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Best Of Egypt

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From R 32 000 per person
Egypt

Awaken your inner explorer on this expedition through the lush river valleys and golden desert landscapes of Egypt. Cruise the Nile past the pharaonic temples of Luxor to the Nubian treasures of Aswan. Your voyage will also take you to the mystical Pyramids of Giza, Tomb of the Nobles and the Sphinx.

 

DINING

  • 8 BUFFET BREAKFASTS
  • 4 CRUISE LUNCHES
  • 4 CRUISE DINNERS

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

  • City tour in Luxor and Cairo
  • Sail in a felucca across the Nile
  • See the Ramses II statue and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis and the Step Pyramid in Sakkara
  • View the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Citadel, Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques in Cairo and the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the temples of Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, the Temples at Edfu and Kom-Ombo and the temple of Isis on the island of Philae
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Four-night luxury Nile Cruise
  • Flight from Cairo to Luxor
  • Flight from Aswan to Cairo
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • The services of a professional English speaking Egyptologist / Travel Director throughout your journey
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Day 1
Arrive Cairo

Day 2
Cairo – Luxor – Nile Cruise (4 Nights)

Day 3
Nile Cruise: Luxor – Edfu

Day 4
Nile Cruise: Edfu – Kom-Ombo

Day 5
Nile Cruise: Kom-Ombo – Aswan

Day 6
Disembark – Aswan – Cairo (3 Nights)

Day 7
Cairo Sightseeing

Day 8
Cairo – Pyramid Excursion

Day 9
Depart Cairo

Day 1
Arrive Cairo Day 1 – Arrive Cairo
Find your groove in the cacophony of Cairo’s bustling streets – the hum of busy traffic, calls of haggling merchants and the call to prayer your constant companion as you amble through its narrow alleyways and souks in search of treasures around every turn. Enjoy your first day in Egypt at your leisure after being transferred to your hotel. Soak up Cairo’s beguiling attitude or relax in preparation for your discovery of Egypt, fully guided with a professional English-speaking Egyptologist / Travel Director.

Hotel
Hilton Heliopolis

 

 

Day 2
Cairo – Luxor – Nile Cruise (4 Nights) Day 2 – Cairo – Luxor – Nile Cruise (4 Nights)
We leave the hum of Cairo behind and fly to Luxor for a journey into antiquity. Wander through the ruins of Karnak, past colossal columns whose ancient artwork reveals a world of pharaohs and gods. Visit the Temple of Amun and the imposing Avenue of the Sphinx before boarding your luxury cruise ship in time for lunch. This afternoon we pay tribute to the vision of famous pharaohs who contributed in their own way to the creation of the Grand Temple of Luxor, before returning to our cruise ship for dinner.

Hotel
Nile Cruise MS Miriam, MS Medea or MS La Traviata or Similar

Meals
Buffet Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Optional Experiences

Sound And Light Show At Karnak Temple
Listen to voices of ancient kings, queens and gods as they share stories about the places you’ll see in the Temple during a walking tour, followed by a show around the Divine Lake. This show is operated in Karnak Temple in Luxor during the evening, lasting for just under an hour.
Adult Price: US$42.00

 

Day 3
Nile Cruise: Luxor – Edfu Day 3 – Nile Cruise: Luxor – Edfu
Cruising down the Nile, we arrive in the Valley of the Kings where the powerful nobles of the New Kingdom were once laid to rest. Pay tribute to Ramses III at the Temple of Medinet Habou, admire Queen Hatshepsut’s impressive temple at Deir el-Bahri and view the formidable Colossi of Memnon gazing east towards the Nile. Our exploration of the ancients continues as we set sail for Edfu this afternoon.

Meals
Buffet Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

 

Day 4
Nile Cruise: Edfu – Kom-Ombo Day 4 – Nile Cruise: Edfu – Kom-Ombo
Walk through Ptolemy XII’s mammoth pylon and into the house of Horus, the beloved falcon god who was worshipped at the Temple of Edfu. Sail upstream to Kom-Ombo, imagining life along the mighty river as it was centuries ago – the lifeblood of a desert landscape. Come face-to-face with the ancient gods of Horus and Sobek in the dual Temple of Kom-Ombo – the tributes of Ptolemy VI and his people are immortalised in the temple’s façades. This evening, we don traditional clothes and enjoy a festive Egyptian Dinner and Galabea Party against the shimmering horizon beyond the Nile.

Meals
Buffet Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

 

Day 5
Nile Cruise: Kom-Ombo – Aswan Day 5 – Nile Cruise: Kom-Ombo – Aswan
We sail to Aswan and board a traditional felucca, crossing the Nile to see the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island. We’ll visit the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae, see the Unfinished Obelisk, set within the bedrock from which it was once carved, and explore the High Dam that has given life to the Nile Valley for decades. This evening, as the blood-red sun sets against the backdrop of dozens of feluccas, think back to a time of ancient dynasties that once ruled this land.

Meals
Buffet Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Optional Experiences

Abu Simbel Adventure
This four-hour excursion includes a flight to Abu Simbel, site of the Temple of Ramses II with his four great statues. You’ll also see statues of Queen Nefertari on the facade of the Temple of Hathor. 75 minutes will be spent at Abu Simbel – the remainder will be travel time. This price is subject to Airline fluctuations, hence the recent increase.
Adult Price: US$324.00

Traditional Nubian Village Visit
We’ll take a motorboat along the Nile, passing by rocky formations and islands which are nature reserves. Arriving at a riverside Nubian Village, you’ll see the traditional way of life and visit one of the typical houses.
Adult Price: US$27.00

Philae Temple Sound And Light Performance
Join us for a short boat ride to Philae Island, located between the old and new Aswan Dams, where you’ll have a short tour. We’ll then seat you in a Roman style theatre for a retelling of the perennial Nile flood, and of the goddesses Isis and Hathor, to whose worship the temple was originally dedicated. Approx 50 mins.
Adult Price: US$42.00

 

Day 6
Disembark – Aswan – Cairo (3 Nights) Day 6 – Disembark – Aswan – Cairo (3 Nights)
Consider an Optional Experience to the mighty Sun Temple of Abu Simbel, where four giant stone statues of Ramses II guard the temple’s entrance. We return to Cairo this afternoon, flying from Aswan.

Hotel
Ramses Hilton

Meals
Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 7
Cairo Sightseeing Day 7 – Cairo Sightseeing
Delve into thousands of years of history during your full-day of sightseeing through hypnotic Cairo. We’ll see the ancient hilltop Citadel, built to protect the city from the Crusaders in the 12th century. The Alabaster Mosque is our next stop where we’ll admire its ornate interior before witnessing the Mamluk masterpiece that is the Sultan Hassan Mosque. We’ll visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary in Old Cairo and see Tutankhamun’s priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum. This evening, the enchanting cityscape is yours to explore. Enjoy a shisha and people watch, admire the ancient façades along Moez street, or shop up a storm in Khan el Khalili.

Meals
Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Dinner, Belly Dancing And Nile Cruise
Join us for a two hour cruise along the Nile river on a luxurious ship. You’ll be treated to dinner onboard and be entertained with a belly dancing show. During Ramadan there will be no alcohol or belly dancers.
Adult Price: US$73.00

 

Day 8
Cairo – Pyramid Excursion Day 8 – Cairo – Pyramid Excursion
Our encounter with Egypt’s antiquities continues today as we travel to Memphis, stopping to see the limestone Colossus of Ramses II and giant Alabaster Sphinx. We admire the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, which heralded the beginning of the pyramid age, before arriving at the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Witness the other-worldly structures rising up from the dusty desert plateau and pay tribute to the enigmatic Great Sphinx − the oldest monumental sculpture in the world. Enjoy your last evening in Cairo on your own terms. Consider attending a suffi dance display or boarding a dinner cruise on the Nile – the choice is yours.

Meals
Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Sound And Light Amongst The Pyramids
Take an unforgettable trip to the marvellous site of the Pyramids and Sphinx, illuminated against the night sky, where you’ll hear the story of the ancient days of the Pharaohs accompanied by a haunting musical score.
Adult Price: US$42.00

 

Day 9
Depart Cairo Day 9 – Depart Cairo
We say a sad farewell to Egypt and our newfound friends today as we prepare for our trip home. Airport transfers are available.

Meals
Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Full Day Alexandria (Designed For Those Visitors With Extra Pre Or Post Trip Nights In Cairo)
Join us for a visit to Egypt’s second city, Alexandria. You’ll see its nineteenth-century architecture and stop at the National Museum, the catacombs of Kom es-Shoqafa and Pompey’s Pillar. You’ll also enjoy great views from Fort Qaitbey, and stop at the Roman Theatre with its marble seating before returning to Cairo. This Optional experience is priced at $115 per person when there are two or more participants. If there is only one participant the cost is $230 per person.
Adult Price: US$115.00

Additional Info

  • Duration :
    9 Days
  • Countries :
    1 Country
  • Cities :
    2 Cities
  • Price From :
    R32 000 per person
  • Location :
    Egypt
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