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17 Day Tour of Eygpt - Road To Jordan

Road to JordanDay 1
Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday! Arrive Cairo, included transfer to hotel and overnight.

Day 2 - Cairo - Aswan - breakfast
A big day out at the pyramids and sphinx at Giza, then a visit to the ancient necropolis at Saqqara. Tonight, we travel to Aswan by overnight train.

Day 3 - Aswan - breakfast box
Arrival and check into our 5 hotel. Today, we visit the High Dam and travel by boat to Agilika Island to visit the Temple of Philae. Later, free time to hit the bazaars or chill- out. Overnight - Aswan

Days 4 & 5 - Aswan - Nile felucca cruising - Kom Ombo - All meals aboard
Optional early morning air excursion to famous Abu Simbel. This afternoon, we board our Nile felucca for a 2-night cruise upstream to Edfu. Relax, top up your tan and chat with new friends as the felucca gently plies its route. A stop will be also made at the Temple of Kom Ombo. Overnight (2) - Nile felucca

Day 6 - Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor - breakfast
Disembarking, we enjoy a visit to the Temple of Horus. Later, time to chill-out at our 5 hotel. An optional horse and carriage visit is available to the Temple of Luxor, including dinner. The excursion is GBP£8, payable locally. Overnight - Luxor

Day 7 - Luxor - Dahab - breakfast
Today, we visit the Valleys of the Kings and Queens and the colonnaded Temple of Hatshepsut. Taking a break, we later visit the giant Temple of Karnak. Later this afternoon, we travel by overnight bus to Dahab via Hurghada.

Days 8 to 12 - Dahab
Arrival and hotel check-in. Diving, snorkelling, sun-worshipping, chilling, shopping - take your pick. Enjoy also an excursion to the Blue Hole, where you can snorkel and for the energetic - our excursion to Mt Sinai and later, St Katherine’s Monastery. Overnight (4) - Dahab

Day 12 - Dahab - Petra
This morning, we transfer to Nuweiba for the ferry crossing to Aqaba in Jordan. Taking the Kings Highway, we continue to Petra. Overnight - Petra

Days 13 & 14 - Petra & Wadi Rum - breakfast
Welcome to the Rose City! Access to the city on our guided exploration is through the famous narrow, deep siq. The rocks then give way to the most amazing site – that of the fantastically impressive Treasury. Walking down the gravel tracks, we’ll explore the ancient Nabatean tombs and the Roman rock - carved streets lined with temples, royal tombs, staircases, arched gates and public buildings. There is also a gigantic amphitheatre originally built to house 3000 spectators, though the Romans increased capacity to a whopping 7000. After the guided tour, you’re free to head off and further explore, haggle for a horse and chariot or just relax and take it all in. On day 14, we’ve most of the day free to further explore the amazing, rambling site independently. Later this afternoon, we depart Petra and drive to Wadi Rum. A vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds, pastel coloured stretches of sandy desert and amazing rock formations known as jebels dating from when time began that rise from the desert floor, Wadi Rum is our base for an exciting 4 x 4 desert safari. We’ll jump aboard open-top 4 x 4s for our sunny, sandy and scenic adventure into Jordan’s wilderness. Tonight, we’ll enjoy an included Bedouin dinner and bed under a galaxy of stars at our remote camp.
Overnight (1) - Petra & (1) Bedouin Camp

Day 15 - Wadi Rum - Cairo – breakfast
This morning, we drive to back to Aqaba where we enjoy a tour of the Red Sea riviera town. Returning by ferry to Egypt, we have the day in Dahab to enjoy the sun and sea. Tonight, an overnight bus takes us back to Cairo.

Day 16 - Cairo
Arrive and check into hotel. Today we visit the Egyptian Museum, where you’ll see many priceless antiquities including the spectacular gold funerary mask of King Tutankhamen. Rest of day free. Overnight - Cairo

Day 17 - Cairo - breakfast
Hotel check out and included onward transfer to airport.

What You See

Cairo & Egyptian Museum * Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau * Necropolis of Saqqara * Aswan, Philae Temple Nile felucca cruising - islands enroute * Temples of Kom Ombo & Horus * Luxor - East and West Bank * Valley of the Kings and Queens * Colossi of Memnon * Temple of Queen Hatshepsut * Karnak Temple * Dahab - Red Sea * St Katherine’s Monastery, Mt Sinai * Rose City of Petra - Jordan * Wadi Rum desert * Aqaba - Red Sea

Whats Included

Breakfast daily (exc. Dahab, Cairo day 16) * All meals aboard felucca cruise * 8 nights 3 star , 2 nights 5 star hotels, 1 night desert camp (Wadi Rum) * 2 nights aboard felucca (open deck) * 1 night train - Cairo - Aswan (1st class recliners) 2 nights bus - Luxor - Dahab and Dahab - Cairo * Airport 'Meet & Greet' and departure transfer * Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan, Edfu & Luxor * 5 days Dahab - Red Sea stay - swim, sun & sand * Blue Hole & Mt Sinai and St Katherine’s excursion * Petra guided tour * Wadi Rum 4 x 4 desert trek/dinner * English speaking tour guide conversant in Egyptology - Egypt & local guides * All relevant transfers in Egypt and Jordan

Departures?
Every Saturday from 05th May - 10th November.

Prices?
£699 GBP per person (single supplement £169) - BOOK NOW

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