Overview

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 Moevenpick Pyramids or similar
•    4 nights Nile Cruise at M/S Presidential Nile Cruise or similar
•    4 nights in Dubai at Tower Rotana 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

Not Included

• Domestic flights: Cairo/Luxor – Aswan/Cairo (approximately $260 per person)
• Flight from Cairo to Dubai (approximately $275 per person)
• Egypt Entry Visa
• Optional tours or activities
• All drinks
• Tips (Driver, Representative & Guide)

Details

Duration: 13 days & 12 nights

Travel Style: Multi – Country

Minimum Passengers: 2
Based on double occupancy

Type of Service: Shared
Small group experience | All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Full itinerary
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.

Accommodations

Below is an example of the hotel we may use in this city. For the actual hotel your specific departure will be using, please check your voucher.

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

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

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

| 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 4×4 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
Departures
Hotels
Cairo Pyramids Hotel

Cairo Pyramids Hotel is set in a landscaped garden, offering stunning views over the Pyramids. It features an outdoor pool, a gym, sauna and massage facilities.

The spacious guestrooms of the Cairo Pyramids Hotel present Egyptian decorative motifs. They include air-conditioning and a satellite TV, bathroom amenities and a hairdryer.

An assortment of local specialties and international dishes is served at the restaurant of the hotel. Soft drinks and spirits are served in the panoramic terrace with views over the pyramids.

At the Cairo Pyramids Hotel there is a children’s playground and guests can benefit from a well-equipped gym.

Presidential Nile Cruise

MS Presidential Commodore Nile Cruises offer comfortable surroundings and good service. Excellent food is served in the boat’s dining room. A bar is also available. On-board entertainment includes belly dancing, a Nubian Show and an Oriental Party. There is also a TV lounge with a choice of videos and games. A swimming pool and sundeck with loungers allow for relaxation. Jewellery, handicrafts and souvenirs are available from the gift shop.

Hotel Towers Rotana

Towers Rotana is a 4-star luxury hotel on Dubai’s prominent Sheikh Zayed Road, located adjacent to the Burj Khalifa (the tallest building in the world) and 10 minutes away from Dubai Mall, Dubai International Finance Center and Jumeirah Beach. The hotel is located directly opposite Financial Center Metro Station. Towers Rotana features free WiFi in all areas, an outdoor pool with sun terrace and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

The guest rooms at Towers Rotana Dubai are decorated with modern artwork and equipped with air-conditioning and satellite TV. The luxury private bathrooms have twin vanities and luxury amenities.

Dining options include the award-winning Teatro, which offers a variety of cuisine ranging from Japanese and Chinese to Indian and Italian. Guests can also enjoy 24-hour in-room dining and there is a pool-side snack bar. All Day Dining Restaurant “Flavors on Two” is open for buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and buffet Dinner of Theme Nights along with Friday Brunch.

The hotel’s fitness center, Bodylines, is equipped with cardiovascular machines, strength equipment and a fitness studio offering classes and personal trainings. Guests can also relax in the steam room, sauna, hot tub or on the Towers’ rooftop swimming pool, which offers views over Jumeirah Boulevard.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Useful info about our trips

  • UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)

  • All tours and entrance fees are included

  • All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES

  • International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates

  • Alterations

    A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates

  • Price are based on double occupancy

    Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.

  • All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.

  • Travel insurance is highly recommended.

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