With this incredible offer with Egypt Escapes you can combine your Egypt holiday with a break to ancient Jordan, where you can see sweeping desert landscapes, explore an ancient city carved out of rock and visit a lake so salty you can float in it! Whilst also enjoying a cruise down the River Nile and stay in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, with views of the famous Pyramids & Great Sphinx. This exclusive 17-night tour is now available from just £1399pp.
If you're a fan of ancient civilisations Jordan makes for a fascinating visit. The Arab nation is home to historic monuments, sprawling nature reserves and incredibly well-preserved archaeological sites. The jewel in the country's crown is undoubtedly Petra. The ancient city is believed to have been settled as early as 9,000 BC and is notable for the intricacy of its stone structures, carved straight out of the rock. Jordan is best explored in the spring months before the ferocious Middle Eastern summer temperatures hit.
Egypt & Jordan Itinerary
This is a sample itinerary & can be tailored to your specific needs:
Day 1 – Fly London UK to Egypt Overnight 5-Star Hurghada Hotel on the Spectacular Red Sea Riviera
Day 2 – 7-Nt Full-Board on a 5-Star Nile Cruise Ship with Outside Cabin Nile Views
Day 9 – 2-Nt Cairo Stay with Pyramids, Great Sphinx & Museum
Day 11 – Fly to Amman, Jordan for 2-Nts
Day 13 – Fly to Aqaba, Jordan for 5-Nts with Petra, Wadi Rum & Dead Sea
Day 18 – Fly Back to London UK from Aqaba
Departures From £1399pp
Gatwick: 04, 11, 18 Jan 2020
Winter sun dates have the best prices, other dates available at supplements, please contact us for details & a bespoke quote.
In Luxor begins your cruise down the Nile. You'll get daily excursion opportunities to important archaeological sights, including the temples of Karnak and Luxor, the famous Valley of the Kings -- the burial ground for the pharaohs for hundreds of years -- and Edfu Temple, one of the largest and best preserved in Egypt.
Cairo, where you'll visit the Great Pyramid of Giza -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World -- and the Great Sphinx, which guards the pyramids.
In Amman, you'll spend 2 days before taking a scenic drive along the King's Highway to Petra. En route, you'll call at Madaba, home to an ancient and intricate mosaic of the Holy Land; Mount Nebo, said to be where Moses first saw the Promised Land; and Kerak Castle, a Crusader castle dating from the 1100s.
You'll take a guided tour of Petra -- an ancient city in the desert with buildings carved out of the sandstone. The Independent says this city is "one of the world's most compelling historical sites, up there with the Taj Mahal and the Pyramids for romance and visual drama".
Visit Little Petra, before taking a trip through Wadi Rum, known as the "Valley of the Moon" for its desert landscape.
Dead Sea, where you can float in its hypersaline waters, and have access for the afternoon to the swimming pools at the Dead Sea Spa Hotel Resort. You'll then return to Amman for a further two nights before your flight to Egypt.