(Egypt (Cairo – Aswan – Luxor – Sharm El Sheikh
8 Nights/ 9 Days
Egypt, known officially as the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a country in the northeast corner of Africa. Egypt is bordered by the Gaza Strip (Palestinian territories) and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south, Libya to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north. With over 95 million inhabitants, Egypt is the most populous country in the Arab world, the third-most populous in Africa, and the thirteenth-most populous in the world. About half of Egypt's residents live in urban areas, with most spread across the densely populated centers of greater Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities in the Nile Delta.
Egypt has one of the longest histories of any country, tracing its heritage back to the 6th–4th millennia BCE. Considered a cradle of civilization, Ancient Egypt saw some of the earliest developments of writing, agriculture, urbanization, organized religion and central government. Iconic monuments such as the Giza Necropolis and its Great Sphinx, as well the ruins of Memphis, Thebes, Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings, reflect this legacy.
From the 16th to the beginning of the 20th century, Egypt was ruled by foreign imperial powers: The Ottoman Empire and the British Empire. Modern Egypt dates back to 1922, when it gained nominal independence from the British Empire as a monarchy.
Egypt's economy is one of the largest and most diversified in the Arab world, and is projected to become one of the largest in the world in the 21st century. In 2016, Egypt overtook South Africa and became Africa's second largest economy (after Nigeria). The Egyptian pound is the currency of Egypt.
Egypt essentially has a hot desert climate. The climate is generally extremely dry all over the country except on the northern Mediterranean coast which receives rainfall in winter. In addition to rarity of rain, extreme heat during summer months is also a general climate feature of Egypt although daytime temperatures are more moderated along the northern coast.
Tourism is one of the most important sectors in Egypt's economy. The tourism sector employs about 12% of Egypt's workforce. The Giza Necropolis is one of Egypt's best-known tourist attractions; it is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence.
Egypt's beaches on the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, which extend to over 3,000 kilometers, are also popular tourist destinations; the Gulf of Aqaba beaches, Safaga, Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada, Luxor, Dahab, Ras Sidr and Marsa Alam are popular sites.
Day 1: Arriving in Cairo
Meet at Cairo airport upon arrival by kite tours representative who will assist you through airport customs & formalities. You will be transferred immediately to your hotel by Air Conditioned modern fleet to check-in and stay the night.
Day 2: Full day at the Pyramids
After having breakfast at the hotel, we start exploring ancient Egypt with a visit to the famous
Pyramids. The Great Pyramid of Cheops which was built by manual labor, is the largest of the three main Pyramids and is the only survivor of the Seven Great Wonders of the
Ancient World, then the Pyramid of Chephren, which is the best preserved, and the Pyramid of
Menkaure. Nearby the Sphinx can be seen, the lion's body stretching 45m, with its paws 15m long. After that, we will visit the Papyrus Institute and learn how paper was made in ancient times followed by shopping in the Papyrus Museum, Perfume factory and Jewelry shop. Continue to visit the famous Egyptian Museum where two hours are spent at the richest Museum in the world, accompanied by our guide. You will find his explanation about the history, especially the King Tut’s part with the master piece (his golden mask) interesting. And then we will drive back to the hotel for you to rest.
Day 3: Flight to Aswan
After breakfast, you will be checked out of the hotel and transferred to Cairo airport to catch your flight to the city of Aswan. At the Aswan Airport, you will be meet our representative and transferred to the Nile Cruise Ship.
Days 3 to 6: On Board the Nile Cruise (Aswan to Luxor)
In Aswan, you will be taken to the Philae Island to visit an Egyptian Temple Complex. Then you will have the opportunity to see the Aswan High Dam which was built across the Nile in Aswan in the 1960s. As you are sailing towards Luxor, you will visit the Egyptian city of Edfu, located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan, and also the town of Kom Ombo to see its ancient temple. Finally, after reaching the city of Luxor, on the West bank you will see The Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, the Colossi of Memnon, and on the East Bank, you will see Luxor & the Karnak temples. Guided tours will be conducted to visit all these major sites.
Day 6: Flight to Sharm El Sheikh via Cairo
After breakfast onboard the cruise, you will check-out, then transferred to Luxor airport for a flight to Sharm El Sheikh. After Arriving in Sharm El Sheikh and checking into your hotel room, the rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore or simply relax at the hotel.
Days 7 & 8: At leisure in Sharm El Sheikh
Free at leisure to enjoy the sun & the sand, and explore Sharm El Sheikh on your own for two days. There is also the possibility for you to have some amazing optional tours that include:
• Submarine Adventure ($42.00): Discover the breathtaking underwater world of the Red Sea from a new perspective, the crew will direct you to get inside the submarine, it’s two rows of seats facing out and in front of every seat there is a big glass window where you can enjoy and discover the coral reefs and a fascinating variety of exotic and colorful fish. Dock and drive back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.
• Full day Canyon Excursion in Dahab ($45.00): Transfer from hotel at 8am moving to Dahab town by land rover with special tour guide, visit many places starting with the coloured canyon spending 30 minutes watching colored stones. After that we are going to the Camel area for camel riding for 30 minutes followed by a lunch , we continue our day by visiting Dahab town and take time for shopping then return back to Sharm El Skheikh
• Dinner in the Desert Village of Bedouin ($30.00): Transfer from hotel in Sharm El Sheikh and then journey to the Bedouin village in an isolated desert location. You will make your way to a Bedouin camp with your instructor and get a safety briefing, while escorting you through the desert for about 2 hours, where you can take an optional camel ride. Try some traditional habbak tea and learn how the Bedouins bake their bread. Then, climb to the top of a small hill to feel the amazing desert breeze and watch an amazing sunset. Back to the Bedouin tent to enjoy a barbecue dinner with mineral water and soft drinks. Then watch a performance with belly dancing, tanoura dancing, fire displays, and out into the sand for a session of stargazing and constellation-spotting with a star guide before Return to Sharm el-Sheikh and get dropped off at your hotel.
Day 9: Leaving Egypt
After Breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the Sharm El Sheikh airport for your flight home.
• 2-Nights Hotel Accommodation with Breakfast in Cairo
• 3-Nights onboard of a 5 star Nile Cruise Ship – Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
• 3-Nights All Inclusive Hotel Accommodation in Sharm El Sheikh
• All Airport Transfers
• 1 Full Day tour with English speaking guide in Cairo
• Guided tours during the Nile Cruise Journey
• International & Domestic flights
• Egypt entry visa
• Lunch during tours
• All tipping for guide, drivers, representatives, restaurants, cruise …etc.
• Any personal items like laundry, phone calls, drinks like water, juice, soft, hard drinks
• Any other item not mentioned as the included above