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The Oasis Highlight, Tour Program

This desert safari takes you into a land which times has forgotten. Across the shifting sand dunes of the eastern Sahara, to Bedouin village, unknown bazaars and distant Oases. If you like to adventure in exotic destinations then this safari is specially for you.

DAY 1-2 CAIRO
We meet you at Cairo airport and transfer you to your hotel. On day 2 we visit the Pyramids, the Sphinx, Sakkara and the Egyptian Museum.

DAY 3-9 DESERT OASES SAFARI
We leave Cairo for Luxor, traveling via Egypt's western desert. En- oute we pass Lake Quaron, the shifting sand dunes of the desert and hot mineral springs. We visit the Bedouin village of ALHEIZ before entering the White Desert to see the amazing rock formations near Gazal. Near the Oases of Dakhla we find a Roman burial ground and fine islamic architecture.
The local museum at Mut records daily life around an Oases while, at Ballat, we find a 6th Century Pharaonic Tomb and village. The Temple at Hibis has some remarkable wall reliefs and the oldest intact early Christian frescoes can be seen in the tombs at Bakwat. At night we camp nexy to the ancient oases of the western desert.

DAY 10 LUXOR
We arrive in Luxor and book into our hotel.

DAY 11-13 ASWAN
We board the train for a 1st class journey to Aswan. During the time spent in this city we visit the High Dam, Philae Temple and the Unfinished Obelisk. We sail by felucca to kitchener Island and the AgaKhan Mausoleum and trek to a Nubian Village for lunch.

DAY 14-17 FELUCCA ON THE NILE
We sail towards Edfu by felucca, stopping to visit the temples of Komombo. The sunsets across the waters of the Nile are unforgettable.

DAY 18 LUXOR
Having returned to Luxor by road, we reach the Valley of the Kings by sturdy donkey. We visit Queen Hatshepsut Temple and the Colossi of Memnon.

DAY 19-21 CAIRO
We take a 1st class sleeper rail journey to return to Cairo, arriving early in the morning. Day 20 is a free day allowing you to explore this fascinating city on your own. You may wish to visit the huge and seemingly chaotic Khan El Khalili bazaar. After breakfast on day 21 our agent will return you to Cairo airport in time for your flight.

 

 
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