Best Tour of Egypt and Jordan
Enjoy the best tour of Egypt and Jordan and make the best of your stay in the Middle East. Start in Cairo to see the Great Pyramids of Giza and Islamic Cairo. Travel south for a 4-day Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan before traveling to Sharm El Sheikh to relax and explore the beauty of the Red Sea. End the trip with three days in Jordan to see the legendary rose-red city of Petra, the Dead Sea and many more.
- Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports and station
- Assistance of our guest relations during your stay
- All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
- Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo hotel including breakfast
- Accommodation for 1 nights in Aswan hotel including breakfast
- Accommodation for 3 nights on board 5-star cruise on full board
- Accommodation for 3 nights in Sharm El Sheikh including breakfast
- Accommodation for 3 night in Amman including breakfast
- Domestic Flight ticket (Cairo/Aswan - Luxor /Sharm El Sheikh)
- International flight Sharm/Amman
- All sightseeing tours in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel and Sharm as mentioned in the itinerary
- All tours on the cruise sharing Memphis Tours group
- Day tour to Madaba, Nebo and the Dead Sea in Jordan
- Day tour in Petra to major sights as described above in itinerary
- Private English speaking guide in Cairo
- English speaking guide on the cruise (You may share Memphis Tours group)
- English assistant driver in the Dead Sea, Madaba & Nebo
- Spot Local English speaking guide in Petra for about 02/03 hours
- Entrance fees to the sights in Egypt and Jordan as mentioned above
- Meals in hotels, Nile cruise and during your tours as mentioned in the itinerary
- All service charges and taxes
- International Airfare
- Entry visa to Egypt & Jordan
- Any optional excursions
- Extras at hotels and aboard the cruise (additional meals, drinks, laundry...etc)
- Petra tour requires considerable walking, the number of horses in Petra is limited.
Day 1: Welcome to Cairo
Day 2: Pyramids Tour
Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then met by your personal guide who will accompany you to Giza Plateau to visit the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus - Famous Sphinx and Valley temple facing the great statue. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant, then proceed to Sakkara area to visit Sakkara Complex and first pyramid ever built (Djoser Pyramid). Back to your hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3: Cairo Tour
After breakfast, you will be escorted by your a private guide to visit the Egyptian Museum where you will see many fascinating artefacts. Lunch throughout the tour at local restaurant, then moving to visit Saladin Citadel including Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque inside. Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church. Continue driving to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s old bazaar, Back to your hotel and accommodation in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4: Flight to Aswan from Cairo
Early morning, transfer to Cairo International Airport for the flight to Aswan. Upon arrival, you will be met at Aswan Airport, then enjoy visiting the world famous High Dam, The awesome Philae temple, which is devoted to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor, and the largest known ancient obelisk, located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt, the Unfinished Obelisk, Overnight in Aswan.
Day 5: Abu Simbel Group Tour - Nile Cruise
Check-out from your hotel after getting your breakfast box, then at 03:30 am start your group tour to Abu Simbel Temples. It takes about a 3 hours driving one way from Aswan to Abu Simbel by a private air-conditioned vehicle. Upon arrival at Abu Simbel, enjoy the impressive Temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel, which is dedicated to the four universal gods Ptah, Re-Harakhte, Amun-Re, and to Ramesses II. Then transfer to embark your Nile River Cruise and overnight on the cruise.
Meals: Breakfast box, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Kom Ombo - Edfu
Sail to Kom Ombo, have breakfast on board and Visit the Temple shared by two gods Sobek and Haeroris in Kom Ombo. Sail to Edfu, lunch on board after that Visit the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt, Horus Temple in Edfu. Take afternoon tea during sailing to Esna, Dinner and overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Luxor West Bank
Sail to Luxor, have breakfast on board then visit the West Bank, take an excursion to the royal cemetery for 62 Pharaohs, Valley of the Kings, then to mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built by the architects of the New Kingdom Pharaoh Hatshepsut approximately in the 15th century BC , at El-Deir El-Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch on board. Enjoy afternoon tea during sailing, Dinner on board Overnight in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Luxor East Bank - Sharm El Sheikh
Breakfast on board, disembark from your Nile cruise after breakfast at 08:00 a.m. Then transfer to visit Karnak and Luxor temples, then you will be transferred to Luxor airport for flight to Sharm El Sheikh. Most flights are indirect flight via Cairo Airport. Upon arrival in Sharm, transfer to your hotel for free time at leisure with an overnight in Sharm El Sheikh.
Day 9: Ras Mohamed Snorkeling Tour
Day 10: Sharm El Sheikh
Free day in Sharm or join our optional tour to The Monastery of St. Catherine located at the heart of Sinai and at the foot of the Gebel Musa, or Mount Moses. Fronted by gardens and cypress trees, the monastery is owned and run by the Greek Orthodox Church. Its rich library houses the world's second largest collection of illuminated manuscripts after the Vatican. You can see the Burning Bush and a large number of antique works of art: invaluable icons, beautifully carved doors, exquisite wall paintings and other fine religious ornaments.
Day 11: Sharm El Sheikh to Amman Flight
Breakfast at your hotel in Sharm and then you will be transferred to Sharm International Airport for flight to Amman. Memphis Tours representative will meet and assist you upon your arrival at Amman International Airport. After that, you will be transferred to your hotel in Amman by a private air-conditioned vehicle for check-in. Upon arrival at the hotel, he will do your check in and give you detailed information concerning your tomorrow’s trip, Overnight in Amman.
Day 12: Madaba and Dead Sea Tour
After breakfast drive to Mt. Nebo, the place where Prophet Moses gazed at the promised land before he died and his alleged burial place. You visit the old monastery and overlook the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, Jericho and Jerusalem. After we proceed to Madaba, where to find the famous mosaic 6th-century map of Palestine in St. George’s church. Afterwards, we drive to the Dead Sea, Being the lowest point on earth and filled with a variety of minerals with medicinal properties the site has developed into a health spa-like hotspot. The mineral concentration in the mud is used for therapeutic and beauty treatments. Queen Cleopatra and Sheba both were said to have known the value of the site and used it. Due to too high salinity the water supports no form of life hence the name the Dead Sea and floating is very easy. Be sure to prepare to swim and relax in the mud before heading back to Amman.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 13: Petra Tour
After breakfast drive about 2.5 hours to the Rose Red City of Petra, Jordan’s largest attraction. First started in the 6th century B.C. by Nabataean Arabs the city boasts beautiful facades carved directly into the walls of the mountain sides. Arriving at the visitor’s center it’s a 700-meter walk to the Siq entrance which is an impressive 1200-meter-long gorge of a kaleidoscope of colors that towers more than 80 meters above you. As you exit the chasm you’re instantly transfixed by the beauty of Petra, chosen as one of the New World Wonders, the place speaks for itself. After your time at Petra, you make your way back through the Siq before returning to Amman.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 14: Final Departure
After breakfast transfer to Queen Alia International Airport for departure.
This was an incredible trip. Everyone we interacted with was extremely nice, friendly, organized, and patient. We were two females and a child on the trip and we had the best time.
I recommend this trip to anyone who wants to kill two birds with one stone and travel to two countries at once. At first, I was going to go on my own with my cousin but we found that it would be such a hassle. A friend of mine traveled to Egypt with Memphis Tours and recommended the company to us. It was a great decision to go on a guided trip so we can learn everything about the amazing historical places. My cousin really enjoyed Jordan, Wadi Rum was his favorite part of the trip, while mine was Luxor and its temples and sailing down the Nile.
I was a female traveling alone. At first, I was a little bit concerned about traveling on my own, to be honest, but Memphis tours made it really safe and easy for me. All I had to do was to confirm with them by arrival dates and they took care of everything else. I enjoyed myself so much and I really liked the Egyptian and Jordanian food.
It was the trip of a lifetime. I really can’t get over how amazing this trip was. Everything from the moment we landed in Egypt till the moment we left Jordan heading home was as we imagined and more. Thank you Memphis Tours for making this trip come true.
They handled everything! They were friendly and made sure that we were satisfied. Amazing guides who are both informed and polite. Lovely folks!!
Traveling with Memphis tours was one of the best, stress-free travel experiences I have ever had. It was well organised and everyone we dealt with was so friendly and helpful. We were picked up right at the airport by Tarek and Ahmed, who filled us in on the details of our tour, and even taught us a little Arabic on the was to the hotel! Beautiful hotels and rooms throughout the entire tour, hotel rooms were very clean. The food was great. The historic sights were unbelievable! Our guides were fantastic! In Cairo we had a wonderful guide named Hend, she was so informative, friendly and answered every question we could think to ask. Everyone we spoke to at this tour company went above and beyond what was expected to make sure our trip was wonderful, from our drivers to the customer care manager(a gentleman named Gamal). This tour company went way beyond what I expected and I could not be happier with the entire experience. If you're planning a trip to Egypt or Jordan I would recommend this tour company in a heartbeat, they will take good care of you and make your trip incredibly memorable! I can't wait to go back and now is a great time to go; I felt very safe the entire time and there aren't huge crowds of tourists so you can really enjoy the historical sites without throngs of people everywhere.
We were on our first cruise, and I booked this private tour with Memphis before I understood how I could see these places with the ship's tour groups. I am SO glad I did. We were whisked away from the ship in a private car, while the tour busses were still waiting to park and pick up the huge groups. We had an English speaking guide, Nema and a driver with limited english. We left the sights sometimes before the tour busses even arrived. Nema provided great details and insights into the sights we visited. If we wanted more information, we asked, if we became a little overwhelmed, she seemed to understand and would back off on the information. She was extremely engaging and knowledgeable. She took us to the pyramids where she tied my scarf in a traditional headscarf manor, we went to the Egyptian Museum when the cruise tour groups had to skip it due to a protest, and she and the driver stopped on the way back to the ship to be sure we had a chance to try their favorite street food from a vendor.
The Memphis tour group experience was incredibly satisfying. We were seldom bothered by vendors or camel drivers because we were with a guide. We learned as much as we wanted because we directed the information we received through questions that were expertly answered. We had twice as much time at sites and venues than the tour groups. We were much more nimble and could stop at places/shops/sites that caught our fancy rather than sticking to a big group schedule. When we were taken to shops 'suggested' by our Egyptian guide, we went in to have a look, but learned to leave quickly if we didn't want anything. We booked several months in advance, and the customer service team at Memphis was very polite and suffered my many emailed questions.
The biggest surprise was that we paid less than the people who bought the group tour package onboard the ship!!!
We normally hate the idea of packaged tours, so were thrilled when we booked a private tour through Memphis for such a reasonable price. For the same cost as a no-frills group tour with Intrepid, we were able to stay in five star hotels and enjoyed our own private guide and private driver.
Having your own driver is a worthwhile luxury and the drivers were very accommodating, buying us water and snacks and always ready when we were.
Our guides were all knowledgable and informative. Most were friendly although a couple of the guides had an annoying habit of only talking to me and not my husband. With that minor exception, they were accommodating and we especially enjoyed their insights about modern Egyptian life. They were also helpful in giving us a heads up about and advising how best to deal with the hawkers who are at all the major sites.
The hotels and cruise ship (Al Jamila) were all nice and comfortable and the staff on Al Jamila were especially friendly and welcoming.
Given the political instability in Egypt, we were a little nervous before going, but we were very well looked after, were always accompanied by a guide, and never ever felt unsafe.
The pre-trip arrangements were easy and our contact Eman was very helpful when we wanted to amend trip details.
Our tour in Jordan, while booked through Memphis, was managed by Petra Night Tours, who were also very professional.
We were very impressed with the level of service provided by Memphis Tours. From talking to other travellers, Egypt can be a difficult place to travel at times, but Memphis made it a very easy and enjoyable experience.
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Other than experiencing and witnessing fantastic & unbelievable monuments and structures of Great Egypt, and friendly Jordan, we are very happy to meet a lot of new people from different world and became friends.
Whoever thinking of visiting Middle East, Memphis tour should be the first place to check with since it can find right length of stay, reasonable cost and fulfill all you need. I could now recommend to all my friends and colleagues to visit Egypt, Jordan and Israel with Memphis tour and not to worry about anything else.
From the get go, Mr. Amer was incredibly helpful in assisting us plan a vacation that would work with our schedule and budget, and include all the sights and activities on our list. He was patient and accommodating, and every bit of our two weeks was put to good use -- not a minute was wasted idling or waiting, but the itinerary didn't feel rushed either. With two weeks for our vacation, we had a very lengthy list of sights and activities, some of which were a bit more unusual and demanding than what most travellers to Egypt ask for, but Mr. Amer went above and beyond all of our expectations and even included lots of extras to ensure that our trip would be smooth and comfortable.
Memphis Tours's ground staff in Egypt was just as good at implementing the itinerary for our private tour as Mr. Amer was at planning it. The company's liaisons and operators at each of the stops were always courteous and prompt and always made us feel like we had people to count on wherever we went, our guides were very helpful and knowledgeable, and our drivers were professional and hard-working. No one tried to take us on shopping detours or pressure us into anything as we've encountered in some other places in the past, and even during the tour itself our guides and operators were accommodating with changes and requests.
Overall, our vacation with Memphis Tours was one of the best vacations we've ever taken, and Memphis Tours certainly is the best travel company that we have ever dealt with. We have fond memories of two great weeks in Egypt and Jordan, and highly recommend Mr. Amer and Memphis Tours to anyone who is thinking about taking a vacation in Egypt.
--We felt totally safe & were well taken care of at every step of the process. Special thanks for Ahmed Osman, our driver Ahmed & our very able guide Maha. They really made us feel comfortable in Cairo. (I had been to Cairo twice before & honestly didn't think much of it, but they totally changed my mind on this tour!) My sister had never been to the Middle East before and she loved it and just thought everyone was so friendly.
--Recommend taking the Alexandria tour, its a lovely city.
--We upgraded to Mena House for Cairo and loved it, totally recommend doing this.
--If I had to do it all over again, the only thing I would change is asking to have a private dedicated guide in Jordan as we did in Cairo as that really makes a difference. We had local guides at each location in Jordan, some were better than others.
--We were really impressed with the staff in Cairo, they were on time, at the top of their game every day and I think they would have done just about anything we asked for to make our time there the best it could be. They were total professionals and we highly recommend it.