Egypt, Jordan and Holy Land
Some of what you will see:
Cairo Nile Cruise Giza Pyramids
Aswan Kom Ombo Edfu Ethna
Luxor Aqaba Wadi Rum
Petra Amman Jerusalem Tel Aviv
Day 1: CairoArrive at the Cairo International Airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day spent at your leisure.(Extra tours optional)
Day 2 : Cairo- Giza
Wake up and have your breakfast at the hotel before being met by our representative who will introduce your guide to you (Pick up time will be provided to you by our rep on arrival day). Then drive to the Giza pyramids to see the Great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu), the highest pyramid in Egypt and one of the Ancient World Wonders. Nearby are the other two pyramids, Khefren ( Khafra) which is the middle pyramid and Mecarinos( men Kaw Ra) the smallest. Enjoy the wonderful view of the three pyramids on pyramids Plato Ending our visit to the area by visiting the most famous statue in the world Sphinx. (Optional Camel ride from the Plato to the Pyramids)
Then drive to down town and visit one of the most fascinating museums in the world, Egyptian Museum which contains over 100,000 artifacts. Our Guide will take you on a wonderful journey through time as you feel and observe the greatest, most unique arts made by the ancient Egyptians.
Days 3 : Cairo –Aswan-Nile Cruise
Breakfast early morning at your hotel followed by being met by an escort to take you to the domestic airport to catch your flight to Aswan . On arrival at Aswan airport you will be transferred to your Cruise. After settling into your cabin and lunch you will visit the High Dam, unfinished obelisk Quarry and Philae temple .Philae temple was dedicated to the Goddess Isis. The temple was dismantled and transferred to this location through a great operation lead by UNESCO to protect the monument from submerging under water caused by the construction of the High Dam. The temple was moved from Akhilica Island to the new the recent location higher than the old one. Dinner on board your cruise.
(In cases of early flights your breakfast will be ordered for you and delivered to the lobby in a box)
Day 4 : Aswan- Kom Ombo-Edfu
Breakfast on board as you sail to Kom Ombo. Stop at Kom Ombo to visit the temple dedicated to the two ancient Egyptian Gods Sobek & Harois. Continue sailing to Edfu where we dock overnight.
Day 5 : Edfu- Esna- Luxor
Breakfast on board then visit the temple dedicated to Houras, the most preserved Greco Roman temple. Enjoy the legend story of Isis, Osiris, Set and Houras which represents the victory of good spirits over Evil. The Story is wonderfully illustrated on the temple wall. Sail on to Esna,to cross the lock and sail to Luxor overnight on Board.
Day 6 : Luxor- Cairo
Braekfast on board followed by a visit to the Necropolis of Thebes, Valley of the Kings, where the tomb of Tut the Golden King was found by Howard Carter, Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Cross to the East Bank of the river and visit Luxor temple and Karnak temple. At Karnak you will be amazed by the unique and wonderful structure. You will visit the amazing hall with 134 columns, the largest in the world. Transfer to the airport fly to Sharm Elshiek and transfer to your hotel.
Day 7 – 8 :
Days at your leisure.
Day 9 :
Transfer to Nuiba to catch the catamaran to Aqaba Arrival Aqaba and transfer to hotel at Aqaba for overnight.
Day 10 :
After short visit in Aqaba transfer to Wadi Rum 4×4 Safari In this wonderful landscape you will enjoy the unique scenery and enjoy the time among the beautiful desert overnight at Wadi Rum (Camp).
Day 11 :
After breakfast drive to Petra you will start your visit of the amazing city of Petra. You can never prepare yourself for what you are going to see, because your imagination will never reach to the beauty of the site. Petra, the Rose – Red city, is the most famous site in Jordan and one of the wonders of the world and is a UNICCO heritage listed site. The Nabateens carved the city from the sheer rock face. Petra featured in the Hollywood classic “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”. You will return back to your hotel.
Day 12 :
Transfer toAqaba to cross the border to Holy land and transfer to Jerusalem visit the old city of Jerusalem and overnight.
Day 13 :
Visit the New city.
Day 14 :
Transfer to Tel Aviv for departure.
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