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Egypt and Jordan in Extravagance for the Experiential Traveler

PRIVATE TOUR - 16 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $7999+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Embark on a Nile Cruise to enjoy Egyptian food and a cultural show while taking in the sights of the Nile while you enjoy a fun belly dancing show
  • Soar across the red sands of the Wadi Rum Desert via hot-air balloon
  • Ride across the desert aboard some friendly camels with the great pyramids towering in the distance
  • Experience a starlit sky like no other with a luxurious glamping experience in Wadi Rum
  • Take a float in the famous Dead Sea and feel the curative powers of the nutrient rich muds
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Tour Overview

High-end hotels, gourmet food, first-class vehicles, all deluxe tour operators include these elements in their itineraries, so why choose Yampu for your visit to Egypt and Jordan? Simple – the experience. Yampu Tours focuses on the little details, the special touches, and around the clock personal service to make sure your expectations are not only met, but exceeded. With this, in honor of our 20th anniversary, our travel experts have crafted our latest luxury tour, Egypt and Jordan in Extravagance for the Experiential Traveler starting at $7,999 per person.*
 
Take a look at the luxurious itinerary General Sales Manager, Karolina put together below. Much like her own adventures through this ancient region, you will explore the pyramids of Giza, sail down the Nile River, wander through the lost city of Petra, soar over the red landscapes of Wadi Rum in a hot-air balloon, and sleep under the desert stars with a luxury glamping experience. It’s not over yet… You will then wrap up the trip in the Dead Sea where you can enjoy the healing waters and reflect on all the magnificent experiences behind you.

Of course, as always, you will be traveling in Yampu style with private assistance, transfers, and tours with luxury accommodations that have been personally inspected by our travel experts.  Take a look at the detailed itinerary below and get in contact with one of our experienced Travel Consultants today.

Ps, the more people who travel with you the more you save!

 

 

 

NOTE: *The 3 Day Nile River cruise departs on Fridays from Aswan. Trip must be booked as is by September 30th, 2019 and travel completed by November 15th, 2019. Cannot be combined with other promotions. Certain blackout dates apply. Please contact us for more information) *

Inclusions
Visa to Egypt; Visa to Jordan; regional flights Cairo – Aswan, Luxor – Cairo, and Cairo – Amman; hotel accommodations as listed with breakfast and taxes; all meals as listed by B L D; cruise accommodations with all meals and touring; all touring listed with English speaking guide and transportation; all transfers throughout the itinerary; all entry fees during touring.
Exclusions

International airfare to Cairo and home from Amman; tipping; personal expenses.

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Package Price: $7999
Pricing Details

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

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All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Home - Cairo

Overnight flight to Egypt.

Overnight flight to Egypt.

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Day
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Arrival to Cairo - Nile Cruise

Arrive to Cairo International Airport, reception and private transfer to your hotel.

In the evening, you will embark on a Nile Cruise to enjoy Egyptian food and a cultural show. Take in the sights of the Nile while you enjoy belly dancing and oriental show. Dinner on the cruise with sailing for 2 hours. Return to hotel.

Note:
Early check in is not guaranteed but may be added if your flight arrives early. Day to rest after your travels.

*Yampu Tours will prepay for your visa, and our representative will meet you inside the terminal to assist with customs.
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Cairo Pyramids Tour with Luxury Nile River Dinner

After Breakfast we will leave the hotel to embark on a full day tour of the Giza Pyramids, Memphis and Saqqara. We will visit the towering pyramids, the ruins of Memphis in the village of MitRahina, and then onto the Saqqara Necropolis, where the step pyramid of Zoser stands. Lunch included in a very nice restaurant near the pyramids called Abu Shakra. We will have an opportunity to ride camels today, included. Return to hotel and rest.

In the evening transfer with our representative to Sequoia Restaurant, one of the most luxurious restaurants on the Nile. Enjoy dinner then transfer back to your hotel.
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City Tour of Cairo with Cooking Class

After Breakfast we will be visiting the Egyptian Museum. The museum is the house of the magnificent ancient Egyptian antiquities from different periods throughout the ancient Egyptian history.

The magnificent treasure of King Tutankhamen, whose tomb was recently discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter, had been moved to this museum along with his famous 11 kg mask of gold.

Then enjoy the visit to Citadel and the alabaster mosque of King Mohamed Ali. Continue to the Khan al-Khalili Bazaar which is one of the oldest markets in the East. Unique places where you can buy souvenirs, watch the illuminated mosques of the Fatimid Cairo, meet local people, drink the tasty Egyptian tea and try the water pipe. Lunch during your tour.

Tonight, finish the day with a cooking class. Transfer with your guide to a local kitchen to begin your class. The class will be led by an Egyptian chef. We will learn to prepare a traditional dish, and enjoy dinner with the chef afterwards.
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Cairo – Aswan

After breakfast transfer to the Cairo Airport to fly to Aswan. Reception and private transfer to the port, where we will board a 3-night cruise down the Nile Riveras aboard the M/S Amarco II, one of the top luxury Nile Cruises in Egypt.
Onboard, meet with your private guide who will accompany you for the duration of the sailing. Lunch upon arrival.

After lunch, we will Visit the High Dam and the Temple of Philae, before returning to the boat for dinner. Overnight in Aswan.

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Aswan – Luxor

Breakfast on board as we sail to Kom Ombo. With your guide we will visit the Temple shared by two gods. Then visit Haeroris in KomOmbo before sailing to Edfu. Lunch on board then visit Horus Temple in Edfu. Dinner on board. Sail to Luxor.

Breakfast on board as we sail to Kom Ombo. With your guide we will visit the Temple shared by two gods. Then visit Haeroris in KomOmbo before sailing to Edfu. Lunch on board then visit Horus Temple in Edfu. Dinner on board. Sail to Luxor.

Day
7

Luxor

Enjoy breakfast before a visit to the West Bank for the Valley of the Kings, and Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Then, in the afternoon visit the East Bank for Karnak and Luxor Temples. Lunch and dinner on board. Overnight in Luxor.

Enjoy breakfast before a visit to the West Bank for the Valley of the Kings, and Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Then, in the afternoon visit the East Bank for Karnak and Luxor Temples. Lunch and dinner on board. Overnight in Luxor.

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Day
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Luxor – Cairo – Amman

Early this morning transfer to the airport for flight to Cairo, and continue with a flight to Amman, Jordan. Reception and private transfer to your hotel.

Tonight, feast at one of Amman’s best restaurants called Sufra. Transfers included.

*Yampu Tours will prepay for your visa, and our representative will meet you inside the terminal to assist with customs.

Early this morning transfer to the airport for flight to Cairo, and continue with a flight to Amman, Jordan. Reception and private transfer to your hotel.

Tonight, feast at one of Amman’s best restaurants called Sufra. Transfers included.

*Yampu Tours will prepay for your visa, and our representative will meet you inside the terminal to assist with customs.

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9

City Tour of Amman and Jerash with Wine Tasting

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Breakfast in the hotel. Then start a day with a City Tour of Amman - the Capital City. It was called Rabbath Ammon or Rabat Amon by the Ammonites. It was later conquered by the Assyrians, followed by the Persians, and then the Greek Macedonians. Ptolemy II Philadelphus, the Macedonian ruler of Egypt, renamed it Philadelphia. Main Sites are Citadel / Archeological Museum, Roman Theatre / Folklore Museum and the Tour in the capital city will also include walking tour downtown followed by panoramic tour of the new modern parts of Amman. Lunch will be arranged at a local restaurant today.

After transfer to visit Jerash is the site of the ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa, also referred to as Antioch on the Golden River. Remains in the Greco-Roman Jerash include (The Corinthium column / Hadrian's Arch / The circus-hippodrome/The two large temples (dedicated to Zeus and Artemis) / The nearly unique oval Forum, which is surrounded by a fine colonnade / The long colonnaded street or cardo / Two theatres (the Large South Theatre and smaller North Theatre) / Two baths, and a scattering of small temples and an almost complete circuit of city walls. Back to hotel in Amman for rest time.

In the evening pick-up for walking tour in boulevard Amman with Wine Tasting. Each person will be served with three glass of local wine mixed white and red with plate of local cheese.
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Day
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Touring of Madaba and Mount Nebo with a Cooking Class

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Breakfast in the hotel – Check-out and transfer to Madaba: Best known for its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics. Sites you can visit in Madaba are: Mimar the Institute of Mosaic Art and Restoration – walking tour at Artisan Street – Archeological Park encompass several Byzantine Churches, remains of the Roman road that stretched through the city in ancient times and The Martyr’s Church. Saint George Church famous for the 6th century mosaic map of the Holy Land. Madaba Museum – this quaint little museum is set in a series of heritage houses linked by a courtyard space. John the Baptism Church a 19th century Catholic Church sits stop of series of subterranean rooms and caves which are still being excavated. Here we will have lunch at Madaba Mrah Salameh (old cave).

After, proceed to visit Mount Nebo: the mountaintop memorial of Moses with captivating views of the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea and The River Jordan. It is mentioned in the Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land that he would never enter. Continue to hotel in Petra for check-in and rest time.

At evening pick-up for Petra Cooking Class (Petra Kitchen) – The Petra Kitchen is a relaxed, informal atmosphere where you’ll gather to prepare an evening meal, working alongside local women under the supervision of our chef. Each evening meal includes soup, cold and hot mezza and salads, and a main course—all typical Jordanian dishes. You will have get an inside glimpse of the secrets behind the famous regional cuisine of the Levant. THE PETRA KITCHEN offers an evening of learning, fun and a very special dining experience, with each dish gaining the special flavor of a reward well-earned. Great care has been taken to make THE PETRA KITCHEN a truly Jordanian experience—right down to the furnishings, all crafted in Jordan, the tableware, all produced by the Iraq al Amir Women’s Co-operative, and the aprons and table linens, all hand-embroidered by the Jordan River Foundation. Back to hotel in Petra for overnight.
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Full Day Petra Experience

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Breakfast in the hotel – Start the visit of Petra - is a historical and archaeological city famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved. Known as the capital city of the Nabateans and currently a symbol of Jordan. In 1812, Petra was introduced by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. It was described as "a rose-red city half as old as time" in a Newdigate Prize-winning poem by John William Burgon. UNESCO has described it as "one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage. The impressive eastern entrance leads steeply down through a dark, narrow gorge called the Siq ("the shaft"), a natural geological feature formed from a deep split in the sandstone rocks and serving as a waterway flowing into Wadi Musa. At the end of the narrow gorge stands Petra's most elaborate ruin, Al Khazneh (popularly known as "the Treasury").

A little farther from the Treasury is a massive theatre, so placed as to bring the greatest number of tombs within view. At the point where the valley opens out into the plain, the site of the city is revealed with striking effect. The amphitheatre has been cut into the hillside and into several of the tombs during its construction. Here are hundreds of elaborate rock-cut tombs with intricate carvings. There are obelisks, temples, sacrificial altars and colonnaded streets, and high above, overlooking the valley, is the impressive Ad-Deir Monastery – a flight of 800 rock cut steps takes you there. Back to hotel in Petra for rest time.

At evening Petra by night: Operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Walk through the Siq to the Khazneh following a candle-lit path and enjoy the haunting music of the Bedouins at the Treasury. Tours start at 8.30pm and finish at 10.00pm.

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Tour of Little Petra and Wadi Rum

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Breakfast in the hotel and then transfer to visit Little Petra - Close to Petra, after a 10 minutes’ drive, you find Al Beidha, better known as Little Petra. Enter the site through a narrow gorge called Siq al-Barid, the "cold Siq". The name refers to the circumstance that the high walls prevent sunlight from entering the canyon and warming it. The Siq is 350 meters long with three wider areas inside.

After your visit, proceed to Wadi Rum Desert: known as The Valley of the Moon -- cut into the sandstone and granite rock. Inhabited by many human cultures since prehistoric times, with many cultures–including the Nabateans–leaving their mark in the form of rock paintings, graffiti, and temples.

Lunch will be served by local Bedouin Family – it weather allows the meal will be cooked outdoors. If the weather is too hot, you will be invited into the Bedouin home for your meal.

After your meal, start 4x4 Jeep Safari for about 2 hrs by Bedouin Jeep (an old open pick-up driven by the local Bedouin) – Proceed to camp in Wadi Rum for check-in and dinner.
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Wadi Rum Hot Air Balloon

Early morning at 5h00am pick-up to Hot Air Balloon location for a balloon ride for about 1 hr – back to the camp for breakfast and rest. Enjoy some time in the camp or go out on another desert adventure.

Dinner in the camp, and then in the evening enjoy a walking sunset trek with a Bedouin Guide.

Early morning at 5h00am pick-up to Hot Air Balloon location for a balloon ride for about 1 hr – back to the camp for breakfast and rest. Enjoy some time in the camp or go out on another desert adventure.

Dinner in the camp, and then in the evening enjoy a walking sunset trek with a Bedouin Guide.

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Wadi Rum – Dead Sea

Check out of the camp and begin a 4 hour journey to the Dead Sea. The drive is quite scenic, and we can stop along the way. Arrival and check into your hotel. Afternoon free to enjoy the sea, pool, and spa. Make sure to use the local mud!

Check out of the camp and begin a 4 hour journey to the Dead Sea. The drive is quite scenic, and we can stop along the way. Arrival and check into your hotel. Afternoon free to enjoy the sea, pool, and spa. Make sure to use the local mud!

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Dead Sea

Day to enjoy the Dead Sea and rest before your travels home tomorrow.

Day to enjoy the Dead Sea and rest before your travels home tomorrow.

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Dead Sea – Amman - Home

Private transfer to the airport for your flight home. This drive is 1 hour so best if your flight home is after 9am.

Private transfer to the airport for your flight home. This drive is 1 hour so best if your flight home is after 9am.

Cairo, Egypt

Places You'll See

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    Cairo

    The word “Cairo” in Arabic means “the Vanquisher” or “the Conqueror”, understandable when one realizes that it has been a major center of civilization and a cultural crossroads for millennia. One of the largest and most densely populated cities in Africa and the middle east, Cairo is the capital of Egypt. Cairo is most often associated with ancient Egypt due to its close quarters with the ancient ruins of the cities Giza, Memphis, and Fustat. Here is where one can witness the magnificence of the Pyramids of Giza as well as the great Sphynx. Take in the history and local culture with some coffee while enjoying sheesha (flavored tobacco through a water pipe) and appreciating the desert heat.

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    Aswan

    One of the hottest cities in Egypt, Aswan sits on the southern end of the Nile River. This ancient city has many places of interest for history buffs as well as fun cultural experiences. Visit the unfinished and largest known Obelisk. If finished the massive piece would weigh nearly 1200 tons! Enjoy camel rides and learn about the area’s culture while drinking tea with the locals.

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    Luxor

    The once ancient city of Thebes, Luxor is categorized as the world’s largest “open air museum” with many historical locations with a wide range of archeological sites. Learn of the ancient Egyptians while visiting the decaying temple complex, Karnek. Absorb the methods of mummification at the Mummification Museum before visiting the famous tomb of King Tutankhamun.

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    Amman

    Amman is the largest city and capital of Jordan. There are many historic sites in Amman such as the Roman Amphitheater. The city has begun a slow transition from a traditionally historic city to a more modern one. Amman serves as a great central location to explore the rest of Jordan.

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    Petra

    Petra is known as the “rose red city, half as old as time”. This is because Petra is home to the magnificent remnants of the Nabataean city, dating back to the 6th Century BC. The city is now World Heritage site due to its historic relevance. It is considered one of the 7 Wonders of the World.

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    Wadi Rum

    Wadi Rum is an iconic desert valley of Jordan. It’s terrain is referred to as “moonscape terrain” due to its scenic cliffs and rocky mountains. Most of the land is inhabited except for the few Bedouins who reside in its land. Explore its landscape by jeep or camel for the best experience.

  • Dead Sea

    The Dead Sea is shared by Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. At 1269 ft below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point in the world. The water is so salty that no maritime life can survive in its waters. The mineral rich mud on its shores is thought to have therapeutic benefits. Many visitors enjoy floating in the water, as it is almost impossible to sink because of the hypersalination.

Hotel Options

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Featured Accommodation

Wadi Rum Memories Aicha Luxury Camp (Traditional Tent Suite or Panoramic Dome)

With 40 luxurious tents, Memories Aicha Luxury Camp is a luxury desert camp located in the middle of the Wadi Rum desert, an ideal base for your Arabian desert adventure. With a terrace offered in every unit, appreciate the spectacular mountains in the distance from your luxury tented camp during the day and the cosmos in the evening.

Guests at the luxury tent can enjoy a continental or a buffet breakfast. Guests can enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant, which serves local cuisine and also offers dairy-free, halal and vegan options.

All 40 rooms provide dining and sitting areas, room service and premium bedding. Free bottled water, showers, and free toiletries are among the other amenities available.

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Luxury Properties

Cairo : Mena House Hotel (Pyramids View Room)

Aswan : M/S Amarco II Luxury Nile Cruise (executive suite)

Amman : Amman Four Seasons Hotel (Superior room)

Petra : Petra Movenpick (Junior Suite)

: Dead Sea Kempinski Hotel (Superior Room)

Testimonials

Bernadette M.

Traveled December 2017

Traveling with Yampu Tours is the only way to go.

Love Yampu Tours and Steph Rudolph!! This is the third time that we have traveled with Yampu and it is absolutely wonderful and the vacations are relaxing, hassle free, and magical. Yampu is great at planning everything for us in advance. We are met by friendly tour guides at the airport, as well as each day for our various excursions. We are provided a private tour guide and driver for each excursion, so we never have to worry about waiting on a group or rushing through the day’s events. Everything is on our schedule and planned in advance. It is just the best way to travel. And, working with Steph Rudolph at Yampu – she is the amazing!!! She knows exactly what we like, has great suggestions for us to consider, and times our whole trip perfectly. We never feel rushed or overwhelmed and she takes care of every detail. She is a delight to work with – always on top of things, checking-in, and making sure that everything is perfect. Due to her attention to ensuring a great vacation and her professionalism, we have always had a perfect vacation. We will never travel anywhere without Yampu again. Many thanks to Steph and Yampu!!!

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Joan

Traveled April, 2018

Highly recommended trip

Driver and guide were excellent as I have come to expect from Yampu. Good food and comfortable hotels allow one to concentrate on cultural sites. There is much more than Petra in Jordan. Very interesting “desert castles” and the early Islamic art and Byzantine mosaics were fabulous. Highly recommended trip.

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Dale N.

Traveled November 2017

Yampu is the Best!

We had an exceptional trip in Egypt coordinated by Yampu. The guides were very knowledgeable. They took care of everything from the minute we got off the plane, personally escorting us through every step of the trip to the time we boarded to go home. Yampu provided great value and would highly recommend them to our friends

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