Egypt Desert Safari & Classical Tours

14 Days / 13 Nights
Cairo/Bahariya/Farafra/Dakhla/Kharga/Luxor/Aswan ( With Nile Cruise )



1st Day:
Your One Tour representative will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport, you will then be transferred to your hotel via air-conditioned modern van. Overnight in Cairo.

 


2nd Day:
Breakfast at hotel; enjoy an excursion to visit Giza Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus, the Great Sphinx and the Valley Temple, have lunch at oriental restaurant, continue visiting Memphis ( the first capital of Egypt ),and the Step Pyramid of Sakkara which was built for King Zoser. Overnight in Cairo (Breakfast)


3rd Day:
Breakfast at hotel then drive via 4x4 Jeep to Bahariya Oasis. Enjoy walking among the old village of the oasis and the beautiful view of the palms and fruit trees. Visit the English House at sunset to enjoy the panoramic view, the Temple of Alexander and the Golden Valley of Mummies. Overnight in Bahariya (Full Board)


4th Day:
Breakfast at hotel then drive to the White desert passing through the Black Desert and the Valley of Haiz. Continue visiting Crystal Mountain and Valley of Agabat, then camp in the magical White desert under the shining stars. Bedouin Dinner & overnight Camping in the White desert (Full Board).


5th Day:
Breakfast then drive to Farafra Oasis, enjoy seeing the palm groves, hot springs, old village of traditions, mud brick houses and local artist Badr’s unique mud brick museum. Move on to visit Dakhla Oasis. Overnight in Dakhla Oasis (Full Board)


6th Day:
Breakfast at hotel then visit the Roman Temple Deir El Hagar which can be translated as Monastery of Stone. Move on to Kharga Oasis to visit Qasr El Labeka which was built by the Romans as a fortress on the old caravan route and the oasis' ethnic museum, continue visiting the Roman Well and the early Christian cemetery with its chapels painted with murals at Bagawat. Proceed to visit the Temple of Dush which was Built for Isis and Serapis. It was A religious, military and civilian complex that primarily developed as the result of the slave trade. Overnight camping in Kharga Oasis (Full Board).


7th Day:
Breakfast then drive via air-conditioned modern van to Luxor. Overnight in Luxor (Breakfast)


8th Day:
Breakfast at hotel then transfer to your 5 star Nile Cruise for embarkation before lunch. Then enjoy an excursion to visit Karnak Temple & Luxor Temple in the East Bank of the Nile. Back to your Nile Cruise to have tea and dinner on board. Overnight on board (Full Board).


9th Day:
Breakfast on board then enjoy an excursion in the West Bank of the Nile. Visit Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple at El Deir El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon. Return to your cruise, have lunch and afternoon tea and start sailing to Edfu via Esna Lock. Dinner & Overnight on board (Full Board).


10th Day:
Breakfast on board; enjoy visiting Horus Temple at Edfu, back to your cruise and sail to Kom Ombo. Lunch on board the cruise, visit the Sobek Temple which was dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon-headed Horus, continue sailing to Aswan. Dinner & overnight on board the cruise (Full Board).


11th Day:
Breakfast on board then visit the High Dam in Aswan, the Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple. After that visit the Botanical Garden by felucca. Overnight on board (Full Board).


12th Day:
Breakfast on board then Disembark from the cruise Have a day at leisure in Aswan, at night transfer to Aswan train station for you departure to Cairo by first class sleeper train. Dinner & overnight in sleeper train (Breakfast & Dinner).


13th Day:
Arrive at Giza train station, you will be met and assisted here and transferred to your hotel. Optional tours are available upon request. Overnight in Cairo.


14th Day:
Breakfast at hotel then transfer to Cairo International Airport for your final departure(Breakfast).


Program includes the following services :
• Meet & assist at Cairo International Airport upon arrival & departure.
• 3 night accommodation in Cairo at a 3 star hotel with daily breakfast.
• 1 night accommodation in Bahariya on half board basis
• 1 night accommodation in White Desert camping on full board.
• Camping equipments like sleeping bags, camel blankets, and tents.
• 1 night accommodation in Dakhla on half board.
• 1 night accommodation in Kharga camping on full board basis.
• 1 night accommodation in Luxor at 03 star hotel including breakfast.
• 4 night accommodation on 5 star Cruise on full basis.
• 1 night accommodation on sleeper train from Aswan to Cairo on half board.
• All sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary.
• All Sightseeing tours on your Nile Cruise as in the itinerary.
• Transfer from Cairo to Bahariya/Kharga to Luxor via air-conditioned modern van
• All Transfers from Bahariya to Kharga by 4x4 Jeep
• Entrance fees to all sites as indicated in the itinerary
• Lunch during sightseeing tours and mineral water + soft drinks
• Special meals for vegetarians are served upon request (Should be requested prior to arrival)
• Single and double dome-shaped tents
• Tents have mattresses and pillows.
• English guide during your trip.
• Portage when needed.
• All service charges and taxes.


Program does not include:
• International Airfare
• Egypt entry visa
• Any optional tours not mentioned in the itinerary.
• Meals not mentioned in the program
• Drinks and any personal expenses.
• Tips

Safety Measure:
• Medical first-aid kit in each car
• Recovery equipment and tools
• Maintenance for cars
• Staff are trained to help in any emergency


Duration: 14 Days/13 Nights
Destinations: Cairo/Bahariya/Farafra/Dakhla/Kharga/Luxor/Aswan(With Nile Cruise)
Customizable: Yes
Schedule: Daily Trip

 
Notes:
1.prices are per person, quoted in USD
2.Above prices are summer prices (valid from 01/05/2010 till 30/09/2010) 
3.prices are not valid for summer peak period (15/07/2010 till 31/08/2010) or Winter period (01/10/2010 till 30/04/2011) and to provide you with supplement for such periods please submit request
4.To upgrade your accommodation to 4 or 5 star available upon request 
5.Do not forget your Camera for the memorable Photos.
6.On occasions there may be a possibility of a slight alternation in the itinerary due to local conditions or any other circumstances beyond our control. All included visits will be operated where possible.