EGYPT is one of the most populous countries in Africa and the Middle East, and the 15th most populated in the world. 98% of its people live in 3% of its territory. It is a land that gave birth to the world’s first great civilization. When you travel to Egypt and experience the history and culture on a tour that explores Cairo, cruises along the Nile and visits Luxor, Alexandria and the Siwa Oasis, you’ll see an Egypt that is magnificent, extraordinary and grand leaving you humbled in more ways than one. From the grandeur of the pyramids and the awesome sight of the pharaonic tombs to the romance of cruising the Nile in a ‘Felucca’ and nomadic life in a desert camp, Egypt is a museum holding in its bosom, tucked-away treasures that you’ll never get tired of. Pharaonic nations, ancient Greeks, Romans, Christians and Arab dynasties have all played their part in fashioning Egypt’s embarrassment of architectural wealth.
As you travel further south at Aswan, geometrically imposing temples write a testament to the power of archaic gods and omnipotent pharaohs. It is here that the Nile is best explored on a ‘Felucca’ (Ancient Egyptian sailing boat) at the hands of the prevailing currents and winds. Go west, Egypt’s oceans of sand stretches infinitely to the Sahara, with a handful of oases feeding solitary islands of green. And in the middle of this spectacular spectacle, medieval fortresses stand shyly almost like a beehive, interspersed with bubbling springs and ghostly rock formations. On the other side the deep, crystal waters of the Red Sea lie brilliantly awash in coral, surrounded by an aquatic frenzy of underwater life.
EGYPTIAN MYSTERIES – 7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS
On arrival at the Cairo International Airport, you will be assisted by our representative and will be taken directly to your hotel in an air conditioned vehicle. Check-in and stay overnight at the hotel.
CAIRO / TRAIN
Aftre breakfast at the hotel & proceed in an air conditioned vehicle with an Egyptologist for a full day tour of Cairo, visiting the following:-
- Great Pyramids - One of the Seven Wonders of the World.
- Lord of the Sphinx - Creature carved from natural bedrock with the head of a man and body of a lion.
- Egyptian Museum
Evening transfer to station for Sleeper Train, from Cairo to Aswan. Dinner and overnight on board the train.
TRAIN /ASWAN / NILE CRUISE
Breakfast on board the train. On arrival at Aswan Station you will be assisted by our representative and transferred in an air conditioned vehicle for the Nile Cruise. Your sightseeing tour on the Nile Cruise will consist of the following:
- Unfinished Obelisk
- Philae Temple
- High Dam
Transfer back to Nile Cruise, lunch, dinner and overnight stay on board the Nile Cruise at Aswan.
Breakfast on board the Cruise. In the afternoon sail to Kom Ombo, visit ‘Kom Ombo Temple’, sail to Edfu. Dinner and overnight on board the Nile Cruise.
Breakfast on board. On arrival at Edfu, visit ‘Edfu Temple’ with an Egyptologist. Post lunch on board, sail to Luxor according to the opening of Esna Lock. Dinner & Overnight on Board the Cruise.
NILE CRUISE / TRAIN
Post breakfast you will disembark and be transferred in an air conditioned vehicle for visiting the West Bank of Luxor including:
- Valley of the Kings
- Hatshepsut Temple
- Colossi of Memnon
Evening transfer to railway station to take the sleeper Train, from Luxor to Cairo. Dinner and overnight on board the train.
TRAIN / CAIRO
Breakfast on board the train. Arrive in Cairo, where you will be met, assisted and transferred by air conditioned vehicle. A renowned Egyptologist will take you on a half day tour of Cairo, where you will visit the following landmarks:
Khan El-Khalili Bazaar- Has a reputation of being the largest Bazaar in the Middle East.
Coptic Cairo- Post lunch you’ll visit the Egyptian Museum and later be transferred to your hotel, where you will check in and stay overnight.
CAIRO / DEPARTURE
After breakfast at the hotel you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for your onward journey.