10 day Egypt Itinerary Nile cruise and White desert tour

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Our 10 day Egypt Itinerary Nile cruise and White desert tour takes you to Cairo to The Pyramids of Giza,  The Sphinx, and Enjoy 4 days Nile Cruise from Aswan to see Egypt attractions like the Valley of the Kings, Abu Simbel temples, Karnak temple then discover the white desert & wadi el Hitan

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Day 1- Arrival in Cairo

Marsa Alam  tours representative will meet & assist you at   Cairo  International Airport, Transfer to hotel by private air-conditioned vehicle, Overnight in the Hotel
 

Day 2-The Pyramids of Giza and Cairo Museum


You will be picked up from your hotel in Cairo by our tour guide, to enjoy a great excursion to The Pyramids of Giza (  Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, which dates back to the time of  and visit   the Valley Temple  

Then visit the Egyptian Museum

the Egyptian Museum

It exhibits a rare collection of over 250,000 genuine artifacts that date as far back as 5000 years, including an exclusive exhibit dedicated to the Tutankhamen - A collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry that were buried in his tomb for over 3,500 years before they were discovered in 1920 when his tomb was excavated.

Free time to discover Cairo by night
 

Day 3- Aswan sightseeings

Pick up from your hotel in Cairo to fly to Aswan- followed by transfer from Aswan airport to the Nile cruise for Embarkation& Lunch on board the Nile Cruise, proceed
to visit Aswan, including the Temple of Philae and tour by Felucca around Elephantine, the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk

Phiala temple
Built to honor the goddess Isis, this was the last temple built in the classical Egyptian style. Construction began around 690 BC, and it was one of the last outposts where the goddess was worshipped.

The High Dam
Aswan High Dam is a rock-fill dam located at the northern border between Egypt and Sudan. The dam is fed by the River Nile and the reservoir forms Lake Nasser. Construction for the project began in 1960 and was completed in 1968. It was officially inaugurated in 1971.

The Unfinished Obelisk
Aswan was the source of ancient Egypt’s finest granite, used to make statues and embellish temples, pyramids, and obelisks. The large unfinished obelisk in the Northern Quarries has provided valuable insight into how these monuments were created, although the full construction process is still not entirely clear. Three sides of the shaft, nearly 42m long, were completed except for the inscriptions. At 1168 tonnes, the completed obelisk would have been the single heaviest piece of stone the Egyptians ever fashioned. 

12:00 lunch on board the Cruise

Enjoy the sailing trip with Felucca  Around Elephantine island

Optional Trip to visit the Nubian Village

See a Nubian Village, The Nubian Village is colorful, fun, friendly

Dinner &overnight onboard the Cruise

Day 4- Trip to Abu Simbel


Early Visit Abu Simbel from Aswan by Private Car

Abu Simbel temples

The two temples of Ramses the second and the Queen Nefertari were carved out of the Mountain on the west bank of the Nile between 1274 and 1244 B.c, The Great Temple was dedicated to Ramses the second, Ra-Harakhty, Amun Ra, and Ptah, with 4 Colossal statues, The second temple was dedicated to The Queen Nefertari and Goddess Hathor, the two temples were dismantled stone by stone and rebuilt on higher ground, The preservation of the two temples of Abu Simbel must Rank as the greatest Achievement of the Unesco

Back to Aswan by the afternoon, Lunch will be served in Aswan

13:00 sail to Kom Ombo

 Visit The temple of Kom Ombo

The temple and the associated settlement site located 40 K.m north of Aswan, the temple was dedicated to the deities Sobek and Horus  and date mainly to the Ptolemaic and Roman period(332 B.b -395 A.c)
Sail to Edfu-Overnight in Edfu 
Dinner &overnight onboard the Cruise

Day 5- Edfu and Luxor temple


Breakfast on the board on the Nile cruise, Breakfast on the Nile Cruise, Visit the Edfu

Edfu temple :

Upper Egyptian site dominated by a large well -Preserved temple, dedicated to the hawk-God Horus, The Construction of Ptolemaic temple of Horus, which was founded on the site of a much earlier temple, dated to the period between the reigns of Ptolemy the Third(246 B.c), The descriptions on the walls include the Myth of contending of Horus and Seth(Probably performed annually as a religious Drama.
Sail to Luxor through Esna lock
Visit Luxor temple.
Luxor Temple:
Largely built by the New Kingdom Pharaoh Amenhotep the Third and Completed by King Tutankhamon and the Great King Ramses the second, The First pylon was raised by Ramses the second and Decorated  with His Military Battle of Kadesh
Dinner &overnight onboard the Cruise

Day 6-Luxor -The valley of Kings-Karnak temple

Breakfast on the board on the Nile cruise, Breakfast on the Nile Cruise, Visit the west bank of Luxor and Karnak karnak Egypt 360  

The Valley of the Kings:
Once  called the great Place of the Truth, this valley Called now the valley of the Kings, It is a Majestic domain of the Pharaohs who once lay in great stone Sarcophagi, awaiting immortality, The isolated valley behind Deir el Bahri is dominated by the Pyramid-Shaped Mountain Peak

The colossi of Memnon:
Massive  pair statues Know as the  Colossi of Memnon, Rising about 18 M from the plain, They are the remains of what once the largest  complex on the west bank, Built by Amenhotep the Third

The Queen Hatshepsut temple :
Rising out of the desert Plain, in a series of terraces, The temple of Hatshepsut Mergs with sheer limestone Cliffs of the eastern face of the Theban Mountain as if Nature herself had built this Extraordinary monument.

Overnight o board of the Cruise in Luxor

Karnak karnak Egypt 360 :
Karnak karnak Egypt 360  is more than A temple, is a spectacular Complex of Sanctuaries, Kiosks, Pylons, and Obelisks, All dedicated to the Theban gods and to the Greater Glory of Egypt`s Pharaohs, Karnak karnak Egypt 360  was the Most Important place for the worship of the Theban Triad(Amun, Mut, and Khonso) 

Fly to Cairo from Luxor - Then transfer to your hotel in Cairo - Overnight  in Cairo

Day 7-Cairo to the white desert


At 06:00 am Pick up time from your hotel in Giza or in   Cairo, drive to   Bahariya Oasis , which located about 350 km east of Cairo  This journey takes about 4 hours, arrive at 10:00 there will be stops during the trip for WC and Coffee

At 10:00  you will take your 4x4 Jeep and drive to   the black desert  

12:00 The Lunch will be served here in El Haize oasis

13:00 Then drive to the   valley of Agabat

15:00  Arrive at the Valley of Agabat is deep within the white desert white-desert Egypt 360   You have to be there to feel the out-worldly beauty of the place. Millions of years ago, the place used to be under the sea. Over the years, unique rock formations of limestone, chalk (and maybe sand) developed.  

16: 30  explore the white desert white-desert Egypt 360     National Park, the most well-known desert destination in Egypt.

17:30 Make tents and Enjoy the sunset

18:30 As the sky turns pink then deepest fiery orange, the rock-shapes fade, and silence are all around. Sitting around a small fire and enjoying the simplest meal of chicken, rice, and vegetables, you will feel like nothing has ever tasted so good. Bedouin staff will arrange dinner and desert camping.

White desert trip from Cairo

Day 8- White desert- Baharyia-Cairo


At 06:00 am Enjoy sunrise

At 07:00 Am you'll enjoy breakfast in the desert, before driving to Bahariya Oasis

At 09:00 On the way back, you will visit   Crystal MountainCrystal Mountain, locally known as Gebel al-Izzaz. It's more of a crystal hill, seen on the right, which is often called the Jewel of the desert is formed by the quartzite crystals and looks amazing in the sun's rays. A few decades ago, that natural feature has been found by accident.

11:00 Drive to   Bahariya Oasis , Soak in the heat at   Bir Sigam , a hot spring that can help to relax.  Located at 7 km east of Bahariya on the   Cairo  road, the spring is the best hot spring in temperature,

12:00 Then drive back to   Cairo. Arrival at Cairo at 16:30

White desert trip from Cairo

Day 9-Wadi el Hitan Trip from Cairo


Pick up from your hotel in Cairo and transferred by air-conditioned Car to El Fayoum Oasis in the Western Desert

Pick up from Cairo airport transferred by air-conditioned Car to  Tunis village in El Fayoum Oasis in the Western Desert

Driving distance: 126 km.
Duration: 1 hour 52 mins.

Start your adventure by Toyota land cruiser 4x4  to   Wadi Al Hitan 

From: Tunis village in Fayoum, Egypt.
To: Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley), Egypt.
Driving distance: 69.2 km.
Duration: 1 hour 37 mins

Wadi Al Hitan ’ is a Protected area and a Natural Heritage Site added in 2005 by UNESCO as a world heritage site, WADI EL-HITAN is also known for scientists in the Zeuglodon Valley, have been discovered in 1936, it is located 35 KM west of the Wadi El-Ryan, right deep into the desert western desert, is It is an area of fossils; considered as an open museum, dates back to 45 million years and contains petrified primitive whales skeletons, shark teeth, shells and roots of Mangroves preserved in soft rocks. Everywhere you go here you find petrified sea shell and corals, Visit the  Fossil & Climate Change Museum
 The museum hosts a variety of whale fossils, and skeletons that are displayed outdoors, as for the museum it has a variety of fossils, skeletons, fossilized mangroves, and ancient seashells exhibited indoors in glass boxes, Enjoy your lunch

Drive to The Magic lake and Gebel Al-Mudawara

The Magic lake:

One of the most beautiful lakes in Egypt, overlooking sand dunes, is the Magic lake. Around the lake gives you the chance to witness one of the most eye-catching sunsets you will ever see.


The Magic Lake is a beautiful lake located in Wadi El Rayan in Fayoum. It was named the Magic lake as it changes its colors several times a day depending on the time of year and the amount of sunlight it receives.

It is an amazingly beautiful place surrounded by desert. People spend their time hiking & sand-boarding beside Magic Lake or even swimming in the lake itself.

The lake contains minerals that are said to help treat patients with rheumatism.
It’s simply a magical place for a magical trip.

Gebel Al Mudawara

Seven Kilometres south of the waterfall, Along the left eastern side of the road, Is a picturesque Area known as  Al Mudawara, The Lookout, There are three  Mountain along the lakeshore, it is  a favorite Picnic Area

Wadi El Rayan

Wadi El Rayan is a depression 42 Meters below sea level and covers 673 K.m.In 1966 this depression became a water reservoir when it was connected with Qarun Lake by underground Pipe

Tea time by sunset Then drive back to Cairo -Overnight in Cairo

White desert trip from Cairo

Day 10- Departure date


The tour ends after breakfast at our hotel in Cairo , with transfers included to take you to the airport for your flight home. If you wish to extend your stay in Cairo , please contact us.

Highlights

  • The Pyramids of Giza
  • The Sphinx
  • The Egyptian Museum
  • Abu Simbel temples 
  • Sail with Felucca
  • Phiala temple
  • High dam
  • Karnak temple
  • The valley of Kings
  • Luxor temple
  • The Colossi of Memnon
  • Hatshepsut temple
  • The white desert 
  • Camping in the white desert
  • Bahariya oasis
  • The valley of whales( wadi el Hitan)

Inclusions:

  • 5 nights in Cairo based on Bed and Breakfast
  • 3 night Nile cruise  based on full board
  • 1-night camping in the white desert based on full board
  • Entrance fees for All mentioned sites Except optional Tickets
  • Flight Tickets- Cairo-Aswan-Luxor-Cairo
  • Private tour guide
  • Lunch during the trips

Exclusions:

  • Tipping
  • Any extra
  • Meals which are not mentioned

Please remember to bring:

  • Passports
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses

Tours For Groups

  • Private tour for 2  Persons 1650 $ Per Person
  • Private tour for 3  Persons 1550 $ Per Person
  • Private tour for 4  Persons 1450 $  Per Person
  • Private tour for 5  Persons 1450$  Per Person
  • Private tour for 6-9  Persons 1450 $  Per Person
  • Private tour for infant 50 $  Per Person
  • Private tour for child  650  $ Per child
  • Private trip for Single traveller 3000 $ Per person

Route

  1. Cairo
  2. Aswan
  3. Luxor
  4. Cairo
  5. Bahariya Oasis
  6. Al Farafra Desert
  7. Cairo
  8. Cairo