Cairo to Damascus - 17 days
The ultimate adventure - Egypt, Jordan & Syria in one amazing holiday! Journey beyond the pyramids to ancient Thebes, sail the river Nile & relax by the Red Sea. Add the hidden city of Petra, a 4x4 safari in Wadi Rum & incredible Damascus - the oldest city on earth.
Day 1: Cairo
Saturday. Welcome to the start of your Arabian adventure! Arrive Cairo airport , meet & assist by our representative , transfer to the hotel and check in. At approximately 10:00, we embark on a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum or officially the great Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. The prize exhibit has to be the priceless treasures of King Tutankhamen. Enjoy the remains of the day shopping and exploring Cairo. Overnight - Cairo
Day 2: Pyramids & Saqqara
Cairo - Aswan. A big day out at the pyramids and sphinx at Giza, then a visit to the ancient tomb-strewn necropolis at Saqqara. Later there is time for dinner before travelling on the overnight seater train to Aswan. Upgrade to sleeper cabin available. Overnight - Train (B)
Day 3: Philae Temple
Arrive Aswan and check into our hotel. Today, we visit the High Dam and travel by boat to the Temple of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Remainder of day and evening free. Overnight - Aswan (B)
Days 4 - 5: Felucca Sailing
Aswan - Nile felucca cruise. Optional early morning air excursion to the colossal Temple of Abu Simbel. This afternoon, we board our Nile felucca for a 2 night voyage on the River Nile down stream, stopping along the way at local villages and islands. If sailing by felucca is not for you, consider upgrading to a 5 star luxury Nile Cruise with our Pharaoh's Pass. Overnight - onboard Felucca
Day 6: Kom Ombo & Edfu Temple
Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor. Disembarking in Kom Ombo we visit the temple before travelling to the Temple of Horus at Edfu, a huge complex that began construction in 237 BC! We then continue to Luxor. Home of the legendary Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak, 4000 year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at it’s best. Enjoy some rest and relaxation. Tonight, an optional visit to the Temple of Luxor (book and pay locally). Remainder of the evening at leisure to enjoy the facilities of our hotel. Overnight - Luxor
Day 7: Valley of the Kings
Luxor - Dahab. Optional early morning hot air balloon ride over Luxor. An early start allows us to avoid some of the fierce heat as we venture to the tomb strewn Valley of the Kings. Highlights of our visit include the Colossi of Memnon, a massive pair of statues that stand silent against a backdrop of history, the legendary Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
This afternoon after lunch and time to relax, we visit the Temple of Karnak, a spectacular temple on a gigantic scale dedicated to the Theban gods. Karnak is ancient Egypt at its very best. You’ll feel like a star in a Hollywood epic, as you stroll around. This afternoon, we travel by overnight bus to Dahab via Hurghada. Option to foresake the overnight bus journey and upgrade with our Luxor to Dahab Flight Bolt-on! Overnight - Bus
Days 8 - 9: Dahab
Dahab. Arrival and hotel check-in. Scuba diving, snorkelling, sun-worshipping, chilling, shopping - take your pick. On day 9, we offer an optional snorkelling excursion to the Blue Hole. 80 metres deep, the Blue Hole boasts an abundance of colourful coral, fish and marine life. Most of the aquatic species live within the first 5 metres beneath the sea level. Overnight - Dahab
Day 10: Aqaba
Dahab - Petra (Jordan). Today we transfer to Nuweiba Port to cross the Gulf of Aqaba by ferry and travel onward to Petra. This evening we will meet our Jordanian tour guide and other tour members continuing with us through Jordan and onto Syria. Overnight - Petra
Day 11: Petra
To see Petra’s beauty, we first take a walk through the winding cleft in the rock that is known as the Siq, before reaching the awe inspiring Treasury. This rose red building actually served as a royal tomb, but got its name from the legend that pirates hid their treasure there. More amazing Nabataean and Roman ruins follow, including a huge 8000 seat amphitheatre and other Royal tombs and Mausoleums.
If you are feeling energetic, why not continue up the hillside along the ancient steps that take you to the Monastery, to take in the stunning views. Consider opting for our Petra Kitchen bolt-on tonight. Overnight - Petra
Day 12: Wadi RumPetra - Wadi Rum.
This morning we can return to the Rose Red city for further exploration. Then drive to Wadi Rum for a 4x4 desert safari before enjoying a traditional Jordanian dinner and a night camping in the desert. Overnight - Wadi Rum
Day 13: Dead Sea
Wadi Rum - Dead Sea - Mountain Nebo/Madaba. Departing Wadi Rum this morning we descend to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the earth’s surface. Here we have chance for a dip in the mineral-rich waters, which are famously buoyant, due to the high salinity. Enjoy lunch at the Dead Sea before we drive to Mt Nebo, where we take in stunning views across the Promised Land before visiting Madaba - famed for its Byzantine mosaics. Here, if time permits you’ll have time to explore before tonight’s dinner - a traditional Jordanian feast!
Day 14: Damascus
Madaba - Damascus (Syria). Spend the morning at leisure before travelling to the Syrian border. After attending to immigration we continue to the nation’s charming capital, Damascus. Overnight - Damascus
Day 15: Damascus
Today, we enjoy a tour of reputedly the oldest continuously inhabited city on earth. Thoroughly charming, compact and bustling, Damascus (Ash-Sham to locals) is studded with rich examples of Islamic and Ottoman architecture. The heart of the city is Martyrs Square. In the side streets just off the square, there are lots of eateries serving shawarma and felafel, and pastry shops serving sweetmeats.
However, just east is probably the real beating heart of Damascus - the Old City. Surrounded by what was once a Roman wall and rebuilt several times over the last 2000 years, the Old City boasts a main thoroughfare, Straight Street which has been here since Graeco-Roman times. Just beyond the Citadel is the colourful Souk al-Hamidiyya, a stone’s throw from the Umayyad Mosque. Built in 705AD, the facades around the central courtyard are adorned with golden mosaics. South of the mosque is Azem Palace. This evening, enjoy a hamam at a Damascene bath house before taking in the magnificent views from Mt Qassioun. Overnight - Damascus
Day 16: Palmyra or Krac des Chevaliers
A free day to enjoy Damascus or book our optional excursion to Ma’alula, an ancient town where the locals still speak Aramaic, the language of Christ & Krac des Chevaliers, a crusader castle of epic proportion OR the spectacular ruins of Palmyra – perhaps Syria’s number one sight (payable locally). Overnight - Damascus
Day 17: Damascus
Monday. Our tours ends after breakfast and onward departure transfer to Damascus airport
Prices & Departure Dates
Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.
All our scheduled tour departures are guaranteed subject to a minimum of 2 travellers.
FEB – DEC 20TH
20 DEC - 05 JAN
Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
1 overnight train: Cairo - Aswan (seater train), 1 night bus: Luxor - Dahab
Airport arrival and departure transfer day 1 and day 17
Day trip to the Dead Sea
Hammam bath experience & Mountain of Qassioun sunset (Damascus)
All additional transfers and transportation in A/C vehicles
5 nights 4 - 5 star hotels - Egypt, 3 nights 3 star hotels -
Jordan, 3 nights 2 star hotels - Syria, 1 night deluxe desert
camp (Wadi Rum) 2 nights felucca (open deck)
Ferry boat : Nuweiba - Aqaba
Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan, Edfu, Luxor, Dahab, Petra, Wadi Rum, Mountain nebo, Madaba, Damascus
4x4 desert safari through Wadi Rum
Escorted by Egyptian tour leader/guide qualified in Egyptology and
licensed Jordanian and Syrian tour guides
Syrian Tourist Visa (excluding service fee - 10$)
International flights and visas
Tipping Kitty: 55-70$
Entrance Fees: 180-210 $
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