Jordan and Egypt: Petra to the Pyramids Tauck Tours

Jordan and Egypt: Petra to the Pyramids

Embark on a spectacular exploration of iconic Middle Eastern destinations on a Jordan and Egypt: Petra to the Pyramids, 13-Day escorted tour. Dive into ancient history as you visit Roman ruins in Jerash, admire the views from Mt. Nebo, explore the Rose City of Petra, enjoy a 3-night Nile River cruise, dine on delicious cuisine in a desert tent and travel via multiple modes on this adventure.


13 Daysfr. $9,990

  • EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE tented dinner in the desert in Petra featuring traditional entertainment by sword dancers
  • PRIVATE after-hours visit to the Valley of the Kings and King Tutankhamun’s tomb
  • GUIDED SIGHTSEEING to Jerash, Mt. Nebo and Madaba
  • VISIT to Aswan Dam
  • SAIL on 3-night Nile River cruise
  • DRIVE 4x4 adventure in the lunar landscapes of Wadi Rum
  • TRAVEL by felucca
  • SEE Hadrian’s Arch
  • VISIT St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Madaba
  • RIDE aboard a camel cart into Petra
  • MARVEL at the130-foot-high, intricately decorated, Khazneh, (The Treasury)
  • FLY to Abu Simbel
  • VIEW The Great Temple which stands 98 feet high
  • VISIT a Nubian village and enjoy tea with its residents
  • TWIN temples in Kom Ombo
  • TRAVEL by horse cart to the Temple of Horus at Edfu
  • GUIDED TOUR to Luxor Temple, tomb of Nefertari and after-hours private visit including entry to King Tutankhamun’s tomb
  • TOUR the Egyptian Museum
  • IN GIZA tour The Great Pyramids, the Great Sphinx, Necropolis of Memphis and the Step Pyramid
  • EXPLORE Old Coptic Cairo
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as detailed
  • All customary gratuities for hotel and restaurant staff and local guides are included.
  • The customary gratuities for the Tauck Director and local drivers are not included. We ask that gratuities be extended on a voluntary, individual basis and not as a group.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, dry cleaning, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • Airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners
  • Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea in Amman, Jordan (2 nights)
  • Movenpick Resort Petra in Petra, Jordan (2 nights)
  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan in Aswan, Egypt (2 nights)
  • Oberoi Zahra Nile River Cruise in Egypt (3 nights)
  • Marriott Mena House Hotel in Cairo, Egypt (3 nights)

ARRIVE AMMAN, JORDAN Location Information Description

Amman, Jordan

Tour begins: 6:00 PM, Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea. A transfer is included from Amman airport to the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, a luxurious beachfront resort nestled on the shores of the ancient salt lake at the lowest point on Earth. Join us this evening for a welcome reception and dinner tonight.

Dinner

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

ROMAN ANTIQUITIES IN JERASH Location Information Description

Jerash, Jordan

Set off on an excursion to Jerash, site of one of the best-preserved ancient Roman cities in the Middle East and a window to its past glory as an important imperial city. Your local guide shares expert insights about the sites you will see, including Roman temples, squares, arches, baths and theatres, often colonnaded and always astounding. See Hadrian’s Arch, built in 129 AD, the ruins of the Temple of Zeus, the South Theatre, built to accommodate some 5,000 spectators, and the meticulously restored North Theatre. Drive through Amman en route back to your resort hotel after lunch, where free time and a lecture by Ms. Muna Haddad precede dinner at your leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

MOUNT NEBO, MADABA & PETRA Location Information Description

Madaba, Jordan

Thousands of years of biblical history reveal themselves today on a visit to Mt. Nebo where you will see what Moses saw when he looked out over the Promised Land. Continue to Madaba for a visit to St. George Greek Orthodox Church where the remains of the oldest known map of the Holy Land, painstakingly assembled from more than a million pieces of colored stone, cover the church floor.

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Wadi Musa, Jordan

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and drive to the ancient Nabataean city of Petra, carved out of sandstone cliffs around 6 BC, where your hotel is just steps away from the archaeological site. Dinner is at your leisure tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Movenpick Resort Petra

THE JORDANIAN CITY OF PETRA Location Information Description

Wadi Musa, Jordan

Imagine riding aboard a camel cart through a hidden desert canyon that opens up to a magnificent red rose city dating back to the 1st century BC. Ancient master builders carved palaces, temples, tombs and more into the stone cliffs you will see here today. Picture yourself standing in awe at the 130-foot-high Khazneh, (The Treasury), intricately decorated with Corinthian capitals, friezes, statues and more, like Indiana Jones did in the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Discover Royal Tombs, celebrating the achievements of the dead long gone and built high on the mountain side, and marvel at the ancient amphitheatre capable of seating more than 8,000 spectators, along with numerous temples sculpted in sandstone.

Have lunch at a local restaurant, before returning to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Join us tonight for a private tented dinner in the desert (weather-permitting), enjoying a fruit-infused hubbly-bubbly smoke, music and dancing by a local troupe of sword dancers.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Movenpick Resort Petra

DESERT ADVENTURES AT WADI RUM Location Information Description

Wadi Rum, Jordan

Take a morning excursion to the otherworldly landscapes of Wadi Rum, known as the Valley of the Moon for the lunar-like dunes and towering sandstone cliffs found here. Exploring by 4x4 vehicle* with an option to ride a camel makes your visit unforgettable.

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Aswan, Egypt

It’s off to Egypt this afternoon aboard a flight to Aswan that touches down for a guided visit to the Aswan High Dam, built across the River Nile. Drive to your hotel, where your suites overlook the cataracts on the Nile, and have dinner at your leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

FLY TO ABU SIMBEL Location Information Description

Abu Simbel, Egypt

A morning flight brings you to the Nubian village of Abu Simbel for a locally guided visit to its massive temples cut into a solid rock cliff and created during the reign of Ramesses II in the 1200s BC. The Great Temple stands 98 feet high with four seated colossi flanking the entrance and smaller statues depicting Ramessess’ conquered enemies lining up below. The smaller temple, some 40 feet high, is adorned by four colossi depicting Ramesses and two of his queen Nefertari at a height of 32 feet. Fly back to Aswan and have dinner at a restaurant made famous by Agatha Christie.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

A SACRED TEMPLE AND A DAY'S END FELUCCA CRUISE Location Information Description

Aswan, Egypt

A full day of Egyptian exploration includes a boat ride to Agilkia Island to see the sacred Temple of Isis at Philae, one of the last of the ancient temples constructed in the “classic” Egyptian style, and a visit to a Nubian village for an opportunity to discover an authentic taste of daily life – and local tea.

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Nile River, Egypt

Embark your Oberoi ship in time for lunch, and relaxation, followed by a visit to the ruins of Saint Simeon Monastery on Elephantine Island in the Nile River, once housing some 300 monks when it was completed in the 10th century. End your day with a felucca cruise as the sun sets on the Nile and have dinner at leisure onboard your ship.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Oberoi Zahra

TEMPLES OF KOM OMBO AND EDFU Location Information Description

Nile River, Egypt

Cruise to Kom Ombo, where its unusual twin temples are just a walk away from your ship. Temple reliefs here feature a unique engraving thought to depict the first representation of medical and surgical instruments. After lunch aboard ship, ride aboard a horse cart to the Temple of Horus at Edfu, considered to be the most beautiful and best-preserved temples in Egypt, with its roof still intact. It took 180 years for the temple to be built and during your guided visit you’ll discover why. Massive statues of Horus as a falcon guard entrances and the reliefs on its interior walls relate the story of the birth of Horus and depict Ptolemaic rulers making offerings to the gods and destroying their enemies. Return to your ship by horse cart for an evening at leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Oberoi Zahra

EXPLORE THE VALLEY OF KINGS AND QUEENS Location Information Description

Luxor, Egypt

Buried under the sand for more than 1,000 years, Luxor’s Temple of Karnak is the largest complex of its time ever built, developed over a thousand years. Explore the site with an expert guide who shares insights about its history and construction, including the 134-columned Great Hypostyle Hall. A locally guided visit to Luxor Temple, connected to Karnak by an avenue of sphinxes, and dating back to the 1300s BC, follows.

Return to your Nile cruiser for lunch and an afternoon excursion to the Valley of the Queens with a visit to the beautiful tomb of Nefertari, the great wife of Pharaoh Ramesses II, where the hieroglyphics amaze. Continue to the Valley of the Kings for an after-hours private visit that includes entry to King Tutankhamun’s tomb, renowned for the wealth of valuable antiquities it contained when it was discovered unopened in 1922. Return to your ship for dinner at leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Oberoi Zahra

FLY TO CAIRO AND VISIT THE EGYPTIAN MUSEUM Location Information Description

Cairo, Egypt

Disembark ship for an early flight to Cairo this morning, touching down late morning. Following an early lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Egyptian Museum, housing the world's largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts including many of the treasures found in King Tutankhamun's tomb! Check into your room at Marriott Mena House in Cairo, inviting with views of the Great Pyramids of Giza, where the remainder of the day is at leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Marriott Mena House

PYRAMIDS OF GIZA AND THE NECROPOLIS OF MEMPHIS Location Information Description

Cairo, Egypt

Drive to nearby Giza this morning for a guided tour of its storied pyramids, including the Great Pyramid of Giza, the last of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World, that have stood as defining symbols of Egypt for millennia. Here, you'll have an opportunity to ride a camel,* before seeing the most instantly recognizable statue in the world, crafted in limestone with the body of a lion and the head of a king – the Great Sphinx has been mysteriously reclining atop its Giza plateau for more than 3,000 years, guarding still the unanswered secret of who built it and why. Your visit includes entry to the Solar Boat Museum, built to house a rebuilt cedar ship that was unearthed next to the Great Pyramid by archaeologists more than 5,000 years after it was buried under the sand.

After lunch, visit the pyramids at Saqqara, site of the necropolis (burial ground) for the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis. The pyramid you will see here is the Step Pyramid, a magnificent reminder of the early architecture of the pharaohs of the Old Kingdom. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch

Marriott Mena House

TREASURES OF OLD CAIRO Location Information Description

Cairo, Egypt

Located on the right bank of the River Nile, the historic district of Old Coptic Cairo predates its modern-day processor with sites that date back to the 6th century BC, including ones allegedly visited by the holy family of Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus. A guided tour includes Roman ruins, ancient Coptic churches and the Al Rifai Mosque or the Sultan Hassan Mosque a short drive away.

Have lunch at a local restaurant in the Khan El Khalili Market, a bustling souk in the city’s historic center, and enjoy free time to experience the labyrinthine lanes of this colorful bazaar. Join our local guide for a visit to the Old Egyptian Museum this afternoon, housing the world's largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including many of the treasures found in King Tutankhamun’s tomb. Join us for a farewell reception and dinner at your hotel tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Marriott Mena House

JOURNEY HOME Location Information Description

Cairo, Egypt

Tour ends: Cairo. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from Marriott Mena House to Cairo Airport. Allow three hours for flight check-in at the airport.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sun, Aug 28, 2022
$9,990.00
Sun, Sep 25, 2022
$11,190.00
Sun, Oct 02, 2022
$11,190.00
Fri, Nov 18, 2022
$11,190.00
Sun, Nov 20, 2022
$11,190.00
Sun, Nov 27, 2022
$11,190.00
Fri, Dec 02, 2022
$11,190.00
Sun, Dec 04, 2022
$11,190.00
Fri, Dec 09, 2022
$11,190.00
Sun, Dec 11, 2022
$11,190.00

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  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 60 days or more before departure: $525.00 per person
  • 59-8 days before departure: $925.00 per person
  • 7-1 days before departure: $1500.00 per person
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price
  • Any changes or cancellations to airline reservations made through Tauck either before or after departure are subject to the cancellation / change policies of the individual airlines. In n some instances these cancellation / change fees may be up to 100% of the ticket price.
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