EGYPT & JORDAN ADVENTURE

Egypt and Jordan Adventure With Luxury Nile River Cruise

13 nights, departing May 3rd, 2024

Pricing $5898 per person plus flights

Ancient Luxor Temple

Take an extraordinary journey on this escorted tour of Egypt, beginning and ending in Cairo, followed by a 4-night stay in Jordan. Begin with a 3-night stay in Cairo—called the “Mother of the World”—to explore the legendary sites you’ve dreamed of seeing. Stand before the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza; Sakkara’s tombs of the kings, and a mesmerizing evening light show at the pyramids. Survey King Tut’s treasures at the Egyptian Museum (note: upon its opening in 2022, the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza will replace Cairo’s Egyptian Museum for this itinerary.); visit Saladin’s 12th-century citadel behind the walls of Old Cairo; and visit Coptic Cairo, where the Holy Family sought refuge, and home to Cairo’s oldest Jewish synagogue. Fly from Cairo to Luxor and see the stunning of Luxor and Karnak. Walk among the pillars the colossal Temple of Amun Ra and along the Avenue of the Sphinxes.

Embark on a luxury cruise on the Nile River to the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens and see the site where 62 tombs have been discovered so far, including the intact tomb of King Tutankhamun. In Edfu, visit the temple to the falcon god, Horus; and take a walk to the bluff-top temples of Horus and the crocodile god, Sobek-Ra, in beautiful Kom Ombo. Enjoy a presentation by an expert Egyptologist while sailing to Aswan. There, board a Felucca (traditional wooden sailing boat) to visit Kitchener Island’s botanical gardens and the grand mausoleum of Aga Khan. Disembark your Nile River cruise through Egypt for two nights in Cairo. Take an excursion to the granite quarries that supplied ancient Egypt with the stones that built the pyramids. See the famous unfinished obelisk remaining there. Visit the gigantic Aswan High Dam and board a motor launch to the island of Agilika—home of the Temple of Isis. You’ll also tour the world’s widest open-air museum and take a scenic cruise on a feculla boat.

Your adventure continues with four nights in Jordan, with a flight from Cairo to Amman. Spend one night each in Amman and Petra, and two nights at the Dead Sea. Enjoy superior accommodations, transportation, and guided sightseeing with expert Local Guides to see the red city of Petra, Roman ruins of Amman, the ruins of Jerash, and the Dead Sea.

*Avalon Waterways

Map of Egypt and Jordan Adventure

Bookings: Email Mandy at mandy@firefightergetaway.com

Egypt Cairo - Giza
View of the Karnak temple in the evening - Luxor, Egypt
Karnak Temple in Luxor Egypt

Pricing

  • $5898.00 USD per person plus flights

  • Deposit is $500 USD per person. $250 is non refundable, $250 is refundable up to 180 days prior to travel.

  • Final payment is due by January 27th, 2024

If you don’t know what the future holds but really want to get in on this deal, we suggest you buy from us a Cancel for Any Reason insurance policy covering your deposit amount. In the event you can’t travel, you can claim on this $500 and get 80% of your money back.

Tour Itinerary - May 3rd to May 16th, 2024

DAY 1: CAIRO, EGYPT - Welcome to Cairo, "Mother of the World"

 

DAY 2: CAIRO - Desert Sands and Secrets of the Sphinx

  • This morning take a close-up look at one of the World’s Seven Wonders and guardian of the great pyramids, the enigmatic Sphinx, and the Great Pyramid of Giza. Cheops, with an original height of 496 feet, is the most colossal pyramid ever built, and of course enjoy the visit to the newly discovered the Sun Boats. Afterwards, enjoy free time for lunch in a local restaurant.

  • Drive to Sakkara, a vast desert necropolis built for kings and nobles, and its Stairway to the Sky, the oldest of all pyramids. Also admire the special tomb of Mary Roca and the Step Pyramid.

  • A Guided Excursion to the pyramids this evening features a Sound and Light Show complete with historical stories and secrets of the Sphinx.

  • (B)

 

DAY 3: CAIRO -  Ancient Cairo, a Boy King, and the Christ Child

  • Enjoy a guided visit to the now-famous Tahrir Square and visit the Egyptian Museum*. Peruse King Tutankhamun’s fabulous treasures and many other priceless artifacts of ancient Egypt.

  • Drive to walled city of Old Cairo, with Saladin’s 12th-century citadel, and the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali.

  • Drive to "Coptic Cairo" to see the Hanging Church where the Virgin Mary and Jesus sought refuge while in Egypt. Walk to see Cairo’s oldest Jewish synagogue, founded in the 9th century. *Note: upon its opening, the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza will replace Cairo’s Egyptian Museum for this itinerary.

  • (B)

 

DAY 4: CAIRO-LUXOR (EMBARKATION) - The World’s Greatest Open-Air Museum Fly 300 miles up the Nile Valley to Luxor to embark on your Nile River cruise.

  • See the stunning monuments of Luxorand Karnak, ancient cities whose combined populations swelled to more than one million.

  • Walk among the pillars of the colossal Temple of Amun Ra and along the Avenue of the Sphinxes for an experience you will treasure for a lifetime.

  • Consider an Optional Guided Excursion to enjoy the sound and light show in Karnak Temple.

  • OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LUXOR

  • (B,L,D)

 

DAY 5: LUXOR-ESNA - Royal Resting Places of Kings and Queens

  • Venture to the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens on the west bank of the Nile where generations of pharaohs and nobles were entombed in cliffside crypts. See where 62 royal tombs have thus far been discovered, of which one was virtually intact-the splendid tomb of Tutankhamun discovered in 1922.

  • Visit Deir El-Bahri, Queen Hatshepsut’s monumental rock temple. Stop for pictures at the two Colossi of Memnon guarding the valleys.

  • DISCOVERY - This evening, enjoy live entertainment on-board.

  • OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ESNA

  • (B,L,D)

 

DAY 6: EDFU - KOM OMBO - Egyptian Gods of the River and Sky

  • This morning visit the Temple of Horus with its menacing black stone statue of the falcon god.

  • Enjoy beautiful Kom Ombo for a short walk to its bluff-top twin temples. The right side is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek-Ra, while the left side is dedicated to the falcon god Horus.

  • Enjoy a leisurely sail to Aswan.

  • DISCOVERY - Enjoy an exclusive lecture on this ancient civilization by your Egyptologist.

  • Tonight, enjoy live entertainment on-board.

  • OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KOM OMBO

  • (B,L,D)

 

DAY 7: ASWAN - Temples from Above and Islands Below

  • This morning, consider a Guided Optional Excursion with a flight over the huge massive sandstone temples of Abu Simbel (weather permitting).

  • Board a Felucca (traditional wooden sailing boat)and cross the blue waters of the Nile. En route, see the ancient water measurement system, "Nilometer," on the Nile’s Elephantine Island.

  • Visit Kitchener Island’s lush Botanical Gardens and the splendid Aga Khan Mausoleum on the left bank.

  • Join an Optional Excursion to the Sound and Light show in Philae Temple.

  • OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ASWAN

  • (B,L,D)

 

DAY 8: ASWAN (DISEMBARKATION) - CAIRO Work in Progress and the Goddess Isis

  • Join a Guided Sightseeing Excursion to explore the Granite Quarries that supplied ancient Egypt with its hard stones for the pyramids in Giza. See the famous unfinished obelisk, still remaining in the quarry.

  • Visit the gigantic Aswan High Dam, completed in 1970. Board a motor launch to the island of Agilika between the two dams.

  • Visit the Temple Of Isis, which was dismantled from the submerged island of Philae and reassembled here.

  • Board your flight back to Cairo later today.

  • Consider attending an Optional Dinner Cruise on the Nile to celebrate your Egyptian adventure.

  • (B)

 

DAY 9: CAIRO -  Amazing Palaces and Marketplace Mazes

  • Enjoy a special tour of the world’s widest open-air museum to admire palaces and mosques. Browse the maze of shops in the vast labyrinths of the Khan al Khali Soukbazaar and Medieval alleyways.

  • Take in a full panoramic view of Cairo from the Nile River-on board a traditional wooden sailing vessel (Felucca).

  • Discover Cairo by night on an orientation tour in the old city.

  • (B)

 

DAY 10 : CAIRO-AMMAN, JORDAN -  Welcome in Jordan

  • Your Avalon cruise concludes with breakfast this morning.

  • Flight to Amman, Jordan and enjoy free time in the capital city of Jordan before dinner at your hotel in Amman.

  • (B,D)

 

DAY 11 : AMMAN-PETRA

  • Start the day with a city tour of Amman, which will take you to visit the citadel and Roman Theatre. Enjoy a walk at downtown and see the old markets. A motorcoach transfer will take you at Mt. Nebo

  • Visit the alleged burial site of Moses at Mt. Nebo and St. George Church in Madaba, with its mosaic floor.

  • Continue to Petra for dinner at your hotel.

  • (B,D)

 

DAY 12 : PETRA - DEAD SEA

  • Enjoy a visit to the archaeological site of Petra.

  • In the afternoon, depart for the Dead Sea for dinner at your hotel.

  • (B,D)

 

DAY 13 : DEAD SEA. EXCURSION TO JERASH RUINS

  • This morning, join a visit to Jerash Ruins.

  • Transfer back to Dead Sea to enjoy free time and dinner at your hotel.

  • (B,D)

 

DAY 14 : DEAD SEA - AMMAN

  • Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

  • Morning transfer to Amman airport in time for homebound flights.

  • (B)

* Avalon Waterways

Edfu, Aswan temple
Colossi of Memnon in Luxor
Philae Temple of Isis, Aswan
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MS Farrah - Avalon Waterways

The MS Farah with Avalon Waterways

 

In Arabic, Farah means Happiness and Joy. In this spirit, you'll sail on the MS Farah-one of Egypt's most elite ships on the Nile. Cruise in style and comfort, while enjoying the mysterious and magnificent sights and experiences only found in the Egyptian landscapes. The MS Farah ship offers 56 deluxe cabins and 2 Royal Suites that feature style and comfort with oversized French balconies that are virtually wall-sized. Avalon insists on the best view and the best crew to treat you like royalty while exploring the treasures of the pharaohs on this Nile River cruise!

 

Exploring the Nile River aboard the MS Farah is an elegant, first-class experience with a touch of mystery combined with an old world spirit of adventure, and state-of-the-art comfort, of course! Avalon's Nile River cruise aboard the MS Farah carries you into the exotic world of pharaohs, explorers, and legends, while introducing you to locals who share the traditions of generations. Relax with onboard features, including Deluxe and Royal Suite, spa services, Wi-Fi, gourmet dining, and a caring crew who create an exceptional experience in comfort, customer service, and classic adventure on board one of the Nile's most elite river ships.

 Ship Amenities

  • On board Egyptian cooking class by the chef.

  • Pillow menu included: you will be able to choose from a range of soft, water pillow, orthopedic, sponge pillows.

  • Free use of gym - sauna and steam (massages à la carte excluded).

  • Wide TV LED Screen with free cable.

  • Free Wi-fi internet connection throughout the ship.

  • Telescope at disposal on the sundeck.

  • Special library dedicated to Paulo Coelho.

  • Welcome drink and refreshing towels upon arrival.

  • Fruit basket, cookies, canapés & nuts.

  • Kettle with tea packets available and Nescafe will be served in cabins.

  • The boat offers all the services and facilities needed to organize special events on board.

  • Large restaurant on board.

  • Lounge bar on board.

  • Pool bar on board.

Dining

  • Vegetarian options for lunch and dinner.

  • Tea and coffee will be served during lunch and dinner.

  • Barbecue lunches and dinners on sun deck (weather permitting).

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

MS Farah Sun Deck
MS Farah Sun Deck
MS Farah Sun Deck
MS Farah Sun Deck
MS Farah Sun Deck
MS Farah Spa
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MS Farah Lounge

MS Farrah - Avalon Waterways

Accommodation - Deluxe Stateroom

Room features

  • All Staterooms feature French balconies

  • 239 sq ft.

  • Hairdryer

  • French balcony

  • Pillow menu included: you will be able to choose from a range of soft, water pillow, orthopedic, sponge pillows.

  • Bathtub

  • Internet connection

  • LCD TV

  • Individually controlled air-conditioned system

  • Private bathroom

  • Private safe box

  • Mini bar

MS Farah Deluxe Stateroom
MS Farah Deluxe Stateroom
MS Farah Deluxe Stateroom

MS Farrah - Deluxe Stateroom

Deck Plan

Lower Deck

Lower Deck - MS Farah

Main Deck

Main Deck - MS Farah
Second Deck - MS Farah

Second Deck

Wheel H Deck

Wheel H Deck - MS Farah

Sun Deck

Sundeck - MS Farah

What is included on the tour:

  • Meals including 13 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 8 dinners.

  • Superior land based accommodation

  • Intra-vacation air flights

    • Cairo International Airport (CAI) to Luxor International Airport (LXR)

    • Aswan International Airport (ASW) to Cairo International Airport (CAI)

    • Cairo International Airport (CAI) to Amman Queen Alia International Airport (AMM)

  • Luxury Nile River cruise aboard the MS Farah.

  • Transportation and guided sightseeing

  • Expert local guides

What is included on the luxury Nile River cruise

  • Deluxe Stateroom cruise cabins with panoramic windows.

  • Included shore excursions with headsets and an Egyptologist.

  • Onboard swimming pool.

  • Modern bathrooms. 

  • Enjoy color satellite TV on the Nile River. 

  • Large closets with shelves for ample storage. 

  • Delicious meals - both Western and Eastern cuisine. 

  • English-speaking crew. 

  • Internet access on the Nile River to stay in touch with family. 

  • Complimentary glass of wine or beer at dinner. 

  • Complimentary soft drinks with lunch and dinner. 

What is not included

 

  • Airfare to Cairo is not included*

  • Airfare from Amman is not included*

  • Extra meals

  • Beverages - over and above complimentary glass of wine or beer with dinner.

  • Laundry

  • Optional extra shore excursions

  • Gratuities

  • Travel insurance**

 

* Mandy can arrange and book all your pre and post cruise travel requirements.

** Travel insurance is highly recommended. Mandy can provide insurance options.

FAQ's

Q - How do we book this?

A - Please get in touch with Mandy at mandy@firefightergetaway.com

Q - Can you book everything we need for this trip?

A - Yes, we can book airfares, accommodation and anything else you may want to do before and after your cruise.

Q - What if we want to do travel before and after the group tour?

A - That is no problem. If you want to do additional pre and/or post tour travel, Mandy can help you with all your bookings.

Q - What if I want to book my own flights?

A - That's fine. Just make sure that your flights arrive into Cairo on the right date and in time to ensure you are there for the start of the tour. Please note the tour starts in Cairo and ends in Amman, so your flights need to accommodate these locations. Please note the visa requirements below.

Q - Do we need a visa for Egypt and Jordan?

A - Yes, you do. Visa's can be arranged on tour for both locations for US citizens. If you hold a passport from another country, check with your local consulate about requirements for travel to Egypt and Jordan. Please note visas will only be provided for guests that take Avalon Waterways airport transfer to the start hotel on the tour's published start date. If you are making your own travel arrangements and you are not arriving in Cairo on the tour's published start date, you will need to obtain a visa from the Egyptian consulate from your country of origin. If you are unsure, please get in touch with Mandy to clarify visa requirements if you are planning to do your own travel arrangements.

Q - Is insurance necessary?

A - Yes, we highly recommend you get insurance.

Q - What insurance options are available?

A - We have two travel insurance options available.

 

1) World Wide Travel Protection Policy - This policy will cover you if you are sick and can’t travel at the time of the cruise, this will give you back 100% of your monies paid with medical certificate from Doctor, there are other conditions that this policy pays on. A policy will be provided with all the conditions for you. Your age and the cost of your cabin determines this cost.

2) World Wide Travel Protection With Cancel Anytime - This cancel for any reason insurance must be purchased at time of deposit. It will cover you at 80% of the money you have paid out, but it will allow you to cancel for any reason. Your age and the cost of your cabin determine this cost. This is more slightly expensive than the medical insurance coverage above.

Q - I have more questions about this tour. What is the best way to get answers to these?

A - Please email Mandy at mandy@firefightergetaway.com and she will be happy to answer all your additional questions.

Bookings: Email Mandy at mandy@firefightergetaway.com