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Abu Simbel Sun Festival Oct 2020 - 11 day tour
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Mixed Groups | Age range: 18-70

11 Days / 10 Nights Trip to Egypt

Abu Simbel Sun Festival Oct 2020 - 11 day tour

Get ready for a binge of fun and adventure featuring ancient pyramids, mummies and pharaohs.
Join an adventurous group of travellers on a journey that fires the imagination and draws you back in time, as you explore iconic places such as the Great Pyramid and the Valley Of The Kings, walking in the steps of legendary pharaohs and the subjects they ruled.

You’ll also shop in local bazaars, eat traditional dishes, and mingle with locals, getting a glimpse of modern Egypt along the way, and enjoying the camaraderie of your new friends throughout.
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  • Duration
    11 Days
  • Starting From
    $1,412
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    On The Go Tours
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Abu Simbel : Larger than life
Highlight #1
Abu Simbel : Larger than life
With colossal statues of Ramses II, massive pillars down the entrance chamber and walls covered entirely in hieroglyphics, Abu Simbel leaves you feeling tiny and awed.
Go hot air ballooning in Luxor!
Highlight #2
Go hot air ballooning in Luxor!
Climb into the basket and floating upwards, take in an unbeatable birds-eye view of temples and the glittering Nile far below.
Temples and treasures
Highlight #3
Temples and treasures
Visit ancient temples, try to decipher hieroglyphics, gaze into the eyes of King Tut's golden mask, and much more.
Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza
Highlight #4
Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza
Sure, you’ve seen the photos as a child and dreamt of visiting for years – but you’ll still pinch yourself when you finally see them in real life.
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Itinerary

Cairo

Sunday 18 Oct 2020. Welcome to Egypt! Arrive Cairo, included transfer to hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure or those arriving early can opt to join our optional Backstreets of Cairo tour which departs the hotel at 10am. Tonight your Welcome Meeting will be held at 7pm.

Pyramids & Saqqara

Today visit to the stunning pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza Plateau. Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids are the planet’s oldest tourist attraction. Gaze in awe at Cheops (Khufu) - the largest of the three great pyramids. Constructed from over 2.5 million limestone blocks it is thought to have taken more than 20 years to construct. Continuing to Saqqara, we can explore the myriad tombs and temples at this site and see Zhoser’s step pyramid - constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh’s chief architect in 2700 BC.

Grand Egyptian Museum

Cairo - Aswan. Today we embark on a guided tour of the new Grand Egyptian Museum, acclaimed for its treasures of King Tutankhamun and his famous solid gold funerary mask. There is a mind-boggling array of relics and antiquities from almost every period of ancient Egyptian history housed in the museum, making it one of the foremost in the world. There is also the option to see the Royal Mummies for an additional fee, if you wish. Later, there will be a chance to have dinner before the overnight sleeper train to Aswan. 

Philae Temple

Aswan - Abu Simbel. After arrival at Aswan and hotel check-in, we visit the Temples of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Upon returning to Aswan we visit a perfume oil emporium. Spend the rest of the day at leisure; shop in the colourful souqs or simply kick back and relax.

Back at the hotel there will be time to rest and recuperate before departing in the early hours of the morning on our coach journey toward the Temples of Abu Simbel. Here, we await the first rays of sunlight to touch the temple gate signifying the start of the Sun Festival of the mighty King Ramses II.

ABU SIMBEL SUN FESTIVAL

22 October. Abu Simbel - Aswan - Nile Felucca Cruise. Possibly the most awe-inspiring temple of all ancient Egypt, with its gargantuan rock-cut façade, the great Sun Temple of King Ramses II at Abu Simbel was created to revere the mighty pharaonic ruler King Ramses II.
Upon returning to Aswan around noon we board our Nile felucca for a 2 night voyage downstream on the River Nile.

Felucca Sailing & Kom Ombo

Nile Felucca Sailing. Relax, go for a swim or just chill out in the sun on deck. Let your troubles melt away, as the felucca plies its route and Egyptian life carries on all around you. In the afternoon, we dock near Kom Ombo and take a motorboat to visit the temple before returning to the felucca for the night.

 Luxor

We disembark this morning and drive a few hours north too Luxor, home of the legendary Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak, 4000 year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its best. Enjoy some rest and relaxation. Tonight, an optional visit to the Temple of Luxor beautifully illuminated at night, alternatively enjoy the facilities of our hotel.

Valley of the Kings

Luxor - Cairo. On day 8, we explore the West Bank of the Nile and the legendary Valley of the Kings. Marvel at Colossi of Memnon, the massive stone remains of the Temple of Amenophis III, and explore the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and surrounding tombs. After lunch, we visit the Temple of Karnak, a spectacular religious complex built on a gigantic scale, where you get lost wandering around the stone papyrus columns.

Valley of the Kings

Day 9 is a free day for you to explore the wonders of Luxor independently or take advantage of the facilities at the hotel that include a relaxing pool with swim up bar and health and fitness facilities. Tonight, we return by overnight train to Cairo.

Day at leisure in Cairo

This morning we arrive back into Cairo and transfer to our hotel. Today is at your leisure to independently explore Cairo, or you could book locally our optional visit to the exotic Khan el Khalili Bazaar where you can pick up a few souvenirs.

Cairo

Wednesday 28 Oct 2020. Our Egyptian adventure comes to an end today. Included departure transfer to the airport later today in time for your international flight.

Inclusions

 Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

 1 overnight night bus (3.5 hrs) with 4 star hotel before hand to freshen up and rest

 Airport arrival and departure transfers on day 1 and day 11

 Guided visit to Abu Simbel at sunrise for the Sun Festival of King Ramses II including Abu Simbel and Sun Festival entrance fee

 All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles

 6 nights 4 - 5 star hotels, 2 nights aboard felucca (open deck). If booking our Nile Cruise Upgrade, 4 nights 4 - 5 star hotels and 3 nights Nile Cruiser (en suite cabin)

 2 overnight trains: Cairo - Aswan and Luxor - Cairo (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)

 Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan and Luxor 

 Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology

Not Included

 International flights and visa 

 Entrance Fees: USD$80–100pp, paid in local currency 

 Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$5 - 7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture

  Tipping Kitty: USD$50-70pp, paid in local currency 

 Additional 5% GST

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Start date

18 Oct 2021

End date

28 Oct 2021

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