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10 Day Explore Egypt Tour

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YOUR FLIGHT CENTRE EXCLUSIVES HOLIDAY INCLUDES:

  • International airfare and taxes with full-service carrier.

We will get you to and from your holiday with no troubles – all you need to do is pack your bag and make your way to the airport! Enjoy return airfare with a full-service carrier included in the price!

  • 7 Nights in local 5 star hotel accommodation

Enjoy a total of 8 nights of local  5 star reputable hotel accommodation during your tour. Your stay is sorted as you make your way through Egypt this holiday.

  • Daily breakfast, 2 lunches and 2 dinners.

Begin each day the right way with a full stomach when you tour Egypt this holiday, with breakfast daily. 2 lunches and 2 dinners are also included on your tour.

  • Cairo to Aswan overnight sleeper train in private twin-berth cabins.

Enjoy an included overnight sleeper train from Cario to Aswan. A unique experience on your tour around Egypt that gives you more time exploring during the day.

  • One-way domestic airfare Luxor to Cairo.

Your one-way domestic flight from Luxor to Cairo is already be sorted, so you do not have to worry about getting from a to b on tour.

  • Air-conditioned transportation.

Enjoy the comfort of air-conditioned transportation, as you explore your way through Egypt on tour.

  • Services of a local Egyptologist guide for all sightseeing tours.

Discover Egypt with a local Egyptologist guide to share all the secrets of this ancient city. From discoveries of Ancient Egyptian artefacts and explorations of the breathtaking pyramids, your local Egyptologist will be with you along the tour.

  • All coach transfers, sightseeing admissions and English-speaking tour guides

The last thing you want to do on your tour is to think about how you are going to get from A to B. With us, you will not have to worry! Enjoy all coach transfers on us as well as English-speaking tour guides. Best yet, you need not pay a single dollar in sightseeing admissions on this comprehensive Egyptian holiday.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit the Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza.
  • See the incredible Tutankhamun exhibition.
  • Experience a comfortable overnight train journey to Aswan.
  • Visit the beautiful island Temple of Philae.
  • Spend an afternoon sailing down the Nile on a traditional felucca.
  • Stay in Luxor, built on the ancient capital Thebes.
  • Explore the West Bank and Valley of the Kings.
  • Walk the ancient avenues of Karnak temple.
  • Soak up the atmosphere in Cairo’s bazaars and back streets.

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Prepaid tipping: Tipping kitty (allow US$45)
  • Tourist visa (required)
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional entry fees and taxes not mentioned in this itinerary

DEPOSIT:

  • Deposit is $2600 per person
  • Deposit is non-refundable

Balance is due 120 days before departure

DEPARTURE CITY PRICE:

  • From $3899*ex Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth
  • From $4149*ex Brisbane

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT PRICE:

  • For customers requiring a single room, single supplement is available from $450 per person based on ex Sydney departure

PURCHASE BY:

31 December 2019

BOOK BY:

30 January 2020

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6 DAY INCREDIBLE JORDAN PRE-TOUR EXTENSION PACKAGE
$1900 per person twin-share

INCLUSIONS:

  • 4 nights accommodation in 5-star (locally rated) hotels
  • 1 night comfortable en suite Bedouin camp accommodation in Wadi Rum
  • All transport and transfers in AC minibus/coach
  • 24-hour airport arrival and departure transfer service
  • Professional local tour guide escorts groups of all sizes
  • 4×4 jeep safari in Wadi Rum
  • Entrance to Dead Sea beach with towel and showers
  • Daily breakfast and one dinner

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Jerash, one of the largest and most well‐preserved sites of Roman architecture
  • View beautifully preserved mosaics of ancient maps in Madaba
  • Take in outstanding views of the Holy Land from Mt Nebo
  • Visit the Crusader’s huge Kerak Castle
  • Explore incredible Petra on a guided tour
  • Enjoy time free at leisure in Petra
  • Experience “floating” in the Dead Sea
  • Stay in a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum
  • Traverse the stunning canyons and gullies of Wadi Rum on a jeep safari

 

Day 1: Australia – Amman, Jordan (In-flight Meals)

Depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Amman, Jordan. Upon arrival into Amman Airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the day before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Day 2 Amman (B)

After breakfast this morning, tour Jerash – one of the world’s most well-preserved Roman architecture sites outside Italy. Hidden under sand for centuries, archaeological works over the past 70 years have revealed Jerash as a fine example of Roman urbanism, with paved and colonnaded streets, hilltop temples, impressive theatres, public squares and plazas.

This afternoon explore Jordan’s capital on a guided tour. Amman is dotted with archaeological discoveries including remains from Neolithic, Hellenistic, late Roman and Arab Islamic Ages. Visit the Citadel – the towering ruined Temple of Hercules, Umayyad Palace and Byzantine Church. Then, make your way to the 6000-seater Roman theatre, still in use today.

Day 3 Amman – Petra (approx. 298km) (B)

This morning drive the scenic King’s Highway to Petra. Cross deep wadis pass through olive groves and remote rural villages.

Stop at Madaba to visit the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George – famed for its 6th century Byzantine Mosaic map of the Holy Land. Then travel up Mount Nebo for breath-taking views of the Holy Land. Travel on through beautiful Wadi al-Mujib and see Kerak Castle, a huge Crusader castle on the ancient Egypt-Syria caravan route.

Upon arrival in Petra, check into the hotel and the evening is free for you to relax and explore.

An optional Petra by Candlelight tour is available (not included).

Day 4: Petra – Wadi Rum (approx. 113kms) (B, D)

Experience a full day inside Petra today, with a 2‐3 hour guided tour and then free time to explore. The ancient capital of the Nabataean commercial empire until the Romans took over in 106AD, Petra was “rediscovered” in 1812. Situated on the edge of Wadi Aruba, canyon walls and surrounding hills make it almost impossible to approach except through a narrow, winding cleft in the rock, called the Siq. The city itself has very few free‐standing buildings, as the Nabateans chose to carve their homes, buildings and tombs into the multi‐coloured sandstone cliffs.

Later, leave Petra for the spectacular desert scenery of Wadi Rum and the comfortable Bedouin hosted camp beneath the towering rocks and cliffs. Spend the night relaxing at the camp, watching the stars and enjoying a delicious traditional Jordanian meal.

Day 5 Wadi Rum – Dead Sea – Amman (approx. 321kms) (B)

Start today with a jeep safari through Wadi Rum’s beautiful desert scenery, before heading north towards the Dead Sea, one of the planet’s most spectacular destinations and the lowest point on earth. Stop along the way to experience a “swim”, or float in the mineral-rich, intensely salty water.

We finish the day back at the hotel in Amman.

Day 6 Amman, Jordan – Cairo, Egypt (B)

Conclude your time in Jordan with a transfer to the airport to join the rest of your tour as it commences in Cairo, Egypt.

 

Jordan pre-tour Hotel Accommodation (or similar)

All star ratings are local ratings

  • Amman: Le Grand or Landmark or similar
  • Petra: Old Village or Hyatt Zaman
  • Wadi Rum: Captain’s Desert Camp or similar (en-suite tents)

 

Single Supplement Price

  • For customers requiring a single room, single supplement is available from $480 per person based on ex Sydney departure

 

Exclusions

  • Visa fees (free visa included as part of the Jordan Pass, see below)
  • Entrance fees (included with your Jordan Pass, to be obtained in advance for JD70, approx. AUD$145)
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping, expected and welcome for good service in Jordan. Budget approximately; Tour guides: AUD$10-15 per person per day, drivers: AUD$5-8 per person per day, restaurants: 10% or leave the change

 

ENTRANCE FEES, TOURIST VISA AND JORDAN WANDERER PASS

The Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities offer a discounted package of all entrance fees relevant for this tour, free downloadable digital brochures on each attraction, plus a free tourist visa. (40JD if obtained on arrival in Jordan).

The Jordan Wanderer Pass is JD70 (approx. AUD$145) Passes are available for you to purchase online before you travel. Your Jordan Pass will then be emailed, which you should print out and bring with you. https://www.jordanpass.jo/Contents/Prices.aspx . Show this print out at the immigration desk on arrival in Jordan to obtain your free entry visa, and also at each attraction where it will be scanned to confirm your entry.

OPTIONAL PROGRAMS

  • Cairo-Aswan flight and hotel instead of sleeper train $234pp twin/double, $234 single
  • Abu Simbel tour from Aswan $175pp
  • Hot air balloon flight in Luxor $180pp
  • Cairo city tour (Day 8, Coptic Cairo + Citadel) $90pp
  • Memphis, Dashour and Saqqara half day tour (Day 8) $110pp

EARLY ARRIVAL/STAY BEHIND BREAK FEE

$250 per person plus airfare differences

 

PRE/POST ACCOMMODATION

AMMAN (Pre-tour extension only)

  • $325 per night twin-share including breakfast (excludes transfers)
  • $295 single supplement

CAIRO ON ARRIVAL

  • $255 per night twin-share including breakfast (excludes transfers)
  • $205 single supplement

CAIRO AT END OF TOUR

  • $285 per night twin-share including breakfast (excludes transfers)
  • $225 single supplement

SEASONAL SURCHARGES

High Season Surcharge (*): $500 per person

2020 TRAVEL DATES

  • 31* January
  • 28* February
  • 13*, 27* March
  • 17* April
  • 1, 15, 29 May
  • 4, 18 September

Day 1: Australia – Cairo, Egypt (In-flight Meals)

Depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Cairo, Egypt. Upon arrival into Cairo Airport you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the day before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Day 2: Cairo (B, D)

Today, join your Egyptologist guide (who will be with you throughout the tour) and head into downtown Cairo to explore the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, home to the famous Tutankhamun exhibit and a huge number of other ancient Egyptian artefacts.

Then, it is on to Giza and the breath-taking Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza. At 500 feet high and 750 feet wide at its base, the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) is a breath-taking man‐made structure, built from enormous stone blocks with a white limestone covering. Along with the smaller pyramids, the sight of these huge structures is unforgettable. You may also have the chance to climb inside a pyramid if you wish (not included and subject to availability).

This evening transfer to the station for the overnight sleeper train to Aswan (approx. 12 hours).

Day 3:  Aswan (B, L)

This morning arrive in Aswan and transfer to the hotel overlooking the Nile; at its most picturesque here, with cascading rapids, lush green islands, and sailing feluccas. It is also part of the ancient region of Nubia and many descendants of the Nubian people still live here. Today visit a local Nubian village and enjoy a traditional lunch. This afternoon visit the Temple of Philae ‐ a beautiful island complex dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis and reclaimed from the rising waters of Lake Nasser, reached by a scenic boat ride. You will also stop to visit the huge Aswan Dam.

This evening is free to look around Aswan’s spice and general markets and walk along the popular Corniche on the banks of the Nile.

Day 4: Aswan (B, L, D)

Enjoy free time this morning or join the optional sunrise tour to Abu Simbel (not included). The optional tour visits UNESCO listed temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel. Depart very early in the morning to see the sunrise over the temples.

After lunch, spend the afternoon sailing down the Nile on a felucca. Watch local rural Egyptian life pass you by on the banks of the river as you drift past; an unforgettable experience. Enjoy an early evening dinner onboard before transferring back to your Aswan accommodation.

Day 5: Aswan – Luxor (B)

After breakfast, depart Aswan to visit the nearby temples of Edfu, before continuing north to Luxor. Built on and around the ancient site of Thebes, Luxor boasts the largest concentration of ancient ruins in the Nile Valley, if not the world. To the west of the Nile lies the City of the Dead, with its mortuary temples and rock‐hewn tombs. To the east lies the Temples of Luxor and Karnak.

This evening take a walking tour of the smaller Luxor Temple – right in the middle of town and beautifully lit at night.

Day 6: Luxor – West Bank (B)

Cross the Nile early this morning to tour Luxor’s West Bank. Home to the Valley of the Kings, the dusty tombs in this ancient burial site are still revealing their secrets today and so it remains one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. The tour includes several Pharaonic tombs, the temple of Queen Hatchepsut, the Valley of the Artisans, Deir El-Medina, and the huge Colossi of Memnon.

The afternoon is then free to relax and enjoy your 5-star hotel on the banks of the Nile. Additional sightseeing is available, your tour guide can arrange extra visits for you (and will advise the costs to cover transport, entrances and the guide’s services).

Optional Day Tour: A spectacular hot air balloon flight over the west bank of the Nile as the sun rises is available very early this morning.

Day 7: Luxor, Karnak Temple – Cairo (B)

Take advantage of some free time to relax at the hotel this morning. After lunch (not included), tour the huge temple complex at Karnak, which was once linked to Luxor by an extensive avenue, lined with sphinxes. The complex was in turn linked to the Nile via a canal through which moved the sacred boats of the god Amun. Entering through a smaller sphinx‐lined avenue built by Rameses II, is an immense pylon entrance. Inside the huge courtyard are chapels dedicated to the gods Amun, Khous and Mut. The remarkable Hypostyle Hall has 134 towering columns, each carved with scenes of gods, pharaohs and hieroglyphic inscriptions.

In the afternoon, be transferred to the airport for the short flight up to Cairo. On arrival be transferred to the hotel for the night.

Day 8: Cairo (B)

Most of the day is free to explore Cairo or take an optional tour (not included). These include a city tour visiting Coptic Cairo, the Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque, or a half day tour to Saqqara, Dashour and Memphis to learn more about the history of pyramid building.

In the late afternoon, take a guided walk through the back streets and bazaars in central Cairo. Walk through huge Bab al-Futuh gateway and explore streets dedicated to metalwork, spices, pottery, fabric, jewelry and more as we enter Khan-el-Khalili bazaar. Try some tea and a shisha pipe and perhaps enjoy an early dinner of Egypt’s unofficial national dish, Kushari (not included) before returning to the hotel.

Day 9: Cairo – Australia (B, In-flight Meals)

Your time is free today for last minute sightseeing or shopping (time permitting) prior to your transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Day 10: Arrive Home

TRAVEL DATES:

  • Selected dates from: 31 January – 18 September 2020

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION (or similar)

All star ratings are local ratings

  • Cairo (1st stay): 5* Steigenberger Cairo Pyramids or similar
  • Aswan: 5* Helnan Aswan, Movenpick Aswan or similar
  • Luxor: 5* Steigenberger Nile Palace, Sonesta St. George or similar
  • Cairo (2nd stay): 5* Cairo Sheraton or similar

 

FITNESS

  • A moderate level of fitness is required for full days of brisk walking with intermittent breaks. You may encounter occasional flights of stairs. The tour is not suitable for people requiring assistance or walking aid.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

PRICES

  • All prices are subject to change and AUD per person twin-share unless otherwise specified.

PRICE GUIDE

  • Our packages are carefully crafted with a range of options designed to offer you maximum flexibility to customise your holiday around the core tour according to your personal preference and budget. Please read the fine print for more information.

PASSPORTS

  • Copies of passports valid for 6 months beyond trip completion is strictly required at the time of booking. You are liable for all fees due to incorrect or incomplete full names, or passports lacking the required validity.

VISA

  • A tourist visa is required for Australian and most other nationalities travelling to Egypt and is available for purchase on arrival. It is your responsibility to check all requirements with your local consulate, embassy or visa centre.

BAGGAGE POLICY

  • Each person is entitled to a strict maximum of one carryon bag not exceeding 7kg, plus one checked bag not exceeding 20kg. However, you are strongly encouraged to pack lightly below these limits, as you will be required to carry your own bag between the coach and hotel rooms, and to and from any other transport, while travelling to multiple cities and hotels.

FINAL DOCUMENTATION

  • Electronic documentation including e-tickets are generally emailed within two weeks of departure of your core tour, irrespective of early departures, pre-tour extensions or stopovers.

FLIGHTS

  • The default full-service carrier included in your package will be provided when you receive your final documentation. Example default carriers include Emirates, Malaysian Airlines, Egyptair, British Airways or similar.
  • Please contact your travel consultant at the time of booking for premium economy and business class upgrade quotes.
  • All flights or airfare related fees and costs are due immediately upon confirmation by cash payment. Frequent flyer points redemption is not permitted.
  • Pre-set airline meals can be requested at the time of booking (or no later than one week before departure) and is subject to availability.
  • All flights may involve up to two transits.

ITINERARY

  • The indicative itinerary and its order are subject to change based on local conditions and as we see fit to ensure the smooth and safe operation of the tour.
  • The indicated length of trip includes time in flight and is subject to change depending on the prevailing flight schedule to be provided when you receive your final documentation.

TIPPING EGYPT:

  • A tipping kitty of USD45 p/p will be collected at the start of the tour to cover the range of people your guide will tip, including porters, housekeeping staff, train, site guards, drivers etc.
  • This does not include the Egyptologist tour guide. Budget USD 10-15 per day for your Egyptologist guide, subject to your satisfaction with the quality of their service.

TIPPING JORDAN PRE TOUR EXTENSION:

  • Tipping is expected and welcomed for good service in Jordan. Budget approximately AUD$10-15 for Tour guides; $5-$8 for drivers and for restaurants 10% or leave the change.

HOTELS

  • Reference hotels are listed and may be substituted with properties of a similar standard. Final hotels will be provided when you receive your final documentation. All hotel ratings are self-rated locally. All rooms are lead-in type.

TRIPLE SHARE

  • Triple-share is available on this tour in the form of extra bedding, subject to availability.

CHILD POLICY

  • Children under 12 years old are not permitted on this tour. Children over 12 must travel with a responsible adult 18 year or older.

REFUND POLICY

  • All costs and fees are fully non-refundable at all times.

GROUP SIZE

  • Minimum 2 passengers required to operate, maximum 18 passengers per vehicle.

OPTIONAL PROGRAMS

  • Optional programs are subject to availability, time and weather permitting, and prepayable in AUD at the point of purchase. Some tours require minimum numbers to operate. Non-participants must wait at the venue for the group to conclude the activity.

BREAKAWAY POLICY

  • It is a condition of booking that you must always remain with the tour group and guide for the entirety of the tour. Any departure or deviation from the set tour itinerary is strictly prohibited. Penalties including cancellation of remaining accommodation and other arrangements will be enforced.

BREAK FEE

  • A “break fee” for early arrivals, stay behind or stopovers is collected for any deviations from the set dates and group tickets. Transfers are not included for arrivals and departures outside of the set group arrangements.

TRANSFERS

  • Groups transfers are at designated times and passengers may be required to wait a brief duration for other arrivals.

CURRENCY

  • Exchanging some local currency before leaving home is advisable. The local currency can be used for optional programs, tipping, shopping and expenses of a personal nature.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • Travel insurance is mandatory on this tour and the local tour operator requires confirmation of insurance. Please contact your travel consultant for a quote on discounted insurance.

REFUND POLICY

  • All trip costs and fees are fully non-refundable at all times.

COMPLAINTS POLICY

  • All efforts must be made to resolve issues on tour with the tour leader. Formal complaints must be submitted within 14 days of tour completion.

DIETARY

  • Special meals are generally not available on tour. Please notify your guide of any special dietary requirements. Certain meals can be requested for the flights at the time of booking, subject to availability.

DISCLAIMER

  • The pricing, terms and conditions listed herewith shall prevail in the case of any ambiguity or contradiction with other terms.

PASSENGER INFORMATION CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS

  • All amendments and changes are subject to a $150 fee per person, per change. Amendments and changes requested within 60 days of departure for travel will incur a $350 fee per person, per change.

 

Savings % is calculated on the maximum discount across all Ex points.
Valued at price is based on the maximum price across all ex points.

*FROM PRICE. All prices below are in Australian Dollars and are based on per person twin share occupancy unless stated otherwise.

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