Jordan & Egypt in 16 Days

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Aswan
Cairo
Giza
Luxor
Nile River
Ajloun Castle
Amman
Dead Sea
Jerash
Mount Nebo
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Travel to magical Jordan, discover Amman and the Greco-Roman city of Jerash and see the Castle of Ajloun. Relax in the waters of the Dead Sea, admire the ancient wonders of Petra and sleep under the stars in the Wadi Rum desert. Next, head to Egypt to see the Great Pyramids in Cairo and enjoy a 4-night Full-Board Nile Cruise through iconic Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan.

16 days trip including flights*

15 days and 14 nights in destination

1

NYC - AMM

2

NYC - AMM

Amman

3

Amman

4

Amman

5

Petra

6

Petra

7

Wadi Rum

8

Amman

9

AMM-CAI

Cairo

10

Cairo

11

Nile

12

Nile

13

Nile

14

Nile

15

Cairo

16

CAI - NYC

* 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.

1st Day: US - Night on board

Ready to discover the cultural treasures of Jordan? Arrive at your US departure airport to board a flight to 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.

2nd Day: Amman

Touch down in Amman and transfer to your hotel.* Amman is the modern capital of Jordan but possesses dozens of ancient historical sites, set into a hillside in northern Jordan. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. Alternatively, if you arrive early in the day, why not enough an optional excursion to the Ma'in Hot Springs & Dead Sea Panoramic Complex to unwind after your journey. ** Dinner and overnight stay in Amman.***

* Possibility of booking early check-in in the next step of the booking process.

** Optional Ma'in Hot Springs & Dead Sea Panoramic Complex Excursion: Spend a relaxing day at the Ma'in Hot Springs Resort & Spa. Bathe in the therapeutic hot springs and enjoy the pool and natural waterfall. Visit the Dead Sea Panoramic Complex to enjoy some free time and soak up the views of the Dead Sea and Jordan Valley.

*** Please note: If you arrive at the hotel after 9:00 p.m, dinner will not be included. Instead, you will have the option to reserve a cold packed dinner for an additional charge in the next step of the booking process.

Optional
Ma'in Hot Springs & Dead Sea Panoramic Complex Excursion
3rd Day: Amman - Jerash - Ajloun Castle - Amman

Breakfast at the hotel. Begin the day with a brief city tour of Amman. See both the new and old parts of the city on a panoramic bus ride. Afterwards, continue to Jerash, known as the 'Pompeii of the East'. Inhabited since the Bronze Age, this amazing Greco-Roman city is the best-preserved example of Roman-era ruins in Jordan. See the impressive Hadrian's Arch, the Hippodrome, the Temple of Artemis and the Roman Theatre, among other highlights, as you explore this amazing archaeological site. Next, continue to Ajloun Castle, built by Saladin in the 12th-century. One of the most amazing castles in the Middle East, here you can soak up the fabulous views of the Dead Sea from its hilltop vantage point. Return to Amman and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Dinner and overnight stay in Amman.

Included
Visit to Ajloun Castle
Included
Jerash City Tour
Included
Brief Panoramic City Tour of Amman
4th Day: Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Shobak Castle - Petra

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!

Included
Desert Castles & Dead Sea Full-Day Excursion
5th Day: Petra

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, as seen in one of the Indiana Jones films and other highlights, such as the Colored 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! A true wonder 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.

Included
Madaba City Tour & Mount Nebo
Included
Visit to Shobak Castle
Optional
Petra By Night Excursion
6th Day: Petra - Little Petra - Wadi Rum

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, head to a lesser-known site named Little Petra, located north of Petra. A narrow gorge of 2 meters wide, this rocky landscape is adorned with typical Nabatean architecture, making this one of the most unique sites in the country. Originally, Little Petra was inhabited by the Nabateans and is home to a number of tombs, water tanks and riverbeds. Next, continue 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. We recommend an optional Stargazing Excursion to discover the secrets of the night's sky!* Dinner under the stars and overnight at the camp in Wadi Rum.

*Optional Wadi Rum Stargazing Experience: Discover the secrets of the night's sky! Head to an area without light pollution and enjoy a 20-minute presentation before viewing the incredible star constellations with the help of telescopes. This excursion is weather dependent. 

Included
Full-Day Tour of Petra
7th Day: Wadi Rum - Amman

Breakfast at the camp. 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.

Included
Half-Day Tour of Little Petra
Included
4x4 Desert Safari in Wadi Rum
Optional
Upgrade to a Martian Tent in Wadi Rum
Optional
Wadi Rum Stargazing Experience
8th Day: Amman - Desert Castles - Dead Sea - Amman

Breakfast at the hotel. Head east today to discover the Desert Castles of Azraq, Kharanah and Amra. Dating from the early Islamic era, the castles were built as retreats for the Caliphs of the time. Explore these historic fortresses and learn more about the history of 7th-century Jordan. Afterwards, continue to the eternal Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth at an amazing 400-meters below sea level! Take in the spectacular views before enjoying some free time to relax, swim and float in the salty waters! The mineral-rich mud is said to be therapeutic so be sure to treat your skin to a little indulgence! Return to Amman after an action-packed day. Dinner and overnight stay in Amman. 

9th Day: Amman - Cairo

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.

Optional
Experience Egypt Optional Excursions Package (Limited Offer) - 3 Excursions
Optional
Ultimate Egypt Optional Excursions Package (Limited Offer) - 4 Excursions
10th Day: Cairo

Breakfast at the hotel. Get to know the Egyptian capital today with a tour of Cairo's most emblematic sights. 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 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 remainder of the day is free to explore Cairo at your leisure. We recommend an optional Pyramids Sound and Light Show.* Overnight stay in Cairo.

Optional Pyramids Sound and Light Show: Experience the iconic Great Pyramids at night, as they are lit with dancing lasers and visuals, accompanied by atmospheric music. The perfect way to kick-start your Egyptian adventure!

Important: The order of the optional excursions may vary depending on your departure day. Optional excursions can only be reserved at the time of booking or up to four days after booking.

Alternatively, for a full experience of Egypt, you can choose one of our optional excursion packages to add 3/4 optional excursions to your trip!

Included
Pyramids of Giza & Cairo Tour
Optional
Pyramids Sound and Light Show
11th Day: Cairo - Luxor

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Luxor. On arrival, transfer to the port to board your Full-Board Nile Cruise Boat, your home for the next four nights. Get settled in your cabin and enjoy lunch and the views of the river Nile. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Karnak, a huge complex of decayed temples, columns and other buildings. On the way back to the ship, stop at the impressive Temple of Luxor, dedicated to Amun-Ra, Mut and Khonu and built by Amenophis III and Ramses II. Back on the ship, enjoy the remainder of the evening at your leisure. Dinner and overnight on board.

Included
Visit to the Karnak Temple Complex
12th Day: Luxor - Edfu

Full-board on board. Begin the day with a visit to the legendary Valley of the Kings, the burial site of the pharaohs between the 18th and 20th ancient Egyptian dynasties and the famous site of the tomb of Tutankhamun. After exploring the valley, head to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, set on large terraces beneath the cliffs at Deir el-Bahari. Continue to the Colossi of Memnon, two imposing stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, before returning to the ship as it navigates towards Edfu. Overnight on board.

Included
Valley of the Kings & Temple of Hatshepsut Excursion
13th Day: Edfu - Kom Ombo - Aswan

Full-board on board. Disembark the ship in Edfu and take a buggy ride to the magnificent Temple of Horus, the famous, falcon-headed Egyptian god. Explore the atmospheric temple ruins as you trace the footsteps of the pharaohs. Return to the ship and continue sailing south to Kom Ombo. Upon arrival explore the twin Temples of Haroeris and Sobek and see the amazing Nilometer, used to measure the rising and falling levels of the Nile, an important life source in Egypt. Return to the ship and relax onboard as you continue towards Aswan. Overnight on board.

Included
Edfu & Kom Ombo Tour
14th Day: Aswan

Full-board on board. This morning, we recommend an optional visit to the amazing temples of Abu Simbel.* Today, enjoy a tour of Aswan to uncover the sights of this fascinating city. Explore the famous granite quarry, where the building blocks of many of ancient Egypt's monuments were produced and visit both the old and new Aswan Dams, monumental engineering works built in the 19th and 20th centuries respectively to control the flooding on the banks of the Nile. End the day with a peaceful ride in a felucca, a typical fishing boat, on the river Nile. Overnight on board.

Optional Excursion to Abu Simbel: Visit these amazing temples, carved on the western cliff of the desert by Ramses II in the Xl century BC. See the iconic 20-metre high statues, dedicated to the god Amon Ra, and the Temple of Nefertari, dedicated to the goddess Hathor.

Please note: If you take the optional excursion to Abu Simbel, you will depart from the ship at approximately 3-3:30 a.m. to make the most of the coolest and quietest part of the day. This way, you can fully experience Abu Simbel without the crowds and avoid sightseeing in high temperatures.

Important: The order of the optional excursions may vary depending on your departure day. Optional excursions can only be reserved at the time of booking or up to four days after booking.

Alternatively, for a full experience of Egypt, you can choose one of our optional excursion packages to add 3/4 optional excursions to your trip!

Included
Aswan Tour & Felucca Boat Cruise
Optional
Abu Simbel Excursion
Optional
Island of Philae
15th Day: Aswan - Cairo

Breakfast on board. At the indicated time, disembark the ship and transfer to the airport for a short flight to Cairo. Arrive in the capital and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure to get to know Cairo. While away the day visiting the amazing Egyptian Museum, where it's worth spending some time to really get the most out of its unbeatable exhibitions or go shopping in the busy city souks to bag a bargain. We recommend an optional excursion to the Saladin Citadel.* Overnight stay in Cairo.

Optional Excursion to Saladin Citadel: Visit the Alabaster Mosque and medieval fortification of Saladin Citadel, perched atop a hill in central Cairo and dating back to the 12th-century. Learn about the importance of the site to Egypt's Islamic heritage before walking through the Coptic Neighborhood, home to various churches. 

Important: The order of the optional excursions may vary depending on your departure day. Optional excursions can only be reserved at the time of booking or up to four days after booking.

Alternatively, for a full experience of Egypt, you can choose one of our optional excursion packages to add 3/4 optional excursions to your trip!

Optional
Saladin Citadel Excursion
16th Day: Cairo - US

Breakfast at the hotel. * At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the US. Arrive in the US 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.

** Depending on the choice of flight, you may arrive back in the US the following day.

Accommodation: 14 Nights

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Included activities

If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Included

Included activity for day 3 in Ajloun Castle

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 13:45 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Visit to Ajloun Castle

Visit Ajloun Castle, built by Saladin in the 12th-century to safeguard the trade route between Damascus and Southern Jordan. One of the most impressive Muslim castles in the Middle East, here you can soak up fabulous views of the Dead Sea.

What's included: Guide, transfers and entrances

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Included activity for day 3 in Jerash

Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

Jerash City Tour

Inhabited since the Bronze Age, this incredible Greco-Roman city is home to the best-preserved Roman-era ruins in Jordan. See the impressive Hadrian's Arch, the Hippodrome, the Temple of Artemis and the Roman Theatre as you explore Jerash!

What's included: Guide, transfers and entrances

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Included activity for day 3 in Amman

Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Brief Panoramic City Tour of Amman

Begin the day with a brief city tour of Amman. See both the new and old parts of the city on a panoramic bus ride.

What's included: Brief panoramic bus tour

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Included

Included activity for day 4 in Amman

Duration 09:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Desert Castles & Dead Sea Full-Day Excursion

Discover the Desert Castles of Azraq, Kharanah and Amra. Afterwards, continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth at 400-meters below sea level! Take in the spectacular views before enjoying time to relax, swim and float in the salty waters!

What's included: Guide, transfers and entrances.

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Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Optional

Suggested activity for day 2 in Amman

Physical rating:

Light

Ma'in Hot Springs & Dead Sea Panoramic Complex Excursion

Spend a relaxing day at the Ma'in Hot Springs Resort & Spa. Bathe in the therapeutic hot springs and enjoy the pool and natural waterfall. Visit the Dead Sea Panoramic Complex to enjoy some free time and soak up the views of the Dead Sea and Jordan Valley.

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 5 in Petra

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!

more information
Optional

Suggested activity for day 7 in Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum Stargazing Experience

Discover the secrets of the night's sky! Head to an area without light pollution and enjoy a 20-minute presentation before viewing the incredible star constellations with the help of telescopes. This excursion is weather dependent.

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 7

Upgrade to a Martian Tent in Wadi Rum

Supplement to upgrade to a Martian Tent for one night in the Wadi Rum desert. Enjoy a larger room and unforgettable views of the desert from the panoramic window!

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Amman, Cairo - US.
  • International and internal flights: Amman - Cairo, Cairo - Luxor, Aswan - Cairo. *
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  • 14 nights accommodation: 9 nights in Charm and Superior category hotels, 1 night in Tent Camp in Wadi Rum and 4 nights on board the Chateau Lafayette Nile Cruise Ship. **
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  • 10 breakfasts, 7 dinners and Full-Board on Chateau Lafayette Nile Cruise Ship. ***
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  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide. ****
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Free visa on arrival in Jordan. *****
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  • Active tour with a comprehensive schedule of activities. ******
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  • 4-night Nile Cruise.
  • Desert Safari in Wadi Rum.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Visa (required for Egypt)* drinks, tips** and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* Egypt Visa issued on arrival. Price approx. $25.

** Please note: Mandatory tips of $50 per person for the Nile Cruise are not included in the price and must be paid at the destination. These are the ONLY mandatory tips you will be required to pay during this tour. Tipping for the rest of the trip is optional, but keep in mind that tipping is an important part of Egyptian culture and that it is commonplace for service providers to ask for tips. In these cases, it is up to your personal discretion whether to tip or not. 

Please note: Mandatory tips of $50 per person for the Nile Cruise are not included in the price and must be paid at the destination. These are the ONLY mandatory tips you will be required to pay during this tour. Tipping for the rest of the trip is optional, but keep in mind that tipping is an important part of Egyptian culture and that it is commonplace for service providers to ask for tips. In these cases, it is up to your personal discretion whether to tip or not. 

* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 7 days after you have made your booking or delivered to you on arrival at your destination.

** You will have the option to add early check-in on arrival in the next step of the booking process.

** Possibility to upgrade to a Martian Tent in Wadi Rum in the next step of the booking process.

** Mazayen Camp with a private bathroom.

*** Upgrade to full-board in Jordan by adding 6 lunches in local restaurants in the next step of the booking process.

*** Dinner box supplement (per box/dinner) for the first night in Jordan is available in the next step of the booking process.

**** Please note: the order of the itinerary in Jordan may differ depending on your departure day.

Monday and Saturday: 2 nights Amman, 2 nights Petra, 1 night Wadi Rum, 2 nights Amman.

Tuesday and Sunday: 1 night Amman, 2 nights Petra, 1 night Wadi Rum, 3 nights Amman.

Friday: 3 nights Amman, 2 nights Petra, 1 night Wadi Rum, 1 night Amman.

**** The order of the itinerary in Egypt varies according to the day of arrival:

Wednesday: 2 nights in Cairo, 3 nights Nile cruise, 1 night in Luxor and 1 night in Cairo.

Thursday: 1 night in Cairo, 3 nights Nile cruise, 1 night in Luxor and 2 nights in Cairo.

Saturday: 2 nights in Cairo, 4 nights Nile Cruise, 1 night in Cairo.

Sunday: 1 night Cairo, 4 nights Nile Cruise, 2 nights Cairo.

Alternatively, for a full experience of Egypt, you can choose one of our optional excursion packages to add 3/4 optional excursions to your trip!

***** Passport details are necessary to obtain a free visa. A copy of the passport of all travelers must be sent to  customerservice@exoticca.com once your reservation is complete.

****** Egypt: This is a fast-paced itinerary that includes a comprehensive number of sights and activities in order to give you the most complete experience of Egypt! You can expect several early morning departures and a full daily schedule of activities. 

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.

Please note: A free basic Wi-Fi connection of 4GB per stay is provided onboard the Nile Cruise. Uploading or downloading videos is not permitted due to limited bandwidth availability. Please be aware that the ship's Wi-Fi connection is dependent on satellite coverage and that there are sections of the cruise in which Wi-Fi will not be available. High-speed Wi-Fi is available to use in port only, for an extra fee of $8 USD per day.

  • Entry requirements
    Passport with a minimum of six months validity. One page required for stamp.
  • Visa
    A visa is mandatory. This is issued on arrival to the country.
  • Currency
    Jordanian Dinar.
  • Language
    Arabic.
  • Electricity
    220 V. European style plug
  • Health
    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travelers from the U.S.
  • Time zone
    UTC + 02:00.
  • Other useful information
    You should always bargain when you go shopping.
  • Tourist Office website
    http://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.

Due to adverse weather conditions and/or for safety reasons and/or need to the smoothness of the trip run by our group partner, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary are subject to changes and/or cancellations without notice.

Children: 0 - 11 years.

Triple room: the third bed will be a rollaway bed.

 

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