12-Day Egypt and Jordan Trip with Nile Cruise

Our 12-day Egypt and Jordan Trip really does have it all. Spend 2 nights in Cairo with a private guided tour of the pyramids, the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan el Khalili and more. Transfer to Luxor by air for a 5-Star Nile cruise to Aswan with guided daily excursions.

Fly to Amman in Jordan for some more incredible sightseeing. Enjoy private tours to Jerash, Ajloun Castle, Umm Qais, Madaba and Mt. Nebo. Go floating on the Dead Sea and then explore the magnificent Lost City of Petra. Enjoy these two fascinating destinations with Egypt and Jordan tours that can be customized to meet your own exact needs.

TOURS RUN: Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday.

From: US$ 2,079

Egypt and Jordan Trip

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Itinerary

DAY 1 – Egypt and Jordan Trip Begins / Arrival at Cairo International Airport

Welcome to Egypt, Land of the Pharaohs. One of our tour representatives will meet you at the airport when you arrive in Cairo for your Egypt and Jordan Trip. After you pass through immigration, he or she will then escort you to your hotel in one of our deluxe air-conditioned vehicle. Once you have been checked-in, our tour representative will discuss your Egypt and Jordan itinerary with you. A meeting time for the next day’s tour will also be confirmed with you. There are no tours today so you will have the rest of the day for yourself.

Included – Free Welcome Drink

DAY 2 – Great Pyramids, Egyptian Museum and Khan El Khalili Bazaar

At the agreed time, your guide and driver will fetch you and then take you to see the famous Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx. You will also visit the Valley Temple which faces the Sphinx. There is also a small museum at the site which houses a reconstructed solar boat like those once used by the pharaohs. Your Egypt and Jordan itinerary doesn’t include a ticket for the museum but a ticket can be purchased at the site.

After your tour at the pyramids you will be taken for some lunch at a good local restaurant and then you will visit the Egyptian Museum. There are thousands of ancient artifacts on display at this museum. There is also a Mummies Room and a Treasures Room. Your tour includes admission for the Treasures Room but not the Mummies Room. The Treasures Room house the relics discovered in Tutankhamen’s tomb while the Mummies Room houses some real mummies.

When you are finished at the museum, you will then visit Cairo’s famous Khan El Khalili Bazaar. The bazaar has been open since 1382 and it is now one of Cairo’s most popular attractions. Enjoy some time for shopping and exploring at the bazaar, and then your guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel.

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3 – Nile Cruise Embarkation and Luxor East Bank Tour

Today you will check-out from your hotel and then you will be transferred to the airport to board a flight to Luxor. One of our tour representatives will meet you when you arrive and then you will be taken to board you 5 star Nile cruise. Enjoy lunch on the ship and then you will visit the East Bank to see Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple complex.

All tours/excursions during your cruise are small group tours that you share with some of our other clients. One of our expert guides will also accompany you during your excursions. After your visit to the East Bank, you will return to the cruise ship and you will have the rest of the day to yourself. Your cruise will remain in Luxor for the night.

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 – Luxor West Bank and Overnight at Edfu

In the morning our guide will take you and your group for a tour on the West Back. Your tour will begin at Valley of the Kings. This is where pharaohs and other royalty were buried during the New Kingdom years. More than 60 rock-cut tombs have been found here. King Tutankhamen was also buried here. His mummy is actually on display inside his recently refurbished tomb. Our Egypt and Jordan Trip does not include an admission ticket for Tutankhamen’s tomb.

After you are finished at the necropolis, you will then visit the mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. This breathtaking rock-cut temple is one of the most visited ancient monuments in the country. From the temple, you will be taken to see the Colossi of Memnon and then you will head back to your cruise ship.

The ship will remain in Luxor until after lunch and then it will sail to Edfu where it will dock overnight. There are no further tours/excursions scheduled for this day of your Egypt and Jordan Trip.

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 – Edfu Temple, Kom Ombo Temple and Overnight in Aswan

After breakfast our guide will take you and your group to see Edfu Temple which is also known as the Temple of Horus. Horus Temple was eventually buried under the sand after it was deserted. It remained buried for more than 2,000 years. During this time it was protected from the elements and today it is Egypt’s best-preserved temple.

After your tour, your cruise ship will sail to Kom Ombo. When you get there, your guide will take you to see another ancient temple complex. Kom Ombo Temple was dedicated to two gods: Sobek and Horus. Once all passengers are back on board the ship it will then start sailing to Aswan. There are no other excursions scheduled for this day of our Egypt and Jordan itinerary.

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 – High Dam, Philae Temple and the Unfinished Obelisk

Today you will be taken to visit three popular tourist attractions in Aswan. First you visit the Aswan High Dam which gave birth to present-day Lake Nasser. After visiting the High Dam you will then be taken to see the massive Unfinished Obelisk. This is located in the northern part on ancient Egypt’s stone quarries. It would have been the world’s largest obelisk but the project was abandoned.

When you are finished at the Unfinished Obelisk, you will be taken to see the ancient Temple of Philae. This entire temple was moved from its original location to its current location when the Aswan High Dam was being built. After your visit to the temple you will make your way back to the cruise ship and you will have the rest of the day to yourself.

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 – Transfer to Cairo

After breakfast you will check-out and then disembark from your Nile cruise ship. Our tour representative and one of our drivers will then transfer you to the airport where you will board a flight back to Cairo. Your tour manager and driver will meet you when you arrive in Cairo and then transfer you to your hotel. There are tours scheduled for this day of your Egypt and Jordan itinerary. Once you have checked-in at the hotel you will have the rest of the day to yourself.

Meals Included – Breakfast

DAY 8 – Fly to Amman, Jordan

At the confirmed time, you will need to check-out from your hotel. Your tour manager and driver then transfer you to Cairo International Airport for your flight to Jordan. When you land at Queen Alia Airport in Amman, our Jordanian tour representative will meet you and then transfer you to your hotel in Amman. There are no tours on this day of your Egypt and Jordan Trip.

Meals Included – Breakfast

DAY 9 – Jerash, Ajloun Castle and Umm Qais

After breakfast your driver and an English-speaking assistant will meet you at your hotel and then you will drive to Gadara (Umm Qais). Here you will see the remains of an ancient city which was a part of a decapolis, a group of 10 cities founded by Alexander the Great. The area also provides wonderful views of the north Jordan Valley, the Sea of Galilee, and the Golan Heights.

When you are finished at Umm Qais, your driver will then drive to Jerash, the ruins of an ancient Roman provincial city. This site is considered to be best surviving example of ancient Roman architecture outside of Italy. There is a lot to see here so you will meet up with a specialist local guide who will take you for a tour of the site.

After your tour at Jerash, you will be taken to see Ajloun Castle which dates back to the 12th-century. The castle was built by Salah al-Din in around 1184/85. Explore the castle at leisure and then your driver will transfer you back to your hotel in Amman.

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10 – Mt. Nebo, Madaba and Dead Sea Tour

Today you will be picked up at the usual time and you will be driven to Mount Nebo where you will visit an old monastery. According to the Bible, Moses was on Mount Nebo when God first showed him the Promised Land. Many people also believe that he died and was buried somewhere on the Mt. Nebo.

After Mt. Nebo, you will drive to Madaba where you will visit the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. This beautiful old church houses a famous 6th-century stone mosaic map of Palestine. From Madaba, you will make your way to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth.

Remember to take suitable clothing with you so that you can experience what it is like to float on the Dead Sea. Later in the day, or whenever you are ready to leave, your driver and his assistant will transfer you back to your hotel in Amman.

Meals Included – Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 11 – Guided Tour at the Lost City of Petra

Today’s tour involves quite a lot of walking. We highly recommend that you wear comfortable footwear that is suitable for walking. Your driver will fetch you after breakfast and then drive you to Petra to see the ancient Rose Red City of Petra. When you reach the site, your driver will park at the visitor center where you will meet up with a local English-speaking guided.

The Lost City of Petra is an ancient city that was created during the 6th century BC by a tribe of nomadic Nabatean Arabs. They carved their entire city out of the walls of a long and deep rock canyon. You can’t explore every aspect of this site in just one day so your guide will focus on showing the most breathtaking parts.

Your tour of the site will last between two to three hours. There is a 700-meter walk from the visitor center to the Siq (canyon entrance) and the canyon itself is another 1,200 meters. After your tour you will have some lunch and then your driver will transfer you back to your hotel in Amman.

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 12 – Egypt and Jordan Itinerary Ends / Final Departure

This is the last day of your Egypt and Jordan itinerary so today you will check-out from your hotel in Amman. At the confirmed time, our tour representative will meet you at the hotel, and then you will be transferred to Queen Alia Airport for your flight out of Jordan.

Meals Included – Breakfast

Included

Included in your 12-Day Egypt and Jordan Trip

  • Meet and assist at airports; port; stations and etc. as mentioned in the Egypt and Jordan Trip itinerary.
  • 5-Star accommodation in Cairo for 3 nights (includes daily breakfast).
  • Accommodation on 5-Star Nile cruise ship for 4 nights (full board).
  • 5-Star accommodation in Amman for 4 nights (includes daily breakfast).
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, Dead Sea, Petra and Amman.
  • Local English guide in Petra for about 02/03 hours.
  • Local English guide in Jerash for about an hour.
  • English assistant driver in the Dead Sea, Umm Qais, Ajloun.
  • All transfers and sightseeing tours mentioned in the Egypt and Jordan Trip itinerary are in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Entrance fees and English speaking expert guide to all attractions as mentioned in the Egypt and Jordan Trip itinerary.
  • Domestic flights.
  • Free mobile phone usage during your stay. Includes approximately 30 minutes of local calls or 2 minutes of international calls.
  • All taxes and service charges.

Excluded

Not Included in your 12-Day Egypt and Jordan Trip

  • International flights to Egypt
  • International flight (Cairo – Amman)
  • International flight from Amman
  • Entry visas for Egypt and Jordan
  • Optional tours not mentioned in the Egypt and Jordan Trip itinerary
  • Meals except where indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities

Accommodation Plan

Gold Plan

  • Hilton Pyramids Golf Hotel (5-star)
  • MS Salacia Cruise (Suite) (5-star)
  • Corp Amman Hotel (4-star)

Diamond Plan

  • MS Salacia Cruise (Upper Suite) (5-star)
  • Le Riad Hotel de Charme Cairo (5-star)
  • Grand Hyatt Hotel Amman (5-star)

Prices

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Prices for our Egypt and Jordan Trip are quoted per person in US$ and are valid until the 30th of September 2022, except during the Easter, Christmas and New Year holidays. Discounted rates for children. Contact us for an exact price quote.

DESIGN YOUR CUSTOM TOUR

Explore Egypt and Jordan your way by selecting only the attractions you want to visit

Design Your Custom Tour

Explore Egypt and Jordan your way by selecting only the attractions you want to visit