The land located in the northeastern corner of Africa, is one of the most Ancient Civilizations and is so much more than just the Pyramids. Five nights on the river Nile gives you a complete experience of the region. Observing the busy Suez Canal through the city of Ismailia is very exciting.
November - February
|8 Nights / 9 Days
|Cairo to Cairo
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|Direct Joining Cost
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Alexandria (1N) | Cairo (3N) | Aswan (1N) | Nile Cruise (3N)
Step 1 - Advance of INR 45,000 + USD 500 + 5% GST + 5% TCS together with a copy of your passport and Pan Card, at the time of booking.
Under any other circumstances other than government or flight restrictions, the following charges will be considered as a cancellation fee.
**This clause is applicable even before this period if the flight tickets are issued.
In view of the recent announcement by the Government in the budget session 2023, a 20 % TCS fee will be charged on the actual tour cost for all outbound tourists commencing October onwards. The tourist can claim a tax credit for the paid TCS.
We will arrive in Cairo on an Egypt Air flight from Mumbai early in the morning. After immigrations we will be met with the local tour guide and drive up to the ancient Mediterranean city of Alexandria. The city boasts of having one of the longest marine front in the world. After lunch and check in we will have time to rest before we head out to visit the Montazah Garden and Qaitbay citadel (from Out Side). Dinner is included & overnight stay in the hotel.
After breakfast, we will visit the city famous for its Great Library, which was one of the biggest in the ancient world. The once burned-down library is now completely restored and one of the wonders of Egypt. We will also visit the Catacombs before getting on the highway to Cairo. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Cairo.
After an early breakfast we would head to the Pyramids area. We do not recommend entering the Pyramid, but you would have enough time to do so (optional). As we depart from the Pyramids, we will see the Sphinx, a famous structure with a man's face and a lion's body, we will also visit the Valley Temple. In the evening, we will drive to Cairo airport to board our flight to Aswan, Egypt's southernmost city on the Nile. Stay the night in Aswan. Dinner will be early as there is an early morning wake up next day.
We will leave check out at 0400 hours today to visit Abu Simbel, Egypt's largest ancient temple complex. The sun shines particularly well in the morning on the giant sitting statues of Abu Simbel. A box breakfast will be provided. Abu Simbel is located on Lake Nasser, which was formed as a result of the construction of the Aswan High Dam. Abu Simbel was transported piece by piece from its original location, which was to drown in the lake. We'll check in later on the Nile cruise for lunch and head to Nubian Village and later to Aswan souq. Dinner and overnight on board.
After a leisure breakfast we would have time to visit both the High Dam and the Island Temple of Philae in a sail boat. Head back to the cruise for lunch and later view Aswan as we sail on with the stream. The Nile here from South to North and therefore Upper Egypt is considered the South and vice versa. The ancient Egyptians worshipped the Nile and elements of nature. The twin temple of Kom Ombo built somewhere between 150 - 85 BC is special and only one of its kind as the Northern face of it is dedicated to the worship of the crocodile, god Sobek, the god of fertility and creation. The southern face is dedicated to the falcon god and everything along the axis is perfectly symmetrical. The temple looks particularly beautiful in the night. The sailing continues through the night as the cruise sails for its next stop, the town of Edfu.
Early in the morning we will disembark from the cruise and head out to visit the temple of Edfu. The distance of around 5 kms from the West Bank of the Nile to the temple complex. We will get back to the cruise for breakfast and the most beautiful part of our sailing as we head to Luxor. The Esna lock will be our next halt as the cruise slowly passes through the lock which makes sure the dip in the water level at Esna is taken care of. Many local sellers of artefacts will approach the cruise from the water in their small boats.
The sundeck is the best place to take in the views of the surrounding fields and villages that pass as we sail towards Luxor and anchor at around 1600 hours. In the evening visit the magnificent temple of Karnak located in Luxor, where we will be entertained with the light and sound show & after that we visit Luxor Souq. Dinner and overnight on board.
After breakfast, we will travel to the east bank, which is home to one of the largest collections of ancient artefacts in the entire world. The Valley of the Kings is enchanting; this is where you will witness a real tomb without being destroyed like the Pyramid. Later we will see amazing Colossi of Memnon and head to the Luxor airport to board the flight to Cairo. After a scrumptious dinner overnight stay in the hotel.
In the morning we will depart for Ismailia to visit the most iconic Suez Canal. When the revolution harmed the tourism business, the canal essentially prevented the nation from entering an economic depression. We will cross the Suez Canal by a local boat (on availability – As it is subject to permissions by Canal Authority). There is always the option of looking at Egypt’s biggest revenue generator from a distance as we enjoy lunch from a hotel built close to the Canal. Later on, we will visit Papyrus centers in Giza, Dinner and overnight stay in Cairo.
After breakfast, visit the Cairo Museum, otherwise known as the Egyptian Museum. The Cairo Museum has the greatest collection of pharaonic antiquities in the entire world, including the gold found from the Tutankhamun tomb. Post lunch we will drive to the Cairo airport to board our flight to India.
Egypt is a lot more than just the Pyramids and its ancient temples. Our itinerary consciously aims in exploring the other aspects of Egypt, including the Suez Canal and the River Nile.
The highlight of the trip is the 5 nights stay on the river Nile. The stay is divided into two parts, 3 nights in the 5-star cruise and 2 nights in an Aswan Hotel.
Crossing the Suez Canal with a local ferry is based on security checks. Since the Canal is a highly guarded area we are able to see it from a distance from the hotel where we have lunch.
Egypt is very safe to travel. There might be some random checks on the road while you sit in the coach otherwise there won’t be any stoppages.
All the monuments and temples need a considerable amount of walking. A daily walk of around 2 kms is average on the tour.
1. Original Current Passport valid (for 6 months) and Latest old passport (If Available)
2. 3 recent (New Clicked) photographs (not older than three months), Size 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm, white background, Mat finish, (80% of the area should be covered by the face with the ears clearly visible)
3. Completely filled form signed by the applicant.
4. Covering Letter addressed “To, Consulate General of Egypt, Mumbai”
5. Original bank statement from last 6 months to till current date or passbook Xerox copies with first page of passbook and original bank seal compulsory. (Closing Balance should be minimum INR 1,00,000 - 1,50,000/- Per Person)
6. If Employed: Leave letter / No-Objection Certificate on company letterhead & 03 Months Salary Slip or Employment Contract.
7. 3 Years IT Paper/Form 16.
8. If Self Employed: Visiting Card & Business letterhead for covering letter purpose. Company Registration copy / Partnership Deed / Company Memorandum. Company Bank Statement Last 6 Month, 3yrs IT Paper.
9. If Student: College ID copy and No-Objection Certificate / Bonafied Certificate.
10. If Applicant is retired: Retirement Proof.
11. For out Station Passport: 02 address proofs like Aadhar card, Electricity Bill, MTNL Bill.
12. Applicant if Divorced then need Divorce paper’s copy and if Widow/Widower then spouse’s death certificate copy.
13. Marriage Certificate if Spouse name is not added on passport.
14. If Widow person traveling alone sponsor documents required – If sponsor is son / daughter : Financial Documents, if working salary slips, Sponsorship Letter & sponsor passport copy.
Note: The Embassy reserves the right to request additional information/documentation and, if deemed necessary, to interview the applicant.