Egypt·March 4 - 11 2023

Egypt

Explore the magic Egypt has to offer!

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Overview

This incredible experience to Egypt includes visits to The Pyramids & Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara, The Mosque of Mohamed Ali, The Citadel of Salah El din, The Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings, and The Hatshepsut Temple. You will also enjoy The Sindbad Submarine Tour, a safari in the Arabian Desert and Beduin Dinner at sunset. This promises to be an incredible trip and one you won't want to miss!

Schedule

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Arrival Day

Arrival at Cairo International Airport (CAI)

Meet & Greet and Transfer from Airport to Hotel

Overnight at Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir (or equivalent)

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Day 2

Full Day Tour - Pyramids & Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara

Pyramids & Sphinx: Were reckoned by the Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A single pyramid is built of 2,300,000 blocks, each weighing an average Of two and one–half tons. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that so many writers & artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is especially interesting since 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 (2620BC). Hewn from natural yellowish limestone & standing 65 feet high & 187 feet long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion’s body.

A short Camel ride is included within the day. 

Memphis served as the capital of Upper & Lower Egypt some 5,000 years ago during the 1st Dynasty. Menes, the first pharaoh of this dynasty, built a great white-walled palace & the Temple of Ptah here. 

Sakkara one of the most exciting historical & archaeological area in all of Egypt is Sakkara, situated about 12 miles South West of Cairo. The site is dominated by the famous step pyramid of King Zoser. It was the first pyramid to be built in ancient Egypt, preceding those at Giza by many centuries, & is the work of the famous pharaonic architect, Imhotep.

You will have the opportunity to stop for lunch at a local spot during the day.

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Breakfast

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Day 3

Tour to Citadel of Salah El din

The Citadel, situated on a highly visible spur of the Mokattam Hills of Old Cairo, was the nerve center of Egypt for almost 700 years. Construction of the grand structure began in 1176 and was completed by Mohamed Ali Pasha, ruler of Egypt in the late 19th century. Mamluk sultans and Turkish governors resided in the Citadel, which is among the world's most splendid monuments of medieval warfare. 

The Mosque of Mohamed Ali is located inside the Citadel of Salah al Din in Cairo. It was built by Mohamed Ali Pasha (1805–1848 AD), the founder of the Mohamed Ali Dynasty (1805–1953 AD), on the site of Mamluk palaces. He had these demolished to make room for his new building, which is also known as the "Alabaster Mosque", in reference to its marble paneling on its interior and exterior walls. The mosque’s twin minarets are the highest in all of Egypt, each reaching a height of 84 meters.

Overnight at Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor (or equivalent)

Included

Breakfast

Domestic Flight Cairo to Luxor

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Day 4

Visit Karnak & Luxor Temples

Luxor Temple:

In an unforgettable excursion, visitors drive to the Luxor Temple. Many festivals were celebrated in Thebes. The Temple of Luxor was the center of the most important one, the festival of Opet. Built largely by Amenhotep III and Ramses II, the temple served as a setting for the rituals of the festival, which was held to reconcile the human aspect of the ruler with his divine office. The procession of images of the current royal family began at Karnak and ended at the Luxor temple.

Karnak Temple:

Karnak was erected in 1928 BC as a small shrine dedicated to Amun, god of Thebes then. 

The Temple of Karnak comprises three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples - all constructed over 1300 years. The three main temples of Mut, Monthu and Amun, are enclosed in enormous brick walls, with the temple of Amun at the center. Karnak is now the largest.

Visit the West Bank – The Valley of the Kings, the temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El-Deir El-Bahari and the Colossi Memnon

Valley of the Kings: The Valley of the Kings in Upper Egypt is home to many pharaonic tombs of the New Kingdom, including those of King Tutankhamun and Ramses the Great. Each king's formal name and title is inscribed in his tomb, which are also adorned with his images and statues. Most of the tombs were cut into the limestone following a similar pattern: three corridors, an antechamber, and a sunken sarcophagus chamber. 

Hatshepsut Temple: The mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut of 18th Dynasty was built just north of the Middle Kingdom temple of Mentuhotep Nebhepetre, amid the bay of cliffs known as Deir El-Bahri. In ancient times the temple was called Djeser-djeseru, meaning the sacred of sacreds. The female pharaoh chose to build her temple in a valley sacred to the Theban Goddess of the west, on a direct axis with Karnak Temple of Amun on the East Bank.

Included

Breakfast

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Day 5

Transfer to Hurghada via desert road

Enjoy rest of the day at leisure. 

Overnight at Hurghada Marriott Beach Resort (or equivalent) 

Included

Breakfast

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Day 6

Super Safari Tour with Bedouin Dinner

In the afternoon our representative will pick you up from your hotel in Hurghada to start your adventure day trip to Arabian Desert. After arriving at Sahara station you will have a test drive on your quad bike and then drive about 45 minutes right into the desert of Hurghada. On the way to the Beduouin village by 4x4 car you will stop twice to see a mirage in the desert and to climb a sand dune. After arriving at the Bedouin village you can relax and enjoy a welcome drink or take a tour in the village, try to ride a camel! 

At sunset we'll enjoy a wonderful view from the mountain top. And then let's enjoy open buffet dinner (oriental food and soft drinks) After dinner we can enjoy Sahara Park Show which starts with Tanura and Belly Dancer performance. It also includes folkloric songs and a snake show. After show you will get a chance to explore the desert night sky, watch the stars. 

Included

Breakfast

Bedouin Dinner

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Day 7

Sindbad Submarine Tour

With the absolutely amazing abundance of wildlife and beauty awaiting you below the waters near Hurghada, consider taking a tour to Sindbad Submarine. 

These submarines are completely unique and charter you through the depths of the Red Sea where you can view an astounding array of natural beauty that could never be viewed while snorkeling! With windows covering almost every inch of the submarine, you can easily get up close and enjoy viewing all of the marine creatures and corals around you. 

Perfect for photographers, families, couples, and anyone who just wants to view something completely unique and incredible. 

The tour starts from a scheduled pick up from your Hurghada hotel. Transfer to the jetty to catch the Submarine. 

While you're in port in Hurghada, find out what lies beneath the Red Sea. Board the Sinbad Submarine, with panoramic windows specially designed to maximize your underwater viewing, for an enchanting underwater adventure, where you’ll see vibrant corals, an amazing array of brightly colored tropical fish and other interesting sea life. 

Submarine does not go completely under the sea. 

You will stay underwater for approximately 50 minutes, enjoying the magical views of the sea at a depth of 72 feet (22 meters) below the surface.

Included

Breakfast

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Departure Day

Transfer from hotel to Luxor Airport

Domestic Flight - Hurghada to Cairo

Departure from Cairo International Airport (CAI)

Included

Breakfast

Domestic Flight Hurghada to Cairo

You'll Be Staying Here

Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir

Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir

The new Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir is ideally located at the heart of Cairo down town within few minutes walking distance from the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili and the Arab League building.

COSY AMBIANCE IN STEIGENBERGER EL TAHRIR

The hotel offers 295 modernly furnished hotel rooms and suites. Designed to meet business guests’ needs with free WiFi, 24 hour in-room dining/room service, an all-day dining offer, a lobby bar and on-site parking facilities.

NEWLY DEFIND CULINARY HIGHLIGHTS 

Let us spoil you with culinary delights in our restaurants & bars - enjoy oriental and international delights in the Downtown restaurant or cocktails and long drinks in the Cairo Lobby Bar.

Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor

Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor

Welcome to five-star splendor on the banks of the Nile in a city of ancient pharaonic treasures, the Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor redefines magnificent contemporary style. The hotel is luxurious, sophisticated and above all, elegant. 

Come and enjoy a sweeping terrace with majestic views of the Nile, a grand entrance of polished marble and handsomely appointed furnishings with exquisite detail, a sumptuous health spa, an array of fine dining choices and every amenity to please the most discerning traveler. With the mystical Nile just a whisper away and the temples of Luxor and Karnak preserved in time, experience a city of fascinating antiquity and indulge in the rich splendor of the Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor.

Hurghada Marriott Beach Resort

Hurghada Marriott Beach Resort

The Hurghada Marriott Beach Resort offers the opportunity to experience a new side of the crystal Red Sea. A unique location in the heart of Hurghada allows you to browse varieties of options in Hurghada town, and experience the nightlife. Attentive service ensures a satisfactory stay whether it is for leisure or business. You will experience 5-star luxury service from the moment you step into our Resort, and feel welcomed by our multilingual staff.

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Egypt· March 4 - 11 2023 · 7 nights

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