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Wheelchair Accessible Tour (1)

Outlined Itinerary

If you are wheelchair bound, please do not feel that it, in any way, restricts your “trip of a lifetime” to Egypt. Experience a fantastic vacation in Egypt where you can enjoy the views while silently sailing on a dahabiya cruise, a genuine small boat on the Nile, between Esna and Aswan: with your wheelchair as well!. This package covers the major ancient sights in Egypt: the Giza Pyramids, Gebel El Silsila, the temples of Luxor and Karnak, and many more. All select  ed hotels are wheelchair friendly as well.

This package includes: 3 nights in Cairo, 4 nights on a dahabiya cruise between Esna and Aswan, 2 nights in Aswan, all transfers, sightseeing in our private air-conditioned vehicles, and your own experienced guides.

Day by Day:

  • Day 01: Arrive Cairo
  • Day 02: Cairo
  • Day 03: Nile Cruise: Cairo/Esna
  • Day 04: Nile Cruise: Esna/Gebel El Silsila
  • Day 05: Nile Cruise: Gebel El Silsila/Aswan
  • Day 06: Nile Cruise: Aswan
  • Day 07: Nile Cruise: Disembarkation/Aswan
  • Day 08: Aswan
  • Day 09: Aswan/Cairo
  • Day 10: Final Departure

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Tour (1)

Inclusions

  • 3 nights at a 4* or 5* standard “wheelchair friendly” hotel in Cairo based on bed and breakfast
  • 4 nights on a dahabiya Nile cruise boat based on full board
  • 2 nights at a 4* or 5* standard “wheelchair friendly” hotel in Aswan based on bed and breakfast
  • All assistance with wheelchair(s)
  • All transfers and luggage handling within Egypt
  • All transportation by air-conditioned vehicles
  • All sightseeing with licensed guides
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the program
  • All hotel taxes and service charges
  • Bottled water, tea and coffee on the dahabiya
  • Domestic flight tickets: Cairo to Luxor & Aswan to Cairo
  • Meals: Breakfast x 9, Lunch x 4, Dinner x 4

Exclusions

  • Airport taxes
  • Entry visa upon arrival
  • Tips & personal items
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From

1270

Per person

  • Trip Duration :

    9 nights/10 days

  • Trip runs :

    Every Day

  • 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.

    PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access to any of the pyramids due to the passageways being too narrow and steep. Also you will not be able to access the Sphinx due to the narrow, and hazardous, pathway inside the site.

    A quick break for lunch (optional) and you will then 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.

    From here you will 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.

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

    Optional extras:
    During the tour:
    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: Nile Cruise: Cairo/Esna

    Once you have had your breakfast our representative will meet you and assist you in your transfer to Cairo International Airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival you will be met by our representative who will help you with your luggage and then escort you to our waiting, air-conditioned, vehicle. Here he will hand you over to your guide, who will then take you on a trip to visit Luxor’s West Bank; the ancient Theban necropolis. Here you will get to visit the Valley of the Kings, where you can view the tombs from the outside only, due to them being too narrow, and often too steep, for wheelchair access; 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. You will then be driven to Luxor’s East bank where you will be taken 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.

    After these phenomenal visits you will be driven to Esna, where you will embark one of our three dahabiyas, your floating hotel for the next 4 nights. Overnight onboard in Esna. (B, L, D)

  4. Day 4: Nile Cruise: Esna/Gebel El Silsila

    During breakfast you will start to sail to 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!

    You will then visit the small bazaar in Edfu before heading back to the dahabiya before it sails for Gebel El Silsila. Once believed, by the ancient Egyptians, to be where the Nile started, Gebel El Silsila is situated where the Nile narrows, as well as where the bedrock changes from limestone to sandstone.  It was a very popular quarry, during the New Kingdom and Greco-Roman Periods, with stone being removed for the building of: Dendera, Edfu, Esna, Karnak, Kom Ombo, Western Thebes, and many more historic sites.  Nowadays you can see a small Amenhotep III chapel as well as an unfinished sandstone sphinx.

    The Speos of Horemheb is directly across the river from Gebel El Silsila and is a rock-cut chapel with four pillars forming five openings. It was built by the Pharaoh Horemheb and the sanctuary commemorates him with the god Atum. Ramses II completed the Speos and later pharaohs, such as Ramses III, Ramses IV, and Shoshenq I are commemorated on a stele offering to the gods of Thebes, Heliopolis and Memphis, which can be found to the south of the Speos. It is at this fantastic location that you will have your dinner tonight, enjoying the marvellous atmosphere. Overnight onboard in Gebel El Silsila. (B, L, D)

  5. Day 5: Nile Cruise: Gebel El Silsila/Aswan

    During breakfast you will start sailing towards Kom Ombo, where you will visit the temple. The Temple of Kom Ombo 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.

    After this amazing visit you will head back to the dahabiya as it sails to Aswan. Overnight onboard in Aswan. (B, L, D)

  6. Day 6: Nile Cruise: Aswan

    Once you have had your breakfast your guide will escort you to our air-conditioned vehicle for your day-long tour of Aswan. You will get 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. The motorboat trip, back from the island, signifies the end of this exciting day and you will then be driven back to the dahabiya for your dinner and a Galabeya costume party. Overnight onboard in Aswan. (B, L, D)

    PLEASE NOTE: Special permission has to be given to allow wheelchair access at the Temples of Philae, so please ensure you allow us enough time to process this for you when making your booking.

  7. Day 7: Nile Cruise: Disembarkation/Aswan

    After your breakfast it will be time to say farewell to the crew of the dahabiya and disembark your cruise. You will then be driven, in our air-conditioned vehicle, to your Aswan hotel, where you can spend the rest of the day relaxing, or exploring Egypt’s southernmost city. (B)

    Optional extras:
    Philae Temples Sound and Light Show (Special Permission is required)
    Nubian Museum
    Tombs of the Nobles (West Bank)
    Elephantine Island
    Kitchener’s Island (Botanical Gardens)

  8. Day 8: Aswan

    After your breakfast you will have the whole day to spend relaxing, exploring, or maybe even taking the opportunity to enjoy one of our optional extras. Overnight at your Aswan Hotel.  (B)

    Optional extras:
    Philae Temples Sound and Light Show (Special Permission is required)
    Nubian Museum
    Tombs of the Nobles (West Bank)
    Elephantine Island
    Kitchener’s Island (Botanical Gardens)

  9. Day 9: Aswan/Cairo

    Once you have had your breakfast our representative will meet you and transfer you to Aswan International Airport, in our air-conditioned vehicle, for your flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo our representative will meet you, assist you with your luggage to our air-conditioned vehicle, and then transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to do as you wish, though you may want to take one of our optional extras. (B)

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

  10. Day 10: Final 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 € 1340 € 1540 € 1540
Single € 1760 € 1960 € 1960

Plan B (4* hotels)

All Year Xmas & New Year (23 Dec - 07 Jan) Easter (28 Mar - 10 Apr)
Double € 1270 € 1430 € 1430
Single € 1650 € 1810 € 1810

Plan C (Budget Hotels)

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

PLEASE NOTE: Prices are based on 2 people sharing a double/twin room or cabin

Xmas and New Year Gala Dinners are compulsory and will be charged at the hotel and/or the cruise company’s set rate. Prices available on application

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