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Tour the land of spectacular culture and Scenery, Jordan. Follow the footsteps of the Ancient Romans, Ottomans and Europeans Crusaders. Each era, marking the land and leaving behind some of the most unique sites of antiquity considered the most exceptional in the world and just waiting to be discovered by you !
From the elegant red-rose city of Petra and the famous façade, El Khaznah, hidden between the giant Canyons explored every day by visitors from all over the world, to the imposing Fortresses in Jerash, ancient churches, Citadels, and Mosques, carvings in the sandstone canyons at Wadi Rum which is permanently associated with Lawrence of Arabia, and of course the Dead Sea for a bit of Selfcare and pampering!
Amman, Jerash, Aljoun, Jordan Valley, Jara Souk, Madaba, Mt Nebo, Kerak, Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea…
3 Hours Before Flight Time
New Year Gala dinner supplement be obligatory in Dead Sea, Petra & Wadi Rum (to be advised upon request).New Year Gala dinner supplement be obligatory in Dead Sea, Petra & Wadi Rum (to be advised upon request).
Today is the day you turn your dream into an adventurous reality!
Board your international flight to Queen Alia International Airport in Amman , Jordan, where we will be waiting to meet you just before customs for any assistance needed before we transfer you to your chosen hotel to settle in and relax.
Make sure you have a boosting breakfast this morning before we take you along with your personal guide to Jerash where we will begin the discovery of the most preserved Roman city in the world! Enjoy your journey through the pine forests and olive groves until you reach the city of Aljoun dominated by the imposing fortress of Qalat Al Rabat, overlooking the Jordan valley.
Our next destination is Downtown Amman, High above the city, at the ancient Citadel, study the regal columns of a Roman temple, an elegant Byzantine Church, and Inventive carvings in the Umayyad Palace.
As you reach the foot of the citadel, take a seat at the Roman Theater carved into the hill, which held many spectators of many years ago. End your day with a visit to the Grand Husseini Mosque and take a piece or Jordan back home with you from the Souk Jara.
Rise and Shine to your third day in Jordan ! this morning we take you to the city of the Mosaics to visit the Gorges Church, where your expert guide will lead you to the very famous Mosaic Map of the Holy Land left behind by 5 centuries ago!
Feel blessed once you walk up the mountain of Nebo and stand where Moses was buried. Don’t forget to look up straight ahead to see the unforgettable panoramic sight of Jericho, the Dead Sea, and the Jordan Valley from a distance.
You won’t even feel the time go by on your way to Kerak via The Kings Highway. Roll down your car window and capture the breathtaking scenery that’s all around you, follow the curved roads through many canyons and valleys that seem endless until you reach an ancient Crusader stronghold, situated on a hilltop about 1000 meters above sea level. Far far away from all the chaos of the cities, feel the time slow down as you stand at the top of the hill and capture the gorgeous view with the valley of surrounding you on all three sides!
Overnight : Petra.
Meals : Breakfast.
Put on your walking shoes and let’s find out why they call Petra the Rose-Red City.
Your expert guide will take you to start your tour of Petra through the Siq (The main entrance to the ancient Nabatean city of Petra). The narrow passageways, the rock formations of over 1km high on either side and the different shades of warm red will literally give you goosebumps and make you feel tiny. As you slowly make your way through the maze gaps, you will feel like you’ve hit Jackpot at the sight of Al Khazneh! The elegant and beautifully carved façade of the Treasury. Explore some of the hundreds of elaborated rock-cut tombs and the massive hidden roman style theatre.
Overnight: Wadi Rum.
This morning, we pay a visit to the City Of Little Petra for a tour of the archaeological sites. Like Petra, it is a Nabataean Site with unbelievable carvings dug deep into the walls of the sandstone canyons.
Enjoy the fun and adrenaline with your special Bedouin guide on a jeep safari ride who knows Wadi Rum by heart. As you speed through the desert of giant curvy rocks, leave all your worries behind and take it all in!
At the end of the dry and sandy grounds, you will suddenly hear the sound of life, the sound of water, admire how the waters of the Lawrence springs managed to nourish the on-growing greenery surrounding it. Next, It’s onto the Khazaali Canyons and the inscriptions made by the Thamudic and Nabatean people centuries ago, where you can live the full-on “ Explorer” life as you climb one the sand dunes!
Spend your evening getting lost in the starts at the Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum.
Overnight: Wadi Rum.
Treat your body to a full day of self-pampering at one of the natural wonders of the world, the Dead Sea where you will experience the healing powers of its waters!
Leave all your worries behind as you Make your way down to the lowest point on Earth, enjoy a full day of relaxation including floating in the intensely salty waters and more!
Overnight: Dead Sea.
With no feeling of ever regretting visiting this magical country, pack up the unforgettable memories that will hopefully bring you back again!
Your private driver will be waiting for you to take you to Queen Alia Airport to catch your final departure flight back home.
We want to make sure you don’t miss out on anything!
As per this magical Jordan package holiday tour, Our expert team has put together a few
suggestions to make the most of your time during your visit.
To add any of the optional tours to your exciting itinerary, you can book in advance with your
tour operator or decide later and book on the spot with your tour leader.
Main Hot Springs: Loosen up your tightened muscles and get rid of that tension, in the natural hot water springs to get you feeling all relaxed and fresh, ready for the fun and adventure that Jordan has in store for you!
Petra By Night Tour: Explore beautiful Petra by Night, this event is a magical way to see part of the rock city light up by different shades of candlelights, with over 1,500 candles, with the purpose to bring the major attraction due to the spectacular view it has.
Desert Castles: if your international flight is evening time then don’t lose the chance to see the fascinating desert castles located east of Amman and that has survived for these many previous years! See for yourself the collection of mindblowing architecture that the Romans, Persians, Arabians and many more left behind.
Main Hot Springs: if your international flight is evening time then take a morning dip in the hot springs of Jordan in Madaba. Loosen up your muscles in the natural hot water springs after a long active 13 days of fun and adventure!
Bethany: if your international flight is evening time and you have time to spare then don’t miss out on a short visit to The Bethany located in the Jordan Valley and north of the dead sea. The site contains two distinct archaeological areas, Tell el-Kharar, also known as Jabal Mar Elias, and the area of the Churches of St. John the Baptist.
Egypt offers a wide variety of 3-star hotels. The prices range from $12 to $20 per person per night in a double room. I would suggest you check hotel directories for rates and locations. Backpacker services are not popular in Egypt, although a few are available.
The best time to visit Egypt is from October to May. It is the peak travel season, temperatures are milder though comparatively warmer than in the northern hemisphere. This is our High-Season with its two busiest periods: the Christmas/New Year period and the Easter Period, whereby hotels and cruises will put their prices up. This can mean that some hotels become really expensive, so making your reservations very early, even for the budget hotels, is strongly advised. The other 4 months are the low-season so to speak. May to September are the height of Egyptian summer, with very high temperatures, especially in Upper Egypt (Luxor and the southern parts of the country). However, this is the time for you to see Egypt in virtual peace and quiet, giving you the advantage of seeing the sites without any hassle either from school children or crowds of tourists.
Even though we arrange tours… the best BUDGET way is to do it yourself.
It is easier to sit back, have someone make all arrangements for you and just zip, worry-free from place to place (and some people wouldn’t do it any other way; it is a vacation after all LOL). But if you’re willing to put in the work, are flexible, easily adaptable, easy going and you’re willing to deal with haggling etc. it is not impossible to do Egypt without an operator.
In 10 days you can definitely visit three cities. You can even add Aswan in there. For most first-time visitors, 2 days in Cairo is enough. It is an overwhelming city, especially if you’re going about on your own.
If you’re going to do this yourself, I suggest at least securing ground transportation for the day. That can be a hired private car or taxi but you don’t want to be wasting time flagging down and haggling with taxis at every turn. Having pre-arranged transport will take lots of the hassle out of doing things yourself. Having a good guide book is essential but if you can, book a guide or two to break up the monotony and really help with understanding the sites and bringing them to life. There are many good budget hotels in Luxor, Cairo and Aswan, which can be booked on sites such as hostelworld.com. You pre-pay 10% of the booking when it’s made and then pay the rest on arrival. The hostels do tours as well.
If you’re a student, be sure to bring your ISIC card for 50% discount on tickets to the sites.
If you decide you need help arranging all or part of the trip, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Spend a couple of nights in Cairo, take the sleeper-train to Aswan, spend another two nights there while visiting Abu Simbel and the Philae Temple, maybe Kom Ombo too. Then you can take a cruise down the Nile to Luxor, spend two nights visiting the Valleys of the Kings and Queens and the Karnak Temple Complex. Then you can return to Cairo and from there head to a Red Sea resort, either on the Sinai Peninsula or the coast, for a few nights.
The high-season is October to May, making June to September (the summer months and the hottest) the low-season and therefore prices are at their lowest.
It has never been a problem, however you have to put up sometimes with annoying verbal harassment and this happens to Egyptian women as well. The best thing is to ignore and go on. It can sometimes get really irritating but reacting does not work. There is nothing forbidden in Egypt. You do not need to cover up or anything of the sort, yet to avoid drawing unnecessary attention to yourself, do please cover your shoulders and cleavage and do not wear shorts. It is just a matter of feeling comfortable and fitting in. Best footwear are sneakers as there is a lot of walking and it is dusty and sometimes the streets are in poor condition and dirty.
The ones recommended are: Yellow Fever (common to most parts of Africa), Tetanus and Hepatitis. Otherwise, just take the usual precautions when travelling to hot parts of the world. Drink bottled water, avoiding ice and unless you are in a well-known hotel and restaurant, avoid eating uncooked greens. Avoid roadside food stands. Bring a good insect repellent as the evenings might be full of mosquitoes. At all cost, avoid contact with street dogs, rabies is still a risk in Egypt. Make sure you have condoms on you, they are also available in all pharmacies. Carry a small medical kit for your needs, with painkillers and diarrhea tablets at hand at all times. We also advise you to carry a travel insurance.
On Organizing your Trip – Alone or in a couple or with friends and you wish to organize everything yourself, please let the hotel know of your plans before leaving. Should you get lost, the hotel will be able to act on your behalf. Also arm yourself with hotel address and telephone number, always, as you may need it. Be aware that you might be ripped-off. Like many tourist destinations, Egypt has its “wolves”, preying on unsuspecting, trustful travelers. Often the total cost will be more than if you had arranged it through a travel agent or your hotel and a lot less enjoyable.
On independent travel, for a first timer it is not advised. It much better to take a guide. You don’t need to book a package tour, groups can be arranged here. First and foremost, prepare yourself for a culture shock. Many seasoned travelers arrive and find it is unlike any other country they have previously visited.
On Dining Out, first time travelers are at a loss. It is best to seek out a hotel chain or a well-reviewed restaurant (ask around if you can) then you can be assured to get good, clean food. The price will be worth it. Never drink tap water! Wash and shower with it, but do not drink it.
On the Egyptian Language- Learn the basic words: La’ (no) and shukran (thank you). You will be needing them.
On Transportation – Taxis are a problem as they do not have a counter and pricing can be very tricky. Best is to use Uber or Careem or else have your hotel get you a cab and negotiate the price before you go on your ride.
In general, always take a bottle of water on your expedition. The heat will get to you.
Always carry local currency as it will make your life easier, especially when paying for groceries, taxis, touristic venues, museums and souvenirs. In big shops, restaurants and hotels you may use your credit cards.
On Tips – If you feel generous enough to tip one child, then expect to be followed by a hoard of others expecting to be tipped as well. Make sure you have a lot of small bills for such ventures as tipping is sort of expected and even the smallest bill (one pound) will be welcomed.
On Photography – Taking photos inside many temples is restricted, so please follow the advice of your guide and the keeper of the sites. In some places, please be aware that the government will charge you for taking photographs. Due to new policies put in place by the Ministry of Tourism, cameras are not permitted at all in the Valley of the Kings. Please exercise caution and respect when taking photographs of anything other than tourist sites. It is forbidden to take photographs of the police, anything of a military nature or indeed bridges, airports and public works. Respect should be given to Egyptian women, use discretion. Always ask permission before taking photos of people and expect to be asked for a tip in return.
On Clothing – Upon visiting mosques, please dress conservatively, i.e. half/long sleeved shirt and no shorts. In public areas, this would also be our advice. However, in some touristic areas such as the seaside, it perfectly fine to wear shorts and sleeveless shirts. Please remember to remove your footwear upon stepping into a mosque.
On Health – Bring a supply of your medication if you take any on a regular basis as well as a copy of your prescription. However, please be assured that your hotel or our staff will find you a specialized doctor should the need arise.
Egypt’s national airline is Egypt Air. Most major international airlines fly to Cairo.
Please check with your travel agent or your favourite travel website for more
Please visit https://visacentral.com/egypt-visa
Please note your passport should be valid for 6 months after the end date of your visa.