Unlike other trips to Egypt and Jordan, this program concentrates the main attractions of both countries in just one week. Therefore, it is a perfect option for those who only have 7 free days and wish to have a content-packed getaway. In this itinerary, we take you to those truly essential places and monuments, the ones that are universally known and that we should all visit at least once in a lifetime. Will you join us in one of the most intense tourist experiences that can be organized in the world?
In this trip to Egypt and Jordan, the itinerary in the first country takes us to the capital and its surroundings, where there is so much to see. Specifically, the necropolis of Giza with its iconic Pyramids, the Great Sphinx, and other monuments from Ancient Egypt. Nearby, we will also explore other necropolises that may not be as famous but are equally relevant, such as Saqqara and Dahshur.
In Cairo, on the other hand, we will connect with the city’s founding and splendor during the medieval period, with its iconic neighborhoods and its Coptic and Muslim temples as the main landmarks. Furthermore, navigating through its streets will help us understand the vibrant and bustling pace of life in one of the largest and most awe-inspiring capitals in the world.
In this trip to Egypt and Jordan, the second country has a lot to offer to the itinerary. Of course, there is the Rose City, known as Petra, the ancient capital of the Nabatean empire. It is a site protected as a UNESCO World Heritage and is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, distinctions that the Pyramids of Giza also hold, which speaks to its magnetism and uniqueness.
Another great highlight of the program is the Wadi Rum desert, also a UNESCO World Heritage site, thanks to its moon-like landscapes. And to reach both destinations, we will travel along the King’s Highway, which is the route that Moses and his followers took when they also journeyed from Egypt to the Promised Land, a territory that Moses himself saw from the top of Mount Nebo… just as we will on this trip.
In 7 days and 6 nights, this trip to Egypt and Jordan brings together the best of both destinations. With arrival in Cairo, departure from Amman, and an intermediate flight between the two countries, here is the detailed day-by-day program:
Cairo is the city that will welcome you upon arrival, along with our agency staff, who will be waiting at the terminal for the meeting and to initiate the visa procedures. Once this bureaucratic requirement is sorted, we will head to our private vehicle with a driver who will take us to the hotel in the city center.
Upon arrival at the hotel and after completing the necessary check-in, you will receive an informative briefing about this trip to Egypt and Jordan. We will address any questions about the program and provide other useful information for the week ahead.
If getting up close to the Pyramids is one of your main motivations for booking this trip to Egypt and Jordan, your wait won’t be long. On the second day of the tour, after breakfast at the hotel, we will take you to the Pyramids through a comfortable journey in a private vehicle.
The Giza Necropolis, where the Pyramids are located, is just a few kilometers from Cairo, allowing us to begin the visit early in the day. We will move around the viewpoints to properly appreciate these funerary monuments built over four and a half millennia ago by Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, all from the Fourth Dynasty. We will also get close to them, as well as the Great Sphinx and other iconic remains within this vast archaeological complex.
However, the Giza Necropolis is not the only one in the vicinity of Cairo. On this day, we will visit two other equally important necropolises. First, Saqqara, where Pharaoh Djoser (Third Dynasty) commissioned the construction of what would eventually become the oldest Pyramid in the world: the Step Pyramid. Not far from here, the Dahshur Necropolis will allow us to witness another milestone in the form of a pyramid: the first true smooth-sided pyramid, known as the Red Pyramid, built by Pharaoh Sneferu (Fourth Dynasty).
Such an eventful morning justifies a good lunch at a local restaurant, which is exactly what we will do. The afternoon will be free, perhaps for an initial exploration of Cairo or for you to visit one of the major museums in this city or Giza on your own. In the evening, you will rest once again at the hotel to recharge after the day’s activities.
In this trip to Egypt and Jordan, we will not only see monuments from the ancient past of their cities, but there will also be time to discover more recent attractions and experience the rhythm of everyday life in the country. That’s why the third day is dedicated to visiting the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
The itinerary must include the two most historic neighborhoods of the city, namely the Coptic neighborhood and Islamic Cairo. In the former, temples such as the Hanging Church will allow visitors to discover the surprising and rich Christian heritage of the city. In the latter, mosques like the Alabaster Mosque and bazaars like Khan El Khalili will showcase the deeply rooted culture and traditions, some of which are sacred, while others have a more popular appeal. By the way, both neighborhoods are declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites within the “Historic Cairo” site.
Additionally, a visit to the Egyptian Museum is planned, which is the true global reference in Egyptology, housing tombs and other iconic pieces from the ancient civilization of the pharaohs. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant, and in the evening, you will return to the same hotel in Cairo for rest.
The fourth day of this trip to Egypt and Jordan is a necessary transition day. We will use it to take the flight that will transport you from one country to another, from Cairo International Airport to Amman Queen Alia Airport.
After breakfast at the hotel in Cairo, our driver will pick you up at the agreed time for the transfer to the airport. Upon arrival, our agency representatives will meet you at the terminal to assist with the border entry procedures.
Once completed, we will take you to the hotel for dinner (if we arrive before the kitchen closes) and rest for the following day. In any case, there may be some free time before or after the flight, depending on the scheduled timing.
The major tourist attractions in Jordan are located in the southern part of the country. And on this fifth day, we will head towards them. However, the journey itself to reach these attractions will be an unforgettable experience as we discover places full of history, mysticism, and beauty.
After breakfast and a short time into the route, we will arrive in Madaba, a city famous for its Byzantine churches, particularly for the mosaic map housed in St. George’s Church. This 6th-century mosaic map is valued by Jews, Christians, and Muslims as it is considered the first cartographic representation of the Promised Land for the former, the Holy Land for the latter, and Palestine for the latter.
Next, we will make our way to Mount Nebo, a place mentioned in the Bible as the spot where Moses saw the Promised Land. Following in the footsteps of the prophet, we will do the same, straining our eyes to try and distinguish the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and Jerusalem in the distance. In addition to its viewpoint, we will explore other points of interest in the area, such as the memorial church and the commemorative monuments of the biblical episode.
The journey continues south along the King’s Highway, the same route Moses took from Egypt. One of the stops will be Shobak Castle, built by the Crusaders of the Kingdom of Jerusalem in the 12th century, becoming one of the most important and strategic fortresses to defend the eastern flank of that short-lived Christian kingdom. We will only see it from the outside, but it will help us understand its grandeur.
Shortly after, we will arrive in Wadi Musa, a small town located next to Petra. Our hotel will be there, where we will have dinner and spend the night to be well-rested for the visit to Petra the next day.
The sixth day of this journey through Egypt and Jordan begins like the others: breakfast at the hotel and meeting with our guide to start the activity. However, there is something special about this day that sets it apart: an in-depth visit to Petra, the true tourist icon of the country.
Known as the Rose City, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the ancient capital of the Nabatean Empire still maintains all its charm, expressed through its magically carved rock structures.
The Treasury stands out above all, believed to be the funerary monument of King Aretas III (1st century BCE), but there is so much more: the Theater, the Street of Facades, the Colonnaded Street, the Monastery Al-Deir… and its rock formations in the form of hills and canyons, such as the Siq, which leads visitors to the heart of the site.
We will dedicate a full day to explore Petra, using available means to expedite movement within the site. Once the visit is concluded, we will return to the hotel for dinner and rest.
This journey through Egypt and Jordan makes the most of its program until the very last day, as it reserves two other highly interesting visits for this seventh day: Little Petra and Wadi Rum. After having breakfast at the hotel and completing the final check-out, we will head to both destinations.
Little Petra is named as such because this site resembles the nearby Petra and shares its history: it was likely a town that provided logistical services to the capital and is structured around rocky canyons, where local structures, dwellings, and temples were also carved. In fact, it was inhabited by Bedouin tribes until relatively recently.
After discovering and strolling through Little Petra, we will travel by road and sand tracks to the heart of Wadi Rum: this virtually untouched desert was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its lunar landscape dotted with rocky and barren mountains. Known by Bedouin tribes for centuries, it fascinated T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), and we will find numerous references to it. To explore this desert, we will hop on a 4×4 vehicle and take a route through its most symbolic locations.
After experiencing the unparalleled thrill of the desert, we will return to our vehicle and travel by road to Amman Queen Alia International Airport, where this tour concludes. Our staff will drop you off at the terminal and assist you with any final procedures you may need. They will bid farewell with immense gratitude for choosing this journey through Egypt and Jordan and for placing your trust in us.
To ensure a smooth and comfortable journey through Egypt and Jordan, the following services are included in your package:
The following services are not included in this journey through Egypt and Jordan and are therefore the traveler’s responsibility: