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JORDAN

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EGYPT

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 DUBAI

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ABU DHABI 

Best of Middle East Tour

Activities

  • Dubai

    • Louvre museum

    • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

    • Qasr Al
      Watan

    • Miracle Garden

    • Dubai Frame

    • Desert Safari 

    • Museum of Future

    • Mohammed
      Centre

  • Madaba, known as the “City of Mosaics"

  • Petra Monument

  • Amman

    • Where there are examples of  Roman, Byzantine, and Muslim architecture 

  • Archaeological Museum 

  • Cairo 

    • Hanging Church​

    • Civilization Museum 

  • Memphis 

    • ​ Statue of Ramses II

    • Sakkara

  • Egypt

    • The Pyramids

    • Camel Ride

  • and Much More!

Inclusions

  • Round-trip airfare out of LAX. +299 per person for Delta airfare out of Salt Lake City and select other U.S. cities.

  • Airport Transfers

  • Hotels

  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches

  • Activities listed on itinerary

  • Private Transportation

  • Tour Guide

  • Tour Host

Price

$3,999 
 

per person (double occupancy) 

Single Occupancy Supplement: $499

Fine Print

  • You must be able to walk with no problems; trip is not wheelchair accessible

  • $500 deposit per traveler required to secure airfare

  • Full payment due 110 days before the departure date and must be made by check

  • Trip deposit and final payments are non-refundable once paid

  • Passports are required and must be valid 6 months after final date of the trip.

  • Tips for local guides and bus driver are not included. 

Your Host: Hunter Maready

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February 4-14, 2025

February 4

You will fly to Dubai.

 

February 5

Upon arrival in Dubai, you will transfer to your hotel, check-in, and settle into your room. The rest of the day can be spent resting and acclimating to the new time zone.

 

February 6 

Travel from Dubai to Abu Dhabi for a same-day visit. Start by exploring the Louvre Museum, where you can admire a diverse collection of art and artifacts from ancient to modern times, housed under the iconic dome. Next, visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, known for its stunning white marble architecture, intricate floral designs, and the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet. Learn about the mosque’s cultural and religious significance. Then, head to Qasr Al Watan, the opulent presidential palace. Tour its majestic halls, discover the UAE’s rich heritage and traditions, and enjoy the beautifully landscaped gardens. Return to Dubai and stay overnight at the hotel.

 

February 7 

Begin your Dubai city tour with a visit to the Miracle Garden, the world’s largest natural flower garden featuring over 150 million flowers arranged in spectacular designs. Next, visit the Dubai Frame for panoramic views of both old and new Dubai. Walk on the glass floor for a thrilling experience and explore the museum inside the frame. In the afternoon, embark on a desert safari. Experience an exhilarating dune bashing adventure in a 4x4 vehicle, ride a camel, and try sandboarding. Visit a traditional Bedouin camp where you can enjoy a BBQ dinner, henna painting, and belly dancing performances. Return to the hotel and stay overnight.

 

February 8

Continue your Dubai city tour with a visit to the Museum of the Future. Explore innovative exhibits showcasing futuristic technologies and ideas, and participate in interactive displays. Then, head to the Gold & Spice Souk to wander through the traditional markets, marvel at the vast array of gold jewelry and exotic spices, and practice your bargaining skills with local vendors. Enjoy a cultural lunch at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, where you can savor an authentic Emirati meal and learn about Emirati culture, traditions, and customs. In the afternoon, visit the Dubai Mall, one of the largest shopping malls in the world, offering numerous shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. Don’t miss the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. Finally, visit the Burj Khalifa and enjoy breathtaking views from the 148th, 125th, and 124th floors. Return to the hotel and stay overnight.

 

February 9

Travel from Dubai to Jordan. Arrive at Queen Alia Airport and proceed to Madaba, known as the “City of Mosaics.” Explore the ancient mosaics and the Byzantine church. Continue to Mount Nebo, the site where Moses is believed to have seen the Promised Land. Transfer to Petra, check in at the hotel, and stay overnight.

 

February 10

Start the day by exploring the ancient city of Petra. Walk through the Siq, a narrow gorge, and behold the Treasury, Petra’s most famous monument. Discover other key sites within Petra, including the Monastery and the Royal Tombs. In the afternoon, travel to Amman. Visit the Roman Theater, explore the Citadel with its Roman, Byzantine, and Muslim architecture, and visit the Archaeological Museum and Folklore Museum. Return to the hotel in Amman for dinner and stay overnight.

 

February 11

Transfer to Queen Alia Airport and fly to Cairo. Upon arrival, visit Old Cairo, including the Hanging Church and other historic sites. Explore the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, where you can discover artifacts from various periods of Egyptian history. Check in at the hotel in Cairo, enjoy dinner, and stay overnight.

 

February 12

Travel to Memphis and see the large statue of Ramses II. Continue to Sakkara and explore the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, one of the oldest stone structures in the world. Learn about the ancient history of Egypt and visit a local carpet workshop to see how traditional Egyptian carpets are made. Return to Cairo for dinner and stay overnight.

 

February 13

Spend the day exploring the Pyramids of Giza. Visit the Great Pyramid of Cheops and other pyramids, and enjoy a camel ride around the pyramids. Stop by a papyrus factory to learn about the ancient art of papyrus making. Return to the hotel to refresh and pack. Enjoy dinner and transfer to the airport for your departure.

February 14

Thanks for traveling with us! Welcome home!

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