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Cairo/Western Desert/Nile Cruise/Cairo / 14 DAYS

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airo/Western Desert/Nile Cruise/Cairo

 

ITINERARY – 14 DAYS

Day 1

Arrive at Cairo International Airport. Meet, assist and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Cairo hotel.

Day 2

After breakfast, drive to the Giza Plateau for a visit and to marvel at one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus, the famous Sphinx, and the Valley Temple which faces the great statue.

Lunch.

After lunch, the tour continues to the Egyptian Museum, to explore the period artifacts of Egypt’s history with a highlight being the child king Tutankhamen’s fabulous collection of treasures.

Overnight in Cairo hotel.

Day 3

After breakfast, check-out of the hotel then drive to Bahariya Oasis .We begin our tour around the old village of the Oasis and see the groves of palms and fruit trees. The tour continues to ‘the Egyptian House’, and a visit to the temple of Ain El Meftella and finishes with a visit to the Valley of the Golden Mummies.

Overnight in Bahariya.

Day 4

After breakfast, drive to the White Desert passing through the Black Desert and the village of El Haize, with its natural spring. We will stop on the way to admire the Crystal Mountain and the volcanic rocks and petrified wood in the valley of Agabat. Arriving at the White Desert, the tour continues with views of the amazing rock formations, watching the fabulous sunset and setting-up camp in the desert under the stars.

Overnight in Camp.

Day 5

After breakfast, drive to Farafra Oasis where you will see the palm groves and hot springs and the old village, with the houses made of traditional mud bricks. Visit to the local artist Bard’s unique mud brick Museum. Drive to Dakhla Oasis.

Overnight in Dakhla.

Day 6

After breakfast, drive to the Roman temple Deir El Hagar. Continue the tour to Kharga Oasis to visit Qasr El Labkha – a Roman fortress on the old caravan route and the oasis ‘Ethnic Museum’, followed by a visit to the Roman temple of Hibis and the early Christian cemetery with its chapels painted with murals at nearby Bagawat. Continue on to the temple of Dush, dedicated to Isis and Serapis, and see the Baris Oasis.

Overnight camp in Kharga.

Day 7

After breakfast, transfer to Luxor and embark your Nile cruiser.

Overnight onboard in Luxor.

Day 8

After breakfast, visit the East bank of Luxor. Enjoy a visit to the impressive temples of Karnak and Luxor Temple.

Lunch onboard with afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay onboard Nile cruiser.

Day 9

After breakfast, visit the West bank of Luxor, the Valley of the Kings and then onto the mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built by the architects of Pharaoh Hatshepsut in the 15th century BC. Continue to the Colossi of Memnon. After lunch, sail to Edfu passing through the Esna lock.

Overnight onboard Nile cruiser.

Day 10

After breakfast, visit the well-preserved Ptolemaic temple dedicated to Horus at Edfu. Sail to Kom Ombo to see the unique Temple of the Sobek, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile God, and Horus the falcon-headed God. Lunch onboard. Continue sailing to Aswan.

Dinner and overnight Aswan.

Day 11

After breakfast, visit Aswan. Starting with the High Dam and the largest known ancient obelisk, located in the northern region of the stone quarries of the ancient Egyptians, the Unfinished Obelisk. Continue to the beautiful temple of Philae, which is devoted to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor.

Dinner and overnight Aswan.

Day 12

After breakfast, disembark from the cruiser. Free time at leisure in Aswan or an optional tour is available, to visit Abu Simbel, from Aswan by road.

On return from Abu Simbel, transfer to Aswan Airport for domestic flight to Cairo Airport.

Overnight in Cairo hotel.

Day 13

After breakfast, drive to visit the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, continue to visit Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt.

After lunch, visit the Citadel and the most famous mosque in Egypt, Mohamed’s Ali Mosque.

Overnight in Cairo hotel.

Day 14

After breakfast, check-out of the hotel and transfer to Cairo International Airport for return flight.

Programme includes:

  1. All transfers
  2. Entrance fee for all the visits
  3. An English speaking guide (an Egyptologist) throughout the tour
  4. All meals mentioned above in the itinerary
  5. Accommodation throughout the tour
  6. Hotel – Bed & Breakfast basis
  7. Cruise – Full Board basis

Programme excludes:

  1. Entry Visa
  2. Gratuities
  3. Meals that are not mentioned in the itinerary above
  4. Domestic and International flights
  5. Extra personal expenses
  6. Extra tours – outside of the programme

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