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Embark on this amazing adventure across Egypt. Begin in Cairo to see the Pyramids .Travel to Aswan to board a Nile cruise to Luxor. Tour the ancient temples of Aswan, Luxor, and Edfu. Camp in the Western Desert with Bedouin. See the remains of Roman forts and the White Desert.

Itinerary:
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Day 1:Arrival Cairo

Your tour manager will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport (Arrival procedures) after luggage and customs holding a sign reflects your name or our company name (Memphis Tours) and then he will escort you to the hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At hotel the tour manager will assist you to check-in smoothly and review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour. Overnight in Cairo.
Welcome Drink

Day 2:Cairo Tour / Train to Aswan

Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then at 09:00 AM you will be met and accompanied by your personal guide to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, Mykerinus, famous Sphinx and Valley temple facing the great statue. Lunch at a good quality local restaurant. Then head to the Egyptian Museum, enjoying Treasures room for the child king Tutankhamen. Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Continue driving to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s old bazaar. Later transfer to Giza train station taking sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan about 14 hours. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board - overnight inside your compartment. (There is another option with domestic flight upon your request)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:Arrival Aswan

You will be met at Aswan station, then transferred to your hotel, Optional to enjoy a tour to one of Egypt's top tourist attractions, Abu Simbel Temples, which were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II approximately in the 13th century BC, as a last monument to himself and his Queen Nefertari. Overnight in Aswan. 
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4:Embarkation/ Aswan Sightseeing

Breakfast at your hotel in Aswan. Then you will be picked up from hotel at 10:00 AM and then transfer to embark your Nile River Cruise before Lunch at 11:00 a.m, then enjoy visiting the world famous High Dam, The awesome Philae Temple, which is devoted to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor, and the largest known ancient obelisk, located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt, the Unfinished Obelisk. Dinner on board and overnight in Aswan.
Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:Kom Ombo / Edfu

Sail to Kom Ombo, have breakfast on board and visit the Temple shared by two gods Sobek & Haeroris in Kom Ombo. Sail to Edfu, lunch on board after that visit the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt, Horus Temple in Edfu. Take afternoon tea during sailing to Esna. Dinner and overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:Luxor Sightseeing

Sail to Luxor – have a breakfast on board then visit the West Bank, take an excursion to the royal cemetery for 62 Pharaohs, Valley of the Kings, then to mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built by the architects of the New Kingdom Pharaoh Hatshepsut approximately in the 15th century BC at El-Deir El-Bahari & the Colossi Memnon. Lunch on board. PM tour to visit 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 and overnight in Luxor.
Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7:Luxor / Baris Oasis

Breakfast on board nile cruise in Luxor followed by disembarkation at 08:00 AM and then transfer by a private air-conditioned vehicle to Baris Oais about 5 hours driving, visiting Dush Temple and spend the first night camping in the Western Desert.
Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8:Kharga / Dakhla

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 & Nadora from outside as well as the early Christian cemetery with its chapels painted with murals at Bagawat, nearby. 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.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 9:Dakhla–Camel ride

After breakfast, head 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 enjoy a trip to the Roman burial ground Mezzawaqqah from outside and the Roman Temple Deir El Hagar in its serene surroundings. We return for lunch and spend the afternoon relaxing at hot spring while waiting 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. Camel ride for about 10 km. Overnight camping in the desert.
Meals:  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 at the natural sulphur spring at Bir Setah. 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.
Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11:Bahariya / Cairo

After breakfast, transfer to visit the Crystal Mountain and the Black Desert. Upon arrival in Bahariya, enjoy local tour to the hill top ruins ‘the English House. Then transfer to see Museum of Golden Mummies, Tombs of the Nobles, Alexander Temple, Temple of Ain Meffetla. After that transfer to Cairo from Bahariya about 4 hours drive. Overnight in Cairo.
Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12:Final Departure

Breakfast with free time at your hotel before checking out at 12:00 PM, then ou will be picked you up by our representative to transfer you to Cairo international Airport for final departure.
Meals:  Breakfast

What's Included:
  • Meet and assist at Cairo Airport upon arrival & departure
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Cairo including daily breakfast
  • Accommodation for 1 night on sleeper train on half board basis
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Aswan including breakfast
  • Accommodation for 3 nights on 5 star superior Cruise on full basis
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Kharga camping for 01 night on full board
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Dakhla on half board basis
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Dakhla camping on full board basis
  • Accommodation for 1 night in White Desert camping on full board basis
  • Camping equipments like sleeping bags, camel blankets, tents
  • All transfers to / from airport, station & hotels by an A/C vehicle
  • Transfer from Luxor to Kharga & from Bahariya to Cairo by an A/C vehicle
  • All Transfers from Kharga to Bahariya by 4x4 car
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo are private ones
  • All sightseeing tours on the cruise sharing Memphis Tours group
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan and Oases as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
  • Camel riding in Dakhla for about 10 km.
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated in the itinerary
  • Lunch during sightseeing tours in Cairo and Oases
  • English speaking guide during your trips
  • Meals at hotels, cruise, camp and during tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bottled water during your trips
  • Portage when needed
  • 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
What's Excluded:
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spendings
  • Tipping

 

Prices per Person
Accommodation Plan:
  • - Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
  • - Mövenpick Aswan Resort
  • - M/Y Alyssa Nile Cruise
  • - Camping in El Kharga
  • - Al Dehoos Hotel El Dakhla
  • - Camping in El Dakhla
  • - Camping in the White Desert
 May-Sept.Oct.-April
Double $ 1790 $ 1950
Solo $ 3100 $ 3375
  • Prices

    Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid till April 30.2015, except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays. The price of Solo is valid for solo traveler who is travelling alone.

  • Children Policy

    0 - 01.99 Free of Charge
    2 - 5.99 pay 25% of tour price
    6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
    12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
    If your tour package includes airfare then an extra charges for your children may apply.

  • Payment Policy

    Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired Egypt tour, spaces will be secured upon receive a deposit of 25 %, and during the Christmas and New Year holidays and tour packages the required deposit is 50%. This deposit forms part of your final payment. Deposits can only be made by credit cards, wire transfer and or Western Union

  • Egypt Entry Visa

    You need to have a valid passport at least 6 months beyond your scheduled return date to enter Egypt and you can obtain a visa from the Egyptian Consulate before departure. Also, entry visa is available upon arrival Egypt airports against USD 25 per passport for specific nationalities and need to check before.

  • Sleeper Trains in Egypt

    Sleeper trains are designed and equipped according to a satisfactory standard and quality that was set up by the Egyptian Railway Authority. Sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan is about 14 hours and sleeping train from Luxor to Cairo is about 11 hours.

  • Additional Entry Tickets

    All our Egypt tour packages and programs don't include entrance fees to special archaeological sites such as entering one of the Pyramids inside, to visit the Mummies Room at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, to visit the Solar Boat Museum at the Pyramids area or to enter the Tomb of Tutankhamen at Valley of the Kings in Luxor.

  • Tipping

    It is a customary attitude for expressing ones satisfaction of good services rendered to him by staff on duty with him. We advise if you are willing to offer it, this would be great and if not, you are not obliged to do it.

  • What to Bring

    Hats, sun glasses, sun cream
    Passport valid for 6 months
    Comfortable shoes
    Sweatshirts and trousers for night time
    Shorts and t-shirts for mornings
    Scarf
    Photo/Video Camera

  • Distances of Western Desert

    Cairo - Bahariya 370KM
    Cairo - Siwa 750 KM
    Siwa - Bahariya 490 KM
    Bahariya - White Desert 160 KM
    Farafra - Dakhla 280 KM
    Dakhla - Kharga 190 KM
    Kharga - Luxor 390 KM
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12 Days/ 11 Nights
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Best Time to Visit Egypt
An all year round destination with winter season being the coolest with still good average temperatures between 21- 26 degrees in the Red Sea resorts and Upper Egypt (Luxor/ Aswan) between 23 - 29 degrees
Flying to Egypt
Cairo for comfort and quality - EgyptAir and Delta Airlines (Scheduled Airlines only)
Flying Time
11 hours 50 minutes direct from New York
Time Difference
GMT +2 hours
Visas
Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival for non-restricted nationalities
Health Requirements
No mandatory vaccinations
Clothing
Respectful attire in Luxor, Cairo and Alexandria on tours.
More relaxed clothing in the Red Sea areas like Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh
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