Egypt | The Nile River, Cairo and Dubai

13 days | 12 nights
TYPOLOGIES

Shared

DIFFICULTY

Low

MIN. TRAVELERS

2 Passengers

$ 1979

Amazing Experience

Despite ranking in the top 30 largest countries with its 1 million square kilometers of land, Egypt is a country that is notorious for its geographic ‘distribution.’ 99% of Egypt’s population utilizes only 5% of the total land area but nearly 100% of its aquatic resources as a result of the predominantly barren ecosystem. The lifeline of some 90 million human beings, the river Nile is the focal point of urban planning, an incredible 6,695 km gift of sustenance for Egypt and three other countries, making it the longest, and arguably most vital, river in the world.

What's Included

Meet & greet at the airport
Arrival and departure transfers
4 nights in Cairo at Cairo Pyramids Hotel or similar
4 nights Nile Cruise at M/S Princess Sarah or similar
4 nights in Dubai at Hilton Garden Inn Dubai or similar
23 Meals: 12 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, and 6 Dinners
City Tour in Cairo
Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza
Visit Egyptian Museum
Sightseeing tour of Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple of Amun
Guided visit of West Bank
Visit Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon
Visit Horus Temple of Edfu
Guided tour of High Dam, Granite Quarries, and Philae
City Tour in Dubai
Dhow Cruise with Dinner
4×4 Desert Safari with BBQ and Camel Ride
City Tour in Abu Dhabi
English-Speaking Guide
Service and local taxes

Services NOT included

Domestic flights: Cairo/Luxor – Aswan/Cairo (approximately $260 per person)
Flight from Cairo to Dubai (approximately $275 per person)
Egypt Entry Visa
Hotel Taxes in Dubai, it will be billed directly to clients $5/night
Optional tours or activities
All drinks
Tips (Driver, Representative & Guide)

Day by Day

Please Note While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.

DAY 1 | (ARRIVAL) Cairo

Upon arrival to Cairo, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight. Note: Visa can be obtained at the airport.

| Overnight in Cairo

DAY 2 | Cairo

After breakfast, your private Egyptologist tour guide and driver will pick you up and start your tour. Drive to Giza and visit the Pyramids. See the Great Pyramid, a royal burial chamber, and the Sphinx. Lunch en route. Visit the Egyptian Museum, this houses a magnificent collection of Pharaonic antiquities, especially the golden treasures of Tut Ankh Amun. Return back to your hotel for overnight.

| Overnight in Cairo

|  Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3 | Nile Cruise

After breakfast, our representative will pick up you and transfer to Cairo airport for flight to Luxor (not included, to be booked by agent). Upon arrival at Luxor Airport, our representative will pick up you for embarkation on your Nile Cruise. In the afternoon, you will visit the great Luxor Temple and the magnificent Karnak Temple of Amun with its famous Hypostyle Hall and the 134 huge columns, the Statue of Ramses II, the Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut and the Sacred Lake.

| Overnight on board

|  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4 | Nile Cruise

After breakfast in the morning, your sightseeing in Luxor includes the West Bank (Thebes) where some of
the richest treasures in the world exist, including the Tomb of Tut Ankh Amun (optional) and other royal
tombs including Ramses VI in the Valley of the Kings. Visit Hatshepsut funerary temple at Dier El Bahari
and the Colossi of Memnon. Then, transfer back to your Cruise for lunch. In the afternoon, sail through
the locks of Esna to Edfu and dinner on board and Overnight.

| Overnight on board

|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 | Nile Cruise

After breakfast, in the morning, visit the Horus Temple of Edfu, one of the three beautiful temples of the
Ptolemaic Period. Sail to Kom Ombo, where you will visit the Sobek Temple, dedicated to the two gods,
which offers beautiful murals and reliefs. Sail to Aswan.

| Overnight on board

|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 | Nile Cruise

After breakfast, you will visit the High Dam, and the Granite Quarries and the Philae Temple. In the afternoon, you will sail on an Egyptian felucca around Elephantine Island and the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener Island and the Agha Khan Mausoleum.

| Overnight on board

|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 | Cairo

After breakfast, disembark from the ship, you will be transferred to Aswan airport for your flight to Cairo (not included, to be booked by agent). Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

| Overnight in Cairo

|  Breakfast

DAY 8 | Cairo

Breakfast, free day at leisure.

| Overnight in Cairo

|  Breakfast

DAY 9 | Dubai

You will be met at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your departure flight to Dubai (flight not included, to be booked by agent). Upon arrival in Dubai, you will be met by our representative at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

| Overnight in Dubai

|  Breakfast

DAY 10 | Dubai

Have breakfast at your hotel before departure for a day guided tour.

You will have the opportunity to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai. The city, developed from a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek, nowadays presents itself as a glamorous metropolis at the Arabian Gulf. The distinctive skyscrapers and gigantic shopping malls are sure to impress every visitor. You will start your tour with Bastakyia, the old town district of Dubai. Learn everything about the local history and geography of the city when visiting the Dubai Museum, located in the ancient fortress of Al-Fahidi. Following the museum, you will use the local water taxis, called “Abras”, to cross the Dubai Creek. Enjoy the spectacular view of the city while heading towards the district of Deira. Here you will be enchanted by the large variety of exotic spices in the famous Spice Souk. Take the chance to get a unique and affordable souvenir when you visit the adjacent Gold Souk. Your tour then proceeds to the Jumeirah area, where you will have a photo stop to capture the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah. The mosque was built in medieval Fatimid tradition, the stone structure is a tribute to modern Islamic architecture. Following that, you will take another photo stop of Burj Al Arab Hotel. After your tour, return to your hotel. Keep your evening open to enjoy a dhow cruise dinner along the Dubai Creek. Cruising down the creek is a unique experience, one of which you cannot miss when in Dubai. Imagine yourself having a buffet dinner and a sip of your favorite drink on a dhow cruise with the fascinating lights of Dubai Creek.

After dinner, you will return to your hotel.

| Overnight in Dubai

|  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11 | Dubai

Breakfast at your hotel.

Departure for Abu Dhabi city tour, the largest and the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. This comprehensive tour is the ideal introduction to the UAE capital and the island on which it stands. The name Abu Dhabi means: “Father of the Gazelle”. Our first stop will be at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest Mosques in the world; able to accommodate more than 30,000 worshipers. The beautiful mosque is completely clad in marble and also features intricate Islamic decoration and carvings as well as extensive landscaping works. We will continue our tour towards Abu Dhabi downtown. We will stop at the Heritage Village, which houses a small museum and depicts the traditional daily activities of the Arab community prior to the discovery of oil. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will drive along the spectacular Corniche, past gleaming white mosques, glass-clad offices, and elegant high-rise apartments to the tip of the breakwater for a superb view of the city’s magnificent skyline. The remaining part of the tour will be devoted to driving through the famous giant Saadiyat Island project where the Louvre Museum and Guggenheim Museums are being built to complete the image of Abu Dhabi as a cultural city. The tour will continue towards the famous Yas Island which houses the Formula 1 Yas Circuit & the first attraction park of Ferrari in the world (only a photo-stop). An impressive attraction park, the largest covered air-conditioned park in the world with a huge red Ferrari sign as a landmark. Later afternoon we will come back to Dubai. Note: The Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi is open to visitors between 8.30 AM and 11:30 AM, Sunday to Thursday. Visitors will not be permitted to enter outside of these times; we respectfully request your cooperation in this matter. Ladies visiting the mosque are required to cover their head with a scarf and please do not wear shorts, beachwear or sleeveless outfits as they are to be fully covered. Men visiting the mosque should wear long trousers.

The Cultural Foundation & Al Husn Palace is closed for renovation in Abu Dhabi, hence not incorporated in the itinerary of Abu Dhabi tour. The Heritage Village in Abu Dhabi opening hours is Mon-Thu & Sat 09:00-13:00 and from 17:00-21:00. Fri from 17:00-21:00. It is closed on Sundays.

| Overnight in Dubai

|  Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 12 | Dubai

Breakfast at your hotel. Morning and early afternoon at leisure. In the afternoon, you will join a desert safari. You will ride in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle with A/C to pass the endless and spectacular sandy desert. In the evening, you will reach a traditional Bedouin desert camp where you will be having a BBQ dinner in the sunset while listening to traditional Arabic music, an unforgettable experience. You will have access to dune bashing, a henna experience, sand boarding, and meeting camels. In the late evening, you will return to your hotel.

| Overnight in Dubai

|  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13 | (DEPART)

After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the international airport for your flight home.

 

|  Breakfast

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