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ancient encounter

11 Aug 2013  go discovery (trips)
3.0 of 5 stars based on 2 votes

Day 1 (Cairo)
Welcome to Cairo! At the airport, our representative will greet you and provide assistance with airport procedures. You will be comfortably transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a free evening. Overnight at your Hotel.[no meals included today]
Day 2 (Cairo)
The Great Pyramid at Giza. It was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years. Our expert guide will accompany you to the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, and then onto see the magnificent treasures of the Egyptian Museum including Tutankhamun fabulously famous Gold Mask. Lastly, enjoy free time at Khan el Khalili, the major souk in the Islamic bazaar district. Overnight at your Hotel.
Day 3 (Cairo - Alexandria)
Today we travel north to Egyptian 2nd largest city - Alexandria. This Mediterranean City founded by Alexander the Great has many unique attractions. Spend the day viewing the relics of a bygone age, including such sites as Pompeii Pillar, the only Amphitheatre built by the Romans in Egypt, the Alexandria Library, the Quitbey Forte and more. Before checking into your hotel, we also stop for lunch overlooking the ocean and enjoy Alexandria specialty - Seafood! Overnight at your Hotel. (B,L)
Day 4 (Alexandria - Siwa Oasis)
Morning transfer to Siwa Oasis by private air-conditioned mini van. Arrive and check into your hotel. Free evening. Overnight at your Hotel. (B,D)
Day 5 (Siwa Oasis)
Today you will enjoy a local tour of Siwa City. You will visit Dead mountain, Siwa House museum (and old fortress of Shali), the Oracle temple (where you will see the coronation hall of Alexander the great), the ruins of Amoun temple. Enjoy a swim in Cleopatra pool then stop at Dakrour mountain (famous for its hot sand, the best place over for sand bath). Back to the hotel for overnight. Free Evening. Overnight at your Hotel. (B,L,D)
Day 6 (Siwa Oasis)
Today you enjoy a 4x4 jeep safari through the sand dunes deep into the Sahara. Also visit the Cold Lake, fossil Ocean and the Olive Press. Overnight at your Hotel (B,L,D)
Day 7 (Siwa Oasis - Cairo)
Transfer back to Cairo by private air - conditioned vehicle. Arrive to Cairo and check into your hotel. Overnight at your Hotel. (B)
Day 8 (Cairo - Luxor)
This morning take a short flight to Luxor, arrive and check into your hotel. This afternoon explore 4,000 year old Luxor, evocative site of the ancient city of Thebes and the worlds greatest open air museum . Enter the Karnak Temple Complex, a vast area of temples, chapels, pylons and the Great Temple of Amun. Walk down the avenue of ram headed sphinxes that connect the Precinct of Mut, the Precinct of Amun-Re and the Luxor Temple. Overnight at your Hotel. (B)
Day 9 (Luxor)
It will be an early start to avoid the heat of the Nile west bank. As you enter the Valleys of the Kings and Queens, you will pass Deir El Madina, Madinet Habou and the Colossi of Memnon. Visit the colonnaded temple that was uniquely dedicated to a queen — Queen Hatshepsut. Return to the east bank to spend the afternoon at leisure. Overnight at your Hotel. (B)
Day 10 (Luxor - Cairo)
Transfer to Luxor airport for your flight to Cairo. Arrive to Cairo Airport and transfer to the international terminal for your final departure from Egypt. (B)

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Siwa, Alexandria, Nabq Bay
  • Category: Worst of
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Active/Outdoors
  • Appeals to: Business travellers , Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travellers , Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall