Desert Tour of Egypt, 14 days Cairo, Sahara Oases, Nile Cruise, (Abu Simbel) Highlights:
Giza Plateau, Egyptian Museum, Islamic and Coptic Cairo
White Desert and Black Desert
Farafra & Dakhla
Desert Tour of Egypt, 14 days Cairo, Sahara Oases, Nile Cruise, (Abu Simbel) Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival Cairo
Upon your arrival to Cairo international airport you will find your Ramasside tours guide waiting for you holding a sign of your name then he or she will escort you with air conditioned van to your hotel for the overnight and start your Desert Tour of Egypt.
Day 2: Giza Plateau, Egyptian Museum, Islamic & Coptic Cairo
After breakfast, you will be met by our Ramasside tour guide who will accompany you to visit the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus, the Sphinx, and the Valley Temple facing the Sphinx, move to visit the Egyptian Museum, Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue, shopping at Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Back to hotel, Overnight in Cairo.
Day 3: Bahariya Oasis
After breakfast, drive to Bahariya Oasis. Walk around the old village of the oasis and see the groves of palms and fruit trees, visit “the English House”, the Temple of Ain El Meftella and the Golden Mummies Museum, Overnight in Bahariya.
Day 4: White Desert and Black Desert
Explore the White Desert, through the Black Desert and the Valley of El Haize. You’ll explore Crystal Mountain, volcanic wonder of the Valley of Agabat, You will enjoy the sunset over the White Desert and then make camp with a Bedouin dinner.
Day 5: Farafra & Dakhla
You will break camp and then travel to Farafra Oasis to enjoy the hot springs, as well as the palm groves. Badr’s Museum in the village is well worth exploring, as well. Enjoy a trip to the Roman temple Deir El Hagar in its serene surroundings and the Roman burial ground Mezzawaqqah if it is open. Then visit the Islamic Village of Al Qasr, about 35km from Mut, houses ruins of an Ayubid mosque. Move to Dakhla Oasis and spend the night surrounded by the rose-colored cliffs for which the area is famed, overnight in Dakhla.
Day 6: Kharga Oasis
After breakfast move onto Kharga Oasis to visit Qasr el Labkha – a Roman fortress on the old caravan route, and the oasis’ ethnic museum. After that visit the Roman Temple of Hibis from outside as well as the early Christian cemetery with its chapels painted with murals at Bagawat, nearby. Move onto Nadora Temple and the Temple of Dush, dedicated to Isis and Serapis, and see Baris Oasis. Overnight camping in Kharga.
Day 7: Arrive Luxor
After breakfast, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to Luxor, where you will check into your hotel.
Day 8: Luxor & Karnak Temples
After breakfast, embark your Nile cruise ship, sail to visit Karnak and Luxor temples, overnight on board.
Day 9: Luxor West Bank
After breakfast, visit the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon, sail to Edfu, overnight on board.
Day 10: Edfu and Kom Ombo
After breakfast, visit the Temple of Horus at Edfu, sail to Kom Ombo to visit Kom Ombo Temple, before continuing on to Aswan, overnight on board.
Day 11: Aswan Sightseeing
After breakfast, visit the Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple. Overnight on board.
Day 12: Disembarkation (Abu Simbel optional)
After breakfast, disembarkation, free time in Aswan with an optional tour to visit the Temples of Abu Simbel. You will be transferred to board your Sleeper train to Cairo, overnight inside your compartment.
Day 13: Arrive in Cairo
Upon arrival to Cairo, You will be met at the Giza train station and transferred to your hotel in Cairo for overnight.
Day 14: Final Departure
After breakfast in the hotel, you will be transferred to the Cairo International Airport to get your flight to go home.
Desert Tour of Egypt, 14 days Cairo, Sahara Oases, Nile Cruise, (Abu Simbel) Includes:
Meet and assist services
Hotel in Cairo 3 nights
Hotel in Bahariya for 1 night on half-board
Camping in White Desert with full board
Hotel in Dakhla for 1 night on half-board
Camping in Kharga for 1 night on full board basis
Hotel in Luxor for 1 night
Accommodation on a Nile cruise ship for 4 nights
Sleeper train from Aswan to Cairo for 1 night on half-board
All transportations by air conditioned van
All transfers from Bahariya to Kharga by 4×4 car
All service charges and taxes
Desert Tour of Egypt, 14 days Cairo, Sahara Oases, Nile Cruise, (Abu Simbel) Excludes:
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