Highlights of Egypt & Jordan

  • days: 19
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Countries Visited:

  • Jordan
  • Egypt

Description

Discover the iconic age-old wonders and mesmerising history of Egypt and Jordan. Marvel at ancient Roman cities, hallowed biblical landmarks and incredible feats of architectural engineering. Cruise the magnificent Nile and explore the truly fascinating temples and tombs of Upper Egypt.

Be amazed by incredible Jordan

Our Middle East tour starts in Amman, the capital of Jordan. We visit the beautifully preserved Roman city of Jerash. From Amman we head to the Dead Sea where we enjoy a dip in the buoyant, salty waters, before continuing to to Petra. Petra is a real highlight of this tour and one of the world’s greatest treasures with it's stunning temples carved into rock. We then enjoy a night under the stars in a Bedouin style dessert camp.

Explore Cairo and ancient Egyptian sites

Our Middle East tour continues in ancient Egypt where we visit all the must-see sights as well as enjoy a 3-night Nile cruise. Highlights of this part of the tour include; the Great Pyramids of Giza, the iconic Sphinx, the unique step pyramid of Sakkara, the Khan El Khalili bazaar, the world-famous Egyptian Museum, the impressive Valley of the Kings, the stunning temples of Abu Simbel and the riverside temples of Kom Ombo.

 

Please note: We are sure you will have a fantastic time in Jordan. Marion Bunnik has just finished travelling through Jordan on an inspection visit and has noticed that Jordan has had an enormous influx of tourists over the past couple of years. As a result of this, the infrastructure that is usually enjoyed by tourists in well developed countries can often be stretched and therefore, inconsistent. This may mean that there may be noticeable differences in standards, including vehicles, hotels and guides. Bunnik Tours always endeavours to provide the best touring experience possible and recommends that everyone who visits Jordan, do so with an open mind and flexibility.

Itinerary

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

Day 1. Depart Australia

Day 2. Arrive Amman

Welcome to Jordan! Home to magnificent desert landscapes. This afternoon we’ll take a short city-sightseeing tour, including the Citadel and the Roman Theatre before enjoying a welcome drink with our fellow travellers this evening. 

Day 3. Jerash Excursion

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

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Special Experience: Tonight we take a cooking class and enjoy our culinary creations for a welcome dinner.

Day 4. Amman - Madaba - Dead Sea

Heading out of Amman, we travel to Madaba and visit the Church of St George. We’ll also stop at the biblical site of Mt Nebo. Next, we make our way to the lowest point on Earth - the Dead Sea. [B,L,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 5. Dead Sea - Petra

Today we visit ‘Little Petra’, one of the oldest archaeological sites in the Middle East dating back some 9,000 years. [B,D]

Day 6. Petra

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

Day 7. Petra - Wadi Rum

After a morning at leisure we’ll head to Wadi Rum. We’ll enjoy an exciting jeep tour, through the stunning desertscapes before a night in a Bedouin-style desert camp underneath a blanket of stars. [B,L,D]

Day 8. Wadi Rum - Amman

Today we’ll make our way back to Amman via Shobak Castle. Settled in a remote landscape upon a dramatic hill, Shobak Castle's fascinating history goes back to the 11th century when it was built by Crusader King Baldwin to guard the road from Egypt to Damascus. [B]

Day 9. Amman - Cairo - Giza

Today we bid farewell to Jordan and take a short flight to Cairo, where we’ll enjoy a group dinner to welcome us to Egypt. [B,D]

Day 10. Giza

Our touring in Egypt begins at the oldest structures in existence, the amazing Great Pyramids of Giza, where construction began approximately 4,500 years ago. We’ll visit the nearby Great Sphinx, discover the ancient capital of Memphis and see the incredible Step Pyramid of Sakkara. [B]

Day 11. Cairo Excursion

Today begins with a visit to the world-famous Egyptian Museum, home to Tutankhamun’s priceless treasures and many other historic artefacts. 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, a major souk in Cairo’s Islamic District.  [B]

Day 12. Giza - Aswan

Today we take a short flight to Aswan. Here we’ll visit the High Dam, the magnificent Philae Temple on Agilkia Island and the Unfinished Obelisk. This afternoon we’ll relax on a cruise along the Nile on board a traditional felucca sailboat. [B]

Day 13. Aswan - Abu Simbel - 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. The temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II in the 13th century BC, as a monument to himself and his queen, Nefertari. [B,L,D]

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Embark Cruise: Later this morning we’ll return to Aswan and board our Nile River cruise ship.

Day 14. Nile Cruise

After breakfast we set sail for the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Sobek and Haroeris. We’ll then cruise onward to Edfu where we’ll visit the magnificent Temple of Horus, dedicated to the Falcon God. This beautiful ancient temple is one of the best-preserved in Egypt and the second-largest after Karnak Temple in Luxor. Continuing our journey, we cross the lock at Esna and sail on towards Luxor. Tonight we’ll experience a traditional galabeya party on board.  [B,L,D]

Day 15. Nile Cruise

We’ll arrive in Luxor after breakfast and explore the fascinating Karnak Temple, dedicated to the Pharaoh Amun. We’ll then visit Luxor Temple, once connected to Karnak Temple by a 3-kilometre-long Avenue of Sphinxes. [B,L,D]

Day 16. Nile Cruise - Luxor

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Disembark Cruise: We leave our cruise and set off to explore the West Bank.

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Special Experience: Our first stop is the Valley of the Kings. Carved deep into the limestone rock, each ancient tomb has a similar pattern of three corridors, an antechamber and a sarcophagus chamber. We’ll be able to descend into some of the tombs to see examples of the elaborate and well-preserved hieroglyphic paintings.

Our next destination is the Temple of Hatshepsut, then the Colossi of Memnon. [B]

Day 17. Luxor - Cairo

Today we farewell Luxor as we transfer to the airport for our flight back to Cairo. This evening we’ll enjoy a group farewell dinner. [B,D]

Day 18. Depart Cairo

Today we bid farewell to Egypt and begin our journey home. [B]

Day 19. Arrive Australia

Walking Man

Level of fitness: This symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.
Please note: Due to local laws and regulations, the only mode of transport available to visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu is by horse and carriage. You are welcome to explore Edfu independently or stay on board the cruise to enjoy the ship’s facilities if you would prefer. 
Please note: The luxury Nile cruise is not a private charter, and is shared with non Bunnik passengers. It operates between the cities of Luxor and Aswan which are only 240km apart, meaning this could easily be covered in only 1 or 2 days without stops. However, this allows us to spend more time sightseeing along the way, allowing you to relax and see life along the river.

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 4WD in Wadi Rum)
  • 3 night Nile River cruise
  • Tipping Made Easy, $340pp pre-paid 

Accommodation & Meals

  • 9 nights in 4-5 star hotels
  • 1 night at a Bedouin-style desert camp with private facilities in magnificent Wadi Rum
  • 3 nights in a Deluxe Pyramid View room at the Le Méridien Pyramids hotel
  • 3 nights in an outside cabin on board a 5 star (Egyptian standard) luxury Nile River cruise
  • 16 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 10 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

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

Porterage

  • Porterage included where available

Sightseeing

Jewels of Jordan

  • Enjoy the sites of 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 city of 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.
  • Take a cooking class in Amman and enjoy our culinary creations for dinner.
  • 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.
  • Swim or float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea and enjoy the therapeutic mud!
  • 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 to Petra for some further exploration.
  • Explore the unique desert landscape of Wadi Rum with an exciting jeep tour.
  • Enjoy an unforgettable night under a sky of a million stars at a desert camp in Wadi Rum.
  • Visit the impressive Shobak Crusader Castle ruins.

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.
  • 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 world-renowned Egyptian Museum whose priceless artefacts include those of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Unwind on a three-night luxury cruise on the Nile from Aswan to Luxor.
  • 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 laid back town of Aswan where we visit the beautiful Philae Temple on Agilkia Island, the Unfinished Obelisk and the High Dam.
  • Enjoy a Galabeya Party whilst cruising the Nile.
  • 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.

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

Please Note: Ramadan is observed from 23 April to 23 May 2020.

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

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Valid From: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane & Perth
Other departure cities: Please contact our office for applicable pricing
Tips: Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $340pp pre-paid
Taxes: Total cost includes - air taxes, $450pp
Single supplement: from $1,750
  • 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 without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
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 – $52pp US
Discover the ancient sites & culture of Coptic Christians throughout Old Cairo. Visit the Hanging Church, possibly the oldest Christian church in Egypt & 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.

Islamic Cairo - 3hrs - $52pp US
Visit the Gayer Anderson Museum - two houses from the 16th & 17th century built with a unique architectural style & 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 & considered one of the best examples of Islamic architecture from that era.

Sound & Light Show at Giza - 1hr - $55pp US
The Sound & 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 ex Cairo - 2hrs - $63pp US
Dahshur forms the southernmost area of the Memphis Necropolis & contains a number of pyramid complexes & 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, & the 'Red Pyramid' named for the red limestone used in its construction.

Nubian Village ex Aswan - 3hrs - $52pp US, including camel ride; $42pp 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 ex Aswan - 1.5hrs - $55pp 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.

Dendera ex Luxor - 5hrs - $72pp 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 ex Luxor - 1.5hrs - $55pp 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 ex Luxor - 3hrs - $75pp 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 & new kingdom dynasties.

Hot Air Balloon Ride West Bank ex Luxor - 1.5hrs (includes transport ex hotel) - $160pp 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.

Please Note: Timing & practicability of optional excursions are subject to several external factors, such as internal flight timings, weather & traffic conditions. For optional excursions ex Cairo, pre & post-tour accommodation is recommended to allow sufficient time. Further optional excursions not listed may be offered by your guide throughout the tour.

Please Note: All optional tours are based on a minimum of 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 guide. We recommend arranging the booking at the beginning of the tour to avoid disappointment. Prices are a guide only and are subject to change without prior notice. Payment by cash is preferred as there are no guarantees that credit card facilities will be available. Please check with your guide locally for information relating to this. Credit card fees and exchange rates are at the discretion of your bank.

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.

Crowne Plaza, Amman

The well-appointed Crowne Plaza Amman is conveniently situated within walking distance to the main shopping district of Sweifieh, as well as the popular Gold Souk of Um Utheina and only 10 minutes from Amman's Citadel, Roman Theatre and Souq Jara.

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

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;

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

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

Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel, Cairo

Le Méridien 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. Enjoy a free upgrade to the Deluxe Pyramid View room during your stay here.

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

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

Movenpick MS Royal Lotus, Nile Cruise

The Royal Lotus cruiser has 60 cabins of approximately 22 sqm and 2 Royal Suites. You can sit and relax in comfort at the Crescent Lounge and Bar which is located on the Salon Deck and features a semi-circular bar, dance area and panoramic windows. Alternatively, the Observation Bar offers breathtaking views and is the perfect place for a sunset cocktail or mid-morning coffee and cookies. The Lotus restaurant offers many dishes from Egypt and from around the world. The Deluxe cabins are tastefully furnished and include an en-suite shower room, individually controlled air-conditioning, TV, minibar, climate control, hairdryer and telephone. There is a plunge pool linked to a jacuzzi located on the Sun Deck with sun lounges and a choice of Bedouin style low seating or large, comfortable lounges. On the third deck is a fully equipped gym which also has a Nile view. Also don't forget to sample some ice-cream from the Movenpick ice-cream bar, delicious!

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

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

Weather

Weather

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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

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Special Experiences!

  • Learn the local cuisine at a cooking class and enjoy the culinary creations for a welcome dinner.
  • Take a dip in the Dead Sea and cover your body in the therapeutic mud, said to have amazing benefits for your skin.
  • Discover the famous Lost City of Petra. Carved into the sheer rockface by the Nabataeans more than 2,000 years ago, it was an important junction for the silk and trade routes. 
  • 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 Valley of the Kings and descend underground to see the elaborate and amazingly preserved hieroglyphic paintings.

Trip Info

Group Size

Min: 4 | Max: 20

Transportation

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

Tips

Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $340pp pre-paid

Tour Highlights

• Explore the Roman city of Jerash • Discover the magical Lost City of Petra • Tour breathtaking Wadi Rum by jeep • Witness the incredible Great Pyramids of Giza • Visit the stunning temples of Abu Simbel • Explore the tombs and temples of Upper Egypt

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