9 Day Tour of Egypt - Sandblaster
Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday! Arrive Cairo, included transfer to hotel and overnight.
Day 2 - Cairo – Bahariyya Oasis - breakfast
Today, we visit the famous pyramids at Giza and the necropolis of Saqqara before our drive by minibus to Bahariyya.
Dinner and overnight - campsite accommodation
Day 3 - Bahariyya Oasis - White Desert - All meals
We check out Bahariyya - an ancient oasis. Continuing by 4 x 4, we visit the Temple of Alexander the Great, Tombs of the Nobles and the Black Desert as we push towards the White Desert. So named, as the sand resembles snow, the striking White Desert is full of unusual wind-eroded limestone formations and our remote overnight base.
Overnight - desert camp
Day 4 - White Desert - Dakhla Oasis - All meals
Continuing by 4 x 4, we drive to Farafra oasis, where we can enjoy a dip in the natural springs. Continuing to Dakhla by minibus, we visit the medieval covered city of Al Qasr and head out to Al-Muzawaka tombs. At Deir al-Haggar, we visit a sandstone temple.
Overnight - hotel
Day 5 - Dakhla Oasis - Kharga Oasis - All meals
Enroute to Kharga, we visit the ruins of Qasr Al-Labeka - a grand, romantic and remote fortress-settlement founded by the Romans. In Kharga we visit the Temple of Hibis, the rambling c. 4th century necropolis of al-Bagawat built entirely of mudbrick and the temple ruins of Deir al-Kashef.
Overnight - hotel
Days 6 & 7 - An early drive to Luxor
Upon arrival, check-in to 5 hotel. During our 2 day stay, we’ll visit the Temple of Karnak, the Valleys of the Kings and Queens, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Optional visit to the Temple of Luxor inc. dinner - £8 - payable locally.
Overnight (1) - hotel, overnight train to Cairo on evening of Day 7.
Day 8 - Cairo
Arrive, hotel check-in, before our visit to the Egyptian Museum. Rest of day free.
Overnight - Cairo
Day 9 - Cairo - breakfast
Tour ends after breakfast. Included onward transfer to airport.
What You See
Cairo & Egyptian Museum * Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau * Necropolis of Saqqara * Oases of Bahariyya, Farafra, Dakhla, Kharga * Gebel al Ingleez, temples, ancient ruins and tombs of nobles, Crystal Mountain * Black Desert, White Desert, Hot/cold springs * Luxor-East and West Bank * Valley of the Kings and Queens * Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut * Karnak Temple
Breakfast daily (exc. Cairo day 8) * All meals at the oases (exc. drinks) * 4 nights 2-3 , 1 night 5 hotels, 2 nights camping * 1 night train - Luxor-Cairo (1st Class recliners) * 4 x 4 desert jeep trekking & camp equipment * Airport ‘Meet & Greet’ and departure transfer * Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, the oases and Luxor * English speaking tour guide conversant in Egyptology * All relevant transfers
Every other Wednesday
£479 GBP per person (single supplement £129) - BOOK NOW