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Egypt Desert Trips & Nile Cruise Holidays in Egypt

Egypt Desert Trips & Nile Cruise Holidays in Egypt

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Day 1: Welcome to Egypt

Arrive to Cairo airport, meet and assist by your tour manager then transfer to your hotel for check in with an exclusive air conditioned modern van. Our rep will provide you with detailed info about your holiday itinerary advice all procedures and finalize all pick up time for your holiday time, overnight in Cairo.

Meal plan: Welcome drink

Day 2: Giza Pyramids / Egyptian Museum Tour

Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then met by your personal guide who will accompany you in day tour to the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx, varying between six-thousand and even thirteen-thousand years old, and Valley temple facing the great statue. All places are wheelchair accessible. Lunch at a good quality restaurant. Then move onto the Egyptian Museum, well-paved place, where you can see the collection of Tutankhamen among other splendid pharaonic artifacts. Then transfer to see Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Later, you will be transferred to Giza railway station to board the sleeper train to Aswan-dinner and breakfast will be served on board. Overnight inside your compartment.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Arrive Aswan – Optional tour to Abu Simbel

Pick up from Aswan train station and transfer to your hotel. Optional to enjoy a tour to one of Egypt’s top tourist attractions, Abu Simbel temple, which were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his Queen Nefertari. Overnight in Aswan.

Meal plan: Breakfast

Day 4:- Nile Cruise

Breakfast at your hotel in Aswan. Then transfer to embark your Nile River Cruise before Lunch by 11:00 a.m, and then enjoy visiting the High Dam, Philae Temple and the Unfinished obelisk. Dinner on board and overnight in Aswan.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Nile Cruise – Kom Ombo – Edfu

Sail to Kom Ombo, have breakfast on board and visit Kom Ombo Temple dedicated to gods Sobek & Haeroris. Continue sailing to Edfu, lunch on board, then get a visit to Horus Temple in Edfu. Take afternoon tea during sailing to Esna. Dinner and overnight on board.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Nile Cruise – Luxor West Bank

Sail to Luxor, breakfast on board then start your sightseeing in Luxor at the West Bank, and get the chance to enjoy the famous Valley of the Kings, then to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut & the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch on board. Enjoy afternoon visit to the Karnak complex and Luxor temple at the East Bank of the Nile River in Luxor and then drive back to the cruise ship. Dinner on board Overnight in Luxor.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Nile Cruise – Baris Oasis

Breakfast on board the Nile cruise in Luxor, disembark from your Nile cruise and then transfer by private vehicle to Baris Oasis the journey takes about 5 hours drive, where you will spend your first night camping under the stars at this fantastic oasis of Baris

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Kharga – Dakhla

After breakfast, drive to Al Kharga, the largest of the oasis towns and a sizeable producer not only of dates but also cereals and vegetables. Just outside town are the remains of the Temple of Hibis, built by Darius I during the Roman period. There is time to visit the temple, as well as the Christian burial ground at Al Bagawat, dating to the end of the 7th century. We drive on, to Dakhla, where we spend the night at an Oasis style hut with reed huts, communal showers and basic facilities. Overnight in Dakhla.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Dakhla Oasis – Camel ride in the desert

After breakfast, head off to the fabulous medieval mud-brick town of Al Qasr, exploring the timeless streets, seeing the old school, an ancient olive press and the granary. We also visit the excellent little Ethnological Museum, a locally-sponsored project which we support through our visits. There is also a hot spring nearby which makes a great rest stop either on the way out or when we return. We return for lunch and spend the afternoon relaxing while we wait for the heat of the day to pass. In the late afternoon we set off on camels, riding through a desolate windswept landscape to the base of a Great escarpment, where we spend the night under the stars (about 20 km).

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Farafra – White Desert

North of Dakhla is Farafra Oasis where we have time to visit Badr Museum and enjoy a swim in another of the many natural sulphur springs. A little further on we enter the White Desert, a spectacular region of wind-eroded limestone formations. The continual erosion has left a layer of fine white dust on the desert sands, hence the name ‘white desert’. We enjoy a sunset walk in this surreal landscape and spend the night camping under the stars. Note it can be very cold in the winter months (Oct-Mar) so make sure you are well rugged up if you are travelling at this time. Overnight Camping in the White Desert.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Back to Cairo

After breakfast, transfer to visit Crystal Mountain, Black Desert and Bahariya Oasis. Local tour to the hill top ruin ‘the English House, the Temple of Ain El Meftella and The Golden Mummies Museum. After that transfer to Cairo from Bahariya about a 04 hour drive. Overnight in Cairo.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12: Final Departure

After breakfast, transfer to Cairo International Airport for final departure.

Meal plan: Breakfast

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