With this incredible offer from Egypt Escapes you can combine your Egypt holiday to incorporate a fascinating visit to the wonderful country of Jordan. Here 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! All this in addition to enjoying the highlights of Egypt on this amazing tour! While in Egypt you will enjoy a luxury cruise down the famous River Nile , spend time in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, with visits to the famous Pyramids, Great Sphinx & museum from your luxury hotel room that has Pyramid views! You even get to spend some time on the incredible Red Sea Riviera where you can swim and snorkel among the world-class reefs. This exclusive 17-night tour is, for a limited time, available from just £1699pp instead of £2500!
Egypt & Jordan Itinerary
This is a sample itinerary & can be tailored to your specific needs, depending on the day you fly and the season you travel:
Day 1 – Fly from UK to Egypt and enjoy 5-Star All-Inclusive Hotel on the spectacular Red Sea Riviera
Day 2 – Travel to Luxor for 7-Nts Full-Board on a 5-Star Nile Cruise Ship with Outside Cabin Nile Views
Day 9 – Fly to Cairo for Luxury Hotel Stay with Pyramid view room & excursion opportunities to Pyramids, Great Sphinx & Museum.
Day 11 – Fly to Amman, Jordan for Luxury Hotel Stay and experience an ancient city with Dead Sea experiences on offer before travelling to Petra.
Day 18 – Fly Back to UK from Jordan.
When to Travel
Departures From £1699pp
This tour is available all year round. Winter sun dates (Nov-March) usually have the best prices with direct flights from London. Other departure airports are available with an indirect service on the return flight from Jordan. Other dates available at supplements, please contact us for full details & a bespoke quote.
Egypt & Jordan Tour; What’s Included
This suggested itinerary can be tailored to your needs if you would like longer in one destination or leave one out altogether. Just get in touch and let our experts tailor your perfect tour.
We suggest arriving to Hurghada on the stunning Red Sea Riviera for a relaxing start to your tour. Chill on the beach, swim and snorkel among the colourful reefs and enjoy the comfort of a 5-star, all-inclusive hotel before you travel across the desert to start your Nile cruise.
In Luxor you begin 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, Edfu Temple, one of the largest and best preserved in Egypt, Abu Simbel and Aswan High Dam among others. Cruising the Nile from your outside cabin with large window and/or french balcony is the perfect way to explore.
Pushing gently through the ancient waters, as well as the famous sites you also pass rural villages and farmland little changed by time. Oxen bask lazily in the sun and children play on the river banks, stopping to wave excitedly at the passing boats.
Cruising also offers a great way to hop off to visit the temples, including Kom Ombo, the only one dedicated to two gods: the crocodile-headed Sobek and falcon-headed Horus the Elder. Many still have intact hieroglyphics adorning their walls, providing a fascinating insight into Egyptian culture. When night descends and peace ascends, you can hear distant calls to prayer from the minaret towers on both sides of the river. It’s a truly wonderful experience.
Cairo, where you'll be able to 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. As well as a visit to the new museum which is an absolute must. Also try to make some time to relax and enjoy a coffee while people watching, it's an important part of the Cairo way of life.
In Amman, you'll take a scenic drive along the King's Highway to the wonder of 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 have the chance 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".
Then visit Little Petra, Siq Al Barid (Cold Canyon), thought to have served as an agricultural centre, trading suburb and resupply post for camel caravans visiting Petra. The surrounding area is picturesque and fun to explore, especially as it is home to some of the oldest settlements in the world. Before taking a trip through Wadi Rum, known as the "Valley of the Moon" for its desert landscape. 'Wadi Rum is everything you’d expect of a quintessential desert: it is violent and moody as the sun slices through chiselled siqs (canyons) at dawn or melts the division between rock and sand at dusk; it is exacting on the Bedouin who live in it and vengeful on those who ignore its dangers' (Lonely Planet).
The Dead Sea is 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. The Dead Sea (actually a lake) known in Hebrew as Yam Ha-Melakh (the Sea of Salt) is the lowest point on earth, surrounded by the stunning landscape of the Negev Desert.
Jordan is spectacular, safe and friendly... (The Guardian)
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 9000 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 made me fall in love with boat travel... (The Travel Nomad)
To fully discover the ancient wonders of Egypt, a cruise on the River Nile is truly an unforgettable experience. The Nile River has been Egypt's lifeline since ancient times and there is no better way to trace the passage of Egypt's history than to follow the course of the Nile. Nile cruises operate between Luxor and Aswan and are enjoyable and comfortable way to enjoy the ancient sites of Upper Egypt.