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9 Day Budget Special

Outlined Itinerary

Too often budget travellers are overlooked by tour companies and this means that this type of traveller is often left to fend for themselves. This can cause problems as they soon become a target for those who would rip them off and sell them something which is not of a decent standard. This is why we, at Oriental Tours Egypt, have decided to include a budget package in our collection, allowing the budget traveller to have everything arranged for them before they set off for Egypt. This tour package also allows for visits to Kom Ombo and Edfu without having to book a Nile cruise: perfect for those who wish to keep their costs as low as possible.

Day By Day:
 • Day 1: Arrive Cairo
 • Day 2: Cairo
 • Day 3: Cairo
 • Day 4: Luxor
 • Day 5: Luxor
 • Day 6: Aswan
 • Day 7: Aswan
 • Day 8: Cairo
 • Day 9: Departure

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Inclusions

• 3 night’s accommodation in a Cairo budget hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
• 2 night’s accommodation in a Luxor budget hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
• 1 night’s accommodation in a Aswan budget hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
• 2 night’s in an overnight train (NOT a sleeper train)
• All relevant transfers
• Entrance fees for all sites mentioned in the package
• English speaking Egyptologist guides at all mentioned visits
• Private air conditioned vehicles for all transportation
• Luggage handling at airports and hotels
• Assistance upon arrival and at departure
• All applicable taxes

Exclusions

• Entry Visa
• Tipping
• Any personal costs (laundry, mini-bar, telephone, etc.)

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From

785

Per person

  • Trip Duration :

    8 nights/9 days

  • Trip runs :

    Everyday

  • Trip Size :

    2 people minimum

  • Pick-up Location :

    Cairo

  • Return To :

    Cairo

Detailed Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Cairo

    Ahlan wasahlan bekom fi Masr: Arde El Farahnah (Welcome to Egypt: the Land of the Pharaohs). Once you have arrived at the Arrivals Hall, after your short bus trip from your aeroplane, you will be welcomed by our Oriental Tours representative, who will be standing inside the doors holding a board showing your name. He will then help you purchase your visa (if applicable), get your currency exchanged to Egyptian Pounds (known as LE, which is short for Livre Égyptienne), and then take you through Passport Control. From here he will assist you with collecting your luggage, before escorting you to our waiting, air-conditioned, vehicle outside. You will then be taken to your hotel, with our representative explaining details of your package to you, en route, as well as answering any questions you may have. Upon arrival at your hotel he will assist you with check in, continue answering any questions from you.

    The rest of the day is free time for you, allowing you to relax and freshen-up after your flight, but should you wish an optional extra, such as a trip to the Giza Pyramids Sound and Light show or a River Nile dinner cruise, please feel free to ask our representative to arrange this for you.

    Overnight in your hotel in Cairo (X)

  2. Day 2: Cairo

    Once you have had your breakfast your guide will meet you and take you on a full day tour of Cairo. First of all you will be taken to Giza to see the world famous pyramids and sphinx. You will gaze in awe at the magnificent Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops): the last of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids of Khafre (Chephren), and Menkaure (Mycerinos), and then gaze in delight at the spectacle of the supreme Sphinx.

    From here you will be taken to the town of Mit Rahina, once known as Memphis and the capital of ancient Egypt, stopping for lunch (optional) on the way. The museum here houses many large artefacts, all situated in a wonderful garden, as well as the Colossi of Ramses II inside the museum building.

    At the end of this interesting day you will be driven back to your Cairo hotel. (B)

    Optional extras:
    During the tour:
    Entrance to the Great Pyramid of Khufu
    Entrance to the Pyramid of Khafre or Menkaure (only one is open at any given time)
    The Solar Boat Museum

    In the evening:
    Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show
    River Nile dinner cruise
    River Nile felucca trip
    Cairo Tower dinner and city views

  3. Day 3: Cairo

    Once you have had your breakfast your guide will meet you and take you on a full day tour of Cairo. First of all you will be taken to the Egyptian Museum (or as it is officially known: The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities!). Marvel at the thousands of artefacts from Egypt’s almost eternal history, 160,000 items spread out over 107 rooms, and then be prepared for your face to face encounter with the golden Death Mask of Tutankhamun.

    A quick break for lunch (optional) and you will then be taken to the Citadel of Saladin, built on Cairo’s highest point: Mokattam Hill. Saladin erected the Citadel to protect Cairo, from the crusaders, between 1176 and 1183 CE and nowadays it houses 3 mosques (the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, the Al-Nasir Muhammad Qala'un Mosque, and the Mosque of Suleyman Pasha), 4 museums (Al-Gawhara Palace Museum, the Carriage Museum, the Egyptian Military Museum, and the Egyptian Police Museum), fortifications, walkways and a cafeteria.

    Once the tour is completed you will be taken to Ramses Railway Station to board your evening train to Luxor (not the sleeper train): the journey takes, on average, about 10 hours. Soon it will be adieu to Cairo as you continue your adventure in Upper Egypt. (B)

    Optional extras:
    During the tour:
    Entrance to the Royal Mummies Room

  4. Day 4: Luxor

    Once you have arrived at Luxor Railway Station our representative will assist you with your luggage and then transfer you, in our air-conditioned vehicle, to your hotel in Luxor. After you have checked-in your guide will meet you and then take you on a tour of Luxor’s famous two temples: Karnak (the world’s largest religious site) and Luxor. Marvel at the immense columns in Karnak Temple’s Hypostyle Hall, as well as getting to see various obelisks, statues, more columns, and various artefacts that were primarily dedicated to the god Amun, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu. Next you will visit the smaller, in size but not in spectacle, Luxor Temple. Mainly added to by Ramses II it is now missing one of its obelisks, which can be seen in the Place de la Concorde in Paris: swapped for a clock (in the Mohammed Ali Mosque at Saladin’s Citadel) which has never worked. This temple also boasts many columns, statues and various artefacts.

    Once this tour is complete you will be driven back to your Luxor hotel, though you may wish to take one of our optional extras.

    Optional extras:
    Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show
    Luxor Museum
    Mummification Museum
    Felucca trip including visit to Banana Island

  5. Day 5: Luxor

    Once you have had your breakfast your guide will meet you and take you, in our air-conditioned vehicle, on a tour of Luxor’s West Bank; the ancient Theban necropolis. Here you will get to visit the Valley of the Kings, where you can explore 3 tombs (the Tomb of Tutankhamen is an extra cost); the magnificent Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahri; the workers village at Deir El Medina; and finally, the remains of the Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III: the Colossi of Memnon.

    After this you will be driven back to your hotel, where you have the option to either relax for the rest of the day, or take one of our optional extras. (B)

    Optional extras:
    Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show
    Luxor Museum
    Mummification Museum
    Felucca trip including visit to Banana Island
    Hot Air balloon trip (Early morning only)

  6. Day 6: Aswan

    Once you have had your breakfast your guide will meet you, assist in your checking out of the hotel, put your luggage into our air-conditioned vehicle, and then take you on a full day’s drive to Aswan, stopping along the way to visit two of Egypt’s most famous temples. This journey takes, on average, approximately 7-8 hours.

    First stop is at Edfu where you will visit the Temple of Horus, which is one of the best preserved temples in the whole country.  Dedicated to the god Horus, it was built between 237BCE and 57BCE, during the Greek (Ptolemaic) Period; it actually sits on the remains of previous temples that had been built here.The reliefs on the walls tell the story of Horus taking out his revenge on Seth, for the murder of his father; Osiris, and give a fantastic insight into ancient Egyptian religion. An enormous 10 foot tall  statue of Horus, the falcon god, stands at the entrance of the main temple building, and there are also a granite shrine to Nektanebo (360-342BCE) , the remains of a mamissi (birth-house), and the base of a pylon that once belonged to a Rameses II temple.The Temple of Horus is also the second largest temple in Egypt: Karnak being the largest!

    The second stop allows you to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, which is very unusual as it is dedicated to two gods: Sobek and Haroeris (the Greek name for the Egyptian god 'Herwer', which translates into 'Great Horus' or 'Horus the Elder'). It is built symmetrically, with two entrances, two sanctuaries, and a clear division that separates the temple into one half Sobek and one half Haroeris. It is a Ptolemaic temple, built between the reigns of Ptolemy VI (Philometor) and Ptolemy XII (Neos Dionysos) with sandstone from the nearby Gebel El Silsila quarries. The forecourt and outer corridor were added during the Roman Period.

    From here you will continue on to Aswan, where your guide will assist you with your luggage and also with check in. The remainder of the day will be free to do as you wish: relax, or take one of our optional extras. (B)

    Optional extras:
    Philae Temples Sound and Light Show
    The Unfinished Obelisk
    Nubian Museum
    Felucca trip around Elephantine Island

  7. Day 7: Aswan

    This morning you will have a very early start, which means you will be supplied with a breakfast box as you will be leaving the hotel before breakfasts are served. Around 0330-0400 your guide will meet you and escort you, in our air-conditioned vehicle, to the site of Abu Simbel. Situated approximately 285 kilometres south of Aswan, including crossing the Tropic of Cancer, these two world famous temples are absolutely amazing. Built by Ramses II in honour of himself (the ultimate egotist?) and his favourite wife, Nefertari, these rock cut temples were moved, in 1968, to escape the encroaching waters of the newly formed Lake Nasser. After your visit here you will be driven back to Aswan, stopping along the way to visit the Aswan High Dam, which created the world’s largest fresh-water lake, Lake Nasser, once it was completed. You will then be taken on a short motorboat trip to Agilkia Island, home of the Temples of Philae since their previous location was flooded due to the creation of Lake Nasser.

    Once the tour is completed you will be taken to Aswan Railway Station to board your evening train (not the sleeper train) back to Cairo: the journey takes, on average, about 14 hours. (B)

  8. Day 8: Cairo

    Once you have arrived at Ramses Railway Station our representative will assist you with your luggage and then transfer you, in our air-conditioned vehicle, to your hotel in Cairo. Once you have booked-in your guide will meet you and take you on a full day tour. First of all you will be taken, in our air-conditioned vehicle, to Sakkara, site of the world’s first ever pyramid: Djoser’s Step Pyramid, designed by the famous Imhotep: a genius of a man who was also one of the first ever medical practitioners and NOT the evil Mummy as Hollywood likes to portray.

    You will then be driven to Dashur, with an optional stop for lunch en route. First of all you will get to visit the Red Pyramid, also known as the Northern Pyramid, believed to have been built by the Pharaoh Snefru. It was the world’s first “true” pyramid, meaning it was designed as a smooth sided structure, not converted from a step pyramid. Access into this pyramid is free, though it does mean negotiating a very steep interior slope: well worth it for the views inside! From here you will be taken the short distance to see Snefru’s famous “Bent Pyramid”, so named due to the change in angle that was forced upon the builders due to the pyramid being built on soft sand, which caused it to start subsiding.

    Finally you will be taken to the Khan El Khalili, the famous street bazaar where you can buy almost any type of souvenir you want, as well as being able to sit and drink tea, coffee, soft drinks or Turkish coffee, and even smoke a shisha (if you wish). You will also find restaurants that serve superb meals here. 

    After this exiting day you will be driven back to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to do whatever you wish: relax, or take one of our optional extras. (X)

    Optional extras:
    Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show
    River Nile dinner cruise
    River Nile felucca trip
    Cairo Tower dinner and city views

  9. Day 9: Departure

    After breakfast our representative will arrive at your hotel to transfer you to Cairo International Airport for your departure flight, or to take you to any pre-arranged optional extra visits to fill in your time before transferring you to the airport, including that last-minute visit to the Khan El Khalili to buy those forgotten souvenirs and/or presents, and spend the last of your Egyptian Pounds. Bon voyage, and thank you for travelling with Oriental Tours Egypt. (B)

Price per person

Plan A (5* hotels)

All Year Xmas & New Year (23 Dec - 07 Jan) Easter (28 Mar - 10 Apr)
Double € ـــ € ـــ € ـــ
Single € ـــ € ـــ € ـــ

Plan B (4* hotels)

All Year Xmas & New Year (23 Dec - 07 Jan) Easter (28 Mar - 10 Apr)
Double € ـــ € ـــ € ـــ
Single € ـــ € ـــ € ـــ

Plan C (Budget Hotels)

All Year Xmas & New Year (23 Dec - 07 Jan) Easter (28 Mar - 10 Apr)
Double € 785 € 785 € 785
Single € 1015 € 1015 € 1015

PLEASE NOTE: Prices are based on 2 people sharing a double room

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