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13D Amazing Egypt + Red Sea (EG13A)

ATTRACTIVE HIGHLIGHTS :

CTC HIGHLIGHTS:
● 4Nights 5star Deluxe Nile River Cruise
● 4Nights 5star Cairo Movenpick Pyramids Hotel or similar
● 2Nights 5star Hurghada Resort or similar (13D Tour only)
● Marvel the great Pyramids of Giza with Camel Ride
● View mummies at Egyptian Museum’s Mummy Room
● View whales fossils at Wadi Al Hitan (Whale Valley)
● Experience 4x4 Jeep Adventure at Wadi Ryan

 Meal Plan: 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners

 ATTRACTIONS :

  • Cairo: Citadel of Saladin, Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali, Egyptian Museum, Mummy Room, Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Khan El Khalili Bazaar 
  • Memphis & Sakkara: Statue of Ramses II, Step Pyramid
  • Alexandria: The Catacombs of Kom El-Shukafa, Pompey’s Pillar, El Montazah Palace Gardens, El Morsi Abu El Abas Mosque, Qait Bay Fort, New Library of Alexandria
  • Hurghada: Abdel Moneem Riyad Mosque, Church of St Mary   
  • Fayoum: Wadi Al – Hitan (Whale Valley), Wadi Ryan Waterfalls  
  • Luxor: Temple of Luxor, Karnak Temple, The Valley of the Kings,Queens Hatshpsut Temple, Colossi of Memnon 
  • Esna & Edfu: Temple of Horus
  • Kom Ombo: Kom Ombo Temple
  • Aswan: Aswan High Dam, Granite Quarries: Unfinished Obelisk, Temple of Philae

 DOMESTIC FLIGHT :

  • Aswan - Cairo

 

DAY 1: SINGAPORE - LUXOR

Assemble at Singapore Changi International Airport and your vacation starts with a pleasant flight to Luxor, Land of Pharaohs. 

Meals Plan: Meals On Board, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Meals On Board

DAY 2: LUXOR – HURGHADA

Upon arrival, proceed to Hurghada, the beach resort town stretching some 40km along Egypt’s Red Sea coast.Visit Abdel Moneem Riyad Mosque (Big Mosque), Church of St Mary and scenic port are. Savor a tasty lunch and afterward enjoy free time to shop around the stalls that sell everything from clothes to rugs and trinkets. 

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: HURGHADA

Today is free at leisure. Take the chance to relax and rejuvenate at your resort or join some optional tours such as Snorkeling or Quad Bike in the desert.   

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: HURGHADA – LUXOR

After breakfast, visit the Temple of Luxor. The most significant Contribution to the temple was done by Pharaoh Ramses II, among which six looming statues of himself guarding the entrance. Next, visit the Karnak Temple which comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons and other buildings.Stop at Perfume Factory where scents made from lotus flower, papyrus or jasmine oil. Thereafter, transfer to 5 star Deluxe Nile Cruise.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: LUXOR - ESNA - EDFU

This morning, we cross the West Bank and visit the tombs of Valley of the Kings where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, tombs where constructed for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom (the Eighteenth to Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt). Next, visit Queen Hatshepsut Temple. Stop by the site of the temple of Amon-Ofis III to see the Colossi of Memnon

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: EDFU - KOM OMBO - ASWAN

At Edfu, you will visit the astonishingly well-preserved mesmeric Temple of Horus using the either coach or horse carriages. On guard at the entrance are 2 very beautiful black granite statues depicting Horus in the form of falcon. Return to cruise and continue to Kom Ombo, a prosperous agricultural and industrial city. Next, visit Temple of Kom Ombo, an unusual double temple built during the Ptolemaic dynasty in the Egyptian town of Kom Ombo. Thereafter, continue sailing to Aswan.    

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: ASWAN

After breakfast, proceed for a tour of the Aswan High Dam, completed in 1971 by the Russians to provide hydro-electric power and electrical supply to the rest of the country. Next, we visit The Unfinished Obelisk. Set sail on a felucca (or motor boat) to the island of Egelika where the Temple of Philae stands today. During the construction of the old dam in 1904, the sample was submerged into the flooded river for sometime. With the help of UNESCO, the temples were reconstructed.

Note: If time permits, you may have the opportunity to visit Abu Simbel, the famous temples of Ramses II (own expense

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: ASWAN - CAIRO – MEMPHIS – SAKKARA - CAIRO

This morning, take a domestic flight back to Cairo and visit Memphis where Statue of Ramses II awaits us. Travel to Sakkara to view the Step Pyramid of Zoser I, dating from 2686BC, the oldest in the world. Next, enjoy a camel ride before we proceed to the great Pyramids of Giza. About 350m from the Cheops’ pyramid stand the great Sphinx. This gigantic statue represents a lion with a human head, which was said to be likeness of Chephren standing guard over his tomb. Stop by a Papyrus Institute where can find how the ancient Egyptians used the papyrus for writing and can buy some souvenirs for your friends.  

Note: If you are taking an early morning flight, packed breakfast will be provided. 

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9: CAIRO - FAYOUM – CAIRO

After breakfast, proceed to Fayoum to visit UNESCO World Heritage Site in Western Desert of Egypt, Wadi Al – Hitan (Whale Valley). You may see hundreds of whale fossils at the desert and this site has reveals evidence for the whales’ evolution mysteries. Next, visit the largest waterfalls in Egypt, Wadi Rayan Waterfall and experience the adventure 4x4 jeep tour.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10: CAIRO – ALEXANDRIA – CAIRO

After breakfast, drive through the Nile Delta to the second largest city in Egypt – Alexandria. Upon arrival, see the Catacombs of Kom El-Shukafa and Pompey’s Pillar, a red 25m granite column constructed in honor of Emperor Diocletian. Taking in the fresh breeze of Mediterranean Sea, enjoy the El Montazah Palace Gardens and El Morsi Abu El Abas Mosque, the city’s largest mosque dedicated to patron saint of Alexandria’s fisherman and sailors. Drive to Qait Bay Fort and New Library of Alexandria for a photo-stop before returning back to Cairo. 

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11: CAIRO

Today, visit the world’s famous museum – the Egyptian Museum. Learn the history and see 120,000 antiquities collection of the great Pharaohs. Enjoy the exclusive arrangement at Mummy Room to view the mummies.Next, visit the Citadel of Saladin whereby we can get a breath-taking view of the whole city and Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali. Spend some time at the Khan El-Khalili, the largest Bazar in Middle East. 

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12: CAIRO - SINGAPORE

You are free at leisure till our departure transfer to the airport for flight home with fond memories of your vacation with CTC Travel!

Note: If you are taking an early morning flight, packed breakfast will be provided. 

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Meals On Board

DAY 13: ARRIVED SINGAPORE

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