Tours - Egypt & Jordan

Pyramids to Petra

Price From:

£ 590.00

Trip Style:

Intense


Service Level:

☆☆☆



Tour Code:

EJT009

Destination:

Cairo - Aswan - Luxor - Dahab - Petra – Cairo


Duration:

09 Days/ 08 Nights

Jordan
Pyramids to Petra map

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This package takes you from Cairo to Aswan, Luxor, Dahab, Petra, and back to Cairo. You will see Egypt’s majestic pyramids, sail along the River Nile, and explore amazing ancient cities. You get plenty of time to relax and enjoy the sun



What's Included
Transfer to and from airport
All services charges and taxes
Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
Five breakfasts (Bx1), one lunch (Lx1)
Six nights in 3 star hotels
Two nights aboard first class overnight train from Cairo to Aswan (recliner seat included, sleeping cabin upgrade available)
One night aboard bus from Luxor to Dahab
Visit to Petra including entry visa to Jordan
Fully guided tours with an English speaking Egyptologist at all major sites


What's Excluded
Entrance fees are not charged in advance to add flexibility to your tour
Drinks, phone calls, laundry, tips and any other items of a personal nature

Tour Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive to Cairo

Welcome to the beginning of your adventure in Egypt

Day 02: Memphis & Giza

Visit to Memphis, Saqqara, the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx followed by an overnight train to Aswan

Day 03: Aswan

Explore the temple of Philae, the High Dam & the Unfinished Obelisk

Day 04: Felucca & Luxor

Sail around the Kitchener and Elephantine Islands followed by a train ride to Luxor

Day 05: Luxor

Visit the Luxor & Karnak Temple, the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut’s Temple & the Colossi of Memnon followed by an overnight bus to Dahab

Day 06: Dahab

Free day to be spent at your leisure

Day 07: Petra

Spend the day exploring the ancient city of Petra

Day 08: Cairo

Bus back to Cairo & free evening

Day 09: Departure

Airport transfer

Map of Tour

Day 01: Arrive to Cairo

Welcome to the beginning of your adventure in Egypt. You will have a Scarab Egypt representative greet you at the airport once you are finished with customs and have collected your baggage. Following transfer to your hotel you will have some time to relax over a welcome drink.

Overnight in Cairo hotel

Day 02: Memphis & Giza

The day will begin with a trip to the ancient capital city Memphis. Founded around 3100 BC, Memphis has now been transformed into an open air museum for your viewing pleasure. Afterwards, we’ll make the short trip to see Saqqara. This ancient burial ground served as the necropolis for Memphis. Later you will be taken to the most famous wonderland in the world, The Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. The largest of the three, The Great Pyramid of Khufu, is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one to remain largely intact. This evening you will catch the overnight train to Aswan.
Overnight aboard 1st class seated train
Bx1

Day 03: Aswan

A Scarab Egypt representative will greet you at the train station upon arrival for transfer and check-in to the hotel. To begin you will be taken to visit the temple of Philae, a superb temple complex dedicated to the goddess Isis and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, you will visit he immense and very scenic High Dam. Finally your day will be wrapped up with a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk. This abandoned work of art offers unusual insights into ancient Egyptian stone-working techniques, with marks from workers' tools still clearly visible.

Overnight in Aswan hotel

Day 04: Felucca & Luxor

This afternoon you will set sail aboard a felucca, a traditional wooden sailing boat which serves as the preferred method of transportation along the River Nile. Your course will be set to sail around the Kitchener and Elephantine Islands. Later in the afternoon you will catch the train to Luxor. A Scarab Egypt representative will greet you upon arrival for transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Luxor hotel
Bx1

Day 05: Luxor

Welcome to the ancient Egyptian capital, previous known as Thebes. Your day will begin with a visit to the Luxor temple. This Temple was built largely by Amenhotep III and Ramses II around 1400 BC. Its main purpose was to celebrate the festival of Opet. Later you will be taken to see the Karnak Temple. It is comprised of a vast collection of ruined temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings- most notably the Great Temple of Amen. The west bank of Luxor is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. You will start with a visit to the Valley of the Kings where, for a period of nearly 500 years, tombs were constructed for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. Afterwards, you will make the short trip to Hatshepsut’s Temple, designed by the architect Senemut. Finally, you will be taken to see the Colossi of Memnon which was erected around 1350 BC. In the evening you'll catch the bus to the coastal town of Dahab.

Overnight aboard the bus
BX1

Day 06: Dahab

Upon arrival to Dahab, you will be taken to your hotel for check-in. Free day to be spent at your leisure. Perhaps you can spend the day relaxing poolside at your hotel, soaking up the sun. Optional excursions are available upon request.

Overnight in Dahab hotel

Day 07: Petra

Early morning, (05:00) you'll be transferred to the port of Nuweiba where you’ll catch the ferry to Aqaba. From Aqaba it is approximately 2.5 hours by bus to Petra where you'll have the afternoon at your leisure to explore this amazing ancient city. This evening, you will be taken back to Dahab.

Overnight Dahab hotel
BX1, LX1

Day 08: Cairo

This morning you'll catch the bus back to Cairo. Upon arrival, you will find a Scarab Egypt representative waiting to transfer you to your hotel for check-in. The evening will be free to be spent at your leisure. Optional excursions are available upon request.

Overnight Cairo
BX1

Day 09: Departure

After breakfast and check-out you will be taken to the airport for your departure. Your tour is finished but we hope to see you again on your next adventure!

Tour Policies

We only accept the following currencies; GBP, USD, LE (Egyptian Pound)

Your tour can start on any day however confirmation in advance is required

Prices are increased by 20% during the high season (December-January & April)

To ensure availability, we request that you confirm your tour a minimum of one week in advance

You may cancel your tour up to one week before the starting date, however deposits are non refundable

The tour price is GBP £ 570 per person, based on double occupancy. There is a £ 150 single supplement charge

Travel Tips

Visa

For most nationalities, the visa may be purchased upon arrival to Cairo International Airport, prior to entering the lineup for customs control. The visa costs $15 USD per person. Once purchased, you may proceed to a customs officer. Please check with your local Egyptian embassy whether you will need a visa arranged prior to departing your country of origin.

When to go?

The best time to visit Egypt depends on where you want to go. Generally speaking, winter (December to February) is the tourist high season and summer (June to August) is the low season in all parts of the country except on the coasts, and to a lesser degree in Cairo. Hotel prices reflect this. Weather-wise, June to August is unbearable almost anywhere south of Cairo, especially around Luxor and Aswan, where daytime temperatures soar up to 40\*C. Summer in Cairo is almost as hot, and the combination of heat, dust, pollution, noise and crush makes walking the city streets a real test of endurance. On the other hand, a scorching sun might be exactly what's wanted for a week or two of slow roasting on the beaches of southern Sinai, the Alexandrian coast or the Red Sea - just be prepared to fight for hotel rooms with locals on their summer holidays and Gulf Arabs escaping the even greater heat in their home countries.

When visiting somewhere such as Luxor, winter is easily the most comfortable time. Cairo isn't quite as pleasant, with often overcast skies and chilly evenings, while up on the Mediterranean coast Alexandria is subject to frequent downpours resulting in flooded, muddy streets. Even Sinai's beaches are a little too chilly for sunbathing in January. The happiest compromise for an all-Egypt trip is to visit in spring (March to May) or autumn (September to November).

Throughout Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting, many cafes and restaurants are closed during the day, while bars cease business completely for the duration. Offices also operate at reduced and very erratic hours

Electricity

220V
50Hz
Electrical Plugs
European plug with two circular metal pins

 

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