17 Days in Egypt, Saudi and Jordan

Overview
Duration
Duration
17 Days / 16 Nights
Duration
Countries
2
Type
Type
Run
Run:

Marvel at the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza, including the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Sphinx, and Discover the modern capital city of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. Discover the vibrant culture of both Saudi and Egypt

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Included
  • All Airport transfers by an -air-conditioned vehicle 
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo, including daily breakfast
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on a 5-star superior Nile Cruise ship, full board
  • Accommodation in Riyadh for 3 nights including breakfast and all taxes 
  • Accommodation in AlUla for 2 nights including breakfast and dinner
  • Accommodation in Tabuk for 1 night including breakfast and all taxes
  • Accommodation in Wadi Rum for 1 night including breakfast and dinner 
  • Accommodation in Amman for 2 nights including breakfast and all taxes 
  • Domestic flights for Riyadh /AlUlA on economy class.
  • All tours as described in the program as mentioned above 
  • Private sightseeing tours in Cairo (listed on itinerary)
  • Sightseeing tours on the cruise shared with a Memphis Tours group
  • Local English speaking tour guide
  • Local- English speaking guide in Riyadh 
  • Spot Local English-speaking guide in Al Aula at Hegra, Dadan and Ekmah Mountain, joining group tours
  • English-speaking driving during the rest of the tours in Saudi 
  • Local English speaking spot guide in Petra (about 2-3 hours)
  • Local English speaking spot guide in Jerash (about 1 hour)
  • English speaking driver in  Nebo
  • All the admissions for the sightseeing stated in the program.
  • All meals as mentioned in the program 
  • Mineral water on vehicle.
  • All taxes and services charge.
Excluded
  •  International Flights 
  • Entry Visa Egypt, Saudi and Jordan 
  • Any meal that is not mentioned within the program. 
  • Personal Spendings like drinks during meals, laundry, phone calls. 
  • Gratuities for the guides and drivers or any other kind of tips.
  • Camera ticket at sights where allowed.
     
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo

Welcome to the mystical lands of Egypt, where the Pharaohs ruled for thousands of years. Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, your tour manager will meet and assist you and ease the process by helping you to get the entry visa. You will then be escorted through the bustling streets of Cairo in an exclusive air-conditioned vehicle. Once you reach your chosen hotel according to your accommodation plan whether it will be overlooking the Great Pyramids of Giza like Hilton Pyramids Golf Hotel or in Khan El Khalili, like Le Riad Luxury Boutique Hotel, your tour manager will assist you with your check-in and double-check your itinerary with you to establish and confirm all the pick-up times for all your activities during your trip. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 2: Pyramids and Cairo Sightseeing

After enjoying a delicious wholesome breakfast at your hotel, your personal guide will take you to the Giza Plateau to start your journey by marveling at one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramids of Giza. Walk or take a camel over to the iconic Sphinx and Valley Temple. After your pyramids visit, you’ll go for lunch at an authentic Egyptian restaurant and then head over to the Egyptian Museum, in the heart of historic Downtown Cairo, overlooking the renowned Tahrir Square. After relishing over the magnificent ancient Egyptian artifacts and treasures, you will be driven to Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s oldest bazaar, if there is time.
Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 3: Fly to Luxor - East Bank Sightseeing

Today, you will be leaving Cairo and head out to the shining city of Luxor. You will meet your tour manager early in the morning at your hotel where he will accompany you to Cairo International Airport for your trip to Luxor. Upon landing in Luxor, you will be assisted and whisked away in an exclusive air-conditioned vehicle to board your luxurious Nile cruise, Salacia, that will offer you a unique experience cruising on the Nile with high-quality service, gastronomy, and accommodation during your stay. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board before heading out to your first stop in Upper Egypt which is visiting Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple at the East Bank. Return back to your cruise and enjoy a warm and hand-crafted dinner. Overnight aboard your cruise in Luxor.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4: West Bank Sightseeing

Enjoy your first breakfast on board your cruise surrounded by the calm waters of the Nile. After breakfast, head out to explore the West Bank of Luxor. Visit the Royal Cemetery for 62 Pharaohs, the Valley of the Kings, then head to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built by the architects of the New Kingdom during the 15th century BCE at Deir El-Bahari. Finish the day as you marvel at the towering Colossi of Memnon. After finishing your visits at the West Bank, return back to your cruise and start sailing to Edfu while enjoying a delicious lunch on board. Relax the rest of the day as you sail; take advantage of the amazing facilities of your cruise; enjoy some afternoon tea, get a massage, de-stress in the Jacuzzi. End the day with an appetizing dinner on board. Overnight aboard your cruise in Edfu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5: Edfu and Kom Ombo

Enjoy a mouth-watering breakfast on board your cruise as you sail to Edfu. Upon arrival, head out and visit Edfu Temple, one of the best-preserved temples of the Greco Roman era, that of Horus at Edfu. Enjoy a magnificent experience as you take a horse-drawn carriage ride back and forth to the temple and marvel at Upper Egypt’s local life. Pass through the slow-paced, rural life of the local farmers and fishermen. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking lush, fertile landscapes dotted with banana and date palm trees. After your visit, head back to your cruise and start sailing to your second stop of the day, Kom Ombo.


Touch down on the shores of Kom Ombo and walk through the town of Kom Ombo among the locals of the town until you arrive at the unusual Kom Ombo temple with its two identical entrances, hypostyle halls, and sanctuaries. After your visit, head back to your cruise where you will enjoy an appetizing lunch while sailing to Aswan. As the day comes to an end, enjoy a warm, delicious dinner surrounded by the calm, serene water of the Nile River. Overnight aboard your cruise in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 6: Aswan Sightseeing

Enjoy yet another delicious breakfast on board as you sail to the colorful city of Aswan. Upon arrival, head out and enjoy a day of sightseeing in this beautiful city, meeting the kindest kind of locals. Start with visit the famous High Dam and then head to the massive Unfinished Obelisk, still resting on its side in the stone quarries of ancient Egypt. After, you will go on to the beautiful Temple of Philae, devoted to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor. After your visits, you will head back to your cruise and enjoy an appetizing dinner in the middle of the Nile surrounded by its beautiful waters.

Overnight aboard your cruise in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 7: Fly to Cairo - Optional Tour to Abu Simbel

Enjoy your last morning on your cruise with one last scrumptious breakfast on board surrounded by the calm waters of the Nile. After breakfast, disembark your cruise and get transferred to Aswan Airport to catch your flight back to Cairo where you will be met upon arrival and get transferred to your hotel for your last night in the Land of Pharaohs.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Arrive Riyadh from Cairo

Transfer to Cairo Airport for Flight to Riyadh. Memphis Tours welcome and transfer to your hotel. Transfer to hotel and check-in. Overnight in Riyadh for 03 nights.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Riyadh Full day Tour

Enjoy delicious breakfast at your hotel.
This morning, start your day by visiting Masmak Fort, in Riyadh's old quarter, built during the reign of Abdullah bin Rashid in 1895 A.D. Afterwards, explore the Dirah Souq, a market famed for colorful textiles from silk to luxurious pashminas.
Proceed to the National Museum, a national treasure and World Heritage Site, composed of eight galleries that tell the complete story of Arabian history - from the creation of the universe to the modern era.

Continue to Murabba Palace, built by King Abdul Aziz in 1937. A family dwelling, it was constructed from local materials and is composed of several smaller palaces, service buildings, and the Royal Diwan.

Enjoying your lunch at local restaurant with excellent quality of food.

After lunch you will get a chance to explore King Fahad Library and King Faisal Islamic center as panoramic view from outside. Return to the hotel for overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Riyadh Full Day tour

Enjoy delicious breakfast at the hotel.
Start your tour in Riyadh to explore Kingdom Tower with a visit to the Sky Bridge located on the top floor where you will see Riyadh with Bird’s eye view.

Embark on a city tour visiting Boulevard City as well as the King Abdullah Financial District to see the skyscrapers lighting the night sky.
Lunch during the tour at local restaurant.

This afternoon you will experience the heritage listed Diriyah, an historic site on the outskirts of Riyadh, which is said to be the birthplace of the first Saudi state and is today the current home of the royal family. The mud-brick walls once fortified a thriving desert city that was a powerhouse of culture and commerce. In 1745, the city was named the country's capital, laying the foundations for what would later become a unified Saudi Arabia. Later, you will be transferred back to your hotel for overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11: Riyadh to AlUla – AlUla Tour

Meet your driver in the hotel lobby for your transfer to the airport.
On arrival at AlUla Airport you will be met by your guide for your private transfer to your hotel to freshen up.
Then explore the wonders of World Heritage listed Hegra. Southernmost settlement of the Nabatean kingdom, the city was known as 'Al Hijr' during ancient times and was once a stopover on the very prosperous trade route. The site spreads over 2000 square metres, with an abundance of relics and rock-cut tombs. Discover the Nabatean Well, Qasr Al Bint, Diwan Tomb, and Al Farid Palace as well as the preserved railway station.


Enjoy Lunch at a local restaurant.

Visit Harrat Viewpoint if there is time, the town's highest point with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Drink in the sunset from this spectacular vantage point over a cup of Arabic coffee or tea, and delicious local dates. A Hotel in AlUla.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: AlUla Tours

Meet your Guide in the hotel lobby to commence your full day touring in AlUla.
Spend the day exploring the wonders of World Heritage listed, Dadan and Jabal Ikmah. Jabal Ikmah has been described as a huge open-air library, home to the highest concentration of, and most varied inscriptions, in AlUla. Dadan is the capital of the Dadan and Lihyan kingdoms. This stone-built city features magnificent history that dates between 9th and 8th century BCE. The city also features over ten tombs which are carved into red-rock cliffs. The most famous is the ‘Lion Tombs’, which are seated lion sculptures that mark the burial site of elite society members.

After your mountain explorations, visit the Old town to discover the history of Al-Ula and take a stroll through the Oasis & local farms. Meet a local family and have a tea with them. After refuelling it's off to the iconic 'Elephant Rock'. Return to the hotel for overnight stay in AlUla.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: AlUla- Tabuk 

Check-out and meet your Guide in the hotel lobby to start your road trip and adventure to Tabuk (360km drive plus 30-minute stop).
Arrive Tabuk for check-in and have a quick lunch.

Embark on an afternoon trip to Deise Valley also known as Wadi Deise. Wadi Deise is a mountainous region and one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Saudi Arabia. The valley lies 400 metres above sea level. The name Al Disah translates to “The Valley of Palm Trees” because the valley floor is surrounded by huge sandstone cliffs that are perfect for explorations.

You will experience river crossings with a high density of vegetation. You may also see camels roaming and as well as the local farmer herding his goats from one spot to another. Return to hotel and overnight

A Hotel in Tabuk

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 14: Depart Tabuk crossing borders to Jordan – Visit Wadi Rum -Overnight in Wadi Rum 

Meet your driver for transfer to Durra Border Crossing. This drive will take approximately 2 hours and the scenery you will witness enroute is nothing short of spectacular. Crossing red sand deserts & prolific rock formations. Arrive at the Durra Border Crossing. Complete Saudi formalities and drive through “No Man’s Land”
Upon arrival at the Jordan side of the border crossing you will meet Jordan Driver who will assist you with all formalities.Then begin your journey in Jordan. Transfer to Wadi Rum. Pay a visit to Wadi Rum, and enjoy with 02 hours jeep tour at this oasis home to the film "Lawrence of Arabia." A truly “out of this world” experience. Overnight camping in Wadi Rum.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 15: Petra Visit and Overnight in Amman

After breakfast, drive to Petra to visit the biggest attraction in Jordan. Petra was first established in around 6th century B.C by the Nabateans, a nomadic tribe who settled in the area and laid the foundations of a commercial empire that extended up to Syria. Begin the trip on horseback to the canyon, the so called Siq, and then by foot to the most beautiful monument: the Treasury. Among other monuments you will see are the Street of Facades, the Royal Tombs, and Pharaoh’s Castle. Then transfer to Amman and overnight.

Day 16: Jerash and Ajloun 

After breakfast, you will be transferred towards north to Jerash, situated in the foothills of the mountain of Gilead, the ancient city is reminiscent of the Roman Empire. Being one of the largest and well-preserved sites of Roman Architecture outside of Italy its grandeur can be seen in the colonnaded street, Oval Plaza the Nymphaeum and the Temple of Artemis. Then move to Ajloun Castle. It was built by Izz Al-Din Usama, one of Salah Al-Din's generals in 1184 AD. ack to your hotel in Amman to overnight.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 17: Final Departure 

After breakfast transfer to Amman Airport for final Departure


Prices & Accommodation
Prices
Oct-April
Per Person in double room
$ 5995
Per Single Room Occupancy
$ 7595
May-Sept
Per Person in double room
$ 5495
Per Single Room Occupancy
$ 7095
Prices
Oct-April
Per Person in double room
$ 7795
Per Single Room Occupancy
$ 10695
May-Sept
Per Person in double room
$ 7595
Per Single Room Occupancy
$ 10495

 

Single supplement is applied for those coming with others and prefer single occupancy so it is not valid for Solo Travellers.

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