• Visit 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
• The Great Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara
• 4x4 Desert Adventure to the Great Sand Sea, Valley of the Mummies and Valley of the Whales
• 3 day Nile River cruise
• The Valley of the Kings - King Tut's Tomb
• Abu Simbel, Luxor and Karnak Temples
• The remote Oasis of Siwa
• 22 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start and finish in Cairo
• All meals included
• Includes 3 domestic flights
• Activity Level: 2
The great pyramids of Giza guarded by the Sphinx; the Valley of the Kings; the great Temples of Abu Simbel, Karnak and Luxor - mere words do not adequately describe these ancient wonders. As rulers of the ancient world for over 2,500 years, Egypt's legacy of earthly power and divine afterlife is unrivaled. The once powerful pharaohs would have it no other way.
Starting in Cairo, the Antiquities Museum is the perfect introduction to Egypt's impressive history. Visit the Hanging Church, the world-famous Khan el Khalili Bazaar, and the 9th century Ben Ezra Synagogue and the spring beside it, where Moses was found in the reeds. Explore the great Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara. Visit Alexandria, the historic city named after Alexander the Great and ruled by Cleopatra. Go off-roading to the Black and White Deserts and the idyllic oasis of Siwa. Drive to the sand dunes to the Great Sand Sea, the recently discovered Valley of the Mummies and the surreal landscape in the Valley of the Whales (UNESCO), where 40 million year old fossils prove that the ancestors of whales once lived on land.
Enjoy the sound and light show at Abu Simbel. Cruise along the Nile, from Aswan to Luxor on a 3-day journey with stops at several impressive ancient temple sites. Enjoy Nubian, Bedouin and Berber culture, dance and feast. Journey by camel to a Coptic monastery. Visit King Tut's tomb and the Valley of the Kings. Relax on the Red Sea in Sharm el Sheihk, visit St. Catherine's 4th century monastery (UNESCO), the site of Moses and the burning bush. Returning to Cairo, for your Farewell Dinner and departure.
has guaranteed departures
Comfortable hotels/lodges with private bathroom facilities. Nile cruise is on a 5-star standard cruise boat.
Some dusty, rough drives in the desert.
The Great Pyramids of Giza and the Step Pyramid
Old Cairo Sites, To Alexandria
Alexandria to Siwa Oasis
Cleopatra's Bath, Mtn of the Dead, 4x4;s to the Great Sand Sea
Valley of the Mummies, Black and White Deserts by 4x4
Valley of the Whales (UNESCO), To Cairo
Fly to Abu Simbel
To Aswan, Unfinished Obelisk, Philae Temple and Felucca Excursion
Nubian Village, Coptic Monastery by Camel
Start 3 day Nile Boat Cruise; Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples
Karnak and Luxor Temples
The Valley of the Kings, King Tut's Tomb
Fly to Sharm El Sheikh
St Catherine's Monastery (UNESCO)
Fly to Cairo; Farewell Dinner
- Jordan Extension