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Sample Itinerary - REF EGYPT 4961

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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 guided through passport control. After essential airport formalities you will be transferred directly to your pre booked hotel for your time in Cairo. Upon reaching the hotel we will assist with your check-in and then the evening is yours to relax and freshen up.

Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo - Aswan

A big day out at the pyramids and sphinx at Giza then a visit to the ancient tomb-strewn necropolis at Saqqara. We later enjoy a chance to relax, freshen up and have dinner. Tonight, we travel to Aswan by overnight train, 1st class recliner seat.

Trajan's Kiosk, Philae

Day 3: Aswan

Arrival and check into our hotel. Today, we visit the Aswan High Dam and travel by boat to Agilika Island to visit the Temple of Philae. Later, free time to hit the bazaars or relax by the swimming pool.

Abu Simbel, Aswan

Day 4: Aswan - Felucca Cruise

Optional early morning air excursion to famous Abu Simbel. This afternoon, we board our Nile felucca for a 2 night cruise upstream toward Kom Ombo. Relax, top up your tan and chat with new friends as the felucca gently plies its route. Stops are made en route at local villages and at the waterside Temple of Kom Ombo.

View of the Nile through an arch

Day 5: Felucca Cruise

Relax on the deck and enjoy the spectacular views and great facilities and service on board as the boat 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.

Luxor by night

Day 6: Felucca Cruise - Luxor

This morning a visit to Edfu one of Egypt's best preserved temples then after passing through the Esna Lock we will reach Luxor - Egypt's open air museum. When dusk draws near this evening you can choose to pay and enjoy an excursion of the Luxor Temple which is beautifully illuminated at night.

Entrance to a tomb

Day 7: Luxor - Dahab

Optional hot air ballooning excursion over Luxor, before an early morning visit to the Valleys of the Kings and Queens and the colonnaded Temple of Hatshepsut. Taking a break, we later visit the giant Temple of Karnak. Later this afternoon, we travel by overnight bus to Dahab via Hurghada.

Diving in Dahab

Days 8-11: Dahab

Arrival and hotel check-in. Diving, snorkelling, sun-worshipping, chilling, shopping - take your pick. Enjoy also an optional excursion to the Blue Hole, where you can snorkel and for the energetic - our optional excursion to Mt Sinai and St Katherine’s Monastery.

Aqaba beachfront

Day 12: Dahab - Aqaba

This morning, we transfer to Taba Marina to take the ferry crossing to Aqaba in Jordan. Remainder of the day and evening to explore Aqaba, Jordan’s premier seaside town.

Aqaba city view

Day 13: Aqaba - Petra

Good morning Aqaba. Azure blue waters brimming with kaleidoscopic marine life are a real attraction here at Aqaba. Why not opt to undertake some snorkelling or swimming? Alternatively, test your powers of buoyancy on an optional full day Dead Sea excursion including lunch! Late this afternoon, we transfer to the ancient Nabateen city of Petra.

The deep reds of the Treasury

Day 14: Petra

Welcome to the Rose City! Access to the city on our guided exploration is through the famous narrow, deep siq. The rocks then give way to the most amazing site – that of the fantastically impressive Treasury. Walking down the gravel tracks, we’ll explore the ancient Nabatean tombs and the Roman rock-carved streets lined with temples, royal tombs, staircases, arched gates and public buildings and more.

The size of a jeep compared to the size of Jebels in Wadi Rum

Day 15: Petra - Wadi Rum

A free morning to further explore the amazing, rambling site independently. Later this afternoon, we depart Petra and drive to Wadi Rum. Here we’ll jump aboard open-top 4 x 4s for our sunny, sandy and scenic adventure into Jordan’s wilderness. Tonight, we’ll enjoy an included Bedouin dinner and bed under a galaxy of stars at our remote camp.

Local camel boy in Wadi Rum

Day 16: Wadi Rum - Cairo

This morning, we drive to back to Aqaba where we enjoy a tour of the Red Sea riviera town. Returning by ferry to Egypt, we travel onward to Cairo, arriving late evening.

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 17: Cairo

Free day or enjoy a guided visit to the Egyptian Museum - your choice! Hotel check out and included onward transfer to airport. If wishing to enjoy the Egyptian Museum on day 17 in Cairo, it is important that you reserve a later flight (after 3pm) leaving Cairo.

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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
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Egypt Currency Rates
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