Day 1: Cairo
Arrival in Cairo international airport, Meet & Assist at the airport and After going through Immigration, Baggage Claim and Customs, Transfer to the hotel en route, (the unknown soldiers and the late President Saddat tomb) optional dinner and Overnight.
Day 2: Cairo
Start the day with a visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the World the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx that large statue which is one of the most famous monuments in the whole world, Optional lunch followed by a visit to the Papyrus institute and the perfume shop. Transfer to the Train station and board the Luxurious sleeper train with Dinner and Breakfast on board. (B in the hotel, D on board the train)
Day 3: Cairo Luxor
The train arrives to Luxor in the Morning, meet and assist in the station and transfer to visit Luxor East Bank (Karnak & Luxor Temples). Embarkation & Lunch on board the cruise ship and the rest of the day is free at leisure, Open buffet dinner & Overnight in Luxor. (B on board the train, L, D on Board the cruise)
Day 4: Luxor
After breakfast visit the West Bank of Luxor(Valley of The Kings, Valley of The Queens, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut & Colossi of Memnon). Lunch on board and Sailing to Edfu. Dinner and Galabya party. Overnight ( in Edfu ).(B, L, D on Board the cruise)
Day 5: Luxor Edfu Aswan
Buffet breakfast, Visit Edfu Temple by Horse Carriages and sail to Kom Ombo, visit Kom Ombo Temple on foot, proceed sailing to Aswan, Dinner & Overnight in Aswan. (B, L, D on Board the cruise)
Day 6: Aswan
Buffet breakfast on board, visit The High Dam, unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple and back to the cruise for lunch. Afternoon outside visit of The Agha Khan Mausoleum by Felucca. Dinner & Overnight in Aswan. (B, L, D on Board the cruise)
Day 7: Aswan Cairo
Buffet breakfast on board, Disembarkation from the cruise and the rest of the day Free at leisure and shopping. Transfer to the train station to Board the Sleeper train to Cairo, Dinner and Breakfast on board. (B on the cruise, D on the Train)
Day 8: Cairo
The train arrives to Cairo in the morning, Transfer to the Egyptian Museum where you find the greatest Collections of Egyptian antiquities in the world and the Home of King TUT treasures, Lunch at a restaurant overlooking the Nile followed by a visit to the historical old Cairo the hanging church and Ben Azer Synagogue. Khan El-khalili (bazaar), Overnight in Cairo (B on the train, L in Cairo)
Day 09: Cairo
Pick up from the hotel, Transfers to the airport for departure to Cape Town
Day 10: Cape Town Arrival
Arrive at one of South Africa’s premier travel destination and home to the renowned Table Mountain Transfer from Cape Town Airport to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure. Depending on the weather and your want for activities and adventure, the next 3 days of your adventure are interchangeable. Overnight Cape Town for 3 nights.
Day 11: Cape Town Sightseeing
Visit Table Mountain the most visible symbol of Cape Town. Ride the cable car to the top for a stunning 360 degree view across Table Bay, the Cape Flats and the mountains. Later tour of historical and architectural sites of the city before heading to the famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. After lunch it’s a short ride to the “other side” of table mountain to the sociable village of Hout Bay. The main street of interesting shops leads to the busy harbor which is the center for tuna and crayfish. Conditions permitting, board a boat boat to view Cape Fur seals on Duiker Island. Afterwards there’s time to enjoy the town and savor the fresh-from-the-sea fish and chip restaurants on the waterfront. The beach is long and sandy and safe for swimming. Return to your hotel 4:00-5:00 PM. Balance of the evening for independent activities in Cape Town.
Day 13. Cape Town Sightseeing
Today travel down the Peninsula to the Cape of Good Hope Reserve. There’s a number of great stops;like the Penguin colony in False Bay, and at Cape Point the fun is riding the funicular to the Old Lighthouse. On the return (if possible & if conditions permit) travel along breathtaking Chapman’s Peak Drive from Noordhoek back to picturesque Hout Bay. Balance of the evening for independent activities. Overnight Cape Town.
Day 14 Cape Town Wine Regions
The plan for today is sightseeing and wine tasting from village to village in an area saturated with well maintained mansions, attractive Cape Dutch homes and vine lands estate/towns like Stellenbsoch, Franschhoek and Paarl. Each has a lion’s share of well maintained buildings, beautiful gardens and tall oak tree boulevards dating back to 1679. Visits range from the local Period History Museum to true French restaurants, bistros, boutiques, and the galleries in Franschhoek. Time is filled with ad-lib activities in the visiting town to town as you like. Return to your hotel 4:00-5:00 PM. Balance of the evening for independent activities in Cape Town. Overnight Cape Town.
Day 15 Garden Route Sightseeing
Begin the drive from Cape Town to Plattenberg (sometimes called Platt) along the renowned scenic coastline characterized by indigenous forests, freshwater lakes, wetlands, hidden coves, long beaches and abundant wildlife. During the course of day cover almost 300 miles (400km) passing through the Breede River Valley (cherries, apricots, peaches, apples, pears & grapes abound, over Kogman’skloof Pass into the Klein Karoo before stopping in Calitzdorp. With Edwardian and Victorian architectural influences the authentic character of a Little Karoo community thrives in Calitzdorp. Surroundings by three mountain ranges, the nearby Gamkaberg Nature Reserve is home to endangered Cape Mountain Zebra, baboons, antelope and the largest concentration of Pale Chanting Gosh Hawks the southern hemisphere. Our overnight here is at a local Guest House. Dinner included.
Day 16: Garden Route Sightseeing
Visit the Wildlife Ranch to see cheetah, lion, puma, jaguar and white Bengal tigers from the safety of a raised walkway. The ranch hosts the first breeding program for the highly endangered SA Cheetah in addition to reptiles and exotic birds. After lunch visit the Safari Ostrich Show Farm for a wealth of facts and laughs on these great big birds. Ostrich races with jockeys in their dashing colors, or try to ride a bird yourself! With more than 2500 birds, this is a paradise for the photographer. Overnight here is at a local Guest House. Dinner included.
Day 17 Knysna Sightseeing
Spend time in Knysna browsing and people watching at one of the casual side-walk cafe’s. This area is well known for it indigenous rare woods and carvings. Later, drive to the local Waterfront and cruise on the Knysna lagoon. (Optional lunch can be bought on board.) In the afternoon get up-close-and-personal at the Knysna Elephant Park. With the help of resident African elephants and well-informed guides- you learn about the mystical story of the Knysna Elephants – the world’s Southern most elephants. The park offers a rare and exciting opportunity to get close to these gentle giants, who live in a controlled, free range environment in the heart of the famous Garden Route. (80km/50ml) B,L
Day 18 , Wild Game Viewing
Depart for the Eastern Cape and the malaria-free game viewing experience at our hand-picked 5 star tented lodge. Specially adapted luxury tented accommodations have a flat entry shower and easy access commode (swivel bath seat, no grab bars available). Safari experiences here require transfer into the traditional seat of the Landrover. After lunch on arrival, there is an afternoon/evening game drive, followed by an evening dinner (Alternatively, fully accessible overnight accommodations are available at the nearby National Park and visits to our private reserve are as a day visitor)
19, 20, 21 , Wild Game Viewing
Three full days of wild game viewing with your personal game tracker at our private 5 star reserve on full board.
Day 22, Wild Game Viewing and Port Elizabeth
After an early morning game drive head for Port Elizabeth. In Port Elizabeth visit the Boardwalk Casino and shopping center before continuing down the Old Passes road to Plettenberg Bay or Knysnafor for an overnight. Plettenberg Bay is a vacationer’s paradise and the ecotourist’s dream. With the rugged Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains as a backdrop the area is blessed with more than a dozen private and public nature reserves, perfect sand-white beaches, vast expanses of undisturbed flora, and beautifully consistent sunny weather. The great whales of the southern oceans appear regularly in the waters off
Plettenberg Bay. (330km/210ml) B
Day 23 Knysna Lagoon cruise or Mossel Bay
Todays activities are determined by the weather – either an outdoor eco-cruise on the Knysna Lagoon cruise, or a drive to Mossel Bay to visit the Dias Museum (where the first Portuguese Navigator landed in 1488) and the aloe factory. In the Late afternoon depart for the Heidelberg district where plentiful of water, rich soil, clean air, and rural tranquility make for a great place to overnight. Overnight at a local
Guest Farm. 250km/160ml B,D.
Day 24 , Return to Cape Town
After a morning tour of the farm we begin our return to Cape Town. Stop in the old town of Swellendam at the base of the Langeberg Mountain Range. Founded in 1745, Swellendam is famous for its youngberries, electic architecture and National Parks. Return to Cape Town over Sir Lowry’s pass. Evening at leisure to explore V&A waterfront. Overnight Cape Town.
25 , Cape Town Departure
Check out of hotel. Free time in the morning to explore depending on time of return flight. You will be collected for airport transfer, 3 to 3.5 hours prior to flight departure. End of services.
Rates and Details
Rates Includes:For S/Africa
All vehicle and fuel costs. Services of a registered driver/guide. All accommodation on B&B basis, except at Game Lodge which is full board (FB). Entrance fees as per itinerary. Meals per itinerary (L=Lunch & D=Dinner included) Porterages at accommodations. Gratuities to Rangers and guides at attractions. Welcome letter and tips for a successful holiday on arrival. Maps and brochures to area..
Tour costs do not include:
Round trip international airfare from the USA to South Africa, pre and post tour accommodations, drinks and certain meals not mentioned in the itinerary. Items of personal nature, postage, telephone calls, cellular calls. Meals and drinks not stated in itinerary. Changes to itinerary once tour is underway, where costs are incurred are for the guests’ own use/pleasure. Gratuity for any additional guides, your escort and drivers. Travel insurance.
For Egypt Part
08 nights accommodations 5 Stars Cairo and 5 Stars Cruise.
Sightseeing: Giza, Old Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and in between.
Admissions to: The Pyramids, Sphinx, Karnak Temples, Luxor
Temple, Egyptian Museum The Colossi of Memnon and The Valley of the Kings.
Deluxe air-conditioned car/coach throughout.
Multilingual escort throughout tour.
Local tour guide in Cairo and Luxor.
Meals as indicated in the program (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
Luxurious sleeper train (Cairo Luxor // Aswan Cairo)
Dinner and Breakfast on board
Tour does not includes:
Entry visa for Egypt.
Tips and departure tax.