The Royal Program

Starting From: 1660$
13 Nights / 14 Days
Private
Cairo -Alamain-Siwa Oasis- Luxor

Tour Description

Discover the Great Civilization of ancient Egypt in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and Siwa Oasis as well as enjoying the amazing desert nature of the Bahareya oases, watching the impressive sky full of stars while camping in an area was created millions of years ago. In Cairo you will have a date with one of the world's seven wonders (The Great Pyramid) at Giza Plateau with the extraordinary human-headed lion (The Sphinx), then the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which contains enormous number of ancient Egyptian beautiful items. Also you will proceed to see the fantastic architectural building of Coptic and Islamic Cairo. Then moving to Siwa and witness it beautiful Nature and Civilization. Then, going to Luxor and Aswan to explore Pharaonic Egypt with its huge temples and well decorated tombs and the great temples at Edfu, Kom Ombo, and Abu Simbel.

Including:

  • Meet and assist service at the airport upon arrival.
  • Egyptologist tour guide.
  • Air Conditioned Private vehicle.
  • 6 Day Tours
  • Bicycle Tour at Siwa Oasis on Day 4.
  • Siwa Day Tour ty Horse Drawn Carriage on Day 4
  • Siwa Safari Tour by 4×4 Jeep Safari vehicle on Day 5.
  • Private Transfer to Bahareya Oasis by 4×4 Jeep Safari vehicle on Day 6.
  • Private Transfer (Cairo-Alexandria)
  • Sea Food Lunch Meal in Marsa Matrouh on Day 3
  • 2 Airport transfers in Cairo.
  • Sleeper Train Tickets (Cairo-Luxor, Aswan-Cairo)
  • 4 Railway Station Transfers (2 in Cairo , 1 in Luxor, 1 in Aswan)
  • 1 Hour Felucca Ride in Aswan
  • Bottled Mineral Water
  • Tourism Police Permission
  • Tax

Accommodation:

  • 3 nights at 5* Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa / Steigenberger Cairo Pyramids hotel with Breakfast in Cairo.
  • 1 night at 5* Sonesta St. George hotel with Breakfast in Luxor.
  • 2 nights at 5* Moevenpick Resort Aswan hotel with Breakfast in Aswan.
  • 3 nights at 3* Siwa Paradise hotel or similar with Breakfast in Siwa.
  • 1 night at 3* Desert Rose or similar hotel with Breakfast in Bahareya Oasis
  • 2 nights in First Class Sleeper Train between Cairo and Upper Egypt with Dinner and Breakfast

Excluding:

  • International Airfare
  • All Entrance fees
  • Any other Meals & Drinks during Tours
  • Camel Rides
  • Entry Visa
  • Tipping
  • Anything not mentioned above

White Desert Camping Trip’s Inclusions and Exclusions
Including:

  • Licensed Egyptology English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle (for Transportation from / to Cairo )
  • 4×4 Car for all Desert transfers
  • Bottled Mineral Water
  • Tourism Police Permission for the Tours
  • Tax

Accommodation:

  • 1 night/2 days Camping at the Desert full board including:
  • Tents, Mattresses and Sleeping bags
  • Fresh prepared Meals
  • Day 1: Picnic Lunch ,Barbecue Dinner
  • Day 2: Breakfast.
  • Drinks: Water, Tea ,Coffee

Excluding:

  • Any personal extras
  • Entrance Fees
  • Tipping
  • Anything not mentioned above

1

Cairo Arrival:

Upon arrival to Cairo Airport our Egypt Tailor Made Tours representative will meet and assist you crossing the customs hall, then picking you up to your hotel to check in and stay in Cairo overnight.

2

Cairo "Pyramids Tour":

Our Egypt Tailor Made tour guide will meet and transfer you from hotel to Giza Plateau to visit the impressive 3 Pyramids of Kings Cheops, Chephren, and Menkaure which are guarded by the rock-cut statue (The Sphinx). The Great Pyramid of King Cheops is the only wonder of the seven wonders of the ancient world that is still standing today, although it is 2,000 years older than any other wonder on the list Then you will go to witness the Complex of Saqqara which belongs to King Zoser and his step pyramid which is considered the first pyramid in Egypt and the first rock-cut building in the history. Moving on towards Memphis "one of the ancient Egyptian Capitals until around 2,200 BC" which was a cult center for God Ptah god of creation and artworks, you will find there a lot of temples and monuments dedicated for him. After finishing the tour you will be picked up back to your hotel in Cairo to stay overnight.

3

Alamain "Sightseeing" / Siwa Oasis:

In the early morning "around 6.00 am", Checking out, then Our Egypt Tailor Made Tour Guide will pick you from your hotel by air conditioned vehicle to travel to Alamain city (about 4-5 hrs. driving) where some of the battles of World War II were held there. You will start by visiting the Military Museum of World War II which displays the weapons, Tanks, flights, bikes and the outfits of the soldiers from the different forces during this war. Also the descriptions actions of Montgomery, Rommel and the others participated in the battle are displayed. You will have your lunch on the way then you will continue your way to the West of Al Alamein a beautiful town overlooking the Mediterranean Sea to visit the WW II Cemeteries where you will witness the tombs of the soldiers of the Commonwealth forces, Greek, Italian and German forces. After finishing the tour, we will continue driving heading towards Siwa Oasis "about 6 Hrs. driving-800 km”, In the middle of our way we will stop at Marsa Matrouh, one of the beautiful cities on the Mediterranean Sea Cost, You will have lunch there at Sea food restaurant, then proceed your way to Siwa oasis. Upon arrival to Siwa , you will be transferred to your hotel to check in have rest and refreshment , then, you can take a walking tour at Siwa Market where you will find some precious souvenirs , after that you will be transferred back to hotel to stay overnight.

4

Siwa Oasis Sightseeing:

In the morning after breakfast, you will take a Bicycle ride which the best way to explore Siwa city and its surroundings. Then you will get back to hotel to take some rest. Afternoon, You will be picked by Horse Drawn Carriage to visit the famous sites around Siwa, Starting with Shaly "the old city of Siwa", It was founded in the 13th century .It was built on a hill inside a protective wall originally breached by a single gate; to be a fortress in the middle of Siwa city to protect the city from the tribal attacks. Then, continue our journey among Siwa, by visiting the Mountain of the Dead "Gabal al Maouta" which is located 1 km outside the city of Siwa, the mountain is full of ancient tombs and has a calcareous soil and the tombs take the shape of a hive of a bee carved in the stone. There are some interesting tombs worth to be visited like Niperpathot, Si-Amon, Mesu Isis, and the Crocodile tomb. Then, Ending the tour with a visit to Fatnas Island which is completely covered with Palms and trees. It lies beside Siwa Lake. You can stay there till the sunset as the view there is very spectacular with the different colors. After that you will be transferred back to your hotel to stay in Siwa overnight.

5

Siwa Oasis Sightseeing / Jeep Safari Tour:

After breakfast, Our Egypt Tailor Made tour guide will pick you up from your hotel, in order to visit another great sites at Siwa. The first one is The Temple of the Oracle or the Temple of Alexander the Great. It was built on Aghurmi Plateau (about 4 km east of Siwa town). Its remains now have beautiful drawings and carvings telling the story of the temple with portrait to god Amon. The temple is famous because it's believed that Alexander the great had visited the temple. Moving on to visit Cleopatra's Pool "Ein Guba" which is a stone pool fed by a natural hot spring where the Egyptian queen herself is said to have swam there during her visit to Siwa. Now, you can take a nice swim there to refresh yourself after a hot day tour. Moving on to visit Dakrour Mountain which is considered as a source for limestone and red clay which is used for pottery .This mountain is believed to be the site of the legendary Lapis, Emerald, and Iron mines Siwa was said to have in ancient times. There is also another reason to visit the mountain which is to be buried in its sands for curing purposes. Afternoon, you will go in a 4×4 Jeep Safari tour in the Great Sand Sea towards either "Depending on the National Security allowance" 1- Shiata Lake: on your way you will enjoy watching the Sand Dunes with their different shapes ,then you will reach to Shiata which is considered as a small oasis surrounded by palm trees where gazelles come to feed and migratory birds, such as flamingoes visit at certain times of the year. Take a nice swim in the salty lake of Shiata, before returning the 45 km to Siwa through the high dunes of the Great Sand Sea. Or 2-Bir Wahed: It's located about 20 km from Siwa ,on your way you will enjoy watching the Sand Dunes with their different shapes, On the way, you can stop off to swim at a clear, freshwater lake and rest in the shade of a palm tree shelter. Then you will arrive to Bir Wahed which is a bubbling hot spring, situated in a beautiful farm in the middle of the sand dunes. Take a rest there. Then, on return to Siwa you can sit and watch the sunset from the highest dunes in the Great Sand Sea. After arrival to Siwa, you will transferred to hotel to stay overnight.

6

Siwa Oasis / Bahareya Oasis Sightseeing:

At the morning, after breakfast, you will be picked up by 4×4 Jeep vehicle heading towards Bahareya Oasis "around 6 Hrs. driving", on your way you will stop at Abu Sherouf which is one of the Siwan villages .It lies approximately 30 km from Siwa and has a large rectangular spring which is surrounded by date palms. Abu Shrouf lies on the main caravan route that was used by the Romans to transport dates and olives throughout the Empire. After that, you will continue your way directly to Bahareya. Upon arrival you will take a tour in the local city ,visit the Salt Lake, swim in one of the warm springs in the oasis , witness the Pyramid Mountain "Jebel el-Dist" while the ever changing play of light across its texture and material during the different hours of the day has inspired another name, “Magic Mountain”. In this area the skeletons of the 2 biggest dinosaurs were discovered. Ending our tour by visiting the English Mountain where we can see the remains of the Britain Fortress since the World War I during the colonial period in Egypt. After that going back to hotel to stay overnight at Bahariya oasis.

7

The Black Desert-The White Desert "Camping":

At the morning after breakfast ,you will be picked up by 4× 4 safari car and meet our local Bedouin guide who lead us to the main attractions of the desert starting with the Sand Dunes area where you will stop to take some photos above one of the Dunes which its height can reach up to 50 meters, then we will continue our way until we stop in the black desert territory where you will see a sandy mountain covered with black stones and minerals like coal and iron ,it's called "El Marsos Mountain" . We will take some photos to the area which was created by the actions of the volcanoes which are dating back to the pre historic period, afternoon we will continue our way to "El Haiz village" where we will have lunch and take some rest. "Also you can buy some Bedouin handmade style souvenirs”. Then, we will get back to the vehicle to witness el "Agabat" area which consists of limestone hills and magnificent sculptures. Its name means "obstacles" as in ancient times it took 3 days to cross this area by camel Before the sunset we will head to the White Desert. Upon entering the area you will feel that you are walking on the moon surface as you will see the white sand looks like snow and the different limestone rocks all over the area resembling a variety of Human heads, chicken and Mushroom shapes, and plants forms. They were created by the act of the harsh wind in this area. You will stay in the area for awhile to capture some photos and watch the sunset. The surface's color of the area is changing with the change of the light of the day time from orange to ink to purple and during the moon light time you will feel that you are standing a snowy area as the scenery of white sand is so similar to the snow within this time. We will take some photos around the sunset time. Then we will get back to the Black Desert for camping. On our way back to the black desert we will stop at the place of the Crystal Mountain where you will see the mountain consisting of stones looking like glass and you will find mysterious inscriptions that worth to take some photos for it. Also you will find the tracks of the desert foxes on the sand which are living around this area. Then we will go back to the Black Desert area where we will camp overnight While the Bedouins prepare the Barbeque dinner, you will sit on an open air pavilion around a fire circle watching a magnificent scenery of the sky full of stars, observing the shooting stars and smoking hookah if you want. It's scenery you will not forget forever. After the dinner you will taste the great Bedouin tea, sitting for awhile observing this magical area, then going to sleep in a tent overnight.

8

The Black Desert-Bahariya Oasis / Cairo / Train to Luxor:

Getting up before the sunrise, wandering around the area and taking photos from the summit of one of the dunes or mountains to the sunrise when the sun rises between the mountains which looks like volcanoes. Then we will have breakfast and after that packing all our camping stuff in order to get ready to leave the area. “Around 9.00 am” You will be picked up in the 4×4 Safari car towards one of the high mountains in the black desert which you can ascend to take some photos to the whole terrific area of the Black desert. Then leaving this area and heading to one of the warm springs in Bahariya oasis .It's called "Ein Mady" which is used in irrigation and you will see around it wide spaces planted with palm trees. And knowing how they planting the palm trees as the Bahariya oasis is considered one of the important centers in the world for producing the dates After that going back to the city where we change the 4×4 by our previous vehicle and then travelling back to Cairo. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Giza railway station to take the sleeper train to Luxor and stay overnight on the train.

9

Luxor "West and East Banks Tour":

Upon arrival to Luxor Railway Station in the morning, Our Egypt Tailor Made tour guide will pick you up from Luxor railway station in a day-tour to visit the archaeological sites of the ancient Egyptians on the west bank of the Nile including (Valley of the kings where you will see the well preserved tombs belonging to the kings of the new kingdom including the great ruler Ramses II and the child King Tut Ankh Amon, The Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut it's called "the Holy of Holies”. It is one the best architecture buildings. It consist of three levels connected with each other by ramps and has different scenes on its walls depicting the divine birth of the Queen and her Commercial expedition to Punt Land. The temple is mainly dedicated to worship the supreme god Amon-Ra, and the 2 Colossi of Memnun which are two massive statues representing King Amenhotep III in a seating Position) Then heading to visit the two Massive temples on the eastern bank of the Nile. The first on is Luxor Temple which is believed that one of the ancient Egyptian's festivals was held inside the temple as there are different scenes on the walls representing the celebration of the festival. Its inner part was built by King Amenhotep III while the outer part was built by King Ramses II. After entering the temple you will find a mosque called (Abu Al-Haggag) was built on the ruins of a church which were built inside the temple. To the rear of the temple there are chapels built by King Thutmosis III and Alexander the Great. The Second Temple is Karnak Temple Complex which comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings. Building at the complex began during the reign of Senusret I in the Middle Kingdom and continued into the Ptolemaic Period. It's a vast open-air museum, and the second largest ancient religious site in the world. It's mainly a place to worship the Theban triad (Gods Amon, his consort Mut, and their son Khunso). After this amazing tour through the ancient Egyptian Civilization, Our tour guide will escort you back by the air conditioned vehicle to check in hotel and stay overnight in Luxor.

10

Edfu & Kom Ombo Sightseeing:

At the morning, checking out the hotel. then ,our Egypt Tailor Made tour guide will escort you by air conditioned vehicle towards Edfu to witness the most complete and well-preserved temple in Egypt flanked by beautiful granite statues of the falcon god Horus.The Ptolemaic temple was dedicated to the falcon god "Horus". The reliefs that cover the walls, columns, and doorways of the temple constitute an extremely important source of information about ancient Egyptian religious and political thought. Among the most interesting of these reliefs tell the story of Horus exacting his revenge on Seth for the murder of his father, Osiris, an event that was re-enacted annually in the temple. Other reliefs recount the stages of the temple’s construction, and provide dates for the completion of different building elements. Ending our tour to Edfu temple, and proceed our way to Kom-Ombo. Upon reaching the area you will go to visit the unusual double built temple which is dedicated to the Falcon god "Haroeris"(the southern part) and the Crocodile god "Sobek"(the northern part). It was built during the Ptolemaic era. The scene on the inner face of the rear wall of the temple is of particular interest, and probably represents a set of surgical instruments. After finishing this great trip you will continue your way towards Aswan .after arrival you will be transferred to hotel to check in and stay overnight in Aswan.

11

Abu Simbel "Sightseeing" / Aswan Felucca Ride:

At 6.00 am you will leave your hotel to go towards Abu Simbel to visit the location of the most famous temples (The Great and Small temples) of King Ramses II and his wife Queen Nefertari. The most spectacular aspect of this temple is its setting in the solid rock above the banks of the Nile River. The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Nubian Monuments," which run from Abu Simbel downriver to Philae (near Aswan). It is believed that the axis of the temple was positioned by the ancient Egyptian architects in such a way that on October 22 and February 22, the rays of the sun would penetrate the sanctuary and illuminate the sculptures on the back wall, except for the statue of Ptah, the god connected with the Underworld, who always remained in the dark. These dates are allegedly the king's birthday and coronation day. Then going back to Aswan afternoon After that, Our Egypt Tailor Made tour guide will pick you up for a Felucca ride around the islands of Aswan ,Enjoy the magnificent scenery and the fresh breeze while witnessing (Kitchener’s Botanical Garden where you will see different beautiful types of subtropical, exotic, and rare plantings which were imported from all over the world and Elephantine island which is the largest island of Aswan area , Elephantine is Greek for elephant as It is believed that the island received its name because it was a major ivory trading center. There are different monuments which were excavated in the island like the ruins of a temple dedicated to the ram god Khnum “God of water". Elephantine was considered as cult center for god Khnum. Then, you will be transferred to your hotel to stay overnight in Aswan.

12

Aswan Sightseeing / Train to Cairo:

After Breakfast, checking out. Then Our Egypt Tailor Made tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to visit Aswan's High Dam which is one of the most important achievements of the last century in Egypt .It Contains 18 times the material used in the great pyramid of Cheops and It provides Egypt with the water and electricity and secures the country from the destructive inundation of the Nile River. Then you will visit the Temple of Isis at Philae which its construction started during the reign of Ptolemy II and completed by the Roman emperors. And it was dedicated to goddess Isis which was considered the mother of god and she is the mother god Horus and the consort of God Osiris. After that going to Aswan railway station to catch the sleeper train back to Cairo and stay overnight on the train.

13

Cairo "City Tour":

Upon arrival to Giza Railway Station, our Egypt Tailor Made tour guide will escort you to continue your journey through the history starting with the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which was built in 1902 and it exhibits a large number of items and treasures (exceeding 120,000 masterpieces) dating back to the ancient Egyptian period and Greco-Roman period including the marvelous collection of the child king Tut Ankh Amon After that proceeding to a new era "The Coptic Cairo" where you will visit the "Hanging Church" which is dating back to the 3rd Century AD and was dedicated to Virgin Mary ,It's called "Hanging" because of its location above the gatehouse of the ancient Roman fortress "Babylon" .It contains 110 Holy icons depicting beautiful religious scenes. Then visiting "Saint Sergius and Bacchus Church" which is believed to have been built on the spot where the holy family rested at the end of their journey into Egypt. And ending Coptic Cairo tour with a visit to the "Jewish Synagogue of Ben Ezra" which gained its importance from its Geniza (Store room) was found during the 19th century containing a treasure of abandoned Hebrew secular and sacred manuscripts Then moving to "Islamic Cairo" and taking a walking tour in the 1000 years old "el Moez" street which is considered as an open air museum for Terrific Islamic Buildings which are decorated with different patterns and paints, then ending our tour with going to Khan el Khalili Bazaar which is one of Cairo's main attractions. The district of Khan el Khalili was originally a mausoleum called "el Zaafran" for the burial of Fatimid Caliphs, after that it became a district for the Turkish community during the Ottoman period, and now it becomes a bazaar where you will find many souvenirs shops, coffeehouses "Café" serving Arabic coffee and offering Hookah "Shisha", and restaurants throughout the area. After that you will be picked up back to the hotel to stay overnight.

14

Final Departure:

After Breakfast, Checking out the hotel. And then you will be picked up to Cairo airport to your final departure.

Budget Accommodation

Double Solo
1660 $ 2400 $

Prices

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid till April 30th.2018, except Peak Period during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.

Children Policy

  • 0 - 01.99 Free of Charge
  • 2 - 5.99 pay 25% of tour price
  • 6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
  • 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
  • If your tour package includes airfare then an extra charges for your children may apply.

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