• thisgirlswanderlust

The Egypt itinerary May 4th to 14th 2022:

Day 1 – Arrival at Cairo airport and transfer to our pyramid view hotel for an overnight stay after your flight to recuperate for the adventure ahead.

Day 2 – Pyramids and Khan El Khalili Day. Start the morning with an exceptional Pyramids view breakfast at the hotel. We will then visit the Giza plateau (Great pyramids Khufu, Khafre's Pyramid, and Menkaure). After the pyramids we will do a tour around Old Cairo. Then local food time! The most popular Egyptian traditional cuisine, Koshari. Meal plan: (Breakfast)

Day 3 – This morning will be an early start; we will be dropped off at Cairo Airport early in the morning to fly to Aswan . After arriving in Aswan, we will be picked up and go visit a Temple by ferry boat. After we will check-in at the Nile Cruise and have lunch then chill on the cruise. We will also visit a Nubian village and crocodile house by boat. Dinner & a night party on the cruise. Overnight in Aswan on the boat.

Meal plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 – (Abu Simbel optional extra) Early morning visit to Abu Simbel Temple. A breakfast box will be ready before moving to Abu Simbel. Visit the Great Temple and the four colossal statues of Ramses II and the Small Temple of Hathor & Nefertari. For those that choose not to go, it’s a relaxing morning on the boat, get up for breakfast at leisure and catch a bit of sun on the top deck. When everyone is back to the cruise in the afternoon, we start sailing, leaving Aswan while having lunch. The afternoon is some relaxing time on the sun deck taking in the views along the Nile. Later you can visit Kom Ombo Temple and Crocodile Museum for sunset. (Optional - Extra Cost) you can still can see it from the cruise sundeck if you choose not to go. Then back to the cruise and continue sailing to Edfu. Dinner & a night party on the cruise. Overnight in Edfu.

Meal plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 – This morning is a morning of leisure while the rest of the boat visit a temple (due to the mistreatment of horses to get to this temple, we will not be visiting) have a sleep in, then grab breakfast. Time to relax on the sundeck or pool. Lunch will be served while sailing to Luxor, there will also be tea, coffee, and cake time in the afternoon. Upon arriving in Luxor we will go visit the East bank Temples Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple during sunset, then onto a tour of Luxor Market by night & explore the city. Back to the Cruise for Dinner. Enjoy music in the lounge. Meal plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 – An early start to the day but for the most epic reason, it’s time for our sunrise Hot Air Balloon: A breakfast box will be ready before heading to the balloon when we check out, there will also be tea, coffee & cake on the way. We will then visit the west bank: Hatshepsut Temple, Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon. At 2.40pm we will then fly back to Cairo. Pick up at the Cairo Airport & check-in at our hotel. Meal plan: (Breakfast)

Day 7- After breakfast it’s time to get exploring Cairo. A morning tour to Salah El-Din Citadel & Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Then a tour around The Complex of Religions visiting: The Historical Mosque of Amr Ibn Al-Aas, The Hanging Church, The Jewish Temple of Ibn Ezra, Church of St George and Babylon Fortress. For dinner this evening we will visit one of Cairo’s most famous restaurants for some of the best food in Egypt, but don’t eat too much because it’s then off to a felucca party on the Nile. We will get an overnight bus to Siwa Oasis at 10pm. Meal plan: (Breakfast)

Day 8 – This morning we arrive in Siwa Oasis, we will check-in at our unique camp then have breakfast, after breakfast time to explore the camp and chill by the pool. In the afternoon we will get ready for some historical visits to: The Oracle Temple, The Temple of Umm Ubayd, The Mountain of the Dead and Shali Castle. We will then visit the amazing Fatnas Island to watch one of the best sunsets ever. Back to the camp after for a Bedouin dinner & party.

Meal plan: (Breakfast and Dinner)

Day 9 – Swim suits at the ready. Breakfast at the camp early morning so we can go experience buoyancy in the Salt Lakes and take some beautiful photos for the gram. We will then head to Cleopatra Spring to swim and relax, spending time chilling at the beautiful cafés at the spring. In the afternoon we will go on the adrenaline pumping sand dune safari: you will get the chance to sandboard in the biggest desert in Egypt, swim in the hot and cold springs and watch the sunset in the desert while having snacks and drinks. Dinner at the famous Albabinshal in Siwa - a unique experience. Meal plan: (Breakfast)

Day 10 – Last Day in Siwa. It’s a day to relax and enjoy Siwa. Head to the town for some shopping & souvenirs: you can choose from several different types of Siwi dates, natural cosmetics, carpets, Siwi natural products, clothes, loads of different handmade stuff. Then if required to travel home, it will be time for your PCR Test. Then back to Cairo we head at approx. 7pm. on an overnight bus.

Meal plan: (Breakfast)