11 Days Cairo Luxury Nile Cruise and White Desert

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We offer 11 Days Cairo and Nile cruise  Holiday package , Includes 3 Nights in Cairo ,4 Nights  Nile Cruise,enjoy the beaty of the white desert, Visit  Pyramids of Giza and The Egyptian Museum   then travel to Aswan enjoy your 5 Star Nile Cruise Tours, from Aswan to Luxor   explore the magical sites between Aswan and Luxor , then travel to Cairo   Book online Cairo the and Nile cruise Tours Package now online

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► Day 1 Arrival at Cairo 17 - 1 - 2024 late arrival 

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

► Day 2- Cairo to the white desert 18 - 1 - 2024 

 

At 10:00 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, in 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

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

 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, 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, wellbeing, 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 

 Then drive to the   valley of Agabat

 Visit Ain Khedra
 

ain Khdera


  Arrive at the Valley of Agabat is deep within the  white desert   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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 explore the  white desert  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

The chicken-shaped rock
 

The white dessert


 Make tents and Enjoy the sunset

 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 3- Agabat to the Cave and Overnight in the white desert

At 06:00 See the Sunrise from the desert

At 07:00  you'll enjoy breakfast in the desert, at 08:00 Then drive to El Khor Mountain, which is 70 K.m off-road from the  valley of Agabat , arrive at 10:00  .it is an amazing Area with sand dunes.

At 11:00 Am drive to Sahel Baraka and take the high way to  Djara Cave    which is 110 k.m from Sahel Baraka 

Djara Cave  :

The quiet and mystical desert, with its bedrock formations fighting the gravity, is interrupted by one of the most beautiful pre-historic sites in the western desert;  Djara Cave  . The cave contains the only rock-art depictions in a 250 km range, with perfectly preserved scenes of gazelles and other wild animals. The dripstone roof of the cave formed by the crystal depositions during millions of years, adds to the magical beauty of this place. El Farafra Oasis is a quiet and mystical desert, it is known as the White Desert
 

Djara cave


 Drive to the Ain El-Serw Spring

The Magic Spring (also known as Ain El Serw, This Spring is probably the most famous spring in the White Desert National Park. Arabic: عين السرو in Arabic El-Serw means secret: (Secret Spring) refers to the Secret of this magical water Spring. The water comes to a higher level when any human or animal approaches this water spring and stops when they leave away. Nobody knows exactly where the water comes from and How this happens
 

Ain El-Serw Spring

Lunch will be served at  Ain El Serw

Then you will adventure the desert by discovering  Qaraween  sanddunes by Jeep 4x4 and Enjoy sandboarding -
 

Sandboard in Siwa

then arrive at the  white desert white-desert Egypt 360  at 16:00

The surprising changes in the landscape, from  the black desert  to the white limestone mushroom-shaped formations known as the White Desert.


At 17:30 Enjoy sunset 

At 19:00 Camping in the  white desert white-desert Egypt 360   with Dinner Bbq dinner


 

► Day 4- Discover  Bahariya Oasis

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 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,

Lunch will be served in Loca restaurant in Bahariya, at 12:00

After lunch, you will discover Bahariya Oasis , The palm, and olives fields, Gebel Maghrafa. where the biggest Diansour( (Stromer's Tidal Giant) was ever discovered in 1914 at the base of Gebel Dist. Lake al-Marun which is the biggest salt lake in   Bahariya Oasis , Enjoy the sunset from The summit of the English Mountain(Gebel Al Ingleez). the view from the top offers a panorama of the northern part of the oasis .drive to the hotel Alaya hotel for Check-in.

 

► Day 5- Baharyia oasis- Cairo

fter breakfast, You will visit the tombs of   Bannentiu and Djed-Ankh-Amun-Iuf    (Zed-Amun) The tombs at Qasr Selim (26th Dynasty)In 1938 the Egyptian archaeologist Ahmed Fakhry (1905-1973) discovered four tombs at the ridge of Qarat Qasr Selim. Visit   Bawiti Bawiti    is the Capital of Bahariya Oasis , Then Visit the Museum of the golden mummies and the temple of Ain El Muftella, Bahariya Oasis ,  You will have lunch in   Bahariya Oasis  before driving to Cairo
 

► Day 6- Karnak & Luxor temples

Embarkation& Lunch on board the Nile Cruise, proceed with the Visits to the Eastbank of the Nile Including

Karnak karnak Egypt 360 temple:
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) 

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 in Luxor
 

► Day 7-The valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut temple

Breakfast on the board the Nile cruise, Breakfast on the Nile Cruise, Visit the west bank of the Nile Including:

The valley of the Kings:
Once  called the great Place of the Truth, this valley Called now the valley of the Kings, 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, are the remains of what was 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 on the eastern face of the Theban Mountain as if Nature herself had built this Extraordinary monument.

13:00 sail to Esna lock& lunch will be during the sail
18:00 arrive, Esna Lock, Sail to Edfu& Dinner
Overnight o board the Cruise in Edfu
 

► Day 8-Edfu and Kom ombo temples

Breakfast on board the Cruise
07:00 Visit the temple of Edfu

Edfu temple :

Upper Egyptian site dominated by a large well -Preserved temple, dedicated to the hawk-God Horus, The Construction of the Ptolemaic temple of Horus, which was founded on the site of a much earlier temple, dates 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.

09:30 Sail to Kom combo
12:30 lunch onboard the Nile cruise during the sail
15:30 arrive Kom Ombo, visit the temple of Kom Ombo

Kom Ombo temple :

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)

17:30 Continue sailing to Aswan, Dinner will be during the sail
21:00 arrive Aswan and overnight on board the Cruise

► Day 9-Aswan attractions

Breakfast on Board the Cruise
08:00 Proceed with Visits of 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. 

at 16:00 sailing trip with Felucca around Elphinatine island and Visit Lord Kitchener island-
Optional trip to the Nubian village
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 10-Abu Simble


Breakfast on board the cruise. then visit 

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.

Fly to Cairo from Aswan and over night in Cairo 

► Day 11-The Pyramids of Giza -The Egyptian museum 27 - 1 - 2024


The Pyramids of Giza -The Egyptian 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 .

Lunch will be served during the Pyramids at the local restaurant in Giza

Then visit the Egyptian Museum

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Tahir

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.

If you wish to visit the mummies royal hall. You need to ask the tour guide to take the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and you pay for this. It will cost 200 Egyptian Pounds

 Return back to the Hotel Cairo  
depart to the airport to final departure 
 

Основной момент

  • ► 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
  • ►White desert
  • ►Phiala temple
  • ►Abu Simbel

►Inclusions:

  • Assistance on arrival and departure
  • Flight tickets (Cairo / Luxor - Aswan / Cairo)
  •  All transfers are in a modern, air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • Accommodation aboard a 5-star full-board cruise
  • All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all sights between Luxor and Aswan and Cairo
  • 4 nights in hotel in Cairo
  • Tour to the Egyptian Museum and the Pyramids of Giza
  • German-speaking guide during your excursions
  • Tours in private jeep 4X4 in the White and Black Desert
  • 1 night camping in the white desert full board
  • 2 nights in a hotel in Baharyia
  • Complete camping equipment and tents
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Transfer to the airport for departure
  •  All meal service charges and taxes

►Exclusions:

  • ►International flights to Egypt
  • ►Entrance fees inside any of the pyramids or inside the mummy room at the Egyptian Museum. 
  • ►Any other optional tours if required. 
  • ►Tip.

►Please remember to bring:

  • ►Sunglasses
  • ►Hat
  • ►Sun Cream

 

Маршрут

  1. Cairo
  2. Bawiti, Bawati
  3. Luxor
  4. Aswan
  5. Cairo