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Classical City and Sands

duration 7 Days / 6 Nights

priceStart from $430

locationEgypt

Summary

Experience Egypt’s Western Desert, one of the most arid regions on the Earth. Giant white chalk sculptures, Black Mountain and natural springs along with the hustle and bustle of Cairo, make this tour special for all adventure-lovers. This package offers you experiencing a contrast of the most amazing natural desert formations and Cairo city sites.

Highlights of this itinerary

Cairo, the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, the Baharya Oasis, the White Desert, the Western Desert
 


Overview


Day 1 (Cairo) Arrival in Cairo and hotel transfer (B)
Day 2 (Cairo) The Pyramids, the Sphinx and Saqqara (B)
Day 3 (Cairo) The Egyptian Museum, the Citadel of Saladin and Old Cairo (B)
Day 4 (Cairo-The Bahariya Oasis) Local tour of the Bahariya Oasis, therapeutic hot and cold springs, Gebel al-Ingleez, Gebel Dist and the Oasis Museum (B, L, D)
Day 5 (The White Desert) The Temple of Alexander the Great, the Tombs of the Nobles, the Swiss Tomb, the Black Mountains and the Black Desert (B, L, D)
Day 6 (Cairo) Transfer to Cairo and hotel check-in (B)
Day 7 (Cairo) Transfer to Cairo International Airport for your final departure (B)
 

Includes

  • Meet and assistance Service upon arrival and departure
  • Four-night accommodation in Cairo
  • Two -nights accommodation in the Bahariya Oasis
  • Currently applied entrance fees for the above-mentioned sightseeing
  • All transfers mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned above: (B) breakfast, (L) lunch, (D) dinner
  • English-speaking tour guide.
 

Excludes

  • Entry visa to Egypt;
  • International flight ticket;
  • Tipping kitty;
  • Any personal expenses such as drinks, laundry etc.;
  • Any optional trips or unmentioned items.
 
Day 1 (Cairo)

Day 1 (Cairo)

Welcome to the Land of Pharaohs! Our representative will meet you at Cairo International Airport and provide assistance with airport procedures. As soon as all custom formalities are successfully passed, you will be comfortably delivered to your hotel by a modern air-conditioned vehicle. The free evening will let you relax and get ready for your Egyptian holidays. (No meals included)
 

Day 2 (Cairo)

Day 2 (Cairo)

Start your day at Giza, exploring Egypt’s main and the most famous sight – the Great Pyramid of Khufu. For over 3,800 years it was considered the tallest manmade structure in the world. Our expert guide will tell you the history and tales related to the Pyramids and the Sphinx. Move to Saqqara, where the first Egyptian pyramid was built. The construction of the Step Pyramid of Djoser was completed in 2648 BC. The evening is at your disposal. Spend the night in Cairo hotel. (B)

Day 3 (Cairo)

Day 3 (Cairo)

Head to the Egyptian Museum, where you can see the magnificent treasures of Ancient Egypt, including Tutankhamun’s fabulously famous golden mask and throne, jewelry and precious metal coins, grand statutes and tiny figurines. Then your guide will take you to the Islamic areas of Cairo, where the Citadel of Saladin housing the majestic alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali is situated. Afterwards you will head to Coptic Cairo to visit one of the oldest churches in Egypt – El Muallaqa (the Hanging Church) located above the gatehouse of Babylon Fortress built by the Romans. The next stop will be at Saint Sergius Church, which is said to be the resting place for the Holy Family during their flight from Israel. At the end of the day you can go shopping to Khan El Khalili, the major souk in the Islamic bazaar district. You will spend another night in Cairo hotel. (B)

Day 4 (Cairo - the Bahariya Oasis)

Day 4 (Cairo - the Bahariya Oasis)

Set off for the Bahariya Oasis on a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. In approximately four hours you will get to the hotel, where you can freshen up, have your lunch and get ready for a local tour of the Bahariya Oasis, visiting its numerous therapeutic hot and cold springs, Gebel al-Ingleez (the English Mountain), Gebel Dist (the Pyramid Mountain) and the impressive Oasis Museum. Overnight Baharia Hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 5 (The White Desert)

Day 5 (The White Desert)

Today you will travel by a 4x4 air-conditioned vehicle to visit the Temple of Alexander the Great. Built during Alexander's reign, the temple was dedicated to Egyptian Gods Amun and Horus. Move to the Tombs of the Nobles and then proceed to the spectacular White Desert. En route you will visit the sand dunes, the Swiss Tomb, the Black Mountains and the Black Desert. Set up a camp for the starlit night in the White Dessert, one of the most beautiful areas in Egypt. (B, L, D)

Day 6 (Cairo)

Day 6 (Cairo)

After your lunch in the middle of the desert, you will drive back through the vast arid Western Desert and return to the multifarious chaos of Cairo. Check-in the hotel and enjoy your evening. You will spend the night at Cairo Hotel. (B)

Day 7 (Cairo)

Day 7 (Cairo)

Our agent will take you to the Cairo International Airport for your final departure. (B)

Price Guide

Start End Notes Price  
2016-11-01 2017-01-31 Per person- Per package
Double or twin room sharing
Minimum 5 adults travelling  
Single Supplemnt  120.00 USD 
Excluding Christmas & New Year Gala dinner 
 
USD 430

How to book

1. Contact a destination specialist

Whether you wish to plan your trip around this itinerary idea or you have other ideas, please do get in touch by phone or online. If using our online form, a sales team member will contact you by email to discuss your requirements.

2. Discuss your requirements

Our sales team have firsthand knowledge required to put your plans into action. They can answer your questions, offer suggestions and advice to suit your tastes and budget.

3. Refine your tailor-made itinerary

Your specialist will carefully design your trip, creating a detailed itinerary which you will receive in the post and online. Your specialist will answer any further questions you have and refine it until you are completely happy.

4.Confirmation

Once you are pleased with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit of 50% of the total cost of your trip.

5. Staying in touch

Even after booking, if you have any further questions, feel free to email your sales team member at any time. The same person will handle your trip from start to finish.

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