EK1 – Egypt & Kenya Adventure

Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, a 4 night Nile Cruise, Nairobi, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru & Samburu      17 Days from $4998.00

Overview

Tour Style

Classic Tours

Tour Length

17 Days/15 Nights

Departs

YYZ - Toronto Pearson Airport, other gateways available

Starts

Thursdays from Toronto

Finishes

Saturdays in Toronto

Highlights

No information

Included Features

• International round-trip airfare from Toronto to Cairo with a return from Nairobi
• 3 Nights hotel in Cairo based on bed and breakfast
• 4 Night Nile cruise based on full board
• Domestic flights in Egypt
• 6 Nights safari in Kenya
• 1 Night hotel in Nairobi based on bed and breakfast
• Sightseeing and game drives as detailed in the itinerary, including site and park entrance fees
• All transfers in Egypt and Kenya
• Baggage handling
• Meals as per itinerary

Additional Information

No Information

Itinerary at a glance

Day 1 - En Route
Day 2 - Cairo
Day 3 - Cairo
Day 4 - Cairo
Day 5 - Cairo / Luxor / Nile Cruise
Day 6 - Nile Cruise
Day 7 - Nile Cruise
Day 8 - Nile Cruise
Day 9 - Aswan / Cairo
Day 10 - Nairobi / Amboseli
Day 11 - Amboseli
Day 12 - Amboseli / Lake Nakuru
Day 13 - Lake Nakuru
Day 14 - Lake Nakuru / Samburu
Day 15 - Samburu
Day 16 - Samburu / Nairobi
Day 17 - Nairobi / En Route

Itinerary

Day 1 (Thu) - En Route

Overnight flight from Toronto to Cairo.

Day 2 (Fri) – Cairo

Upon arrival in Cairo, you will be met by our representative, assisted through formalities and transferred to your hotel.

Day 3 (Sat) – Cairo

Visit Memphis, the City of the God Ptah where the Alabaster Sphinx and the Statue of Ramses II exist, and Saqqara where the Zoser Step Pyramid is located. In the afternoon, you will visit the great Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Nearby is the mysterious Sphinx, a colossal lion with a pharaoh’s head. Return to your hotel. (BL)

Day 4 (Sun) – Cairo

Visit the Egyptian Museum housing the golden treasures of Tut Ankh Amun. You will proceed to Old Cairo to visit the citadel of Salah El Din, and the Mohammed Ali Mosque. Continue to visit the Church of Abu Serga, Moallaqa Church and the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the oldest Jewish synagogue in Egypt. Stop at the bustling Khan El Khalili Bazaar selling all types of oriental goods and handcrafts. Return to your hotel. (BL)

Day 5 (Mon) - Cairo / Luxor / Nile Cruise

In the morning, depart Cairo for Luxor by air for embarkation on your Nile cruise. The town of Luxor is located in Upper Egypt and lies on the right bank of the Nile. In the afternoon, you will visit the great Luxor Temple and the magnificent Karnak Temple of Amun with its famous Hypostyle Hall and its 134 huge columns, the Statue of Ramses II, the Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut and the Sacred Lake. Overnight in Luxor aboard your Nile cruise. (BLD)

Day 6 (Tue) - Nile Cruise

In the morning, your sightseeing in Luxor includes the West Bank (Thebes) where some of the richest treasures in the world exists, including royal tombs such as Ramses VI in the Valley of the Kings. You’ll be able to visit some of these tombs in addition to some of the beautifully colored tombs of the Valley of the Queens. Visit Hatshepsut’s Funerary Temple at Dier El Bahari, built at the beginning of the New Kingdom. Also see the Colossi of Memnon. In the afternoon, sail through the locks of Esna to Edfu. (BLD)

Day 7 (Wed) - Nile Cruise

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, offering beautiful murals and reliefs. Sail to Aswan and overnight aboard your Nile cruise. (BLD)

Day 8 (Thu) - Nile Cruise

In Aswan, the Nile parts into many arms divided by immense granite rocks and islands, in particular the island of Elephantine. There is only a small area of fertile land producing what are considered the finest dates in all of Egypt. In the morning, visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries and the Philae Temple. In the afternoon, sail on an Egyptian felucca passing by Elephantine Island and view the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener Island and the Aga Khan Mausoleum. Overnight aboard your cruise. (BLD)

Day 9 (Fri) - Aswan / Cairo

Disembark from your Nile cruise and enjoy some time of leisure. Transfer to the Aswan airport for your flight to Nairobi with a connection in Cairo. (B)

Day 10 (Sat) - Nairobi / Amboseli

Upon arrival in Nairobi, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Depart in the morning for Amboseli National Park. Enjoy an afternoon game drive searching for elephants eminently photographic in the these splendid surroundings at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. Overnight in Amboseli. (BLD)

Day 11 (Sun) – Amboseli

Start your day with one of the classic images of Africa, the snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro. Take a morning game drive where you might be able to spot the endangered black rhino, along with a spectacular range of wild life. Overnight at your lodge Amboseli. (BLD)

Day 12 (Mon) - Amboseli / Lake Nakuru

Embark on an early morning game drive in Amboseli before departing for Lake Nakuru. En route, stop for lunch in Nairobi. Stop at the rift valley view point for spectacular scenery and the town of Nakuru. Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes at an elevation of 1754 m above sea level. It lies to the south of Nakuru and is protected by Lake Nakuru National Park. Game drive of the shores of Africa’s shallow soda lakes to view the many wildlife. The lake is home for many of the water bird species, especially the lesser flamingoes. Overnight in the area. (BLD)

Day 13 (Tue) - Lake Nakuru

Today, enjoy a full day game drive and picnic lunch in Lake Nakuru National Park. Overnight in the Nakuru area. (BLD)

Day 14 (Wed) - Lake Nakuru / Samburu

Depart towards northern Kenya. En route, see the ever changing landscapes. Stop by the Thomson falls and the equator line where it separates the Northern and Southern hemispheres. If the skies are clear, you will also see the snow capped peak of Mount Kenya. Visit a Samburu tribesmen village who are close cousins of the Masai before a game drive en route to the campsite. Overnight in Samburu. (BLD)

Day 15 (Thu) – Samburu

After breakfast you will enjoy a full day game drive looking for all kinds of animals that are indigenous to this area. Lions, crocodiles, elephants, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, and the Somali ostrich. (BLD)

Day 16 (Fri) - Samburu / Nairobi

Today, drive back to the city of Nairobi, crossing through the highlands of central Kenya. You may like to extend your stay by two-nights in Maasai Mara (optional). Overnight in Nairobi. (B)

Day 17 (Sat) - Nairobi / Toronto

Transfer to the Nairobi airport for your return flight to Toronto. (B)

 

Prices

Period: 2014/2015

 

EK1 – P.P. in double

Tourist Class

First Class

Deluxe

Sep 16 – Oct 31

5198

6098

6898

Nov 01 – Dec 10

4998

5698

6798

Dec 11 – Jan 06

5598

6298

7398

Jan 07 – May 31

4998

5598

6598

Jun 01 – Oct 31

5198

6098

6898

Nov 01 – Dec 10

5098

5798

6898

Taxes

616

616

616

Single Supplement

1398

1698

1998

 

 

*Price includes airfare from Toronto. For other departure gateways, please contact us for a quote.
Easter & other holidays - supplement applies

 

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Thanks for putting such a wonderful trip together. This was my second trip in my life and I have to say, I don't think I will ever top it. He is such a wonderful guide and person. We felt so safe with him.


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