Cairo- Luxor -Sharm El Sheikh 8Days / 7 Nights

Day 01:           Arrival Cairo
Meet at Cairo airport upon arrival by Excel Travel representative who will assist you through airport customs & formalities. You will be escorted immediately to your hotel by Excel AC modern fleet.
Overnight in Cairo
Day 02:           Pyramids, Le Sphinx, Cairo museum & bazaars
Breakfast at the hotel then check out and start exploring ancient Egypt with a visit to the famous Pyramids. The Great Pyramid of Cheops which was built by manual labor, is the largest of the three main Pyramids and is the only survivor of the Seven Great Wonders of the Ancient World, the Pyramid of Chephren, which is the best preserved, and the Pyramid of Mycerinus. Nearby see the Sphinx, a marvelous sight carved out of a natural rocky outcrop, the lion's body stretching 45m, with its paws 15m long. We will visit the Papyrus Institute and learn how paper was made in ancient times followed by shopping in the Papyrus Museum, Perfume factory and Jewelry shop.
Then start tour to visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
Egyptian Museum; was established by the Egyptian government in 1835.  The present museum building was built in 1900, in the new classical style by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon.  The museum exhibited collections now exceed 120,000 objects ranges from pre historic era to the Greco Roman period. It has 107 halls, and the ground floor houses huge statues.  The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamen treasures and the mummies.  The museum also comprises of a photography section and large library. A hall for the Royal Mummies was opened at the museum, housing eleven kings and queens.
Your reward for the day will be a complementary visit of Khan El Khalili bazaars; which is one of the most famous worldwide with its amazing narrow alleyways.  The visitor can discover small restaurants and workaday cafes where Egyptians & non-Egyptians come to smoke water pipes and enjoy some of the traditional Egyptian drinks in the cafes scattered around the area.Back to the hotel and overnight.
Day 3:      Cairo – Luxor / Full day tour to East & west bank
Breakfast at the hotel then Transfer to the airport for your flight to Luxor.Meet & assist upon arrival at Luxor Airport & transfer to the hotel.Check in the hotel upon arrival & free time to refresh.Excel Travel representative will meet the clients at the hotel lobby at the arranged time and introduce them to the guide. Drive about 45 minutes to reach The Valley of Kings on the western bank of the Nile where 1 ½ hour will spent to visit two of the tombs. Few minutes drive to the Hatsebshute Temple ( EL Deir El Bahary ) where one hour will be spent to visit the temple.Drive back to the East bank with a stop for 10 minutes to photos of the Colossi of Memmnon. About 30 minutes drive to the East Bank for lunch (not included) and then drive to the Karnak temple the biggest in the world which last fifteen hundred years to build where we spend two hour visit and drive for 5 minutes to Luxor temple for one hour.Drive back to the hotel and overnight in Luxor.
Day 4:       Luxor – Sharm
Breakfast at the hotel then check out and transfer to Luxor airport for your flight to Sharm El Sheikh.
Meet & assist upon arrival at Sharm El Sheikh Airport & transfer to the hotel. Check in and overnight in Sharm
Day 5:      Half day tour to Ras Mohamed by bus
Clients depart from the hotel at 08.00 by A/C small buses. 45 minutes’ drive will reach the main beach, where they can go snorkeling off shore, or simply soak up on the nice sandy beach. Our guides will assist them and guide them into the water to enjoy the incomparable coral reef. Soft drinks, Mineral water & some fruits will be available and served by our guides.
Around 13H00, they will be driving back after overlooking the whole area from the observation point.
Towels must be taken from the hotel, and snorkeling gear can be rented from a diving center before the tour starts.
A valid Passport with a Visa for all Egypt is a must. Overnight in Sharm
Day 6:      Bedouin dinner & Camel ride (about 4 – 5 hours)
Depart from the Hotel at 15H00 (Winter time). Drive about half an hour by an A/C bus to one of the untouched Wadies in the heart of the desert, where the Bedouins will be waiting for us with their camels. We ride the camels for about one hour, strolling in Wadi Mandar enjoying the silence and scenery of the virgin desert of Sinai. When we reach the tent, some tea with habak – mint taste-will be served. Our guide will be giving a lecture about the Bedouin life and their beloved nature while everyone will be enjoying sipping the tea and watching their dinner prepared by the Bedouins.
The buffet contents are green salad, Then salad, and rice, cooked potatoes and grilled chicken & Lamb on the charcoal. Season fruits for dessert. All mineral water and soft drinks consumed will be included.
Drive back to the hotel after the dinner; arrive to the hotel around 19H30.
Overnight in Sharm.
Timings will be different according to the sun set time as we usually start about 2 hours before sun set.
Day 7:      St, Catherine Monastery and Dahab
Depart Sharm checkpoint about 07.00 and travel 2½ -3 hours to the monastery with one brief stop at Wadi Ghazala to look at the view for 15 minutes. The guide starts to tell them the history from here. One toilet is available in the car park and one at the monastery entrance and two toilets are available inside the monastery, charge 2 L.E. They go first to the cafeteria where the guide continues with the history and they have a chance to get drinks etc. By 10.30 latest they go first to the Chapel of the Skulls then the monastery with the Burning Bush, Moses Well, Main Church and the Icon Gallery, the guide is with them at all times but can’t talk at all, or point in any area inside the monastery. The guide checks if anyone needs the toilet and leaves the monastery by 12.30pm. They then climb a small hill to take a photo of the monastery. Depart St Catherine’s for Dahab, travel approx 2 hrs. Buffet lunch stop (drinks at charge) and toilets at the Hilton Dahab for approx 1 hour. Guests are then driven to the main bridge on the Dahab promenade and our guide explains where the shops are and gives them free time of 45 minutes to shop. Sometimes the guests ask about the shops or for the guide to go with them so they do. The guide waits otherwise at the vehicle and when the guests return they travel back to Sharm, arriving to the checkpoint by about 17.30 pm.
Overnight in Sharm
Day 07:           Final departure
Breakfast in the hotel, check out and transfer to Sharm El Sheikh Airport for your final departure

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