Kharga Oasis Holidays

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Pyramid at Giza

Day 1: Cairo

Arrive into Cairo and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day to spend at leisure

Close up of Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo - Bahariyya Oasis

Today visit Giza Plateau and explore the pyramids and Sphinx. It is estimated Cheops (the largest of the pyramids) was constructed from no less than 2.5million quarried limestone blocks, weighing around 6 million tonnes. Later we explore Saqqara - an ancient necropolis with many half-buried tombs and the famous Zhoser's step pyramid.

Bahariyya building

Day 3: Bahariyya Oasis - White Desert

This morning enjoy a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum before driving to Bahariyya, where you can watch a beautiful sunset over the rugged desertscape

White jebel in the sand

Day 4: White Desert - Dakhla 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.

Jebels in the desert

Day 5: Dakhla Oasis - Kharga 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.

Driving in the sand dunes

Day 6: Kharga 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 7: 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 is studded with often highly decorated tombs, constructed to once 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 8: 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! And the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile god - Sobek.

Looking across the Nile

Day 9: Nile Cruising - Aswan

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! And the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile god - Sobek.

Trajan's Kiosk, Philae

Day 10: Aswan - Abu Simbel

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

Visiting Abu Simbel

Day 11: Abu Simbel - 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

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 12: Cairo

Morning arrival into Cairo and onward transfer to the airport. Tour arrangements end

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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last updated - 21 Oct 2014 1:38 PM