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Explore the ancient and the modern on a 10 day trip to Egypt and Dubai! Colossal shrines to mighty pharaohs loom on the horizon, testaments to god-like rulers whose power should never to be underestimated. This is Egypt, a world of ancient history and mystery. In the Nile Valley, see the mysterious reclining Sphinx, the temples at Luxor and Karnak, burial sites of countless Egyptian monarchs in the Valley of the Kings, and the iconic Pyramids.Arrive in Cairo and tour the magnificent treasures at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, then sail from Aswan past the High Dam and the iconic Temple of Isis at Philae. Visit the Valley of the Kings and the Karnak and Luxor Temples in a centuries-old city of pylons, hypostyle halls, colossal statues, shrines and obelisks.

Now you leave the temples of the gods behind for temples of luxury in Dubai. Glittering like a mirage, Dubai is a shining gem of the United Arab Emirates.Dubai has fast become one of the hottest travel destinations in the world, offering a distinctive blend of a cosmopolitan city life and timeless desert beauty. It's a place where East and West meet and mix in perfect combination, captivating travelers at every turn. Here, sunshine, shopping, seaside, and sports have earned the destination a world-renown reputation as one of the globe's most attractive and rapidly developing leisure vacation spots. Dubai is an intriguing land that combines old-world souks and modern shopping malls, rolling sand dunes and championship grass golf courses, remote Bedouin villages and an expansive array of five-star hotels. Here you will visit the Dubai Museum in the Al-Fahidi fortress, shop for exotic spices, and explore the imposing Grand Mosque. Venture along to Sharjah, the ''cultural capital of the Emirates and discover Sharjah's Museum of Islamic Civilization. The open air marketplaces of Souk Al Arsa and Blue Souk surge with excitement, featuring hundreds of local traders and souvenirs to consider taking home. Relax along Dubai Creek and enjoy traditional music, belly dancing, and exotic cuisine as you sail. See the incredible Jumeirah Mosque, the benchmark of modern Islamic architecture, and photograph the Burj Al Arab, the recognizable sail-shaped building that is considered to be the only 7 star hotel in the world. End your trip with an exciting dune bashing ride through the Arabian desert!


Itinerary

Day 1 - MON CAIRO

Arrive in Cairo, the Land of the Pharaohs. Upon completion of immigration and a customs formalities at Cairo International Airport, you will be met at the exit by our representative and escorted to your hotel.

Day 2 - TUE CAIRO

Visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which includes the world's largest collection of Pharaonic artifacts and the treasures of Tutankhamen's tomb. Then drive to Old Cairo to visit Al Moallaka Church (Hanging Church) and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Stop for lunch and in the afternoon, visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx. Then proceed to Khan El Khalili, the world's largest 13th century covered oriental bazaar. (B, L)

Day 3 - WED CAIRO/ASWAN/KOM OMBO/EDFU

This morning you will arrive into Aswan. Upon arrival, your representative will meet you at the airport and you will be escorted to your cruise ship where you will spend the next 3 nights/4 days. Accommodations aboard your cruise ship will consist of outside cabins with private facilities. You will visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries with the Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Isis at Philae. View Kitchener's Island Botanical Garden and the Aga Khan Mausoleum by felucca. After lunch, sail to Kom Ombo where you will visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek and Haroeries. Then sail to Edfu. (B, L, D)

Day 4 - THU EDFU/LUXOR

Travel by horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus, the falcon god, (237 B.C.) considered the best-preserved temple in Ancient Egypt and the second largest after the Temple of Karnak. Sail to Esna, passing through the Esna Lock, and continue sailing towards Luxor. (B, L, D)

Day 5 - FRI LUXOR

Visit the West Bank necropolis including the Valley of the Kings, the Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon. This evening you may enjoy an optional sound and light show at the Karnak Temple. (B, L, D)

Day 6 - SAT LUXOR/CAIRO

After breakfast, visit the Karnak and Luxor Temples, a centuries-old city of pylons, hypostyle halls, colossal statues, shrines and obelisks. Disembark and transfer to the Luxor Airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Cairo. Rest of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 7 - SUN CAIRO/DUBAI

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for your flight to Dubai. Upon arrival to Dubai, you will be met, assisted and transferred to your hotel. (B)

Day 8 - MON DUBAI

After breakfast, take a half day city tour of Dubai. Dubai, the Gulfs most enchanting and cosmopolitan city, offers its modern and ancient charms. Photo stop at Burj Al Arab. Visit the magnificent twin minaret mosque, the Jumeirah Mosque, which is a spectacular example of modern Islamic architecture and is one of the most photographed sights in Dubai. Pass by the Palastquater Zabeel Skyline at the Dubai Creek and continue towards Bastakiya, the wind towered houses of old merchants. Visit the Dubai Museum in the 180 year old Al Fahidi Fort*. After the museum you will cross the Dubai Creek with an abra (water taxi) and visit the spice souk and gold souk. In the evening enjoy a traditional dhow cruise with dinner on board. You will cruise along the creek and get an excellent opportunity to see the famous skyline and enjoy a sumptuous buffet on board while listening to a mix of music. (B, D)

Day 9 - TUE DUBAI

This morning is at leisure for you to explore Dubai. This evening you will be taken on a desert safari. You will be picked up in the afternoon in modern 4x4 vehicles and proceed to the entrance of the desert where you will experience dune bashing in the sand dunes of Al Aweer. After a stop at a camel farm, you will reach our camp in the desert after sunset. You will be welcome with dates and Arabic coffee. Enjoy an Oriental buffet dinner with live barbeque and henna lady. Camels are available for those who want to have a short ride. (B, D)

Day 10 - WED DUBAI TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

Breakfast and transfer to airport for your return flight. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 6 nights
  • 3 nights on board a Nile River cruise ship 
  • 18 Included meals consisting of: 
  • - 9 buffet breakfasts 
    - 4 lunches 
    - 5 dinners 
  • 7 days of touring in an air-conditioned van/minibus/bus 
  • Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees, as follows: 
  • - Cairo tour, including Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar 
    - Sound and light show at the Pyramids 
    - Nile Cruise sightseeing, including Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Esna and Luxor 
    - Dubai sightseeing, including Dubai dhow dinner cruise and desert safari with barbeque dinner 
  • All transfers and luggage handling 
  • All hotel taxes and service charges 
  • Document holder and luggage tags

Excludes

    • Airfare is not included: Call for Rates
    • Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges
    • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry)
    • Tips and Personal items
    • Travel Insurance
    • Listed optional Tours are not included in the program prices

Notes

    • Minimum of two passengers required to operate the tour.
    • Prices are per person, land only based on double occupancy and Monday arrivals.
    • Please call for both international and domestic airfares.
    • Tourism Dirham Tax is not included in Dubai.


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