Egypt & Jordan in Depth 2018/19

  • days: 25
  • from $10,295

Flights Included

Types of travel:

Countries Visited:

  • Egypt
  • Jordan

Description

Take an in-depth journey back in time to the ancient worlds of Egypt & Jordan. Explore bustling Cairo, cruise down the Nile, float in the Dead Sea and discover the wonders of Petra. Discover a whole world of incredible pyramids, magnificent monuments, beautiful temples, and a rich and fascinating history.

Discover the Lost City

Our Egypt and Jordan tour starts in Amman, the capital of Jordan. We'll journey to Petra, an 800m-long gorge before reaching the awe-inspiring Treasury, hewn into the rose-coloured sandstone cliff face. Along the way, spend a night under the stars in a Bedouin-style desert camp. We also spend time at the Dead Sea, where we enjoy swimming or (floating!) in the sea and indulging in Dead Sea mud treatments – known for their purifying qualities. From Jordan we fly to Egypt and begin our Egypt tour in Cairo, standing in front of the awe-inspiring Great Pyramids of Giza before continuing on to Luxor and the impressive open-air museum, the Valley of the Kings.

Exploring Egypt

The next part of our Egypt tour is a cruise along Egypt’s Nile River. On the way we stop to enjoy more famous sights of Egypt including the riverside temple of Kom Ombo, the wonderful Edfu temple, and much more. Next stop is Egypt’s beautiful temples of Abu Simbel, where the 4 imposing statues at the entrance stand the height of a 5 storey building. We end this wonderful tour back in Cairo with a visit to the world-famous Egyptian Museum, home to Tutankhamun's priceless treasures, the Citadel of Cairo and the Mohammed Ali Mosque, before a trip to the lively Khan El Khalili bazaar.

Itinerary

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 1. Depart Australia

Day 2. Arrive Amman

Welcome to Jordan! This afternoon we’ll take a short city-sightseeing tour, including some free time to explore the souq of Old Amman, before a group welcome dinner this evening. [D]

Day 3. Jerash Excursion

Today we visit the beautifully preserved Roman cities of Umm Qais and Jerash, as well as the impressive Ajloun Castle. [B,D]

Day 4. Madaba & Desert Castles Excursion

Heading out of Amman, we make our way to Madaba and visit the Greek Orthodox Church of St George and the biblical site of Mt Nebo. [B]

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Special Experience: Drive a bit further into the desert and discover the famous desert castles of Qasr A-Kharrana, Quseir Amra, and the black basalt fort at Azraq.

Day 5. Amman - Wadi Rum

We make the journey to Wadi Rum. Arriving in one of the most stunning desertscapes in the world, we’ll take an exciting jeep tour through the uniquely shaped landscape carved by nature, guided by local Bedouin tribesmen, then enjoy a late afternoon camel ride. We’ll spend the night in a Bedouin style desert camp. [B,L,D]

Day 6. Wadi Rum - Aqaba (Red Sea)

This morning we’ll continue south to picturesque Aqaba on the Red Sea and enjoy a cruise through the crystal-clear waters of the Aqaba Marine Park. [B,L]

Day 7. Aqaba (Red Sea) - Petra

As we make our way towards incredible Petra, we’ll stop to visit “Little Petra”, also known as Siq al-Barid, a Nabatean site characterised by buildings carved into the sandstone canyon walls. [B,D]

Day 8. Petra

Today we visit the famous Lost City of Petra. Carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans more than 2,000 years ago, it was an important junction for the silk and spice trade routes. [B,D]

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Special Experience: We’ll enter Petra through the Siq, a narrow, 800-metre-long gorge flanked on either side by soaring 80-metre-high cliffs, before we reach the incredible Treasury, hewn into the sandstone cliff face.

Day 9. Petra - Dead Sea

This morning we venture south to the lowest point on Earth - the Dead Sea. Along the way we’ll stop at the 12th century Crusader castle of Shobak. [B,D]

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Special Experience: Take a dip in the Dead Sea and cover your body in the therapeutic mud, said to have amazing benefits for your skin.

Day 10. Dead Sea - Amman - Giza

Today we transfer to the airport for our flight to Cairo. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before a group dinner to welcome us to Egypt. [B,D]

Day 11. Giza

Our touring in Egypt begins at the oldest structures in existence, the amazing Great Pyramids of Giza. We’ll visit the nearby Great Sphinx and also discover the ancient capital of Memphis and the Step Pyramid of Sakkara. [B]

Day 12. Giza - Alexandria

After breakfast we travel to Wadi el Natroun, home to some of the earliest Christian monasteries. Originally there were 50 monasteries here but only four have survived to modern times. [B,L]

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Special Experience: In the Nitrian Desert visit the self-sufficient Coptic Monastery of St Bishoy, the ‘Star of the Desert’.

Day 13. Alexandria

Today we explore Alexandria. Highlights include the National Museum, Pompey’s Pillar, the Catacombs, the New Bibliotheca, Montazah Palace and the Citadel of Qaitbay. [B,L]

Day 14. Alexandria - El Alamein - Cairo

Our journey takes us westward through the dunes along the Mediterranean coast, following the route of Field Marshal Montgomery to El Alamein. [B]

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Special Experience: We visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery, where the fallen from the Battle of El Alamein lay at rest.

Day 15. Cairo

Today begins in the heart of lively Cairo with a visit to the world-famous Egyptian Museum. We’ll then visit the 12th century Saladin Citadel of Cairo and the Mohammed Ali Mosque. Our last stop is the 14th century Khan el-Khalili Bazaar. [B]

Day 16. Cairo - Luxor

This morning we fly to Luxor in Upper Egypt. Here we’ll explore the fascinating Karnak Temple, once linked to Luxor Temple by an Avenue of Sphinxes. [B]

Day 17. Luxor - Nile Cruise

Our first stop today is the Valley of the Kings. We’ll be able to descend into some of the tombs to see the elaborate hieroglyphic paintings. We’ll then discover the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. [B,L,D]

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Embark Cruise: This afternoon we board our Nile River cruise ship.

Day 18. Nile Cruise

We set sail for Edfu this morning, crossing the lock at Esna and continuing south. [B,L,D]

Day 19. Nile Cruise

This morning we visit the magnificent Temple of Horus, dedicated to the Falcon God. Tonight we’ll experience a traditional galabeya party on board. [B,L,D]

Day 20. Nile Cruise

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Special Experience: An early start this morning to cross the desert. Our destination is the incredible twin temples of Abu Simbel, originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II.

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Day 21. Nile Cruise - Aswan

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Disembark Cruise: We disembark the cruise.

Today we explore Aswan. Highlights of our sightseeing include the High Dam, the picturesque Temple of Isis on Philae Island, and the Unfinished Obelisk.

This afternoon we’ll relax on a cruise along the Nile on board a traditional felucca. [B]

Day 22. Aswan

Enjoy the day at leisure. [B]

Day 23. Aswan - Cairo

We fly back to Cairo, where tonight we’ll enjoy a group farewell dinner. [B,D]

Day 24. Depart Cairo

Today we begin our journey home. [B]

Day 25. Arrive Australia

Inclusions

Travel

  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to the Middle East. Taxes included
  • 3 economy-class flights within the Middle East
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding basic jeep in Wadi Rum)
  • Nile River cruise
  • Tipping Made Easy, $325pp prepaid 

Accommodation & Meals

  • 17 nights in good quality hotels (4-5 star)
  • 1 night at a basic Bedouin desert camp with shared facilities
  • 4 nights in an outside cabin on board a luxury Nile River cruise (5 star Egyptian standard)
  • 22 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 12 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking local guide and driver in Jordan (English-speaking driver and local specialist guides at Jerash, Ajloun Castle, Umm Qais, Mt Nebo & Petra for group sizes below 5 passengers)
  • English-speaking Egyptologist guides in Egypt 

Sightseeing

Jewels of Jordan

  • Enjoy the sites on Amman including the Citadel and the Roman Theatre.
  • View the Royal Family's priceless collection at the Royal Automobile Museum.
  • Visit the beautifully preserved Roman Cities of Uum Qais and Jerash.
  • Admire the views from the impressive Islamic Ajloun Castle which was built in the 12th century and served as a military fort to protect the region from invading Crusader forces.
  • See the spectacular Byzantine and Umayyed mosaics in Madaba, one of the most memorable places in the Holy Land.
  • Visit the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George.
  • Visit Mt Nebo for fantastic views of the Jordan Valley.
  • Explore the Islamic art and architecture found within Jordan's Desert Castles.
  • Explore the unique desert landscape of Wadi Rum by camel safari as well as an exciting jeep tour.
  • Enjoy an unforgettable night under a sky of a million stars at a desert camp in Wadi Rum.
  • Marvel at the largest and best preserved Crusader Castle of Kerak, which to this date dominates the fortified town.
  • Enjoy a city tour of Aqaba, Jordan's Red Sea playground.
  • Discover fascinating Little Petra with a history dating back 9,000 years - one of the oldest archaeological sites in the Middle East.
  • Visit one of the world’s greatest treasures – the lost city of Petra! An awe-inspiring experience and one that has to be seen to be believed!
  • Have the option to return Petra for some further exploration.
  • Swim or float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea and enjoy the therapeutic mud!

Unlock the mysteries of Egypt's ancient civilisation.

  • Visit the awe-inspiring Great Pyramids of Giza. Our tour includes plenty of time to soak up the power of these magnificent structures before we visit a nearby vantage point and then continue on to the famous Sphinx.
  • Visit the incredible Step Pyramid of Sakkara, the nearby giant statue of Ramses II and the old capital of Memphis.
  • Visit the Coptic Monastery's of Wadi El Natroun.
  • Be fascinated by Alexandria, the ‘Pearl of the Mediterranean’ with its mix of history and modernity.
  • Visit the sites of Alexandria including the National Museum, Pompey's Pillar, the Catacombs of Kom El Shogafa, New Biblioteca, Montazah Palace and see the Citadel of Qaitbey.
  • Pay homage to the fallen soldiers at the Battlefield Cemetery and Military Museum of El Alamein.
  • Visit the world-renowned Egyptian Museum whose priceless artefacts include those of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen.
  • Get a fascinating insight into current Egyptian life as you visit the Mohammed Ali Mosque, the Saladin Citadel of Cairo and the centuries-old Khan El Khalili bazaar.
  • Visit the beautiful Luxor and Karnak Temples, where each year elaborate festivals and ceremonies were performed to appease the gods.
  • Explore the West Bank, including the Colossi of Memnon, the Valley of the Kings (where we enter some of the tombs of the pharaohs) and the massive Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
  • Unwind on a four-night luxury cruise on the Nile from Luxor to Aswan.
  • Travel to the magnificent Temple of Horus (the Falcon God) in Edfu, the Temple of Kom Ombo which currently displays some of the crocodile mummies discovered in the vicinity, the laidback town of Aswan where we visit the beautiful Temple of Isis on Philae Island, the Unfinished Obelisk and the High Dam.
  • Visit the stunning temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel. This is a must-see while in Egypt, which most other companies offer only as an optional extra. We include it!
  • Enjoy a Galabeya Party whist crusing the Nile.
  • Explore Aswan including the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and the beautiful Temple of Isis on Philae Island.
  • Relax on a traditional felucca sailboat in Aswan as you cruise around Kitchener’s Island.
  • Enjoy a day a leisure to further explore life on the Nile.

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

Min 4 | All departures on this tour are guaranteed with a minimum of just 4 passengers

Starts Ends Save Total Cost* Status Book
30/03/19 23/04/19   $10,995 On Request  
06/04/19 30/04/19   $11,795 Fully Booked  
13/04/19 07/05/19   $10,995 Fully Booked  
08/06/19 02/07/19   $10,295 Limited Seats Call
Valid From: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth & Hobart
Other departure cities: Please contact our office for applicable pricing
Tips: Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $325pp pre-paid
Taxes: Total cost includes - air taxes, $410pp
Single supplement: from $2,050
  • Day/Date Variations: Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
  • Taxes & Fuel Costs: Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
  • T&C: All prices shown are per person based on twin share and include airfares, all taxes and tips. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

Fitness to Travel

Let's Talk Fitness

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At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.
We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.
At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.
Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.
Our tours include:
1. Generous amounts of free time
2. Lots of walking
3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation
In some regions travellers can also expect:
1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda
4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas
Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:
1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces
2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
4. Carry their own luggage
5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

Optional Excursions

Egypt

Coptic Cairo - 3hrs –  $47pp US
Discover the ancient sites and culture of Coptic Christians throughout Old Cairo. Visit the Hanging Church, possibly the oldest Christian church in Egypt and Abu Serga, a place where the Holy Family rested after fleeing Israel from King Herod. See Ben Ezra Synagogue, one of the oldest synagogues in Egypt. Set in a shady garden, it was built on the site of a 4th-century Christian church.

Islamic Cairo - 3hrs - $47pp US
Visit the Gayer Anderson Museum - two houses from the 16th and 17th century built with a unique architectural style and filled with antiques from all over the Middle East. Nearby is the Ibn Toulon Mosque, one of Cairo’s biggest mosques, built in the 8th century with strong Persian design influences. The final stop is the El Sultan Hassan Mosque, built in the 13th century and considered one of the best examples of Islamic architecture from that era.

Sound & Light Show at Giza - 1hr - $50pp US
The Sound and Light Show at the Great Pyramids takes place on the Giza plateau. You will hear the story of Egypt as seen through the eyes of the Sphinx over the ages, and see the breathtaking sight of the floodlit pyramids lit up under the stars.

Please note: you may not be permitted to use video cameras during this performance.

The Pyramids of Dahshur - 2hrs - $58pp US  
Dahshur forms the southernmost area of the Memphis Necropolis and contains a number of pyramid complexes and monuments. This site was used as funerary grounds beginning in the time of the Fourth Dynasty, where King Senefru built two of his three pyramids: the 'Bent' pyramid, named for the angle of the sides, and the 'Red Pyramid' named for the red limestone used in its construction. Why not enter? The Red Pyramid is also one of the few pyramids where it is possible to go inside.

Luxor Museum - 1.5hrs - $48pp US
Experience one of the best displays of antiquities in Egypt at the Luxor Museum, including artefacts from King Tutankhamen’s Tomb.

Includes: Egyptologist tour guide, private car and driver, museum representative & entrance fees.

Dendera - 5hrs - $67pp US
Discover the incredible temple complex of Dendera and see one of the best-preserved temples and most important sites of ancient Egypt, the Temple of Hathor (the goddess of pleasure and love). Learn why this iconic deity is represented as a cow with a woman’s head. You will see the mud-brick walls that enclose the temple and date back to the Roman era and venture into the Coptic Basilica and the Temple of the Birth of Isis. Learn of the additions made to the structure during Greek, Ptolemy and Roman periods, and the intriguing history of this truly significant place.

Sound & Light Show Karnak - 1.5hrs - $50pp US 
Experience the beauty of Karnak Temple illuminated against the night as the pharaohs of the New Kingdom take you on a journey into Ancient Egypt.

Please note: you may not be permitted to use video cameras during this performance.
 
Deir El Madina, Medinet Habu & Nobles Tombs - 3hrs - $70pp US - minimum 4 participants required
Deir el-Medina is one of the most well-preserved ancient settlements in Egypt. It lies near Thebes and was once a highly skilled community of craftsmen and their families. Visit Medinet Habu, the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses II. Also see the Nobles tombs of the great dignitaries from the middle and new kingdom dynasties.

Hot Air Balloon Ride West Bank - 1.5hrs (includes transport ex hotel) - $155pp US
Don't miss this opportunity for incomparable views of Luxor's famous temples! Enjoy a hot-air balloon ride directly of the Nile River's West Bank. Away from the crowds in the peaceful glow of dawn, your flight over Egypt's ancient monuments promises to be a highlight of your visit.

City Tour in Aswan - 1.5hrs - $35pp US 
Witness local life in Aswan, highlights include a visit to the Grand mosque in Aswan, “Tabbia Mosque” and the Grand Coptic Church.

Nubian Village - 3hrs - $47pp US (including camel ride) $37pp US (without camel ride)
Travel by motorboat to a local village, visit a Nubian family and enjoy tea in their home, discovering their simple and natural way of life. The Nubian language is solely a spoken language, and is the common feature that characterises Nubian of today and is the centre of their identity.

Sound & Light Show Philae - 1.5hrs - $50pp US 
A magical experience visiting Philae Temple at night for the Sound & Light Show. Walk through the dramatically lit temple as its history is narrated.

Please note: you may not be permitted to use video cameras during this performance.

Please Note: All tours are based on minimum 2 participants (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability. The length of tours advised is an approximate only. Tours can be booked on tour directly with your Tour Director. Prices are a guide only and are subject to change. Payment must be made to your Tour Director by cash only.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Accommodation is subject to change and every effort is made to avoid this. However if a change does become necessary, accommodation of a similar standard will be used.

Holiday Inn Hotel, Amman

Holiday Inn Amman is conveniently situated just off the main Madina Al Munawarah road, 35km from Queen Alia International Airport. Fine dining and boutique shopping on Garden Street and University Street are just a few minutes' walk from the contemporary hotel. Swim across the outdoor pool to order a refreshing drink at the bar. Jordanian specialities and Western dishes are served all day in Holiday Inn Amman's Roman-themed The Senate restaurant. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

Rahayeb Desert Camp, Wadi Rum

A typical Bedouin-style retreat in the heart of Wadi Rum's mesmerising desert, the Rahayeb Desert Camp offers guests an authentic desert encounter. Secluded from the influence of modern civilisation, visitors will reaquaint themselves with their senses and truly experience an unspoiled natural landscape and a peaceful, illuminated night sky.

Facilities: free wifi

Intercontinental Resort, Aqaba, Red Sea

The 5-star Aqaba resort features a private white-sand beach lapped by turquoise waters. Luxury guestrooms with balconies overlook a lagoon-style pool. Chic restaurants and a full-service spa help you stay refreshed and relaxed. Downtown Aqaba is a short stroll away

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; outdoor swimming pool, tea & coffee making facilities

Petra Guest House Hotel, Petra

The Petra Guest House is ideally located at the visitors entrance to the Siq and only a few steps away from the famous archaeological sites. The hotel offers well-appointed guestrooms each with mountain views and modern amenities. There is a lobby lounge, 24 hour room service, business centre, bar and restaurant for your convenience.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities

Crowne Plaza Resort & Spa, Dead Sea

The Dead Sea, Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa boasts an outdoor pool, a gym and a restaurant. The hotel offers modern rooms with a flat-screen TV, a minibar and a private bathroom. Each room includes a balcony overlooking the gardens or the Dead Sea. You can dine at any of Crowne Plaza Jordan’s restaurants where à la carte menus are provided.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool;

Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel, Cairo

Le Meridien Pyramids comprises elegantly decorated guestrooms. Enjoy incredible views of the majestic Pyramids of Giza from your sun lounge beside the pool. There are a variety of restaurants to choose from offering Mediterranean, International, Egyptian and Mexican food as well as 2 cafes, including a traditional Shisha cafe. Hotel amenities include dry cleaning, currency exchange, laundry, gift shops and spa services.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi (public areas); fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

Helnan Palestine Hotel, Alexandria

Set on 350 acres of lush gardens overlooking a Mediterranean cove, Helnan Palestine Hotel features an outdoor pool and private seafront sun terrace. All rooms have balconies with sea views, are tastefully furnished and equipped with modern amenities.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

Cairo Marriott Hotel, Cairo

The Cairo Marriott Hotel is located in Cairo’s Zamalek district and is a 20 minute walk to the Egyptian Museum. It features an outdoor swimming pool, beautifully manicured gardens, a casino and 14 food and beverage outlets offering a range of cuisine including Japanese, Italian, French and Middle Eastern. Guests can relax at the sauna or enjoy a range of massages at the spa.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel, Luxor

The Steigenberger Nile Palace is situated in the heart of Luxor's historical district and is only 1.5km from the Temple of Luxor. There are several in-house restaurants, cafes and bars from which to choose providing local, Italian, Thai and Lebanese cuisine. With views of the Nile you can sit back with a cocktail and watch the boats sail. Hotel features include 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, laundry, hairdresser, souvenir shop, currency exchange and massage.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi (public areas); safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

Movenpick MS Royal Lily, Nile Cruise

The Royal Lily flagship cruiser comprises 56 cabins of approximately 22 sqm and 4 Royal Suites. The Deluxe cabins are tastefully decorated and include an en-suite shower room, individually controlled air-conditioning, TV, minibar, climate control and telephones. The expansive restaurant is located under the main deck and offers mouth-watering buffets featuring authentic Egyptian, international and vegetarian dishes accompanied by a selection of local and imported wines, spirits and liqueurs. The Salon Deck has large panoramic windows and a relaxing lounge which serves afternoon tea and other refreshments. There is a pool on the sundeck and a fully equipped gym and massage room. Also don't forget to sample some ice-cream from the Movenpick ice-cream bar, delicious!

Movenpick Hotel, Aswan

Mövenpick Resort Aswan is located on Elephantine Island in the middle of the River Nile, within walking distance of the historical Island, touristic sites, central station and cultural hotspots. Mövenpick Resort Aswan offers luxurious accommodation with countless services including a swimming pool, tennis court, and gymnasium. The well-appointed rooms are spacious and stylish. All of them offer private balconies or terraces, and many enjoy panoramic views across the river.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

Weather

Weather

Amman

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Autumn: September to November

Winter: December to February

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Autumn: September to November

Winter: December to February

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Currency

Currency

Jordanian Dinar

The official currency of Jordan is the Jordanian dinar (JOD or unofficially JD).

  • 1 Jordanian Dinar = 100 qirsh. For example, a price of 3.750 means 3 dinars and 750 qirsh
  • Notes are in the denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 dinars
  • Coins are in the denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 25 and 50 qirsh

Egyptian Pound

The official currency of Egypt is the Egyptian Pound (EGP; £).

  • 1 Egyptian Pound = 100 Piastre (Pt)
  • Notes are in denominations of £200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 and Pt50, 25,10 and 5
  • Coins are in denominations of £1 and Pt50, 25, 20, 10, 5 and 1

Visa Information

Visa Requirements

Passport-AU2

Please note, Australian passport holders need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details.

  • Australian passport holders
    • A visa for Egypt needs to be purchased upon arrival for $25pp US.
    • A visa for Jordan needs to be purchased upon arrival (for all passengers that have arrival transfers with Bunnik Tours, our Jordanian operator will organise this visa free of charge).
  • Non-Australian passport holders
    • Please check with your travel agent on visa requirements.

The following government websites are also a handy source of general information.

Tour Extensions

These optional extras can be included in your tour.

Reviews for Egypt & Jordan in Depth 2018/19

This tour has a rating of 5 stars based on 21 reviews.

Here's what others have had to say about this tour.

Egypt & Jordan in Depth 2018/19 Unforgetable 5
Best guides-loved both Abdullah in Jordan and Ibrahim in Egypt. Best organisation-we were so well looked after. Every aspect truly amazing. Every day even more breathtakingly beautiful than the one before. Thankyou to Bunnik, our very special guides and the wonderful fellow tourists we were lucky enough to share this experience with. Pat Pat Kelly - September 2018
Egypt & Jordan in Depth 2018/19 The guides were wonderful. Sites were amazing. Unforgettable 5
Very hard to say there were so many highlights. We loved Petra and the Treasury especially the night tour. Magic. We loved the hot air balloon ride over the temples in Egypt. The Nile cruise was lovely. Our guide Mohamad always did his best to get us rooms with a view and he always succeeded.He made our tour special as did Arhmid in Jordan. Christine Klein - March 2017
Egypt & Jordan in Depth 2018/19 Unforgettable, the history, monuments, treasures and achievements of early mankind. 5
Highlights: Camel riding at Wadi Rum, our climb to the monastery at Petra, dead sea floating. Valley of the Kings, Ballooning over Luxor, our Horse and Cart taxi ride through the Luxor market, Visit to Nubian Village Sandra Davis - March 2017
Egypt & Jordan in Depth 2018/19 Loved everything, small group and accommodation 5
We loved Petra, Dead Sea, Wadi Rum, camel ride, Egypt was everything we hoped for - the history and temples are unreal. Of course you can't go past the Pyramids and Sphinx. The balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings, Abu Simbel, really it was all great. Our guides were both really good. Betsy Johnstone - February 2017
Egypt & Jordan in Depth 2018/19 Loved Everything: Sites, Accommodation & Guides: Othman, Ibrahim & Hussein 5
From start to finish, our holiday was perfection. This was my 1st time overseas (yes, at 49 years old), and Honi from Bunnik made it effortless...she's an absolute professional. Also our drivers Amr & Aman and Bunnik Reps in Egypt - Mohamed & Saed. They were all wonderful. I am third generation Australian, however my ancestors were from the middle east. Not Egypt, but close neighbors. My connection to Egypt goes beyond my obsession for ancient history and archaeology. During ancient times there was much interaction between my ancestral homelands and Egypt. Who knows, this may be part of where my attachment to Egypt originates from as well as my Uncle Bill (Sir William Bowmore). This was evident when I arrived there, as I felt I was truly 'home'. I have never felt so at peace and happy as when I was in Egypt. The night before leaving for Egypt, I pondered the question as to whether, because I had been obsessed for most of my life, since I was seven years old, if I would be disappointed with the reality once I arrived. Nothing could have been FURTHER from the truth. Egypt FAR SURPASSED anything I could have ever imagined. I love her history, I love her culture, I love her PEOPLE. Jordan, although a more recent interest, has also left an indelible mark within my heart. Our guides were the BEST of the BEST. In Jordan, Othman Qandeel took superb care of us. In Lower Egypt, Dr Ibrahim Selim was amazing. In Upper Egypt, Hussein Hafez was excellent. Everything about our holiday was PERFECT. "A dream, a most beautiful dream". I will return home again to Egypt & Jordan, next year. Catherine Campbell - February 2017
Egypt & Jordan in Depth 2018/19 Loved the mystique and monuments of ancient Egypt 5
Too many highlights to choose from but in Egypt - the air balloon flight over Luxor, the cruise on the Nile River, the visit to the Nubian village and the spectacular vision and information on the pyramids and temples. In Jordan the ancient site of Jerash, the amphitheatre/hippodrome, the enormity of Petra and the understated Little Petra. Sandra Hutchinson - May 2016
Egypt & Jordan in Depth 2018/19 We were so well looked after, saw such amazing sights!! 5
The lost city of Petra, The Valley of the kings, meeting such lovely tour companions ..very important when travelling alone. The care provided by a all Bunniks staff. Monica Ellis - April 2016
Egypt & Jordan in Depth 2018/19 The ancients sites, the history and the scenery... 4
In Jordan, the highlights were Petra, of course, and Jerash, and floating in the Dead Sea. In Egypt, it is much harder to choose. There were wonderful temples, the tomb paintings, the peaceful cruise on the Nile, a lot of delicious food and the company of my fellow travellers. Helen Burlinson - March 2016
Egypt & Jordan in Depth 2018/19 Too much to love!! 5
Nile cruising was fabulous in every area. Wadi Rum and Petra were both awe-inspiring. In Egypt, our guide Ibrahim was passionate about being a guide and making us his family. In Jordan, Ahmad made sure that we saw and experienced all that was important and made sure we had fun. Colin Noorbergen - March 2015
Egypt & Jordan in Depth 2018/19 The realisation of a longtime dream 5
Abdullah was the most delightful, obliging person - charming. Medhat was most pleasant and hugely knowledgeable. Highlights; the exquisite beauty of Tutankhamun's mask, dawn on the Nile boat, standing in front of Abu Simbel, the vivid colours in the tombs of the artisans, the colours of Petra, camel ride in the silence of Wadi Rum. Jerash was much more spectacular than we had imagined. We had a superb chef on the Nile Goddess and the suite was most comfortable. Pat Tod - May 2015
Egypt & Jordan in Depth 2018/19 Loved the Egyptologist guides knowledge, culture, history, food. 5
Highlights - Swimming in pool at Le Meridien & looking at the pyramids. Walking through the Gorge at Petra with water over my ankles as it rained heavily & snowed!! Absolutely frozen & amazing Bedouin hospitality; sharing campfire in a cave & hot sage tea that tasted amazing. Swimming in the Dead Sea. Sameer our driver in Jordan wearing his long Bedouin coat. Loved all the sightseeing & love the knowledge I have acquired since this tour. Susan Munro - April 2015
Egypt & Jordan in Depth 2018/19 The whole trip was excellent 5
Extremely enjoyable, the guides knowledge and their willingness to explain and answer questions made every visit to a sight a very pleasurable experience and enhanced our understanding of the cultural history. The whole trip was a highlight! From the guides to the sights everything was incredible. Peter Clark - February 2015
Egypt & Jordan in Depth 2018/19 So much more than even expected! 5
I recently travelled with 5 others for 25 days in Jordan & Egypt. It was simply the best holiday experienced. Our group had such fun, so many laughs. Our guide Ibrahim & driver Mazin were the best! Egypt was amazing but I fell in love with Jordan - Wadi Rum, Little Petra, Jerash, Petra, Amman's citadel all favorites. Enjoying fresh desserts, traditional dishes, beautiful hotels...congratulations Bunnik, you have got this right. I would ask that Ibrahim and Maxin become Bunnik's preferred guide & driver! Top notch. Adrienne DeKuyer - February 2015
Egypt & Jordan in Depth 2018/19 Felt safe and and no crowds in Egypt and Jordan. 4
Jordan was fantastic - so much history. We really enjoyed the Nile cruise which gave us relaxed access to Luxor, Aswan and the places in between. Great to see both Jordan and Egypt with such small crowds. Trevor Watt - October 2014
Egypt & Jordan in Depth 2018/19 Jordan, Egypt and Bahariya Oasis - a definite must to visit... 5
Don't believe all the media hype about Israel, Jordan and Egypt - I didn't experience any feeling of danger or fear anywhere. Petra, Umm Quais, Jerash and Wadi Rum in Jordan - fantastic! Luxor, the Nile Cruise, Abu Simbel and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo well worth visiting just to see Tutankhamen's gold mask, jewellery and inner sarcophagi - awesome! Then Baharyia Oasis - dune 'surfing' in a 4x4 Landcruiser over the golden sands just outside the oasis - exhilerating! Thanks Bunnik - two fabulous and memorable tours. Ros Burton - September 2014
Egypt & Jordan in Depth 2018/19 I felt it would be good to travel in a small group this time - turned out I was right! 5
In Egypt, it seemed that the temples got better & better as we went further south. Also, the Nile Cruise was around the middle of the tour, so we could really relax. Both guides were very sensitive to our needs, flexible & patient; no question/need was too difficult for either of them. Of course they were also very knowledgeable, especially Ibrahim, with his passion for Egyptology. Cathy Robertsor - March 2014
Egypt & Jordan in Depth 2018/19 Petra was amazing... 4
..a much larger area and more to see than I had understood it to be. I really enjoyed the atmosphere in the Crusader castles in Jordan. I was expecting a knight in armour to walk around a corner and tables to be covered in food; TV memories perhaps. Karnak temple and entering 3 of the tombs in the Valley of the Kings were my Egyptian highlights. Dennis Kimberley - November 2012
Egypt & Jordan in Depth 2018/19 It really was perfect 5
We felt so lucky to be able to see all the wonderful sites with so few other tourists around, we had the best guides in Jordan, Othman made us feel like part of his family Carole Bassam - November 2013
Egypt & Jordan in Depth 2018/19 All Egypt was a highlight, especially having it to ourselves! 5
Dead Sea (and the hotel) was incredible, a must see. View from Umm Quais over all the biblical lands awesome. Alison & Dave Nelson - September 2013
Egypt & Jordan in Depth 2018/19 Enjoyed the whole trip. 4
There is a lot more to Jerash and Petra than I thought. Liked Aswan. We went to Dubai before starting our Tour and we really enjoyed Dubai. Joanne Gehrke - January 2013
Egypt & Jordan in Depth 2018/19 I think we saw everything at it's best! 5
Getting to places early before the crowds was really good & I took hundreds of photographs with not too many tourists in them. Marion Neville - March 2012

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Special Experiences!

  • Discover the magic of Petra as you enter through the Siq, a narrow 800m-long gorge before reaching the awe-inspiring Treasury, hewn into the rose-coloured sandstone cliff face.
  • Swim in the Dead Sea where you can float without trying, and cover your body in the therapeutic mud.
  • Explore the incredible twin temples of Abu Simbel, carved out of the mountainside as a monument to Pharaoh Ramses II and his queen, Nefertari.
  • Visit the self-sufficient Coptic Monastery of St Bishoy, one of the world’s earliest Christian monasteries.
  • See the WWII battlefields where Rommel’s advance on Cairo was halted and visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery associated with the battle of El Alamein.

Trip Info

Group Size

Min: 4 | Max: 20

Transportation

Coach, jeep, camel, boat, plane, Nile River cruise & felucca sailboat

Tips

Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $325pp pre-paid

Tour Highlights

• Tour breathtaking Wadi Rum by jeep and camel • Relax on the Red Sea in Aqaba • Discover the incredible Lost City of Petra • Float in the Dead Sea • Travel along Egypt’s Mediterranean coast • Explore the tombs and temples of Upper Egypt • Spend 4 nights on a luxury cruise ship travelling down the majestic Nile River • Visit the stunning temples of Abu Simbel

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Bunnik Tours Reviews for Egypt & Jordan in Depth 2018/19

This tour has a rating of 5 stars based on 21 reviews.