June 5- 25, 2007

The desert extension option that we will tempt travellers with in 2007! Twenty days for only $1700 Cdn, includes domestic airfaire, 3-day deluxe 5-star cruise on Lake Nasser, all transfers, 5 star hotels, meals, and tips.

Tuesday June 5 Cairo-Fayoum

  • depart for Fayoum
  • Village tour and picnic lunch
  • Pyramid of Amenemhat III and Maidum Pyramid
  • hot springs at Ain al-Siliyin
  • overnight at hotel in Fayoum

Wednesday June 6 Fayoum

  • Shopping & free time
  • waterfalls at Wadi al-Rayan
  • depart for Baharia
  • overnight at hotel in Baharia

Thursday June 7 Baharia Oasis

  • Black desert
  • Evening barbeque in the desert
  • Overnight at hotel in Baharia

Friday June 8 Farafra

  • depart early for Farafra
  • lunch, exploring/shopping, and a swim in El-Mufid Lake and a dip in the hot springs at Bir Setta
  • White Desert
  • Overnight at hotel in Farafra

Saturday June 9 Dakhla Oasis

  • village of Qalamounon
  • the Muzawaka tombs
  • Deir al-Hagar temple
  • old city of Mut for lunch,
  • Ein el Gabel
  • Overnight in Dakhla

Sunday June 10 Dakhla Oasis

  • swim in the "Magic spring"
  • Rock inscriptions
  • Free time in Al-Qasr
  • Overnight in Dakhla

Monday June 11 Kharga Oasis

  • Depart early for Kharga
  • Temple of Hibis
  • Temple of El-Deir
  • Qasr el Labeka
  • Necropolis of al-Bagawat.
  • explore the museum after lunch
  • Overnight at hotel in Kharga

Tuesday June 12 Kharga Oasis

  • bathing in the thermal springs at Bulaq and Nasser wells
  • picnic lunch
  • Baris - Temple of Dush dedicated to Isis and Serapis
  • overnight in Kharga

Wednesday June 13 Kharga - Luxor - Abu Simbel ( Lake Nasser Cruise)

  • Drive from Kharha to Luxor and fly to Abu Simbel
  • Lunch on board the MS Kasr Ibrim
  • Visit the Abu Simbel temples
  • Sound & Light show at Abu Simbel temples (non-compulsory, ticket not included) followed by a candlelight dinner on board.

Thursday June 14 Lake Nasser Cruise

  • Those who would like to watch the spectacular sunrise at Abu Simbel, may enjoy an early morning visit to the temples (entrance ticket is not included).
  • Breakfast is served while sailing to Kasr Ibrim.
  • Tour of Kasr Ibrim conducted from the ship's sun deck as entrance to the site is not permitted.
  • Lunch served while sailing to Amada .
  • Visit the temples of Amada and Derr as well as the tomb of Penout
  • A relaxing afternoon sail to Wadi El Seboua
  • Dinner and overnight on board

Friday June 15 Lake Nasser Cruise

  • Morning visit to Wadi El Seboua, the temples of Dakka, and Meharakka
  • Lunch on board.
  • Sail to Aswan while dining and overnight on board.

Saturday June 16 Aswan - Marsa Alam

  • Visit the Kalabsha temple, Beit El Wali and the Kiosk of Kertassi
  • Disembarkation after breakfast.
  • transfer from Aswan to Marsa Alam
  • overnight in Marsa Alam

Sunday June 17 Marsa Alam

  • free day in Marsa Alam
  • overnight in Marsa Alam

Monday June 18 Marsa Alam

  • free day in Marsa Alam
  • overnight in Marsa Alam

Tuesday June 19 Marsa Alam - Cairo

  • morning flight to Cairo
  • check-in to Movenpick Pyramids Resort

Wednesday June 20-24 Cairo

  • those who are interested may join the Nile Group Festival for some exciting Egypytian dance training! Please speak with Ahmed to register for your classes.
  • Those who aren't participating in the festival will to have free time in Cairo and surrounding areas

June 25 Home

  • and early breakfast before we fly home
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