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 CAIRO(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 BAZAARS(B+L+D)
Early breakfast at the hotel in Cairo then 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.
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. Come back to the hotel. overnight stay at the hotel Cairo.
DAY 06 | FULL DAY TOUR TO ALEXANDRIA (B+L+D)
Early breakfast at the hotel in Cairo then transfers to Alexandria via the desert road –about 225 km– whereby you will start a guided tour to visit the Bombay’s’ pillars, the Catacombs & Montazah Gardens. Moreover, you will also pass by Alexandrina Bibliotheca & overview 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. Moreover, the majority of the remains found around the column can be been at the Greco-Roman Museum. In addition, 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. Also, 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.
Moreover, Qaite bay Fort has been guarding the bay for centuries; at the end of the Cornish rises the crenellated walls of the Mameluk fortress built in 1480 on the site of the Alexandria lighthouse.
Drive back to Cairo, dinner at a restaurant & overnight at the hotel.
Day 07 Cairo – Hurghada
Morning breakfast at the hotel in Cairo. Check-out from the hotel and transfer to the Cairo Airport. Catch your flight to Hurghada Our representative will welcome to at Hurghada airport and drop you to the hotel. he will assist you with the check-in formalities. rest of the day is free for leisure.
Day 08 Hurghada
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 is 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 Glass 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 under water to see the underwater views and marina 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 star gazing with powerful telescope for those who want to see the stars, as well as morning Quad Bike for people who are interest to drive longer and explore the desert.
Overnight at the hotel in Hurghada.
Day 09 Hurghada – Cairo
Breakfast in the hotel, check out and transfer to Hurghada Airport for your flight back home.
***YOUR EGYPT & OMAN TOUR PACKAGES CONCLUDES***