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TOUR NAME:ESSENTIAL EGYPT
TOUR DAYS:8 Days / 7 Nights Tour Programme

Note: All prices are in USD
 
Superior
   
20 Sep 09 - 30 April 10 (Except Peak)
Per person on Twin sharing basis: $1091 USD
Single person travelling alone: $1493 USD
10 Dec 09 - 06 Jan 10 (Xmas)
Per person on Twin sharing basis: $1139 USD
Single person travelling alone: $1546 USD
25 Mar 10 - 11 Apr 10 (Easter)
Per person on Twin sharing basis: $1139 USD
Single person travelling alone: $1546 USD
01 May 10 - 20 Sep 10 (Except Peak)
Per person on Twin sharing basis: $1139 USD
Single person travelling alone: $1546 USD
 
Deluxe
   
20 Sep 09 - 30 April 10 (Except Peak)
Per person on Twin sharing basis: $1379 USD
Single person travelling alone: $1847 USD
10 Dec 09 - 06 Jan 10 (Xmas)
Per person on Twin sharing basis: $2255 USD
Single person travelling alone: $3043 USD
25 Mar 10 - 11 Apr 10 (Easter)
Per person on Twin sharing basis: $1803 USD
Single person travelling alone: $2532 USD
01 May 10 - 20 Sep 10 (Except Peak)
Per person on Twin sharing basis: $1111 USD
Single person travelling alone: $1418 USD
01 July 10 - 31 Aug 10
Per person on Twin sharing basis: $1176 USD
Single person travelling alone: $1528 USD
 
Luxury
   
20 Sep 09 - 30 April 10 (Except Peak)
Per person on Twin sharing basis: $2219 USD
Single person travelling alone: $3443 USD
10 Dec 09 - 06 Jan 10 (Xmas)
Per person on Twin sharing basis: $2588 USD
Single person travelling alone: $3891 USD
25 Mar 10 - 11 Apr 10 (Easter)
Per person on Twin sharing basis: $2588 USD
Single person travelling alone: $3891 USD
01 May 10 - 20 Sep 10 (Except Peak)
Per person on Twin sharing basis: $1618 USD
Single person travelling alone: $2470 USD
01 July 10 - 31 Aug 10
Per person on Twin sharing basis: $1675 USD
Single person travelling alone: $2584 USD
 
PRICE INFO:

- The above quote is subject to change with a proviso that incase of hike in price of fuel/tax, the given quote may vary accordingly.
 
TOUR LODGING INFO:07 Nights Accomodation

Accommodation will be provided on room with daily buffet breakfast basis. For Lunch and dinner there would be an additional supplement. An extra bed will be provided in the triple room for third person, sharing the same room. The extra bed is often a folding bed, much inferior to the existing twin/double bed. A hotel list is as follows: --

PLACE COVERED NIGHTS SUPERIOR HOTELS DELUXE HOTELS LUXURY HOTELS
Cairo - Pyramids Area 02 Nights Hotel Oasis Giza Ramses Hilton Hotel Sofitel Gezirah Hotel
Aswan – Luxor Cruise 04 Nights PNC Admiral Nile Cruise TiYi or TuYa Nile Cruise Oberoi Philae Cruise
Cairo 01 Nights Hotel Oasis Giza Ramses Hilton Hotel Sofitel Gezirah Hotel
TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Acommodation on twin sharing basis at listed hotels or similar.
Daily Buffet Breakfast.
All three meals included during four nights cruise.
Tours from cruise ship on group basis as per cruise itinerary.
Meet & Greet at Cairo airport by Representative.
Arrival & Departure transfers; all sightseeing tours as stated below
Transportation in private AC chauffeur driven car
Service of one English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours.
Domestic Air Fare for Cairo – Aswan & Luxor - Cairo.
Entrances at all sight seeing spots.
All applicable taxes.

TOUR PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Meals at hotels except those listed in above inclusions.
Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry, telephones, drinks etc.
Optional tours.
International Flight charges if any.
Obligatory Gala dinner during Christmas, New Year, Easter etc
Visas

TOUR LODGING MEALS:

Meals are not included except for those mentioned in the programme.

OPTIONAL TOURS BASED ON MIN OF 2 PEOPLE:

Sound and Light show at the Pyramids - $ 58.00 per person
Excursion to Abu Simbel by air – $ 275.00 per person by Egypt Air from Aswan
Full day Alexandria Excursion with Lunch – $ 180.00 per person
Hot Air ballooning in Luxor – $ 190.00 per person
TOUR ITINERARY:
DAY 1: CAIRO
Arrival at Cairo airport, where our representative will be waiting for you. He will then meet and assist you through airport formalities and escort you to your hotel in Cairo, situated at the pyramids' area. Check in and overnight at hotel in Cairo.

DAY 2: CAIRO
Today we visit the great Pyramids of Giza and their guardian Sphinx and then head to the Cairo Museum. Overnight at hotel in Cairo.Optional - After dinner on your own, return to Giza for a spectacular Sound & Light show. Nothing compares to seeing the Pyramids and the Sphinx illuminated at night; the visual effects as well as dramatic commentary make for an unforgettable evening. Overnight at hotel in Cairo.

DAY 3: CAIRO + ASWAN (Cruise)
This morning we are transferred to Cairo Airport for our flight to Aswan. Optional - connect with flight to Abu Simbel for half day sight seeing and flight back to Aswan. Then we will be escorted to embark on the Nile cruise ship-our floating hotel for the next five days. After lunch, we sail by 'felucca' a traditional Nile sailing boat, to view Kitcheners Island and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Overnight in Aswan. Optional: Abu Simbel excursion in the morning

DAY 4: ASWAN - KOMOMBO – EDFU (Cruise)
Today we visit the impressive Aswan High Dam and its huge lake, and the Temple of Philae. Then we cruise to Kom Ombo to visit the Temple shared by the Gods Sobek & Haroeris. Tonight we enjoy a special costume party featuring Native Egyptian and pharaonic style. Overnight in Edfu.

DAY 5: EDFU - ESNA – LUXOR (Cruise)
This morning we explore the Temple of Horus, the falcon god. Then we sail to Esna and continue sailing to Luxor. Overnight in Luxor. DAY 6: LUXOR (Cruise)
Optional - Hot air ballooning over the valley at the Sunrise. Today we explore the Necropolis of Thebes, the wondrous Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut’s Temple, and the Colossi of Memnon. In the evening, we visit the Karnak and Luxor Temple. Overnight in Luxor.

DAY 7: LUXOR (Cruise)
Today we will be transferred to Luxor airport for our flight back to Cairo where we will be met and escorted to the hotel. The balance of the day is free for shopping. Optional - This morning travel to Alexandria, Egypt's second largest city and main port, for a full-day tour. Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC. Explore the well-preserved ruins of the Roman amphitheater and Alexandria Library. After lunch at a local restaurant, see the Fort of Qaitbey from the outside. Overnight at hotel in Cairo.

DAY 8: CAIRO
Transfer from the hotel to Cairo airport for final departure

TOUR CANCELLATION POLICY:
You may cancel your booking at any time prior to commencement of the tour by notifying us in writing, which must be signed by the person that signed the Reservation Form. If you cancel on or before 30 days before the first day of the tour, we will retain your deposit to cover our costs. In addition, if the cancellation notification is received less than 30 days prior to the first day of the tour, additional cancellation charges shall be as follows:

Amount of Cancellation Charges:

45-30 Days before the first day of the tour - 50%
29-15 Days before the first day of the tour - 75%
Less than 14 Days before arrival 100%
(Cancellation conditions for Maldives may differ)

CHANGES BY YOU:
If you request any changes to your travel arrangements once we have confirmed a booking, all out of pocket charges, including charges imposed by our suppliers, will be payable by you, plus an amendment fee of $50.00 per revision per booking. If after the commencement of your tour you request any changes to your travel arrangements, we will do our best to implement them, but we cannot guarantee that it will be possible. In the event of such change(s) being made, you will be liable for any cancellation charges that may be levied for the previously booked service and for any costs incurred by us and our suppliers in attempting to secure any revised arrangements. Any name changes must be provided to us in writing and are subject to any airline fees or penalties.

HOW TO BOOK:
If you are happy with the arrangements outlined within this itinerary and would like to book, please forward your completed booking form and the deposit. If you would like to revise the itinerary, feel free to contact us and we can prepare another version which will hopefully match your requirements. The deposit is 25% of the total cost, plus any applicable insurance premiums and can be paid by cheque, bank transfer or credit / debit card.

PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD:
Please note, we do not charge a credit card fee on deposits, however, a credit card fee is charged on the balance of the price of your current trip or if full payment is made. Credit card fees are detailed within the enclosed information booklet. Please note we charge a credit card fee due to the high fees charged to tour operators by the credit card companies. We have chosen to make this transparent rather than including it within the trip price. You may therefore wish to pay the balance by bank transfer, debit card or personal cheque.