Tour Name:  Photo Mania

Sights:  Cairo - Giza - Luxor - Fayoum  & Bahariya Oases- Abu- Simbel, Aswan

Period:  18 Days / 17 Nights

Price:  $1,750 USD













Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Arrive Cairo
On your arrival at Cairo Airport one of our representatives will meet you and assist you through baggage claims and customs, and then will transfer you to your  hotel for check-in. After a brief orientation, the rest of the day (depending on your flight schedules) is at your leisure.

Day 2: Cairo/City Tour
This morning you will enjoy an orientation tour of Cairo, including Central and Old Cairo, and its Coptic and Islamic monuments. There will be time allowed for photography. In the afternoon, we visit the fabled Egyptian Museum. *Please note that flash and tripod photography are not allowed inside the museum, or in most museums and archaeological sites.* Overnight in your cairo hotel.

Day 3: Giza/Saqqara
We visit the awe-inspiring Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza before heading further south to the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, and then on to the old ancient capitol of Memphis. Overnight in your Cairo hotel.

Day 4: Old Cairo
The day is for Kan El-Khalily, the famous colourful old market area of Cairo, which is a great place to shop for souvenirs & take photographs. The afternoon is free to relax or to explore Cairo. In the evening, we board the night train for Aswan.

Day 5: Aswan
We arrive in Aswan about noon, & after checking into our hotel, in the afternoon we will take a small motor boat & visit the picturescue Philae Temple Complex , which is on Agilkia Island. Overnight in  your Aswan hotel.

Day 6: Aswan/Abu Simbel
We travel by minivan to the majestic Abu-Simbel temple complex, with it's four colossal statues of Ramses ll guarding the entrance. This is one of Ancient Egypt's most widely pictured monuments. It was carved out of a mountainside in the 13th century BC.  We will overnight in a hotel here, before returning to Aswan after sunrise.

Day 7: Aswan
We return to Aswan where the remainder of the day is free to relax. There will be opportunities to visit Kitchener's Island, Nubian villages, and the unfinished red granite obelisk.

Day 8: Aswan/Felucca
We begin our felucca trip, and sail on the beautiful Nile River towards  Edfu.

Day 9: Felucca/Kom-Ombo
Our felucca arrives at our first stop, where we visit the impressive Kom Ombo Temple Complex which is about 40km north of Cairo . This is a Ptolemaic construction, which was the centre of exalted rights as well as being a place of healing in ancient times. Afterwards we continue on our felucca journet towards Edfu.

Day 10: Felucca/Edfu/Luxor
We arrive at Edfu and visit its famous temple complex. We then drive to Luxor in a mini van. Overnight in a Luxor hotel.

Day 11: Luxor (West Bank)
 After breakfast, we visit the West Bank of Luxor: the Valley of the Kings, Hatshaput's Temple, The Valley of Queens and Nobels, and the Colossi of Memmnon. Overnight in a Luxor hotel.

Day 12: Luxor (East Bank)
We concentrate on the East Bank and visit Karnak temple and Luxor temple as well as the small but exquisite Luxor Museum. We then take the night train back to Cairo.

Day 13: Cairo
In Cairo, the day is free to do errands, rest, or plan for the next stage of our journey.

Day 14: Fayoum Oasis/Western Oases
We travel to the natural gardens of El Fayoum Oasis and then drive on to Baharyia Oasis where we camp overnight in tents.

Day 15: Bahariya Oasis
The desert is our destination, and we view Crystal Mountain, unique sand dunes, and the White Desert. The night is spent camping under the desert stars.

Day 16: Bahariya Oasis
We visit the Black Desert, English House, and hot and cold springs before returning to our campsite at Bahariya Oasis for the night.

Day 17: Cairo
We return to Cairo. In the evening, we visit the Sound and Light show at the Pyramids, a fitting climax to our travels !!!

Day 18: Depart Cairo
Transfer to the airport & say good-by to Egypt, a land in which you now feel at home !


Photo Mania terms and Conditions

- All rates quoted are per person based on double occupancy, land only (airfare is not included). A single supplement is available for $250 USD extra per person.

- Please note that occupancy standards do not apply except for hotel accommodation.

- Breakfast and dinner are included everyday. For much of the trip, lunch is also included.

- Price includes all airport transfers and assistance, baggage handling

- Price includes English speaking guides and air-conditioned ground transportation.

- If a change in itinerary or hotel is necessary, Sina Tours will select a hotel or activity of equal or better quality than the one listed in the itinerary. Hotels will be at least 3 Star as established by Egyptian law.

- Prices are subject to change without notice. However, if a change is necessary, each guest will be given the opportunity to withdraw from the trip with a full refund of deposit. NO rate changes will be made within 45 days of departure.

- No refunds shall be made for any unused portions of the trip.

- Payments are due as follows: $250 USD deposit per person to confirm a reservation. The balance is due 45 days prior to departure.

- Except as noted in #6. No refunds of deposit will be made. Travel insurance is recommended.

- While making every effort to assure our guests a safe and comfortable journey, "Sina Tours", it's agents, or representatives cannot and will not accept any responsibility for any personal loss or personal injury incurred by a guest during this trip. Each guest is responsible for his or her personal belongings. Guests should bring extra supplies of personal medicines. Evacuation insurance is recommended for those having a problematic medical history.

- Guests are responsible for obtaining their own air transportation and visas. Please note that at the time writing this, visas can be obtained at the airport in Cairo for $15 USD.

- Entrance fees to museums and other sites are NOT included. Students should obtain an INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ID (your college ID will not suffice) . Most archaeological sites and museums charge LE20 pounds  admission fee (about $4.50 US) and offer a discount from 30 to 50 per-cent for students.