The Treasury, or Al Khazna, in Petra, Jordan

From Petra to the Pyramids: The Complete Highlights of Jordan & Egypt Tour

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Countries Visited

Egypt, Jordan

Places Visited

Amman, Petra, Dead Sea, Cairo...

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Suggested Duration

16 Days

Jordan and Egypt are lands of mystery and marvels, where odes to the past stand in untouched, resplendent glory. These aren’t countries just with museum pieces, but destinations that revel in the wonder of yesteryear. This handcrafted and private 16-day tour showcases all the highlights, from pyramids to Petra, sandstone deserts to medieval streets, captivating tombs to crusader castles and Roman legacies. There are even three days of Red Sea serenity to finish it all off.

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Trip Highlights

  • Indulge in the five-star luxuries of Grand Hyatt Amman Hotel and Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea Resort for sensational views, remarkable culture, and friendly, attentive staff in accommodations blending culture, history, and modern comforts
  • Explore the wonder of Petra with two days of private tours amidst the remarkable sandstone city
  • Marvel at the Great Pyramids of Giza then travel further back in time by riding a camel to the Pyramid of Saqqara
  • Discover Jerash, where some of the best preserved Roman ruins outside Rome leave you captivated
  • Journey through the dunes of Wadi Rum, a desert landscape of surreal colors and intriguing rock formations
  • Lounge in the Dead Sea and discover crusader castles, just two more highlights of your seven days in Jordan
  • Uncover the secrets of Cairo on a private tour, exploring the treasures of the Egyptian Museum and medieval Islamic streets that haven’t been touched for centuries
  • Take a 3-day luxury cruise along the River Nile, discovering the temples and tombs of the riverbank, including the majestic Kom Ombo
  • Explore the historical highlights of Luxor and Aswan on private tours, with expert Egyptologist guides revealing the stories from the old dynasties
  • After 13 days of exploring the highlights of Jordan and Egypt, you relax on the deserted sands of El Quseir, where a boutique Red Sea resort provides three nights of pure tranquility

Detailed Description

Surreal chronicles fill the landscapes of Jordan and Egypt. Roman monuments stretch 20 meters into the sky yet are untouched by tourism. Temples and tombs reveal the ostentatious tastes of Egyptian pharaohs. Ancient cities are sculpted into sandstone while majestic pyramids leave a legacy that can only be truly understood when you’re actually there. These are the lands where the great ancient civilizations flourished, from Thebes to the Roman Empire, medieval Islamic wonders to dynasties that existed 2,000 years before them. Best of all, these legacies to human history stand almost completely untouched. There’s so much to see and explore here that you’re only ever an hour away from the next mysterious ode to the past.

This 16-day private tour explores all the main highlights of Jordan and Egypt, starting with six nights in Jordan and finishing with three nights on the serene Red Sea coast at El Quseir. You connect the dots of civilizations, from the ruins of Jerash to the remarkable Valley of the Kings in Luxor. Along the way, you’ll enjoy all the classic Egyptian and Jordanian experiences, including drinking tea in one of the sandstone caves of Petra, riding a camel to a three-millennium old temple, lounging in the Dead Sea, and spending three days cruising down the Nile River. Many of the attractions are remarkably close to each other, and it’s easy to see a lot on any relaxed day. Your different destinations are connected by an assortment of flights and private road transfers that have inspiring stops en route.

Amman is a leisurely place to start and a great introduction to the region. You’ll have two relaxed days in Jordan’s capital, including a private tour out to the Roman ruins of Jerash. Take the King’s Highway, stopping at Mount Nebo and the crusader castles en route to Petra, where you glimpse the ancient city at sunset. Two full days of flexible private tours reveal the best of the sandstone caves and carvings, complete with meeting a family that still lives in the ancient city. On the way to Amman, you’ll journey through the surreal Wadi Rum desert and the equally peculiar Dead Sea.

Exploring Egypt starts with the pyramids, both those at Giza and the first ever pyramid at Saqqara. Spend three nights immersed in Cairo’s history, including the churches of Coptic Cairo, treasures in the Egyptian Museum, and some of the world’s finest medieval Islamic architecture. Fly to Aswan and the next three nights are spent on a luxury River Nile cruise. Disembark to explore the temples left behind by Egyptian dynasties, and then lose yourself in the marvels of Luxor, the site of historic Thebes. There’s a lot to experience, and it’s all complemented by your final stop, the untouched sand of El Quseir. Here, you relax after the journey and recall the wonders from Petra to the pyramids and everything in between.

Starting Price

$5,611 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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