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Petra to the Pyramids & a Nile Yacht Cruise 2021


13 days from $11,295 per person

Limited to 12 guests

Experience the best of Jordan and Egypt on an intimate journey from Petra and Wadi Rum to Luxor and Cairo, exploring the region’s most iconic sites and relaxing in elegant accommodations, like the bespoke dahabeah ‘Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau,’ your home for a three-night cruise along the Nile.

A&K Advantages

  • Explore Petra, the ancient desert city in Jordan carved into solid rock, viewing its famed, pillared Treasury and learning its myriad secrets
  • Roam by 4x4 through Jordan’s Wadi Rum, watching the sun set over red-hued stone outcroppings and dining like Bedouins beneath desert stars
  • Float with ease in the buoyant, mineral-rich waters of the restorative Dead Sea
  • Cruise the Nile on intimate, exclusively chartered ‘Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau,’ visiting many iconic sites, including the Temple of Luxor and the tomb of Tutankhamun
  • Enter one of the pyramids, ride a camel and view the enigmatic Great Sphinx on the Giza Plateau
  • Discover the stunning temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari in Abu Simbel
  • Overnight at the historic Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, where Agatha Christie stayed on the visit to Egypt that inspired her to write Death on the Nile

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
Abu Simbel & Cairo | Twin Temples
Day 12
Cairo | Giza Plateau by Camel Back
Day 13
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.

The St. Regis Amman
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 members-only 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, embrace Bedouin life with a Chef’s Table dinner 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 stunning Petra, the ancient Nabataean city carved from solid rock. Enter through a narrow gap, the Siq, to view the majestic Treasury, Temple of the Winged Lions and Palace Tomb. Once a stop for camel caravans bearing spices and silk, Petra was lost for 1,000 years, until being rediscovered in 1812 by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. After lunch, relax on a drive to your hotel along the shore of 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, “Pompeii of the Middle East,” with its well-preserved Roman ruins, on foot.

Explore Amman, visiting its historic downtown, the Citadel and the impressive Roman Theater

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

Enjoy time at leisure, free to float in the restorative waters of the Dead Sea.

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

Fly to Cairo, Egypt’s bustling capital city. This afternoon, visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, home to a vast collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts.

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

This morning, fly to Luxor, where you board ‘Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau.’ Embark on a three-night cruise where you 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.

'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 the Temple of Horus, the falcon-headed god. Built in 230 BC by Ptolemy III, and having spent much of the modern era buried in sand and debris, this well-preserved and colorful structure reveals what temple worship in ancient Egypt was like. Sail toward Aswan while enjoying a Scenic Sundowner overlooking the Nile.

'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. 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, included this Victorian palace. Board a felucca and sail around Elephantine Island, and dine in the famed 1902 restaurant.

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11
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. Located on the banks of Lake Nasser, this site is both an ancient and a modern engineering marvel. 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
Day 12
Cairo | Giza Plateau by Camel Back

This morning, join your expert A&K Egyptologist and discover the pyramids built for Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus on the Giza Plateau. Then, Ride Like a Local, on camel back, as you take in the panorama of the Giza Plateau backdropped by the soaring pyramids. 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 farewell dinner.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13
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.

  • 2021
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  • Feb 03 - Feb 15
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  • Feb 10 - Feb 22
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  • Mar 17 - Mar 29
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  • Mar 24 - Apr 05
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  • Mar 31 - Apr 12
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  • Apr 07 - Apr 19
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  • Apr 21 - May 03
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  • Sep 08 - Sep 20
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  • Sep 29 - Oct 11
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  • Oct 06 - Oct 18
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  • Oct 20 - Nov 01
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  • Nov 03 - Nov 15
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  • Nov 17 - Nov 29
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  • Dec 01 - Dec 13
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Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $1,280
Amman/Cairo/Luxor; Aswan/Abu Simbel/Aswan/Cairo

This journey contains some active elements.

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 10:30 a.m. on Day 2.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 12.

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

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