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16-27 January, 2013
Extension to Bahariyah Oasis & Alexandria, 27 Jan - 2 Feb
WALKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GODS
Egypt
with Freddy Silva

Day by day Itinerary

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Freddy Silva at Giza

Day 0. Tuesday, Jan 15. Travel. Leave JFK airport in New York, on Egypt Air MS 986 departing from JFK at 18:30 ET (6:30 pm ET). Overnight on plane.

Please note: if you are not traveling from the U.S. or if you are booking your international flights, you need to arrive to Cairo on Jan 16.

Day 1. Wednesday, Jan 16. Arrive at Cairo. Guardian Travel's staff will greet you as soon as you walk into the airport and escort you through customs and baggage claim. You will then be transferred by bus to your hotel. Relax, acclimate and meet your fellow travelers. Dinner in the evening.
Overnight Mena House Hotel (Snack + D)

Day 2. Thursday, Jan 17. Buffet breakfast. Morning at Bent pyramid, Dashur. If time allows, quick stop at Red Pyramid. Lunch. Saqqara complex; the underground chamber of Teti’s Pyramid. Evening authentic home hosted Egyptian dinner.
Overnight Mena House Hotel (BLD)

Day 3. Friday, Jan 18. Buffet breakfast. Visit Cairo Museum. Lunch. After lunch, Old Cairo and visit to Sultan Hassan mosque. Fly to Luxor in the evening.
Overnight Sonesta St. George Luxor Hotel (BLD)

Day 4. Saturday, Jan 19. Buffet breakfast. Morning visit to Abydos temple complex and Osirion. Lunch en route. Dendera temple for afternoon. Return to Luxor.
Overnight Sonesta St. George Luxor Hotel (BLD)

Day 5. Sunday, Jan 20. Buffet breakfast. Personal time in the morning (suggest Luxor museum). Lunch. Karnak Temple. Evening at leisure.
Overnight Sonesta St. George Luxor Hotel (BLD)

Day 6. Monday, Jan 21. Buffet breakfast. Hatshepsut temple. Lunch. Valley of the Kings. Check into Nile Cruise. Twilight walk of Sphinx avenue and Luxor Temple.
Overnight on Nile Cruise.(BLD)

Day 7. Tuesday, Jan 22. Buffet breakfast. Free day to your leisure on board the Nile cruise. Boat will be sailing. Lunch and dinner onboard.
Overnight on Nile Cruise. (BLD)

Day 8. Wednesday, Jan 23. Buffet breakfast. Edfu temple. Lunch. Afternoon guided tour to Kom Ombo.
Overnight on Nile Cruise. (BLD)

Day 9. Thursday, Jan 24. Buffet breakfast. Temple at Philae. Lunch. Unfinished Obelisk. Late afternoon sail to Elephantine Island and Botanical Gardens by Felucca.
Overnight on Nile Cruise.(BLD)

Day 10. Friday, Jan 25. Buffet breakfast. Check out of Nile cruise. Fly to Abu Simbel. Lunch. Fly to Cairo in the afternoon. Free evening.
Overnight Mena House Hotel. (BLD)

Day 11. Saturday, Jan 26. Buffet breakfast. Private time in the Great Pyramid and Sphinx enclosure. Lunch. Free time to wander Giza Plateau and Sphinx temple. Early evening Camel ride. Celebration dinner.
Overnight Mena House Hotel. (BLD)

Day 12. Sunday, Jan 27. Fly back home from Cairo. Depart for New York on Egypt Air MS 985 departing from Cairo at 09:10 am and arrive in JFK at 15:30 ET (3:30 pm). (B)

Bahariyah Oasis and Alexandria Optional Extension


Sunday, Jan 27. Check out of Cairo hotel and drive to the Bahariyah Oasis. Check in hotel upon arrival and enjoy a free afternoon/evening. (BLD)

Monday, Jan 28. In the morning, departure by 4X4 Jeep to the White Desert. Visit the Black desert and the dune area. Lunch in El Heiz Oasis. On route to Farafra, visit the Crystal Mountain, the area of the wonders with the desert roses. We visit El Akabat and then we head to the White Desert. We start exploring the formations and wind carved sculpture and finally the New Desert. Return back to Bahariyah for overnight. (BLD)

Tuesday, Jan 29. Today enjoy a local city tour of Bahariyah by 4X4 jeeps. Visit the Temple of Ain el-Muftella, the tomb of Bannantiu, Alexander the Great’s temple, Bahariyah Museum where you will find the Golden Mummies, and the English houses 'Gebel al-Ingleez.' Swim in one of the hot springs. (BLD)

Wednesday, Jan 30. Check out of hotel in the morning and drive back to Cairo. Enjoy a free afternoon/evening in Cairo. (BLD)

Thursday, Jan 31. Check out of Cairo hotel and drive to Alexandria. Visit the Alexandria National Museum and the Roman Amphitheatre. Enjoy a sea food lunch and rest by the Mediterranean Sea and Qait Bay Citadel. Check in to the Sheraton Alexandria and enjoy a free night. (BLD)

AlexandriaFriday, Feb 1. Free morning and afternoon to enjoy the beaches in Alexandria. Drive to Cairo and en route visit the Library of Alexandria. Enjoy a free evening in Cairo. (BLD)

Saturday, Feb 2. Check out of hotel in the morning and transfer to airport for final departure. Depart for New York on Egypt Air MS 985 departing from Cairo at 09:10 am and arrive in JFK at 15:30 ET (3:30 pm). (B)


Included meals in the tour: B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner.

Please note that due to the magical and spontaneous nature of these trips the itinerary is subject to change, although all sites listed will be visited.

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