Day 1 -Giza Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum: 25th November
This morning you will experience the icons of ancient Egypt! Your Egyptologist guide will accompany you to the Giza Pyramid complex, where you can see the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre, the Pyramid of Menkaure, and the Great Sphinx. This morning we'll take an air-conditioned private minibus back to Cairo. After some time to freshen up at our hotel, we'll visit the Egyptian Museum to learn more about the country's incredible ancient history-Overnight in Cairo.
Optional sound and light show
Day 2- Cairo-Siwa Oasis : 26th November
Cairo El Alemin Matrouh-Siwa Light lunch will be served on the way. Enjoy the sunset at Fatnas Lake
Fatnas is a Small island in Birket Siwa, you can reach it by walk or by bike, It is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the sunset, You will get a spectacular view of the lake with Gebel Bayda and Hamra forming the backdrop to the west, A walk in the Garden show a variety of trees including Banana, dates, and olive. Dinner will be served in a restaurant in Siwa,
►Overnight in Ecolodge
Ghaliet is a unique SPA Ecolodge just located nearby Amoun Temple and Alexander the greatest oracle in Siwa Oasis. It has been built by nature and designed among palm trees. you can feel the history and the great ancient stories of Alexander the great while you are in Ghaliet. Enjoy nature, organic design, organic food, and different health programs. The ecolodge includes 12 cozy rooms; each room has its special personality and feeling. You can enjoy staying in the upper rooms with the transparent glass ceiling opening and you feel like you are sleeping in heaven. Also, you can experience the unique outdoor privacy in the lower rooms with their private backyard.
Have an amazing night in Siwa
Day 3- Siwa and Camping in the Desert 27th Nov
Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up at 06:00 am from the hotel. You will visit today's Siwa attractions, we will start with Alexander the Great Temple also known as the Temple of the Oracle. It is believed that Alexander the Great wished to consult the Siwan oracle to seek confirmation that he was the son of Zeus. The Greek god of gods, when he and his entourage arrived at Siwa Oasis after a long trip through the desert
Then drive to the salty lake. The salty water takes you above the water and makes you float., You don't need to be a good swimmer. Take care when you go swimming and don't let the water reach your eyes. as it is really painful. Choose the crystal lake and they are many of them. But keep looking for the purest one, when you see the bottom. Take a bottle of Mineral water to shower with after swimming in the lake, The salt lakes have similar hyper-salinity properties to those of Jordan’s Dead Sea. This also means that the lakes hold great healing properties, much stronger than regular seawater. In all cases, You will make for a wonderful swim!
at 11:00 Then proceed to (Cleopatra's bath )The spring of the sun. It has been mentioned by travelers to Siwa, The legend maintains that Cleopatra swam here,
Then Proceed to the temple of Umm Ubaydah or Amun temple, Just 200 m further from the Temple of the Oracle, the temple was erected by the pharaoh Nectanebo of the 30th Dynasty,
This structure is almost completely destroyed, owing to its dynamiting in 1896 by an Ottoman governor eager to acquire building material. An inscribed wall represents all that remains to be seen. Based on earlier drawings by pioneer explorers, however, scholars have deduced that the temple was erected by the pharaoh Nectanebo of the 30th Dynasty.
12:00( Taste the Siwan lunch ) in a Siwan restaurant at Abdo restaurant.
Then you will adventure the desert by discovering the Great Sand Sea. by Jeep 4x4 and Enjoy sandboarding -The best sand dunes for sand boarding in Egypt is here in the Great Sand Sea near Siwa Oasis
Visit the hot and Cold spring Bir Waheed Later, we enjoy some traditional Bedouin Tea by sunset& Overnight in desert Camp and Enjoy Bbq Dinner.
If you need to Sleep in a Hotel instead of the camp, This is also available. we have nice Ecolodges in Siwa
Siwa, Marsa Matrouh, Cairo
Breakfast at the Camp at 07:00 then drive back to Siwa , - Visit Shali Fortress :
The Shali Fortress was built on a hill inside a Protective wall originally breached by a single gate, the maze of mud-brick buildings that Comprises the Fortress served the people of the oasis for nearly 8 centuries. The inhabitants had to live in the narrow quarters, sharing their animals, which were herded into the fortress each evening. The huge chunks of salt so prevalent in Siwa oasis were used in the construction of the fortress, as they helped to strengthen the wall, Rain has unfortunately proved to be more destructive to the fortress than any human invaders. the fortress was built in the 13th century and served as the center of Siwan life for over 800 years. The fortress’ mosque is still in use today, with many of the homes restored, and some even turned into local guesthouses.
Then proceed to the Mountain of the Dead is a conical mountain a little over a kilometer to the north of Shali. Tombs from the twenty-sixth Dynasty, Ptolemaic, and the Roman periods are cut into the side of the mountain, There are four tombs worth seeing at Gebel Al – Mawta. Si Amun Tomb is the most beautiful in Siwa oasis . Si Amun appears to have been a wealthy Egyptian, Perhaps of Greek origin, but a follower of the ancient Egyptians belief, The tomb contains an Image from the Egyptian pantheon, including an Exquisite painting of the goddess nut standing beside a sycamore tree.
Then drive to Cairo, passing by Marsa Matrouh for lunch and passing Discover Marsa Matrouh, Egypt’s Mediterranean shore. With sandy white beaches and crystal clear waters, many believe that Cleopatra herself bathed in the tranquil waters of Marsa Matrouh.
►Lunch will be served in Marsa Matrouh in Magdy restaurant -Seafood restaurantDay 5- Cairo - Aswan Nile Crusie Tours 29th Nov
Our representative will pick you up from the hotel in Cairo the itinerary for the first day will be as follows: Transfer to Cairo airport for a short flight to Aswan to board your Nile cruise. You will meet your tour guide in Aswan and you will be transferred to embark Nile Cruise before lunch
Visits of Aswan including the Temple of Philae and a tour by Felucca around Elephantine, the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk
Built to honour 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
Dinner &overnight on board the Cruise
Day 6 -Abu Simbel and Kom Ombo temples 30th Nov
Breakfast & Lunch on board the cruise.
► 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
► Optional trip to the Nubian village- 60 $ 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!
► Visit The temple of Kom Ombo
The temple and the associated settlement site are located 40 K.m north of Aswan, the temple was dedicated to the deities Sobek and Horus and dates 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
Day 7 -Edfu and Luxor 1st Dec
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 8 Disembarkation in Luxor - Transfer to Marsaallam 2nd December
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 Known 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.
► 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)
overnight in Luxor steigenberger Nile palace
Day 9 hot air balloon then transfer to Marsa Alam 3rd December
Hot air balloon
See The Sun Rise Over Some Of Egypt’s Most Famous Ancient Monuments On This Exhilarating Hot Air Balloon Rides In Luxor. After Early Morning Pickup, Travel To The West Bank Of The Nile River, And Board a Shared Or Private Balloon Basket For a 45- To 60-Minute Flight. Then, As You Ascend, Behold The Thrilling Bird’s-Eye Views As The Sunlight Illuminates The Temples And Mountains Below. Gaze Down Over Karnak, Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple And Other Monuments, And Absorb The Peaceful Dawn
Transfer to Marsaalam, overnight in Marsalam
Day 10 Marsaalam free day 4th December
Snorkelling Trip with Dugong and Turtles
Take advantage of a convenient pickup service from your hotel, after a journey of approximately 30 minutes, reach the bay of Marsa Hermes, also known as EL Naaba. Board a luxurious speedboat at the tourist wharf and begin your wonderful journey. Take in the views on the way while snacking on delicious treats and sipping coffee. A toilet is also available onboard.
Jump in for an exciting snorkelling adventure in search of the dugong, also referred to as a sea cow, a protected mammal who occasionally visits this sheltered bay for grazing. If they don't feel threatened, expect them to stay around the boat for 30 minutes or an hour. Continue by boat to reach Shaab EL Mahalhala, which is considered one of the finest snorkelling and dive sites in the area.
Along the way, you may spot colourful fish, turtles, and/or dolphins. On board, enjoy hot tea, soft drinks, and snacks before diving back in to explore the next site, the so-called Sharm Abu Dabbab, where the reef will surprise you with its rich colours and curious inhabitants. Totally satisfied at the end of your tour, transfer back to your hotel
overnight in Marsa Alam
Day 11 -Marsa Alam :5th December
Enjoy the warm sun on the fabulous sandy beaches, have drinks, fresh food, and many more options at your Luxury hotel in Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza all inclusive
Day 12-Marsa Alam :6th December
Snorkelling trip to Satayh “ Dolphin Reef “ from Marsa Alam to have an experience of snorkelling and seeing a group of 60 - 80 dolphins will dance in front of your eyes and play with these amazing animals, and enjoy the deliciously prepared lunch by the onboard your boat before getting back to your hotel.
overnight in Marsa Alam .
Day 13-Marsa Alam free day 7th December
You will be picked up from your hotel in Marsa Alam for a transfer to Hurghada airport for a short flight to Cairo
overnight in Cairo
Day 14 Departure 8th December
You will be picked up from your hotel in Cairo transfer to Cairo airport for Departure.
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