12 Days Cairo, Alexandria, Nile Cruise & El Bahariya Oasis.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Cairo airport.|
Day 1: Cairo
Arrival to Cairo airport, Upon you arrival you will find our representative waiting you then you will be transferred by A/C car to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 2: Cairo
Breakfast. Start your tour visiting the Egyptian Museum of antiquities. On display is rare collection of 5000 years of art the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world.
Including an exhibit dedicated to the Tutankhamen collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry. Visit the Great Pyramids – Cheops, Chephren & Mykerions & Sphinx.
(Optional) Evening trip to attend the Sound & Light show in the Pyramids area.
Overnight in Cairo.
Day 3: Cairo/ Nile Cruise
Breakfast. Transfer to the domestic airport. Departure by the plane to Luxor. Arrival and transfer to visit The Temple of Karnak & the Temple of Luxor.
Excursion to the Luxor Temple to see its courtyard and the granite statues of Ramses the Great. Proceed to Karnak. Transfer to the Nile Cruise. Boarding before Lunch. Lunch on board. Overnight in Luxor.
Day 4: Nile cruise
(Optional) Hot Balloon: Should you want to make your stay in Luxor an unforgettable. Drifting peacefully over the Valley of King, Valley of the Queens and the Mountain on the Nobles.
The flight is approximately 30:45 minutes depend on the weather
Visit The West Bank – the Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon and The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahari. Overnight in Cruise.
Day 5: Nile Cruise
Breakfast on board. Visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Sail to Kom Ombo.
Lunch on board. Visit the Temple shared by the two Gods Sobek & Haroeris in Kom Ombo. Afternoon Tea. Overnight in Kom Ombo.
Day 6: Nile Cruise
Breakfast on board. Sail to Aswan. Visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries & the Temple of Philae Lunch on board. Overnight in Aswan.
Day 7: Aswan / Cairo
Breakfast on board. Disembarkation.
(Optional not included) Departure to visit the Temple of Abu Simbel, The colossal Temple of Abu Simbel built by Ramses II (XIXth. Dynasty) and lately saved from inundation of the Nile waters in among the glories of ancient Egyptian monuments.
The temples were built out of a sandstone rock cliff, and representation of the deities to which each was dedicated is carved on its huge façade. Nearby, also saved, lies the small Temple of the King’s wife Nefertari, dedicated to the goddess Hathor. Back to Aswan.
Transfer to Aswan airport and departure by plane to Cairo. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 8: Alexandria
Breakfast. Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to start your tour to Alexandria.
Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to start your tour to Alexandria. Start the tour with the library of Alexandria; the biggest library in the world – now with 8 million books. Visit it’s open court and free museums.
Note: Alexandria Library is closed on Fridays and on every public holiday. To enter the reading area you will need to purchase an extra ticket.
Then visit the Site of the Lighthouse; one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World on which now stands the castle of Qaitbey.
Visit the royal gardens of King Farouk (the last king in the history of Egypt) and see the royal palaces of Haramlek and Salamlek as well as the royal beaches of the queens. Continue your tour by visiting the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city: the Abbo Elabbas Mosque, as well as the memorial of the Unknown Soldier of Alexandria and the statue of Alexander the Great.
You can then stop for lunch (Optional) before visiting the church of St. Mark – the oldest church in Africa before driving along the Cornish (30 km) to see the whole city of Alexandria from the sea side which includes the old harbor of Alexandria where we found 7000 monuments underwater.
Stop over the famous bridge of Stanley – the modern landmark of modern Alexandria, before visiting the old downtown of Alexandria and walking through the old city-center of Alexandria: built by Alexander the great. Travel in comfort back to your hotel.
Alexandria has so much to see, feel, eat and buy so if you have time and want to add more to your itinerary – just let us know what you are interested in and we will arrange it for you at the cost price – no profit to us.
Check in & overnight in Alexandria.
Day 9: Cairo
Breakfast. Transfer to Cairo by an A/C car. Arrival and transfer to visit Salah El Din Citadel which was constructed by Salah El Din on the Moqattam hills in 1183 AD to defend Cairo from the armies of Crusaders.
After that visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque which was designed by the architect Yousif Boushnaq, a Turkish man who came specially from Istanbul and built this great mosque for Mohamed Ali, the ruler of Egypt (1805-1849) who ruled Over 45 years.
Then proceed to Visit Old Cairo where you will enjoy, the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Church of St. Barbara, Church of Abu Serga. Move to the hotel & overnight in Cairo.
Day 10: El Bahariya Oasis
Departure from Cairo at 6:00 am and transfer you to Bahariya Oasis about 350 km east Cairo this journey takes about 4 hours, lunch will be served at local restaurant at Bahariya oasis, visit the Valley of the Golden Mummies, that is a huge burial site at Bahariya Oasis in the Western Desert of Egypt and the Tomb of Bannantiu in the Bahariya Oasis.
Then you will enjoy climbing the Black Mountains and the English House, the sand dunes and the Salt Lake. Then back to for the overnight in Baharia
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 11: White Desert – El Bahariya – Cairo
Wake up then continue driving to the White Desert as you will enjoy with Panoramic View for the Black desert, during driving to the white desert , then drive to see the quartz crystal at Crystal Mountain, and the rocky formations in the Valley of Agabat before arriving the White Desert National park then driving back to Cairo & overnight.
Day 12: Cairo- Departure
Breakfast at the hotel our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.
Children Policy : Child (age 5-11).
Note: Nile Cruise is always a 5 Stars even if you preferred to stay at 3 or 4 Stars Hotel in Cairo
Note: You can choose hotels in Cairo after booking, send us the name of the hotel in Cairo as described in Accommodation Plan.