Siwa Oasis Holidays

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Pyramid at Giza

Day 1: Cairo

Welcome to Egypt! We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel and check you in.

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. Free afternoon or why not consider our optional excursion to the Unique Pyramids.

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 3: Cairo - Alexandria

Today we will transfer you to Alexandra and check you into the hotel. Rest of the day is free.

Alexander the Great

Day 4: Alexandria

After breakfast today we enjoy our in-depth tour of Alexandria. Highlights include the Catacombs at Kom El Shoukafa and nearby Roman Ruins, Pompey's Pillar, Fort Qaitbay, Alexandria National Library and Montazah Palace Gardens.... the list goes on!

Fort Qaitbay, Alexandria

Day 5: Alexandria

Free day.

Alexandria Boats

Day 6: Alexandria

Free day.

Abou el Abbas mosque, Alexandria

Day 7: Alexandria - Siwa Oasis

Leaving Alexandria behind, we head to El Alamein; we visit the war museum, the cemetery, we head to the coastal city of Marsa Matruh. After touring the city we have lunch. We start a 300km road to Siwa Oasis. Upon our arrival to Siwa, we check in our hotel. Tour the Local Market and the Palm Groves.

Old buildings in Siwa

Day 8: 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, then on to the ruins of Amoun temple here have a swim in Cleopatra pool, then you go to Dakrour mountain (famous for its hot sand, the best place for sand bath) used as an effective natural cure for Rheumatism, Rheumatoid, enjoy the reminder of the evening free time.

Sunset at Siwa oasis

Day 9: Siwa Oasis

After Breakfast, drive over the highest sand dunes (app.80 M) in the western desert to the east. Then travelling onwards you will get to swim in Abou-Shrouf the biggest and cleanest spring (it's sulphured water good for the skin and Rheumatism), later on visiting Zauton (the old village of Abou-Shrouf) seeing the Roman olives oil press and black Roman tomb, then some recently discovered Roman tombs (full of skeletons) on the way back to Siwa, you will visit Coraishet spring and Ein Safi (pure spring), Remainder of the evening free time.

Old buildings in Siwa

Day 10: Siwa Oasis

Free day.

Sand and more sand!

Day 11: Siwa Oasis - Sharm el Sheikh

Today you'll return by road to Cairo and head to the airport for the flight to Sharm el Sheikh. On arrival we will transfer you to the hotel.

Spices in Sharm el Sheikh

Days 12-14: Sharm el Sheikh

Open your eyes this morning and take a peek out the window at the magical blue of the Red Sea. Sit back and relax by the pool sipping cocktails and soaking up the sun. Here you opt to go snorkelling or diving to view the amazing array of aquatic life in the nearby reefs for your remaining days in Egypt.

Divers in Sharm el Sheikh

Day 15: Sharm el Sheikh

We will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight to Cairo (to connect with your international flight leaving at 7pm.

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 - 20 Apr 2014 7:11 PM

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