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Sample Itinerary - REF EGYPT 5093

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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 transferred directly to your hotel. Upon reaching the hotel we will assist with your check-in and then the evening is yours to relax and freshen up.

Close up of Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo

Visit to the famous pyramids and massive Sphinx at Giza Plateau. 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. We continue to Saqqara to explore the myriad tombs and temples.

Trajan's Kiosk, Philae

Day 3: Cairo - Aswan

This morning we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Aswan. Arrive and check into our hotel. A visit out of town takes us to the mighty High Dam. This afternoon's highlight is a leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island for Philae Temple - dedicated to the goddess Isis. As the sun sets, free time to shop in the colourful souqs and markets or simply relax in Egypt's southern most town straddling the River Nile.

Front view of Abu Simbel

Day 4: Aswan - Felucca Cruise

Optional early morning excursion to famous Abu Simbel, the rock-cut temple of King Ramses II, the Great Builder. This afternoon, we board our Nile felucca for a 2 night voyage downstream on the River Nile.

Day 5: Felucca Cruise

Relax, go for a swim or just chill out in the sun on deck. Let your troubles melt away, as the felucca plies its route.

Day 6: Felucca Cruise - Luxor

Disembarking in Kom Ombo, a stop will be made at the Temple of Kom Ombo - dedicated to the crocodile headed god - Sobek. we enjoy a guided tour of the Temple of Horus at Edfu, before driving north to Luxor. Home of the legendary Valley of the Kings, 4000 year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its best. Tonight, an optional visit is available to the Temple of Luxor, spectacularly illuminated at night.

Valley of the Kings

Day 7: Luxor

An early start allows us to avoid some of the fierce midday heat as we venture to the tomb strewn Valley of the Kings. Highlights today include the Colossi of Memnon, the Valleys of the Kings and Queens and the colonnaded Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Later this afternoon you'll also visit the temple of Karnak.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 8: Luxor - Cairo

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Cairo. Arrival and hotel check-in. Later, we visit the famous Egyptian Museum, famed for the treasures of King Tutankhamen and his famous solid gold funerary mask. This afternoon is free - perhaps spend the remainder of the day exploring Cairo your way.

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 9: Cairo - Marrakech

Today we will transfer you to the airport in time for your departure flight to Marrakech (FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED). Upon arrival in Marrakech our local representative will be there to greet you and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 10: Marrakech

This morning take a guided tour and see the sights of Marrakech, Morocco's fourth Imperial City. Inside the rose coloured medina walls is a tangle of winding streets and alleys that open onto verdant gardens and bustling souks. At the heart of the medina is Djemaa El Fna, the city's exuberant market place and towering over it, is the famous Koutoubia Mosque, the tallest building in the city. The rest of the day is free to explore the city.

Day 11: Marrakech - Essaouira

Today we will transfer you to the coastal resort of Essaouira travelling through the Argan orchards towards the coast. Upon arrival, hotel check in with the afternoon free to explore the harbour, beaches and medina.

Days 12-13: Essaouira

Free time in Essaouira to windsurf, relax on the beach or see the medina and the ramparts of the town. Perhaps take a camel ride! We recommend the tasty sea food restaurants around the harbour for a spot of evening dining in beautiful surroundings.

Day 14: Essaouira

Today marks the end of your adventure with On the Go Tours. After breakfast and hotel check out we will transfer you back to Marrakech and the international airport for your onward departure flight.

Felucca Sailing - watch the video!

 

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, 35°C
Local Time: 5:52 PM

Egypt Currency Rates
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last updated - 29 Aug 2014 1:43 PM