13-Day Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Egypt

Panorama of Dubai Marina in UAE, modern skyscrapers and port with luxury yachts.
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The huge Umayyad Palace complex stretches over the northern part of Citadel Hill. Part of the palace was built over pre-existing Roman structures, and an entire colonnaded Roman street was incorporated into it. Built after 720, when Amman was a provincial capital, the complex probably combined the residential quarters of the governor of Amman with administrative offices.
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Travel Period: February 11 - 24, 2024

13 days / 12 nights

$ 3895 per person
  • $ 793 single supplement
  • Price shown is based on Twin Sharing

ITINERARY


Day 0 – February 11. LOS ANGELES - DUBAI

Departure from LOS ANGELES to DUBAI, UAE


Day 1 – February 12. ARRIVAL - DUBAI

Upon arrival you will be met at Dubai International Airport by English speaking Orient Tours Representative. Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.


Day 2 – February 13. DUBAI – CITY TOUR

Breakfast at hotel. Morning at leisure. After lunch (on your own). Dubai City Tour – visit Burj Khalifa at the top – level 124 & 125. Visit the popular Jumeirah district. Stop at Madinat Souk for stunning photos of iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel. Drive onto the man-made Palm Jumeirah Island, an incredible architectural marvel for a closer look at the Atlantis Resort. Continue along Jumeirah Beach, the picturesque palace and residential area. Next drive to Zabeel district, then proceed to Al Bastakiya, the old part of Dubai. Take a short Abra (water taxi) sailing across Dubai Creek. Disembark at the Spice Souk then proceed to the Gold Souk. 

AFTERNOON DESERT SAFARI

Breakfast at hotel. Morning is free a leisure. (lunch on your own).  Tour departs across the Arabian Desert with photo-stops during an exciting dune drive. Stop at a camel farm to learn about the “Ships of the Desert”. Drive towards our traditional Arabian Campsite where a spectacural sunset welcomes you with “Gahway” Arabic coffee and local dates. Experience a brief camel ride, try sand boarding and get up close and personal with the UAE’s National bird, a majestic falcon. Whet your appetite with a Shawarma or Falafil sandwich before settling in to watch the evening’s live entertainment. Take a break and enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner while a belly dance is performed under the starlit sky before the evening come to a close. Overnight at the hotel. (B, D)


Day 3 – February 14. DUBAI – ABU DHABI

After breakfast depart from hotel for Abu Dhabi City Tour. Abu Dabi is UAE’s capital. The first destination is Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque one of the largest mosques in the world.  Continue to the Sheikh Zayed Centre for a glimpse in the private life of H.H. the late Sheikh Zayed. Next stop is the Heritage Village to explore life in the Emirates before discovery of oil. Drive along the beautiful Cornich before passing through the cultural hub of Saadiya Island, home to the stunning Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum. At the nearby leisure and entertainment district of Yas Island, take a final photo-stop near the world’s first Ferrari World Them Park. (B ). Dress is loose long trousers or skirts reaching ankles and long sleeves reaching waist. Shoulders must be covered. No shorts, tight or transparent clothing, no visible tattoos. Women must bring a scarf to cover their heads. (B)


Day 4 – February 15. DUBAI–CAIRO–MUSEUM-MUMMIES

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel then transfer to the airport for the flight to Cairo. Arrive Cairo. Meet and assist. Proceed with a guided tour in Cairo. Visit the national museum of civilization where you get the chance to see the royal mummies of ancient Egypt. Early dinner. Overnight at the hotel (B, D)


Day 5 - February 16.CAIRO-PYRAMIDS-SPHINX-SAKKARA

After breakfast we visit the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau. On to visit the steps Pyramid of Sakkara and the ancient city of Memphis. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B,D)


Day 6 – February  17 (SAT): CAIRO-OLD CAIRO CHURCHES-THE EGYPTIAN MUSEUM

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Old Cairo churches including the Hanging church, St. Sergio and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Next, visit the Egyptian Museum which displays the ancient Egyptian treasures. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B. D)


Day 7 - February 18 (SUN): CAIRO  

Free day. Dinner and overnight in Cairo. (B, L, D)


Day 8 – February 19 (MON) CAIRO-LUXOR

Fly to Luxor. Embarkation on board of the cruise. The cruise will serve as your floating hotel for 4 nights. Cruise will sail to the sightseeing and once the cruise docks, a private bus will be waiting for you to drive you to the closest point to the sightseeing where you get to visit the unmatched temples. Luxor is known as the open-air museum as it has 1/3 of the world’s monuments. Visit Karnak temple. Evening visit to the lit Luxor temple. Overnight on board of the cruise. (B,L,D)


Day 9 – February 20 (TUE) VALLEY OF THE KINGS, QUEEN HATCHEPSUT

Breakfast on board of the cruise. Enjoy your private visit to the Valley of Kings where you get the chance to visit 3 colorful tombs of the royal kings of ancient Egypt. If you wish to enter TUT Ankh Amumm's tomb, there is an additional ticket of $14 P.P. to be paid on spot. Next, visit the mortuary temple of Queen Hatchepsut and Colossi of Memnnon facing the Nile. Back to the cruise. Sailing to Esna. Overnight on board of the Cruise. (B,L,D)


Day 10 - February 21 (WED): KOM OMBO-EDFU

Breakfast on board of the cruise. A Horse carriage will be waiting for you once you disembark the cruise. The carriage will take you to Edfu temple to visit the intact temple. Back to the cruise for lunch. Sailing to Kom Ombo. Visit Kom Ombo temple which is designed for the 2 God’s Sobek and Harories. Carved on the walls of this temple, you will find the medical tools that the pharaohs used to treat their patients. Back to the cruise. Dinner and overnight on board. Show and Entertainment in the lounge. (B,L,D)


DAY 11 – February  22 (THU): HIGH DAM, UNFINISHED OBELISK, PHILAE TEMPLE

Breakfast on board of the cruise. Visit the high dam which was built to protect Egypt from flood and it also serves as a main source of electricity in Egypt. On to visit the unfinished obelisk which would have been the biggest obelisk in the world yet was discontinued. A motor boat will wait for you by the nile bank that will take you to Philae temple which was reassembled on an island. Lunch on board. Overnight on board of the cruise. (B,L,D)


DAY 12 – February 23 (FRI): FLY TO ASWAN TO CAIRO

Disembarkation after breakfast. Time to return to Cairo. Fly to Cairo. Dinner in Cairo. (B,D)


DAY 13 – February 24 (SAT): CAIRO-USA

Breakfast in box. Check-out and transfer to airport for the flight back to USA. (B)

 

What Is Included:

  • Transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
  • DUBAI: 3-Night accommodation in 4-star hotel
  • Meet and assist. Transfer to hotel
  • Meal: as per itinerary
  • Abu Dhabi full day tour,
  • Dubai City Tour & Burj Khalifa Tour – 124-25 level
  • Half day Desert Safari with Dinner tour
  • CAIRO: 5-night accommodation in 4-star. 4-night cruise.
  • Cairo – Airfare from Cairo-Luxor-Cairo
  • Meal: Half board basis in Cairo. Full board on the cruise.
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Service of English speaking guide throughout in addition to English speaking escort in Cairo.
  • All tours and transfers

What Is Not Included:

  • Gratuities: - Tour Guide $10/day Driver $7/day, Escort $5/day, Waiter $2/meal, Porter $2 bag. Total: $280

Hotel:

Dubai: Hilton Garden Inn Mall of Emirati or similar category hotel

Cairo: Le Passage, Baron or similar category hotel


Prices are subject to change without prior notice.