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Sample Itinerary - REF EGYPT 4829

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Pyramid at Giza

Day 1: Cairo

Welcome to Cairo! Arrive Cairo airport and transfer to your hotel. Evening at leisure.

Close up of Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo - Aswan

After breakfast, embark on a full day Sakkara & Pyramids tour. Transfer to Giza station to board sleeper train to Aswan. Dinner & overnight on board

Trajan's Kiosk, Philae

Day 3: Aswan

Be transfered Aswan station to your hotel in Aswan. The evening is yours at your leisure.

Abu Simbel, Aswan

Day 4: Aswan - Nile Cruising

Enjoy breakfast and get ready for your Abu Simbel excursion. The massive rock-cut temple of Abu Simbel never fails to impress. It's 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. Guarding the entrance to the temple, the 4 colossal statues of Ramses II sit majestically staring out across the desert, seemingly since time began. Today you will board your Nile Cruise. Visit High Dam & Philae Temple.Enjoy a lovely Dinner & overnight on board cruise.

View of the Nile through an arch

Day 5: Nile Cruising

Today you will sail to Kom Ombo and visit Kom Ombo Temple. The Temple of Kom Ombo (or more correctly - the Temple of Haroeris and Sobek) stands on a low promontory near a bend in the river whose sandbanks were a basking point for crocodiles in ancient times. Also sail to Edfu and visit Edfu Temple. Dinner & overnight on board cruise.

Looking across the Nile

Day 6: Nile Cruising

Sail to Esna and then pass the lock. Sail to Luxor. Visit East Bank – Luxor & Karnak Temples. The key difference between Karnak and most of the other temples and sites in Egypt is the length of time over which it was developed and used. Construction work began in the 16th century BC. Approximately 30 pharaohs contributed to the buildings, enabling it to reach a size, complexity and diversity not seen elsewhere. Dinner & overnight on board cruise

Kom Ombo

Day 7: Nile Cruising - Cairo

Early Morning visit the West Bank of Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Valley of Queens, Hatshepsut temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Transfer to Luxor station to board your sleeper train to Luxor. Dinner & overnight on board

View from Nile cruise boat

Day 8: Cairo

Transfer from Giza station to your hotel in Cairo. Discover some of the wonderful history with a half day Egyptian Museum tour.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 9: Cairo - Bahariyya Oasis

Drive to Bahariya Oasis for 02 nights at Western Desert.

White jebel in the sand

Day 10: Bahariyya Oasis - White Desert

Drive to White Desert and sleep under a blanket of stars in the permanent camp sight overnight.

Rock bridge in the desert

Day 11: White Desert - Cairo

After breakfast, drive back to Cairo. The evening is yours at leisure.

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 12: Cairo

Today after breakfast you will visit Alex visiting Catacomb, Pomp Pillar, Qait Bay Citadel & Montazah Gardens.

Day 13: Cairo

We bid you farewell after breakfast. You will be transferfed to Cairo Airport for your final departure.

Egypt Spotlight

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
Cloudy, 16°C
Local Time: 3:45 AM

Egypt Currency Rates
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  1 CAD = 6.35 EGP
  1 ZAR = 0.65 EGP
  1 AUD = 6.11 EGP
  1 EUR = 8.89 EGP
  1 USD = 7.16 EGP
  1 NZD = 5.57 EGP
last updated - 25 Nov 2014 4:39 PM