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The Ancient Wonders of Jordan & Egypt

Private Travel | General interest 12 Days & 11 Nights Lead-in price: £3,195 Current prices from: £3,195
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

Abu Simbel

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2373 2679 3086 3697 39102 41106 41106 40104 39102 3697 2984 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 948 1050 1457 1966 2373 2577 2577 2577 2475 2170 1559 1152
Sunshine hours 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity H VH E E E E E E E VH H H
UV 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 7/H 6/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Alexandria (Egypt)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1864 1966 2170 2475 2781 2984 3086 3086 3086 2781 2475 2068
Min temp (C)(F) 948 948 1152 1457 1661 2068 2272 2373 2170 1763 1457 1050
Sunshine hours 6 7 8 9 10 12 12 11 10 9 8 6
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 552 261 131 50 10 0 0 0 10 100 291 542
Rainy Days 10 8 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 9
Humidity M M H VH VH E E E VH H M M
UV 3/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 1864 1763 1763 1864 2170 2475 2679 2781 2781 2577 2373 2068

Aswan

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2373 2679 3086 3595 38100 41106 41106 40104 39102 3697 2984 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 948 1050 1457 1966 2272 2577 2679 2577 2475 2068 1559 1050
Sunshine hours 10 10 10 11 11 12 12 12 11 10 10 9
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity N N M H VH VH VH E VH H M N
UV 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Cairo

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1966 2170 2475 2984 3290 3595 3595 3595 3391 3086 2577 2170
Min temp (C)(F) 846 948 1152 1457 1763 2068 2170 2170 2068 1763 1355 1050
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 9 10 12 11 11 10 9 8 6
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 50 30 20 10 10 0 0 0 0 10 30 40
Rainy Days 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
Humidity N N N L H VH VH VH H M L N
UV 4/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Dahab

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2068 2170 2475 2984 3391 3697 3799 3697 3595 3086 2577 2170
Min temp (C)(F) 948 1050 1355 1763 2068 2373 2475 2475 2373 1966 1559 1152
Sunshine hours 8 9 9 10 11 13 13 12 11 10 9 8
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 20 40 30 20 20 0 0 0 0 30 20 50
Rainy Days 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Humidity N N N L M H H VH H M L N
UV 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 5/M 4/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 2272 2170 2170 2373 2577 2679 2882 2882 2882 2781 2577 2373

Hurghada

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2170 2272 2577 2882 3188 3391 3493 3493 3290 3086 2781 2373
Min temp (C)(F) 1050 1152 1457 1763 2170 2475 2577 2679 2475 2068 1661 1254
Sunshine hours 9 10 10 10 11 12 13 12 11 10 9 9
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 14 13 12 12 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity M H VH E E E E E VH VH H M
UV 5/M 7/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 2373 2272 2272 2373 2475 2679 2781 2882 2781 2781 2679 2475

Luxor

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2475 2984 3493 38100 40104 40104 39102 38100 3493 2882 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 643 745 1152 1661 2068 2272 2373 2373 2170 1763 1152 745
Sunshine hours 9 10 10 10 11 12 12 12 11 10 10 9
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 14 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 10 0 0
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity N N L H VH VH E E VH H M N
UV 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 6/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Amman

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1152 1355 1661 2170 2679 2984 3086 3086 2984 2577 1966 1355
Min temp (C)(F) 337 337 541 948 1254 1559 1763 1763 1559 1254 846 439
Sunshine hours 6 6 7 9 11 13 13 12 11 9 7 6
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 763 663 612 201 40 0 0 0 0 80 321 653
Rainy Days 10 9 8 4 1 0 0 0 0 3 4 8
Humidity N N N N L M M M M L N N
UV 3/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Aqaba

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1763 1966 2272 2882 3290 3595 3799 3697 3493 2984 2475 1966
Min temp (C)(F) 541 745 948 1457 1763 1966 2170 2170 1966 1661 1152 745
Sunshine hours 8 8 9 10 11 13 13 12 11 10 8 7
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 50 80 70 50 20 0 0 0 0 50 30 70
Rainy Days 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Humidity M H VH VH E E E E VH H M M
UV 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 5/M 4/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 2272 2170 2170 2170 2373 2577 2679 2781 2679 2577 2475 2373

Dead Sea (Jordan)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2068 2272 2679 3188 3595 38100 39102 39102 3799 3493 2984 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1050 1152 1355 1661 2068 2373 2475 2577 2475 2170 1661 1254
Sunshine hours 6 7 8 9 11 13 13 12 11 9 8 6
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 281 181 161 50 20 0 0 0 0 20 151 261
Rainy Days 11 11 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 9
Humidity M M H VH VH E E E VH H M M
UV 3/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Ma’In

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1355 1559 1966 2475 2882 3290 3391 3493 3290 2781 2068 1559
Min temp (C)(F) 236 337 541 948 1355 1559 1763 1763 1559 1254 745 337
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 9 11 13 13 12 11 9 8 7
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 120 110 110 50 20 0 0 0 0 40 60 110
Rainy Days 5 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
Humidity M H VH VH E E E E VH H M M
UV 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 5/M 4/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Petra

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1355 1559 1966 2475 2882 3290 3391 3391 3188 2781 2068 1559
Min temp (C)(F) 236 337 643 1050 1355 1661 1763 1763 1661 1254 846 439
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 9 11 13 13 12 11 10 8 7
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 171 171 151 70 30 0 0 0 0 40 70 161
Rainy Days 5 4 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
Humidity N N N N L M M M M N N N
UV 4/M 5/M 7/H 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 7/H 5/M 4/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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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.

Departure:

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.

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  • Sonesta St George 1
    Sonesta St George 1

    The Sonesta St George I is a luxurious Nile cruise vessel offering 3- and 4-night itineraries between Aswan and Luxor (and vice versa) and 7-night round-trip cruises from Luxor. Relax on board with excellent views of the passing river scenery from the large sun deck while daily excursions with English-speaking guides provide an in-depth discovery of the treasures of ancient Egypt. The ship features 47 Deluxe cabins, 9 Presidential suites and one Royal suite. Standard cabins are 22 sq metres with a French balcony and are designed in a classic French style. Presidential suites are more spacious at 44 sq metres with a separate living room. Each cabin has individual climate control, a television, minibar and safe with an en suite bathroom. On the lower deck is the main dining room serving breakfast and lunch buffets as well as a la carte dinners against panoramic views of the passing Nile scenery. The ...

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. Features: 824 rooms &amp; suites, 6 restaurants, 3 bars/lounges, fitness centre, indoor &amp; outdoor swimming pools, spa, casino. Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, tea &amp; coffee facilities, minibar, safe, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.

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  • Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Cairo
    Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Cairo

    Built around a 19th century palace on Zamalek Island in the Nile River, the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino is located in the heart of the city. Cairo's commercial centre is just minutes away with museums, shops and restaurants nearby. The hotel offers guest accommodation in two towers overlooking the city or the Nile River, or a Garden wing overlooking the six acres of beautiful gardens surrounding the hotel. The hotel has 14 different dining options including English, American, Italian, Japanese, Middle Eastern and International cuisine. Rooms are classical furnished with dark wood and have floor-to-ceiling windows. Features: 14 dining options, gardens, gym, outdoor swimming pool, spa, casino. Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, tea & coffee making facilities, minibar, safe, hairdryer, iron & ironing board, Wi-Fi.

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Dates & prices

JAE2020

Guideline Prices

Low season from £3,195 per person

High season from £3,695 per person

 

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

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.

 
  • • 5-star accommodation
    • Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
    • International flights
    • Internal flights as specified
    • Air-conditioned vehicles used throughout
    • Experienced local guides
    • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees

Destinations on this tour

    https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/middle-east/egypt/cairo
  • Cairo

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

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/middle-east/egypt/aswan
  • Aswan

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

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/middle-east/egypt/cairo
  • Cairo

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

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/middle-east/jordan/amman
  • Amman

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

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/middle-east/jordan/petra
  • Petra

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

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/middle-east/jordan/dead-sea-jordan
  • 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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