Marsa Alam Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF EGYPT 4443

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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

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. Continuing to Saqqara for more sights. In the evening, enjoy a Sound & Light show at the Pyramids.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 3: Cairo - Aswan

Today you will enjoy a guided excursion to the citadel, Khan el Khalili markets and then on to see the dazzling antiquities of ancient Egypt at the Egypt Museum. This evening after a rest we will transfer you to the train station for an overnight train to Aswan.

Trajan's Kiosk, Philae

Day 4: Aswan

Arrive Aswan and we will be there to meet you and transfer you to your Hotel. Free day to explore this peaceful city, with influences of Nubian culture, is home to a huge array of temples and monuments. It is also famous for its High Dam, one of the three largest dams in the world. The Ptolemaic temple of Philae was threatened by the flooding caused by the opening of the Dam, but was saved by being transported from its original site.

Abu Simbel, Aswan

Day 5: Aswan - Nile Cruising

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 your 5 star Nile Cruiser.

View of the Nile through an arch

Day 6: Nile Cruising

Today, we visit the Philae Temple. Later after lunch, a visit to the High Dam, then a felucca cruise to Elephantine and Kitchener Island. Evening is free and at your leisure.

Looking across the Nile

Day 7: Nile Cruising

Sail to Kom Ombo and breakfast on board. We visit the temple in Kom Ombo dedicated to two gods, Sobek the crocodile God and Harveris the Sun God before continuing to Edfu to visit the temple of Horus. The Temple of Horus at Edfu is the most completely preserved Egyptian Temple and dominates this West Bank town.

Kom Ombo

Day 8: Nile Cruising - Marsa Alam

At over 4,000 years old, Luxor is a living museum. We tour the West Bank visiting the temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the remarkable Valley of the Kings. We also pay a visit to the two massive stone statues of Colossi Memnon.

Day 9: Marsa Alam

This morning we tour the East Bank, taking in the Temple of Luxor - built by Pharaoh Amenophis III and the magnificent Temple of Karnak. More than a temple, it’s a gigantic and stunning complex of sanctuaries and pylons dedicated to the Theban gods. We disembark at Luxor and transfer you to the resort of Marsa Alam where you will spend the next seven days.

Day 10: Marsa Alam

Day free at leisure. Marsa Alam is one of the fastest growing holiday resorts in Egypt, popular with wind surfers, divers and sun worshippers fortunate enough to have discovered the resort's remote tranquility.

Marsa Alam camels

Day 11: Marsa Alam

Day free at leisure. Although previously a small fishing village, the construction of an International Airport in 2001 has established Marsa Alam as an upcoming and exclusive holiday resort. With a host of tourism projects planned for the near future, Marsa Alam is set to rival the popularity of established Egyptian resorts such as Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh.

Coastline of Marsa Alam

Day 12: Marsa Alam

Day free at leisure.

Flip-out Hurghada!

Day 13: Marsa Alam

Day free at leisure.

Ras Sudr windsurfers

Day 14: Marsa Alam

Day free at leisure.

The clear water of Marsa Matrouh

Day 15: Marsa Alam

Today marks the end of your holiday with us. We will transfer you to the airport in Hurghada for your included flight to Cairo.

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 - 22 Jul 2014 1:09 PM

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