White Desert Holidays

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Pyramid at Giza

Day 1: Cairo

Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday journey through the Land of the Pharaohs! Arriving into Cairo airport, our local team are waiting to meet you and drive you to your hotel.

Close up of Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo

Today we tour the Pyramids at Giza Plateau. 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. The other two - Chephren and Mycerinus are equally impressive. Afterward we tour the tomb-strewn necropolis of Saqqara, featuring King Zhoser’s step pyramid. Constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh’s chief architect in 2700 BC, this was the template for all future pyramid construction.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 3: Cairo - Bahariyya Oasis

This morning early we drive to Bahariya oasis where you will move by jeep to cross the old city el qasr then elmefttla area after that we will cross the palm tree gardens and sand dunes towards the pyramids mountain [ El Dest and magrafa ] you will ride camels from there to the hot spring el matter spring after that to the English mountain to take the sunset photo. Return to your hotel.

Bahariyya building

Day 4: Bahariyya Oasis - White Desert

After having our breakfast we will cross the old oasis then we will cross the sand dunes to Mady cold spring after that we move to el mezaink -the black desert –then to el zogag mountain – then to the Bedouin village el hez –we will have our lunch beside cold spring -after that we will move to the crystal mountain –the western agabat –flower stone –mushroom - then to el khiam valley –after that to the wonderful new white desert –taking sunset photos –camp – dinner – enjoy our Bedouin party.

White jebel in the sand

Day 5: White Desert - Cairo

After breakfast you cross the old white desert –the old akasia tree – then to the magic spring then you will cross the small valley and the big valley –watermelon valley – henes valley- hawas valley – al tayiha mountain – el khabor mountain – flower stones – then to the wonderful agabat area – sand dune – having your lunch beside cold spring in a small Bedouin village – then drive back to Cairo.

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 6: Cairo - Aswan

This morning we head off to the airport and assist you embarking your flight to Aswan. Arriving here, meet with our local team who escort you to your cruise ship. Later we visit the Temple of Philae and tour by felucca around Elephantine Island and the Botanical Garden. Then you will visit the High Dam and pass by the Old Dam. This evening your guide will take you to the local Nubian Markets where you will see it spring to life in the cool evening air. (OVERNIGHT ON NILE CRUISE - M/S Alyssa 5* Nile Cruise)

Trajan's Kiosk, Philae

Day 7: Aswan - Nile Cruising

Nile Cruising. Relax and take in the riverside village views perched on the top deck! A stop will be made at the waterside Temple of Kom Ombo. (OVERNIGHT ON NILE CRUISE - M/S Alyssa 5* Nile Cruise)

View of the Nile through an arch

Day 8: Nile Cruising - Luxor

Having the distinction of being the largest and most completely preserved pharaonic, albeit Greek-built, temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus at Edfu, dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus, was one of the last monumental temples built on a large scale. An early morning stop is made to view the temple and onward sailing to Luxor. Evening viewing of the Luxor temple. (OVERNIGHT ON NILE CRUISE - M/S Alyssa 5* Nile Cruise)

Valley of the Kings

Day 9: Luxor - Cairo

Today we disembark at Luxor and explore the best of Ancient Thebes; Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Temple of Hatshepsut and later Karnak temple. Karnak is a spectacular myriad of sanctuaries, pylons, chapels, halls and obelisks, all dedicated to the Theban gods and to the greater glory of Egypt’s Middle and New Kingdom rulers. This evening we take a flight back to Cairo.

Day 10: Cairo

Sadly your journey has come to an end, we will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.

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 ...

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last updated - 22 Oct 2014 3:51 AM