You will arrive in Cairo, where you'll explore the pyramids and Egyptian Museum, before enjoying a three-day cruise along the Nile River with stops at various temples and tombs including the Valley of Kings, Karnak Temple, and more. You'll also sail along the Nile to Aswan and then return to Cairo for your transfer to Casablanca and then Fes, where you'll have two days to discover the bustling medina and picturesque architecture in Fes. After spending one night at Agafay Desert Camp, you'll travel to the red city, Marrakech, where you'll have a few days to visit the city's medina, enjoy a hot air balloon, visit the famous Majorelle Gardens, and much more.
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You'll start your trip in Cairo—where you'll visit the Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum—before departing for a three-day cruise along the Nile to many of Egypt's most famous temples in Luxor, Esna, and Kom Ombo. You'll also set sail along the Nile River to Aswan and then return to Cairo in time for your flight to Amman in Jordan. After one day in Amman, you'll travel to the ancient rose-colored city of Petra for one night before enjoying a desert tour through Wadi Rum and then returning to Amman for your final night.
Egypt & Jordan Cultural Tour: Cairo, Nile River Cruise, Amman, Petra, The Dead Sea, & more - 12 Days
This cultural tour will start in Cairo, where you'll explore the bustling city and visit the Pyramids of Giza, before embarking on a three-day cruise on the Nile River during which you'll visit Egypt's most famous temples including Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings, Horus Temple, and others. You'll then set sail on the Nile River to Aswan before returning to Cairo in time for your flight to Amman in Jordan. In Amman, you'll do a tour of this historic city and visit the Jerash Ruins, and then travel to the ancient city Petra for one night before enjoying a desert drive through Wadi Rum and spending your final night at the Dead Sea.
With its cooler temperatures and bustling energy, December is one of the best times of the year to visit Egypt. The weather is pleasant and special events abound as tourists spill in for the holidays. It's more crowded than usual; however, the extra bodies also bring an exciting, fun-filled atmosphere with crowded markets and vibrant nightlife.
November is one of the best times of year to visit Egypt. It's the beginning of winter and the temperatures cool off dramatically, offering respite from the scorching heat of the summer months. The crowds grow in size this time of year but don't yet hit the peak that arrives in December and January. It's a fantastic month to discover the many treasures of the world's oldest civilization.
By October, temperatures throughout Egypt have finally begun cooling down (although keep in mind that "cool" is a relative term in this part of the world). Daytime highs range from 88 to 100°F, depending on where you are in the country; however, it's not the unbearable heat of the summertime (which hovers constantly in the triple digits). Not only that, the crowd sizes are more moderate, making it an excellent time to explore the ancient ruins or swim in the crystal blue ocean.
September marks the end of the hot summer and the beginning of the transition into cooler weather in Egypt. Temperatures are still warm but no longer sweltering hot, especially toward to middle and end of the month. It's a fantastic time to wander through the ancient ruins in or swim in the turquoise sea, taking advantage of the "best of both worlds" atmosphere.
The summer season in Egypt is a hot time and August is no exception. Daytime temperatures can range 96 to 105°F and the midday heat can at times feel sweltering. That said, it's also a time when very few tourists visit and prices are low, making it an enticing option for certain types of travelers. Although hot, the Pyramids of Giza and other wonders are no less awe-inspiring this time of year.
July is the hottest month of the year in Egypt and for that reason, it 's considered low season. Due to the high temperatures, many tourists avoid booking trips and the crowds thin out substantially. This makes it a great time to visit if you're someone who can tolerate a little extra heat—you'll have much more room at the pyramids and other historical sites, and the costs go down, too. Best of all, there are still plenty of destinations—particularly on the beaches—where temperatures are still pleasant and the evenings cool off considerably.
By June, summertime is in full swing and, along with it, considerable heat. That doesn't mean you can't have a fantastic Egyptian vacation this time of year but you do have to plan your destinations a bit more thoroughly. The beaches along the Red Sea are stunning and full of life and in Cairo, the temperatures are cooler as well. Southern destinations, however, can reach temperatures of up to 106°F during the days, making it an undesirable time for most tourist attractions. The upshot is there are far fewer tourists during this low season.
May is the beginning of the summer in Egypt and one of the hotter times of the year to visit. It's a magical time to head to the Red Sea coastal resorts where temperatures are slightly cooler and the gentle sea breezes help temper the heat. Plus, you can often scoop up end-of-season deals and there are fewer tourists crowding the attractions. Inland and farther south, the heat can be oppressive and the desert is known for sandstorms this time of year so it's best to stick to the northern region.
April is still considered shoulder season in Egypt, however, the weather is considerably hotter than it is in May and toward the end of the month the crowds begin clearing out significantly. This makes it a great time for a visit, particularly if you can tolerate the more intense heat that begins arriving at the end of the moth. It' not scorching hot yet and you can enjoy a "best of both worlds" scenario where the weather is reasonably pleasant but the crowds are smaller.
March is shoulder season in Egypt and without a doubt one of the best times of year to visit. The weather begins warming up as winter comes to an end; however, the temperatures are not yet scorching hot. This makes it a fantastic time to stroll through the ancient ruins and explore the historical sites. Plus, as a bonus, the crowds begin thinning out, giving you the space you soak up all of the wonder.
High season is in full effect in Egypt in February. The weather is cooler this time of the year and the air is more pleasant, a fact that draws many tourists to visit the world's oldest civilization. It's the perfect time to check out the Pyramids of Giza and other key historical sites where you'll find temperatures idyllic for strolling around the magnificent ruins and watching the ancient cities bustle with life.
January is wintertime in Egypt which makes it one of the best times of the year to visit. The weather is cooler in Cairo and around the Nile-Delta region so you won't have to deal with the stifling heat of the summer months yet it's still sunny and beautiful. Farther south, temperatures stay hot but ease up in the evenings. The pleasant weather brings larger crowds but if you can tolerate other tourists, it's the perfect time for a trip.
Explore Egypt on a luxurious Nile River cruise as you visit Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan. Highlights will include visiting the Pyramids of Giza, seeing art and artifacts at the Egyptian Museum, and Karnak Temple in Luxor. As you cruise down The Nile, you will also have time to relax and take in the scenery.
On this eight-day cruise, you'll have time to marvel at the wonders of Egypt and also relax while traveling on one of the largest artificial lakes in the world — Lake Nasser. You'll see major sights like the Great Pyramids of Giza, the ancient structures of Aswan, and the monumental temples at Abu Simbel.
Venture to some of Egypt's most intriguing destinations as you travel from Cairo to Alexandria and then to the western oasis of Siwa. You'll marvel at the great pyramids in Giza and the treasures of ancient rulers in The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo. For a further exploration through history, you will visit Greco-Roman sights in Alexandria and its library — which was one of the largest and most significant intellectual centers in the ancient world. In Siwa, you can continue your adventure with a safari or sandboarding.
Follow the ancient Nile down through Egypt to sail to some of the ancient world's most dramatic structures. Spots such as Karnak, Luxor, and Abu Simbel evoke the complex structures of ancient Egyptian life and architecture, while a city tour of Cairo and trip to the Aswan Dam will help bring you into Egypt's present.
Experience some of the most popular sites of the ancient world in style on this nine-day Egyptian luxury tour. You'll start off in Cairo, then cruise down the Nile to visit towering temples, elaborate tombs, and other monuments as you travel in style.
Hit the highlights of Cairo and neighboring Alexandria on this tour. Over the course of four days, you'll see the Pyramids and Sphinx along with the extensive archives of the Egyptian Museum, views from Cairo Tower, and remnants of the ancient world in Alexandria.
On this weeklong tour of Egypt, explore two regions: Cario and Sharm El Sheikh. Begin by visiting the ancient pyramids and the Sphinx in Giza. Then, take a day trip to Alexandria to tour the catacombs, citadel, and more. Next, fly to Sharm El Sheikh for a grand safari to Dahab and a beach day at the Red Sea, before returning to Cairo for a final tour of ancient Egyptian landmarks.
On this 10-day tour of Egypt, enjoy the sites by land and sea. Begin in Cairo to visit the pyramids and the Sphinx. Then, fly to Luxor for some sightseeing, before boarding a multiday cruise along the Nile, with stops in Edfu and Aswan. Then, disembark and fly back to Cairo to tour more of ancient Egypt, including the churches and mosques of Old Cairo, along with the old market of Khan El Khalili.
On this quick, eventful journey, experience the best of Cairo. Tour the Egyptian Museum, which includes antiques that date back 5,000 years, followed by a visit to the famous Cairo Tower. Then, enjoy a concert in Giza surrounded by the pyramids and the Sphinx. Next, tour the Old Cairo churches, mosques, and market stalls, and enjoy delicious Egyptian fare.
Anchored in Cairo, this five-day trip offers exploration of all the best parts of the Egyptian capital city, and beyond. Begin with a tour of the Egyptian Museum to discover ancient antiques and an extensive King Tut exhibit. Then, visit the iconic pyramids and the Sphinx in Giza. Take a day trip to Alexandria to discover the catacombs, citadel and library, before returning back to stroll Old Cairo.