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Egypt & Jordan In-Style 2018/19

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Discover the treasures of the Middle East on a five-star journey through Jordan and Egypt. Admire the desert skies from your bed in Wadi Rum, feel the magic of Petra by night, marvel at the temples of Egypt and cruise Lake Nasser and the Nile in style. Discover the Lost CityThis luxury tour starts in Amman, the capital of Jordan where we explore impressive Roman ruins. Our first stop is Wadi Rum and a night under the stars in a luxury desert camp. We continue to Petra, an amazing destination made famous in classic movies such as Indiana Jones. The entrance is located at the end of a dark, narrow chasm; words cannot describe the unique beauty of the magnificent entrance to the Treasury. It's then on to the Dead Sea, where we enjoy swimming or (floating!) in the sea and indulging in Dead Sea mud treatments known for their purifying qualities.Cairo's treasuresFrom Jordan we fly to Egypt and begin our Egypt tour in Cairo, standing in front of the awe-inspiring Great Pyramids of Giza before. We visit to the world-famous Egyptian Museum, home to Tutankhamun's priceless treasures, the Citadel of Cairo and the Mohammed Ali Mosque, before a trip to the lively Khan El Khalili bazaar.Cruising in styleWe spend 4-nights on a luxurious Lake Nasser cruise. Whilst cruising we have time to both relax and enjoy shore visits to the famous temples of Amada, Kalabsha, Wadi El Seboua & the stunning Abu Simbel, some of the oldest in Egypt. The next part of our Egypt tour is a cruise along Egypt's Nile River. On the way we stop to enjoy more famous sights of Egypt including the ancient temples of Kom Ombo, Edfu, Luxor and much more. Our cruising ends in Luxor with a visit to the Valley of the Kings before heading to Cairo where we finish with a group farewell dinner.

Inclusions

Travel

  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to the Middle East. Taxes included
  • 4 economy-class flights within the Middle East
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding basic jeep in Wadi Rum)
  • Lake Nasser and Nile River cruises
  • Tipping Made Easy, $315pp pre-paid

Accommodation & Meals

  • 14 nights in specialty palace hotels & resorts (5 star) including:
    • Grand Millenium Hotel, Amman
    • Kempinksi Hotel Red Sea, Aqaba
    • Movenpick Resort, Petra
    • Kempinksi Hotel Ishtar, Dead Sea
    • Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, Cairo
    • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract, Aswan
    • Sofitel Winter Palace Hotel, Luxor
  • 1 night at a luxury desert camp in magnificent Wadi Rum
  • 4 nights in an outside cabin on board a luxury Lake Nasser cruise ship (5 star Egyptian standard)
  • 3 nights in an outside cabin on board a luxury Nile River cruise ship (5 star Egyptian standard)
  • 22 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 14 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking local guide and driver in Jordan (English-speaking driver and local specialist guides at Jerash, Ajloun Castle, Umm Qais, Mt Nebo & Petra for group sizes below 5 passengers)
  • English-speaking Egyptologist guides in Egypt

Sightseeing

Jewels of Jordan

  • Enjoy the sites on Amman including the Citadel and the Roman Theatre.
  • View the Royal Family's priceless collection at the Royal Automobile Museum.
  • Visit the beautifully preserved Roman Cities of Uum Qais and Jerash.
  • Admire the views from the impressive Islamic Ajloun Castle which was built in the 12th century and served as a military fort to protect the region from invading Crusader forces.
  • See the spectacular Byzantine and Umayyed mosaics in Madaba, one of the most memorable places in the Holy Land.
  • Visit the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George.
  • Visit Mt Nebo for fantastic views of the Jordan Valley.
  • Discover the Islamic art and architecture found within Jordan's Desert Castles.
  • Explore the unique desert landscape of Wadi Rum by camel safari as well as an exciting jeep tour.
  • Enjoy an unforgettable night under a sky of a million stars at a desert camp in Wadi Rum.
  • Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Red Sea.
  • Discover fascinating Little Petra with a history dating back 9,000 years - one of the oldest archaeological sites in the Middle East.
  • Visit one of the world's greatest treasures the lost city of Petra! An awe-inspiring experience and one that has to be seen to be believed!
  • Have the option to return Petra for some further exploration.
  • Visit the impressive Shobak Crusader Castle ruins.
  • Swim or float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea and enjoy the therapeutic mud!

Unlock the mysteries of Egypt's ancient civilisation.

  • Visit the awe-inspiring Great Pyramids of Giza. Our tour includes plenty of time to soak up the power of these magnificent structures before we visit a nearby vantage point and then continue on to the famous Sphinx.
  • Visit the incredible Step Pyramid of Sakkara, the nearby giant statue of Ramses II and the old capital of Memphis.
  • Visit the world-renowned Egyptian Museum whose priceless artefacts include those of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen.
  • Get a fascinating insight into current Egyptian life as you visit the Mohammed Ali Mosque, the Saladin Citadel of Cairo and the centuries-old Khan El Khalili bazaar.
  • Indulge in a decadent high tea whilst enjoying spectacular views over the Nile at the Old Cataract Hotel.
  • Explore Aswan including the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and the beautiful Temple of Isis on Philae Island.
  • Enjoy the Philae Island Sound & Light show which brings to life the myth of Isis and Osiris.
  • Relax on a traditional felucca sailboat in Aswan as you cruise around Kitchener's Island.
  • Spend 4 nights cruising on one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, Lake Nasser.
  • Explore Wadi El Seboua Temples, considered to be some of the oldest temples in Egypt and second largest to Abu Simbel. They were originally known as the Valley of the Lions because of the sphinxes that once lined the avenue leading to the first temple.
  • Visit the Oldest Temple in Nubia the Temple of Amada as well as the Temple of Derr with its beautiful reliefs. Both were moved to save them from the waters of Lake Nasser.
  • Sail up to the stunning temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel which can be viewed from our sun deck. This is a must-see while in Egypt, which most other companies offer only as an optional extra. We include it!
  • An enchanting Sound & Light show at Abu Simbel will transport you back to the time of the Pharaohs.
  • Unwind on a three-night luxury cruise on the Nile from Luxor to Aswan.
  • Travel to the magnificent Temple of Horus (the Falcon God) in Edfu, the Temple of Kom Ombo which currently displays some of the crocodile mummies discovered in the vicinity, the laidback town of Aswan where we visit the beautiful Temple of Isis on Philae Island, the Unfinished Obelisk and the High Dam.
  • Enjoy a Galabeya Party whist cruising the Nile.
  • Visit the beautiful Luxor and Karnak Temples, where each year elaborate festivals and ceremonies were performed to appease the gods.
  • Explore the West Bank, including the Colossi of Memnon, the Valley of the Kings (where we enter some of the tombs of the pharaohs) and the massive Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
Tour Provider Bunnik Tours
Number of Days
25
Price From
AUD $14,595
Start Location
End Location
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
4 to 20
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Slow paced, Small Marine/Cruise
Physical Rating
Moderate
Incudes Flights
Yes
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
07 Jan 201931 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $13,870 
28 Jan 201921 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $13,870 
11 Feb 201907 Mar 2019Guaranteed DepartureAUD $13,870
04 Mar 201928 Mar 2019Limited SeatsAUD $13,870
11 Mar 201904 Apr 2019Guaranteed DepartureAUD $13,870
01 Apr 201925 Apr 2019Guaranteed DepartureAUD $14,570
ItineraryExpand
Egypt & Jordan In-Style 2018/19

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 1. Depart Australia
Day 2. Arrive Amman

Welcome to Jordan! This evening we'll enjoy a group welcome dinner. [D]

Day 3. Jerash Excursion

Today we visit the beautifully preserved Roman cities of Umm Qais and Jerash, as well as the impressive Ajloun Castle. [B]

Day 4. Madaba & Desert Castles Excursion

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.

Day 5. Amman - Wadi Rum

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]

Day 6. Wadi Rum - Aqaba (Red Sea)

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]

Day 7. Aqaba (Red Sea) - Petra

As we make our way towards Petra, we'll stop to visit "Little Petra", also known as Siq al-Barid. [B,D]

Day 8. Petra

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.

Day 9. Petra - Dead Sea

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.

Day 10. Dead Sea - Amman - Cairo

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]

Day 11. Cairo

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]

Day 12. Cairo

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]

Day 13. Cairo - Aswan

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.

Day 14. Aswan

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.

Day 15. Aswan - Embark Lake Nasser Cruise

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]

Day 16. Lake Nasser Cruise

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]

Day 17. Lake Nasser Cruise

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]

Day 18. Lake Nasser Cruise

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.

Day 19. Disembark Lake Nasser Cruise - Aswan - Embark Nile Cruise

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]

Day 20. Nile Cruise

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]

Day 21. Nile Cruise

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]

Day 22. Disembark Nile Cruise - Luxor

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]

Day 23. Luxor - Cairo

This afternoon we fly back to Cairo. Tonight we'll enjoy a group farewell dinner. [B,D]

Day 24. Depart Cairo

Today we begin our journey home. [B]

Day 25. Arrive Australia