EGYPT and JORDAN

EGYPT and JORDAN NOVEMBER 3-16, 2022 (FOURTEEN Days)

Price: $4899 (International flights not included) | Single Supplement: $800
Early Pay Discount ($300) available until February 26, 2022
Begins Cairo, Ends Amman

See Details and What’s Included below.

Submit a Provisional Regristration.

For more details about Provisional Registrations, please click here.

If you would like to book this tour just for your own group of friends or family (10-20 people), we can offer a private tour with dates to suit your travel needs.


Egypt, the “Land of the Pharaohs”, should be a bucket-list destination for every westerner.  Of all Imprint’s offerings, this is the most “sight-rich” itinerary.  The list is impressive and long:  the great pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, mighty Karnak Temple, the Valley of the Kings and Queens, the temples of Edfu and Kom-Ombo, and finally, the wondrous Abu Simbel.  This is an iconic checklist that can’t be duplicated anywhere else in the world.  We also add the amazing experiences of a classic Nile Cruise, an evening of Nubian gastronomy and entertainment, the great mosques of Islamic Cairo, Khan-el-Khalili bazaar, and more.  And, were this not enough, the tour continues with the pre-eminent sight in the region, the hidden city of Petra and concludes in magical Wadi Rum in next-door Jordan.

Day One | Cairo

We will gather for our get-acquainted meeting in our Cairo hotel and have dinner together.
Oasis Hotel (3 nights)

Day Two | Cairo
Egyptian Museum; Pyramids

This morning will start with a visit to the magnificent Egyptian Museum. This collection boasts an astonishing array of archaeological finds including the exquisite riches of Tutankhamun.  After lunch together we drive to Giza to explore the mysteries of the Great Pyramids and the mighty Sphinx, with plenty of photo opportunities as sunset approaches.

Day 3 Cairo
Khan el Khalili; Wikala al-Ghouri

Today we begin with the Citadel of Saladin and Mohamed Ali Mosque.  Then a guided visit to the Gayer-Anderson Museum. In the afternoon we’ll visit Islamic Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar, one of the world’s oldest. We’ll have free time for shopping, and take a break for tea at the iconic Feshawi Café. Additionally, if time allows, we’ll pop into another of Cairo’s impressive mosques.

Day 4  Luxor
Dahshur

An early morning departure brings us to Dahshur where we will see the unique Red and Bent Pyramids. They are among the largest and most accessible in Egypt but attract fewer visitors and are therefore less chaotic than those at Giza. Later we transfer to the airport for a short flight to Luxor.  Upon arrival we will be taken to our hotel.
Etab El-Luxor Hotel (1 night)

Day 5 Nile Cruise
Valley of Kings; Hatshepsut; Valley of Queens

Today begins with a visit of three tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, and the Valley of the Queens.  We’ll finish with a photo stop at the Colossi of Memnon.  [Note:  The many temples, tombs, and monuments of the West Bank are constantly being restored leading to sporadic closures.  Specific sites are not guaranteed.  Imprint will endeavor to arrange visits to the most significant and interesting sites available at the time of our visit.]  At the end of the morning we transfer to our 5-Star Cruise boat, our home for the next 4 nights.
Dolphin 5-Star Cruise (4 nights)

Day 6 Nile Cruise
Karnak

This morning we have a leisurely visit mighty Karnak Temple, greatest on the Nile. After lunch on board we begin our relaxing sail up the Nile.

Day 7 Nile Cruise
Edfu; Kom-Ombo

After breakfast on board, we will enjoy a visit to the Temple of Horus in Edfu, the best preserved temple on the Nile. Then we sail on to Kom-Ombo to visit the unique double temple, dedicated to both Horus the falcon god and Sobek the crocodile god. The rest of the day is a beautiful sail to the garden city of Aswan.

Day 8 Nile Cruise
Market; Falucca; Nubian village

Today is our day on the Nile.  In the morning we will visit the market of Aswan. In the afternoon, as the sun wanes, we travel by felucca (traditional Nile sailing boat) to Elephantine Island and a visit to a Nubian Village.  We’ll learn about the contemporary lives of the Nubian people and enjoy dinner in a Nubian home.

Day 9  Abu Simbel
Abu Simbel; Sound & Light show

A late morning departure sends us across the desert to Abu Simbel.  Late this afternoon we’ll visit the magnificent temples of Ramses II and his Queen Nefertari. These temples received global attention in 1968 when they were completely dismantled and relocated to avoid inundation. This evening we’ll enjoy Egypt’s best Sound & Light Show.
Seti Abu Simbel Hotel (1 night)

Day 10 Cairo

This morning we transfer to Abu Simbel airport for our flight to Cairo (via Aswan).  The ambitious among us have the option of sunrise at the temples before our departure.  Upon arrival in Cairo we will check into our hotel for some rest and relaxation.
La Passage Hotel (1 night)

Day 11  Petra, Jordan
Dead Sea

Our day begins with a transfer to Cairo airport for our flight to Amman.  Upon arrival at Queen Alia airport we’ll be met by our Jordanian guide who will assist us through immigration and customs, and escort us to the Dead Sea for a quick “bob” in the saline waters.  In the afternoon we will continue our journey south to Petra.
Petra Guest House (2 nights)

Day 12 Petra

This entire day is dedicated to exploring the lost Nabatean city of Petra. The morning starts with a journey through the fabled SIQ, the deep and narrow sandstone cleft which opens to reveal the iconic Treasury.  The day continues with our exploration of ancient Temples, Royal Tombs, a Roman theater, houses, and more. For those interested, there is an optional night visit available.  Walk the siq by candlelight and emerge to find the space before the iconic Treasury filled with hundreds of oil lamps.

Day 13 Wadi Rum

We depart in the morning for the magical desert region of Wadi Rum, the filming location for many movies including The Martian and Lawrence of Arabia.  Upon arrival we’ll enjoy a mint tea or cardamom coffee before touring this moon-like desert landscape in a Bedouin driven jeep. After sunset we’ll enjoy a classic Bedouin dinner.
Sun City Camp (1 night)

Day 13 Amman

Tour over today. Included transfer to Amman or Amman airport for flight home. Please note, we will not arrive back in Amman until early to mid afternoon. For those continuing to Imprint’s Jerusalem extension, transportation to the Allenby Bridge border crossing is included today.

If you would like to book this tour just for your own group of friends or family (10-20 people), we can offer a private tour with dates to suit your travel needs.


• *Itinerary details and hotels are subject to change
• **Tour operated in partnership with Imprint Tours


Tour over after breakfast.  **Imprint will assist with airport transfer arrangements.

[*Extension itinerary details and hotels are subject to change.]


Tour Dates and Details:

November 3-16, 2022 (Fourteen Days)
Price: $4899 (International flights not included) | Single Supplement: $800
Early Pay Discount ($300) available until February 26, 2022
Begins Cairo, Ends Amman

What’s Included:

13 nights accommodation; All breakfasts, 7 dinners, 9 lunches; All tour transport (bus, plane, jeep); All tips (guides, tour director, local guides, drivers, group meals, hotel & cruise staffs); Full-time services of an Egyptian/Jordanian tour manager and Imprint escort; All entrances: Egyptian Museum, Great Pyramids & Sphinx, Wikala al-Ghouri, Red and Bent Pyramids, Valley of the Kings sights, Valley of the Queens sights, Hatshepsut Temple, Colossi of Memnon, Karnak Temple, Edfu, Kom-Ombo, Abu Simbel, Petra ; All activities: Tea at Feshawi Café, Khan-el-Kalili bazaar, Nubian village visit/dinner, Dead Sea visit, Bedouin dinner & jeep tour – Wadi Rum, and more

Important exceptions:

Tour participants are responsible for the cost of drinks, free-time sightseeing & meals, expenditures of a personal nature, and flight baggage overage fees.

You can reserve a spot on this tour without deposit. Simply complete the online Provisional Registration form (select “PERU | October 16-26, 2022”). A non-refundable, evergreen deposit of $600 will be due by February 26, 2022.

Tour begins in Lima (Jorge Chavez Airport) and ends in Cusco (Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport).

**Tour operated in partnership with Imprint Tours.


If you would like to reserve a spot on this tour, please complete this online Provisional Registration form. For more information about Provisional Registrations, please click here.

If you have additional questions please email us at:
thetravelphile@gmail.com

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