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4 Reasons You Should Still Travel to the Caribbean

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Hurricanes Irma and Maria attacked the Caribbean as if it was their mission this September, leaving billions of dollars of damage in their wake. Reports say that Barbuda (sister island of Antigua) is no longer inhabitable, and a tragic news story about Puerto Rico comes out every day.

And, let’s not forget about St. Maarten and Dominica, where as much as 90 percent of the islands were destroyed.

While all the bad news may make you wonder if the Caribbean is worth visiting, it’s important to note that there are still plenty of reasons to visit the selection of islands that make up this part of the world. Before you eschew the Caribbean and book elsewhere, consider these reasons to visit anyway:

Plenty of Islands Are Outside the Hurricane Belt

If you’ve been dreaming of visiting the Caribbean but are worried about running into damage that might ruin your trip, keep in mind that plenty of Caribbean islands are outside the hurricane belt—and that many didn’t encounter a hurricane at all.

Barbados, Curacao, Grenada and many other islands aren’t anywhere near the typical hurricane zone. Many others like Jamaica and Grand Cayman saw no damage at all while some resort destinations like the Dominican Republic and St. Kitts/Nevis saw only a passing blow.

Damaged Islands Need Your Money and Help

Since many Caribbean islands rely on tourism as their main source of income, actually visiting an impacted island is one of the best ways you can help.

By spending your money at hotels and restaurants, you’re putting cash right into the hands of people who can desperately use it.

 

Many Damaged Islands Are Already Back Up and Running

Some islands that noted damage were able to turn around and reopen to tourists rather fast.

Antigua, for example, is mostly open and just as beautiful as ever, its CEO of the local tourism board told The Telegraph. Anguilla appears to be on its way back in business, and the islands that make up the Bahamas are mostly back up and running as usual.

The Caribbean Offers Any Travel Experience You Could Want

You could fly to Europe to experience Dutch, French or British culture, but several islands in the Caribbean offer European flair—and often food—since they are colonies of larger countries across the pond.

Visit Curacao for a taste of Dutch delicacies like bitterballen and stroopwafels, for example.

And, don’t forget that the Caribbean is more than just beautiful beaches. The islands boast mountains you can climb, amazing snorkeling, plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation and amazing foodie experiences featuring local ingredients like seafood and spices.

Hurricanes Irma and Maria may have battered part of the Caribbean, but the islands still have plenty to offer visitors. Whether you love seafood or snorkeling or giant stretches of white sand beach, you can still find it in the Caribbean.

And right now, they need you more than ever.

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Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Africa

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Tree Climbing LionLake Manyara

 

Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Africa Singles Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arusha, Tanzania
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative. He will introduce you to the group’s safari guides as well as our vehicles. Once everyone arrives the group will embark on a drive to Arusha and check in into our rooms.

Day 2: Arusha – Lake Manyara
Enjoy an early breakfast at the lodge before our pre – safari briefing. Then collect your picnic lunch box as we are on our way to Lake Manyara National Park for our first game viewing. Lake Manyara National Park spreads out across the Great East African Rift Valley, dominating a vast landscape. Often called Tanzania’s water due to the large number of birds and animals the lake supports, Lake Manyara NP is also famous for its’ tree-climbing lions.

Following our wonderful safari we drive to Migunga Tented Camp for dinner and overnight. Nestled in a quiet corner on the northwest of the lake, Migunga Tented Camp is only 5 minutes from the entrance of the park.

Day 3: Lake Manyara – Serengeti
After a leisurely breakfast we check-out of Migunga and drive to Serengeti National Park. Arriving by the Naabi gate about noon, we complete our check in procedures and enjoy our picnic lunch boxes. Our game safari begins as we drive towards Ikoma Tented Camp, set in the midst of an incredible vista of savannah and skies and sheltered in a grove of acacia trees.

Ideally situated along the path of the migrating wildebeest between Kenya and Tanzania, the camp is situated at the border of the world-renowned Serengeti National Park. We will find ourselves on one of the best game drives in the area – along the western corridor of the park, taking in Kirawira and the Grumeti river – home to the infamous wildebeest-eating giant crocodiles. There is no better place to take in one of the world’s greatest wildlife spectacles.

Day 4: Serengeti
Today we get to explore the vast Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park with both a morning and afternoon game viewing safari. The Serengeti, a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th world wide wonder, is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing.

Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle. The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates Tanzania’s greatest park. Golden-maned lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowls the southeastern plains. Almost uniquely, all three African jackal species occur here, alongside the spotted hyena and a host of more elusive small predators, ranging from the insectivorous aardwolf to the beautiful serval cat.
Meals and Overnight at Ikoma Tented Camp

Day 5: Serengeti – Ngorongoro
A leisurely breakfast at the Camp before we depart the Serengeti and drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We stop at Oldupai Gorge for a short but nformative lecture, and at the same time we shall have a moment to enjoy our delicious picnic lunch boxes.

Then we continue on to Crater Forest Lodge, for our overnight stay arriving before dusk. We will have twilight dinners on the verandas while enjoying astonishing landscape views of the dense forest. Watch wildlife, like elephants, roaming through the forest, hear the lions roar and listen to the magical sounds of the tropical night.. It will be an experience you will never forget. The lodge, established on a highland coffee plantation called Kirin Coffee Estate, directly borders Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area.

Day 6: Ngorongoro
After breakfast we collect our picnic lunch boxes and descend into the crater floor for our full day safari, The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (809,440 ha) spans vast expanses of highland plains, savanna, savanna woodlands and forests, from the plains of the Serengeti National Park in the north-west, to the eastern arm of the Great Rift Valley. The area was established in 1959 as a multiple land use area, with wildlife coexisting with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists practicing traditional livestock grazing.

It includes the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, the world largest caldera, and Olduvai Gorge, a 14km long deep ravine. The property has global importance for biodiversity conservation in view of the presence of globally threatened species such as the black Rhino, the density of wildlife inhabiting the Ngorongoro Crater and surrounding areas throughout the year, and the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, Thompson and Grants gazelles and other ungulates into the northern plains.

In the evening after our full day crater experience, ascend out and return to Crater Forest Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7: Ngorongoro – Arusha – Zanzibar
A leisurely breakfast at the Camp dining facilities, Soon after drive to Arusha for lunch at a restaurant in town. We then transfer to Arusha airport for our scheduled 1 1/2 hour flight to Zanzibar at 3:00pm.

Upon arrival at Zanzibar airport, we will be met and transfered to our hotel in Stone Town, recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the most unique cities in the world, blending Moorish, Middle Eastern, Indian, and African traditions and architectures, it is possible to spend days winding through Stone Town’s labyrinthine alleys; shopping; drinking tea; and visiting the city’s historic sites.Time to do some exploring before an optional dinner.

Day 8: Zanzibar
Today we discover the history and small shops of Stone Town. Made from Zanzibar’s coral stone, this ancient city with its narrow alleys and twisting streets is a trip into the past. Once the centre of the slave trade, Stone Town no longer smells of human flesh but of the fragrant spices that have been the island’s main export since the slave trade was abolished.

There are a number of historically important buildings and beautiful doors in Stone Town. The House of Wonders and The Arab Fort is worth a visit. The market in Stone Town is one of the largest, most vibrant open-air markets anywhere. Here, you can find several varieties of bananas, “elephant garlic” unique to the island, the largest avocados you’ll probably ever see. Even if you have no intentions of purchasing food, the spectacle alone is worth a stop.

Day 9: Zanzibar
An essential ingredient in a Zanzibari’s everyday life, is the island’s connection to spices and herbs. that dates back to the 16th century. Apart from being an important commodity on the trade routes, spices are used in traditional dishes, as cures for ailments and even for dyeing traditional ceremonial outfits for weddings and festivals. A spice tour just outside Stone Town is a fantastic way to see the countryside, take in rural Zanzibar and connect with its people.

Our spice tour is a sensory experience as we will be introduced to cinnamon, ylang-ylang, nutmeg and vanilla in their raw forms.

Enjoy some free time before our Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 10: Zanzibar
Have breakfast at our hotel before beining transferred, according to your flight schedule) to the Zanzibar Airport, where our singles safari and Zanzibar tour ends.

Tanzania & Zanzibar Africa
March 22 – March 31, 2013
$2959*

Includes the following

  • 9 nights Accomodations
  • 9 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • Air flight Arusha to Zanzibar
  • Transport in 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser
  • Experienced Driver/Guides
  • Park entrance fees
  • Complimentary mineral water during safari
  • Zanzibar Spice Tour
  • All transfers
  • All Taxes & Services charge.

Not Included

  • International Airfare
  • Tanzania Visa ($100 get upon landing)
  • Tips – $100 collected first day of trip

The price per person is for a double room. Free roommate matching is available so there is never a need to pay a “single supplement”. If you wish to room alone the cost is an additional $785.

For More Information Please Contact Elite Travel Consulting at 757-240-6645

Leonardo Tour Featuring Rome, Florence and Venice (7-Days)

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Leonardo Tour Featuring Rome, Florence and Venice (7-Days)

Tour Summary:

Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

Leonardo Tour Featuring Rome, Florence and Venice (7-Days)

Itinerary:

Day 1 Rome
Upon arrival at Rome Airport make your way to your selected hotel. After checking in you are free to relax or explore Rome.

Day 2 Rome
This morning enjoy a city tour, which includes a visit to some of the best known monuments of Rome including the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. The tour ends with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica where you can admire many masterpieces including Michelangelo’s Pieta. The rest of your day is spent at leisure.

Day 3 Rome | Florence
Today travel by first-class train from Rome to Florence. Check in at your selected hotel and the remainder of the day is yours to pass as you choose.

Day 4 Florence
This morning enjoy a guided tour of the “Cradle of the Renaissance” – Florence. Visit the Cathedral complex with Brunelleschi’s magnificent Duomo, Giotto’s Belltower & the ancient Baptistery with its bronze door. Another stop this morning will be at Palazzo Pitti Museum, or if on Monday, the Bargello Museum or Medici Chapels. A drive up the Viali dei Colli (Avenue of the Hills) to Piazzale Michelangelo to view the entire city finishes this morning’s tour. The remainder of the day is yours to spend as you wish.

Day 5 Florence | Venice
Travel by first-class train from Florence to Venice. After check-in at your selected hotel the remainder of the day is free to shop or explore Venice.

Day 6 Venice
This morning’s walking guided tour visits the historic centre of the city and its monuments. Points of interest will include St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, the Baptistery, the Ducal Palace, the Prisons and the Bridge of Sighs. The tour ends with a visit to a glass blowing factory. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 7 Venice
Today marks the end of your tour. After breakfast you may consider one of the many optional tours available through CIT tours or travel to the airport for your return flight.

Vietnam Insight (12-Days)

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Vietnam Insight (12-Days)

Tour Summary:

Gain an insight into Vietnams diversity, and take the time to soak up her rural charm and natural beauty on this 12-day journey. We begin in the vibrant city of Saigon, where we will discover the local sights and take the time to absorb the relaxed river lifestyle of the Mekong Delta with an overnight stay. Head north to the charming towns of Hue and Hoi an before continuing on to Hanoi Vietnam’s graceful capital. Here we have the opportunity to learn more about the nations complex history, and spend a night on board our private boat on beautiful Halong Bay. Choose our Deluxe option for that extra level of comfort, and to stay in some of the most atmospheric hotels in Indochina.

Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

Vietnam Insight (12-Days)

Itinerary:

Days 1-4: Saigon and Mekong Delta
Arrive in Saigon, Vietnam’s largest city. Here we stroll along the city’s historic Dong Khoi Street, the former Rue Catinat, and visit the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum. Gain a true insight into the resilience of the Vietnamese people at the amazing Cu chi tunnels then travel to Can Tho in the heart of Vietnam’s Mekong Deltas. Explore the rivers and canals of this fascinating region by boat, visiting local farm houses and fruit orchards and meeting some intriguing local characters. This evening, why not join the locals on a riverside promenade, savoring the relaxing ambience while you watch sampans glide across the slow-moving river.

Days 5-6: Hoi An
Your day begins with an early morning boat trip to the floating markets of Cai Rang – a fascinating spectacle. Return to Saigon and fly north to Danang, gateway to charming Hoi An. Discover traditional houses and temples and the iconic Japanese Bridge on a walking tour. For something different, we embark on the family-run ‘Fisherman eco-tour’ that gives you a real insight into Vietnamese life. Try your hand at their fishing techniques and learn how to navigate a basket boat through narrow waterways! In your free time join a fun cooking class.

Day 7: Hue
Leaving charming Hoi An behind, drive through spectacular coastal scenery to Hue, visiting the sacred Marble Mountain along the way. In the former imperial capital we explore the city’s historic sites, including the Citadel, elaborate emperors’ tombs and the Thien Mu Pagoda.

Days 8-12: Halong Bay Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi and visit the ancient Temple of Literature and infamous Hanoi Hilton prison, and enjoy a famous water puppet performance. We travel to Halong Bay, where we experience an overnight cruise on our private boat – the perfect opportunity to truly appreciate this magical bay with it’s thousands of limestone islands. On our return to Hanoi discover more of the city on a fascinating cyclo ride through the colorful Old Quarter and learn about the life and legend of ‘Uncle Ho’ at his former home and mausoleum. Your journey ends with an airport transfer on day 12.

8 Night Amankora Journey – Bhutan

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8 Night Amankora Journey - Bhutan

Tour Summary:

The tiny Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan awaits, nestled high in the Himalayas it’s isolation from the world has cultivated a culture rich in traditions, religion and a benevolent monarchy. The dramatic landscapes, from snow capped peaks and deeply forested slopes to raging, boulder strewn rivers, sit largely undisturbed as the endeared environmental initiatives and religious beliefs leave the Kingdom pristine and a jewel of nature. The program takes you into this ancient Kingdom for an adventure into the hearts and lands of charming farmers, fascinating weavers, enchanting monks and charismatic leaders.

Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

8 Night Amankora Journey - Bhutan

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival
From the flight in, weaving through the valley, arrival in Bhutan is like no other. The transfer to Thimphu is approximately 1 1/2 hours and upon arrival and following lunch, you will have the choice of the National Memorial Chorten, National Textile Museum, Folk Heritage Museum, and National Library to visit, and perhaps time to stroll main street for some interesting Himalayan artefacts of textiles. (overnight: Amankora in Thimphu)

Day 2: Tour of Thimphu
This morning you will head to the north end of the valley to view Trashi Chhoe Dzong, the seat of Bhutan’s government and Roya offices, and pay a visit to pangri Zampa, two 16th century buildings that now house a monastic training school for astrologers. At the head of the valley, should you wish to stretch your legs, a short hike will take you to Cheri Goemba, the monastery where the first monastic body was established in the Kingdom. Back in town you should be able to visit a few of the capital’s cottage industries ranging from traditional paper making to hand rolled incense. (overnight: Amankora Thimphu)

Day 3: From Thimphu to Gangtey
An early departure for a dramatic drive over the high mountain pass of Fochu La and on to Phobjika Valley. Sights on the way include on of Bhutan’s first fortress monasteries, the 17th century Simtokha Dzong, and ancient wall paintings at the Hongtsho Goemba monastery. The journey continues over the 3,050m mountain pass where on a clear day, towering Himalayan peaks are clearly visible. The descent down through the Punakha Valley along the Kingdom’s only east-west highway, continues on through the scenic village of Wangdi. Carrying on the highway follows the scenic Dang Chhu before climbing through forests of bamboo and oak, and just before crossing the Pele La pass, a small side road splinters off to the hidden Phobjika valley. On arrival you will have time to visit the striking Gangtey Goemba, sitting at the head of the valley, and perhaps strolling through the quaint gangtey village. (overnight: Amankora in Gangtey)

Day 4: Gangtey Valley Exploration
This morning will start with a visit to the Black Neck Crane Center and dependent on the season, time spent in the Center’s nearby hide is a must to view the breeding cranes. Various walks or a mountain bike ride through this magnificent valley can be arranged. soaking up the beauty of the valley from the lodge or returning to the revered Goemba for an audience with the Tulkul may be attractive, relaxing alternatives for the day. (overnight: Amankora in Gangtey)

Day 5: Gangtey to Punakha
Today’s journey back to Punakha will be brief and upon arrival you will have time to take lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon you will explore the hidden village of Talo, home of the Queens’ and the valley’s protective deity Ihakhang. Later in the afternoon a hike to an ancient monastery on the hilltop behind the lodge can be organized or time given to enjoy the farmhouse and spa of the lodge.(overnight: Amankora in Punakha)

Day 6: Punakha Valley Exploration
The day in Punakha Valley begins with a beautiful hike from the Punakha Lodge along the Mo Chhu through terraces of rice, chilies and cabbage, takes to the Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten, a monument recently built by the four queens of Bhutan. Following the hike you will drive back up the valley towards Khuruthang passing Punthsho Perli Palace and several other winter homes of the royal family before reaching the impressive Punakha Dzong. This ancient fortress is the winter residence of the monastic order’s head and still serves as the administrative headquarters for the Punakha region. A picnic lunch is served on the banks of the Punak Chu, before visiting the village of Lobesa where a short walk ends at Chimi Lhakhang, the auspicious fertility monastery built in 1499. (overnight: Amankora in Punakha).

Day 7: From Punakha to Paro
After descending back down from Dochu La, you will follow your way back up the dramatic Wang Chu and Paro Chu river valleys, before crossing through Paro Town towards the north end of the valley. Here, set in a pine forest, you will find the Amanjora lodge and it’s spa. In the afternoon, there is an opportunity for a quick stroll to the nearby ruins, a visit to some of the valley’s oldest and holiest religious monuments or a ramble down Paro’s main street. Evenings at Amankora may include informative lectures on the history, religion, flora and funa of the region or a intriguing movie on the Himalayas. (overnight: Amankora in Paro)

Day 8: Paro Valley Exploration
The day starts with a visit to the National Museum, housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower). Here, an intriguing collection of artefacts provide a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom. Just a short walk downhill lies the dominating Paro Dzong, a fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture. From Dzong, the tour crosses Nyamai Zampa, traditional cantilever bridge, and guests are then driven to the town temple, built in 1525, to view ancient wall paintings. Paro options include picturesque picnic spots or, perhaps, a visit to a traditional farmhouse to lunch with the family. In the afternoon, hike up to view one of Bhutan’s most revered monuments, the Taktshang Goemba, more commonly referred to as the “Tiger’s Nest”. The four-hour trek offers spectacular views of this sacred monastery perched on a cliff face 900m above the valley floor. (overnight: Amankora in Paro)

Day 9: Departure day
Early morning transfer to airport.

Butler Signature – A luxury tour

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Tour Summary:

For travelers with a taste for distinction, seeking a world of standards and impeccable services, we can fashion journeys to Egypt that will fulfill their aspiration for sophistication, elitism and refinement while visiting this ancient land.

Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

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Itinerary:

Day 1: Depart USA
Upon arrival at JFK Airport you will be assisted by Travel representative and an airport Customer Service Agent in processing your travel formalities. Aboard your international flight to Cairo in the comfort of your first class seat, begin your journey back in time to this fascinating, ancient land.

Day 2: Cairo
As you arrive in the Land of the Pharaohs, at Cairo international airport, you will be welcomed at your aircraft landing and driven by private vehicle to the exclusive VIP lounge for refreshments & relaxation while our representative takes care of your visa, customs formalities and luggage. You will than be escorted to your hotel in your chauffeur-driven luxury car. Upon arrival at your select hotel you will be met and assisted by your personal butler for the duration of your stay in Egypt.

Day 3: Cairo
This morning, your private Egyptologist will guide you through the incredible wealth of the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities displaying the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic artifacts and the magnificent treasures of Tutankhamen’s tomb. At Old Coptic Cairo, over old cobblestone narrow streets where 4th century churches are still in use by local worshipers, you will visit Al Moallaka Church (Hanging Church) and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Stop for lunch at the Oberoi Mena House Hotel than continue to visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx. You will end your tour at Khan El Khalili, the world’s largest 13th century covered oriental bazaar. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 4: Cairo, Luxor
After breakfast, accompanied by your personal butler and your private Egyptologist, you will be transferred on board your limousine to Cairo domestic airport where you will be hosted at the VIP lounge while our representative handles your departure formalities to Luxor. Upon arrival, you will be escorted and transferred in your private limousine to your luxurious Nile cruise ship for 5 days/ 4 nights cruise. Accommodation aboard your cruise ship will be exclusive 52m “Chopin” suite featuring a private lounge and terrace. Today you will visit the Temple of Karnak & the Temple of Luxor. Afternoon tea is served on board and dinner is followed by a belly dancer show. Overnight in Luxor. Your personal butler and Egyptologist lodged on board will be at your service during the entire cruise.

Day 5: Luxor, Esna
Very early in the morning, you will be transferred to the West Bank where you will enjoy a bird’s eye view aboard your hot air balloon, watching the sunrise over the Valley of Kings and funerary temples of the necropolis; a unique experience. After breakfast on board, you will visit the West Bank highlights including Valley of Kings. Valley of Queens, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Your cruise will sail to Esna before lunch. Afternoon tea, Captain’s welcome cocktail and dinner on board. Overnight in Esna

Day 6: Edfu, Kom Ombo
Breakfast and lunch will be served while sailing to Edfu. Upon arrival to Edfu, you will visit the Temple of Horus, the falcon god, son of Isis and Osiris, considered the best=preserved ancient temple in Egypt and the second largest after the Temple of Karnak. Your ship will then sail to Kom Ombo. Afternoon tea and dinner on board are followed by a Gallabeya (masquerade) party for which guests are incited to dress up in Pharaonic of Egyptian costumes. Overnight in Kom Ombo

Day 7: Kom Ombo, Aswan
After breakfast visit the Temple of Sobek & Haroeries in Kom Ombo, the only temple dedicated to two deities; than sail to Aswan while lunch is served on board. This afternoon, visit the Aswan High Fam, the Granite Quarries & Philae Temple dedicated to Isis. Afternoon tea and dinner are followed by Nubian Folkloric Show. Overnight Aswan

Day 8: Aswan, Abu Simbel, Cairo
Disembarkation; our representative will assist and escort you to Aswan airport for your flight to Abu Simbel. Visit the Great Temple of Ramses II and the temple of his beloved queen, Nefertari. After visiting this impressive site, you will be transferred back to Abu Simbel airport for your flight to Vairo via Aswan. Relax and enjoy the distinctive amenities of your hotel in Cairo. Overnight in Cairo. Your personal butler will be attending to your requirements.

Day 9: Cairo, Hurghada / Sahl Hashish
After breakfast, accompanied by your personal butler, you will be escorted to Cairo domestic airport for your flight to Hurghada; upon arrival you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Sahl Hashish on board your limousine; Overnight at your hotel. Your elite all-suite resort on the Res Sea coast of Egypt offers exclusive services and wellness centers; your Grand Suite features a private swimming pool.

Day 10: Shal Hashish
A day of sun, sea and optional activities to plan as you like and your personal butler will assist you in making the required arrangements

Day 11: Sahl Hashish
More sun, sea and leisurely activities within or outside the resort, just let your personal butler know your requests.

Day 12: Hurghada – Cairo
After breakfast, our representative will meet and escort you back to Hurghada airport for your return flight to Cairo. Our Cairo representative will assist you and transfer you to your hotel aboard your limousine. Balance of the day is at leisure. Overnight at your hotel

Day 13: Cairo
Your last day in Egypt is left for optional activities, shopping, sightseeing or planning as you like with the assistance of your personal butler. Overnight at your hotel.

A farewell surprise is planned for you

Day 14: Departure
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cairo airport and escorted to the VIP lounge for refreshments while our representative takes care of your pre-boarding formalities; you will than be driven on board a private vehicle to the plane landing for your flight back to the USA

13 Days Charming Dahabeya

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13 Days Charming Dahabeya

Tour Summary:

Roundtrip airfare, 4 nights accommodation in Cairo, 7 Nights 5 star Dahabeya Nile Cruise. Visits to the Great Pyramids, Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Abu Simbel, Valley of the Kings in Luxor Philae Temple in Aswan, Edfu Temple, Kom Ombo Temple, Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, El Kab, Djebel Silsilehm, Temple of Hormoheb, & the Ptolemaic Temple.

Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

Includes:

  • Roundtrip International airfare JFK/Cairo/JFK 
  • Other departure gates from USA are available upon request
  • 11 nights accommodation at deluxe hotel in Cairo and Dahabeya cruise
  • 4 nights accommodation at Four Seasons First Residence (deluxe room)
  • 7 nights accommodation aboard Dahabeya Nile cruise
  • 28 Meals: 11 Buffet Breakfasts, 9 Lunches and 8 Dinners 
  • All sightseeing in Egypt guided by a licensed Egyptologist 
  • Domestic airfare within Egypt 
  • All transfers and luggage handling within Egypt 
  • All transportation provided by deluxe air-conditioned private vehicle 
  • All hotel taxes and service charge

Excludes:

  • Airport taxes
  • Visa upon arrival
  • Optional tours
  • Tips & personal items 

13 Days Charming Dahabeya

Itinerary:

Day 1 Wed – Departure from USA
Board your international flight to Cairo and begin your journey back in time to this charming, ancient land.

Day 2 Thu- Cairo
Arrival in the Land of the Pharaohs. At Cairo International Airport you will be welcomed and assisted through immigration and customs by our representative, then escorted to your hotel.

Day 3 Fri – Cairo
Morning visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which includes the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic artifacts and the treasures of Tutankhamen’s tomb. Then drive to Old Cairo to visit Al Moallaka Church (Hanging Church) and Ben Ezra Synagogue. After lunch drive to the Citadel of Saladin and visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque. Enjoy a walking tour of the largest 13th century covered oriental market Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Overnight in Cairo.
Meals:
Breakfast – Lunch

Day 4 Sat – Cairo, Luxor (Optional Sound & Light show)
After breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival transfer to your Dahabeya your sailing home on the Nile for the next 7 nights. Relaxing in the privacy of your inviting boat and enjoying modern amenities, discover Upper Egypts exceptional sites at the rhythm of the wind. While sailing and mooring at secluded island and Nile shores, you may have the opportunity to walk through fields, encounter Egyptian farmers, or have a meal in a pastoral landscape. On your first day, visit the necropolis of the West Bank including Valley of Kings, Valley of Queens, the Temple of Medinet Habu and the Colossi of Memnon. (Evening: optional Sound & Light show at Karnak Temple). Your Dahabeya will be moored overnight on the Nile banks of Luxor
Meals:
Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 5 Sun – Luxor
After breakfast, on the East Bank where the sun rises, visit the Temple of Karnak & the Temple of Luxor. This afternoon your Dahabeya sails to Esna. At ease on the deck, you will watch a panorama that has hardly changed from the time of Ancient Egyptians and where, now, rural Egyptians still live. Anchor overnight in Esna.
Meals:
Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 6 Mon – Esna (Optional visit to Temple of Esna)
Enjoy a day at leisure or go on an optional visit to the Temple of Khnum, the ram-headed god. Your Dahabeya will be moored overnight in Esna.
Meals:
Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 7 Tue – El Kab, Edfu
Departure for El Kab and visit the necropolis (and for those who can walk for about 2km, optional visit to the temple consecrated to Nekhbet). Your Dahabeya will then sail to Edfu where you will visit the Temple of Horus, the falcon-god, considered the best-preserved temple in Ancient Egypt and the second largest after the Temple of Karnak. Overnight beside a Nile island
Meals:
Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 8 Wed – Djebel Silsileh, Kom Ombo
Departure for Djebel Silsileh where the Nile flows between two mountains. Here you will be among the very few, as the larger vessel can only pass in the distance. Visit the Temple of Hormoheb. Back on board, sail to Kom Ombo where you will visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek & Haroeries. Your Dahabeya will moor overnight alongside a Nile island
Meals:
Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 9 Thu – Aswan
A leisurely day sailing to Aswan mesmerized by enchanting and contrasting sceneries with the desert reaching the edges of the western shores while palms and vast spreads of greenery cover the East bank; All the while taking pleasure in the Jacuzzi on deck, sipping cocktails or retreating to the tranquil indoor library. The Dahabeya will moor overnight in Aswan.

Day 10 Fri – Aswan
Today in this city embraced by the Aga Khan and where Lord Kitcheners created his fertile and exotic botanical garden, you will visit the Aswan High Dam, the Old Dam, and the Temple of Philae. Overnight in Aswan
Meals:
Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 11 Sat – Aswan
After breakfast, disembarkation, and transfer to Aswan airport for your flight to Cairo. Relax at your hotel in Cairo and enjoy the facilities of your hotel
Meals:
Breakfast

Day 12 Sun – Cairo
After breakfast, a scenic drive will take you to the Pyramids & Sphinx of Giza, which have stood for the last 5000 years, your visit will include entrance to the inside of the Great Pyramids and Camel Ride. Complete your visit at Giza with a tour of the Solar Boat Museum. Lunch at the Mena House hotel then continue to the ancient city of Memphis, the first capital of United Upper and Lower Egypt then visit Sakkara, site of the Step Pyramid of Zoser. Evening, dinner with entertainment on board a Nile cruising restaurant
Meals:
Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 13 Mon – Departure
After breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport for your flight back to USA
Meals: Breakfast