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Map of Egypt and Jordan in Depth including Egypt and Jordan

Journey through Egypt and Jordan to explore iconic ancient sites and experience local cultures, while enjoying modern comforts.

Discover the contrasts of modern and ancient Egypt and Jordan on this in-depth journey through two of the Middle East's most iconic countries. Beginning in Cairo, Egypt’s capital, you’ll witness the magnificent pyramids, take a four-day cruise down the legendary Nile River and learn about the mystery and beauty of these ancient lands. From here, you’ll fly to Jordan to discover the unique culture of the Bedouin in Wadi Rum, float in the salty Dead Sea and stand in awe in front of "Al-Khazneh" the elaborate Treasury of Petra. With premium accommodation and a relaxed pace, you’ll have time to enjoy these ancient masterpieces without skimping on modern comforts.


Start
Cairo, Egypt
Finish
Amman, Jordan
Destinations
Egypt, Jordan
Style
Peregrine
Code
PEEJC
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why you'll love this trip

  • Spend a night in Abu Simbel and discover this magnificent monument carved out of the mountainside, dedicated to Pharaoh Ramses II and his queen, Nefertari.

  • Relax for four nights on a Nile cruise. Our premium boat includes two restaurants and terrace bars, so you can sit and enjoy river life as it unfolds.

  • Spend two nights at Giza, a stone’s throw from the great pyramids.

  • Journey through the desert to a traditional Bedouin camp and get to know these friendly people before spending a night under a staggeringly beautiful starry sky in our Feature Stay accommodation.

  • You never forget your first glimpse of The Treasury through narrow canyon walls in Petra, often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Spend a day taking in the majesty and mystery of this unforgettable place.

  • Experience the unique sensation of floating in the Dead Sea and the famed mosaic map in Madaba.

Is this trip right for you?

  • Depending on the time of year you travel there could be some early starts as we beat the crowds and the heat at popular sites.

  • Egypt and Jordan can get incredibly hot in the summer months of July and August. Regardless of the month, it does heat up quickly during the day and there will be some places you visit with little or no shade, so a hat will be necessary. By contrast, the weather can be quite cool in winter, particularly in the desert in the evenings, so we recommend you pack layers of clothing to deal with the varying temperatures.

  • Some of the places you will visit involve walking on rocky and/or steep hillsides so comfortable, sturdy walking shoes are essential.

  • Accommodation aboard the Nile riverboat is full board – breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Drinks are offered from the bar area for an additional cost.

  • This trip includes two internal flights and an international flight.

Itinerary

Marhaba, welcome to Egypt! You’ll be met at Cairo International Airport by a Peregrine representative and transferred to your hotel.

While you can arrive at any time, please note that you have a group welcome meeting at 6pm at the hotel with your local leader and fellow travellers. For details about where the meeting will take place, speak to the hotel reception.

If you arrive early, there’s plenty to hold your attention in this chaotic city of contrasts. Perhaps take a stroll around the markets or, if there’s time, jump in a felucca for a sail down the Nile.
Accommodation
  • Le Meridian Pyramids Hotel and Spa (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Urban Adventures - Islamic Cairo in Depth Tour - USD45
  • Urban Adventures - Saqqara and Memphis - USD73
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Be sure to pack your camera because after breakfast you’ll travel to arguably the most recognisable structures in the world: The Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Instantly familiar yet so utterly mysterious, these incredible feats of engineering are simply breathtaking when seen up close. For an additional charge you may be able to step inside the Great Pyramid of Khufu (or Cheops), though these are occasionally closed to visitors.

After spending some time exploring these ancient wonders and eating lunch, you’ll continue to the Egyptian Museum where an expert guide will talk you through Egypt’s rich history. This is one of the world’s greatest museums and is home to an unimaginable collection of antiquities, making it the perfect introduction to your Egyptian experience. You’ll have some free time to explore on your own, perhaps choosing to visit the Royal Mummy Room for an additional cost.

The rest of the afternoon is free for you to do as you wish. If you need a break from exploring, the phenomenal facilities at your hotel, the Meridian Pyramids, make it the perfect place to recuperate from the day’s activities. In the evening you may want to consider the sound and light show at the pyramids, which your leader can help you arrange, or maybe grab a taxi and explore Cairo on your own. For something a little bit special, you could also take a dinner cruise down the Nile.
Accommodation
  • Le Meridian Pyramids Hotel and Spa (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Cairo - Pyramids and Sphinx
  • Cairo - The Egyptian Museum
  • Cairo - The Egyptian Museum headset
Optional Activities
  • Cairo - The 2nd Pyramid of Khafre (entry fee) - EGP60
  • Cairo - The Great Pyramid of Cheops (entry fee) - EGP300
  • Cairo - The Egyptian Museum Mummy Room (entry fee) - EGP150
  • Cairo - Camel ride at the Pyramids - EGP100
  • Cairo - Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids Tour (minimum 2 persons) (entry;guiding;transport) - EGP550
  • Cairo - Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids (entry fee) - EGP200
  • Cairo - Dinner Cruise (deluxe cruise Nile Maxim or similar) - EGP1200
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
This morning after breakfast you’ll get into your comfortable private vehicle and being the journey along the Cairo-Alexandria. After about an hour and a half, you’ll stop at Wadi El Natrun, an area that became a sanctuary for Christians after Saint Macarius the Great retreated here in AD360. While there were once some 60-odd monasteries in the Wadi, now only four remain. One of these is Anba Bishoy Monastery, named for Saint Bishoi who came to the site to live in solitude. Take a wander around the gardens and observe the resident monks as they go about their daily lives, then visit the church itself for expansive views over the desert.

This afternoon drive for about an hour and a half until you reach the city of Alexandria, which was founded by Alexander the Great and is often referred to as the Pearl of the Mediterranean. Tonight you have a free evening to explore, although your local leader will be able to make recommendations for dinner if you want them.
Accommodation
  • Sheraton Al-Montazah Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Alexandria - Wadi El Natron
  • Alexandria - Anba Bishoy Monastery
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
On occasions, it may be not be possible to confirm our preferred hotel in Alexandria . For this reason we have selected an alternative hotel called the Mediterranean Azur Hotel.   If you would like to confirm in advance which hotel your depature will stay at please contact  your booking agent 30 days prior to departure
Enjoy a full day exploring Alexandria, Egypt’s second-largest city after Cairo. Visit Pompey’s Pillar and the Catacombs of Kom El Shuqafa, a Roman burial site dating back to the 2nd century that wasn’t discovered until 1900, allegedly when a donkey fell through a hole in the ground. The fascinating tombs were created during a transitional period in Alexandria’s history and interestingly feature Greek, Egyptian and Roman elements.

Next, you’ll visit the Great Library of Alexandra (now the Bibliotheca Alexandrina), which is located where archaeologists believe the Library of Ptolemies stood some 1700 years ago.
Finish the day with a stop at the Montazah Palace and Royal Gardens, a complex featuring beautifully maintained gardens and two royal palaces built during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Spend the evening by the water wandering along The Corniche or relaxing back at your hotel.
Accommodation
  • Sheraton Al-Montazah Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Alexandria - Al Montazah Palace & Gardens
  • Alexandria - Catacombs of Kom Ash-Suqqafa
  • Alexandria - Bibliotheca Alexandria
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Today you’ll drive for about an hour and a quarter south of Alexandria for a more sombre experience at the historic battle site of El Alamein. It was here that British and Commonwealth soldiers fought a decisive Allied victory against the German Afrika Korps that defined the North African campaign. Both sides suffered heavy losses and the memorial commemorates nearly 12,000 Commonwealth servicemen who died in the Western Desert campaigns during the Second World War.

In the afternoon you’ll drive for just under three hours back to Cairo and spend the evening visiting Tahrir Square in Downtown Cairo, the site of the political demonstrations that led to the 2011 Egyptian Revolution.
Accommodation
  • Steigenberger El Tahrir (1 night)
Included Activities
  • El Alamein - War cemeteries and museum
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
This morning after breakfast you’ll head to Cairo Airport and board a one-hour flight to Luxor. Previously known as Thebes, Luxor was the pharaoh’s capital during their height of their power and is now perhaps the world’s greatest open-air museum.

Once you arrive in Luxor, transfer to your premium Nile cruise ship where you’ll unpack, settle in and become acquainted with your floating home for the next four nights.
This afternoon you’ll visit Karnak, one of the world’s most celebrated temple complexes, which was built over a period of approximately 200 years. Some parts of it date back to 2055 BC and your guided tour will take you to its finest sections.

The rest of the afternoon and evening is free for you to relax, take a shopping trip through the bazaar or perhaps relax in the atmosphere of a local teahouse.
Accommodation
  • Nile Premium River Boat (Feature Stay 4 nights) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple
Optional Activities
  • Luxor - Sound and Light Show at Karnak (entry fee) - EGP250
  • Luxor - Luxor Museum (entry fee) - EGP120
  • Luxor - Luxor Temple (entry fee) - EGP100
  • Luxor - Sound and Light Show at Karnak Tour(entry;guiding;transport) - EGP800
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Special Information
Your Peregrine feature stay premium Nile cruise is an elegant and modern 5 star cruise boat, offering comfortable accommodations with first class facilities like restaurants, pool, gym, health services and a panorama bar to enjoy views of the Nile.

We have carefully selected two Luxury /Premium Class Boats.  "Nile Premium" and "Moon Dance".  Please contact your booking agent 30 days prior to departure if you would like to confirm which boat is allocated to your departure.  

Your  Nile Cruise accommodation is a full board of breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks are at your own expense.
Rise early about your boat this morning to journey into the Valley of the Kings. There are over 60 pharaoh tombs buried under the hills here, many of which are richly decorated. Your guide will take you through this sprawling, spectacular place where discoveries are still being made. Learn about the funerary rites of the ancient Egyptians and the significance of the paintings and hieroglyphics, and visit the final resting place of Tutankhamun, the boy-king whose tomb was once thought to be cursed. You’ll visit another three royal tombs and continue to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which is set in a spectacular natural amphitheatre. Your final stop is the Colossi of Memnon – giant statues that once formed part of an impressive colonnade – before returning to the boat for a leisurely lunch.

Enjoy some time relaxing either on deck or in your cabin before setting sail upstream to Edfu, where you’ll arrive late in the evening.
Accommodation
  • Nile Premium River Boat (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Luxor - Hatshepsut Temple
  • Luxor - Valley of the Kings (3 tombs)
  • Luxor - Tut Ank Amon Tomb
Optional Activities
  • Luxor - Valley of the Queens (entry fee) - EGP80
  • Luxor - Medinat Habu Temple (entry fee) - EGP60
  • Luxor - Additional Tomb Valley of the Kings (entry and guiding) - EGP300
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Wake up on the boat by the city of Edfu, home to a beautifully preserved temple dedicated to Horus (please see the ‘special information’ section below today’s itinerary regarding visiting the temple).

Continue travelling upriver and soak up life on the river as farmers and fishermen work on the Nile’s bank. This afternoon’s destination is the Temple of Kom Ombo, about 45 kilometres north of Aswan, which sits ruined on the river’s edge. The temple, which sits by the river’s edge, is dedicated to Horus and Sobek, the gods of protection and fertility respectively, and was built during the Ptolemaic dynasty around 180 BC. The temple itself is split into two identical sections with each dedicated to either god, and there have been recent discoveries of mummified crocodiles in the Sobek section that are now displayed in the attached museum.

After visiting the temple, board your boat around 6pm and sail on to Aswan, arriving at approximately 9.30 pm.
Accommodation
  • Nile Premium River Boat (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Kom Ombo - Kom Ombo Temple
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Whilst a visit to the Edfu Temple is included in your Nile Cruise; the only mode of transport available to visit the temple is by locally managed horse and carriages. As a responsible travel focused business, animal welfare is extremely important to us and we want to ensure that we are not promoting any activities where the working animals are not properly cared for. Unfortunately, some operators of the Horse and Carriages have been found to be in breach of our animal welfare guidelines and it is, for this reason, we will no longer including the visit the Edfu Temple.

In addition to the animal welfare concerns, we have had a substantial amount of feedback suggesting that the experience itself is quite uncomfortable due to the pushy nature of the vendors and local suppliers outside the site. While we recommend that you do not use the horse and carriage to visit the Temple, the decision is ultimately up to you. Edfu is an included port stop on the Nile River cruise schedule.
This morning in Aswan, you’ll visit the temple complex of Philae including the stunning Temple of Isis, located on Agilkia Island. The temple was reassembled in this location after being saved from rising waters and is a true architectural gem featuring some of Egypt’s finest carvings. Some Egyptologists believe that Philae was the last active site of the ancient Egyptian religion and where the last Egyptian hieroglyph was written. The dramatic approach to the temple is undertaken by motorboat.

After exploring the site, return to your sailboat for lunch before boarding a simple Nile felucca and visiting either El Nabatat Island or Kitchener’s Island, home to the Aswan Botanical Gardens. These lush gardens are filled with palms and plants from all over the world. After soaking up the serenity of the gardens, return to the boat for a final evening being rocked to sleep by the Nile’s waters.
Accommodation
  • Nile Premium River Boat (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Aswan - Philae Temple
  • Aswan - Sharia el Souk Walking Tour
Optional Activities
  • Aswan - Sound & Light Show at Philae Temple (entry fee) - EGP200
  • Aswan - Sound & Light Show at Philae Temple Tour (entry;guiding;transport) - EGP800
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
This morning you’ll leave your boat behind and drive for about three and a half hours to Abu Simbel.

Spending the night here allows the group a chance to visit the Abu Simbel temples at a more leisurely pace as opposed to a rushed, half-day trip. Built during the reign of Ramesses II, these mammoth temples took 20 years to complete and feature rock-cut statues of the pharaoh and the queen, some of which are 20 metres in height.

Your memorable hotel is located right by Lake Nasser and features lush grounds, two swimming pools and fantastic views over the lake. After relaxing here for a few hours, you can head back to the temples in the evening for a sound and light show.
Accommodation
  • Seti I Resort (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Abu Simbel - Abu Simbel temples
  • Abu Simbel - Abu Simbel Sound and Light Show
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
After breakfast you’ll drive for about four hours to Aswan, arriving in time for lunch and to check into your hotel.

Enjoy some free time before meeting up with the group later in the afternoon to discover whether Agatha Christie really did write Death on the Nile in Aswan. No trip down the Nile would be complete without a visit to the Old Cataract Hotel, a 19th-century luxury hotel built by Thomas Cook that has hosted guests including Princess Diana, Winston Churchill, Tsar Nicholas II and, of course, Agatha Christie. Enjoy high tea in the luxurious surrounds then make the most of a free evening to find a local gem for dinner – your leader can help with recommendations.
Accommodation
  • Basma Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Aswan - High Tea Old Cataract Hotel
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
This morning you’ll visit a more modern example of Egyptian engineering, the Aswan High Dam, located 13 kilometres south of Aswan. President Nasser ordered the construction of the dam, after the 1952 Egyptian Revolution and while it may have been a controversial project that required the relocation of many ancient temples and statues, it’s had a huge, mostly positive impact on the region.

Afterwards, the group will swing past the Unfinished Obelisk, an abandoned obelisk that, had it been completed, would’ve been the largest obelisk ever erected in ancient Egypt.
Return to Aswan for some time to relax and refresh, then meet your local leader in the late afternoon to board a felucca and sail to the settlement of Elephantine Island. This island was once thought to be the home of Khnum, the god who guarded and controlled the Nile’s waters. Enjoy a sunset drink on the river before disembarking at a village to join a local family for a traditional Nubian feast.
Accommodation
  • Basma Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Aswan - Elephantine Island
  • Aswan - Felucca Ride incl sundowner (Peregrine moment)
  • Aswan - High Dam
  • Unfinished Obelisk Entrance
Optional Activities
  • Aswan - Nubian Museum (entry fee) - EGP100
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
This morning you’ll transfer to the airport for a one-and-a-half-hour flight back to Cairo. Settle into your hotel in Downtown Cairo then meet up with the group in the early afternoon for a guided walking tour of the area. Bring your appetite, as you’ll discover the downtown food scene and taste some local favourites such as koshari, which is made of rice, macaroni and lentils mixed together, topped with a spicy tomato sauce with garlic vinegar and garnished with chickpeas and crispy fried onions – it’s unbeatable.
Accommodation
  • Steigenberger El Tahrir (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Cairo - Downtown Cairo Walking and Tasting Tour (Peregrine moment)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Spend the day discovering yet another layer of Egyptian history: medieval Cairo. Visit Khan al-Khalili Bazaar, the Mosque of Ibn Tulun and the Gayer-Anderson Museum, a building associated with several fascinating legends. Explore the ‘Khan’, a labyrinthine area filled with sprawling alleyways packed with shops, cafes and more. This is a quintessential Cairo experience, home to the gold market, perfume street and the spice market. If you need a quick break, don’t miss a chance to relax and drink Arabic coffee or mint tea from El Fishawy – Cairo’s oldest café.

To celebrate your final evening in Egypt, you’ll get to share an authentic Egyptian meal with a local family. Be welcomed into their home, chat with the family about life in Egypt and learn how to make some of your favourite traditional dishes while enjoying the delicious food. It’s the perfect way to end your Egyptian adventure.
Accommodation
  • Steigenberger El Tahrir (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Cairo - Khan al-Khalili Bazaar
  • Cairo - Ibn Tulun Mosque
  • Cairo - Gayer Anderson
  • Cairo - Home Cooked Meal
  • Cairo - Home Cooked Meal (feature meal)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Amman. On arrival you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel in Amman.

Cosmopolitan and contemporary, yet steeped in biblical history, Amman has served as both the modern and ancient capital of Jordan. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, with a 1994 excavation uncovering homes and towers believed to have been built during the Stone Age (circa 7000 BC). Enjoy a free afternoon to maybe head to the Old Town’s Roman Amphitheatre, find fine culture at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, look down on the city from the hilltop Temple of Hercules, or relax in a Turkish bath house or soak up the atmosphere as you sip mint tea in a cafe.

Meet your new local leader tonight at a welcome meeting at 6pm in the hotel. As this is a combination trip, the members of your group may change at this location. There will be a group meeting to discuss the next stage of your itinerary and you're welcome to attend, as this is a great chance to meet your new fellow travellers.
Accommodation
  • Grand Palace Hotel or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
An airport arrival transfer is included. This transfer is only valid if arriving on day 1 or if you have booked pre-trip accommodation through Peregrine. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum 15 days prior to travel (note - we may not be able confirm request made within 15 days of travel). Once you have provided your details a transfer representative will be booked to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
After breakfast you’ll make the four-and-a-half-hour drive from Amman to Wadi Rum.

Wadi Rum is probably best known for its connection with the enigmatic British officer T.E. Lawrence, who was based here during the Great Arab Revolt of 1917-18. Much of David Lean's movie on his exploits, 'Lawrence of Arabia', was actually filmed in Wadi Rum.

After lunch in the small village of Rum and a browse around the excellent and informative visitor's centre, jump into rickety (but safe and reliable) jeeps operated by the Bedouin Community and join your Bedouin friends as you journey into the Rum. You’ll visit several of Wadi Rum's distinctive rock formations and soak in the vast silence and spectacular desert landscapes. Wadi Rum is a truly beautiful place with towering sandstone mountains.

Later, ride camels to your traditional Bedouin tent situated deep within Wadi Rum. The Bedouins live in scattered camps throughout the area. You will enjoy an evening with them at one of their camps, which is set in an amazing location.
Accommodation
  • Desert Nights Camp (Feature Stay) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Wadi Rum - Desert Jeep tour
  • Wadi Rum - Camel ride (30 min.)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Special Information
Here we stay in permanent Bedouin style tents with modern conveniences including private bathrooms and hot water.

Tents are luxuriously furnished complete with comfortable king-size or twin beds, Bedouin sofa, mirrors, lamps, and the finest bed linens. All the furniture is hand-made. There is cosy relaxation area outside the tent to watch the stars at night. Electricity is provided in the guest tents in the evenings via solar power. Each tent has a private terrace with a fantastic view over the Wadi Rum Mountains.

Accommodation Changes
It is often difficult to secure our preferred camp in Wadi Rum our alternative Camp is Memories Aicha Luxury Camp.  If you would like to confirm in advance which camp is available for your tour please check with your booking agent 30 days prior to departure.
After waking up in the unique surrounds of the Bedouin camp this morning, you’ll head off for a walk around the area (the length of the walk will depend on how energetic you are feeling) before scaling one of the large dunes to enjoy sensational views of the surrounding area. Keen photographers will be delighted.

Then hop back in a jeep from your camp and head to the main entrance, which is opposite the Seven Pillars of Wisdom, the mountain named after Lawrence of Arabia’s book. The visitor's centre here is also a great spot to buy some jewellery and handicrafts, mostly made by a women's co-operative that is aimed at supporting traditional local industries.

From here, you’ll make the two-and-a-half-hour journey to the fabled city of Petra. On arrival there is time in the afternoon to check out the town that has grown up around the site and to just relax… ready for a big day of walking exploring Petra tomorrow.
Accommodation
  • Petra Moon Hotel or similar (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Petra - Petra By Night tour - JOD17
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Special Information
Accommodation Changes 
Petra is a small and busy city with limited hotel options so it is often difficult to secure our preferred hotel in this destination.  Alternative hotels in Petra may include Old Village Resort, P Quattro Relax or Hyatt Zaman. If you would like to confirm in advance which hotel is allocated to your tour please check with your booking agent 30 days prior to departure.
Petra is justifiably on most people’s list of ‘must-visit’ places. It’s the jewel of Jordan, the lost city of the biblical Nabateans and an impressive series of tombs and dwellings hidden behind ornate facades carved directly into the rock. Dating back to the 6th century BC, the site was unbelievably lost to Western minds until it was rediscovered in 1812 by a Swiss explorer.

The iconic Petra view – the Treasury's glorious facade, glimpsed from the narrow cleft known as the Siq – is arguably the single most striking sight of the entire region. The first taste of this exquisite craftsmanship among such stark scenery is a moment that manages to be both eagerly anticipated and also an almost surreal surprise. The Siq leads through the rock and is sometimes only a few metres wide, with walls soaring up to 180 metres on either side, and it is impossible not to imagine the armies and traders who made their way down here in the ancient times.

Petra's greatest surprise, however, is its size. With your leader, you’ll explore the old Roman road, amphitheatre and several old tombs. You’ll also climb up to the second beautiful façade of the Monastery, from where you will have a magnificent view of the entire site.
This is a memorable day exploring a truly extraordinary destination, a highlight of your trip. There is a cafeteria on the site, where you can enjoy a light lunch.
The rest of the day will be at your leisure – perhaps take the chance to witness Petra by night. Seeing the Treasury plaza lit up by flickering candle light while Bedouin music plays is a magical experience.
Accommodation
  • Petra Moon Hotel or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
After a very early start for those in the group who wish to visit Petra a second time, you’ll drive to the ancient Crusader castle at Shobak. Shobak Castle was originally built to protect the eastern flank of the Latin Kingdom and its trade routes to the sea before it fell to Saladin in 1189. Stroll through the site and then continue to the ancient village at Dana, where local artisans sell attractive silver jewellery and charms.

Late in the afternoon arrive at the Dead Sea Spa Hotel, where we spend the evening. Named for the dearth of life in its waters, the water is so intensely salty that the density makes swimming and floating a breeze! You may also want to try a Dead Sea mud mask, which is said to have healing properties and make you look younger.
Accommodation
  • Dead Sea Spa Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Petra 2nd day visit - no guide
  • Shobak - Shobak Castle
  • Dana - Ancient Village Visit
  • Dead Sea - Visit Including Dinner
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Special Information
Please note that Kerak Castle is not included in your tour, as it is often very congested and busy. However, if there is sufficient interest among members of the group, your leader can also arrange an optional visit to Kerak Castle. Many travellers, however, prefer to spend extra time in Amman.
This morning you can just relax on the shores of the Dead Sea – perhaps use the facilities of the hotel or take another dip in the salty waters.

After lunch, you’ll leave the Dead Sea and make the half hour drive to Mount Nebo, considered to be where Moses saw the Promised Landed before he died. The modest Church has foundations dating back to 4th century and is home to some of the best mosaics in Jordan. Next you’ll visit Madaba ‘The City of Mosaics’ with a stop at St Georges Church best known for its Byzantine mosaic depicting a map of the Holy Land.

From here it’s about another half hour drive back to Amman, where you’ll have a free evening.
Accommodation
  • Grand Palace Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Madaba - St Georges Church
  • Mt Nebo - Mt Nebo visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
After breakfast today, you’ll leave Amman for a one-hour drive to Jerash, once one of the grandest ancient Roman cities in the world. These are some of the best ruins Greco-Roman ruins around. Reaching its zenith as a favourite of the emperor Hadrian, it has a striking collection of archways and theatres, baths, public buildings and colonnaded streets, and is a beautiful place to spend a morning exploring. Grand ionic columns encircle the city's centrepiece, the Oval Plaza, a wonderfully atmospheric place to linger after exploring Jerash's riches.

In the afternoon, you’ll return to Amman and have free time. You may want to spend your final night at one of the many bars and restaurants in West Amman or ask your leader about the traditional cafes dotted around the city where locals spend their evenings.
Accommodation
  • Grand Palace Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Jerash - Roman ruins
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Your trip will end today after breakfast. Check-out time is usually around 12 noon and you are free to leave at any time. If you have arranged a private airport transfer you will be advised of the pick-up time. Additional accommodation can be pre-booked if you wish to spend more time exploring Amman.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

21 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 12 dinners

Transport

Private aircon, bus, Riverboat, Plane

Accommodation

Riverboat (4 nights, Feature Stay) Le Meridian Pyramids Cairo (2 nights Feature Stay) Luxury Desert Camp (1 night Feature Stay Comfortable Hotels (14 nights)

Included Activities

  • Cairo - Pyramids and Sphinx
  • Cairo - The Egyptian Museum
  • Cairo - The Egyptian Museum headset
  • Alexandria - Wadi El Natron
  • Alexandria - Anba Bishoy Monastery
  • Alexandria - Al Montazah Palace & Gardens
  • Alexandria - Catacombs of Kom Ash-Suqqafa
  • Alexandria - Bibliotheca Alexandria
  • El Alamein - War cemeteries and museum
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple
  • Luxor - Hatshepsut Temple
  • Luxor - Valley of the Kings (3 tombs)
  • Luxor - Tut Ank Amon Tomb
  • Kom Ombo - Kom Ombo Temple
  • Aswan - Philae Temple
  • Aswan - Sharia el Souk Walking Tour
  • Abu Simbel - Abu Simbel temples
  • Abu Simbel - Abu Simbel Sound and Light Show
  • Aswan - High Tea Old Cataract Hotel
  • Aswan - Elephantine Island
  • Aswan - Felucca Ride incl sundowner (Peregrine moment)
  • Aswan - High Dam
  • Unfinished Obelisk Entrance
  • Cairo - Downtown Cairo Walking and Tasting Tour (Peregrine moment)
  • Cairo - Khan al-Khalili Bazaar
  • Cairo - Ibn Tulun Mosque
  • Cairo - Gayer Anderson
  • Cairo - Home Cooked Meal
  • Cairo - Home Cooked Meal (feature meal)
  • Wadi Rum - Desert Jeep tour
  • Wadi Rum - Camel ride (30 min.)
  • Petra 2nd day visit - no guide
  • Shobak - Shobak Castle
  • Dana - Ancient Village Visit
  • Dead Sea - Visit Including Dinner
  • Madaba - St Georges Church
  • Mt Nebo - Mt Nebo visit
  • Jerash - Roman ruins

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Important notes

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:
An optional single supplement is available on this trip. Please refer to your booking agent for further information.

INTERNAL FLIGHTS
There are two internal flights on this trip and an international flight.  Egypt air is the carrier for internal flights and the international flight will use either Royal Jordanian or Egypt Air depending on schedules.  All flights have a luggage allowance of 23kg allowance for checked luggage and  7-8kg for hand luggage.

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