18-Day Egypt Jordan and Israel's Treasures Discovery Tour

18-Day Egypt Jordan and Israel's Treasures Discovery Tour

By Ruby Zhao | Updated Sep. 28, 2023

Epic Middle East

This is an unparalleled journey to explore the must-see attractions and unforgettable experiences only in Egypt, Jordan, and Israel.

Journey through these extraordinary lands and be captivated by the timeless allure of Egypt's pyramids, witness the wonders of Jordan's ancient city of Petra, and immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant atmosphere of Jerusalem. Experience the Nile on a dahabiya, indulge in the captivating El-Tannoura show, luxuriate in the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea, and find tranquility under the starry sky in a tent nestled in Wadi Rum.

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.




from $6,565 p/p

Best For:

In-depth travelers

Best Time:

Mar.- May / Sep. - Nov.


International on request

Journey Map (Suggested Route)

Map of Egypt Jordan and Egypt tour

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Witness the Great Pyramids
Dahabiya Cruise
Discover Aswan and Luxor
Return to Cairo
Explore Amman and Jerash
Uncover ancient city of Petra
Wadi Rum
Discover Wadi Rum desert
Dead Sea
Experience the Dead Sea
Trace Jesus' path in Jerusalem
18 Jerusalem Depart
This tour package is designed for in-depth travelers. If you are seeking a journey that offers must-see sights and the chance to indulge in the local culture, I am here to provide my assistance!
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Tour Highlights

Traverse the awe-inspiring Giza Pyramids atop a camel, allowing their grandeur to envelop your senses.
Decode the Purpose for Building the Pyramids and Sphinx
Wander through the holy Jerusalem, and experience its rich history, cultures, and stunning architecture.
Temple Mount
Traverse Petra's rose-hued canyons, discovering their remarkable sandstone facades and timeless history.
Sandstone city of Petra
Peruse the priceless artifacts in the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, Tutankhamun's Golden Mask is the prize piece.
Egypt Museum
Uncover the breathtaking colossal statues adorning the facade of the Great Temple of Abu Simbel.
Abu Simbel Temple
Embark on a traditional dahabiya Nile cruise, sail through the heart of Egypt's ancient history.
dahabiya cruise
Enjoy the El-Tannoura Show, featuring Sufi garbs, rhythmic beats, and live music, celebrating Egypt's history.
El-Tannoura show
Find tranquility under the starry sky in a tent nestled in Wadi Rum.
Explore the Landscape of Mars
Float effortlessly in the Dead Sea as you experience the healing powers of its mineral-rich waters.
the dead sea

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Itinerary Details

Day 1
Cairo Arrival
  • Welcome to the enchanting realm of Egypt! Upon your arrival at the airport, our representative will be there to greet you and provide assistance with obtaining your Egyptian Visa on Arrival.
  • Have a warm and informative intro to Egypt during your private airport transfer in the company of our knowledgeable representative.
Day 2
Cairo | Pyramids and Sphinx Discovery
The great SphinxThe Great Sphinx in Giza
  • 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.
Day 3
Cairo | Uncover a City with Contrast
Citadel of SaladinThe Citadel of Saladin in Cairo
  • Explore the Hanging Church, one of Egypt's oldest and most revered churches.
  • Visit Citadel of Saladin and Muhammad Ali Mosque, enjoy the Islamic art, architecture, and design.
  • 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.
  • Experience the beloved El Tannoura Dance Show at the El-Ghuri Wakala.
  • *The Grand Egyptian Museum(GEM) is expected to open at the end of 2023. GH will replace the Egyptian Museum with GEM by then.
Day 4
Cairo-Nile Cruise | Unearth Luxor's Hidden Treasures
Luxor templeThe Luxor Temple in Luxor
  • A private transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to Luxor is provided.
  • Upon your arrival at Luxor airport, meet your guide and discover the Luxor's treasures.
  • Explore Valley of the Kings 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.
  • Have a photo stop at the massive Colossi of Memnon .
  • Board your dahabiya ship and enjoy the lunch.
  • Marvel at Luxor Temple's pillared hall and admire the stunning reliefs on the walls.
  • Return to the ship for some free time before a delightful dinner onboard.
Day 5
Nile Cruise | Edfu Temple and Gebel el-Silsila Historical Voyage
Temple of HorusTemple of Horus along the Nile
  • Take a horse carriage ride to discover the fantastically well-preserved Temple of Horus.
  • 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 | Discover the Kom Ombo Temple
Kom Ombo TempleKom Ombo Temple in Aswan
  • Explore the unique double-design temple dedicated to two sets of gods: the Kom Ombo Temple.
  • Relax on the cruise and marvel at the tranquil scenes of water buffaloes, donkeys, and a variety of bird life along the Nile.
  • Lunch and dinner will be served onboard.
Day 7
Nile Cruise-Aswan | Explore Aswan's Treasures
Temple of PhilaeTemple of Philae in Aswan
  • Discover the magnificent Temple of Philae which is dedicated to the revered goddess Isis.
  • Visit the impressive High Dam. This massive structure efficiently regulates the Nile River's flooding and provides electricity to several cities.
  • Lunch and dinner will be served onboard.
Day 8
Aswan-Cairo | Unveil the Wonders of Abu Simbel Temple
Abu Simbel TempleAbu Simbel Temple
  • Disembark from your ship and bid farewell to the crew after the breakfast.
  • Embark on a journey to the awe-inspiring Abu Simbel Temple, marvel at its sandstone carvings, and discover the magnificent halls adorned with intricate reliefs.
  • A private transfer to Aswan Aiport is proviced. Fly to Cairo and stay the night at a Cairo Airport hotel.
Day 9
Cairo-Amman| 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 and followed by the Roman Theater.
  • Spend the night in the captivating city of Amman.
Day 10
Amman | Discover Jerash with a Local Guide
Jerash Ancient City Jerash Ancient City Discovery
  • Your private driver will meet you and whisk you away to Jerash.
  • Pass by the Hadrian's Arch and the Hippodrome before reaching the Visitor Center.
  • Enter Jerash Ancietn City via the South Gate, and then proceed to the Forum, followed by the Zeus Temple, the South Theater, the churches of Peter and Paul, the Artemis Temple, and the North Theater. Conclude the visit by strolling along the Cardo (main street) and returning to the entrance.
  • Relax and enjoy a seamless transfer to your hotel in Amman.
Day 11
Amman-Petra | Uncover Jordan's Rich History
Mount Nebo The View of the The Promised Land from Mount Nebo
  • Head to Petra 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.
  • Settle into your Petra hotel and, after nightfall, immerse yourself in the captivating atmosphere of "Petra by night".
Day 12
Petra | Exploring the Ancient City of Petra
PetraDiscover the Famous Treasury in Petra.
  • Head to Petra with your private driver.
  • Explore the enchanting sandstone city of Petra with 2 hours of 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.
  • Head back to your hotel for a night's stay in Petra.
Day 13
Petra-Wadi Rum | Venture into Wadi Rum on a Safari
Wadi Rum SafariEnjoy a Jeep Safari Through the Wadi Rum Desert.
  • Your driver will meet you and transfer you to 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.
  • Stay the night in the Wadi Rum Camp.
Day 14
Wadi Rum-The Dead Sea | Experience the Miraculous at the Dead Sea
dead seaFloating in the Dead Sea
  • A private transfer to The Dead Sea is provided.
  • Visit Bethany beyond Jordan where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.
  • Spend an afternoon discovering the wonders of the Dead Sea.
Day 15
The Dead Sea- Allenby- Jerusalem | A Private Transfer to Jerusalem
  • After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Jordan-Israel Border(Allenby). Go across the border into Israel on your own.
  • Our representative will meet you on the Israeli side and accompany you to Jerusalem.
Day 16
Jerusalem | Discover Bethlehem and Mount of Olives
the milk Grottothe Milk Grotto in Bethlehem
  • In the morning, our private guide will meet you at your hotel.
  • Explore Bethlehem by visiting its renowned landmarks, including the Church of the Nativity, the Milk Grotto, and Shepherds' Field Chapel.
  • Experience a range of emotions upon seeing the Anti-war graffiti on the Israel-Palestine Separation Wall and explore the famous Walled-off Banksy hotel.
  • Head to the Mount of Olives and relish the opportunity to gaze upon a breathtaking panoramic view of the Old Jerusalem.
  • Discover the Chapel of the Ascension and the Pater Noster Church located on the Mount of Olives.
  • Visit the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane situated at the base of Mount of Olives.
  • Experience the vibrant fragrances and delectable flavors of Machane Yehuda Market.
Day 17
Jerusalem | Old Jerusalem Exploration
  • Get ready for an exciting Old Jerusalem walking tour.
  • Visit the Western Wall in the Jewish Quarter and explore the extraordinary Western Wall Tunnels .
  • Discover the Temple Mount and the iconic Dome of the Rock situated in the Muslim Quarter.
  • Embark on a journey through history by walking in the footsteps of Christ along Via Dolorosa, and visit the renowned Holy Sepulchre church in the Christian Quarter.
  • Explore the Tower of David Museum located in the Armenian Quarter and take in the stunning panoramic view of Jerusalem from its pinnacle.
  • Proceed towards Mount Zion through the Zion Gate and explore the Cenacle, the last supper room, and the Tomb of King David.
Temple Mountthe Temple Mount in Jerusalem
Day 18
Jerusalem Departure | Bon Voyage
  • Take a private transfer to Ben Gurion Airport in time for your flight home.
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Price from: *$ 6,565 per person

*The price is based on a 2 adults. If the number of guests exceeds two people, the price will be more affordable. (tour code: gh-me-3)

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