Day 1: Cairo.
Welcome to Egypt! Are you ready for an experience of a lifetime? Upon arrival a representative will meet and assist you through customs. During the transfer to your hotel, get excited in the largest African city. Don’t forget to spot the most enchanting building in all of Cairo. On the left you will spot the Baron Palace, followed by the 2nd built station in the world, on your right. For those who arrive morning or mid day, don’t forget to look at our Excursions of Cairo. Over night in Cairo.
Day 2: Pyramids and Saqqara.
How amazing to wake up in Cairo knowing that you are about to see the only existing wonder of the ancient world! After the tour briefing, we will drive through the modern streets of Giza. Then old meets new. How is it possible to drive in a street and right in front of you stands the three kings of Egypt, the Pyramids of Giza? Majestic and proud. After spending time on the Giza plateau, including camel rides and the Sphinx, we drive to the oldest building in the history of mankind. The Stepped Pyramid of Djoser situated in Saqqara. From there we will make our way to the train station to get on with our tour to Aswan. Over night sitting train to Aswan. Includes:(B).
Day 3: Aswan.
We arrive in Aswan mid day visiting the High Dam and try to spot the ends of the sea-like lake Nasser. A motorboat trip to the Philae Temple will be your first experience of the pride the ancient Egyptians had for their gods. First impressions last, so be ware that the Philae Temple may be your favorite for a while. Over night in Aswan.
Day 4: Abu Simbel and Luxor.
Rise and shine! A short flight to Abu Simbel from the Aswan Airport. When you enter the temple area, look towards Lake Nasser. Don’t look back just yet. Turn around slowly and hold your breathe. Now that is Top 10 Quality! Fly back to Aswan, visit the Elephantine Island and Kitchener island. Later we take a train to Luxor. Keep your eye on the smartly laid out croplands of the Egyptian farmers along the way. Over night in Luxor. Includes: (B).
Day 5: Luxor.
Early morning rise to visit the west bank, which includes the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens. The famous boy king Tut Ankh Amon’s tomb is here. On a clear day, standing in front of The Temple Hatshepsut, try and spot the Temple of Karnak, which is situated on the east bank. On our way back to the east bank, we stop at the Colossi of Memnon. This afternoon, we will sail on a felucca on the Majestic Nile River and enjoy an Egyptian dinner along the longest river in the world. Over night in Luxor. Includes: (B, D).
Day 6: Luxor.
Explore the east bank where you should get yourself lost in the Temple of Karnak and then in the Luxor Temple, which is considered one of the most well preserved temples in Egypt. Take some free time to stock up on snacks as around 17:00 we will depart by bus to the Paradise of Africa, yes Dahab. Over night bus to Dahab. Includes: (B).
Day 7: Dahab.
We arrive in Dahab mid day. Walk along the gold beaches, which is what Dahab is named after. Dahab means Gold. Don’t forget to lie back on the beach and view the pink mountains reflecting on the Red Sea at sunset. Over night in Dahab (no meals).
Day 8: Dahab.
A free day in Dahab. This paradise has a lot to offer. The town is spread along the sea shore and café’s are everywhere. Food for all taste buds, decorated amazingly. Thick milk shakes and splendid sea food. Over night in Dahab. Includes: (B).
Day 9: Dahab.
A free day in Dahab. Enough of shopping from hundreds of shop? How about diving or snorkeling in the waters considered some of the best of the world. Have a look at our Excursions.
Over night in Dahab. Includes: (B).
Day 10: Dahab.
A free day in Dahab. Your last day in Egypt’s Paradise. Take time for last minute shopping and baking in the sun on the golden beaches. Over night bus back to Cairo. Includes: (B).
Day 11: Cairo.
We arrive back in Cairo early morning to visit the Egyptian Museum and Islamic Cairo. Over night in Cairo (no meals).
Day 12: Wadi Al-Hitan (Valley of the Whales).
An early morning start to visit Al Fayoum, which has to be one of the most beautiful sights in all of Egypt. The blue lake Qaron with the white dunes makes a perfect contrast and leaves the eyes wanting to see more. Visit the Valley of the Whales to try make sense where whale skeletons where found so far from the sea. On our way back to Cairo, say your last goodbye to the three kings of Egypt, on the right you will see the Pyramids again. Over night in Cairo. Includes: (B).
Day 13: Wadi Al-Hitan (Valley of the Whales).
Egypt thanks you for the visit. We sincerely hope your memories and photos do your experience justice.
- Accommodation 3-5 Star Hotels
- Transport 1st Class Train, Air-conditioned Bus, Minibus, Domestic Flight
- Meals (B - 9, L - 0, D - 1)
- The over night trains we make use of are First Class seater trains from Cairo to Aswan, Cairo to Luxor, and Luxor to Cairo.
- These are comfortable and spacious reclining seats. If you prefer, you may upgrade to a sleeper train option, where you get your own private cabin and berth.
- Upgrade to sleeper train cost per trip: Double - $65, Single - $85.
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