Dive deeper and engage with local life on these tours designed for small groups

From AU$6,859*
per person, twin share

Experience a dramatic world beyond imagination as you enter into lands of legends, relics, and indescribable beauty. Visit the famous Pyramids of Giza and the stoic Sphinx. Unwind on a 3-night cruise on the Nile, the world’s longest river. Take in Petra, the “Rose Red City” that appears as if it emerged straight from the rock bed. Participate in an Arabic cooking class, where you’ll use fresh ingredients from local markets to create delectable flavours. Admire the ethereal landscape of the desert city of Wadi Rum, the “Valley of the Moon.” Indulge at a deluxe spa resort on the Northern shore of the Dead Sea. Eons of history and iconic wonders, mouthwatering bites of savoury cuisine, and stretching sunsets fading against the desert horizon – this is the essence of Egypt and Jordan.

Highlights

  • Discover the Nile on a 3 night cruise
  • Tour of the Valley of the Kings
  • Pyramids of Giza
  • Historic Petra, the “Rose Red City”
  • Wadi Rum, the “Valley of the Moon”

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Rates

Prices Per Person, Twin Share
Departure  Twin Share Per person Single per person 
29 Sep – 12 Oct 2024# AU$5,099 AU$6,299
13 Oct – 26 Oct 2024# AU$5,199* AU$6,399*
27 Oct – 9 Nov 2024 $ AU$5,199* AU$6,399*
17 Nov – 30 Nov 2024 AU$4,999* AU$6,199*
19 Jan – 1 Feb 2025 # AU$4,599* AU$5,599*
26 Jan – 8 Feb 2025 # AU$4,899* AU$6,099*
2 Feb  – 15 Feb 2025 AU$4,999* AU$6,199*
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Bookings subject to availability.   More dates available though not guaranteed yet, please ask us. Prices correct at time of publishing and subject to change.

Inclusions

Your Tour Includes

  • 6 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 26 Meals
  • 5 Choice on Tour Options
  • On tour flights*

Must-See Inclusions:

  • Stand before one of the seven ancient wonders of the world – the Pyramids of Giza.
  • Meander through historic Petra, the “Rose Red City.”
  • Take in the striking landscape of Wadi Rum, the “Valley of the Moon.”

Cultural Experiences:

  • Discover the secrets of the Nile, the world’s longest river, on a 3-night cruise.
  • Enjoy a viewing of the tombs of King Tut and Ramses VI during a tour of the Valley of the Kings.
  • Connect with locals at a cooperative advancing women’s employment in Jordan.

Culinary Inclusions:

  • Taste your way through Amman’s street food culture during dinner in the Jordanian capital.
  • Enjoy a traditional Bedouin lunch baked in the sand of Wadi Rum’s desert.
  • Prepare your meal and eat family-style at an Arabic cooking class.

 

Itinerary

Day: 1  Cairo, Egypt – Tour Begins
Dinner Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino
Your adventure starts in Cairo, the capital of Egypt. A constant thrum of energy wrapped around you, feel the ever-present heartbeat of the country in the city streets. Located strategically along the banks of the Nile, generations of wanderers have traversed these grounds just as you do now. This evening, connect with your fellow adventurers at a welcome dinner featuring local specialities.

Day: 2 Cairo
Breakfast Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino
This morning, join your Tour Manager-Egyptologist for an introductory talk on ancient Egypt. Get a glimpse into ancient Egypt’s Pharaohs, power struggles, and dynasties before navigating Cairo’s famous traffic on your way to the remarkable collections of the Grand Egyptian Museum,* a collection featuring some of the country’s oldest artifacts.

Day: 3 Cairo – Giza – Khan el-Khalili Bazaar – Cairo
Breakfast Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino
Venture to nearby Giza and embrace the Egypt you have always imagined at the iconic Pyramids. Stand in awe before the Pyramids of Giza,** one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Marvel at the Great Sphinx’s stoicism, a colossal structure jutting out of the desert sand, full of mystery and intrigue. This afternoon, walk along el-Moez Street, admiring the elegant Islamic architecture of Historic Cairo (UNESCO) and enjoy some free time to shop in the world-famous souk of Khan el-Khalili. Peruse colourful trinkets, hand-painted crafts, polished pendants, and more.

Day: 4  Cairo – Aswan
Breakfast & Dinner Anakato Wadi Kiki Nubian Houses
A 2-hour flight brings you to Aswan, a breathtaking port city up the Nile. You may choose to partake in an optional tour to Abu Simbel*** and see the extraordinary temples of Ramses II relocated there during the construction of the High Dam. Experience the Nubian culture of Upper Egypt as you transfer by motorboat to your riverside lodge, with its colourful decorations and naïve architectural style. This afternoon, learn more about the Nubian people, their ancestral heritage and language during a walk in the nearby village, before relaxing over dinner at your lodge.

Day: 5  Aswan – Philae Temple – Board Ship
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner Sonesta St. George 1
This morning, discover the mysteries of Philae Temple. Located on a small island, this complex can only be reached by motorboat. Philae is among the architectural wonders rescued from the rising waters of the Nile during the construction of the High Dam. Then, board your cruise ship and settle in for the next three nights. The afternoon is yours to explore more of Aswan. Perhaps you’ll visit the fascinating artifacts at the Nubian Archeological Museum. This evening, aboard a felucca (wooden sailboat), take in the views of the tall sand dunes on the western shore of the Nile before relaxing over dinner aboard.

Day: 6  Kom Ombo – Edfu
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner Sonesta St. George 1
Coast along to Kom Ombo and visit a rare double temple. Watch the Egyptian landscape slowly drift by as you sail on to the mesmerizing Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the ancient god Horus. Relax during an afternoon on board as you glide down the Nile, before enjoying a festive Galabeya Party, where you might don a traditional Egyptian gown.

Day: 7 Luxor – Valley of the Kings – Luxor
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner Sonesta St. George 1
Start the day on Luxor’s West Bank, trekking along elaborate tombs in the Valley of the Kings.**** Delve even further into Egyptian legends with an included viewing of the tombs of King Tutankhamun and Ramses VI. Visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut as well as the Colossi of Memnon before returning to the ship for lunch. This afternoon, it’s your choice! Visit a local farm nestled along the banks of the Nile, where you will learn about rural life in Upper Egypt between sips of freshly brewed tea -OR- admire expansive views of the Nile whilst you enjoy high tea at the Old Winter Palace which hosted esteemed guests such as Agatha Christie, Winston Churchill and the great Egyptologist Howard Carter.

Day: 8 Luxor – Disembark Ship – Amman, Jordan
Breakfast & Dinner Amman Marriott Hotel
Early this morning, say goodbye to the land of the pyramids as you fly from Luxor to Amman, the capital of Jordan. Get a peek into this innovative city housing both modern technologies and ancient relics. Tonight’s street food dinner includes local specialities of hummus, falafels and kunafa.

Day: 9  Amman – Wadi Rum – Petra
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner Movenpick Resort Petra
Cross Jordan all the way to the south as you leave Amman for the isolated desert of Wadi Rum. Nicknamed the Valley of the Moon, this ethereal landscape resembles nothing found on earth. Cruise through the reserve on the back of a pick-up truck and take in the vast landscape around you. Enjoy lunch at a local camp before venturing onward to Petra, the fabled “Rose Red City.” In the evening, stroll down the street to an authentic Arabic cooking class. Prepare your meal, featuring fresh ingredients from local markets and traditional Jordanian recipes, before digging in family-style.

Day: 10 Petra
Breakfast Movenpick Resort Petra
Weave along sandstone carvings as you tour the archeological site of Petra with your guide. Serving as a crossroads between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, Petra contains ages of hidden wonders just waiting to be explored. This afternoon, it’s your choice! Keep exploring Petra’s vast archeological site on your own. Perhaps you’ll travel up to the “Monastery,” one of Petra’s legendary monuments -OR- join a local family at their home for tea and friendly conversation about life in the Bedouin community of Wadi Musa -OR- visit Little Petra, a Nabatean outpost located a few miles from its famous big sister, and featuring a 2000-year old Nabatean fresco that finds no corresponding in its larger neighbour.

Day: 11 Petra
Breakfast & Lunch Movenpick Resort and Spa Dead Sea
Connect with the local community during an Impact Moment at a cooperative promoting the conservation of traditional crafts through the employment of Bedouin women. After lunch at the cooperative, arrive at your hotel in the Dead Sea and take advantage of the luxuries and direct access to the legendary sea.

Day: 12  Dead Sea – Madaba – Mount Nebo – Dead Sea
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner Movenpick Resort and Spa Dead Sea
Get a glimpse into the foundation of Christian reverence at Bethany Beyond the Jordan, the venerated site of Jesus Christ’s baptism. In Madaba, delve deep into St. George’s Church and its famous Byzantine mosaic. Then, connect with the local community during a home hosted lunch. Experience traditional Jordanian hospitality and authentic home cooking as you share stories and connect with your hosts over a traditional meal. Before returning to your hotel, gaze upon the Promised Land at Mount Nebo like Moses long before you. This evening, celebrate the end of your Middle Eastern journey during a farewell dinner at your hotel.

Day: 13  Dead Sea – Tour Ends
Breakfast
Your epic adventure comes to a close today. Return home with a new understanding of these mystical lands.

Terms & Conditions

  • Bookings subject to availability.
  • Prices are per person twin share, in Australian Dollars.
  • Pricing correct as of 10 May 2024 and may fluctuate due to changes in availability, surcharges, fees or taxes.
  • Standard Travel Club Terms and Conditions apply.
  • This tour is offered and managed by Collette  and their terms and conditions apply. On tour flights included in this tour. * This price continues to exclude all round-trip air getting to and from the tour, as well as any additional air segments required to arrive at or depart from an extension.
  • Cancellation and change fees apply. Bookings are non-transferable.
  • Travel insurance is not included in the package. Please ensure you have valid Travel Insurance, or request a quotation.

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