17D16N INSIDER JOURNEY THROUGH EGYPT

This itinerary will set you in the shadows of history. At the foot of the legendary Great Pyramids. In the heart of the tomb-strewn Valley of the Kings. Or before the mighty temples of Abu Simbel. Whether you’re interested in its ancient history or simply looking for an adventure, this place, and its people, are sure to captivate your very existence

 

Itinerary:

DAY 1 CAIRO                                                                                                                      (Meals on board)

Arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be welcomed & assisted by our staff to be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight at 5* Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
https://www.fourseasons.com/caironp/?seo=google_local_cai1_emea

DAY 2 CAIRO                                                                                                                      (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Breakfast at hotel, start your tour day at the city of Cairo, Egypt’s sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. After lunch, visit the Egyptian Museum, a historic landmark in downtown Cairo, and home to some of the world’s most magnificent ancient masterpieces. It is the oldest archaeological museum in the Middle East, and houses the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world. The museum displays an extensive collection spanning from the Predynastic Period to the Greco-Roman Era. After dinner, transfer back to hotel & rest.

Overnight at 5* Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
https://www.fourseasons.com/caironp/?seo=google_local_cai1_emea


DAY 3 CAIRO                                                                                                                      (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Breakfast at hotel. Full-day private excursion to Dahshur, a royal necropolis lying on the edge of the desert. View the Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, the Step Pyramid of King Zoser and its complex. View the Solar Boat, Kamal el-Mallakh, one of Egypt's most renowned archaeologists, discovered Khufu's ship in 1954 in a closed pit near the Great Pyramid, the oldest and largest pyramid on the Giza plateau. After lunch, continue your tour to the Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx, explore the site that was the centre of Egyptian rule and culture for 3,000 years, the largest Egyptian pyramid and the tomb of Fourth Dynasty pharaoh Khufu. Built in the 26th century BC during a period of around 27 years, it is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. After dinner, transfer back to hotel & rest.

*Additional options can be arranged, upon request: access to the interior of Pyramids and a camel ride.

Overnight at 5* Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
https://www.fourseasons.com/caironp/?seo=google_local_cai1_emea

 

DAY 4 CAIRO – ALEXANDRIA                                                                                       (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Breakfast at hotel. Private transfer to Alexandria, a Mediterranean port city in Egypt. Starts your afternoon private city touring for the best known of the Lighthouse of Alexandria (Pharos), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Visit Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a major library and cultural center. Stroll around freely at the Catacombs, one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. Explore the antiques district, mosques, waterfront cafes. After dinner, transfer to hotel & rest.

Overnight at 5* Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria

https://www.fourseasons.com/alexandria/?seo=google_local_alx1_emea

 

DAY 5 ALEXANDRIA - MARSA MATRUH                                                                 (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Breakfast at hotel. Morning departure with private transfer to Marsa Matruh, bypassed by the main coast road, approximately 130 kilometres west of Alexandria on the road to Mersa Matruh. after lunch, with a tour stop at the El Alamein War Cemetery, contains the graves of men who died at all stages of the Western Desert campaigns, brought in from a wide area, but especially those who died in the Battle of El Alamein at the end of October 1942 and in the period immediately before that. After dinner, transfer back to hotel & rest.

Overnight at 5* Carols Beau Rivage Hotel
https://www.carolsbeaurivage.com/en

DAY 6 SIWA OASIS                                                                                                          (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

This morning, take a leisure drive from Marsa Matruth through the desert to Siwa Oasis (est. 300km), a wonderful oasis in the Egyptian Western Desert covered in lush greenery, was formerly known in ancient Egyptian as “Sekht-am, which means 'palm land'. The name perfectly represents the palm trees that the oasis is famous for – it's also best known for olive trees and crystal clear salt lakes. Check in hotel & rest for the

Overnight at the luxury eco-lodge 5* Adrere Amellal
https://www.adrereamellal.com/adrere/

 

DAY 7 SIWA OASIS                                                                                                          (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Breakfast at the hotel. Starts your Lodge adventures with the Siwa Oasis desert safari sand dunes. Even if you’ve been to countless other deserts, nothing can prepare you for what you’ll encounter here. Alone and surrounded by endless mountains of talcum-powder-quality sand, a guide will take you on a “Sahara rollercoaster”, and just when you think you’ve seen it all, you hurtle down the side of yet another mammoth dune and find yourself at a different lake. View the Shali Fortress, the magnificent relic at the center of Siwa's main town. the Mountain of the Dead - One of Siwa’s Archeological Landmarks & natural springs. After dinner, transfer back to hotel & rest.

Overnight at the luxury eco-lodge 5* Adrere Amellal
https://www.adrereamellal.com/adrere/

DAY 8 CAIRO                                                                                                                                                      (Breakfast)

After breakfast, you will be transfer back to Cairo. Free & leisure in the afternoon.

Overnight at 5* The St. Regis Cairo
https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/caixr-the-st-regis-cairo/overview/?scid=f2ae0541-1279-4f24-b197-a979c79310b0

DAY 9 CAIRO - LUXOR                                                                                                    (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning private airport transfer and flight to Luxor. After lunch, private touring of Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens, visit the tombs of King Tut, was an Egyptian pharaoh who was the last of his royal family to rule during the end of the 18th Dynasty during the New Kingdom of Egyptian history. View the Seti I, (died 1279 bce), ancient Egyptian king of the 19th dynasty and Queen Nefertari, the favourite Royal Consort of Pharaoh Ramses II whom famous for her beautifully decorated tomb in the Valley of the Queens. After dinner, transfer back to hotel & rest

Overnight at 5* Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor
https://all.accor.com/hotel/1661/index.en.shtml?utm_campaign=seo+maps&utm_medium=seo+maps&utm_source=google+Maps

 

DAY 10 LUXOR  - EL KAB                                                                                                (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Today, you will leave Luxor with private transfer to Esna, situated about 50 km south of Luxor on the west bank of the Nile. You will board the Dahabiya Private Small Luxury Nile Cruise - Nour El Nil, explore Luxor and Aswan for 5 nights. En route, you will have tour stop at the Temple of Khnum, Ancient temple including an excavated Roman hall with many columns & colorful carved hieroglyphics. En route to El Kab, a small village in Upper Egypt, near which are the remains of the ancient city Nekhbet. Nekheb is one of the oldest settlements of Upper Egypt. Lunch & dinner on board the cruise.

Overnight on board luxury barge: Nour El Nil
https://www.nourelnil.com/

DAY 11 EDFU                                                                                                                     (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Breakfast on cruise. Morning private tour of the Temple of Nekhbet, one of Egypt's earliest temples was the shrine of Nekhbet. After lunch, continue your sailing to Edfu for private tour of Temple of Horus, the largest one dedicated to Horus's cult in all of Egypt and would have hosted many festivals and celebrations held in his honour. Dinner on board the cruise.

Overnight on board luxury barge: Nour El Nil
https://www.nourelnil.com/

DAY 12 GEBEL EL-SILSILA                                                                                              (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Breakfast on cruise. Sail to Gebel el-Silsila, a location remained largely out of reach to tourists. The site provided numerous stone quarries on both the west and east sides of the Nile. Ancient Egypt’s great temples derived their sandstone from here, such as Karnak, Luxor, Ramesses III’s Medinet Habu, Kom Ombo, and the Ramesseum. The site contains many shrines erected by officials who would have been in charge of quarrying the stone. Dinner on board the cruise.

Overnight on board luxury barge: Nour El Nil
https://www.nourelnil.com/

DAY 13 GEBEL EL-SILSILA                                                                                              (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)          

Breakfast on cruise. Morning private tour of Temple of Horemheb, known in ancient times as ‘Menmenu’, was built on a site later adjoined on its southern side by Rameses III’s temple at Medinet Habu. Afternoon at leisure to relax.

Overnight on board luxury barge: Nour El Nil
https://www.nourelnil.com/

DAY 14 KÔM OMBO                                                                                                       (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Breakfast on cruise. Sail to Kom Ombo for private tour with our Private Egyptologist guide of the Temple of Kom Ombo, an unusual double temple in the town of Kom Ombo in Aswan Governorate. The twin temple is symbolic of the local and universalist themes that the two different deities represented.

Overnight on board luxury barge: Nour El Nil
https://www.nourelnil.com/

DAY 15 ASWAN                                                                                                                (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Breakfast on cruise. Sail to Aswan and disembark the cruise. After lunch, have your private touring of High Dam, rock-fill dam across the Nile River at Aswān. View of Temple of Philae, at the tiny island of Philae. It was famed for its beauty and was known as the "Pearl of Egypt'. After dinner, transfer back to hotel & rest.

Overnight at 5* Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
https://all.accor.com/hotel/1666/index.en.shtml

 

DAY 16 ASWAN – ABU SIMBEL - CAIRO                                                  (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Today, you will levae Aswan, take a leisure morning ride to Abu Simbel (est.300km). After lunch, visit the Abu Simbel Temples, the grandest and most beautiful of the temples commissioned during the reign of Ramesses II, and one of the most beautiful in Egypt. Transfer to Abu Simbel domestic Airport for your onward flight to Cairo in the night.

Overnight at 5* The St. Regis Cairo
https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/caixr-the-st-regis-cairo/overview/?scid=f2ae0541-1279-4f24-b197-a979c79310b0

DAY 17 CAIRO                                                                                                                                                   (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, free at your own leisure until pick-up time for transfer to Cairo International Airport for your flight back to Singapore.

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Please note: This itinerary is designed to give you an idea of what to expect on the tour but is not set in stone. What we actually do on a given day is flexible and can be tailored based on the interests of the group.


This itinerary and its package inclusions might be changed later in time, subject to availability.

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