Jewels of Egypt & Jordan

22 Days
Cairo to Amman
From (AUD)
$ 18,955
Dates & Pricing

2022 Cairo > Amman

No stone left unturned

From the majesty of the pyramids to the unrivalled beauty of the Treasury at Petra, mesmerising desertscapes, world-famous seas and a cruise on the mighty River Nile, you will uncover the ancient and natural wonders of Egypt and Jordan in-depth on this magnificent 22day journey.
Discover the endless history and legacy of these two intriguing countries, from the majestic monuments immortalising Egypt’s pharaohs and the footsteps of the Romans and Nabataeans in Jordan. Dive into the Red Sea and float in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea while reading a book. Marvel at the otherworldly desert landscapes of Wadi Rum, the magnificent Temples of Abu Simbel and the Treasury at Petra, hewn into the desert rock.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
MEGD
Duration:
22 days
Departure City:
Cairo
Return City:
Amman

22 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Giza (Cairo)

    Your journey into wonder begins at Giza with a three night Special Stay with views of the Great Pyramids from your balcony.

    Sundowners

    Enjoy drinks and canapés as the sun sets over the magnificent pyramids.

    Please book your flight to arrive into Cairo prior to 02:00 PM.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Giza

    Explore the Pyramids then marvel at the Great Sphinx of Giza.

    Enrich

    Enjoy a delicious lunch with the Pyramids of Giza as your backdrop, an unforgettable view fit for a Pharaoh.

    Prepare for an afternoon of historical discoveries at the Grand Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb. Gaze in wonder at the Solar Boat, a restored cedar wood barge dating back to 2500BC.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  3. Day 3 - Giza

    Visit the ancient capital of Memphis and the incredible Step Pyramid of Saqqara. Explore Imhotep Museum and the display of the most significant artefacts discovered on the Saqqara site.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  4. Day 4 - Giza > Aswan

    Fly early to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments, the enormous World Heritage-listed temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Fly to Aswan where you will be ensconced in luxury during your two night Special Stay and admire the views over the Nile from the comfort of your balcony.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  5. Day 5 - Aswan

    Freechoice

    Visit a Nubian village or the beautiful but often-overlooked Kalabsha Temple on the shores of Lake Nasser. Alternatively, explore the Nubian Museum home to more than 3,000 objects.

    Discover the history of the hotel and follow in the footsteps of icons like Princess Diana, Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie as you enjoy pre dinner drinks at The Terrace, before dining at restaurant 1902.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Aswan > Nile Cruise

    Embark on your luxurious private charter on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III as you settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, followed by a visit to the stone quarries which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in the pyramids and temples. Later, enjoy a traditional felucca cruise on the Nile.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Nile Cruise

    Explore Kom Ombo Temple, perched high on the east bank dedicated to Sobek, the Crocodile God. Afternoon visit to Esna Temple. A fun night awaits on board with a colourful Galabeyya party with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Nile Cruise

    Discover the vast open-air temple complex of Karnak, marvel at the enormous pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall. Discover the strikingly graceful Temple of Luxor, dedicated to the god Amun. This afternoon, cross to the West Bank of the Nile and admire the colourful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Nile Cruise

    Travel to the temple complex of Dendera to admire the vibrant colours of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of Hathor’s Temple.  A leisurely afternoon awaits as you savour your last moments on board. Tonight, join the Captain and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Luxor

    Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight - Choose to add an optional hot air balloon flight (additional cost, please book on tour.)

    Morning visit to the Valley of the Queens and the impressive monument to Queen Hatshepsut with its three massive terraces rising above the desert floor and into the cliffs. Later this afternoon, enjoy a walk through the colourful local markets. Relax in the beautiful gardens of your Special Stay for tonight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Luxor > Red Sea

    Take a drive through the desert landscape to reach your luxurious resort, set on the shores of the Red Sea, for a two night Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  12. Day 12 - Red Sea

    Enjoy a snorkelling boat trip and explore the underwater world of the Red Sea. Visit Mahmya Island bordered by virgin blue waters awaiting exploration and a white sandy beach inviting relaxation.

    Sundowners

    Raise your glass as you watch the play of colours across the dramatic desert and seascapes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Red Sea > Cairo

    Fly to Cairo for your two night stay. Discover the priceless antiquities in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization including the crown jewel of the museum, the Royal Mummies’ Hall.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Cairo

    Freechoice

    Discover Islamic Cairo or explore Old Cairo.

    This evening, join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Cairo > Dead Sea

    Say farewell as you transfer to Cairo airport. Fly to Amman, where you’ll travel to the Dead Sea and enjoy a two night Special Stay.

    Sundowners

    Enjoy drinks and canapés as the sun sets over the magnificent Dead Sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Dead Sea

    Enjoy the facilities of your resort including direct access to the sea. Spoil yourself and allow the staff to lather you in therapeutic mud, or float in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea, while reading a book or newspaper.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  17. Day 17 - Dead Sea > Wadi Rum

    Visit Madaba, discover the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land, and visit the Madaba Institute for Mosaic Art and Restoration. Travel in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia as you discover the dramatic desert landscapes of Wadi Rum where you will feel like you have stepped onto the moon during your Special Stay in the luxurious Bubble tents of the Wadi Rum UFO Luxotel.

    Sundowners

    Witness the dramatic colours of the desert at sunset over a refreshing drink.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Wadi Rum > Petra

    Explore Lawrence Road and marvel at the vistas of ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rising out of the pink and white sands, before lunch at a Bedouin Camp. At Bethany Beyond the Jordan, see where Jesus was baptised, then view the memorial to Moses at Mount Nebo and continue to the Rose Red City of Petra for your two night stay. Later this evening, an unforgettable sight awaits as you visit the Treasury and chasms lit by candlelight (subject to seasonal operation).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  19. Day 19 - Petra

    Discover this magnificent World Heritage-listed city, the legacy of the Nabataeans who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. The impressive eastern entrance leads through a brilliantly coloured narrow gorge to the imposing Treasury, more than 40 metres high. Designed to impress, the rock-cut facade will take your breath away.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Petra > Amman

    Travel to the capital of the Kingdom of Jordan, Amman, where you’ll enjoy a two night stay. Join your Tour Director for a walk through the food and produce markets and stop to taste some traditional Jordanian sweets.

    Freechoice

    This afternoon, choose from a tour of Citadel Hill & the Roman Theatre or visit the Royal Automobile Museum and its vast collection. Alternatively, experience Jordan’s wine heritage with a wine and food tasting in the Abdali walking district.

    Enrich

    Tonight, enjoy a truly local encounter and be welcomed into a traditional Jordanian home for a home-hosted dinner experience. Learn about the Jordanian culture first-hand and experience the genuine warmth and hospitality your host bestows on you.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Amman

    At the Roman city of Jerash, inhabited since the Bronze Age, explore the impressive ruins. This evening, join your Tour Director for your farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Amman

    Say farewell as you transfer to Amman airport taking a lifetime of wonderful memories with you.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the journey will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Highlights
  • Experience a relaxed four night cruise along the Nile on board our privately chartered boutique luxury cruiser – Sanctuary Sun Boat III
  • Marvel at the vibrant colours of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of Hathor’s Temple at Dendera
  • Experience Jordan’s wine heritage with a wine and food tasting in the Abdali walking district
  • Take an exciting jeep safari through the Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan, and discover blazing red sands and dramatic rock formations

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Fully escorted small group land journey
  • 2 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 8 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 4 Scenic Sundowners events
  • 6 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 47 meals – 21 breakfasts (B), 12 lunches (L) and 14 dinners (D)
  • Expert Scenic Tour Director, Egyptologist and knowledgeable local guides
  • All internal flights
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

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