Help Itinerary Jordan & Egypt

Aug 11th, 2008, 06:40 PM
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Help Itinerary Jordan & Egypt

Im trying to decide between these two itineraries for mid Oct. Do you think is worth the price?? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

Day 1 Arrive at Cairo.

Day 2: Visit the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza and then onwards to Sakkara. Overnight sitting train to Aswan.

Day 3 Arrive to Aswan. Visit the High Dam and Philae Temple.

Day 4: Morning excursion on a traditional felucca, visit Elephantine and Kitchener Islandís. Train to Luxor

Day 5: Afternoon tour to the East Bank of Luxor visit the Temple of Karnack, Luxor Temple.

Day 6: Cross over to the West Bank of Luxor visit the Valley of the Kings & Queens, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Overnight sitting Train to Cairo

Day 7: Visit the Egyptian Museum, Islamic areas of Cairo (the Citadel of Saladin , Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali), Coptic area of Cairo (the Hanging Church, St Serguis)

Day 8: Transfer to Cairo Airport- Arrive at Amman.

Day 9 View of the Dead Sea, visit the Triple Arched Gate, the Huge Hippodrome, the Theatre, and the Arab Castle of Qalaat El Rabad

Day 10 Drive along the King's Highway, stop at the Byzantine Church of Mt. Nebo visit the Great Crusaders Castles of Kerak, continue to Petra for the night.

Day 11 Horse ride from the main gate of Petra to the entrance of the old city. Petra, visit the Treasury, Theatre Tombs, Hall of Justice and Palaces. Leave to Wadi Rum (night camping)

Day 12 Amman Leave Wadi Rum by bus and transfer to Amman. Arrive Amman and transfer to the Amman Airport for departure flight.

~~Total $4150 includes all flights, transports, guides, breakfasts and single supplement fee.

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SECOND ITINERARY

DAY 01 Arrive at Cairo.

DAY 2 Flight to Aswan. Visit the High Dam, Old Dam, Philae Temple, and the Granite Quarries. Transferred to Deluxe Nile Cruise Boat for a 4-day/3-night Nile cruise. Afternoon sail by felucca visit to the Agha Khan Mausoleum and Elephantine Island. Sail to Edfu. Overnight on board.

DAY 3 - Travel by horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus,. Sail to Luxor. Overnight on board.

DAY 4: FRI - Cross the Nile to the West Bank. Visit the Necropolis of Thebes, Colossi of Memnon, Queen Hatshepsut Funerary Temple, and the Valley of the Kings and Queens. Overnight on board.

DAY 5: SAT - Visit Luxor Temple. Transferred to Luxor Airport, flight to Cairo.

DAY 6: SUN - Visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. Tour Old Cairo visit Ben Ezra Synagogue, and the Moallaka Church. Afternoon at the Great Pyramids of Giza. End the day at the bazaar of Khan El Khalili.

DAY 7 Transfer to Cairo Airport. Arrival to Amman

DAY 8 Proceed north to the city of Jerash, visit the Nymphaeum, and theatre. Continue to Aljoun, Late afternoon departure on the desert highway to Petra.

DAY 9 - Full day touring Petra. Visit the Treasury, the Monastery. Late afternoon, return to Amman.

DAY 10 - City tour of Amman viewing the amphitheatre and the Citadel of Hercules. Late afternoon transfer to the airport for departure flight.

Price: 3480 includes all flights, cruise, transports, taxes, guides and single supplement.

I like things from both tours...what would be the best option?
THANKS!!!
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Aug 12th, 2008, 04:52 AM
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Well, here are my thoughts (regarding the Egypt part.....can't speak for Jordan)..

1st choice
Pros - 2 days in Cairo
Cons - 3 trains (2 overnights), no cruise

Somehow this option seems rushed, even though it gives you 2 days in Cairo. And I think the train travel could get a bit tiring.


2nd choice
Pros - Nile cruise
Cons - only 1 day in Cairo, no mosques

Nile cruises are always relaxing and a great way to see some wonderful sights along the river, but this option only gives you 1 very rushed day in Cairo.

I'm not a big tour person (only done 1 in my life), but there are others around who know the ins and outs of them. You might want to post the names of the tour operators and the hotels you would be staying in with each option.
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Aug 14th, 2008, 08:28 AM
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The prices for these itineraries seem awfully high. I'm going to Egypt, Jordan and Israel for 2 1/2 weeks in November so I've done a lot of research into companies and prices.

If you like parts of each tour, contact the tour operators and tell them the itinerary you want and have them price it out. The companies can almost always accommodate your wishes. I ended up combining parts of three separate tours into one, with no problem.

But I would look into other tour operators since the prices seem high to me. Good luck!
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Aug 14th, 2008, 12:47 PM
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If this is a private itinerary, then I'd take the best of both. As mentioned, too many trains, need at least 2-full days in Cairo and I'd rather do the Nile cruise or you miss those temples between Aswan/Luxor.

And, absolutely, which hotels, where and what Nile cruise boat. You can certainly name the outfitter/s providing these routings for our comments.

With the best of both, send that to your outfitter and have them price accordingly.

When you say all flights, does that mean international from/return your home country? or between Egypt/Jordan?
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Aug 16th, 2008, 07:04 PM
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Yes, the final price includes the transatlantic flight from the US.
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