Cairo, Egypt Safari & Nile Cruise 16 Days & 15 Nights
Day 1: Cairo Airport & Transfer to your Hotel in Cairo
Upon arrival in Cairo our Min Travel representative who will assist you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage will greet you. Transfer from the airport via private A/C car or mini-bus to your hotel for check in and overnight.
Day 2: (B+L) Cairo Sightseeing Tour to the Pyramids, Sphinx & Egyptian museum
Breakfast and check out of hotel. The day starts with a guided tour in Giza to visit the legendary majestic Pyramids of Cheops, Cherfrern and Mykerionos to view these spectacular man-made monuments. Afterwards a tour of the great Sphinx; guarding the Royal Burial Chambers and temple of Cheops.
Before going to the Egyptian museum this is the best time to take a break for lunch
In the afternoon visit the Egyptian museum, this was established in 1902 near the city center in Cairo. On display is a rare collection of 5000 years of art — the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to the Tutankhamen collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry, as it was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1920’s when his tomb was excavated
And finally a visit the legendary Khan El Khalili bazaar district for shopping. Return to the hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Optional: Sound & light Show at the Pyramids of Giza.
Day 3: (B+L+D) Sightseeing Tour to Al Alamein
Your guide for the day will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza and transfer you to El Alamein to visit Military Museum is located105 KM west of Alexandria. The Museum was opened in the year 1956 during the presidency of Gamal Abdel Nasser. The El Alemein War Museum was renewed and reopened in 1992 during the presidency of Mubarak. Continue to visit the WW II Cemeteries, located on the west of the town, on a small peninsula overlooking the sea. The citadel like cemeteries is the final resting place for common wealth, Greek, Italian and German soldiers. After that transfer you to Marsa Matroh and finally Siwa and overnight.
Day 4: (B+L+D) Sightseeing Tour to Shali
Breakfast, visit Dead Mountain, Siwa House Museum & the Old Fortress of Shali, then the Oracle Temple where you will see the coronation hall of Alexander the Great, and then the ruins of Amoun Temple. Have a swim in Cleopatra Pool, then Dakrour Mountain (famous for its hot sand, the best place ever for sand bath, used as an effective natural cure for rheumatism, rheumatoid...etc), overnight.
Day 5: (B+L+D) Tour to Bahariya Oasis
After breakfast check out hotel and transfer to Western desert to the Oasis of Baharyia by jeep 4x4 to make Visits to Alexander the great Temple, Tomb of Nobles, The Golden Mummies Museum, Ain EL Mephtella & natural springs. Overnight in Bahariya Oasis.
Day 6: (B+L+D) Tour to White Desert
Breakfast, then drive to the White desert. On the way you will visit the Black Mountain and the Crystal Mountain. Arrive the white desert and overnight among the Chalk white mashroom-shaped rocks, covered by the stars.
Day 7: (B+L+D) Tour to Farafra Oasis, Farafra Local Museum & Dakhla Oasis
Break down the camp and drive toward Dakhla Oasis (the Inner Oasis), or Zeszes as it was called in Pharoanic era. Stop in the way in Farafra Oasis, or (the City of the Cow) as it was named during ancient times, to visit Beir Zeita (the 6th well) and Farafra Local Museum. Continue to Dakhla and visit the Medieval Islamic town of Al-Qasr (The Palace). Overnight in Bedowin camp in Dakhla.
* Optional Camel ride:
Here you can have a camel-ride for 01 hour or 02 among the golden sand dunes of the western desert.
Day 8: (B+L+D) Tour to Kharga Oasis
Breakfast at the camp and drive toward Kharga Oasis (The outer Oasis) or the Southern Oasis as its ancient Pharoanic name. Visit the ancient temple of Hibis that was dedicated to the Theban Triad, then move to the ancient Roman cemetry of Bagawat which comprises more than 60 of the most ancient christian tombs of the world. At night you can have a walk in the beautiful city of Kharga and see the daily life of humble Egyptians. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 9: (B) Transfer to Luxor
Breakfast, transfer to your hotel in Luxor.
Optional: Sound & light Show at Karnak Temple
Day 10: (B+L+D) Luxor Sightseeing Tour to the Valley of the Kings & Temple of Hatshepsut
Optional: Hot Balloon Over Luxor.
After breakfast check out hotel, we will transfer you to your Nile Cruise.
A.M.: Embarkation before lunch
P.M.: visit the temple of Karnak and the temple of Luxor. Overnight in Luxor.
Day 11: (B+L+D) Luxor Sightseeing Tour to the Valley of the Kings & Temple of Hatshepsut
A.M.: Cross to the West Bank. Visit the Necropolis of Thebes, Valley of the Kings, the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon.
P.M.: Sail to Esna. Cross the lock. Sail to Edfu and overnight.
Day 12: (B+L+D) Sightseeing Tour to Edfu & Kom Ombo
A.M.: Visit the temple of Horus in Edfu. Sail to Kom Ombo.
P.M.: Visit the temple shared by the two Gods Haroeris. Sail to Aswan and overnight.
Day 13: (B+L+D) Sightseeing Tour to the High Dam & Temple of Philae
A.M.: Visit of the High Dam and the temple of Philae.
P.M.: View of the Elephantine Island by felucca (sailing boat) and view of the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Overnight in Aswan.
Day 14: (B+D) Transfer to railway station in Aswan
A.M.: Disembarkation after breakfast.
In the afternoon transfer to Aswan Railway station to take your sleeper train to Cairo
Day 15: (B) Transfer to Cairo hotel. free day
Upon arrival Cairo our Min Travel representative meet you and transfer to Hotel in Cairo and overnight.
Day 16: (B) Transfer to Cairo Airport & final Departure
Breakfast and check out of hotel. Assisted transfer to Cairo International airport for final departure.