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Wonders of Egypt & Jordan Overview
- 2013-01-01 - 2013-12-31
Discover the ancient treasures of Egypt and Jordan on this incredible adventure.
Become immersed in the incredible ancient worlds of Egypt and Jordan, two locations that set imaginations on fire during those school history lessons. Covering a healthy selection of immense Egyptian sights including the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Valley of the Kings and the River Nile, this tour is full of jaw-dropping moments. After uncovering the wonders of Egypt, travel on through Jordan and enjoy a float in the Dead Sea before experiencing the spectacular Nabataean city of Petra, a real gem of the Middle East. Spend some time engrossed in the astounding desert scenery of Wadi Rum, a place abound with rocky outcrops, dramatic natural bridges and enormous rose-coloured sand dunes. Then there all the colourful markets, full of charismatic locals, hand-made wares and homegrown produce. For an eye-opening escapade that captures the raw essence of these two enigmatic lands, this Wonders of Egypt and Jordan tour takes travellers back to a time they’ll never forget.
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Explore the streets of wonderfully chaotic Cairo, where old-world charm blends with a hubbub of activity to create a truly unique atmosphere. Visit the triangular brilliance of the ancient Pyramids and pause in awe of the incredible Sphinx.
Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria is packed with architectural and cultural wonders, both ancient and modern.
Situated on the banks of the Nile, the Nubian city of Aswan has been Egypt's southern gateway to Africa and an important trading centre since ancient times.
Built by Ramses II, the temples of Abu Simbel are an amazing spectacle to behold before a relaxing and inspiring cruise down the iconic River Nile.
From the spectacular temple complex of Karnak to the Valley of the Kings, Luxor is full of wonderfully preserved reminders of the Pharaohs.
With such iconic sights as the Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx to explore, Cairo offers a visual masterclass of ancient Egyptian architecture.
Get to know the bustling and colourful capital of Jordan, a place where ancient and modern worlds collide. Perhaps visit some of the local cafes and bars and sample some delicious local food, or spend some time in an inspiring art gallery.
Stop off at Madaba and pay a visit to the 19th century Greek Othodox St. George’s Church, where the mosaic map offers the main attraction. Continue on towards the Dead Sea and witness the views from Mt. Nebo en route.
Be amazed by Petra, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and a true highlight of the trip. Explore the surrounds of this ancient site and perhaps embark on a challenging but rewarding walk up the steps to the Monastery.
Discover the less well-known site of Little Petra, home to staggeringly beautiful 2000-year-old cave paintings. After lunch, make tracks to Aqaba – Jordan’s only sea port.
Traverse some of the most sublime desert landscapes on the planet during a 4-hour 4WD safari. Discover lunar-like formations, traces of ancient civilisations, natural rock bridges and rocky peaks.
Why not pick up some souvenirs to mark the end of this adventure, and perhaps visit the Roman Theatre to ensure the tour ends on a high note.
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