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Turkode : AED
Reisen er levert av
Exodus Travel
Destinasjoner : Egypt
Reisen begynner : Cairo
Reisen slutter : Luxor
Gruppestørrelse : 4 - 20
Aldre : 16+
Aktivitet :
13 dager fra
NOK 23 940

Oversikt

Travel the length of Egypt and explore history, food and landscapes

Reiserute

  • Day 1: Start Cairo
    Welcome to Cairo, the capital of Egypt and our starting point for this culture-rich exploration. A welcome briefing will either take place this evening or tomorrow morning. Accommodation: Cairo Pyramids Hotel (or similar)
  • Day 2: Cairo tour
    After breakfast we enjoy a full-day tour of Cairo. We begin with a visit to the Egyptian Museum – home to the largest collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the world, including the golden riches discovered in Tutankhamun’s tomb. We also explore Al Azhar mosque, which dates to 970 CE and is the oldest mosque in Cairo. It’s still frequently visited by local worshippers and we need to cover up (long sleeves and trousers) to enter – as when entering all mosques. Women will also need to cover their hair with a scarf. Accommodation: Cairo Pyramids Hotel (or similar)
  • Day 3: Pyramids and Great Sphinx of Giza
    We begin our day with a visit to Giza, home to the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus and the mysterious Great Sphinx. Only the throng of sightseers milling around their huge foundations keep you in the 21st century. The afternoon is free to relax at our hotel, explore Cairo or join an optional excursion to Saqqara, Memphis, and Dahshur. Accommodation: Cairo Pyramids Hotel (or similar)
  • Day 4: Food tour of Cairo
    Today we embark on a tour of the best food spots in Cairo and discover some of the fantastic local cuisine available across the city – highlights are mulukhiyah (soup), ful medames (beans) and kushari (rice and macaroni). The tour also includes the bazaars of Khan el-Khalili in the historic centre of Islamic Cairo. We’ll experience modern Cairo with a visit to Al Azhar park and a walk along the bustling El Moaz Street. We also aim to visit the House of Arts and Culture – a music school (opening hours are quite limited). Donations of musical instruments such as violins, saxophones, drums or spare parts such as violin bows are welcomed. Accommodation: Cairo Pyramids Hotel (or similar)
  • Day 5: Visit El Anba Bishoy Monastery and El Alamein; continue to Alexandria
    Visit El Anba Bishoy Monastery and El Alamein; continue to Alexandria Today we start with a 90-minute drive to Wadi El Natrun, a depression that lies below sea level. The ancient Egyptians extracted salt here to use for mummification. The area was important for early Christians, too, and we will visit Ek Anba Bishoy Monastery. We continue to El Alamein (a two-hour drive away), the site of the allied victory during World War II, where we will visit the War Cemetery and Military Museum. More than 80,000 soldiers were killed or wounded in the two battles. It was a decisive win for the Allies with Winston Churchill saying, "Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat". After visiting El Alamein, we’ll continue to Alexandria, a two-hour drive away. Accommodation: Metropole Paradise Inn (or similar)
  • Day 6: Alexandria tour; transfer to sleeper train.
    Today we have a tour of Alexandria. Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BCE, the city was home to the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and it’s Great Library was the largest library of its time. Unfortunately, they no longer survive, but there is still much to see in this Mediterranean port city. Our tour begins with a visit to the city catacombs followed by the impressive Qaitbay Fortress and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina – Alexandria’s revival of the Great Library. In the afternoon, we return to Cairo (three to four hours) to board our sleeper train to Aswan (which takes approximately 12 hours). Accommodation: sleeper train
  • Day 7: Arrive Aswan; Nubian tour and Felucca ride.
    Arriving in Aswan during the morning, we spend the rest of the day exploring the Nubian way of life. We begin with a visit to the Nubian Museum, which chronologically charts the history and culture of the people, before enjoying a Nubian lunch on board a felucca while we explore the Nile. In the afternoon we have a tour to the Monastery of St Simeon by camel* and Animalia Nubian House (please see the Responsible Travel section). We finish our day with a barbeque on the shores of an island in the Nile. *To reach the monastery, we'll ride camels for about 15 minutes. If you prefer not to ride a camel it is possible to walk the 2.5mi (4km) over sandy and stony ground. This part of the trip takes place in the middle of the day when the sun is at its highest. Accommodation: Basma Hotel (or similar)
  • Day 8: Optional visit to Abu Simbel; board cruise boat.
    This morning we transfer to our cruise boat and relax before enjoying lunch on board. For the rest of the day there is the option to explore the Aswan market or attend the Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple. For those who want to do the optional visit to Abu Simbel, the tour starts at approximately 3.30am when we get picked up from the hotel. A breakfast box is provided. Around 8am we will arrive at the destination, where we are given around three hours to visit the temples. Built by Ramses II, the temples of Abu Simbel rank among the most impressive in the country, and are well worth the journey south across the Nubian Desert. We will be back in Aswan around 3pm. For our Sun Festival departures, the visit to Abu Simbel is included. The festival is a bi-annual event that has been taking place for more than 3,200 years. During the celebrations, the sun perfectly aligns with the usually dark interior and lights up the seated statues of Ramses II; Ra, the sun god; and Amun, the king of the gods. Only the statue of Ptah, the god of darkness, remains in the shadows. There are traditional Nubian dances being performed, street food everywhere (save space for fresh koshari) and live music outside the temple. Accommodation: M/S Esmeralda (or similar)
  • Day 9: Visit Philae Temple and Aswan High Dam; sail to Edfu.
    We begin today with a visit to the Philae Temple and Aswan High Dam. In the 1970s, the temple was relocated by Unesco to Aglika Island after it became evident the original site of Philae would submerge on completion of the dam. This morning represents a magnificent and enduring testament to both ancient and modern engineering. After lunch we sail to Kom Ombo and visit the temple there before continuing our journey to Edfu, which is where we will spend the night. Accommodation: M/S Esmeralda (or similar)
  • Day 10: Tour Edfu; sail to Luxor.
    Waking in Edfu, we start our day exploring the city and its temples before sailing further north along the Nile. After crossing the Esna lock we reach our destination, Luxor, where we will have our final dinner on board and hopefully witness a stunning sunset over the river. Accommodation: M/S Esmeralda (or similar)
  • Day 11: Disembark in Luxor; explore the Valley of the Kings.
    After breakfast on board we disembark in Luxor and explore the Valley of the Kings. For nearly 500 years this was the site of royal burials and it contains the tombs of more than 62 pharaohs, including Tutankhamun, Seti I, Ramses III and IV. One ticket allows us to see three tombs. The ticket usually allows entry into what are regarded as the most impressive tombs, but (if you have time) a visit to the tomb of Ramses VI is also highly recommended. Visits to tombs are now strictly controlled to halt further deterioration of wall paintings – each tomb is periodically closed for a number of weeks. After, we visit the massive stone statues of the Colossi of Memnon before transferring to our hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or wander around the streets of Luxor. Accommodation: Iberotel Luxor (or similar)
  • Day 12: Luxor tour including Karnak and Luxor temples
    Luxor tour including Karnak and Luxor temples For our penultimate day we have a half-day tour of Luxor’s east bank. Luxor is commonly called the greatest open-air museum in the world and this morning we visit the extraordinary Karnak and Luxor temples, which stand within the modern city. There should also be an opportunity to visit the A.C.E animal hospital to learn about the efforts taken to improve animal welfare in Egypt. After a leisurely afternoon we enjoy our final dinner together at one of this historic city’s restaurants. Accommodation: Iberotel Luxor (or similar)
  • Day 13: End Luxor
    You’ve seen many marvels in Egypt, but now it’s time for one last breakfast before beginning your journey home. If you’ve still a little adventure in you, speak to your sales consultant about joining our post-trip excursion to the Red Sea.

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The trip destination
— Eight nights in four-star hotels (local grading), three nights on a cruise boat and one night sleeper train — Travel by private minibus, cruise boat and sleeper train — Extend your trip with some days by the Red Sea
Food
All breakfasts, six lunches and five dinners included. In the itinerary, we state which meals are included on which day. For meals not included, we suggest you allow approximately 235 Egyptian pounds (US$12) for lunch and 350 pounds (US$18) for dinner. Food in Egypt involves such things as kebabs, chicken, stews, pitta bread, falafel, beans, vegetables, pickles and salads. Dishes tend to be simple and wholesome and vegetarians can be catered for, though the options may be somewhat limited. Meals on the cruise are open buffets, which include Western and Egyptian dishes. The Cairo food tour gives us the chance to try several Egyptian dishes, such as ful medames (a mixture of beans and tahini) and kushari (a dish made of rice, macaroni and lentils mixed with garlic, tomato, chickpeas and crispy fried onions).

Priser / Datoer

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TILGJENGELIGE DATOER PRIS (1 VOKSEN) PRIS (1 BARN) STATUS REISE
fre, 16 des 2022 / ons, 28 des 2022 NOK 25 140 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 10 mar 2023 / ons, 22 mar 2023 NOK 23 940 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 07 apr 2023 / ons, 19 apr 2023 NOK 25 140 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 06 okt 2023 / ons, 18 okt 2023 NOK 23 940 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 20 okt 2023 / ons, 01 nov 2023 NOK 23 940 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 03 nov 2023 / ons, 15 nov 2023 NOK 23 940 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 17 nov 2023 / ons, 29 nov 2023 NOK 23 940 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 15 des 2023 / ons, 27 des 2023 NOK 26 335 På forespørsel På forespørsel
TILGJENGELIGE DATOER PRIS (1 VOKSEN) PRIS (1 BARN) STATUS REISE
fre, 16 des 2022 / ons, 28 des 2022 NOK 25 140 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 10 mar 2023 / ons, 22 mar 2023 NOK 23 940 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 07 apr 2023 / ons, 19 apr 2023 NOK 25 140 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 06 okt 2023 / ons, 18 okt 2023 NOK 23 940 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 20 okt 2023 / ons, 01 nov 2023 NOK 23 940 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 03 nov 2023 / ons, 15 nov 2023 NOK 23 940 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 17 nov 2023 / ons, 29 nov 2023 NOK 23 940 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 15 des 2023 / ons, 27 des 2023 NOK 26 335 På forespørsel På forespørsel

Vi vil komme tilbake til deg med et tilbud på den forespurte reisen/pakken I løpet av 48 timer. Alle tilbud er uforpliktende og er vanligvis gyldige i 7 dager. Vi gjør oppmerksom på at reserverte tjenester kan bli kansellert innenfor disse 7 dagene og at pris kan endres inntil en endelig bestilling er mottatt.

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Antall dager 13
Pris fra NOK21,545.00
Destinasjoner Luxor
Turkode AED
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