DAY 01 | ARRIVAL AT DUBAI – BURJ KHALIFA
Welcome to Dubai, one of the most unique, and vibrant destinations in the world!
In a single day, you can experience everything from rugged mountains and awe-inspiring sand dunes to sandy beaches and lush green parks, from dusty villages to luxurious residential districts and from ancient houses with wind towers to ultra-modern shopping malls.
On arrival at Dubai International Airport, you will be welcomed by our Representative, who will transfer you to your hotel on SIC basis. Check-in to your hotel and spend the day at leisure. In the evening get ready to precede the famous attraction of Dubai Burj Khalifa with Bronze Ticket. You will be transferred on SIC basis. After the visit of Burj Khalifa come back to the hotel and have a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel. Have a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 02| DUBAI (B)
After early morning breakfast, take a half day city tour of Dubai on a seat-in-coach basis. Visit the Dubai Museum, and stop to take pictures at Burj Al Arab. In the evening get ready to precede the famous attraction of Dubai Burj Khalifa with Bronze Ticket. You will be transferred on SIC basis. In the evening proceed to embark on Dhow Cruise to enjoy a delicious dinner. Spend the evening cruising the Dubai Creek on a dhow cruise, with music and lights – a signature experience that cannot be missed while in Dubai. This is a one-hour evening cruise that includes dinner on the Dhow itself. Later come back to the hotel for a comfortable sound sleep.
DAY 03| DUBAI DESERT SAFARI (B+D)
After early morning breakfast at the hotel, you may proceed to visit the famous SKI DUBAI, its world largest indoor snow park, it’s an amazing 3000 square meters covered with snow. In view of the mall, the snow park offers tobogganing hills, a bobsled ride, tubing and a snow cavern filled with interactive experience an amazing sight and sounds. It also has a large observation tower, offering a view over Ski Dubai’s main slope.
Later get transferred to the Desert Safari in the latter half of the noon (14:00 Hrs), accompanied by barbeque dinner. The desert safari is an amazing experience and a must for the tourists visiting Dubai. Enjoy the camel ride, Sandboarding and the sand dune bashing you will get a chance to experience the most charming belly dance and henna designing followed by the barbeque dinner. Have a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 04 | DUBAI – CAIRO (B+D)
Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, Our Travel representative welcomes you and assists you through the immigration process. Escorted transfer by a modern air-conditioned coach will take you to Alexandria via the desert road –about 225 km– Check in the hotel upon arrival.
Overnight in Alexandria.
DAY 05 | FULL DAY TOUR TO ALEXANDRIA (B-L)
Early breakfast at the hotel in Alexandria, then starts a guided tour to visit the Bombay’s’ pillars, the Catacombs, Alexandria Literary & Montazah Gardens. You will also pass Qaite Bay citadel from outside
Pompeii Column and Kom el-Shuqafa Catacombs Thirty meters high and built from Aswan pink granite, the Pompeii Column is thought to have been a present from the people of Alexandria to Emperor Diocletian. The majority of the remains found around the column can be been at the Greco-Roman Museum. At the top of the hill lies the entrance to the Kom al-Shuqafa Catacombs dating from the first and second centuries. They have been discovered by chance at the beginning of 20th, century.
Montazah Gardens; is about 150-hectare park surrounding the palace of Khedive Abbas with its amazing architecture worth of Walt Disney. Visitors enjoy strolling in the gardens or swimming of the nice sandy beaches.
Alexandrina Bibliotheca; the New Library of Alexandria, the New Bibliotheca Alexandrina is dedicated to recapture the spirit of openness and scholarship of the original Bibliotheca Alexandrina. It is much more than a library as it contains 13 different departments
Besides, the New Library also hosts a number of institutions which is growing and it is becoming the nerve center of many international and regional networks.
Qaite bay Fort has been guarding the bay for centuries; at the end of the Cornish rises the crenelated walls of the Mameluk fortress built in 1480 on the site of the Alexandria lighthouse
Lunch will be served during the tour in an oriental restaurant. Drive to Cairo via the desert road, then check in the hotel upon arrival, Overnight in Cairo.
DAY 06 | PYRAMIDS, SPHINX, MUSEUM, KHAN EL KHALILI (B-D)
Early breakfast at the hotel in Cairo then check out and start a guided tour to visit one of the Seven Wonders the great Pyramids of Giza; (Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus) were reckoned by the Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A single pyramid is built with 2.300.000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and a half tonnes. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that so many writers and artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is more interesting because its interior burial chambers are open for inspection by the public. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren (2620 BC). Hewn from natural yellowish limestone and standing 65 feet high and 187 feet long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion’s body. A quick visit to papyrus institute or a perfume shop can be arranged after the visit.
Lunch can be served at an Indian restaurant (excluded) then start afternoon visit to the Egyptian Museum for another tour
Egyptian Museum; was established by the Egyptian government in 1835. The present museum building was built in 1900, in the new classical style by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon. The museum exhibited collections now exceed 120,000 objects ranges from the pre-historic era to the Greco Roman period. It has 107 halls, and the ground floor houses huge statues. The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamen treasures, and the mummies. The museum also comprises of a photography section and large library. A hall for the Royal Mummies was opened at the museum, housing eleven kings and queens.
After the visit to the museum, a short drive through the downtown will take you to Khan El Khalili bazaars; which is one of the most famous worldwide with its amazing narrow alleyways. Drive to the train station to take the first class sleeping train to Aswan. Dinner and Overnight on the sleeping train.
DAY 07 | TRAIN-ASWAN-CRUISE (FRIDAY) (B, L, D)
Breakfast onboard the train and meet & assist upon arriving at Aswan Station and transfer to the Nile cruise
12:30 Lunch on board
13:30 Visit the Temple of Philae
19:30 Dinner on board.
Overnight in Aswan
DAY 08 | ASWA – KOM EMBO – EDFU (B, L, D)
07:00 Breakfast on board (Optional tour to Abu Simbel)
12:30 Lunch on board
13:00 Sailing to Kom Ombo
17:00 Visit the Temple shared by two gods Sobek & Haeroris in Kom Ombo
18:30 Sailing to Edfu.
19:30 Dinner on board.
Overnight in Edfu.
DAY 09 | EDFU – LUXOR (B, L, D)
06:00 Tea and Coffee Before the visit of Edfu temple
06:30 Visit of Horus Temple in Edfu.
08:00 Breakfast on board.
08:30 sailing to Luxor via Esna
13:00 Lunch on board.
16:00 Visit the East Bank
20:00 Dinner on board.
Overnight in Luxor.
DAY 10 | WEST BANK (B)
07:00 Breakfast on board
08:00 Check- out after breakfast
08:00 Visit West Bank – Valley of the Kings, and Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
After the visit, transfer to Luxor hotel for an overnight. Overnight in Luxor.
DAY 11| LUXIR – HURGHADA (B, L, D)
Breakfast at the hotel then, drive to Hurghada. Check in the hotel upon arrival Hurghada. The rest of your day is at leisure. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Hurghada.
DAY 12| FREE AT LEISURE (B, L, D)
After breakfast, the day is at leisure. The Hurghada city is divided into three partitions, El Dahar area is the old area in Hurghada and it has the old market and Bazaars in Hurghada, the biggest Masjid in Hurghada and church. The second area called El Sakala and this one consists of many of Bazaars, Cafes, discus, Hurghada Marina, Hurghada port which ferry boats leave to Sharm El Sheikh and Saudi Arabia. The newest area is the Touristic Road that takes place in front of the hotels, there are many Bazaars, cafes, and discus along the road.
Hurghada has many islands far from its beach but there is two big islands that are famous and you can do trips to them, Giftun and Mahmya Islands are the main diving and snorkeling sites to which daily boats take diving parties. The island has a beautiful sand reef, and garden of corals and exotic marine life.
Hurghada offers a Variety of activities that you can do in the sea or in the desert, the fantastic coral reefs in the sea make the snorkeling and diving is one of the main activities in Hurghada, there are daily trips by boat to do snorkeling and diving operated by diving centers in the hotels also you can do the Galss boat, this one is good for the kids as they can see the coral reefs without swimming or diving. During these trips they stop at Giftun Island one of the national parks in Hurghada, other water sports take place in Hurghada as windsurfing, kitesurfing, and waterskiing.
Sindbad Submarine is one of the fascinating trips in Hurghada, submarine sail every day two or three times to dive with 44 passengers for 20 meters underwater to see the underwater views and marine life of the red sea.
The Majestic desert of Hurghada is amazing like its beaches and coral reefs, those they love adventure prefer to do the trips to the desert and the mountains, the safari tour operators have a nice tour through the desert, you can do the Jeep 4*4 safari trip or Quad Bike desert tours, during the desert trips you will have the opportunity to ride the Camels and learn about the Bedouin people and their life. After you make your trip through the desert and mountain, you will be head to the most interest dinner you can do, the Bedouin Barbecue Dinner with Bedouin music and party. Also, there is stargazing with powerful telescope for those who want to see the stars, as well as morning Quad Bike for people who are interested to drive longer and explore the desert. Enjoy your lunch and dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Hurghada.
DAY 13| HURGHADA – CAIRO – FINAL DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast in the hotel, check out and transfer to Hurghada Airport for your flight to Cairo to board your flight back home.
***YOUR BEST OF EGYPT TOUR CONCLUDES***