TOUR ANTHOLOGY EGYPT
Tour Anthology Egypt - Luxury Travel Magazine
Tour Anthology Egypt
|By: Michelle Langley, Issue 45 – Summer 2011|
|1. RIVER CRUISE|
|Sail the Nile and Red Sea|
A cruise down the Nile is one of the best ways to see the natural and preserved beauty of Egypt. Travel2Eygypt’s 13-day Nile and Red Sea tour begins in Cairo with a five-day Nile cruise on board a luxury cruise ship. First stop is the legendary ancient burial site known as the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens, day three begins with an early morning sail from Luxor to Edfu and a trip to the Temple of Horus. The tour returns to Cairo for a city tour of Cairo and a drive to Old Cairo. Last on the itinerary is a scenic drive to the Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, and a trip to the first capital of United Upper and Lower Egypt, the ancient city of Memphis.
DATE: Contact Travel2Egypt for dates.
PRICE: From A$3,162 per person
INCLUDES: Accommodation, 27 meals, Egyptologist guide, domestic airfares, all transfers within Egypt, transportation by an air conditioned private vehicle.
|Wake up to the pyramids|
Discover the rich history of Egypt’s capital with a luxury private tour of the
Great Pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza guided by an Egyptologist. Guests can explore the treasures of the Egyptian Museum and the ruins of the 5,000-year-old city of Memphis, Egypt’s ancient capital. Your Egyptologist guide will also take you through the prehistoric Sakkara, which is the site of the first pyramid ever built in Egypt by King Zoser, and show you the 14th century Mosque of Sultan Hassan. If you’re looking to do some shopping in Egypt, this tour offers a trip to the bustling markets known as Khan Khalili Bazaar, which dates back to 1382 and is one of the main attractions for tourists visiting Cairo. The four-day tour includes accommodation in the Mena House Oberoi Hotel where you can wake up to a view of the pyramids if you book one of the Pyramid View Rooms.
DATE: From January 8 – April 19, 2011 & October 1 - 31, 2011
PRICE: From A$1,115
INCLUDES: 3 nights accommodation, breakfast, all tours with lunch, private transport and hotel transfers.
This tour begins in Cairo before heading to the Baharia Oasis and the Hall of Mummies. Your guide will tell you about the distinct wrappings that identify these mummies as being from the Greco-Roman period. Next is the White Desert where white chalk formations rise out of the sand like huge mushrooms. Here, in this magical landscape, the tour sets up camp for the night. The second tour day starts with a visit to the Black Desert and its charcoal-coloured basalt canyons and cliffs. You’ll also see Crystal Mountain, an intriguing desert formation of sparkling quartz crystals. The three-day tour ends at Wadi Hitan, which translates to Valley of the Whales. The region was once under the ocean and it’s believed that the area dried up so quickly that it trapped hundreds of whales, with more than 400 primitive fossils having been discovered there.
DATE: October – March 2011
PRICE: From A$3,195 per person twin share
INCLUDES: Camp accommodation in dome tents, personal guide, private vehicle transfers.
|NOTE: This is an extension tour and must be booked with other Abercrombie and Kent Egypt tours|