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16 Days Dahabiya Tour PDF Print E-mail
  Cairo, Alexandria, Bahariya Oasis, Abu Simbel, Dahabiya Cruise, Sharm & St. Catherine 

 

 

 Day/ 01  Cairo
Arrival at Cairo International Airport, meeting with our tour Manager, who will assist you through your immigration and customs formalities, then he will escort you to your hotel for check in and overnight. 


Day/ 02 Cairo
Breakfast at hotel. Meeting with your tour manager and qualified Egyptologist tour guide at the lobby to tour some of Egypt's most ancient sites: the ruins of Memphis at the edge of the western desert (30 minutes drive), Egypt’s first Capital until the end of the first Kingdom, about 2270 BC, and one of the most important cities throughout the history of Ancient Egypt. You will be visiting Memphis open air Museum the most important piece is Ramses the second statue about 20 meters long. Close to Memphis, we drive to Sakkara, the City of the dead with the famous step Pyramid of Zoser, and the greatest Pharaoh of the 3rd  Dynasty 2650 BC, the step pyramids is known to be the first stone building ever build in the world, then you will be visiting a Mastaba (Tomb) for the Nobel “Mereruka” from the old kingdom the tomb have beautiful colored paintings about life in Egypt during the old Kingdom, Continue your tour to the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Pyramid Cheops (Khufu’s), is the largest one of the three and one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, was built In the 4th dynasty about 2690 B.C. In front of the Pyramid of Chephren, there stand the Sphinx, which was
discovered in 1912 carved from a single piece of stone. It is a lion with a portrait of a Pharaoh’s head thought to be a likeness of the Pharaoh Chephren. Return back to your hotel for overnight.(B)

Day/ 03  Cairo/ Alexandria/ Cairo
Breakfast at hotel. Meeting with your qualified Egyptologist tour guide and driver to transfer you to Alexandria to start your tour visiting the Citadel of Qaitbey fort,  this 15th  century fort at the tip of the eastern harbor, is the site where one of the ancient seven wonders once stood : The Pharaohs Light House. Continue your tour to the Catacombs of Kom El- Shokafa, which is one of Alexandria’s most memorable monuments. These tombs are remarkable for their unusual
mixture of art styles, sculpture, and reliefs which are images of Egyptian Gods. These catacombs date back to the 2nd century AD during the Roman era. Visit Pompey’s Pillar made of Aswan rose granite erected in 297 A.D. for the Roman Emperor Diocletian and thought to be one of the 400 columns that once formed the portico of Alexandria’s famous library the Pillar is the tallest ancient monument in Alexandria. Continuing the Roman theme, the next site your guide will show you is the Roman Amphitheater, built in the 1st century A.D. uncovered in the late 1950, possibly the best preserved Roman site in Egypt. The site also includes the remains of a Roman street and homes. At the end of the tour you will be visiting your tour with a visit to the newly opened Library of Alexandria built in the same spot the historical one was existing the library contains a beautiful museum with very special pieces from the ancient and modern history of Egypt. As part of the library, a new and very important antiquities museum has been created in order to highlight the history
of Alexandria across the ages. It specifically highlights the cultural era of the Hellenistic world, providing exhibits related to knowledge and the arts the museum as ceremonially opened in January 2003. It now contains rare artifacts from the
Pharaonic, Greek, Roman, Coptic and Islamic eras. These artifacts are displayed in chronological order, representing the evolution of  writing, the birth of scholarship and librarianship, and the ancient arts with informative displays presenting mosaic, portraits, glassware, pottery, coins, textile and much more. Drive back to Cairo to your hotel for overnight.(B)

Day/ 04 Cairo
Breakfast at hotel. Meeting with your qualified Egyptologist tour guide at the lobby to enjoy your tour visiting one of the famous and unique museums in the World the Egyptian Museum, famous for its antiquities from Egypt’s Pharaonic period, which includes the fabulous treasures of King Tut-Ankh-Amon. Continue your tour to Old Cairo, visiting the oldest part of Cairo the old Coptic Churches the Hanging Church dedicated to the Virgin Mary built in the 3rd Century and the Church of
St.Sergious, where the Holy Family was hidden while they were in Egypt and built in the 4th Century. Followed by visiting the oldest Jewish Synagogue of Ben Ezra. Visit the medieval Citadel of Salah El- Din, built in the 12th Century and contains many structures, the most impressive of which is the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali, it was designed in the early 19th Century by a  Greek Architect from Turkey. The style is based on the Ottoman mosques of Istanbul. At the end of your
tour visit Khan El Khalili Bazaar (the old market). Finish your tour, you are  invited to have mint Tea and nergile (if you wish) at the oldest and most popular cafe named "Fishawy cafe". Overnight at hotel.(B)

 Day/ 05 Cairo/ Aswan
Breakfast at hotel. Meeting with your tour manager to transfer you to Cairo Airport for your flight to Aswan. Upon arrival at Aswan Airport you will meet with our local tour manager to transfer you to your Dahabiya; meet our Captain and the crew for welcome drink and introductory meeting with your private Egyptologist – Embarkation (embarking time after 1200) in Aswan for sailing the Nile on a luxuriously ultra modern appointed Dahabiya. Lunch on Dahabiya, then after lunch your afternoon tour starts by a beautiful Construction is the Kiosk of Trajan which is a charming relic with 14 pillars, The High Dam, a modern Achievement of great magnitude in Egypt’s history , built by the Russians in the 1960’s, it supplies most of
the country’s needed electric power and then take a short ferry ride to the Romantic and Majestic Philae Temple. Dinner on board the boat, tonight you can explore the many bazaars and small streets of Aswan, overnight on board. (B,L,D)

Day/ 06 Aswan/Abu Simbel/Aswan
Breakfast Box. Meeting with your tour manager and driver to transfer you to Abu Simbel by private air conditioned Van. Upon arrival at Abu Simbel you will be transferred to visit the Great Temple of Ramses  the  2nd  one of the greatest and
most whimsical kings of Egypt the temple is dedicated in theory to the gods Amon-Ra, Harmakis and Ptah, the temple was carved in and stone rock cliff with the four colossal seated statues of the King in front of the entrance, each statue is 20 meters high and measures 4 meters from ear to ear, taking a closer look you will realize that each statue present the king Ramses in different ages of his life starting from youth age till he became a mature King, the temple wall decorations celebrate the military grandeur of the king, continue your tour visit the temple of Nefertari the King's beloved wife. Both temples were threatened by the increasing level of the Nile upon the completion of the Aswan High Dam and have been preserved in the 60’s by international action organized by UNESCO. All parts of the temple have been moved and rebuilt on a plateau above the former site, the temple is considered a miracle of the ancient and modern history. Return to Abu-Simbel a hewn in rock with the four colossal seated statues of the king in front of the entrance. It was dedicated to
Amun-Ra, the Horrakhti and Ramses II. After visiting the Temple you will be transferred again  to Aswan to your Dahabiya Nile Cruise Enjoy lunch on board and start sailing towards Balooly Island. Dinner on board and overnight beside Balooly
Island. (B,L,D)

 Day/ 07 Kom ombo
Breakfast. Early visit to Kom Ombo Temple a Masterpiece of the Greco – Roman Art in Egypt, the twin Temples of Haroeris – also 4 known as Horus, the falcon God and Sobek the crocodile God see the Ancient carvings of the medical instruments, the mummified crocodile and the preserved Nilometer. Return to the boat and continue sailing to Edfu. Enjoy Lunch and dinner on board and afternoon and evening to relaxing on board the Dahabiya. Overnight beside Fawza Island. (B,L,D)

 Day/ 08 Esna
Early Breakfast then your private horse drawn carriage will take you from the boat to visit the Legendary Temple of Horus, the best preserved and second largest Temple in Egypt. Return to the boat and continue sailing to Esna (Luxor), Lunch on board then arrive to Esna and late afternoon visit the imposing 28th Dynasty Luxor Temple, which was started by Amenhotep III and completed by Ramses II. Back to Esna and dinner on board the boat and overnight on the Dahabiya.(B,L,D)

 
Day/ 09 Luxor
Early Breakfast. Cross the River Nile to the West Bank by motor boat to visit the Valley of the Kings and Queens, where tombs of 64 Pharaohs and 57 Queens have been discovered and enter some of the most remarkable burials, then visit the
Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, which is an elegant terraced monument and its architecture remarkable unusual Temple than other  Theben Temple and the Colossi of Memnon facing the Nile. Lunch in Luxor. Afternoon
entry to the avenue of Ram Headed Sphinx to reach the Monumental Temple of Karnak. It is one of the greatest architectural achievements of antiquity. The Temple is a vast complex that embodies the works of many Pharaohs added over the centuries. It was the most important sanctuary in Ancient Egypt. Return to Dahabiya and Dinner on the board. A free evening to enjoy this vibrant and fascinating city. Overnight on the Dahabiya. (B,L,D)

 Day/ 10 Luxor/ Sharm El Sheikh
Today bid farewell to the crew and disembark the boat after breakfast. Meeting with your tour manager to transfer you to Luxor Airport for your flight to Sharm El Sheikh. Upon arrival at Sharm El Sheikh Airport you will meet with our local tour
manager to transfer you to your hotel for check in and freshen up. Rest of the day at leisure for fishing , swimming, diving, snorkeling or relaxing by the sea side or your hotel side. Overnight at hotel.(B) 

 
Day/ 11 Sharm El Sheikh
Breakfast at hotel. Day at leisure for fishing , swimming, diving, snorkeling or relaxing by the sea side or your hotel side. Overnight at hotel.(B)

 Day/ 12 Sharm El Sheikh/ St. Catherine/ Sharm El Sheikh
Breakfast at hotel. Meeting with your tour manager and driver to transfer you through the Sinai Peninsula. It was in the Sinai that Moses received the Ten commandments, Prophet Elyah sought refuge from queen Jezebel and the holy family traveled on their journey into Egypt. Arrival to St. Catherine you will be transferred  to visit the St. Catherine Monastery, built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century to shelter Christian monks. The Monastery contains the Chapel of  the Burning Bush, the mosaic of the trans figuration of Christ and a library containing early Christian manuscripts. Return back to Sharm to your hotel for freshen up. Rest of the day at leisure for fishing , swimming, diving, snorkeling or relaxing by the sea side or your hotel side. Overnight at hotel. (B)

Day/ 13 Sharm El Sheikh
Breakfast at hotel. Day at leisure for fishing , swimming, diving, snorkeling or relaxing by the sea side or your hotel side. Overnight at hotel.(B)


Day/ 14 Sharm El Sheikh/ Cairo/ Bahariya Oasis
Breakfast at hotel. Meeting with your tour manager to transfer you to Sharm El Sheikh airport for your flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo Airport you will meet with your tour manager and driver to transfer you from Cairo to Bahariya Oasis (400 km), which contains 268 mineral and salphur springs. Arrive Bahariya you will have your bedouin homemade lunch. After lunch you will drive to White Desert using 4X4 Jeep safari on the way visiting the Crystal & Black Mountain, there are several spots to enjoy watching the beautiful shapes of Lime Stones. Then visiting the Mashrooms desert (where all the mountains have mashrooms shape). Then you will move to the White Desert to enjoy night with the Bedouin have tea under the Star and see the moon light and start cooking dinner. Overnight in a Camp. (B,L,D)


Day/ 15  Bahariya/Cairo
Breakfast. Drive to Bahariya Oasis visitng on your way the Hot Spring and the New White Desert. Upon arrival at Bahariya you will have lunch in a Bedioun house. Then visit the following : Azmeer Temple, Banayouti Tombs, Pharaonic Tombs (in a
good shape colored), among the scant remains of the Greco-roman period it is worth visiting the small Temple of Alexander the Great, at Qasr El-Migysbah, apparently the only place were his cartouche and image were found in Egypt. Visit the new rediscovered Valley of the Golden Mummies, which have hundreds of mummies beautifully decorated already excavated and they are believed to be perhaps 10,000 in all including nobles and kings. The cemetery dates to the Greco-Roman era. Some of the mummies found so far wore golden masks and have magnificent designs of ancient Egyptian gods on their chests Others we coated in plaster or overed with linen and some lay in terrecotta sarcophagi bearing representations of human head. Drive back to Cairo to your hotel for check in and overnight.(B,L)

Day/ 16 Cairo
Breakfast at hotel, you will meet with your tour manager to transfer you to Cairo, where he will assist you through your check-in and immigration formalities for your International  departure flight back home. (B)


B : Breakfast                                               L : Lunch                                             D : Dinner

Program INCLUDES
01) 5 Nights bed and breakfast at hotel accommodation in Cairo
02) 5 Nights Full board on a Dahabiya Nile Cruise
03) 4 Nights bed and breakfast at hotel accommodation in Sharm El Sheikh
04) 1 Night Full Board in a Camp at Bahariya Oasis
05) 2 Full Days Tour in Cairo
06) Over day Trip to visit Alexandria in a private air conditioned Van
07) Over day Trip to visit Abu Simbel in a private air conditioned Van (Including transfer Aswan/Abu Simbel/Aswan +
     
 guiding fees for local English speaking guide provided by Egypt air + entrance fees)
08) Over day Trip to visit St. Catherine in a private air conditioned Van (Including transfer Sharm/Catherine/Sharm + Visit
      St. Catherine Monastery + guiding fees for local English Guide)
09) 2 Full Days tour in Bahariya Oasis and Black & White Desert
10) All Transfers in Cairo, Alexandria, Bahariya Oasis, Abu Simbel, Aswan, Luxor, Sharm El Sheikh & St. Catherine will be
     operated in a private Air conditioned Van
11) All Tours will be operated privately, Except on the Dahabiya Nile Cruise will be 
     within a small group. You will join with other people, almost 2-10 persons
12) Guiding fee for an English speaking Private Egyptologist Tour guide All through
13) All entrance fees to all Sight seeing, as mentioned in our program
14) The service of Boat Captain and his crew (Sailor, Chief, House keeper)
15) The service of a towing motor Boat and its Two crew members accompany your boat in case of emergency or lack of
      wind
16) Horse drawn carriage ride in Edfu
17) Fuel, docking fees
18) English speaking tour manager to meet and assist you for finalizing passport control and escorting you from Airport to
      hotel and vice versa
19) Domestic air tickets Cairo/Aswan-Luxor/Sharm El Sheikh/Cairo ONLY
20) All taxes and service charges
21) Meals : 15 Breakfasts + 7 Lunches + 6 Dinners

Program EXCLUDES
01) International airfares
02) Visa entry fee
03) Departure tax (If there will be)
04) Gratuities to tour guide, tour escorts, Egyptologist and drivers      
05) Personal expenses not mentioned : mineral water, personal calls, laundry, etc....
06) Any meals not mentioned    
07) All Beverages
08) Any Optional Tours
09) Supplement for domestic air Cairo/Aswan Per Person USD 155.00 (Instead of Sleeper Train)


OPTIONAL TOURS : (Which can match with this program)

Tour

Rate

Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids of Giza 

Per Person USD. 00

Sound & Light Show at the Philae Temple  

Per Person USD. 00

Nubian Village & Nubian Museum      

Per Person USD. 00

Mummification & Luxor Museums

Per Person USD. 00

Sound & Light Show at Karnak Temple      

Per Person USD. 00

Hot Air Balloon Ride                   

Per Person USD. 00

Bedouin Dinner at the Desert   

Per Person USD. 00

Quad bike at the Desert            

Per Person USD. 00

Safari  trip to Colored Canyon

Per Person USD. 00

Ras Mohamed National park  

Per Person USD. 00

Tiran Island

Per Person USD. 00

Blue Hole at Abu Galum

Per Person USD. 00

 

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