Journey Through Egypt & Jordan
Cairo, Giza, Aswan, Philae, Nile, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Esna, Luxor, Amman, Wadi Rum, Petra, Dead Sea, Madaba
Feel as if you've stepped into another time as you enter a world of legends, relics, and indescribable beauty. Eons of history and iconic wonders, mouthwatering bites of savory cuisine, and stretching sunsets fading against the desert horizon – discover the essence of Egypt and Jordan.
Our prices start from3,599 LAND ONLY
13 Days • GUIDED • 23 MealsOperated Tour
- 11 nights accommodation
- On some dates additional accommodations may be used
- Services of a tour manager
- All on-tour transportation and related fees
- Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
- Round trip home to sedan airport service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)
- 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
Day 1 - Overnight Flight
Day 2 - Cairo, Egypt - Tour Begins
Your adventure starts in Cairo, the capital of Egypt. A constant thrum of energy wrapped around you, feel the ever-present heartbeat of the country in the city streets. Located strategically along the banks of the Nile, generations of wanderers have traversed these grounds just as you do now.
Day 3 - Cairo
Spend the morning with an Egyptologist for a lecture on ancient Egypt. Your look into the past continues at the Egyptian Museum, a collection featuring some of the area's oldest artifacts. This evening, connect with your fellow adventurers at a welcome dinner featuring local specialties. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 4 - Cairo - Giza - Cairo
Venture to nearby Giza and embrace the Egypt you have always imagined at the iconic Pyramids. Stand in awe before the Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Marvel at the Great Sphinx's stoicism, a colossal structure jutting out of the desert sand, full of mystery and intrigue. This afternoon, it's your choice! Visit the Solar Boat Museum, which contains a large vessel for a pharaoh in the afterlife -OR- channel your inner explorer and venture inside the largest Pyramid of Giza via the Robber's Tunnel. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 5 - Cairo - Aswan - Philae - Board Ship
A 2-hour flight brings you to Aswan, a breathtaking port city up the Nile. You may choose to partake in an optional tour to Abu Simbel* and see the extraordinary temples of Ramses II relocated there during the construction of the High Dam. This afternoon, discover the mysteries of Philae's temple. Located on a small island, this complex can only be reached by motorboat. Then, board your cruise ship, your home for the next three nights, and watch the Egyptian landscape slowly drift by you. After a captain's welcome cocktail and dinner, connect with Egypt's culture at an ancient Nubian show. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
*Due to flight schedules, the Abu Simbel option must be purchased at time of booking.
Day 6 - Kom Ombo - Edfu - Esna
Coast along to Kom Ombo and visit a rare double temple. Continue on to the mesmerizing Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the ancient god Horus and serving as one of Egypt's best-preserved temples. Sail to Esna before enjoying a festive Galabeya Party, where you might don a traditional Egyptian gown. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 7 - West And East Bank Of Luxor
Start the day on Luxor's West Bank, trekking along elaborate tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Delve even further into Egyptian legends with an exclusive viewing of the tombs of King Tutankhamun and Ramses VI. Continue on to a local farm nestled along the banks of the Nile. At the farm, discuss this Egyptian way of life between sips of freshly brewed tea. This afternoon, it's your choice! Behold the Luxor Temple, a creation of kings Amenhotep III and Ramses II -OR- admire incomparable views of the Nile while you enjoy high tea at the Old Winter Palace which hosted esteemed guests such as Winston Churchill, Agatha Christie, and the great Egyptologist Howard Carter, who announced the discovery of King Tut's tomb here. This evening, enjoy the sound and light show at Karnak Temple. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 8 - Luxor - Disembark Ship - Amman, Jordan
Say goodbye to the land of the pyramids as you fly from Luxor to Amman, the capital of Jordan. Get a peek into this innovative city housing both modern technologies and ancient relics. Tonight's street food dinner includes local specialties of hummus, falafels and kunafa. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 9 - Amman - Wadi Rum - Petra
Cross Jordan all the way to the south as you leave Amman for the isolated desert of Wadi Rum. Nicknamed the Valley of the Moon, this ethereal landscape resembles nothing found on earth. Cruise through the reserve on an open-air vehicle tour. Enjoy lunch at a local camp before venturing onward to Petra, the fabled "Rose Red City." In the evening, stroll down the street to an authentic Arabic cooking class. Prepare your meal, featuring fresh ingredients from local markets and traditional Jordanian recipes, before digging in family-style. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 10 - Petra
Weave along sandstone carvings as you tour the archeologocial site of Petra with your guide. Serving as a crossroads between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, Petra contains ages of hidden wonders just waiting to be explored. Enjoy leisure time to discover the site on your own. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 11 - Petra - Dead Sea
Connect with the local community at a women's rug weaving cooperative, where you'll be able to peruse the rugs designed in traditional styles. Then, arrive at your hotel in the Dead Sea and take advantage of the luxuries and direct access to the legendary sea. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 12 - Dead Sea - Madaba - Dead Sea
Get a glimpse into the foundation of Christian reverence at Bethany Beyond the Jordan, the venerated site of Jesus Christ's baptism. In Madaba, delve deep into St. George's Church and its famous Byzantine mosaics. Then, connect with an inspiring native who encourages literacy through his bookstore. At the store, you'll enjoy a traditional farewell lunch cooked by locals as you chat with the philanthropic entrepreneur, discussing Arabic literature and culture. Like Moses long before you, gaze upon the Promised Land at Mount Nebo before returning to your hotel. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.
Day 13 - Dead Sea - Tour Ends
Your epic adventure comes to a close today. Return home with a new understanding of these mystical lands.
Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land and cruise only, based on September 6, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $900. International airfare is additional. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Itinerary featured is for May 2020 – April 2021 tour departures. Departures prior will vary. On some dates alternate hotels may be used..
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