El Gouna Holidays

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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. (International flights not included).

Close up of Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo

Today, enjoy a visit to the Pyramids at Giza, one of the sole survivors from the ancient Greek listed Seven Wonders of the World. In front of the pyramids sits the Sphinx, an enormous statue with the face of a man and body of a lion. Later, we explore the necropolis of Saqqara, with its litany of ancient tombs and famous centre piece, Zhoser’s step pyramid.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 3: Cairo

Free day - optional tour of the Egyptian Museum to see the dazzling antiquities of ancient Egypt on display there, including the amazing treasures of King Tutankhamen and tour of Old Coptic Cairo, where we’ll find the Citadel and some of the oldest Christian churches in the world, including the Hanging Church.

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 4: Cairo - Nile Cruising

Early this morning we take you on an air excursion to the famous Abu Simbel, the rock-cut temple of King Ramses II, the Great Builder. Later, we check into your 5 star Nile cruise boat.

View of the Nile through an arch

Day 5: 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.

Looking across the Nile

Day 6: Nile Cruising

This morning we visit the Temple of Horus at Edfu. Later this afternoon you will arrive in to Luxor and when dusk draws near we will take you sightseeing to the Luxor Temple, beautifully illuminated at night.

Kom Ombo

Day 7: Nile Cruising - Luxor

Today the massive pair of statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are the first monuments we’ll see as we arrive on the West Bank for our day's sightseeing. We visit the valleys of the Kings & Queens, Temple of Hatshepsut & Karnak temple.

Entrance to a tomb

Day 8: Luxor - El Gouna

We will transfer you to El Gouna for your Red Sea stay.

El Gouna golf course

Days 9-10: El Gouna

Open your eyes this morning and take a peek out the window to the magical blue of the Red Sea. Sit back and relax by the pool sipping cocktails and soaking up the sun. Here you opt to go snorkelling or diving to view the amazing array of aquatic life in the nearby reefs for your remaining days in Egypt.

Valley of the Kings

Day 11: El Gouna - Dead Sea

This morning after breakfast we head to the airport for your flight to Amman via Cairo. On your arrival in Amman we will be there to meet you and take you to your hotel on the Dead Sea for the night.

Dead Sea salt up close

Day 12: Dead Sea

Time for a bit of pampering - perhaps enjoy a day at the Dead Sea spa. Free day to relax by the Dead Sea

Relaxing in the Dead Sea

Day 13: Dead Sea - Petra

The morning is at leisure. Depart in the afternoon, driving along the Dead Sea’s eastern shoreline and then up to tour the Karak Crusader Castle. The magnificent Crusader fortress of Karak - Crak des Moabites, or Le Pierre du Desert to Crusaders - soars above its valleys and hills like a great ship riding waves of rock. We continue to Petra for the night.

Looking through the Siq at the Treasury

Day 14: Petra

Today we explore Petra. Taking a walk through the mysterious siq (an ancient passage created due to a geological fissure) we are confronted by the rose-red facade of the Treasury. Amazing Nabataean and Roman ruins are on tap here at Petra. The intrepid can ascend the many stone carved steps to Ad-Deir better known as the Monastery.

Amman's old city walls

Day 15: Petra - Amman

We have free time in Petra this morning before we head to Madaba. Famed for it’s Byzantine mosaics, including the fascinating map of the Holy Land made in the 6th century out of two million stone pieces and now housed in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, Madaba, its mosaics and little shops offers us gentle respite.

Some of the Roman ruins in Amman

Day 16: Amman

Today we driving north and visit the Roman ruins of Jerash. Recognised as one of the best-preserved member cities of the Decapolis, Jerash is deservedly one of Jordan’s major attractions. The traditional Roman street is very impressive and still boasts chariot ruts. We continue to Ajlun before returning to Amman.

Amman amphitheatre

Day 17: Amman

Transfer to the airport in time for your international flight back home. (International flight not included).

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
Fair, 25°C
Local Time: 11:59 AM

Egypt Currency Rates
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  1 EUR = 9.15 EGP
  1 USD = 7.17 EGP
  1 NZD = 5.70 EGP
last updated - 21 Oct 2014 1:38 AM