The Treasures of Egypt

12 Days
Cairo to Cairo
From (GBP)
£ 5,285
Dates & Pricing

2020 Cairo > Cairo

Tour Map
Tour Code:
DMEE
Duration:
12 days
Departure City:
Cairo
Return City:
Cairo

Selected Itinerary

ken Garrett

National Geographic Photographer, Kenneth Garrett

Departure dates: January 24, 2020 & October 30, 2020 

National Geographic photographer Ken Garrett specializes in documenting ancient civilizations, archaeology, and human evolution.With an academic background in anthropology and investigative inquiry, Ken’s work gradually focused on his passion for the Origin of Civilization.

In a career spanning over 40 years, Ken Garrett has photographed more than 60 feature stories for National Geographic and National Geographic Traveler magazines, and has been involved with multiple National Geographic books and museum exhibits. Ken’s work in Egypt started in 1994 with a National Geographic magazine feature story on Egypt’s Old Kingdom, followed by a major piece on the Valley of the Kings. Once established in Egypt, Ken went on to photograph 14 stories on new discoveries related to ancient Egypt, from predynastic to the times of Cleopatra.

Some six book projects in Egypt were highlighted by “Egypt of the Pharaohs” and "The King Tut Exhibit Catalog," which was a huge success worldwide. Garrett’s work with Tutankhamun continued with the CT Scan of Tut and the DNA of the Tutankhamun Family, and more recently, the ongoing search for Queen Nefertiti has kept Ken busy until the present. 

12 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Giza (Cairo)

    Fly from London Heathrow. Regional airports available on request. Your journey into wonder begins in Giza with a three-night Special Stay. Soak up the magnificent views of the Great Pyramids from the balcony of your contemporary suite in this palatial 5-star setting. Set amongst 16 hectares of gardens, it boasts the perfect mix of ancient heritage and 21st century comfort and style.

  2. Day 2 - Giza

    Sundowners

    Enjoy drinks and canapés as the sun sets over the awe-inspiring Pyramids

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Giza

    Be awed by the sheer magnitude of the Pyramids and visit the Solar Boat Museum housing the restored cedar wood barge dating back to 2500BC before marvelling at the 20 metre limestone monolith of the Sphinx. This evening watch the laser light display and entertaining show at the Pyramids.

    Be awed by the sheer magnitude of the Pyramids and visit the Solar Boat Museum housing the restored cedar wood barge dating back to 2500BC before marvelling at the 20 metre limestone monolith of the Sphinx. This evening watch the laser light display and entertaining show at the Pyramids.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  4. Day 4 - Giza > Luxor

    Fly to Luxor and relax in the beautiful gardens of your hotel, your Special Stay for tonight. Discover the antiquities housed in the Luxor Museum followed by a walk through the colourful local markets.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Luxor > Nile Cruise

    Optional Balloon Flight - Choose to add an optional hot air balloon flight for a fascinating bird’s-eye view of the ancient sites. Additional cost, please book on tour.

    Cross to the West Bank of the Nile and be astounded by the well-preserved, colourful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. See the impressive monument to Queen Hatshepsut, then admire the well-preserved temple of Ramses III. Return to Luxor and embark on your luxurious private charter on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III and settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. Late afternoon tour the vast open-air temple complex of Karnak, and be awed by the enormity of the pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall.

    Sundowners

    Raise your glass and toast the start of your Nile cruise with drinks and canapés.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Nile Cruise

    Today travel to Dendera. Marvel at the vibrant colours of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of Hathor’s temple before returning to Luxor and visiting the impressive Luxor temple. This evening’s entertainment will delight with the colours of the whirling dervishes and the mesmerising moves of a Nubian dancing performance.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Nile Cruise

    Follow the course of the ancient Pharaohs’ processions along the Nile as you cruise south where villages and majestic temples line the banks of the river against the backdrop of the desert. This afternoon explore Kom Ombo temple, perched high on the east bank and dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god.
    A fun night awaits on board with a lively and colourful Galabeyya party with Egyptian delicacies,
    music and dancing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Nile Cruise

    Cruise south to reach charming Aswan, the home of the Nubian people. Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, then visit the stone quarries to learn about ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. A leisurely afternoon awaits as you savour your last moments on board and take a felucca cruise on the Nile. Tonight join the Captain and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Nile Cruise > Aswan

    Freechoice

    Visit a traditional Nubian village or take a motorboat to the upper reaches of the Nile. Alternatively, discover the vibrant botanical gardens.

    Be ensconced in luxury during your Special Stay, admire the sweeping views over the Nile from the comfort of your balcony.

    Enrich

    Discover the history and famous faces of the hotel before picturing yourself as Agatha Christie, pen in hand, as you enjoy pre dinner drinks at The Terrace, followed by an elegant dinner at restaurant 1902

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Aswan > Cairo

    Fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments, the enormous World Heritage-listed temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Later, fly to bustling Cairo for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  11. Day 11 - Cairo

    Discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb and a selection of Royal Mummies.

    Freechoice

    Discover Islamic Cairo or explore Old Cairo. Alternatively, visit the ancient site of Saqqara.

    This evening join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Cairo > UK

    Say farewell as you transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to the UK.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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