Go A-PLUS with Manal Salem: A 12 days Egypt program for deeply interested people in history who do not mind long hours at sights and museums. What makes this program special and different from any other program is seeing real Egypt and Egyptian life in back streets area with the expert Egyptologist Manal Salem, and not only what a regular tourist gets to see. In what way?...go through underneath.
Trip duration: 12 Days | Trip type: Private Guided Tour Trip runs: Everyday.
Day 1 Arrival: Meet and assist with airport formalities. Transfer to your hotel and go to the meeting room for briefing and for check in.
Day 2 Cairo museum: Meet with your Egyptologist to start the tour. Start with Cairo museum (a good base for the whole trip) 4 – 5 hours.
Day 3 (Old Cairo, Coptic and Islamic): After breakfast, meet with your Egyptologist to start the tour to Coptic Cairo visiting the hanging church, Abu Serga (Saint Sergius) church where Mary and Jesus stayed for a fortnight time during their journey in Egypt. See Ben Ezra synagogue built on top of the site where Moses built his first synagogue ever. Proceed to the citadel of Saladin to see the amazing Mohamed Ali mosque. From the citadel, start your tour to El-Fahameen (coal area), a stroll through a very local market area along walk through seeing vendors, vegetables, fruits, butchers, tent makers, then through one of the old gates of Cairo walking through the Fatimid medieval city. Short stop for rest at one of the local coffee shops at Khan El=khalili tourist bazaar. Then to the other part of Al-Muez street ending at Bab El-Nasr and Bab El-Futouh. Pick up by our bus.
Day 4 Pyramids Tour: After breakfast at your hotel, meet with your Egyptologist to start your tour to the Giza pyramids to see the Sphinx, the great pyramid of King Cheops, the middle pyramid of his son King Chephren, the pyramid of King Mycarenous, and the pyramids of the queens.
Day 5 Aswan (Sightseeing): Transfer to Cairo airport for your private flight to Upper Egypt. Arrive Luxor, Meet, welcome, and assist by Egypt Fun Tours representatives. Start your tour with your Egyptologist Manal Salem. Visit The High Dam and The unfinished obelisk before checking in the old cataract hotel for your Royal suite. Lunch in the old cataract hotel from the best of the hotel's food selections of your choices.
Afternoon: Boat trip "Felucca" around Aswan main features and Islands; Elephantine Island, Kitchener's botanical gardens, and Agha Khan mausoleum. Nubian Dinner. Overnight at your Royal suite at the Old Cataract hotel.
Day 6 Aswan (Abusimbel/Cruise): Breakfast at the Old Cataract hotel. Transfer to Aswan international airport for your flight to Abusimbel temples with your Egyptologist.
Noon time: Return flight to Aswan and check in your Nile cruise. Start sailing towards Luxor. Lunch on board of our cruise. Afternoon sailing to Kom Ombo where we see the unusual double temple of the Ptolomies. Dinner on board of your cruise ship. Overnight at your Nile cruise in Edfu.
Day 7 (Edfu | Luxor): Breakfast on board of our cruise ship. Start our tour; Visit by a horse carriage the temple of Edfu (the second largest temple in Egypt, dedicated to the falcon god Hours). Relaxing morning after the visit of Edfu with opportunities to swim, make massage and sun bathing. Lunch and Dinner are on board of our cruise ship.
Overnight at your Nile cruise in Luxor.
Day 8 Luxor (sightseeing): Breakfast on board of our cruise. Early start to see the magnificent monuments of the West bank of the Nile of Luxor; the valley of the kings, the temple of Queen Hatshepsuit, and the colossi of Memnon. Lunch on board of your Cruise ship.
Afternoon: Luxor by night horse carraige tour with your Egyptologist Manal Salem.
Dinner is on board of our cruise.
Day 9 (Disembarkation | Old Winter Balace): Breakfast on board of our cruise. Disembark of our cruise ship and check in The Old Winter Balace hotel. Relax and Enjoy swimming, Massage, Spa, or sun bathing before and after your Royal Lunch at the Old Winter Balace hotel.
Afternoon: Start your tour with Manal Salem to the great Karnak complex & temples and enjoy the real history and mythologies from your Egyptologist manal Salem. With Manal it is like taking time machine and seeing the kings and priests of ancient Egypt.
Evening: A visit to the temple of Luxor with manal Salem before enjoying your royal Dinner at the Old Winter balace hotel. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 10 (Sightseeing): Breakfast at your Old Winter Balace hotel. Free morning at your leisure with opportunities to use all hotel facilities; Spa, sun bathing, swimming pools, etc. Royal Lunch at the old Winter balace hotel. After Lunch: Start your tour with Egyptologist Manal Salem to the Luxor museum & the mummification museum.
Royal dinner at your Old Cataract hotel.
Day 11 (Fly to Cairo): Breakfast at your Old Winter Balace hotel. transfer to Luxor international airport for your flight to Cairo. Arrive Cairo, check in your hotel.
Free day at leisure.
Day 12 (departure): After breakfast, transfer to Cairo international airport for your final departure.