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Day 1 - Starting: Cairo & Finishing: Cairo
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.
If this is your first visit to Cairo, we highly recommend that you book an airport transfer.
Day 2 - Starting: Cairo & Finishing: Aswan
Head straight to the pyramids and soak in the history of these majestic structures. Later, visit the Egyptian Museum to see more ancient artifacts. In the evening, board an overnight train to Aswan.
Day 3 - Starting: Aswan & Finishing: Aswan
Enjoy some free time in the morning to browse the souk or walk along the Nile. Later, board a felucca (local boat) to reach Elephantine Island and visit a Nubian village. Walk around the small community, then enjoy a traditional dinner at a local home.
Day 4 - Starting: Aswan & Finishing: Aswan
One of the most fascinating sights in the area is the Temple of Abu Simbel. Later, opt for a half-day tour of the Unfinished Obelisk, High Dam, and Philae Temple. Visit the modern Nubian Museum to learn more about Aswan's local people.
Day 5 - Starting: Aswan & Finishing: Kom Ombo
Board the felucca and spend the rest of the day out on the river and a night under the stars.
Day 6 - Starting: Kom Ombo & Finishing: Luxor
Enjoy a guided visit Kom Ombo Temple before driving to Luxor. En route, visit the Temple of Karnak.
Day 7 - Starting: Luxor & Finishing: Luxor
Cross to the West Bank and travel by donkey. Visit the massive 18m (59ft)-high Colossi of Memnon, which is all that remains of an ancient temple. Descend down the narrow corridors and check out the tombs of the pharaohs at the Valley of the Kings. The Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut literally seems to rise out of the surrounding limestone outcrops. Enjoy lunch with a local family on the West bank of the Nile and then explore Luxor at your own pace.
If you have pre-booked the Valley of the Kings Hot Air Balloon Ride you will be flying today.
Day 8 - Starting: Luxor & Finishing: Alexandria
Fly to Cairo and transfer to Alexandria. Soak in the European feeling of this Mediterranean city.
Day 9 - Starting: Alexandria & Finishing: Alexandria
Take a guided tour of Catacombs, the National Museum, Pompey's Pillar, and Qaitbay Fort. With free time, opt to explore the city, check out the city's cafés, or dine on fantastic seafood.
Day 10 - Starting: Alexandria & Finishing: Siwa Oasis
Journey to the hidden Oasis of Siwa. Visit El Alamein Cemetery and Memorial en route.
Day 11 - Starting: Siwa Oasis & Finishing: Siwa Oasis
Bike to the Mountain of the Dead and the Temple of the Oracle. Opt to take a dip in Cleopatra's bath or travel by donkey cart for a perfect desert sunset.
Day 12 - Starting: Siwa Oasis & Finishing: Siwa Oasis
Enjoy a 4x4 excursion to the sand dunes, followed by a picnic lunch in the desert.
Day 13 - Starting: Siwa Oasis & Finishing: Cairo
Journey back to Cairo.
Day 14 - Starting: Cairo & Finishing: Cairo
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