Sahara Desert and Nile River Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Egypt - Unveiling Ancient Wonders
- Upon arrival at Cairo airport, our friendly representative will greet you and escort you to your luxurious Cairo hotel in a private air-conditioned van.
- Take a few minutes to complete all your tour procedures with our knowledgeable representative.
- Check in quickly and comfortably settle into your hotel, ready to embark on an extraordinary adventure through Egypt's treasures. Overnight stay in Cairo.
Day 2: Cairo Excursion - Pyramids, Museum, and Bazaars
- After a delicious breakfast, immerse yourself in the timeless wonders of Cairo.
- Explore the enigmatic Giza Pyramids, witness the majestic Sphinx, and delve into the fascinating history at the Egyptian Museum.
- In the evening, transfer to Giza train station to board the sleeper train to Aswan, where you will enjoy a comfortable overnight journey in your private compartment, complete with dinner and breakfast.
Day 3: Aswan Excursion - Gateway to Nubian Heritage
- Upon arrival at Aswan train station, meet our representative who will assist you with optional arrangements to visit the magnificent Abu Simbel temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Transfer to your hotel in Aswan for check-in and relaxation. Overnight stay in Aswan.
Day 4: Nile Cruise Holiday - Sailing the Timeless River
- After a delectable breakfast, embark on a memorable journey along the Nile River.
- Board the luxurious Nile Cruise before lunchtime and set off for an extraordinary adventure.
- In the afternoon, visit the iconic High Dam, the sacred Philae Temple, and marvel at the unfinished obelisk.
- Enjoy a delightful dinner on board the cruise and spend the night in Aswan, surrounded by the serenity of the Nile.
Day 5: Nile Cruise Holiday - Temples and Tranquil Sailing
- Sail towards Kom Ombo and stop to explore the captivating Sobek Temple dedicated to the gods Sobek and Horus.
- Indulge in a sumptuous lunch on board as the cruise sails towards Edfu.
- Visit the magnificent Edfu Temple, dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus.
- Savor afternoon tea while sailing through the charming towns along the Nile to Luxor. Overnight stay on board the cruise.
Day 6: Nile Cruise Holiday - Ancient Treasures of Luxor
- Arrive in Luxor in the morning and embark on an awe-inspiring tour of the West Bank, home to the legendary Valley of the Kings, the majestic Temple of Hatshepsut, and the towering Colossi of Memnon.
- In the afternoon, visit the magnificent Luxor and Karnak temples on the East Bank, adorned with grand statues and imposing columns.
- Delight in a delightful dinner on board the cruise and spend the night in Luxor, the open-air museum of ancient Egyptian civilization.
Day 7: Baris Oasis Adventure - Tranquility in the Desert
- After breakfast, disembark from the cruise and embark on an extraordinary adventure to Baris Oasis, a hidden gem in the Sahara Desert.
- Spend the night camping under the starry sky, immersing yourself in the peacefulness and tranquility of the desert.
Day 8: Kharga & Dakhla Oasis - Oasis Exploration
- Indulge in a delightful breakfast before embarking on a scenic drive to Kharga Oasis, known for its lush palm groves and fascinating archaeological sites.
- Visit the enchanting Hibis Temple, a well-preserved ancient Egyptian temple, and explore the historical Al Bagawat, an ancient Christian necropolis.
- Continue your journey to Dakhla Oasis, where you will experience the authentic charm of an oasis-style accommodation with all modern facilities.
- Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Dakhla, surrounded by the tranquility of the desert.
Day 9: Absolute Desert & Camel Ride - Unforgettable Desert Experience
- After a delicious breakfast, venture deeper into the desert to discover the captivating mud-brick town of Al Qasr, with its narrow alleys and ancient architecture.
- Explore the fascinating Ethnological Museum, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the region.
- Take a rest stop at a soothing hot spring, rejuvenating your senses amidst the vast desert landscape.
- In the afternoon, embark on a memorable camel ride through the desolate and windswept desert, immersing yourself in the untouched beauty of the surroundings.
- Spend the night under the starry sky, surrounded by the tranquility of the vast desert.
Day 10: Farafra & White Desert Trip - Surreal Landscapes
- After breakfast, embark on an extraordinary journey to Farafra Oasis, renowned for its unique charm and serene atmosphere.
- Visit the intriguing Badr Museum, showcasing the works of the contemporary artist Badr Abdel Moghny.
- Continue your adventure to the mesmerizing White Desert, a surreal landscape adorned with stunning white rock formations.
- Witness the magical colors of the desert during a sunset walk, and spend the night camping under the twinkling stars in the heart of the White Desert.
Day 11: Back to Cairo - Oasis Gems and Ancient Treasures
- Enjoy a delicious breakfast amidst the captivating scenery of the White Desert.
- Explore the fascinating Crystal Mountain, a natural marvel that showcases the sparkling beauty of quartz crystals.
- Discover the wonders of the Black Desert, with its contrasting dark volcanic rocks.
- Visit Bahariya Oasis, where you can immerse yourself in the rich history of the region by exploring the intriguing Ain El Meftella Temple and the Golden Mummies Museum.
- Transfer back to Cairo, enjoying a scenic 4-hour drive through the desert landscapes.
- Overnight stay in your comfortable Cairo hotel, reflecting on the remarkable experiences of your journey.
Day 12: End of Tour - Departure from Egypt
- After a satisfying breakfast, check out from your hotel, bidding farewell to the enchanting land of Egypt.
- Our representative will transfer you to Cairo airport for your departure, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free journey.
- Take with you unforgettable memories of the Sahara Desert and Nile River, the ancient wonders, and the warm hospitality of Egypt.
What to Bring
- Sun glasses, Hats, sun cream
- Valid passport for 6 Months
- Comfortable clothes & shoes
- Scarf, photo and Video Camera
Western Desert Distances
- Cairo to Bahariya 370KM
- Cairo to Siwa 750 KM
- Siwa to Bahariya 490 KM
- Bahariya to White Desert 160 KM
- Farafra to Dakhla 280 KM
- Dakhla to Kharga 190 KM
- Kharga to Luxor 390 KM
Sahara Desert and Nile River Inclusions
- Cairo airport Meet and assist service
- 2 nights in Cairo hotel with breakfast
- 1 night aboard sleeper train with breakfast and dinner
- 1 night in Aswan hotel with breakfast
- 3 nights aboard superior Cruise on full basis
- 1 night in Kharga camping on full board
- 1 night in Dakhla on half board basis
- 1 night in Dakhla camping on full board basis
- 1 night in White Desert camping on full board basis
- All camping equipments
- All private guided tours in Cairo
- All cruise tours sharing group
- Entry fees to all sites as per itinerary
- 20 km of Camel riding in Dakhla
- All transport by A/C vehicle
- All desert Transfers by 4x4 car
- Entry fees to all sites as per itinerary
- Lunch meals during Cairo and Oases trips
- Experienced personal tour guide
- Bottled water & soft drinks during trip
- Mobile loan (30 min local calls / 2 min. international calls)
- All service charges & taxes.
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