Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Cairo Sightseeings and Nile Cruise Holiday with Dubai Tour

Explore Middle East Treasures

Day # 1:) Arrival Cairo, Egypt :Arrive in Cairo to discover the contrasts of this ancient city, our representative will meet you at Cairo international airport beyond passport control to handle your Egyptian entry visa then will be accompanied to your hotel for check in with free welcome drink. Tonight, relax or enjoy optional evening of out of this world entertainment as we go to the Pyramids for the incredible Sound and Light Spectacular after you will return to your hotel and then the night is at leisure.

Day # 2:) Giza Sightseeing Tours :After your relaxing breakfast at the hotel in Cairo your own private English speaking Egyptologist guide will take you to Sakkara that is part of Memphis's massive necropolis, and the burial site of the most ancient Pharaohs where you will see the first pyramids ever built in Egypt "Step Pyramid of King Djoser that was designed by Imhotep, the ancient Egyptian architect also you will visit the Teti Pyramid and tombs in Sakkara then a relaxing drive to the famous Giza Plateau, home of Egypt’s GREATEST attractions to visit The Great Pyramids, ONE of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world including the Great Pyramid of Cheops, middle pyramids of Chephren and the little one of Mykerinos with camel ride and family photo in front of Pyramids, then visit the mysterious Sphinx, the Father of Terror for the ancient pharaohs, the tour includes visit to the valley temple facing the great sphinx with option visit to the solar boat this was a boat used to carry the pharaoh’s mummy across the Nile, and then buried at the foot of the pyramid for his use in the afterlife then you will be transferred back to your hotel for a peaceful over night stay in Cairo

Day # 3:) Cairo - Aswan Nile cruise Holiday :Breakfast and then you will be transferred to Cairo airport to board your flight to Aswan, where you will be met and assisted by a REP who will transfer you to embark your Nile cruise for the next 4 days / 3 nights. Later you will be taken in an exciting tour to the world famous High Dam that was an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. It contains 18 times the material used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops; continue to the granite quarries which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples. The quarries still hold the famous Unfinished Obelisk and then you will be taking by motor-boat to island of Egilka visit the majestic Philae temple that was dedicated to the Goddesses Isis. For our enjoyment, a Felucca Ride is included on the Nile River in Aswan this afternoon. A final optional evening excursion will offer the sound and light show at the Temple of Philae. Return to the hotel free time at leisure in Aswan and overnight stay

Day # 4:) Nile Cruise Holiday :Sail to Kom Ombo. After breakfast will be accompanied by your English speaking guide to visit Kom Ombo temple, the crocodile-headed God of fertility and creator of the world, lunch aboard your cruise with free time at le isure whilst sailing to Edfu to explore Edfu's Temple of Horus, one of the best-preserved Ancient Egyptian temples on the Nile continue the cruise down the Nile to Luxor. Afternoon tea is served on the sun –deck with dinner and overnight stay onboard cruise

Day # 5:) Nile Cruise Holiday :Breakfast onboard the cruise, and then you will be taken into the West Bank of the river Nile to visit the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III (Colossi of Memnon), and then visit the Valley of the Kings, where the magnificent tombs discovered, those tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the pharaohs, you will visit 3 tombs. Continue the tour to visit the Hatshipsut temple at El Deir El Bahary, this impressive temple dedicated to the Queen Hatshipsut the only female pharaoh rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it then back to the cruise for lunch, after afternoon tea on the ship with free time at leisure and overnight stay. Tonight, if you wish, enjoy an optional sound and light show at the Temple of Karnak

Day # 6:) Nile Cruise Holiday - Luxor - Cairo :Today and after breakfast you will be accompanied by Egyptologist guide to visit Karnak Temple, the largest place of worship ever built. Its ancient name Ipet-isut means “the most sacred of places.” The temple, or, more correctly, the complex of temples, was built over more than two thousand years by generation after generation of pharaohs. Within the complex, the great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars. Then you will be transferred to the majestic Luxor temple which built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the god Amun, and then you will be transferred to Luxor airport to fly back to Cairo with dirct transer to your hotel in Cairo for check into the hotel with free time at leisure and overnight stay.

Day # 7:) Cairo Sightseeing Tours :Full day tour to visit the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiques that was built in neo-classical style designed by the French architec t Marcel Dourgnon which exhibits a collection now over 120000 masterpie ces ranges from pre-dynastic era, Pharaonic era to the Greco-roman period in Egypt including the treasures of the child King Tutankhamen, Pharaonic Gods and Goddess, with option visit to the mummies room at the Egyptian Museum where you may learn about the Great Egyptian civilization and the mummification art in ancient Egypt. Then you will also visit the Citadel of Saladin that is overlooking the city from the Muqattam Hills and Mohammed Ali Alabaster Mosque inside that was built in Turkish style and very similar to the Blue Mosque in Turkey and simply considered to be one of the landmarks in Cairo whose minaret can be seen from any part of old Cairo then visit the Christian heritage in Coptic Cairo including some of the early religious monuments of the city such as the hanging church or the suspended church this basilica church was named for its location on top of the south gate of the Fortress of Babylon the church became the center of the Christian Church of Egypt you will visit also the famous Jewish heritage in Cairo including Ben Ezra Synagogue the temple contains a Jewish heritage library, containing documents found here in 1896 that describe the economic and social conditions of Jews under Arab rule as well as descriptions of relations between various Jewish sects from there you will be transferred to your hotel for free time at leisure and overnight stay in Cairo

Day 8. Cairo - fly to Dubai + Dhow Dinner :Transfer to Cairo airport to fly to Dubai, Welcome to Dubai. On arrival your Airport Representative will meet you at the airport. Transfer to the Hotel. Enjoy an unforgettable evening cruising along the Dubai Creek on board a traditionally decorated Dhow boat. A buffet dinner will be served including continental and oriental dishes. Experience the atmosphere of Dubai by night accompanied by Arabic music and the fabulously illuminated city skyline. Overnight at your selected Hotel.

Day 9. City Tour Dubai :Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed on a half day Dubai City Tour. Experience both the modern and the ancient Dubai. The tour will take the guests to the magnificent Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah mosque, continuing towards the World Trade Center. Continue driving passing by the palaces belonging to the ruling family of Dubai. After a short break by the Creek, proceed to the oldest part of the city, Bastakia where old wind-towered houses of wealthy merchants are still to be seen. Close by is the fascinating Dubai Museum in the Al Fahidi Fort, which has been there almost for two centuries defending the settlers of early days. Continue the tour through material market taking a closer look at the wind-towers on the way to Abras, local water taxis, which will take the guests across the Creek to the area of spice and gold souks. As the final destination of this four hour tour, guests will walk through the bustling alleys of these souks being amazed by mystical aromas of numerous spices and the breath-taking amount of dazzling jewelry varying from traditional to the latest designs at amazingly affordable prices displayed by almost 350 shops. Overnight at your selected Hotel.

Day 10. Desert Safari :After breakfast at the hotel, at your own leisure in the morning Dubai Later in the afternoon settle down in the 4 WD vehicles, the jeeps will speed through the desert of the golden sand dunes for you desert safari. The dune bashing or deserts and down the dunes provoking many shrieks and laughter full of excitement. The final leg of this program takes us to the main campsite. This will most definitely be the high light of the trip. After witnessing a memorable sight - the true Arabian sunset with its glory and magic. At the dusk there is an opportunity to try some Camel riding nearby the Bedouin camp. A delicious Barbecue dinner is prepared on open fires & a variety of beverages are available. The set up in this camp is of Persian rugs and traditional accessories to create a typical Bedouin camp under the stars. The tempo of the music increases as a Belly dancer starts dancing to the rhythm of the band. What better way to experience a true Arabian night than this? Overnight at your selected Hotel.

Day 11. Musandam :Enjoy the variety of colours in the landscape of the Emirates in one day! This tour takes us away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We drive through lush, green agricultural areas and stop at a local market in the mountains, passing numerous wadis on our way. At Dibba we visit a local fishing harbour. Then the coastal road along the Indian Ocean takes us through the Bidya Mosque, the oldest mosque in the Emirates. After lunch in a seaside restaurant there is an opportunity to snorkel, swim or just relax on the beach. The city of Fujairah and its old fort will round off this trip. Overnight at your selected Hotel.

Day 12. Abu Dhabi City Tour :Enjoy your breakfast and depart for a full day tour. This tour is the ideal way to discover the beautiful capital of Abu Dhabi. On our way from Dubai we will pass the Jebel Ali Port - the largest man-made port in the world & the thriving Jebel Ali Free Zone. Afterwards we will stop at a carpet market where a huge variety of fabulous carpets from all around the world are being sold at very affordable prices. After lunch, our tour continues to the old souk where you can experience the bustle of everyday life and the magnificent Abu Dhabi Corniche up to the end of the breakwater that stretches out into the sea, giving you a splendid view of the city skyline. We then visit a local craft center where local handicrafts based on the traditional 'tali' handwork are made. Our tour of Abu Dhabi ends with a short round at the Dhow yard where traditional boats are built the same way they have been for hundreds of years. Overnight at your selected Hotel.

Day 13. Al Ain Tour :Al Ain, known as the Garden City is one of the oldest settlements in the region. It is a stunningly green city with an incredible number of public parks and numerous green houses. Al Ain is one of the agricultural centers of the Emirates and also a university town & the birthplace of the President of the U.A.E. The first halt begins with the Hili gardens, the excavation site of a tomb dating back 3000 BC and other archaeological discoveries. Thereafter proceed to visit the most important museum in the U.A.E. where you can see artifacts from a famous excavation site nearby, ancient Arabic manuscripts and royal treasures. After lunch proceed to the quaint camel market where you have a good opportunity to observe these extraordinary "ships of desert". Overnight at your selected Hotel.

Day 14. Dubai / Home :Following breakfast at the hotel, checkout and depart for the Dubai Airport.


- Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
- Daily Buffet Breakfast.
- Meet & Greet at Dubai airport by Representative.
- Arrival Transfer by Private Vehicle (No Guide).
- Dhow Dinner Cruise on sharing basis with return transfer from/to hotel.
- Half-Day Dubai City Tour with English Speaking Driver.
- Half-Day Sharing Desert Safari by 4x4 jeeps with dinner in Bedouin Camp.
- Full-Day Musandam Tour with lunch on sharing basis.
- Full-Day Abu Dhabi Tour with English Speaking Driver, inclusive of lunch.
- Full-Day Al Ain Tour with English Speaking Driver, inclusive of lunch.
- Departure Transfer to Dubai Airport by Private Vehicle (No Guide).
- Mineral water during Excursions.
- Entrance fees.
- Meet and greet service by our representatives at Cairo /Aswan/Luxor airport
- All transfers by private air - conditioned deluxe vehicles
- Interior flights Cairo - Aswan and Luxor - Cairo with Egyptair
- Accommodation for 4 nights in Cairo hotel of your choice with breakfast
- Accommodation for 3 nights on board cruise Aswan-Luxor on full board
- Tour to Pyramids, Sphinx, Valley temple, Sakkara and Memphis
- Tour to the High Dam and Temple of Philae in Aswan
- Tour to Kom Ombo temple and Edfu temple enroute
- Tour to Karnak temples and Luxor temple in East bank of the Nile
- Tour to Valley of the Kings , Hatshepsut temple, colossi of Memnon
- Felucca ride in Luxor with sunset attendance
- Lunch meals (open buffet) during tours in Giza, Cairo
- Entrance fees to the sights in Giza/ Cairo /Aswan/Luxor
- English speaking guide in Giza / Cairo Aswan/Luxor
- Service charges and taxes included throughout the tours


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