11 days Egypt tours Cairo with Nile cruise,White Desert and Red Sea

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We offer Cairo and Nile CruiseTours 11 days tour Package, Which Includes 3 Nights in Cairo 1 night in Basma Hotel 3 Nights Nile Cruise, 1-night camping in the white desert, and 2 Nights in Hurghada.Visit the Pyramids of Giza, Abu Simbel temples, and the valley of kings and discover the white and black desert .

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►  Day 1- Arrival in Cairo

Marsa Alam tours representative will meet & assist you at Cairo International Airport, Transfer to the hotel by private air-conditioned vehicle, and Overnight in a 5* hotel (Hyatt Regency Cairo

 ► Day 2- Giza Pyramids

Cairo Day Tour (Giza Pyramids – Memphis and saqqara  ) start your Cairo Day Tour to visit the Pyramids of Giza,
 
► Visit Giza Pyramids
The complex includes three main pyramids, the great sphinx and the Valley Temple.The complex dates back to the 4th dynasty 2500 years B.C.
► The Great Pyramid:
It is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids of Giza plateau and the only one to remain intact from the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. The height of the great pyramid is 147m, the number of stones used in construction is 2,300,000 and it took twenty years to be built.
► The Great Sphinx:
It is the largest statue in the world, standing 73 m. long, 19 m. wide, and 20 m height. It is the oldest known monumental sculpture.
► The Valley Temple:
A Granite mortuary temple was used by Ancient Egyptians for the mummification process and this is the only remaining one at the Giza plateau.
Lunch will be served at the Pyramids then move to visit:
 Memphis, Sakkara  Pyramids. You will start with the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, which is considered the world's oldest major stone structure. It was built in the 3rd Dynasty for King Djoser. After that transfer to Memphis which was founded by King Menes, and was the capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, it was considered to be a center of rule and culture for over 3000 years the first capital of Egypt, and see the Statue of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx of Memphis. Then drive to your hotel.Hyatt Regency Cairo
► Day 3  Cairo - Egyptian Museum 
Check out after breakfast, then join your private tour guide to visit Cairo Highlights including:
► The Egyptian Museum:
The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen's collection of treasure, gold, and jewelry which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Cairo then proceed to visit
► Salah el din Citadel:
It served as Egypt's seat of government till the 1860s, Cairo Citadel is a magnificent fortress. It was constructed during Salah ad-Din reign. The construction work has started in 1176 and was completed in 1182.
Then pay a visit to 
► Mohamed Ali Mosque:
It was constructed between 1830 and 1848, the mosque named " The Alabaster Mosque" because most of the walls made out of pure alabaster. The mosque is a replica of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul
► The Coptic Cairo:
The Hanging Church, one of the oldest churches in Egypt, Church of Abu Serga, The synagogue of Ben Ezra Khan El Khalili Bazaar:
No visit to Cairo is complete without a stop to Khan EL Khalili bazaar; one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in the Middle East.
Then transfer back to your hotel 
   ►Optional Sound and light show at The pyramids of Giza
Do you want a truly unforgettable evening of entertainment in Cairo? Then don't miss the world-famous Pyramids Sound and Light Show in Giza!
If you’ve been impressed by the Pyramids of Giza by daylight, experience the magic of the monuments at night with a ticket to the Sound and Light Show in the Giza Plateau. 
End the tour with a transfer back to your hotel in Cairo.

 ►  Day 4 White desert - Bahariya oasis

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 is located about 350 km east of Cairo This journey takes about 4 hours, Past when people from Bahariya wished to go to the Nile valley, they often waited until a caravan was passing through, They traveled between the Nile and the oasis in three days( How lucky we are today!!!!!
There will be 2 Coffee Breaks during the trip.
You will see to the righthand side the railways that transport the iron ore deposits to the Steel mill at Helwan, So it is of no use for tourists- Baharyia oasis is the main source of Iron ore of Egypt. The Iron ore comes from the middle Eocene limestone and is located 4 places called Managim
At 10:00 You will arrive at Baharyia oasis then you meet your Safari guide and you will take your 4x4 Jeep and Start your adventure.

Our Jeep 4x4

Drive to  the black desert  This name stems from the fact that there is a layer of black powder covering its mountains, highlands, and sand. This powder covers the summits of some mountains 

The black desert

12:00 The Lunch will be served here in El Haize oasis which is located 37 k.m from Bawiti , Some people refer to this oasis as a separate oasis, during the roman time area was very Prosperous, and many of the current families were originally from Libya., Before lunch, you can immerse yourself in a hot water spring which will almost instantly reduce stress. The heat naturally coaxes tense muscles to loosen up which in turn promotes feelings of calm, well-being, and tranquility.

Hotsprin in El Haz

There is a museum here called the (water museum ) which is built to show the people the importance of the underground water for the people of the desert and the instruments which were used by the Egyptians to raise the water for irrigation 
13:00 Then drive to the  valley of Agabat
14:00  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.  

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Then you will adventure the desert by discovering the Wadi el Agabat by Jeep 4x4 and Enjoy sandboarding -

Sandboard in Siwa

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

There are hundreds of images here each one is reminiscent of an animal-  chicken-  A sphinx, Camels, tents, Mushrooms

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17:30 Make tents and Enjoy the sunset
18:30 As the sky turns pink then the 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. ( Vegetarian food is available ) 

Note:  at night  temperatures can drop suddenly in the White Desert a proper jacket would be necessary to spend the night comfortably- But don't worry we provide all camping equipment like sleeping bags, tents and mattresses 


 ► Day 5- White desert - Bahariya oasis

 

At 06:00 am Enjoy sunrise

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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 Mountain Crystal 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.

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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,
In The summertime will stop at Bir Madi( which is a cold  spring)
12:00 Then drive back to Cairo. Arrival at Cairo at 16:30- If you want to add Lunch ( 15 $ Extra per person )
Back to Cairo airport from the white desert to fly to Aswan 

Our representative will pick you up from the hotel in Cairo for a short flight to Aswan, Marsa Alam tours tour guide will be waiting for you at Aswan airport and transfer you to Aswan. 
overnight in basma hotel 

 ►  Day 6 Nile Cruise between Aswan and Luxor 
the itineraries for the first day will be as follows: Embarkation& Lunch on board the Nile Cruise, proceed
Visits of Aswan including the Temple of Philae and a 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
 ► Optional trip to the Nubian village (60 dollars per person )
The Nubian village is one of Aswan's attractions. It's worth visiting and spending  2 hours. The place is very authentic and genuine, Colorful and artistic, the Nubian Village will surprise you in every corner! While walking in the village, you will straight away feel the soul of this place!
Dinner &overnight on board the Cruise

►  Day 7 Private trip to Abu Simbel

Breakfast & Lunch onboard the cruise.

Early Visit to Abu Simbel from Aswan

►  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

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 periods (332 B.b -395 A.c)
Sail to Edfu-Overnight in Edfu 
Dinner & overnight on board the Cruise
Galabyia Party

  Day 8 visit Edfu and Kom ombo temples

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 on board the Cruise

►  Day 9 Visit Luxor City

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

►  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 the Cruise in Luxor
► 
Optional Hot air balloon in Luxor (80 dollars per person )
Egypt Hot Air Balloon Trip In Luxor. The Hotair Balloon Trip is an amazing way to see the world’s largest open-air museum. Early pickup from your hotel will take you to the ballon over Luxor in the morning, a light breakfast and tea will be included.

►  Karnak temple    
Karnak 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 was the Most Important place for the worship of the Theban Triad(Amun, Mut, and Khonso) 

Disembarkation after Breakfast. and transfer back to Hurghada.Overnight in Tropitel Sahl Hasheesh Hotel 

 ► Day 10 Hurghada 

Optional tour diving in Hurghada (50 $ per person )
This morning we'll take an air-conditioned  car to do Scuba diving in Hurghada from Your hotel 

7:30 pick up from Your Hotel

Explore the underwater world of the Red Sea on a full-day diving tour  Following a meet-up with your guide, who will provide all the necessary equipment, you will enjoy a local dive to get orientated, 
You can receive instruction tailored for beginners, and for those with more experience. Depending on your skill level, swim through schools of fish
back to overnight in your hotel 
 ►  Day 11 Hurghada (Dolphin House)
Optional tour Dolphin House in Hurghada (50 $ per person )
Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the pier and set sail for the famous Dolphin House area, where a large number of dolphins can be found swimming in their natural environment. Spend about 1.5 hours sunbathing before you reach the Dolphin House. Here, if Mother Nature is accommodating, you will see dozens of dolphins playing in the water and swimming alongside your boat. If the weather allows, you can even jump in and play with them! Experience the dolphins in their natural habitat, living away from the constraints of an artificial pool and controlled environment. Observe their normal behavior; if they choose to come and play with you, it’s according to their will. The area is ideal for snorkeling whether the dolphins are playful or not. Admire the beautiful corals and a multitude of exotic fish far from the tourist crowds. You will make a total of 3 stops in different locations. A small buffet lunch is also served on board, and if you are interested in diving, the crew can organize a professional instructor for a trial lesson (please advise in advance). Cruise back to the pier for your transfer back to your hotel in the late afternoon.
In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Hurghada Airport with a short flight to Cairo airport 

Aspectos importantes

  • ►  The Pyramids of Giza
  • ► The Sphinx
  • ► Cairo museum
  • ► The valley of Kings
  • ► Karnak temple
  • ► Luxor temple
  • ► Queen Hatshepsut temple
  • ► Colossi of Memnon
  • ► Edfu temple
  • ► Kom Ombo temple
  • ► The high dam
  • ► Sailing Trip
  • ► Phiala temple
  • ► Abu Simbel
  • ► White and Black desert 
  • ► Relax in Hurghada 

► Inclusions:

  • ► 3-night Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan based on full board
  • ►1-night Camping
  • ► 3- nights in Hurghada 
  • ►Private transfer
  • ►Entrance fees
  • ►Flight Tickets- Cairo-Aswan-Luxor-Cairo -Sharm el sheikh Cairo 
  • ►Private tour guide
  • ►Lunch during the trips
  • ► Lunch at a local restaurant in Cairo 
  • ► All sightseeing tours on board your Nile cruise including : 
  • ► Tour to the High Dam, Philae Temple in Aswan
  • ►Tour to Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples.
  • ►Tour to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple & Colossi of Memnon.
  • ►Tour to Karnak and Luxor Temples.
  • ►Private trip to Abu Simbel
  • ►Entrance fees to all sites as mentioned in the program
  • ► The prices are per person and in us dollars  
  • ► English-speaking guide
  • ►All service charges and taxes 
  • ►Assist & transfer to Cairo International airport on final departure.

 ► Exclusions:

  • ►Tipping
  • ►Any extra

►Please remember to bring:

  • ►Passports
  • ►Hat
  • ►Sunglasses

►Accommodation:

  • ► 3 nights Hyatt Regency Cairo

  • ►3 nights Concerto Nile Cruise from Aswan to  Luxor

  • ► 2 nights Hurghada  Tropitel Sahl Hasheesh Hotel 
  • ►1 night camping in the white desert 

►  What you'll get Live guide

  • ►  English, French, German, Italian, Arabic, Dutch

►  Duration:

  • ►  About 11 Days / 10  Nights

 ►  Type:

  • ►  Private

►   Run:

  • ►  Everyday

►   Pick-Up Time:

  • ►  according to the flight

► Booking Method:

  • ► Full Payment during the trip cash in dollars ,euros or Egyptian money or by credit Card with 3% as a bank commission  

Ruta

  1. Cairo
  2. Aswan
  3. Luxor
  4. Cairo
  5. Bahariya Oasis, Bawiti, Bawati
  6. Cairo
  7. Sharm El-Sheikh
  8. Cairo