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Camel and Pyramids


Escorted by Shelley     October 26-November 10, 2023

15 Day with River Cruise Cairo to Dead Sea

Take an extraordinary journey on this escorted tour of Egypt, beginning and ending in Cairo, followed by a 5-night stay in Jordan. Arrive in Cairo and explore the pyramids and Sphinx of Giza. See the treasures of King Tutankahmun’s tomb in Cairo’s Egyptian Museum. (note: upon its opening the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza will replace Cairo’s Egyptian Museum in this itinerary.) In Old Cairo, visit the Alabaster Mosque, situated on the summit of the Citadel. Visit Abu Serga Church built on the spot where the Holy Family stopped and rested towards the end of their journey to Egypt. Also see the 4th century Church of the Virgin Mary (called the Hanging Church), built on the remains of an old Roman Babylon fortress. These and more exciting discoveries are to be found as you see Egypt’s incredible monuments to pharaohs and gods of Egyptian history.

Fly to Luxor to embark on your Nile River cruise. You’ll visit the monument of Karnak with its ancient, Avenue of the Sphinxes and the Temple of Amun-Ra as well as Luxor Temple. Visit the valley of Kings and Valley of Queens, where the pristine tomb of King Tutankahmun was found with undisturbed riches and splendour. This incredible cruise on the Nile River takes you to amazing ancient sites, including the Temple of Edfu, twin temples at Kom Ombo, devoted to the crocodile god Sobek-Ra and the falcon god Horus. Ponder the magnitude of the task of building the pyramids with a visit to the granite quarries—where an unfinished obelisk still remains. Visit the Temple of Isis, then take a return flight to Cairo to explore the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and its Hall of Mummies before a felucca ride on the Nile and the chance to browse the bustling maze of the endless bazaar in Cairo’s medieval alleys. Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime vacation tour in Cairo, expedition to Egypt’s ancient pyramids and temples, and a Nile River cruise you’ll never forget

Your adventure continues when our group turns private/custom for 5 nights in Jordan, with a flight from Cairo to Amman. Spend one night in Petra followed by a special safari followed by Luxury tent stay in Wadi Rum! Enjoy superior accommodations, transportation, and guided sightseeing with expert Local Guides to see the red city of Petra, Roman ruins of Amman, the ruins of Jerash, and the Dead Sea.

Day by Day Itinerary:

October 26, 2023 fly to Cairo


Day 1


Welcome to Cairo, “Mother of the World” 

Welcome dinner ( optional,own account).

Day 2

CAIRO  Desert Sands and Secrets of the Sphinx

This morning take a close-up look at one of the World’s Seven Wonders and guardian of the great pyramids, the enigmatic Sphinx, and the Great Pyramid of Giza. Cheops, with an original height of 496 feet, is the most colossal pyramid ever built, and of course enjoy the visit to the newly discovered the Sun Boats.


Afterwards, enjoy free time for lunch in a local restaurant.


Drive to Sakkara, a vast desert necropolis built for kings and nobles, and its “Stairway to the Sky,” the oldest of all pyramids. Also admire the special tomb of Mary Roca and the Step Pyramid of King Zoser.


Day 3

CAIRO    Ancient Cairo, a Boy King, and the Christ Child

Enjoy a guided visit to the now-famous Tahrir Square and visit the Egyptian Museum*. Peruse King Tutankhamun’s fabulous treasures and many other priceless artifacts of ancient Egypt.

Drive to walled city of Old Cairo, with Saladin’s 12th-century citadel, and the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali.

Drive to “Coptic Cairo” to see the Hanging Church where the Virgin Mary and Jesus sought refuge while in Egypt. Walk to see Cairo’s oldest Jewish synagogue, founded in the 9th century. 


  • *Note:  Upon its opening, the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza will replace Cairo’s Egyptian Museum for this itinerary.

Day 4

CAIRO–LUXOR (EMBARKATION)     The World’s Greatest Open-Air Museum

Fly 300 miles up the Nile Valley to Luxor to embark on your Nile River cruise.

See the stunning monuments of Luxor and Karnak, ancient cities whose combined populations swelled to more than one million. Walk among the pillars of the colossal Temple of Amun Ra and along the Avenue of the Sphinxes for an experience you will treasure for a lifetime.

Consider an Optional Guided Excursion to enjoy the sound and light show in Karnak Temple.


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

LUXOR–ESNA     Royal Resting Places of Kings and Queens


Venture to the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens on the west bank of the Nile where generations of pharaohs and nobles were entombed in cliffside crypts. See where 62 royal tombs have thus far been discovered, of which one was virtually intact—the splendid tomb of Tutankhamun discovered in 1922.

Visit Deir El-Bahri, Queen Hatshepsut’s monumental rock temple. Stop for pictures at the two Colossi of Memnon guarding the valleys.

This evening enjoy live entertainment on board.


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

EDFU–KOM OMBO   Egyptian Gods of the River and Sky

This morning visit the Temple of Horus with its menacing black stone statue of the falcon god.

Enjoy beautiful Kom Ombo for a short walk to its bluff-top twin temples. The right side is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek-Ra, while the left side is dedicated to the falcon god Horus.

Enjoy a leisurely sail to Aswan.

Tonight, enjoy live entertainment onboard.

Enjoy an exclusive lecture on this ancient civilization by your Egyptologist.


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

ASWAN   Temples from Above and Islands Below

(This morning, consider a Guided optional Excursion with a flight over the huge massive sandstone temples of Abu Simbel (weather permitting)).

Board a Felucca (traditional wooden sailing boat) and cross the blue waters of the Nile. En route, see the ancient water measurement system, “Nilometer,” on the Nile’s Elephantine Island. Visit Kitchener Island’s lush Botanical Gardens and the splendid Aga Khan Mausoleum on the left bank.

Join an Optional Excursion to the Sound and Light show in Philae Temple.


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

ASWAN (DISEMBARKATION)–CAIRO   Work in Progress & the Goddess Isis

Join a Guided Sightseeing Excursion at to explore the Granite Quarries that supplied ancient Egypt with its hard stones for the pyramids in Giza. See the famous unfinished obelisk, still remaining in the quarry.

Visit the gigantic Aswan High Dam, completed in 1970. Board a motor launch to the island of Agilika between the two dams. Visit the Temple Of Isis, which was dismantled from the submerged island of Philae and reassembled here.

Board your flight back to Cairo later today, and consider attending an Optional Dinner Cruise on the Nile to celebrate your Egyptian adventure.


Day 9

CAIRO    Amazing Palaces and Marketplace Mazes

Start the day with a guided tour of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. No visit would be complete without time to experience the Royal Mummies’ Hall, considered the crown jewel of the museum.

Take in a full panoramic view of Cairo from the Nile River—on board a traditional wooden sailing vessel (Felucca).Then enjoy a typical Egyptian light lunch (Coshair or Falafel) with yummy ice cream in downtown Cairo.

Browse the maze of shops in the vast labyrinths of the Khan al Khali Souk bazaar and Medieval alleyways.


Day 10

Cairo-Amman:Fly to Amman; Welcome to Jordan!

Meet your Tour Director at the Airport

Dinner at your hotel this evening    (D)

Sightseeing at Madaba including St. George’s Church
Visit Mt. Nebo including stops for photo opportunities
Group lunch
Kerak with entrance to the Castel
Petra by Night Tour!

Day 12– PETRA

After breakfast meet your local guide for a full day tour of Petra including Horse Ride.   Lunch at a local restaurant
Dinner at the hotel 

Day 13 – PETRA – WADI RUM 

Coach to Wadi Rum  Lunch in the Desert

Jeep Desert Safari!

Visit the Bethany site, including Bethany beyond the Jordan, Tell Al-Kharrar, also known as Jabal  Mar-Elias (Elijah’s Hill) and the area of the churches of Saint John the Baptist near the river 

Continue to Aicha Luxury Camp for dinner*

Overnight at the Luxury Camp (B,L,D)

*Please note: Aicha Luxury Camp does not serve alcoholic drinks. Two soft drinks, including mineral water are included with dinner this evening.


Depart for the Dead Sea after breakfast at the CampAfter hotel check in, balance of your day is at leisure 

Dinner at the hotel   (B,D)


Day trip to Jerash  

Return to Amman for dinner

Group transfer to the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman(B,D)

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Luxury Camp Wadi Rum!
Junior tent

This is a mixed group. Group maximum of 20 people.  SOLD OUT, TAKING WAITLIST

Tour only pricing:

7990.00 per person double occupancy. Single add 2327.00

* international flights are not included and will be booked in 2023.

- Upgrade to Luxury dome tent 51.00 per person double, 73.00 single (subject to availability)


Booking information:

Travel insurance is not included and highly recommended for cancellation and out of country medical.

A valid Canadian passport valid for 6 months past date of return is required.

The tourist visa for Egypt will be included.

A non-refundable deposit of 500.00 as well as non-refundable 100.00+gst booking fee per person is required upon booking. Credit card will be taken over the phone once you are confirmed. A second deposit of 550.00 will be required April 2023.

Final payment will be due July 2023

(International flights will have to be purchased before that time).

* Please note: itinerary and accommodations can change without notice. 

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