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Petra to the Pyramids & a Nile Yacht Cruise 2020


14 days from $10,995

Limited to 12 guests

Float down the Nile aboard the luxurious, boutique ‘Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau’; discover an Egyptian pyramid from the inside out; and explore ancient Petra, a fabled “Rose-Red City” with well-preserved Roman ruins.

A&K Advantages

Discover the archaeological icons of ancient Egypt and Jordan, with your own private Egyptologist and expert local guides

Embark on a leisurely Nile cruise aboard the intimate, exclusive 12-passenger ‘Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau’

Explore Petra, the city “half as old as time,” and take a four-wheel-drive vehicle excursion through Jordan’s Wadi Rum, a desert of otherworldly proportions

Enjoy guaranteed entry into one of Egypt’s legendary pyramids and discover Egypt’s ancient capital of Memphis

Relax at the historic Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, which hosted international heroes and legends from Lord Wellington to Omar Sharif

Take a dip in the buoyant, mineral-rich waters of the restorative Dead Sea

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Amman, Jordan
Day 2
Aqaba | "City of Mosaics"
Day 3
Wadi Rum | In the Valley of the Moon
Day 4
Petra | The “Rose-Red” City
Day 5
The Dead Sea | Design Your Day
Day 6
Cairo, Egypt | Land of the Pharaohs
Day 7
Luxor | Cruising the Nile, World’s Longest River
Days 8-9
Nile Cruise | Storied Structures
Day 10
Aswan | Riverine Heritage
Day 11
Aswan | Sailing by Felucca
Day 12
Abu Simbel & Cairo | Twin Temples
Day 13
Cairo | Giza Plateau by Camel Back
Day 14
Depart Cairo
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Day 1
Arrive Amman, Jordan

Arrive in Amman, where you are met by an A&K representative and privately transferred to your hotel at the Dead Sea.

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
Day 2
Aqaba | "City of Mosaics"

Proceed to Mount Nebo, where Moses is said to have seen the Promised Land he would never enter. Just beyond, Madaba — the “City of Mosaics” — reveals the oldest preserved mosaic map of the Holy Land. Composed of two million pieces of colored stone, it informed scholars about Jerusalem’s layout after its destruction and rebuilding in AD 70. Continue to Aqaba and check in to your hotel. Tonight, sit down to a special welcome dinner at the Royal Yacht Club.

Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Wadi Rum | In the Valley of the Moon

After a morning at leisure in Aqaba, travel to Wadi Rum — the “Valley of the Moon” — which you explore by 4x4, traversing rose-tinted vistas and visiting a place where Lawrence of Arabia once lived. Tonight, dine beneath twinkling desert skies before returning to your hotel.

Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Petra | The “Rose-Red” City

Explore the once-thriving capital of Petra, a stunning city carved from the mountains around it. Pass through the Siq, the main entrance to the ancient city, to view the majestic Treasury, Temple of the Winged Lions and Palace Tomb. Eat lunch within the city of Petra before driving to your hotel by the Dead Sea.

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
The Dead Sea | Design Your Day

This morning, enjoy one of these Design Your Day options.

Explore Third-Century Jerash, the “Pompeii of the Middle East,” with its well-preserved Roman ruins.

Tour Amman, visiting its historic downtown, the Citadel, a small Byzantine basilica and the Great Temple of Amman.

Visit Bethany Beyond the Jordan, on the eastern bank of the Jordan River, known as the baptism site of Jesus.

Later, enjoy time at leisure, free to take an afternoon dip in the restorative waters of the Dead Sea.

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6
Cairo, Egypt | Land of the Pharaohs

Transfer to the airport and fly to Cairo, Egypt’s bustling capital city. This afternoon, visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities (or the Grand Egyptian Museum, upon its opening), home to the largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including treasures from Tutankhamun and items dating to 4000 BC. Your visit will also include the famed Mummy Room, featuring the remains of ancient Egypt’s pharaohs and nobility, such as Ramses II, one of Egypt’s most powerful pharaohs.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7
Luxor | Cruising the Nile, World’s Longest River

Transfer to the airport and fly to Luxor, where you board ‘Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau.’ Embark on a three-night cruise where you will discover the Nile’s significant impact on ancient Egyptian civilization. After lunch on board, visit the striking Temple of Luxor. Along the front of the temple pylons, there were six large statues of Ramses II (of which three remain), while behind the East Tower is the Courtyard of Ramses II. Marvel at the Colonnade of Amenhotep III, which consists of 14 papyrus-headed columns, leading to the Court of Amenhotep III. Enjoy a welcome cocktail, followed by dinner.

'Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 8-9
Nile Cruise | Storied Structures

Discover the Valley of the Kings, the legendary burial ground of the pharaohs, including entrance into the tomb of “the boy king,” Tutankhamun. Journey to the Temple of Karnak, where generations of pharaohs wished to record their names. Walk through the Great Hypostyle Hall with its expertly aligned columns, a sight to behold. Continue cruising to Edfu and the Temple of Horus, the falcon-headed god. Built in 230 BC by Ptolemy III, and spending much of the modern era buried in sand and debris, this stunningly well-preserved and colorful structure reveals what temple worship in ancient Egypt was like.

'Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Aswan | Riverine Heritage

Disembark in Aswan and ride a motorized boat to Philae Temple on the island of Agilika, painstakingly moved and reconstructed here to avoid flood damage from Aswan’s High Dam. Afterward, continue to the impressive granite quarries and site of the Unfinished Obelisk, thought to have belonged to Queen Hatshepsut or Queen Nefertiti. Arrive at your historic luxury hotel. Dating back to 1899, the property was built by Thomas Cook to house European travellers, among them Sir Winston Churchill; Margaret Thatcher; and Agatha Christie, whose novel, Death on the Nile, was set at this Victorian palace. This evening, sit down to dinner at the famed 1902 French restaurant.

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11
Aswan | Sailing by Felucca

Pay a morning visit to the Nubian Museum to see its vast collection of artifacts that showcase Nubian history, art and culture. Enjoy time at leisure. Then, in the late afternoon, board a felucca and cruise around Elephantine Island, seeing Lord Kitchener’s Botanical Gardens and the Agha Khan Mausoleum.

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
Meals: Breakfast
Day 12
Abu Simbel & Cairo | Twin Temples

Fly to Abu Simbel and discover the commanding twin temples of Ramses II — Egypt’s longest-ruling pharaoh — and his wife, Queen Nefertari. The entire site was disassembled and moved to its present location to save it from the floodwaters of the Aswan High Dam. Return to the airport and fly to Cairo via Aswan. Check in to your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 13
Cairo | Giza Plateau by Camel Back

This morning, join your Egyptologist and discover the pyramids built for Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus on the Giza Plateau. Continue to the Solar Boat Museum, which houses the funerary boat of King Cheops. Then, riding camel back, take in the panorama of the Giza Plateau, where the soaring pyramids rise from the sands. Also see the fabled Great Sphinx, a monumental limestone statue. Next, visit the ancient capital of Memphis, the city of Menes, as well as the necropolis of Sakkara, site of the storied Step Pyramid of King Djoser and the oldest-known Egyptian pyramid. Tonight, toast to your travels with fellow guests at a special farewell dinner hosted by Abercrombie & Kent.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14
Depart Cairo

Transfer to the airport and board your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast
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Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • Jan 07 - Jan 20
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  • Feb 02 - Feb 15
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  • Feb 09 - Feb 22
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  • Feb 23 - Mar 07
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  • Mar 01 - Mar 14
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  • Mar 15 - Mar 28
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  • Mar 29 - Apr 11
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  • Apr 05 - Apr 18
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  • Apr 12 - Apr 25
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  • Apr 20 - May 03
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  • Sep 06 - Sep 19
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  • Sep 13 - Sep 26
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  • Oct 11 - Oct 24
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  • Oct 18 - Oct 31
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  • Nov 08 - Nov 21
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Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $1,175
Amman/Cairo/Luxor; Aswan/Abu Simbel/Aswan/Cairo

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 8:30 a.m. on Day 2.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 13.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

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