Meet our local representative on arrival at Cairo International Airport
Transfer from Cairo Airport to Oberoi Mena House
Day 2 - Full day tour of Memphis, Sakkara, Pyramids and Sphinx
Day 3 – Full day tour of Museum, Islamic Cairo, Khan El-Khalili Bazaar
palatial hotel in the shadow of the Great Pyramids in Cairo has enchanted guests since 1869.
Located in forty acres of jasmine scented gardens, Mena House Oberoi has played host to kings and emperors, Heads of
State and celebrities. Its royal history is reflected in luxurious interiors
that are embellished with exquisite antiques, handcrafted furniture and rich
textiles. Mena House Oberoi has rooms and suites in the Palace and Garden wings
and Cabana style rooms by the swimming pool. All guest accommodation at Mena
House Oberoi is air conditioned with private bathroom. Rooms and Suites are
lavishly appointed with traditionally inspired furnishings and rich carpets.
All Suites in the old Palace section feature beautiful traditional detailing,
murals, screens, panelling, gilding, fine upholstery, original wooden
balustrading and arched windows. A variety of international as well as Egyptian
cuisine is on offer at the excellent restaurants and bars in the hotel. This is
the perfect place to begin your explorations of Cairo.
Guided touring includes the following:
Pyramids: Your Egyptologist will meet you at the hotel to escort you on an unforgettable tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza. The only present-day survivors of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, they are among the world’s greatest tourist attractions and never lose their ability to inspire and overwhelm visitors. Your tour today includes an opportunity to enter inside one of these fabulous monuments and explore the mysteries of its ancient past for yourself.
Sphinx: Enter the temple of the mysterious Sphinx, an ancient figure shrouded in legend and mystery. Your Egyptologist will enthrall you with the tales told of this fascinating figure.
Sakkara: Experience Egypt’s long and rich history in this exciting double tour to the city of Memphis and the necropolis of Sakkara. At vast Sakkara, you will see the famous Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the first freestanding stone structure in the world. Our Egyptologist will guide you to some tombs belonging to the nobles of the past. They show the beauty and excellence of Ancient Egyptian art on their walls and give an insight in the daily life of Ancient Egypt.
Memphis: At the site of Memphis, you will see the ancient capital that once stood as a flourishing metropolis during the time of the Pharaohs. The place is thickly surrounded by lush palm groves and bushes, isolating the site of the old city from modern civilization.
Museum: Your Egyptologist will escort you today on a fascinating tour of 7,000 years of Egyptian history with a visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. The Museum houses the world’s greatest collection of Ancient Egyptian artifacts, including 12 rooms filled with golden treasures from the world-famous tomb of the boy-king Tutenkhamun.
Islamic Cairo: Take a fascinating tour of Islamic Cairo, including the beautiful and graceful Mohamed Ali Mosque and the ancient Citadel, a spectacular medieval fortress perched on a hill above the city. Originally built by Salah El-Din in 1176 to fortify the city against the Crusaders, the Citadel was modified and enlarged over the centuries by subsequent rulers and today is a complex of three mosques and four museums.
Khan El-Khalili Bazaar: Proceed to the fascinating Khan El-Khalili Bazaar – reputed to be the largest bazaar in the Middle East. Originally founded as a watering stop for caravanserai in the 14th century, the bazaar has now grown to vast proportions. As you wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets you will find workshops and stalls selling all manner of things from woodwork, glassware and leather goods to perfumes, fabrics and Pharaonic curiosities. Remember to bargain hard!
Catacombs of Kom El Shugafa: The Catacombs of Kom El Shugafa are the largest Roman burial site discovered in Egypt to date, consisting of three tiers of tombs and chambers cut into the bedrock to a depth of about 35 meters. Constructed in the 2nd century AD as a single- family crypt, these tombs represent the last existing major construction for the sake of the old Egyptian religion. They were later expanded to hold more than 300 individual tombs. There is even a banquet hall where grieving relatives paid their last respects with a funereal feast. Though the motifs are pure ancient Egyptian, the architects and artists were schooled in the Greco-Roman style, resulting in an amazingly integrated art quite unlike anything else in the world.
Alexandria Library and Museum: The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is not only a library, but also an integrated cultural complex, with libraries, museums, exhibition areas, educational centers, and an international conference center. It is built on the believed site of the old Library of Alexandria, built by Ptolemy I. It was the largest of all antiquity, frequented by scholars from all over the Mediterranean from the 4th Century BC until its eventual destruction by fire seven hundred years later.
Roman Amphitheater: The only Roman amphitheater in Egypt was discovered quite recently, during the foundation digging for a new apartment building. The well-preserved theatre once stood with thirteen semi-circular tiers of white marble imported from Europe. It contains galleries, sections of mosaic-flooring, and marble seats for up to 800 spectators. At one point, it may have even been roofed over to serve as an Odeon for musical performances and some inscriptions suggest that it was sometimes also used for wrestling contests.
Alexandria National Museum: The collection in this newly opened museum includes thousands of items spanning from the Pharaonic Era, through Greco-Roman times, to the Modern Era. Papyrus scrolls, ancient perfume bottles and painted mummy cases are tastefully displayed as well as classic Greek statues showing the physical beauty that represent the ideals of that culture. The artifacts guide the visitor right up to the times of Mubarak and illustrate Alexandria’s role in the modern history of Egypt.
Transfer from Oberoi Mena House to Cairo Domestic Airport
MS flight Cairo – Abu Simbel – Aswan
The Movenpick Aswan Resort is situated on an island across from the city of Aswan. In one of the most fantastic settings in Egypt, close to the city's most famous attractions, the hotel provides a wonderful and convenient base from where to explore all that Aswan has to offer. A perfect place to relax in some of the most beautiful natural surroundings in Egypt. The resort offers 190 rooms, 38 duplexes and 8 villas. Comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated in soft muted tones, each room leads out onto its own private balcony with dramatic views of the Nile and the desert beyond. Each room has individually controlled air conditioning, direct-dial telephones and fully marbled bathrooms en-suite, complete with personal toiletry and individual bathrobes. The magnificent duplex suites are located on two levels with separate sleeping and living/dining areas. And beyond the main hotel are 8 exclusive villas each leading to its own private garden. The hotel was built around a main tower structure and is situated on a lush 16 hectare property that includes cultivated gardens, children's parks and pleasant pathways. Notably, the botanical gardens and the Tombs of the Nobles are a short boat ride away. The Orangerie, serves French cuisine, a buffet and an a la carte menu on a 24-hour basis. The second main dining facility is an Italian restaurant called La Perle. A poolside restaurant offers snacks and pizzas, and a lounge bar also operates on the first floor for drinks, coffee or light snacks. The Panorama bar, which enjoys the best views of Aswan and the surrounding area, is situated on the upper floor of the tower, and operates for high tea and for drinks. The facility operates a fitness and exercise room, tennis courts, table tennis, two heated pools (one infinity pool overlooking Aswan) and a children's pool.
Abu Simbel Excursion - Our Representative will meet you at Airport and escort you to the world-renowned site where Ramses II ordered two sun temples carved from the limestone mountains at Abu Simbel, between 1290-1124 BC. At the Great Temple of Ra-Harakhte, the four famous colossal statues of Ramses II sit majestically over 20 meters high, staring out across the desert. Six massive standing statues front the Temple of Hathor, dedicated to the cow-headed goddess of love and built in honor of Ramses’ favorite wife, Queen Nefertari, each 10 meters high. In modern times the waters that would rise with the completion of the High Dam threatened the two temples of Abu Simbel. A campaign to save them was organized by UNESCO, with the temples being cut into blocks, raised piece-by-piece, and reassembled in a new position higher up the hillside. The massive job took two years to complete, 1966-1968.
Transfer from Movenpick Aswan Hotel to The Nile Adventure Cruise Boat
Day 5 - Tour of Philae Temple and Unfinished Obelisk; Captain’s Cocktail Party
Day 6 – Tour of Kom Ombo Temple and Edfu Temple; “Egyptian Night” costume party dinner ~ a lavish buffet of Egyptian specialties, followed by oriental music and dancing
Day 7 – Morning Tour of Valley of the Kings & Queens, Hatshepsut Temple, Photostop Colossi of Memnon
Day 7 – Afternoon Tour of Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple; Formal gala dinner
The Nile Adventurer cruise boat is a 5-star deluxe boat moored in private dock in Aswan. The cruise boat offers comfortable accommodation and has mainly twin bedded cabins all of which are air-conditioned and have private facilities. All of the cabins have panoramic windows affording views of the passing river bank. Suites are also available if you want to have that little bit of extra comfort. These cabins are larger than standard berths and have a double or twin beds and are equipped with en-suite facilities, internal telephone, fridge and TV local channel. One of the pleasures of cruising is the food and your Nile cruise operates on a full board basis with buffet breakfast followed by lunch and dinner which can either be a set menu or buffet style. Menus are changed on a seasonal basis to enable the Chef to use the freshest ingredients at all times. Most meals are served in the restaurant. However, at least one barbecue lunch (while sailing) will be served on deck (weather permitting).
Afternoon tea includes a range of teas and herbal infusions, fresh coffee and a selection of freshly baked, homemade cake, cookies and finger food Mineral water, tea and coffee are included with every meal.
The only additional expenses are drinks, tips, souvenirs and optional excursions available on board. The lounge bar is the perfect place to relax on comfortable sofas and enjoy a cocktail before dinner and entertainment in the evenings. On the sundeck you will find a plunge pool with sun beds and towels, there are also chairs and tables in a shaded area where you can relax. The reception area has safety deposit boxes and there's even a shop on board where you can buy souvenirs and essentials. Entertainment includes Discotheque, Belly Dance Show, Captain's Welcome Cocktail Party, Fancy Dress Galabia Party and Nubian Folkloric Show.
Touring while cruising includes the following:
Philae Temple: Take a short motorboat ride to visit the romantic and majestic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilka.
Unfinished Obelisk: Visit the Granite Quarries, which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples, and still hold a huge unfinished obelisk.
Kom Ombo Temple: Visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek. The temple stands at a bend in the Nile where in ancient times sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the riverbank.
Edfu Temple: Explore the largest and most completely preserved Pharaonic – albeit Greek-built – temple in Egypt, the extraordinary Temple of Horus at Edfu.
Valley of the Kings & Queens: Begin your day with a visit to the West Bank of Luxor to explore the Valley of the Kings, a vast City of the Dead where magnificent tombs were carved into the desert rocks, decorated richly, and filled with treasures for the afterlife by generations of Pharaohs. You will also have the chance to visit at least one tomb in the Valley of the Queens.
Hatshepsut Temple: Rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (Ancient Egypt’s only female Pharaoh) merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it, as if nature herself had built this extraordinary monument.
Photostop Colossi of Memnon: On the way back to the river Nile, your road passes by the famed Colossi of Memnon, known in Ancient Greek times for their haunting voices at dawn.
Luxor Temple: Your Egyptologist will guide you on a tour of the East Bank of Luxor, starting with the strikingly graceful Temple of Luxor dedicated to the god Amun.
Karnak Temple: Visit the Temple of Karnak, built over more than a thousand years by generations of Pharaohs. The great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars, covering an area larger than the whole of Notre Dame Cathedral.
A secluded haven on the Red Sea Coast, celebrating rare marine life, nature’s fabulous colours and the timeless beauty of the sea. Nature’s colours come to life at The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh with white sand, aquamarine waters and vibrantly-hued marine life. In exotic Egypt, this exclusive luxury resort on the Red Sea Coast is situated on 48 acres with a private beach. The architecture of the resort reflects the style of the region, resplendent with domes, arches and columns. Peace and privacy pervade this all-suite resort, with private courtyards complemented by soothing interiors and luxurious bathrooms. The resort’s distinctive guest accommodations include Deluxe, Superior Deluxe, Grand and Royal Suites. Grand and Royal Suites have private heated swimming pools. After a day of exposure to the sun and the sea, take your body on a journey of rediscovery at the Spa. A haven of tranquility, the Oberoi Spa promises you an experience of transformation. There are also numerous ways to keep fit at The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh.