Best of Egypt
13Nights/14 Days
5 nights Cairo, 3 nights Nile cruise, 2 nights in Sharm El Sheikh,

 2 nights in Western Desert, 1 night in St. Catherine

 


 

 

17th of February – Cairo
upon arrival to Cairo, you will be met by Chrismar Travel representative in Egypt and transferred to your hotel for overnight.

 

18th of February – Cairo (Pyramids, Sakkara, and Memphis)

after breakfast your private Egyptologist tour guide and driver will pick you up and start your tour. Drive to Giza and visit the Pyramids. See the Great Pyramid, a royal burial chamber and the Sphinx. Continue to Memphis, capital of the pharaohs during the Old Kingdom. Visit the recumbent statue of Ramses II and the 80-ton alabaster sphinx. And then a Camel ride in around Pyramids.

Lunch en route,

 Continue toSakkarato see the prototype of the Pyramids, the Step Pyramid, built for the 3rd Dynasty pharaoh Djoser by the exalted architect Imhotep. Return toCairoand visit a Papyrus Institute on your way back to the hotel.

  In evening Sound & Light Show in Pyramids then back to hotel overnight.

(B, L)

19th of February – Cairo (Egyptian Museum, Citadel, Old Cairo, Khan El Khalili)
After breakfast visit the Egyptian Museum, this houses a magnificent collection of Pharaonic antiquities, especially the golden treasures of Tut Ankh Amun, In the afternoon you will 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 (Hanging Church) and Ben Ezra Synagogue, the oldest Jewish synagogue in Egypt.

Then have lunch in route. For those who wish to browse and shop, your tour will stop at the Khan El Khalili Bazaar displaying and selling all types of oriental goods, drive back to your hotel for overnight (B, L)

 

 

20th of February – Cairo /Aswan (Nile Cruise)
after breakfast you will be transferred to Cairo airport for your flight to Aswan, upon arrival you will be met by Chrismar Travel representative and your guide 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 atKarnak 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 theTempleofPhilaeon theislandofAgilka. 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 around Elephantine Island on a felucca, the traditional Egyptian sail boat, then return to your cruise vessel and sail to Kom-Ombo, Dinner on board and overnight in Kom-Ombo (B, L, D)

 

21st of February – Nile Cruise (Kom-Ombo & Edfu)
after breakfast, visit theTemple ofSobek, 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 Templeof Horus, the largest and most perfectly preserved of all the Niletemples. 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)

22nd of February – 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 visitKarnakTemple, called by some “theTempleofTemples.” 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)

23rd of February – Luxor / Sharm El Sheikh
after breakfast disembarks from the ship, you will be transferred to Luxor airport for your flight to Sharm El Sheikh, Upon arrival to Sharm you will be met by Chrismar Travel representative how will be sure to have fast check – in to your hotel, have dinner in hotel and overnight. (B, D)

24th of February – Sharm El Sheikh

Day at leisure on the Red Sea, Enjoy some of the world’s clearest waters and magnificent coral on an optional snorkeling or scuba diving adventure, Dinner in hotel and over night.(B, D)

25th of February – Sharm / St. Catherine
breakfast at hotel, and then check our and our representative and driver will pick you and then drive to St. Catherine, in our way will stop in a beautiful cost called Dahab for rest and you may want have lunch in a local restaurant with sea view and fresh air.  Continue drive across the Sinai to St. Catherine. Arrive at your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

 

 

26th of February – St. Catherine / Cairo
Wake up at 3:30AM for an early morning (at dawn) climb up the Mountain of Moses to enjoy the sunrise.
It was on this mountain that Moses received the Ten Commandments. It lies south of St. Catherine’s Monastery and rises to a height of 7,497 feet. Once on top, witness the most beautiful and spectacular sunrise you have ever seen.

 

This hike is only for people that are very fit and are experienced in hiking.

Descend and have breakfast at the hotel.
Visit the monastery of St. Catherine, which sits at an altitude of 5,150 feet on the reputed site of the “Burning Bush.” Commissioned by Emperor Justinian, the monastery was built between the years 527 and 565 and is named for St. Catherine, an Alexandrian martyr who died in 307.
The first things you see as you approach the monastery are the gardens surrounded by cypress trees and the monastery’s impressive walls. Return toCairo and your hotel for overnight. (B)

27th of February – Cairo / western desert
after breakfast, you will be met by a Chrismar Travel representative and will drive direct to Baharia Oasis (4 hours driving) upon arrival have lunch and afternoon have City tour to View (Baharia Panorama “ El Moflella”, black mountains, the English Military house since the second world war, Hot & cold Springs, the Natural Pyramid Mountain & the Heritage Museum} then back to the hotel for dinner and overnight (B,L,D)

28th of February – Aswan / Cairo / western desert

after breakfast start your safari trip in 4X4 Jeep and enjoy your Safari from Baharia Oasis to see the sights between Baharia & Farafra Oasis {sand dunes, Black Desert, EL Haiz Small village, Crystal Mountain, EL Akabat}, lunch en route in local coffee with Egyptian tea with mint, then drive to the White Desert, make the camp and tents then the tour leader and cooker will prepare the dinner in desert, then will sleep under the Stars and fresh air. Overnight in open air tent (B, L, D) NB. Please bring your private sleeping bag with you

 

29th of February – Baharia Oasis / Cairo

After breakfast this morning, drive to Baharia Oasis to have rest with lunch and refreshment drink in the hotel, then our driver with private A/C van will drive you back toCairohotel.

In the evening, enjoy a special farewell dinner in cruise with open buffet with folkloric show, Egyptian music, belly dancer and overnight (B, L, D)

 

01st of March – Back to home

You will be met at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B)


 

What’s Included

What’s Not Included

  • Meet and Assist at the airport.
  • 5 nights accommodation in Cairo based on bed and breakfast buffet.
  • 2 days touring in Cairo with lunch.
  • Sound & Light show at Pyramids.
  • Camel ride at Pyramids desert.
  • 3 nights Nile Cruise accommodation based on full-board.
  • 2 nights accommodation in Sharm El Sheikh on half-board.
  • I night accommodation in St. Catherine on half board.
  • 1 night in Baharia Oasis hotel on full board.
  • 1 night Safari Camp & Tents on full-board.
  • All transfers in private Deluxe A/C Van.
  • Baggage handling and portage.
  • Sightseeing with entry fees as mentioned.
  • Farewell dinner on last night.
  • Private English Guide/Egyptologist.
  • Service and local taxes.
  • Meals not mentioned.
  • All Drinks.
  • Any additional requests. 
  • International Flights.
  •  Domestic flights about 220 USD.
  • Tips (Driver, Representative, and Guide) about 15 USD /Day/Person about 200USD.
  • Egypt Entry Visa $20 USD.

 

 

13Nights/14 Days
5 nights Cairo, 3 nights Nile cruise,

 2nights in Sharm El Sheikh, 2 nights in Western Desert,

and I night in St. Catherine

We guarantee to operate this tour with a minimum of 15 passengers.

Price Per Person in USD,

5 Deluxe Stars

 Hotels Category

In a double room

1450

In a single room

2550

In a triple room

1430

Child under 12

Sharing with 2 Adults

895

HOTELS and CRUISES

5 Stars Deluxe

CAIRO

www.cairo.grand.hyatt.com

Grand Hyatt or similar

5 Stars

CRUISES

www.travcotels.com

 

Crown Jubilee  or similar

5 Stars

SHARM EL SHEIKH

www.sharmelsheikhmarriotthotel.com

 

Marriott or similar

5 Stars

ST. CATHERINE

Catherine Plaza

3 Stars

BAHARIA OASIS

Solymar Hotel

3 Stars