12-Day Journey Through Egypt and Jordan's Ancient Lands

By | Updated Apr. 16, 2024

Indulge in a Couples Retreat

Crafting eternal memories for couples, immerse yourself in an extraordinary expedition through the timeless lands of Egypt and Jordan.

Explore iconic pyramids, wander through the majestic city of Petra, and traverse the captivating Nile River on a dahabiya. Immerse yourselves in local cultures, indulge in Middle Eastern cuisine, and engage in shared adventures that foster a sense of closeness. Experience quality time away from the routine, learn together, and cherish romantic moments under the starry sky in the Wadi Rum desert. Strengthen your bond as you uncover the wonders of these sacred lands.

We are happy to customize this itinerary by accommodating your specific interests, adjusting the scheduling, or planning special themed events and activities for celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries, retirement celebrations, or bucket list experiences.

Days:

12±

Price:

from US$3,990p/p

Best For:

First-timers

Best Time:

Mar.- May / Sep. - Nov.

Flights:

International on request

Journey Map (Suggested Route)

Map of Egypt Jordan and Egypt tour
Day Highlights
1-3
Cairo
Witness the Great Pyramids
4-6
Dahabiya Cruise
Discover Aswan and Luxor aboard a dahabiya
7
Cairo
Return to Cairo
8-9
Petra
Uncover ancient city of Petra
10
Wadi Rum
Discover Wadi Rum desert
11
the Dead Sea
Experience the Dead Sea
12 Return to Amman and Depart
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Tour Highlights

Experience quality time, learn together and cherish romantic moments under the starry sky of Wadi Rum.
Wadi Rum desert starry sky
Sail along the majestic Nile River on a dahabiya, immersing yourselves in the timeless beauty of this historic waterway.
dahabiya nile cruise
Float effortlessly in the Dead Sea as you experience the healing powers of its mineral-rich waters.
Sandstone city of Petra
Experience a delicious food tour in Cairo, and savor the vibrant flavors of the local cuisine.
Cairo Foodie adventure
Discover the priceless artifacts within the Egyptian Museum, in particular Tutankhamun's treasures.
Discover the Egyptian Museum
Uncover the secrets of Hatshepsut Temple and explore the enthralling Valley of the Kings.
Hatshepsut Temple
Traverse Petra's rose-hued canyons, discovering their remarkable sandstone facades and timeless history.
Explore the sandstone city of Petra
Traverse the awe-inspiring Giza Pyramids atop a camel, allowing their grandeur to envelop your senses.
Great Pyramids and Sphinx

Itinerary Details

Day 1
Cairo Arrival
  • Step into the captivating realm of Egypt as you arrive! Our dedicated representative will be eagerly waiting at the airport to welcome you and offer guidance in obtaining your Egyptian Visa on Arrival.
  • Indulge in a delightful and enlightening introduction to Egypt during your exclusive airport transfer accompanied by our well-informed representative.
Day 2
Cairo | Explore the Ancient Marvels
  • In the morning, our private guide and driver will meet you at your hotel for an exciting full-day Cairo tour.
  • Begin the day by exploring some of the earliest examples of Pyramid architecture in Saqqara and Dahshur, including the Step Pyramid, Bent Pyramid, and the Red Pyramid.
  • Take a Camel Ride for a more-memorable experience of exploring the Giza pyramids(about 30 minutes).
  • Witness the majestic Great Pyramids on the Giza plateau, an awe-inspiring representation of ancient Egypt's civilization.
  • Enter the Pyramid of Khafre and explore the secret chambers inside.
  • Discover the captivating beauty of the Great Sphinx that once mesmerized Napoleon, presenting a striking scene against the vast desert backdrop.
The Bent PyramidThe Bent Pyramid in Saqqara
Day 3
Cairo | Uncover Cairo's History and Cultural Gems
  • Delve into the history of Coptic Cairo, visiting the Hanging Church, St. George Church, St.Sergius and Bacchus Church, as well as the Babylon Fortress.
  • Discover the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities*, a remarkable repository showcasing the treasures of ancient Egypt, including the famed Tutankhamun collection.
  • Venture into the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar and immerse yourself in a maze of local shops.
  • Embark on a delightful Cairo foodie with your private guide, and become acquainted with the city's lively essence and flavors.
  • *The Grand Egyptian Museum(GEM) is expected to open in the late Spring of 2024. GH will replace the Egyptian Museum with GEM by then.
Egyptian foodEgyptian Food Adventure
Day 4
Cairo-Nile Cruise | Explore Aswan's Wonders On a Dahabiya Cruise
Nile CruiseTranquil surface of the Nile River in Aswan
  • A private transfer to Cairo Airport for your flight to Aswan is provided.
  • Upon your arrival at Aswan airport, meet your guide and visit the High Dam.
  • Embark on a scenic motorboat ride and explore the magnificent Temple of Philae.
  • Enjoy lunch onboard.
  • Spend the night on the cozy dahabiya ship.
Day 5
Nile Cruise | Uncover the Gems along the Nile
the Kom Ombo TempleUnique Dual Gods Temple, Kom Ombo Temple.
  • Explore the unique double-design temple dedicated to two sets of gods: the Kom Ombo Temple.
  • Immerse yourself in the rock temple and uncover the Speos of Horemheb at Gebel el-Silsila.
  • Enjoy dinner in the serene atmosphere of the illuminated temple grounds.
Day 6
Nile Cruise | Stroll through Temple of Horus
temple of HorusWell-preserved Horus Temple.
  • Take a horse carriage ride to discover the fantastically well-preserved Temple of Horus .
  • Immerse yourself in an unforgettable Egyptian Evening of Fun while savoring a delectable dinner.
Day 7
Nile Cruise-Cairo | Unearth Luxor's Hidden Treasures
Luxor templeThe Luxor Temple in Luxor
  • Disembark from your ship after breakfast. A Private transfer between the cruise and Luxor City is provided.
  • Explore Valley of the Kings with your guide and learn about ancient Egyptian funerary practices by entering three of the royal tombs.
  • Discover the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut which is the only pharaoh's temple on the west bank of the Nile river.
  • Have a photo stop at the massive Colossi of Memnon.
  • Marvel at Luxor Temple's pillared hall and admire the stunning reliefs on the walls.
  • A private transfer for your flight to Cairo is provided.
  • Stay the night at a Cairo Airport hotel.
Day 8
Cairo-Petra| Amman City Exploration
Roman Theater in AmmanRoman Theater in Amman
  • Walk to the Cairo Airport Terminal 3 for your morning flight to Amman.
  • Upon arrival at Amman airport, our representative will greet you and assist you through customs.
  • Explore the Citadel in Amman's old city, followed by the Roman Theater .
  • A Private transfer to your Petra hotel is provided.
Day 9
Petra | Unveil the Enchantments of Petra
Petra by nightPetra By Night
  • Explore the enchanting sandstone city of Petra with a 2-hour guided service.
  • Walk along the Siq and admire the impressive steep walls on both sides.
  • Encounter the Treasury, a majestic carved monument that appears unexpectedly at the end of the Siq.
  • Wander around the Street of Facades and discover the Tomb of Unayshu, the Amphitheater, the Royal Tombs, and the Colonnaded Street along the way.
  • Marvel at the size of the Monastery, which is almost twice that of the Treasury and equally stunning in its craftsmanship.
  • Immerse yourself in the captivating atmosphere of Petra by Night.
Day 10
Petra-Wadi Rum | Wadi Rum Safari
Wadi Rum SafariEnjoy a Jeep Safari Through the Wadi Rum Desert.
  • A chauffeur will greet you and escort you on an excursion to the magnificent Wadi Rum desert.
  • Switch to a local jeep or 4x4 vehicle and enjoy a 3-hour safari through Mars-like valleys.
  • Explore these epic red canyons and visit landmark sites such as the Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Lawrence's Spring, Khazali Canyon, Small rock arch, Lawrence's House, Anfashieh Inscriptions, and Sand Dunes during the safari.
  • Experience an overnight stay at the Wadi Rum Camp and enjoy the Starry Sky.
Day 11
Wadi Rum-the Dead Sea | Uncover Jordan's Rich History
dead seaFloating in the Dead Sea
  • Head to the Dead Sea with your private driver.
  • Uncover the secrets of Mount Nebo, the Biblical site where Moses first glimpsed the Promised Land.
  • Delight in the intricate Byzantine Mosaic Map of Jerusalem and Palestine, found on the floor of Saint George's Church in Madaba.
  • Spend the late afternoon discovering the wonders of the Dead Sea.
Day 12
Amman depart | Bon Voyage
  • Take a private transfer to Amman Airport in time for your flight home.

Hand-picked Hotels

Marriott Mena House
Marriott Mena House
Steigenberger Hotel Cairo
Steigenberger Hotel Cairo
Sonesta Dahabeya Amirat
Sonesta Dahabeya Amirat
Movenpick Resort Petra
Movenpick Resort Petra
Sun City Camp
Sun City Camp
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
Kempinski Hotel Dead Sea
Ms. Mayflower cruise
Nile cruise with veranda

Price Includes

*Price from: $3,990 per adult

*The price is based on one couple.If there are more members for this trip, we can offer an even more competitive price than what is stated. (tour code: gh-me-4)

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Private drivers/driver guides and vehicles as listed
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Transportation as listed
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