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Day 1 :
Egypttoursgate.com representative greets you at the airport and whisks you to your hotel. Complimentary visa is issued upon arrival only for American, Australian, NZ, EU, Canadian & Japanese citizens; passports must be valid for at least 6 month beyond the date of your arrival
Day 2 :
We start with the best of Cairo: the Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Saladin and its Alabaster Mosque, where you will participate in a "Q & A" presentation on "Women in Islam" as well as "Women in Egypt".
After lunch at a charming local restaurant, we walk the narrow streets of Old Cairo, once a Roman fort, later the Jewish Quarter and then the Coptic Christian Quarter. We visit the Coptic churches of Abu Serghius and Al Molaka, the Coptic Museum, and Ben Ezra synagogue. While we are at one of the churches or the Coptic Museum we'll discuss how the Nile Delta environment and local Egyptian tradition has affected women in the Nile Valley regardless of their religion.(built 4700 years ago), dominates the skyline and is believed to be the ancient Egyptians first attempt at pyramid building, to see the first pyramids ever built the step pyramid of Zosser .
Day 3 :
A Mediterranean Look to Egypt can create some different type of Egyptian women; you will know the hidden beauty in the women city tales Morning- Breakfast at the hotel then transfer from Cairo to Alexandria by A/C car, arrival Alexandria .start your Trip Visiting the Roman Theater (A theater with marble seats up to 800 spectators, Galleries, Section of mosaic flooring & a pleasure garden surrounded by Roman Villas& baths). Then visit Pompay's Pillar, Followed by visit to the Catacomb of Kom El-Shoqafa (Tombson three levels, also contains The Triclinium where relatives used to sit on stone benches to feast the dead, a center with relieves of bearded serpents. Inside, there are 2nd Century AD statues of Sobec& Anubis wearing Roman Armor).Followed by Visiting Elsawary, montaza Garden Alexandria Library& Also from out side you will Visit Qaytbay Citadel & El Mursi Abu Elabas.Drive back to Cairo.
Early morning Flight to Aswan where we'll settle you into your hotel. Tour of Kalabsha Temple dedicated to the ancient god Mandulis, and the goddess Isis. Built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus, the small rock-cut temple of Beit El Wali, built by Ramses the Great, and the small yet charming Kiosk of Qertassi. Afternoon tour of the Nubian Museum, then a short camel caravan & ride to visit a local Nubian Village for tea with the local women in their homes.
Day 5 :
Abu Simbel We have planned our visit to Abu Simbel to be a highlight of your Egyptian adventure. Rising before dawn, we drive along the shore of Lake Nasser, watching the sky lighten and the sacred sun rise above the horizon. We reach the great temples while the air is clean, clear and cool, and the sun's light still golden‹just right for photographs. In the larger temple, colossal figures of Ramses are seated with the gods and attended by his queen and daughters. The smaller temple is dedicated to Queen Nefertari, who appears as Hathor, the goddess of love, joy and fertility, symbolized by the benevolent cow. We explore these fine temple by ourselves in the quiet of the morning, admiring their ancient aura and artistry, after which retire to a comfortable hotel for refreshments. Just as planeloads of visitors arrive to throng the temples we begin our leisurely drive back along the shore to Aswan, arriving in time for a late lunch on board your Nile cruiser. In the afternoon, we enjoy a leisurely sail by graceful felucca on the Nile.
Day 6 :
First we tour the awesome Aswan dams and next an ancient granite quarry complete with an unfinished obelisk. Then we go by motor launch to the island temples of Philae. Re-embarking on our Nile cruise, we sail downstream to Kom Ombo to visit its twin temples.
Day 7 :
We moor in Edfu, climb aboard horse-drawn carriages, and clip-clop through the town to the Temple of Horus, Egypt's best-preserved temple. Re-embarking, we cruise to Esna and its great temple dedicated to Khnum, the creator god. Evening finds us in Luxor.
Day 8 :
Crossing the Nile, we tour the magnificent tombs in the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens; we tour as well the great temple of Queen Hatshepsut & Colossi of Memnon. Evening Sound & Light show at Karnak.
Day 9 :
Morning tour of one of the local girls school, you may wish to bring with you a small gift of school supplies, pencils, notebooks etc. to give to the children .
Tour the gigantic Great Temple of Amon at Karnak, and the mighty Temple of Luxor are our goals in the morning, followed by a return flight to Cairo. In the afternoon, wander through the city on your own, or do your last-minute shopping.
Day 10 :
Meet American & European women in Cairo In the morning, we visit the majestic pyramids of Giza, the Valley Temple, and the timeless Sphinx. After lunch, we drive to Dahshour, the newly opened pyramid field south of Cairo. We visit several ancient structures, including the great pyramid built by Senfru, father of Cheops. On our way back to Cairo , we stop at the village of Harania, after a brief tour we'll have a group discussion, that will include an American or a European woman /women who settled in Cairo to share their own insight on/about the Egyptian Society & Egyptian Women. These guests will join you for lunch at a charming local restaurant Dinner is included at a local home:
Meet the locals, you may wish to bring token gifts to exchange with the host family ( T shirt , small souvenirs of your home town):
This evening we'll venture where few ordinary visitors ever tread . . . right into the homes of some of the people of Cairo l! You'll be invited to a family dinner, and while you enjoy wholesome home-cooked specialties, you'll learn about and appreciate the outlook, aspirations, and way of life of your hosts. Be assured, as curious as you may be about your new friends, they're sure to have questions about your own background. Once the ice is broken, you'll enjoy a lively evening, and find that you have more in common than you ever suspected. Of course, you may enjoy dinner in a quiet restaurant with your travel companions, by letting us know your preferences.
Day 11 :
Our representative escorts you to the airport for your homeward flight. See you, we never say good bye it is always see you Or would you like to meet Bedouin women in Sinai?