EGYPT & JORDAN
10 DAYS // FEB 16 – 27, 2016
February 16 - Depart USA
Depart on your flight from the USA to Cairo, Egypt (CAI).
February 17 - Arrive Cairo (CAI)
Arrive Cairo international airport. Meet & assist with Immigration and Customs formalities and transfer to the hotel. We will have a welcome dinner this evening. (D)
February 18 - Cairo
Prepare for a day of awe-inspiring wonders at the Pyramids and more!
At Giza, see the Sphinx guarding the plateau, as it has for 4,500 years. Marvel at the Great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu), a crowning architectural achievement, and smile for the camera as you ride a camel at the Pyramids.
We spend the afternoon at the Citadel, Sultan Hassan Mosques and discovering the bustling shops and street cafes at the Khan El Kalili Bazzar for unique street photography opportunities. After dinner, we wrap up our day with a spectacular sound and light show at the Pyramids. (B)
February 19 - Cairo-Aswan-River Cruise down the Nile
Depart at 5:00 am for the Camel Market. Early morning visit to Egyptian Museum to explore the Mummy room housing the largest collection of treasures from King Tut's tomb.
Depart for Aswan by flight to transfer to our luxurious boat for our 4 day cruise down the beautiful Nile river. Watching and shooting the sunset on the Nile is breathtaking. Enjoy a sail on the Nile by traditional felucca for sunset. (B,L,D)
February 20 - Nile River Cruise
Visit and photograph the Kom Ombo Temple. Sail north to Edfu and photograph the Temple of Horu. (B,L,D)
February 21 - Nile River Cruise
Cross the Esna Lock and sail north to Luxor. In the evening photograph Luxor Temple. (B,L,D)
February 22 - Luxor
Check out from the ship. Photograph the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Late afternoon, we will photograph the famous Karnak Temple. Transfer to the hotel in Luxor. (B)
February 23 - Luxor-Amman-Petra, Jordan
Early morning transfer to the airport for our flight to Amman, Jordan. We will transfer to Petra. (B,D)
February 24 - Petra, Jordan
Full day to discover Petra's canyons and the grand library and the archaeological sites. Great photo opportunities of Bedouins, camels and horse driven carriages racing through the canyons to the hidden treasure of the magnificent rock-cut architecture of the library. (B,D)
February 25 - Wadi Rum-Dead Sea, Jordan
Early morning excision to Wadi Rum, nicknamed the Valley of the Moon, which is made up of sandstone and granite rock surrounded by endless desert. Our 2 hour jeep tour is not only adventurous, but allows for magnificent landscape photo opportunities. After lunch at a local restaurant, transfer to our relaxing Dead Sea resort. (B, L)
February 26 - Jerash
After breakfast, we head for a full morning exploration and shoot of Jerash, considered one of the largest and most well-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world, outside of Italy. Afternoon free to float in the Dead Sea or enjoy the many spa treatments available at our resort. (B,D)
February 27 - Amman, Jordan back to the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure back to the USA. A transfer is included from the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea to the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman and takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in. Most international flights depart early morning.
Itinerary is subject to change.