Treasures of Egypt and Jordan

November 2, 2021 – 14 Days

See world heritage icons in the comfort of small group private travel in November 2021.  Join Michael & Kelly on this 13 night, very inclusive journey from Cairo to Amman and dive into the awe-inspiring beauty of this historically rich region!

The historic cities, monumental architecture and epic landmarks of Egypt and Jordan await your arrival. From the bustling metropolis of Cairo and Memphis to a 3 night Nile River Cruise + stunning Petra, you’ll be immersed in the culture and beauty of these amazing locations.

Journey Through Egypt and Jordan, Small Group max 24-36 guests

Departing USA November 1, 2021 – Private Departure Exclusive to MGA Travel with Globus. Depart the USA on your flight on November 1st, 2021 to arrive in Cairo on November 2nd, 2021.

Highlights: Cairo / Egyptian Museum /  Giza Pyramids & Sphinx Aswan / 3-Night Nile River Cruise Kom Ombo / Edfu / Luxor / Valley of the Kings / Sound & Light Show at Karnak Temple / Amman / Wadi Rum / Petra / Dead Sea

We talk about this trip with past Egypt & Jordan travelers

Please note the following inclusions:

  • 13 nights accommodation at the listed hotels or similar
  • 13 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 10 dinners with one glass wine/beer included
  • Visits with English speaking local guide & entrance fees, as per your itinerary
  • Modern air-conditioned local coach for the visits and excursions
  • Professional Multilingual Tour director throughout the whole tour
  • Gratuities to ship personnel and port charges
  • Gratuities to Tour Manager and Motorcoach Drive
  • Intra-tour flight Cairo to Aswan
  • CALL FOR PRICING and ask about possible $1500 towards international airfare!

Arrival and transfer airport transfers for Egypt: you no longer have to arrive together as a group! As long as you arrive and depart on the tour start/end dates, you will have a transfer at no extra charge!Please note: There is a 24 hour window of availability of transfers. Flights can arrive at any time, but flight information must be provided no later than 90 days prior to departure.Please note: Individual transfers are provided by a Globus family of brands representative, and may be exclusive to Globus family of brands guests. This means they may be transferred with other Globus family of brands guests. They are not necessarily private. Please note: Stateside transfers are not included in pricing

  • Discover the secrets of the Nile, the world’s longest river, on a leisurely paced 3-night cruise.
  • Enjoy an exclusive viewing of the tombs of King Tut and Ramses VI during a tour of the Valley of the Kings.
  • Connect with locals at a women’s rug weaving cooperative.
  • Experience the Petra by Night show.

Pricing

$10,930 per person (includes journey, optional insurance, most gratuities, and an air credit of $1500) based on double-occupancy and availability. Single supplement is $1978 based on availability. Triple pricing upon request if available.

DEPOSIT INCLUDING INSURANCE**: $1,599 per person due to secure your spot.  Final Payment Due: August 21st, 2021. CALL FOR SPACE AND PRICING AS OF JUNE 23 2021

Want to go? Simply complete this Secure Payment Form to authorize deposit. Also (if we don’t already have it) please complete this Secure Passport Form for each passenger. Questions simply call us 843-279-0310 or email michael@mgatravel.com .

*Airfare: For your convenience, we offer airfare for purchase with all vacation packages. If you purchase an air inclusive program, your airfare will be quoted inclusive of all fuel, taxes and fees. CALL FOR PRICING and ask about possible $1500 towards international airfare.
** Deposit and payments are non-refundable. Travel Insurance is included in the deposit/price, so if you cancel for a covered reason, you would only lose $599 per person.

The Treasury in Jordan
After hearing our panelists describe the Petra by Night show, we knew we had to add it to the tour! That part is about 2 minutes into this video.

Details

TOUR DIRECTOR

The services of a professional, multilingual Tour Director will be provided throughout. Michael & Kelly are scheduled to be your group leaders on tour as well.

MEALS (as noted above)
QUALITY HOTELS

Cairo – Mena House Marriott Hotel, Pyramid view rooms

Luxor – Will be or Similar to Sofitel Winter Palace
Cruise: Sonesta Star or similar
Amman – Will be or Similar to Fairmont, Fairmont rooms
Petra – Will be or Similar to Marriot Hotel, superior rooms
Dead Sea – Will be or Similar to Kempinski Ishtar Hotel, superior rooms

Please note: Hotels mentioned above are not being held. Properties listed are indicative only. While we will make every attempt to secure the named hotel, the group may be accommodated in similar lodging.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Motorcoaches are fully air-conditioned everywhere while touring. No use of the motorcoach other than as specified in the itinerary.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

One group airport transfer on arrival and departure.
If passengers will be arriving at multiple different times throughout the day, additional transfer costs may apply. 

SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary with inside visits (including admission charges) and special features shown in UPPER CASE in the tour description. Sightseeing with local guides where applicable.

GRATUITIES

Includes Gratuities to ship personnel and port charges
Includes Gratuities to Tour Director and Motorcoach Driver

OTHER

Headsets throughout tour
Free WiFi available on your motorcoach 

Small Group Trip 15-29 guests max

AIR

Intra Air Flights: (Day 4) from Cairo – Luxor (Day 8) from Aswan – Cairo – Amman
Includes Air Credit to be used towards International Economy Flights Roundtrip USA

Travelers can also leave from other airport gateways and/or in other classes of service, or book their own air with miles. Sign up by Monday June 21st, 2021 and get $1500 towards international airfare!

INSURANCE

Includes Travel Insurance please see information here: https://affinitytravelcert.com/document/pdfs/Globus_Landing.html

CAIRO EGYPT

PETRA

DETAILED ITINERARY

3 nights Cairo, 1 night Luxor, 3 night cruise, 2 nights Wadi Rum, 2 nights Petra, 2 nights Dead Sea

November 1, 2021 Depart the USA and Board your overnight flight

Day 1: November 2nd (Tue) – Arrival in Cairo, Egypt

Welcome to Cairo, Egypt. A welcome drink awaits you at your hotel; settle in and start soaking up the atmosphere of this exciting city. 

The Ground Handler in Egypt will be waiting for clients upon arrival and will hand over a stamp visa to be stuck in each passenger passport, passengers then proceed through immigration. This is an included service the ground handler provides to all USA/ Canada / New Zealand/ Australian/ European passport holders. Philippine & Indonesian passport holder must get the visa from the Egyptian consulate in the country of origin.

Day 2 – November 3rd (Wed) – Cairo. Excursion to Memphis & Sakkara

Meet your Egyptologist and traveling companions after breakfast this morning. Depart for the ancient Egyptian capital of MEMPHIS, where you can admire the 40-foot statue of RAMSES II and the ALABASTER SPHINX. On to Sakkara, a vast desert necropolis built for kings and nobles, and its “STAIRWAY TO THE SKY,” the oldest of all pyramids. 

Tonight, enjoy a SOUND & LIGHT SHOW at the pyramids that will put these wonders of the ancient world into an easily understandable historic context. (B,D)

Day 3 – November 4th (Thur) – Cairo. Afternoon excursion to Giza

Your day begins with a guided visit to the EGYPTIAN MUSEUM which houses the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. 

In the afternoon depart for one of the Seven Wonders of the World: the guardian of the great pyramids, the enigmatic SPHINX, and the daunting PYRAMIDS OF GIZA. Cheops, with an original height of 496 feet, is the most colossal pyramid ever built. (B)

Day 4 – November 5th (Fri) – CairoIntra-Tour Flight to Luxor. Excursion to Denderah

Transfer to the airport this morning for your INTRA-TOUR FLIGHT to Luxor. Upon arrival at Luxor airport, we will collect our luggage and then move to discover some more ancient sites with an excursion to Dendera which is situated at the north of Luxor. Here we visit the TEMPLE OF HATHOR which is dedicated to the Hathor (goddess of love and joy) and its construction, beginning in the reign of Nectanebo I, continued into the Roman period. The temple has two decorated crypts, two halls with ceilings supported by columns and two funeral chapels, from where the famous “zodiac” from the Louvre comes. After making one last stop at the Temple of Isis, we’ll leave Dendera behind to head back to Luxor and our hotel for dinner. (B,D)

Day 5 – November 6th (Sat) – Luxor – Embarkation
Your morning is at leisure. Transfer to the ship for embarkation and lunch. This afternoon, explore the magnificent Karnak and Luxor Temples on the east bank, and experience the area at night during a memorable SOUND AND LIGHT SHOW. Return to your ship and enjoy a Belly Dance Show and dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 6 – November 7th (Sun) – Cruising: West Bank of Luxor – Edfu
Sightseeing today includes a visit to the West Bank of Luxor, the gateway to the Valley of the Kings & Queens. Also included are the tombs of King Tutankhamun and Ramses VI as well as the magnificent Hatshepsut Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Continue to Edfu and tonight enjoy the Captain’s welcome cocktail reception and dinner on board. (B,L,D)

Day 7 – November 8th (Mon) – Cruising: Kom Ombo – Aswan
First we visit the TEMPLE OF EDFU, the most preserved temple in Egypt dedicated to the Horus God. Sail to KOM OMBO for a short walk to its bluff-top twin temples. The right side is dedicated to the crocodile god, Sobek-Re, while the left side is dedicated to the falcon god, Horus. Return to the ship and continue cruising to Aswan. After dinner, enjoy a Galabya Party on board tonight. (B,L,D)

Day 8 – November 9th (Tue) – Disembarkation in Aswan – Intra-Tour Air to Amman, Jordan

After breakfast, disembark in Aswan and join an Egyptologist for a visit of the High Dam, an incredible feat of engineering designed to protect the area from the Nile’s annual flooding, store water for agriculture, and generate hydroelectricity. Then, stop at a quarry to see the remarkable UNFINISHED OBELISK, commissioned by Queen Hatshepsut about 3,500 years ago. Also visit the majestic TEMPLE COMPLEX AT PHILAE. You’ll also get to experience a FELUCCA RIDE around the Agha Khan Mausoleum Afterwards transfer to the airport for your INTRA-TOUR FLIGHT to Amman, Jordan’s capital. A group transfer is provided to your hotel. Dinner is included this evening at the hotel. (B,D)

Note: While in Jordan, the group is accompanied by tourist police.

Day 9 – November 10th (Wed) – Amman. Excursion to Jerash & Desert Castles

After breakfast, head north of Amman for a 45 minute drive to the best preserved example of Roman civilization, the city of JERASH. Part of the Decapolis (the ten big Roman cities of the East), Jerash has been called the Pompeii of the East for its unique state of preservation. The city features theaters, churches, temples (Zeus and Artemis), a Nymphaeum and colonnaded streets. After the visit, proceed to the DESERT CASTLES in the eastern desert of the Kingdom, which offer the fresco art and zodiac dome of Qasr Amra baths; fortress-like enigmatic Qasr Karana; and the black basalt Roman/Medieval Islamic fort at Azraq. Transfer back to Amman for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 10 – November 11th (Thu) – Amman – Wadi Rum – Petra

An exciting visit to Wadi Rum is on the program today. Wadi Rum is the largest wadi (ravine) in Jordan and made eternally famous in the movie Lawrence of Arabia. Enjoy a spectacular FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE through the sand dunes and receive a keffiyeh, a local headscarf. Continue to the “Rose-Red City” of Petra, where you can relax at your hotel this evening or explore the ancient city. This evening, experience Petra in style as you partake in the PETRA BY NIGHT show. The experience starts by walking the Siq and to the Treasury that has been illuminated by over 1,500 candles. (B,L,D)

Day 11 – November 12th (Fri) – Petra
A full day of sightseeing with a Local Guide is dedicated to Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World®. Lost to the world for centuries, it is located in the biblical land of Moab. Enjoy an unforgettable experience as you walk down the SIQ, the narrow gorge made famous in the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Stand in awe in front of the iconic and famed TREASURY. See spectacular temples and tombs created out of the rose-colored sandstone, and sip tea in a real BEDOUIN TENT. (B)

Day 12 – November 13th (Sat) – Petra – Kerak – Wadi Mujib – Madaba – Dead Sea

Start the day with a visit to the CRUSADER CASTLE in Kerak. Continue via Wadi Mujib for a visit to ST. GEORGE’S CHURCH in Madaba, which houses a precious 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land and explore MADABA ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM. Today’s major highlight is a visit to MOUNT NEBO, where Moses saw the Promised Land and Wadi Mujib, the “Jordanian Grand Canyon.” Continue to your hotel at the Dead Sea for your 2-night stay. (B,L,D)

Day 13 – November 14th (Sun) – Dead Sea. Excursion to Bethany

Visit Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Christians believe Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Next is an opportunity to visit al AMIR WOMEN’S COOPERATIVE which helps local women become financially independent and increase their standard of living by preserving local heritage. The women share their special skills like hand weaving, fiber papermaking, pottery and cooking. Later, return to the shores of the Dead Sea, where you’ll have some time to experience the incredible buoyancy in the salt water. Your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner tonight. (B,L,D)

Day 14 – 15 November (Mon) – Dead Sea – Departure from Amman

Your tour ends after breakfast this morning. A group transfer is provided to the Amman airport for your departure flight. (B)

Note: Group needs to depart together on the same flight or during the same departure window (preferred departure window is 60-90 minutes) to utilize the included group transfer to the airport. Any flights falling outside of that window are not eligible for the group transfer. Individual transfer costs can be quoted separately.

Additional Information

PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL ADVISEMENTS FOR YOUR TOUR
 The U.S. State Department periodically issues and updates travel warnings and travel alerts for U.S. citizens traveling to Egypt. The state department currently has a travel advisory for U.S. citizens traveling to Egypt. Please review the current information on travel and security when making plans to travel to Egypt.

 Visit http://travel.state.gov , or call 1-888-407-4747 for travel information
 All passengers traveling internationally are required to have a passport. Check visa and entry/exit requirements with
your local consulate/s. Responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
AIR

Air estimates will include all government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking and will be shown as a total amount. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. For more information please check our website, the carrier’s website, or iflybags.com for up-to-date baggage pricing/restrictions. 

HOTELS

The hotels provided for your custom tour quotation will be of similar quality to those listed. Please note, no hotels are reserved at the time of quotation, therefore the hotel list is subject to change. 

Accommodations will be confirmed 60 days after receipt of deposit for tours traveling that same year and 120 days after receipt of deposit for tours traveling the following year and beyond. If for any reason we are unable to confirm a particular hotel within this timeline, we reserve the right to have additional time to confirm the hotel and may seek alternative accommodation. Accommodations will be provided in superior first-class hotels, or best available first-class. Twin- bedded rooms with private bath or shower, based on double occupancy. 

Hotel taxes, service charges, state and local taxes, porterage service for one piece of luggage per person, tips to baggage porters and hotel staff is all included in the tour prices.

NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

Airport taxes (where applicable), checked and excess baggage, meals not included in attached itinerary, all items of a personal nature such as laundry, cleaning, telephone, internet, or fax expenses, beverages including tea and coffee (except at breakfast and at hotel dinners), wines, liquors, soft drinks, etc. (except where specified in the itinerary).


Note: In some cases, gratuities for local guides cannot be included and must be paid while on tour. 

PASSPORTS & VISAS

Passports must comply with immigration regulations. Regulations may include, but are not limited to the following: must have at least 2 blank pages when entering a country and must have no less than 6 months before expiring. 

It is the responsibility of the traveler to check visa requirements and obtain visa(s) for both Egypt and Jordan.

The Globus family of brands preferred visa provider is GenVisa. GenVisa provides centralized customer service through its website, a national customer service center in Washington, D.C., and processing offices in San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Houston.  Contact GenVisa at 800.845.8968 or info@genvisa.com 

Egyptian Visa: U.S. citizens can obtain a renewable single-entry 30-day tourist visa upon arrival at Egyptian airports for a 25 USD fee. A multiple entry visa is also obtainable for 60 USD. The Government of Egypt has created a website for the issuance of “e-visas.”

Jordan Visa: The Jordanian visa issued upon arrival currently costs 40 JD (approximately 56 USD) for a single entry with one-month validity. Jordan will also issue a multi-entry five-year visa upon arrival at Queen Alia International Airport for 114 JOD (approximately 160 USD).


Prior to travel, U.S. citizens may apply at a Jordanian Embassy for a dual-entry visa with three months validity for 60 JOD (approximately 85 USD) or a multi-entry visa with 60 months validity for 120 JOD (approximately 170 USD).

IDENTIFICATION: Passports are required for this tour at your expense. Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity from date of return home. You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details. Visit travel.state.gov for the U.S. State Department for the latest details about passports and visa requirements.

IMPORTANT: We recommend that our clients traveling abroad take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. It should be packed separately from your actual passport and visa. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact.

*Airfare: For your convenience, we offer airfare for purchase with all vacation packages. If you purchase an air inclusive program, your airfare will be quoted inclusive of all fuel, taxes and fees. Your rates are subject to change until paid in full. Preassigned seats are limited and may not be available on every flight or departure date. Sign up by Monday June 21st, 2021 and get $1500 towards international airfare!

Checked Baggage Charges: Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies. 

Cancellation Charges for this tour: After your seat reduction date has passed, a non-refundable deposit will be retained. For Cancellation between 60-16 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 30% of total price.For cancellation between 15-1 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 50% of total price. For cancellation on the day of departure and after: 100% of total price.

Covid Concerns: This Globus departure is covered by their Peace of Mind Travel Plan and you can read more about their On-Trip Assurance.

Ready to sign up? You can call 843-279-0310 or simply make the deposit via our payment authorization form (you will only be charged if there is still space available). CALL FOR PRICING and ask about possible $1500 towards international airfare!

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Description:

Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death, they would be asked two questions, and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was “Did you bring joy?” the second was “Did you find joy?”

We’ve all been down a long hard road since March 2020, but we believe it’s time to find our joy again – and there are so many wonderful places to do it! So, why not start with Egypt?

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