Secrets of Egypt | 08 Days

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Secrets of Egypt | 08 Days

Discover the secrets of ancient Egypt on an all-ages adventure, cruising on the Nile River for four nights, riding a camel and exploring an Egyptian pyramid from the inside out.


Tour Advantages

Discover Egypt on a special holiday departure, including a four-night Nile cruise aboard intimate, elegant Nile Cruise.

Set out on a lively treasure hunt amid the labyrinthine Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.

Explore one of Egypt’s legendary pyramids from the inside out.

Ride Like a Local on camel back and sail the Nile in a felucca (sailboat).

Gain entry the tomb of “the boy king,” Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings.

Learn to bake bread and try your hand at pottery making and the art of henna painting.

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DAY 1 ARRIVE CAIRO, EGYPT

Arrive in Cairo where you are met by your JOURNEY TO EGYPT representative and transferred to your hotel with fantastic views of the pyramids.

DAY 2 CAIRO | THE PYRAMIDS & THE SPHINX, EGYPTIAN MUSEUM

Visit the world-famous pyramids of Giza, built as tombs to the ancient pharaohs and still irresistible to travellers more than 4,000 years later. Don’t miss the chance to climb into one of these pyramids and explore it from the inside. Ride Like a Local on a camel, and then visit the Solar Boat Museum, with its namesake ancient wooden vessel measuring over 140 feet in length, and the enigmatic Great Sphinx. After lunch at a local restaurant- Explore the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities (or the Grand Egyptian Museum, upon its opening), home to the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, some dating to 4000 BC. View its famed Mummy Room and the remains of Egypt’s pharaohs, including Ramses II. Continue to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, a souk (open-air marketplace) where you enjoy a free-wheeling treasure hunt. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

DAY 3 FLY TO LUXOR | TEMPLES OF LUXOR

Fly to Luxor, site of the ancient city of Thebes. Begin your day of exploring here by visiting the East bank of the Nile, this time with a visit to the Temple of Karnak, where generations of pharaohs wished to record their names. Walk through the Great Hypostyle Hall; its expertly aligned columns, the largest of which is 80 feet high with a 33-foot circumference, are a sight to behold. Next, the striking Temple of Luxor. Behold the three large statues of Ramses II along the front of the temple pylons; the Courtyard of Ramses II behind the East Tower; and the Colonnade of Amenhotep III, with its 14 papyrus-headed columns, some fully 50 feet in height. Later, step aboard ‘Luxury Nile Cruise’ on the Nile River, where you enjoy lunch. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

DAY 4 THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS | CRUISING THE NILE

Journey once more to explore the West Bank and the Valley of the Kings, burial ground of the pharaohs, including “the boy king,” Tutankhamun. Found in 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter, Tutankhamun’s tomb is enclosed in 35-century-old walls and delights explorers of all ages. Next, the lovely Temple of Hatshepsut, ancient Egypt’s first female pharaoh and regarded today as one of its most successful Also visit the. Stop for a selfie with the gigantic Colossi of Memnon. Later, sail to Edfu and overnight. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

DAY 5 CRUISING THE NILE | EDFU & KOM OMBO

Visit the Temple of Horus. back on board for a cooking lesson. Later, disembark at Kom Ombo (hill of gold) to visit the Greco-Roman temple dedicated to Haroeris (the sun god) and Sobek (the crocodile god), who was considered by some ancient Egyptians to be the creator of the world. While there, view the mummified remains of several crocodiles that once basked along the ancient Nile River shore, just as their descendants do today. Tonight’s dinner onboard features an “Egyptian Night” costume party, with a chance to dress up in traditional galabeyyas. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

DAY 6 ASWAN | PHILAE & ASWAN

Visit to vast granite quarries and the site of the Unfinished Obelisk. Then, ride by motorized boat to the island of Agilika and its Philae Temple — among the ancient structures that were dismantled and painstakingly reassembled when the Aswan High Dam was constructed. Enjoy lunch followed by Ride Like a Local around the Aswan islands in a felucca (weather permitting). Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

DAY 07 OPTIONAL ABU SIMBEL | ASWAN TO CAIRO

Today, bid farewell to ‘Nile Cruise,’ early morning OPTIONAL TRIP TO ABU SIMBEL by car {3 hrs each way by road, pre-bookable $110 Per Person} where you visit the commanding twin temples of Ramses II and his wife, Queen Nefertari. The former’s façade is dominated by four statues of the pharaoh, each nearly 70 feet tall. Perhaps even more impressive, this entire site was moved here brick by brick to save it from floodwaters caused by the construction of the Aswan High Dam. Completed in 1970, the dam was built to improve irrigation and generate hydroelectricity for the surrounding region. Later, transfer to the Aswan airport and fly to Cairo via Aswan. Check in to your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Meals: Breakfast.

DAY 08 DEPART CAIRO

Transfer to the airport and board your flight home. Meals: Breakfast.

CUSTOMIZE THIS JOURNEY

If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to your travel professional.

Highlights

INCLUDED WITH EVERY LUXURY JOURNEY

English-Speaking Tour Director and Local Guides.

Hand-Selected Luxury Nile cruise Accommodations.

Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers.

Travelling Bell Boy Luggage Handling.

Breakfast in Bed on Select Days.

Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners.

Internet Access.

Entrance Fees.

24/7 Call Support.

Taxes and All Gratuities Except Resident Tour Director& Cruise Crew.

EXCLUDED

International Airfare.

Entry visa to Egypt.

Any optional tours.

Tipping (Gratuities for your tour guides and cruise crew)

DATES & PRICES

$2650 {Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy}

Single supplement

$670
 

Prices are quoted in USD, per person, Per Trip, except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays {Christmas date 15 Dec To 7 Jan & Easter date 30 March To 20 April, The Rate will be 50% extra}

DATES

2020 Jan 18, 25 Feb 01, 08, 15, 22;29 Mar 07, 14, 21, 28 May 09, 16, 23, 30 June 06, 13, 20, 27 Jule 04, 11, 18, 25 Aug 01, 08, 15, 22;29 Sep 05, 12, 19, 26.

Deposit & Cancellation

Payment Schedule Deposit Per Person at Time of Booking: $1,000 (full-payment if within 90 days of departure)

Final Payment Due: 90 days prior to departure

Cancellation Fees Per Person

91 days prior to departure or more: $500

90-61 days prior to departure: 20% of program price

60-31 days prior to departure: 50% of program price

30 days prior to departure or less: 100% of the program price

Cancellations must be received in writing. Additional terms and fees apply to Internal Air, Extra Services and Partial Room cancellations.