Day 1 - CAIRO
Upon arrival to Cairo, you will be met by
Chrismar Travel representative and transferred to your hotel
Day 2 - CAIRO
After breakfast, your private Egyptologist tour guide and
driver will pick you up and start your tour.
Drive to Giza and visit the Pyramids.
See the Great Pyramid, the Valley Temple
and the Sphinx.
Overnight at your hotel.
Day 3 - CAIRO/
After breakfast, drive through the Western Desert
to the oasis of Bahariya. You can visit the natural
springs and there is an optional Bedouin dinner in Beir El
Day 4 - BAHARIYA/
Using 4WD jeeps to explore the Black Desert,
the Crystal Mountain, and the fascinating White
The night will be spent sleeping out in the desert under the stars.
Day 5 - WHITE
DESERT/ FARAFRA/ DAKHLA
Drive to Farafra. Visit the Old Mud-brick
Town and Bader Museum before driving to
Dakhla. Also stop to visit the Old Islamic City of El
Qaser. Overnight in Dakhla.
Day 6 - DAKHLA/
Drive to Kharga and visit the Temple of
Hibis and the fascinating Necropolis which
dates back to the 4th century. Overnight in Kharga.
Day 7 - KHARGA/
Drive to Luxor. Free day to explore the town.
Day 8 - LUXOR/ ASWAN
Rise early to ride donkeys to the Valley of the Kings,
a vast City of the Dead where 62 of Egypt Pharaohs have
their magnificent royal tombs graved into the desert rocks richly
decorated, and filled with treasures for the afterlife by
generations of Pharaohs.
Rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces, the
Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, beautiful
monument to the reign of the only female pharaoh, merges with the sheer limestone
cliffs that surround it, as if nature herself had built this
On the way back to the river Nile, your road passes by the famed
Colossi of Memnon, two gigantic statues, 20 meters (66ft)
high, one thousand ton statues of Amenhotep III. known in ancient
Greek times for their haunting voices at dawn. Though damaged by
nature and ancient tourists, the statues are still impressive.
Afternoon train to Aswan.
Day 9 - ASWAN
Arrive in Aswan, the sunniest city of Egypt.
Enjoy a free day to explore the beautiful Nubian city. There is time
to optional visit the magnificent temples at Abu Simbel.
Two temples among the most magnificent monuments
in the world, their removal and reconstruction was an historic event
in itself, when the temples were threatened by submersion in
Lake Nasser, due to the construction of the
During the salvage operation which began in 1964 and continued until
1968, the two temples were dismantled and raised over 60 meters up
the sandstone cliff where they had been built more than 3,000 years
before. Here they were reassembled, in the exact same relationship
to each other and the sun, and covered with an artificial mountain.
Day 10 - 12 FELUCCA
Board the traditional feluccas for a three-day cruise to
Edfu. Stop en route at Kom Ombo and visit
the Temple of Kom Ombo, the temple of duplications, a
part for Horus and the other part for Sobek (the crocodile-headed
god of fertility and creator of the world). The temple stands at a
bend in the Nile where in ancient times sacred crocodiles basked in
the sun on the riverbank.
All meals are provided on board.
Day 13 - LUXOR
Disembark in Edfu and transfer to the hotel in
Luxor. In the afternoon, take horse drawn carriages to
Karnak for a guided tour of the magnificent temple
there. Some would call Karnak Temple the "Temple of
Temples" and the largest worship place ever built. Karnak
is actually the sites modern name. Its ancient name was Iput-isut,
meaning "The Most Select (or Sacred) of Places”, built over more
than 2 thousands years by generations of Pharaohs. The great “Hypostyle
Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars, covering an
area larger than the whole of Notre Dame Cathedral.
Day 14 - LUXOR/
Our train journey back to Cairo passing by the towns
and farmlands of the Nile Valley.
Day 15 - CAIRO
After breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport for your