Camel and Pyramids

February 8th to 19th, 2022

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Embark on this spectacular 12-day Egypt vacation package that takes you to experience ancient antiquities, amazing cities and sites, and the splendid beach resort town of Hurghada along the Red Sea.
See the world's largest collection of Pharaonic artifacts and the treasures of Tutankhamen's tomb at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. Travel to Egypt and experience Old Cairo where you will marvel at the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx of Giza. Fly to Aswan and sail on board a traditional Egyptian sailing “felucca” for a view of Kitchener's Island Botanical Garden and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Head to Luxor on this fascinating Egypt travel package and explore the Valley of the Kings, famed for its tombs and royal burial chambers with hieroglyphic writings along the walls. Travel by horse-drawn carriage to the best-preserved temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus. Visit the charity Ace Animal Care, then relax and rejuvenate in the sandy beach resort town of Hurghada along the Red Sea.

PRICES PER PERSON FOR 5 STARS PACKAGE

Single Traveler - $3,999

Two Guests - $2,789 per person (double occupancy)

Triple Guests - $2,729 per person (triple occupancy)

Tuesday: February 08, 2022 - Cairo

Meet & assist by our representative and transfer to hotel. Check in
and Overnight at hotel.

Wednesday: February 09, 2022 - Cairo

Buffet Breakfast at your hotel.

Meet your guide at the lobby of the hotel who will escort you on your tour visiting Cairo Museum, Citadel, Coptic Cairo and Bazaar

Egyptian Museum: Your Egyptologist will escort you on a fascinating tour of 7,000 years of Egyptian history with a visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. The Museum houses the world’s greatest collection of Ancient Egyptian artifacts, Including 12 rooms filled with golden treasures from the world-famous tomb of the Boy-king
Tutankhamen.  Tutankhamun: was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, during the period of Egyptian history known as the
New Kingdom or sometimes the New Empire Period. He has, since the discovery of his intact tomb, been referred to colloquially as King Tut

 

Islamic Cairo:  Take a fascinating tour of Islamic Cairo, including the beautiful and graceful Mohamed Ali Mosque and the ancient Citadel, a spectacular the Crusaders, the Citadel was modified and enlarged over the centuries by subsequent rulers and today is a complex of three mosques and four museums. Medieval fortress perched on a
hill above the city.

 

Khan El-Khalili Bazaar:
The fascinating Khan El-Khalili Bazaar is reputed to be the largest bazaar in the Middle East. Originally founded as a watering stop for caravanserai in the 14th century, the bazaar has now grown to vast proportions. As you wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets you will find workshops and stalls selling all manner of things
from woodwork, glassware and leather goods to perfumes, fabrics and Pharaonic curiosities.

 

Thursday: February 10, 2022 - Cairo / Giza

Meet your guide at the lobby of the hotel who will escort you on your tour visiting Sakkara, Pyramids & Sphinx, and Memphis & Sakkara.

 

Pyramids: Your Egyptologist will escort you on an unforgettable tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza. The only present-day survivors of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, they are among the world’s greatest tourist attractions and never lose their ability to inspire and overwhelm visitors – We will arrange a Camel Ride for the
guests as well.


Sphinx: Enter the temple of the mysterious Sphinx, an ancient figure shrouded in legend and mystery. Your Egyptologist will enthrall you with the tales told of this fascinating figure.
 

Sakkara: Experience Egypt’s long and rich history in our exciting double tour to the city of Memphis and the necropolis of Sakkara. At vast Sakkara, you will see the famous Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the first freestanding stone structure in the world. Our Egyptologist will guide you to some tombs belonging to the nobles of the past.
They show the beauty and excellence of Ancient Egyptian art on their walls and give an insight on the daily life
of Ancient Egypt.

 

Solar Boat Museum: stretching almost 150 feet (46 meters) in length, some of the boat's timbers are made from whole cedars of Lebanon. The prow sweeps upward, with a papyrus end, while the bow curves inward and is tipped with a carved papyrus blossom. There are hand carved oars and ropes so ahead of their time that they might have been made today. The boat's state of preservation is remarkable, and it often considered one of the most fantastic finds since Tutankhamen's tomb.


**The Solar Museum may be closed in Feb 2022 as it is currently being moved to the New Grand Museum**

Friday: February 11, 2022 - Aswan

After breakfast at hotel. check out from hotel and transfer to Cairo Airport Fly Cairo / Aswan Arrive Aswan airport where you will be met by our representative and transfer to Abu Simbel Ramses II & Nefertari Temples. 

 

The Temples of Abu Simbel are amongst the most interesting Pharaonic Temples. Located close to the southern
border with the Sudan, it is 280 km south of Aswan and consists of two, rock-cut Temples, which both date back to the reign of King Ramses II (1290-1223 BC), The two Temples were cut in too many pieces, and then they were reconstructed again on a site 65m higher than the original location, and 200m back inland, to escape the rising water level. This great rescue operation began in June 1964 and finished in September.   Drive back to Aswan and check in on Nile cruise.

 

Visit Philae Temple.


Philae Temple: The temple is dedicated to the goddess Isis, is in a beautiful setting which has been landscaped to match its original site on Philae Island 550 meters from its current location.
 

Lunch on Board then sail to Kom Ombo. Visit Sobek Temple. Temple of Kom Ombo: The temple is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Haroeris (Horus the Elder). Despite being badly damaged, the temple is a beautiful sight as one approach from either direction on the river, particularly as sunset nears and the colors change.
 

Sailing to Edfu. Dinner on board & overnight in Edfu.

Saturday: February 12, 2022 - Edfu

Early morning visit of Temple of Horus in Edfu.


Edfu Temple: The best preserved major temple in Egypt. The temple is dedicated to the falcon god Horus and was built over a 180-year period from 237 BC to 57 BC.
 

Sail to Luxor via Esna. Dinner on board & overnight in Luxor.

Sunday: February 13, 2022 - Luxor

Start your tour featuring the West Bank including the Valley of
Kings & Queens, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari and Colossi of Memnon.   

 

Valley of Kings & Queens: A vast City of the Dead where magnificent tombs were carved into the desert rocks,
decorated richly, and filled with treasures for the afterlife by generations of Pharaohs. You will also see the Valley
of the Queens.

 

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut: The temple built in Deir El Bahari on the west bank of the Nile in Luxor by queen Hatshepsut, who ruled Egypt for almost 20 years, She choose a very well protected location as it is surrounded by the mountains.
 

Colossi of Memnon: On the way back to the river Nile, your road passes by the famed Colossi of Memnon, known
in Ancient Greek times for their haunting voices at dawn.

 

Lunch & Dinner on board & overnight in Luxor.

Monday: February 14, 2022- Luxor

Disembarkation after breakfast. Visiting Luxor & Karnack Temples
located on the East bank of the Nile.

 

Luxor Temple: Dedicated to the god Amun and contains structures from many periods, the earliest dating from
the 12th Dynasty.

 

Karnak Temple: Proceed to the Temple of Karnak, Located on the East bank of the Nile. It was built by several great kings of Egypt such as king Ramses II, King Tutmosis III and Queen Hatshepsut. It was dedicated to the triad of Thebes; god Amun Ra, goddess Mut and god Khonsu.
 

Transfer to Hurghada by bus.

Tuesday: February 15, 2022 - Red Sea

Breakfast & Dinner and overnight at hotel

Wednesday: February 16, 2022 - Red Sea

Breakfast at hotel. Check out from hotel and transfer to Cairo by bus (6 hours trip)

Thursday: February 17, 2022 - Alexandria

After breakfast, transfer from Cairo to Alexandria where you will visit the Catacombs, the largest Roman cemetery in Alexandria. Discover Pompey’s Pillar, the most prominent remaining Greek Landmark in Alexandria then transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay. (B)

Friday: February 18, 2022 - Alexandria

After breakfast, visit Alexandria Library and Qaitbay Citadel. (B)

Saturday: February 19, 2022 - Cairo

Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Cairo Airport.

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TRIP NOTES

NUMBER OF DAYS: 12

LAND TOURS BEGINS/ENDS:

Cairo, Egypt to Cairo, Egypt

PASSPORT REQUIRED:

Yes

TRAVEL DATE:

February 8th to 19th, 2022

GROUP SIZE:

100

DEPOSIT PER PERSON:

$300 non-refundable deposit per person / subject to change without notice.

FINAL PAYMENT DUE:

November 1st, 2021

LAST DAY TO CANCEL:

November 1st, 2021

INTERPRETERS: 

Heart Cruises will provide ASL (American Sign Language) Interpreters for this trip.

TOUR FEATURES:

  • ASL interpreters

  • All transfer in Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan
    - Transfer LXR/HRG by bus
    - Transfer HRG/CAI by CAR
    - Transfer Cai/ALX/CAI + overnight Alexandria
    - 4 nights on Bed & breakfast - Ramses Hilton “Nile View Rooms “
    - 3 nights on board of the M/S Nile Goddess on Full Board Basis starting with Lunch & ending
    with breakfast
    - 2 nights Sheraton Soma Bay on Half Board Basis
    - 1-night Hilton Corniche ALX on Bed & Breakfast Basis
    - 1-night Holiday Inn on bed & Breakfast basis
    - FD City Tour: Museum, Citadel, Coptic Cairo & Khan El Khalili excluding Lunch
    - FD Pyramids, Sphinx, Sakkara & Solar Boat Excluding Lunch
    - Visit Abu Simbel by bus
    - Excursion on board of the boat:
    o Obelisk & Philae Temple
    o Kom Ombo & Edfu
    o Karnak & Luxor Temple
    o West Bank: Valley of Kings, Hatshepsut & the colossi of Memnon
    - Alexandria Visit: Catacomb, Pompei’s Pillar, Alexandria Library & Qaitbay from outside excluding lunch

  • Tips

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Personal items such as telephone calls, laundry etc.

  • Entry Visa

  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Drinks with meals

  • Over‐mileage for the bus and over‐time for bus and guide (to be determined at final approved itinerary)

  • Any insurance

  • Any other service not mentioned above

Hotels and Cruise Ship

Cairo

Ramses Hilton

Nile River

MS Nile Goddess

El Gouna

Sheraton Soma Bay

Alexandria

Hilton Corniche

Cairo

Holiday Inn

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Heart Cruises, LLC  recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to protect yourself and your trip investment from the unexpected. Now more than ever it’s extremely important to think about the unexpected. It is important to purchase the travel protection within 15 days of your initial invoice date in order to receive the most coverage. Consider travel protection for Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellation Schedule:

120-90 days before commencing travel - 60% of gross fare

89-60 days before commencing travel - 80% of gross fare

59-0 days before commencing travel - 100% of gross fare

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