Cairo Nile Cruise Sahara Desert Itinerary
Day 1: Arriving in Cairo - Gateway to Egypt
- Upon your arrival at Cairo airport, you will be warmly greeted and transferred to your hotel in Cairo in a private air-conditioned van.
- Our representative will assist you in finalizing all your holiday procedures, ensuring a smooth start to your trip.
- Complete the check-in process quickly and comfortably, and enjoy an overnight stay in Cairo.
Day 2: Cairo City Sightseeing - Ancient Wonders
- Embark on a captivating morning tour to explore the wonders of Cairo, including the iconic Giza Pyramids, the fascinating Egyptian Museum, and the bustling Khan El Khalili market.
- Return to your hotel in Cairo and unwind with an overnight stay.
Day 3: Travel to Bahariya Oasis - Oasis Retreat
- After a delicious breakfast, check out from your hotel and embark on a private 4-hour journey to the enchanting Bahariya Oasis.
- Discover the hidden gems of Bahariya, such as the historic English House, the intriguing Ain El Meftella, and the captivating Golden Mummies Museum.
- Transfer to your hotel in Bahariya and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 4: White & Black Desert Tour - Majestic Landscapes
- Start your day with a hearty breakfast before heading to the mesmerizing White Desert. Explore the contrasting beauty of the Black Desert, the stunning dunes, the picturesque El Hiez Village, and the mystical Crystal Mountain.
- Continue your adventure to the scenic Valley of Agabat and indulge in a delightful Bedouin dinner under the starlit sky at a camp in the White Desert.
Day 5: Farafra & Dakhla Oasis Tour - Oasis Exploration
- Begin your day with a visit to the charming Farafra Oasis, where you'll discover the unique Badr's museum, the ancient Deir El Hagar, and the intriguing Mezzawaqqah.
- Journey to the historic Village of Al Qasr, explore the remarkable Ayubid mosque, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Dakhla Oasis.
- Transfer to your hotel in Dakhla Oasis and enjoy a relaxing overnight stay.
Day 6: Kharga Oasis Tour - Ancient Temples
- After a delightful breakfast, venture to the Kharga Oasis to explore the remarkable Qasr el Labkha, the awe-inspiring Hibis Temple, and the fascinating Nadora Temple.
- Continue your journey to the Temple of Dush and witness the captivating beauty of the Baris Oasis.
- Experience the charm of camping overnight in Kharga.
Day 7: Travel to Luxor - Land of Pharaohs
- Enjoy a delicious breakfast in Dakhla, and then embark on a scenic 6-hour drive to the magnificent city of Luxor.
- Upon arrival, check in to your hotel in Luxor and prepare for an unforgettable stay. You also have the option to book any of our Luxor tours to enhance your experience.
Day 8: Nile Cruise Tour - Sailing the Legendary River
- After breakfast, transfer to board a luxurious Nile Cruise before lunchtime.
- In the afternoon, visit the awe-inspiring Luxor and Karnak temples on the East Bank of the Nile.
- Indulge in a delightful dinner on board the cruise and enjoy an overnight stay in Luxor.
Day 9: Nile Cruise Tour - Ancient Temples and Majestic Tombs
- Start your day with a delicious breakfast on board the cruise.
- Explore the remarkable Hatshepsut Temple, the towering Colossi of Memnon, and the mystical Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the Nile.
- Enjoy a scrumptious lunch on board the cruise as you sail towards Edfu.
- In the evening, savor a leisurely dinner on board and spend the night in Edfu.
Day 10: Nile Cruise Tour - Temples and Serene River
- After breakfast, disembark in Edfu and visit the magnificent Horus Temple, dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus.
- Return to the cruise and enjoy a delectable lunch as you continue sailing towards Kom Ombo.
- Explore the unique Sobek Temple, dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, and admire the breathtaking views of the Nile.
- Resume your cruise towards Aswan, where you will savor a delightful dinner on board and spend the night.
Day 11: Nile Cruise Tour - Gems of Aswan
- After a scrumptious breakfast on board the cruise, embark on a memorable tour of Aswan.
- Visit the iconic High Dam, a marvel of modern engineering, and explore the magnificent Philae Temple dedicated to the goddess Isis.
- Discover the unfinished obelisk, an ancient monument that offers insights into the ancient Egyptian craftsmanship.
- Return to the cruise for a delicious dinner and spend the night in Aswan.
Day 12: Travel Back to Cairo - Ancient Wonders
- Enjoy a fulfilling breakfast on board the cruise and then disembark.
- If you choose, you can take an optional visit to the awe-inspiring Abu Simbel Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Transfer to Aswan train station and board the sleeper train back to Cairo.
- Relax and enjoy dinner and breakfast on board the train as you travel back to Cairo.
Day 13: Arriving Back in Cairo - Vibrant Capital
- Arrive at Giza train station in Cairo and meet our representative who will transfer you to your hotel for check-in.
- Enhance your experience by booking any of our Cairo day tours or night activities to explore the vibrant capital.
- Enjoy an overnight stay at your hotel in Cairo.
Day 14: End of Tour - Farewell to Egypt
- After a delightful breakfast at the hotel, complete the check-out process.
- Our representative will transfer you to Cairo airport for your departure, marking the end of your memorable journey through Egypt's fascinating history and breathtaking landscapes.
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
Cairo Nile Cruise Sahara Desert Inclusions
- Cairo International airport meet & assist service
- All transport as per itinerary by A/C vehicle
- 3 nights in Cairo hotel with breakfast
- 1 night in Bahariya with breakfast and dinner
- 1 night in White Desert camping on full board
- 1 night in Dakhla on half board
- 1 night in Kharga camping on full board
- 1 night in Luxor hotel with breakfast
- 4 nights aboard superior Cruise on full basis
- 1 night aboard sleeping train on half board
- All desert transport by private jeep 4x4
- Proficient Egyptologist tour guide
- All cruise tours sharing group
- All private guided tours as per itinerary
- Entry fees to all sites as per itinerary
- All camping equipments
- Bottled water during trips
- Mobile loan (30 min local calls / 5 min. international calls)
- All service charges & taxes
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