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Best of Egypt for Single Travellers - set departures in Nov. Dec.17 and Jan.18

Best of Egypt for Single Travellers - set departures in Nov. Dec.17 and Jan.18

Cairo, Egypt

From: R 29,800.00
 
  • Prices

    From: R 29,800.00
  • Trip Reference

    #7730
  • Flights

    No Flights Included
  • Duration

    9 Days
  • Valid From

    28th of November 2017 (Tuesday)
  • Valid To

    10th of January 2018 (Wednesday)
  • Need Visa's

    South Africa: Yes
    British: Yes
    European Union: Yes
    American: Yes
About the Holiday
Great deal for singles as you do not pay a single supplement for single accommodation on these set departure tours for 29 Nov.17, 06 Dec.17 and 10 Jan.18. Jump in and marvel at Egypt's most fascinating treasures.
Awaken your inner explorer on this expedition through the lush river valleys and golden desert landscapes of Egypt. Cruise the Nile past the pharaonic temples of Luxor to the Nubian treasures of Aswan. Your voyage will also take you to the mystical Pyramids of Giza, Tomb of the Nobles and the Sphinx.

Itinerary
Day 1
Arrive Cairo
Welcome to Cairo. You are met at Cairo Airport and transferred to your hotel. Wander through ancient, bustling streets in the City of a Thousand Minarets or simply relax after your journey.
Hotel: Fairmont Heliopolis

Day 2
Cairo - Luxor - Nile Cruise (4 Nights)
Fly to Luxor and on arrival, visit the enormous temple complex at Karnak, featuring the Temple of Amun and the amazing Avenue of the Sphinx. Board your luxury cruise ship in time for lunch. Later, visit the Grand Temple of Luxor before returning to your cruise ship for dinner.
Hotel: Nile Cruise MS Miriam, MS Giselle or La Boheme or Similar
Meals: Buffet Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Optional Experiences
Sound And Light Show At Karnak Temple
Listen to voices of ancient kings, queens and gods as they share stories about the places you'll see in the Temple during a walking tour, followed by a show around the Divine Lake. This show is operated in Karnak Temple in Luxor during the evening, lasting for just under an hour.
Adult Price: US$38.00

Day 3
Nile Cruise: Luxor - Edfu
Discover the Valley of the Kings in the Theban Hills west of the Nile, where tombs were built for the powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. Visit the Temple of Medinet Habou, the mortuary temple of Ramses III. Admire Queen Hatshepsut's impressive temple at Deir el-Bahri. And view the Colossi of Memnon, carved from quartzite sandstone. Later, sail to Edfu.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 4
Nile Cruise: Edfu - Kom-Ombo
Visit Egypt's best-preserved cult temple at Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus. Relax and admire the scenery as you sail upstream to Kom-Ombo - little has changed in a thousand years. This evening, dress up in traditional clothing and experience a fun filled Egyptian Dinner and Galabea Party.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5
Nile Cruise: Kom-Ombo - Aswan
Tour the Temple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile-headed god, Sobek. Later, in Aswan sail in a traditional felucca across the Nile to see the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island. A blood-red sunset is common in Aswan, made all the more breathtaking by the silhouette of dozens of feluccas set against it.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Optional Experiences:
Abu Simbel Adventure
This four-hour excursion includes a flight to Abu Simbel, site of the Temple of Ramses II with his four great statues. You'll also see statues of Queen Nefertari on the facade of the Temple of Hathor. 75 minutes will be spent at Abu Simbel - the remainder will be travel time.
Adult Price: US$295.00

Traditional Nubian Village Visit
We'll take a motorboat along the Nile, passing by rocky formations and islands which are nature reserves. Arriving at a riverside Nubian Village, you'll see the traditional way of life and visit one of the typical houses.
Adult Price: US$27.00

Philae Temple Sound And Light Performance
Join us for a short boat ride to Philae Island, located between the old and new Aswan Dams, where you'll have a short tour. We'll then seat you in a Roman style theatre for a retelling of the perennial Nile flood, and of the goddesses Isis and Hathor, to whose worship the temple was originally dedicated. Approx 50 mins.
Adult Price: US$38.00

Day 6
Disembark - Aswan - Cairo (3 Nights)
Disembark in Aswan to explore the High Dam. Visit the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae. See the Unfinished Obelisk. Later, consider an optional experience to the mighty Sun Temple of Abu Simbel - a once in a lifetime opportunity - where four giant stone statues of Ramses II guard the temple's entrance. This afternoon fly back to Cairo from Aswan.
Hotel: Ramses Hilton
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Day 7
Cairo Sightseeing
Thousands of years of history are brought to life during your full day of sightseeing. See the ancient Citadel, built to protect the city from the Crusaders. Marvel at the Alabaster Mosque's ornate interior and the Sultan Hassan Mosque, one of the masterpieces of Mamluk architecture. Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary in Old Cairo and see Tutankhamun's priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum, discovered by Howard Carter in the Valley of the Kings in 1922. Spend the evening as you wish.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences:
Dinner, Belly Dancing And Nile Cruise
Join us for a two hour cruise along the Nile river on a luxurious ship. You'll be treated to dinner onboard and be entertained with a belly dancing show. During Ramadan there will be no alcohol or belly dancers.
Adult Price: US$73.00

Day 8
Cairo - Pyramid Excursion
See the limestone Colossus of Ramses II and the giant Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. Admire the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, which heralded the beginning of the pyramid age. Marvel at the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. See the enigmatic Great Sphinx - the oldest monumental sculpture in the world. The evening is yours to do as you please. Perhaps complete your Cairo experience with a romantic dinner cruise on the Nile.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences:
Sound And Light Amongst The Pyramids
Take an unforgettable trip to the marvellous site of the Pyramids and Sphinx, illuminated against the night sky, where you'll hear the story of the ancient days of the Pharaohs accompanied by a haunting musical score.
Adult Price: US$38.00

Day 9
Depart Cairo
Today you leave this mysterious, ancient country. Say goodbye to your travelling companions and your Travel Director as you prepare for your trip home. Airport transfers are available.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences:
Full Day Alexandria (Designed For Those Visitors With Extra Pre Or Post Trip Nights In Cairo)
Join us for a visit to Egypt's second city, Alexandria. You'll see its nineteenth-century architecture and stop at the National Museum, the catacombs of Kom es-Shoqafa and Pompey's Pillar. You'll also enjoy great views from Fort Qaitbey, and stop at the Roman Theatre with its marble seating before returning to Cairo.
Adult Price: US$115.00
Includes & Excludes
Includes
#Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
#Four-night luxury Nile Cruise
#Flight from Cairo to Luxor
#Flight from Aswan to Cairo
#Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
#Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
#Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
#Hand-picked Insider Experiences
#All porterage and restaurant gratuities
#Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
#The services of a professional English speaking Egyptologist / #An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
#All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
#VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing highlights included:
#City tour in Luxor and Cairo
#Sail in a felucca across the Nile
#See the Ramses II statue and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis and the Step Pyramid in Sakkara
#View the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Citadel, Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques in Cairo and the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza
#Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the temples of Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, the Temples at Edfu and Kom-Ombo and the temple of Isis on the island of Philae
Excludes
#Return International flights
#Travel and medical insurance
#Meals and beverages not specified
#Passport and Visa costs
#Items of a personal nature
Package Conditions:
Set departures in Nov.17, Dec.17 and Jan.17.
The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing. Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations and increased airfares. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel i.e. visas, inoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports. Fares, where indicated, are based on low season rates.
Cairo
Cairo, which means "The Vanquisher" or "The Triumphant", is the capital city of Egypt.

Cairo is located on the banks and islands of the Nile River in the north of Egypt, immediately south of the point where the river leaves its desert-bound valley and breaks into two branches into the low-lying Nile Delta region. Extensive water systems have allowed the city to expand east into the desert. Bridges link the Nile islands of Gezira and Roda, where many government buildings are located and government officials live. Bridges also cross the Nile attaching the city to the suburbs of Giza and Imbabah (part of the Cairo conurbation).

Visitors are intrigued by its twisting streets, medieval buildings, oriental bazaars and Islamic architecture of carved domes and sculpted minarets. Visitors often feel most comfortable finding their feet in the Westernised downtown district of central Cairo around Midan Tahrir (Liberation Square). Most visitors come to see the great Pyramids of Giza, the treasures of Tutankhamunís tomb and other wonders in the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, as well as to shop in the sprawling Khan al-Khalili marketplace.
During the summer, temperatures in Cairo can climb to 38 degrees Celsius, though the low humidity is some consolation. The best time to visit is between October and April. Occasional downpours occur in January and February, while during March and April the khamseen, a strong, hot, dry wind, blows in periodically from the desert.
Terms and Conditions
Prices are based on per person sharing.
Due to the volatility in the South African currency and the price of fuel affecting the price of air tickets we cannot ensure the accuracy of the price as mentioned. The price was correct at the time of printing on 24 June 2017.

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