THE FOOTSTEPS OF MOSES CAIRO - SAINT CATHERINE - PETRA - AMMAN AND ISRAEL
13 Days | 12 Nights
THE FOOTSTEPS OF MOSES CAIRO - SAINT CATHERINE - PETRA - AMMAN AND ISRAEL - 13 DAYS
Do you want to discover two ancient civilizations and two transcendental religions? With this 15-day trip to Egypt and Jordan, you'll be able to visit the Pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings, Petra, the Dead Sea, the Holy City of Jerusalem, and more.
Wonders of the Middle East
On this trip, you will be able to explore the history, culture and religion of these two civilizations. You will visit the impressive pyramids of Giza, the ancient temples and tombs of the Valley of the Kings, the pink city of Petra, the Dead Sea, the Holy City of Jerusalem and more.
Day 01: “ARRIVAL IN CAIRO”
Arrival at Cairo International Airport, where you will be received by our representative who will receive and assist you. Transfer to the hotel in a private air-conditioned tourist car accompanied by our representative. Arrival at the hotel and accommodation.
Day 02: “GUIZA PYRAMIDS, THE GREAT SPHINX AND THE VALLEY TEMPLE – SAKARA AND MENFIS”
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer for a tour of the famous Pyramids of Giza: the Pyramid of Cheops, which is the oldest and the only one that still survives of the Seven Wonders of the World, in addition to being the largest of the pyramids, it was ordered to be built by the pharaoh of the fourth dynasty of Ancient Egypt Cheops, the architect of said work was Hemiunu, that of Kefren, brother of Cheops, which dates back to the 26th century BC. C and that of Mycerinus, pharaoh of the IV dynasty, which was known in his time as "The Divine Pyramid"; the great sphinx, a wonderful statue with the head of a pharaoh and the body of a lion; and the Valley Temple. Lunch included. Visit the Sakara Desert where the Step Pyramid of Djoser, which is the oldest stone structure in the world and has an original architectural extension from the first step. Visit the pharaonic and oldest capital of Egypt, Memphis, where the colossus of the powerful king Ramses II and the alabaster sphinx. Back to the hotel. Overnight in Cairo. Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.
Day 03: “EGYPT MUSEUM - SALADINO CITADEL - ALABASTER MOSQUE - COPTIC NEIGHBORHOOD - GRAND BAZAAR”
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by private air-conditioned sightseeing car for a tour of the Cairo Museum containing many pharaonic monuments in addition to the magnificent collection of the young King Tutankhamun. Visit the Citadel of Saladin which is located on a small mountain, Muqqattam. It was the refuge of all rulers from Saladin in the 12th century to Mohamed Ali in the 19th. Visit to the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali, which was built in 1824, finishing its construction in 1848. Its height makes it easily distinguishable from any corner of the city, giving it a feeling of certain political power. Lunch included. Tour through the area of Old Cairo called the Coptic neighborhood, where the three religions converge and the Hanging Church, the Abu Serga Church and the Ben Izra Synagogue are located. Tour of the Grand Bazaar of Khan El Khalili. At night we will attend a dinner aboard a boat on the Nile River, to enjoy the Folklore of this country, with its famous Belly Dance. Accommodation at the hotel. Back to the hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 04: “CAIRO – SANTA CATALINA”
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Sinai Peninsula. Visit Ayun Musa or the sources of Moses (Mara), then departure to the city of Santa Catalina. Arrival at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 05: “SAINT CATHERINE – THE MOUNT OF MOSES – ARAVA – PETRA”
Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure to Mount Moses or Mount Sinai (Mount Horeb). Coming down from the mountain we will visit the monastery of Santa Catalina (if possible). The monastery is the smallest diocese in the world and the oldest active monastery, its library has the oldest manuscripts in the world after the Vatican. Return to the hotel, breakfast and at the scheduled time departure to the border point where we will leave Egypt. Arrival in Arava, via Eilat, transfer to the Jordanian border, Foreign Procedures and entry into Jordan. Accommodation at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 06: “PETRA – AMMAN”
Breakfast at the hotel, visit of Petra. Walking tour through a gorge entering the ancient city of the Nabataeans from the third century BC. Visit of the impressive monuments sculpted in pink rock such as the treasure "El Khazne" (tomb of a Nabataean king), the tombs, the obelisks and the altar (al Madhbah). Continuing towards Amman, Arrival in Amman, Dinner and accommodation. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 07: “AMMAN – MADABA – MOUNT NEBO – DEAD SEA ALEMBY BRIDGE – NAZARETH”
Breakfast. Panoramic tour of the city of Amman, continuing towards visiting Madaba on the way, an ancient Byzantine city where we will see the ancient mosaic of the map of the holy land and the ruins of historical places. We continue about 10km towards Mount Nebo, the place where Moses admired the promised land. From that point we will enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the Jordan Valley, Jericho, Dead Sea. Afterwards, we continued to visit the Dead Sea, and then headed towards the Alemby Bridge. Visa, immigration and customs procedures. After a swim in the salty waters, we continued towards the city of Nazareth. Dinner and accommodation. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 08: “NAZARETH – BLEATITUDES – TABGHA – CAFARNAUM – JORDAN RIVER”
Breakfast buffet. Through the Jordan River Valley towards the Lake Shrines. Visit of the Mount of Beatitudes, place where the Sermon on the Mount took place. We will arrive at Tabgha, place of the Miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fishes. Capernaum. Visit of the House of Peter and the Old Synagogue where Jesus preached. Primate of Peter. Boat trip on the Sea of Galilee. Visit of Yardenit, on the Sea of Galilee, place of Baptisms on the banks of the Jordan River. Dinner and accommodation in Nazareth. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 09: “NAZAREHT – CANA”
Breakfast buffet. Visit to the city of Nazareth, where we will visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, where the Grotto of the Annunciation, the carpentry, and the Church of San José are located. We continue to Cana of Galilee, site of the first miracle in Jesus' public life, with the transformation of water into wine. Possibilities of celebrating a mass and the renewal of marriages. Back to the hotel. Dinner and accommodation in Nazareth. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 10: “NAZARETH – HAIFA – CESAREA – TEL AVIV – YAFFO – JERUSALEM”
Breakfast buffet. Departure to reach the city of Haifa, Israel's third city and important port. Panoramic view of Haifa Bay and the Bahai Temple. Visit to Mount Carmel, place of the Virgin of Carmen and Carmelite Sanctuary of Stella Maris. Departure along the main road of Israel to reach ancient Caesarea, where we will visit the Aqueduct and the Walls of the Medieval and Roman city. Continuation to the city of Tel Aviv. Panoramic tour of the city. Visit to the city of Yaffo (Joppe). Church of Saint Peter to continue to the Holy and Eternal city of Jerusalem. Transfer to the hotel in Jerusalem, Dinner and accommodation. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 11: “JERUSALEM – BETHLEHEM – (VISIT THE NEW CITY)”
Breakfast buffet. Depart for a visit to the New City of Jerusalem. Visit of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. From there to the Yad Vashem Memorial. We continue towards Ein Karem, to visit the Sanctuaries of the Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth and to Saint John the Baptist. In the afternoon, travel to Bethlehem. Visit of the Church of the Nativity, Grotto of the Birth, Chapels of San Jerónimo and San José. Return to Jerusalem. Dinner and accommodation. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 12: “JERUSALEM (VIEW OF OLD CITY)”
Breakfast buffet. Departure via Mount Scopus towards the Mount of Olives. Panorama of the Holy Walled City. Continuation to Gethsemane, Basilica of the Agony. Departure to the Old City. Visit of the Western Wall (Wailing Wall), View of the Temple Esplanade. Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Mount Zion, Tomb of King David, Cenacle (Hall of the Last Supper), Dormition Abbey. Dinner. At the indicated time transfer to the airport to take your return flight. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 13: “JERUSALEM – AIRPORT”
Breakfast. Hotel exit. Transfer to the international airport accompanied by our representative to take the return flight. Meals: Breakfast
END OF SERVICES.
INCLUDES IN EGYPT:
- Arrival and Departure assistance service at Cairo and Taba airports.
- All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle.
- Transfer Cairo/Saint Catherine/Taba by private air-conditioned tourist car.
- Accommodation for 03 nights in Cairo with breakfast included.
- 1 night accommodation in Santa Catalina with Dinner and Breakfast included.
- Entrance tickets to the aforementioned tourist places.
- Tours included in Cairo
- the Pyramids of Giza - The Sphinx - The Valley Temple - Sakkar and Memphis with Lunch
- Egyptian Museum - Saladin Citadel - Alabaster Mosque and Grand Bazaar with Lunch
- Visit Santa Catalina Monastery.
- Entrance to Santa Catalina.
- Taba Israel Border Crossing Tax.
- Professional Spanish-speaking guide.
- Daily bottle of mineral water during tours in Egypt.
- Entry visa to Egypt.
INCLUDED IN JORDAN
- Meeting and assistance for arrival and departure at the Border.
- Accommodation 1 night in Amman with Half Board (Dinner and Breakfast).
- Accommodation 1 night in Petra with Half Board (Dinner and Breakfast).
- Transfers and excursions in a deluxe vehicle.
- Amman excursions with Spanish-speaking guide.
- Petra Excursions with Spanish-speaking Guide
- Tickets for the places mentioned in the program.
- Jordan departure tax.
INCLUDED IN ISRAEL
- Meeting and assistance Departure at Tel Aviv airport.
- Hotel accommodation for 3 nights in Jerusalem with Half Board (Dinner and Breakfast).
- Hotel accommodation for 3 nights in Nazareth with Half Board (Dinner and Breakfast)
- Regular Jerusalem excursion with Spanish-speaking guide.
- Tiberias excursions with Spanish-speaking guide.
- Tickets for the places mentioned in the program.
- Arava border tax on border.
- Entry visa to Israel.
- Service Fee and Tips for Luggage Carrier/guide/driver US$30 per person "Payment at Destination in Egypt.
- Service Fee and Tips for Luggage Carrier/guide/driver US$20 per person "Payment at Destination in Jordan
- Service Fee and Tips for Luggage Carrier/guide/driver US$50 per person "Payment at Destination in Israel
- Any extra not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Personal insurance (theft, illness, losses, personal injuries, etc.)
- Extra meals and drinks.
- Entrances to the Pyramids inside
- Climb Mount Sinai by Camel.
- Optional visits.
- International flights.