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    Petra to the Pyramids & a Nile Yacht Cruise
    12 nights
    from $17,795* per person twin share
    $200 off your booking
    A luxury small group journey of a maximum of 12 guests, incorporating the highlights of Jordan, with a 3 night Nile boutique luxury cruise and nights in Cairo. Experience the best of Jordan and Egypt on an intimate journey from Petra and Wadi Rum to Luxor and Cairo, exploring the region’s most iconic sites and relaxing in elegant accommodations, like the bespoke dahabeah ‘Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau,’ your home for a three-night cruise along the Nile.
    Your package includes: Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • Internal flights
    • 12 nights’ luxury accommodation
      • 9 nights in hand selected luxury accommodation
      • 3 nights Nile cruise onboard a boutique ship
    • Daily breakfast
    • Celebratory gallabiyah night onboard the Nile Cruise
    • Personal English speaking Egyptologist and chauffeur driven vehicle throughout
    • Airport meet and greet with private transfers
    • Entrance fees and taxes

     

    Bonus offer:

    • $200 off your booking when booked through your personal travel manager
    Your package highlights:

    Your package highlights:

    • Explore Petra, the ancient desert city in Jordan carved into solid rock, viewing its famed, pillared Treasury and learning its myriad secrets
    • Roam by 4×4 through Jordan’s Wadi Rum, watching the sun set over red-hued stone outcroppings and dining like Bedouins beneath desert stars
    • Float with ease in the buoyant, mineral-rich waters of the restorative Dead Sea
    • Cruise the Nile on intimate, exclusively chartered ‘Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau’, visiting many iconic sites, including the Temple of Luxor and the tomb of Tutankhamun
    • Enter one of the pyramids, ride a camel and view the enigmatic Great Sphinx on the Giza Plateau
    • Discover the stunning temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari in Abu Simbel
    • Overnight at the historic Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, where Agatha Christie stayed on the visit to Egypt that inspired her to write Death on the Nile
    Valid for travel
    1 May - 1 Dec 2022 departures. Single supplement fees apply. Other cabins / suites available. Speak to your personal travel manager for a quote for your preferred departure. Subject to availability.
    Offer expires
    1 Dec 2022 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    Arrive Amman | Jordan

    Arrive in Amman, where you are met by an A&K representative and privately transferred to your hotel.

    Day 2

    Aqaba | “City of Mosaics”

    Proceed to Mount Nebo, where Moses is said to have seen the Promised Land he would never enter. Just beyond, Madaba — the “City of Mosaics” — reveals the oldest preserved mosaic map of the Holy Land. Composed of two million pieces of coloured stone, it informed scholars about Jerusalem’s layout after its destruction and rebuilding in AD 70. Continue to Aqaba and check in to your hotel. Tonight, sit down to a special welcome dinner at the members-only Royal Yacht Club.

    Day 3

    Wadi Rum | In the Valley of the Moon

    After a morning at leisure in Aqaba, travel to Wadi Rum — the “Valley of the Moon” — which you explore by 4×4, traversing rose-tinted vistas and visiting a place where Lawrence of Arabia once lived. Tonight, embrace Bedouin life with a Chef ’s Table dinner beneath twinkling desert skies before returning to your hotel.

    Day 4

    Petra | The “Rose-Red” City

    Explore stunning Petra, the ancient Nabataean city carved from solid rock. Enter through a narrow gap, the Siq, to view the majestic Treasury, Temple of the Winged Lions and Palace Tomb. Once a stop for camel caravans bearing spices and silk, Petra was lost for 1,000 years until it was rediscovered in 1812 by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. After lunch, relax on a drive to your hotel along the shore of the Dead Sea.

    Day 5

    The Dead Sea | Design Your Day

    This morning, enjoy one of these Design Your Day options.

    • Explore Third-Century Jerash, “Pompeii of the Middle East,” with its well-preserved Roman ruins, on foot.
    • Explore Amman, visiting its historic downtown, the Citadel and the impressive Roman Theatre.
    • Visit Bethany Beyond the Jordan on the eastern bank of the Jordan River, known as the baptism site of Jesus.

    Enjoy time at leisure, free to float in the restorative waters of the Dead Sea.

    Day 6

    Cairo, Egypt | Land of the Pharaohs

    Fly to Cairo, Egypt’s bustling capital city. This afternoon, visit the Grand Egyptian Museum, home to a vast collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts.

    Day 7

    Luxor | Cruising the Nile, World’s Longest River

    This morning, fly to Luxor and journey to the Temple of Karnak, where generations of pharaohs wished to record their names. Walk through the Great Hypostyle Hall with its expertly aligned columns, a sight to behold. Board ‘Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau,’ embarking on a three-night cruise where you discover the Nile’s significant impact on ancient Egyptian civilization. After lunch on board, visit the striking Temple of Luxor. Along the front of the temple pylons, there were six large statues of Ramses II (of which three remain), while behind the East Tower is the Courtyard of Ramses II. Marvel at the Colonnade of Amenhotep III, which consists of 14 papyrus-headed columns, leading to the Court of Amenhotep III.

    Day 8

    Nile Cruise | Storied Structures

    Discover the Valley of the Kings, the legendary burial ground of the pharaohs, including entrance into the tomb of “the boy king,” Tutankhamun. View the impressive Temple of Hatshepsut before returning to ‘Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau’. Continue cruising to the Temple of Horus, the falcon-headed god. Built in 230 BC by Ptolemy III, and having spent much of the modern era buried in sand and debris, this well-preserved and colorful structure reveals what temple worship in ancient Egypt was like. Sail toward Aswan while enjoying a Scenic Sundowner overlooking the Nile.

    Day 9

    Nile Cruise | Storied Structures

    A second day discovering Storied Structures on your Nile cruise.

    Day 10

    Aswan | Riverine Heritage

    Disembark in Aswan and ride a motorized boat to Philae Temple on the island of Agilika. Continue to the impressive granite quarries and site of the Unfinished Obelisk, thought to have belonged to Queen Hatshepsut or Queen Nefertiti. Arrive at your historic luxury hotel. Dating back to 1899, the property was built by Thomas Cook to house European travellers, among them Sir Winston Churchill; Margaret Thatcher; and Agatha Christie, whose novel, Death on the Nile, included this Victorian palace. Board a felucca and sail around Elephantine Island, and dine in the famed 1902 restaurant.

    Day 11

    Abu Simbel & Cairo | Twin Temples

    Fly to Abu Simbel and discover the commanding twin temples of Ramses II — Egypt’s longest-ruling pharaoh — and his wife, Queen Nefertari. Located on the banks of Lake Nasser, this site is both an ancient and a modern engineering marvel. Return to the airport and fly to Cairo via Aswan. Check in to your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

    Day 12

    Cairo | Giza Plateau by Camel Back

    This morning, join your expert A&K Egyptologist and discover the pyramids built for Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus on the Giza Plateau. Then, Ride Like a Local, camelback, as you take in the panorama of the Giza Plateau backdropped by the soaring pyramids. Also see the fabled Great Sphinx, a monumental limestone statue. Next, visit the ancient capital of Memphis, the city of Menes, as well as the necropolis of Sakkara, site of the storied Step Pyramid of King Djoser and the oldest-known Egyptian pyramid. Tonight, toast to your travels with fellow guests at a farewell dinner.

    Day 13

    Depart Cairo

    Transfer to the airport and board your flight home.

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    * Conditions

    Advertised prices are per person, correct at time of publication and are subject to availability and change and can be withdrawn or amended at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Bonus offer is included in the ‘from’ price and is applicable when booked through your personal travel manager. Offer is valid on new bookings only and expires until sold out. Speak to your personal travel manager for more details. Your personal travel manager may charge additional service fees. Please check current COVID-19 travel restrictions for the destination you wish to visit before departure. Other conditions apply. Please view the TravelManagers general terms and conditions here and contact your personal travel manager for more details.

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