Route: 03 Nights Cairo / 02 Nights Alexandria / 01 Night Marsa Matroh / 02 Nights Siwa / 01 Bahariya Oasis/ 01 Night White Desert / 01 Night Dakhla Oasis / 01 Night Kharga Oasis / 03 Nights Luxor
Day 1: Arrival-Cairo. Arrive Cairo International Airport (please advice your flight details?), then you will be met by our steward (with the sign of your name) to assist you through passport control formalities, luggage identification, portage and customs clearance. Then you will be driven by Private Air-Conditioned Car to your hotel in Cairo and assisted for check in & overnight in Cairo.
Day 2: Cairo. After breakfast at hotel, you will be met by our French Egyptology tour guide & driven by a private car to visit the Great Pyramids of Giza. The ancient Egyptians believed in the life after death so they built this pyramids to preserve their bodies to the afterlife. Then you will see the huge Sphinx, it represents with the face of a man with a body of a lion for power. This Sphinx considered as guardian for the royal tombs. Then you will be driven to your hotel & overnight in Cairo.
Day 3: Cairo. After breakfast at hotel, you will be met by our French Egyptology tour guide & driven by a private car to visit the Egyptian Museum, Built in 1902 in a design correspond to the ancient Egyptian style. It contains almost 120,000 pieces from all ages. The most important pieces are for king Tutkhankhamon, whom death is a big secret till know. Then you will visit the most ancient place Khan Al Khalili. It is the oldest Egyptian market for handmade crafts for papyrus, copper, jewelers, etc. and you have your time to buy all you need from souvenirs and spend your time in the Egyptians cafes. Then you will be driven to your hotel & overnight in Cairo.
Day 4: Cairo-Alexandria. After breakfast at hotel, you will be met by our steward &you will be assisted for check out & driven by a private car to Cairo railway station to take your seating train to Alexandria City train #909 leaves at 09.00 Upon your arrival in Alexandria at 11.15, you will be met by Osoris steward & driven by a private car to your hotel & assisted for check in, then you will have a free time for relax & overnight in Alexandria.
Day 5: Alexandria. After breakfast at hotel, you will be met by our French Egyptology Tour Guide & driven by a private car to visit the Catacomb of Kom al Shokafa, where you will see the wonderful Greco roman art, then visit the famous pillar which called Pompey Pillar, it was dedicated to the emperor Diclations. The name of Pompey came from the story that when the roman commander Pompey escaped from Julius Kiser and died on his way, the people believed that his head was cut and put on a basin above this pillar, but this was wrong because pompey was killed in 48 BC and the pillar was built in 292 A.D. you will see also the Qitbay Citadel, which is very famous with its unique design, then you will have a free time at Al Montazah Garden, where you will enjoy with the fresh air and wonderful natural views. then you will be driven to your hotel & overnight in Alexandria.
Day 6: Alexandria - Marsa Matrouh. After breakfast at hotel, Travel to the Mediterranean coast from Alexandria, where the oldest port of Egypt is located, via El Alamein in direction of Marsa Matrouh. Approximatively 500 km. Overnight in Marsa Matrouh.
Day 7: Marsa Matrouh - Siwa Oasis. After breakfast at hotel, The road continues to Siwa Oasis, a place where Bedouin and desert traditions are still conserved. Visit of Shali, Gebel Dakrour. Overnight in Siwa.
Day 8: Siwa Oasis. After breakfast at hotel, we explore Siwa. We will visit the Cleopatra hot spring, Mountain of Death, Oracle Temple and the Temple of Amun. Overnight in Siwa.
Day 9: Siwa Oasis - Bahariya Oasis. After breakfast at hotel, Journey through the Libyan desert in direction of Bahariya Oasis. Overnight in Bahariya.
Day 10: Bahariya Oasis – White Desert. After breakfast at hotel, Proceeding to Farafra, you will see the Black Desert, the Crystal Mountain and finally the White Desert. Dinner and overnight in camp under the stars...
Day 11: White Desert – Farafra Oasis – Dakhla Oasis. After breakfast at hotel, visit of the Native Museum and then we proceed towards the most beautiful oasis of the Western Desert, Dakhla Oasis. Here we will visit El Qasr and Deir El Hajar, the ‘Monastery of stones’, a temple dated from the Roman emperors and later occupied by Christian monks. Overnight in Dakhla.
Day 12: Dakhla Oasis – Kharga Oasis. After breakfast at hotel, you will proceed today in direction of Kharga Oasis and admire the numerous dunes on the way. Once in Kharga Oasis, with has an important historical and cultural past, you will visit the Temple of Hibis, the Temple of Nadura and the Museum of Kharga. Overnight in Kharga.
Day 13: Kharga Oasis – Luxor. After breakfast at hotel, you leave the desert in direction to the Nile. In the afternoon you arrive in Luxor & overnight in Luxor.
Day 14: Luxor. After breakfast at hotel, you will be met by our French Egyptology tour guide to visit the Karnak Temple. It contains three important temples for Amun, Mut and Monto. The most attractive and important one is that for Amun, which dedicated to god Amun. Then visit The Luxor Temple, It was dedicated to the triad of Thebes (now Luxor city) Amun, Mut and Khonso. It was built by the two Pharaohs: Amenhotep III and Ramses II, then you will be driven to your hotel & overnight in Luxor.
Day 15: Luxor. After breakfast at hotel, you will be met by our French Egyptology tour guide to visit the western bank of Luxor to visit the most special place which is the Necropolis of Thebes and visit the Valley of the Kings and the great temple of Queen Hatshepsut, (Al Deir Al Bahari). It was built by Queen Hatshepsut, the great queen of the 18th dynasty. Inside it she depicts the details of the expedition of punt which she sent to the land of punt to bring the insect trees from there. Also you will see The Colossal Statues Of Memnon; The Northern statue depicts Amenhotep III with his mother, Mutemwia, while the southern statue is of Amenhotep III with his wife, Tiy and one of his daughters. then you will be driven to your hotel & overnight in Luxor.
Day 16: Luxor-Cairo-Departure. After breakfast at hotel, you will be met by Osoris steward & assisted for check out & driven by a private car to Luxor Airport to take your flight to Cairo, upon your arrival, you will be met by Osoris steward to assist you in luggage portage, check in, airline counter and Passport Control formalities for final Departure.
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