Jordan - CAIRO - LUXOR - NILE CRUISE 14 Days/13 Nights

Jordan - CAIRO - LUXOR - NILE CRUISE 14 Days/13 Nights

Paris-, AMMAN

Airport Assist you and transfer to your hotel. Amman.


AMMAN - Jerash
Visit the city of Jerash with a English-speaking guide and lunch in a good restaurant and transfer to Amman. (visit The Citadel and the Roman Theater and free time in downtown Amman) transport to your hotel, dinner and overnight in Amman.


AMMAN - PETRA - Kings Way.
After breakfast drive south. Visit Mount Nebo with a view of the Dead Sea. and visit Madaba (Saint-Georges and the Apostles) and drive by kings way and arrives in Karak. lunch and visit Karak and then transport to Petra.dinner and overnight in Petra.


Visit Petra, a hike with private guide  3 hours and then free visit without guide and dinner and overnight in Petra.


Transport from Petra to Wadi Rum and camel ride lasts one hour and 4/4 Jeep tour lasts one day and lunch in the desert and walk in the desert and then dinner a Bedouin meal and overnight in a Bedouin camp or private at the Beautiful stars.


Transport from Wadi Rum to the north and the Dead Sea, lunch and private beach at the Dead Sea and dinner and overnight in 5 star hotel.


Transport to Amman airport for your flight to CAIRO, arrive in CAIRO, Transport to your hotel and in the way  short panoramic tour to see Cairo and visit the Museum and lunch and visit the Omar Iben AlAss mousque and transport to your hotel dinner and overnight.


Transport to the airport then flight to Luxor, where a new vehicle takes you to the Steam Ship Sudan. Installation in your cabin and lunch on board. In the afternoon, discovery of the eastern bank of Luxor with the visit of Karnak. Back on the boat and start sailing to Qena, north of Luxor. This part of the Nile is little frequented by cruise ships, which makes it all the more attractive. It's almost time for your first sunset on the Nile, then dinner on board.


After breakfast, direction Abydos, a holy city - that of Osiris, regent of the kingdom of the dead and god of the resurrection - and since the Old Kingdom, an exceptional place of pilgrimage. The temple, which dates from Sethi 1st, is a delight, with its low reliefs rich in pigmentation, the finesse of which marks the birth of Ramesside art. On the way back, visit the site of Dendera, the spectacular temple of Hathor, goddess of joy and love, protector of women but also nurse of the pharaohs. Back on board for lunch, then departure for a beautiful afternoon of navigation to Luxor. Dinner on board.

DAY 10

The morning allows you to discover the Theban necropolis, domain of the god Osiris under the New Empire: the Valley of the Kings, whose majestically decorated tombs tell us about the journey of the deceased in the afterlife and the visit of the tomb of Ramses VI; the Valley of the Queens, secret necropolis of the royal wives and visit to the tomb of Nefertari, wife of Ramses II; the Valley of the Nobles, necropolis of civil servants, high dignitaries and the court in general, who were not descended from royalty; and finally the Valley of the Craftsmen, created to house the sculptors, painters and stonecutters who worked on the necropolises. The day ends with a visit to the temple of Luxor, the most elegant of the pharaonic buildings built under Menophis III, and enlarged by another great builder, Ramses II. We then join the boat to resume navigation, with the passage of the Esna lock, to Edfu. Dinner on board.

DAY 11

Visit of the temple of Edfu, built from the 3rd century BC and dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed god, to Hathor his wife, goddess of beauty and love, and to Harsomtous, their son. This temple is one of the best preserved in Egypt. Lunch on board and navigation for Kom Ombo, where we arrive at sunset. In the evening, visit the temple of Kom Ombo whose singularity is as much architectural as religious. Unique in Egypt, it is dedicated to two divinities, through two temples gathered in the same place; the southern part was dedicated to the falcon god Horus the Elder (Haroéris) and the northern part to the crocodile god Sobek. Dinner on board.

DAY 12

Navigation to Aswan, gateway to Nubia. The cultivated banks are followed by large sandy banks. This was once the limit of the civilized world. As early as the 3rd millennium BC, a center of trade was formed on Elephantine Island. Nubia (gold in Nubian) was a rich land, it provided Egypt not only with gold but also with soldiers, sought-after wood, precious ivory. In Aswan, visit the temple of Philae, installed since 1974 on the island of Aguilkia (Philae having been submerged by the waters of the reservoir of the dam). This sanctuary was dedicated to Isis, universal mother and magician, reigning over life, death and resurrection. The cult of the goddess continued there for a long time, until it was transformed into a Coptic church by the Byzantine emperor Justinian in the 6th century. Dinner on board.

DAY 13

Disembarkation after breakfast and transfer by felucca with stopover on the Ile aux Fleurs. Installation for the night in the Nile Wing, the modern wing of the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract. Originally, it was built to house Russian and Egyptian engineers during the construction of the Aswan Dam. Thanks to its renovation and the takeover of the interior decoration by Sybille de Margerie, it offers rooms and suites with luxurious and more contemporary elegance, all open to the river and featuring the colors of ancient Egypt - green tones of water, turquoise and sand responding to the aquatic colors of the landscape.

DAY 14

ASWAN - Airport
Transport to the airport, flight to Cairo then your return flight.

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