Cairo, Alexandria and Desert Safari, 11 days

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This is an itinerary most suitable for those that have visited Egypt before when they had toured all the main archeological sites, including Luxor and Aswan. The tour focuses on a desert safari with an access via Alexandria. For an interesting read about the desert sites, Travels in Egypt: A trip to the White Desert.

Following is a sample itinerary per March travel dates:

Day 1) Sunday, March 7: Arrive Cairo Egypt
Tour representative will meet & assist you at Cairo International Airport and help you to collect your luggage. Then you will be transferred to Horizon Pyramids hotel and overnight in Cairo.

Day 2) Monday, March 8: Giza day tour
Dahshur (go inside the pyramid)- Sakkara – Giza Pyramids area (extra tickets if wish to get inside the pyramids) – Khan Market.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Overnight in Horizon Pyramids hotel.

Day 3) Tuesday, March 9: Cairo to Alexandria
You will be transferred from your hotel in Cairo to Alexandria, about 3 hours drive from Cairo which is known as the “The Pearl of the Mediterranean” and the second capital. First visit Pompay’s Pillar. It was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian at the end of the 4th century. Next see the ruins of Serapis temple. Then proceed to Qaitbay Citadel which was built on the site of the ancient pharaohs (lighthouse) of Alexandria. Visit the Catacombs which are the largest Roman Cemetery consisting of three levels cut in the rock.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Overnight in Kaoud Sporting hotel in Alexandria.

Day 4) Wednesday, March 10: Alexandria to Siwa Oasis
Breakfast boxes from the hotel.
Early morning pick up from your hotel in Alexandria and then drive to Siwa Oasis (around 7 hours drive).
Check into you hotel and relax.
Afternoon tour to visit: Dead mountain – Siwa house museum, Oracle temple and Cleopatra Pool.
Watch the sunset from Old Fortress of Shali.
Back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Siwa Paradise hotel including Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5) Thursday, March 11: Visit to Lake of Bir Wahed
Morning breakfast at the hotel.
Tour to Dakrour Mountain.
Tour by 4×4 jeep to swim in salt and fresh water lake of Bir Wahed (or well no.1), then the hot spring (37C). You will stop to collect shells from the fossils mountain, then enjoy watching the sunset from the highest place around Siwa, night in the hotel in Siwa.
Siwa Paradise hotel including Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6) Friday, March 12: Visit Nawemisa and Sitra Oases
After breakfast visit Nawemisa and Sitra Oases. Lunch en route then drive to Bahariya Oasis.
Arrive Bahariya, check into your hotel and overnight stay.
Palm Village includes breakfast and dinner

Day 7) Saturday, March 13: White Desert
Breakfast at the hotel in Bahariya.
Drive to the Black Desert, Valley of El Haize with its hot spring, Cystal Mountain, Valley of Agabat.
Overnight camping in White Desert.

Day 8: Sunday, March 14: Return to Cairo
Drive to Bahariya and from there to Cairo – Stay at Movenpick Pyramids hotel Cairo (5 stars)

Day 9) Monday, March 15: Cairo day tour
Museum – Nilometer – Coptic Churches (3) – Ben Ezra Synagogue – Bab Zeweila.
Lunch included at Hard Rock restaurant.
Overnight at Movenpick Pyramids hotel (5 stars)

Day 10) Tuesday, March 16: Cairo
Breakfast at the hotel
Free day with great opportunity for optional tour you may like.
Extra night at Movenpick included!

Day 11) Wednesday, March 17: Depart Egypt
Around 01:00 AM (must checkout by 13:00), you will be picked up from your hotel and then transferred to Cairo airport to fly back home.

More on Egypt desert safari or to inquire.

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