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  • A GLIMPSE OF EGYPT TOUR 3 CAIRO/ASWAN/ LUXOR (EGYPT THE LAND OF THE PHARAOHS) Book now! For only USD 1600.00 per person BREEZE SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL STUDENT ITINERARY FOR 13TH- 19TH DECEMBER 2009 Ahlan WA Sahlan is the traditional Egyptian words of Welcome and they are extended to you from Breeze Travel team, hoping that you will enjoy the few days you will spend with us in this land that boasts a history of 5000 rich, mysterious and fascinating years. Itinerary Sunday 13th December 2009 Day 01: Depart EBB flying non-stop on Kenya Airways to Cairo. Arrive Cairo; be met by our staff who will assist us with clearing immigration and visa formalities. Transfer: Transfer by air-conditioned bus to your 4 star hotel-MAADI HOTEL. Check-in: Our BTS tour coordinator will assist us with check in at the hotel. Cairo City Overnight: At the hotel. Cita del of Salah el Din Mosque Orthodox Church 1
  • Monday 14th December 2009 Day2: Breakfast: - Introduction to your Egyptologist: Your BTS Tour coordinator will introduce you to your Egyptologist Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim. -Transfer to the Egyptian Museum: Our Egyptologist will conduct a lecture in the museum gardens focusing on the art of Ancient Egyptian story telling through the use of hieroglyphs. Thereafter we shall enter the Egyptian Museum of antiquities, exhibiting over 120,000 objects in its 107 halls, it comprises the worlds greatest collection of Ancient Egyptian Artifacts. Marvel at the many rooms filled with golden treasures extracted from the words- famous tomb of King Tutankhamum, as well as the fascinating Mummies room housing eleven royal Kings and Queens of Ancient Egypt, including the Great Ramses II, Egypts longest ruling pharaoh. The mummies in the Museum About Egyptian Mummies Mummies are one of the most characteristic aspects of ancient Egyptian culture. The preservation of the body was an essential part of the Egyptian funerary belief and practice. Mummification seems to have its origins in the late Predynastic period (over 3000 BC) when specific parts of the body were wrapped, such as the face and hands. It has been suggested that the process developed to reproduce the desiccating (drying) effects of the hot dry sand on a body buried within it. Noon: Lunch: Set-menu lunch at the Khan El Khalilirestaurant in the heart of the historic Mena House Oberoi Hotel, originally built as a palace for the MD of BTS & Students Dec 2006 Empress Eugenie when she visited Egypt for the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. Pyramids & Sphinx: After lunch, visit the 4,500 year old Pyramids built for Pharaohs Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus on the Giza Plateau, the Great Pyramidlies the legendary Sphinix, whose human face is thought to represent that of Chephren, acting as the guadian of the Pharaohs enomous funerary monument. Continue to the Solar Boat Museum to view the 141-foot long re- assemble funerary boat of King Cheops. Founded in 1954, it has been hailed as the single most important archaeological find in Egypt since the Tomb of Tutankhamun. Visit: a visit to the Cita del of Salah el Din and the hanging church Return to our hotel for leisure. Overnight: At hotel in Cairo Maadi Hotel. The Pyramid & Sphinx 2
  • Tuesday 15th December 2009 Day 3: Wake-up call: please arrange with the telephone operator. Luggage: please prepare your luggage to be ready for collection. Breakfast: Early breakfast at the hotel Check-out: BTS tour coordinators will belief you en escort you to Cairo domestic train station in air-conditioned vehicle. Train: Board your train to Aswan. Arrival: Aswan train station be meet by BTS tour coordinator, who will transfer us to our 3- star deluxe Nile cruise boat. Check-in: arrival on our 3-star deluxe Nile Cruise boat, the Nile Adventure, moored in Abercrombie & Kents private dock in Aswan. On board, you will be welcomed by the boat manager who will offer you chilled fruit juice while assisting with your check-in. The Nile Cruise Boat Entertainment: The Nile cruise Adventure will include: - An authentic folkloric performance by Nubian troupe. -A Galabeya party with an opportunity for each guest to dress up in traditional Egyptian costume and dance to Arabic music on the cruise. -Food & Beverage: menus are changed on a seasonal basis to enable the chef to use the freshest ingredients at all times. However the following is applicable to every cruise: -Most meals are served in the restaurant. However, at least one barbecue lunch (while sailing) will be served on the deck depending on weather. -Afternoon tea: include a range of herbal infusions, fresh coffee and a selection of freshly baked, homemade cakes, cookies and finger food. -Mineral water, tea and coffee included in every meal. -Beers and other alcoholic drinks available at an extra cost. The High Dam: This morning, our Egyptologist guide will take us to visit the Aswan High Dam, Egypts contemporary example of building on a monumental scale. Philae Temple: Take a short motorboat ride on the Nile to visit the romantic and majestic Philae temple on the island of Aglika. You may have a chance to see many tradition engagement parties. Lunchtime Entertainment on the cruise Unfinished Obelisk: Next we processed to the Granite Quarries, which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the stone used to build the pyramids and temples, and still hold a huge unfinished obelisk. Lunch: will be served on board. Afternoon Tea: when we return to our cruise, a relaxing afternoon tea/ juice will be served in the lounge. Beer and other alcoholic beverages at an additional cost. Captains Cocktail Party: To night we will be greeted by our Boat Manager, who will introduce us to