North Africa & the Middle East

//North Africa & the Middle East
North Africa & the Middle East 2019-12-11T22:44:06+00:00

Project Description

Egypt

A country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza’s colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor’s hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs. The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks like Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities.

Jordan

An Arab nation on the east bank of the Jordan River, is defined by ancient monuments, nature reserves and seaside resorts. It’s home to the famed archaeological site of Petra, the Nabatean capital dating to around 300 B.C. Set in a narrow valley with tombs, temples and monuments carved into the surrounding pink sandstone cliffs, Petra earns its nickname, the “Rose City.”

EGYPT & JORDAN ADVENTURE

15 days, Cairo to Amman
Get ready for a wide-ranging adventure showcasing the region’s natural wonders and fascinating cultures, offering the perfect combination of guided excursions with free time to explore at your own pace. Our expert local leaders will share with you the archaeological and historical secrets of the ancient sites of Petra, Luxor, and the Great Pyramids of Giza. Whether it’s haggling in Cairo’s bustling bazaars or snapping a desert sunset, Egypt and Jordan will be etched into your memory like a hieroglyph.

2020: April, May Oct, Nov 2021: April May, Oct Nov $3679
2020:
June, July, August 2021: Jan, Feb, June, July, Aug $3149
2020:
Sept, Dec 2021: March, Sept, Dec $3419

MYSTERIOUS EGYPT & HURGHADA

Cairo, Luxor, Edfu, Komonbo, Aswan, Luxor, Hurghada, Cairo
11 days/13 nights
Package includes:
-Round-trip International flights Canada / Cairo with good itineraries
-Greeting and all the transfers by AC vehicles during the tour
-Domestic flight ticket between Hurghada and Cairo
-1 night in Cairo at Le Meridien Heliopolis 5* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-1 night on board the sleeping train between Cairo and Luxor, in a first-class cabin
-4 nights on board of the Carnival 5* Nile Cruise (or similar cruise)
-1 night in Luxor at Mercure Luxor 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-3 nights in Hurghada at the Prima Life Makadi Hurghada 5* hotel (or similar) in all-inclusive basis
-1 night in Cairo at Le Meridien Heliopolis 5* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-All breakfasts + 7 Lunches + 11 Dinners (29 Meals)
-English speaking guide during the tours
-Visits: Full-day tour of Pyramids, the Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum, Karnak Temple, Valley of Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Two Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Horus, Temple of Sobek, High Dam, Philae Temple in Aswan
-All taxes

2020:
January: 13, 20 & 27
February: 03, 10, 17 & 24
March: 02, 09, 16, 23 & 30
April: 13, 20 & 27
May: 04, 11, 18 & 25
June: 08
September: 14 & 28
October: 12, 19 & 26
November: 09, 16 & 23
From Toronto: $2990 taxes included / person
From Montreal & Ottawa: $3179 taxes included / person
From Edmonton Calgary, Vancouver & Halifax: $3279 taxes included / person

Jordan

7 Day Tour from Amman to Dead Sea
Your off-season guided tour of Jordan begins in the capital city of Amman and concludes at the Dead Sea—one of the lowest spots on Earth. Marvel at Jordan’s many amazing sites, but without the crowds or prices of the busy season! Visit Amman—one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities with a history spanning nine millennia—to see the Roman amphitheater and Jerash, a well-preserved Greco-Roman city buried for centuries under desert sands. Enjoy a guided sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra—one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Walk down the Siq, a narrow gorge with spectacular colors between its high cliffs, and stand in awe of the famed Treasury site, carved out of the sheer sandstone cliff in the 1st century BC. Sip tea in a real Bedouin tent—a tradition of the semi-nomadic Bedouin people still inhabiting this region.
2020: Jan 5, 12, 19, 22 Feb 2, 9 $999

Exotic Morocco, Saharan Tale & Portugal

12 or 16 Days
Casablanca – Rabat – Chefchaouen – Fes-Beni Mellal – Marrakech – Ouarzazat – Zagora – Saharan dunes area – Ait Benaddhou – Lisbon (5 nights)
• Travel through dramatic red dunes of the Sahara Desert in a camel convoy and enjoy a listen to Bedouin tales
• Take a Horse carriage at sunset to travel through Marrakech’s lively medina and join the nightly carnival of fortune-tellers, dancers and medicine men in UNESCO Jemaa el-Fna square
• Enjoy the fairy-tale land of blue in Chefchaouen
• In Fes, feel like you’ve travelled back to the Middle Ages in the labyrinthine medina
• Go behind the scenes of Game of Thrones and Gladiator in Ait Benhaddou-fortified red city and now it’s a film-maker’s heaven
• Step to Majorelle Garden and Yves Saint Laurent Museum and explore real Morocco Blue and red with your own eyes
• Village visit of Ait Atta Berber tribe to better understand the culture and tradition of an indigenous population who have stood the test of time
• Tour Lisbon’s impressive Jeronimos Monastery and the treasured 16th century Belem Tower, designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites (16 Day package)
• Complete Relaxing in Portugal beach resort for 3 days (16 Day package)
• Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation
2020:
March 21, Nov 19 $3199 (12 nts) $3999 (16 nts)
April 1, 15 $3399 (12 nts) $4199 (16 nts)
May 10, 24, Sept 12, 26, Oct 10 $3499 (12 nts) $4399 (16nts)
Oct 24 $3399 $3399 (12 nts)  $4299 (16 nts)
Nov 5 $3299 (12 nts) $4199 (16 nts)
• Add on airfare from other cities: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria from $300, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Halifax, St.John from $400, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City from $300

Egypt & Jordan

13 Nights / 15 Days
2020:
January: 18, , February: 01 & 15, March: 07 & 21, April: 04 & 18, May: 02 & 16
September: 19, October: 03, 17 & 31, November: 14 & 28
Package includes:
-International flights between Canada to Amman, Amman to Cairo and Cairo to Canada
-Domestic flights between Luxor and Cairo
-Greeting and all transfers by AC vehicles during the tours
-2 nights in Amman at the Arena Space 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-2 nights in Petra at the P Quattro Relax 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-1 night in the region of the Dead Sea at Grand East 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-2 nights in Cairo at Le Meridien Heliopolis 5* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-1 night onboard the sleeping train between Cairo and Aswan, in a first-class cabin
-4 nights onboard of the Carnival 5* Nile Cruise (or similar cruise)
-1 night in Luxor at Mercure Luxor 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-All breakfasts + 5 Lunches + 13 Dinners (31 Meals)
-English-speaking guides during the tours in Jordan and Egypt
-Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites in Jordan as per the itinerary
-Horse riding (Approx. 300m) in Petra till the Siq
-Safari 4X4 Jeep Ride in Wadi Rum Desert for 2 hours
-Visits in Egypt: Full day tour of the Pyramids, the Sphinx, and the Egyptian Museum; Karnak Temple, Valley of Kings, Temple of Queen
Hatshepsut, Two Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Horus, Temple of Sobek, High Dam, the unfinished Obelisk and the Philae Temple in
Aswan
-Visa in Jordan
-All taxes, fees
MONTREAL from  $4379
TORONTO from  $4179
OTTAWA from $4579
EDMONTON from $4579
CALGARY from $4579
VANCOUVER from $4579
HALIFAX from $4579

Treasures of Egypt

The mysteries and treasures of Egypt unfold before you on your journey along the intriguing Nile River. Begin by spending time at the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza – one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Stand in awe at the iconic Great Sphinx. Travel to ancient Memphis, with its nearly 40-foot statue of Ramses II, and Sakkara. Embark on a leisurely paced 4-night cruise on the Nile, the world’s longest river. See Luxor’s impressive Temples of Karnak. On the West Bank of the Nile in Luxor, uncover countless ancient treasures including the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, and the Colossi of Memnon. Partake in a special evening, and dress up and join the fun during a traditional galabeya party. Choose to sail to the lush oasis of Kitchener Island aboard a felucca (wooden sail boat) or experience Nubian culture past and present during a visit to a fascinating museum. Egypt’s fascinating story awaits to be discovered.
12 days/11 nights
22 meals
Sept 25, Oct 2, 2019  Nov 18, Dec 2, 30, 2020 $2899
Nov 6, 20, 2019 $2949
May 6, 2020 $2849
*international air not included

Israel: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

8 days/7 nights 15 meals
This is an inspirational journey that will strengthen your faith and bring you closer to God. From Bethlehem and Nazareth to Cana, the site of the First Miracle, find new understanding of the life of Jesus. Follow in His footsteps along the Via Dolorosa as you walk the path of the Stations of the Cross. Visit the Church of the Pater Noster, built on the traditional site where Jesus taught. Explore Ein Karem, birthplace of St. John the Baptist. An extensive Jerusalem tour features the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane and the Western Wall. This life-changing tour also includes daily worship in historical sites such as the Church of the eatitudes, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, St. John the Baptist and the Church of the Nativity.

2020:  June 10, Sept 2 $2649
Jan 27 $2549 April 18, May 4, 18, 20 $2999
Jun 17, July 22, Sept 7, 9  $2849
Oct 17, 18, 21, 25, 26 $3099

Israel and the Holy Land

2020:
Jan 15 , 22 & 29
Feb 05 , 12 & 19

Toronto: Starting from $2898
Montreal: Starting from $2998
Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver & Halifax: Starting from $3079
Package Includes:
Round-trip international flights Canada / Tel Aviv with good itineraries
Greeting and round-trip transfers between the airports and the hotels in Tel Aviv & Jerusalem
1 night in Tel Aviv at the Olympia 3* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
2 nights in Tiberias at the Restal 3* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
4 nights in Jerusalem at the Rimonim Shalom 3* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
All breakfasts
Sightseeing in a modern air-conditioned motor-coach
Service of a Government licensed guide on all touring days
Entrance fees to places of interest while touring
All taxes and fees

Israel & Jordan

11 Days • 10 Nights • Guaranteed Departures
Discover the land of Israel with its history, religion, and outstanding scenery.
Visit the ancient city of Jerusalem, float on the Dead Sea, or enjoy the nightlife of Tel Aviv.
Cross over to Jordan to visit the amazing Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Amman, Jerash and mystical Mount Nebo are not to be missed!
FROM $3299 per person in double occupancy, land only.
Return airport transfers English speaking local guides Accommodation in double occupancy
Daily breakfast Visits and excursions in a shared vehicle
GUARANTEED WITH A MINIMUM OF 2 PARTICIPANTS WITH SUNDAY DEPARTURES
FROM NOW TO FEBRUARY 16TH, 2020

Treasures of Egypt

13 Days 12 Nights
Meals 22 Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 7 Dinners
The mysteries and treasures of Egypt unfold before you on your journey along the intriguing Nile River. Begin by spending time at the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza – one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Stand in awe at the iconic Great Sphinx. Travel to ancient Memphis, with its nearly 40-foot statue of Ramses II, and Sakkara. Embark on a leisurely paced 4-night cruise on the Nile, the world’s longest river. See Luxor’s impressive Temples of Karnak. On the West Bank of the Nile in Luxor, uncover countless ancient treasures including the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, and the Colossi of Memnon. Partake in a special evening, and dress up and join the fun during a traditional galabeya party. Choose to sail to the lush oasis of Kitchener Island aboard a felucca (wooden sail boat) or experience Nubian culture past and present during a visit to a fascinating museum. Egypt’s fascinating story awaits to be discovered.

2020:   Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 Feb 12, 19 , March 4, 25 $3049

Egypt, Nile River & Jordan

Discover ancient Egypt from its plentiful monuments, archaeological sites and recovered artefacts, but this is your opportunity to gain an understanding of what life was like for this early civilisation. Not forgetting just how important the Nile River was to the societies that lined its banks.

Enjoy this incredible journey onboard the contemporary and luxurious MS Hamees river ship will be your home during your four-night Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Elegant and thoughtful interior design plays host to spacious cabins, complete with private bathroom and excellent amenities, including a lounge bar and sun deck.

Fly Free on the 15 day itinerary 

4 nights accommodation on-board MS Hamees
Cruise Director services throughout your cruise
28 meals including 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 9 dinners
2 drinks per guest with lunch and dinner on-board
17 included excursions with complimentary bottled water
5 activities, including home-hosted dinners in both Cairo and Amman
On-board entertainment
Tea & coffee facilities in all cabins
Airport transfers to and from your ship and hotels
Port taxes and charges
All tipping and gratuities

FLY FREE!

2020: Feb 7, May 1 $8150 March 6 $8185 April 3 $8250 cdn

Inclusions:

Visit to the Pyramids & Great Sphinx
Visit to the Egyptian Museum
Visit to the Khan-El-Khalili Market
Visit to the Monument of Queen Hatshepsut & Statues of Colossi of Memnon
Tour of vast open-air temple of Karnak
Cruise to Dendera & visit to Hathor Temple
Visit to Luxor Temple
Visit to the Esna Temple
Kom Ombo Temple
Visit to the Osiris Temple Complex of Philae
Felucca cruise on the Nile
Visit to Temples of Ramses II & Nefertari
City Tour of Amman
Visit to Mount Nebo
City Tour of Petra
Visit to Wadi Rum
Home-Hosted Cooking Demonstration & Dinner with Local Family
Nubian show on board of cruise
Visit to Nubian Village to meet Local School Children
Home-hosted Dinner with a Local Family in Amman
Walk Through a Local Market with Lunch & visit to the Ruins of Jerash
Walk Through a Local Market in Amman

10 day Egypt trip without the Jordan

2020: Feb 7 $5445 March 6 $5480 April 3 $5545 May 4 $5445 plus return airfare for $295