Big Egyption ( Vacations)

If this is your first time and maybe your only time to  Egypt this is the tour for you. We have taken all the highlights and most requested sites and attractions and combined them to cover as much as possible of Egypt without it appearing to be rushed or touristy.

Day 1: Arrive in Cairo:  
Meet and greet and transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: Cairo:  
Visit to the Pyramids/Sphinx/Valley Temple, later we visit  a Papyrus Institute and a Perfumery crafts for the days of the Pharaohs. Evening Nile Dinner Cruise. (B,L,D) (Options for entry into small pyramid and camel ride appro -- per person)  
Day 3: Cairo - Sakkara/Memphis:  
Today we visit the step Pyramid Complex at  Sakkara, then onto Memphis to see the Alabaster Sphinx and a huge Statue of  Ramses the II. On return to Cairo we stop to see local children weaving carpets at a carpet school - opportunity for souvenirs of carpets and wall hangings of all kinds. Lunch at a local countryside restaurant. Evening sound and light show at Giza (B,L)  
Day 4: Cairo - Alexandria:  
An early start after Breakfast for Alexandria where we visit the National Museum/Roman Amphitheater/Catacombs  the Bibliotheca (new Library) and Citadel. Return to Cairo.(3 Hours drive each way).(B,L)  
Day 5: Cairo - Fayyoum Oasis:  
Travel to the Fayyoum Oasis, natural lakes, springs, water wheels, greenery - an oasis in the middle of the desert. (B,L,)  
Day 6: Cairo:  
Visit The Egyptian Museum and Islamic & Coptic Cairo - The Citadel/the Mohammed Ali and Green Mosques/ Palace/Coptic Christian Churches/Khan el Khalili Bazaar - overnight sleeper train to Aswan. (B,L,D) (Option for Hotel and Flight upgrades, prices available on request)  
Day 7: Aswan:  
After Breakfast on the Train we arrive in Aswan and start our sightseeing with a Felucca (small sailing boat) or Launch ride to the botanical gardens, on Elephantine Island.Check into our Cruise Ship for Lunch.Later we visit the High Dam and the Philae Temple.Evening at leisure to stroll the quaint streets and the local spices market of Aswan.(B,L,D)  
Day 8: Aswan - Abu Simbul:  
An early departure by road (3 hours each way) for Abu Simbul and the great temple of Ramses and Nefertari. On return we sail for Luxor with a stop at Kom Ombo temple.(B,L,D)  
Day 9: Nile Cruise:  
Relaxing day sailing along the fertile Nile Valley with a stop at Edfu Temple.(B,L,D)
Day 10: Luxor:  
Today we arrive in Luxor and start our sightseeing of the West Bank - The Colossi of Memnon/Valley of the Kings (3 tombs)/Temple of Queen Hatshipsuit. Evening Karnak Light and Sound Show. Later take the time to  walk around this quaint city. (B,L,D)  
Day 11: Luxor - Hurghada:  
Today we visit the Luxor and Karnak Temples, after lunch we leave by air-conditioned vehicle for Hurghada. (3 hours drive) .(B,L)  
Day 12/13: Hurghada:  
At leisure in Hurghada - options for sightseeing and water sports. (B)  
Day 14: Hurghada - Cairo:  
Early morning departure for Cairo. ( 7 hour drive - option for flight upgrade, prices available on request). (B)  
Day 15: Cairo - Home:  
Airport Transfer. (B)  
Includes:    Not Included:  
-Meet and Assist at the airport
-All transfers
-Baggage Transfers
-Deluxe A/C transport throughout
-Hotels with Breakfast, Hotel taxes and service
-Nile Dinner Cruise
-Felucca/Launch Ride
-Abu Simbul with sightseeingr
-Sightseeing with entry fees as mentioned
-Services of an English Guide/Egyptologist
-Nile Cruise with Full Board
-2 Light and Sound Shows at Karnak and Giza
-Lunches & dinners as indicated (L,D)
-Sleeper Train Cairo/Aswan on H/B Basis
-Items of a personal nature
-Entry Visas
-Gratuities for Driver and Guide
-Incidental Tips Housekeeping etc
-Meals not mentioned
-Drinks of any kind
-Any additional requests
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