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Egypt: Egypt and Nile River

Minimum Passengers 2
Category Guaranteed Departures
Duration 9 days / 8 nights
Available Dates
Aug, 2017 5,12,19,26
Sep, 2017 2,9,16,30
Oct, 2017 7,14,21,28
Nov, 2017 4,11,18,25
Dec, 2017 2
Jan, 2018 13,20,27
Feb, 2018 3,10,17
Mar, 2018 3,17,31
Apr, 2018 7,21,28
*Always small groups, 10 - 14 people.


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Tour Includes:

•    Meet and greet at the airport
•    Arrival and departure transfers
•    4 nights in Cairo at 4 stars Moevenpick Pyramids or similar
•    4 nights Nile Cruise at 4 stars M/S Presidential Nile Cruise or similar 
•    17 meals: 8 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, and 4 Dinners 
•    Visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza
•    Visit to Egyptian Museum
•    Sightseeing tour of Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple of Amun
•    Guided visit of West Bank
•    Visit to Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon
•    Visit to Horus Temple of Edfu
•    Guided tour of High Dam, Granite Quarries, and Philae

•    Temple in Aswan  
•    All transfers in private Deluxe A/C Bus
•    Baggage handling and portage
•    Sightseeing with entry fees as mentioned
•    Private English Guide/Egyptologist 
•    Service and local taxes

Not Included:

•    Entry Visa 
•    Meals not mentioned
•    All Drinks
•    Any additional requests 
•    Domestic & International flight ticket 
•    Tips (Driver, Representative, and Guide) 

•    Domestic flight from Cairo to Luxor

•    Domestic flight from Aswan to Cairo 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:About our Tours 
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.
* A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates.


* 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. A valid passport with at least 6 months validity after the date of travel is required. Travel insurance is highly recommended.

Day 1 : Cairo

Upon arrival to Cairo, you will be met by our representative in Egypt and transferred to your hotel for overnight.

Day 2 : Cairo (Pyramids, Egyptian Museum)

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.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 : Luxor (Karnak & Luxor Temple)

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 in Luxor

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 : Luxor (West Bank)

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.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 : Cruise (Edfu & Kom-Ombo)

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 and Overnight.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 : Aswan (High Dam, Philae, Felucca)

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 in Aswan.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 : Aswan / Cairo
After breakfast disembarks 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 transfer to your hotel. Overnight at hotel. 
 
Meals : Breakfast
Day 8 : Cairo – Free day at leisure

Breakfast, free day at leisure. Overnight at hotel

Meals : Breakfast
Day 9 : Departure

You will be met at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals : Breakfast

VISA

Visa to Egypt to American Citizens can be obtained at the airport for the amount of $25.

Money

Small notes (1, 5, 10) are like gold in Egypt! You pretty much tip everyone who looks at you, so you will need a good supply of small notes handy. I believe there are coins as well, but I never saw them! Wages are criminally low so Egyptians rely on tips from foreigners and locals alike, so stock up on the small notes.

Also, it’s very, very difficult to get change so try and get as much as you can before arriving (even banks are reluctant to share).

Tipping

At Restaurants: The tip is included in the bill; add 5–10 percent above that.

At Hotels: One to two dollars a day for the housekeeper (pay throughout your stay to ensure great cleaning); $1 per bag for the porter; concierges are powerful and very helpful, so $10–$20 at the beginning of your stay will go far.

 U.S. dollars are always accepted as tips.

Our suggestions for daily tipping are the following:

Drivers: $ 2.00 to $ 5.00

Tour Guide: $ 10.00 to $ 20.00

House Keepers: $ 2.00

Porters: $ 1.00 per luggage

Water

No surprise here; avoid tap water and only drink bottled water. Clean your teeth with bottled or boiled water, and avoid unpeeled fruits and vegetables. The real tip though for water is to remember to take it with you everywhere. Each and every time you leave your hotel room or cruise ship, grab a bottle. Sure it’s available to buy at the temples and bazaars, but you will be charged exorbitant prices and have to run the bargaining gauntlet to get your hands on some.

Dress

Yes, Egypt is a predominantly Muslim country; however they are pretty relaxed and accepting of other cultures and religions. Relying heavily on tourism, Egypt values its visitors and does not expect everyone to do everything their way. Skirts, shorts, sleeveless tops and dresses are all acceptable within reason; just avoid anything too short or too low cut. And for your sightseeing and day trips from Cairo – wear flat, comfortable, closed toe shoes – there’s a lot of sand to walk on in Egypt!

 Beer

If you are a beer drinker – beware! Due to the heat, the beer in Egypt has loads of preservatives which can unfortunately have a laxative effect. There is one brand called Sakkara which is preservative free, so we suggest you stick to this one.

Shopping

There are plenty of plastic Tutankhamuns and stuffed camels to buy in Egypt, everywhere in the world have their fair share of tacky souvenirs, but there are also some good quality items. The biggies to look out for are Papyrus, Alabaster/granite, gold and Egyptian cotton.

Camera

No matter where you are, or who they are, do not ever give your camera to someone else to take a photo for you – it will cost you dearly to get it back. If you want your photo taken somewhere, ask your guide or a fellow traveler, not the tourist police, not the temple staff, not the friendly camel owner and definitely not the guy with the Pharaoh head-dress who appears out of nowhere ‘my friend’. This is the scam you need to be aware of, so exercise some common sense and don’t hand over any valuables to complete strangers.

Chill out

Relax! You do not need to take any more precautions in Egypt than you would travel to most Western countries. People are very kind and respectful. It’s a different culture, no question there, but that doesn’t make it wrong, just different. Open your eyes and open your mind and Egypt will find a place in your heart.

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