18 Days / 17 Nights
Full sightseeing in Cairo + Western Desert Safari + 4 nights Nile Cruise + visiting city of Hurghada on Res Sea
Welcome to Cairo! Your tour begins when you are greeted by our representative who will assist you through immigration and customs formalities. After you have collected your luggage he will then take you, in our deluxe vehicle, to your Cairo hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a full day tour. In the morning you will be taken to see the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx: the most famous monuments of not only ancient Egypt but of the entire ancient world!. After the visit, you will be driven to the Papyrus Institute where you will see how the ancient Egyptians made this forerunner to today's paper; have a go at making it yourself; and get the opportunity to look at some fantastic examples of papyrus art, with no obligation to buy. After lunch, at a local restaurant, you will be driven to Sakkara to see the very first pyramid ever built; the Step Pyramid of Djoser. You will also get the chance to see some fantastic mastabas, including the mastaba of Mereruka, the largest one built in ancient Egypt. You will then be able to marvel at the Pyramid Texts inside the Pyramid of Teti before heading off to the ancient capital of Egypt: Memphis. The Colossus of Ramses II dominates the museum here! After this amazing trip through Egypt's pharaonic past you will be driven back to your hotel.
After breakfast it is time to set off on your Oasis safari in our air-conditioned 4X4 vehicles. You will first of all head to the Bahariya Oasis, stopping en route to visit the village of El-Bawiti, to see the remains of a Roman triumphal arch and two temples (one dating to the reign of the Late Kingdom pharaoh Apries (589-570 BCE) and the other to the time of Alexander the Great). From here it is a short drive to see the valley of the Golden Mummies before arriving at El-Qasr, the capital of Bahariya in the Pharaonic periods. After lunch the journey continues through Ain El-Bishmu, to see the Roman spring, and Ain El-Muftillah to see the chapels. In the mid to late afternoon it will be time to stop and make camp; yes tonight will be under canvas, all camping equipment supplied, and erected, by us.
After breakfast it will be time to pack away all the camping equipment and head to the district of Hayz (35 km from El-Bawiti), which was a very prosperous area during the Roman period. After lunch you will drive to the White Desert, a paradise for rock hounds and amateur geologists, with its impressive limestone formations shaped like giant mushrooms or animals. Once again, camp will be set up in the mid to late afternoon.
After breakfast, and the dismantling of the camping equipment again, you will have a short drive to Farafra Oasis where you will visit the village of Qasr El-Farafra to see its quaint museum of local art. You will then head towards the Dakhla Oasis, with a lunch break en route, to visit El Qasr, the old capital of the Oasis, with its picturesque ancient Islamic buildings built over the foundations of a Roman city. No camping tonight, you will check-in to a hotel in the Dakhla Oasis.
After breakfast you will drive to El-Muzawaqa and its frescoes, which are over 300 tombs dating back to the first & second century, decorated with colourful wall paintings. You will then continue onto the Kharga Oasis, with a break for lunch en route, visiting the villages of Balat and Bashandi. You will then check-in to a hotel in the Kharga Oasis.
After breakfast, you will visit the temple of Hebis, the best-preserved temple in the Western desert. Later, you will visit the domed mausoleums of Bagawat, one of the best preserved early Christian cemeteries in the world. After lunch, it will be time to visit Qasr El-Ghueita, a well-preserved sandstone temple built by Darius I. Once more you will check-in to a hotel in this Oasis.
After breakfast it will be time to leave the Western Desert and you will drive directly to Luxor, checking in to your hotel upon arrival. The rest of the day is free to do what you wish, though removing the Sahara sand from your luggage may be top priority.
After breakfast you will check out and our representative will transfer you to your cruise boat: your floating hotel for your next 5 days. After lunch, which you will have on board, you will visit the magnificent Karnak and Luxor Temples. Once your visit to these ancient Theban Temples is complete you will return to the boat for your dinner.
A new day, your first breakfast on board, and then it is time to visit the West Bank of Luxor: the tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings; the magnificent temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahri finishing with the immense Colossi of Memnon. After this visit to the Theban "City of the Dead" you will be taken back to your boat for your lunch, and then you can watch as it departs Luxor and sails for Esna. As the Nile flows gently underneath you, dinner will be served.
You can enjoy your breakfast watching as the cruise boat crosses the Esna lock then sails onward to Edfu, home of the best preserved temple in Egypt: the Temple of Horus. Your guide will then return you to your cruise boat for dinner as the boat sails majestically towards Kom Ombo.
Your last day of sailing starts with breakfast, and then a visit to the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Horus and Sobek. Afterwards it is back to the boat for lunch and the sail to Aswan. Once ashore you will be driven to see the High Dam, the worlds largest rock filled dam, and the Temple of Philae, moved to the island of Agilika after the waters of Lake Nasser flooded its original location. It is then back to Aswan for your last dinner on the boat.
You will have your final breakfast on the boat before you have to check out. You will then be taken to the Botanical Gardens by felucca. After this visit you will be transferred to Aswan airport for the flight back to Cairo (flight duration is about 55 minutes). Once there our representative will meet you and assist you with your luggage before transferring you to your hotel for check-in.
Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a tour of the Egyptian Museum: gaze at the wonders of King Tutankhamen, including his golden death mask; stare upon the mummies of some of Egypt's ancient pharaohs (optional); lose yourself in the many rooms and galleries, where thousands of artefacts are awaiting your visit. This is followed by a visit to the Citadel of Saladin, the fortress built between 1176 and 1183 AD, to protect Cairo from the Crusaders and rebuilt by Muhammad Ali Pasha, whose mosque is a "must see". In the mid-afternoon our representative will transfer you to Hurghada in our air-conditioned vehicle. Upon your arrival, at the hotel, he will assist you with your check-in.
A full day for sunbathing, exploring, shopping, or taking up some of the many water sport activities available to you.
Almost another day like the previous one, but in the afternoon it is time to check-out, and then you will be driven back to Cairo in our air-conditioned vehicle. Once back in Cairo you will check-in at the hotel and the rest of the day will be yours.
Your final day starts with breakfast at the hotel followed by check-out. You will then be transferred to the airport for your final departure.
Tour Package Price
|Per Person at||5 Star Hotels|
|Double Room||$3100 USD|
|Single Room Supplement||$ 530 USD|
|Per Person at||5 Star Hotels|
|Double Room||$ 2850 USD|
|Single Room Supplement||$ 430 USD|
|Per Person at||5 Star Hotels|
|Double Room||$3100 USD|
|Single Room Supplement||$ 550 USD|
Because all of our packages are all privately arranged whereas you will get a private tour with private guide and private transportation, there is NO fixed start or finishing dates, you can do it at your own schedule.
If we have to, we will simply alter the itinerary so that it fits with the cruise embarkation, ensuring that no planned visits are missed, just rescheduled somewhere else. This allows you to get the best available flights, which is a huge asset if you are traveling on a budget. Obviously, this is something that companies who only offer large group visits cannot offer.
CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS:
AskAladdin accepts all types of Visa, Mastercard & American Express. We take payments online. For online payments for deposits and trip, we will email you a link you can click on to pay via our secured Payment gateway.
All our Tour Prices are per person based on two persons sharing one room.
The 5-star standard packages are the same as the deluxe package in everything except the upgrade of the accommodation to 5 star superior hotels, check here Difference of the Five-star Hotel Five star deluxe Hotel.
Children are subject to charges as per hotel and cruise rules;
price per age:
Age: 0 - 2 years - Free of package Charge.
Age: 2 - 6 years- pays 10% of tour package price.
Age: 6 - 11.9 years - pays 50% of tour package price.
Age: above 12+ years - pays full tour price as per adult person in double room.
Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents.
If your tour package includes domestic airfare then extra charges for your children may apply.
All documents relating to our Private Escorted Tour of Egypt will be sent to you via e-mail.
CHANGE / REVISION FEES:
There are no extra fees for name changes. If you require a room type change from double to twin or vice versa, there are no fees but it is subject to availability.
Changing a different tour date is possible 90 days or more days before your holiday start date & if the new tour date has availability. There are no administration fees but you would have to pay the difference if the new dates are more expensive as per our prices section. It is not possible to change the dates of your holiday within 30 days of the start date.
All cancellations must be advised in writing (by e-mail) to us prior to your departure during our business hours (9:00 am to 6:00 pm - Mondays through Fridays).
Cancellations are subject to the following penalties:
NOTE FOR REPEATED TRAVELERS:
If you are returning to Egypt again and do not want to see the same sites that you have already visited before, please do not be afraid to ask for any changes to be made. Just let us know, when making your booking and alternative visits will be suggested to you. Once again, our itineraries are not ‘set in stone’; this is your holiday/vacation and we will fill any request; if it is possible!
CHECK HERE OUR TOUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Below is a list of key highlights and what is included on this tour. Further, where appropriate, we have listed the items that are not included in the tour price.
06:30 am our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan, you will be transferred to Aswan Airport to take an internal flight to Abu Simbel, where you will be able to gaze in amazement at these phenomenal rock-cut temples built by Ramses II. During your 2 hour stay here you will be able to enter both temples; the Temple of Ramses and the Temple of Nefertari. Please note that photography is not allowed inside the 2 temples.
Once your visit here is over you will be transferred to Abu Simbel Aiport for the flight back to Aswan, followed by transfer to your hotel in Aswan.
05:00 am: our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan, to start your overland 3 hours trip to Abu Simbel where you will be able to gaze in amazement at these phenomenal rock-cut temples built by Ramses II. During your 2 hour stay here you will be able to enter both temples; the Temple of Ramses and the Temple of Nefertari. Please note that photography is not allowed inside the 2 temples.
Once your visit here is over you will be driven back to Aswan.
08:00 am, our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo, drive to Alexandria. Your visit to this beautiful city, originally built by Alexander the Great, includes a trip into the catacombs (Kom el Shoqafa), where the early Christians were buried; the Roman Amphitheatre, which every town in the ancient Roman Empire had; the Alexandria National Museum, built in a former palace and now houses almost 2000 artefacts which tell the story of the city, including the recent finds from the sunken part of the city; and finally a visit to the Montazah Gardens, a private park where world leaders often meet, 150 acres of numerous trees, palms, and flowers which overlook many bays and beaches.
Lunch will be supplied at a local restaurant in the middle of this exciting tour, and at the end of the day you will have a tired, but fulfilled, drive back to Cairo.
07:00 am, pick you up from your hotel in Cairo, our representative will escort you to the airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival you will be met by our representative who will start your full day tour with a trip to the West Bank of Luxor: the tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings; the tombs of princes in the Valley of the Queens; the magnificent temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahri finishing with the immense Colossi of Memnon. After lunch, at a local restaurant, you will be taken to the magnificent Karnak and Luxor Temples.
Once your visit to these ancient Theban Temples is complete you will driven back to Luxor airport for your flight back to Cairo, where our representative will take you to your hotel.