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Classic Egypt and Jordan itinerary in 10 days. Embark on a captivating 10-day journey through the ancient wonders of Egypt and the cultural treasures of Jordan. This classic Egypt & Jordan tour in 10 days combines the best of both countries, allowing you to immerse yourself in the rich history, magnificent monuments, and breathtaking landscapes that define these remarkable destinations.
Begin your Classic Egypt & Jordan itinerary in 10 days in Jordan. Explore the magnificent Petra and get some relaxation at the Dead Sea. Fly from Amman to Cairo for the second part of your combined tour to Egypt and Jordan. Explore the highlights of Cairo, the Great Pyramids of Giza, and the impressive Egyptian Museum.
Fly from Cairo to Aswan to begin your 3-night Nile River cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Discover the sites along the Nile valley from Aswan to Luxor. Explore Philae Temple, Edfu Temple, Karnak Temple, and the Valley of the Kings. Fly from Luxor back to Cairo for the rest of your Classic Egypt & Jordan 10 days itinerary.
Please keep in mind that you can begin your Classic Egypt & Jordan itinerary in 10 days in Egypt or in Jordan depending on your international flights. So the itinerary is flexible.
2450 USD per person in a twin or double room (2-16 people).
4165 USD per single traveler (Traveling alone).
Welcome to Jordan. Meet and assist by our representative of “Egypt Best Vacations“ then head to the ancient ruins of Petra or the Rose City for its distinctive red sandstone. This remarkable city of temples and houses was carved out of sheer rock some 2,000 years ago by a nomadic people called the Nabataeans. From this stone stronghold, they were able to control the ancient trade routes of Arabia, establishing a kingdom that became known for its exquisite architecture and refined culture. Making your way on foot through a slim fissure in the rock of the ‘Siq’ mountains you will encounter the dramatic treasury plus the Street of Facades, the Court House and the Amphitheatre. If there is time you can even climb the 1,200 steps to the Monastery.
Transfer to your hotel for your first night of your Classic Egypt & Jordan itinerary in 10 days.
Visit the ruined City of Jerash, the largest and most interesting Roman site in Jordan. Jerash or Jarash, is one of the world’s best preserved ancient Roman sites. Once known as Gerasa, Jerash is believed to have been inhabited since the Neolithic Era. However, it is the impressive Roman city built in Jerash which has left its greatest mark on the area, becoming Jordan’s second most popular tourist site after Petra.
Then proceed to the Greek Church of Saint George. The Church of Saint George at Madaba is an early Byzantine church also Known as the “Church of the Map”. You will finish your day at Mount Nebo where Moses was buried according to Christian traditions.
Enjoy your time on the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. The leading attraction at the Dead Sea is the warm, soothing, super salty water itself – some ten times saltier than sea water, and rich in chloride salts of magnesium, sodium, potassium, bromine and several others.
Transfer to Queen Aliaa Airport to fly to Cairo, Egypt. Meet and assist by our representative at Cairo Airport, who will help you through arrival and visa regulations. Your private transfer whisks you to your hotel, your launchpad for 10 days of exploring Egypt’s treasures.
Today, you will visit the Giza Plateau. Today’s tour includes the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure with the great Sphinx. The only ancient wonder which still remains (Khufu’s pyramid) awaits you. Today you will learn about the history of the pyramids, how they were constructed, and why they were constructed.
Then on to the first pyramid in history of mankind, The Step Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara. Saqqara is one of the most important and richest necropolises in Egypt. It was the cemetery of Memphis, the 1st capital city of United Egypt in 3200 BCE.
Transfer back to your hotel.
Get ready to trade land for legendary waters, because the next four days of your Classic Egypt & Jordan Itinerary in 10 days will be spent gliding down the majestic Nile River! This iconic cruise promises to be a tapestry woven with ancient wonders, timeless beauty, and the gentle rhythm of the river. So, we will transfer you to Cairo Airport to fly to Aswan to begin your 3-night Nile River cruise from Aswan to Luxor.
Explore the highlights of the beautiful City of Aswan. Your first stop will be at the High Dam, one of the great engineering feats of the 1960s. Then proceed to the beautiful Temple of Isis at Philae Island. The temple was built during the Greco-Roman era and, was dedicated to Isis, goddess of Love and Magic in ancient Egypt. You will end your tour at the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk.
Transfer to your Nile cruise ship. Overnight in Aswan.
Optional tour: Tour to the Nubian Village in Aswan
Enjoy a free morning on board your cruise ship or join us on an optional tour to the phenomenal temples of Abu Simbel.
Your Nile cruise ship will set sail to Kom Ombo around the lunchtime. Disembark at Kom Ombo to visit the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek. The temple was built over the ruined temple of the New Kingdom. The temple began during the time of Ptolemy V and was completed by the time of Emperor Tiberius. The emperors Domitian, Caracalla, and others added to the temple. So it took about 400 years to finish.
Enjoy a short visit to the Crocodile Museum, before you go back to your Nile cruise ship to set sail to Edfu. Overnight in Edfu.
Before/After breakfast, you will take a horse and carriage to visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu. The temple is very intact, none of its elements are missing but the Sacred Lake and two obelisks. The Temple of Edfu is fully inscribed with reliefs and hieroglyphs on its exterior and interior walls.
Take your carriage back to your Nile cruise ship to set sail to Luxor via the Lock of Esna. Upon arrival in Luxor, you will visit the impressive Temple of Karnak and the majestic Temple of Luxor. Both were dedicated to Amun, Mut, and Khonsu.
Overnight in Luxor.
Disembarkation. Visit the magnificent Valley of the Kings, where pharaohs of the New Kingdom were buried. There are 65 tombs there, and your guide will recommend the best three to visit. From the Valley of the Kings to the unique Temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, who ruled Egypt for about 20 years as a sole pharaoh. You will end your tour with a photo stop at the giant Colossi of Memnon of Amenhotep III.
Transfer to Luxor Airport to fly back to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel for the last two nights of your Classic Egypt & Jordan Itinerary in 10 days. Free time.
Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon over Luxor
From the museum to the Citadel of the Sunni Muslim leader Saladin, which was built in 1172 to defend Cairo against the Crusaders. The White Mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha is a prominent feature of the Citadel. You will finish your tour today at the historical bazaar of Khan El-Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East.
Transfer back to your hotel for the final night of your 10-day classic Egypt and Jordan itinerary.
And now, it’s time to gracefully draw the curtain on your Classic Egypt & Jordan Itinerary in 10 days. We will whisk you comfortably to Cairo Airport, where your journey awaits. It is really sad to leave, so ask our guides about your next combined Egypt & Jordan adventure with us.