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PETRA /JORDAN

The Wonders of Egypt , Jordan and Israel Tour 10 Day Tour      

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Cairo:
Day 1: Arrival Cairo:

Meet & assist at Cairo International Airport where you will meet your tour manager. Transfer from airport to hotel by our modern, comfortable & private air conditioned vehicle. The tour manager will assist you at hotel & will confirm with you the pickup times for each tour before leaving. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 2: Giza Pyramids & Sphinx - Egyptian Museum:
 Day 2: Giza Pyramids & Sphinx - Egyptian Museum:

Breakfast at hotel. Pick up by our representative & transfer to enjoy a tour to Giza Pyramids. Khufu's pyramid is the northernmost and largest of the three. In classical antiquity it was considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and is the only one to have survived. Khephren's monument can be easily identified by the casing stones that still cling to its pointed top. The much smaller pyramid of Mycerinus had not been completed by the time of the king's death. Its intended granite revetment was only partially applied. The Great Sphinx is part of the funerary complex of Khephren. Its impressive leonine body with the royal head is sculpted in an outcrop of the native limestone. Part of the face, including the nose, has been deliberately damaged. The false beard has fallen off and is currently kept at the British Museum.
Wonderful tour to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities near Tahrir Square in Cairo, which has the richest and most important collection of objects from Ancient Egypt in the world. The collection is constantly growing since the museum is the primary recipient of any finds made on the soil of Egypt. There you can contemplate the precious treasures of Tutankhamen, most famous king of the Ancient Egypt. The museum includes a Mummy Chamber with extra cost. Back to hotel. Overnight in Cairo

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Fly to Aswan, High Dam - Unfinished Obelisk - Philae Temple - Embarkation:
Day 3: Fly to Aswan, High Dam - Unfinished Obelisk - Philae Temple - Embarkation:

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Cairo airport to fly to Aswan. Meet & assist at Aswan airport by our representative & transfer to the Nile cruise boat. Embarkation. Lunch on board. Then, transfer for an amazing tour to the High Dam of Aswan, Egypt's modern example of construction on a monumental scale. The controversial Aswan High Dam contains 18 times the amount of material used in the Great Pyramid of Khufu and created Lake Nasser, the world's largest artificial lake.
Transfer to visit the Unfinished Obelisk which still lies in its granite bed in the quarry, left behind because of a severe flaw in the stone.
Enjoy a marvelous tour to the Temple of Isis on the island of Philae which was famous during the Greco-Roman period. There you can see, in front of the first pylon, two granite lions. On the walls of the temple of Philae were inscribed the latest hieroglyphic and demotic inscriptions. Back to the cruise boat. Dinner and overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Kom Ombo & Edfu Temples:
Day 4: Kom Ombo & Edfu Temples:

Breakfast on board. Enjoy a visit to the double temple of the Hellenistic period on the eastern bank, the Temple of Kom Ombo. This unique construction is an architectonic conflation of two temples in one building. Sail to Luxor. Dinner and overnight on board.
Lunch on board. Sail to Edfu.
Enjoy a visit to the Temple of the falcon god Horus at Edfu which is the best preserved example among the Greco-Roman temples of Egypt. It is also the repository of the most detailed legacy on matters of cult and temple function.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: karnak & Luxor Temples:
Day 5: karnak & Luxor Temples:

Breakfast on board. Then, transfer for an amazing tour to Luxor Temple, most important monument, and most sacred of sites. It was conceived as a remote southern annex to the temple of Karnak, at a distance of about 3 kilometres from it. Hence, it faces the Karnak Temple, and was connected to it by a long processional avenue, flanked by rows of sphinxes on either side. Many of those sphinxes have been unearthed and guard the entrance to the temple, but more still lie buried beneath the buildings of modern Luxor.

Enjoy a wonderful tour to Karnak Temple. Three temples of Ancient Egypt claimed supremacy over all the others: the Temple of Ptah at Memphis, the Temple of Re-Atum at Heliopolis and the Temple of Amon-Re at Karnak. However, only one has been spared the ravages of time to amaze the visitor even today, 4,000 years after its initial stage of building – the Temple of Karnak. The Temple of Amon-Re was the melting pot of religion and politics. Its monumental courts and halls witnessed the most critical events of Egyptian history. Dinner and overnight on board in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Disembarkation -Valley of the Kings - Hatshepsut Temple - Colossi of Memnon:
Day 6: Disembarkation -Valley of the Kings - Hatshepsut Temple - Colossi of Memnon:

Breakfast on board. Disembarkation. Magnificent visit to the Valley of the Kings, the most famous concentration of royal tombs in Ancient Egypt. Disappointed by the failure of the pyramids to protect their royal owners from robbery and desecration, the kings of the New Kingdom decided to adopt a more secure mode of burial. Instead of the pyramid, they opted for deep, rock-cut galleries and halls.
Enjoy a visit to Deir el-Bahari, Steep cliffs in the shape of a horseshoe form a natural background to two monumental buildings standing side by side, each belonging to a different period. The earlier one, on the left, was built by King Nebhepetre Mentuhotep (11th Dynasty), as a combined tomb and funerary monument. More than 500 years later, the female pharaoh Hatshepsut (18th Dynasty), whose tomb is situated in the Valley of the Kings, used the same site for the construction of her funerary temple.
Continue to the Colossi of Memnon. The first monument one encounters on a visit to the west bank of Luxor is the site of the funerary temple of Amenhotep III (18th Dynasty). The temple itself has all but completely disappeared, but the colossal twin statues of the king, which once stood proudly in front of the entrance to the temple, are still there to greet the visitor. Transfer to Luxor airport to travel to Cairo. Overnight in Cairo

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Depart Egypt - Arrival in Jordan
Day 7: Depart Egypt - Arrival in Jordan

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for a flight to Amman. Upon arrival at Queen Alia Airport, our representative will meet and assist you with the customs and immigration procedures. Transfer to the hotel in Amman for overnight.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 : Petra Sightseeing / Depart Jordan - Arrival in Israel
Day 8 : Petra Sightseeing /  Depart  Jordan  - Arrival in Israel

Drive to Petra through the scenic Jordanian desert and the Wadi Rum area. Enter the Rose City of Petra through the Siq, a narrow passage through the mountains that has inspired people for centuries. Travel up to the treasury which suddenly appears at the end of the gorge, leaving the visitors breath-taken by its size, color and beauty. Continue into the heart of this ancient city carved into the mountains, passing hundreds of tombs and monuments and a spectacular Amphitheatre, which once held 3,000 spectators. Stop for a sit-down lunch before leaving Wadi Mussa - the new town of Petra. Transfer to Aqaba / Israel.

Day 9 : Jaffa – Caesarea – Haifa – Nazareth – Cana – Galilee / Final Departure .
Day 9 : Jaffa – Caesarea – Haifa – Nazareth – Cana – Galilee / Final Departure .

After breakfast drive through Jaffa, an ancient port city and the oldest part of Tel Aviv. Continue on to the ancient city of Caesarea that was built by King Herod the Great while driving along the beautiful Mediterranean coast. We will then proceed to Haifa, passing by Mt. Carmel to see the famous Bahai Gardens. From Haifa, we will drive to Nazareth and the Church of Annunciation. Drive to Cana, where the miracle of Jesus turning water into wine took place and visit the “Wedding Church” - Overnight in Israel.

Day 10 : Final Departure . .
 Day 10 : Final Departure .  .

After Breakfast transfer to Airport to take your international flight to your home country .

Durations

10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS

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