Cairo overday tour

Upon arrival at Cairo; you will be met by your guide for the day who will begin your tour in Giza with visiting the legendary majestic The Three Pyramids. These are considered one of the Old Seven Wonders, erected by Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerionos. When you finish exploring the Great Pyramids our next stop is a visit to the Sphinx Monument; guarding the royal burial chambers and temple of Cheops. It is a mythical statue with the body of a lion & human head. Then you will see the old Pharaohs who were enscribing these lovely papers, and the perfume shops to enjoy the wonderful smell of the fresh oils which the perfumes are made from. Finish before lunch with a camel ride at the Pyramids Area.

Have your lunch at a local restaurant. Oriental or vegetarian lunch is available- after that; continue your tour in Cairo with visiting the Egyptian Museum of antiquities, which was
established in 1902 near the city centre in Cairo. On display is a rare collection of 5000 years
of art the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to the Tut-Ankh-Amon collection of treasures, gold, and jewellery, as it was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it
was discovered in the 1920's when his tomb was excavated. We then proceed to visit the
Coptic Cairo; home of some of the oldest Christian churches in the world. Retrace the steps
where Mary and Joseph walked thousands of years ago.

Next, visit the Hanging Church, also known as El Muallaqa that was dedicated to the Virgin Mary, believed to have been built at the end of the 3rd century. Built on the outer wall is the Greek St. George Church. Finally, a visit to the Khan El Khalili Bazaars that date back to 1382. Shops in this district are legendary for fine brassware, copper, perfumes, leather, silver, gold, antiques and more! Everything for sale in these shops is negotiable - be prepared to bargain for goods in this exciting maze of shops!

Overday Petra tour

Note: This tour are organized in different ways like the one day dahab to dahab so if
you are interested in please contac the reception for more details or ask Mr.Mohammed
the booking manager.

Day 1:
Transfer to Nuwieba port to catch ferry boat to Aqaba, Arrive Aqaba, transfer from Aqaba to Petra, overnight in Petra


Day 2:
Breakfast. Start your full day tour to visit Petra "the rose red city". The city comprises a complete urban infrastructure which includes temples, baths, private houses, high places, paved streets, public buildings, markets, theaters, reservoirs and cisterns. It's entrance, a one-kilometer long fissure through the towering cliffs, "The Siq", provides a dramatic approach and induction to the city. The narrow winding path through the canyon dramatically opens up to expose the awesome facade of the Elkhazneh, "the treasury", overnight in Petra.

Day 3:
The road south from Petra leads down to Wadi Rum, another of nature's wonderlands that has attracted human beings for thousands of years. Wadi Rum is an unusual desert terrain that resembles a pastel pink lunar landscape, with towering limestone and granite cliffs shooting out of the sandy desert floor. In Wadi Rum which was known as "Lawrence of Arabia Land" time to ride a camel and join a jeep safari, overnight in camp

Day 4:
Transfer again to Aqaba, to catch the ferry to Nuwieba, arrive Nuwieba, where you will be transferred to your hotel in Dahab.

All Egypt tour

Day 1:
Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport you will be met by our airport representative (holding a Penguin Village sign with your name), who will assist you with the passport control formalities, luggage
identification and customs procedures. Then you will be transferred to your hotel to spend the night. Our Cairo head Rep will welcome you, help you check-in to the Hotel and let you know the plan for the next few days.

Day 2:
Morning - breakfast at the hotel then our friendly expert Egyptologist guide will accompany you to the area - inspiring Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza which was built 4600 years ago. Khufu, the successor of Sneferu, was known as a tyrant and in his arrogance he decided to have a tomb built that was bigger and better than all others.
The three Pyramids: Cheops (Khufu), Chephren (Khafra) & Mycrenios (Menkaura). The Great pyramid was built by King Cheops (IV Dynasty). King Chefren, the son of Cheops, built the second Pyramid and the third pyramid was built in the reign of “Menkaura”, the son of Chefren. The mysterious Sphinx, with its mask of Chephren and body of a Lion, stands Close by guard of the land of Pharaohs. The Sphinx and the three pyramids are considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World.Then on to Sakkara which lies 25 Km south of Cairo. Djeser’s (Zosser’s) step Pyramid, (built 4700 years ago), dominates the skyline and is believed to be the ancient Egyptians' first attempt at pyramid building, to see the first pyramids ever built the step pyramid of Zosser.

Day 3:
Morning - breakfast at the hotel then our friendly expert Egyptologist guide will accompany you to visit the famous Egyptian museum where you will see many precious antiquities. Afterwards onto Islamic areas of Cairo, including the Citadel of Saladdin which boasts the famous Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali. After that you will visit the Coptic area of Cairo where the Romans constructed the fortress of Babylon. Built on the ruins of two towers of the fortress towers is the church of St. Mary, more commonly known as the Hanging Church. Next you will visit St. Sergius where it is said to be the resting place for the holy family.
Overnight 1st class sleeper train to Aswan.

Day 4:
Upon arrival at the Aswan train station, you will be met and transferred to your selected Cruise. After freshening up you can take an afternoon tour to the Philae temple. As the centre of the cult of Isis, the island of Philae was an important place of pilgrimage for worshippers until long into the Christian era. From Philae, Isis was said to watch over the sacred island of Biga, one of the mythical burial sites of her husband Osiris. After the building of the Aswan Dam, the island’s temples were partly submerged in water and visitors took to rowing boats to peer at the remains. Then Aswan High Dam, one of the biggest dams in the World (measuring 360 feet high and over a mile and a half wide), was erected to store the flood waters of the Nile in Lake Nasser. Overnight at your Cruise.

Day 5: (Optional Abu Simbel Tour)
After breakfast, you will sail by Felucca to visit Elephantine island: the island is characterized by its Grey boulders which some say resemble elephants drinking form the Nile. And Kitchner island or Botanical Island to see the beautiful and peaceful botanical gardens with a nice collection of plants from all over the world. Overnight on the Cruise Boat.

Day 6:
Enjoy your breakfast while cruising down the Nile. Visit Kom Ombo temple and then continue sailing. Later you will stop at Edfu to visit Horus Temple the second large temple in Egypt. Overnight on the cruise boat while sailing towards Luxor.

Day 7:
Arrive Luxor , after breakfast, tour to the East Bank of Luxor Karnak and Luxor temples, followed by a free afternoon and evening. Overnight on the boat.

Day 8:
An early morning, continuation our touring in Luxor, by visiting the West Bank - Valley of the Kings: the remote, barren Valley of the Kings was the necropolis of the New Kingdom pharaohs. By digging their tombs deep into the Theban Hills, pharaohs from Tuthmosis I on hoped to stop robbers stealing the priceless possessions buried with them. Valley of the Queens: Named by Champollion, the Valley of the Queens lies to the south-west of the Valley of the Kings and holds the tombs of many royal wives and children. Hatshepsut Temple: Against its stark mountainous backdrop, the partly rock-hewn Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir al-Bahri is a breath-taking sight. Colossi of Memnon: the two enthroned statues of Amenhotep III are the first monuments most visitors see on arriving in the West Bank. Bus to Hurghada over night at your selected hotel.

Day 9:
Morning of Day 9, you will be transferred to the Ferry terminal in Hurghada to take the fast ferry from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheik. Upon arrival in Sharm El Sheik you will be transferred to Dahab where we will welcome you to our lovely paradise Penguin Village where you can continue your holiday in your own way. Choose to go diving the unique coral reefs of the red sea, snorkel the world famous blue hole, take the pilgrimage to St. Catherines monestary and explore the beautiful Sinai desert in jeeps or in tranquil silence on camels or alternatively just sit back and relax and enjoy the paradise that is Dahab.




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