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Cairo, Siwa Oasis, Bahariya Oasis, Aswan,
Abu Simbel, Luxor, Kom Ombo,
Edfu & Sharm El Sheikh




Day/01: Cairo
Arrival at Cairo airport, meeting with by our tour manager, who will help 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.8: 30 A.M. You will meet with your guide at the lobby to tour some of Egypt's most ancient sites: the ruins of Memphis at the edge of the western desert, Egypt’s first Capital until the end of the Kingdom and one of the most important cities throughout the history of Ancient Egypt. Close to Memphis, we drive to Sakkara, the City of the dead with the famous step Pyramid of Djosser. Continue your tour 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 alabaster Sphinx, which was discovered in 1912, carved from a single piece of stone. It is a lion with a Pharaoh’s head thought to be a portrait of the Pharaoh Chephren. Return back to your hotel for overnight.(B)

Day/03: Siwa Oasis
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Siwa over the Masrab al-Istabl road, used by Alexander the Great. Siwa is a unique oasis, it is not Egyptian but rather North African and the Berbers are the indigenous people of the oasis. Siwa means ‘white mountain” referring to the largest expanse of sand in the world. Upon arrival at Siwa you will be transferred to your hotel for check in and overnight.(B,L,D)

Day/04: Bahariya Oasis
Breakfast at hotel. This morning, you begin your tour at the site of the Temple of the Oracle in the town of Aghurmi. It is believed that Alexander the Great wished to consult the Siwan Oracle to seek confirmation that he was the son of Zeus, the Greek god of gods. Alexander was pronounced a god. After his visit to the Oracle, Alexander was shown with the horns of the ram, the symbol of Amun, the god of gods in Egypt. This temple was an important part of the rituals related to the Oracle and the god. You continue on to the Spring of the Sun, or Cleopatra’s Bath; Today, visitors enjoy the spring’s bubbling waters in addition to the history and events that have taken place around it. In the afternoon you continue on to visit the tombs of Gebel Mawta. Then drive into the Western Desert, known as the Libyan Desert, crossing the rough desert track through Bahrain Oasis and arriving in Bahariya Oasis. Overnight at hotel.(B,L,D)

Day/05: Bahariya Oasis
Breakfast at hotel. Start your tour in Bahariya visiting the following : Azmeer Temple, Banayouti Tombs, Pharaonic Tombs (in a good shape coloured), among the scant remains of the Greaco-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. Lunch during tour. Visit the Museum of Bahariya, which contains 4 mummies from 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 in plaster or overed with linen and some lay in terrecotta sarcophagi bearing representations of human head. Enjoy night with the Bedouin have tea and see the moon light. Dinner and overnight at Camp.(B,L,D)

Day/06: Bahariya Oasis
Breakfast, 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. Lunch during tour. Drive back to Cairo to your hotel for check in and overnight.(B,L)

Day/07: Cairo
Breakfast at hotel. Meeting with your guide at the lobby to enjoy your tour visiting one of the famous and unique museums 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 to St. Sergious Church, where the Holy Family was hidden while they were in Egypt. Followed by visiting the oldest Jewish Synagogue of Ben Ezra. Visit the medieval Citadel of Salah El- Din, which 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. At the end of your tour visit Khan El Khalili Bazaar, which is the main tourist bazaar located in narrow passageways, lanes and alleys lined with tiny shops, stacked floor-to-ceiling with koftans, brass, inlaid wood, leather cases,copper, goods, carpets, gold and silver jewelry and perfumes .This pedestrian medieval zone is a shopper’s Mecca. (Complimentary from our Company) At the End of your tour you are invited to have mint Tea and nergile (if you wish) at the oldest and most popular cafe named "Fishawy cafe". Then meeting with your tour manager to transfer you to Cairo Station for your Sleeper Train to Aswan, dinner and overnight on board train.(B,D)

Day/08: Aswan
Breakfast on board train, Upon arrival at Aswan Station you will meet with our local tour manager to transfer you to your hotel for check in and freshen up. Later meeting with your tour manager at the lobby to start your tour visiting the Philae Temple, the High Dam, and the Granite Quarries. Return back to your hotel for overnight.(B)

Day/09: Abu Simbel
Breakfast at hotel. Meeting with your tour manager and driver to transfer you to Abu Simbel. 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 back to Aswan to your Deluxe Nile Cruise ship embarkation. Lunch on board. Sail on the Nile by felucca around Kitchener's Island and Agha Khan Mausoleum. Afternoon tea. Dinner on board & Nubian folkloric show. Overnight in Aswan (B, L, D)

Day/10: Kom Ombo / Edfu
Early morning sail to Kom Ombo. Breakfast on board. Visit the Ptolemaic Temple shared by the two gods Sobek and Harories in Kom Ombo. Sail to Edfu. Lunch on Board. Visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu, the best preserved Egyptian Temple. Afternoon tea. Sail to Luxor. Captain's Welcome cocktail (smart casual attire). Dinner on board & disco. Overnight in Luxor .(B, L, D)

Day/11: Luxor
Breakfast on Board. Cross to the West Bank visit the Valley of the Kings and Queens, where tombs of 64 Pharaohs and 57 Queens have been discovered, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon facing the Nile. Lunch on board. Afternoon tea. Dinner on board & Galabiya party. Overnight in Luxor. (B,L,D)

Day/12: Luxor
Disembarkation your cruise after breakfast. Meeting with our local tour manager in Luxor to transfer you to your hotel for check in and freshen up. Later meeting with your Egyptologist tour guide at the lobby to start your tour visiting the Karnak Temple, is one of the greatest architectural achievements of antiquity. It is a vast complex that embodies the works of many Pharaohs added over the centuries. It was the most important sanctuary in Ancient Egypt then visit the Temple of Luxor, which was started by Amenhotep III and completed by Ramses II, Mummy of Ahmos. Continue your tour visiting the Mummification Museum, it is a small Museum that have a main concept to explain, which is the principal of the Old Pharaonic religion showing up a clear and simple paitings explaining domain concept of the religion, which is process of mummification end judgement day. Also the Museum contains a lot of mummies for humans, animals and the tools they have used for the mummification process. Then to the Luxor Museum, it is a small but beautifully arranged exhibit, displaying in an impressive way a selection of some rare pieces that range from pre-historic to Mamluk periods. Overnight at hotel.(B)

Day/13: Luxor
Breakfast at hotel. Meeting with your Egyptologist tour guide at the lobby to start your tour visiting Cross to the West Bank visit the rest of Valley of the Kings, visit the Tomb of Ramses I, and the Temple of Seti I, then visit the Tomb of Nobles, the tombs of the great dignitaries from the middle and the new kingdom dynasties, there main characteristics are extreme architectural simplicity compared to the royal tombs and a choice of iconography notable for it's freshness and vitality, the Nobles tombs provide us with valuable information about the daily life during the new kingdom agriculture hunting and fishing scenes, palatial festivals musicians and dancers maids and servants craftsman and artisans as well as the court life in ancient Egypt such as the offices and functions of various dignitaries, you will be visiting 2 tombs, the most famous are Menna's tomb who was described as the scribe of the land register of the master of the upper and lower Egypt, utilized a preexisting tomb and enlarged it, the decoration depicts scenes as the work in the field the pilgrimage to Abydos, scenes for the sons and daughters of Menna, the tomb is considered among the most elegant, also you will visit Nakht's tomb he was the scribe and astronomer of Amon in the era of Tutmose the 4th while his wife was the singer of Amon scenes in the tomb shows the growing of wheat, the harvest, hunting and fishing. Continue your tour to the Ramesseum Temple built by Ramses the 2nd, Diodorus of Sicily himself was amazed at the complexity and architectonic grandeur of the monument unfortunately today only few ruins remain the decoration of the temple shows the exploits of the Pharaoh who stopped the Hittite advance there are also scenes depicting the festival held in the summer to honor Min the prehistoric god of fertility in whose honor the Pharaoh sacrifice a white bull. Return back to your hotel for overnight.(B)

Day/14: Sharm El Sheikh
Breakfast at hotel. Meeting with your tour manager to transfer you to Luxor airport for your flight to Sharm El Sheikh. Upon arrival at Sharm, you will be transferred 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/15-21: Sharm El Sheikh
Free Days at Leisure.

Day/22: Cairo
Meeting with your tour manager to transfer you to Sharm airport for your flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo airport you will meet with your tour manager to transfer you to your hotel for check in and overnight.(B)

Day/23: Cairo
Breakfast at hotel. Meeting with your tour manager to transfer you to Cairo Airport and helped through your check-in and immigration formalities for your International departure flight back home.(B)

Program Includes:

  • 4 Nights Bed and breakfast at Hotel in Cairo
  • 1 Night Full Board at Hotel in Siwa
  • 1 Night Full Board at hotel in Bahariya
  • 1 Night Full board in a Camp at Bahariya Oasis
  • 1 Night Half Board on First Class/Deluxe Sleeper train Cairo/Aswan
  • 1 Night bed and breakfast at hotel in Aswan
  • 3 Nights Full board on Nile Cruise Ship
  • 2 Nights bed and breakfast at hotel in Luxor
  • 2 Full days Tour in Cairo
  • 1 Full day tour in Siwa
  • 2 Full days tour in Bahariya Oasis (Including Black & White Desert)
  • Abu Simbel trip by private air conditioned Van (Including transfer Aswan/Abu Simbel/Aswan + guiding fees + entrance fees)
  • 2 Full day tour in Luxor (East & West Banks extra sites)
  • Transfer Cairo/Siwa /Bahariya /Cairo by private air conditioned Van
  • Present rate for domestic air Tickets Luxor/Sharm/Cairo ONLY As Egypt Air might increase their rate, if this will be the case will advise you how much the increase will be, if not rate will be the same as it is.
  • All transfers in Cairo, Siwa, Bahariya, Abu Simbel, Aswan, Luxor & Sharm El Sheikh will be operated in a private Air Conditioned Van
  • All Tours in Cairo and in Upper Egypt will be operating in a private Air Conditioned van, Also on the Cruise ship you will have your own private guide and private Van (Special Service) Except if using Presidential Nile cruise Ship you will join small group
  • Guiding fee for an English speaking Egyptologist guide All through
  • All entrance fees to all Sight seeing, as mentioned in our program
  • English speaking tour manager finalizing passport control and escorting you from Airport to hotel and vice versa


Program Excludes :

  • International air tickets
  • Visa fees Per Person USD 15.00
  • Departure tax (If there will be)
  • Gratuities to tour guide, tour escort, Egyptologist and drivers
  • Supplement if using domestic air tickets Cairo/Aswan (Instead of Sleeper train) Per Person USD 155.00
  • All Charges not mentioned : mineral water, laundry and etc..
  • Any Optional Tours ...
  • Hotels accommodation in Sharm …
 

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