Egypt and Jordan Caravan (15n/16d)

At first glance the Valley Of The Kings does not seem to be impressive, but something fantastic lurks below the surface

At first glance the Valley Of The Kings does not seem to be impressive, but something fantastic lurks below the surface

Day 1 – Cairo
Upon arrival to Cairo, you will be met by local representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight.

Day 2 – Cairo
After breakfast, drive to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities for a detailed, guided tour. Among other fascinating exhibits, see the treasures of the Tomb of Tutankhamen. Then drive to Giza and visit the Pyramids. See the Great Pyramid, the Royal Burial Chambers and the Sphinx.Lunch en route. Transfer to Cairo railway station to take the sleeper train to Luxor.

Day 3 – Luxor
Upon arrival to Luxor, you will be met by local representative and transferred to your hotel. Few hours free to explore the town before an afternoon ride to Karnak Temple by horse drawn carriage for a guided tour. Overnight at your hotel in Luxor.

Day 4 – Nile Cruise/ Luxor
Get up before sunrise for a donkey ride to the Valley of the Kings. Transfer to your Nile cruise for lunch while your way to Aswan. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 5/ 6 – Nile Cruise
Two days of leisurely cruising on the magnificent Nile River. Stop on the way to visit Temple of Horus at Edfu and continue to Kom Ombo to see the Temple of Kom Ombo. Reaching Aswan in the afternoon and explore the vibrant bazaars.

Day 7 – Aswan
A full free day at leisure in the beautiful town of Aswan with time for excursions to Abu Simbel or perhaps take a Felucca cruise visiting the romantic and majestic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilka. Continue sailing around Kitchener’s Island and the Mausoleum of the Agha Khan. Transfer to Aswan railway station to take the sleeper train to Cairo.

Day 8 – Cairo
Upon arrival to Cairo, you will be met by local representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 9 – Cairo
Have breakfast, enjoy a free day at leisure and overnight at your hotel.

Day 10 – Mountain Of Sinai
After breakfast, drive to the city of Suez. Take the tunnel under the Suez Canal and arrive at the Sinai Peninsula. Drive (approx. 6 hours) to St. Catherine for dinner and overnight.

Day 11 – Mountain of Moses/ St. Catherine/ Aqaba
Wake up at 3:00AM, climb the Mountain of Moses and enjoy the sunrise. Descend and have breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Monastery of St. Catherine. Drive to Nuweiba and cross by hydrofoil to Aqaba.

Day 12 – Wadi Rum/ Petra
This morning there is a chance to go snorkeling in the Red Sea. In the afternoon visit the deserts of Wadi Rum and continue to the hidden city of Petra.

Day 13 – Petra
A full day to explore this magnificent site.

Day 14 – Kerak/ Madaba/ Mt Nebo/ Amman
Visit Crusader castles, ancient mosaics and panoramic views. A busy day ends in Amman.

Day 15 – Jerash/ Amman
Visit the well-preserved Roman site of Jerash.

Day 16 – Amman
After breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport by a ferryboat from Aqaba for your departure flight.

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