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Cairo To Amman Tour & Ancient Egypt River Cruise

From bustling Cairo to the ancient treasures of Luxor, to a river cruise down the Nile with a venture across Jordan, immerse yourself in magnificent splendour.

Duration

15 Days

Start

Cairo

Finish

Amman

Trip Code

CAE222


Route Map

Oh, The Places You'll Go!

Cairo To Amman Tour & Ancient Egypt River Cruise - Route Map

Day-By-Day Itinerary

Details • Accommodations • Meal Plans • Extras

Cairo, Egypt
Cairo, Egypt

Day 01

Day 01

Arrival In Cairo

Welcome to the bustling city of Cairo. Your journey begins as you are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Included is a three-night stay in Cairo.

Accommodation Hotel in Cairo.
Trip Progress
6.66%

Pyramids - Cairo, Egypt
Pyramids

Day 02

Day 02

Cairo

Be awed by the sheer magnitude of the Pyramids before marvelling at the 20-metre limestone monolith of the Sphinx.

EmeraldPLUS

  • Home-hosted dinner with local family.
Accommodation Hotel in Cairo.
Meal Plan Breakfast (B) • Dinner (D)
Trip Progress
13.32%

Cairo Citadel
Cairo Citadel

Day 03

Day 03

Cairo

This morning you will discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb as part of your included tour. Continue to be amazed, as we take you to visit one of the Cairo Citadel.

DiscoverMORE

  • Saqqara and Memphis Pyramids visit (extra expenses).
Accommodation Hotel in Cairo.
Meal Plan Breakfast (B)
Trip Progress
19.98%

Temple Of Karnak
Temple Of Karnak

Day 04

Day 04

Cairo    Luxor Embarkation

Today, you will fly to Luxor where you will have a chance to visit the West Bank of the Nile and be astounded by the well-preserved, colourful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. You will begin your journey in Luxor with a visit to the Monument of Queen Hatshepsut, and statues of the Colossi of Memnon. Then, embark on your cruise ship privately chartered for Emerald Waterways and settle into your cabin. Later, visit the vast open-air temple complex of Karnak and be awed by the enormity of the pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall.

Accommodation MS Hamees
Meal Plan Breakfast (B) • Lunch (L) • Dinner (D)
Trip Progress
26.64%

Hathor's Temple
Hathor's Temple

Day 05

Day 05

Nile Cruising

Relax on one of the Sun Decks and catch a glimpse of daily life along the banks of the Nile as you cruise to Dendera. Once in Dendera, you will have a chance to marvel at the vibrant colours of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of the Hathor’s Temple during your included visit. Return to Luxor and tour the temple complex of Luxor straddling the banks of the Nile. This evening, on board entertainment will delight with the colours of the whirling dervishes and the mesmerizing moves of a belly dancer.

Accommodation MS Hamees
Meal Plan Breakfast (B) • Lunch (L) • Dinner (D)
Trip Progress
33.3%

Temple Of Horus
Temple Of Horus

Day 06

Day 06

Nile Cruising

Follow the course of the ancient Pharaohs’ processions along the Nile as you cruise south, where villages and majestic temples line the banks of the river against the backdrop of the desert. Discover the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the most completely preserved complex in Egypt. This afternoon, explore Kom Ombo temple, perched high on the east bank and dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god. A fun night awaits on board with a lively Galabeyya party themed with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing.

Accommodation MS Hamees
Meal Plan Breakfast (B) • Lunch (L) • Dinner (D)
Trip Progress
39.96%

Felucca Cruise On The Nile
Felucca Cruise On The Nile

Day 07

Day 07

Nile Cruising

Cruise south to reach charming Aswan, the home of the Nubian people. Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, then visit the stone quarries to learn about ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. This afternoon, take a Felucca cruise on the Nile (weather dependent). Tonight, join the Captain and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner, followed by a Nubian show.

EmeraldPLUS

  • Nubian Show on board of the ship.
Accommodation MS Hamees
Meal Plan Breakfast (B) • Lunch (L) • Dinner (D)
Trip Progress
46.62%

Abu Simbel
Abu Simbel

Day 08

Day 08

Nile Cruise Disembarkation    Abu Simbel    Aswan

This morning, bid farewell to your crew as you disembark your ship. You will fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments. Marvel at the enormous World Heritage-listed temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Return to Aswan where you will spend one-night.

DiscoverMore

  • Visit to Botanical Gardens in Aswan (extra expense).
Accommodation Hotel in Aswan.
Meal Plan Breakfast (B)
Trip Progress
53.28%

Nubian Village
Nubian Village

Day 09

Day 09

Aswan    Cairo

Start your day with a visit to a traditional Nubian village. Meet the school children and learn about life on an island in the Nile. In the afternoon, you will fly to Cairo, then join your tour director for a farewell dinner. Included is a one-night stay in Cairo.

EmeraldPlus

  • Visit to Nubian village to meet local school children.
Accommodation Hotel in Cairo.
Meal Plan Breakfast (B) • Dinner (D)
Trip Progress
59.94%

Memorial Church Of Jesus On Mount Nebo
Memorial Church Of Jesus On Mount Nebo

Day 10

Day 10

Cairo    Amman

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for your flight to Amman. Upon arrival in Amman, visit Mount Nebo, the burial site of John the Baptist. You will also discover the famous mosaic map of the Holy Lands. This evening, you will be invited to a home-hosted dinner with a local Jordanian family for a fascinating insight into their lifestyle. Included is a two-night stay in Amman.

EmeraldPlus

  • Home-hosted dinner with a local family.
Accommodation Hotel in Amman.
Meal Plan Breakfast (B) • Dinner (D)
Trip Progress
66.6%

Temple Of Hercules At Amman Citadel
Temple Of Hercules At Amman Citadel

Day 11

Day 11

Amman

Today, as part of EmeraldPLUS, visit the impressive ruins of the ancient Roman city of Jerash followed by a delicious lunch of Jordanian specialties. In the afternoon, return to Amman and experience all the highlights of this bustling Capital including the impressive Citadel. The capital of the Kingdom of Jordan is a modern city with numerous ancient ruins, including the historic Citadel with the pillars of the Roman Temple of Hercules. In addition, take a walking tour through the lively local markets with your Tour Director to get a glimpse of life in the capital.

EmeraldPlus

  • Visit to the Ruins of Jerash with lunch and walk through a local market in Amman.
Accommodation Hotel in Amman.
Meal Plan Breakfast (B) • Lunch (L)
Trip Progress
73.26%

Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum

Day 12

Day 12

Amman    Petra

Today, your day will begin with an incredible journey as you will take part on a Jeep Adventure in Wadi Rum. The continue to the city of Petra. Included is a two-night stay in Petra.

DiscoverMore

  • Enjoy an evening cooking class and dinner, sharing authentic local cuisine in a casual, family atmosphere (extra expense).
Accommodation Hotel in Petra.
Meal Plan Breakfast (B)
Trip Progress
79.92%

Petra, Jordan
Treasury At Petra

Day 13

Day 13

Petra

Today, enjoy a guided city tour of Petra. This magnificent World Heritage-listed city, is the legacy of the Nabataeans, who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. The impressive eastern entrance leads through a brilliantly coloured narrow gorge to the imposing Treasury, more than 40 meters high.

Accommodation Hotel in Petra.
Meal Plan Breakfast (B) • Dinner (D)
Trip Progress
86.58%

The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea

Day 14

Day 14

Petra    Dead Sea

You will travel to the lowest point on earth – the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is known for its hypersaline, therapeutic waters and charming landscape. Enjoy a farewell dinner tonight at the hotel with your Tour Director and fellow travellers. Included is a one-night stay.

Accommodation Hotel near the Dead Sea.
Meal Plan Breakfast (B) • Dinner (D)
Trip Progress
93.24%

Amman, Jordan
Amman, Jordan

Day 15

Day 15

Depart Amman

This morning you have a choice to either continue to enjoy your hotel at the Dead Sea or take part on a DiscoverMORE (optional tour, extra expense) to visit the Bethany Beyond the Jordan to see where Jesus was baptized. Later, it is time to say good bye to fellow passengers and transfer to Amman airport for your homebound flight (please book flights to depart after 04:00 pm if participating in the DiscoverMORE optional).

Meal Plan Breakfast (B)
Trip Progress
100%
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