17-Day Tour of Turkey, Egypt, and Jordan

$4,080.00 per person

Unleash the adventurer in you with this 18-day journey to Turkey, Egypt, and Jordan, including a Nile cruise! Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of these countries. From the iconic Hagia Sophia and the mystical city of Petra to the ancient pyramids and Valley of the Kings and sailing down the Nile to discover ancient Egyptian history. With expert guides, comfortable accommodations, and an itinerary that balances sightseeing with free time, this tour is the ultimate way to experience the best of Turkey, Egypt, and Jordan.

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Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul

Upon your arrival at Istanbul New Airport(IST) or Sabiha Gökcen Airport(SAW), our team will be waiting for you at the exit of the international line of the Airport, holding a sign with your name written on it. After which, you will be transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is free for you to spend at leisure.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): No meals are included on this day
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Antea Hotel OR Ayasultan Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 2: Istanbul Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour

After breakfast at around 8:30 am, you will be picked up from your hotel for a full-day tour of Istanbul’s Byzantine and Ottoman relics. You will visit the Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, and Topkapi Palace. A lunch break will be taken at a local restaurant. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore on your own.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Antea Hotel OR Ayasultan Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 3: Fly to Kayseri from Istanbul — North Cappadocia Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel for your transfer to the airport to catch your early morning flight to Kayseri. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to Cappadocia where you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your full-day North Cappadocia Tour. Your tour will start with a visit to the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. Next you will visit the Pasabag Monk’s Valley to see the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. After this visit, you will drive to the city of Avanos. After lunch, you will visit the beautiful open-air museum of Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Finally towards the end of the day tour before returning to your hotel, you will be able to visit the natural castles of Uchisar.

After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Holiday Cave Hotel OR Heaven Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 4: South Cappadocia Tour — Fly back to Istanbul

After breakfast at the hotel around 9:30 am you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full-day tour of South Cappadocia. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. Your tour will begin with a visit to the Red Valley where you will be able to explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike approximately 5 km through the Güllüdere (Rose) Valley. Next you will visit Çavusin village which is famous for its houses and churches of the Christian Clergymen. We will take a break for lunch around noon. After lunch, you will drive to the Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon you will visit the Kaymakli underground city where early Christians lived. This will be the end of your full-day tour.

At the end of the tour, you will be dropped at the Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your late evening flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Midtown Hotel Taksim OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 5: Fly to Cairo from Istanbul (Flight Not Included)

After breakfast, you will proceed to Istanbul International Airport to board your international flight to Cairo. Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and will be transferred to your Cairo hotel for check-in. The rest of the day will be free.

Note: You will have to purchase your own international flight ticket(s); international flight ticket(s) are not included in the cost of this package tour and will not be provided by us.

  • Overnight in Cairo
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel and Spa OR Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 6: Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, Coptic and Islamic Cairo & Khan El Khalili Tour

After breakfast, at around 8:00 am, you will be accompanied by your personal guide to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world: the Great Pyramids of CheopsPyramid of Chephren, and Pyramid of Menkaure, along with the famous Sphinx and Giza Valley Temple. Next, you will head out to the Egyptian Museum, where the treasures of the boy king Tutankhamen await you. You will then go to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue followed by a short drive to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili Bazaar which is Cairo’s oldest and most alluring bazaar. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cairo.

  • Overnight in Cairo
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel and Spa OR Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 7: Fly to Aswan from Cairo – Nile Cruise Starts (Mon or Fri)

After check-out from your Cairo hotel, you will be transferred to Cairo airport for your flight to Aswan. Upon arrival at Aswan Airport, you will be met and transferred to embark on your cruise ship. Have the full-day Aswan tour. You will then return to the cruise.

  • Overnight on-board ship
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Nile Cruise – Abu Simbel

Early morning our guide will pick you up for the Abu Simbel trip, Arrive around 9 am, to visit one of the most impressive places in Egypt; the rock-cut temples of Abu Simbel with their unique design built for King Ramesses 2nd. and his beloved Queen Nefertari. Back to the Cruise by noon to have your lunch and sailing heading to Kom Ombo city. Navigation to Edfu Overnight in Edfu.

  • Overnight on-board ship
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 9: Nile Cruise – Edfu – East Luxor

Visit Edfu Temple the most well preserved Temple in Egypt dedicated to the Falcon God Horus Navigation to Luxor via Esna PM: Visit the fabulous Luxor Temple and the enormous Temple complex of Karnak. Among its splendors is the Hypostyle Hall, the largest of any temple in the world covering an area of 5356 sq. meters with its roof blocks supported by 134 colossal columns 70 feet high.

  • Overnight in Luxor
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 10: West Luxor Tour – Fly back to Cairo

Disembarkation have breakfast, Visit the Ancient Theban Necropolis in the west bank of Luxor to see the Valley of Kings, and Temple of Hatshepsut then Visit the Colossi of Memnon, the only remains of the funerary Temple of Amenophis III, and have your lunch. After that transfer to Luxor airport to fly to Cairo, meet you at Cairo airport, and drive to your hotel to stay one night.

  • Overnight in Cairo
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel and Spa OR Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 11: Fly from Cairo to Amman (Flight Not Included)

After Breakfast, you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for a flight to Amman Upon arrival at Queen Alia Airport our representative will meet and assist you through the customs and immigration procedures. Transfer to the hotel in Amman.

Note: You will have to purchase your own international flight ticket(s); international flight ticket(s) are not included in the cost of this package tour and will not be provided by us.

  • Overnight in Amman
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Sulaf Luxury OR Seven Roses Hotel OR Downtown Hotel Apartments or similar (Standard quality)

Day 12: Amman City Tour — Jerash — Ajloun — Amman

Breakfast at the hotel, then drive to the ancient city of Amman to visit Amman Citadel Top choice ruins in Amman the area known as the Citadel sits on the highest hill in Amman, Jebel Al Qala’a (about 850m above sea level), and is the site of ancient Rabbath-Ammon. Occupied since the Bronze Age, it’s surrounded by a 1700m-long wall, which was rebuilt many times during the Bronze and Iron Ages, as well as the Roman, Byzantine and Umayyad periods. There’s plenty to see, but the Citadel’s most striking sights are the Temple of Hercules and the Ummayad Palace. Roman Theater: This magnificently restored theatre is the most obvious and impressive remnant of Roman Philadelphia, and is the highlight of Amman for most foreign visitors. Head North to visit Jerash the Greco-Roman city, Jordan’s largest and most interesting Roman site, and a major tourist drawcard. Its imposing ceremonial gates, colonnaded avenues, temples and theatres all speak to the time when this was an important imperial centre. Proceed to visit Ajloun Castle: This historic castle was built atop Mt ‘Auf (1250m) between 1184 and 1188 by one of Saladin’s generals, ‘Izz ad-Din Usama bin Munqidh (who was also Saladin’s nephew). The castle commands views of the Jordan Valley and three wadis leading into it, making it an important strategic link in the defensive chain against the Crusaders and a counterpoint to the rusader Belvoir Fort on the Sea of Galilee in present-day Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Breakfast at the hotel, then drive to the ancient city of Amman to visit Amman Citadel Top choice ruins in Amman the area known as the Citadel sits on the highest hill in Amman, Jebel Al Qala’a (about 850m above sea level), and is the site of ancient Rabbath-Ammon. Occupied since the Bronze Age, it’s surrounded by a 1700m-long wall, which was rebuilt many times during the Bronze and Iron Ages, as well as the Roman, Byzantine, and Umayyad periods. There’s plenty to see, but the Citadel’s most striking sights are the Temple of Hercules and the Ummayad Palace. Roman Theater: This magnificently restored theatre is the most obvious and impressive remnant of Roman Philadelphia, and is the highlight of Amman for most foreign visitors. Head North to visit Jerash the Greco-Roman city, Jordan’s largest and most interesting Roman site, and a major tourist drawcard. Its imposing ceremonial gates, colonnaded avenues, temples, and theatres all speak to the time when this was an important imperial centre. Proceed to visit Ajloun Castle: This historic castle was built atop Mt ‘Auf (1250m) between 1184 and 1188 by one of Saladin’s generals, ‘Izz ad-Din Usama bin Munqidh (who was also Saladin’s nephew). The castle commands views of the Jordan Valley and three wadis leading into it, making it an important strategic link in the defensive chain against the Crusaders and a counterpoint to the rusader Belvoir Fort on the Sea of Galilee in present-day Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Back to your hotel in the evening.

  • Overnight in Amman
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Sulaf Luxury OR Seven Roses Hotel OR Downtown Hotel Apartments or similar (Standard quality)

Day 13: Amman — Madaba — Mount Nebo — Petra

Breakfast at the hotel then drive to visit Madaba; The amiable market town of Madaba is best known for a collection of Byzantine-era mosaics. The most famous of these is the map on the floor of St George’s Church, but there are many others in different parts of the town, several of them even more complete and vibrantly colorful. then drive to visit Mount Nebo; where Moses is said to have seen the Promised Land, a land he was himself forbidden to enter. It’s believed that he died aged 120 and was later buried in the area, although the exact location of the burial site is the subject of conjecture. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Petra for check-in.

  • Overnight in Petra
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Petra Moon Hotel OR Sella Hotel OR Petra Boutique Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 14: Petra Tour

Breakfast at the hotel, head to the site to visit Petra: Top choice archaeological site in Petra The spectacular sandstone city of Petra was built in the 3rd century BC by the Nabataeans, who carved palaces, temples, tombs, storerooms and stables from the soft stone cliffs. Today it is a World Heritage Site that needs little introduction; suffice to say, no visit to Jordan is complete without exploring the remarkable Ancient City. The Ancient City is approached through the 1.2km-long, high-walled Siq – a crack in the rock, torn apart by tectonic forces. Just as you start to think there’s no end to the Siq, you catch breathtaking glimpses ahead of the most impressive of Petra’s sights, the Treasury, known locally as Al Khazneh. Carved out of iron-laden sandstone to serve as a tomb, the Treasury gets its name from the misguided local belief that an Egyptian pharaoh hid his treasure in the top urn. The Greek-style pillars, alcoves, and plinths are truly masterpieces of masonry work. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Petra.

  • Overnight in Petra
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Petra Moon Hotel OR Sella Hotel OR Petra Boutique Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 15: Petra — Wadi Rum “02 hours Jeep Tour”

Breakfast at the Hotel then transfer to Wadi Rum which is everything you’d expect of a quintessential dessert: it is extreme in the summer heat and winter cold; it is violent and moody as the sun slices through chiselled siqs (canyons) at dawn or melts the division between rock and sand at dusk; it is exacting on the Bedouin who live in it and vengeful on those who ignore its dangers. For most visitors, on half-or full-day trips from Aqaba or Petra, Wadi Rum offers one of the easiest and safest glimpses of the desert in the region. It is an unforgettable way of stripping the soul back to basics. Head to your camp at Wadi Rum for dinner and overnight.

  • Overnight in Wadi Rum
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Sun City Camp in Wadi Rum or similar (Standard quality)

Day 16: Wadi Rum — Dead Sea

Breakfast at the hotel, drive to Dead Sea: At 431m below sea level – the lowest point on earth – the Dead Sea is a body of intense blue water, polished smooth like oiled skin on a windless day in winter and ruffled into whitecaps by the summer winds.

  • Overnight in Dead Sea
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Dead Sea Spa Hotel OR Ramada Resort OR Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea or similar (Standard quality)

Day 17: Dead Sea — Departure Queen Alia Airport

After breakfast at the hotel. Free time to enjoy the shores of the Dead Sea and the resort facilities and the variety of Spa treatments available till you are transferred to Queen Alia Airport for departure.

  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: No accommodation is included on this day.

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • Pick up and drop-off between airport & hotel.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Istanbul to Cappadocia and from Cappadocia to Izmir only.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Cairo to Aswan and from Luxor to Cairo only.
  • 3 nights accommodation at a 4-star hotel with breakfast in Istanbul.
  • 1 night accommodation at a cave hotel with breakfast in Cappadocia.
  • 3 nights accommodation at a 5-star hotel with breakfast in Cairo.
  • 3 nights on the cruise full board.
  • 2 nights accommodation at a 4-star hotel with breakfast in Amman.
  • 2 nights accommodation at a 4-star hotel with breakfast in Petra.
  • 1 night accommodation at a Sun City Camp with breakfast in Wadi Rum.
  • 1 night accommodation at a 4-star hotel with breakfast in Dead Sea.
  • English-speaking guide during the tours in Turkey and Egypt.
  • English-speaking driver during the tour in Jordan.
  • Guide in Jerash (1 hr).
  • Guide in Petra (2 hrs).
  • 2 hours jeep ride in Wadi Rum.
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner).
  • Visits and entrances fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Local taxes and service charges.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International Flight Tickets.
  • Flight tickets from Istanbul to Cairo and Cairo to Amman.
  • Visa to enter Turkey, Egypt & Jordan.
  • Escorting tour guide.
  • Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride.
  • Optional tours mentioned in the program, they will be provided at an additional cost.
  • Services not mentioned in the program.
  • Drinks with meals.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • The order of the itinerary is indicative and subject to change, but all visits described will take place.
  • This is a regular shared group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour.
  • Vegetarian lunch option available upon request.
  • For 1 traveler: 1 Single Room Accommodation.
  • For 2 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room Accommodation.
  • For 3 travelers: 1 Triple Room Accommodation.
  • For 4 travelers: 2 Double/Twin Rooms Accommodation.
  • For 5 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room and 1 Triple Room Accommodation.

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