Treasures of the Pharaohs with Jordan

October 30, 2025 thru November 11, 2025

Discover the ancient wonders of Egypt and Jordan on a 13-day tour with Mayflower Cruises & Tours. From the majestic Pyramids of Giza to the enchanting city of Petra, and a serene Nile cruise aboard the 56-cabin Jaz Regent, immerse yourself in a journey through history and culture. Cap off your adventure with a rejuvenating dip in the Dead Sea!


Air

Roundtrip air transportation included from TUS

Transportation

Motorcoach / Transfers

Cruise

4 Night Cruise

Duration

13 Days, 12 Nights

Meals

All meals aboard ship included

29 meals (11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners) included

Availability

Available

Pickup/Dropoff

Roundtrip door-to-door livery service

Documents Required

Passport


Tour Highlights

  • Citadel of Saladin & the Mosque of Muhammad Ali
  • El Moez Street
  • Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Great Pyramids & Sphinx
  • Local Family Home Visit for Home-Cooked Meal
  • Luxor & Karnak Temples
  • Papyrus Institute
  • Valley of the Kings: King Tut’s Tomb & Queen Hatshepsut Temple
  • Colossi of Memnon
  • Temple of Horus
  • Cooking Class
  • Temple of Kom Ombo
  • Temple of Philae
  • Traditional Felucca Sailboat Ride
  • Nubian Monuments
  • Petra, Jordan
  • Mt. Nebo
  • The Treasury
  • Amman City Tour
  • Jordan Museum
  • Swim in the Dead Sea

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip air transportation from TUS (not including baggage & in-flight charges)
  • Roundtrip door-to-door livery service
  • 4 night cruise on the Jaz Regent
  • 7 nights in deluxe hotels with all service charges, taxes and porterage included
  • 29 meals (11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners) included
  • Baggage handling (for one piece)
  • All meals aboard ship included
  • Shipboard gratuities (not including optional activities)
  • Government fees & air taxes
  • Your Pleasurebent Tours Escort (with 15 or more travelers)


Day 1 - Depart the USA

Depart the USA on your transatlantic overnight flight to Cairo, Egypt.

Day 2 - Cairo

Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a representative of Mayflower Cruises & Tours and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in this remarkable city that offers renowned history and culture.

Day 3 - Cairo

Your day begins with a visit to the iconic Citadel of Saladin and the Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Continue on to Khan El Khalili market and stroll along El Moez street as you wander through the world’s oldest marketplace, dating back as far as 1382. After an included lunch at a local restaurant, return to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure.

Meals included: (B, L)

Day 4 - Cairo

After breakfast, tour the Grand Egyptian Museum. See the spectacular treasures of King Tutankhamen and the extensive collection of Egyptian artifacts covering 5,000 years of history. Following an included lunch, depart for the Giza Plateau to witness the last remaining “wonder” of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Great Pyramids of Giza are perhaps the most famous and discussed structure in history. Marvel at the size and majesty of the Great Sphinx – a symbol that has represented the essence of Egypt for more than 4,500 years. This evening immerse yourself in local culture with a visit to the home of an Egyptian family, who will host an authentic dining experience. Meet the family, see their home, learn about local life, and enjoy delicious home-cooked food!

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Day 5 - Cairo / Luxor Embarkation

Depart for the Cairo airport for an early morning flight to Luxor, previously known as Thebes, and founded in 1400 BC. Upon arrival, exploration begins with a visit to the temples. Two grandiose seated statues greet you upon entering the Luxor Temple Complex, one of the best­preserved ancient sites in the world. Filled with courtyards, statues, and a 32-column Hypostyle Hall, the grounds are sure to amaze. In comparison, the Karnak Temple Complex is much larger and is the largest religious building ever constructed. Decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and a large Hypostyle Hall with carved columns will leave you in awe. Reboard the coach for the short journey to the embarkation point of your ship. Enjoy a relaxing lunch onboard and time to acquaint yourself with the amenities of the vessel. This afternoon, join your guide for a visit to the Papyrus Institute to learn about this important product, how it’s made, and its use throughout history.

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Day 6 - Luxor / Edfu

Begin the day with an optional sunrise hot air balloon ride over the amazing sites of the area. After breakfast, today’s excursion visits the stunning tombs at the Valley of the Kings where, for a period of nearly 500 years, tombs were constructed for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. The walls of the tombs are covered with hieroglyphic writing including text from the Book of the Dead. You’ll visit King Tut’s tomb, and the Queen Hatshepsut Temple which took fifteen years to complete, between the 7th and the 22nd years of her reign. A photo stop is made by the giant Colossi of Memnon before reboarding the ship and departing Luxor. This afternoon, sail to Edfu located on the west bank of the Nile River, some sixty miles south of Luxor. Its ancient name was Wetjeset-Hrw, or “The Place Where Horus is Extolled”.

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Optional Excursion: Hot air balloon ride ($230.00 per person)

Day 7 - Edfu / Kom Ombo

After breakfast, visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu which is dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed god. Not only is this the best preserved ancient temple in Egypt, but it is the second largest after Karnak. In the afternoon, sail to Korn Ombo, a pleasant agricultural town and home to many Nubians. Enjoy a cooking class onboard as you sail to the next port. Upon arrival, visit the unusual Temple of Korn Ombo dedicated to both Horus and the crocodile god Sobek. After re-embarking, the ship sails for Aswan. Relax on the Sun Deck as you cruise along the Nile.

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Day 8 - Aswan

After breakfast, enjoy a tour to the lovely Temple of Philae, one of the last outposts of Egyptian religion, surviving two centuries after the Roman Empire converted to Christianity. This afternoon, enjoy a scenic felucca ride on the Nile. A felucca is a traditional sailboat, relying solely on wind­power, used to transport people and goods on the river. What a great way to enjoy some of the stunning views of the Nile, just as Cleopatra did so many centuries ago!

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Day 9 - Aswan / Abu Simbel / Cairo

This morning, it’s time to disembark the vessel and encounter one final spectacular sight. Transfer to the Aswan airport for the short flight to Abu Simbel for a visit of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the “Nubian Monuments”. Built by one of Egypt’s greatest Pharaoh’s, Ramses II, the larger temple celebrates himself, and the smaller honors his favorite wife, Queen Nefertari. A light lunch is provided at the airport before re-boarding the flight to Cairo. This evening, your Tour Manager hosts a farewell dinner at the hotel.

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Day 10 - Cairo to Petra

This morning, transfer to the Cairo airport and fly to Petra, Jordan.

Meals included: (B)

Days 11 - 13 - Jordan

Experience the Hashermite Kingdom of Jordan – a country that continues to captivate ancient travelers. Visit Madaba, known as the City of Mosaics and see its famous 6th century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. Mt. Nebo is one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan and the place where Moses was buried. In Petra, stand in awe of the amazing Treasury and other archaeological sites. In Amman, enjoy a city tour, visit to the Jordan Museum and swim in the Dead Sea. Finally, transfer to the airport and head home.

Meals included: 6 Meals

Itinerary subject to change. Passport required.


Package Pricing

$9,865* double occupancy, per person

River View

Deposit: 20% holds your space!

*Price per person, double occupancy Including air from TUS

Single occupancy upon request, limited availability

Deposit: 20% holds your space!

Final Payment Due:

July 24, 2025

Deposit: N/A

Price Includes

• Roundtrip air transportation from TUS (not including baggage & in-flight charges)
• Roundtrip door-to-door livery service
• 4 night cruise on the Jaz Regent
• 7 nights in deluxe hotels with all service charges, taxes and porterage included
• 29 meals (11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners) included
• Baggage handling (for one piece)
• All meals aboard ship included
• Shipboard gratuities (not including optional activities)
• Government fees & air taxes
• Your Pleasurebent Tours Escort (with 15 or more travelers)


Booking Policy

**PASSPORT REQUIRED**

FINAL PAYMENT DUE: July 24, 2025

CANCELLATION FEES:

  • $400 until July 24, 2025
  • 100% after July 24, 2025

We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.

Travel Insurance

In today’s changing travel environment, it’s important to help protect your travel investment so you can relax and enjoy your trip. Unforeseen events such as flight delays, baggage loss or even a sudden sickness or injury could impact your travel plans. For your convenience, we offer a Travelex Insurance Services protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected.

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ITINERARY

For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.

AIRLINE TICKETS

You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Tucson International Airport. If you have a frequent flyer number, Global Entry, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation. If you are joining the tour from locations other than Tucson, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.

AIRPORT SECURITY

Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. A passport is required. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away.

BAGGAGE

We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced security measures. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov. There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.

CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES

On our preferred airline for this tour, passengers are assessed a fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.

GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE

The traditional end-of-tour gratuity is included on this tour. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers. Hotel housekeeping tips are not included. Tips for guides/services on optional excursions or individual on-ship services are not included.

LIVERY

For your convenience, we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)

LODGING REQUESTS

If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.

Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.

TRAVEL REQUESTS

We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITY

Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.

WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS

In November, Egypt experiences mild and pleasant weather. Daytime temperatures range from 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F) in most regions, including Cairo and the Nile Valley. Coastal areas like Alexandria are slightly cooler, while the desert regions can have chilly nights with temperatures dropping to around 10°C (50°F). It's generally a great time to visit, with minimal rainfall and comfortable conditions for sightseeing.

In November, Jordan experiences mild and pleasant weather. Daytime temperatures range from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F), making it comfortable for exploring. Nights can be cooler, especially in the desert and higher elevations, with temperatures dropping to around 8°C to 12°C (46°F to 54°F). Rainfall is minimal, making it a great time to visit popular sites like Petra and Wadi Rum.

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