This itinerary outline shows you how long your would need to visit the main sites of both countries. Naturally this being a private itinerary we can adjust duration and sites visited to suit you.

DAY 1: Arrive Cairo. Transferred to Hotel. Bed & Breakfast basis. Balance of day free.

DAY 2: Cairo. Today is a good day to visit the Pyramids & Sphinx - including the stepped pyramid of Sakhara and the ancient site of Memphis.

DAY 3: Cairo. A Museum day. First we suggest the Egyptian Museum and then the, "Museum of Islamic Art". From here it is easy to visit the bazaar Khan Al Khalili. A wonderful myriad of lanes with all sorts of wares for sale.

DAY 4: Cairo. To the Old City and the Muslim sites. A visit to the Citadel is well worth-while and then again to the bazaar.

DAY 5: Morning flight to Aswan. Accommodation at local Hotel. B&B basis.

DAY 6: Early morning start for Abu Simbel if you have decided to do this trip. Back around 1400hrs. Time to visit some sites not visited with the cruise package.

DAY 7: Start cruise (budget) from Aswan to Luxor. Full board whilst on the cruise. The cruise package includes major sightseeing in Aswan.

DAY 8: Cruise. On the sailing section you visit the temple sites of Kom Ombo, Edfu and Esna. At each site you will be taken on a guided sightseeing excursion.

DAY 9: Cruise.

DAY 10: Conclude cruise. The cruise package will include a visit to the major sights of the East and West Banks. Overnight at local Hotel. B&B basis.

DAY 11: Day free for further exploration of Luxor. Time to go back to the West bank and visit the "Tombs of the Nobles" and the "Tombs of the Workers".

DAY 12: Luxor free day. Evening flight to Cairo. Accommodation at Cairo Hotel.

DAY 13: Free day Cairo. Last minute sightseeing.

DAY 14: Driver with private car will meet you at the hotel. Drive to St Catherines. Overnight St Catherines Village. Half board basis.

DAY 15: Early start and climb Mt Sinai. Descend to view the monastery. Travel to Nuweiba & ferry to Aqaba. Arrive 2130hrs. Depart for Petra with private car and driver. Overnight local Hotel. Half board basis.

DAY 16: Day for exploration of Petra. Entrance fees & horses included.

DAY 17: Depart Petra and travel via Kerak (Crusader Castle) and Madaba (Roman mosaics) to Amman. Accommodation at local hotel. <

DAY 18: Your driver will take you to the Roman remains of Jerash and on to the Dead Sea for that swim of a life time.

DAY 19: Services finish after breakfast.

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