Cityscape of Cairo in Egypt

Signature Five-Star Egypt and Jordan Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Egypt, Jordan

Places Visited

Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

Old-world glory and modern glamour fuse together on this signature Egypt and Jordan discovery tour. Your two weeks of handcrafted vacation has you relaxing in the region’s finest five-star establishments and exploring the extravagant highlights of ancient dynasties. Enter the atmosphere of another era while indulging in modern luxuries. Bask in Cairo’s celebrated Marriott Mena House Hotel, a favorite among celebrities and dignitaries for over 150 years where many of the rooms boast views of the...

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Trip Highlights

  • Settle into the lavish comforts of five-star hotels like the Marriott Mena House Hotel, an iconic landmark in Cairo that is a favorite among VIPs, and Movenpick Petra where modern luxuries meet the grandeur of ancient civilizations
  • Feel the glory of ancient empires while discovering the striking wonders of Egypt and Jordan
  • Explore all of the mesmerizing historical sights on private tours with skilled Egyptologist guides to provide a narrative to accompany the lost-world atmosphere
  • Cruise down the River Nile in style and grace with a relaxed view of the wonders of the riverbanks
  • Uncover the famous sights in Cairo, including the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Mummy Room at the Egyptian Museum
  • Fly across the desert sands to Abu Simbel to see an astonishing temple that overflows with majestic sculptures
  • Journey into Petra at sunrise then explore the sandstone with candlelight and savor the expressive atmosphere of the ghost city
  • Relax on the Dead Sea and recollect the highlights of the journey during your final two nights in Jordan

Detailed Description

Egypt and Jordan abound with history. Pyramids proudly dominate the desert while temples celebrate the glory of ancient dynasties, forgotten cities are sculpted from sandstone, and traditional villages and untouched tombs are juxtaposed along the banks of the River Nile. Few other regions can rival their sense of old glory with their expressions of fantastic worlds that existed long before the notions of Western civilization. Your handcrafted tour will bring the old-world glory of Egypt and Jordan and wrap it all in a thick layer of modern luxury with carefully selected hotels and guides to provide a contemporary glamour to complement the history. The Great Sphinx of Giza, King Tutankhamen’s Tomb, Petra, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel and others will showcase both astonishing scale and a sublime level of intricacy and intimacy. Travelers will also have the opportunity to partake in Egypt's modern history when staying at the the Marriott Mena House. Since its inception in the late 1800's, the Marriott Mena House has a rich history and has been the favorite among many celebrities, foreign dignitaries, and Zicasso travelers. Most of the rooms at the Mena House offer a direct view of the Great Pyramid.

Begin your trip with a lavish night spent overlooking the River Nile in Cairo, and then settle into the charm of the region’s finest cruise ship, the intimate five-star Movenpick Royal Lily. This vessel will be your base for four days with a large balcony that gazes out onto desert sunsets and riverside scenes. Private Egyptologist guides will lead you into the annals of history, starting in Luxor and Karnak, and then into the Valley of the Kings. Descend into the famous tombs and admire their untrammeled opulence, and then gaze skywards as footsteps echo across temple floors as you explore all of the wonders that make Luxor the great open-air museum that it is.

You will soon be cruising to Aswan with a stop at two remarkable temples before docking. A new set of highlights will emerge here, some of which are romantically discovered on a private felucca sailboat excursion. The end of the week will be very relaxed with your short return flights to Abu Simbel bringing a dramatic insight into one of the world’s most expressive historical sights. Landing back in Aswan, you will have the afternoon to relax in the palm-dappled oasis at the Old Cataract Aswan, a glamorous hotel that inspired Agatha Christie and epitomizes the quality of the accommodation provided throughout the tour.

Cairo has many highlights but the chaos of the city can be overwhelming, so the Kempinski Nile Hotel will provide you an oasis of calm to escape the noise and the crowds. From there, you will take private tours to the unforgettable sights like the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Mummy Room at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. Your next two days will be spent in Petra, with two unique tours that will unravel the elegance of this lost sandstone city. To complete your journey will be two nights at the Dead Sea, where the tranquility of nature will take center stage with views that are postcard-perfect. Our Egypt travel specialists use their expertise to ensure your memories of Egypt are as amazing as the history and scenery.

Starting Price

$3,235 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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