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 ,
Red Sea , or Alexandria ?
Compare with the grand 14 day
with Private Touring, Private Nile Cruising
with the 6 day, or 7-Day edition. Click
here for Private Touring, Private Nile Cruising
1 - CAIRO
Our local rep. meets you at the airport and escorts you to your hotel.Visa
maybe issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport for a limited number of citizens
such as : American, EU , Canadian , EU Singaporean and Japanese citizens.
For Americans , please pay the $ 15 USD fee in cash upon arrival . 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 you after you clear the passport
and customs formalities. . For
Live Aboard arrival ( Red Sea) , please click here . Weekly
on Sundays , Mondays & Tuesdays & Wednesdays, year round .
Click here for the 7 day or the
9 day edition
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 Treasures, then go on to
visit the majestic pyramids of Giza 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 (BL)
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.
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
cruise including all meals & shore excursions. For a private
Egyptology while on board the cruise , please add $ 200 per
person , this will include as well private air conditioned vehicle
and private chauffeur for the duration of the Nile Cruise.
airfare within Egypt in economy class tax included ,
but for Ultra Deluxe category please click here , 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
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
do not include:
maybe issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport for a limited number
of citizens such as : American, EU , Canadian , EU Singaporean and
Japanese citizens. For Americans , please pay the $ 15 USD fee in
cash upon arrival . 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
you after you clear the passport and customs formalities.
the Ultra Deluxe Category :
The Grand Hyatt Hotel ( club level room) or a Standard Room at the
Four Seasons Hotel in Cairo . Flying Business
Class in Egypt & Private Touring Here's
the best of Egypt in a week
A good look at Cairo and a 5-day cruise along the Nile
Seasons Hotel - Standard room
RATES per person in USD-
For the 8 Day program
Rate is per person in
Deluxe Hotel / Cruise
Private touring in Cairo on private air-conditioned vehicle,
private guide for all the cruise shore excursions.
Ultra Deluxe version
, based on:
, M/S Tuya , M/S Radamis II , Movenpick
M/S Royal Lotus , M/S Alexander the Great , M/S Nile Vision
all suites M/S Amarco ,
or the all suites Sonesta Nile Cruises such as : Sonesta M/S Star
Goddess, Mozart or Beethoven suite , the Sonesta M/S
Moon Goddess ( with the Sonesta boats all state rooms
do offer private balconies)
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
Message----- : Trip to Egypt April 2010
From: William Situ [mailto:william...tu@......com]
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 01:21 PM
To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.