On the Foot Steps of Alexander the Great

On the Foot Steps of Alexander the Great from Extraordinary Travel & Tours 'E.T&T'

By: Extraordinary Travel & Tours 'E.T&T'  07-28-2010
Keywords: Travel, Tours, Adventure Tours


On the Foot Steps of Alexander the Great
8 days, 7 nights


Alexandria Museum, Library, Catacombs & Bompey’s Pillar
• Marsa Matruh & Alamein World War II memorial
• Siwa Oasis, Arag, Bahrein, Sitra, and Nawemisa Valleys
• Bahriya Oasis, the Golden Mummies & Tombs of the Nobles
• The Great Sand Sea , the Crystal Mountain , the Black & White Desert  
• Farafra Oasis and the Hot Spring

Day 1:
Fly to Cairo. Transfer on arrival to your hotel in Cairo or Giza.

Day 2:
Breakfast, then a drive north to Alexandria (220km), visiting the Catacombs, Bompey’s Pillar, ALEX National Museum & Alexandria Library. This evening is to tour around the city Dinner & Overnight.

Day 3:
Leaving Alexandria behind, arrive to Alamein. There we visit the Museum & the World War II memorial. Moving on towards Siwa Oasis, passing by Marsa Matruh. Upon arrival to Siwa, tour the old Siwian Village of Shali. Dinner & overnight.

Day 4:
After Breakfast visit Cleopatra’s spring, Mountain of the Dead, Alexander the Great Temple (The Oracle Temple), and take a donkey-drawn cart for a tour around the city before heading off road to the Great Sand Sea where we have dinner and relax around the fire gazing at the stars. Overnight camping.

Day 5:
After Breakfast head off road on a 400-km journey to Bahriya Oasis. Passing by Bahrein, Nawemisa, and Sitra Oases, then visit the Roman catacombs and pass through magnificent sand dunes of the Great Sand Sea, upon arrival to Bahriya, we check in our hotel. Dinner & Overnight.

Day 6:
Breakfast in Bahriya, then tour the city; visiting the Temple of Alexander the Great, Tombs of the Nobles, the Golden Mummies, on reaching the White Desert, we start exploring the formations & wind carved sculptors that resemble both Human and Animal Faces, continue to Farafra Oasis, check -in the hotel. Dinner & Overnight.

Day 7:
After breakfast off road drive to the “Black Desert” and the dune area. Then start
a climb of a 50meter dune, en route to Bahriya we will visit the Crystal Mountain, and the Area of the Wonders with the Desert Roses and the Arch, after lunch we head back to Cairo, check-in the hotel. Dinner & overnight.

Day 8:
Transfer to the airport for final departure.

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