Egypt & Jordan Discovered By Nile Cruise

$1066/per person

Discover the amazing wonders of ancient Egypt while riding a classy 5-star Nile Cruiser along the coast. This ancient culture is astonishing to any traveler with its incredible structures and methods. As you wind up Egypt, breath-taking sites of Jordan, Wadi Rum, Petra and more will be awaiting. Before you make your way back to Cairo, a final stop at the Dead Sea, Dahab.

Duration
15 Day
Destination(s)
JordanJordan
Starts in / Ends in
Cairo / Amman
Departs on
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
5-4 Star
25-30 people

Sight Visited

  • Amman
    Amman

    The modern and ancient capital of Jordan is one of the oldest inhabited cities. The city's modern buildings blend amazingly with the remnants of ancient civilizations.

  • Aswan
    Aswan

    Sunniest city of Egypt and a popular touristic stop for many cruises. The local market here is an excellent place to do some shopping and the best place to find Egyptian fresh spices.

  • Cairo
    Cairo

    With the Great Pyramids of Giza, ancient temples, magnificent monuments, and the Egyptian Antiquities Museum, Cairo offers an experience of a lifetime.

  • Dahab
    Dahab

    “Gold” in Arabic, the city’s name was inspired from the golden sands by the Red Sea coast. Dahab offers Oceanside dinners and crystal-clear waters for diving and snorkeling.

  • Dead Sea
    Dead Sea

    With a 30 minute drive from Amman you reach this unique spot in Jordan. Dead Sea brings a sense of unreality to any traveler passing through.

  • Edfu
    Edfu

    Edfu has the most complete and best-preserved temple in Egypt, the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus, which was constructed between 237 BC and 57 BC

  • Giza
    Giza

    The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the only one still remaining to this day. An absolute must see.

  • Komombo
    Komombo

    Kom Ombo means ‘hill of the gold’ crowned with Temple of Komombo. The temple is unusual as one side is dedicated to the god Haroesis and the other side to Sobek.

  • Luxor
    Luxor

    A top travel destination in Egypt with a wealth of historic monuments and buildings bringing Egypt’s fabled past to life. Luxor is called the world’s greatest open air museum.

  • Petra
    Petra

    Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is described as ‘one of the most precious cultural properties of mankind's cultural heritage'. Simply amazing.

  • Philae Temple
    Philae Temple

    This beautiful temple complex is one of the most picturesque in all of Egypt. It sits on Aglika Island just south of the old Aswan Dam.

  • Wadi Rum
    Wadi Rum

    Absolutely stunning in its natural beauty, Wadi Rum summarizes the romance of the desert. You may meet some friendly Bedouins living close by at the desert.

Itinerary

1
Day 1: Cairo
Welcome to Egypt! At the Cairo terminal keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk sign, we pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel .Gather round in the hotel lobby at 6:00pm as we meet both the other tour members and the guide for an informal meeting. After the meeting you have free time to start exploring Cairo.
  • Included Activities; Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities ; Group Dinner on Cruise
  • Meals ; No
  
2
Day 2: Cairo City Tour, Luxor
After breakfast we visit the Giza Plateau to explore the world famous pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycrenos. The afternoon is left to sightseeing in Sakkara; the first capital of ancient Egypt, famous for its step pyramid, built by King Zoser in 2700 B.C. Later in the afternoon we board our bus to Luxor. In the evening we’ll check into our Premium hotel by the River of Nile...
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Pyramids & Sakkara
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner
 
3
Day 3: Luxor, Aswan
After our breakfast, we depart for the West Bank of the Nile where our donkey awaits to take us into the Valley of the Kings. Next is our discovery of the magnificent “city of the Dead” where tombs were carved into the desert rocks, decorated richly, and filled with treasures for the Pharaoh afterlife. Rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is our next stop. Then we drive to Aswan for overnight stay.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Luxor & Valley of The Kings & Donkey Ride
  • Optional Activities ; Nubian Dinner
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner
 
4
Day 4: Aswan, Nile Cruise
After breakfast we explore Aswan, the smallest of the three major tourist cities based on the Nile, famous for the amazing Philea Temple and High Dam, an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. After visiting the High Dam we head to Philea Temple and take a short motorboat ride to reach the island. Dedicated to the goddess Isis, Philae Temple has a beautiful setting on an island in the River of Nile. Its various shrines and sanctuaries celebrate the deities involved in the myth of Isis and Osiris. Early in the morning you can join the optional trip to Abu Simbel, one of the most impressive ancient sights of Egypt. Later in the afternoon, we embark the 5 star Nile Cruiser to cruise along the Nile.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Aswan & Philea Temple & High Dam
  • Optional Activities ; Abu Simbel
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
5
Day 5: Nile Cruise
Today we sail all day long on the Nile, watching the beautiful scenery pass us by and wave to the locals continuing their day of washing, swimming and fishing. Whilst being absorbed by the culture we can sit back and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of one of the greatest rivers on the earth.
  • Included Activities; Cruise on the Nile
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
6
Day 6: Nile Cruise, Edfu, Komombo, Luxor
Today we disembark Nile Cruiser. On our way to Luxor where we will spend the night, we head to Edfu to visit the largest and best preserved temple in Egypt. The temple is dedicated to the falcon god Horus and was built over a 180-year period from 237 BC to 57 BC. Then we continue to visit Komombo Temple which was built during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. The temple is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and god Horus.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Edfu &  Komombo
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Lunch
 
7
Day 7: Luxor, Cairo
Today, we visit the temple of Luxor on the East Bank of the Nile which was dedicated to the great god Amun, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu (the mood god), representing the Theban triad. The temple was built on the site of a probably smaller structure for the god Amun, while the earliest parts of the temple seen today date from the 14th century BC and the time of Amenhotep III. In the afternoon we proceed to the Temple of Karnak, one of the most important religious centers of ancient Egypt. In the afternoon we drive to Cairo for overnight stay.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Karnak Temple & Luxor on the East Bank
  • Optional Activities ; Hot Air Balloning
  • Meals ; Breakfast
 
8
Day 8: Cairo City Tour
Our journey continues with a visit to one of the most important museums in the ancient world, the Egyptian Museum, that houses more than 100,000 relics of Egypt. Today we discover the Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohamed Ali, the Hanging Church and the world famous Kahn El Khalili bazaar.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Cairo & Citadel of Saladin & Mosque of Mohammed Ali, Hanging Church & Khan El Khalili Bazaar
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
 
9
Day 9: Cairo to Dahab via Sudr & Sharm El Sheikh Road
Relax and unwind next to the sea with all the activities available including swimming, snorkeling, diving, camel treks, jeep safaris and more!!
  • Optional Activities ; Snorkelling, Camel Treks
  • Meals ; Breakfast
  
10
Day 10: Dahab
Another relax day in paradise!
  • Optional Activities ; Squba Diving, Jeep Safari
  • Meals ; Breakfast
 
11
Day 11: Dahab, Taba, Aqaba, Wadi Rum
We depart for Nuweiba or Taba to crossing to Aqaba, Jordan’s window to the sea. After checking into our desert camp in Wadi Rum, we join a 2 hour Jeep safari in the desert. This evening we also enjoy an authentic Jordanian dinner in Wadi Rum. After chilling out by the desert fire and sharing experiences with our travel mates under a starry sky, we spend the night in our desert camp.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Wadi Rum, Jeep Safari
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
 
12
Day 12: Wadi Rum, Petra
After breakfast we depart for a full day tour in the Red Rose City Petra. We embark on an unforgettable trip on horse back and then by foot ‘til we reach the Treasury. Our local guide will provide us with a brief history of the city, which is one of the greatest attractions in the Middle East. We also visit the Pharaoh's Castle, the Triumphal arch and the Amphitheater. We remain in Petra overnight.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Petra
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
 
13
Day 13: Petra, Dead Sea, Kerak, Amman
Today we first drive to the lowest point on earth, Dead Sea for the spectacular floating on the salty water, then Kerak to visit the impressive Kerak Castle, which was built in the 12th century. Later, we continue to Amman where we stay overnight.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Dead Sea & Kerak Castle
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
 
14
Day 14: Amman City Tour
After breakfast we have Amman city tour.We will visit the most important sights of this beautiful city. Overnight stay in Amman.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Amman
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
 
15
Day 15: Amman
Our tour finishes after breakfast, we say goodbye to our new friends.  
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Price ($)

The tour price and the local payment cover the following services:

Accommodation

5 and 4 star hotels

Airport Transfer

From Cairo Airport to the Cairo Hotel on day one

Meals

14 breakfasts | 2 lunches | 4 dinners

Transportation

Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus | Donkey (Valley of the Kings) | 4x4 jeep (Wadi Rum) Felucca or 5 star Nile Cruise boat (depending on the itinerary) | Ferry between Egypt-Jordan

Guide

Services of experienced Egyptologist guides

What is not included in the tour price and local payment?

  • Any flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips & gestures
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

HILLAWI CAMP - PETRA


Staying in Wadi Rum is an experience not do be missed. This camp is large, yet has a wonderful atmosphere, nice rooms with attached bathroom and wonderful staff

LA MAISON HOTEL - AMMAN


This hotel is very centrally located , it’s only 50 meters away from Petra entrance.

ART HOTEL - AMMAN


This hotel is located in downtown of Amman, it’s walking distance to the restaurants, shops, Rainbow Street, Roman Theatre, and the famous Citadel.

DAHAB PARADISE HOTEL - DAHAB


This beautiful hotel located by the Red Sea features an outdoor pool and a panoramic view of the Sinai Mountain. All of the rooms are air-conditioned and have balcony with a spectacular view.

STEIGENBERGER HOTEL


This 5 star hotel, located in the heart of Luxor by the Nile River, provides an outdoor pool, fitness centre and sauna. All rooms feature air-conditioning and satellite TV.

THE OASIS HOTEL PYRAMIDS - CAIRO


The hotel is located very close to Pyramids of Giza, The Egyptian Museum and Great Sphinx. Hotel offers a sundeck, swimming pool, tennis court, gym and fitness center.

Tour Review Scores And Breakdown

At Travel Talk we do not only provide excellent value for premium adventures, but also strive to exceed expectations in every aspect of our trips, which is reflected in an enviable 98.9% customer satisfaction for 2016. We believe that our affordable tours, quality accommodation, transportation and sightseeing tours combined with likeminded people, passionate tour leaders and the overall atmosphere of a Travel Talk tour have made these results. However, we are never ones to rest on our laurels, and we continually try to improve on this year after year; and what do we get out of this? The satisfaction of our travellers!

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J. Philpott

All tour guides were lovely & very informative, they made the trip that much better.

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M. Gower

I love Zizo’s enthusiasm and passion. He made the tour very enjoyable. Very knowledgeable & smart. I would highly recommend the tour to all my friends. We always felt safe and had a lot of fun while learning.

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J. S. Reid

Good time, great tour gude, had so much fun.

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J. S. Reid

Good time, great tour gude, had so much fun.

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M. Chaudhury

Sameh – excellent, efficient, knows about his sights, detail information, very attentive, helpful – tour exhausting but superb, always on the go.

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E. Harder

Great guide, knowledgeable and funny.

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H. Townsing

Zizo was the most passionate guide ever. His love for his country really showed, very happy person who taught me so much. Ramy was very helpful + caring. Both guides had a lot of patience & went out of their way to organise things for us. They were both amazing great trip!

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L. Spring

Both guides were outstanding, great at their jobs and enthusiastic. Full of knowledge very thoughtful and caring towards all travellers! Great trip!!

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R. Hecker

Aziz was amazing!!! Find 100 more of his and your company is set for life. He was funny, charming, he had the best stories we learnt so well, he MADE THİS TRİP!!! Please please please can you train him in Russian history so he can guide me through my next tour!:) I’ve done 30+ tours – he is by far THE ABSOLUTE BEST GUIDE EVER!! Egypt is lucky to have him + I am lucky to have him – Thanks Zizo!!  xoxo

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S. Pagan

Both Zizo and Ramy were amazing. They were very patient, helpful and made the tour very fun and entertaining. They made us feel like we were a family. They were great!

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