Treasures of Egypt and Jordan

November 1, 2021 – 13 Days

See world heritage icons in the comfort of small group private travel in November 2021.  Join Michael & Kelly on this 12 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 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:

  • 12 nights’ accommodation at the listed hotels or similar
  • 12 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 9 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
  • Estimated airfare economy Charleston round-trip*
  • 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.

Pricing

$10,930 per person (includes journey, optional insurance, most gratuities, and estimated economy airfare r/t Charleston, SC)

DEPOSIT INCLUDING INSURANCE**: $1,599 per person due to secure your spot.  Final Payment Due: August 21st, 2021.

*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.
** 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.

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

12 Breakfasts
6 Lunches
9 Dinners with one glass wine/beer included 

QUALITY HOTELS

Cairo – Mena House Marriott Hotel, Pyramid view rooms
Cruise: Sonesta Star or similar
Amman – Similar to Fairmont, Fairmont rooms
Petra – Similar to Mövenpick Hotel, superior rooms
Dead Sea – 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.d in one of our Globus standard hotels which may not be the same as mentioned.

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 24-36 guests max

AIR

Includes Intra-flight from Cairo to Aswan
Includes International Flights Roundtrip Charleston, SC (estimated at $1558 per person and subject to change)

Travelers can also leave from other airport gateways and/or in other classes of service, or book their own air with miles. The $1558 per person cost allocated to airfare will be adjusted accordingly.

INSURANCE

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

CAIRO EGYPT

PETRA

DETAILED ITINERARY

November 1, 2021 Depart USA and Board your overnight flight

Day 1: November 2 (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. 

Note: Group needs to arrive together on the same flight for the group transfer to the hotel. Individual transfer costs can be quoted separately.
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 3 (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 4 (Thur) – Cairo. 
Afternoon excursion to Giza

Your days 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 5 (Fri) – Cairo
Intra-tour flight to Aswan – Embarkation

Transfer to the airport this morning for your INTRA-TOUR FLIGHT to Aswan. Upon arrival join 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. Transfer to the ship for embarkation and lunch. Tonight experience a FELUCCA RIDE around the Agha Khan Mausoleum. 

Return to your ship and enjoy the Captains welcome cocktail reception and dinner on board. (B,L,D)

Day 5 – November 6 (Sat) – Kom Ombo – Edfu

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. 

Continue to Edfu and visit TEMPLE OF EDFU, the most preserved temple in Egypt dedicated to the Horus God. Return to the ship for dinner tonight. Enjoy a Galabeya Party on board tonight. (B,L,D) 

Day 6 – November 7 (Sun) 
East and West Banks of Luxor

Sightseeing today includes a visit to the West Bank of Luxor, the gateway to the Valley of the Kings. Sightseeing includes the tombs of King Tutankhamun and Ramses VI. Also see the magnificent Hatshepsut Temple as well as the Colossi of Memnon. 

Explore the magnificent Karnak Temple and experience it at night during a memorable SOUND AND LIGHT SHOW. (B,L,D)

Day 7 – November 8 (Mon) – Disembarkation in Luxor – Intra-tour air to Amman, Jordan

Disembark in Luxor and visit the TEMPLE OF LUXOR on the east back. Then 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 8 – November 9 (Tue) – 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. Jerash, part of the Decapolis (the ten big Roman cities of the East) 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 9 – November 10 (Wed) – 
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. (B,L,D) 

Day 10 – November 11 (Thur) – 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 11 – November 12 (Thur) – 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 12– November 13 (Fri) 
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 13 – November 14 (Thur) Dead Sea – Amman

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

Additional Information

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. Groups must utilize a minimum of 10 hotel rooms. 

NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

Airport taxes (where applicable), 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.

Travelers can also leave from other airport gateways and/or in other classes of service, or book their own air with miles. The $1558 per person cost allocated to airfare will be adjusted accordingly.

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.

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