EGYPTIAN ESCAPADE WOMEN ONLY

EGYPTIAN ESCAPADE WOMEN ONLY
Price starting at 99999

Package Details

EGYPTIAN ESCAPADE WOMEN ONLY8 Days Tour
Date
Valid From 25 Feb 2019 to 04 Mar 2019
Duration
7 Nights / 8 Days
Holiday Type
Adventure, Group Tours, Heritage, Leisure Tours, Cruise, Women Only Group Tours
Country
Egypt
Cities
Cairo, Nile Cruise, Aswan, Luxor,
Price
99999
(Package price per person)

Overview

Travel with us to Egypt on an escorted, small women-only group. Explore ancient mysteries and the lives of ancient Egyptian Pharaohs in the capital city of Cairo, home to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Pyramids, to cruising on the Nile River while exploring the East and the West bank from Aswan to Luxor, to visiting the amazing Abu Simbel while crossing the Sahara desert.


Day 1

Arrival Cairo-Monday,25 February

Ahlan, Welcome to Egypt- Land of the Pharaohs Upon arrival at Cairo, we will meet you at the airport and then whisk you to our beautiful hotel located minutes away from the mighty Pyramids. Enjoy your first meal with your fellow travelers at the hotel. We will check in and relax for a while before we head together to witness the Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids. It is a magnificent show that brings creatively to life the rule of ancient Egyptians. The artists skillfully created a show to present images of all historical eras. For an hour, we enjoy the sound and light show near the pyramids and the Sphinx. The history is re-told by the Sphinx, telling us the most ancient secrets of the world. Then we will proceed to a restaurant for a local dinner. Overnight stay at hotel in Cairo. Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2

Cairo-Tuesday, 26 February

Today we will explore the rich and ancient history of Cairo with our Egyptologist guide.First we head to the Pyramids.The Great Pyramid of Giza (or the Cheops Pyramid) is a defining symbol of Egypt and the last of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World and is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids. We will walk inside the base of this Pyramid through a steep stone cut incline-definitely not for the faint hearted!! Then we proceed to The Great Sphinx, a limestone statue of a reclining sphinx, a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human. Afterwards we enjoy a local lunch with a view of the Pyramids and the Sphinx. We will then head to the Papyrus institute where we will learn the entire process of papyrus(a material similar to thick paper that was used in ancient times as a writing surface) manufacturing. We will be able to buy some beautiful temple drawings and pharaonic figures painted on them as they make very good souvenirs. Onwards to visit the Egyptian Museum, which features artifacts from the Pharaonic period. The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art which is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen collection of treasure, gold and jewelry which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1920s when his tomb was discovered. In the evening we will head to the local bazaar Khan El Khalili which is a major souk in the historic center of Cairo. In addition to shops, there are several coffeehouses, restaurants, and street food vendors. The coffeeshops are generally small and quite traditional, serving Arabic coffee and usually offering shisha. One of the oldest and most famous coffeehouses is Fishawi's, established in 1773. We will return to the hotel for a buffet dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel in Cairo. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Cairo-Aswan-Wednesday,27 February

Today we will check out early morning from the hotel with breakfast boxes and head to the airport to catch our flight to Aswan. Upon arriving in Aswan we will first head to High Dam, an embankment dam built across the Nile in Aswan. Then onwards to the unfinished obelisk and the temple of Philae. One of Nubia's most important monument sites, the Temples of Philae was an ancient pilgrimage center for the cult of Isis. We will visit the magnificent First and the Second Pylon (entranceway) and the forecourt, the temples main courtyard along with our guide. We will then embark on the cruise boat –our home for the next 3 nights and enjoy lunch on board after checking in. Late afternoon, we will take a Felucca (wooden boat) ride across the Elephantine Island and the Botanical garden before returning to the cruise to enjoy dinner on board the cruise. Since the cruise is docked in Aswan we can even head out and explore the city of Aswan or the marketplace (on our own). Overnight stay on the cruise. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Edfu-Thursday,28 February

Gear yourself for an early morning today! We will head towards Abu Simbel today with breakfast boxes. We cross the mighty Sahara Desert to reach the complex. The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples at Abu Simbel. They serve as a lasting monument to Pharaoh Ramesses II and his queen Nefertari. Once we return to the cruise we head for lunch on board and relax on the deck while we sail to Kom Ombo. Upon arrival in Kom Ombo we will head out to visit the temple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated for gods Sobek and Haroeris. The Temple of Kom Ombo is an unusual double temple and is unique because its 'double' design meant that there were courts, halls, sanctuaries and rooms duplicated for two sets of gods. We will return to the cruise and continue sailing towards Edfu. We will enjoy dinner on board the cruise which is followed by oriental entertainment, belly dancing and tanoura show. Overnight stay on the cruise. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Luxor-Friday,01 March

Today morning after breakfast we will head out and visit the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the god Horus. Preserved by desert sand, which filled the place after the pagan cult was banned, the temple is dedicated to Horus, the avenging son of Isis and Osiris. With its roof intact, it is also one of the most atmospheric of ancient buildings. Upon return to the cruise we will enjoy lunch while we continue sailing onwards to Luxor via Esna, crossing the Esna lock. After docking in Luxor we will head out to the city to visit the Illuminated Luxor Temple,which was the largest and most significant religious center in ancient Egypt. The temple was built by Amenhotep III but completed by Tutankhamun and Horemheb. Toward the rear is a granite shrine dedicated to Alexander the Great. Today, remains of this vast complex include the colossal Great Colonnade Hall, almost 61 meters long, with 28 twenty-one-foot-high columns. We will then head back to the cruise for dinner. Overnight stay on the cruise. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Luxor-Saturday,02 March

Opt for an early morning hot air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings (at an additional cost). After breakfast, we will check out and visit the West bank of Luxor including the two colossi of Memnon, the temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahari and Valley of kings. Located on the western bank of the Nile the temple of Queen Hatshepsut is one of the most beautiful of the royal mortuary temples. Valley of the Kings was the burial site of almost all the kings (pharaohs) of the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties, located in the hills behind Dayr al-Bahari, the 62 known tombs exhibit variety both in plan and in decoration and has been declared as a World Heritage Site by Unesco. We will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading to the Karnak Temple, which is a Cult temple dedicated to Amun, Mut and Khonsu. It is the largest religious building ever made, covering about 200 acres in Egypt. We will then check into our hotel and relax. In the evening we will enjoy a horse carriage ride around the city of Luxor, clip-clop through bustling markets and squares, coast along the Corniche and past the Avenue of the Sphinxes before heading for dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel in Luxor. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Luxor-Cairo-Sunday,03 March

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel today before heading to the airport for your flight to Cairo. We will check in and enjoy lunch at the hotel. In the evening we will head to one of the biggest malls in the Middle East for some last minute shopping, located right next to the hotel. We will enjoy our last dinner together at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Cairo. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

Depart Cairo-Monday,04 March

Bid farewell to your new friends over breakfast before heading to the airport for your flight back home. Meals: Breakfast

Date & Price

Select Hotel Category

Holiday Price

Room Type Total Price(INR) Validity
Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis 99999.00 25 Feb 2019 - 25 Feb 2019

Accommodation

Le Meridien Pyramids or similar | Cairo

Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa boasts unparalleled views of the majestic Giza Pyramids, located only 1 km away. It features a large free form outdoor pool with bar island. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

M/S Tamr Henna or similar | Nile Cruise

A Nile cruise is greater than a conventional holiday; it offers you a lifetime experience in the “Land of the Pharaohs” while sailing down the majestic River Nile between Luxor and Aswan.

Sonesta St. George or similar | Luxor

Located in Luxor and overlooking the Nile, Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor offers contemporary accommodations with free Wi-Fi in public areas, a health spa and fine dining in its restaurant.

Holiday Inn Cairo Citystars or similar | Cairo

This modern, family-friendly hotel is located in the centre of the Citystars business and leisure complex and just a 10-minute drive from Cairo International Airport. Holiday Inn City stars offers free WiFi in public areas

Note : Hotels are subject to change due to availability reasons, and may be substituted with others of similar category and star rating.

Inclusions

  • Hotel Accommodation at Le Meridien Pyramids or similar in Cairo (2 nights), M/S Tamr Henna Cruise or similar (3 nights), Sonesta St. George or similar in Luxor (1 night), Holiday Inn Cairo CityStars in Cairo (1 night).
  • Breakfast on all days starting Day 2 and ending on Day 8.
  • Lunch and Dinner on all days starting on Day 1 and ending on Day 7.
  • Cairo Sightseeing-Sound & Light Pyramids Show,Full day visits the great pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, the Egyptian museum, and khan el khalili old bazaars,Entrance inside the great Pyramid Cheops and the Mummies room.
  • Aswan and Luxor Sightseeing-Abu Simbel Excursion,Felucca around Elephantine Island, the Botanical garden and the Agha Khan,The high Dam, the unfinished obelisk and the temple of Philae,The temple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated for gods Sobek and Haroeris,The temple of Edfu, dedicated to the god Horus,The visits of West bank including the two colossi of Memnon, the temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahari and Valley of kings,The visits of East bank including the Karnak temple and Luxor Temple.
  • All sightseeing & transfers as per the itinerary in private Air Conditioned modern vehicle with local English speaking guide.
  • All entrance fees, service charges, current taxes, porter age and vat.
  • Domestic Flights Cairo-Aswan/Luxor-Cairo in economy class.
  • GST.

Exclusions

  • Airfare (International).
  • Travel or medical insurance.
  • Meals and beverages not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips, Gratuities and Porterage at the hotels or otherwise.
  • Any personal expenses like phone calls, laundry etc.
  • Any other item not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Visa to Egypt.
  • Any optional excursions.

Important Information

  • Rates are valid for the specific travel dates mentioned above only
  • Rates are valid for a minimum of 10 people. In case the number is less than 10 we will advise 1 month before departure if the group would operate or not
  • Transfers on arrival and departure will be provided as per the group arrival and departure timings suggested by us. In case the time of arrival and departure is different we can assist with booking a separate transfer at an additional cost.
  • Single Supplement is INR 22,000.00 /person including GST.

Cancellation Charges

No of days prior to departure Charges Applied On
0-30 Days 100 Package price per person
31-45 Days 10 % Package price per person
46-90 Days 0 % Package price per person
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