8 Days Archaeology Tour in Northern Sudanoffered by supplier M05448 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 16 people
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History
Season: November - April
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 800 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 850 Euro (EUR)
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.
Day 3: Old Dongola - Kerma. Early morning breakfast then starting the journey to the north . 500km north of Khartoum visiting Old dongola the capital of the Christian kingdom of Makuria and the cemetery of the Sofi holy men after Islam became the religion of Nubia (lunch on the way). Taking the ferry and crossing the Nile we drive for 40km arriving Kerma 3800 B.C and visiting the archeological site and it's diffufa in addition to the nice museum. Overnight in a traditional Nubian house .
Day 4: Tombus - Soleb. Visiting the site of tombus 25km north of Kerma many Egyptian inscriptions and a huge granite statue dedicated the famous black Pharaoh Taharqa. 50km to the north we have a nice stop to see the panoramic view of the third cataract and the rock art from prehistoric period at Wadi Sebu. Lunch at tea house, then crossing the Nile to the west bank and drive for tow hours up to the Soleb. Overnight at a Nubian house.
Day 5: Soleb - Sadinga - Sai island. Early morning visiting the Egyptian temple built by Amonhotop the third the father of Ekhenatoon. The temple dedicated the god Amon and the pharaoh him self. The 20km to the north we stop to visit the temple dedicated Queen Tia at sadinga then later we have a nice Nile cruise to Said island where we have different sites ad different periods in the Nubian history. Overnight at Soleb.
Day 6: Soleb - Karima. Heading south we drive for 320 km we reach karima the location of ancient Napata the capital of 25th dynasty. We visit the holy mountain (Jebel Barkal) and the nice temples at the foot of jebel Barkal , beside the pyramids of Barkal. Later we visit kurru 15km the royal necropolis of Napata , there we go underneath the pyramid to see the amazing painted tomb of the black pharaoh Tanutamani . Overnight at a Nubian house.
Day 7: Nurri - Meroe. At morning visiting Nurri pyramids and continue crossing Bayuda desert up to Meroe 400km to the south. Reaching the famous Meroe pyramids and attending the sun set there. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Meroe - Khartoum. Early morning visiting the royal city of Meroe 10km far from the pyramids then we drive 90km on the sfelt road then 40 km off road to visit Mussawart the merotic archaeological site with the nice complex of temples dedicated the local god Apedamak the lion god, beside the great enclosure the biggest construction in the history of Nubia. Lunch then we continue up to Naqa 20km from Mussawart . At Naqa we have a wonderful buildings dated to the first century A.D . A nice merotic temple dedicated to the local god Apidamak with nice bas - relief for the royal family making offering to their gods the we have the Roman kiosk which is representing the cross point of different influences of different culture in one place , then we visit Among temple built by the same royal couple . Later we drive back to the main road head to Khartoum 150km from Naqa. Arriving the hotel. Lovely dinner and later time for the departure to the airport .
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- 2 pax: 1,280 EUR (per person)
- 4-12 pax: 1,180 EUR (per person).
- 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
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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 -...