Nuweiba Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF EGYPT 1514

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Pyramid at Giza

Day 1: Cairo

Today we will have a full day guided sightseeing, heading out to Giza to see the pyramids and Sphinx. Then its time to head to the Egyptian museum and later on to Khan el Khalili market.

Close up of Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo - Siwa Oasis

We drive out to Siwa Oasis, taking the better part of the day to get there.

Old buildings in Siwa

Day 3: Siwa Oasis

Today you will visit Dead mountain, Siwa house museum and old fortress of Shali, then the oracle temple where you will see the coronation hall of Alexander the great, the ruins of Amoun temple, have a swim in Cleopatra pool, then on to Dakrour mountain (famous for its hot sand, the best place for sand bath) used as an effective natural cure for Rheumatism.

Sunset at Siwa oasis

Day 4: Siwa Oasis

We drive over the highest sand dunes (app.80 M) in the western desert to the east. Then you will get to swim in Abou-Shrouf ,the biggest and cleanest spring, later on visiting Zauton (the old village of Abou-Shrouf) seeing the Roman olives oil press and black Roman tomb, the recently discovered Roman tombs (full of skeletons) and Coraishet spring and Ein Safi.

Old buildings in Siwa

Day 5: Siwa Oasis - Bahariyya Oasis

Today we will head to Bahariyya Oasis, and enjoy a night out under the stars.

Bahariyya building

Day 6: Bahariyya Oasis - Cairo

We explore Baharriya today before heading back to Cairo.

Out in the desert, Bahariyya

Day 7: Cairo - Lake Nasser

Today we fly to Aswan and check onto our Lake Nasser cruise boat.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 8: Lake Nasser

Today we visit Kalabsha Temple, Beit El Wali and the Kiosk of Kertassi en-route. The remainder of your day is free to relax onboard.

Trajan's Kiosk, Philae

Day 9: Lake Nasser

Morning visit to Wadi El Seboua temple. Dedicated by Ramses II to the two Gods Amon Ra and Ra Harmakis, The temple of Dakka, dedicated to the God Thot of divine wisdom, visit the Greco-Roman temple of Maharakka. Sail to Amada, visit the temple of Amada from the XVIIIth dynasty, built during the reign of Thohotmosis III, Amenophis III and Thohotmosis IV, Also visit the hemi-spocs of Derr and the tomb of Penout.

Banks of Lake Nasser

Day 10: Lake Nasser

Breakfast is served while sailing to Kasr Ibrim. Upon arrival at Kasr Ibrim, information is given by a guide from the ship's sun deck, as entrance to the site is not permitted. Sound and light show at Abu Simbel this evening.

View across Lake Nasser of Abu Simbel

Day 11: Lake Nasser - Nuweiba

Possibility for a second visit to the temples to watch the spectacular sunrise at the Abu Simbel temple. Breakfast and disembarkation. We will then transfer you to the airport for the flight to Sharm el Sheikh and then transfer on to Nuweiba.

Kasr Ibrim, Lake Nasser

Day 12: Nuweiba

It's a very early start as we take you to Mount Sinai for the sunrise and then on to St Katherine's monastery.

A camel at the pyramids

Day 13: Nuweiba - Petra

Today we will take you on the ferry to Jordan and on to 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. We then return to Egypt and to Nuweiba.

Date palm

Day 15: Petra - Nuweiba

Today we head back to Aqaba and take the ferry to Taba, then head on to Nuweiba.

Coloured sand

Day 16: Nuweiba - Cairo

We head out into the Coloured Canyon today for a full day trip.

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 17: Cairo

We drive to Cairo (8 hours) and have a Nile Dinner Cruise.

Hieroglyphics and figures

Day 18: Cairo

Our arrangements end after breakfast and hotel check-out.

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