The Great Sphinx // © 2010 Photos.com
For 2011, Ya’lla Tours USA is offering the 10-day Heavenly Egypt tour that includes a five-night dahabiya cruise on the Nile River. The trip begins in Cairo where guests will visit Dahshur and Saqqara before heading to the Great Pyramids and to the Great Sphinx.
On the third day, clients browse the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and fly to Luxor, where they will visit Karnak Temple, the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Hatshepsut.
Aboard a 12-passenger dahabiya, clients will be served a barbeque dinner in front of the Horemheb Temple and sail to the Camel Market of Daraw as well as to Nubian villages along the shores.
The excursion ends with a tour of Abu Simbel and a flight back to Cairo to stay overnight in a Gold-category hotel such as the Grand Hyatt Cairo or the Concorde El Salam Hotel Cairo. The tour also includes daily breakfast at the hotels, all meals onboard the dahabiya cruise, private transfers, entrance fees and more.
At press time, prices for Heavenly Egypt 2011 tours have not yet been released. However, Ya’lla predicts that rates will come down significantly from 2010’s pricing.