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Ancient Encounters

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3 reviews
Starts
Cairo
Destinations
+13
Ends
Amman
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Highlights

  • Discover the breathtaking landscape of Egypt
  • Wander through Cairo’s ancient temples
  • Explore the historical city of Luxor
  • Take a dip in the Red Sea
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Camping, Sleeper Train, Resort
Max Group Size
18
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Jeep & 4WD
Travel style
Discovery
Start in Cairo and end in Amman! With the discovery tour Ancient Encounters, you have a 16 day tour package taking you from Cairo to Amman and through Cairo, Egypt and 12 other destinations. Ancient Encounters includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • Ancient Encounters reviewer 1
    Written on October 4, 2017
    3.0 - Average

    my girl friend and i went on a 2 week vacation with encounters travel. 1st thing to know: they out source their tours. the egypt part of our tour was operated by Lady Egypt (amazing, 10/10, would highly recommend!!!). The jordan part was operated by Al Thuraya (not sure spelling). The jordan company was dreadful. The tour guide was consistently absent and during free time took off and left no way for us to contact him... he didnt even stay in the same hotel as us! He did not provide good recommendations of things to do/see and frequently we were left confused on what we were doing. During the Wadi Rum part of our trip, it felt like he just left us in the middle of the desert! he dropped us off at the front gates and told us goodbye while the rest of the tour who were not staying in the wadi rum went back to amman. he could not provide us with any names/phone numbers to call, only said that someone would be there to pick us up! scary! overall, in the middle east especially, i expected the jordan part to be a lot stronger of a product with better tour guides. not to mention, upon arrival in the airport, no one was there to pick us up. we had to turn on our data to call the local company to come get us. they provided no explaination or apology. this happened to everyone on our tour... our whole tour group was unsatisfied. to keep it brief, i would if you are going to egypt recommend Lady Egypt (who actually operates the tour). however, if you are going to jordan, make sure it is NOT al thuraya or you will regret it :(
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  • Ancient Encounters reviewer 2
    Written on March 28, 2012
    4.5 - Excellent

    It was one of those tours where "you see it and gotta have it". Abu Simbel and the Dead Sea were my highlights in Egypt and Jordan respectively. Our guides were top notch and so was every part of the organization of the tour.
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    Written on March 1, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was one of those tours where "you see it and gotta have it". Abu Simbel and the Dead Sea were my highlights in Egypt and Jordan respectively. Our guides were top notch and so was every part of the organization of the tour.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Arrive into Cairo. Transfer to your hotel
  2. Day 2: Cairo, Pyramids, Sphinx & Museum tour
  3. Day 3: Aswan, Nubian Village, Philae Temple
  4. Day 4: Abu Simbel option, Nile felucca cruise
  5. Day 5: Kom Ombo & Edfu temples, Karnak Temple in Luxor
  6. Day 6: Luxor West Bank tour. To Hurghada
  7. Day 7: Red Sea at Hurghada. Free day
  8. Day 8: Fly to Cairo, Khan-el-Khalili bazaar, Al Guri Sufi show
  9. Day 9: Fly to Amman, Jordan
  10. Day 10: Pella and Umm Qais
  11. Day 11: Jerash and the Dead Sea
  12. Day 12: King's Highway to Petra via Madaba and Kerak
  13. Day 13: Petra tour and free time
  14. Day 14: To Wadi Rum via Little Petra
  15. Day 15: Qasr Mushatta and Amman city tour
  16. Day 16: Amman. Departure transfer to the airport

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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  • Elvio18th May 2018
    When our chosen tour date was full other dates were suggested. The staff was patient in guiding us with regards to our many questions related to dietary needs and other information related to the trip. The staff was friendly and respectful on every phone call.

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Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for Egypt and Jordan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Egypt and Jordan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Egypt and Jordan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for Egypt and Jordan. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Egypt. Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Jordan. Ideally 10 days before travel.

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Location
Cairo is the starting point and Amman is the endpoint.
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Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm this Encounters Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 17 September 2018 the full payment of $2,356 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2356 for Ancient Encounters, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
Availability
Some departure dates and prices may vary and Encounters Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 2,822 km.
  • Cairo (Egypt)
  • 684 km
  • Aswan (Egypt)
  • 232 km
  • Abu Simbel (Egypt)
  • 277 km
  • Komombo (Egypt)
  • 52 km
  • Edfu (Egypt)
  • 84 km
  • Luxor (Egypt)
  • 504 km
  • Cairo (Egypt)
  • 362 km
  • Dahab (Egypt)
  • 118 km
  • Taba (Egypt)
  • 52 km
  • Wadi Rum (Jordan)
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