Unravel the Mysteries of Egypt and Jordan: 11-Day Itinerary
Embark on an unforgettable 11-day journey through Egypt and Jordan, exploring these beautiful countries' rich history, culture, and natural beauty. From the Pyramids of Giza and the Valley of the Kings to the red sands of Wadi Rum and ancient Petra, this itinerary takes you on a whirlwind adventure through iconic landmarks, hidden gems, and breathtaking landscapes. Float in the Dead Sea, cruise the Nile on a traditional felucca and experience the vibrant culture of Cairo and Amman. With expert guides and comfortable accommodations, this tour offers adventure, relaxation, and discovery.
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Welcome to Egypt! You will meet your private guide on your arrival in Cairo, who will escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax and adjust to the time zone. In the evening, take some time to stroll around the city, try local food, and immerse yourself in the culture.
Day 2: Exploring Cairo
Today, you will start your tour by visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the World's Seven Wonders. Marvel at the massive structures built by ancient Egyptians over 4,000 years ago and learn about the history and mythology of these iconic landmarks. You can even go inside one of the pyramids for an unforgettable experience. In the afternoon, we will visit the Sphinx and the Valley Temple before heading back to Cairo for a visit to the Egyptian Museum. With over 120,000 artifacts, the museum houses the world's most extensive collection of pharaonic antiquities. Return to your hotel for a delicious dinner and relaxation.
Day 3: Aswan and Abu Simbel
After breakfast, hop on an hour's flight to Aswan, where we will visit the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, and the beautiful Philae Temple. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a premium hotel and then travel to Abu Simbel to visit the impressive temples of Ramses II and his queen Nefertari, which were relocated in the 1960s to avoid the rising waters of Lake Nasser. In the evening, return to Aswan for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 4: Felucca Cruise on the Nile
After breakfast, board a traditional felucca sailboat for a leisurely cruise on the Nile River. Relax and enjoy the scenic views of the lush green banks and the surrounding desert. Stop for a picnic lunch on a sandy island, continue sailing until sunset, and moor for the night under the stars, enjoying a deliciously cooked dinner.
Day 5: Luxor
Head to the magnificent temples of Luxor and Karnak, which date back to the New Kingdom period. The Luxor Temple is dedicated to the god Amun and is beautifully illuminated at night. Karnak, on the other hand, is the largest religious complex in the world, with a series of sanctuaries, pylons, obelisks, and the Avenue of the Sphinxes. In the afternoon, we will visit the Valley of the Kings, where pharaohs such as Tutankhamun and Ramses III were buried, the Valley of the Queens, the Colossi of Memnon, and the Hatshepsut Temple. Check into a luxury hotel for dinner and rest.
Day 6: Luxor to Amman
After breakfast, we will fly to Amman, the capital of Jordan. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and rest. After lunch, visit the Roman Theater, the Citadel, and the Museum of Jordan, which showcases Jordan's history and culture. In the evening, have dinner at a local restaurant, relishing authentic Jordanian dishes and exploring the vibrant downtown area.
Day 7: Wadi Rum
Today, you will travel to Wadi Rum on a four-hour scenic drive. Wadi Rum is a vast desert landscape of sandstone and granite rock formations sculpted by the wind and weather over millions of years. Take a jeep safari to explore the area and visit sites such as Lawrence's Spring, the Khazali Canyon, and the Red Sand Dunes. Then, enjoy a traditional Bedouin dinner and tea in a desert camp, and learn about the local customs and traditions.
Day 8: Journey to Petra
This morning, you will drive to Petra (less than two hours drive), a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. We will enter through the narrow gorge known as the Siq and marvel at the sight of the Treasury, the most iconic and recognizable monument in Petra. Then explore the ancient city, including the Monastery, the Royal Tombs, and the Roman Theater. You will have ample time to take photos and absorb this fascinating city's incredible history and architecture. Check into a cozy hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 9: Exploring The Dead Sea
Continue your journey to the Dead Sea (a four-hour journey), the lowest point on earth and a natural wonder known for its healing properties. Have the opportunity to float in the salty waters and the mineral-rich mud. Relax at a luxurious resort on the shore. After a delicious lunch, indulge in spa treatments and massages, or simply enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains before heading to your resort for rest.
Day 10: Fly to Dahab
After breakfast, fly to Dahab, a coastal town on the Red Sea known for its beautiful beaches, coral reefs, and adventurous water sports. You will have the afternoon to explore the town, relax on the beach, and go snorkeling. In the evening, have dinner at a local seafood restaurant and enjoy the nightlife in this laid-back and bohemian destination.
Day 11: Another Day in Dahab
After breakfast, book a boat trip to explore the islands and reefs and go on a camel safari in the desert. Wander through the colorful souks and shops, and sample the local cuisine and culture. Head back to your hotel for dinner.
Day 12: Departure
After breakfast, your private guide will escort you to Sharm El Sheikh International Airport for your flight home, taking memories that will last a lifetime. We hope that you have enjoyed this fantastic itinerary and that it has fulfilled all your expectations and desires. Safe travels!