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ANCIENT TRADERS: JORDAN & EGYPT 11 DAYS

DAY 1  :  Amman

Arrival at Amman Airport (Ancient Philadelphia). Transfer to our hotel to settle in our rooms. Dinner and overnight in  Amman.

DAY 2  :  Amman - Jerash - Amman

After breakfast, we depart for the city of Amman, where we will visit the Archaeological Museum, the Greco-Roman Theater and the Hellenistic Acropolis. We then begin our tour of Jerash, the most well-preserved Roman site, referred to by historians as the Pompei of the East. In the city (Ancient Antioch), we will admire the triumphant Arch, the Hippodrome, the Gate, the Agora, the Arch of Adrian, the Temple of Zeus, the Nymphaion, the Temple of Artemis and the theater. Return to Amman  for a traditional dinner in Kan Zaman. Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

DAY  3: Amman - Madaba - Nebo - Wadi Rum - Petra

After breakfast, we depart via the Kings' Highway for Petra, visiting the mosaic city of Madaba, where we will see the oldest map of the holy land, which exists on the floor of Saint George's Cathedral. Next we will go to Mt. Nebo - where according to tradition, Moses is buried - to admire the wonderful view of the countryside, the Jordan River and the Dead Sea. Immediately afterwards, we depart for our 4x4 safari in the Wadi Rum Desert, the land of Lawrence of Arabia, where you will be enchanted by the striking landscape, the endless sands and the large rock formations of Petra that appear out of the desert sands. Departure for Petra. Dinner and overnight stay in our hotel.

DAY  4  :  Petra - Amman

After breakfast, we depart for our tour of the Ancient Site of Petra (the city carved into the stone and the treasury). Even if there were no other interesting sites in Jordan, the visit would still be worthwhile just to see Petra. Visitors are stunned by the dream-like view, as Petra looks absolutely unreal. We head for the archaeological site with the hundred temples, the Royal Palaces, the Roman Theater and houses, the Hydria Monument, the Corinthian Tomb and the Monastery (for those who have enough strength to climb about 100 steps. Return to our hotel in Amman for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY  5  :  Amman – Cairo-Luxor

Breakfast . Transfer to Amman airport for  flight to Luxor  through  Cairo.
Arrival Luxor  ,  transfer  to  Hotel for  dinner  &  over  night

DAY  6  : 

After  breakfast starting our tour of the western bank, visiting the Ancient City of Thebes, otherwise known as the city of the dead. Next we stop in the Valley of the Kings, where 60 tombs exist, 3 of which we will visit. Lastly, we will tour the three-leveled Temple of Hatshepsut, the only female Pharaoh of Egypt, as well as the two huge Colossi of Memnon. In the afternoon, we visit Luxor  temples & Karnak and the Avenue of the Pharaohs. Return  to the  hotel for dinner and overnight stay


DAY  7  :  Aswan

After  breakfast  departure  to  Aswan  by  bus . In our way  wr  will  visitis  the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the hawk Haroeris.  After we  are reaching the city of Edfu. Visit to the well-preserved Edfu Temple, dedicated to Horus, the hawk god of the sun, protector of the Pharaoh. Transfer  to Awan dinner and overnight

DAY  8  :  Aswan - Cairo

Breaksfat. We  begin our tour of Aswan, the African state located at the tip of the Nile, 900 kilometers from Cairo. We start off with a visit to Philae Island and its Temple of Isis, and go on to see the impressive dam that regulates the flow of the Nile.  At the  eand  a  ride  with  a  felucca  will  be  a  fascinating  enperiance.  Transfer  to Aswan  airport  for  flight  to  Cairo.  Arrival Cairo,transfer  to  Hotel  & over night

DAY  9  :  Cairo

Breakfast. This day begins with a tour of Islamic Cairo. The Salahdin Acropolis (the Cairo Citadel) was the mightiest castle during the early Islamic era and was comprised of three parts: the lower wall, el-Azab (the northern wall) and el-Ankhisariyia. We will also visit the Mohammed Ali Mosque, renowned for its magnificent architecture, also located in the Citadel’s premises.

From there we depart for the ancient capital town of Memphis and to Sakkara to see the exquisite Djoser Pyramid, the first stepped pyramid ever built. Next we will have lunch in a luxury restaurant in Cairo and return to the hotel. Evening free time. Overnight in Cairo hotel.

Day 10:  Cairo

After breakfast we begin our tour, starting from the Archaeological Museum, which contains the priceless masterpieces of the Pharaohs. Today we will experience the splendor of this ancient civilization. We continue with a visit to the Giza Pyramids, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the enigmatic Sphinx and lastly, to a fragrances and papyrus workshop. At the end of the tour, we will dine at a luxurious traditional restaurant in Cairo. After our meal, we will explore the traditional oriental Khan-el-Khalili Bazaar, where you can purchase weaving, leather goods, as well as copper, silver and gold articles. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight

Day 11:  Cairo - airport

After breakfast transfer to  Cairo  airport  for  final  departure

Important Notifications:

The tour schedules presented on the website are INDICATIVE.
The sequence of the tours may be altered if necessary, without omitting any of the tours mentioned.
Please always ask for our seasonal schedule slips so that you can have a full view of the different trips to be realized in different seasons, throughout the year. The tour schedules are indicative, since it is impossible that new brochures be printed or changes be made on the website on a constant basis. 

HIGHLIGHTS:

4 overnight stays Jordan in hotels of your choice, with breakfast and dinner, as mentioned in the program (  3  over  nights  Amman  & one over night in  Petra )
3 nights in the Cairo, in a hotel of your choice, including breakfast
2 night in Luxor in a hotel of your choice, with breakfast  &  dinner
1 night in Aswan in a  hotel of your choice, with breakfast & dinner
Traditional dinner at Kan Zaman in  Amman
Wadi Rum Desert Safari (the Land of Lawrence of Arabia)
Entrance fees for museums and archaeological sites  as mentioning  in the  program  itinerary
All tours   as mentioning in  the  program  ( In Luxor will visit 3 tombs of the ancient kingdom )
( 2 ) Meals, during the Cairo tours  
Entrance fees for museums and archaeological sites
Experienced English speaking guide in Jordan  & Egypt
Transfers by Deluxe buses

 

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