Discover Middle East
Day 1 (Cairo)
Arrive at Cairo Airport where our representative will meet and assist you through customs and then you claim your baggage then be transferred to your selected hotel for a free evening. Archeologist’s welcome presentation about the tours and the timing, overnight Cairo Hotel.
Day 2 (Cairo)
Breakfast then a ride back to the time of the ancient Egyptians. Our friendly guide will accompany you to the awe-inspiring three great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza. Through this historic route later visiting the factories of hand-made carpets and papyrus and perfumes institutes, overnight Cairo Hotel.
Day 3 (Cairo - Train to Aswan)
Breakfast then we venture in search of the treasures of King Tutankhamen, mummies and more at the Egyptian Museum. Later we tour the Islamic Citadel of Saladin with views looking down over the old city, watching people go about their daily life. We conclude the day with a market walk through the bustling Khan el-Khalili bazaar. Time to freshen up, this evening we take the comfortable overnight sleeper train to Aswan, overnight sleeping train to Aswan.
Day 4 (Aswan)
Arrive in Aswan where you will be met and transferred to your selected cruise. Your afternoon tour starts at the High Dam and its huge lake then take a short ferry ride to the Romantic and Majestic Philae Temple. Then felucca trip sailing around the Kitchner Island & Elphantine Island, back to the cruise, overnight Nile Cruise.
Day 5 (Aswan -Kom Ombo -Edfu)
After enjoying your breakfast the cruise will start sailing to Kom Ombo, then you will visit the Greco Roman Temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to the two gods Sobek the crocodile God and Harveris the Sun God. Continue sailing to visit Edfu Temple - the best-preserved and second largest Temple in Egypt. Continue sailing towards Luxor, overnight Nile Cruise.
Day 6 (Luxor)
Breakfast early morning then cross over to the West Bank of Luxor where the Valley of the Kings & Queens, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon, transfer back to the Nile cruise, overnight Nile Cruise.
Day 7 (Luxor - Bus to Dahab)
After breakfast you will visit the East Bank of Luxor. Entry is down the avenue of Ram Headed Sphinx to reach the Monumental Temple of Karnak and then continue onto Luxor Temple then in the evening transfer to the bus station to Dahab, overnight bus to Dahab.
Day 8 (Dahab)
Arrival morning to Dahab where you will be picked up to Dahab hotel, free day for relaxation then in the midnight at 3:00 AM drive you to St. Catherine to climb the Mountain of Moses. It was on this mountain that Moses received the Ten Commandments, experience the spectacular sunrise as the dawn breaks over this land of beauty and mystery, overnight St. Catherine Mountain.
Day 9 (Dahab)
After sunrise you will go down to visit the monastery of St. Catherine, site of the (Burning Bush). Commissioned by Emperor Justinian, drive you back to Dahab, free day, overnight Dahab hotel.
Day 10 (Dahab)
Early morning at 03:30 AM driving by bus to Taba Border Crossing, about 02 hours from Dahab, you will need to take a Taxi to Arava Border Crossing (you will need to pay an Israeli departure tax of 37 USD per person, (not included in our rates). Upon arrival in Jordan, our representative will meet you and help you through immigration before your departure to Petra. On the way to Petra, you will visit Wadi Rum and take an exciting 4x4 ride through the Wadi Um Eshreen, the Moving Sand, Abu Aineh, Al Khazali and Rum Mountain. You will also see the Red Mountains and the trail of Lawrence of Arabia on the way as you continue to the lost city of Petra, where you will check into your hotel for the evening, overnight Petra hotel.
Day 11 (Petra)
After breakfast, you will spend the day touring the city of Petra, the most popular tourist attraction in Jordan. Established in the 6th century B.C. by the Nabateans, the city draws millions of tourists annually. The trip begins with a horseback ride through the canyon (the Siq) on the way to the city and then proceeding on foot to the Treasury, the most spectacular monument Petra has to offer. You will also see the Royal Tombs, the Pharaohs Castle and the Street of Facades. Then transfer to Amman to spend the night at your hotel, overnight Amman hotel.
Day 12 (Amman and Jerash)
Today you will do a tour Amman, seeing sights including the Archeological and Folklore Museums, the Roman Theatre and the King Abdullah Mosque. The next stop is Jerash, the best preserved Roman provincial city in the Middle East. Attractions include the North Theatre, South Theatre, Nymphaeum, Temple of Artemis and St. Cosmos and Demeanors Church. Afterwards, return to your hotel, overnight Amman hotel.
Day 13 (Amman - Jerusalem - Dead Sea)
At 7:00 AM, you will leave from your hotel for the Allenby Bridge/King Hussein Border Crossing, where your tour guide will meet you and drive you through the Judean desert to Jerusalem for a tour beginning with a spectacular view of the city from the Mount of Olives. From here, you will walk down to the Garden of Gethsemane, the site of the Church of All Nations. The next stop is the Wailing Wall in the Old City, all that remains of the Temple, destroyed in the Roman era. If it is open to visitors during your visit, you will also climb the Temple Mount to see the renowned Dome of the Rock before traveling the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, located on the spot where Jesus was crucified and buried. Finally, you will return to Jordan to your hotel near the Dead Sea, overnight Dead Sea hotel.
Day 14 (Dead Sea Hotel - Amman Airport)
After breakfast transfer to Amman Airport for your flight home.