Day 1-2: Meet in Cairo
Visit The Great Pyramids: Cheops, Chephren and Mykerions.
Day 3: Abu Simbel - Aswan
Excursion to visit the twin temples of Ramses ll and his Queen Nefertari (XIXth. Dynasty) with their facades of colossal statues, on the shores of Lake Nasser. Afternoon felucca ride in Aswan to visit a Nubian village.
Day 4-6: Nile Cruise
Over the next three days, visit the temples of Edfu, Karnak and Luxor.
Day 7-8: Luxor - Cairo
Visit the excellent Luxor Museum and return to Cairo where we visit Islamic Cairo, Egyptian Museum and Khan El Khalil Bazaar.
Day 9-10: Alexandria - Cairo
Enjoy lovely Alexandria located on the Mediterranean coast. We take the desert road back to Cairo to see Wadi El-Natrun and the largest monastery, Deir Makaryus. Visit Coptic Egypt as well as the the old Ben Ezra Synagogue.
Day 11-12: St. Catherine's Monastery
Optional sunrise visit to the mountain where Moses received the Ten Commandments. Visit St. Catherine's Monastery and workshop for Bedouin women.
Day 13-15: Red Sea-Wadi Rum - Petra
Explore the magnificent desert moonscapes of Wadi Rum and the hidden Nabatean city of Petra.
Day 16: Dana Nature Reserve
We take the scenic road to Dana Nature Reserve, a beautiful landscape inhabited by Beddouins set in an isolated valley. We stay at the stunning Feynan Eco-Lodge with breath-taking vistas, owned by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature and locally staffed. Visit the small village and Bedouin encampments.
Day 17-18: Karak-Dead Sea
visit Karak Castle which lies in the biblical land of Moab, enroute to the Dead Sea, lowest point on earth.
Day 18: Mt. Nebo-Bethany Beyond the Jordan-Amman
We visit Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land; the plavce where Jedsus was baptised by his cousin John the baptist and then the mosaic city Madaba to see the famous Byzantine Mosaic map.
Day 19-21: Aman - Home
Aman touring includes a full city tour of museums, art galleries, the Citadel, amphitheater, souks and the modern part of town. Excursion to Umm Qais, the city of Jerash, part of the Decapolis (the ten big Roman cities of the East), and the charming rural Rassoun Village at Ajlun. We conclude with a farewell dinner of Jordanian dishes at the fabulous Fakhr al-Din, an elegant authentic Jordanian home.