15 Day Egypt Jordan Jerusalem Panorama

3 Cairo, 3 Nile Cruise, 1 Petra, 2 Amman, 4 Jerusalem
3 nights Cairo, 3 nights Nile Cruise, 1 night Petra, 2 nights Amman, 4 nights Jerusalem, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Complimentary
Camel Ride at the Pyramids
Naguib Mahfouz Tour
Price Includes
  • Roundtrip airfare JFK/Cairo - Tel Aviv/JFK
  • Other departure gates from USA are available upon request
  • One Way Cairo/Amman included with land only rate
  • 13 nights hotels & Nile Cruise accommodation in the following order:
  • 3 nights at the [Le Meridien Pyramids], Cairo
  • 3 nights aboard the [MS Radamis Nile Cruises], Deluxe 5 Stars Nile Cruise
  • 2 nights at the [Amman Marriott Hotel], Amman
  • 1 night at the [Petra Marriott Hotel], Petra
  • 4 nights at the [Leonardo Hotel Jerusalem], 5 Stars Hotel Jerusalem
  • All transfers with air-conditioned private mini vans in Egypt & Jordan and Private Taxi in Jerusalem
  • Sightseeing as per the enclosed itinerary with English Speaking local guides
  • Domestic Air Cairo/Aswan - Luxor/Cairo
  • 21 Meals: 13 breakfast, 5 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Service of local English speaking tour host
  • All hotels taxes & fees
Special Features
  • Guaranteed Departure (even with one passenger)
  • Private tour with Maximum of 10 passengers per tour (Except Nile Cruise)
  • Private Tour in Jordan & Seat on a bus tour in Jerusalem
  • Great Pyramids of Giza & Sphinx
  • Egyptian Museum & Citadel of Mohamed Ali
  • Khan El Khalili Bazaar
  • Aswan High Dam & Temple of Philae
  • Granite Quarries with the Unfinished Obelisk
  • Kom Ombo & Edfu Temples
  • Temple of Karnak & Luxor
  • City of Jerash
  • The 12th century castle of Ajloun
  • The Treasury of Petra
  • Western Wall & David Tomb
  • Church of the Holy Sepulcher
  • Ruins at Capernaum
  • Enjoy the Ein Gedi Spa and a dip in the Dead Sea
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1: Mon - Depart USA

  • Board your international flight to Cairo and begin your journey back in time to this charming, ancient land.
DAY 2: Tue - Arrival to Cairo, Optional Sound & Light Show

  • Arrival in the Land of the Pharaohs, at Cairo International airport, Right Travel Representative will be waiting for you after you get your luggage and clear customs and will be holding the Right Travel sign, then escorted to your hotel.
  • Evening, you may choose our optional tour (Sound & Light Show in Cairo - C32). Inaugurated in April of 1961, with the narrative voice of the late Richard Burton, magnificent sound and lighting effects, the show begins with the narrative of the Sphinx, who has been the guardian of the city of the dead for five thousand years. Overseeing the building of the three pyramids, the Sphinx reflects on the historical contributions of Thutmosis IV, Akhnaten, Nefertiti and Tutankhamon.
DAY 3: Wed - Egyptian Museum, Citadel, Old Cairo, Khan El Khalili

  • Start your ancient Egypt tour day with a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum where ancient Egypt monuments are. You`ll stroll through the halls highlighting each historical period of this ancient land, Marvel at the glittering treasures of King Tutankhamen, unparalleled in their variety, exquisite beauty, and sheer weight in gold. Seeing this treasure of more than 1,700 fabulous items buried with a young and relatively unimportant king, who can even imagine what the tombs of great and long-lived pharaohs must have contained? You may want to enter the Royal Mummies room for an additional fee and view the "sleeping" Kings of ancient Egypt.
  • Continue the ancient Egypt tour by driving to the Citadel of Mohamed Ali, also known as the Fortress of Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi), built in 1183 and overlooking the city from the Muqattam Hills. The structure, with its domes and minarets, looks over a number of important buildings, including the Alabaster Mosque. Its domed interior, used by Moslems for daily prayers, is a spectacular sight of twinkling lights and beautiful mosaics.
  • After lunch, Proceed to Old Cairo explore some of the early ancient Egypt religious monuments of the city. You`ll visit the El Muallaqa Church, (also knows as the Hanging Church), dating to the late fourth and early fifth century. This basilica was named for its location on top of the south gate of the Fortress of Babylon, the church became the center of the Coptic (or Christian) Church of Egypt from the time it was rebuilt in the eleventh century until the 14th century. Make a stop at the Ben Ezra Synagogue, built sometime between the sixth and ninth centuries AD. The temple contains a Jewish Heritage Library, containing documents found here in 1896 that describe the economic and social conditions of Jews under Arab rule as well as descriptions of relations between various Jewish sects.
  • End the ancient Egypt tour day with a walking tour of the largest 13th century covered oriental market, the largest traditional shopping bazaar in the world, the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar. In the tiny alleyways, there are hundreds of shops where you can watch gold and coppersmiths, brass makers, and fortunetellers at work. Look also for leather goods and woodwork inlaid with camel bone and mother-of-pearl. Bargaining, Arab-style, is the norm here, and practiced as a national pastime. 
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4: Thu - Great Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara

  • Egypt Pyramids tour. Drive to the Giza Plateau, home of Egypt&rsquos signature attractions, the Great Egypt Pyramids, proclaimed by the Greeks to be among the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. The largest among these is the Great Pyramid of Cheops, probably built more than 2,600 years before the time of Christ. Standing 480 feet tall this is the last of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world that still standing. Little is known of Cheops, you`ll also see the inscrutable and mysterious Sphinx, known in Arabic as Abu al-Hol ("the Father of Terror") and carved almost entirely from one piece of limestone.
  • After lunch, continue to Memphis area. Memphis, founded around 3,100 BC, is the legendary city of Menes, the King who united Upper and Lower Egypt. Early on, Memphis was more likely a fortress from which Menes controlled the land and water routes between Upper Egypt and the Delta. Having probably originated in Upper Egypt, from Memphis he could control the conquered people of Lower Egypt. However, by the Third Dynasty, the building at Saqqara suggests that Memphis had become a sizable city.
  • Proceed to Sakkara site, Sakkara is one section of the great necropolis of Memphis, the Old Kingdom capital and the kings of the 1st Dynasty as well as that of the 2nd Dynasty. are mostly buried in this section of the Memphis necropolis. It has been of constant interest to Egyptologists. Three major discoveries have recently been made at Sakkara, including a prime minister&rsquos tomb, a queen&rsquos pyramid, and the tomb of the son of a dynasty-founding king. Each discovery has a fascinating story, with many adventures for the archaeologists as they revealed the secrets of the past.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 5: Fri - Cairo, Aswan Nile Cruise Sightseeing & Optional Abu Simbel

  • Morning flight to Aswan Egypt or you may add our OPTIONAL tour (Abu Simbel tour by air from Aswan - A35), situated 280km south of Aswan, exploring the magnificent monuments carved into solid rock 3,000 years ago. In a monumental feat of modern engineering, these massive temples were moved to their present location when construction of the Aswan High Dam in 1960 created Lake Nasser and flooded their original location. This extraordinary operation to save one of the world`s greatest treasures took years and the efforts of an international team of engineers and archaeologists. The two temples at Abu Simbel were built by Egypt`s great Pharaoh Ramses II (Egypt`s longest-ruling king) as a tribute to the deities and his favorite wife Nefertari. Four colossal statues, 60 feet high and directly facing the rising sun, are of the pharaoh himself, with his queen and daughters at his feet. More tremendous statues surround you as you enter the temple. And in the very depths of the temple, Ramses sits in state flanked by the gods to whom the construction is dedicated.
  • Fly back to Aswan Egypt, upon arrival you will be escorted to your luxury cruise ship where you will spend the next 3 nights / 4 days, visit the High Dam, located near Aswan, the world famous High Dam was an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. It contains 18 times the material used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops. The Dam is 11,811 feet long, 3215 feet thick at the base and 364 feet tall. Today it provides irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt and, together with the old Aswan Dam built by the British between 1898 and 1902`, 6km down river, wonderful views for visitors. From the top of the two Mile long High Dam you can gaze across Lake Nassar, the huge reservoir created when it was built, to Kalabsha temple in the south and the huge power station to the north
  • Continue to the Granite Quarries with the Unfinished Obelisk. Much of the red granite used for ancient temples and colossi came from quarries in the Aswan area. Around these quarries are many inscriptions, many of which describe successful quarrying projects. The Unfinished Obelisk located in the Northern Quarry still lies where a crack was discovered as it was being hewn from the rock. Possibly intended as a companion to the Lateran Obelisk, originally at Karnak but now in Rome, it would have weighed over 2.3 million pounds and would have been the world&rsquos largest piece of stone ever handled. However, a crack in the stone occurred, which caused it to be abandoned. Tools left by its builders have given us much insight into how such work was performed. The site has recently been renovated and equipped with tourist facilities.
  • Our last visit today will be to the Temple of Philae, was dismantled and reassembled (on Agilika Island about 550 meters from its original home on Philae Island) in the wake of the High Dam. The temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, is in a beautiful setting which has been landscaped to match its original site. It`s various shrines and sanctuaries, which include The Vestibule of Nectanebos I which is used as the entrance to the island, the Temple of the Emperor Hadrian, a Temple of Hathor, Trajan`s Kiosk (Pharaohs Bed), a birth house and two pylons celebrate all the deities involved in the Isis and Osiris myth. The Victorian world fell in love with the romance of the Temple.
  • But at night you May choose our optional tour (Sound & Light Show in Aswan - A14) at Philae Temple, a magical experience. Overnight in Aswan
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6: Sat - Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Luxor

  • Early Sail to Kom Ombo and visit Kom Ombo Temple (the Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek & Haroeries). Located in the town of Kom-Ombo, about 28 miles north of Aswan, the Temple, dating to the Ptolemies, is built on a high dune overlooking the Nile. The actual temple was started by Ptolemy VI Philometor in the early second century BC. Ptolemy XIII built the outer and inner hypostyle halls.
  • Sail to Edfu & Visit Edfu Temple. Dedicated to Horus, the falcon headed god, it was built during the reigns of six Ptolemies. We have a great deal of information about its construction from reliefs on outer areas. It was begun in 237 BC by Ptolemy III Euergetes I and was finished in 57 BC. Sail to Luxor Egypt and overnight in Luxor.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7: Sun - Luxor, Optional Sound & Light Show

  • Visit the West Bank necropolis including the Valley of the Kings, with its many tombs chiseled deep into the Cliffside. From the 18th to the 20th Dynasty, the Memphis area and pyramid-style tombs were abandoned in favor of the West Bank of the Nile in Thebes. Several great leaders as well as many less important rulers are buried here, and more tombs are being discovered even today. This is where Howard Carter discovered the treasures of Tutankhamen and was struck "dumb with amazement" when he beheld its "wonderful things" in 1922.
  • Proceed to the funerary temple of Queen Hatshipsut at Deir El Bahari. The mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut is one of the most dramatically situated in the world. The queen`s architect, Senenmut, designed it and set it at the head of a valley overshadowed by the Peak of the Thebes, the "Lover of Silence," where lived the goddess who presided over the necropolis.
  • Last stop for our morning tour will be at the Colossi of Memnon. Amenhotep III (18th Dynasty) built a mortuary temple in Thebes that was guarded by two gigantic statues on the outer gates. All that remains now are the 23 meter (75 ft) high, one thousand ton statues of Amenhotep III. Though damaged by nature and ancient tourists, the statues are still impressive.
  • Back to the cruise for lunch, afternoon proceed to your East bank visit of Luxor Egypt, visit Karnak Temple. In ancient Egypt, the power of the god Amun of Thebes gradually increased during the early New Kingdom, and after the short persecution led by Akhenaten, it rose to its apex. In the reign of Ramesses III, more than two thirds of the property owned by the temples belonged to Amun, evidenced by the stupendous buildings at Karnak. Although badly ruined, no site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak. It is the largest temple complex ever built by man, and represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders. The Temple of Karnak is actually three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples located about three kilometers north of Luxor, Egypt situated on 100 ha (247 acres) of land. Karnak is actually the sites modern name. Its ancient name was Ipet-isut, meaning "The Most Select (or Sacred) of Places". This vast complex was built and enlarged over a thirteen hundred year period. The three main temples of Mut, Montu and Amun are enclosed by enormous brick walls.
  • Continue to visit the Temple of Luxor Egypt, built by the two pharaohs, Amenhotep III and Ramses II. Ancient Thebes was a center of festivals, and the Temple of Luxor was the setting for the most important-the festival of Opet, designed to merge the ruler`s human and divine aspects. The temple was dedicated to Amun-Ra, whose marriage to Mut was celebrated annually, when the sacred procession moved by boat from Karnak to Luxor Temple.
  • Evening, you may choose our optional tour (Sound & Light Show L14). Inaugurated in 1972 the Sound and Light Show in the Temple of Karnak begins with a historical introduction covering the birth of the great city of Thebes and the construction of the Temple. Depicting the glorious achievement of the Pharaohs, spectators listen to the lyrical and poetic descriptions of artistic treasures, grand festivals, heroic deeds and literature of the times. Overnight in Luxor Egypt.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8: Mon - Luxor, Cairo, Amman

  • After Breakfast, Check out of you Nile Cruise, morning free at leisure, aftenoon transfer to Luxor airport for your flight to Cairo to connect with your flight to Amman. Arrive in Amman, where you will be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel in Amman for overnight.
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 9: Tue - Amman, Jerash & Ajloun, Petra

  • This morning begin Jordan tour by enjoying the city of Jerash, the best preserved city of the Roman Decapolis. Often called Pompei of the East, you will walk its colonnaded streets view its temples, churches, Nymphaeum, and theatre. Afterwards, proceed to Ajloun, the 12th century castle built by Saladins army in the campaign against the crusaders. Late afternoon transfer to Petra through the desert highway. Overnight in Petra Jordan.
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 10: Wed - Petra, Amman

  • Full day touring Petra Jordan, the Rose Red City of the 1st Century Nabateans. A walk or horse-ride through the 1 mile Siq (an immense crack in the sandstone mountains), you arrive at Petra most impressive site. The Treasury, carved out of solid rock on the side of the mountain. Surrounded on both sides by hundreds of Petra carved structures, soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, roman theatre and burial chambers. For those young at heart, a climb will take them to the Monastery above the mountains, with a wonderful view over Wadi Araba. Late afternoon, return to Amman.
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 11: Thu - Amman, Jerusalem

  • After breakfast, check out from your hotel in Amman, transfer to Allenby Bridge for crossing to Israel at 11:00 AM Jordanian side, departure taxes to be paid at the border. Please note the process of passing the customs out of Jordan and in to Israel should take one hour HOWEVER, some times the customs of either side may delay the passenger for security check procedures, in such case YOU MUST call our local contact in Jerusalem (name & number will be provided within your final document) to advice with your delay, as the Private Taxi that is waiting from 12:00 PM Jerusalem Side to transfer you from the Jerusalem border to your hotel in Jerusalem will only wait until 01:00 PM, than it will leave (as customs delay is beyond control circumstances) so you may call our local office in airport City and advice if you want the Private Taxi to wait for extra $40 per hour to be paid to the driver, otherwise the taxi will leave and you will have to manage your own ride from the border to the hotel in Jerusalem.
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 12: Fri - Jerusalem Old & New City Tour

  • Start with a panoramic view of the city. Drive via Gethsemane to a Gate, through which we enter the Old City and walk to the "Cardo" in the recently restored Jewish Quarter, Visit the Western Wall, Via Dolorosa (Stations of the Cross) and Church of the Holy Sepulcher. On to Mt. Zion: David Tomb, The room of the last supper: Dormition Abbey. After lunch (not included) the tour continues with a visit to Yad Vashem (Israel`s memorial to the Holocaust). *On Saturday and holidays instead of Yad Vashem, visit Mt.Olives.
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 13: Sat - Nazareth, Capernaum & Jordan River Tour

  • Drive to Nazareth for a visit to the Church of the Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. Continue to the Sea of Galilee via Canna and visit the ruins at Capernaum. Then stop at Tabgha and visit the Church to the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fish. Via Tiberias to the baptismal site on the Jordan river outlet Yardenit. Back to the point of departure.
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 14: Sun - Massada, Dead Sea and Ein Gedi Tour

  • Drive via the Judean Desert, to visit Massada (fortress of King Herod and last stronghold of the Zealots). Enjoy the Ein Gedi Spa and a dip in the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth (1,200 ft below sea level).
  • Back to the point of departure. Note: Comfortable shoes and head covering are recommended. Bring along a swimsuit and a towel. Ascent/descent of Massada by cable car.
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 15: Mon - Departure

  • Breakfast, transfer to Ben-Gurion Airport for your departure flight.
  • Meal: Breakfast
Dates & Prices Call to book (877) 636-6660
Notes :
  • Right Travel reserves the right to provide a similar hotel or Nile cruise in case any of the hotels or Cruises is not available.
  • Land Only rate includes the international flight Cairo/Amman
  • Passenger that will purchase land only and arrange their own international airfare, should purchase the air based on arrival to Cairo on Day 2 and departure out of TLV on Day 15.
  • Rates do not include waiting time at the Israeli side of the borders with Jordan cost for waiting time: $40/per hour or part of hour - to be paid by the guests on the spot to the driver.
  • Although crossing time is scheduled in advance, delay might happen due to the security procedures from either the Jordanian or the Israelis authorities, in such a case client must call our office at the emergency number and advice his decision based on one of the following:
  • Keep the private taxi waiting outside for $40 per hour to be paid by the client to the Taxi driver before the ride start.
  • To release the taxi and client take full responsibility to transfer them self to their hotel (Not recommended)
Not Included
Visa to enter Egypt Visa to enter Jordan
Allenby Bridge Departure Taxes Tips & Personal Items
Optional tours in Egypt

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

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