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Egypt and Jordan Luxury Tour Package

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12 Days
From $4,985 pp

Cairo, Nile Cruise, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel,
Amman, Dead Sea & Petra

Osiris Tours Advantages

  • Enjoy a personalized tour with a private Egyptologist guide, driver, traditional Egyptian cuisine, and all internal flights. Your tour will be customized for you and will suit your needs and your schedules.
  • Avoid the crowds with your own private guide & private vehicle during your tour around the Great Pyramids.
  • Learn about Luxor’s history and its monuments on a private tour to the Valley of the Kings and Karnak temple.
  • Sail down the Nile on a Four-night Nile cruise on Sonesta Star Goddess Nile cruise.
  • Visit Abu Simbel temple with your private qualified guide & private driver.
  • Wind your way around scenic Aswan islands with your private guide and your private felucca/sailboat.
  • Discover the history of Petra on a private tour with your private guide.
  • Explore the Jordanian desert in Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea with your private guide and private vehicle.
  • Stay in luxurious and safe hotels, including Mena House Hotel, Sonesta Star Goddess Nile Cruise, the luxurious Four Seasons Nile Plaza in Cairo, and the Dead Sea Kempinski Ishtar.

Tour Overview

Enter a Land Steeped in History

Egypt is one of the most iconic travel destinations that enchant the imagination of the curious wanderer. From amazing Luxor to the flowing waters of the Nile to the legendary pyramids, this land is filled with adventure.

Then there is Jordan – Within its vast dusty landscapes, Jordan holds many treasures, including friendly towns, Roman amphitheaters, World Heritage Sites, oases of palm trees, hills dotted with wildflowers, and endless red sandy dunes. As well as being beautiful, Jordan will make you feel at home because of its wonderfully friendly people who will welcome you into their hearts.

Check Out Our Egypt and Jordan Luxury Travel Package

This incredible Egypt and Jordan luxury tour will take you to some remote and gorgeous landscapes. What if you could explore the best of these two amazing destinations – all in one tour?

Monuments, bustling cities, and historic buildings that will enchant and amaze you.

Your tour guide is a highly knowledgeable Egyptologist and will share with you a lot of fascinating information about the history and culture of these stunning monuments, ruins, and temples. It’s a glimpse into a place rich with an ancient history that you will not soon forget.

A Tour That Shows You The Best of Two Worlds

This tour is extraordinary because it gives you the opportunity to see Jordan and Egypt together in one trip for 12 days. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these two incredible countries’ rich history on a private guided tour.

On this Egypt and Jordan Tour Package, you will stay in comfortable, safe, and luxurious hotels, including Mena House Hotel, the luxurious Four Seasons Nile Plaza in Cairo, the Sonesta Star Goddess Nile Cruise, and the Dead Sea Kempinski Ishtar.

Once in a Lifetime Experiences

Discover Luxor’s complex history on a private tour to the Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple. Visit the stunning Abu Simbel Temple and learn the intricacies of its history. Slowly weave your way around the scenic Aswan Islands on a private felucca (sailboat). Enjoy the East and West Banks of Thebes and visit Petra, the amazing city carved in stone made famous by Indiana Jones.

Explore the vast and beautiful Jordanian desert in Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea with your private guide. On this Egypt and Jordan Luxury Tour, you will get to see the most amazing sights of both these incredible countries.

Your guide has years of experience, is friendly and welcoming, and will be able to answer any questions you might have about the complex and fascinating culture you will be exploring. You will get an insight into Egypt and Jordan that not many tourists will be able to get, and you will come away with a deeper understanding of these destinations.

To find out more about our other Egypt and Jordan private guided tour options, please feel free to contact us at any time.

The Great Pyramids of Giza The Great Pyramids of Giza
The Great Sphinx of Giza The Great Sphinx of Giza
Philae Temple in Aswan Philae Temple in Aswan
Attractions of Jordan Great Attractions of Jordan
Al Khazneh - The treasury of Petra ancient city, Jordan Al Khazneh – The treasury of Petra ancient city, Jordan
Wadi Rum, Aqaba, Jordan Wadi Rum, Aqaba, Jordan – Photo by Juli Kosolapova

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo

Arriving in Egypt is made easy by your airport representative, who will escort you through customs and immigration and facilitate your visa process.

Continue to the baggage claim hall and finally to the passenger pick up. Here, connect with your Osiris Tours representative associate, who will arrange your private airport transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: Mena House (5*)

View from the Marriott Mena House, Cairo View from the Marriott Mena House, Cairo

Day 2: Giza

Enjoy this custom tour, which explores the Great Pyramids, ancient Memphis, Saqqara, the Solar Boat, Chephren Pyramid, and the famous Sphinx.

This luxury tour includes a private vehicle with a driver, a trained Egyptologist guide, and entry to the Chephren (Khafre) or Menkaure (Mycerinus) Pyramids and Solar Boat. Entrance to the Grand Pyramids is not included. Be aware that a limited number of people are allowed inside the Grand Pyramids daily, so it is necessary to inform your guide the day before if you plan to enter.

Buffet lunch at a great local restaurant is provided after visiting the Great Pyramids.

In the afternoon, you will be picked up before sunset from your hotel. Your private guide will lead you out into the desert on your choice of camel or horse, where you can watch the sunset while enjoying a panoramic view of the Great Pyramids. This evening includes dinner at a Bedouin restaurant.

Accommodation: Mena House (5*)

The Great Sphinx, Egypt The Great Sphinx – Photo by Pixabay
Camel ride at the Pyramids Camel ride at the Pyramids – Photo by José Ignacio Pompé

Day 3: Cairo – Luxor

Transfer in private vehicle between your hotel and the airport and flight from Cairo to Luxor is provided.

An airport transfer with a private vehicle in Luxor is provided.

In the afternoon, enjoy a private custom tour of the East Bank of Luxor with a qualified Egyptologist guide. Visit the stunning temples of Karnak and Luxor with your own guide. You will start by visiting the Karnak temple. Walk along the Sphinx Avenue to enter the complex, as your guide explains how the massive facade was constructed.

Continue to Luxor Temple, which was once joined to the Temples of Karnak by a one-mile long Sphinx Avenue.

Accommodation: Sonesta Star Goddess (5*)

Karnak temple, Luxor Karnak temple, Luxor

Day 4: Luxor – Nile

Today you will explore some of the most incredible sites Egypt has to offer. In a private custom tour, you will visit the Valley of the Kings -home to three incredible tombs constructed for powerful nobles such as King Tut.

It’s then off to the nearby Valley of the Queens and the recently renovated mortuary temple of the most powerful and famous women in ancient Egyptian history, Queen Hatshepsut. The tour includes a visit to the huge Colossi of Memnon, which is all that remains of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III.

In the afternoon, enjoy sailing down the Nile from Luxor towards Aswan.

Accommodation: Sonesta Star Goddess (5*)

Djeser-Djeseru - Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Egypt – Photo by Jeremy Zero

Day 5: Nile

The luxury Nile cruise will reach its first destination, Edfu town, where you will visit the falcon-headed god temple of the God Horus and his wife, Goddess Hathor.

With your private Egyptologist guide, enjoy visiting the Nile Aside Temple of Horus, the falcon god. It is an impressive structure, considered the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt. This is partly because it was built later than most: in the Ptolemaic era from 237 to 57 BC. Despite its later date, it reflects the traditional pharaonic architecture and provides an excellent idea of how all the temples once looked. Edfu (Temple of Horus) is also very large: the second largest in Egypt after Karnak Temple.

Accommodation: Sonesta Star Goddess (5*)

Ancient temple Edfu in Egypt, Entrance view Edfu Temple

Day 6: Nile

In the morning, you will visit a unique Greco Roman temple dedicated to two gods: Sobek, the crocodile god, and Haroeris, the sun god. The Temple in Kom Ombo (also known simply as Kom Ombo Temple) dates from about 180 BC, during a period known as the Ptolemaic era, and had some additions built onto it during Roman times.

After visiting the Kom Ombo temple, the ship will continue sailing towards Aswan.

Start your private custom tour with a visit to the impressive Aswan High Dam, then to the Temple of Philae, which was dedicated to the Goddess of magic. The temple was built on Philae Island and attracted pilgrims from all over the ancient world. When the Egyptians built the High Dam, Philae temple was pulled out of the water and re-erected on Agilika Island.

Stop at the old site of the main granite quarry to visit the unfinished obelisk. You will see a practical demonstration of the methods used by ancient craftsmen to cut impressive obelisks and granite statues.

In the afternoon, your private guide will pick you up for your private Felucca (sailboat) ride, where you will get to sail upon and take pictures of the most beautiful part of the Nile in Egypt. Your sailboat will sail around Kitchener Island, the largest botanical garden started by the famous British army leader, Lord Kitchener. During your sailing trip, you will get to sail around Aghakhan Mausoleum and Elephantine Island.

Accommodation: Sonesta Star Goddess (5*)

statue around Edfu Temple of Horus Statue of God Horus, Edfu Temple
The Nile River The Nile River – Image by KH Graf

Day 7: Aswan – Abu Simbel – Cairo

Private transfer between your hotel and Aswan airport, and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel and from Abu Simbel to Cairo, and private transfer with a private vehicle in Cairo is provided.

You will take a flight from the airport at Aswan to Abu Simbel (45 minutes, flight included), where you will meet your private guide and tour one of the most beautiful temples in Nubia and Upper Egypt. The impressive Abu Simbel temple was built by Ramses II for his favorite wife, Queen Nefertari.

After visiting Abu Simbel temple, your private guide will take you back to Abu Simbel airport, where you will board your flight to Cairo (2 hours, flight included). Your private guide will take you from Cairo airport to your hotel.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Nile Plaza (5*)

Ramesses II, Abu Simbel Temple Ramesses II, Abu Simbel Temple

Day 8: Cairo

Discover the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and its Mummy Room in a private tour with a highly knowledgeable guide. The museum holds the tomb of King Tut, Egypt’s most famous boy King. In the evening, enjoy a luxury delicious Egyptian dinner at Naguib Mahfouz, located in the heart of the Khan Khalili bazaar in Cairo. Stroll down Al Moaz Street and view the largest concentration of medieval architectural treasures from the Islamic world. The tour includes a private visit to Beit El Seheimy.

Normally, this location would be closed to the public, but this exclusive tour provides access. A qualified private guide, private vehicle, and private driver are provided.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Nile Plaza (5*)

The Beauty of the Egyptian Museum The Beauty of the Egyptian Museum

Day 9: Cairo – Jordan

Private transfer from your hotel to Cairo airport and the flight from Cairo to Amman, Jordan, is provided.

Upon arrival in Amman, you will meet with a representative who will facilitate the visa process (included) and escort you through customs and immigration. Continue on to the baggage claim hall and finally to the passenger pick up. Here, connect with the Osiris Tours representative associate who will arrange your private airport transfer to your hotel in Petra (3 Hours).

Accommodation: Mövenpick Petra (5*)

Amman, Jordan Amman, Jordan

Day 10: Petra

Start your day with your private guide and private vehicle by visiting Petra, the treasure of the ancient world. This amazing rock-carved rose-red city was “designed to strike wonder into all who entered it.” Petra is the legacy of the Nabataeans who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. Explore its refined culture and unbelievable architecture.

After exploring Petra on a custom private tour, you will enjoy lunch at one of the best local restaurants, Nabataen Tent Restaurant. Then your private driver and vehicle will pick you up and take you to Amman airport.

Accommodation: Mövenpick Petra (5*)

Petra, Jordan Photo by Ahmad Qaisieh

Day 11: Petra – Dead Sea

Today, enjoy a 2-hour Jeep safari tour in Wadi Rum and explore this incredible desert landscape. Enjoy driving over the sand dunes and some of the ancient inscriptions; lunch at one of the camping sites in Wadi Rum, and then head to the Dead Sea for dinner and overnight accommodation.

Accommodation: Kempinski Hotel Ishtar (5*)

Desert camp in Wadi Rum, Jordan Desert camp in Wadi Rum

Day 12: Dead Sea – Amman

Transfer in private vehicle between your hotel and Amman airport is provided.

Hotels

Mena House Hotel (5*) in Cairo

Mena House is a beautiful and unique hotel in Cairo, with its own rich and colorful history. Fascinating guests have frequented the property since 1869, and it has continuously held the attention of royalty and political thinkers. This palatial hotel is located in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza in Cairo, and it is surrounded by 40 acres of verdant green gardens.

The hotel’s royal history is reflected in luxurious interiors embellished with exquisite antiques, handcrafted furniture, original works of art, and magnificent antiques that are rarely found in luxury hotels. Mena House has played host to kings and emperors, heads of state, and celebrities.

Located 700 meters from these wonders of the ancient world, Mena House offers unmatched views of the pyramids. You can gaze upon the magnificence of the pyramids from your room, watching the sunrise and set over these legendary monuments. . After dinner at one of the many restaurants, you can return to your room and see them lit up for your private viewing pleasure.

An ideal location for meetings in Cairo, the hotel’s banquet and conference center offer venues for weddings, receptions, and meetings ranging from 50 to 1000 guests. Recreation options at the hotel include a heated swimming pool and a fully-equipped spa & fitness center.

Regarded as one of the leading luxury hotels in Cairo, the hotel combines the magical charm of a bygone era with an unrivaled service fit for royalty. Your interlude at the hotel promises to be a journey of discovery, exploring Cairo’s ancient treasures and unraveling the many mysteries of Egypt’s past.

Sonesta Star Goddess (5*) Cruise Ship

Glide down the Nile on a luxurious all-suite cruise ship. The luxury Sonesta Star Goddess Nile Cruise features 33 suites named after famous composers, giving it a touch of elegance and sophistication. The ship comprises 27 deluxe Beethoven Suites (each 131f), 4 lush Mozart Suites (each 114f), and 2 superior Chopin Suites (each 171f). Each of the 33 suites has a private terrace and is designed to offer maximum comfort and space. Sip cocktails and dine on light meals on the Sun Deck, which overlooks the water. In between stops at different land sites along the way, there are plenty of activities. Entertainment includes a discotheque, themed parties, and dance performances. All units are comfortable and spacious, giving the ship a touch of elegance and sophistication. After enjoying private guided tours of ancient sites, you can relax in the ship’s swimming pool, enjoy a massage in the full-service spa, or run on the ship’s jogging track. Fine dining in the restaurant and nightly entertainment will cap off a memorable day.

Four Seasons Nile Plaza (5*) in Cairo

Occupying 30 stories of the prestigious Nile Plaza, the luxury Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza offers 365 luxury hotel guest rooms, including 100 suites. Among the most spacious accommodation in Cairo, the comfortable guest rooms and suites take full advantage of their setting. You can gaze out on a range of lovely vistas, including panoramic views across the Nile, the island of Zamalek, and a 12th-century citadel. Inside, you’ll be charmed by airy interiors with natural wood finishes and stylishly comfortable furnishings. Most guest rooms have a private outdoor terrace for relaxing or dining.

Mövenpick Petra (5*) in Petra

The Mövenpick Resort Petra is located directly at the entrance to the historic Jordanian city of Petra. This resort is decorated with an Oriental flair and features an exciting combination of natural stone, handcrafted wood, and Middle Eastern fabrics and textures.

With 183 newly renovated rooms and suites and a wide variety of restaurants for your culinary cravings, the Mövenpick Resort Petra will certainly provide long lasting memories. Enjoy your time spent in one of the world’s most extraordinary destinations.

Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea (5*)

Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea is an ideal venue for exploring the Dead Sea area’s rich culture and deep history. This 5-star luxury hotel is situated on the edge of the famous salt lake, the lowest point on earth, and provides unique views across the vast sea towards the west bank. You’ll be staying amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, including religious sites and majestic countryside.

View from the Marriott Mena House, Cairo View from the Marriott Mena House, Cairo
Marriott Mena House Marriott Mena House
Marriott Mena House Pyramid Suite Marriott Mena House Pyramid Suite
Dining at the Marriott Mena House Dining at the Marriott Mena House
Sonesta Star Goddess Nile Cruise Ship Sonesta Star Goddess Nile Cruise Ship
Sonesta Star Goddess Nile Cruise Ship Sonesta Star Goddess Nile Cruise Ship
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence
Four Seasons Cairo Hotel at The First Residence Four Seasons Cairo Hotel at The First Residence
Mövenpick Resort Petra Mövenpick Resort Petra
Mövenpick Resort Petra Mövenpick Resort Petra
Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea - Photo Credit: Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea

Things you should know before you visit Egypt

Documents

If you are an American or a Canadian, you will need a valid passport for at least 6 months after the day you plan to return from Egypt. You must also provide proof that you intend to return or continue your travels elsewhere. You are responsible for ensuring your passport is current and that your name on your passport matches all other travel documents we will issue. If you find that your name differs between any documents, please let us know right away.

Visas

You will need a visa to travel to and inside Egypt. You can get one when you arrive at Cairo airport. We can include visa fees and proceeds in your itinerary upon request. When you leave Egypt, you must show proof of entry via a stamp on your valid passport. If you don’t provide this stamp, officials may prevent you from leaving Egypt.

Insurance

It is a good idea to have insurance if you need to cancel your trip or any medical need while abroad. Most insurance policies also cover baggage loss/damage or problems completing the trip due to circumstances beyond your control. Get a policy that provides medical coverage to avoid large health care expenses in an emergency. We can help you find the right insurance policy for your trip with us.

Clothing for women

In general, for women traveling to Egypt, anything that is below the knee should be fine. Short sleeves should be fine as well, but nothing too short or too tiny. You do not need to cover your head in Egypt but do dress modestly. Wear pants or long skirts. It is hot in the summertime so that loose-fitting pants will be more comfortable than a pair of skinny jeans. It is also dusty and dirty, so that white clothing will appear soiled far more quickly than other colors’ clothing.

Electricity, Internet and Phone

Egypt’s power grid is set up for 220V AC. Some rural areas only have 110V AC. Sockets are either the “Type C” Europlug or the “Type E” and “Type F” Schuko plug. You’ll need to purchase an adapter for devices from North America. Outlets marked as 110V or “For Shavers Only” won’t work for devices not rated for 110V and may even damage them.
Mobile phone roaming charges are different between carriers, so be sure to check on costs with your phone provider in each area you’ll travel to.
The large cities such as Dahab, Luxor, Cairo, and Alexandria have many Internet cafes where you can pay to use the WiFi or wired network ports. Some small towns like Siwa have at least one Internet cafe. Hotel in-room or lobby WiFi can be expensive, so check the rates before connecting to their services. Osiris Tours will not have control over which hotels have Internet access, but we do have information on which establishments are likely to provide it. We can help you find contact information to get in touch with the properties directly and ask what they make available.
– Time Zone: UTC+2
– Electricity: 220V AC + 110V in certain rural areas
– Telephone: Country code for calling you from outside Egypt is 20
– Calling North America: Dial 00 + 1 and your 10 digit number
– Emergency numbers in Egypt: Police: 122; Tourist Police: 126; Ambulance: 123; Fire: 125

Weather

Egypt is very dry in some places and very wet in others. Be prepared for a hot and dry climate. It can get cold in the northern regions if you happen to visit in the Winter. Most tourists visit during the cooler months from December to February.
February to April and October to November is the best time of the year climate-wise to see the pyramids and Valley of the Kings. It can be very hot and dusty in April because of winds blowing in from the Sahara, so visiting sites can be a bit of a problem during that month.
Updated weather forecasts can be obtained from Weather.com.

Money

We recommend that you bring about $100 US per person for each day’s expenses. Small bills are best to tip waiters, porters, and housekeeping. Tipping is at your discretion based on your satisfaction with the service you receive.
The Egyptian currency is called the “Egyptian Pound” (guinay in Arabic). Notes come in denominations of 5pt, 10pt, 25pt, 50pt, E£1, E£5, E£10, E£20, E£50 and E£100. Coins come in denominations of 10pt, 20pt, 25pt, 50pt, and E£1. Some tour operators and hotels only accept US dollars or Euros.
Get your Egyptian Pound currency from your own bank before leaving or from an Egyptian bank machine. Those methods are cheaper than in the airport currency exchange or in tourist areas. Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted, but your bank card may or may not be valid in-country.

Vaccinations

There are currently no vaccinations required to travel to Egypt.
There have been some occurrences of “Bird Flu” (avian influenza) in Egypt. We recommend that you:
– Avoid going to live animal farms or poultry markets.
– Avoid eating eggs or poultry that have not been fully cooked.
– Wash your hands regularly.
– See a doctor if you feel any flu symptoms coming on while traveling or after you return home.

Medicines

Make a list of all the medicines and medical items you need to bring with you on your trip, plus dosages of prescription drugs, details of prescription glasses and contacts, and any other medical necessities. Put spare eyewear and medications in checked and carry-on bags in case some of your luggage gets lost in transit.
There are non-prescription, over-the-counter medicines available in Egypt, but it is often difficult to get prescription medication or eyewear. Bring water purification devices or iodine tablets in case bottled water is not available. We can advise which locations will have potable vs. non-potable water. We strongly recommend bringing some type of over-the-counter diarrhea medication.
Medical Needs Checklist
– Basic first aid and medicine kit (band-aids, antiseptics, pain meds).
– Pepto-Bismol, Imodium, electrolyte powders for adding to drinking water to solve dehydration problems, and anti-diarrheal medications.
– Anti-itch cream for insect bites and allergies.
– Tablets for motion sickness.
– SPF 30 or higher sunscreen, aloe-vera lotion for sunburn treatment, large-brim hat, lip balm, insect repellent, and sunglasses.
– Hand sanitizer and baby wipes.