Egypt & Jordan Discovered By Land
DAY 1 ) Cairo
Welcome to Egypt! At the Cairo terminal keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk sign, we pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. Gather round in the hotel lobby at 6:00pm as we meet both the other tour members and the guide for an informal meeting. After the meeting you have free time to start exploring Cairo. Click for the arrival details
DAY 2 ) Cairo City Tour, Hurghada
After breakfast we visit the Giza Plateau to explore the world famous pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycrenos. The afternoon is left to sightseeing in Sakkara; the first capital of ancient Egypt, famous for its step pyramid, built by King Zoser in 2700 B.C. In the evening we board our bus to Hurghada. Overnight in Hurghada.
DAY 3 ) Hurghada, Luxor
Another day to participate in numerous sea or land activities available in Hurghada or spend a relaxing day after a tiring(!) night. In the afternoon we’ll depart for Luxor, the premier travel destination in Upper Egypt and the Nile Valley. In antiquity, the city, known as Thebes by Greeks, was the dynastic and religious capital of the Middle Kingdom and the New Kingdom of Egypt. Today, it has much to offer the traveller, from vast temples, to ancient royal tombs, via spectacular desert and river scenery. In the evening we’ll check into our Premium hotel by the River of Nile. After dinner we start to explore the nightlife of this amazing town.
DAY 4 ) Luxor, Aswan
Today, after an early breakfast, we visit the temple of Luxor on the East Bank of the Nile which was dedicated to the great god Amun, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu (the mood god), representing the Theban triad. The temple was built on the site of a probably smaller structure for the god Amun, while the earliest parts of the temple seen today date from the 14th century BC and the time of Amenhotep III. In the afternoon we proceed to the Temple of Karnak, one of the most important religious centers of ancient Egypt. Then we depart for the West Bank of the Nile where our donkey awaits to take us into the Valley of the Kings. Next is our discovery of the magnificent “city of the Dead” where tombs were carved into the desert rocks, decorated richly, and filled with treasures for the Pharaoh afterlife. Rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is our next stop.Then we drive to Aswan for overnight stay.
DAY 5 ) Aswan
After breakfast we start to explore Aswan, the smallest of the three major tourist cities based on the Nile, famous for the amazing Philea Temple and High Dam, an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. After visiting the High Dam we head to Philea Temple and take a short motorboat ride to reach the island. Dedicated to the goddess Isis, Philae Temple has a beautiful setting on an island in the River of Nile. Its various shrines and sanctuaries celebrate the deities involved in the myth of Isis and Osiris. Early in the morning you can join the optional trip to Abu Simbel, one of the most impressive ancient sights of Egypt.
DAY 6 ) Daily Felucca Trip
Today we get back to basics and jump onboard a Felucca sail boat, bound for the Elephantine and Kitchener Islands on the River Nile. After our river excursion, the rest of the day is yours free to wander around Aswan as you wish.
DAY 7 ) Edfu, Komombo, Luxor, Cairo
After our Aswan hotel breakfast, we head to Edfu to visit the largest and best preserved temple in Egypt. The temple is dedicated to the falcon god Horus and was built over a 180-year period from 237 BC to 57 BC. Then we continue to visit Komombo Temple which was built during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. The temple is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and god Horus.
DAY 8 ) Cairo City Tour
Our journey continues with a visit to one of the most important museums in the ancient world, the Egyptian Museum, that houses more than 100,000 relics of Egypt. Today we discover the Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohamed Ali, the Hanging Church and the world famous Kahn El Khalili bazaar.
DAY 9 ) Cairo, Nuweiba, Dahab
Relax and unwind next to the sea with all the activities available including swimming, snorkeling, diving, camel treks, jeep safaris and more!!
DAY 10 ) Dahab
Another relax day in paradise !
DAY 11 ) Dahab, Taba, Aqaba, Wadi Rum
We depart for Nuweiba or Taba to board the speed ferry to Aqaba, Jordan’s window to the sea. After checking into our desert camp in Wadi Rum, we join a 2 hour Jeep safari in the desert. This evening we also enjoy an authentic Jordanian dinner in Wadi Rum. After chilling out by the desert fire and sharing experiences with our travel mates under a starry sky, we spend the night in our desert camp.
DAY 12 ) Wadi Rum, Petra
After breakfast we depart for a full day tour in the Red Rose City Petra. We embark on an unforgettable trip on horse back and then by foot ‘til we reach the Treasury. Our local guide will provide us with a brief history of the city, which is one of the greatest attractions in the Middle East. We also visit the Pharaoh's Castle, the Triumphal arch and the Amphitheater. We remain in Petra overnight.
DAY 13 ) Petra, Dead Sea, Kerak, Amman
Today we first drive to the lowest point on earth, Dead Sea for the spectacular floating on the salty water, then Kerak to visit the impressive Kerak Castle, which was built in the 12th century. Later, we continue to Amman where we stay overnight.
DAY 14 ) Amman City tour
After breakfast we have Amman city tour.We will visit the most important sights of this beautiful city. Overnight stay in Amman.
DAY 15 ) Amman
Our tour finishes after breakfast, we say goodbye to our new friends.
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