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BASTIS

15 Days / 14 Nights
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Pyramids, Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Abu Simbel, Marsa Alam & much more

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What is included in this package

  • 4 nights of accommodation in Cairo with breakfast, in a 4* or 5* hotel.
  • 4 nights cruise on the Nile with full board.
  • 3 nights cruise on the Nasser Lake with full board.
  • 3 nights of accommodation in Marsa Alam with Soft All Inclusive, in 4* or 5* hotel.
  • Half day of visits to the pyramids of Giza.
  • Visit to the Temples of Karnak and Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hat Shepsit and the Colossi of Memnon.
  • Visit to the Temple of Edfu and the temple of Kom Ombo.
  • Felucca ride, visit to the high dam and the Philae Temple.
  • Visit to the Temples of Abu Simbel and light and sound show.
  • Visit the Nubian Temple of Amada and the Tomb of Pennut.
  • Entrance fees included to the archaeological sites visited during all the guided excursions.
  • Official English-speaking guide during all visits.
  • Air tickets Cairo - Luxor.
  • Air ticket Marsa Alam - Cairo.
  • Transfer from Asuán to Marsa Alam in conditioned vehicle and English speaking driver.
  • All necessary transfers, as mentioned in this itinerary with porters.
  • 24 hour emergency phone.

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  • Visa.
  • Personal expenses, tips and hotel taxes.
  • Entrance to any of the pyramids
  • Tickets - International air tickets.
  • Extras of any kind: drinks, telephones, etc.
  • Purchase additional nights in Cairo and/or Marsa Alam by clicking on "Customize Your Program" or in step 1, when entering your reservation.
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Package Tour Itinerary: Bastis

WELCOME TO CAIRO
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WELCOME TO CAIRO

After your arrival in Cairo, capital of the Arab Republic of Egypt, a person from our English-speaking team will be waiting for you at your departure to assist you during the visa process, inform all the details of your trip and clear any type of doubt or query that you have as well and make a brief presentation of the city and its day to day. The transfer to the hotel will be made by one of our private air-conditioned vehicles.

At the hotel, your assistant will help you with the registration. The rest of the day is for you to relax, and begin to enjoy the comforts of your hotel.

Tip Greca: If you want to occupy your time on your days off, ask about excursion options, such as dinner with dance and sound and light shows.

GIZA, THE PYRAMIDS & SAQQARA
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GIZA, THE PYRAMIDS & SAQQARA

After a Delicious breakfast (with typical products) the route will begin through the most important points of Interest in the biggest metropoli of the african continent.

The Pyramids of Giza is the first place you will visit with our oficial Eglish-speaker guide, you will be amazed with the majesty of the Great Sphinx of Giza and The Great Pyramid of Giza or The Pyramid of Khufu, it is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world still in existence, and can be seen from the main entrance esplanade and from closer.

Optionally, you can add the Excursion to the Necropolis of Saqqara, This World Heritage of Humanity where the funerary complex of King Djoser stands out, a city built exclusively for the life of the king in the afterlife, and the Step Pyramid of Djoser, the first stone structure built in a pyramidal shape and that symbolizes the beginning of this type of construction in Egypt.

By Night if you like, you can optionally, see the ligth show on the Giza Pyramids, an extraordinary route beginig in the sphinx and touring all the history of Egypt.

Greca Tip: Do not Forget hidratation and sun protector.

HISTORIC CAIRO
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HISTORIC CAIRO

You will start the day with a delicious breakfast in the hotel dining room and then you will have the day off where can take the optional full day tour of Cairo where you will visit the most important places of this historic city, starting with the Museum of Art Pharaonic, in the heart of the city where countless artifacts of incalculable value stand out, such as Tutankhamun's treasure, sarcophagi, mummies and sculptures of unimaginable beauty.

Next you will go to historic Cairo, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and which, since the 10th century, was the area of ​​the Caliphs and their mosques. The Citadel of Saladin stands out, later fortified to defend it from the Crusaders almost a millennium ago.

Afterwards, you will visit the Jan El Jalili bazaar, where you will have free time to test your negotiating skills.

Before returning to the hotel, you will personally visit the Coptic neighborhood, with its melting pot of religions and in which the Hanging Church built on the Babylon Fortress stands out, the church of San Sergio where it is believed that the Holy Family took refuge in Egypt when fleeing of Herod and the synagogue of Ben Ezra, one of the oldest in the country.

At night also optionally, you can enjoy a Buffet dinner with a show in a floating restaurant on the Nile River.

Tip Greca: Don't miss the opportunity to haggle in the bazaar as long as you buy something.

FROM CAIRO TO LUXOR
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FROM CAIRO TO LUXOR

After a refreshing breakfast and, at the indicated time, you will go to Cairo airport to board our flight to Luxor, arrival and transfer to the motor ship. You will visit the majestic temples of Luxor and Karnak, which offer us the opportunity to discover numerous anecdotes and stories of the pharaohs who played an essential role in its construction.

Then you will have free time until dinner. Overnight on board in Luxor.

Greca tip: Do not forget to wear sun protection or, failing that, some type of hat that protects you from the sun.

LUXOR, ESNA & EDFU
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LUXOR, ESNA & EDFU

In the morning, you will enjoy a tasty breakfast and then accompanied by our guide, you will go to the wonderful and incredible temples of Luxor and Karnak, dedicated to the gods Amun and Ra, gods of creation, the sky and the sun. These gigantic temples stand out for their majesty; between the two temples you can take a walk surrounded by sphinxes in which you will discover a large number of stories and anecdotes about the pharaohs who played a fundamental role in its construction.

Then you will cross to the other bank of the Nile to visit the famous Necropolis of Thebes, one of the most important symbols of this ancient civilization. In this complex you will find a true archaeological treasure that constitutes one of the main wonders of Egypt: the Valley of the Kings, which houses 62 pharaonic tombs, among which are those of Tutankhamun, Ramses IV and many more. Afterwards, you will give way to an amazing panoramic view of the famous funerary temple of Queen Hatchepsut, also known as Deir El Bahari, you will be able to visit the funerary temple of Ramses III, currently known as the Medinat Habu temple. Later you will admire the remains of the Temple of Amenophis III, an enclosure that will welcome you with the Colossi of Memnon, two gigantic twin and seated stone statues that still endure after the passage of centuries.

You will return to the motor ship and set sail for Esna, you will spend the rest of the day sailing relaxed on the Nile.

In the evening, you will cross the Esna lock and continue to Edfu.

Tip Greca: The average time it takes to enter the Esna Locks is 30 minutes and is used to avoid a drop of about 10 meters.

EDFU, KOM OMBO & ASÚAN
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EDFU, KOM OMBO & ASÚAN

After enjoying one of the most beautiful sunrises in Egypt and having tasted a delicious breakfast on board in Edfu, you will board a carriage that will take you to the temple of the god Horus. This sanctuary is the best preserved Egyptian temple, it remained hidden under the sand for centuries until the French archaeologist Auguste Mariette discovered it in the mid-19th century.

Later, you will return to the motor ship to have lunch and depart for Kom Ombo. An excursion to the temple dedicated to Haroeris, the falcon god, and Sobek, the crocodile god, awaits you in this city. You will make a brief visit to an exhibition of mummified crocodiles in a good state of preservation that will help you yo understand better the culture of Ancient Egypt.

In the evening, dinner will be served for you and you will depart to Aswan on a gentle and peaceful night sailing.

Tip Greca: Do not miss the opportunity to have a coffee, the most typical is the Turkish flavored with cardamom.

ASWAN, THE PARADISE
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ASWAN, THE PARADISE

Breakfast and free morning to rest. If you like, you can optionally purchase a visit to the temples of Abu Simbel in Nubia, in southern Egypt, and on the shores of Lake Nasser.

These temples are part of the Open Air Museum of Nubia and Aswan, and are close to their original location, where they were relocated, piece by piece, due to the increase in the flow of the Nile River that caused the construction of the Aswan Dam. The rock-cut temples were commissioned by Ramses II and completed within 20 years to commemorate the Battle of Kadesh, being dedicated to the worship of the great deities without forgetting, of course, Ramses himself. The main landmark of the complex is the temple of Ramses II, whose main façade has four amazing statues that represent the majesty of Ancient Egypt. In Abu Simbel you will also find the temple dedicated to Nefertari, the wife of the pharaoh.

In the afternoon, and after a tasty lunch on board, you optionally recommend a felucca ride, a traditional Egyptian wooden boat, which travels the waters of the Nile to give you the chance to admire the landscape very closely. On this route, Elephantine Island stands out, one of the oldest ivory trading centers, and Kitchener Island, famous for its beautiful botanical garden and the panoramic view of the Agha Khan Mausoleum, a simple glance will help you understand why the Supreme Chief Ismaelita chose this place for his eternal rest.

You will continue with a visit to the famous Aswan Dam, an impressive work of hydraulic engineering started by the British Empire and completed by the Egyptians in the middle of the last century. It was built to control the flooding of the Nile River. Then you will embark to visit the inaccessible island of Philae and thus be able to see the temple built in honor of the goddess Isis and which, like the temples of Abu Simbel and other of Egypt, had to be moved from its location due to the danger of being covered by the flooding of the Nile.

Return to the motor ship and overnight on board in Aswan.

Tip Greca: It is the perfect occasion to try Karkadé, a Nubian infusion made with hibiscus flowers and can be drunk hot or cold.

ASWAN & ABU SIMBEL
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ASWAN & ABU SIMBEL

In the morning you will enjoy a delicious breakfast and disembark to start the road to Abu Simbel, you will arrive at Lake Nasser to embark on the cruise where you will sail the next 3 nights.

After lunch you will start the visit to the temples of Abu Simbel which they are part of the Open Air Museum of Nubia and Aswan, and are close to their original location where they were relocated, piece by piece, due to the growth in the flow of the Nile River that caused the construction of the Aswan Dam. The temples, excavated in the rock, and that form the archaeological complex, were commissioned by Ramses II and completed in a period of 20 years to commemorate the battle of Kadesh, being dedicated to the worship of the great deities without forgetting, of course, to Ramses himself.

The main landmark of the complex is the Temple of Ramses II, whose main façade features four amazing statues that represent the majesty of Ancient Egypt. You can enjoy this image both during the day and at night, when the lighting is reflected directly on the stone. Walking inside, you will find an extensive gallery and several rooms to honor the gods of Egyptian culture. In Abu Simbel you will also find the temple dedicated to Nefertari, wife of the pharaoh.

At night you will enjoy the light and sound show in these majestic temples, where you will go through history told in a different way. At the end of the show you will return to the motor ship to have dinner and spend the night on board.

Greca Tip: Don't forget to bring comfortable shoes and a bottle of water.

KASR IBRIM & WADI EL SEBOUA
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KASR IBRIM & WADI EL SEBOUA

In the morning before breakfast from the deck of the cruise ship you will contemplate the pharaonic fortress of Kasr Ibrim, an archaeological site in Lower Nubia that was a city, economic, political and religious center of the region. Its land was modified due to the flooding of Lake Nasser after the construction of the Aswan High Dam, which transformed it into an island and flooded its surroundings. Kasr Ibrim is the only significant archaeological site in Lower Nubia to survive the Nile floods.

After a delicious lunch you will visit the Temple of Amada, built during the reigns of Tutmosis III, Amenophis II and Tutmosis IV. You will visit Hemi-speos of Derr dedicated by Ramses II to the rising sun. Finally you will visit the Tomb of Penut and start the navigation towards Wadi el Seboua. At night you will have dinner and rest on board.

Greca Tip: Wear light clothing and bring some kind of hat to cover your head.

WADI EL SEBOUA & ASWAN
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WADI EL SEBOUA & ASWAN

You will start the day with a hearty and delicious breakfast and then start the tour. You will visit the Temple of Wadi El-Seboua, dedicated by Ramses II to the Gods Amon-Ra and Rahorakhti. Then you will visit the Temple of Dekka, dedicated to the God Thoth, master of the divine scriptures, and finally, the Greco-Roman Temple of Moharraka.

Then, you will start the navigation to Aswan. At night you will have dinner and rest on board.

Greca Tip: The Temple of Ramses II was built with the intention of impressing the Nubian enemies of Egypt and showing the greatness of the kingdom.

ASWAN & MARSA ALAM
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ASWAN & MARSA ALAM

After a spectacular breakfast you will disembark in Aswan and start the tour visiting the Temple of Kalabsha, with its imposing pharaonic aspect dedicated to the god Mandolis, the hemi-speos of Beit El Wali, a rock-carved temple, built by Ramses II and dedicated to the deities of Amón-Ra, Re-Horakhti, Khnum and Anuket, and the Kertassi Kiosk, built in honor of the goddess Isis.

At the established time you will start the road to Marsa Alam, a hidden paradise that is located on the West Riviera of the Red Sea, being a spectacular beach destination that offers the opportunity to perform water activities of all kinds, from Snorkeling to Surfing, Among its best known beaches is Abu Dabbab where you can not only see great sea turtles but also offers a very peculiar exotic fauna and you can find everything from crocodilefish to octopuses.

In Marsa Alam you will stay with a "Soft" All-inclusive regime.

Greca Tip: You can convert the "Soft" All Inclusive regimen to "Hard" All Inclusive consulting to our agents.

MARSA ALAM DAY OFF
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MARSA ALAM DAY OFF

You will have the day off with a "soft" all-inclusive regime to enjoy the facilities of the hotel, take a swim on the beach, get to know the city or take some of the optional excursions that this beautiful destination offers.

You can snorkel in the house of the Dolphins, Snorkel in the house of the Corals, visit the beautiful beaches as Hamata or Sataya, practice water sports or have fun in a Jeep safari with a camel ride and BBQ dinner.

Greca Tip: Marsa Alam is known as a world-class destination for kitesurfing and the perfect starting point for safaris.

DAY OFF IN MARSA ALAM
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DAY OFF IN MARSA ALAM

You will have the day off with a "soft" all-inclusive regime to enjoy the facilities of the hotel, take a swim on the beach, get to know the city or take some of the optional excursions that this beautiful destination offers.

You can snorkel in the house of the Dolphins, Snorkel in the house of the Corals, visit the beautiful beaches as Hamata or Sataya, practice water sports or have fun in a Jeep safari with a camel ride and BBQ dinner.

Greca Tip: On the coast of Marsa Alam it is very common to see Turtles, Dugongs and Dolphins.

MARSA ALAM & CAIRO
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MARSA ALAM & CAIRO

In the morning you will enjoy a tasty breakfast at the hotel, and then will be transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to Marsa Alam Airport and board the flight to Cairo. Once there, our specialized staff will meet you at the airport and take you to your accommodation to enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

At night you can optionally enjoy a Buffet dinner with a show in a floating restaurant on the Nile River.

Greca Tip: If you want to continue enjoying the beautiful beaches of the Red Sea, you can add additional nights in Marsa Alam from step 1 at the time of entering your reservation.

¡FAREWELL CAIRO!
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¡FAREWELL CAIRO!

At the indicated time, one of our vehicles take you to the Cairo International Airport to check in our luggage and, if necesary, process any tax refund on "tax free" products that you have purchased. From Greca hope to see you again to enjoy some wonderful moments that will remain forever in your memory.

Have a good trip!, or as you will say yourself: ¡Rihlat Jayida!

Greca Tip: If you feel that your stay in Egypt has not yet revealed all its secrets, you can add nights in the most fantastic cities of this country.

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