15 Day Highlights of Morocco & Egypt tour

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From US $4100
US$2009/person -$2091
Location: Marrakech, Morocco Duration: 15 Days
Package Code :
Country:
Morocco
City:
Marrakech
Duration:
15 Days /14 Nights
Tour Type:
Adventure
Culture
Small Group tour
Travel Packages
Activity Level:
Easy
Meals:

Overview

Start in Marrakesh and end in Cairo! With the in-depth cultural tour 15 Day Highlights of Morocco & Egypt tour , you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Marrakesh, Morocco and 11 other destinations in Africa. 15 Day Highlights of Morocco & Egypt tour is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as more.

Included

Accommodation

Updated Accommodation for 2020 bookings

Cairo hotel  "Steigenberger El Tahrir Hotel or similar" 

5 star Nile Cruise  (full meals) "MS Semiramis II, MS Solaris II, MS Nile Quest or similar"

Marrakech : Hotel Alandalous &spa 

Dades :  Hôtel Xaluca Dades

Merzouga : Desert experience Camp

Fes : Barcelo fes 

Chefchaouen  : Hotel Dar Echaoune 

Casablanca : Val D’anfa Hotel ​​​​​​​​​

Additional Services

Egypt

4 nights in 4 star Cairo hotel on bed and breakfast basis 

3 nights on 5 star Nile Cruise on Full board basis 

Guided tours of the Pyramids tour in Cairo, Aswan, Kom-ombo, Edfu and Luxor

Egyptologist English speaking tour guide

7 Breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners

Free airport meet and greet transfer

All your tours and excursions are with A/C vans or buses

Domestic flight Cairo/Aswan - Luxor/Cairo

Morocco

Modern Air-­‐conditioned vehicle during the tour.

Airport transfer to joining hotel in Marrakech.

All road taxes and fuel.

English speaking guide during the tour (2 tour guides for 21 pax or more).

City tour of Fes

City tour of Rabat

City tour of Chefchaouen

Guided tour of Ait Benhaddou

Camel trek in the Sahara Desert

7 Nights Accommodation in hotels, including 1 night in Berber camp in the Sahara desert.

7 breakfast

2 dinners at: Xaluca hotel, Berber Camp.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Excluded

Not included

Optional

Optional Tours in Cairo- Sound & Light show at the Pyramids with Dinner : USD 50

Attending the sound & Light show at the pyramids followed by a lovely dinner at a local restaurant overlooking the Sphinx and this is available on any free evening in Cairo.

(This price includes, Transfer, Sound & Light show ticket and Dinner but excludes Drinks)

- Nile Dinner cruise in Cairo : USD 40

This dinner cruise includes open buffet dinner on a floating restaurant, cruising the Nile for 2 hours with a folkloric show of Belly dancing and Sufi Dancing. and this is available on any free evening in Cairo

(This price includes, Transfer, Dinner & Show, but excludes Drinks)

- Alexandria day trip : USD 115

3 Hour drive per way, to visit Qaitbay citadel from outside, the Catacombs, Pombai Pillar, and the Library of Alexandria- This optional tour is avialable only if you have an extra day either before or after the tour finishes. 

(This price includes, Transfer, tour guide and Lunch but excludes Entrance fee & Drinks)

- Alexandria & Al Alamein day trip : USD 165

4 Hour drive per way, Start your day tour with El-Alamein War Museum and the War Cemetery that known as The Commonwealth Cemetery that Contains the Graves Of Soldiers from different Countries Whom Killed during the War the a visit to Qaitbay citadel from outside, the Catacombs, Pompeii Pillar, and the Library of Alexandria- This optional tour is available only if you have an extra day either before or after the tour finishes.

(This price includes, Transfer, tour guide and Lunch but excludes Entrance fee & Drinks)Optional Tours in Aswan

 - Abu Simbel tour by road : USD 110

3 Hours drive per way, available on Day 4 of the tour while you are in Aswan. "from 0500 am - .0200 pm"(This price includes, Transfer, tour guide and  but excludes Entrance fee)

- Nubian Village by boat : USD 30

Available on Day 3 of the tour while you are in Aswan

(This price includes, Boat ride and  tour guide)

Optional Tours in Luxor- Hot Air Balloon ride Over the West Bank in Luxor "from 0400 am - 0630 am"

Available before visiting Valley of the Kings.

(This price includes, Transfer, Balloon ride)

- Pre/Post Tour Accommodation in Cairo : USD 40 per person (twin sharing) per night

- Pre/Post Tour Accommodation in Cairo : USD 65 per person (Single room) per night​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Additional Services

Egypt Visa "USD 25 per passport"

Morocco Visa

Tipping Kitty Mandatory for Egypt part only  "USD 120 per person "

Tipping for Morocco about 10 USD to 15 USD per person per day 

Entrance fees for Egypt part only Main tour "USD 125 for Egypt (2000 Egyptian pounds) &Morocco Entrance fees "USD 30 - 40 per person for the whole trip" 

Personal expenses (Laundry, Sauna, telephones.etc) 

Drinks 

Casablanca /Cairo flight "USD 340  - USD 500 per person"

• No refund for unused serviceTransport

Itinerary

Day 1: Marrakech - Overnight

Welcome to Morocco, following an Arrival to Marrakech Airport we will have a short drive to our joining hotel where we will stay for the night. If you arrive early try to explore the old medina with its narrow alleyways and its famous square Djamaa El fena. Overnight in Hotel  ​

Day 2: Marrakech- Ait Benhaddou- Ouarzazate- Roses Valley- Dade Valley- Overnight at Dades

This Morning we will start our journey crossing the high atlas Mountains of Morocco and arrive at the old village of Ait Benhaddou, this village was a major stop for the caravans in the old days thus it become a UNESCO heritage site and as well it is used as background for many international movies such as Gladiators, prince of Persia and Game of throne. Not too far from this village situated Ouarzazate a city in the south of Morocco known as Hollywood of North Africa due to the number of Movies that was made in its film studios. On the way to Boumalen Dades, where we will stay for the night, we pass by the Roses Valley, a beautiful and evergreen valley very famous for the Damaskina Roses and people hold a festival every year to celebrate the harvest. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 3: Dades valley- Toudra Gorge- Arfoud- Merzouga. - Overnight Merzouga

After breakfast we will head east towards the Sahara, en-­‐route we pass by the magnificent Toudra Gorges (Grand Canyon of Morocco) after lunch we will continue our journey to Erfoud. This city is very famous for fossils and fossilised Marble. In Rissani we will have a stop for lunch. Now it is time to get to the Sahara Desert where we will transfer to our camels and go for a ride on the sand dunes to get to the Berber Camp for the night, if anyone can not ride a camel there is possibility of getting a 4WD (extra cost) and drive to the camp. On the arrival to the camp you have some free time before dinner. Overnight Desert experience camp or similar.

Day 4: Merzouga – Fes- overnight in Fes

After breakfast and shower in the Berber camp we will drive through the city Errachidia and the ZIZ valley that is very famous for Date palms. After that, we will cross the High and the Middle Atlas Mountains that separate the Sahara desert from the interior parts of the country. We will get then to Fes the oldest capital of Morocco where we will stay for the night. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 5: Fes- overnight in Fes

Today we take the guided tour of Fes. Fes is the oldest and largest medieval city in the world. Its medina, home to 400.000 inhabitants, with only donkeys and bikes as a means of transportation, is a heady mix of aromas, sights and sounds. There are plenty of mosques and palaces to visit, but be aware that only Muslims can enter Mosques in Morocco. After exploring the dye-­‐pits, tanneries, pottery and restaurants, we return to our hotel to freshen up for tonight, where we have the chance for a traditional meal and entertainment in the city with live Moroccan entertainment including traditional dancing, belly dancing and magicians. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 6: Fes – Chefchaouen – overnight in Chefchaouen

After breakfast we drive towards Chefchaouen (bleu city) that is a Morocco popular tourist attraction and welcoming town situated in the Rif Mountains just south of the Mediterranean coastline in northwest Morocco. This nice bleu city is known for its traditional buildings. Enjoy a walk to explore the white and blue washed walls of the medina and the markets that offer some unique native handicrafts. Chefchaouen is a fantastic destination for photography with its wonderful views of the Rif Mountains. We will have dinner in one of the local restaurants in the medina before returning back to our Hotel. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 7: Chefchaouen- Rabat- Casablanca

After Breakfast, we will travel south to the official capital of Morocco Rabat. On the arrival we will have a guided tour to explore the highlights of Rabat including the Royal palace, Hassan Tower and Oudaya Kasbah. After this we will continue our journey to arrive to Casablanca, the economic capital of morocco. Overnight in Hotel.

DAY 8: Casablanca- CAIRO FLIGHT - OVERNIGHT IN GIZA (B)

Flight Casablance/Cairo at additional cost) Today will be the last day of our Moroccan adventure if you are flying in the Afternoon you can go and visit the stunning Hassan Mosque of Casablanca. If not you can get a taxi to the airport of Mohamed V in Casablanca to fly to Cairo.,  arrival to Cairo airport and transfer to your hotel for Overnight in Giza.​​​​​​​​​​

Day 9: Giza – Pyramids tour – be ready at 07.15 AM to meet your tour guide, Overnight in Cairo (B)

After breakfast, then you will start the tour by visiting the awe inspiring pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza plateau, visit to papyrus factory  then head to visit the Egyptian museum, and finally to the open market (Khan El Khalili) the Bazaar with the numerous souvenirs shops and the coffee shops. back to your hotel, Overnight Cairo. (B)

Day 10: Flight to Aswan, Aswan Day tour - Nile cruise and overnight in Aswan (B, L, D)

After breakfast,  check out from your Cairo hotel. Transfer to Cairo airport, Flight to Aswan, upon arrival, start the day with a morning tour of the famous High Dam of Aswan. Next you will visit the romantic Temple of Philae, visit to perfume place, transfer you to your Nile Cruise, lunch on board, dinner, and overnight on your 5 star standard Nile cruise. (B, L, D)

Day 11: Nile Cruise – Edfu Temple – Kom Ombo Temple (B, L, D)

(Optional early morning trip to Abu Simbel by road with breakfast box - without missing any part of the tour) After breakfast, free time then have lunch then enjoy sailing down the fertile bank of the Nile to visit Kom-Ombo Temples. Continue down the Nile to the city of Edfu, dinner and overnight on your 5 stars standard Nile Cruise. (B, L, D)

Day 12: Edfu temple - Nile Cruise to Luxor – Luxor temple - Overnight Nile cruise in Luxor(B, L, D)

Visit Edfu temple by horse carriage back to the Nile cruise for breakfast, continue sailing to Luxor, lunch on board, we will cross Esna lock Arrive in Luxor about 05.00 PM and tour to the East Bank of Luxor. Here you will experience historic Luxor temple, overnight on the Cruise. 

Day 13: Disembarkation – Luxor West bank – Karnak temple Flight to Cairo (B, L)

(Optional early morning trip to Hot air balloon over the West bank with breakfast box and without missing any part of the tour)  After breakfast, Disembarkation tour the West Bank of Luxor. Start your tour off with the great Colossi of Memnon the last remains of Amenophis III's temple.  Then the world famous Valley of the Kings, stop at Albaster factory and finish on to the Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir al-Bahri), then have lunch at local restaurant then you will be transferred to Luxor airport to catch your flight to Cairo, transfer to your hotel in Giza, overnight at the hotel in Giza.

Day 14, Optional tour to Alexandria and Al Alamien (B)

After breakfast, free time, or you have the chance for an Optional tour to ALexandria or Alexandria and Al Alamien, Overnight in Giza. 

Day 15, Flight (B)

After breakfast take your memories with you in the flight back home. ​​​​​​​​

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