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Magnificent Egypt and Jordan Tour in 12 days. Embark on an extraordinary 12-day journey through the captivating lands of Egypt and Jordan. This magnificent Egypt & Jordan Tour in 12 days, combines the best of both countries, immersing you in the ancient wonders of Egypt and the cultural treasures of Jordan. From the iconic Pyramids of Cairo to the breathtaking city of Petra, prepare to be enchanted by the rich history, awe-inspiring architecture, and astounding landscapes that await you.
Begin your magnificent Egypt and Jordan Tour in 12 days in Jordan. Explore the magnificent Petra, Jerash, and Nebo and relax at the Dead Sea. Fly from Amman to Cairo for the second part of your combined Egypt & Jordan 12-day itinerary.
Explore the highlights of Cairo, the Great Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, and the impressive Egyptian Museum. Fly from Cairo to Luxor to begin your 4-night Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Discover the great sites along the Nile valley from Luxor to Aswan. Explore the Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple, Edfu Temple, and the beautiful Philae Temple. Fly from Aswan back to Cairo for the rest of your Magnificent Egypt & Jordan Tour in 12 days.
Please keep in mind that you can begin your Egypt & Jordan tour in 12 days in Egypt or Jordan depending on your international flights. So the itinerary is flexible.
2280 USD per person in a twin room (2-16 people).
3875 USD per single traveler (Traveling alone).
Arrival at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman. Meet and assist by our representative of “Egypt Best Vacations” who will help you through the arrival and visa regulations. Transfer to your hotel and the beginning of your Magnificent Egypt & Jordan Tour in 12 days.
Your Egypt & Jordan Tour in 12 days just begins when our driver/guide picks you up from your hotel for a fabulous full-day tour of Petra.
Enjoy a full-day tour to the very famous Petra ruins. Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean caravan-city, situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt, and Syria-Phoenicia. Petra is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. It is one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture.
Transfer back to your hotel.
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. Transfer to your hotel in Dead Sea city.
Enjoy your time on the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. At the very lowest point on earth lies a natural wonder replete with a unique ecosystem, breathtaking desert views, and mineral treasures that have been attracting visitors for thousands of years.
Transfer to Queen Alia Airport to fly to Cairo for Egypt’s part of your Magnificent Egypt and Jordan Tour in 12 days. Meet and assist by our representative at Cairo Airport and transfer to your hotel in Cairo.
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. Are you ready to discover it from the inside?
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.
You will spend the next five days of your Magnificent Egypt & Jordan Tour in 12 days onboard a River Nile cruise. So, take a transfer to Cairo Airport to fly to Luxor to begin your 4-night Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan.
Meet your guide just outside the arrival terminal at Luxor Airport to commence your tour. Explore the largest temple in the world, the Temple of Karnak, and the majestic Temple of Luxor. Both temples were dedicated to the Theban Triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu.
Transfer to your Nile cruise ship. Overnight in Luxor.
Today, you will visit the glorious tombs of the Valley of the Kings. The pharaohs during the New Kingdom ceased building pyramids and cut their tombs deep into the mountain trying to hide them from grave robbers. There are 65 tombs at the Valley of the Kings, your guide will recommend the best three tombs of the open ones to visit.
From the glorious Valley of the Kings to the unique temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut who served as a solo pharaoh for about 20 years. You will end your trip at the giant Colossi of Memnon which survives from the Temple of pharaoh Amenhotep III.
Transfer back to your Nile cruise ship to sail to Edfu via the Lock of Esna. Overnight in Edfu.
Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon over Luxor
Take a horse and carriage to visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu. This temple is the most intact temple in Egypt and it was built during the Greco-Roman period. 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 Kom Ombo. Visit the twin temple of Sobek, the Crocodile god, and Horus, the falcon god. Then proceed to the Crocodile Museum in the vicinity of the temple. After the tour, the ship will sail up to Aswan where it moors for the next two days.
Welcome to the lovely City of Aswan. Your tour includes the largest engineering project in the 1960s, the High Dam, then to granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk, and the amazing Temple of Philae. This temple was built during the Greco-Roman period and dedicated to Isis, goddess of Love and Magic in ancient Egypt.
Transfer back to your cruise ship. Overnight in Aswan
Optional tour: Nubian Village Tour
Disembarkation. Transfer to Aswan Airport to fly back to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel for the last two nights of your Magnificent Egypt & Jordan Tour in 12 days. Free time at the hotel.
Optional tour: Tour to Abu Simbel Temples
Explore the fantastic contents of the historical Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Hundreds of objects from all periods of the Egyptian past are displayed on the two floors of the museum.
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.
You will end your Magnificent Egypt & Jordan tour in 12 days with a transfer to Cairo Airport for your final departure. It is sad to leave, so ask our guides about your next adventure with us.