My trip to Egypt and Jordan was Christmas/New Year's 2009-10. It was a wonderful trip! I've read the other posts, and also want to recommend Dendera. It isn't visited by as many tourists and is spectacular. You are permitted to photograph inside, too. We went down a dark passage where a small flashlight would have been helpful, but the camera focus was adequate to help see the steps.
In Cairo at the Pyramids, do choose to see the Solar Boat Museum, and don't get tricked into having your photo taken on a camel; but, hey, it's part of the adventure!
Jordan was a delightful surprise! The guide, Jaffir, was exceptional, but he treats you to so many sweets, which are delicious, that you may gain weight! Jerash is a must! Float in the Dead Sea if it's warm enough; it was last January, and plaster yourself with mud. Petra is so memorable- take it all in that you can.
I enjoyed the food, but even with lots of hand sanitizing, had one bout with "Pharoah's revenge." The snack on the bus after Abu Simbel may not have been the culprit, but the time frame points to that. Wouldn't have missed Abu Simbel- one of the highlights of the trip. Do buy the postcards from the children outside, since photos aren't permitted inside.