• Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids • Pyramids at Giza • Visit Papyrus Institute • Perfume Factory & Jewellery Shop • Egyptian Museum of Antiquities • Khan El Khalili Bazaar
• Qaitbay Fortress • Library • Catacombs
• Sightseeing Tour of Aswan - High Dam • Temple of Philae, the Unfinished Obelisk • Visit Abu Simbel
• Kom Ombo • Horus Temple, Edfu • Valley of the Queens • Hatshepsut Temple and the Colossi of Memnon
• Karnak and Luxor Temples
• Luxor - Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride
Day 1: Begin Your Tour • Arrive Cairo • Sound and Light Show at the Giza Pyramids
We begin our tour of Egypt by arriving at Cairo, the largest city in the Arab world.
After the customary immigration clearance at the airport, you are warmly received by our EbixCash Travel & Holidays representative and transferred comfortably to your Hotel (check-in after 1400 hrs).
This evening look forward to a dazzling Sound and Light Show at the Giza Pyramids. This spectacular show uses innovative techniques to narrate the history of ancient Egypt with magnificent sound and light effects against the Pyramids as a backdrop. Overnight in Cairo. (L, D)
Day 2: In Cairo • Day Excursion to Alexandria
Today, enjoy a full day excursion to Alexandria, the city founded by Alexander the Great. With an atmosphere more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern, this city has many unique attractions. Spend the day viewing the relics of a bygone age, the highlight of Alexandria. Visit the Qaitbay Fortress, Library and the Catacombs. Overnight in Cairo. (B, L, D)
Day 3: In Cairo • Visit the Pyramids of Giza • Visit the Papyrus • Visit the Perfume Factory & Jewellery Shop • Visit Egyptian Museum of Antiquities • Visit Khan El Khalili Bazaar
After check-out, spend the morning at the Great Pyramids of Giza; Cheops – one of the oldest and largest pyramid on the Giza plateau, Chephren and Mykerinos, and the defending Sphinx – one of the most majestic and enduring monuments of Egypt. Next, visit the Papyrus Institute. See the processes and efforts it took to make this ancient form of paper. Also, enjoy the beautiful illustrative Egyptian art and stories painted depicting Egyptian lifestyle and culture. Later, visit the Perfume Factory where a demonstration in the art of perfume making awaits you. The next stop is at the Jewellery Shop where you can browse through exquisite ornaments and shop to your heart's content. In the afternoon, visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which houses one of the world's greatest collections of Egyptian artifacts. It boasts of more than 136,000 artifacts from over five thousand years of Egyptian history. End the day with a visit to the Khan El Khalili Bazaar – Cairo's most important shopping area for souvenirs and all types of typical Egyptian artifacts. Overnight in Cairo. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Onto Aswan • Board the Nile Cruise • Sightseeing Tour of Aswan
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Cairo airport to board your flight to Aswan. On arrival, board your Nile Cruise. Embark on a sightseeing tour of Aswan. Visit the High Dam, Philae Temple and Unfinished Obelisk. Overnight on board the cruise. (B, L, D)
Day 5: Onboard the Nile Cruise • Visit to Abu Simbel Temple • Kom Ombo •Edfu • Visit Horus Temple
This morning, you will proceed for an excursion to Abu Simbel – flanked by the almost-as impressive temple of Nefertari the entire site is truly awe-inspiring.
Today, sail to Kom Ombo, the home of Sobek - the crocodile God who was worshipped in pre-dynastic times. Witness the ancient remains of a temple of a somewhat unusual style. In fact, it is a double temple. The right hand temple is the one consecrated to Sobek and the second one is dedicated to Haroeris – the falcon-headed Sky God. This temple was built overlooking the Nile. Continue sailing to Edfu. On arrival, take a horse carriage ride to visit the Horus Temple. The best preserved temple in the whole of Egypt, it has many inscriptions in the Coptic language and is adorned with paintings from that era. Overnight on board the cruise. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Onboard the Nile Cruise • Luxor • Visit Luxor & Karnak Temples
Today, we sail to cross the Esna Lock on the Nile to reach Luxor. Later, we cross over to the west bank of the Nile River to visit the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Also visit the Luxor & Karnak Temples on the East Bank of the Nile. Overnight on board the cruise. (B, L, D)
Day 7: In Luxor • Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride • Disembark from the Nile Cruise
Optional : Early this morning, you have the option of embarking on an unforgettable experience - a 40-minute hot air balloon ride over the West Bank of Luxor viewing the Ramesseum Temple, Medinet Habu Temple, desert, farmland and in the distance, the mighty river Nile.
This morning, after disembarkation from your Nile Cruise, transfer to your hotel in Luxor. Overnight in Luxor. (B, L, D)
Day 8: Homeward Bound
Today after breakfast, we set out for the airport to board our departure flight.
We part ways with Happy Memories of your tour. We Thank You! sincerely for choosing to join this tour and we hope to see you soon joining the EbixCash Family for many more such exiting Journeys in the future. (B, L )
THE TOUR CONDITIONS
Tour price includes:
Cost of your round trip economy class airfare.
Airline / Airport taxes valid for the duration of the tour.
Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar.
Cost of your visa valid for the duration of the tour.
Services of EbixCash Travel & Holidays Tour Manager or Local Representative or Local Guide.
Meals, coach transfers, entrance fees, excursions, sightseeing and surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
Cost of your Overseas Travel Insurance valid for passengers upto 60 years of age.
Tour price excludes:
Optional and Add -On excursions unless mentioned otherwise.
Cost of US $ 2,50,000 granted by the Reserve Bank of India under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme.
Any increase in airfare / taxes / routing charged by the airline for ticket (presently calculated on 01 Jan 2020).
Airline and Hotel surcharges (if applicable) during High / Festive season to be paid extra per person.
Cost of extension of validity of your air ticket.
Medical test and premium cost of insurance valid for passengers above 60 years of age.
Porterage at hotels, airports, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, items of personal nature, food and drinks not forming part of the touring group's menu.
Anything not specifically mentioned in "What Your Tour Price Includes" box.
Baggage handling fee charge by the operating airline for the excess check in baggage
Any increase in rate of EUR (presently calculated at 1 EUR = INR 80) leading to an increase in Tour cost coming into effect prior to departure. However the rate prevailing on given day of payment will apply.