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Experience Egypt July 12 - 18, 2022

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Allstar Egyptain Cultural Tour

Start Date: July 12th, 2022
End Date: July 18th, 2022

$2,340(Airfare not included)

Journey back to a land where Pharaohs ruled and architecture reigned supreme. Join Dolphin Scuba as we explore the history of Egypt and experience a world beyond history books.

Our adventure will include guided tours of the Great Pyramids, Sakarra Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and many other ancient sites between Cairo and Aswan. This is truly an Adventure of a lifetime!

Egyptian Cultural Experience Itinerary

DAY 1: Cairo
Guest will fly into the Cairo in the afternoon and be transferred to the Steigenberger Pyramid Hotel. There you will have the opportunity to relax by the pool with a panoramic view of the Pyramids or explore the city.



Day 2: Cairo
After a 7:00 am breakfast, guests transfer to West Bank in an air-conditioned vehicle and visit:
The Egyptian Museum: The Egyptian Museum is the oldest archaeological museum in the Middle East, and houses the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world. The museum displays an extensive collection spanning from the Predynastic Period to the Greco-Roman Era.

Sultan Hassan Mosque:The grandeur of the mosque-madrassa reflects the dramatic life of the sultan who ordered it to be built - after coming to power at the tender age of 13 years old, he was deposed and reinstated three separate times. What's more, shortly after one of the four planned minarets collapsed during construction, killing three hundred people, the sultan was assassinated - he never even got to see his namesake building completed.



Day 3: Cairo
Guest will enjoy a delicious breakfast and then transfer to an air-conditioned vehicle and visit:
Pyramids of Giza In ancient times they were included among the Seven Wonders of the World. The ancient ruins of the Memphis area, including the Pyramids of Giza, Ṣaqqārah, Dahshūr, Abū Ruwaysh, and Abū Ṣīr, were collectively designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979.



Ancient Capital of Mephis Memphis, city and capital of ancient Egypt and an important center during much of Egyptian history. Memphis is located south of the Nile River delta, on the west bank of the river, and about 15 miles (24 km) south of modern Cairo. Closely associated with the ancient city’s site are the cemeteries, or necropolises, of Memphis, where the famous pyramids of Egypt are located.



Day 4: Aswan

After arriving in Aswan in the morning from Cairo, guests are met at the airport, transferred to the Nile Cruise. After guests check in, unpack, meet the crew and have lunch, a half day tour follows to Aswan Philae Temple, High Dam, and Unfinished Obelisk.



Days 5 & 6 : Nile Cruise
Guest will experience temple tours, tombs, and village visits from Aswan to Luxor. Highlights of the Nile cruise include:
The Karnak Temple: The large complex consists of many temples and chapel ruins. It is dedicated to Theban Triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu. The temple of Amun-Re, head of the Theban Triad, is one of the three main temples of the complex and consists of pylons and a Hypostyle Hall. The hall is home to various colossal statues and columns.
Luxor Temple: This beautiful temple is located on the east bank of the Nile River. The inner part of the temple was built by the King Amenhotep III, and the outer part by Ramesses II. Additional chapels built by Tuthmose III are found at the rear of the temple. The six station shrines consisting of different sphinxes, separate the Luxor temple from the Karnak area. After touring the temples lunch is served at the De-Luxe Local Restaurant
After sightseeing, guests return to the Aggressor Nile Queen for dinner around 8:00 pm and spend their first night on the Nile River.
Valley of the Kings: This valley contains tombs of the pharaohs including Tutankhamun and is the burial place of the Egyptians of the New Kingdom. This valley consists of the two valleys: the East valley, where the majority of tombs are situated and the West valley. Hatshepsut Temple: This mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut is located beneath the Deir el-Bahari complex, near the Valley of Kings. The sculpture situated in the temple depicts the story of the birth of the Queen.



Day 7: Checkout and Luxor
Aswan: Guest awake to the beautiful sight of the desert closing in on the river. Check out is at 8:00am.
For guests continuing on to the week liveaboard: Guests will depart and transfer to Hurghada to board the Scuba Scene.

Optional Extras : Travel Insurance, Gratuities, all inclusive beverages on the cruise.

Fast facts:
  • Official language: Arabic, but many of the people in the resorts and tourist areas also speak English and French.
  • Local currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP) (Approximately EGP 17 = US$1)
  • Luxor and Aswan have a subtropical desert climate with mild warm winters and hot summers.
  • Day Temperature: Summer 106F; Winter 77F
  • Night Temperature: Summer 84F; Winter 59F

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