Jordan and Egypt on a Budget Tour - Fez Travel
Cairo - Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops)
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Egypt & Jordan Tours

Itinerary

This 13 day tour, starts from Amman, Jordan, and ends at Cairo, Egypt. This comprehensive budget tour takes in all the main sights in Jordan and Egypt including Petra, Jerash, the Dead Sea and Wadi Rum in Jordan, the Pyramids & Sphinx, Philae & Karnak temples, the Valley of the Kings.

2020 - 'Jordan and Egypt on a Budget Tour'
13 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Monday

Amman

Welcome to Jordan! Upon arrival our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Amman for the start of your trip. They'll help settle in and introduce you to the local area. The rest of your day is free. If you arrive early in the morning, then a half-day city tour of Amman is available this afternoon.

Overnight Amman
3 star
Day 2
Tuesday

Amman, Jerash

We start our Jordan tour today with a city tour of Amman. We'll make our way to the Citadel - the former home of the ancient Temple of Hercules, The Umayyad Palace, the Byzantine Church before we make our way to the 6000-seater Roman theatre, which was built during the Roman Period. The ancient theatre is still in use today, playing host to numerous cultural events.
Afterwards, we drive north for a visit of Jerash, one of the largest and best preserved Roman sites outside of Italy. It is a excellent example of Roman architecture including paved and colonnaded streets, hilltop temples, amphitheatres, spacious public squares and plazas, bathhouses, fountains and a city wall pierced by towers and gates.

Overnight Amman
3 star
(B)
Day 3
Wednesday

Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Kerak Castle

We depart Amman for a scenic drive along the King's Highway to Petra, crossing deep Wadis, including the majestic Wadi al-Mujib, olive groves, and driving through remote rural villages. En-route we see the Roman mosaics at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George in Madaba, enjoy great views of Israel from Mt. Nebo, and visit Kerak Castle, one in a chain of Crusader fortresses built across Jordan in the 12th Century.

Overnight Petra
3 star
(B)
Day 4
Thursday

Petra, Wadi Rum Bedouin camp

We enjoy a full day today inside the world famous site of Petra, with a 2-3 hour guided tour of this fascinating city. Carved into the rocks and left undiscovered for centuries Petra has always been an enduring attraction for explorers.
We start by walking through the Siq and one of Petra's most impressive monuments, the Khazneh (Treasury) comes into view. Our guide will explain the elaborate facades carved into the rock from the top down. From the Khazneh the valley opens out and we'll see the ruined Roman amphitheatre, and colonnaded street.
During your free time you can explore for yourselves and walk up a steep and narrow winding gorge past beautifully coloured sandstone cliff walls to the huge and imposing 'Monastery'. The biggest of Petra's carved monuments. Another climb can take you to the High Place of Sacrifice, and Lion Fountain. All in all, this is a full & tiring, but hugely rewarding day touring one of the world's most famous ancient sites.
Later today, we leave Petra and drive into the spectacular desert scenery of Wadi Rum where friendly Bedouin hosts are ready to greet us at a comfortable camp beneath the towering rocks and cliffs. We spend the evening and night relaxing at the camp, watching the stars and enjoying a delicious traditional Jordanian meal.

Overnight Wadi Rum
Desert Camp
(B, D)
Day 5
Friday

Wadi Rum jeep safari, Dead Sea swim

We start the day exploring the beautiful desert and mountain scenery of Wadi Rum. We'll take a jeep safari through the beautiful desert scenery, seeing more of the sheer cliffs and bizarre rock formations..
We say goodbye to Wadi Rum later today and head north towards the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is fed by numerous rivers, including the River Jordan. Once the waters reach the Dead Sea they are land-locked and have nowhere to go, so they evaporate, leaving behind a dense, rich, cocktail of salts and minerals. Although sparsely populated and serenely quiet now, the area is believed to have been home to five Biblical cities: Sodom, Gomorrah, Adman, Zebouin and Zoar (Bela).
We'll stop along the way to enjoy a 'swim', though the intensely salty waters lead to a very strange swimming experience. In fact, normal swimming is not possible, and it is easier (and more photogenic!) just to float, sitting or lying in the water.
We finish the day back at our hotel in Amman.

Overnight Amman
3 star
(B)
Day 6
Saturday

Amman, Cairo

We leave Jordan today and transfer you to Amman airport for your flight to Cairo. Once you arrive, we'll meet you at the airport, assist you with obtaining your visa and luggage, and then transfer you to your hotel for the start of your trip. We'll help you check in before giving you some free time to relax or explore Cairo independently.
An optional dinner cruise on the Nile is also available tonight.

Overnight Cairo
3 star
(B)
Day 7
Sunday

Pyramids, Sphinx & Museum

After breakfast we head out to Giza on the edge of Cairo to visit the enigmatic Sphinx and the three greatest pyramids in Egypt, the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) along with the smaller pyramids of Khafre (Chephern) and Menkaure (Mycerinus), the inspiring sight of these huge structures looming out of the desert is an unforgettable site.
You'll have the chance to climb down inside one of these pyramids if you wish (and if you're not claustrophobic!).
In the afternoon we then drive south through towns and villages along the banks of the River Nile to Luxor where we check into our hotel.

Overnight Luxor
4 star
(B)
Day 8
Monday

Luxor to Aswan

This is free to relax in your hotel, or perhaps take an optional tour to Luxor Museum, which has a beautifully displayed collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts and includes some very important and impressive specimens. There are also some items from the period after the end of Pharaonic times in Egypt.
We then continue our drive south following the Nile to Aswan where we spend the night in a Nubian village staying in a local guesthouse. The ancient region of Nubia comprised an area around the Nile in parts of present day southern Egypt and northern Sudan. Many descendants of the Nubian people still live around Aswan and during our stay we'll see their colourful houses and enjoying a typical meal this evening.

Overnight Aswan
Guest House
(B)
Day 9
Tuesday

Aswan, Philae Temple, Felucca sailing

This morning we have the option of taking an early start for the drive to the UNESCO world heritage site at Abu Simbel. These amazing temples built by Ramses II are one of Egypt's main highlights and attractions.
If you don't visit Abu Simbel you can explore Aswan's markets and Corniche this morning or visit the Nubian Museum which has an excellent collection covering the history of the Nubian people in the region.
This afternoon we'll take a boat trip to visit one of Egypt's most beautifully situated temples which was also reclaimed from the rising waters of Lake Nasser. This is the Temple of Philae, which was dedicated to Isis.
Later we board a traditional Nile felucca and sail a little way out of Aswan before mooring up for the night. Our separate facilities boat with a proper toilet, showers as well as a hygienic kitchen, will join with us from time to time during the day and moor up with us at night. You sleep on the deck of the boat, with mattresses, blankets and mosquito nets provided.
This is a fun but basic experience, and you can upgrade the two nights sleeping on the felucca to an additional two nights in hotels in Aswan if you prefer. In this case you will spend two nights in Aswan and then drive to Luxor, rejoining the group when they arrive after the felucca cruise. All other touring remains the same.

Overnight On the Nile
Felucca
(B, D)
Day 10
Wednesday

Felucca sailing, Luxor, Karnak temple

We spend some more time sailing on the Nile this morning, and after lunch with the felucca crew, we bid them a reluctant goodbye and drive north to Luxor.
Luxor is the jewel in Egypt's crown with the largest concentrations of ancient ruins in the Nile Valley, if not the world. These are split across both banks of the Nile, with the City of the Dead on the West Bank with many mortuary temples and tombs cut into the rocky mountains, and with the Temples of Luxor and Karnak and their connecting Avenue of Sphinxes the highlights on the East Bank.
Later this evening there is an optional tour available to Luxor Temple which is right in the middle of town and beautifully lit up at night. You'll can also head into town to explore some of Luxor's popular outdoor cafes, perhaps enjoying a few games of backgammon and trying a shisha pipe with the locals.

Overnight Luxor
4 star
(B, L)
Day 11
Thursday

Luxor

This morning we take a tour to the West Bank of the Nile, where we'll visit the Temple of Queen Hatchepsut, explore several tombs in the Valley of the Kings, learn about the workers who made all this happen in Deir El-Medina (the Valley of the Artisans) and stop to see the huge Colossi of Memnon.
Your afternoon is then free to relax in the hotel, or take an optional tour to explore the huge temple complex at Karnak. A spectacular hot air balloon flight over the west bank of the Nile is also available today (expect another early start to catch sunrise as the balloon rises).

Overnight Luxor
4 star
(B)
Day 12
Friday

Dendara and Abydos, to Cairo

We leave Luxor this morning and drive back to Cairo, stopping at the temples of Dendara and Abydos along the way. These temples are much less visited by tourists than the sites in Luxor, but are hugely impressive. Dedicated to the Goddess Hathor, Dendara in particular becomes many people's favourite site, and is incredibly well preserved. Nearby Abydos is another fascinating site, and was the cult center of the god of the dead, Osiris.
The necropolis here was a pilgrimage and burial site and at least ten temples were originally built here. We arrive back into Cairo this evening and check into our hotel in the centre of the city for a final evening together.

Overnight Cairo
3 star
(B)
Day 13
Saturday

Cairo, free day

Your time is free today for some last minute sightseeing or shopping until we transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.
We recommend an afternoon or evening flight so that you can take an optional tour to visit the incredible Egyptian Museum this morning.
Extra nights in Cairo are also available if you would like to extend your stay.

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note :
1. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2. Maximum Group Size of 40.
2. Age : Minimum Age of 8. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested.
3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
4. Hotel Gala Dinners - Many of the hotels and Nile cruise boats, on this tour, arrange a very special gala dinner with entertainment in the evening on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Payment for these is often optional on Christmas Eve (24 Dec) but may be compulsory on New Year's Eve (31 Dec), whether you attend or not. Prices can range from around US$50 to over US$150 per person. Final decisions on prices and whether dinners are compulsory are made relatively close to the time. We aim to always select hotels that make their Gala Dinners optional, though this is is not always possible. Gala dinner prices are therefore not included in our tour prices, but will be added to your booking if they become required. More information is available on request.
5. Child Discount : Age 8 - 11 sharing room with 2 full paying adults pays 25% and child will have a fold up bed.
6. Jordan visas are available on arrival for JD 40. As entrance fees are not included in this tour, we strongly recommend purchasing a Jordan Pass in advance. This provides a free visa, a package of entrance fees, and digital brochures to sites visited. Cost JD 70 (approx. USD 99) from https://www.jordanpass.jo/Contents/Prices.aspx
7. Wadi Rum Desert Camp has hared bathroom & toilet facilities. Upgrades to en-suite tents available and dependent on availabilty.
8. The Amman-Cairo flight is left out of the set tour price as it is often more cost effective for you to include this flight as part of your main international flight ticket. We are happy to book all your international flights, just this Amman-Cairo flight, or none of them at all, whichever works best for you. Direct flights are available with both Egypt Air and Royal Jordanian Airlines. You can fly at any time during the day - all transfers in Amman and Cairo are included.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
Tour does not include :-
  • International flight between Amman and Cairo
  • Visas, border or port taxes
  • Hotel gala dinners (if charged by the hotels on 24 & 31 Dec, see 'Notes' section)
  • Egypt Tipping kitty (allow US$45)
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips
  • Entrance fees
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • Amman
  • Amman - Citadel
  • Amman - Umayyad Palace
  • Cairo - Giza Pyramids - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Cairo - The Sphinx
  • Felucca Sailing
  • Jerash - Ancient Roman Site
  • Luxor - Colossi of Memnon
  • Luxor - Medinat Habu
  • Luxor - Valley of the Kings
  • Luxor Temple
  • Madaba - Church of St. George
  • Petra - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Wadi Rum - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Amman - Byzantine Church
  • Amman - Roman Amphitheatre
  • Aswan - Temple of Philae
  • Cairo - Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops)
  • Dead Sea - Swimming, floating, relaxing
  • Felucca Sailing
  • Kerak - Crusader Castle
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple
  • Luxor - Queen Hatshepsut Temple
  • Luxor - Valley of the Kings - Tutankhamen's Tomb (Optional)
  • Madaba
  • Mt. Nebo - Panoramic Views
  • Wadi Rum - 4 x 4 Desert Jeep Safari
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Accommodation

This is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given an overnight stop this means that one of those hotels will be used.

Jordan

Amman
Guest House Amman Hotel 
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
90 Mecca
Amman
Ph. :
+962 6 553 0480
Guest House Amman Hotel 
Guest House Amman Hotel 
Guest House Amman Hotel 
Petra
Edom Hotel
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Tourism St
Wadi Musa
Petra
Ph. :
+962 3215 6995
Edom Hotel
Edom Hotel
Edom Hotel
Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum Bedouin Desert Camp
Standard : Desert Camp
Address :-
Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum Bedouin Desert Camp
Wadi Rum Bedouin Desert Camp
Wadi Rum Bedouin Desert Camp

Egypt

Aswan
Arti Ka Nubian Guest House
Standard : Guest House
Address :-
Gharb Soheil
West Bank
Aswan
Ph. :
+20 111 918 4405
Arti Ka Nubian Guest House
Arti Ka Nubian Guest House
Arti Ka Nubian Guest House
Cairo
Zayed Hotel
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
42 Abu El Mahasn El Shazly Sq.
Mohandseen
Cairo
Ph. :
+20 (2) 3346 3318
Zayed Hotel
Zayed Hotel
Zayed Hotel
Luxor
Eatabe Luxor Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Cornish El Nile Street
Luxor
Ph. :
002 095 2374944
Eatabe Luxor Hotel
Eatabe Luxor Hotel
Eatabe Luxor Hotel
On the Nile
Felucca
Standard : Felucca
Address :-
On the Nile
Felucca
Felucca
Felucca
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
To
Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
Single Supplement explanation
31 Aug 2020
25 Oct 2020
1,589.00
340.00
26 Oct 2020
31 Dec 2020
1,659.00
340.00
01 Jan 2021
28 Mar 2021
1,839.00
450.00
29 Mar 2021
25 Apr 2021
1,869.00
450.00
26 Apr 2021
29 Aug 2021
1,839.00
450.00
30 Aug 2021
22 Dec 2021
1,869.00
450.00
23 Dec 2021
27 Dec 2021
1,949.00
450.00
28 Dec 2021
31 Dec 2021
1,869.00
450.00
Deposit Option available for Jordan and Egypt on a Budget Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Aug 2016 - 31 Dec 2025
01 Aug 2016 - 31 Dec 2025
$ 250.00
Child Discounts available for Jordan and Egypt on a Budget Tour :
 
Departing between
From Age
To Age
Discount
01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2025
8
11
25.00 %
* Conditions apply. Please refer to the 'Child Discount Rates' section of our Terms and Conditions.

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