DAY 01 | ARRIVAL AT MUSCAT (B)
Arrival Muscat International Airport. After Immigration clearance and baggage collection proceed to the arrival hall. Meet the chauffeur in the arrival hall holding placard in the guest’s name and proceed to the
Hotel Overnight stay at Muscat Hotel
DAY 02 | HALF DAY MYSTICAL MUSCAT TOUR ( 04 HOURS) (B)
0830 Hrs: Muscat offers the visitor a unique opportunity to witness a modern commercial center existing in harmony with its traditional culture. With its natural harbor, Muscat means “Anchorage” & lies in a natural volcanic bowl. Our tour of the Grand Mosque (except Friday) & Bait Al Zubair Museum (except Friday) is a brief introduction that traces Oman’s history and development. Drive along the waterfront Corniche visiting he colorful Muttrah Souq & Fish Market . We proceed for a photo stop to the magnificent Al Alam Palace, official palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos flanked by the 16th-century Portuguese forts Mirani & Jalali.
(Ladies fully covered and to carry a headscarf and men in trousers)
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at Muscat Hotel
DAY 03 | DAY AT LEISURE
Day at Leisure
Overnight stay at Muscat Hotel
DAY 04 | OMAN àCAIRO(B+D)
Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, IML Travel representative welcomes you and assists you through the immigration process. Escorted transfer by a modern air-conditioned vehicle, which will take you to the hotel through Old Cairo to enjoy the panoramic view of the citadel with the towering mosque of Mohamed Ali pass by Sultan Hassan & El Refaie mosques. Check in the hotel upon arrival & free time to refresh, Overnight stay at the hotel.
Back to the hotel & overnight stay at Cairo.
DAY 05 | PYRAMIDS, SPHINX, MUSEUM,KHAN EL KHALILI BAZARS(B+L+D)
Early breakfast at the hotel in Cairo then starts 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 tones. 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.
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 prehistoric 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.
Dinner and Overnight on the sleeping train.
DAY 06 | TRAIN – ASWAN – CRUISE (B+L+D)
Breakfast onboard the train and meet & assist upon arriving at Aswan Station and transfer to the Nile cruise.Meet & assist upon arrival Aswan is one of the world’s best-known winter resorts. Start a guided tour to visit the Old Dam (just passing over it) and the High Dam, which provides irrigation and electricity to the whole Egypt and then a motor boat ride, will take you to the beautiful Temple of Philae on Isis Island then transfer to the Nile Cruise & Check in.
Lunch will be served onboard the cruise then afternoon relax. Dinner and Overnight in Aswan.
DAY 07 | ASWAN- KOM OMBO- EDFU (B+L+D)
Very early wakeup call & breakfast box will be ready to start an excursion by coach to the great Temples of Abu Simbel(Optional) flanked by four giant stone statues of Ramses II. The Temple was reclaimed from the dam to rescue from the rising water of Lake Nasser and reconstructed in its present site.
Sail to KomEmbo upon returning from Abu Simbel. Visit The Ptolemaic Temple Shared by Two Gods, Sobek, and Heroeris in Kom Embo. Alternatively, you can spend your time in leisure onboard your Nile river cruise and svour to the delicious cuisine served.
Sail to Edfu&Enjoy your dinner onboard the Nile river cruise, overnight on board the Nile River cruise.
DAY 08 | EDFU -LUXOR (B+L+D)
Transfer by Kalesh or horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus to visit then back to the Nile Cruise and sail to Esna / Luxor. Visit Karnak temple upon arrival & overview Luxor temple from outside as it is like an open musuem from outside as it is like an open museum.
Overnight onboard the Nile River cruise.
DAY 09 | WEST BANK – SLEEPING TRAIN (B+D)
Early breakfast & check out then start a visit to the west bank in Luxor to the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple&colossi of Memnon. These are some of the best example of the magnificence of the ancient Egyptian architecture and its cultural spirits. Later drive back to the Nile cruise & check out from the cruise, take the Luggage and get transferred to back Cairo Dinner and Overnight in the sleeping train.
DAY 10 | CAIRO- DEPARTURE TO ONWARDS DESTINATION (B)
Enjoy a lavish buffet breakfast in at your Hotel; later complete your check-out formalities and embark on a journey to Cairo International Airport to catch your flight to India. Board your flight from there and come back to your home with the cheerful memories of your wonderful trip.
***YOUR EGYPT & OMAN TOUR PACKAGES CONCLUDES***