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Overview:
This trip has it all. It packs Western Desert escapades, the Red Sea pristine beaches, and divine Sinai experiences.  We start in Cairo and begin our journey to the great wilderness of the western desert. We stop at Bahariya Oasis; visit the White Desert with its surreal formations. Do a stopover at the newly discovered valley of the golden mummies. Along the way, we visit the Crystal Mountain and the Black Desert. We continue on to Farafra Oasis and its old mud brick town, and then head out to Dakhla oasis and Kharga oasis with their enduring ancient temples. Our last stop before heading back to Cairo is Luxor. The intensity of the ancient history in Luxor is unrivaled anywhere else in the world. We cross to the west bank of the Nile to the famous Valley Of the Kings.  We continue on to the resort town of Hurghada and cross the Red Sea to Sharm el Sheikh in Sinai. We travel to the remote mountain area of the newly restored Sarabit el Khadem, Sinaiís only ancient Egyptian temple. We leave the temple behind to visit another spiritual icon, Saint Catharine monastery and Mount Sinai. We rest at the local eco-lodge, and continue to the small resort town of Dahab, where we find beaches and water activities readily available. Afterward, we leave to Cairo to visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and depart home.
 
 
Package Details
Name: Desert Odyssey
Duration: 14 Days
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Highlights:
Western Desert - Bedouin Camp - Sinai  - Cairo - Bahariya Oasis - Black Desert - Farafra Oasis - Dakhla oasis - Kharga oasis - Baris Oasis - Luxor Valley Of the Kings - Hurghada - the Red Sea - Sharm el Sheikh - Sarabit el Khadem - Saint Catharine monastery - Mount Sinai - Dahab  - Great Pyramids of Giza - Sphinx

Short Itinerary:
Day 1  Arrive in Cairo, Transfer to Hotel (City Tour optional)
Day 2  Travel and tour Bahariya Oasis and Valley of the Golden Mummies. Sleep in Bawiti Hotel.
Day 3  Tour White Desert, Black Deserts, and Crystal Mountains.
          Drive to Farafra and explore Oasis, camp under the stars.
Day 4  Drive to Dakhla and explore the Oasis. Sleep at Bedouin camp.
Day 5  Head to Kharga. Tour the Oasis and sleep in Hotel.
Day 6  Travel to Luxor stopping at Baris Oasis and Dush Temple. Tour Luxor and sleep in Hotel.
Day 7  Visit Luxor sites and continue to Hurghada. Sleep in Hotel.
Day 8  Recreation and relaxation day in Hurghada. Sleep in Hotel.
Day 9  Ferry boat to Sharm El Sheikh. Drive to Sarabit El Khadem and camp in the desert.
Day 10 Visit Sarabit El Khadem, head to St. Catherine. Hike up Mount Sinai. Relax and sleep at local eco-lodge.
Day 11 Visit St. Catherine Monastery. Head down to Dahab and sleep overnight.
Day 12 Relaxation and recreation in Dahab.
Day 13 Head to Cairo, visit the pyramids and tour the city. Sleep in Hotel.
Day 14 Transfer to airport for departure.

Program Details:
Day 1

The trip starts from Cairo. Our representatives will welcome you in the airport throughout the whole day. Optional city tour if time allows.

 
Day 2

Our Western Desert journey begins. The Western Desert covers a total area of some 2.8 million square kilometers. Bahariya is the first Western Desert oasis town from the northern side of Egypt. We have tea in a tradition Bedouin house, and then explore the beautiful oasis. Visit the valley of the golden mummies, the newly discovered tombs in the desert and spend the night at hotel in Bawiti, Bahariya' only town.
Meals include: 1 breakfast

     
Day 3

Next destination is the White Desert. We explore the white desert and its surreal formations and then move on to Farafra Oasis. Farafra's old town is a neighborhood frozen in time, with its ancient arches and antique alleyways. We visit the local museum in the afternoon. Sleep overnight at a desert campsite and enjoy a traditional Bedouin dinner.
Meals include: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

 
Day 4

We reach Dakhla Oasis and visit the medieval town of Al Qasr with its distinctive architecture. In addition, visit the ethnological museum, a locally supported project. Sleep at the Bedouin desert camp under the stars.
Meals include: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

     
Day 5

We drive down to Kharga, the largest of the oasis towns and the hub of the southern desert district of El Wadi El Gedeed. Kharga has rich mix of culture and activities. It was founded by thirty families, over 2,300 years ago. On the outskirts of town lie the remains of the Temple of Hibis. There is also the captivating "Al Bagawat," an ancient Christian burial ground. Sleep at hotel.
Meals include: 1 breakfast

 
Day 6

We leave Kharga behind and arrive at the remote Baris Oasis and visit the Dush Temple with its surrounding sand dunes. We continue on to Luxor. Luxor needs no introduction; itís the home of the fabled Luxor temple and the Karnak Temple, Egyptís most spectacular temple complexes. The intensity of the ancient history in Luxor is unrivaled anywhere else in the world. Sleep at hotel.
Meals include: 1 breakfast

     
Day 7

We spend the day at Luxor and tour its magnificent sites, such as the Valley of the Kings on the west bank of the river Nile. We then continue to Hurghada. Sleep at hotel.
Meals include: 1 breakfast

 
Day 8

Hurghada is a thriving resort city on the shores of the Red Sea. Weíll have a chance to swim and relax on the stunning beaches Hurghada has to offer. Spend the night in a hotel there.
Meals include: 1 breakfast

     
Day 9

We embark on an early cruise to Sinai via the express ferryboat. We reach the famous resort town of Sharm el Sheikh, and travel to the remote mountain area of Sarabit el Khadem, stopping on the way for lunch in the desert. The newly restored Sarabit el Khadem is the only ancient Egyptian temple in Sinai. The area has a cluster of magnificent turquoise mining caves that were used in ancient times. We arrive in the afternoon and climb Sarabit Mountain and decent after sunset. We have dinner and camp for the night at the Bedouin village of Sarabit el Khadem.
Meals include: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

 
Day 10

We drive through Naqb Budra, passing through Wadi Maghara, which is a site of ancient pharaonic turquoise mines. We stop at Wadi Mukattab to see the ancient Nabataean inscriptions. We then drive through Wadi Feiran to the legendary Saint Catharine Monastery and Mount Sinai. We climb Mount Sinai around late afternoon to watch the spectacular sunset over the peninsula, those who do not wish to climb can rent camels for an extra fee to help them hike most of the trip or just rest at the local eco-lodge, which will also serve as the sleeping place after the descent.
Meals include: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

     
Day 11

We start the day by visiting the famous St. Catherine Monastery. We then head to Wadi Arada and trek through the Canyon of Arada. We have lunch at Wadi el Jibi followed by an off road drive to the small laid back coastal town of Dahab. Dahab has many attractions, such as diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, and Kitesurfing that you can enjoy for an extra fee. Alternatively, you can spend your time shopping at the local bazaars. Sleep at the hotel there.
Meals include: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

 
Day 12

We continue the following day in Dahab to relax on the pristine beaches or undertake some of the activities and/or shopping available. Optional safaris in the desert (such as the colored canyon) and camel rides will be available upon request. Sleep at hotel.
Meals include: 1 breakfast

     
Day 13

Drive to Cairo; visit the great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx and have some free time to tour in vibrant Cairo. (Early departures)

 
Day 14

Departure

     
Pricing:
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Notes:
Below is complete of what is generally included or excluded for this package
What's Included.....
  • Meet and Assist at the airport.
  • All transfers.
  • Baggage Transfers.
  • Deluxe A/C transportation throughout the cities.
  • All Hotels with minimum of Bed & Breakfast.
  • Hotel taxes and service.
  • Sightseeing with entry fees.
  • Services of an English Guide/Egyptologist
  • Lunches & dinners as indicated
  • Train tickets if mentioned
 
What's Excluded.....
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Entry Visa.
  • Gratuities.
  • Camera Fees.
  • Unmentioned Meals.
  • Drinks of any kind.
  • Any additional requests

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Christmas In Egypt 10 Yes Yes Yes         Yes     $1175
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Nile Discovery 8 Yes Yes Yes               $1344
Exotic Egypt 6 Yes         Yes         $817
Cairo & The Red Sea 7 Yes     Yes             $834
The Highlights of Egypt 5 Yes Yes                 $800
Best of Upper Egypt 7 Yes Yes Yes               $502
Egypt In Depth 21 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes $1921
Sand Sea Passage 12 Yes Yes             Yes   $1320
Turquoise Trail 6             Yes   Yes Yes $660
Rahala's Path 10 Yes Yes             Yes   $1100
Fishing Hurghada 8 Yes     Yes             $810
Western Desert 7 Yes               Yes   $770
White Escapade 3 Yes               Yes   $330
Desert Odyssey 14 Yes Yes   Yes Yes   Yes   Yes   N/A
Fishing Lake Nasser 8 Yes   Yes             Yes N/A
Felucca Crossing 11 Yes Yes Yes             Yes N/A
Kite Runner 9       Yes             N/A
Pursuit Of Cleopatra                       N/A
Red Sea Adventure                       N/A
 

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