Egypt - Land of the Pharaohs

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• Visit 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
• The Great Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara
• 4x4 Desert Adventure to the Great Sand Sea, and Valley of the Whales
• Nile River cruise
• The Valley of the Kings - King Tut's Tomb
• Abu Simbel, Luxor and Karnak Temples
• The remote Oasis of Siwa
• Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples
• St Catherines Monastery (UNESCO)

Fact File

• 22 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start and finish in Cairo
• All meals included
• Includes 4 internal 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. Explore the idyllic Oasis of Siwa and go off-roading in the sand dunes of the Great Sand Sea. Visit 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 due to remnants of 4 limbs.

Enjoy the impressive Ramses II temple at Abu Simbel. Cruise the Nile from Aswan to Luxor during our 3-night stay onboard a 5-star cruise boat and visit several impressive ancient temple sites. Enjoy Nubian, Bedouin and Berber culture, dance and feasts. 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 Sheikh and visit St. Catherine's 4th century monastery (UNESCO), the site of Moses and the burning bush. Return to Cairo, for your farewell dinner and departure.

FROM: $8495 USD


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Comfortable hotels/lodges with private bathroom facilities. Nile cruise is on a 5-star standard cruise boat.

Comfort notes

Some dusty, rough drives in the desert.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Cairo
Day 2: Cairo Sightseeing
Day 3: The Great Pyramids of Giza and the Step Pyramid
Day 4: Old Cairo Sites, to Alexandria
Day 5: Alexandria Sites
Day 6: To Siwa Oasis
Day 7: Mountain of the Dead, Cleopatra's Bath, Old Siwa (Shali)
Day 8: Siwa Museum, 4x4s to the Great Sand Sea
Day 9: Return to Cairo
Day 10: Fayoum Oasis or the Valley of the Whales
Day 11: Dahshur and National Museum
Day 12: Fly to Aswan, Unfinished Obelisk, Philae Temple and Felucca Excursion
Day 13: Nubian Village, Coptic Monastery by Camel
Day 14: Fly to Abu Simbel, Ramses II Temple, Board Our Nile 5-Star Standard Cruise Boat
Day 15: Cruise Along the Nile, Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples
Day 16: Karnak and Luxor Temples
Day 17: The Valley of the Kings, King Tut's Tomb
Day 18: Fly to Sharm El Sheikh
Day 19: Sharm El Sheikh
Day 20: St Catherine's Monastery (UNESCO), Farewell Dinner
Day 21: Fly to Cairo
Day 22: Depart Cairo
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