EO - Egyptian Desert Safari

Cairo, Bahariya, Farafra, Dakhla, Kharga, Luxor & Aswan      15 Days from $3098.00

Overview

Tour Style

Classic Tours

Tour Length

15 Days/12 Nights

Departs

YYZ - Toronto Pearson Airport, other gateways available

Starts

Saturdays from Toronto

Finishes

Saturdays in Toronto

Highlights

The White Desert: Located near Farafra, the White Desert is the most distinguished desert destination in Egypt. The quantity of unearthly and beautiful wind-carved rock formations shaped in many different forms is unequalled to any desert in the world. The imagery of the white expanse is reminiscent of polar weather conditions, but with the warmth of the Egyptian sun. Camping in the White Desert is an exotic and unique experience for many travelers. Your escort will set up a tented camp in a remote location prior to your BBQ dinner. Because of the lack of light pollution and smog, there will be ample opportunity to enjoy the celestial sky at night.

Included Features

• International round-trip airfare from Toronto to Cairo.*
• 3 Nights hotel in Cairo based on bed and breakfast.
• 4 Nights jeep safari in the Western Desert based on full board.
• Camping equipment and driver
• 1 Domestic flight: Aswan/Cairo.
• All sightseeing and tour excursions are as detailed in the itinerary, including entrance fees.
• All transfers in Egypt including baggage handling.
• Service of an English-speaking Egyptologist guide.
• Meals as per itinerary.

*other departure gateways available.

Additional Information

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Itinerary at a glance

Day 1 - En Route
Day 2 - Cairo
Day 3 - Cairo
Day 4 - Cairo
Day 5 - Cairo / Bahariya
Day 6 - Bahariya / White Desert
Day 7 - Farfara / Dakhla
Day 8 - Dakhla / Kharga
Day 9 - Kharga / Luxor
Day 10 - Luxor / Nile Cruise
Day 11 - Nile Cruise
Day 12 - Nile Cruise
Day 13 - Nile Cruise
Day 14 - Nile Cruise / Aswan / Cairo
Day 15 - En Route

Itinerary

Day 1 (Sat) - En Route

An overnight flight from Toronto to Cairo.


Day 2 (Sun) - Cairo

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

Day 3 (Mon) - Cairo

After breakfast visit Memphis, the City of the God Ptah and the capital of the oldest kingdom in the world where you will visit the Alabaster Sphinx and the Statue of Ramses II. Continue to Saqqara to visit the famous Unas Pyramid, King Zoser Step Pyramid, Mastaba Tomb of Ti, and the Tomb of Ptahotep. In the afternoon, you will visit the great Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and the mysterious Sphinx, a colossal lion with a pharaoh’s head. Return to your hotel. (BL)


Day 4 (Tue) - Cairo

Visit the Egyptian Museum, which houses a magnificent collection of Pharaonic antiquities, especially the golden treasures of Tut Ankh Amun. In the afternoon, proceed to Old Cairo to visit the citadel of Salah El Din, and the Mohammed Ali Mosque situated high above the city. Continue to visit the Church of Abu Serga, Moallaqa Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. If you wish to browse and shop, your tour will stop at the Khan El Khalili Bazaar displaying and selling all types of oriental goods. Overnight at your hotel. (BL)


Day 5 (Wed) - Cairo / Bahariya

After breakfast will start by driving from Cairo to Bahariya Oasis. Upon arrival in Bahareya, walk through the fields of the amazing long palm trees. Overnight at your hotel. (BLD)


Day 6 (Thu) - Bahareya / White Desert

After breakfast, visit the Golden Mummies Museum, Bounty Tomb, Sault Lake, the beautiful dessert & Maghrafa Mountains. Depart towards the White Desert. Continue to the Aqqabat sand dunes, Crystal Mountain, Elheiz Old Oasis and the Black Desert. Reaching the oasis, continue driving through the White Desert exploring the different lime stone formations. Overnight at your camp under a canopy of stars. (BLD)


Day 7 (Fri) - Farafra / Dakhla

After breakfast in the White Desert, drive to Farafra Oasis. Continue to the Dakhla Oasis and visit the old Islamic style city of El Qassr and the tomb of Mozzawqka. Overnight in Dakhla. (BLD)


Day 8 (Sat) - Dakhla / Kharga

After breakfast, begin your day by travelling to the yellow desert. After lunch, continue your drive to enjoy sightseeing of the largest oasis in Kharga. Visit the famed El Bagawat cemetery housing over 200 tombs. Overnight at your hotel. (BLD)


Day 9 (Sun) - Kharga / Luxor

Enjoy exploring the old city of Kharga. Visit the El Wadi El Gedid Museum and temple of Hibis, dedicated to Theban Triad: the gods Amun, Mut and Khonsu. Drive to Luxor and transfer to your hotel. (B)

Day 10 (Mon) - Luxor / Nile Cruise

After breakfast, transfer to your Nile cruise for embarkation. 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 Scared Lake. Overnight in Luxor. (BLD)

Day 11 (Tue) - Nile Cruise

Visit the West Bank (Thebes) where there are some of the richest treasures in the world: the Tomb of Tut Ankh Amun among other royal tombs. Also see some of the beautifully coloured tombs in the Valley of the Queens. Continue to visit Hatshepsut’s funerary temple at Dier El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon. Overnight in Luxor. (BLD)

Day 12 (Wed) - Nile Cruise

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 where you will stay overnight. (BLD)


Day 13 (Thu) - Nile Cruise

After breakfast, visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries, and the Philae Temple. In the afternoon, sail on an Egyptian felucca to view the Elephantine Island, the Botanical Gardens on Kitchen Island and the Aga Khan Mausoleum. Overnight in Aswan. (BLD)

Day 14 (Fri) - Nile Cruise / Aswan / Cairo

In the morning, disembark from the cruise, and enjoy some time of leisure exploring the bustling markets. Transfer to the airport in Aswan for your short flight to Cairo. Arrive in Cairo in time for your flight to Toronto. (B)

Day 15 (Sat) - En Route

Early morning flight to Toronto.  

Prices

Period: 2017

 

Tour EO – P.P. in double

Rate

Sep 16 – Dec 09

3098

Dec 10 – Jan 06

3498

Jan 07 – May 31

3098

Jun 01 – Sep 15

3298

Sep 16 – Dec 10

3198

Taxes

489

Single Supplement

1499

 

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

 

Accommodation

 

City

First Class

Deluxe

Superior Deluxe

Cairo

Barceló Cairo Pyramids

Fairmont Nile City

Mena House

Nile Cruise

M.S. Sherry Boat

M.S. Mayfair/M.S. Moon Goddess

M.S. Star Goddess

 

Accommodation is subject to availability.

 

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Testimonials 


We had a good trip.  We experienced many different things that enticed all our senses!!!!  My  hundreds of photos could only capture some of the moods and feels  and sights in Morocco. In morocco, i found the hotels were very good and the driver very safety concsious and a good driver in those tiny streets. Our guide was good and informative in his knowledge of his country.


L. M. (Morocco)

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