Festive Road to Jordan

16 Day Small Group Tour from Cairo to Amman with On The Go Tours

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on On The Go Tours 16 Day Festive Road to Jordan. Take a journey from Cairo to Amman and discover Egypt's ancient wonders, from the Pyramids of Giza to the Valley of the Kings. Go felucca sailing on the River Nile and relax by the Red Sea before taking in the highlights of Jordan,...read more

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Small Group Tour Starts In
Starts In
Cairo
Small Group Tour Ends In
Ends In
Amman
Accomodation
Accomodation
3 - 4 Star
24
Max Group Size
24
Small Group
Trip Style
Small Group
Festive
Trip Style
Festive
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Egypt, Jordan
Trip Operated By:
On The Go Tours
On The Go Tours
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Trip Code:
XRJ

Itinerary

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1 Cairo
Welcome to Egypt! Arrive into Cairo, included transfer to your hotel. This evening a Welcome Meeting will be held at around 7pm.
2 Cairo
Today we visit the Egyptian Museum for an informative guided tour. The Egyptian Museum holds a mind-boggling array of relics and antiquities from almost every period of ancient Egyptian history are housed in the museum, making it one of the foremost in the world. Arguably the most famous exhibit is the solid gold funerary mask of King Tutankhamun. Made of solid gold and weighing 11kg, the mask was found covering the head of mummy, where it lay inside a series of 3 sarcophagi. You can also opt to see also the Royal Mummies for a small additional fee, if you wish.

The rest of the day is at leisure, you may wish to visit the splendid souk of Khan el-Khalili or simply relax by the hotel pool. Entrance fees and tip kitty will be collected today. (B)
3 Pyramids of Giza
A big day out at the pyramids and sphinx at Giza, then a visit to the ancient tomb-strewn necropolis at Saqqara. This evening we board the overnight sleeper train to Aswan. (B)
4 Aswan
Aswan. We arrive into Aswan and check into our hotel before heading off on a boat trip to Agilika Island where we visit the Temples of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Then in Aswan we visit a perfume oil emporium. Spend the remainder of the evening at your own leisure; shop in the colourful souqs or simply kick back and relax. (B)
5 Abu Simbel
Today there is an optional early morning excursion by road to Abu Simbel, the famous the rock-cut temple of King Ramses II. This afternoon, we board our Nile felucca for a 2 night cruise downstream towards Kom Ombo. Relax, top up your tan and chat with new friends as the felucca gently plies its route. Stops are made en route at local villages and at the waterside Temple of Kom Ombo. If sailing by felucca is not your style, consider upgrading to a 5 star luxury Nile Cruise, please see the tab above for more information. (B/L/D)
6 Felucca Cruise
Nile Felucca Sailing - Kom Ombo. Relax, go for a swim or just chill out in the sun on deck. Let your troubles melt away, as the felucca plies its route. In the afternoon we dock near Kom Ombo and take a motorboat to visit the temple, which is dedicated to the crocodile headed god Sobek, before returning to the felucca for the night. (B/L/D)
7 Luxor
This morning we disembark and drive to Luxor. Home of the legendary Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak, 4000 year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its best. Enjoy some rest and relaxation. Tonight, an optional visit to the Temple of Luxor is available alternatively, enjoy the facilities of our hotel. (B)
8 Luxor
Today we will be exploring the West Bank of the Nile and the legendary Valley of the Kings. Marvel at Colossi of Memnon, the massive stone remains of the temple of Amenophis III, and explore the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and surrounding tombs.

After lunch we visit the Temple of Karnak, a spectacular religious complex built on a gigantic scale, where you get lost wandering around the stone papyrus columns. The rest of the evening is at leisure. (B)
9-10 Hurghada
Departing Luxor on day 9, we drive east to Hurghada which is part of the beautiful Red Sea Riviera! The remainder of today and tomorrow offer free time for you to explore or simply relax. On day 10 there's an optional day trip to Giftun Island for swimming and snorkelling, which can be booked locally.

Hurghada is one of the Red Sea's most popular resorts and it is easy to see why. Hotels and expanded infrastructure provide holidaymakers with excellent aquatic facilities for sail boarding, yachting, deep-sea fishing, SCUBA diving and snorkelling. Hurghada's central location provides a gateway to prime offshore reefs, which are some of the finest in the world. The Red Sea resort also has plenty of restaurants and bars for evening entertainment. (Bx2)
11 Petra
We have an early start this morning as we make our way to Hurghada airport. From here we'll fly to Amman via Cairo. Travellers need to independently book these flights at a personal cost (total flight cost approx USD$250 - $350) however, we can assist in booking these flights should you require. The flights to be booked are detailed in the tour Trip Notes. If your tour commences after 01 Jan 2020, please do not book this flight at this point in time.

Upon arrival into Amman we drive south to Petra arriving near sunset. Tonight you might like to take a candlelight stroll through Petra's Siq….a romantic preview of things to come on, by joining the 'Petra By Night' excursion (book locally).

Please note this flight is not included and needs to be booked separately. Please see our Trip Notes for more details. (B)
12 Petra
Welcome to the Rose City! To access Petra on our guided walk we travel through the famous narrow and deep siq. The rocks then give way to reveal the most amazing sight – the beautiful Treasury. Walking down the gravel tracks, we'll explore the ancient Nabatean tombs and the Roman rock-carved streets lined with temples, royal tombs, staircases, arched gates and public buildings. There is also a gigantic amphitheatre originally built to house 3000 spectators, though the Romans increased capacity to a whopping 7000.

After the guided tour, you're free to head off and further explore or or just relax and take it all in. If you are feeling energetic, why not continue up the hillside along the ancient steps that take you to the Monastery, to take in the stunning views.haggle for a horse and chariot ride Free evening or why not test your culinary skills in the Petra Kitchen? Consider our Petra Kitchen - something good's cooking Add-on. (B)
13 Wadi Rum
This morning we can revisit the Rose Red city entering via 'secret road' of Al Madras for further exploration. After we drive to Wadi Rum - a vast, silent landscape of pastel coloured sketches of sandy desert punctuated by amazing rock formations known as jebels. Here we'll undertake a 4x4 desert safari, before tucking into a Bedouin dinner at our desert camp. Bed tonight is under a galaxy of stars or in tents. (B/D)
14 Petra
After breakfast at the campsite, we head north along the Desert Highway to visit Shobak Castle, which is perched dramatically on a hill top and was built by the Crusader king Baldwin I in 1115. After exploring the castle we descend some 1300 meters to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the earth's surface. More than 400 meters below sea level, the mineral-rich Dead Sea is the world's original health and beauty spa. Drift out and bob in the waters and slap on some of the famous black Dead Sea mud to give your skin an invigorating boost.

For departures between April and October we'll head up the King's Highway to Wadi Mujib. We'll embark on a moderate –paced two hour trek along the Siq Trail. Measuring 500 metres in depth and spanning 4 kilometres across, the impressive Wadi Mujib is one of Jordan's most remarkable natural features. This dramatic canyon features sheer rocky walls and sparkling waterways that range from puddle height to depths that are perfect for swimming (chest height or deeper) depending on the rainfall. When the water level is high you should be prepared for having to climb up ladders, clamber across boulders and be happy to wade through water. The canyon is just one feature of the Mujib Biosphere Reserve, the lowest nature reserve in the world, home to a surprising diversity of wildlife and plant species. For those not interested in taking the full hike, you can walk part of or wait by the Visitor Centre till the group returns. After our trek we make our way to the Dead Sea. (B)
15 Dead Sea
The Dead Sea is a natural phenomena and high on most travellers' bucket lists. Lucky for us we have a whole day to spend here, whiling away the time bobbing in its mineral-rich buoyant waters and lathering up with a detoxifying mud bath. Option to visit the Ma'in hot springs and the site where it is thought Jesus Christ was baptised by John (book locally). (B)
16 Amman
Today our holiday together comes to an end. We offer a departure transfer to Amman airport at 23:00 (evening of day 15) and today at 04:00, 07:00, 09:00, 12:00 & 16:00. If you would like a departure transfer at any other time or a transfer with post tour accommodation this can be arranged at an additional cost. (B)

On The Go Inclusions

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Sightseeing Highlights
  • Petra - discover this spectacular UNESCO-listed Nabataean city, which is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
  • Hurghada - relax at the Red Sea, swim and opt to snorkel or scuba dive in the clear coastal waters
  • Cairo - marvel at the legendary Pyramids of Giza, explore the Necropolis of Saqqara and see King Tut's treasures at the Egyptian Museum
  • Wadi Rum - explore this vast red desert with its rolling dunes and dramatic rock formations in a 4x4 and camp under a blanket of stars
  • Luxor West Bank - discover exquisite tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the towering Colossi of Memnon and the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • The Dead Sea - spend a night at the Dead Sea, float in the famously buoyant, mineral-rich waters and smother yourself in Dead Sea mud
  • Luxor - roam around the colossal Temple of Karnak and take an optional tour of the beautifully illuminated Luxor Temple at night
  • Aswan - take leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island to explore the romantic Philae Temple and wander around the colourful souqs
  • Nile felucca sailing - sail the River Nile on board a traditional felucca and spend two nights sleeping under a blanket of stars (or upgrade to a 5 star Nile Cruise)
  • Kom Ombo - visit the Nile side Temple of Kom Ombo
  • Wadi Mujib - go canyoning in the lowest nature reserve in the world (included on tours departing April to October)
  • Shobak - visit Shobak Crusader castle, perched dramatically on a hill top
Trip Inclusions
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers on day 1, day 10 and day 15. Transfers on day 16 are offered at 23:00 (day 15), 04:00, 07:00, 09:00, 12:00 and 16:00
  • Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan, Kom Ombo, Luxor, Hurghada, Petra, Wadi Rum and Shobak
  • Hurghada - Red Sea - swim, sun and sand
  • Wadi Rum 4x4 desert safari
  • 2 days of leisure at the Dead Sea
  • Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology and a licensed Jordanian guide throughout Jordan
  • All relevant transfers and transportation in private modern air conditioned vehicles
Accomodation
  • 8 nights 4 - 5 star hotels in Egypt, 3 nights 4 star hotels in Jordan, 1 night deluxe desert camp in Wadi Rum, 2 nights felucca (open deck). If booking our Nile Cruise Upgrade, 7 nights 4 - 5 star hotels in Egypt and 3 nights Nile Cruiser (en suite cabin)
  • 1 overnight train: Cairo - Aswan (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)
  • Holiday Inn Cairo Maadi (Cairo)
  • Tolip Hotel (Aswan)
  • Felucca Sailboat (Felucca Cruise)
  • Steigenberger Nile Palace (Luxor)
  • Sonesta St. George Hotel (Luxor)
  • Hilton Hurghada Resort (Hurghada)
  • Marriott Beach Resort (Hurghada)
  • Old Village Resort (Petra)
  • Petra Moon Hotel (Petra)
  • Rainbow Camp (Wadi Rum)
  • Holiday Inn Resort (Dead Sea)
Included Meals
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 3 dinners
Trip Exclusions
  • A budgeting guide is provided in your Trip Notes (see link below) for payments that are excluded from the trip price and are required to be paid locally when you arrive at your destination.
  • Excludes Tip for your tour guide in Egypt & Jordan. We recommend you allow USD$5 - 7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
  • Excludes International flights and visa. Please note the flight between Hurghada and Amman is not included and needs to be booked separately - see Trip Notes for more info
  • Excludes Entrance Fees: USD$190-210pp, paid in local currency
Read Trip Notes
  • Trip Notes outline what's included, visa information, important notes, how to get to your accommodation, packing checklist, optional activities, travel insurance requirements - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more. Please take time to have a read through, and contact us if you have any questions. View Trip Notes

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