The Best of Egypt
8 Nights/9 Days
4 nights in Cairo, 1 night Aswan, 3 nights Nile Cruise,

 

 

Arrive Cairo: Saturday or Monday

DAY 1 – CAIRO
Upon arrival in Cairo, you will be met by Chrismar Travel representative in Egypt and transferred to your hotel for overnight.

 

   DAY 2 – CAIRO
   Your private Egyptologist tour guide and driver will pick you up and start your tour.  Drive toGiza and visit the Pyramids. See the Great Pyramid, a royal burial chamber and the Sphinx. Continue toMemphis, capital of the pharaohs during theOld Kingdom. Visit the recumbent statue of Ramses II and the 80-ton alabaster sphinx.

Lunch en route, Continue to Sakara to see the prototype of the Pyramids, the Step Pyramid, built for the 3rd Dynasty pharaoh Djoser by the exalted architect Imhotep. Return to Cairoand visit a Papyrus Institute on your way to your hotel for overnight. (B, L)

DAY 3 – CAIRO
Drive to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities for a detailed, guided tour. Among other fascinating exhibits, see the treasures of the tomb of Tutankhamen. Then visit Old Cairo and walk back in time, visiting the Old Coptic Church and the Ben Ezra Synagogue. Lunch en route, Continue to the Mohamed Ali Mosque and the streets of Khan el Khalili Bazaar. Return to your hotel for overnight. (B, L)
 

DAY 4 – Cairo /Aswan
This morning will transferred to Cairo airport for your flight to Aswan, upon arrival you will be met by Chrismar Travel representative and transferred to your hotel for over night (B)

DAY 5 – Cairo /Aswan (Nile Cruise – High Dam, Philae, Obelisk)
after breakfast your guide will picked you from Hotel to start a tour of Aswan High Dam, Egypt’s modern example of building on a monumental scale. Next, proceed to the granite quarries which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples. The quarries still hold the Unfinished Obelisk, possibly intended as a companion to the Lateran Obelisk, originally at Karnak but now inRome. It would have weighed over 1,100 tons and would have been the world’s largest piece of stone ever handled. Continue by a short motor-boat ride to the Temple of Philae on the island of Agilka. The temple was dedicated to Isis, sister/wife of Osiris and patroness of the Ptolemaic rule. Then transferred back to your cruise vessel for lunch, in the afternoon sail aroundElephantineIsland on a felucca, the traditional Egyptian sail boat Return to your cruise vessel and sail to Kom-Ombo, Dinner on board and overnight in Kom-Ombo. (B, L, D)

 

 

DAY 6 – Nile Cruise (Kom-Ombo & Edfu)
after breakfast, visit the Temple of Sobek, the crocodile-headed god of fertility and creator of the world. The temple stands at a bend in theNile where, in ancient times, sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the riverbank. Return to your cruise and sail to Edfu

Set out by horse-drawn carriage to visit the Temple of Horus, the largest and most perfectly preserved of all the Nile temples. Horus, also known as Haroeris, was the falcon-headed solar war god. Back to cruise and sail to Esna. Cross the lock of Esna
Dinner, over night onLuxor. (B, L, D)

 

DAY 7 – Nile Cruise (Luxor – West & East Banks)
After breakfast on board, cross to the West Bank of the Nile and visit the wondrous Valley of the Kings, a vast city of the dead, where the magnificent tombs of 62 pharaohs have been discovered. The tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the pharaohs. Visit several of the tombs. Next, visit theTemple ofQueen Hatshepsut. This beautiful monument to the reign of the only female pharaoh rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it.

 On the way back stop at the famed Colossi of Memnon, two 66ft, 1 thousand ton statues of Amenhotep III. These colossal statues were known by the ancient Greeks to emit haunting voices at dawn. Though damaged by nature and ancient tourists, the statues are still impressive, back to cruise and Lunch on board.

In afternoon visit Karnak Temple, called by some “the Temple of Temples.” It is 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 covering an area larger than the whole of Notre Dame Cathedral. Proceed to the gracefulTempleofLuxorbuilt by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the god Amun. Return buck to cruise for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)

 

DAY 8 – Luxor / Cairo

After breakfast disembarks you will be transferred toLuxorairport for your flight toCairo, upon arrival you will be met by a Chrismar Travel representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight. (B)

DAY 9 – Fly back to Home
You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

 

What’s Included

What’s Not Included

  • Meet and Assist at the airport.
  • 4 nights accommodation in Cairo based on bed and breakfast.
  • 2 days touring in Cairo with lunch.
  • 1 night accommodation in Aswan based on bed and breakfast.
  • 3 nights Nile Cruise accommodation based on Full-board.
  • All transfers in private Deluxe A/C Bus.
  • Baggage handling and portage.
  • Sightseeing with entry fees as mentioned.
  • Private English Guide/Egyptologist.
  • Service and local taxes.
  • Meals not mentioned.
  • All Drinks.
  • Any additional requests. 
  • International & Domestic flights.
  • Tips ( Driver, Representative & Guide )
  • Entry Visa $ 20 USD.

 

The Best of Egypt
8 Nights / 9 Days
4 nights in Cairo, 1 night Aswan, 3 nights Nile Cruise,

 

We guarantee to operate this tour
with a minimum of two passengers.

Price Per Person in USD,

Valid from

 01/10/2008 till 30/04/2009

Bronze

Category

 

3 Stars Hotels

 

Silver Category

 

4 Stars Hotels

 

Gold

Category

 

5 Stars Hotels

 

 

Diamond Category

 

5 Stars Deluxe Hotels

 

In a double room

850

955

1195

1375

In a single room

1225

1375

1725

1995

In a triple room

830

935

1160

1355

Child under 12

Sharing with 2 Adults

505

565

675

795

1 passenger: Travel alone

1435

1595

1910

2210

 

PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

INCREASE on the above rates during Peak Periods

  • 25% Supplement for Easter ( from 06 till 20 April 2009)
  • 25% Supplement for Xmas and New Year ( from 20/12/2008 till 05/01/2009)         Compulsory New Year Gala Dinner will be adding according the chosen hotel

Groups promotion:-

 

  • Special promotional: Reduction 60 $ on above rates for groups minimum 15 Pax

 

HOTELS and CRUISES

 

Bronze

Category

 

Silver Category

Gold

Category

Diamond Category

CAIRO

Zoser Hotel

(Pyramids Area)

Or Similar

Helnan Shepheard

(Downtown)

Or Similar

Le Meridien Pyramids

(Pyramids Area)

Or Similar

Grand Hyatt

(Downtown)

Or Similar

ASWAN

Isis Hotel

Or Similar

Basma Hotel

Or Similar

PyramisaIsisIsland

Or Similar

MovenpickElephantineIslandResort

Or Similar

NILE CRUISE

Rosetta Cruise

Or Similar

Presidential

Or Similar

Domina Cruise

Or Similar

Ti YiNileCruise

Or Similar

All Hotels and Cruises as mentioned or similar hotels with same categories Subject to availability upon receive your acceptance with confirmation