LOW COST FLIGHTS with easyJet to Luxor and Amman mean that travellers can make big savings on holiday packages to Egypt and Jordan with the announcement that Discover Egypt  has reduced prices on many of its packages until October.

A five-night holiday leads in at £1,249 per person, flying from Gatwick to Amman on May 24, with a three-night stay at the five-star Kempinski Hotel Ishtar, a spa resort next to the Dead Sea. Here guests can try the adult-only Anantara Spa that offers more than 20 treatment rooms, outdoor therapy lounges, 28 spa suites, Hammam pools and ice cave, as well as offering Ayurvedic therapies and local salt and mud treatments. One of the treatments on offer is a complimentary beachside mud bath using the mud from the Dead Sea.

The stay at Kempinski Hotel Ishtar can be followed by two nights at the Marriott Petra, an ideal location to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the ancient Nabatean city of Petra carved from the rock over a thousand years ago. The package also includes a day’s entrance to Petra.

The seven-night ‘Classic Jordan’ tour costs from £1,499 per person and offers a saving of £750 per person, based on two people travelling.
Highlights include a visit to the capital, Amman, bathing in the salty waters of the Dead Sea, a private escorted tour to the ruins of Petra and a stay in the Red Sea resort of Aqaba.

Meanwhile, travellers that want to combine Egypt and Jordan in one holiday could opt for the 15-night ‘Spectacular Egypt and Jordan’ tour, which has been reduced to £1,999 per person (from £2,599). Highlights include a seven-night cruise down the Nile, visiting the Pyramids and Sphinx, followed by a tour of the ruins at Petra and some time relaxing at Aqaba.

All prices include flights from Gatwick, transfers and tour as per the itinerary, bed-and-breakfast accommodation in four- or five-star hotels and are based on travel until October .

For information and bookings call 0844-880 0461 or visit www.discoveregypt.co.uk

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