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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.

Departures

November - February

Days 8 Nights / 9 Days
From Cairo to Cairo
Tour Departures

15 Dec 2024 to 23 Dec 2024

Tour Cost

INR 98,000 + USD 1750

Includes
  • Airfare (International & Internal)
  • Visa charges
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • All specified Sightseeing as per Mentioned in the above Itinerary
  • Travel Insurance below 70 years the only (difference would be separate for 71 + yrs)
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Excludes
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Any extra charges where an applicant can be called for a Visa Interview
  • 5% GST + TCS (as applicable)
  • Everything not mentioned in the ‘Includes’ section
Direct Joining Cost

Will be updated soon

Night Stay

Alexandria (1N) | Cairo (3N) | Aswan (1N) | Nile Cruise (3N)

Booking Procedure

Step 1 -  Advance of INR 45,000 + USD 500 +5% GST + TCS (as applicable) together with a copy of your passport and Pan Card, at the time of booking.
Step 2 -  1st Instalment of USD 1000 + 5% GST + TCS (as applicable), 60 days before the tour departure date.
Step 3 - The balance payment of INR + USD + 5% GST + TCS (as applicable) along with the visa fee has to be paid at least 45 days before the tour departure.
*Tour cost is subject to change at the time of booking & itinerary is subject to change before departure

Cancellation Policies

Under any other circumstances other than government or flight restrictions, the following charges will be considered as a cancellation fee.
**90 - 60 Days before the tour departure / before the issuance of the visa 100% of the advance and the first installment.
59 - 45 days before the tour departure / after the issuance of the visa, 50% of the total tour cost.
Less than 45 days until before the tour departure 100% of the total tour cost

**This clause is applicable even before this period if the flight tickets are issued.

Note for Solo Travellers:
In the event of us not being able to find a partner for you, we shall bear half of your single occupancy cost.
  • Cairo - Alexandria

    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.

  • Alexandria - Cairo

    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.

  • Giza - Cairo - Aswan

    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.

  • Nile Cruise

    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.

  • Cruise

    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.

  • Cruise

    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.

  • West Bank - Luxor - Cairo

    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.

  • Suez Canal

    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.

  • Cairo - Mumbai

    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.

DOCUMENTS

1. PASSPORT
- Original Current Passport valid and Latest old passport (If Available)
- Passport Copies along with all used pages.
- Passport Validity: 03 or more months valid after the scheduled return

2. PHOTOGRAPH
- 3 recent photographs, size 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm, new clicked, white background, matt finish, 80% of the face of the area should be covered, ears visible, without specs

3. ORIGINAL BANK STATEMENT
- From the last 3 months to till current date of the passbook all filed pages are Xerox copies with the first page of the passbook.
- Original Bank stamp & signature are compulsory on each page.
- The closing Balance should be a minimum of INR 2,00,000/- Per Person.
- On A4 size Paper.

4. FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS
- Personal - 3 Years ITR Paper/Form 16. – (23-24, 22-23, 21-22)

5. EMPLOYMENT DOCUMENTS

a) If you are employed:
- Pay slips for the last three months,
- Employment Contract,
- Employers’ Statement on approval for holidays (NOC - Leave Sanction letter from applicant’s company).


b) If you are a company owner or self-employed:
- Certificate of registration of the company,
- GST Registration,
- Indian income tax return (ITR) acknowledgment for the last Three assessment years OR Form 16,
- Applicant’s company bank statements for the last 3 months stamped by the bank.


c) If you are retired:
- Pension statements for the last three months,
- Proof of regular income generated by ownership of property or business and Applicant’s bank statements for the last 3 months stamped by the bank.


d) If you are unemployed:
- Applicant’s bank statements for the last 3 months stamped by the bank.


6. AADHAR CARD & PAN CARD


7. VACCINATION CERTIFICATE


EXTRA DOCUMENTS:
1. If the applicant is Divorced needs a Divorce paper copy.
2. If the applicant Widow/Widower, then the spouse’s death certificate copy.
3. If a person traveling alone sponsor documents are required – If the sponsor is a son/daughter: Financial Documents, working salary slips, Sponsorship Letter & sponsor passport
copy.
4. A Marriage Certificate is required if the Spouse's name is not added to the passport.
5. Additional documents for applications of minor applicants:
- The application form and both declarations - have to be signed by both parents.
- Birth certificate.
- A passport copy (biometric and address page) of the applicant’s mother having custody/guardianship of the applicant.
- A Passport copy (biometric and address page) of the applicant’s father having custody/guardianship of the applicant.
- If one or both parents are not submitting the visa application with the child: a copy of the visa of that parent.
- If only one parent applies: Proof of single custody of that parent either by submittal of the court ruling or submittal of the death certificate of the deceased parent Or
- (if both parents have shared custody) submittal of written and signed authorization letter of the parent non-present with passport copy (biometric and address page) – both
certified by a public notary.
- If the minor travels alone (without parents), written consent, certified by a public notary, of both parents or guardians having custody or guardianship of the minor;

NOTE:
- All documents should be A4 size paper & documents should be clear & visible.
- A document photocopy or photo from a mobile device will not be accepted.

VISA PROCESSING TIME: Minimum 10 Working Days (Saturday, Sunday & National Holidays – EMBASSY/CONSULATE/VFS CLOSED)

IMPORTANT: The Embassy reserves the right to request additional information/documentation and, if deemed necessary, to interview the applicant.

VISA NOTE:
Our management team will do its best to ensure you acquire your visa in time. Still, we hold no responsibility if your visa application gets rejected or is kept on hold till departure,
resulting in the cancellation of your tour due to any unforeseen circumstances.
In this case:
- The tour cost will be non-refundable and cancellation charges will be applicable.
- Additional costs for re-application of visa and consulate visits outside Mumbai will be charged.
- Additional costs will be charged for changes in the tour itinerary due to visa issues.

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