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The Great Pyramids & Sphinx; Museum of Egyptian Antiquities; Donkey trek into Valley of the Kings; Deluxe Nile River cruise; Camel trek to San Simeon Monastery; Jerash, huge Roman site; Two full days at ancient 'Rose Red City' of Petra
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Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Sun 18 Oct 2015||Sat 07 Nov 2015||$5230$4630||Discounted|
|Sun 31 Jan 2016||Sat 20 Feb 2016||$5230|
|Sun 21 Feb 2016||Sat 12 Mar 2016||$5230|
|Sun 16 Oct 2016||Sat 05 Nov 2016||$5230|
Optional Single Supplement: $900 (number of singles limited).
Cairo, the largest city both in Africa and in the Middle East, is our entry point on this 21-day expedition through two lands of ancient wonder. Using the frenetic capital as our base, we head off to see the 19th century architecture, Graeco-Roman museums, the UNESCO-Heritage library and Roman theatres and catacombs in Alexandria, once an ancient world centre known for its trade and intellectualism. We explore burial grounds of kings, princes and nobles, gaze at towering statues of Pharaohs, marvel at step pyramids dating from the 27th century BC and spend time at the perennial favourite attractions of visitors to Egypt; the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx. Enhancing our knowledge of the history and ancient civilisations of this fascinating country, we embark on trips to museums showcasing death masks, mummified crocodiles and antique coins, to the incredible archaeological sites and temples of Karnak and Luxor and to the legendary Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. To discover the contemporary face of the country, we immerse ourselves in the cultures and lifestyles of locals in bustling metropolises, cruise along the longest river on the planet, stopping in at nearby villages on the banks of the Nile, and visit Christian monasteries and botanical gardens on a once-in-a-lifetime desert camel trek. Crossing the border, we touch down in Amman, the modern and ancient capital city of Jordan and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. For the final eight days of our adventure, we leisurely tour magnificent monasteries, Roman amphitheatres and desert palaces dating from the 8th century AD, visit biblical sites along the banks of the Dead Sea, and spend time exploring elaborate ancient tombs and grand temples in the 'rose red city half as old as time'; Petra. Glorious Red Sea beaches provide more than ample opportunity to relax in the most picturesque of settings; mingling with nomadic Bedouin herdsmen gives us a feel for the cultures and lifestyles of the area; and we end our tour by travelling along the King's Highway, which boasts a plethora of Crusader fortresses and quaint historic towns.
Glenn N. (Richmond, BC, CA)
Excellent mix of bus and taxi, and especially donkey, camel and boat.
Joan K. (Kitchener, On, CA)
Yvette was also very attentive to any extra excursions anyone in the group wanted to take and helped with booking them...such as sound and light show at Karnak, balloon ride, kalesh ride, shopping...and on and on
Judy L. (Los Altos, CA, US)
I enjoyed going to local restaurants and trying out the local cuisine. The food was very good.
Linda C. (Surrey, BC, CA)
Excellent ~especially enjoyed camel and donkey rides ~Petra was fabulous Laura: ~great knowledge of sites, customs, local fare, language ~resolved problems to satisfaction ~flexible to our needs/desires---re itinerary, optional tours, hotels, etc
Marilyn H. (Oakton, VA, US)
It included all the main sites and added touches which helped you interact with the local people. I enjoyed having dinner in a home and spending time in boats on the Nile.
Patti I. (Hamlton, ON, CA)
The transportation met our needs as we travelled from place to place. The buses were clean and comfortable. The felucca ride was great and the horse and buggy ride to dinner was a real treat. The camel ride was indeed memorable and it was nice to have the choice not to ride the donkey!
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