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Sample Itinerary - REF EGYPT 4695

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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 - Aswan

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. In the evening you will be transferred from your hotel to board your train for Aswan.

Trajan's Kiosk, Philae

Day 3: 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.

Abu Simbel, Aswan

Day 4: Aswan - Felucca Cruise

This morning you will fly to Abu simbel for a sightseeing trip to remember!! You will be guided for around 2 hrs then free to explore what should have been one of the seven wonders of the world. Afterwards you will fly back to Aswan and check into for your felucca cruise.

Day 5: Felucca Cruise

Sailing down the Nile kick back feet dipped in the water sipping a cold beer soaking up the sun and swimming in the cool waters.

Day 6: Felucca Cruise - Luxor

Today you will disembark for a visit to The Temple of Kom Ombo which is dedicated to the two gods Sobek the crocodile God and Harveris the Sun God. Continue sailing to visit Edfu Temple- the best-preserved and second largest temple in Egypt. Before later being transferred to your hotel in Luxor.

Valley of the Kings

Day 7: Luxor - Cairo

This morning we will take you to see the magnificent Valley of Kings, Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memon. After this we will transfer back to the hotel to collect our bags to catch out connecting train back to Cairo.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 8: Cairo

Upon your arrival in Cairo you will be met at your train carriage and taken to your hotel room before being taken to the world famous Egyptian museum.

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 9: Cairo - Dahab

This morning after breakfast we will make our way to Dahab. On arrival you will be checked in to your hotel.

Windsurfing in Dahab

Days 10-12: Dahab

After breakfast we will take you to St Catherine Monastery and Mount Moses, the rest of the afternoon will be at your leisure.

Diving in Dahab

Day 13: Dahab - Wadi Rum

This morning we will drive from the hotel to Nuweiba Port to catch the ferry to Jordan.

Local camel boy in Wadi Rum

Day 14: Wadi Rum - Petra

Today we will drive you to Petra for a full days guided tour. Possibly the jewel in Jordan’s glittering archaeological crown, Accessed on horse back through a penetrative, narrow deep siq, the end prize is the hidden valley where the Rose City of Petra lies. As you reach the end of the Siq, you’ll come across the spectacular façade of Al-Kazneh – the Treasury of Petra. As the Treasury is passed, the hidden valley widens to reveal the remains of the city proper.

Looking through the Siq at the Treasury

Day 15: Petra

Today you will return to Petra. You will enter by al Madras, with visits to the High Place of Sacrifice, Wadi Farasa, Great Temple and the Royal Tombs. The more intrepid can ascend to Ad Deir better known as the monastery. Petra is endless and based on your preference and fitness your guide will show you many amazing highlights within the city.

The deep reds of the Treasury

Day 16: Petra - Amman

This morning, we explore the well preserved 12th century crusader castle of Al Karak. It took the Crusaders some twenty years to build. Once finished in 1161, it became the residence of the lord of Transjordan, by then the most important fief of the Crusader kingdom, rich in produce and tax revenues. Note: Shobak crusader castle maybe visited as an alternative to Karak, depending upon weather and opening times. Descending some 1300 metres, straddling the border between Jordan and Israel we arrive at the lowest point on the planet's surface - the Dead Sea. Indulge an mud wrap and an afternoon of swimming and floating in the ever warm mineral-rich body of water. Then we drive on the Amman.

Amman's old city walls

Day 17: Amman

After breakfast we will have a morning tour of Amman before driving on to Madaba and Mt Nebo.

Some of the Roman ruins in Amman

Day 18: Amman

Today we will set off for to visit Jerash and Um Qais.

Amman amphitheatre

Day 19: Amman

Today you have a free day at your liesure for you to do what you wish, go explore or just sit back and relax.

Amman fruit stall

Day 20: Amman

Today is the end of your adventure. We will transfer you to the airport where we will wave you goodbye.

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Egypt Spotlight

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, 18°C
Local Time: 11:49 AM

Egypt Currency Rates
  1 GBP = 11.14 EGP
  1 CAD = 6.14 EGP
  1 ZAR = 0.61 EGP
  1 AUD = 5.82 EGP
  1 EUR = 8.74 EGP
  1 USD = 7.12 EGP
  1 NZD = 5.54 EGP
last updated - 20 Dec 2014 5:25 AM