5 Day River Cruise
Price on Request
Extend your travels in the Middle East to scenic, historic Jordan. See Roman antiquities at Jerash, Crusader-era castles at Kerak or Shobak, and the lost city of Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Enjoy guided tours of Petra, the Dead Sea and Jordan’s capital city, Amman. Two nights at Petra and one night each at the Dead Sea and Amman, 8 meals including daily breakfasts, three full-day tours, Cairo-Amman flight and hotel/airport transfer are included in this fully escorted package.
DAY 1 | CAIRO & PETRA
After breakfast at your Cairo hotel, we take you to the airport for your morning flight to Amman, Jordan. Transfer to Petra, having lunch on the way and stopping at the ancient town of Madaba, Mt. Nebo (where tradition tells us Moses was buried), and the ruins of the Crusader-era Kerak or Shobak Castle. Upon arrival in Petra, check in to the first-class Petra Marriott Hotel (or similar) and relax at your hotel this evening. (L)
DAY 2 | PETRA
This morning you have a half-day tour of Petra, carved by the Nabateans into the rose-red Sharah Mountains. Walk through the Siq, a narrow fissure between cliffs, to visit Al Khazneh (the Treasury), the Roman amphitheater cut into the hillside, the Monastery and other monuments. Return to your hotel for dinner. (B, D)
DAY 3 | PETRA & DEAD SEA
Relax over breakfast this morning or take an optional visit to the dramatic landscape of Wadi Rum, where Lawrence of Arabia and other movies were filmed. Proceed to the newly opened Dead Sea Museum to learn about the area’s geological and cultural history. Check in to the superior first-class Crowne Plaza Dead Sea (or similar) for a one-night stay; you may choose to take a dip in the Dead Sea to experience the water’s high salt concentration. Have dinner and an evening at leisure. (B, D)
DAY 4 | JERASH & AMMAN
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and travel to Jerash, an ethnically diverse city featuring extensive Greek and Roman ruins. Continue to Amman and check in to the superior first-class Le Méridien Amman (or similar), then enjoy a city tour. Take the afternoon at leisure to explore Jordan’s capital city on your own. Enjoy the city’s liberal culture, thriving art scene and many beautiful churches and mosques. (B, L)
DAY 5 | AMMAN
This morning, take free time to explore more of Amman on your own. If time permits, visit the National Gallery of Fine Arts or the Royal Automobile Museum, or shop in one of the city’s colorful souks. If you have a late flight, you can request a late check-out, which may be provided if available. Otherwise you may check your bags at the hotel while you see the sights. Proceed to the Queen Alia Airport in Amman for your journey back home.* (B)
The following meals are included:
B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner
* Airport meet and greet transfers can be included for an additional cost when booking this extension..
PRICE ON REQUEST
Includes 2 nights Petra, 1 night Dead Sea, 1 night Amman, 8 meals including daily breakfasts, two full-day and two half-day tours, Cairo–Amman flight and hotel/airport transfer are included in this fully escorted package.
NOTE: Explore More pricing is based on extension hotel check-in date. Extension availability is limited and some restrictions apply with regard to departure date and cruise direction. Please ask for details.
Jordan Extension for 2016 - 5 Days
A holiday extension for Pathways of the Pharaohs. (VIK)