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Cruise in Dahabeya Cairo
and Bahareya Oases
15 days / 14 nights

Voyage en famille ou en groupe          Incontournables

Une découverte originale et magique de l’Egypte. Croisière au fil du Nil  à bord d’un dahabieh, des élégants et mythiques voiliers égyptiens. Ce voyage vous permettra de mieux comprendre l'histoire du pays et de cette civilisation. Au gré des vents et du soleil couchant, nos arrêts et escapades dans les villages, palmeraies, jardins et marchés, nous ouvrent les portes d’une Egypte méconnue
Explorez l'Oasis de Bahariya et le désert blanc en faisant du camping sous le ciel nocturne du désert.
Vous découvrirez également le désert noir, la magnifique montagne de cristal et la vallée d'Agabat. Explorez la magie du désert.


Day 1: Arrival in Cairo
Pont des lions au Caire

Welcome by our representative at Cairo airport.

Transfer and installation at the hotel.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Memphis - Saqqarah - Dahshour
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Breakfast at the hotel. Departure by private air-conditioned car to visit: Saqqarah , the largest necropolis of ancient Egypt. Famous for the Step Pyramid of King Djeser. Built by Imhotep.
Saqqarah owes its fame to the tombs of the nobles or mastabas. Scenes representing daily life at that time are engraved on the walls of these tombs.

Memphis , the oldest capital of United Egypt.
Built by King Ménès in 3300 BC. JC, located on the left bank of the Nile.
The Memphis Museum houses the colossal statue of Ramses II.

The site of Dahshur is located about ten kilometers from Saqqara.
It is a military zone for years, it was only opened to the public in 1996.
Two pyramids were built by King Snefrou, founder of the Fourth Dynasty and father of Cheops.
The rhomboidal pyramid and the red pyramid.
The two pyramids allow us to understand the evolution of the construction of the pyramids.
Night at the hotel.

Day 3: The Pyramids of Giza and the Cairo Museum
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Breakfast at the hotel. Departure by private air-conditioned car to visit: The Giza plateau which contains the pyramids of
Cheops, Khephren and Menkaure, as well as the Sphinx, witnesses of ancient Egyptian civilization.
The visit inside the pyramids and the museum that houses the solar boat are left to your initiative, so they are not included in the package.

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo: Two floors, a hundred rooms, 160,000 objects on display. One of the main rooms is the one dedicated to Tutankhamun's treasure, his tomb discovered in 1922 by the English archaeologist Howard Carter. The mummies room is not included in the package.

Night at the hotel.

Day 4: The citadel, the Islamic quarter
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Breakfast at the hotel. Departure by private air-conditioned car to visit: the citadel of Saladin , built in the 12th century to protect itself from Crusader attacks and served as a royal residence for Egyptian rulers for over 700 years.
The alabaster mosque of Mohamed Ali : The most remarkable building, a masterpiece of 19th century architecture.
Mosque and Madrassa of Sultan Hassan
Considered the pearl of Islamic architecture.
El Rifai Mosque: Built at the beginning of the 20th century.
Known for the many royal tombs it houses.
Ibn Touloun Mosque : One of the largest and oldest mosques which has retained its original architectural details.
The Gayer Anderson Museum: Two houses built in the 16th and 17th centuries. The last owner Gayer Anderson a British. Converted into a museum in 1937.

Night at the hotel.

Day 5: Luxor
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Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport, flight to Luxor.
Arrival in Luxor. Visit of the imposing Temple of Karnak , renowned for the immensity of its hypostyle hall (134 columns aligned in 16 rows).
Karnak is arguably the most grandiose site in all of Pharaonic Egypt.
Transfer and installation at the hotel.
With the sunset, visit the Temple of Luxor on the edge of the Nile corniche; erected by the prestigious kings of the New Empire.
You admire the obelisk of Ramsess II, his twin sister is at the Place de la Concorde in Paris ...!
Option: Sound and Light Show in Karnak.
Night at the hotel.

Day 6: Luxor - Esna
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After breakfast, visit of The Theban Necropolis including:
the Valley of the Kings , Deir El Bahari (Hatshepsut) and the Colossi of Memnon .
Option: A hot air balloon flight.
Then transfer for an hour's drive to Esna, the home port of Dahabeya. Installation on board the boat. (Full board)
Lunch, dinner and overnight on board.

Day 7: El Kab - Edfu
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Breakfast during navigation.
Then visit on foot the tombs of the governors of Nekheb overlooking the ancient city of El Kab, 5000 years old.
Lunch on board while sailing to Edfu .
Visit by carriage of the temple dedicated to the falcon god Horus, one of the best preserved in Egypt.
Return by carriage to the boat, and resumption of navigation to the island of Fawza.
Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 8: Ramadi - Djebel Silsileh
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Breakfast during navigation.
Stopover in the small village of Ramadi surrounded by plantations of bananas, sugar canes and hibiscus.
Before leaving the village, the crew gets their supplies of fish or meat.
Lunch on board during navigation.
At the end of the afternoon, visit the sandstone quarries of Jebel Silsileh , several small dug chapels and the sanctuary of Horemheb.
Navigation to Maniha Island.
Dinner on board.

Day 9: Ras-ras / kom-ombo
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You will rest on board, while the dahabeya will sail smoothly to Fares where you will disembark for a nice walk towards the new lands cultivated in the desert (mango, banana, lemon trees etc ...) and towards the remains of the Ptolemaic Temple of Ras-Ras : little known site.
Back on board. Short navigation to Herbiab, a beautiful beach. Possibility of swimming in the Nile.
Then visit the double temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Haroeris. Sail to Maniha, your evening stopover.
Dinner on board.

Day 10: Daraw - Aswan
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In the morning, visit the Daraw market. It is the largest animal market in all of Egypt. Saturday-Sunday, camel market and Tuesday, animal market.
Return on board for lunch and cruise along the Nubian shores.
At the beginning of the afternoon transfer by car and motor boat to visit the Temple of Philae : dedicated to Isis, located on the majestic island of Agilika.
Return on board for a farewell dinner and a final evening with your crew.
Option: visit of the high dam or the unfinished obelisk.

Day 11: end of the cruise - Abu Simbel
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Breakfast on board and disembarkation.
Departure by private vehicle to take the road to Abu Simbel. The trip lasts about 3 hours.
Installation in your hotel.
Sound and Light Show on the site.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: Abu Simbel - Cairo
Temple d'Abou Simbel

Enjoy sunrise over the two rock-carved temples of Abu Simbel , the great temple in honor of Ramses II and the small temple in honor of Queen Nefertari, his favorite wife.
A visit that can only move you by the imposing stature of this building and the beauty of the sculptures.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Take the road back to Aswan. Arrival in Aswan and transfer to the airport, flight to Cairo.
Arrival in Cairo, transfer and installation at the hotel.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 13: Bahareya oasis
Camping le desert blanc

Breakfast at the hotel, departure in a private vehicle to explore the picturesque oasis of Bahareya, located 128m above sea level.

Arrival in the early afternoon, departure by 4x4 to visit:

The black desert , from the dunes to the black hills covered with basalt.

The Crystal Mountain , a rock streaked with quartz.

The Agabat circus , large clear domes emerging from the tawny sand.

The white desert unique site, a large sea of sand dotted with immaculate white limestone concretions on the sand: mushrooms, towers and petrified waves.

Picnic lunch.

Sunset in the desert.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 14: Bahareya - Cairo
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Breakfast at the hotel, departure by private vehicle to visit the Mummies Museum of the famous Golden Valley, recently explored by archaeologist Zahi Hawas.

Qasr-Selim , pharaonic tombs from the late period.

Ain El Muftella temple carved in stone, of the governor of the oasis dating from the XXVIth dynasty.

Temple of Alexander the Great, 4th century BC.

Return to Cairo.

Night at the hotel.

Day 15: Departure
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Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to the airport for your departure.


Based on 2 people: 2585 dollars per person.

The price includes:

All greetings by our representatives and transfers by private vehicles

The English speaking guide Individual Egyptologist.
The visits mentioned in the program.
6 night in a 4 * hotel in Cairo.
One night in a 4 * hotel in Luxor.

One night in a 4 * hotel in Abu Simbel.

One night in a 4 * hotel in Bahareya oasis.
5 nights on a 5 * Dahabeya cruise.

The price does not include:
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Obtaining visas at the airport, around 25 dollars / person.
Drinks during meals.
Personal expenses.
Airline tickets Cairo / Luxor and Aswan / Cairo.
Visits and meals not mentioned in the program.
Insurance optional.
Tips for guides, drivers and boat crew.

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