March 14 - 22, 2023
Jordan: March 22 - 26
No country in the world has so many impressive antiquities as does Egypt. Few civilizations can compete with Egypt’s magnificent structures, its legendary history, or its long centuries of peace. For tens of thousands of years, the Nile has been the focal point of life, and ancient Egyptians believed the river’s waters came from a “mysterious heaven of plenty.” The availability of this unlimited supply of water allowed the creation of a society which produced the wonders of ancient Egypt.
The ancient Greeks saw Egypt as a source of all wisdom. Roman emperors traveled here to marvel at the pyramids. As a result, Egypt is probably one of the world’s oldest vacation spots. Toto Tours invites you on a cultural odyssey to Egypt to cruise on the Nile and step back into history. In addition to the main tour, Toto Tours offers a post-tour extension to see the wonders of Jordan, including the Dead Sea, Petra and Wadi Rum.
COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY:
All plans for this tour are made considering the COVID procedures in effect at the time of publication. Entry requirements and vaccination requirements are subject to change at any time without notice. Please be sure you comply with the latest Egyptian entry requirements at the time of departure. For the safety of our groups, we only accept tour participants who are fully vaccinated, and current with their covid vaccines (including any recommended boosters) as of 4 weeks prior to departure. Proof of vaccination will be required no later than 4 weeks prior to departure.
Egypt Main Tour
- The Great Pyramids and Sphinx *
- New Grand Egyptian Museum (opening soon)
- Karnak Temple
- Luxor *
- Valley of the Kings *
- Entrance to King Tut’s Tomb
- Valley of the Queens *
- Entrance to Nefertari’s Tomb
- Colossi of Memnon
- Luxurious Nile River Cruise
- Temple of Horus at Edfu
- Kom Ombo Temple
- Sail aboard a classic felucca boat
- Philae Temple *
- Abu Simbel *
Jordan Post-Tour Extension
- Dead Sea
- Petra *
- Wadi Rum *
- Amman City Extension
ABOUT YOUR HOST AND GUIDE
This tour will be hosted by Dan Ware, founder of Toto Tours, who is looking forward to returning for his fourth expedition in these amazing countries. Our full-time guide through Egypt will be Nabil Ashour. Nabil has served as one of the top Egyptologists for A&K for over 30 years. He excels at giving clear presentations of history, art and architecture, group dynamics, medical aid and CPR, and is fluent in several languages (including American English). He has a passion for trekking, having previously served as a trekking guide in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Other hobbies include diving (he is a PADI certified rescue diver) and photography. Nabil has gay friends all over the world and is very much looking forward to guiding our group.
MAIN TOUR ITINERARY
Arrive in Cairo / Welcome Dinner
Plan your flights to arrive in Cairo by mid-day today. Use the airport code CAI when searching for the best flight options. Book round trip from Cairo if you are not joining our Jordan extension. If you are extending to Jordan with us, you will use the airport code AMM for Amman, Jordan on your return. We can arrange an additional night or two in Cairo if you wish to come early – simply let us know on your reservation form. Upon arrival at the airport, a local host will meet you and transfer you to our hotel in downtown Cairo. The afternoon is free to rest up from jet lag and enjoy the amenities of our luxury hotel. This evening our entire group will meet for the first time as Toto Tours hosts a Welcome Dinner at our hotel. Overnight in Cairo. (Dinner included)
GEM / Sakkara / Pyramids / Sphinx
The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) complex is brand new! It is described as the largest archeological museum in the world displaying the heritage of a single civilization, exhibiting the full Tutankhamun collection with many pieces displayed for the first time. The Museum contains over 100,000 artifacts, reflecting Egypt's past from prehistory until the Greek and Roman Periods. As you enter the museum, you can't miss the colossal statue of King Ramses II, nor the 87 huge royal artefacts exhibited at the grand stairs. These stairs lead up to an impressive 28-meter-high glass façade overlooking the pyramids of Giza.
Sakkara is the former necropolis (cemetery) for the ancient Egyptian city of Memphis and the place where the very first pyramids were built as tombs for kings. Instead of the smooth sides featured on other pyramids, the pyramids here feature six steps on the outside, representing the pharaoh's stepladder to heaven. Discover the famous Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the first pyramid ever built and the world's oldest freestanding stone structure.
The Great Pyramids of Giza are the only present-day survivors of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, built over 4,500 years ago as giant tombs for the mummies of the pharaohs Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, who were father, son and grandson respectively. The pyramids are truly monumental in scale, with the largest - Khufu's - constructed from over two million blocks.
Nearby sits the enigmatic Sphinx with the body of a lion and the face of a man wearing a royal head cloth. Workers may have based the image on King Khafre, positioned to guard his enormous funerary monument. Returning to our hotel, the remainder of the day is at leisure, with dinner under your own arrangements. (Breakfast / Lunch)
Begin your tour at the citadel, a medieval fortress built in 1176 to protect the city from crusaders. Today, the citadel complex houses various mosques and museums, including the National Military Museum. With its grand, soaring architecture and rich decoration, the Mosque of Sultan Hassan, completed in 1363, is one of the finest in Egypt and also houses the mausoleum where Sultan Hassan's sons are buried. See also the much newer Refaie Mosque, completed in 1912, with well-preserved, colorful decorations. Notables buried in tombs at this mosque include a Muslim saint who was a companion of the Prophet Mohamed, Egypt's last royal family, and also the last Shah of Iran.
Next, we visit the fascinating Khan El-Khalili Bazaar, reputed to be the largest bazaar in the Middle East. Originally founded as a watering stop for caravanserai in the 14th century, the bazaar has now grown to vast proportions. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets to find workshops and stalls selling all manner of goods, from woodwork and glassware to leather products and perfumes. Enjoy lunch at the renowned Naguib Mahfouz Restaurant in the heart of the Bazaar.
Finally, we visit the newly-inaugurated National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. The NMEC showcases Egyptian civilization from prehistoric times to the present day, using a multidisciplinary approach that highlights the country's complete heritage. The collections are displayed in six thematic galleries covering: The Dawn of Civilization; The Nile; Writing, State and Society; Material Culture; Beliefs and Thinking; and the Gallery of Royal Mummies. We return to the hotel for one more free evening in Cairo. (Breakfast / Lunch)
Luxor Temple / Valley of the Kings & Queens / Welcome Aboard
After breakfast, we depart our hotel and drive to the Cairo International Airport for our flight to Luxor. There a local tour coordinator will meet and accompany us to our 5-Star Deluxe Nile cruise boat. En route we visit the Luxor Temple. Arriving at our boat, we are greeted by the reception staff who help us check into our cabins. Lunch will be served on board in the main restaurant.
After lunch, our dedicated Egyptologist guide accompanies us on a tour of Luxor’s West Bank, beginning with an “insider access” visit to King Tut’s Tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Continue to the Valley of the Queens where we enjoy “insider access” to Nefertari’s Tomb. Marvel at the dramatic Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, carved into the side of a mountain. Returning to the Nile, we make a photo stop at the Colossi of Memnon. Arriving at our cruise boat, enjoy afternoon tea in the lounge. Tonight, we are greeted by the Boat Manager while we partake of freshly prepared canapés with some complimentary Egyptian wine and local beer, followed by a gourmet dinner menu. (All Meals)
East Bank / Karnak Temple / Esna / Edfu
After a delicious breakfast buffet on board, visit the East Bank of Luxor to explore the Temple of Karnak. Returning to our boat, we begin our morning cruise to Esna. Lunch is served on board. After lunch, our Egyptologist guides us through the Greco-Roman Temple of Khnum at Esna. The beautifully preserved Great Hypostyle Hall was built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius. It was excavated from the silt that had accumulated through centuries of annual Nile floods and is about nine meters below present-day street level. Afternoon tea will be served on board during the cruise to Edfu. Tonight, a delicious dinner is served followed by a movie night on board. (All Meals)
Temple of Horus at Edfu / Temple of Kom Ombo / Sail to Aswan
Breakfast is served on board, followed by a guided visit to the extraordinary Temple of Horus at Edfu. Lunch is served on board while cruising to Kom Ombo. During the cruise you will have the chance to take part in an Egyptian cooking lesson.
Following afternoon tea in the lounge, visit the temple of Kom Ombo - dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek. The temple stands at a bend in the Nile where, in ancient times, sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the riverbank.
Return to your Nile Cruise boat ready for the sailing to Aswan. Tonight’s entertainment will be an “Egyptian Night” costume party for all guests, with a chance to dress up in traditional Egyptian “galabeyyas”. Dinner will be a lavish buffet of Egyptian specialties. (All Meals)
Aswan / Philae Temple / Granite Quarries / Felucca Sail
Enjoy breakfast on board, followed by a short motorboat ride to visit the majestic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilika. Next, we proceed to the Granite Quarries which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in building pyramids and temples. It still holds a huge unfinished obelisk.
Following lunch on board, you will have a chance go sailing on a felucca (a typical Egyptian sailboat) around Elephantine Island, Lord Kitchener’s Botanical Gardens, and the Agha Khan Mausoleum (weather permitting, life jackets will be provided).
Afternoon tea will be served in the lounge while you enjoy the sounds of an Oud trio. Tonight’s festivities feature a gala farewell dinner, with white-gloved waiters serving gourmet cuisine. Afterwards, enjoy a whirling Dervish and belly dance performance. (All Meals)
Abu Simbel / Return to Cairo
A buffet breakfast is served on board before checking out at 8 am. Transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to the Aswan Airport to board a 40-minute flight to Abu Simbel. At Abu Simbel the two temples of Ramses II are each fronted by colossal statues up to 66 feet high and are famed as some the most impressive monuments remaining of Ancient Egypt. As the Aswan Dam was being finished, the temples would have been covered by the rising waters of Lake Nasser. With the urgent help of a UNESCO campaign they were cut into blocks, raised piece by piece and reassembled in a new position higher up the hillside. After this memorable visit we board our return flight to Cairo via Aswan. Checking in to our hotel near the Cairo Airport, we gather one last time for a final dinner at the hotel before preparing for our journey home. (Breakfast / Dinner)
Departure / Optional Jordan Extension Begins
The tour officially ends after breakfast this morning. We provide your transfer to the international airport for your return flight home. If you wish to join our optional extension to Jordan, please let us know on your reservation form. (Breakfast)
OPTIONAL POST-TOUR EXTENSION TO JORDAN
March 22 – 26, 2023
If you have come this far to see some of the most amazing sights in the world, why not extend your journey for a few more days to include the wonders of Jordan? The highlights of this extension include a float in the Dead Sea, ascending Mount Nebo, historic Madaba, incredible Petra by candlelight and daylight, the moon-like landscape of Wadi Rum, and a final night in Amman. A perfect enhancement to your Egypt adventure!
Fly to Amman, Jordan
After breakfast at our Cairo hotel, we check out and drive to the airport for our morning flight to Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan. A representative will meet our group, gather luggage to be put in one vehicle and taken ahead to our hotel, while we board another vehicle to the Fakhr El Din Restaurant for our lunch. This afternoon we drive to our hotel at the Dead Sea. It is believed to be the site of five biblical cities: Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim and Zoar (Bela).
At 1,200 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea has drawn people to its shores in search of curative secrets. Due to high daily temperatures, low humidity and high atmospheric pressure, the air is extremely rich, and the high content of oxygen and magnesium make breathing a lot easier. With the highest content of minerals and salts in the world, the Dead Sea water possesses anti-inflammatory properties, and the dark mud found on the shores have been used for over 2000 years for therapeutic purposes. Enjoy free time this afternoon to float in the water and take a mud bath on the shore. Dinner tonight is at an Italian restaurant located beside the infinity pool at our luxury seaside hotel. (All Meals)
Dead Sea / Mt. Nebo / Madaba / Petra by Night
Enjoy a morning at leisure until it is time to meet your guide and driver for the transfer to Mount Nebo, where legend has it that Moses was able to see the Holy Land but not allowed to enter it. Nowadays the mountain is a memorial and pilgrimage site. We will enjoy a great view over Jordan, the Dead Sea and into Israel. When the weather is clear, you might even be able to see Jerusalem, 37 miles away. Afterward continue to Madaba, the "City of Mosaics” where we will see fascinating examples of this fine art at St. George’s Church and the Church of the Apostles.
After a lunch stop, we arrive in Petra late afternoon and check in at our hotel. After dinner at the hotel we meet our guide to join the walk to see “Petra By Night.” Experience the magical atmosphere of a candlelight visit to the rose-red city. The special aura of the ancient Nabatean trading empire comes to life as you enjoy a stroll through the mysterious Siq of Petra. At Al- Khazneh (The Treasury), listen to music and stories and experience Petra just as the travel-weary traders of old must have known it. This excursion departs from the Petra Visitors Center at 8:30pm, returning at around 10:30pm. Overnight in Petra. (All Meals)
This morning, we meet our guide and transfer to the Petra Visitors’ Center to begin our visit to this amazing archaeological site. Take an optional horse ride from the main gate of Petra to the entrance of the old city, and then continue on foot through the winding canyon to the dramatic entrance.
The ancient city of Petra was built between 800 BC to AD 100 by Nabatean Arabs. During this era Petra was a fortress, carved out of the jagged rocks in an area which was virtually inaccessible. The city covers an area of about 100 square kilometers (62 miles), where over 800 monuments can be found. When shipping slowly displaced caravan routes, the city's importance gradually dwindled and fell into decline. Nowadays Petra has become a popular tourist attraction, since being featured prominently in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1984). During our tour we stop for lunch at the Basin Restaurant inside the Petra site. Enjoy free time to explore on your own and take amazing photographs before returning to our hotel. After some free time at the hotel, we gather for dinner. Tonight’s venue is the Nabatean Cave Bar, located inside a Nabataean tomb in a hillside. (All Meals)
Wadi Rum / Return to Amman
After breakfast and hotel check-out, we meet our guide and driver for the trip to Wadi Rum, known as the Valley of the Moon. The largest and most magnificent of Jordan's desert landscapes, it has been virtually untouched by humans. A maze of monolithic rock formations rises from the desert floor to heights of 5,740 feet. It may be best known for its connection with British officer T. E. Lawrence, who passed through several times during the Arab Revolt of 1917–18. The area was featured in the film Lawrence of Arabia (1962). Explore the desert on a two-hour tour in 4x4 Bedouin vehicles. We end the tour at a Bedouin tented camp where lunch will be served. After lunch we drive to our hotel in Amman for check-in and an overnight stay. (Breakfast / Lunch)
Farewell to Jordan
The tour extension ends officially after breakfast. We check out from our hotel, and board a vehicle for the transfer to Queen Alia International Airport and your flight home. Please let us know if you would like to extend your stay in Amman. We are offering a one-day city tour and overnight extension, which you can request on your reservation form. (Breakfast)
OPTIONAL AMMAN CITY TOUR EXTENSION
Sunday, March 26 – Monday, March 27, 2023
After breakfast at our hotel, begin a tour of Amman City. The Citadel towers above the city from atop Jabal al-Qala'a, making it an excellent vantage point to appreciate the cityscape below. The Citadel is the site of ancient Rabbath-Ammon. Excavations here have revealed numerous Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic remains. The most impressive building of the Citadel, known simply as al-Qasr (the Palace), dates back to the Islamic Umayyad period. Its exact function is unclear, but it includes a monumental gateway, an audience hall and four vaulted chambers. A colonnaded street also runs through the complex. To the north and northeast are the ruins of Umayyad palace grounds. Continue to the Roman Amphitheatre, the King Abdullah Mosque, downtown Amman and the famous “Rainbow Street” area. Return to your hotel for one final night, with a transfer to the airport in time to meet your departing flight tomorrow.
Entry Requirements -- All visitors to Egypt are required to have a visa. Citizens of the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, and Canada can get their visa upon arrival. Nationals of other countries are required to obtain a visa from the Egyptian embassy in their home country before departing. The cost of the visa is $25, and is not included. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from date of arrival with one blank page for the entry stamp. The Government of Egypt has created a website for the issuance of “e-visas” at visa2egypt.gov.eg/eVisa/Home. There are other websites purporting to offer electronic visas, some of which reportedly charge double the official price, but this is the only official Government of Egypt portal for this service. U.S. citizens and the citizens of 44 other countries are eligible to apply through this means in advance of their travel. For those continuing to Jordan, we will obtain a group visa at no additional charge. By providing our passport details in advance we can obtain a free collective entry visa for the entire Jordan group.
Exit Requirements-- No airport tax is currently charged upon departure from Egypt, nor is one anticipated. However, any such taxes or fees instituted after publication of this itinerary will be the responsibility of the clients to pay directly to the appropriate airport authorities. Similarly, airport departure taxes are always included in the cost of your airline ticket departing from Jordan. The CDC no longer requires air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight..
Immunizations-— No immunizations are compulsory, but inoculations for typhoid, polio, malaria, hepatitis and tetanus are advised. Please consult your personal physician about immunization planning. Click here to see the CDC website detailing health information for travelers to Egypt. Click here to read the recommendations for travelers to Jordan.
Physical Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate Walking-— This Toto Tours Cultural and Scenic Expedition is accessible and suitable to all those with good health and who are able to walk 2-3 hours without much carrying. This tour is based on moderate city walking for several hours daily. Walks in the desert (Jordan), and through some Egyptian and Jordanian historic sites may include rough / uneven terrain. It is a good idea to undertake a daily walking regimen in the weeks prior to departure to increase your strength and stamina. Good walking shoes are essential!
Making Travel Arrangements to Egypt (and Jordan)
Three domestic flights within Egypt are included on our main tour. The international flight from Cairo, Egypt to Amman, Jordan, is included in the price of our Jordan post-tour extension.
International airfare is NOT included. You need to get your round-trip international air ticket to, and returning from, Cairo, Egypt (CAI airport code). If you are adding on our post-tour extension to Jordan, you will need to fly into Cairo (CAI), and return home from Amman, Jordan (AMM). We encourage you to work with Steven Goldberg at Frosch Travel in Chicago, who can help you find the best flights to meet your needs.
Steven Goldberg / Frosch Travel
Toll-Free in USA: 1-800-323-1276
International guests, please call +1-312-371-9686
When calling, please identify yourself as a Toto Tours participant. If you leave a message on Steven’s voice mail, he will return your call promptly. He will be happy to discuss your travel plans and help you decide when to purchase your ticket for the best rate.
NOTE: The recent trend is for travelers to finalize their plans much closer to departure time than was customary in the past. While we try to be as flexible as possible, we often must turn away last-minute registrants because we relinquish hotel space and air reservations 8 – 12 weeks prior to departure! Please keep this in mind when making your travel plans.
WHAT TO BRINGExpect Cairo temperatures to be 54-73 degrees F. Luxor and Aswan will be 60-80 degrees F. Jordan can be cooler. Bring light-colored, lightweight cotton clothes that breathe well, as well as items for layering for added warmth. Dress is casual and conservative; your clothes should not insult local sensibilities. Loose garments are more comfortable and allow wind to circulate, creating a natural ventilation system. Pack light and try to carry only one suitcase in addition to your carry-on bag. Pack any medications you require in your carry-on bag just in case your luggage doesn’t arrive when you do. Leave expensive jewelry at home—it marks you as a wealthy tourist and an easy target.
Suggested Packing List:
- Proof of citizenship. Passport required. Visas will be obtained upon arrival or in advance through the e-visa portal.
- Proof of vaccination status. A photo of your vaccine card will suffice.
- Comfy walking shoes for day tours / sandals for cruise ship and desert.
- Polo shirts / T-shirts (5 - 6).
- Lightweight, long sleeve shirts (2 - 3) for sun protection.
- Shorts (2 pairs) for warmer desert tours.
- Lightweight long pants for dinners.
- Sport coat for farewell dinner on ship (optional).
- Socks, underwear for 10 days. (Laundry services are available aboard Nile Adventurer.)
- Sweater or lightweight jacket for cool evenings.
- Sunscreen / lip balm.
- Sunglasses / sun hat with tie-on.
- Mosquito repellent with Deet.
- Personal toiletries.
- Camera, lots of digital memory, extra batteries.
- Ziploc Bags (sandwich size for documents, gallon size for wet items or toiletries).
- Electrical Adapters. Egypt's current is A/C 220 volts 50Hz. Wall plugs are the round two-prong European type. Click here to see photos of the type of adapter required in Egypt. The same adapter will work mostly in Jordan, but some plugs there require three prongs. Click here to see photos of the various types of adapters used in Jordan.
- A good book or two for your long flights and the Nile cruise.
MONEY MATTERSIn Egypt the currency is the Egyptian pound (EGP), subdivided into 100 piastres (PT). Notes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 LE, and 50 and 25 PT. Coins are 25, 20, 10, and 5 PT. All international hotels and most restaurants and shops accept the major credit cards. ATMs are widely available, and many banks provide cash advances on credit cards. Make sure your ATM card is linked to one of the worldwide networks (like Plus, Novus or Cirrus), and call your banks before departure to let them know you will be traveling abroad. In Jordan the currency is the Jordanian dinar, divided into 10 dirhams, 100 qirsh (also called piastres) or 1000 fulus. Click here to see the most up-to-date exchange rates for both the Egyptian pound and the Jordanian dinar.
Taxes and Tipping-— We will provide suggested tipping guidelines prior to departure, and will present a collective tip to drivers, guides and cruise staff at appropriate points throughout the tour. Click here for an article about suggested tips for individual services in Egypt, and click here for a similar article about tipping in Jordan.
THE TOTO SPIRITToto Tours provides Adventure Travel Experiences as differentiated from tours in the traditional sense. Adventure Travel allows (even encourages) you to be an active participant. Adventurers can be identified by certain traits. They are:
- fun-loving optimists who have a sense of humor and accentuate the positive;
- good natured realists who are willing to accept situations as they exist;
- undaunted by the unexpected, like occasional delays or bad weather;
- willing to forego some of the amenities we normally take for granted;
- eager to try new things & test limits;
- not whiners!
Travel InsuranceWe recommend you purchase travel insurance with Travel Guard to cover for unforeseen events prior to and during your trip. Please follow the link below or call us for more information.
PRICING – MAIN EGYPT TOUR
(tour prices per person)Tour Price: $7,000 in double occupancy hotel accommodations and in a Main Deck cabin aboard ship.
Deck Upgrades (per cabin):
- Main Deck to Bridge Deck: $110 double cabin / $90 single cabin
- Main Deck to Promenade Deck: $230 double cabin / $175 single cabin
- Main Deck to Junior Suite: $850 double suite / $625 single suite
- Main Deck to Presidential Suite: $3,815 double suite / $3,000 single suite
Lower Deck Savings Available:
- Accommodation on the Nile Deck: Save $240 double cabin / $180 single cabin
Click here to see the ship’s deck plan.
Private Room: $2,000 additional, for a total tour price of $9,000. This supplement applies to hotels and a Main Deck cabin aboard ship, with deck upgrades available at prices indicated above.
(Paying a single supplement is not required. Toto Tours will try to match you with a roommate if you are traveling alone and prefer to share a room. If this is not possible, a single supplement will be applied to your reservation before the final payment date.)
Deposit: $1,000 (Due at time of registration for the tour. May be paid with a credit card.)
Remaining Balance (main tour): $6,000 double / $8,000 single (add applicable upgrades)
Remaining Balance Due: December 24, 2022 (80 days prior to departure)
Full payment required with reservation form if enrolling after this date.
Note: The tour price does not include bank service charges for processing credit card payments, and assumes that the balance of the tour price will be paid by check. If you would like to pay the final balance with a credit card, a 4% service charge will be applied. Let us know if you wish to pay by credit card, and we will adjust your invoice accordingly.
Included: Eight nights hotel and shipboard accommodations; hotel transfers; breakfasts daily plus Welcome & Farewell Dinners; other meals as listed in the itinerary; internal Economy Class flights within Egypt; ground transportation in climate-controlled motorcoach; sightseeing activities and entrances as listed in the itinerary. This is a fully guided and escorted tour.
Not Included: International airfare to Cairo, Egypt (CAI); entry visa to Egypt (currently $25); ground transportation for sightseeing on your own (taxis, local guides, etc.); meals and optional activities not specifically listed in the itinerary; camera fees; alcoholic beverages; insurance; laundry, telephone calls, faxes, or any other expenses of a personal nature. Tips to ship’s crew, guides, drivers and other conveyance attendants are not included; tipping guidelines for our group tips will be provided prior to departure.
Upgrade Egypt Domestic Flights
Upgrade all flights (Cairo to Luxor / Aswan to Abu Simbel / Abu Simbel to Aswan / Aswan to Cairo) to Business Class for $140 total
PRICING – JORDAN POST-TOUR EXTENSION
(extension prices per person)Extension Price: $3,300 in double occupancy hotel accommodations.
Private Room: $700 additional, for a total extension price of $4,000.
Deposit: $300 in addition to the main tour deposit (Deposit total: $1,300)
(Due at time of registration for the tour. May be paid with a credit card.)
Included: International flight from Cairo to Amman; 4 nights hotel accommodations in Jordan; hotel transfers; breakfasts daily; other meals as listed in the itinerary; ground transportation in climate-controlled motorcoach; sightseeing activities and entrances as listed in the itinerary. This is a fully guided and escorted tour extension.
Not Included: International airfare to Cairo, Egypt (CAI) and returning from Amman, Jordan (AMM); entry visa to Jordan (currently $60, but this can be waived with early group application); ground transportation for sightseeing on your own (taxis, local guides, etc.); meals and optional activities not specifically listed in the itinerary; camera fees; alcoholic beverages; insurance; laundry, telephone calls, faxes, or any other expenses of a personal nature. Tips to guides, drivers and other conveyance attendants are not included; tipping guidelines for our group tips will be provided prior to departure.
International Flight from Cairo to Amman
Upgrade to Business Class for $75.
Optional One-Day Amman Tour, March 26-27
$475 per person in double
$650 per person in single
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Main Egypt Tour
- Cairo (3 nights): Four Seasons Hotel at Nile Plaza (Superior Room)
- Nile Cruise (4 nights): Sanctuary Nile Adventurer (Main Deck Cabin)
- Cairo (1 night): InterContinental Citystars Cairo (Standard Room)