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The Nile Delta and Western Desert

Journey Synopsis

Icon Holidays : Middle East : Egypt : The Nile Delta and Western Desert
Days: 9 Days
Nights: 8 Nights
Validity: 2016/2017
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Day 1:

Arrive Cairo

After your arrival at Cairo International Airport we will transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight: Cairo

Day 2:


Today visit the Egyptian Museum, the most important depository of Egyptian  antiquities in the world, including the magnificent treasures excavated from the  tomb of Tutankhamun, and also visit the Mummy Room.  Lunch at a local  restaurant, before your visit to the great Pyramids at Giza and the mysterious  Sphinx. Your visit to the Pyramids includes entry to the wonderful Solar Boat Museum.

Overnight: Cairo (B,L)

Day 3:

Cairo – Alexandria

Today we have an early morning transfer from Cairo to Alexandria, via the Desert Highway.  After arrival, we visit the Catacombs of Kom El Shukafa, found beneath the streets of the city. Then a quick drive and we are at Pompey\\\\\\\'s Pillar, and later, the famous Alexandria Library. We will also view the Qait Bay fort, whose foundation stones came from the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the original Seven Wonders of the World.

Overnight:  Alexandria (B, L)

Day 4:

Alexandria – Rosetta - Alexandria

Today will have a very special trip, well off the beaten tourist track, to the strategic town of Rosetta, where the Nile meets the Mediterranean, and the site of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone which unlocked the mystery of hieroglyphics.  Watch the locals tend their lush market gardens, orchards and date-palm plantations as they have for thousands of years.  Explore the streets of the town where goods are carried to street-side market stalls by donkey.  Visit some of the beautiful historical houses, inns and mosques adorned with exquisite decorative inscriptions.  Return to Alexandria.

Overnight: Alexandria (B)

Day 5:

Alexandria – Siwa Oasis

Checkout from hotel this morning for the drive across the Western Desert to Siwa Oasis. En-route we’ll visit El Alamein the site of the decisive Allied victory over German troops during World War II. The War Cemetery is quite moving, and there will be time to take in the significance of this site. After El Alamein we head deep in to the Western Desert, arriving at Siwa Oasis late in the afternoon. Siwa is on the edge of the Great Sand Sea.

Overnight: Siwa (B,L,D)

Day 6:

Siwa Oasis

This morning we’ll explore around the town of Siwa in 4x4 vehicles with a local guide.  You will visit Shali fortress, the tombs of Jabal el Mawta, the Oracle Temple, Jabal Dakrour & Cleopatra’s bath.  A late lunch features traditional vegetarian food served under the Palm trees.Cocktails at the bar are included before dinner tonight.

Overnight: Siwa (B,L,D)

Day 7:

Siwa Oasis

Today, you will visit Lake Shiata, Bir Wahed and the Petrified Forest.  As the sun is going down you will be served mint tea.  Remember to take a jacket with you, because once the sun goes down the temperature drops rapidly in the desert. When we arrive back at the hotel, you will be able to warm up with some cocktails at the bar before dinner.

Overnight: Siwa (B,L,D)

Day 8:

Siwa Oasis - Cairo

The drive from Siwa to Cairo across the Great Sand Sea and Western Desert takes a full day. There are plenty of opportunities to stop and stretch you legs, and the journey is a fascinating one through parts of Egypt rarely seen by tourists.

Overnight: Cairo (B,L)

Day 9:

Depart Cairo

This morning we’ll transfer you from your hotel to the airport, and assist with check-in.

End of services. (B)


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  • All arrangements as per itinerary
  • twin share
  • meals included as per itinerary
  • visit to the Mummy Room and Solar Boat
  • all entrance fees
  • Bottled water during excursions
  • Full board at Adrere Amelal


  • All services that are not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Visa requirements
  • Travel Insurance
  • International airline tickets
  • Laundry
  • Tipping
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