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12 Days Archaeology Tour in Sudan

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 12 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 16 people
Destination(s): Sudan  
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History  
Season: November - April
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1180 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1280 Euro (EUR)

This tour start from the highest point in our trip; passing through all the archeological sites, temples and pyramids which are located in the North.
Then you will go toward the east, to visit the port of Sudan during Turkish and English period. Visiting important places e.g the gate of Gordon and the tomb of Osman Digna. Enjoying the beautiful touristic resorts,also see the different tribes of people in Kassala.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Europe - Khartoum. Departure from Europe and late arrival to Khartoum airport and meet with agency agent and transfer to 3 stars hotel.

Day 2: Khartoum - Omdurman. Late morning breakfast at hotel then we start a city tour at Khartoum visiting the national museum which contains different objects dedicated to Nubia history in addition the beautiful temples saved by UNESCO from lake Nassir and rebuilt inside the museum. Visiting the Ethnographic museum to see the variation of the tribal community of the Sudan and stile of life . crossing the white Nile to go to Omdurman , a short stop to visit Mahdi tomb and a nice tour in Khalifa house museum. Stop for lunch the visiting the most beautiful colorful market of Omdurman.

Day3: After breakfast at hotel we begin the journey heading to the north crossing the western desert to go to Soleb passing by new Dongola. at Soleb the highest point in our trip north Khartoum we visit the most beautiful Egyptian built by Amonophis the third the father of Amonophis the fourth which is famous with the name of Ikhnaton . The temple built for the God Amon and for the pharaoh him self consider as a God. Overnight in a traditional Nubian house.

Day4: Driving back to Kerma we stop at Tomus near the Nile and far about 40km from Kerma where we see the land mark left by Titmosis indicating the area as southern boarder for his empire then we see some other graffiti on the rocks a long the Nile late after noon we arrived Kerma the location of the oldest civilization south Sahara there we see the charming Difuffa of Kerma and the nice museum of Kerma . Overnight in a Nubian house.

Day 5: Today it is a long day full of interesting stop. Early in the morning we depart through the Nubian desert going to karima . On the way to our destination we stop to visit the archaeological site of Old Dongola where a christian coptic temples with marble columns as well as several churches are located on the bank of the Nile.later arriving Karima and visiting Barkal the holy mountain and it is temples dedicated the to the pharaohs of the new kingdom. Barkal mountain was consider as the house of the God Amon and it was the place where the pharaohs of the twenty fifth dynasty and their scissors used to do official crowning for them selves. Overnight in a Nubian house.

Day 6: Early morning we visit Elkurru the royal necropolis of Napata the capital of the Kushite kingdom we visit the tombs which are excavated in the rock under the pyramids some of these tombs are totally decorated with images of pharaohs,of the Gods and multicolor hieroglyphic inscription. Then we cross the Nile to visit the royal necropolis of Nurri which was built by the great king Tahaqa the one who has the biggest pyramid in Nubia . later we stop at the monastery of Gazali from Makoria christian kingdom period in our way to Meroe. Sun set at the fantastic site of Meroe pyramids. Overnight in tents.

Day 7: Today we visit the two beautiful archaeological sites in the heart of the desert -one is Naqa and the other is Mussawart. Naqa located about 90km south of Meroe and 30km east of the Nile. The site surrounded by a nice land scape and dedicated mainly to Meroe period there we see two temples one dedicated the local God Apidamac with lion head ,the other dedicated the God Amon and a roman kiosk dated to the first scenery AD. The site is a masterpiece shows the african identity of this civilization beside the ritual life of the royals and the noblemen through the interesting bas relief. Not far from Naqa we go to Musswarat there visit another temple for the lion God built by the first king buried at Meroe royal necropolis 270 B.C beside the visit of the great enclosure which is a complex of temples and it was the biggest construction in the history of Nubia.back to Meroe and overnight near the pyramids.

Day 8: This morning we leave Meroe heading north up to Damar we stop at Damar to see the colorful market then we reach Attbra the crossing point for the trains coming from khartoum going to the north or heading to portsudan.we reach portsudan on the red sea and overnight in 3 starts hotel.

Day 9: Today in our way to kassala we stop firstly at Sawakin which was the port of Sudan during the Turkish and English period we see the gate of Gordon the English general headed by the flowers of Elmahdi and the gate of Kitchner the English general who re occupied Sudan the we have a tour to different part of the ruins of Sawakin island. Later we stop again at Arkwet to have anther tour to see the tomb of Osman Digna the famous general in Mahdi army the many touristic resorts in Arkwet then we one of the Gorani schools in the area .We reach Kassala and we overnight in a hotel.

Day 10: This morning we explore Kassala to see the diffrent tribes like Bija and Rashaida visiting the interesting market of the town and having the coffee with locals. We visit also sofi tomb which was leader of Khatmia tariqa in Sudan. Overnight in hotel.

Day 11: Early morning we start our trip coming back to Khartoum through the Butana area and we reach Khartoum late afternoon. Overnight in hotel.

Day 12: Depart at early morning.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices:
- 2 pax: 1,280 EUR (per person)
- 4-12 pax: 1,180 EUR (per person).

Price Includes:
- airport transfers from/to
- hotel accommodation in Khartoum at 3 stars bed&breakfast bases
- accommodation outside Khartoum as mentioned on the program
and based on full-board.
- transport by air-conditioned 4 wd cars with English speaking driver
- entrance fees to all archaeological sites and museums
- passport registration of
- photo permit and tour permit
- mineral water
- invitation letter for visa purpose

About This Supplier
Location: Sudan
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2005

M05448 has been established in 2004, purposely to promote Tourism to Sudan and with its experienced management, we plan to be one of the leading Tour Operators in Sudan. Our company is a tour operator for providing tour services for: - Adventure - Culture - Package tour - Camel riding - Hotel accommodation -...

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