Cairo Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF EGYPT 4708

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Pyramid at Giza

Day 1: Cairo

Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday. We will be there to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Close up of Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo

Today we will take you to visit the famous pyramids and lion-headed Sphinx at Giza Plateau. Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids are the planet’s oldest tourist attraction! 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 for more sights.

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 3: Cairo

Today we enjoy some more sightseeing of Cairo. We will visit old Cairo and the Islamic Quarter. We will also take you to Heliopolis to explore this area.

Sand and rock of the desert

Day 4: Cairo - Bahariyya Oasis

Free morning, before then driving Bahariyya in the Western Oasis. Situated in a 2000 sq km depression about 330km south-west of Cairo is Bahariyya Oasis. This Oasis consists of several colonies of palm trees and was created many thousand years ago, long before the first Nile civilisations, when the Nile’s course used to pass that way.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 5: Bahariyya Oasis - White Desert

Continuing by desert 4 x 4, we drive to the Crystal Mountain - a large rock formation made from sparkling quartz. Next we head to the Black Desert – to see the large volcano-shaped mountains which are covered with small black stones on a base of orangy red sand. Our next destination – the White Desert (Sahra al-Beida) is so-named as it region of striking blinding-white rock formations shaped by wind erosion.

White jebel in the sand

Day 6: White Desert - Aswan

This morning you can choose to lie in or wake up early and view the sunrise - as the sun creeps above the horizon the white chalk turns into beautiful shades of pink and orange. After breakfast and some time to explore we are transferred back to Cairo and arrive in the city at approximately 5pm. Here you will have a chance to freshen up before boarding your overnight train to Aswan.

Trajan's Kiosk, Philae

Day 7: Aswan

Welcome to Aswan when you arrive at the station we will be there to meet you and transfer you to your hotel, after a short rest we will take you sightseeing to the Aswan high dam and the Temple of Philae. Afterwards enjoy a trip on a traditional sailing boat called a felucca to visit the nearby islands of Kitchener and Elephantine. Remainder of the evening free time to relax.

Abu Simbel, Aswan

Day 8: Aswan - Luxor

Today we travel to Luxor by road, stopping along the way at Kom Ombo and Temple of Edfu. On arrival into Luxor you will be transferred to your hotel. Later this evening we take you sightseeing to the Luxor Temple which is beautifully illuminated at night time.

Valley of the Kings

Day 9: Luxor

This morning early enjoy a hot air balloon flight and see the city come alive. We land on the West Bank and begin our sightseeing. We see the Colossi of Memnon. These are all that remain of the temple of Amenophis III. We then proceed to visit the Valleys of the Kings and Queens and Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.

Entrance to a tomb

Day 10: Luxor

We visit the magnificent Temple of Karnak. More than a temple, it’s a gigantic and stunning complex of sanctuaries and pylons dedicated to the Theban gods. Free afternoon.

Luxor by night

Day 11: Luxor

Free day to explore more on your own.

Valley of the Kings

Day 12: Luxor - Dahab

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Sharm (via Cairo). Upon arrival we will collect you and transfer you to your hotel in Dahab. Enjoy your time in the Dahab soaking up the sun, dipping in the warm waters of the Red Sea you can opt to go snorkelling or diving or just lay back on your sunlounger.

Windsurfing in Dahab

Day 13: Dahab

This morning we take you sightseeing to St Katherine's Monastery, before returning you to your hotel for free time.

Dahab diving

Day 14: Dahab

Free day.

Dahab camels and jeeps

Day 15: Dahab

Free day.

Diving in Dahab

Day 16: Dahab - Cairo

Today we transfer you to Sharm for your flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival we will collect you and transfer you to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Ruins in Cairo

Day 17: Cairo

Today you will enjoy a visit to the Khan el Khalili markets and then on to see the dazzling antiquities of ancient Egypt at the Egypt Museum.

Alexandria Boats

Day 18: Cairo - Alexandria

Today we drive to Alexandria for a full day of sightseeing. Founded by Alexander the Great, Alexandria boasts wonderful beaches and an impressive seafront corniche, along which are dotted cafes and restaurants, as well as catacombs, souks and relics from a bygone age.

Alexander the Great

Day 19: Alexandria - Cairo

Free morning to explore more of Cairo. Then you will be privately transferred back to Caro.

Tomato seller

Day 20: Cairo

Today we bid you farewell and transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.

 

 

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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 ...

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