Jewels of Jordan
Unlock the mysteries of Egypt's ancient civilisation.
|Tour Provider||Bunnik Tours|
|Number of Days||
4 to 20
Slow paced, Small Marine/Cruise
|01 Apr 2019||25 Apr 2019||Fully Booked||AUD $14,570|
Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Welcome to Jordan! This afternoon we'll take a short city-sightseeing tour, including some free time to explore the souq of Old Amman, before a group welcome dinner this evening. [D]
Today we visit the beautifully preserved Roman cities of Umm Qais and Jerash, as well as the impressive Ajloun Castle. [B]
Heading out of Amman, we make our way to Madaba and visit the Greek Orthodox Church of St George and the biblical site of Mt Nebo. [B]
Special Experience: Drive a bit further into the desert and discover the famous desert castles of Qasr A-Kharrana, Quseir Amra and the black basalt fort at Azraq.
We make the journey to Wadi Rum via Amman's famous Royal Automobile Museum. Arriving in one of the most stunning desertscapes in the world, we'll discover the uniquely shaped landscape carved by nature, guided by local Bedouin tribesmen. We'll spend the night in an amazing desert camp. [B,L,D]
This morning we'll continue south to picturesque Aqaba on the Red Sea and enjoy a cruise through the crystal-clear waters of the Aqaba Marine Park. [B,L]
As we make our way towards Petra, we'll stop to visit "Little Petra", also known as Siq al-Barid. [B,D]
Today we discover the famous Lost City of Petra. Carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans more than 2,000 years ago, it was an important junction for the silk and spice trade routes. [B,D]
Special Experience: Savour the magic of Petra by night as the rock city is lit by more than 1,000 candles. Enjoy Jordanian music and Bedouin mint tea whilst admiring the spectacular view.
This morning we venture south to the lowest point on Earth - the Dead Sea. Along the way we'll stop at the 12th century Crusader castle of Shobak. [B,D]
Special Experience: Take a dip in the Dead Sea and cover your body in the therapeutic mud, said to have amazing benefits for your skin.
Today we transfer to the airport for our flight to Cairo. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before a group dinner to welcome us to Egypt. [B,D]
Our touring in Egypt begins at the oldest structures in existence, the amazing Great Pyramids of Giza. We'll also visit the nearby Great Sphinx and discover the ancient capital of Memphis and the incredible Step Pyramid of Sakkara. [B]
Today we venture into the lively heart of Cairo to visit the world-famous Egyptian Museum, home to Tutankhamun's priceless treasures. This afternoon we visit the 12th century Saladin Citadel of Cairo and the Mohammed Ali Mosque. We'll then discover the 14th century souk, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar. [B]
Today we take a short flight to Aswan, gateway to the incredible history and temples of Upper Egypt. [B]
Deluxe Experience: We'll indulge in a decadent high tea of delicate sandwiches and freshly baked scones with clotted cream whilst enjoying spectacular views over the Nile at the Old Cataract Hotel.
Our sightseeing in Aswan today includes the High Dam - an engineering miracle built in 1960, which still provides irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt. We'll also see the Unfinished Obelisk and visit the magnificent Temple of Isis on Philae Island. [B]
Special Experience: Tonight we'll enjoy the incredible Philae Island Sound & Light Show which brings the myth of Isis and Osiris to life.
Enjoy the morning at leisure before we embark our Lake Nasser cruise ship.
Deluxe Experience, Embark Cruise: Spend four nights cruising majestic Lake Nasser in luxury.
This afternoon we'll relax on board a traditional felucca sailboat as we sail around Kitchener's Island and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. [B,L,D]
This morning we visit the Kalabsha Temple. Construction of this temple started during the Ptolomaic Dynasty and was completed under the rule of the Roman Emperor Augustus. [B,L,D]
We begin our day with a visit to the temples of Wadi El Seboua. This afternoon we continue to Amada and visit its ancient temples. [B,L,D]
Cruising this morning, we'll observe the citadel of Kasr Ibrim from our sundeck. Later we'll arrive at the incredible temples of Abu Simbel, from the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II. [B,L,D]
Special Experience: Tonight's enchanting Sound & Light Show at Abu Simbel will transport you back to the time of the pharaohs.
Disembark Cruise: This morning we disembark and transfer to Abu Simbel airport for a short flight back to Aswan.
Embark Cruise: In Aswan we'll embark our Nile cruise ship that will take us on the scenic journey to Luxor. [B,L,D]
We set sail for the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Sobek and Harsis. We'll then cruise to Edfu where we'll visit the Temple of Horus. Tonight we'll experience a traditional galabeya party on board. [B,L,D]
We'll arrive in Luxor and explore the fascinating Karnak Temple, dedicated to the Pharaoh Amun. We'll then visit Luxor Temple, once connected to Karnak Temple by a 3-kilometre-long Avenue of Sphinxes. [B,L,D]
Disembark Cruise: This morning we disembark and cross the Nile to the West Bank and the Valley of the Kings.
We'll be able to descend into the tombs to see the well-preserved hieroglyphics. [B]
This afternoon we fly back to Cairo. Tonight we'll enjoy a group farewell dinner. [B,D]
Today we begin our journey home. [B]