Day 1 Depart toronto Jan 14 -2016
At Toronto airport for your flight to Cairo
Day 2 – Friday Jan 15 (Arrive Cairo ):
Upon arrival our airport representative will assist you through costumes at the luggage control areal with its formalities, drive you to Mena House Pyramids
Day 3 – Saturday Jan 16 (Cairo ):
After breakfast start your full day of sightseeing to visit Cairo starting to visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world nearby then mysterious Sphinx with the head of the Pharaoh and body of a Lion with nice Came ride, after Lunch drive to visit Memphis the oldest Capital of Egypt and Sakkara the step Pyramid ok King Zuser, drive back to your Mena House Pyramids and overnight .(B,L )(Solar boat is optional if want to add it).
PLEASE BE PREPARED WITH LIGHT CLOTHES AND RUNNING SHOES.ALL THE WAY
Day 4 – Sunday Jan 17 (Cairo):
After breakfast, start your full day of sightseeing, visiting the Egyptian Museum with its huge collection of Paranoiac Antiquities from almost every period of the ancient Egyptian history, with Kink Tut huge collection as well his beautiful Mask, after lunch drive to old Christian Cairo where the holy Family stayed during their visit to Egypt starting to visit Abu Serga Church then to the Hanging Church, then to Ben Ezra Synagogue, then to the Citadel to visit Mohamed Ali Mosque (the head of the Egyptian Royal Family ) and the Bazaar and drive back to your Mena House Pyramids hotel and overnight. (mummies room is optional if you want to add it) .(B, L)
Day 5 – Monday Jan 18 (Luxor & The Nile Cruse) :
After breakfast, drive to Cairo airport for your flight to Luxor upon arrival transfer to St George Sonesta Nile cruise (5* Cruise Ship)with breakfast Lunch and dinner daily the cruise starts in Luxor and ends in Aswan .check in 12Noon, then drive to the west bank and visit the tomb of Ram sis II , III and VI, then to the Queen Hatshepsut and colossi of Memnon, after lunch visit Karnack and Luxor temple on the East side of the Nile drive back to your Nile Cruise, Dinner and night .(B,L,D)
Egypt Air 160 Jan 18 Cairo Luxor Depart 7:10 am arrive 8:10 am
Day 6 – Tuesday Jan 19 (Luxor, Esna & Edfu):
After breakfast ,Sail to cross Esna Lock .free time on deck at leisure Lunch on board
then sail to Edfu, dinner on board and overnight . (B, L, D).
Day 7 – Wednesday Jan 20 (Edfu, Kom Ombo & Aswan):
After breakfast, visit Horus temple in Edfu, then sail to Kom Ombo, Lunch will be Served on Board . after Lunch visit Kom Ombo temple then sail to Aswan, enjoy dinner on board and overnight.(B, L, D)
Day 8 – Thursday Jan 21 (Aswan):
Breakfast on board, disembark, drive to visit the High Dam, then to the unfinished Obelisk and then to the Philae Temple, view the botanical garden by Felucca, dinner and overnight (B, L,D)
Day 9 – Friday Jan 22 (Aswan Abusimbel Aswan) (optional trip to Abusimble):
After Breakfast, start your day visit at 03:00 AM by driving to Abusimble 07:00 AM to arrive at the great temple of Abusimble , ENJOY THE 2 hrs visit of the great temple of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, the temple is second to none in all of Egypt, the great temple was built to commemorate a glorious battle victory four colossal statues of the pharaoh ornament the temple’s front. (after the 10 years work to the UNISCO & The Egyptian Government work to rebuilt the temple again because of the High day), drive back to Aswan then to the air port for your flight to Cairo, upon arrival transfer to your Mena House Pyramids and overnight . (B, L) .
Egypt Air 398 Jan 22 Aswan Cairo Depart 6:10 pm arrive 7:35 pm
Day 10 – Saturday Jan 23 (Alexandria):
After Breakfast, start your full day of sightseeing to visit Alexandria by A/C car or bus. Alexandria got its name from Alexander the great , its Egypt second largest city , Alexandria is on the Mediterranean sea with lots of Roman remains, upon arrival visit the Catacomb of Kom EL Shukafa, then to Alexandria national Museum, then to the Roman Theater, and view the newly opened Alexandria Library, then drive back to Cairo for your flight to Dubai
Day 11 SUNDAY : Dubai City tour. 24JAN
Breakfast in Hotel. Dubai is the most enchanting and cosmopolitan city with its modern and ancient charms, will stop close to Burj – al- Arab hotel to view this very well none hotel, then visit the twin minRET MOSQUE, the Jumeirah Mosque which is a spectacular example of Islamic architecture, then pass by Palastquarter “ZabeeL” towards Bastakia, the wind towered houses then on to Dubai Museum in th the 180 years Al Fahidi Fort, cross the Dubai Creek with an “Abra” water taxi to reach and visit the spice and gold souk, drive back to your hotel and overnight.(B)
DAY 12 MONDAY : F/D Abu Dhabi Tour 25JAN
Breakfast in Hotel, drive to Abu Dhabi we start our tour with a visit to the 2nd largest mosque in the world, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. the Mosque is surely the most impressive religious and national landmark of Abudhabi and receive an impression of the traditional fishing in the United Arab Emirates, proceed on a short Panoramic Tour along the Corniche. From there we continue to visit the most traditional an marvellous Al Hosa Fort, the oldest building and former residence of the of the ruler of Abu Dhabi, continue our tour and visit the traditional Heritage Village, which gives you an impression of the life in the olden day, then make a photo stop on one of the wave breaker, where you have a brilliant view of the Skyline of Abu Dhabi . We drive through the palace quarter in Abu Dhabi .
Day 13 Tuesday : Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner and Belley dance show 26JAN
Breakfast in Hotel, free time on the beachif wanted
Afternoon 3:30 pm proceed on a Desert Safari with BBQ dinner, pick up from your hotel with 4×4 vecicles proceed to the “entrance” of the desert. Our experienced safari driver will take you on a roller coaster ride through the massive desert .
The ever- changing patterns of the beautiful sand dunes would last unforgettable impressions on your minds. After 2 hours “Dune Bashing” and sunset, you will reach our camp in the desert. Welcome with dates and Arabic Coffee. Oriental Buffet Dinner with Live BBQ (Soft drinks and water icluded), Henna Lady, and camels are avalable for those who want to have a short ride. After dinner sit back and enjoy the Belly Dance show.drive back to your hotel and overnight.
Day 14 Wednesday : (Optional Tour) Al Ain Oasis tour 27JAN
Al Ain the charming desert oasis, surrounded by red golden sand dunes and curiously shaped hills, it has always been an important stop on the caravan trail. Today it has become the “Garden City”. Twenty years ago, Al Ain was a group of six small villages clustered around trees and fresh water springs of a natural oasis.
Visit Al Ain National Museum and Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, is a must, as is a trip to the camel market and the livestock market. The wealth of culture to be found in this formerly vital desert trading centre includes bazaars that date back to the 18th century. You can also discover a date palm grove with the ancient ‘falaj’ – irrigation system and watch the bargaining at the camel market. Following this, we will head to Jebel Hafeet, the great mountain that enjoys a remarkable location that overlooks the beauty of Al Ain city. Also visit the Hot Springs situated at the foot of the mountain to explore that healing water is found abundantly in this area, subsequent to this very amusing tour for photo stop.
Day 15 THURSDAY: Dubai-Muscat (flight or car transfer 3h00 drive)
DAY 16 FRIDAY: NIZWA – JABREEN – BAHLA – AL HAMRA – NIZWA Jan 29
Breakfast at Hotel. Drive to visit Nizwa City where you will visit the fortress with its enormous round tower built in the 17th century to defend the route to the interior, then the Nizwa Soup renowned for its intricately hand-carved Khanjar and ornately designed silver jewellery, the Cattle Market. It is an Auction cattle market where you will see people selling and buying cows and goats. It is really interesting to be a part of this market. Proceed to the JABREEN FORT, en-route, stopping at BAHLA for a photograph of the BAHLA FORT, now a World Heritage Site. Arrive JABREEN, visit the finest castle of Oman’s castle built in the late 17th Century, which became a seat of Omani learning . Most of the ceilings are decorated with beautiful paintings with Islamic motifs. Drive further to Al Hamra, visit Bait Al Safah private museum (old house) where you can see women doing house jobs in old traditional style. You can also enjoy Omani Coffee and dates there. Lunch could be arranged in Al Hamra. Drive back to Nizwa. On the way to Nizwa, you will visit Falaj Daris Falaj System which is a UNESCO Site Back to Nizwa, Overnight at Falaj Daris Hotel, Holiday Muscat or similar.
DAY 17 SATURDAY: MUSCAT- 30JAN
Breakfast at Hotel. Half Day Muscat City Tour. Our well experienced guide will give you in-depth knowledge about the country & you are free to field any questions to him. We proceed with the visit to the Grand Mosque (open for visitors from SATURDAY to THURSDAY only Except the holidays from 08 AM to 11.00 AM) which is one of the largest mosque in the world with beautiful art work, chandelier & a one piece carpet covering the entire prayer hall measuring approx 4300 square meters (now in the Guinness book of world record) Ladies have to cover their head with a scarf while going into the mosque. They also have to cover their arms completely by wearing a pullover or full sleeve shirt. Men and Women both have to wear long trousers.
After the visit of Grand Mosque we proceed the tour with a photo stop outside the Al Alam Palace (visit stop only-no photo) flanked by the two Portuguese Fort of Jalali & Mirani. We also visit the Bait Al Zubair Museum which gives you an insight on the rich architecture, traditions and customs of Oman. Continue drive along the cornice waterfront to the Muttrah souq, one of the oldest souq in Oman. The narrow alleys of the souq and the smell of the mystic frankincense and sandalwood in the air are typical to this souq, return to your vehicle to drive to the Airport.
Highlights of the Day – Grand Mosque – Bait Al Zubair Museum
DAY 18 Sunday : MUSCAT Cairo – DEPARTURE 31JAN
Breakfast at Hotel. transfer to airport for your flight to Cairo