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Cairo to Amman tour & Ancient Egypt River Cruise 2020

Cairo to Amman tour & Ancient Egypt River Cruise 2020

Operator: Emerald Waterways
Ship: MS Hamees
Starts: Cairo, Egypt on Sat, Oct 31, 2020
Ends: Amman, Jordan on Sat, Nov 14, 2020


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Countries Visited

Egypt, Jordan

Rivers Visited


River Cruise Itinerary

From bustling Cairo to the ancient treasures of Luxor, step back in time to Ancient Egypt, where included excursions to celebrated pyramids and famous hieroglyphic-adorned tombs, precede a truly eye-opening journey down the River Nile on-board our luxury chartered river ship. Your introduction to Jordan begins in the capital, Amman. Venture from this upcoming metropolis, to view the magnificence of the Treasury at Petra, before immersing yourself in the therapeutic splendour of the Dead Sea.

Day 1 (Sat, Oct 31, 2020): Welcome to Cairo

Welcome to the bustling city of Cairo. You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for your three-night stay.

Day 2 (Sun, Nov 01, 2020): Cairo

Be awed by the sheer magnitude of the Pyramids before marveling at the 20-metre limestone monolith of the Sphinx. As part of your EmeraldPLUS this evening, enjoy a home-hosted cooking demonstration and dinner with an Egyptian family.

EmeraldPLUS Home-hosted cooking demonstration and dinner with an Egyptian family.

Included excursion: Visit to the Pyramids & Great Sphinx.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 3 (Mon, Nov 02, 2020): Cairo

This morning, on an included excursion, you will discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artifact's recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb. Then, we’ll take you to visit one of the most fascinating and ancient markets in Cairo, the Khan el-Khalili market, selling everything from soap powder to semi-precious stones.

Included excursion: Visit to Egyptian Museum and Khan-el-Khalili Market.

Included meals: Breakfast. 

Day 4 (Tue, Nov 03, 2020): Cairo – Luxor

Today, you will fly to Luxor where you will have a chance to visit the West Bank of the Nile and be astounded by the well-preserved, colorful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. You will begin your journey in Luxor with a visit to the Monument of Queen Hatshepsut, and statues of the Colossi of Memnon. Then, embark on your cruise ship privately chartered for Emerald Waterways and settle into your cabin. Later, visit the vast open-air temple complex of Karnak and be awed by the enormity of the pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall.

Included excursion: Visit to the monument to Queen Hatshepsut and the statues of the Colossi of Memnon and Temple of Karnak.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 (Wed, Nov 04, 2020): Nile Cruising

Relax on the sun deck and catch a glimpse of daily life as you cruise to Dendera, where you will have a chance to marvel at the vibrant colors of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of the Hathor’s Temple during your included visit. Tour the temple complex of Luxor, straddling the banks of the Nile. This evening, on-board entertainment will delight with the mesmerizing moves of a belly dancer.

Included excursion: Cruise to Dendera with visit to Hathor Temple and Luxor Temple.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Day 6 (Thu, Nov 05, 2020): Nile Cruising

Follow the course of the ancient Pharaohs’ processions along the Nile as you cruise south, where villages and majestic temples line the banks of the river against the backdrop of the desert. Discover the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the most completely preserved complex in Egypt. This afternoon, explore Kom Ombo temple, perched high on the east bank. A fun night awaits on-board with a lively Galabeya party with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing.

Included excursion: Visit to the Temple of Horus at Edfu and Temple of Kom Ombo.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 (Fri, Nov 06, 2020): Nile Cruising

Cruise south to reach charming Aswan. Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, then visit the stone quarries to learn about ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. This afternoon, take a Felucca cruise on the Nile (weather dependent). Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Gala Dinner, followed by a Nubian show.

EmeraldPLUS Nubian show on-board the ship.

Included excursion: Visit to the Osiris Temple Complex of Philae.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8 (Sat, Nov 07, 2020): Nile Cruise – Abu Simbel - Aswan

This morning, bid farewell to your crew as you disembark your ship. Fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments. Marvel at the enormous World Heritage-listed temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam, before returning to Aswan for an overnight hotel stay.

Included excursion: Visit to Temples of Ramses II & Nefertari.

Included meals: Breakfast

Day 9 (Sun, Nov 08, 2020): Aswan – Cairo

Start your day with a visit to a traditional Nubian village. Meet the school children and learn about life on the Nile. In the afternoon, fly to Cairo to join your tour director for a farewell dinner and one-night hotel stay.

EmeraldPLUS Visit to Nubian village to meet local school children.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 10 (Mon, Nov 09, 2020): Cairo - Amman

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for your flight to Amman for a two-night stay. The Jordanian capital is a modern city with many ancient ruins, including the historic Citadel with the pillars of the Roman Temple of Hercules. This evening, you will be invited to a home-hosted dinner with a local family, for a fascinating insight into their lifestyle.

EmeraldPLUS Home-hosted dinner with a local family.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 11 (Tue, Nov 10, 2020): Amman

During your included city tour, experience all the highlights of this bustling capital including the impressive Citadel. In the afternoon, as part of your EmeraldPLUS experience, take a walking tour through the lively local markets with your Tour Director and experience life as a local. Then, enjoy a delicious lunch of Jordanian specialties before exploring the impressive ruins of the ancient Roman city of Jerash.

EmeraldPLUS Walk through a local market with lunch and visit to the Ruins of Jerash.

Included excursion: City tour of Amman.

Included meals: Breakfast and lunch.

Day 12 (Wed, Nov 11, 2020): Amman - Petra

Today, travel to Petra for a two-night stay, visiting Mount Nebo, the burial site of John the Baptist, en route. Continue to discover the famous mosaic map of the Holy Lands.

Included excursion: Visit to Mount Nebo.

Included meals: Breakfast.

Day 13 (Thu, Nov 12, 2020): Petra

Today, enjoy a guided city tour of Petra. This magnificent World Heritage-listed city, is the legacy of the Nabataeans, who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. The impressive eastern entrance leads through a brilliantly colored narrow gorge to the imposing Treasury, more than 40 metres high.

Included excursion: Tour of Petra.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 14 (Fri, Nov 13, 2020): Petra – Dead Sea

Today you have a choice of taking part on a Jeep Adventure as part of the DiscoverMORE (optional tour, extra expense) in Wadi Rum, or traveling directly from Petra heading north to the lowest point on earth – the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is known for its hyper-saline, therapeutic waters and charming landscape. Enjoy a farewell dinner tonight at the hotel with your Tour Director and fellow travelers. Included is a one-night stay in the Dead Sea.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 15 (Sat, Nov 14, 2020): Depart Amman

This morning, you’ll have the choice to either relax in your hotel or take part in a DiscoverMORE (optional tour, extra expense) to visit Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Jesus is thought to have been baptized. Later, it is time to say goodbye and transfer to Amman airport for your homebound flight.

Included meals: Breakfast

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Ship Information

MS Hamees




Life on Board


Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

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