing 31 JUL 2020
Road To Jordan with cruise - departing 31 JUL 2020
Pyramids, Petra, Promised Land - departing 31 JUL 2020
Pyramids, Petra, Promised Land with cruise - departing 31 JUL 2020

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price.

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29 Mar - 11 Apr Easter departure, book early!
Easter departure, book early!
AUD $3,745
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05 Apr - 18 Apr Easter departure, book early!
Easter departure, book early!
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02 Aug - 15 Aug This is a special Perseids Meteor Shower departure. Special touring arrangements apply. Please refer to the Trip Notes for further details.
This is a special Perseids Meteor Shower departure. Special touring arrangements apply. Please refer to the Trip Notes for further details.
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Extra Prices

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Pre Tour Accommodation - Cairo
AUD $110
AUD $60

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.

Holiday Inn Cairo Maadi, Cairo

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Overlooking the Nile and offering distant views of the Great Pyramids of Giza, this Holiday Inn provides the perfect location for your stay in Cairo. Each guestroom features a balcony and is well-equipped with modern amenities including free WiFi. Evenings can be spent enjoying international or Egyptian cuisine and unwinding with a cocktail at one of the hotel’s bars. Thanks to the friendly hotel staff, you’ll soon feel at home. And with panoramic views of the city from the rooftop lounge and pool, there’s no better place to base yourself for exploring Egypt’s ancient wonders.

Steigenberger Cairo Pyramids Hotel, Cairo

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Just footsteps away from the Great Pyramids of Giza is the Cairo Pyramids Hotel. Combining ancient history with world-class hospitality, the hotel is the perfect base for sightseeing. Guestrooms are spacious and comfortable, with friendly staff offering 24-hour room service. You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to food, with four restaurants offering international and local specialities. Enjoy stunning views of the pyramids from the lush gardens and end your day with a refreshing dip in the pool.

Steigenberger Nile Palace, Luxor

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

The Steigenburger Nile Palace is a grand hotel and stylishly furnished, with many rooms overlooking the Nile River. The hotel has a health club with massage rooms, sauna, steam room and fitness room, and a tennis court on the roof, not to mention a riverside pool. Its four restaurants offer a choice between Nubian, Lebanese, Italian, and Thai cuisine.

Sonesta St. George Hotel, Luxor

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

An elegant and luxurious classical hotel, the Sonesta's sophistication will ensure 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. All its rooms offer views of the city or the river, complemented by a wide range of restaurants and cafes. Just minutes away you will find the temples at Luxor and Karnak, home to two of ancient Egypt's most famed sanctuaries.

Hilton Hurghada Resort, Hurghada

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Set in tropical gardens, the Hilton Hurghada Resort is a comfortable, charming hotel with a private beach and water sport centre. The rooms have a balcony or terrace with views of the garden, pools or sea.

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.

Old Village Resort, Petra

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located above Wadi Mousa, Old Village Resort has a wonderfully traditional feel about it with open stonework and original architecture. Rooms are full of character, some with delightful archways and all directly accessed from the outside. The hotel boasts an indoor swimming pool and sauna and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. For dinner why not dine al fresco at the restaurant overlooking the mountains. Well located in forested wadis facing Petra’s mountains.

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 every day. 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 accommodation is well located in the heart of Wadi Rum.

Holiday Inn Resort, Dead Sea

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Graced with interconnecting palm fringed swimming pools leading to the Dead Sea, the Holiday Inn is an Arabesque style hotel. Guest rooms are elegantly furnished and benefit from complimentary high speed internet. The hotel also has an on site fitness centre and a fine choice of Spa facilities. The 24 hour sleek bar is the perfect place for a tipple at any time of the day or night. The accommodation is located on the shores of the world famous Dead Sea.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Cairo
Ends
Amman
Departs
Sundays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 24
Hotel Rating
3 - 5 star
Tour Guide
Yes, escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 13, Dinner: 1
Visiting
Countries

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