North Africa & the Middle East

//North Africa & the Middle East
North Africa & the Middle East 2022-02-01T17:55:55+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.”

Secrets of Egypt & the Nile Cruise

3-NIGHT CAIRO PRE-CRUISE, 7-NIGHT CRUISE ROUNDTRIP LUXOR, 1-NIGHT CAIRO POST-CRUISE
11 nights
We are thrilled to now take you to a fascinating destination: Egypt. Allow yourself to be treated to a connoisseur’s discovery of this ancient civilization as only AmaWaterways can provide – with an unparalleled 11-night Nile River cruise and land experience that includes exquisite cuisine, authentic experiences and the extraordinary service for which AmaWaterways is renowned. Sail aboard the luxurious, newly designed AmaDahlia and explore ancient wonders, such as the beguiling Temple of Luxor and the mystifying Valley of the Kings and Queens. Plus, come face-to-face with the last survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Sphinx and the three Pyramids of Giza. This unforgettable itinerary includes exclusive experiences, such as a private tour of the tomb of Queen Nefertari and a private lunch at the Abdeen Presidential Palace. Uncover the many mysteries and secrets that have shaped Egypt’s past and continue to influence the future of this remarkable land.

2022 fares from $6429 CAD

Cairo & Alexandria Escape


6 Day Tour from Cairo to Cairo
The mysteries of the Sphinx await on this off-season vacation in Egypt! Enjoy an escorted vacation in Cairo and Alexandria. Visit the incredible Egyptian Museum and marvel at the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza—the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Visit the 4th-century Mediterranean harbor founded by Alexander the Great in Alexandria. Guided sightseeing includes the Catacombs of Kom El Shogafa, Pompey’s Pillar and the lush Montazah Gardens. Travel through the El Beheira desert en route to Wadi el Natrun to visit the Coptic Monastery. This 6-day guided vacation in Egypt is even better with fewer crowds and more savings during off-season—a wondrous escape to be sure!
2022:
Oct 2, 9, 16,23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27 $1239
Dec 4, 11 $1299
2023:
Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 $1169
Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 Mar 5, 12 $1239 March 19, 26 $1299
April 2, 9, 23 $1299

Highlights of Jordan

Explore ancient sights and lost cities, overnight in a Bedouin tent and dine amidst the dramatic desert scenery of Wadi Rum. Take in Petra’s fascinating history and marvel at its thrilling beauty, and still have a chance to relax in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea. This eight-day trip is ideal for the traveller who is short on time but wants to soak up the colours, culture, and history of a country that’s small in size, but big in adventure.Explore ancient cities and crusader castles
Relax at the Dead Sea
Camp overnight in the desert
Visit the ancient rock-cut city of Petra
Duration: 8 days
Start/Finish City: Amman to Amman

2022:

Feb 22, 25, 27 $1300
Mar 1, 4, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22 $1410
April 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29 $1512
May 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 27, 29 $1512
June 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, $1512
June 17, 19, 2, 26 $1300

JORDAN ESCAPE


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 fascinating 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.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT WAIVED FOR 2022/2023
2022:
Nov 13, 20, 27 $1459
Dec 4, 22. 19 $1299
2023:
Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 $1299
Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 $1459

Egypt with Nile Cruise

10 days from Cairo to Cairo
That calendar you live by—the one with 365 days divided into twelve months—you can thank the ancient Egyptians for the handy invention that helps you manage your time. In this 10-day vacation, you’ll marvel at many other amazing accomplishments of this remarkable civilization. The daunting Great Pyramids, the enigmatic Sphinx, the extraordinary temples of Luxor and Karnak, and the magnificent royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings are well worth the journey as are the sparkling treasures inside Cairo’s Egyptian Museum, including the fascinating burial items from the opulent tomb of “King Tut.” As you sail down the legendary Nile from Luxor to Aswan on this enthralling tour of Egypt, you’ll also stand in awe at the preserved Temples of Horus and Isis, barter for goods at the bustling bazaars, and sway to the rhythmic drums on a relaxing felucca ride down the Nile.
2022:
April 29 $3355
May 6, 20, Aug 19, Sept 2, 9, 16, 23 $3400
May 13, Aug 26 $3436

Spain, Portugal, and Morocco Adventure

15 days
Madrid to Marrakech
Quite a few civilizations have left their imprint on Spain, Portugal, and Morocco, but perhaps none so permeating as the Moors. Get your feet wet in Moorish culture in the Iberian peninsula, home of Spain and Portugal. Surround yourself in the beautiful architecture of a traditional “pousada” with an overnight in Évora, before exploring Spain’s fiery Andalucian capital of Seville. Cool it all down in Morocco, within the city of Chefchaouen’s striking blue walls. Don’t miss out on a tour that’s as drenched with flavours, colours, and history as the three countries that comprise it.

2022:
March 13, 20, 27, April 10, 17, 24, May 8, 15, 22 $2932
June 12, 19, 26 $2745

Moroccan Escape

7 Day Tour from Casablanca to Casablanca
Your escorted tour of Morocco is an escape from the crowds typically found at busier times of the year. Begin your vacation with a welcome dinner in legendary Casablanca. Follow North Africa’s infamous Barbary Coast to the capital-city Rabat—once the haven for 16th-century pirates—and take a drive to see the massive medieval battlements and Royal Palace. Throughout the week, you’ll encounter incredible historic and cultural sites. Marvel at the architecture and history of Meknes—the 11th-century military settlement, turned into an impressive city in the Spanish-Moorish style by the legendary Sultan Moulay Ismail. On your guided sightseeing tour, you’ll see the monumental gated walls that surround the city, elaborate mosques, the palace, and visit the Royal Stables—built by the Sultan to house 12,000 royal horses.
Continue to Fez, considered to be Morocco’s spiritual and artistic center, and see the magnificent entrance to the Royal Palace. Drive through the old Jewish quarter, travel to the traditional entrance to Old Fez at Bab Bou Jeloud, and follow your Local Guide through the labyrinthine streets of its Medina and the remarkable architecture of the Medersa Bou Inania. Next stop is the vibrant oasis of Marrakesh. Explore the “Red City” amid its sandstone walls and buildings with your Local Guide. You’ll visit Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs (or Badia Palace), the Djemaa El-Fna town center and colorful marketplace. Return to Casablanca for a panoramic drive to visit the Hassan II Mosque. Then, top it all off with a delicious farewell dinner to celebrate your Moroccan Escape!

2022:
March 2, 6, 9, 13 $1239