Siwa Oasis Holidays

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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

Enjoy an included excursion to the Pyramids of Giza, Step Pyramid at Saqqara and Red and Bent Pyramids at Dashur. Evening at leisure.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 3: Cairo

Free day to explore Cairo.

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 4: Cairo - Siwa Oasis

Starting early (7am) we drive North-west toward the Mediterranean coastline, to the World War II cemeteries of El Alamein. Stopping for a light lunch in Marsa Matrouh we continue onward to Siwa. Evening walk and opportunity for dinner in a typical Siwan style restaurant.

Old buildings in Siwa

Day 5: Siwa Oasis

This morning we take a leisurely bicycle ride through the verdant date palm groves, visiting the local sights en-route. Our first stop is the Temple of the Oracle. We cycle to Cleopatra Spring for a dip in the pool as the spring fed warm water bubbles to the surface. Afternoon sunset dinner, swim and campfire at the ‘Great Saltwater Lake’.

Sunset at Siwa oasis

Day 6: Siwa Oasis

Today we visit Mountain of the Dead and explore Old Shali. Afternoon - Desert Safari. 4x4 through the massive sand dunes of the Great Sand Sea, stopping off at an amazing natural spring fed lake surrounded by miles of sandy desert. We also visit the site of an ancient ocean abundant with marine fossils and finish the day at the hot spring of Bir Wahed for swimming and sunset dinner.

Old buildings in Siwa

Day 7: Siwa Oasis - Bahariyya Oasis

An early start with your 4x4 you head into the great desert and literally drive straight through it stopping for lunch en route and photo stops along the way. Arriving into Bahariyya Oasis. Evening enjoy time to explore this beautiful Oasis town.

Bahariyya building

Day 8: Bahariyya Oasis - Aswan

With your guide today you explore Bahariyya - an ancient oasis dating back to the Middle Kingdom. Then return to Cairo and freshen up at a hotel before your overnight sleeper train to Aswan.

Valley of the Kings

Day 9: Aswan

Arrival transfer then a Free day to explore. Hire a Felucca, walk in the markets, visit St Simeon Monastery are all activities you can book and pay for locally.

Entrance to a tomb

Day 10: Aswan

Morning visit to Abu Simbel by road transfer with included guided tour with a local NON OTG site guide provided at Abu Simbel. Afternoon at leisure.

Luxor by night

Day 11: Aswan - Luxor

Morning a drive to Luxor stopping en route to visit the waterside temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu. Arrival in Luxor and enjoy some time to relax at the hotel. When dusk draws near this evening enjoy an excursion of the beautiful Luxor Temple illuminated at night time it's ripe with photo opportunities.

Trajan's Kiosk, Philae

Day 12: Luxor

Today your guide will take you to visit the Valley of Kings and Valley of Queens, Temple of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Abu Simbel, Aswan

Day 13: Luxor

After breakfast we visit 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. Afternoon at leisure. We will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.

Egypt Spotlight
Luxor Temple at night

Luxor

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