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  Two exciting extensions to an Egypt itinerary are visits to the Sinai or Jordan.
The Sinai extension is based at the beach/dive resort of Sharm El Sheikh - but offers so much more than just a superb beach and associated watersports.
An extension into Jordan offers a chance to visit the magical rose red city of Petra - a World Heritage Site.  Not to be missed while you are in this part of the world

SINAI extension


Fly from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh for a 3 night extension at this Red Sea Resort.
Explore the Coloured Canyon, take a trip to St. Catherines Monastery and have the option to climb Mt. Sinai.

Contact your travel agent for costs and full details.

Destination Information

Sharm El Sheikh
: Sharm el-Sheikh's major industry is foreign and domestic tourism, owing to its dramatic landscape, year-round dry and temperate climate and long stretches of natural beaches. Its waters are clear and calm for most of the year and have become popular for various watersports, particularly recreational scuba diving & snorkelling which some consider to be among the best in the world - offering 250 different coral reefs and 1000 species of fish.

Mt. Sinai: In the Judeo-Christian region of the Middle East there are four primary sacred mountains - one of which is  Mt. Sinai in the Sinai peninsula, the peak where Moses received the Ten Commandments. Mt. Sinai, also called Mt. Horeb and Jebel Musa (the 'Mountain of Moses') is the centre of a greatly venerated pilgrimage destination that includes the Monastery of St. Catherine and the Burning Bush, Elijah's Plateau, and the Plain of ar-Raaha.


JORDAN extension

Tailor make your own extension with the assistance from your travel agent and the experienced team at Ancient Kingdoms Holidays. 
Spend the night in the desert at Wadi Rum, take a horse and cart trip to Petra.

Destination information

Petra
:
Petra , meaning rock; is an historical and archaeological city that is known for its rock cut architecture and water conduits system. Established sometime around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans it is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourism attraction.It lies on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Petra has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985.

Wadi RumWadi Rum has been inhabited by many human cultures since prehistoric times, with many cultures - including the Nabateans - leaving their mark in the form of rock paintings, graffiti, and temples. As of 2007, several Bedouin tribes inhabit Rum and the surrounding area.  Wadi Rum also known as The Valley of the Moon is a valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock in south Jordan at 60 km to the east of Aqaba. It is the largest wadi in Jordan. The name Rum most likely comes from an Aramaic root meaning 'high' or 'elevated'.

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