Desert Shadows

Overview

Trip Duration

10 Days – 9 Nights

Trip Operates

Daily

Route Map

 

Ten days tour combines the classical highlights in Cairo, Giza and Luxor with great opportunity to explore the major Egyptian Oasis, starting from Cairo and Giza attractions, to unique ancient sites in the Western Oases, and natural spots, natural water springs, sand dunes and much more desert attractions till we reach the world's greatest open air museum “Luxor” to explore its great temples and tombs

Program Itinerary Summary
Day 1

Arrive to Cairo airport and met by Stylish Holidays representative and transfer to your hotel
Overnight at hotel in Cairo

Day 2

Breakfast at hotel and visit Giza Plateau including Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx. Continue to visit Sakkara
Afternoon free time in Cairo
Overnight at hotel in Cairo

Day 3

Transfer to Bahareya Oasis by A/C coach and visit the Valley of Golden Mummies, hot water springs and city of English House
Overnight at hotel in Bahareya Oasis

Day 4

Using 4x4 cars, we will visit Black desert, Valley of El Haize springs and crystal Mountain and continue to White desert
Overnight at tents in the desert

Day 5

Exploration of White desert and drive by 4x4 cars to Farafra oasis to visit Badr Museum before we arrive to Dakhla Oasis
Visit the Roman temple Deir El Hagar and Roman burial ground Mezzawaqqah
Overnight at hotel in Dakhla Oasis

Day 6

Drive from Dakhla Oasis to Kharga oasis and visit Kharga Oasis City, famous for its hot springs and Qasr el Labeka
Overnight at hotel in El Kharga Oasis

Day 7

Transfer from Kharga oasis to Luxor
Visit Luxor East Bank temples Karnak and Luxor temples
Overnight at hotel in Luxor

Day 8

Visit West bank of Luxor including the valley of Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and colossi of Memnon
Transfer to Luxor train station for sleeper train to Cairo

Day 9

Arrive Cairo early morning and transfer to hotel
Free time in Cairo
Overnight at hotel in Cairo

Day 10

Transfer to Cairo international airport for departure

Sightseeing Highlights

Giza Plateau

Pyramids of Cheops

Pyramids of Chephren

Pyramids of Mycrenios

Sphinx

Sakkara

Zoser

Step Pyramid

Bahariya Oasis

the English House

Temple of Alexander

Golden Valley of Mummies

Valley of El Haize

Crystal Mountain

Agabat

Farafra Oasis

Bard Museum

Bedouin dinner

Dakhla Oasis

Roman temple

Deir El Hagar

Mezzawaqqah

Oasis of El Kharga

Qasr el Labeka

Roman fortress

West Bank

Valley of the Kings

Hatshepsut Temple

Colossi of Memnon

East Bank

Temple of Luxor

Temple of Karnak

 

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival – Cairo

Meet and assist at Cairo international airport upon arrival by Stylish Holidays representative who will assist you through airport customs and formalities.
Then, you will be escorted to your hotel in Cairo for overnight

Day 2: Cairo – Giza

After breakfast at hotel in Cairo, we will start our sightseeing by visiting Giza Plateau where rise the three Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycrenios which is considered one of the seven wonders of the world, then we continue to see the Sphinx, The steadfast guard of the land of Pharaohs, featuring the mask of Chephren and the body of a Lion keeps watching over them
Later, we will be transferred to Sakkara, The first capital of ancient Egypt where exists the step Pyramid built by king Zoser in 2700 B.C.
In the afternoon, we will be transferred back to our hotel. Afternoon, we will have free time for relaxing or enjoy an optional tour in Cairo
Overnight in Cairo hotel

Day 3: Cairo – Bahariya Oasis

After our breakfast at hotel, we will be ready to move towards Bahariya Oasis, we will ride our bus for about 5 hours trip, upon arrival to Bahariya Oasis, we will settle at our hotel and have our lunch.
Later, we will walk around the old village of the Bahariya Oasis and see the groves of palms and fruit trees. Then we continue our tour to the hill top ruin 'the English House', the Temple of Alexander and the Golden Valley of Mummies (if opened), Hot and Cold source of Water
We return back to our hotel for dinner and overnight

Day 4: Bahariya – White Desert – Camping

Breakfast at Bahariya hotel, and start our tour by 4x4 jeep cars, to visit the Black Desert and the Valley of El Haize with its hot spring. Stop off to see the quartz crystal at Crystal Mountain and the volcanic rocks and petrified wood in the Valley of Agabat. Later we arrive to the white Desert where we can explore the amazing rock formations, watch the sunset, and camp under the stars in this paradise of tranquility
Today, we will have a Bedouin dinner and overnight under tents

Day 5: White Desert – Dakhla Oasis

After Breakfast at our desert camp, we continue our journey in the white desert where we can see its wonders and different shapes of rocks. Then we move forward to Farafra Oasis, tour around to see the palm groves and hot springs, as well as the old village of traditional mud-brick houses, and local artist Bard's unique mud brick museum, later on we proceed to Dakhla Oasis, and we have a trip around Dakhla Oasis, the last place in Egypt where the water wheels, driven by buffaloes, are constructed. Visit the Roman temple Deir El Hagar in its serene surroundings and the Roman burial ground Mezzawaqqah.
Later, we will check in at our hotel for dinner and overnight

Day 6: Dakhla Oasis – Kharga Oasis – Luxor

After breakfast at Dakhla hotel, we continue our way to visit the Oasis of El Kharga.
Upon arrival, we will explore Kharga Oasis City, famous for its hot springs. Visit Qasr el Labeka, the Roman fortress on the old caravan route.
Later, we reach our hotel for overnight in El Kharga oasis

Day 7: Luxor

We will have our breakfast at hotel in El Kharga oasis, and then proceed to Luxor
Upon arrival to Luxor city, we will explore the East Bank of Nile in Luxor, where we will visit the Temple of Luxor and The Temple of Karnak where linked together by an avenue rams headed Sphinxes. Later we will check in at hotel in Luxor
Afternoon, we will enjoy free time to explore Luxor with our own or go with an optional trip in Luxor
Overnight at hotel in Luxor

Day 8: Luxor – Sleeper train

After breakfast at hotel in Luxor, we will start our today’s sightseeing with the most important sites at Luxor West Bank, we will see the Valley of the Kings, which was a complex of burial chambers for the Pharaohs, and then we continue in Luxor West Bank to Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon, the two gigantic statues.
Our tour will ends at Luxor train station, where we will board sleeper train back to Cairo

Day 9: Sleeper train – Cairo

We arrive Cairo and transfer to our hotel, this day will be free for relaxing or enjoy an optional tour in Cairo
We will spend the overnight at hotel in Cairo

Day 10: Cairo – final departure

After breakfast at hotel, we check our and head to Cairo airport for final departure

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Prices & Dates

 

Departure Dates
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Package includes
  • 3 nights at hotel in Cairo with breakfast
  • 1 night at hotel in Bahariya Oasis with breakfast and dinner
  • 1 night at camp in White Desert with all meals
  • 1 night at hotel in Dakhla Oasis with breakfast and dinner
  • 1 night at hotel in Kharga Oasis with breakfast and dinner
  • 1 nights at hotel in Luxor with breakfast
  • Train ticket Luxor/Cairo 1st class
  • Lunches during desert safari
  • Beverages during desert portion of the tour: Mineral Water, Juice, Tea, Coffee
  • Professional English speaking escort through the trip
  • Professional English speaking guide (other languages are available) for all tours mentioned in itinerary
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sites as per itinerary
  • Meet and assist service and round trip transfers as per itinerary
  • Private air conditioned minibus for all transfers and tours
  • 4x4 Cars for desert portion of the tour
  • First Aid Kit and Emergency Gas/water Tanks
  • Safari Equipment: Tents, Mattress and Ice Box
  • Taxes and service charge
  • Assistance of Stylish Holidays throughout the trip
Package excludes
  • Airfares
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Tips
  • Beverage during meals
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any items not mentioned in itinerary

 

 

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Optional Tours

Cairo Optional Tours ↓

Famous Bazaars & Suburbs at the ancient Cairo

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceWhile in Cairo and have free time, do not miss to visit El Ghoriya. It’s a very famous District in Egypt and it is located in El Gamalia area (the centre of the fatimid Cairo), and this is where many of the most important historical streets, mosques, and historical features meet up

Egyptian Museum & Coptic Cairo

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceRelish a trip to the Egyptian Museum which features artifacts from the Pharaonic period. The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art which is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. And continue visits to the Coptic Cairo churches and monuments

Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis & Sakkara

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceStep back in time to the days of ancient Egypt on a private tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx, the necropolis of Sakkara and the former capital, Memphis. With your own private Egyptologist guide to lead the way on this private tour, you can determine the amount of time you'd like to spend at each of the sites you'll visit.

Islamic & Coptic Cairo

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceA mixing say of sightseeing of the Islamic and Coptic sites in Cairo. You will see Salah El Din Citadel where Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque lies, also Al Gowhara palace built by Mamluks and Ottmanian, Ibn Tulun Mosque, Garry Anderson Museum and then to Coptic Cairo including Al Mo'allaka church, St. Sergius and finally the Coptic Museum

Alabaster Mosque, Sultan Hassan and Khan El Khalili

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceLook beyond the pyramids and pharaohs, and discover the Citadel of Salah el Din, Sultan Hassan and Khan el-Khalili Bazaars. This tour will give you a deeper insight into the rich history that is Egypt.

Luxor and Aswan by First Class Seating Train

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceEnjoy two days excursion to Luxor and Aswan travelling with first class seating train to discover spectacular sites in Luxor including the West bank tombs and temples, the valley of the kings, also the East Bank temples of Karnak and Luxor, and the Major Aswan sightseeing the High Dam, temple of Philae and the Unfinished Obelisk

Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceImmerse yourself further into Egypt's history with an unforgettable visit to the famous Egyptian Museum. Follow this with a visit to Cairo's most popular Islamic attractions, the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali and Citadel of Salah El Din

Sakkara & Memphis

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceDiscover Memphis and Sakkara, two of Egypt's most important archaeological treasures. Sakkara is home to the oldest pyramid in Egypt, and Memphis was the former capital of Egypt

Felucca on the Nile

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceGet away from Cairo traffic and noise and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Cairo from different view by sailing on board of a felucca on the Nile River; you will be charmed by the wonderful view of Cairo at night.

Dinner Cruise at night on the Nile

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceEnjoy a fabulous Nile river sail when having dinner onboard of a floating restaurant for two hours with belly dance, Egyptian folkloric show and music which will make it a memorable dining experience.

Luxor Optional Tours ↓

The West Bank

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceExplore Valley of the Kings which is magnificent in its grandeur of architecture, Valley of The Kings containing the masterpieces of the ancient Egyptian tombs and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only Pharaonic woman who reigned ancient Egypt

Luxor to Dendara & Abydos

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceCover all Luxor major sites in one day, where you will visit the East bank and West bank monuments like Karnak Temples, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut also known as El Dier El Baharai temple.

The East Bank

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceA short tour to Luxor’s East Bank temples will gave you a great example of the old ancient Pharaohs live and warship. Karnak Temples, the greatest example of worship in history. And the Temple of Luxor which was dedicated to Amoun- Ra.

Nile Cruise trip to Dendara Temple

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceEnjoy a one Day Nile Cruise trip to Dendara Temple. Sail from Luxor to Dendara along Nile river by boat to see the well preserved Temple of Hathor, Temple of Isis and Coptic Basilica

Sound & Light Show at Karnak Temple

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceExperience the beauty of the Temples of Karnak illuminated against the darkness of night as the pharaohs of the New Kingdom take you to a journey into Ancient Egyptian history at the Karnak Temples, the greatest example of worship in history and was dedicated to the God Amon, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu.

Trip to Cairo by flight

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceDo not miss a blissful day sightseeing tour in Cairo while in Luxor. To cover the most attraction of Egypt, you should visit Cairo, which includes Great Pyramids of Giza, The mighty Sphinx, the Unique Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo Coptic churches, and Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Day trip to Edfu and kom Ombo

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceGet excited by our daily excursions to the to Edfu and Kom Ombo by horse carriage to visit the majestic temple dedicated to Horus and then transfer to see to the Temple of Kom Ombo standing on high grounds overlooking the Nile.

Full day Tour in Luxor

Dinner Cruise Belly DanceCover all Luxor major sites in one day, where you will visit the East bank and West bank monuments like Karnak Temples, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut also known as El Dier El Baharai temple.

 

 

Contact Information

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6 Madfaiaa Buildings, Beside City Stars
Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt
Tel: +20 2 26908570/71
Fax: +20 2 2418 3642
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