Egypt

8 Days in Egypt to discover Cairo and the Nile by cruise

 

Price
From USD $1,370 per person Departure every Wednesday. Visa is paid on arrival.
Summary
During this trip you will discover Cairo and make a trip around the famous places (Sphinx, Giza Pyramids, the Egyptan Museum…). Then, you will go to Aswan by plane. After your arrival you will embark in a cruising boat. During this trip numerous stops are scheduled and then, you will can visit the Aga Khan Mausoleum, the temple of Kom Ombo, Luxor and its temple,… The last day you will take your flight from the International Airport of Luxor.

Day 1: You will be picked up at the airport and transferred to Marriott Omar Khayyam Hotel (*****). The hotel is located only a 20 minute walk from the Egyptian Museum and famed Cairo Tower. Dinner is not included on arrival.

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For more information about the hotel, see: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/caieg-cairo-marriott-hotel-and-omar-khayyam-casino/

Day 2: Cairo

After breakfast you will have a tour of Cairo’s most famous sites: the Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum and Khan el-Khalili bazaar. With the Egyptologist guide to lead the way, you’ll see Cairo’s most famous attractions in one day. You will have lunch at a typical Egyptian restaurant, Felfela. Breakfast and lunch are included this day. Accomodation at Marriott Hotel.

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Day 3: Nile cruise (Aswan)

Early breakfast and then transport to the airport for the domestic flight from Cairo to Aswan. You will meet your guide in Aswan who will help you during the Nile cruise. Embarkation before lunch at MS Mayfair. During the afternoon you will visit the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, sailing by Felucca & view of Agha Khan Mausoleum. Overnight at Aswan.

For more information about MS Mayfair, see http://www.mayfaircruises.com/photos.html

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Day 4: Nile cruise (Aswan / Kom Ombo / Edfu)

Before lunch, sailing to Kom Ombo. In the afternoon you will visit the temple shared by two Gods Sobek & Haroeris. Sailing to Edfu. Upon arrival time in Edfu, visit the temple of Horus. Full board at MS Mayfair.

Day 5: Nile cruise (Esna / Luxor)

Before lunch, sailing to Luxor passing through the Esna Lock. Upon arrival time in Luxor (afternoon) visit Luxor Temple. Overnight in Luxor. Full board at MS Mayfair.

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Day 6: Nile cruise (Luxor) РDisembarkation after breakfast. Cross the West Bank to visit Thebes Necropolis, Valley of the Kings, El Deir El Bahari of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon facing the Nile. Transport to Hotel Stigenberger Nile Palace for check-in. Breakfast and lunch is included this day. For more information about Hotel Steigenberger, see http://www.steigenberger.com/en/Luxor/

Day 7: Hotel Steigenberger Nile Palace. A relaxing day in Luxor. Breakfast is included this day.

Day 8: Transfer to the airport for your international flight.

 

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What is included?

  • Transfer from and to airports in Egypt
  • 2 nights at Marriott Omar Khayyam Hotel with breakfast
  • Domestic flight from Cairo to Aswan
  • 3 nights with full board at MS Mayfair (Nile cruise)
  • 2 nights at Hotel Stigenberger in Luxor with breakfast
  • Domestic flight from Luxor to Cairo
  • 2 lunch (one in Cairo and one in Luxor)
  • Excursions and guides according to the program

What is not included?

  • Flight to/from Egypt
  • Visa (15 USD)
  • Dinner in Cairo and Luxor
  • Lunch in Luxor day 7
  • Drinks
  • Tips (around 7 to10 USD per person and day)
  • Insurances

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Map of the trip

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