Day 1: Arrive Cairo International Airport meet and assist by our steward with the sign of your name and assisting you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage then driving you by air-conditioned private limousine to your hotel in which you will be assisted by our steward for check-in. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 2: Breakfast at hotel, then meet our professional Egyptology English speaking guide to accompany you by air-conditioned motor coach to visit Egyptian Museum contains the largest & finest collection of pharaonic antiquities in the world, visit the Citadel built by Saladin in the 12th Century, was the seat of Power for the next 700 years. Alabaster Mosque built in Turkish style, very similar to the Blue Mosque in Turkey, and Khan El Khalily Bazaars, dates from 1382, Brassware, Copper, Perfumes, Leather, Silver, gold and other more good offered for sale in this fascinating labyrinth of Shops. Drive back to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 3: Breakfast at hotel, visit. the great Pyramids & Sphinx one of the seven wonders of the ancient World then visit Memphis the ancient capital of Egypt, Sakkara more ancient site than that of Giza contains tombs and temples spanning a 3,000 year period back to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 4: Breakfast, drive by air-conditioned private car to Nuweiba for taking the catamaran. It leaves Nuweiba at 15:00 each day about 2 hours to Aqaba Port. Arrive Aqaba Port meet and assist drive to Petra. Dinner & overnight.
Day 5: Breakfast, full day visit of Petra "The Red Rose City". You will never be able to know what Petra is like until you go there by yourself" wrote T.E. Lawrence in a letter to a friend. How to describe Petra? The fabulous temple of Stephen Spielberg's "Indiana Jones and the" Last Crusade" is actually only a minor part of the secret Desert city. The traveler will discover a first temple, then a second one, then a whole city carved more than 2000 years ago in pink sandstone. Due to erosion, the rock changes into many-colored veins of purple, red, blue and ocher. It gives to the buildings of the ancient city an eerie "translucid appearance of flesh. " This is Petra, capital of the Nabateans who once controlled the Arab trade of silk, frankincense and spices.
Petra defied the Roman Empire until 106 A.D. a narrow canyon between awe-inspiring cliffs is the only way to the secret city. A handful of men could defend its access against an army. Today just like in ancient times, you have to go through the canyon on foot or on horseback led by a Bedouin. Petra, the hidden city, will remain in the traveler's memories as a unique experience. Dinner & overnight.
Day 6: Breakfast, drive from Petra to Wadi Rum for 1H30 tour by Bedouin jeep in desert Wadi Rum Is "Landscapes, In Childhood's Dream, Were So Vast And Silent." Who Could Better Describe The Desert Of Wadi Rum Than T.E. Lawrence In His Book "The Seven Pillars Of Wisdom" (Also The Name Given To The Place By The Bedouins): The "Finishing Semblance Of Byzantine Architecture To This Irresistible Place. A Processional Way Greater Than Imagination Between Crags Capped In Nests Of Domes, Lwss Hotly Red Than The Body Of The Hill." The Scenery Has Not Changed Since Colonel Lawrence's Times. For The Few Lucky Travelers That Have Seen It, The Wadi Rum Is Still One Of The Most Striking Natural Landscapes In The World. Continue to Aqaba Port for departure. Arrive Nuweiba drive by air-conditioned private car to Cairo. Arrive Cairo, back to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 7: Breakfast, drive by air-conditioned private car with our steward to Cairo airport for final departure.
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Africa Egypt Jordan History Whiz Archeology/History Cultural Journey
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