Egypt Daytrips - Nile Cruises - Short Tours
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DAYTRIPS in CAIRO:


Daytrips include Transportation, Guide services, Lunch and Entry Fees

Go and have your all inclusive holidays to Egypt and witness the great landscapes and structures here in Cairo. You're in for a treat with the amazing sceneries and friendly locals who will make your trip a meaningful one.

DAYTRIPS in CAIRO:
Daytrips include Transportation, Guide services, Lunch and Entry Fees

1. CAIRO - Pyramids - $75 per person:
We visit the Great Pyramids at Cheops, the Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, the Sphinx  and the Valley Temple of King Khafre. Visit the Solar Boat Museum. (Option to Ride a Camel and enter the small Pyramid approx $15 US per person) Then we take a visit to a perfumery and to see how Papyrus was made in the days of the Pharaohs. (L)
2. CAIRO - Egyptian Museum/Islamic and Coptic Cairo - $75 per person:
Depart for the Egyptian Museum. The guide will relate the stories of the different kingdoms through the ages and the Tutankhamen Exhibit. After lunch depart for Islamic Cairo - we start at the Citadel fortress with a visit to the Mohammed Ali Mosque (the alabaster mosque), and the Green Mosque. (The Citadel was built by Salah al Dien the greatest leader of the Moslems after the friends of the prophet, he was a partner with Richard the Lionheart during the Crusades). Then we visit Coptic Cairo home of some of the oldest Christian churches. Walk where Mary and Joseph walked thousands of years ago. Then a visit to the Khan El Khalili Bazaar before returning to your Hotel. 
3. CAIRO - City Tour - $75 per person:
Take a complete city tour of Cairo from one end to the other. See this amazing city and its many contrasts between the old and new. This tour is best done on a Friday, the Islamic day of rest when the traffic is quieter. We will visit the Gayer Anderson House Museum, the Cairo Tower and the modern Opera House and hear the story of the 18th and 19th century city. 
4. CAIRO - City Sites - $75 per person:
Visit the Aqueduct, the City of the Dead, and see the Cairo Walls and Old City Gates, the Nileometer, the Zegorat(spiral minaret), the Alazhar Mosque (the Mosque of Cairo), and the Gayer Anderson museum, finish with a visit to the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. 
5. CAIRO - Shopping & Craft Industries - $75 per person: Check out the shopping centers from the modern shopping malls to the open air markets. Witness some of the old Egyptian industries still flourishing today, Perfume, Papyrus, Silverware, Copper, Pottery and more. Collect gifts to take home, how about a gold cartouche with your name in hieroglyphics. 
6. CAIRO - 6th of October & Media Production City - $75 per person:  A new community, set up as a means of relieving Cairo of the massive congestion and as an example of creating new future communities. Egypt is a country of contrasts and this will be very evident here with its Media production city where major films are produced on an ongoing basis, its golf resorts and look to the future. 
7. CAIRO - A Myriad of Museums - $75 per person:The Museum of Agriculture, Mohammed Ali Museum, the Abdeen Palace (a replica of Buckingham Palace, and a museum dedicated to the first half of the century), Mohammed Mahmud Museum (Anwar Sadat’s previous home and displaying art work of the likes of Renoir and Picasso). 


DAYTRIPS out of CAIRO:
Daytrips include Transportation, Guide services, Lunch and Entry Fees

1. SAKKARA/MEMPHIS - $89 US per person:
Drive through the countryside to the Sakkara complex for a visit to the Step Pyramid of Zoser, the first pyramid to be built, and the surrounding monuments. Your guide will give you details of Imhoteb the builder and how it was built. Visit the open air Museum at Memphis where the Colossus of Ramses the II, the largest statue of Ramses the Great can be seen in the place where it was discovered, see the Alabaster Sphinx alongside. We stop for lunch in a typical countryside restaurant where you witness breadmaking before returning to Cairo with a stop at a local school of carpet making where you will see the nimble fingered local children weaving carpets and wall hangings. 
2. ALEXANDRIA - $140 US per person:
An early departure for Alexandria, meeting place of Anthony and Cleopatra, in the north on the Mediterranean Sea. A visit to the National Museum, the open air Roman amphitheater, the Catacombs and visit the Citadel from the Islamic period, where they recently found what they believe is the Palace of Cleopatra. Visit the Bibliotheca the newly rebuilt Library, built to replace the one burnt down during the time of Cleopatra. A late lunch before we return to Cairo for a late arrival. 
3. FAYYOUM OASIS - $105 US per person:
A day tour to Egypt’s largest and most beautiful oasis, Fayyoum, where you see green in middle of the desert, water mills, the natural lakes and waterfalls and white crystal desert. Lunch on your own at the oasis before returning to Cairo.
4. CAIRO-SUEZ-ISMAILIA-PORT SAID: $140 US per person
A visit to the Suez Canal which runs the 100km between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. We visit the cities of Ismailia and Port Said site of the digging of the canal and the world struggle over this strategic waterway. (3-4 hours drive each way)
DAYTRIPS from LUXOR or ASWAN:
Daytrips include Transportation, Guide services, Lunch and Entry Fees

1. LUXOR - $115 US per person: 
West Bank -Today we drive to the Colossi of Memnon, the Valley of the Kings (a visit to up to 3 tombs of your choice) and then onto Deir El-Bahari, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.  Later visit the Luxor Temple before returning to your Hotel. 
2. ASWAN - $100 US per person: 
Visit the High Dam, and the romantic temple of Philae after we visit the Unfinished Obelisk in the ancient granite quarries before having lunch. Today visit by "felucca" (local sailing boat) or Launch to Elephantine Island, see the Mausoleum of Agha-Khan from the Nile and visit the Botanical Gardens.
3. ABU SIMBUL - $185 US per person Transfer to Abu Simbul by A/C Van
Abu Simbul Temple, the Statue of Liberty of Egypt within its African borders. Visit the temples etc. for approx 2 hours before returning to Aswan around 1p.m.  (No lunch provided for this program)
4. DANDARA & ABYDOS - Bus Tour - $115 US per person: 
Bus tour to Dandara and Abydos Temples. Travel through the small farming villages and desert to see these two magnificent temples.
DAYTRIPS from HURGHADA & SHARM EL SHEIKH:
Current prices on request.
1: BEDOUIN SAFARI TRIP: $75 US per person
Afternoon evening trip to Bedouin Camp - ride the dunes in a 4x4, camel ride, dinner at the camp, learn the local folklore and enjoy and Bedouin dinner and Entertainment.
2: BOAT TRIP: $75 US per person
Daytrip out on a boat for snorkeling, diving, swimming or just to see the coral reefs and fish through the clear blue Red Sea waters. Lunch of fresh caught fish onboard.
3: ALF FA LEILA WA LEILA FOLKLORE SHOW: $40-$55 US per person
Enjoy an evening of local entertainment and the beautiful Arabian Horses. Dinner show or just the show.
NILE CRUISES:
1. NILE CRUISE: 4 Days/3 Nights: 
     Starting from Luxor  Every Saturday &  Monday

   
    5* Star with Full Board - $509 US per person double occupancy -
     Single supplement $245 US


    4* Star with Full Board - $359 US per person double occupancy
     Single Supplement $210 US
 

Day 1: LUXOR (L,D)
A.M:  Embarkation before lunch.
P.M:  Luxor Temple.
P.M:  Option for Karnak Light and Sound Show

Day 2: LUXOR / ESNA / EDFU (B,L,D)
A.M:  West Bank - Valley of the Kings (3 tombs), Temple of Hatshipsuit, Colossi of Memnon.
P.M  : Sail to Esna, Cross the lock .  Sail to Edfu and overnight .

Day 3: Sailing - EDFU / KOM OMBO / ASWAN (B,L,D)
A.M:  Visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu, Sail to Kom Ombo .
P.M:  Visit the Temple of the two Gods Sobek and Horus at Kom Ombo
Sail to Aswan.

Day 4: ASWAN (B,L)
A.M: Disembarkation after breakfast, Visit the High Dam and Philae Temple, Felucca sail to Botancial Gardens. End of program.

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2. NILE CRUISE: 4 Days/3 Nights: 
     Starting from Aswan Monday  & Friday

   
    5* Star with Full Board - $509 US per person double occupancy -
     Single supplement $285 US


    4* Star with Full Board - $349 US per person double occupancy
     Single Supplement $210 US


Day 1: ASWAN (L,D)
A.M:  Embarkation before lunch.
P.M:  Felucca Sail to the Botanical Gardens

Day 2: ASWAN / KOM OMBO / EDFU (B,L,D)

A.M:  Visit the High Dam and the Philae Temple. Sail to Kom  Ombo .
P.M:  Visit the Kom Ombo Temple shared by the two Gods Sobek and Horus
Sail to Edfu.

Day 3: Sailing - EDFU / LUXOR (B,L,D)
A.M:  Visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu, Sail to Luxor

Day 4: LUXOR: (B,L)
AM:  Disembarkation after breakfast
West Bank - Valley of the Kings (3 tombs), Temple of Hatshipsuit, Colossi of Memnon.
P.M: End of program

Both Cruise Options include :-
- 3 nights 4 days Nile cruise on Full Board basis
- All sightseeing as stated in the program
- All Entrance Fees  to Historical places during sightseeing
- English speaking guide.
- All transfers required for sightseeing by A/C bus.

Not Included :-
- International flight tickets
- Entry Visa to Egypt
- Air Fare or Sleeper Train to and from Cairo - Luxor - Aswan - Cairo
- Any other extras.

ABU SIMBUL OPTION - $220 US per person.
You need an additonal night and day for Abu Simbul making the Cruise a 4 night /5 day program.
Program inlcudes flights Aswan to Abu simbul return and sightseeing with English speaking Guide and entry fees, and an additional Cruise night with Full Board.

Transfer by sleeper train with breakfast and dinner to and from Cairo $85 US each way.
Transfer by flight to and from Cairo, prices available on request.

7 day program is going both way on the Cruise repeating the same stops.

SHORT TRIPS WITH OVERNIGHTS FROM CAIRO:
Includes Accommodations, Transportation, Guides Services and Meals as noted.

1. BHAHARIYA DESERT OASIS SAFARI: 3 Days/2 nights:  $499 US per person
Day 1: Cairo to Bhahariya
Early departure to Bhahariya Desert Oasis (approx 4-5 hours) (B,L,D)
Lunch in the area and visit to the site of the Golden Mummies
Overnight stay at hotel in Bhahariya Oasis
Day 2: Bhahariya Oasis to White Desert (B,L,D)
Early morning departure for Desert to photo formations and to visit the Black Mountain
Travel is by 4x4
Return to Bhahariya Oasis Hotel for overnight
Day 3:Cairo (B)
Transfer back to Cairo (approx 4-5 hours drive)

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2. ST CATHERINE'S: 2 Days/1 night: $399 US per person
Day 1: Cairo to St. Catherine's (D)
Travel to St. Catherine’s (7 hours drive) Check in our hotel for dinner and an early rest before rising around 1am to climb Mount Sinai where Moses received the Ten Commandments to see the sunrise.
Day 2: St. Catherine's to Cairo (B)
Visit the famous Monastery of St. Catherine's and breakfast before driving back to Cairo with brief stops at Moses Springs, and a Military Museum. Transfer to Hotel in Cairo.
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3. HURGHADA: 4 Days/3 nights: Other quotes on request based on number of nights and Hotel Category
5* Star on B&B basis by A/C Bus/Vehicle: $450 US per person
5* Star on B&B basis by Plane: $640 US per person
4* Star on B&B basis by A/C Bus/Vehicle: $399 US per person
4* Star on B&B basis by Plane: $575 US per person
Hurghada - A resort town on the Red Sea, with many water sports (snorkelling, diving, windsurfing etc.)and many other activities. Optional Trips out by boat to visit an Island renowned for its pure sand and healing qualities or a Safari Daytrip to a Bedouin Camp just a couple of the options available. Try a local folkloric show at the Al Fa Liela Wa Liela or maybe visit a perfumery to check out the local perfumes.

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4. SHARM EL SHEIK/ST. CATHERINE'S: 4 Days/3 nights:  Other quotes on request based on number of nights and Hotel Category
5* Star on B&B basis by A/C Bus/Vehicle: $599 US per person
5* Star on B&B basis by Plane: $799 US per person
4* Star on B&B basis by A/C Bus/Vehicle: $480 US per person
4* Star on B&B basis by Plane: $680 US per person
The Sinai - St. Catherine’s Monastery. Climb Mount Sinai where Moses received the 10 commandments. 
Spend two days at a resort in Sharm El Sheik the world famous center of diving with water sports and activities.

QUICK TRIPS from CRUISE SHIPS:
1. CRUISE SHIP IN ALEXANDRIA OR PORT SAID TO CAIRO:
Air-conditioned Transportation pick up at maingate and return
Sightseeing:
Egyptian Museum/Pyramids/Sphinx/Valley Temple Complex - Lunch - Entry Fees and Licensed English speaking Guide/Egyptologist
Based on 2 pax  $225 US per person
Based on 4 pax  $200 US per person
Based on 6 pax  $175 US per person
Based on 8 pax  $150 US per person
10 or more pax   $125 US per person


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2. CRUISE SHIP IN SAFAGA to LUXOR:
Air-conditioned Transportation pick up at maingate and return.
West Bank - Valley of the Kings (3 Tombs), Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Queen Hatshipsuit. East Bank - Luxor and Karnak Temples - Lunch. 
Entry Fees and Licensed English speaking Guide/Egyptologist. 
Daytrips Rate:
Based on 2-5 pax          $190 
Based on 6-19 pax        $175 
Based on 20 plus pax  $150 

Overnight Rate:
5* Hotels - Sheraton/Isis or similar
Based on 2- 5 pax         $299 
Based on 6-19 pax        $275 
Based on 20 plus pax  $250 

4* Hotels - Novotel/Bavelion/New Winter Palace or similar
Based on 2- 5pax          $265 
Based on 6-19 pax        $250 
Based on 20 plus pax  $225 

 

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