09 Days / 08 Nights
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Two of the world’s oldest kingdoms are explored in this Middle Eastern jaunt. Jordan, with its array of biblical sites, extraordinary mountain ranges and ancient ruined cities and Egypt, the world’s largest open-air museum – temples, tombs and treasures. This tour combines a rich tapestry of delights and gives the traveler a” taste” of these vibrant cultures.
Arrival at Cairo international Airport, our representative will meet and greet you at immigration area and assist you at customs, transfer to hotel, check in, overnight.
Meals: N/A / Overnight: Cairo.
Enjoy Breakfast at hotel, meet you Egyptology tour guide who will escort you today to explore the Pyramids of Giza, great tributes to the mighty Pharaohs. We stop at the Sphinx, continue to fabulous Egyptian Museum to exclaim over Tutankhamen's treasures, thousands of ancient artifacts. Back to Hotel, overnight.
Meals: Breakfast. / Overnight: Cairo.
This morning we travel via Suez to legendary Sinai and its heart-stopping scenery. Tonight, we stay at St. Katherine at the foot of the biblical Mt. Sinai. Time to explore the ancient Christian church and monastery. check in hotel, Dinner and overnight.
Meals: Breakfast - Dinner / Overnight: St. Catherine.
A very early wakeup, quick coffee before we climb Mt. Sinai, following in the footsteps of Moses as we ascend this great mountain to see sunrise. We visit the medieval Monastery and Church of St. Katherine, one of
early Christianity’s only surviving churches. back to hotel to refresh up and get your breakfast, checkout, then From St. Katherine we travel to Taba to cross the Gulf of Aqaba to Aqaba port, the aquatic pleasure ground of Jordan. transfer to hotel, check in Free evening. overnight.
Meals: Breakfast / overnight: Aqaba.
A free morning. Try snorkeling or take a glass bottom boat to the magnificent coral gardens. Or perhaps enjoy a morning of pampering with a visit to the Turkish Baths. Then we head to the Bedouin region of Wadi Rum, home of the Arab Revolt and immortalized by the desert soldier and writer, T.E. Lawrence.
4WDs take us on an optional tour to witness the scenery of Wadi Rum... a locale of incredible contrast, color and challenge. Explore the bizarre rock formations and stark escarpments and meet the local Bedouin. We finish our day in the hidden city of Petra. check in hotel, overnight.
Meals: Breakfast. / Overnight: Petra.
Following breakfast, we take a horse ride to the start of the Siq, then by foot to the Treasury. This extraordinary architectural construction is simply magnificent. Prepare to be fascinated by this fabled city as we explore the Monastery, Pharaoh’s Castle, Triumphal Arch and the Amphitheatre. This evening we explore mesmerizing Petra by night as we take a walking tour along As-Siq with its specially lit candles - a breathtaking tour that will be a tour highlight.
Meals: Breakfast / Overnight: Petra.
Today we drive the famous Kings Highway to Kerak Castle, dating back to the 12th century. This ancient Crusader stronghold of strategic importance is the stuff of legends - mighty battles between the Crusaders and Saladin, the leader of the Islamic armies and resting place for the caravans on times past.
Leaving Kerak we visit Madaba, known for its splendid mosaics, then to the holy village of Mt. Nebo, allegedly the place where Moses is said to have laid eyes upon the Promised Land to which he was forbidden entry. Our day ends in Amman, capital city of the Hashemite Kingdom. Check in Hotel, Overnight.
Meals: Breakfast / Pvernight: Amman
Morning breakfast at hotel, start tour of Jerash, one of the ancient Decapolis cities to see Hadrian’s Arch, the hippodrome, the remains of the Temples of Zeus and Artemis, the Nymphaeum and the Forum. Then to the towering ar-Rabad Castle built by the nephew of the legendary leader, Saladin in the late 12th century and once a bastion of defense in Crusader wars. Evening Is free for last minute shopping. overnight.
Meals: Breakfast / Overnight: Amman.
Tour concludes after breakfast. Transfer to departure point. End of services.
Meals: Breakfast / End of Services.