Holiday Packages

Classical Egypt – High end

8 Days / 7 Nights Package

INCLUDES

Hotel

Transport

Meal

Sightseeing

Cleopatra – High end

10 Days / 9 Nights Package

INCLUDES

Hotel

Transport

Meal

Sightseeing

Nile Vally & Red Sea – High end

9 Days / 8 Nights Package

INCLUDES

Hotel

Transport

Meal

Sightseeing

Classical Egypt – High end

9 Days / 8 Nights Package

INCLUDES

Hotel

Transport

Meal

Sightseeing

Cleopatra / Mercedes E Class

10 Days / 9 Nights Package

INCLUDES

Hotel

Transport

Meal

Sightseeing

Cario & Fayoum Oases

8 Days / 7 Nights Package

INCLUDES

Hotel

Transport

Meal

Sightseeing

Classical Egypt – High end

ITINERARY

 

Day 01:  Arrival Cairo

Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, Excel Travel representative welcomes you and assists you through the immigration process. Modern air-conditioned coaches take you to your hotel in Cairo. Your representative will ensure a smooth hotel check-in.

Overnight at the hotel in Cairo

Day 02: Cairo / full Day Pyramids, Museum, Khan El Khalili   

Buffet breakfast at the hotel then start a full day guided tour to visit one of the Seven Wonders  The great Pyramids of Giza; (Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus) were reckoned by the Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A single pyramid is built with 2.300.000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and a half tones. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that, so many writers and artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is more interesting, because its interior burial chambers are open for inspection by the public. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren (2620 BC). Hewn from natural yellowish limestone and standing 65 feet-high and 187 feet-long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion's body. A quick visit to papyrus institute or a perfume shop can be arranged after the visit. Then drive to the hotel to refresh & check out.

Lunch can be served in an oriental/Indian/Chinese restaurant and then drive to the Egyptian Museum for another unforgettable tour.

 

Egyptian Museum; was established by the Egyptian government in 1835.  The present museum building was built in 1900, in the new classical style by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon.  The museum exhibited collections now exceed 120,000 objects ranges from pre-historic era to the Greco Roman period. It has 107 halls, and the ground floor houses huge statues.  The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamen treasures and the mummies.  The museum also comprises of a photography section and large library. A hall for the Royal Mummies was opened at the museum, housing eleven kings and queens.

 

After the visit of the museum a short drive through the downtown will take you to Khan El Khalili bazaars; which is one of the most famous worldwide with its amazing narrow alleyways.  The visitor can discover small restaurants and workaday cafes where Egyptians & non-Egyptians come to smoke water pipes and enjoy some of the traditional Egyptian drinks in the cafes scattered around the area. Drive back to your hotel & overnight in Cairo. Optional tour can be booked to enjoy the spectacular sound & light show by the Pyramids.

Day 03: Cairo – Luxor or Aswan

Breakfast in the hotel, check out. Escorted transfer to Cairo Domestic airport for your flight to Luxor or to Aswan to board the Oberoi Philae Cruiser for a relaxing tour through the history for 5 days as per the Nile cruise itineraries shown here under.

Day 07: Aswan or Luxor – Cairo

Disembarkation after breakfast, and transfer to Aswan or Luxor airport for a flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo Airport, Excel Travel representative will welcome you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure 

Overnight at the hotel in Cairo

Day 08: Final departure                                                        

Final departure transfers after breakfast from the hotel; Excel Travel representative will escort you, check you in your flight

Abu simble – for those who wish to opt for unforgettable tour to Abu Simble, it will be done before embarkation from Aswan or disembarkation in Aswan. The Tour will include a return flight from Aswan airport to Abu simble airport with private escorted transfers in both destinations. A Private guide will accompany Excel Travel clients and guide them through the great temples of Ramses II & his beloved Nefertari. 

 
Classical Egypt – High end

ITINERARY

 

Day 01: Arrival Cairo

Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, Excel Travel representative welcomes you and assists you through the immigration process. Modern air-conditioned coaches take you to your hotel in Cairo. Your representative will ensure a smooth hotel check-in.

Overnight at the hotel in Cairo

 

 

Day 02: Pyramids, Sphinx, Sphinx, Memphis & Sakara

Breakfast we start a guided tour to visit one of the Seven Wonders the great Pyramids of Giza;

(Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus) were reckoned by the Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A single pyramid is built with 2.300.000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and a half tones. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that so many writers and artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is more interesting, because its interior burial chambers are open for inspection by the public. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren (2620 BC). Hewn from natural yellowish limestone and standing 65 feet-high and 187 feet-long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion's body. A quick visit to papyrus institute or a perfume shop can be arranged after the visit.

 

Lunch can be served at an oriental restaurant Afternoon tour to explore ancient Egypt with a visit to Memphis a museum embraces the famous statues of Ramses & Sakkara which includes the step pyramid Explore some of the mysteries with your knowledgeable Egyptologist.Evening optional tour to the spectacular sound & light show by the Sphinx. Back to the hotel and overnight in Cairo.

Day 03: Cairo – Luxor or Aswan

Breakfast in the hotel, check out 

Escorted transfer to Cairo Domestic airport for your flight to Luxor or to Aswan to board the Oberoi Philae Cruiser for a relaxing tour through the history for 5 days as per the Nile cruise itineraries shown here under

 

Day 07: Aswan or Luxor – Cairo

Disembarkation after breakfast, and transfer to Aswan or Luxor airport for a flight to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo Airport, Excel Travel representative will welcome you at the airport and escort you to your hotel.  Rest of the day at leisure 

Overnight at the hotel in Cairo

Day 08: The Egyptian Museum, the Citadel and Khan El Khalili Bazaars

Breakfast at the hotel then start tour to visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities 

Egyptian Museum; was established by the Egyptian government in 1835.  The present museum building was built in 1900, in the new classical style by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon.  The museum exhibited collections now exceed 120,000 objects ranges from prehistoric era to the Greco Roman period. It has 107 halls, and the ground floor houses huge statues.  

The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamen treasures and the mummies.  The museum also comprises of a photography section and large library. A hall for the Royal Mummies was opened at the museum, housing eleven kings and queens.

Lunch can be served at an oriental restaurant  

 

Afternoon tour to visit the Citadel, the medieval fortress of Salah-El-Din and the Mosque of Mohammed Ali

Your reward for buying the optional will be a complementary visit of Khan El Khalili bazaars; which is one of the most famous worldwide with its amazing narrow alleyways.  The visitor can discover small restaurants and workaday cafes where Egyptians & non-Egyptians come to smoke water pipes and enjoy some of the traditional Egyptian drinks in the cafes scattered around the area (Few years ago, Naguib Mahfouz himself used to come and sit beneath the huge, ageing and discolored mirrors of the café). Jewelers, items made from copper, parquetry boxes, semi-precious stones, rugs, blown-glass dishes and other souvenirs. Drive back to your hotel Evening optional tour to enjoy your dinner while cruising the Nile at night with spectacular panoramic view & folkloric shows. 

Overnight in Cairo

 

Day 09: Final departure

Final departure transfers after breakfast from the hotel; Excel Travel representative will escort you, check you in your flight

 

Abu simble – for those who wish to opt for unforgettable tour to Abu Simble, it will be done before embarkation from Aswan or disembarkation in Aswan.The Tour will include a return flight from Aswan airport to Abu simble airport with private escorted transfers in both destinations. A Private guide will accompany Excel Travel clients and guide them through the great temples of Ramses II & his beloved Nefertari. 

 
Cleopatra – High end

ITINERARY

 

 

Day 01: Arrival Cairo

Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, Excel Travel representative welcomes you and assists you through the immigration process. Modern air-conditioned coaches take you to your hotel in Cairo. Your representative will ensure a smooth hotel check-in.

Overnight at the hotel in Cairo

 

 

Day 02: Pyramids, Sphinx, Sphinx, Memphis & Sakara

Breakfast we start a guided tour to visit one of the Seven Wonders the great Pyramids of Giza;

(Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus) were reckoned by the Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A single pyramid is built with 2.300.000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and a half tones. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that so many writers and artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is more interesting, because its interior burial chambers are open for inspection by the public. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren (2620 BC). Hewn from natural yellowish limestone and standing 65 feet-high and 187 feet-long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion's body. A quick visit to papyrus institute or a perfume shop can be arranged after the visit.

 

Lunch can be served at an oriental restaurant 

Afternoon tour to explore ancient Egypt with a visit to Memphis a museum embraces the famous statues of Ramses & Sakkara which includes the step pyramid Explore some of the mysteries with your knowledgeable Egyptologist.

Evening optional tour to the spectacular sound & light show by the Sphinx

Back to the hotel and overnight in Cairo

Day 03: Cairo – Luxor – East bank

Breakfast in the hotel, check out 

Escorted transfer to Cairo Domestic airport for your flight to Luxor to board the Oberoi Philae Cruiser for a relaxing tour through the history for 5 days as per the Nile cruise itinerary shown hereunder

12:00 noon – Embarkation 

12:30 Lunch 

15:00 Visit Karnak and Luxor temple 

17:00 Tea at club Lounge 

19:00 cocktail reception 

19:30 Dinner & Overnight in Luxor 

Day 04: Luxor – West bank – Esna

05:00 Breakfast 

06:00 Visit West bank valley of kings, king Tut's tomb, Ramses "the six", Deir El madina, Habu and colossus of Memnon. 

12:00 Sail to Essna 

12:30 Lunch - Cross the Essna Lock. 

17:00 Tea at club Lounge 

19:30 Dinner & Overnight in Essna 

Day 05: Esna – Edfu – Kom Embo

05:00 Sail to Edfu 

07:30 Breakfast 

10:00 Visit the Temple of Edfu, 

12:00 Sail to Kom ombo 

13:00 Lunch 

17:00 Tea at club Lounge 

18:00 Visit the twin temple of Kom ombo. 

19:30 Dinner & Overnight in Kom Ombo 

Day 06: Aswan

05:00 Sail to Aswan 

07:30 Breakfast 

09:00 Visit the High Dam and Philae temple 

12:30 Lunch 

16:00 Visit Nubian Museum by motor boat 

19:30 Dinner & Overnight in Aswan 

Day 07: Aswan – Cairo                                                                      

Disembarkation after breakfast, and transfer to Aswan airport for a flight to Cairo.

Upon arrival at Cairo Airport, Excel Travel representative will welcome you at the airport and escort you to your hotel in Alexandria.  Rest of the day at leisure 

 

Alternatively – for those who wish to opt for unforgettable tour to Abu Simble;

Early breakfast and disembarkation, and then transfer to Aswan airport for a flight to Abu simble upon arrival to Abu simble, Excel Travel guide will escot you to the great temples of Ramses II & his beloved Nefertari and will guide you through. Transfer back to the airport by Egypt air buses to board the flight to Cairo via Aswan.

Overnight in Alexandria

Day 08: Alexandria sightseeing – Cairo                                        

Breakfast at hotel then check out and start a day tour to visit the Bombay’s’ pillars, Alexandrina Bibliotheca, Qaite Bay citadel from outside & Al Montazah Gardens     

 

Alexandrina Bibliotheca; the New Library of Alexandria, the New Bibliotheca Alexandrina is dedicated to recapture the spirit of openness and scholarship of the original Bibliotheca Alexandrina. It is much more than a library as it contains 13 different departments. Besides, the New Library also hosts a number of institutions which is growing and it is becoming the nerve center of many international and regional networks.

Qaite bay Fort has been guarding the bay for centuries; at the end of the Cornish rises the crenellated walls of the Mameluk fortress built in 1480 on the site of the Alexandria lighthouse 

 

Pompeii Column and Kom el-Shuqafa Catacombs Thirty meters high and built from Aswan pink granite, the Pompeii Column is thought to have been a present from the people of Alexandria to Emperor Diocletian. The majority of the remains found around the column can be been at the Greco-Roman Museum. At the top of the hill lies the entrance to the Kom al-Shuqafa Catacombs dating from the first and second centuries. They have been discovered by chance at the beginning of 20th, century.  

Montazah Gardens; is about 150-hectare park surrounding the palace of Khedive Abbas with its amazing architecture worth of Walt Disney. Visitors enjoy strolling in the gardens or swimming of the nice sandy beaches.  

Lunch can be served during the tour in an oriental / fish restaurant

Drive back to Cairo at the end of the day and overnight at the hotel in Cairo.

Day 09: The Egyptian Museum, the Citadel and Khan El Khalili Bazaars

Breakfast at the hotel then start tour to visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities 

Egyptian Museum; was established by the Egyptian government in 1835.  The present museum building was built in 1900, in the new classical style by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon.  The museum exhibited collections now exceed 120,000 objects ranges from prehistoric era to the Greco Roman period. It has 107 halls, and the ground floor houses huge statues.  

The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamen treasures and the mummies.  The museum also comprises of a photography section and large library. A hall for the Royal Mummies was opened at the museum, housing eleven kings and queens.

Lunch can be served at an oriental restaurant  

Afternoon tour to visit the Citadel, the medieval fortress of Salah-El-Din and the Mosque of Mohammed Ali

Your reward for buying the optional will be a complementary visit of Khan El Khalili bazaars; which is one of the most famous worldwide with its amazing narrow alleyways.  The Bazaars is always a part of most of the tourist programs as the tourists find it a great fun with bargaining experience to buy some souvenirs.  Drive back to your hotel

 

Evening optional tour to enjoy your dinner while cruising the Nile at night with spectacular panoramic view & folkloric shows. 

Overnight in Cairo

 

Day 10: Final departure

 Final departure transfers after breakfast from the hotel; Excel Travel representative will escort you, check you in your flight

 
Cleopatra / Mercedes E Class

ITINERARY

 

Day 01: Arrival Cairo

Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, Excel Travel representative welcomes you and assists you through the immigration process. Modern air-conditioned coaches take you to your hotel in Cairo. Your representative will ensure a smooth hotel check-in.

Overnight at the hotel in Cairo

 

 

Day 02: Pyramids, Sphinx, Sphinx, Memphis & Sakara

Breakfast we start a guided tour to visit one of the Seven Wonders the great Pyramids of Giza;

(Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus) were reckoned by the Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A single pyramid is built with 2.300.000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and a half tones. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that so many writers and artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is more interesting, because its interior burial chambers are open for inspection by the public. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren (2620 BC). Hewn from natural yellowish limestone and standing 65 feet-high and 187 feet-long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion's body. A quick visit to papyrus institute or a perfume shop can be arranged after the visit.

 

Lunch will be served in restaurant 139 at Marriott Mena House hotel - menu is shown hereunder.

Afternoon tour to explore ancient Egypt with a visit to Memphis a museum embraces the famous statues of Ramses & Sakkara which includes the step pyramid Explore some of the mysteries with your knowledgeable Egyptologist.

Evening optional tour to the spectacular sound & light show by the Sphinx

 

Back to the hotel and overnight in Cairo

Day 03: Cairo – Luxor – East bank

Breakfast in the hotel, check out 

Escorted transfer to Cairo Domestic airport for your flight to Luxor to board the Oberoi Philae Cruiser for a relaxing tour through the history for 5 days as per the Nile cruise itinerary shown hereunder

12:00 noon – Embarkation 

12:30 Lunch 

15:00 Visit Karnak and Luxor temple 

17:00 Tea at club Lounge 

19:00 cocktail reception 

19:30 Dinner & Overnight in Luxor 

 

Day 04: Luxor – West bank – Esna

05:00 Breakfast 

06:00 Visit West bank valley of kings, king Tut's tomb, Ramses "the six", Deir El madina, Habu and colossus of Memnon. 

12:00 Sail to Essna 

12:30 Lunch - Cross the Essna Lock. 

17:00 Tea at club Lounge 

19:30 Dinner & Overnight in Essna 

 

Day 05: Esna – Edfu – Kom Embo

05:00 Sail to Edfu 

07:30 Breakfast 

10:00 Visit the Temple of Edfu, 

12:00 Sail to Kom ombo 

13:00 Lunch 

17:00 Tea at club Lounge 

18:00 Visit the twin temple of Kom ombo. 

19:30 Dinner & Overnight in Kom Ombo 

 

Day 06: Aswan

05:00 Sail to Aswan 

07:30 Breakfast 

09:00 Visit the High Dam and Philae temple 

12:30 Lunch 

16:00 Visit Nubian Museum by motor boat 

19:30 Dinner & Overnight in Aswan 

 

Day 07: Aswan – Cairo                                                                      

Disembarkation after breakfast, and transfer to Aswan airport for a flight to Cairo.

Upon arrival at Cairo Airport, Excel Travel representative will welcome you at the airport and escort you to your hotel in Alexandria.  

Lunch will be served at the White & Blue restaurant - Greco club in Alexandria upon arrival. Menus are shown hereunder.

Rest of the day at leisure 

 

Alternatively – for those who wish to opt for unforgettable tour to Abu Simble;

Early breakfast and disembarkation, and then transfer to Aswan airport for a flight to Abu simble upon arrival to Abu simble, Excel Travel guide will escot you to the great temples of Ramses II & his beloved Nefertari and will guide you through. Transfer back to the airport by Egypt air buses to board the flight to Cairo via Aswan.

Overnight in Alexandria

 

 

Day 08: Alexandria sightseeing – Cairo                                        

Breakfast at hotel then check out and start a day tour to visit the Bombay’s’ pillars, Alexandrina Bibliotheca, Qaite Bay citadel from outside & Al Montazah Gardens     

Alexandrina Bibliotheca; the New Library of Alexandria, the New Bibliotheca Alexandrina is dedicated to recapture the spirit of openness and scholarship of the original Bibliotheca Alexandrina. It is much more than a library as it contains 13 different departments. Besides, the New Library also hosts a number of institutions which is growing and it is becoming the nerve center of many international and regional networks.

 

Qaite bay Fort has been guarding the bay for centuries; at the end of the Cornish rises the crenellated walls of the Mameluk fortress built in 1480 on the site of the Alexandria lighthouse 

 

Pompeii Column and Kom el-Shuqafa Catacombs Thirty meters high and built from Aswan pink granite, the Pompeii Column is thought to have been a present from the people of Alexandria to Emperor Diocletian. The majority of the remains found around the column can be been at the Greco-Roman Museum. At the top of the hill lies the entrance to the Kom al-Shuqafa Catacombs dating from the first and second centuries. They have been discovered by chance at the beginning of 20th, century.  

 

Montazah Gardens; is about 150-hectare park surrounding the palace of Khedive Abbas with its amazing architecture worth of Walt Disney. Visitors enjoy strolling in the gardens or swimming of the nice sandy beaches.  

Lunch will be served during the tour in the White & Blue restaurant - Greco Club. The menu is shown here under. Drive back to Cairo at the end of the day and overnight at the hotel in Cairo.

 

Day 09: The Egyptian Museum, the Citadel and Khan El Khalili Bazaars

Breakfast at the hotel then start tour to visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities 

Egyptian Museum; was established by the Egyptian government in 1835.  The present museum building was built in 1900, in the new classical style by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon.  The museum exhibited collections now exceed 120,000 objects ranges from pre-historic era to the Greco Roman period. It has 107 halls, and the ground floor houses huge statues.  

 

The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamen treasures and the mummies.  The museum also comprises of a photography section and large library. A hall for the Royal Mummies was opened at the museum, housing eleven kings and queens.

 

Afternoon tour to visit the Citadel, the medieval fortress of Salah-El-Din and the Mosque of Mohammed Ali

Lunch will be served in Naguib Mahfouz Café at Khan El Khalili as per the menu shown hereunder.

Free time to explore Khan El Khalili bazaars; which is one of the most famous worldwide with its amazing narrow alleyways.  The Bazaars is always a part of most of the tourist programs as the tourists find it a great fun with bargaining experience to buy some souvenirs.  Drive back to your hotel to refresh.

Escorted transfer to the Nile Jetty to board the Maxim cruise or one of the Pharos whereby you will enjoy dinner onboard while cruising the Nile and enjoying Cairo by night as well as the oriental & folkloric shows onboard.

Drive back to the hotel and overnight in Cairo

 

Day 10: Final departure

 Final departure transfers after breakfast from the hotel; Excel Travel representative will escort you, check you in your flight

 
Nile Vally & Red Sea – High end

ITINERARY

 

 

Day 01: Arrival Cairo

Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, Excel Travel representative welcomes you and assists you through the immigration process. Modern air-conditioned coaches take you to your hotel in Cairo. Your representative will ensure a smooth hotel check-in.

Overnight at the hotel in Cairo

Day 02: Cairo / full Day Pyramids, Museum, Khan El Khalili

Buffet breakfast at the hotel then start a full day guided tour to visit one of the Seven Wonders  The great Pyramids of Giza; (Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus) were reckoned by the Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A single pyramid is built with 2.300.000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and a half tones. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that, so many writers and artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is more interesting, because its interior burial chambers are open for inspection by the public. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren (2620 BC). Hewn from natural yellowish limestone and standing 65 feet-high and 187 feet-long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion's body. A quick visit to papyrus institute or a perfume shop can be arranged after the visit. Then drive to the hotel to refresh & check out.

Lunch can be served in an oriental/Indian/Chinese restaurant and then drive to the Egyptian Museum for another unforgettable tour.

 

Egyptian Museum; was established by the Egyptian government in 1835.  The present museum building was built in 1900, in the new classical style by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon.  The museum exhibited collections now exceed 120,000 objects ranges from pre-historic era to the Greco Roman period. It has 107 halls, and the ground floor houses huge statues.  The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamen treasures and the mummies.  The museum also comprises of a photography section and large library. A hall for the Royal Mummies was opened at the museum, housing eleven kings and queens.

 

After the visit of the museum a short drive through the downtown will take you to Khan El Khalili bazaars; which is one of the most famous worldwide with its amazing narrow alleyways.  The visitor can discover small restaurants and workaday cafes where Egyptians & non-Egyptians come to smoke water pipes and enjoy some of the traditional Egyptian drinks in the cafes scattered around the area.

Drive back to your hotel & overnight in Cairo

Optional tour can be booked to enjoy the spectacular sound & light show by the Pyramids

 

Day 03: Cairo – Aswan

Breakfast in the hotel, check out 

Escorted transfer to Cairo Domestic airport for your flight to Aswan to board the Oberoi Philae Cruiser for a relaxing tour through the history for 5 days as per the Nile cruise itineraries shown hereunder

Alternatively – for those who wish to opt for unforgettable tour to Abu Simble;

They will fly to Abu simble via Aswan, upon arrival to Abu simble whereby Excel Travel guide will be waiting to escort you to the great temples of Ramses II & his beloved Nefertari & guide you through. Transfer back to the airport for a flight to Aswan.

 

12:00 noon Embarkation 

12:30 Lunch 

16:00 Visit Nubian Museum by motor boat 

17.00 Tea at club lounge.

19:00 cocktail reception. 

19:30 Dinner & Overnight in Aswan 

 

Day 04: Awan – Kom Embo - Edfu 

07:30 Breakfast 

09:00 visit of Philae temple and High Dam 

12.00 noon Sail to Komombo 

12:30 Lunch 

14:30 Visit the twin temple of Komombo. 

16:00 Sail to Edfu 

17.00 Tea at club lounge. 

19:30 Dinner & Overnight in Edfu 

 

Day 05: Edfu – Esna – Luxor

07:30 Breakfast 

10:00 Visit the Temple of Edfu, 

12:00 Sail to Essna 

13:00 Lunch - Cross the Essna Lock Sail to Luxor 

17.00 Tea at club lounge.

19:30 Dinner & Overnight in Luxor 

 

Day 06: Luxor

05:00 Breakfast 

06:00 Visit West bank valley of kings, king Tut's tomb, Ramses "the six", Dier Elmadina, Habu and colossus of Memnon. 

12:30 Lunch 

15:00 Visit Luxor and Karank temples  17.00 Tea at club lounge. 

19:30 Dinner & Overnight in Luxor 

 

 

Day 07: Luxor – Hurghada

07:30 Breakfast 

08:00 Disembarkation & transfer to Hurghada – Red Sea about 280 km – 4 hours - whereby you will check in the Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh upon arrival for 3 nights relaxation.

Overnight at Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh.

 

Day 08 - 09 Free at leisure - Hurghada

Overnight at the hotel in Hurghada.

2 full days at leisure to enjoy the hotel amenities or book one of the fascinating activities offered by Excel Travel team.

 

Day 10: Hurghada – Cairo

Breakfast in the hotel, check out and transfer to Hurghada Airport for your flight back home. Upon arrival at Cairo Airport, Excel Travel representative will welcome you at the airport and escort you to your hotel.  Rest of the day at leisure 

Overnight at the hotel in Cairo

 

Day 11: Final departure                                                        

Final departure transfers after breakfast from the hotel; Excel Travel representative will escort you, check you in your flight

 
Cario & Fayoum Oases

ITINERARY

 

Day 01: Arrival Cairo

Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, Excel Travel representative welcomes you and assists you through the immigration process. Modern air-conditioned coaches take you to your hotel in Cairo. Your representative will ensure a smooth hotel check-in. Dinner & overnight at the hotel in Cairo

 

 

Day 02: Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis and Sakkara  (B, L)              

Buffet breakfast at the hotel in Cairo then start a guided tour to visit one of the Seven Wonders the great Pyramids of Giza; (Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus) were reckoned by the Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A single pyramid is built with 2.300.000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and a half tones. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that so many writers and artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is more interesting, because its interior burial chambers are open for inspection by the public. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren (2620 BC). Hewn from natural yellowish limestone and standing 65 feethigh and 187 feet-long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion's body. A quick visit to papyrus institute or a perfume shop can be arranged after the visit.

 

Lunch will be served at an oriental restaurant before you start afternoon visit to the ancient capital of Memphis & Sakkara where the Step Pyramid was built for the Pharaoh Zoser, is the oldest pyramid in the world, dating back from 2700 BC.  

Drive to your hotel in Cairo for refreshment. Evening at leisure whereby an optional tour to visit the spectacular sound & light show by the pyramids or enjoy dinner while cruise the Nile or enjoy dinner in Sequoia restaurant by the Nile

Overnight in Cairo

Day 03: Museum, Citadel, Khan El Khalili Bazaars (B, L)

Breakfast in the hotel, then drive to the Egyptian Museum for unforgettable tour;

Egyptian Museum; was established by the Egyptian government in 1835.  The present museum building was built in 1900, in the new classical style by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon.  The museum exhibited collections now exceed 120,000 objects ranges from pre-historic era to the Greco Roman period. It has 107 halls, and the ground floor houses huge statues.  The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamen treasures and the mummies.  The museum also comprises of a photography section and large library. A hall for the Royal Mummies was opened at the museum, housing eleven kings and queens.

Lunch will be served at an oriental restaurant before you start afternoon visit to the Citadel with the towering mosque of Mohamed Ali;   

It is one of Cairo's most popular tourist attractions is the Citadel which houses a number of museums, ancient mosques and other sites, located on a spur of limestone that had been detached from its parent Moqattam Hills by quarrying. The Citadel is one of the world's greatest monuments to medieval warfare, as well as a highly visible landmark on Cairo's eastern skyline. Particularly when viewed from the back side (from the north), the Citadel reveals a very medieval character.

 

After the visit a short drive will take you to the most famous bazaars of Khan El Khalili whereby you have some free time to stroll around the bazaars; which is one of the most famous worldwide with its amazing narrow alleyways.  Drive to your hotel in Cairo  

Evening at leisure whereby an optional tour to visit the spectacular sound & light show by the pyramids or enjoy dinner while cruise the Nile or enjoy dinner in Sequoia restaurant by the Nile

 

Day 04 – 8: Fayoum  (B)

Breakfast at the hotel in Cairo, then escorted transfer to Fayoum (about 90 minutes’ drive). Upon arrival, your representative will ensure a smooth hotel check-in. overnight at Lazib Inn Resort & Spa at Luxury Suites.  

 

Free at leisure to enjoy the hotel amenities or enjoy some of the short list of activities:

Activities:

 

Spa  

Delight your senses and soothe your soul with our state-of-art spa facilities. A full-service spa, equipped with a lavish, all marble Turkish hamam, private gym, sauna, massage rooms and an outdoor Jacuzzi tub.

Enjoy a sensory experience with our tailor-made body treatments, selected to enhance your vitality and restore your internal balance. 

 

Swimming Pools

For peace & tranquility seekers, our 2 palm-lined infinity pools, with the panoramic infinity view of the eternal Qaroun lake, complements the picturesque scenery drawn by the rural portrait / settings of the resort.  

 

Nearby Activities

Discover another dimension of nature with Lazib Inn’s resident birdwatcher, trot through the waters of the lake on the horseback, witness sunset from a felucca, hike through the sand dunes of Wadi Al Rayan or simply bask in the profound silence of the oasis at sunrise.

A 4X4 ride through an otherworldly open desert landscape leads you to Madinet Madi, a labyrinth of fascinating, wellpreserved Pharaonic temples from the late Greco-Roman period. A little further, Wadi Al Hitan, with its surreal array of whale skeletons rising from the sands.

Bird Watching

The oasis of Fayoum is one of the most important bird watching locations in Egypt. Birdwatchers visit it mainly for water and agricultural birds, and to a lesser extent for desert birds. It is a vital spot for water birds in winter and as a staging area during migration. 

 

Safari

Explore the Egyptian Desert at its best when you visit Fayoum. Enthusiasts can explore and discover this breathtaking terrain whilst enjoying stylish hospitality and comfort.

 

Wadi El Rayan

A natural world cultural heritage site from ancient civilizations, unique with its spectacular sand dunes, desert landscapes and rock formation. The two lakes, waterfalls and a spring oasis contain rare wildlife, numerous bird & fish species and fossils of creatures from the past. 

Wadi El Hitan

Home to Valley of the Whales as well as desert landscapes. Originally, the area was an ocean bed where a huge number of whale skeletons rose from the sand.  Wadi El Hitan is one of the largest open-air museum, designated by UNESCO as “World Heritage Site”, where hundreds of fossils of the earliest forms of whales are displayed.

 

Madinet Madi

Situated about 30 kms away from Fayoum, on a small hill guarding its southwestern entrance, Madinet Madi, which means "city of the past", was called D3 in Hieroglyphs, while during the Greek period, it was identified as Narmouthis.

Its pharaonic temples were built in the 12th dynasty by kings Amenemhat III & IV and restored during the 19th dynasty.

Sightseeing

Madawara mountain lies on the edge of the Sahara Desert. The mountain is surrounded by sculpted sand dunes and limestone formations.

 

Sailing

Indulge in a relaxing felucca sailing voyage in the famous Qaroun lake, where the shimmering water, the embracing breeze and the golden sun surround you while contemplating the dramatic setting of God’s nature.

 

Horseback Riding

Ride through the land of the pharaohs on a magical horseback ride in Fayoum.

Fayoum is a fascinating city with a rich history, embodied not only by its monuments, but also by the oldest recognized horse breed - the Arabians.  

 

Day 8: Final departure  (B)       

Final departure transfer after breakfast from Lazib Inn Resort & Spa hotel to Cairo airport; Excel Travel representative will escort you, check you in your flight.

 

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