to the Sun
special 8-day locally escorted tour shows you the top sights in Cairo
with four days (three nights) cruising on the Nile, including domestic
air fare in Egypt .
Add Abu Simbel
1 - CAIRO
Our local rep. meets you at the airport and escorts you to your hotel.
Meet & Greet At Cairo Airport
representative greets you at the airport and whisks you to your hotel.
will be issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport ( photos are not required
) . Egyptian Visa will be issued for a limited number
of citizens such as : American, Australian, NZ , EU , Canadian , EU
Singaporean and Japanese citizens ,You are responsible for having your
passport in order valid at least for 6 month beyond the date of your
arrival in Cairo. Our local rep. meets with a sign that carries your
name, and will be waiting for you with the prepaid visa stamps to proceed
to the passports control to stamp your passports, then you claim your
luggage, after you clear the passport and customs formalities and exiting
the terminal, our local representative will escort you (private vehicle)
to the hotel .
Welcome fruit basket & Egyptian pastry awaits you in your
room in Cairo upon arrival with our compliments.
on Sundays , Mondays & Tuesdays & Wednesdays, year round .
2 - CAIRO (BL)
Today we get to know the great Egyptian capital on a full-day tour.
We start at the Egyptian Museum, including the Mummy room &
Tutankhamoun Gold Treasures, then go on to
visit the majestic pyramids of Giza , Cheops own Royal Yacht
, the only Royal Barge to survive , this is not to be missed ( included
in our rate) and the timeless Sphinx,
and conclude with the 12th century district of Khan El Khalili.
3 - LUXOR & ESNA - Board your Nile Cruise
early flight takes us to Luxor, ( Cruise embarkation may also
be from Aswan).
In Luxor , our local rep will meet you & escort you to your Nile
cruise. Welcome fruit basket .
After you settle in , we visit the gigantic Temple of Amon at
Karnak, the pharaohs' tombs in the Valley of the Kings . The
Ancient Workers Village at Deir El Medineh, and
on to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and the
Colossi of Memnon. We continue to Esna, where we enjoy
a shipboard dinner. Welcome complimentary fruit basket.
4 - EDFU & KOM OMBO- Cruising the Nile (BLD)
At dockside, we board horse-drawn carriages for the short clip-clop
ride through the town of Edfu to the stupendous Temple of
Horus, the best preserved temple on the Nile. Returning to our ship,
we set sail for Kom Ombo and its famous twin temples dedicated
to the sun and the crocodile god. Complimentary Galabya, maybe to wear
it for tonight's costume party .
5 - ASWAN & PHILAE - On Board Your Nile Cruise
We explore the Temples of Horus and Sobek at Kom Ombo, haggle
with peddlers for souvenirs, then re-board our ship for the voyage south
to Aswan. In the afternoon, we take a motor launch to the Temples
of Philae, rescued from the rising waters behind the High Dam. ,
rescued from rising waters , dedicated
to the Ancient Goddess ISIS :
millennia ago the Mediterranean world was enthralled by the mystery
Isis, am all that has been, that is or shall be; no mortal man hath
ever seen me unveiled."
Aset by the ancient Egyptians, the goddess was a Madonna in the Mediterranean
tradition that stretches far, far back to the primitive Mother Goddess
from Anatolia, home to some of the oldest human communities on earth.
was the powerful and quick-witted protector of her son Horus, the Sun
God. Ancient peoples throughout the Mediterranean regarded Isis and
Horus as the perfect Madonna and Child. Another legend says she was
also the mother of the fertility god Min who, judging from the depiction
of him on temple walls, needed no help from Viagra!
is portrayed regally, as a queen seated on a throne (which may be the
meaning of her name), often holding her son Horus as a baby. Other images
show her with broad, magnificent gilded wings able to protect the world.
Isis, the great Mother Goddess. Come explore her mystery in timeless
Egypt when you Travel in Style!
the evening, Aswan's colorful bazaar awaits us. Complimentary Egyptian
6 - Disembarkation from Your Nile Cruise - Cairo
Complimentary short camel ride to a nearby Nubian Village for tea with
the locals. Followed by a tour of the Nubian Museum . We
return by plane to Cairo and our hotel. Experience Cairo as you
like. Now's a good time to do your souvenir and gift shopping in the
city's fabled bazaars.
DAY 7- MEMPHIS / SAKKARA / DAHSOUR (BLD)
Enjoy American or Buffet breakfast before we explore the great Egyptian
capital in this full-day tour of Memphis , the Step Pyramid of Sakkara
and DAHSOUR . We'll motor to the edge of Cairo, to the mysterious
Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza. Those who are fit and adventurous enough
may wish to penetrate into the heart of the Great Pyramid, to the King's
Chamber (or the interior of Kephren Pyramid, depending ). Continue to
Dahshour, the newly-opened pyramid field south of Cairo. We visit
the great pyramid of Senfru, father of Cheops, and other structure:
The "Discovery" of Dahshour:
For almost half a century, the great field of huge pyramids near the
desert village of Dahshour, 25 miles south of Cairo, has been off limits
to the public. Confined within the perimeter of a military base were
many pyramids, including the great 4500-year-old pyramid built by Senfru,
father of Cheops. Senfru's pyramid, the largest in Egypt until his son
built Giza's Great Pyramid, is rhomboidal in shape: it tapers more distinctly
on its upper half. All the pyramids were coated in thick plaster at
one time. Most have lost these protective, decorative sheaths, but Senfru's--miraculously--is
still in place.
Lunch is included at a local restaurant. Dinner is included at La
Bodeg Restaurant or Abu El Sid or similar
8- DEPARTURE (aB)
After breakfast, our staff escorts you to the airport for your flight
home . Bon Voyage
person in USD
Deluxe Nile Cruise
First Class Nile Cruise
add a supplement of 20% to these rates for : December 20 to January
3, or during Easter Week
deluxe Nile Cruise : M/S Monte Carlo , M/S Mojito and the M/S Monaco
, Mövenpick M/S Radamis II
Meet & Greet At Cairo Airport
representative greets you at the airport and whisks you to your
will be issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport ( photos are not required
Visa will be issued for a limited number of citizens such
as : American, Australian, NZ , EU , Canadian , EU Singaporean and
Japanese citizens ,You are responsible for having your passport
in order valid at least for 6 month beyond the date of your arrival
in Cairo. Our local rep. meets with a sign that carries your name,
and will be waiting for you with the prepaid visa stamps to proceed
to the passports control to stamp your passports, then you claim
your luggage, after you clear the passport and customs formalities
and exiting the terminal, our local representative will escort you
(private vehicle) to the hotel .
Welcome fruit basket & Egyptian pastry awaits you in
your room in Cairo upon arrival with our compliments.
airfare within Egypt in economy class tax included , tickets issued
& delivered in Cairo.
transfers within Egypt, always on a private basis , private air-conditioned
vehicle, private chauffeur
water ( one large bottled per person) delivered to your cabin daily
while you are on board.
or coffee and small bottled water with each & every meal while
you are on board the Nile Cruise.
welcome drink upon arrival on board the Nile Cruise.
welcome fruit basket in your cabin upon arrival on board the Nile
set menu meals including B = Breakfast, (or
cB, Continental Breakfast) L
= Lunch, D = Dinner.
accommodation ,including tax & service charges.
sightseeing as per itinerary including all entrance fees
cruise including all meals & shore excursions. For a private
Egyptology while on board the cruise , please add $250 per person,
but this doesn't for the Ultra Deluxe category please click here
, , this will include as well private air conditioned car /driver
for the duration of the Nile Cruise.
do not include:
Dining Room Reservations: Meet other passengers :
YOU will not require any, our dining rooms do accommodate all our
guests in one seating, one less thing to worry about while you are
on the Nile. Enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere with several different
languages being heard at dinner. Smart Casual dress is suggested
for dinner . No tie/Formal dress requirement
on board :
Lightweight comfortable & casual clothing, swimsuits, sun hat.
Dinning room dress code : Casual for breakfast & lunch, smart
casual for dinner. All
ships are fully air conditioned.
CODE : All of our Nile cruise vessels are fully air conditioned.
Onboard dress is casual except at dinner, when smart casual is
the rule. Lightweight cotton and other natural fiber clothing
is best, with swimsuits and sun hats for the sundeck and pool.
Bring a light sweater or light jacket for cool mornings and evenings,
but most days are warm to hot, with very little rain. Comfortable
walking shoes are essential for shore excursions.
What to Pack : Most of the year look forward
to warm, even hot weather in Cairo , Luxor & Aswan, morning
& evenings are cooler. During Winter
... very rare do we get rain, if so , very brief showers. No need
for real rain wear/gear.
Before sunrise , after sun-set , you'll need a light jacket ,
or light sweater .
For Nile cruise shore excursions, we suggest comfortable cotton
& natural fabric lightweight clothing.
Comfortable walking shoes are essential for all tours in Cairo
or Upper Egypt.
Message----- : Trip to Egypt April 2010
From: William Situ [mailto:william...tu@......com]
Sent: Thursday, May 27 @ 01:21 PM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Subject: Reflections on Egypt Trip
Omar, Azza, Fatima & Team
been a few weeks since we returned from our trip to Egypt, and I have
finally settled down back to the hurried pace of life in New York.
Just wanted to express my thanks to you and your team for planning
a wonderful 12-day trip to Egypt. Throughout the trip, we were impressed
by the professionalism of your staff, and the level of care and planning
for each day's activities, travels and meals. The tour guides are
educated in their field and they gave us a good explanation and tour
of the different sites and temples that we visited. The travel between
different sites was well executed as we were shepherded by private
vans, and your staff made sure we arrived at the airports early, and
got picked up on time. Egypt is a large country, and we went to many
different sites, and the transition and travel in between was smooth.
The hotels you picked were very nice and relaxing, especially in Aswan
and Luxor. We had good experiences dining in chosen restaurants in
Cairo. The cruise was relaxing and efficiently took us to the different
temple sites between Luxor and Aswan.
since I was a kid, I had wanted to visit Egypt and see that all the
country had to offer. I have read a lot about the history and mythology
of the sites before the trip. And with your team, you had fulfilled
that dream of mine. Words cannot express all that I had experienced
and seen, and it was truly a trip of a lifetime. I have uploaded all
of my travel photos on Flickr which you can feel free to look at.
What I cannot capture in words, I have captured in photos.