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Egypt & Jordan: Lost Kingdoms

Egypt & Jordan: Lost Kingdoms

12 days & 11 nights, Private Journey

Cairo, Abu Simbel, Nile River Cruise, Amman, Petra & Dead Sea

This tour highlights the rich cultural heritage and stunning landscapes of Egypt and Jordan. From the Great Pyramids at Giza to Luxor's Valley of the Kings, see the splendors of ancient Egypt in the fashion of the pharaohs. Cruise the fabled Nile aboard an elegant yacht. Then travel to Jordan to discover the Greco-Roman ruins of Jerash, the biblical site of Mount Nebo and the lost city of Petra. End the tour with a float in the Dead Sea at your beautiful resort.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Cairo, Egypt

    Upon arrival in Cairo, you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel overlooking the Nile River.

    Four Seasons at Nile Plaza - 3 Nights
  • Day 2
    Cairo

    Discover the iconic Great Pyramids at Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Then embark on a voyage to pharaonic times at the fascinating Solar Boat Museum. This afternoon, travel to the famed city of Memphis, the capital of the Old Kingdom of Egypt and its necropolis and sacred center, Saqqara where you see the Step Pyramid, which was the earliest of all the classic memorials. Return to Giza for the incredible sound-and-light show at the Great Pyramids.

    Four Seasons at Nile Plaza (B)
  • Day 3
    Cairo

    Pay a morning visit to the Egyptian Museum, repository of many of the glories of antiquity, including the spectacular treasures of the boy king Tutankhamun. Then experience the world renowned Royal Mummy room. Savor a tasty lunch at Naguib Mahfouz Restaurant before embarking on an exploration of the labyrinth of shops and alleyways in the ancient Khan el-Khalili Souq.

    Four Seasons at Nile Plaza (B)
  • Day 4
    To Abu Simbel / Aswan

    Early this morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Abu Simbel and a tour of the rockhewn Temples of Ramses II. Continue to Aswan where you will be met and transferred to your Nile cruiser. Enjoy lunch on board before disembarking for a visit to the impressive High Dam and the lovely Temple of Philae.

    Sanctuary Nile Adventurer - 3 Nights (B, L, D)
  • Day 5
    Kom Ombo / Edfu

    This morning, sail north to Kom Ombo to see the massive temple shared by the gods Sobek and Harocies. Reboard your ship in time for a relaxing lunch as you continue downriver to Edfu. Here you will visit the famed temple of the falcon god Horus. This evening continue your sail toward Luxor with dinner on board.

    Sanctuary Nile Adventurer (B, L, D)
  • Day 6
    Esna / Luxor

    Disembark in Luxor to visit the West Bank and explore the tombs in the stunning Valley of the Kings, including the tomb of Ramses VI, which boasts the most sophisticated decorative designs in the area. Then it's on to the striking Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, framed by towering cliffs. Return to the ship for lunch before continuing your exploration of Luxor with a visit to Karnak and the Luxor Temple.

    Sanctuary Nile Adventurer (B, L, D)
  • Day 7
    To Cairo

    This morning, disembark your cruise and continue your tour of Luxor before returning to Cairo. Option: Soar above the Valley of the Kings on a hot-air balloon ride in Luxor.

    Intercontinental City Stars Hotel - 1 Night (B)
  • Day 8
    To Amman, Jordan

    Fly from Cairo to the Jordanian capital of Amman. This afternoon, explore the well-preserved Greco-Roman ruins of Jerash.

    Four Seasons Hotel - 1 Night (B, L)
  • Day 9
    To Petra

    Embark upon a scenic drive along the King's Highway to the lost city of Petra. Along the way, stop for panoramic views of Israel and the River Jordan from Mount Nebo, marvel at the stunning mosaics in Madaba and visit the imposing crusader castle at Kerak. Late this afternoon, arrive in Petra and check in to your hotel.

    Hotel Movenpick Petra - 2 Nights (B, L)
  • Day 10
    Petra

    Spend the day exploring the red sandstone city of Petra, built 2000 years ago by nomadic Bedouins. From the narrow, winding passageway of the Siq and the great Treasury to the hilltop Monastery, discoveries await you at every turn.

    Hotel Movenpick Petra (B, L)
  • Day 11
    To Dead Sea

    Drive to the shores of the Dead Sea, and transfer to your luxury resort overlooking the sea. This afternoon, you have the unique opportunity to float in the water and perhaps experience a mud mask.

    Kempinski Ishtar - 1 Night (B)
  • Day 12
    Depart Amman

    Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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