TREASURES OF EGYPT, THE NILE, JORDAN & PETRA
From $3,235 ppdo + $340 tax + $165 fuel
SINGLE SUPPL = $499 ADDITIONAL
INCLUDES AIR FROM JFK & LAND
ADDITIONAL MIDWEST=$210, WEST COAST=$305
Clients pay $100 additional
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Day 1: (Thursday) Overnight international flight to Egypt.
Day 2: Transfer to the 5* Mercure Le Sphinx Hotel or similar for 2 nights with breakfast daily
Day 3: After breakfast at the hotel enjoy a full day tour to visit the Egyptian museum, Pyramids, Sphinx, camel ride and Papyrus Institute.
Day 4: After breakfast at hotel enjoy a day at leisure with optional tours In the evening transfer to the train station to take the sleeper train with dinner & breakfast to Aswan. (Or domestic flight to Aswan)
Day 5: (Mondays) Upon arrival at Luxor train station, you will be transferred to your Deluxe Nile Cruise Boat for a 4-day/3-night Nile cruise. Accommodations aboard will consist of an Outside Junior Suite Cabin with private facilities. Cross the Nile to the West Bank. Visit the Necropolis of Thebes, Colossi of Memnon, Queen Hatshepsut Funerary Temple, and the Valley of the Kings and Queens. Optional Sound and Light Show available this evening. Overnight on board. (L/D)
Day 6: Visit Luxor Temple dedicated to the god Amon-Ra. It was expanded by Ramses II, who added statues of himself. Visit the magnificent Karnak Temple. Sail to Edfu. Overnight on board. (B/L/D)
Day 7: Travel by horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus, the best preserved of all the large Egyptian Temples. Sail to Kom Ombo. Visit Kom Ombo Temple. Sail to Aswan. Overnight on board. (B/L/D)
Day 8: This morning, sail by felucca to view Elephantine Island and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Continue with visits to the Aswan High Dam, the granite quarries and the unfinished Obelisk, and Philae's Temple of Isis. Disembark the cruise in Aswan. Optional Abu Simbel Tour ($285). Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Cairo. (B) Arrive in Cairo and transfer to the SOFITEL LE SPHINX hotel for 2 nights in double accommodations with breakfast.
Day 9: After Bkfst, the day is free for optional day tour to Alexandria ($185) (Helnan Palestine Hotel)
Day 10: AMMAN Transfer to the airport to fly from Cairo to Amman, Jordan. Upon arrival transfer to the GOLDEN TULIP Hotel in double accommodations in AMMAN for overnight, with breakfast daily.
Day 11: AMMAN - PETRA. After a morning panoramic tour of Amman, we will make our way to Petra. Drive to Mt. Nebo, where tradition says Moses clibed to see the Promised Land, and where he is presumed buried. Continue to Madaba. Visit the Churchof St. George with its vivid 6th century Byzantine map created of Mosaic tiles depicting Jerusalem and other holy sites. Continuing we drive via Wadi Mujib, a precipitious canyon to Kerak Castle with its maze of stone-vaulted halls and endless passageways, from the time of the Crusaders. Arrive in Petra and stay at the GOLDEN TULIP PETRA hotel in double accommodations with breakfast daily for 2 nights.
Day 12: Petra Full day tour. Located approximately 160 miles south of Amman, the city of Petra is surrounded by towering hills of rust-colored sandstone and is now a UNESCO world heritage site. Explore the massive architecture of temples, arched gateways and colonnaded streets; see why Petra is considered the most gorgeous site in Jordan. Set off on a two hour jeep tour of Wadi Rum, known for its sheer granite and sandstone cliffs. Take the trip into the "rese red" city begins at the "Siq," a winding canyon road. At the end of the passage is Petra’s most impressive monument – the Treasury – carved out of solid rock from the side of the mountain. Beyond the Treasury, discover soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a theatre, burial chambers, water channels and reservoirs. Farewell dinner after the tour. Optional visit to the Dead Sea. Visit Wadi Ru and two hour jeep tour; afternoon transfer to Dead Sea Hotel check-in & overnight . DEAD SEA - The Dead Sea is 45 miles long and from 4 to 10 miles wide, and consists entirely of plant and animal life. Also known as the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea is today an important and rich source of minerals essential to the agricultural and industrial development. Morning at leisure; evening transfer to Amman for your flight to Cairo. Hotel check-in.
Day 13: PETRA - AMMAN. Return to Amman and stay at the Golden Tulip Hotel in double with breakfast for overnight. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 14: After breakfast at the hotel, fly home.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FLIGHTS AVAILABLE ON ALL DESTINATIONS
Aug. 4,11,17,25 - $3,412 + tax
Sept. 1,8,15,22,29 - $3,212 + tax
Oct. 6,13,20,27 - $3,219 + tax
Nov. 3,10,17,24 - $3,328 + tax
Dec. 1,8,15 - $3,317 + tax
Dec. 22,29 - $3,468 + tax
Gala dinner party compulsory is $75 per person for Christmas & New Years Eve, $65 for additional days. * Above rates exclude Luxor/Cairo flight = $127.00 * / rates are ppdo
5-Star Deluxe Nile River Cruise in double room - $699 plus tax "Land-Only"
1 free land per 20 paid PAX - Egypt entry Visa is $20 pp entry
Single supplement is $699. Triples available - $285 less per person
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