Dakhla Oasis Holidays

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Pyramid at Giza

Day 1: Cairo - Bahariyya Oasis

Today is the start of your Egyptian holiday. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel, after a freshen up enjoy a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum before driving to Bahariyya, where you can watch a beautiful sunset over the rugged desertscape.

Bahariyya building

Day 2: Bahariyya Oasis

Visit the Temple of Alexander the Great, Tombs of the Nobles and the Black Desert en route to the striking White Desert, which is your remote overnight base.

Out in the desert, Bahariyya

Day 3: Bahariyya Oasis - Dakhla Oasis

This morning travel to Dakhla, stopping en route to visit Farafra - the smallest oasis in the Western Desert, the medieval city of Al Qasr and Deir al-Haggar Roman Temple. You can also opt for a dip in the hot springs.

Jebels in the desert

Day 4: Dakhla Oasis - Luxor

This morning journey to Kharga Oasis to see the Temple of Hibis and the rambling 4th century mud-brick necropolis of el-Bagawat before travelling to Luxor.

Valley of the Kings

Day 5: Luxor - Nile Cruising

Today take a tour of Luxor 's West Bank visiting the legendary Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. The Valley of the Kings was constructed to house the regal sarcophagi enclosed mummies of the mighty pharaohs, awaiting their passage into the after-life. Return to Luxor and check in onboard a deluxe Nile Cruiser before visiting the beautifully illuminated Luxor Temple at night.

View of the Nile through an arch

Day 6: Nile Cruising

Relax onboard as the cruiser sets sail to Aswan, stopping to visit Esna, the Temple of Horus at Edfu - a huge complex that began construction in 237 BC!

Looking across the Nile

Day 7: Nile Cruising

Another relaxing day cruising the Nile watch the world go by with a cocktail or beer in hand wile the wave lap up againist the side of the cruiser stopping off at the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile god - Sobek.

Kom Ombo

Day 8: Nile Cruising

Welcome to Aswan, it's time to explore the mighty Aswan High Dam and travel by boat to the Temple of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Remainder of day and evening free

View from Nile cruise boat

Day 9: Nile Cruising - Cairo

Enjoy a day at leisure in Aswan or take an optional air excursion to the colossal temple of Abu Simbel. Late afternoon board an overnight sleeper train back to Cairo.

Close up of Sphinx

Day 10: Cairo

Today marks the end of your unforgettable adventure in Egypt. Morning arrival into Cairo and onward transfer to the airport where we eave you goodbye.

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last updated - 22 Dec 2014 5:27 AM