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Contrasts of the Nile and the White Desert itinerary

Day 1:

LUXOR

Flight from your hometown to Luxor Airport. *

Arrival at Luxor airport, visa formalities and transfer to the river boat. Dinner and overnight on board.

* The client may choose to take the flight included in the package or buy and book it on their own.

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Day 2:

LUXOR / ESNA / EDFÚ

Full board regime on board. Departure in the morning to cross the Nile and visit the Necropolis of Thebes on its west bank, where you can admire the Valley of the Kings where 62 kings are buried in tombs excavated in the mountain. The funerary temple of Rameses III (20th Dynasty), known today as the Temple of Medinet Habu (the city of Habu), is a good example of New Kingdom architecture. He took as a model the funerary temple of Ramses II, the Rameseo, and enlarged it. It is the best preserved in the Thebes area and still maintains a lot of polychrome. After the visit, we will pass by the Colossi of Memnon and continue to the Luxor Temple, located in the center of the city of Luxor. The temple was built by Amenophis III and Ramses II in the 18th century BC, and was linked to the Temple of Karnak by the famous Avenue of the Sphinxes. One of the obelisks at the entrance to the temple was taken to the Place de Concorde in Paris. After visiting Luxor, we headed to the Karnak temple, the temple of Amun Ra (the sacred precinct of Thebes) which is full of obelisks, columns and gigantic statues. Return to the boat to begin sailing towards Edfu passing through the Esna lock. Night on board.

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Day 3:

EDFÚ / KOM OMBO

Full board regime on board. Visit of the Temple of Edfú dedicated to the God Horus and characterized by its good state of conservation. The navigation continues towards Kom Ombo, a temple dedicated to the crocodile-headed gods Sobek and falcon-headed Haroeris. After the visit, sailing continues to Aswan. Night on board.

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Day 4:

ASWAN

Full board regime on board. Before dawn, departure on a road trip to the temples of Abu Simbel, two enormous temples carved into the mountain on the shores of Lake Nasser, dedicated to Ramses II and his wife Queen Nefertari. After the visit, return to the motor ship. During this day they also have a visit to the Philae Temple and a felucca ride (typical Egyptian sailboats) to admire a panoramic view of the Agha Khan Mausoleum, Elephantine Island and the Botanical Garden from the Nile. Night on board in Aswan.

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Day 5:

ASWAN / CAIRO

Breakfast. Free time until the time of your transfer to the airport to leave on a local flight (*) to Cairo. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free. Accommodation.


(*) The client may choose to take the Aswan/Cairo flight included in the package or buy it on their own.

Day 6:

CAIRO - BAHARIYA OASIS - BLACK DESERT - WHITE DESERT

Breakfast and departure early in the morning towards the Bahariya Oasis, located about 360 km from Cairo. Arrival mid-morning and early lunch. Next, change vehicle and departure in 4x4 to begin our tour within the desert. The first stop will be in the Black Desert, located 25 km from Bahariya and named after the color of the rocks and mountains found there. They owe their color to the black quartz that is present inside. Then we will go to the Crystal Mountain and the rock formations in the Agabat Valley, to observe this beautiful mountain covered in white quartz crystals. Finally, arrival at the White Desert National Park, the best-known desert destination in Egypt, famous for the number of otherworldly and beautiful rock formations carved by the wind in the shape of giant mushrooms or pebbles. This landscape is not found in any other desert in the world. Dinner and accommodation.

(Accommodation for tonight is initially planned to be in a tent, but sometimes local authorities do not allow camping so, in those cases, clients They will stay in a hotel in the area. Accommodation will not be assigned until a few days before arrival in Egypt)

 

Very important note : throughout the tour, your expert guide in the area will be able to change the route if he deems it appropriate, always to guarantee the safety of the passengers since the weather conditions are unpredictable and sometimes it is possible to find a blocked path for various reasons such as, for example, a broken down car that blocks the way. We ask for your understanding since we cannot guarantee exact compliance with the route planned for this day.

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Day 7:

WHITE DESERT - BAHARIYA OASIS - CAIRO

Breakfast and departure to the Bahariya Oasis, where we will visit the exhibition hall of the Golden Mummy and the Tombs of the Nobles of the XXVI Dynasty (two tombs), a huge burial site in the Western Desert of Egypt. Lunch at the Baharilla Oasis, change of vehicle and return to Cairo where you will arrive in the late afternoon. Accommodation.

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Day 8:

CAIRO

Breakfast and departure for a panoramic visit to the Giza site, where you can see the famous pyramids and the sphinx. The pyramid of Cheops, whose area is 13 hectares and an original height of 146 meters. The second pyramid, of Pharaoh Kefren with a height of 136 meters. The third pyramid, built by Mycerinus son of Kefren, with a height of 62 meters. The sphinx, a mythical statue with a lion's body and human head, is 70 meters long and 20 meters high. The sphinx and the three pyramids were considered one of the most important wonders of the ancient world. After the visit, return to the hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Accommodation.

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Day 9:

CAIRO

Breakfast and transfer to Cairo airport.

Flight from Cairo Airport to your hometown. *

* The client may choose to take the flight included in the package or buy and book it on their own.