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Cairo, Egypt Desert Safari and Nile Cruise
Book 16 Days in Egypt to Explore attractions with the famous history by Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan. Discover the Western desert Oasis by visiting Siwa Oasis, Bahariya Oasis, Farafra Oasis, Dakhla Oasis & Kharga Oasis.
1: Arrival in Cairo.
2: Day tour in Cairo visits Pyramids of Giza – Sphinx Monument – Egyptian Museum – Khan El Khalili Bazaars.
3: El Alamein visits The Military Museum – Alamein World War II remains.
4: Siwa Oasis visits The Old City of Shali – Siwa House Museum – The Dakrour Mountain.
5: Oasis of Baharyia visits Alexander the Great Temple – Tomb of Nobles – The Golden Mummies Museum – Ain EL Mephtella & Natural Springs.
6: Visits Black Mountain – Crystal Mountain – Overnight in the White Desert.
7: Driver from Farafra Oasis to Dakhla Oasis visit the Islamic town of Al-Qasr.
8: Kharga Oasis visits The Temple of Hibis – The Cemetery of Bagawat.
9: Transfer to Luxor.
10: Transfer to your Nile Cruise – Visit Luxor East Bank.
11: Nile Cruise – Visit Luxor West Bank.
12: Nile Cruise – Visit Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples.
13: River Cruise – Visit the High Dam & Temple of Philae.
14: Disembarkation Nile Cruise – Transfer to the railway station in Aswan to Cairo.
15: Arrival in Cairo and free day.
16: Transfer to Cairo Airport and Final Departure.
The hotels and accommodations listed below are the ones we most often visit on this tour. From time to time we may exchange these for similar properties at the same level. In general, specific hotels cannot be guaranteed on our group tours, but you may select your preferred options if you are booking a tailor-made trip.
The first thing you can expect when traveling with Min Travel is a safe journey that arrives in plenty of time. We handpick our representatives and drivers for their demeanor and fantastic knowledge of Brisbane’s highways and byways. If there is a problem on the roads that can be avoided, it will be. You can also expect: But wait…there’s more?
Upon arrival in Cairo, our Min Travel representative will assist you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage will greet you. You will be transferred by a private A/C car or mini-bus to your hotel to check in and Overnight in Cairo
Breakfast and check out of the hotel. The day starts with a guided tour in Giza to visit the legendary majestic Pyramids of Cheops, Cherfrern, and Mykerionos to view these spectacular man-made monuments. Afterward, a tour of the great Sphinx; guarding the Royal Burial Chambers and the temple of Cheops. Before going to the Egyptian Museum, this is the best time to take a break for lunch.
In the afternoon, visit the Egyptian Museum, established in 1902, near the city center of Cairo. Finally, visit the legendary Khan El Khalili bazaar district for shopping. Return to the hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Your guide for the day will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza and transfer you to El Alamein to visit the Military Museum is located 105 KM west of Alexandria. The Museum was opened in the year 1956 during the presidency of Gamal Abdel Nasser. The El Alamein War Museum was renewed and reopened in 1992 during the presidency of Mubarak.
Continue to visit the WW II Cemeteries, located on the west of the town, on a small peninsula overlooking the sea. The citadel-like cemeteries are the final resting place for the commonwealth, Greek, Italian and German soldiers. After that transfer, you to Marsa Matruh and finally Siwa overnight.
Take Breakfast at the Camp, After that, visit Dead Mountain, Siwa House Museum & the Old Fortress of Shali, then the Oracle Temple, where you will see the coronation hall of Alexander the Great, and then the ruins of Amoun Temple. Swim in Cleopatra Pool, then Dakrour Mountain (famous for its hot sand, the best place ever for sand baths, used as an effective natural cure for rheumatism, rheumatoid… etc.), overnight.
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to the Western desert to the Oasis of Baharyia by jeep 4×4 visiting the Alexander the Great Temple, Tomb of Nobles, The Golden Mummies Museum, Ain EL Mephtella & natural springs, overnight in Bahariya Oasis.
Early morning breakfast, then drive to the White desert. On the way, you will visit Black Mountain and Crystal Mountain. Arrive in the white desert and overnight among the chalk-white mushroom-shaped rocks, covered by the stars.
Breakfast down the camp and drive toward Dakhla Oasis (the Inner Oasis), or Zeszes as it was called in the Pharaonic era. Stop on the way to Farafra Oasis, or (the City of the Cow) as it was named during ancient times, and visit Beir Zeita (the 6th well) and Farafra Local Museum. Continue to Dakhla and visit the Medieval Islamic town of Al-Qasr (The Palace). Overnight in Bedouin camp in Dakhla.
Optional Camel Ride:
Here you can have a camel ride for 01 hour or 02 among the golden dunes of the western desert.
Take Breakfast at the camp and drive toward Kharga Oasis (The outer Oasis) or the Southern Oasis its ancient Pharaonic name. Visit the ancient Temple of Hibis which, was dedicated to the Theban Triad, then move to the ancient Roman cemetery of Bagawat which comprises more than 60 of the most ancient Christian tombs in the world. At night you can have a walk in the beautiful city of Kharga and see the daily life of humble Egyptians. Overnight in Hotel.
Early morning breakfast, After that, transfer to your hotel in Luxor.
Optional: Hot Balloon Over Luxor.
After breakfast, check out of the hotel, and we will transfer you to your Nile Cruise.
A.M.: Embarkation before lunch.
P.M.: visit the Temple of Karnak and the Temple of Luxor. Overnight in Luxor.
Cross to the West Bank. Visit the Necropolis of Thebes, the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon.
P.M.: Sail to Esna. Cross the lock. Sail to Edfu and overnight.
Visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Sail to Kom Ombo.
P.M: Visit the Temple shared by the two Gods Haroeris. Sail to Aswan overnight.
A.M.: Visit the High Dam and the Temple of Philae.
P.M: View of the Elephantine Island by Faucca (sailing boat) and view of the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Overnight in Aswan.
Disembarkation after breakfast.
In the afternoon, Transfer to Aswan Railway station to take your sleeper train to Cairo.
Upon arrival in Cairo, our representative will meet you and transfer you to the Hotel in Cairo overnight.
After breakfast, at the hotel, our Min Travel representative will pick you up. Then, transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure.
To book a tour to Egypt, we suggest that you view our Egypt tour packages Page on the website, which includes many tours that are being taken by most of the tourists coming to Egypt. If you intend to make any changes or customize your travel itinerary, you can request a quote by filling out our online query form or sending us an email at: email@example.com
To book a special offer, we suggest that you view the “Special Offers” page on the website to view the itineraries that we commonly offer. If you intend to make any changes or customize your travel itinerary, you can request a quote by sending us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We recommend that your travel bookings should be made 06- 08 months in advance, especially if you are traveling between October – April (high tourist season) and May – December, the New Year holiday season. We highly recommend booking your tour in advance. However, in the case of late/last-minute bookings, we should be able to accommodate them depending on hotel availability.
No, we don’t sell both international and domestic ticketing.
You will be picked up by our representative at the arrival hall of the particular International Airport of Egypt. You should not leave the Airport without our representative if you are to be picked up. Our representative will be holding a welcome board with your name on it. If you are part of a group, the name of the group will be mentioned on the welcome board.
Tipping is a way of life in Egypt and bus drivers and tour guides expect it at restaurants. Having said this, you still retain the right to the tip, which highly depends on your satisfaction with the services received.
Here is a rough guide to tipping:
A bus driver for a group day tour: LE 150,-
Guide for a group day tour: LE 200,-
The bus driver for a private day tour: LE 100,-
Guide for a private day tour: LE 150,-
Baggage handling: LE 05, – per bag per trip
These tips will be given to the driver, and guide after the services.
Nile Cruise: The Tip is about 3 to 5 US$ Per Person per Night.
For Example, if you are 2 Persons and have a 4 Nights Cruise your Tip Amount will be 4 US$ x 4 Nights x 2 Persons = 32 US$.
So you Leave 32 US$ at the End of your Cruise Trip.
All the major currencies including Euro and US $ are accepted in Egypt. Also, all the major credit cards (Visa, Masters, and American Express) are accepted in Egypt.
We need 50% of the total tour cost at the time of the confirmation of the tour. This is to be sure that you’re booking a genuine one and we can go ahead with the reservations. The rest of the Payment must be upon arrival on a Cash Basis.
Deciding when to come to Egypt depends a lot on where you want to go. Everywhere south of Cairo is uncomfortably hot in the summer months (June-August), especially Luxor and Aswan, so winter (December-February) is the best time to visit these areas. Summer is also the time when the Mediterranean coast is at its most crowded, but winter in Cairo can get pretty cool. March to May or September to November is the best time to enjoy the warm days without the crush of bodies on the beaches and the midday heat of high summer.
Our Private Tour Package means you will have your own private local tour guide, private vehicle, and private driver for your group. You don’t have to share the vehicle with others. Your tour guide will take care of only your group. With the help of your private tour guide.
If you are traveling with your family or a group of friends, a private tour for your group is ideal. As you will have more people in the group, the price won’t be much higher than a join-in group tour. It is a good way to save money and enjoy ultimate service.
Passports should be valid for at least six months after you depart from the country. Please do not bring an almost full or almost expired passport. Visa arrangements are the responsibility of the traveler, and requirements are subject to change by the local authorities.
We recommend that you contact your closest Egyptian consulate or embassy for current information about your nationality.
In general official advice is that all nationalities obtain their Egypt visas in advance, as we cannot guarantee that you can get them at the airport. Or you can get An online e-visa. Please do not use any other website as many scam sites are offering Egypt e-visas.
In practice, however, many nationalities (including British and European, Australian, New Zealand, USA, and Canadian) can and do obtain their visas on arrival at Cairo airport. The process is much quicker and simpler, the cost is currently US$25 p/p and must be paid in hard currency (i.e. GBP, USD, or EUR) – you’ll be given a change in local currency if necessary.
There are no forms to fill in and you don’t need to bring passport photos. Visas are issued at one of the bank desks in the immigration hall before you get to passport control. Our representative will have met you by this stage and will assist with the process.
All African & Indian nationals, and some others, will need to obtain their visas in advance.