Highlights of Egypt with Jordan

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Egypt, Jordan

Best time to go: February to June, September to November

12 Nights | from £2,795pp

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the magnificent riches of Tutankhamun and other pharaohs at the Egyptian Antiquities Museum
  • See the ancient stepped pyramid at Sakkara and the Great Pyramids of Giza, guarded by the Sphinx
  • 3 night Nile cruise on the luxurious Sanctuary Sun Boat IV visiting Kom Ombo, Edfu and the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut and Luxor’s Temple of Karnak
  • In Jordan, explore the magnificent Rose City of Petra and the ancient ruins of Jerash
  • Experience the therapeutic mineral waters and beneficial dark mud of the Dead Sea

Day 1 London / Cairo
Fly direct from London to Egypt's capital city, Cairo. A member of the A&K team will meet you at the airport to drive you to Fairmont Nile City hotel.
Fairmont Nile City

Day 2 Cairo
Today you'll visit the Egyptian Antiquities Museum, home to the riches of Tutankhamun and the Mummies Room. After you'll be given a whistle-stop tour of medieval Cairo, visiting the imposing hilltop Citadel, the splendid 19th century Mosque of Mohammed Ali and the Sultan Hassan Mosque, before losing yourself in the winding lanes of the Khan el Khalili Bazaar.
Fairmont Nile City | Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Cairo
You'll be spending the morning amongst the ruins of Memphis, viewing the stepped pyramid of Zoser I at Sakkara, the oldest stone structure in the world. The high point of today's sightseeing is your visit to the pyramids at Giza, the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World standing intact. View the famed guardian deity Sphinx and the Solar Boat Museum, housing two funeral barges discovered in 1954.
Fairmont Nile City | Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Cairo / Aswan
This morning you'll fly to Aswan to join the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, spending the next three nights afloat with all meals included. Lunch will be followed by a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk and the Granite Quarries, which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples.
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Aswan / Kom Ombo / Edfu
Today you'll take a small motorboat ride to visit Philae Temple on the Island of Agilika, followed by lunch while you cruise to Kom Ombo and its magnificent temple, dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek. Later you'll cruise to Edfu, followed by a chance to explore the largest and most completely preserved Pharaonic - albeit Greek-built - temple in Egypt, the extraordinary Temple of Horus.
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Luxor
Your Egyptologist will guide you on a tour of the East Bank of Luxor, starting with the Temples of Luxor and Karnak. After lunch you'll explore the West Bank of Luxor to explore the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. One last stop on the way back to the Nile: you will pass by the famed Colossi of Memnon.
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Luxor / Amman
This morning you'll leave the Sun Boat and be driven to Luxor Airport for your flight to Amman via Cairo. A member of the A&K team will meet you on arrival and drive you to the Intercontinental.
InterContinental Amman | Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Amman / Jerash
Your guide will show you around downtown Amman today. At the ancient Citadel, study the regal columns of a Roman temple, an elegant Byzantine church, inventive carvings in the Umayyad Palace, plus excavations and ruins around every corner. After you'll be driven to Jerash, one of the best-preserved province cities of the Roman Empire; here you can walk beneath the imposing South Gate, making your way up the 'Street of Columns'.
InterContinental Amman | Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 Amman / Madaba / Mt Nebo / Kerak / Petra
Today you'll follow the ancient Kings' Highway. Your first stop is Mount Nebo, the mountain from which Moses was a granted view of the Promised Land; from here you have a great view over Jordan, the Dead Sea and Israel. From here you'll travel to Madaba and visit St. George's Church which houses the world-famous mosaic floor; then to Kerak, to the Crusader's castle overlooking a valley; and finally to Petra, where you'll check in at the Movenpick Resort Petra.
Movenpick Resort Petra | Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 Petra
A trek through the famous Rose City of Petra is on today's itinerary. Entrance to the city is through the Siq, a narrow gorge, over 1km in length, which is flanked on either side by soaring 80m high cliffs. As you reach the end of the Siq you will catch your first glimpse of Al-Khazneh (the Treasury). Here you'll see hundreds of elaborate rock-cut tombs and an immense Roman-style theatre.
Movenpick Resort Petra | Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 Petra / Dead Sea
After breakfast your driver will take you to the lowest point on the Earth - the Dead Sea. The dark mud found on the shores has been used for over 2,000 years for therapeutic purposes. Here you'll check into your hotel, the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, for your final two nights.
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea | Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 Dead Sea
Today the world is your oyster: enjoy the serene setting of your hotel overlooking the Dead Sea, or take the opportunity to swim - if you can! The high salt and mineral content means the experience is more akin to floating.
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea | Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 Dead Sea / London
This morning your driver will take you to the airport for your flight back to London.
Meals: Breakfast

Pricing
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 13 day suggested itinerary through Egypt & Jordan will cost from £2,795 per person based on two adults sharing with flights from the UK, subject to availability.

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Useful info

Best time to be there

Winter (October to April) for cultural trips, although May to September is great for the Red Sea. Ramadan is a particularly exciting time to be in Egypt - it is celebrated here with more exuberance than anywhere else in the world.

Fly to

Cairo, Luxor (British Airways, Egypt Air); Sharm el Sheikh (British from Sep 2015, Easyjet); Hurghada (Easyjet)

Flying time

4 hours 50 minutes direct

Time difference

GMT +2 hours

Visas

Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations


Best time to be there

March to May and September to November are best times to be in the country, but Jordan's Mediterranean climate is pleasant all year round. Lightweight clothes are advised between May and September. Warmer clothes are necessary for winter and cool summer evenings. Rainwear is needed from November to April. It has been known to snow as far south as Petra.

Fly to

Amman (British Midland International - daily, Royal Jordanian - daily)

flying time

5 hours direct

time difference

GMT +2 hours

Visas

Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations


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