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Wonders of FAYUM and GIZA : October 31st to 9th of November 2014

Hawara Pyramid Complex – Illahun Pyramid & Labyrinth site – Fayum – Qasr Qarun temple – Kom Aushim Temple, Karanis « The city of theLord » – Meidum Pyramid – Dashur pyramids– Bent Pyramid – Red Pyramid – Memphis – Sakkara pyramid complex – Serapeum – Abusir « the city of Osiris » – Abu Ghurab the alabaster shrine – Giza pyramids – The great pyramid – Sphinx – Boat pits – Boat museum – Cairo museum – Saladin Citadel – Mokkatam.

DAY 1: Friday, October 31st - Arrival Cairo / Fayum

Arrival to Cairo airport before 9:30pm Cairo time depending of your departure country and your package.

Land/Air Travel Package:
From Paris, France, CDG airport on Egypt Air with Antoine Gigal your arrival time will be around 8:30pm.
From USA or other countries you might arrive as well before 09:30pm Cairo time, Precise arrival times to be given after flights are booked. And if you wish to arrive the day before because a long flight (South America, Australia etc..) you can arrange this option with our travel agency).
At airport you will be helped by our local tour representative Egyptian Tourism Company StylishToursEgypt who will assist you to change money (best rate in Cairo airport) and obtain your Egypt Tourist visa (25$), clear immigration and to claim your luggage and clear customs.

As for Land only travel Package: You can arrange your airfare to/from Cairo knowing that you might arrive before 9:30pm in Cairo airport and for departure from Cairo in your flight back: for the 9st of November morning. You will be assisted as well by our local representative to join all the group your arrival day.

Then for all :
10:30pm –Transfer by air-conditioned motorcoach with Gigal’s driver, to the oasis of Fayum lake. The Lake Fayoum, one of the oldest in the world was the preferred place of the ancient pries according the oral tradition. Enjoy being where the high priests performed sacred rituals daily. For the ancient Egyptian priests, this place was a very ancient pole of the Earth.
12:30 night – Arrival at hotel in Fayum; Check in to the hotel.
Overnight – 5***** L'Auberge Hotel in Fayoum Oasis with beautiful view on Lake Fayoum. Swimming pool, garden. Free Wifi in the lobby.

DAY 2: Saturday, November 1st - Fayum / Hawara / Illahun

9:00am – Breakfast in the hotel.
10:00am – Be in the lobby ready to depart. (Wearing your shoes for the sand). Departure for Hawara Pyramid complex in our private air-conditioned mini-bus.
10:45am – Long Visit with a privileged access for you by Antoine Gigal to the Hawara Pyramid complex, the famous Hawara labyrinth site, the tombs site and the Illahun Pyramid complex, with the ancient harbour site in the desert at the door of Fayum Oasis. It is the start of the Giza plateau that stretches in reality 80 km long. You will see many subterranean entrances and the latest archaeological excavations with Gigal.
4:00pm – ( All archaeologic sites closed at 4pm in Egypt and sunset is very soon)You can enjoy the swimming pool, the garden with the magnificent view on the lake.
6to7pm – Dinner. Question/Answer session with Gigal. Talks.
Overnight – 5***** L'Auberge Hotel in Fayum.

DAY 3: Sunday, November 2 - Fayum / Qasr Qarun / Kom Aushim

07:30am – Breakfast in the hotel.
08:30am – Be in the lobby ready. Departure in our mini-bus to Qasr Qarun Temple in West Fayum with Gigal.
09:30am – Visit of the temple of Qarun dedicated to Sobek-Ra in the ancient town of Dionysias, now located near the modern village of Qarun. During ancient times, it was the beginning of the caravan route to the Bahariya oasis.
11:30am – Departure to Kom Aushim, ancient Karanis the « City of the Lord » also the the mound of the chemistry (processing) of gold » according Gigal research.
12:00am – Visit of the huge site of Kom Aushim with Gigal, the temples sites and the Sobek pool and oracle place,the baths. Lunch boxes.
03:00am – Travel Back to the hotel in our private bus.
03:30am – Enjoy a small boat ride on Lake Fayoum, one of the oldest in the world and the preferred place of the ancient priests. Enjoy being where the high priests performed ritual magic daily. For the ancient priests this place was an ancient pole of the Earth.
5:00pm – Back to the hotel.
7pm – Dinner. Talks.
Overnight – 5***** L'Auberge Hotel in Fayum.

DAY- 4: Monday, November 3 : Meidum/Giza

7:30am – Breakfast in the hotel.
8:30am – Luggage outside your door. Check-out of the hotel.
9:00am – Departure for Meidum Pyramid complex in our private air-conditioned bus.
9:45am – Long Visit of the mysterious pyramid of Meidum and a mastaba with Gigal in the desert.
1:30pm – Lunch at a nearby local restaurant with a view on the Meidum Pyramid.
3:00pm – Transfer to Cairo, Giza by our private air-conditioned bus.
5:00pm – Arrival in Cairo / Giza. Check into our hotel. 4***** Cataract Pyramids Resort. (magnificent garden & swimming pool, free wifi in the lobby)
7:30pm – Dinner at the hotel.
8:30pm – Afterwards sharing about our experiences of the day with Gigal who will give us an introduction for our next visit. Talks.
Overnight – 4***** Cataract Pyramids Resort. Sakkara Road, El Haraneya, Giza

DAY 5: Tuesday, November 4 : Dashur/Memphis/Nile

7:00am –Breakfast at the hotel.
8:00am –Be in the lobby ready to depart. Departure in our private air-conditioned mini-bus to visit the Dashur Pyramids complex.
9:00am – Long Visit of the Dashur Pyramids complex with Gigal. Visit inside the Red Pyramid with Gigal. Visits of the Bent pyramid site and surroundings.
1:00pm – Visit of Memphis Museum and colossal statue of Ramses II with Gigal.
2:00pm – Lunch at local restaurant in the Sakkara area.
5:00pm – Return to the hotel.
6:30am – Departure for the dinner cruise on a Nile boat in Cairo. Transfer to Cairo by our bus.
7:30pm – Dinner cruise on a boat on the Nile in the center of Cairo. Show & view.
Overnight – 4***** Cataract Pyramids Resort in Giza.

DAY 6: Wednesday, November 5: Saqqara/Serapeum

7:30am – Breakfast.
8:30am – Be in the lobby ready to depart.
8:45am – Departure by our private bus to Saqqara.
9:30am – Special visit with Gigal of the Serapeum underground galleries.
10:30am – Visit of Saqqara Djoser Pyramid complex.
11:30am – Special private visit for you by Gigal of a tomb with magnificent paintings.
2:00pm – Lunch at the Blue Lotus Farm near Saqqara. A typical Egyptian farms with flowers, (amazing rare blue lotus) fruits and animals. A very peaceful place.
Later afternoon return to the hotel.
Optional visit to local papyrus institute.
8:00pm – Dinner at the hotel. Talks
Overnight – 4***** Cataract Pyramids Resort.

DAY 7: Thursday, November 6: Abusir/Giza

7:30am – Breakfast.
8:45am – Be in the lobby ready to depart.
9:00am – Departure in our bus for our private entrance into Abusir: "The city of Osiris".
9:45am – Special opening for you by Gigal of the pyramids area of Abusir. Visit of the pyramids and temples area with Gigal. Latest archaeologic works.
12:00am – Special private Visit of Abu Ghurab, the very special solar temple of Niuserâ with Gigal.
2:00pm – Return to the hotel. Lunch at the hotel beside the swimming pool.
Afternoon – Visit to local aromatherapist to learn about the ancient Egyptian art of scent alchemy. And other shops if wished.
8:00pm – Special Dinner in Nazlet Saman at the foot of the Giza pyramids in the restaurant of the archeologists with an extraordinary amazing view on the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx.
Return to the hotel.
Overnight – 4***** Cataract Pyramids Resort.

DAY 8: Friday, November 7: Giza

7:00am – Breakfast in the hotel.
8:00am – Be in the lobby ready to depart. Dearture with Gigal to the site of the Great Pyramid.
9:00am – Visit of the boat pits and the Solar Boat Museum at the feet of Khufu pyramid.
Noon – Entrance into the Great Pyramid. Visit with Gigal.
2:30am – Lunch in Giza restaurant.
4:30pm – Come back to the hotel in our private bus.
7:30pm – Dinner in the hotel. Talks.

Overnight – 4***** Cataract Pyramids Resort.

DAY- 9: Saturday, November 8 : Giza

7:00am – Breakfast in the hotel.
7:30am – Be in the lobby ready to depart. Departure with Gigal to the Giza plateau site.
8:00am – Visit of the Khafra temple site, Menkaura site.
10:00am – Special Visit of the sphinx site and temples of the valley area with Gigal.
11:30pm – Lunch boxes in the bus-Departure to visit the Cairo Museum.
12:30pm – 2 hours visit in the Cairo Museum.
2:30pm – Departure for the amazing Citadel of Saladin in Old Cairo with Gigal.
3:15pm – Visit of the citadel area. Incredible view on Cairo
4:30pm – visit to the top of the Mokkatam quarry ( where stones for the pyramids were taken): Amazing view. “The alchemist of Cairo”place.
7:00pm – Dinner at Khan el Khalili restaurant in an old Arabic palace. Later evening return to the hotel.
Overnight – 4***** Cataract Pyramids Resort.

DAY 10: Sunday, November 9 : Departure

Morning – Group transfer to Cairo airport for international departure.

NOTE: This itinerary and visits or the schedule are subject to change due to conditions beyond our control or for security reasons but in this case, our agency will provide the best possibilities and ensure your safety and the visits to the sights.

You may get a post-tour extension to Upper Egypt, Red sea or a nearby country in the Middle East or Dubai, by asking the agency to make previous arrangements for you.

The organization of the tour is the charge of Stylish tours Egypt Tourism Company and its affiliates.
For last-minute circumstances, visits may be proposed in a different order on different days. Keeping the same contents unless sudden prohibition of sites by the authorities.
Stylish Tours is the agency that organizes the whole trip. This agency is in charge of this same Tour from years. www.stylishtours.com

Price of the Tour without the flights:

This tour price includes:

  • Transfers airport-hotel-airport.
  • Entry Visa to Egypt.
  • All taxes.
  • 3 nights at the beautiful Hotel (5 stars) "L’Auberge" on the shore of the Lake Fayoum. (Swimming-pool, internet for free)
  • 6 nights in the hotel (4 stars), "Cataract Pyramids Resort Hotel" in Giza in a very beautiful garden with a swimming pool. (internet access against charge)
  • Transport by private air-conditioned mini-bus all day long with a private driver available full time.
  • Tickets entrance for each visit, each site by person in the program (more than 15 sites).
  • Special permits to visit the very restricted areas and sites.
  • Egyptian facilitator from the tourism agency permanently with the group.
  • All the meals in hotels, and in special different restaurants and places.
  • Tips for the porters.
  • A small boat trip on the lake.
  • 1 large bottle of water per day per person.

This Tour Price does not include:

  • The plane flights.
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses.
  • Obligatory Insurance and optional insurance. You have to send the proof that you get personal travel insurance for the time of this trip or that you already have it or send an email with your firm and date saying that this is of your responsibility and that you will get it.
  • Tip to the Egyptian facilitator and driver at the end of the trip.
  • Price is based on min. participation 12 pax, in case the amount of people booked are less than 12 persons, the company has the right either to cancel the program and refund full amount to the clients or to increase the price for those who still want to go.

The prices will read as follows:

For EU citizens (All over Europe), prices are in €uro:
Price per person in double: €uros 1990
Price per person in single: €uros 2450

For Non EU citizens, prices are in U$ Dollars:
Price per person in double: U$D 2755
Price per person in single: U$D 3395
(if you do not want to pay the single room supplement and you are willing to share a room let us know we will do our best)

All prices do not include airfares.

It is the responsibility of every traveler to arrive on the dates and hour shown on our program. However, for those who want, we may provide them a separate offer for airlines upon their request and as per availability. Contact nagui@yallatoursegypt.com if you wish flights with package.

RESERVATIONS:

To apply to this trip and get the application form with all the related terms, please send an email to: nagui@yallatoursegypt.com

General Conditions:

INSCRIPTIONS:

The registration in a travel or stays implies acceptance of terms and conditions governing the relationship between travel agencies and their clients. On the other hand, every entry must be accompanied by a deposit representing 50% of the total trip, the receipt of this deposit involving the acceptance of the reservation to the extent of available seats. If accepted, the balance of the tour price must be received at least 45 days before departure. If the registration is done within 45 days of departure, the total trip cost must be paid upon registration. For registration within 21 days of departure, a supplement fee of 100 € (or equivalent in U$D) will be charged. If the balance of the trip is not reached 45 days before departure, Stylish Tours Egypt reserves the right to cancel your reservation without compensation.

PAYEMENTS:

All payments will be done through bank transfer to the bank accounts designated by Ya’lla Tours and shown in the application form that will be sent to you upon your request by email. Payment by credit cards are possible as well against a request, taking into consideration there will be additional charge of 4% on the total amount and application form should be submitted. We accept Visa and Master credit cards. Kindly send us an email to check at: nagui@yallatoursegypt.com

For Credit cards payment: Clients should send us an email asking to pay by credit card and we will provide a form to fill and to sign. You should resend it to us with a copy of your ID, driving license and signature. Meantime, you will sign an invoice when you arrive to Cairo. We will accept Master and Visa cards only. Payment by credit cards will apply a 4% increase on the total amount.

Payment online is possible too on a secure link, please contact: nagui@yallatoursegypt.com

CANCELLATION:

If for any reason whatsoever, you must cancel your trip, the amount you paid will be refunded subject to the following deductions:

  • More than 45 days before departure: a sum of € 150 per person will be retained.
  • From 44 days to 25 days before departure: 50 % of tour price will be retained.
  • From 24 days to 10 days before departure: 75% of tour price will be retained.
  • Less than 10 days before departure: 100% of tour price will be retained.
You must let us know your decision to cancel by email. Cancellation charges will be calculated from date of answering by Ya’lla Tours, your cancellation notice.

Stylish Tours Egypt:

All and same information on our website very soon: www.stylishtours.com ou www.yallatoursegypt.com

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