Lost City & Great Pyramids
Jordan & Egypt in 9 Days • 7 Nights in Destination
An unforgettable multi-country tour of Jordan & Egypt! Tick two Wonders of the World off your bucket list at Petra and the Great Pyramids.
Discover two wonders of the world on this bucket-list trip! Experience the heritage of Amman, take in the views from Mount Nebo and uncover the secrets of the lost city of Petra. Cross the Wadi Rum desert and explore the cultures of Cairo before visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza.
It's time to set off on an unforgettable adventure to historic Jordan and incredible Egypt! Arrive at your UK/Ireland departure airport ready to check in for a flight to the Jordanian capital of Amman.* Night on board.
* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.
**Optional Amman City Tour with Dinner: Explore Amman this afternoon, the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom founded 7000 years ago. See the city's most emblematic sights including Amman Citadel, Hercules Temple, the Byzantine Church and the Ummayad Palace and pay a visit to the fascinating Amman Archaeological Museum. Head downtown to see the incredible Roman Amphitheatre and the old markets before exploring the newer part of the city. End the tour with an authentic Jordanian dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast at the hotel. Set off for Madaba this morning to see the oldest mosaic map in the world, housed within the historic St. George Church. Continue to Mount Nebo, overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Believed to be the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land and later buried, take in the spectacular views of this sacred place. Next, drive to the fascinating Shobak Castle, a Crusader Castle dating back to 1115. At the end of the visit, head to Petra and check in at the hotel. Spend the evening at your leisure, ready to discover the ancient city in the morning! If you can't wait, we recommend an optional Petra by Night excursion!* Dinner and overnight stay in Petra.
*Optional Petra By Night Excursion: Savour the opportunity to discover the legendary sights of Petra by night! Walk along the Siq Gorge before arriving at the iconic Treasury to admire its legendary candlelit facade. A spectacular sight!
Breakfast at the hotel. Spend today exploring the famed Nabatean capital with an excursion to Petra! During the visit, discover the most important and representative monuments, sculpted into the rock by this ancient civilization. Admire the Treasury, the famous and most internationally recognised monument featured in one of the Indiana Jones films, and other highlights, such as the Coloured Tombs and the Royal Tombs. Let your imagination run wild as you learn about life here in ancient times. Petra is one of those places in the world that you must visit at least once in your life! One of the Seven Wonders of the World, enjoy an unforgettable day exploring this bucket-list site. At the end of the visit, return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Petra.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, head to beautiful Wadi Rum, the desert made famous by Lawrence of Arabia. Take a 4x4 excursion across the lunar-like landscape for an unforgettable experience. At the indicated time, return to Amman and spend the rest of the day at your leisure, soaking up the culture and atmosphere of the Jordanian capital. Dinner and overnight stay in Amman.
Breakfast at the hotel. Continue your adventure today as you head to Egypt! At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Touch down in Cairo and transfer to the hotel. Once you've settled in the remainder of the day is free at your leisure to get to know the sights and sounds of Cairo, in the shadow of the Great Pyramids! Go shopping at the local souk or sample the national cuisine. Overnight stay in Cairo.
Breakfast at the hotel. Get to know the Egyptian capital today with an excursion to the legendary Great Pyramids! Begin at the Giza plateau, home of the three Great Pyramids, built over 4,500 years ago and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World! Explore the pyramids and learn about their fascinating history as you walk in the footsteps of the pharaohs. Continue to the Great Sphinx to unearth more secrets of Ancient Egypt. The afternoon is free at your leisure to explore Cairo at your own pace. We recommend an optional excursion to Memphis and the necropolis of Sakkara.* Overnight stay in Cairo.
* Optional excursion to Memphis and Sakkara: Visit Memphis, once the place of residence of the Egyptian pharaohs. See the stepped pyramid, built by Imhotep and explore the complete funeral complex of Mastabas. Continue to Mit Rahina to visit the open-air museum and explore the necropolis of Sakkara.
Important: The order of the optional excursions may vary depending on your departure day.
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure to explore Cairo at your own pace. Enjoy a little retail therapy in the local bazaar or soak up the immense history of the priceless objects housed within the famous Egyptian Museum! Overnight stay in Cairo.
Breakfast at the hotel.* Sadly, it's time to bring your adventure to an end. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport to board your flight back to the UK/Ireland. Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.**
* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.
** If your return flight departs in the evening, your arrival in the UK/Ireland will be the following day.
9 days trip including flights*
8 days and 7 nights in destination
LON - AMM
LON - AMM
CAI - LON
* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.
The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.
Accommodation: 7 Nights
*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative hotels with the same quality: Gerasa, Larsa Hotel Amman, MENA Tyche Hotel, Olive Hotel, Sparr Hotel Amman.
Visit to Shobak Castle
Visit the fascinating Shobak Castle, nestled on the side of a mountain and built by King Baldwin I of Jerusalem in 1115 to guard the route between Egypt and Damascus. An important piece of Crusader-era history, explore the castle and learn its history.
What's included: Guide, transfers and entrances.
Madaba City Tour & Mount Nebo
See the oldest mosaic map in the world, housed within the historic St. George Church in Madaba. Continue to Mount Nebo, overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. It is believed to be the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land!
What's included: Guide, transfers and entrances.
Full-Day Tour of Petra
Discover the most important and representative monuments of Petra, sculpted into the rock by the ancient Nabateans. Admire the Treasury, the most internationally recognised monument, and other highlights, such as the Coloured Tombs and the Royal Tombs.
What's included: Guide, transfers and entrances.
4x4 Desert Safari in Wadi Rum
Explore beautiful Wadi Rum, the desert made famous by Lawrence of Arabia. Take a 4x4 excursion across the lunar-like landscape for an unforgettable experience as you traverse the endless landscapes of sand dunes and orange rock formations!
Amman Afternoon City Tour
See the city's most emblematic sights including Amman Citadel, Hercules Temple, the Byzantine Church and Ummayad Palace. Pay a visit to Amman Archaeological Museum and the Roman Amphitheatre and end the tour with an authentic meal at a local restaurant.
What's included: Transfer, guide, tickets & local dinner Not included: Drinks, tips or any other service not mentioned
Petra By Night Excursion
Savour the opportunity to discover the legendary sights of Petra by night! Walk along the Siq Gorge before arriving at the iconic Treasury to admire its legendary candlelit facade. A spectacular sight!
Memphis & Sakkara Excursion
Visit ancient Memphis and the nearby necropolis of Sakkara. See the stepped pyramid of Djoser, built by Imhotep, and explore the complete funeral complex of Mastabas. Continue to Mit Rahina to visit the open-air museum.
What's included: Transport, English-speaking guide, entrance fees to Sakkara Complex and Memphis open air museum.
The price includes
- Included in all our trips. more information
- Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
- International flights: UK/Ireland - Amman, Amman - Cairo, Cairo - UK/Ireland.
- 7 nights accommodation in Charm, Superior & Luxury category hotels.*more informationSee hotels included
- 7 breakfasts & 4 dinners.
- Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.**more informationSee itinerary
- All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
- Free visa on arrival in Amman. ***more information
- ATOL Protection.
- 4x4 excursion in Wadi Rum in Jordan.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase
Visa (required)*, drinks, tips, and aany other services not mentioned in "What's included".
* Visa for Egypt issued on arrival. Price approx. $25.
Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in "What's included".
If you arrive in the early hours between 00:00 and 11:30, you must add the optional early check-in to have access to your room immediately.
To guarantee optional services, we recommend that you add them to your current booking, as they are subject to availability.
* You will have the option to add early check-in on arrival in the next step of the booking process.
** The order of the visits are subject to change at the destination. Therefore, we don't recommend booking independent activities until you reach your destination.
***Passport details are necessary to obtain a free visa in Amman. A copy of the passport of all travelers must be sent to email@example.com once your reservation is complete.
To obtain your free visa upon arrival, managed by our travel partnerin Jordan, we require your confirmed flight details at least 30 days prior to your departure.
Important: The airport transfer on arrival in Amman will be shared with other travelers in your tour group. A guide will be there to meet you on arrival, but you may be required to wait for up to two hours before leaving for the hotel, depending on the flight arrival times.
EGYPT: This trip is not suitable for a person with reduced mobility due to the nature of the excursions and the terrain.
However, please note that this tour can be taken privately. There will be a private guide and a specifically designed itinerary to ensure maximum enjoyment. The excursions will be taken via alternative routes with ease of access and the pace will be dictated by the passenger.
To take part in the private tour it is required that the person with reduced mobility is accompanied by a dedicated person at all times, to assist in any necessary situations, such as getting in and out of the transport vehicle, on excursions, and so on.
- Entry requirementsPassport with a minimum of six months validity. One page required for stamp.
- VisaA visa is mandatory. This is issued on arrival to the country.
- CurrencyJordanian Dinar.
- Electricity220 V. European style plug
- HealthThere are no mandatory vaccinations for travelers from the UK.
- Time zoneUTC + 02:00.
- Other useful informationYou should always bargain when you go shopping.
- Tourist Office websitehttp://sp.visitjordan.com
Important: Please note that professional cameras, such as those with big zoom lenses, drones of any kind and tripods of any kind are not allowed in Jordan. Bringing these objects into the country can cause delays at the airport so please leave these items at home.
Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.
Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.
In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
If you have reduced mobility/require the use of a wheelchair and prefer to go at your own pace, please contact our customer service team at +44 20 8068 3176 or via our contact form.
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