Kharga Oasis Holidays

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Pyramid at Giza

Day 1: Cairo

Welcome to Egypt and the start of your adventure with On the Go Tours. Upon your arrival at the international airport in Cairo our local representative will be there to greet you and transfer you to your hotel where the remainder of the day can be spent at leisure.

Close up of Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo

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. Constructed from over 2.5 million limestone blocks it is thought to have taken more than 20 years to construct. Enjoy a camel ride across the sand dunes. Afterwards we visit Memphis and Sakkara.

Day 3: Cairo

Today enjoy a full day tour of Maydoum and Dahshour. Maydoum is the location of the earliest-known pyramid complex with all the parts of a normal Old Kingdom (c. 2575–c. 2130 bc) funerary monument. Dahshour is a royal necropolis located in the desert on the west bank of the Nile known chiefly for several pyramids, two of which are among the oldest, largest and best preserved in Egypt.

Day 4: Cairo - Minya

After breakfast this morning we transfer you by road to El Minya. From here you'll explore Tel el Amarna, an extensive Egyptian archaeological site that represents the remains of the capital city newly established and built by the Pharaoh Akhenaten of the late Eighteenth Dynasty (c. 1353 BC), and abandoned shortly afterwards. We'll also visit Beni Hasan, an Ancient Egyptian cemetery site.

Day 5: Minya - Luxor

Departing El Minya this morning we continue to Luxor for hotel check in. Later enjoy guided touring of Luxor's West Bank, taking in the Valley of the Kings and Queens, where we explore the myriad of tombs and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.

Valley of the Kings

Day 6: Luxor

Medinet Habu is the name commonly given to the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III, an important New Kingdom period structure best known as the source of inscribed reliefs depicting the advent and defeat of the Sea Peoples during the reign of Ramesses III. Enjoy a guided visit here today as well as the memorial temple of Ramesseum. Later this afternoon visit Karnak Temple, a spectacular complex of sanctuaries, pylons, chapels, halls and obelisks, all dedicated to the Theban gods.

Entrance to a tomb

Day 7: Luxor - Kharga Oasis

Leaving Luxor behind this morning, our safari starts. Transferring to El Kharga oasis, you'll visit El Bagawat Christian Cemetery (dating back to the 2nd century AD) and the Hibis temple. Later on check in to your hotel and enjoy a spot of lunch. Afterwards we visit the temple of Nadura and the date factory. In the evening we tour the spice market and have tea at a local coffee shop. Overnight at the Pioneer Hotel.

Driving in the sand dunes

Day 8: Kharga Oasis - Dakhla Oasis

After breakfast we head to Dakhla oasis where you'll visit the temple of Deir el Hagar and the old covered city of El Qasr. At night we plunge in to the hot springs under the cover of the desert sky at night and all its pretty stars.

Jebels in the desert

Day 9: Dakhla Oasis - Luxor

After breakfast we head back to Kharga oasis where you'll visit a carpet and pottery factory. After an early lunch it's a long drive back to Luxor.

Luxor by night

Day 10: Luxor - Aswan

This morning we transfer from Luxor to Edfu by road. Upon arrival at Edfu enjoy a guided tour of the Edfu Temple, one of the best preserved temples in Egypt dedicated to the falcon god Horus. Continuing to Aswan visit Kom el Ahmar en route, a necropolis only discovered in 2005. Arrive Aswan and transfer to Aswan hotel for check in and overnight.

Trajan's Kiosk, Philae

Day 11: Aswan

This morning enjoy a short boat trip to Agilika Island to visit Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis. We'll also pay a visit to the northern hills to visit the Tomb of the Nobles. After lunch enjoy felucca sailing to Elephantine Island.

Abu Simbel, Aswan

Day 12: Aswan - Cairo

This morning enjoy an incredible visit to the massive rock-cut temple of Abu Simbel, possibly the most awe-inspiring temple of all ancient Egypt, with its gargantuan intricately carved facade, created to revere the mighty pharaonic ruler King Ramses II. Afternoon at leisure. Later this evening we will transfer you to the railway station for your overnight sleeper train back to Cairo.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 13: Cairo

Upon your arrival into Cairo this morning you will be collected and taken on a full day tour starting with the Egyptian Museum where the famous King Tutankhamen death mask resides. Continue to the Citadel and Coptic Cairo

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 14: Cairo

Today marks the end of your incredible journey with On the Go Tours. After breakfast and hotel check out we will transfer you to the airport in time for your onward departure flight.

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, 19°C
Local Time: 3:36 AM

Egypt Currency Rates
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  1 CAD = 6.36 EGP
  1 ZAR = 0.65 EGP
  1 AUD = 6.29 EGP
  1 EUR = 9.15 EGP
  1 USD = 7.17 EGP
  1 NZD = 5.70 EGP
last updated - 21 Oct 2014 1:38 AM