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Egypt and Jordan Tours with Luxury Nile Cruise
1: Arrival in Cairo.
2: Cairo Day Tour visits the Egyptian Museum – Old Coptic Cairo – Khan El Khalili bazaars.
3: Cairo Day Tour visits Pyramids of Giza – Sphinx Monument – Pyramid of Sakkara – Sleeper Train to Aswan.
4: Arrival in Aswan visits Temple of Philae – High Dam of Aswan – Unfinished Obelisk.
5: Day Tour visit Temple of Kom Ombo – Temple of Edfu.
6: Luxor Day Tour visit Luxor West and East Banks.
7: Flight from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh.
8: Transfer from Sharm El Sheikh to Taba – Ferry boat from Taba to Aqaba – Arrival in Aqaba Safari Tour in Wadi Rum.
9: Jordon Day Tour visit the City of Petra.
10: Swimming in the Dead Sea – Transfer to Aqaba – Arrival in Taba – Transfer to Sharm El Sheikh.
11: Free Day at Sharm EL Sheikh.
12: Free Day at Sharm EL Sheikh.
13: Transfer to Cairo by Bus.
14: Transfer to Cairo Airport final Departure.
The hotels and accommodations listed below are the ones we most often visit on this tour. From time to time we may exchange these for similar properties at the same level. In general, specific hotels cannot be guaranteed on our group tours, but you may select your preferred options if you are booking a tailor-made trip.
The first thing you can expect when traveling with Min Travel is a safe journey that arrives in plenty of time. We handpick our representatives and drivers for their demeanor and fantastic knowledge of Brisbane’s highways and byways. If there is a problem on the roads that can be avoided, it will be. You can also expect: But wait…there’s more?
Upon arrival in Cairo, our Min Travel representative will assist you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage will greet you. You will be transferred by a private A/C car or mini-bus to your hotel to check in and Overnight in Cairo.
The day starts with a tour of the Egyptian museum of antiquities, established in 1902, near the city center of Cairo. On display is a rare collection of 5000 years of art — the world’s largest and most precious collection of Egyptian art.
Our next stop is in Coptic Cairo, home of some of the oldest Christian churches in the world, and retraces the steps where Mary and Joseph walked thousands of years ago. Afterward, visit the Hanging Church. also known as El Muallaqa, which was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and was believed to have been built at the end of the 3rd century, built on the outer wall you will see the Greek Church of St. George.
Following is a visit to the Church of St. Sergius, a perfect example of Coptic churches and monasteries, which were founded at the end of the 4th century. It stands on a crypt that is said to have sheltered the holy family during their flight from Egypt. Our tour will conclude with a visit to St. Barbara’s Church which was built between the 4th and 5th centuries. It has preserved the ruins of Saint John.
In the afternoon, we will visit the Khan El Khalili Bazaars. At the end of the tour, transfer you to the hotel.
The day starts with a guided tour in Giza to visit the legendary majestic Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerionos to view these spectacular man-made monuments.
Our next stop is a visit to the Sphinx Monument; guarding the royal burial chambers and Temple of Cheops.
In the afternoon, we will visit the Sakkara to see the Step Pyramid – the first pyramid to be built and the surrounding monuments. Your guide will give you a detailed history of Imhotep, the Egyptian architect who created this pyramid, and how he accomplished this major undertaking.
When we finish exploring this area, We will visit the Pyramid of Teti with its inscribed texts and several private tombs. At the end of the tour, transfer you to the Railway station to coach your sleeper train to Aswan & overnight.
Upon arrival at Aswan, our Min Travel representative meets you at the Railway station and transfers you to the cruise ship – your home for the next 03 nights. Embarkation before lunch. Visit the High Dam passing the Old Dam of Aswan, Unfinished Obelisk & Philae Temple. Felucca Trip around Kitchener’s Island and Agha Khan Mausoleum. Overnight onboard cruise ship in Aswan.
Optional: Abu Simble Day Tour.
Sail to Kom Ombo very early morning. Visit the Temple shared by the two Gods Sobek and Haroeris. Sail to Edfu and visit the Temple of Horus Edfu. Sail to Luxor. Overnight on board.
Optional: Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Luxor.
Visit the West Bank (Valley of Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El-Deir El-Bahari and Colossi of Memnon) & the East Bank (Karnak & Luxor Temples) Overnight in Luxor
Disembarkation after breakfast. Transfer you to Luxor Airport to coach the flight to Sharm El Sheikh. Upon arrival at Airport, our Min Travel representative and transfer you for check-in and overnight hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.
Our representative meets you at the hotel lobby and transfers you to Taba to take your ferry boat to Aqaba. Upon arrival, Meet & assist & drive to Wadi Rum, one of the world’s most colorful and unique landscapes of desert and mountain scenery. Tour through its colored sands by Bedouin four-wheel drive vehicles for two hours, visiting on the way El-Ein (Lawrence Spring), el-Khazali Canyon with its Thamudic rock inscriptions & The small Rock Bridge. Continue to the red-rose city of Petra for dinner & overnight at your hotel.
Breakfast. After that, start exploring the Nabatean city of Petra. The tour starts on horseback, passing by the Obelisk Tomb and then proceeding on foot through the Siq -the narrow gorge that leads to Petra’s most impressive monument, the Treasury. Then on to the Street of Facades, the Theater, the Royal Tombs, the Colonnaded Street, the Byzantine Church, the Temple, the Monumental Arch, and Qasr el-Bint Faron. In the afternoon, climb up to the gigantic 1st century AD monument of the Monastery, then Backed to the hotel, take dinner & overnight.
Early breakfast, then drive northwards to the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth -400 meters below sea level- for swimming in its salty waters. The Dead Sea, known for its high salt content will enable you to float without exerting any effort. Transfer to Aqaba for departure. Upon arrival, Taba transfers your hotel & overnight.
This day is free for leisure and independent activities overnight in Sharm.
This day is free for leisure and independent activities overnight in Sharm.
Breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to Cairo by Air Condition bus & check in hotel upon arrival and overnight.
After breakfast, at the hotel, our Min Travel representative will pick you up. Then, transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure.
To book a tour to Egypt, we suggest that you view our Egypt tour packages Page on the website, which includes many tours that are being taken by most of the tourists coming to Egypt. If you intend to make any changes or customize your travel itinerary, you can request a quote by filling out our online query form or sending us an email at: email@example.com
To book a special offer, we suggest that you view the “Special Offers” page on the website to view the itineraries that we commonly offer. If you intend to make any changes or customize your travel itinerary, you can request a quote by sending us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We recommend that your travel bookings should be made 06- 08 months in advance, especially if you are traveling between October – April (high tourist season) and May – December, the New Year holiday season. We highly recommend booking your tour in advance. However, in the case of late/last-minute booking, we should be able to accommodate depending on hotel availability.
No, we don’t sell both international and domestic ticketing.
You will be picked up by our representative at the arrival hall of the particular International Airport of Egypt. You should not leave Airport without our representative if you are to be picked up. Our representative would be holding a welcome board with your name on it. If you are part of a group, the name of the group will be mentioned on the welcome board.
Tipping is a way of life in Egypt and bus drivers and tour guides expect it at restaurants. Having said this, you still retain the right to the tip and it is highly dependent on your satisfaction with the services received.
Here is a rough guide to tipping:
A bus driver for a group day tour: LE 150,-
Guide for a group day tour: LE 200,-
The bus driver for a private day tour: LE 100,-
Guide for a private day tour: LE 150,-
Baggage handling: LE 05, – per bag per trip
These tips will be given to the driver, and guide after the services.
Nile Cruise: The Tips is about 3 to 5 US$ Per Person per Night.
For Example, if you are 2 Persons and have a 4 Nights Cruise your Tip Amount will be: 4 US$ x 4 Nights x 2 Persons = 32 US$.
So you Leave 32 US$ at the End of your Cruise Trip.
All the major currencies including Euro and US $ are accepted in Egypt. Also, all the major credit cards (Visa, Masters, and American Express) are accepted in Egypt.
We need 50% of the total tour cost at the time of the confirmation of the tour. This is to be sure that you’re booking a genuine one and we can go ahead with the reservations. The rest of the Payment must be upon arrival on a Cash Basis.
Deciding when to come to Egypt depends a lot on where you want to go. Everywhere south of Cairo is uncomfortably hot in the summer months (June-August), especially Luxor and Aswan, so winter (December-February) is the best time to visit these areas. Summer also the time when the Mediterranean coast is at its most crowded, but winter in Cairo can get pretty cool. March to May or September to November is the best time to enjoy the warm days without the crush of bodies on the beaches and the midday heat of high summer.
Our Private Tour Package means you will have your own private local tour guide, private vehicle, and private driver for your group. You don’t have to share the vehicle with others. Your tour guide will take care of only your group. With the help of your private tour guide.
If you are traveling with your family or a group of friends, a private tour for your group is ideal. As you will have more people in the group, the price won’t be much higher than a join-in group tour. It is a good way to save money and enjoy ultimate service.
Passports should be valid for at least six months after you depart from the country. Please do not bring an almost full or almost expired passport. Visa arrangements are the responsibility of the traveler, and requirements are subject to change by the local authorities.
We recommend that you contact your closest Egyptian consulate or embassy for current information about your nationality.
In general official advice is that all nationalities obtain their Egypt visas in advance, as we cannot guarantee that you can get them at the airport. Or you can get An online e-visa. Please do not use any other website as many scam sites are offering Egypt e-visas.
In practice, however, many nationalities (including British and European, Australian, New Zealand, USA, and Canadian) can and do obtain their visas on arrival at Cairo airport. The process is much quicker and simpler, the cost is currently US$25 p/p and must be paid in hard currency (i.e. GBP, USD, or EUR) – you’ll be given a change in local currency if necessary.
There are no forms to fill in and you don’t need to bring passport photos. Visas are issued at one of the bank desks in the immigration hall before you get to passport control. Our representative will have met you by this stage and will assist with the process.
All African & Indian nationals, and some others, will need to obtain their visas in advance.