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Sample Itinerary - REF EGYPT 5116

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Pyramid at Giza

Day 1: Cairo

Welcome to Egypt's capital and Africa's largest city: Cairo. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred directly to your hotel. Upon reaching the hotel we will assist with your check-in and then the evening is yours to relax and freshen up.

Day 2: Cairo - Alexandria

Today you shall go on a full day tour to El Alamein visit the cemetery and the military museum guided by English speaking guide. El Alamein is a historic battle ground that played an important role in the Second World War. Here some 13,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers gave their lives in two extended battles, and today their sacrifice is commemorated in a desert war cemetery with row upon row of grave stones and memorials to British, Australian and New Zealand soldiers. Later you will be transferred to Alexandria where you shall spend the night.

Close up of Sphinx

Day 3: Alexandria - Cairo

Today in the afternoon you will be transferred from Alexandria to Cairo.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 4: Cairo

Visit to the famous pyramids and lion-headed Sphinx at Giza Plateau. Gaze in awe at Cheops (Khufu) - the largest of the three great pyramids. Constructed from over 2.5 million limestone blocks it is thought to have taken more than 20 years to construct. Continuing to Saqqara, we can explore the myriad tombs and temples at this site.

Day 5: Cairo - Aswan

Today morning you shall fly to Aswan where you shall visit the High Dam and Philae temple. Afterwards you shall be transferred to your hotel. Later this afternoon you get the opportunity to go on a Felucca trip on the Nile.

Day 6: Aswan - Nile Cruising

This morning early we fly to the not to be missed Temple of Abu Simbel. Abu Simbel is one of the greatest Egyptian monuments ever built. The entire temple was moved from the banks of Nile when Lake Nasser was formed. Later today you shall board the Nile Cruiser.

View of the Nile through an arch

Day 7: Nile Cruising

Relax on the sun deck and enjoy the spectacular views and great facilities and service on board as the cruiser plies its course. Today you will disembark for a visit to The Temple of Kom Ombo which is dedicated to two gods, Sobek the crocodile God and Harveris the Sun God. You Shall also visit Edfu, one of Egypt's best preserved temples then after passing through the Esna Lock we will reach Luxor - Egypt's open air museum.

Valley of the Kings

Day 8: Nile Cruising

There is the option to float over Luxor in a hot air balloon and see the area wake up and come alive. Afterwards, we cross to the West Bank, where we’ll see the massive Colossi of Memnon. We’ll then explore the Valleys of the Kings and Queens and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.

Day 9: Nile Cruising - Cairo

Today we will take you to the complex of temples at Karnak. Evening flight to Cairo. Later today ypu shall be transferred to Luxor airport to fly to Cairo Upon arriving in Cairo you shall be transferred to the Cairo hotel. Overnight at Cairo hotel

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 10: Cairo

We bid you farewell with a transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

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Egypt Spotlight
Luxor Temple at night

Luxor

As the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, 4000-year old Luxor has frequently been characterised as the "world's ...

Egypt Weather

Weather in Cairo
Haze, 20°C
Local Time: 5:20 AM

Egypt Currency Rates
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  1 EUR = 9.06 EGP
  1 USD = 7.15 EGP
  1 NZD = 5.62 EGP
last updated - 26 Oct 2014 3:57 AM