Cairo landmarks, Luxor, Aswan and western desert

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15 Days & 14 Nights Private Package Everyday Print

Explore the most remarkable sites of Egypt the way you like. This classic tour package will take you back to the past to discover the legends and stories behind the ancient Egyptian civilization and then you will enjoy the beauty nature of the western desert of Egypt which covers an area of 700000 square kilometers and accounts for about two thirds of Egypt’s land area where you can clear your head and stay far away from civil life and work stress

Day 1: Arrival Cairo
Your representative will be waiting for you upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, then transfer to your hotel by air-conditioned bus.
Overnight at the 5-star Cairo hotel.
Welcome Drink

Day 2: Giza Pyramids / the Egyptian Museum
After breakfast at hotel, you will start your Tour in Cairo visiting Pyramids of Giza, built by generations of father, son and grandson who belong to the fourth dynasty, the only survivor of the seven wonders of ancient world and the oldest tourist attraction on earth. . Continue across the plateau to panorama area where you can have a photo of the three pyramids in one straight line rising from the sands, with Cairo skyline in the background. Then move on to the Sphinx, carved from the natural bedrock at the end of the causeway. It is considered the enigmatic symbol of Egypt for thousands of years which stand proudly protecting the royal necropolis behind him and facing the east to worship god Amon at sunrise. There is also an additional visit to the Solar Boat Museum housing the remarkably well preserved funerary boat of Khufu.
Next stop will be at the Egyptian Museum with so much to see and marvel at, more than 120 thousand artifacts are housed in the Egyptian museum narrating the long history of ancient Egypt with an optional visit the Mummy room. Lunch at a good quality local restaurant, vegetarian food are available on request Move on to Coptic Cairo, Old Cairo, This neighborhood is a reminder that Muslims, Christians and Jews used to live side by side in this area of the world. The history of the Holy Family’s flight to Egypt made this portion of Cairo a world –famous and great place to see with so much religious significance. You will visit also Ben Ezra Synagogue supposed to mark the place where the pharaoh’s daughter found Moses in the reeds.
Then you will stop at the Khan El Khalili Bazaar where you will be transported back in time to an old Arab souk and Put your haggling skills to the test when buying statuettes, spices, souvenirs, silver jewellery, t-shirts, galabiyyas, belly dancing costumes Then transfer back to your hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Alamein – Siwa Oasis
You will be moved to Alamein City where you can travel back in history and explore the city which witnessed the Second World War Theater of operations) ,the a decisive allied forces victory under the command of general Montgomery over the Axis force headed by Rommel nicknamed( desert fox ) during the second world war .
During the visit you will see the WW II Museum and the Cemetery, is a reminder of what waging war does to humans. Thousands of graves, carefully laid out in rows, interspersed with colorful desert plans. After that drive on to Marsa Matrouh on the Mediterranean Coast, and then proceed to Siwa City. Dinner and overnight will be in Siwa.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Siwa Oasis
After breakfast, you visit the old city of Siwa (Shali), and then transfer to Alexander Temple at Aghurmi Village dedicated to the God Amon. Then move on to Amun Ra Temple at Um Ubeyda. Then transfer to Cleopatra Spring, and then move on to the Siwa House Museum with traditional clothing, implements and so on which reflects the culture and traditions of Siwa people. Then move on to visit the tombs of Gabal El Maouta (the Mountain of the Dead) a mountain full of rock tombs dating back to Greco-roman times and was the place where the siwans took shelters when Italy bombarded the oasis in WWII . Here you will see some interesting tombs including SI Amon, Crocodile Tomb and MSW Isis. Then move on to Dakrour Mountains is famed for rheumatism cure as the people come here to be plopped into a bath of hot sand for 20 minutes, this mountain also provides the oasis with reddish brown pigment used to decorate siwan pottery and enjoy the unique Sunset view at Fitnas Island an oasis ringed with saltwater and found amid palm tree and lush greenery. Overnight in Siwa.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Siwa-Bahariya Oasis
After having breakfast at your hotel in Siwa, transfer by 4×4 car to Bahariya Oasis in a 06-hour drive. Lunch will be served in Al-Bawitiat Bahariya Oasis. Dinner and overnight will be in Bahariya Oasis.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Bahariya Oasis
Breakfast at your hotel in Bahariya Oasis, and then visit the hill top ruin known as the English House. Then visit the temple of Ain El Muftella,Alexander the great temple, the only place in Egypt where the images and cartouches of Alexander the great have been found. Then move to the Golden mummies Museum its discovery in the 1990s gave the oasis a new lease of life, and the tombs of the Nobles. On your way to the black desert, visit the Valley of El Haize with its famous spring. Continue your way to the black desert. Here the desert floor turns from beige to black marking the beginning of the black desert formed over the millennia as wind eroded the mountains and spread a fine black powder over the ground. It ends with a small black, volcano-shaped mountain. Then move on to the white desert where you will have Dinner overnight Camping.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Farafra / Dakhla
After breakfast at the white desert, you will have a 3-hour drive to Farafra Oasis that is known for its fruit trees, the hot springs ,lush gardens with palms and the farmers’ dwellings. Upon arrival at Farafra, you will visit Bir Setah a sulphurous hot spring where water gushes into a Jacuzzi sized concrete pool and then spills out into a larger tank and the local artist Badr’s unique mud brick museum, he is an artist who paints and sculpts works of village people in daily life . Continue your tour to the Roman burial ground Mezzawaqqa with its colorfully decorated tombs dating back to the Greco-Roman era .Then visit the Roman temple Deir El Hagar with its serene surroundings dedicated to the Theban triad. After that you will visit the Islamic Village of Al Qasr, about 35km from Mut, housing ruins of an Ayubid mosque. Overnight in Dakhla Oasis at Oasis Style Hut.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Kharga Oasis
After breakfast in Dakhla Oasis, you will move onto Kharga , is an oasis which the largest and most developed of the Oases as it has turned its back on the past to turn into a modern city after becoming the capital of the new valley governorate. Over there you will visit the Temple of Hibis, a well preserved sanctuary that was built of sandstone and dating back to the 5th century BC dedicated to god Amun . Then move on to Qasr El Labkha, the Bagawat Necropolis is a complex of several hundred mud-brick tombs dates back from the 4th and 6th centuries AD, they are traditional Coptic domed tombs with colorful scenes. Move on to the temple of Dush a stunning temple fortress built by the Romans which now stands alone on a dramatic landscape was dedicated to Isis and Serapis. Overnight camping in Kharga
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Kharga to Luxor
After breakfast at Kharga Oasis, transfer to Luxor in about 06-hour drive and then check in your hotel in Luxor for an overnight.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Embarkation/ East Bank
After breakfast at your hotel in Luxor, you will be transferred from your hotel to board your 5-star Egypt Nile cruise Ship.
After lunch on board the Nile cruise, enjoy a visit the East Bank of the Nile River where you will visit Karnak the second most visited place in Egypt after the pyramids of Giza, and everything is on a gigantic scale. Be ready to lose yourself in the forest of 134 towering papyrus shaped stone columns. The gigantic temple of Karnak will make you do nothing but to stand and stare at the dizzying spectacle.
Then you’ll be moved to Luxor Temple fronted by an avenue of sphinxes that ran all the way to karnak temple 3 KM to the north, the façade was once flanked by 6 massive statues of Ramses II , two seated and four standing and two obelisks the two towers of the façade is decorated with military scenes representing the battle of Kaddesh against the Hittites.
Dinner and overnight on board Nile cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Luxor West Bank/ Edfu
After breakfast on board the Nile Cruise you will be transferred to the valley of the kings in the west bank, the pharaohs selected this isolated and remote ravine to be their final resting place to keep their tombs out of sight and protect them against tomb robbery. There are 62 tombs. Each tomb has a number that represents the order in which it was discovered. The extensive underground structures and adornments provide a comprehensive record of the ancient Egyptians view of the afterlife and the importance of the death cult. The tombs are decorated with colorful paintings and religious scenes. The brilliant colors of the scenes make you think that they were only painted yesterday. You can visit 3 of them (the Tomb of Tutankhamen is an extra cost). Visit the temple of Queen Hatshepsut with its unique design – the only temple in Egypt built in terrace formation into the cliff face. The scenes within the temple recites the tale of the divine birth of a female pharaoh – the first of its kind, along with the first commercial trading expedition to the ancient land of Punt (today’s Somalia) to exchange goods and bring incense of good quality used during the religious rituals inside the temples . Then visit the two colossal statues of memnon. They were a part of a compete temple. The rest of the temple disappeared because of Nile inundation
Lunch will be on board the Nile Cruise. Then sail to Essna and in the way you will cross Essna lock. Dinner and overnight on board the Nile Cruise in Essna.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Edfu / Kom Ombo
Upon arrival at Edfu, visit the Temple of Edfu, the most preserved Egyptian temple all over Egypt as it was built on a rise above the broad river Nile to avoid the destructive Nile floods occurred from time to time. A majestic temple that tells the story of how he avenged the death of his father by Seth. Osiris and Seth are siblings. ISIS is the wife of OSIRIS who is knowledgeable and has prowess in agriculture and believed in fairness and justice. SETH is his sibling and NEFRITI his wife. Seth could not digest and tolerate the popularity of OSIRIS and the way people loved and adored him. He thinks of a ploy to eliminate him and as a part of this strategy invites his friends and relatives for a dinner where he shows a golden coffin and offers a prize that whoever can squeeze and fit himself in it he can take that along with him. As a game guests participate in it and so as OSIRIS. But the moment OSIRIS gets into the coffin SETH cuts him into 42 pieces and throws the pieces across the 42 provinces of the Kingdom each province one part. Grieved by the death of her husband and determined to bring him back to life, ISIS who Isis the Goddess of Vulture flies across each of the province to collect every part of her husband’s body and brings life back to him. Horus, the sun of ISIS and OSIRIS kills Seth with his mother beside him giving all her support.
Then sail to Kom Ombo where you will visit Kom Ombo, it is unusual dual Temple dedicated to two gods the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon headed god Haerorisas, known for its healing powers and people made pilgrimages to Kom Ombo to be healed and famed for first known representations of precise surgical tools. Some of these tools include suction caps, scalpels, bone saws, dental tools, medicine bottles, forceps, birthing chairs and forceps.
Then sail to Aswan, dinner and Overnight in Kom Ombo.
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Aswan Tours
After breakfast, enjoy a day to the best landmarks in Aswan starting by the High Dam built to provide Egypt with power supply and regulate the level of Nile waters around the year so that it has had a significant effect on the economy and culture of Egypt.
Then move on to philae Temple, dedicated to goddesses Isis and Hathor. The massive temple was dismantled, removed stone by stone as part of the UNESCO Nubia Campaign project and then relocated to nearby Agilkia Island 20 m higher which was even landscaped to resemble the island of Philae.
Then visit the unfinished obelisk, located in one of the granite quarry of Aswan city which was a main source of granite in ancient Egypt. This massive obelisk was left unfinished because some cracks appeared on its surface during its construction.
Dinner will be served on board and overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Back to Cairo
After breakfaston board the Nile Cruise, disembark from the Nile cruise at about 12:00 pm. Then transfer to Aswan Airport for your flight back to Cairo.
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for an overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 15: Final Departure
Enjoy time of leisure in Cairo before being transferred to Cairo international Airport for your onward flight.
Meals: Breakfast

Included:
• Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports.
• Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo including breakfast and taxes.
• Accommodation for 2 nights in Siwa Oasis on full board.
• Accommodation for 1 night in Bahariya on full board.
• Accommodation for 1 night camping in White Desert on full board.
• Accommodation for 1 night in Dakhla Oasis on full board.
• Accommodation for 1 night in Luxor including breakfast.
• Accommodation for 1 night camping in Kharga on full board.
• Accommodation for 4 nights on 05-star Nile Cruise on full board.
• Transfers from Cairo to Siwa by a private A/C vehicle.
• All transfers inside the Oasis by jeep 4×4.
• Transfers from Kharga to Luxor by a private A/C vehicle.
• Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
• Private English-speaking guide in Cairo and Oases.
• All sightseeing tours on the cruise sharing another group.
• All sightseeing tours in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan and Oases as mentioned in the itinerary
• Domestic flight Aswan – Cairo.
• Camping equipment like tents, sleeping bags & camel blanket.
• Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary.
• Bottled Water and soft drinks daily during camping in the desert
• Bottled water during your trip.
• All service charges and taxes.
• 30 minutes of local calling (5 minutes international) and a mobile phone loaned for the length of your stay or an Egyptian sim card for your unlocked mobile device

Excluded:
• Tipping.

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