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The Ancient Wonders of Jordan & Egypt

Private Travel | General interest 12 Days & 11 Nights Lead-in price: £3695

This tour combines some of Egypt’s most impressive historic sites with the highlights of Jordan’s cultural heritage and spectacular landscapes. Cruise along the Nile on the superior Sonesta St George I and visit magnificent temple complexes. In Jordan, explore the rose-red city of Petra, the classical site of Jerash and the biblical site of Mount Nebo, finishing with a relaxing stay on the shores of the Dead Sea.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Visit the Pyramids at Giza & the Egyptian museum in Cairo
  • Discover temple complexes on the east & west banks of the Nile
  • Stay at the entrance to the site of Petra & on the shores of the Dead Sea
  • 4x4 desert excursion over the dunes in Wadi Rum
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Cairo, Egypt

Fly to Cairo and transfer to the Cairo Marriott Hotel for 2 nights. (N)

Day 2: Cairo

Half-day tour of Giza to see the Great Pyramids and Sphinx. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to the Egyptian Museum for an afternoon guided tour. (B, L)

Day 3: Fly to Aswan

Transfer to Cairo airport for a morning flight to Aswan. On arrival, transfer to the Sonesta St George I for a 3-night cruise. Visit to the High Dam and the Temple of Philae. Take a felucca trip on the Nile before returning to the boat for dinner. (L, D)

Day 4: Kom Ombo • Edfu • Esna

Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris. Sail to Edfu and visit Edfu Temple. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Luxor

Early morning sailing to Luxor. Visit the Valley of the Kings, the temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon on the West Bank. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Luxor • Fly to Cairo

Disembark in the morning. Visit Karnak and Luxor temples then transfer to Luxor airport for a flight to Cairo. On arrival, transfer to the InterContinental City Stars for an overnight stay. (B)

Day 7: Fly to Amman, Jordan

Transfer to Cairo airport for a flight to Amman. On arrival, take a half-day city tour of Amman including the citadel with panoramic views of the city and the restored Roman theatre. Continue to The Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana for 1 night. (B)

Day 8: Jerash • Madaba • Mount Nebo • Petra

Morning visit to the Graeco-Roman city of Jerash. Continue to Madaba and its Byzantine mosaic map of the region and Mount Nebo, from where Moses first viewed the Holy Land. After, visit Kerak castle, one of the largest and most complete castles in the Levant. Stay at the Mövenpick Resort Petra for 2 nights. (B)

Day 9: Petra

Enjoy a full-day’s exploration of Petra. Walk through the Siq, the narrow gorge leading into the city, to the stunning Treasury. (B)

Day 10: Wadi Rum • Dead Sea

Travel to the Dead Sea, stopping at Wadi Rum en route. Enjoy a 4×4 excursion into the heart of the desert, passing spectacular rock formations. Continue to the Dead Sea and check in to the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea for 2 nights. (B)

Day 11: Dead Sea

Day at leisure. Spend time relaxing in this tranquil setting, indulge in a revitalising spa treatment and float in the salty, mineral-rich waters. (B)

Day 12: Fly home

Transfer to Amman airport and fly home. (B)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Single supplement

Available on request.


This tour departs every Wed from 1 Jan to Dec 2020

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • The Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana
    The Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana

    The Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana is conveniently located in the new downtown area of Amman, with the Temple of Hercules and the Roman Corinthian columns just a few kilometres away. The property offers a range of luxurious accommodation from studio apartments to four-bedroom penthouses. The hotel has a contemporary Italian restaurant with an outdoor terrace.Features: 391 apartments, 2 restaurants, 2 rooftop pools, gym, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Television, safe, bathrobes, hairdryer, kitchenette, tea &amp; coffee facilities.

  • Movenpick Resort
    Movenpick Resort

    The Movenpick Resort is located just outside the entrance to the site of Petra, nestled amongst the amber-hued sands and rocky outcrops. The resort features a combination of natural stone, handcrafted wood and Middle Eastern fabrics and textures with an oriental flair. The Movenpick's Classic guestrooms overlook the courtyard, while Superior guestrooms have a balcony with mountain views. There are several food and beverage outlets including Mediterranean cuisine, a tea room, roof garden and an ice-cream counter. The hotel's outdoor swimming pool is closed annually during the winter season, October to mid-May. Features: 183 rooms & suites, 7 food and beverage outlets, wellness centre, outdoor seasonal swimming pool, steam bath and gym. Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, tea & coffee facilities, minibar, safe, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.

  • Movenpick Dead Sea
    Movenpick Dead Sea

    The Movenpick Resort & Spa is located in a traditional village on the northern shores of the Dead Sea, 55km from Amman. The resort is nestled between lush gardens and at the lowest point on earth, at 400 metres below sea level. Guestrooms are designed like a traditional 2-storey village, using local materials and surrounded by tropical gardens with a private balcony or terrace with views of the surrounding gardens, mountains and sea. Features: 346 rooms & suites, 9 restaurants and bars, award-winning spa, fitness centre, 3 swimming pools. Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, tea & coffee facilities, minibar, safe, hairdryer.

  • InterContinental Citystars Cairo
    InterContinental Citystars Cairo

    The InterContinental Citystars Cairo is a comfortable property with spacious guestrooms offering luxury furnishings. It is adjacent to Cairo's largest retail and leisure complex with an access corridor to 550 shops, an exhibition centre, 16 cinemas and a family entertainment centre. There are a variety of dining options at the hotel including Japanese, Lebanese, Italian and authentic Egyptian cuisine. The hotel is approximately a 10 minute drive from Cairo International Airport.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £3695 per person

High season from £4195 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • Cairo

    Cairo - the Triumphant City - is the glorious capital of Egypt, the cradle of...

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  • Aswan

    Aswan is situated at the south end of the section of the Nile plied by the cruise fleets...

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  • Cairo

    Cairo - the Triumphant City - is the glorious capital of Egypt, the cradle of...

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  • Amman

    Amman, the modern and ancient capital of Jordan, is one of the oldest continuously...

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  • Petra

    Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean carved-city, situated between the Red...

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  • Dead Sea (Jordan)

    The Dead Sea is one of the most unique places on earth. Situated at 400 metres below sea...

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