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Ancient Egyptian Secrets

 
15 days,Cairo to Cairo
DPESD

Partaking in daily on-site lectures with your local Egyptologist, Exploring some of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, Learning about Islamic and Christian beliefs in the Middle East, Snorkelling at the blue hole, Experiencing colourful local markets and restaurants

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Feel that familiar pull of adventure returning? There they are—the Great Pyramids of Giza. From Cairo’s ghostly monuments to a seaside paradise on the Red Sea, our expert guides will descend into the pages of history and join you in the exploration of Egypt’s ancient secrets and its legendary pharaohs. From the grandeur of Abu Simbel and a cruise down the Nile to a dinner with a local Nubian family, the mysteries of Egypt will etch themselves into your memory.

What's Included

  • Arrival transfer - Welcome gift - Tour the Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara and Dahshur - Entrance into Khafre pyramid - Visit to the Sphinx and Memphis - Walking tour at Wadi Naturn Monasteries - Tour of the Bibliotheca of Alexandria, Catacombs and Pompey’s Pillar - Felucca ride on the Nile - Visit a Nubian village and dinner with a local family - Tour of Abu Simbel with flight - Tour the High Dam, Philae Temple and Unfinished Obelisk quarry - Three night Nile Cruise - Tour of Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples - Walking tour of Karnak and Luxor Temples and visit to the Mummification museum - Tour the Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple - Visit the Colossi of Memnon - Dinner in a local family's home - Snorkel trip - Egyptian Museum tour - Walking tour of Khan El Khalili Bazaars.
  • 14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners (Allow USD200-250 for meals not included)
  • Comfort hotels (11 nights), Nile cruise boat (3 nights)
  • Van, minibus, plane, felucca, Nile cruise boat, walking.
  • Certified Egyptologist as Discovery Adventures guide throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12

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Day 1 Cairo

Arrive at any time and catch your included transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 Cairo (1B)

Learn the history of the Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara and Dashur on site, entrance into the interior of the Khafre Pyramid and visit to the Sphinx and Memphis. Option to take a camel ride in Giza.

Day 3 Alexandria (1B)

Travel to Alexandria with a visit to the Wadi Naturn Monasteries, guided by a local monk.

Day 4 Alexandria/Cairo (1B)

Explore key historic and archaeological sites including: Pompey’s Pillar, the Roman catacombs and amphitheatre, the Citadel of Qaitbay, Montazah Palace and the modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina (library). Return to Cairo for the night.

Day 5 Aswan (1B,1D)

Catch our flight to Aswan and enjoy a felucca boat ride on the Nile, visiting an authentic Nubian village, and enjoy dinner with a local family. Option to visit the local market.

Day 6 Abu Simbel/Nile Cruise Boat (1B,1L,1D)

Visit the stunning Abu Simbel by plane with our Egyptologist. Check into the Nile cruise boat this evening.

Days 7-8 Nile River Cruise (2B,2L,2D)

Morning visit to the High Dam and explore Philae Temple and the unfinished obelisk quarry. Enjoy our comfortable Nile cruise with visits to Kom Ombo and Edfu temples along the way.

Day 9 Luxor (1B)

Walking tour and lectures at the famed Karnak and Luxor temples and visit to the Mummification Museum.

Day 10 Valley of the Kings/Luxor (1B,1D)

Tour of the Valley of the Kings where we explore some of the tombs and observe archaeologists at work. Visit the Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon and enjoy dinner at a local family's home. Option to visit the Tomb of Tutankhamun.

Days 11-13 Dahab (3B,1L)

Fly to Sharm el Sheikh and travel to a Red Sea resort near Dahab. While here we take a guided snorkel trip to the blue hole and enjoy lunch in a local cafe. Option to do a desert excursion, swim and snorkel, shop in Dahab and relax by the sea.

Day 14 Cairo (1B,1L)

Flight to Cairo to visit the Egyptian Museum with the option to visit the mummy room. Take an orientation walk of Khan el-Khalili bazaar.

Day 15 Cairo (1B)

Depart at any time.