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Cairo and Desert Safari Adventure

12 Days
Private Tour
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An Egyptian adventure to explore not only the magnificent ancient sites of Pharaonic Cairo at the Pyramids and Great Sphinx, but the unspoilt and vast landscapes of Egypt in the Desert regions with Oasis’s, canyons and rock formations unseen by many. The Old Capital of ‘Thebes’ now Luxor in Upper Egypt is a sight to be seen also with it’s famous Temples and Tombs.

  • Met and assisted at Cairo International Airport upon arrival and departure by our Representative.
  • Expert assistance and guidance during your stay by our Personnel, including all tours mentioned.
  • All airport transfers by private deluxe A/C vehicle.
  • All Transfers from Baharyia to Kharga by 4x4 car
  • Accommodation for 4 nights at a Cairo Hotel on bed and buffet breakfast
  • Accommodation for 1 night at Bahariya Hotel on half board basis
  • Accommodation for 1 night camping in theWhite Desert on full board basis
  • Accommodation for 1 night in a Dakhla Hotel on half board basis
  • Accommodation for 1 night camping in Kharga on full board basis
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in a Luxor Hotel on bed and buffet breakfast
  • Accommodation for 1 night on Sleeper Train from Aswan to Cairo on half board basis
  • Camping equipments like sleeping bags, camel blankets, tents are included
  • All sightseeing tours as mentioned in your itinerary
  • Tour to Sakkara, Memphis, Giza Pyramids, Sphinx and Valley Temple
  • Tour to Egyptian Museum, Saladin Citadel and Old Cairo
  • All sightseeing tours between Baharyia and Kharga
  • Tours to visit Karnak Temple, Hatshepsut Temple and Valley of the Kings
  • Aswan sightseeing tours to High Dam, Philae Temple and Unfinished Obelisk
  • Professional English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Admission fees to the sights throughout the tours.
  • Lunch at local restaurants during day tours
  • Bottled water during your tours
  • Free loan of mobile phone charged against 30 min local calls / 3 min. international calls
  • Portage when needed
  • All hotels applicable taxes included in the price
  • International airfare to Egypt
  • Entry Visa to Egypt
  • Personal Spending
  • Optional activities
  • Tipping
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Day 1: Arrival Cairo - Welcome to Egypt

Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met by your Memphis Tours Representative who will accompany you to your hotel in Cairo for check-in and a free welcome drink. There you will be introduced to your Tour Manager for the trip, who will explain what to expect on your visit and will be your point of contact throughout the whole trip. He and will give you details of how to contact him at any time whilst in Egypt under the care of Memphis Tours. Throughout your holiday, in addition to the Tour Manager you will meet a variety of English-speaking Tour Guides, who have been chosen for their expertise on each of the areas you are visiting. After check-in you are free to spend the rest of the day/evening at your leisure. There is a wonderful opportunity to do an optional excursion to the Sound & Light Show on Giza Plateau, by the magnificent Pyramids.
Welcome drink

Day 2: Pyramids Tours

After your breakfast at the hotel, you will be escorted by your Egyptologist Tour Guide for a day tour of Egypt Pyramids to visit Sakkara that is part of Memphis's massive Necropolis, and the burial site of the most ancient Pharaohs where you will see the first Pyramids build in Egypt, the Step Pyramid of King Djoser that was designed by Imhotep, the ancient Egyptian architect. Also a visit to the Teti Pyramid and Tombs in Sakkara then you will be transferred to Memphis, the ancient Capital of Egypt to visit the colossal statue of Ramses II and nearby a still half-buried Hathor Temple then drive to the famous Giza Plateau, home of Egypt’s signature attractions of the Great Pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World including the Great Pyramid of Cheops, Middle Pyramids of Chephren and the smallest Pyramid of Mykerinos along with the mysterious Sphinx, the Father of Terror for the ancient Pharaohs. The tour includes a visit to the Valley Temple facing the great Sphinx. Lunch will be included. After this, a tour of the famous Museum of Antiquities accompanied by your own private Egyptologist Tour that was built in neo-classical style designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon which exhibits a collection now with over 120000 masterpieces ranging from Pre-Dynastic era, Pharaonic era to the Greco-Roman period in Egypt including the treasures of the child King Tutankhamen, and other Pharaonic Gods and Goddess. An incredible opportunity to see ancient Egyptian artefacts which many would envy around the world. Escorted by your Guide back to your hotel.
Please note* There is an additional charge for entering inside the Pyramids and also the Solar Boat Museum. Please speak with your tour guide should you wish to purchase a ticket to enter one of these sites. Also an additional charge for the Mummies Room at the Museum of Antiquities.
An optional evening tour to attend the fabulous Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids is available or you may wish to enjoy an evening on a luxurious Nile cruise ship for dinner, belly dance and oriental show for 2 hours then you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Cairo Sightseeing Tours

Breakfast in your hotel in Cairo. Leisurely free time in Cairo followed by a tour to the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiquities that was built in neo-classical style designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon which exhibits a collection now over 120000 masterpieces ranges from pre-dynastic era, Pharaonic era to the Greco-Roman period in Egypt. Then you will be move on to the Citadel of Saladin that is overlooking the city from the Muqattam Hills and Mohammed Ali Alabaster Mosque, a spectacular structure inside that was built in Turkish style and very similar to the Blue Mosque in Turkey and simply considered to be one of the greatest landmarks in Cairo whose minaret can be seen from any part of old Cairo then visit the Christian heritage in Coptic Cairo including some of the early religious monuments of the city such as the Hanging Church or the Suspended Church, this basilica church was named for its location on top of the south gate of the Fortress of Babylon the church became the center of the Christian Church of Egypt. Afterwards enjoy an afternoon of shopping at the Khan El Khalili famous Bazaar and old market in Cairo and barter for some local hand made treasures. Transfer back to your Hotel in Cairo for an overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4: Cairo to Bahariya Osais

Breakfast at the Hotel in Cairo then check out at 06:00am to be met by our Representative and then travel by a modern air conditioned vehicle to Bahariya Oasis, approximately 4 hours drive from Cairo. Upon arrival, enjoy local tour to the hilltop ruin known as‘the English House’. Then transfer to visit the Museum of Golden Mummies, Tombs of the Nobles, Alexander Temple, and Temple of Ain Meffetla. Back to your Hotel and overnight in Bahariya.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: White Desert - Black Desert - Camping

After Breakfast, move to the White Desert passing through the Black Desert and the El Haize Village with its natural spring. Stop off to see the Crystal Mountain and the stunning shapes of the volcanic rocks and petrified wood in the Valley of Agabat. Upon arrival at the White Desert, tour to the amazing rock formations, watch the sunset and camp under the stars in this paradise of tranquility. Bedouin dinner in the desert. Overnight in a camp.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: White Desert to Farafra Oasis - Dakhla Oasis

Breakfast, then drive to Farafra Oasis where you can enjoy Bir Setah hot spring as well as local artist Badr's unique Mud Brick Museum. The drive from Farafa to Dakhla is approximately 4 hours. Upon arrival, explore the Roman Temple Deir El Hagar in its serene surroundings and the Roman burial ground Mezzawaqqa. Transfer to your hotel in Dakhla. Overnight in Dakhla.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Kharga Oasis Camping

After breakfast pay a visit to Islamic Village of Al Qasr, move onto Kharga Oasis to visit the oasis's Ethnic Museum. After that visit the Roman Temple of Hibis & Nadura from outside as well as the early Christian cemetery with its chapels painted with murals at Bagawat, then transfer to Paris Oasis, for camping. Overnight in camping in Kharga.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Kharga Oasis to Luxor

At early morning after breakfast. Move onto the Temple of Dush, dedicated to Isis and Serapis, and then you will be transferred to your Hotel in Luxor via a modern air-conditioned vehicle. (The drive to Luxor is approximately 5 Hours).
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Luxor Sightseeing Tours

After enjoying an early breakfast, your expert Tour Guide will take you on a fascinating Nile journey to the West Bank of the River Nile to experience the original resting place of the world famous boy King Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings along with discovering the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (the only Female Pharaoh) at El Deir EL Bahari and the two towering statues of the Colossi of Memnon.(The three tombs visited inside Valley of the Kings are determined by the Egyptian Government as to preserve them from the large flow of visitors, therefore are rotated throughout the year and cannot be confirmed as to which tombs prior to your visit). Following this, a tour of will explore the East Bank and the famous Karnak Temple the largest place of worship ever built. Its ancient name Ipet-isut means “the most sacred of places.” The Temple, or, more correctly, the complex of Temples, was built over more than two thousand years by generation after generation of Pharaohs. Within the complex, the great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars. Overnight stay in Luxor.
Please Note: There is an additional Charge to enter the Tombs of King Tutankhamun and Ramses VI.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Aswan Sightseeing - Sleeper Train to Cairo

Breakfast at the Hotel in Luxor then transfer to Aswan by a private air-conditioned vehicle (Approximately 3 hours). On arrival you will be escorted by your Tour Guide for a day tour in Aswan visiting the Aswan High Dam which was built in the 1960’s to provide the much needed electricity and irrigation for the country. Nubia, the area that was flooded, experienced the biggest and most thorough archaeological excavations that Egypt has ever known. Then we go to see the ‘Unfinished Obelisk’ which still lies in the granite quarries which provided ancient Egypt with building materials. It would have been the largest piece of stone ever handled but when a crack was discovered it was abandoned where it was being hewn. Cross by boat to Angilika Island, to see the Temple of Isis at Philae which is one of the Nubian temples rescued before the High Dam was built. Enjoy Philae’s long colonnades, towers and reliefs which include the last surviving hieroglyphic and demotic inscriptions in Egypt. Finally you will be transferred to Aswan train station to take the Sleeper Train to Cairo. Dinner and overnight in the Sleeper Train.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Cairo Optional Excursions

Enjoy breakfast with sunrise views on the train before arriving Cairo, where you will be met by Memphis Tours Representative. From there you will be transferred to your Hotel for check-in as early as possible. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight at your hotel in Cairo.
Optional tour available for lovely relaxing Nile Dinner and entertainment Boat Cruise to end your Egyptian experience. Belly Dancer, Tanoura Show and live traditional music included.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12: Cairo - Fly Back Home

After breakfast at your Hotel you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for your return flight home.
Meals: Breakfast

Price Per Person:
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  • Qasr El Bawity Hotel Bahariya Oasis
  • Campsite White Desert
  • Desert Lodge Dakhla Oasis
  • Campsite in Kharga Oasis
  • Maritim Jolie Ville Kings Island Luxor
Double $ 1699 $ 1799
Solo $ 2999 $ 3099
  • Prices - Per Person in Sterling Per Tour and can be paid in US$ or Euros by credit card via a secure payment system with no extra surcharge. Current prices valid through April 30.2017 excluding Christmas Holidays.

  • Payment - Early Reservations advised to avoid disappointment in securing your spaces..Booking secured upon receipt of a 25% deposit. During the Christmas holidays, packages require a deposit of 50%. forming part of your final payment. Packages and vacations which include International flights will require the full flight cost and deposit (25% or 50%) due to the regulations of the Airlines who require full payment

  • Transportation - Transport for all tours included: domestic flights, trains, and air conditioned vehicles by road.Wi-Fi, Bottled water and ice box all included whilst travelling by road. All are new vehicles of the latest design and technology.

  • Tour Guides - Are available to assist you with transfers to and from Airports, Hotels assisting at Airports with Visa, tickets, luggage. All tours of the sites in Egypt include constant guidance of a highly qualified Egyptologist Tour Guide.

  • Travelling with Children - Children delight in touring the Pyramids, Temples and Tombs in Egypt as often it is part of their school study programme. Memphis Tours offers packages to suit all ages with excellent combined multi location destinations such as Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Nile Cruise and the Red Sea Resorts.

  • Wheelchair Travellers - Specially adapted Nile Cruise boat MS Amarco 1 has all amenities for wheelchairs and special assistance customers on the boat and disembarking for tours. Assistance from the Boat Crew and Tour Guides are always ready and available.For Wheelchair adapted tours and packages in Egypt (Please click here).

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