Enjoy 8 days of life-changing sights and experiences that you can use all your 5 senses to explore. Transport yourself in time and place to a range of deserts full of unique features, pyramids and museums full of antiquities. Luxuriate on a cruise as you travel to Luxor and Aswan to learn about and experience temples with your own private Egyptologist. All trips are bespoke and you can customise your trip to meet your needs so that you have an adventure that will take your breath away. Be assured that all transportation is of the highest quality, air conditioned and has seat belts.
Day 01: Arrival at Cairo
Your personal Egypt Last Minute tour leader will be waiting for you before you arrive at Cairo airport . They will have your name on a sign and will help you from the moment you enter Egypt . If you require a general entry visa to Egypt then please ask us and the tour guide will also get this for you in advance so you do not have to queue. The tour leader will help you through all the normal procedures associated with airports and then the private air-conditioned vehicle (suitable to meet the needs of your group) will then take you to your hotel. The Egypt Last Minute tour leader will also ensure that you get the best room available at the hotel. Throughout your transfer, your tour leader will provide very helpful information so that your trip is the best it can be and then you have the opportunity to ask any questions. Everything is taken care of so you can just sit back and relax. Enjoy a good night’s rest at one of the top quality hotels and prepare for your adventure to begin.
Day 02: Visit the Great Pyramids and Egyptian Museum
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Start the day with a full breakfast and get ready to enjoy your first tour with Egypt last minute
- Visit the great pyramids of Cheops , Chefren , Mykerinus , Sphinx and it’s valley temple.
- Stop for a quality lunch at either a westernised dining area or an Egyptian local restaurant.
- Visit the Egyptian Museum and be amazed with the treasures of Tutankhamen.
- Return to your hotel. If you want other things to do in the evening you can either book a night cruise or a visit to the famous Sound and Light show . The typical bazaar of Khan iel Khalil is also a very exciting place to visit. Alternatively you can just ask your guide for local information (discos, restaurants, places to walk and the best coffee shops near your hotel), which he will be happy to provide.
Day 3: Cairo / Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Breakfast, Transfer to the domestic airport, Departure by the plane to Luxor you will be taken to yet another wonderful experience: a 5 star Nile cruise .
- Enjoy a touch of sunbathing and delight yourself with the views on both sides of the Nile as you travel through Egypt.
- Visit Karnak and other Luxor Temples – be prepared to have your breath
- Relax and enjoy dinner – very often there is evening entertainment
- Sleep whilst you sail onboard the Nile cruise
Day 4: Sail to Edfu
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
After breakfast, you will visit many amazing places!
- After lunch, you will sail to Edfu , enjoying a dinner onboard.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
After breakfast, you will visit Edfu and sail to Aswan
- Visit Edfu Temple, which is dedicated to Horus at Edfu .
- Sail to Kom Ombo to see the great Temple of Sobek,
- Enjoy lunch onboard then Sail to Aswan .
- Enjoy a touch of sunbathing and delight yourself with the views on both sides of the Nile as you travel through Egypt .
- Relax and enjoy dinner – very often there is evening entertainment.
- Sleep whilst you sail onboard the Nile cruise .
Day 6: Aswan excursion
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
After breakfast, you will explore Aswan
Day 7: Back to Cairo
After breakfast, you will fly to Cairo
- You will be transferred to Aswan airport for your 1-hour flight to Cairo .
- Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.
- Stay overnight in Cairo and explore the wide range of coffee shops and traditional eating places at your own leisure .
Day 8 trip to Remember
After 8 exhilierating days of your Egypt Last Minute adventure, it will be time to share your journey with people back home. A guide will be waiting for you after your breakfast to take you to Cairo Airrpot .
- ‘Meet and greet’ service by our Egypt Last Minute representatives.
- Customer services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
- Emergency number: 00201005759364 or toll free 1 877 775 7633
- All transport is private, top quality and air-conditioned.
- Accommodation at all cities and food included as listed.
- Accommodation for 4 nights on 5 star Nile Cruise which is Full Board.
- Private multi lingual Egyptologist .
- All tours and their entrance fees stated are included in the price.
- Domestic flights.
- Camping equipment: sleeping bags, camel blanket & tents.
- All service charges and taxes.
- International Airfare.
- Entry visa to Egypt.
- Any optional tours.
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Useful Info about Egypt
Traveling from Cairo International Airport, located 23 kilometers (14 miles) northeast of the city, to downtown will take about 35 minutes. Taxis and limousines are the two easiest transport options to get to the city center. Registered Cairo taxis are painted black and either yellow or white..
Business hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 or 5 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. Weekends start on Friday, but some businesses are open on Saturdays.
Banking hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays. On Sundays, banking hours are from 10 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Shops are usually open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Many establishments close at noon for 15 minutes on Fridays for prayers. Most shops are open on Saturday afternoon, and are closed on Sundays.
Many major shopping centers have ATMs, and most shops and establishments in Cairo accept major credit cards such as Master Card ,American Express, Diners Club and Visa. If you plan to go shopping in one of the town bazaars, paying in cash will help you get a better bargain.
Egypt’s currency is the Egyptian pound. One pound is made up of 100 piastres. Coins come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 25 and 50 piastres, while bill denominations are 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100pound . The government imposes no restrictions on the import or export of foreign currency as long as the visitor declares the amount on a customs form. When it comes to the local currency, you can only bring out a maximum of 1000 pound.
Cairo has an arid desert climate, where the days are hot but the nights are relatively cool. Sandstorms are frequent in April and May. Humidity levels tend to rise come August. Winters in Egypt are great, especially in the months of February and March. The weather at this time is mild, with occasional rainfall0.
Cairo’s predominant religion is Islam, so people dress conservatively, trying to cover as much of their skin as possible. In practice, that also means no tight-fitting clothes that reveal the contours of the body. While visitors are not expected to follow strictly local dress codes, executives who will mix some tourism along with business are advised to do so when visiting religious sites. When packing, it is advisable to bring along loose, comfortable clothing, preferably made of cotton. Those garments will help you keep cool in Egypt’s hot desert climate. Women should leave their miniskirts at home.
220 volts AC, 50Hz. Wall plugs are the two-pronged European type.
Republic divided into 26 administrative regions
Egypt, with a total land area of 1 million square kilometers, is found on the northeast corner of Africa. The Mediterranean Sea is to its north; Sudan to its south; Libya to its west, and Palestine and the Red Sea to its east. The River Nile runs right in the middle of Egypt, and nine out of every 10 Egyptians live along the Nile Valley and the Delta. The city of Cairo has an area of approximately 453 sq. km.
Tourists have been the victims of terrorist acts by extremists in recent years, though attacks have abated in recent years as the Egyptian government stepped up security efforts to safeguard the vital tourist industry. Sunburn and dehydration are the most common problems experienced by visitors toEgypt. Remember to apply sunblock with high SPF, and to keep your fluid intake high. Traveller’s diarrhea is another major health problem, mostly due to contaminated water. You should drink only bottled water or water that has been boiled for at least 20 minutes. Avoid eating raw vegetables, and taking drinks with ice in them. But it is best to be prepared by bring along some anti diarrhea tablets with you. Be on extra guard for pickpockets in tourist areas.
Jan 7 2005* Coptic Christmas Day
Jan 21 Grand Feast Eid al-Adha
Feb 10 Islamic New Year Ras as-Sana
Apr 25 Sinai Liberation Day (Sinai only)
May 1 Labour Day
May 2 Sham el-Nessim (Coptic Easter)
Jun 18 Liberation Day
Jul 23 Revolution Day
Aug 15 Wafa’a el Nil (Flooding of the Nile)
Sep 11* Coptic New Year
Oct 6 Armed Forces Day
Oct 24 Suez Victory Day
Nov 3 Eid ul-Fitrt (End of Ramadan)
Dec 23 Victory Day
Arabic is the official language. English and French widely understood and spoken among businessmen.
Egypt: 69.5 million
Cairo: 7.77 million
Egyptians, Berbers, Bedouin, Hamitic Arabs and Nubians
94% Muslim, 6% Christian
Porters, doormen, and cabbies expect tips, or “baksheesh”, for services rendered. Small tips in amounts of 50 piastres to 1 Egyptian pound are adequate. When tipping in restaurants, the usual practice is to give 10% of the bill before taxes, since the bill will be inflated by a 12% service charge plus a 7% government tax.
GMT +2, same as Jerusalem, Istanbul and Helsinki. GMT+3 from April 28 to Sept. 29 (Daylight saving time)
Country Dialling Code: +2
Fire Brigade: 125
Police: 122 or 02/303-4122
Tourist Police: 02/390-6028
All visitors are required to have a visa and a valid passport that’s not due to expire within six months. Citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen are exempted from the visa requirement. Nationals of European countries, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the U.S. can obtain entry visas upon arrival in Egypt. You can expect to pay around US$ 30 for your visa, which will remain valid for three months. Visa extensions can be obtained.
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