Tour Name: Down Periscope

Sights: Cairo - Giza - Sinai - Dahab ( PADI Open Water Diving Course )

Period: 12 Days / 11 Nights

Price:  $595 USD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Detailed Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrive Cairo
Welcome to Egypt! Our representative will meet you at the airport to ensure a smooth path through immigration and customs & transfer you to your hotel for check-in. You will have time to explore at your leisure before meeting your tour escort and fellow travelers for a welcome drink at the hotel.

Day 2: Cairo/Desert Tour
Full-day outing to Sakkara and Memphis, followed by a visit to the most famous wonderland in the whole world - the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza. Overnight in your Cairo Hotel.

Day 3: Cairo/Dahab
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the bus station & catch the early morning bus to Dahab. On arrival in Dahab you will be  met and transferred to the hotel for check-in. Free evening at leisure.

Day 4: Dahab
Today, you'll be introduced to your dive instructor, who will check your medical fitness documents and to go over the plan of your course. Free evening at your leisure and overnight in your Dahab hotel.

Day 5: Dahab/Open Water PADI diving course
Classroom session, going over the theoretical exercises, followed by shallow water practical lessons. Free evening at your leisure and overnight in your Dahab hotel.

Day 6: Dahab/Open Water PADI diving course
Classroom session, going over the theoretical exercises, followed by shallow water practical lessons. Free evening at your leisure and overnight in your Dahab hotel.

Day 7: Dahab/Open Water PADI diving course
Time to start practicing and applying your earlier lessons, whilst diving in the open shallow water off the beach. Free evening at your leisure and overnight in your Dahab hotel.

Day 8: Dahab/Open Water PADI diving course
Time for your first open water dive in the sea, getting you just one step away, before being a qualified PADI SCUBA diver!!

 Free evening at your leisure and overnight in your Dahab hotel.

Day 9: Dahab/Open Water PADI diving course
Today, your adventurous diving course will be crowned by receiving your PADI SCUBA DIVER Certification!! The remainder of the day is free to explore the Red Sea underwater world with a couple of extra dives to deepen your diving skills ,or just relax, while tanning your skin with the warm sunshine of Sinai! Overnight in your Dahab hotel.

Day 10: Depart Dahab/Cairo
You have a free morning to relax. In the afternoon, we catch the bus back to Cairo. On arrival we will meet you and transfer you to your  hotel for check-in.

Day 11: Cairo/City Tour
First we head to the famous Egyptian Museum, where most of the fabulous treasures of the Pharaohs are kept. Then we drive to the Citadel -- home to Egyptian rulers for nearly 700 years. Later, we explore many attractions in the old Coptic area including the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue (the Jewish Temple). In the evening, we will embark on a Nile River Steamer for an open buffet dinner accompanied by a folkloric Sufi ("whirling dervish") and belly-dancing show. Overnight in your Cairo hotel.

Day 12: Depart Cairo
Farewell to Egypt today! Our tour ends after breakfast when we transfer you to Cairo International Airport for your departure flight.
 


Tour Includes:

- Transfers from/to the airport.

- All fully-guided tours around Cairo and Giza (as per the itinerary) in air-conditioned buses.

- Fluent, English-speaking tour guides and local leaders throughout your program.

- Round-trip bus tickets from Cairo/Dahab and Dahab/Cairo on  air-conditioned buses with reclining seats.

- All accommodation in 3-star hotels in Cairo and Dahab. All rooms have a private bathroom, air-conditioning, TV, and include breakfast.

- Five-day PADI Open Water Course for beginners, including all equipment and the certified license.

- In Cairo, a Nile Dinner Cruise on a 5-star ship. Delight in an open buffet style dinner while enjoying the Sufi ("whirling dervish") and belly dancing show.

- All transfer and pick-up services.

- All service charges and taxes.


Tour Excludes:

- Entrance fees to the sites. We do not charge in advance for site entrance fees in order to add flexibility to your program, as you may choose to skip one or more sites, depending upon your interests.

- Drinks, phone calls, laundry, tips and any other items of a personal nature.
 


Notes:

- All of our tours can start on any day, however confirmation in advance is still highly recommended.

- All of our tours can be customized to fit your time, budget, and interests.

- Optional day trips and activities (Add-Ons) are available upon request and include the Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids, shopping at the Khan El-Khalily Market, an excursion to the Fayoum Oasis, and many more.

- All day trips are in small groups and are accompanied by a professional tour guide.

- There are no time constraints for any of the day trips. The time spent depends only upon your desires and the official opening/closing times of the sites.

- Additional accommodation nights can be arranged upon request.

- Fitness certification from your doctor is required to take the course

- The tour price is $595 USD per person, based on double occupancy. There is a $165 USD single supplement charge.