If you're looking to enjoy some ancient Egypt tours and to explore the highlights of Jordan in the same holiday, then our Ancient Encounters tour could be ideal. We start with Egypt pyramid tours, the sphinx, and Egyptian Museum in Cairo before heading to Aswan to visit the beautiful island temple at Philae and Aswan Dam. You can also visit the amazing temples to Ramses II at Abu Simbel. You will then start your traditional Felucca cruise down the Nile on your way to Luxor in the Nile Valley. Here you will visit some amazing temples and the tombs of the Valley of the Kings before heading the Red Sea for some relaxation and snorkelling. Egypt's Red Sea has incredible diving, snorkelling, and amazing seafood and has loads of fun activities such as quad biking, kite boarding, windsurfing and horse and camel riding. We then fly back to Cairo for a final night in Egypt where a number of optional tours are available, before flying into Jordan (not included, see day 9 of the itinerary) for a full tour of the main sites, including a jeep safari and a night in a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum. Also visited are the crusader castle of Kerak, Little Petra and of course the world renowned UNESCO World Heritage site of Petra itself. We also enjoy a drive along the scenic King's Highway and a swim in the strange salty waters of the Dead Sea.