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11 Nights / 12 Days ( Long Safari Tour )

11 Nights / 12 Days ( Long Safari Tour ) Packages
Country: Egypt
City: Cairo
Duration: 12 Day(s) - 11 Night(s)
Tour Category: Desert Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

02 Nights Cairo - 01 Night Fayoum camping - 01 Night Bahariya camping - 01 Night White Desert camping - 01 Night Dakhla Oasis - 02 Nights Kharga Oasis - 02 Nights Luxor - 01 Night sleeping train

Day 01: Cairo

Arrive at Cairo International Airport meet and assist by our representative with the sign of your name and assisting you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage then driving you by air-conditioned private Limousine to your hotel in which you will be assisted by our Stewart for check-in. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 02: Cairo / Fayoum

Leave Cairo on the road to Fayoum, and take the desert track heading west towards Kasr El Sagha, a charming small temple to the side of the Gebel Qatarani range and dating back to the Middle Kingdom. Head south towards the remains of the Ptolemaic city of Dimeh Es Siba (Soknopaiou Nesos). Picnic, lunch en route. Later, continue to the lakes and waterfall of Wadi Al-Rayan for dinner. Overnight in camp.

Day 03: Wadi Al- Rayan / Bahariya Oasis

After breakfast and a short exploratory tour of the area of Wadi Al-Rayan, continue southwest before your stop for lunch. Your journey after lunch is through desolate and dramatic desert scenery, before rejoining the surfaced highway to Bahariya. On arrival, relax and wash off the desert dust in the soothing waters. Overnight in camp.

Day 04: Bahariya Oasis / White Desert

After breakfast, visit the Bedouin village of Hayz (35km from Bawiti), which was a very prosperous area during the Roman period lunch on route. In the afternoon, drive to the white desert, a paradise for rock hounds and amateur geologists, with its impressive limestone formations shaped like giant mushrooms or animals.

The richness and variety of the Egyptian landscape are endless. At least if you ever decide to visit the White Desert, that's the message you'll get. It is a vast stretch of land in the Western Desert that borders Baharia Oasis to the north and Al-Farafra to the south. The snow-white desert is actually made of chalk that has been exposed for years to what geologists call "differential weathering," the erosion of soft particles that results in eerie protrusions of hard rock.

This explains the very beautiful forms that now fill the White Desert including shapes like domes, minarets, castles, towers, and so forth. The destination has proved a great attraction to low-budget travelers who camp in the few oases, watch the fauna and flora and enjoy the mild winter weather. Dinner. Overnight in camp.

Day 05: White Desert / Farafra oasis / Dakhla oasis

After breakfast, drive to Farafra oasis and visit the village of Qasr El Farafra and its quaint museum of local art. Lunch en route. Proceed to Dakhla oasis to visit El Qasr, the old capital of the oasis, with its picturesque ancient Islamic buildings built over the foundations of a Roman city. Dinner. Overnight at your hotel in Dakhla.

Day 06: Dakhla oasis / Kharga Oasis

After breakfast, drive to Al Mizawaka Frescoes to visit the roman burial ground (over 300 tombs dating back to the first and second century), decorated with colorful wall paintings). Continue to Kharga Oasis, with lunch on route, visiting the pharaonic villages of Balat and Bashandi. Dinner. Overnight at your hotel in Kharga.

Day 07: Kharga Oasis

After breakfast, visit the temple of Hibis, the best-preserved temple in the Western desert. Later, visit the domed mausoleums of Bagawat, one of the best-preserved early Christian cemeteries in the world after lunch, visit temple built by Darius I., Dinner, and overnight at hotel in Kharga.

Day 08: Kharga /Luxor

After breakfast start the journey to Luxor on the surfaced road, with lunch en route, arrive at Luxor, then you will be driven to your hotel, where you will assist throw check-in, in your hotel, overnight in Luxor.

Day 09: Luxor

Breakfast at the hotel, our professional Egyptologist tour guide will meet you To cross the west bank & visit the Necropolis of Thebes the city of the god Amon, which was the capital of Egypt during the period of the Middle and New Kingdoms. With the temples and palaces at Karnak and Luxor and the necropolises of the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, Thebes is a striking testimony to Egyptian civilization at its height. Then visit the Temple of Deir el Bahri is located on the west bank of the Nile River.

There it sits greeting spectators as they enter the Valley of the Kings. The site is comprised of three temples, the Mortuary Temple of Mentuhotep, the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut II, and the Mortuary Temple of Thutmoses III. The Temple of Deir El Bahri is one of the most characteristic temples in the whole of Egypt, due to its design and decorations.

It was built of limestone. Then you will visit The Colossi of Memnon, carved from single blocks of stone to represent Amenhotep III, whose mortuary temple entrance they once flanked, east of the temple complex of Madinat Habu in Thebes, after finishing your tour, you will be driven back to your hotel, overnight in Luxor.

Day 10: Luxor / Cairo

Breakfast at the hotel, our professional Egyptologist tour guide will meet you to visit Luxor Temple the center of the most important one, the festival of Opet (Once a year the divine image of Amun with his consort Mut and their son Khonsu would journey in their sacred baroque’s from Karnak Temples to the temple at Luxor to celebrate the festival which was held during the inundation).

It was Built largely by Amenhotep III and Ramses II, it appears that the temple's purpose was for a suitable setting for the rituals of the festival, & then you will be driven to Luxor Railway station to travel to Cairo by Deluxe sleeping train, (Hot diner/breakfast served cabin or in trains restaurant according to your choice) Overnight on train.

Day 11: Cairo

Breakfast on board train, then our representative will meet you for help you & then our professional Egyptologist tour guide will accompany you by private A/C to start your visit to The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities Although located in the heart of Cairo, The museum houses the world's most important collection of Egyptian antiquities from 2700 BC to the 6th century AD. There are thousands of statues, jewels, and artifacts from nearly every period of ancient Egypt. Admire the amazing treasures of the young king, Tutankhamun.

Then you will be driven to visit The Citadel of Mohammed Ali was erected by Salah El-Din, the legendary Saladin who conquered the Crusaders in Palestine. This fort was later occupied by Napoleon and the reigning Royal Family.

Then drive to visit The Sultan Hassan Mosque was built between 1356 and 1363 AD, with stones that historians believe were taken from one of the pyramids of Giza. & Then you will be driven to visit Khan El-Khalili Area, once known as the Turkish bazaar during the Ottoman period, which was built in 1382 by the Emir Djaharks el-Khalili in the heart of the Fatimid City and is reputed to be the largest bazaar in the Middle East.

Originally founded as a watering stop for caravanserai in the 12th century, after finishing your tour, you will be driven to your hotel, where you will assist throw check-in, in your hotel, overnight in Cairo.

Day 12: Final Departure

Breakfast at the hotel, then our representative will meet you to help you throw check out formalities from your hotel & then accompany you by private A/C to Cairo International Airport is where you will be assisted in luggage portage, check-in, airline counter, and Passport Control formalities for final Departure. End of Service.

Package Include:

- 02 Nights accommodations in Cairo

- 01 Night camping in Fayoum.

- 01 Night camping in Bahariya oasis.

- 01 Night Camping in the White Desert.

- 01 Night accommodation in Dakhla Oasis.

- 02 Nights accommodation in Kharga Oasis.

- 02 Nights accommodation in Luxor.

- 01 Night accommodation at the sleeping train.

- All the transportation as mentioned in the Program by Private Jeep Safari 4x4 Car.

- All Sightseeing as mentioned in the Program.

- All Entrance fees during sightseeing & with a Professional Egyptology English-speaking guide.

- All the permeations for the entrance.

- All service charges & taxes.

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