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Mysterious Egypt, Nile River 10 Days

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Cairo – Luxor – Aswan 


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 * Hotels are subject to change depending on occupancy. Nexus Holidays reserves the right to substitute hotels in similar standard if the hotels listed in the flyer/website are not available. Hotel rating base on local standard. 

* Nexus Holidays reserves the right to cancel or vary a tour prior to departure due to insufficient numbers, severe weather conditions, major events and holidays etc.

* Please review the Terms and Conditions (http://www.nexusholidays.com/article/detail/id/88). Placing a reservation means that you accept all of the Terms and Conditions listed.  

* As optional/extension tours may varies depends on booking date, all final optional/extension tour details please refer to Nexus Holidays Final Tour Confirmation.

*Since there have been cases where the airline company reschedules or cancels certain flights, we highly recommend client let us book the connecting flights from your hometown airport, if you book your connecting flight to the departure airport before we provided you with e-ticket, we will not be responsible for any loses that you may incur.

Note: This deal is based on a payment made by U.S. dollars, check or money order. There will be a 4% surcharge to any credit card payments.

Price Includes:

Qualified English speaking Egyptologist

Three nights at a 4* star hotel in Cairo

Three nights aboard a 5* Nile Cruise

Two nights at a 4* hotel in Hurghada

Guided tours of the Pyramids and Cairo city (including site admissions)

Guided tours of Aswan; Valley of the Kings; Kom Ombo and Luxor Temples (including site admissions)

 Airport pickup and transfers Transportation in A/C bus

Entrance fees to sites visited

International and Internal flight

Price does not include:

Visa (US$45)

Tipping kitty (allow US$50 for entire trip- drivers, waiters, bell man/porters, hotel staff)

Travel insurance (compulsory)

Tour guide tips

Meals not indicated in the itinerary Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)

5 Star Hotel Upgrade Cost from $399/person based on double occupancy.

Day 1 - USA - Cairo

Board your international flight today, depart from your home city to Cairo. Due to time different, you will arrive Cairo by next day.

Day 2: Cairo

Upon the arrival at Cairo airport, you will meet our local tour guide. They will assist you getting on the transfer to hotel and finish the check-in.

Day 03 : Cairo (B)

After breakfast, visit the Pyramids of Giza, built during the 3rd and 4th dynasties of the Old Kingdom. These monumental undertakings stand as a marvelous testimony to the almost unbelievable skill and determination of their builders. Not too far from the Pyramids, see the great Sphinx of Giza, the legendary statue with the head of a human and the body of a lion, amazing carved out of a huge piece of limestone.

You can also enjoy camel riding through the desert. Continue the trip to Memphis. Visit Memphis, the capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, founded by King Menes. Today, Memphis is an open-air museum highlighted by a giant statue of Ramses II. Afterwards, take the optional tour to the Egyptian Museum(US$45), home to one of the world's great collections of antiquities. Wander the treasure-filled halls of the museum, and encounter with some of the country’s most important queens and pharaohs. From gold jewellery to the famous golden death mask and his gilded sarcophagi, these pharaohs were certainly prepared for the afterlife. After the day-tour of Cairo, you will be transferred to hotel.


Day 04: Cairo (B)

After having breakfast at Hotel, transfer to Salah El-Din Citadel , one of the world's greatest monuments to medieval warfare. Resembling a typical early medieval fortress, with large imposing gateways, towers and high defending walls, the Citadel is one of Cairo most popular non-pharaonic monument in the Egyptian capital. We then go to the Old Coptic, an area of great historical and cultural importance. The most attractive sight is the Hanging Church, known in Arabic as al-Muallaqah (The Suspended). This church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and most possibly the first built in Basilican style. At night, you may take the optional Cario Cruise  with dinner (US$60) and enjoy a scenic view of Cairo from Nile River. Experience dining under the stars while you view the city and its twinkling lights, watch Belly Dancer, hear the Egyptian music, enjoy buffet Dinner.


Day 05 : Cairo – Luxor - Nile Cruise( (B/L/D)

Today, after breakfast you will be transferred to your ship for the embarkation. Lunch on board of the cruise. Then take a sightseeing tour of the East Bank. Visit the magnificent Temples of Karnak, dating back over 3,000 years. Walk along the avenue of the Sphinxes and marvel at the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 massive sandstone columns. After that, visit Luxor Temple to admire the colossal statues of the great pharaoh Ramses II. Transfer back to the cruise and enjoy dinner on board.


Day 06: Nile Cruise (Luxor-Esna - Edfu(B/L/D)

After breakfast, view the magnificence of the Luxor West Bank this morning or you may choose the optional hot balloon tour(US$180). You will be transferred to the take off area where you are going to start your balloon ride in the sky of the biggest open-air museum Luxor. The "Balloon Ride" trip departs everyday and takes 45 minutes.

Begin with a visit to the UNESCO listed Valley of the Kings, the necropolis of Thebes and admire the tombs of ancient Egypt's rulers. Next, head to the Temple of Hatshepsut, a colonnaded structure surrounded by cliffs and learn about the life of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt's famous female ruler. Conclude the tour at the Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep II. Return to the ship for lunch and continue sailing onward this afternoon.


Day 07: Nile Cruise (Edfu-Kom-Ombo)

This morning, after finishing the relaxing breakfast, then visit the stunning Temples of Horus in Edfu, considered one of the best preserved of all the Egyptian Temples. It was built during the Ptolemaic times and was completed over a 180-year period. The temple is dedicated to the falcon god Horus, son of Isis and Osiris. Its extravagant design and sheer size are an indication of the country's prosperity at the time. Lunch on board of the cruise during the sail. Arrive Kom-Ombo and tour the imposing Greco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to Horus, the Sky God and Sobek, the Crocodile God. Admire the fascinating detailed reliefs on the walls. Return to the cruise boat where you’ll Continue our cruise, with free time relaxing on the sundeck and taking in the surrounding sights – desert hills forming a backdrop to lush riverbanks, fishermen casting their nets and farmers working their land.


Day 08: Nile Cruise (Aswan(B/L/D)

The Nile, Elephantine Island and white-sailed feluccas: welcome to Aswan, Egypt's southernmost city. Take a tour to Philae Temple dedicated to the goddess Isis. Sit back and take in the beauty and bustle of Aswan on a private horse-drawn carriage ride. Settle aboard a comfortable, open-top carriage and relax as you clip-clop through the city’s streets, gardens and walkways. Then tour by a felucca, the traditional sailboat of Egypt used along the Nile. Glide gently down the river and catch the refreshing breeze while witnessing the beautiful scenery of the Nile Valley. In the evening, have the dinner on board and stay overnight on the cruise in Aswan.

NB: The Schedule program and sailing hours could be changed for reasons beyond cruise control, during the cruise sailing with respect of all visits mentioned in the itinerary.


Day 09: Aswan - Cairo

This morning, disembark from the cruise. Then you may join the optional tour of Abu Simbel by bus (US$ 180). A coach bus from Aswan takes you back in time to the might Temple of Abu Simbel, reclaimed from the floodwaters of the As-wan High Dam and totally reconstructed in the present location. The site is dominated by the looming twin temples of Ramses II and his wife Queen Nefertari. It is one of the most recognizable ancient sites of Egypt. Afterwards, drive back to Aswan. Visit the spectacular Aswan High Dam, an engineering miracle when originally constructed in the 1960s. The dam brought an end to the Nile's devastating floods. Then take the flight from Aswan back to Cairo. Upon arrival, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. At night, you may enjoy the optional Sound and Light show at the Giza Pyramids(US$50). Images are be projected onto the ancient monuments and you are whisked away on a narrated journey of Egypt's history by dramatic combination of storytelling, lights, and music.



Day 10: Cairo - Next Destination (B)

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport. We hope you had a great journey full of beautiful memories of your time in Egypt.

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Mysterious Egypt & Jordan 15 Days Tour from Nexus Holidays

Departure Dates   Price (double occupancy)USD P,P
Return Date Land Only Package Price
2020/02/13 2020/02/22 N/A USD$2899.00
2020/02/27 2020/03/07 N/A USD$2899.00
2020/03/17 2020/03/26 N/A USD$2699.00
2020/04/07 2020/04/16 N/A USD$2499.00
2020/04/21 2020/04/30 N/A USD$2399.00
2020/05/05 2020/05/14 N/A USD$2399.00
2020/09/01 2020/09/10 N/A USD$2799.00
2020/09/22 2020/10/01 N/A USD$2799.00
2020/10/06 2020/10/15 N/A USD$2899.00
2020/11/03 2020/11/12 N/A USD$2899.00
2020/11/17 2020/11/26 N/A USD$2999.00
2020/12/01 2020/12/10 N/A USD$2999.00
Single Supplements +USD$699


 * Hotels are subject to change depending on occupancy. Nexus Holidays reserves the right to substitute hotels in similar standard if the hotels listed in the flyer/website are not available. Hotel rating base on local standard. 

* Nexus Holidays reserves the right to cancel or vary a tour prior to departure due to insufficient numbers, severe weather conditions, major events and holidays etc.

* Please review the Terms and Conditions (http://www.nexusholidays.com/article/detail/id/88). Placing a reservation means that you accept all of the Terms and Conditions listed.  

* As optional/extension tours may varies depends on booking date, all final optional/extension tour details please refer to Nexus Holidays Final Tour Confirmation.

*Since there have been cases where the airline company reschedules or cancels certain flights, we highly recommend client let us book the connecting flights from your hometown airport, if you book your connecting flight to the departure airport before we provided you with e-ticket, we will not be responsible for any loses that you may incur.

Note: This deal is based on a payment made by U.S. dollars, check or money order. There will be a 4% surcharge to any credit card payments.

  • Cairo3 nights in 4 star Cairo hotel (B/B)

    Alexandria Desert Road, Giza, Cairo, Egypt

    Unique and popular with guests: Spa and wellness centre

    Offering an outdoor pool and a fitness centre, The Oasis Hotel Pyramids is located in Cairo. WiFi access is available in this resort. Giza Pyramids are 5 km away from the property.

    The accommodation will provide you with a satellite TV and air conditioning. Featuring a bath, private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer. You can enjoy garden view from the room.

    Breakfast is served in the room or at the restaurant. Room service is available 24 hours.

    Guests can enjoy the tennis court or relax at the spa. Meeting facilities are available upon request.

    Cairo Museum is 20 km away and Cairo International Airport is 60 minutes away by car. 

    Giza is a great choice for travellers interested in monumentsmuseums and history.

    We speak your language!


  • CairoCairo 4 nights in 4 star Cairo hotel (B/B)

    Alexandria Desert Road, Giza, Cairo, Egypt

    Unique and popular with guests: Spa and wellness centre

    Nile 4 nights on 5 star Nile Cruise (full meals) "M/S Nile Quest or similar


  • Hurghada2 nights in 4 star Hurghada hotel (A/I)

    Al Ahiaa District, Hurgada, Egiptas

    The Sunny Beach is a 4-star all-inclusive resort enjoying a prime beachfront location in Hurghada. With its variety of pools, it offers a diving school and a water park for children.

    All rooms at the Three Corners Sunny Beach Resort come with private balconies, which overlook the gardens, pools or the Red Sea. Each has a minibar and satellite TV.

    The hotel’s main restaurant organizes theme nights with cuisine from around the world. Light lunches can be enjoyed at the beach restaurant, while Italian food is served at Dolce Vita. There are also 3 bars.

    The Three Corners has a full week entertainment program with several entertainment and sports activities. Guests can enjoy beach volleyball, water polo, aerobic and yoga.

    The airport is a 20-minute drive away and the center of Hurghada, with its rich culture and lively nightlife, is 10 minutes from the resort. 


  • Egyptian Museum(US$45)
  • Sound and Light show at the Giza Pyramids(US$50)
  • Cario Cruise  with dinner (US$60)
  • Wadi Rum Jeep ride tour(US$40)
  • Petra Horse Carriage(US$55)
  • Abu Simbel by bus(US$180)
  • Luxor hot balloon tour(US$180)

Dubai 4 Days 3 Nights Tour- from USD599/person base on double occupancy, exclude round trip internal flights.

Day 1: Dubai 

Arrive at Dubai, meet by tour guide, then transfer to Hotel

Day 2: Dubai City (B, L)

After breakfast, visit the Miraj Islamic Art Center. Sample the historic sites and vibrant cosmopolitan life of Dubai on this comprehensive tour. The tour continues to Al Bastakiya, the old part of Dubai, to reach the museum located in Al Fahidi Fort. All aboard the Abra (water taxi) to cross the Creek to the spice souk, here you will have a good opportunity to stroll and time to shop in the most famous landmark of Dubai – the gold souk. Experience the new Dubai where the vision is larger than life. Driving down the Sheikh Zayed Road and admire the glittering high rises en route to Jumeirah area. Our final stop will be the optional tour at Burj Khalifa ($85/person), which is currently the world's tallest building. Climb the tower to have a panoramic view of Dubai. Here, you will have time to admire the Dubai Fountain, a spectacle of lights and sound, as well as one of the world’s largest performing fountains before you return to your hotel. 


Day 03 Optional Full Day in Abu Dhabi with Lunch ($95/person) (B) or Abu Dhabi Tour and Ferrari World Park Tickets (Regular) ($180/person)

Discover the highlights of Abu Dhabi, capital of the Emirates, known as the Arabian Jewel.

The tour starts with the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque @ 11:00 hours approximately, one of the largest mosques in the world.

Dress Code: Loose long trousers or long skirts & long sleeves. No shorts for men, no tight & transparent clothing. Women must cover their head with a scarf.

Yas Island, one of two newly developed destinations, provides photo opportunities of the vibrant Yas Viceroy Hotel built on the Yas Marina F1 Circuit. Then we will have a panoramic drive along the beautiful cornice with a photo stop at the Emirates Palace Hotel before returning to Dubai.

Optional Evening Marina Show Cruise with Dinner ($85/person)

For a fabulous relaxing evening, join our traditional Arabian show for a journey with a view of the fascinating skyline and scenery of New Dubai. Enjoy a sumptuous feast of International Cuisine while gently gliding past the canal city along the Persian Gulf Shoreline (Note: Based on the available time we may go to the hotel before proceeding for the Marina Show Cruise). 


Day 4: Dubai (B)

Airport transportation will be provided, heading to your next destination.

Classic Jordan 5 Days 4 Nights, from USD999/person base on double occupancy,exclude round trip internal flights.

Day 10: Cairo - Amman (B/D)

This morning, transfer to airport for flight to Amman, the capital of Jordan. It is a city situated on a series of seven hills. Today, you will be greeted upon your arrival at Queen Alia Airport in Amman and will be escorted to your hotel.    


Day 11: Amman Madaba - Mt.Nebo Petra (B/D)

After breakfast we will drive along the King’s Highway, the ancient Silk Road and transfer to Madaba; "The City of Mosaics" a typical East Bank town: underneath almost every house lies a fine Byzantine mosaic. Many of these mosaics have been excavated and are on display in the town's museum, but it is estimated that many more lie hidden waiting to be discovered. We will visit the Church of St. George to see the earliest surviving original map of the Holy land in a mosaic floor dating back to 560 A.D. Then coming to Mt. Nebo where Moses have gone to get a view of the Promised Land before he died and from a platform in front of the church one can enjoy a breathtaking view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. After the day tour, we will head to Petra.


Day 12: Petra (B/D)

Breakfast at the hotel, and start a full day tour to discover the Nabateans City of Petra, the "pink city", which has been ranked New Wonders of the World Heritage of Humanity, it’s the home of the Nabateans; The complete city carved in a mountain with the huge colorful rocks that called “the red rose city”. It impresses travelers from all over the world with its desert rock carved monumental tombs, palaces, temples and the treasury which was starred in Indiana Jones. The tour will start by crossing the “Siq” which is an impressive 1200 M long, deep and narrow gorge of stunning natural beauty. The Siq s hammed in by cliffs soaring up to 80 Meters. Along the city tour, our guide will give us a brief introduction about whole City of Petra while we are walking through the 1.2 km canyon to reach the magnificent treasury. Then through Wadi Farsa & Wadi Kharrouba and visit the Royal Tombs. You may take the optional horse carridge on the way back(US$55).




Day 13: Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea (B/ D)

In the morning drive to Wadi rum, which is the biggest desert in Jordan and protected area where Sir Laurence wrote the seven pillars of wisdom. Take the optional jeep ride tour(US$40) tour in Wadi Rum visiting: Bburrah canyon via alameleh, khor um ishrin, Lawrence house, Siq Lawrence. The tour includes a visit to several of Wadi Rum's distinctive rock formations and an opportunity to soak in the vast silence and spectacular desert landscapes. In the afternoon continue the trip to the Jordan valley and Dead Sea, which is one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the whole world. It is the lowest point on earth, and the world's richest source of natural salts, hiding wonderful treasures that accumulated throughout thousands of years.

Day 14: Dead Sea - Amman - Next Destination.(B)

The Dead Sea is one of the most incredible places in the world. As the name suggests, the Dead Sea is devoid of life! Swimming in the dead sea is quite an incredible feeling as it is impossible to sink in the thick brine which is four times as salty as regular sea water. Due to an extremely high content of salts and minerals it is known for its curative powers and its mud is used as various treatments. After lunch, return to Amman for flight back home.             

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Thanks for choosing to travel with Nexus Holidays Egypt!

This information has been compiled to make sure you are completely prepared for your trip. Reading this information may help avoid any delays or inconveniences to you, and the rest of your group once you are on your Nexus Holidays Egypt trip.

The philosophy of Nexus Holidays Egypt is simple: to provide excellent value for money for budget conscious and adventurous travelers without compromising their experiences, and providing quality transportation, accommodation, sightseeing and information services. We hope that our philosophy will meet your expectations and the following information will help you enjoy a memorable journey in Egypt.

Country Profile Area: 1.001.449 sq km (622.272 sq mi) Population: 96.5 million Capital City: Cairo Language: Arabic

Religion: Islam 80 %- Christianity 20% Government: Republic

GDP: US$ 330.8 billion

Inflation: 38 %

Visas and Customs

Visa requirements change periodically, therefore you need to check the requirements before traveling.

All visitors to Egypt are required to have a visa and a passport valid for six months. Visas can be arranged Through Egyptian embassies worldwide. Visitors from the US, Canada, EU and

GCC countries may be able to purchase a visa stamp upon arrival at many large airports.

One-month visitor's visas can be extended.

If you plan to leave Egypt and return later, or your tour makes two or more entries into the country, you need a multiple entry visa. If you apply for a multiple visa through the Egyptian embassy in your country, check your passport when it is returned to you to make sure that you have been issued the correct visa. Please also note that a multiple entry visa cannot be obtained on arrival in Egypt.

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the relevant documents/visas and Nexus Holidays Egypt will accept no responsibility for being refused entry through incorrect documentation.

Please remember that you have to declare your video camera upon the entry of the country.


Your passport should be valid for at least six months after you have finished your trip. You should have at least one blank page for every country to be visited, as some visas and entry and exit stamps can be large and some take up a whole page. Before starting your trip, it is very important to take a photocopy of the information pages of your passport (including visas for your trip) and your travel insurance policy.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is compulsory for all trips. You must be adequately insured for medical, hospital, baggage and personal expenses, any necessary extra travel (rejoining trip or repatriation) as well as curtailment and cancellation. Please note that insurance provided by

credit card companies is not acceptable as this very rarely provides adequate cover.

Before you leave:

Before you leave your country, we recommend you to make sure you have the followings with you:


Airline or transportation ticket

Tour voucher Insurance policy Visas (if necessary)

Label on your backpack & travel bag

Vaccination certificates Pre-departure information Safety & Security

Money; Working out your Budget

You are highly recommended to prepare a list of necessary belongings to be taken with you before your journey.

What to pack;

Clothing: As a general guideline, clothing should be lightweight, loose fitting, hard-wearing and easily washed.

In Egypt’s hot summer months, cotton clothing is much more comfortable than man-made

materials like nylon.

You should bear in mind that Egypt has conservative attitudes towards dress, particularly in remote areas.

Make sure you allow for climate changes and remember that even in very hot countries, night- time and early morning temperatures can be extremely cold. Therefore we advise you to bring

the following clothing with you:

Depending on the season; a warm jacket or wool sweater, a rain jacket, hiking boots, thick socks, flip-flops or Waterproof sandals, shorts, light slacks (men), loose-fitting pants or long skirts (women), short sleeves, t-shirts, hat, underwear and socks. A sleeping bag, torch (flash light) is necessary if you’ll be joining the Felucca Safari trip.

Luggage:  Any type of luggage is suitable for this trip, day pack is also a must. Toiletries: Towels, soap, toothbrushes, talcum powder, razors, deodorant, tampons, sunscreens.

Lenses (bring enough extra pairs and solution glasses (and a copy of your prescription in case you need emergency replacements), a role of toilet paper.

First-aid kit: Bandages, pain reliever, antibiotic cream, a thermometer, a Swiss Army knife and tweezers (not in hand baggage in the plane), moleskin, decongestant, insect repellent,

burn ointment.

Others: Converters and adapters, camera, films, flash, batteries, money belt and additional belongings that you think will be useful during your journey.

Arriving in Cairo

The meet and greet service is included in the price of the tour.

You’ll be met by our local representative in Cairo who arranges the transfers from the airport to your hotel in Cairo.

Please also note that you can call the following numbers in case of emergency:

0020 100 3024950

Pre accommodation

Should you require pre or post tour accommodation, please notify us at the time of booking. Unless a room is immediately available, most hotels will not allocate your room until at least

mid day, it may be later than this if the hotel has had high occupancy the previous night. Pre and post tour rates are as follows:

Double & twin GBP 30, Single GBP 40 (per person including breakfast).

Safety/ Security

In general, travel to Egypt is surprisingly safe, group travel even more so. However thieves are still about and you should always use your common sense. Take at least the same

precautions you would take if traveling around your own country. DO NOT worry yourself sick

but at the same time be prudent and keep your valuables in a safe secure place whenever possible. All money and travel related documents should be kept in a secure place, NOT in your luggage. Concealing them under your clothing in a cotton pouch or money belt or pockets sewn inside loose clothing is recommended.

DO keep alert at all times and don’t be lulled into a false sense of security if nothing happens. DO listen to your tour leader’s advice at all times and heed any warnings given. Most of our hotels have safe deposit boxes in the rooms or a safe at reception, where we suggest you

deposit your valuables on arrival. If using the reception safe, put your valuables into a sealed

envelope and sign across the seal to make sure it is not opened. Get a receipt on all occasions.

Nexus Holidays Egypt cannot accept responsibility for any valuables left in safe deposits in hotels.

Money & Exchange

The local currency is Egyptian Pound (1 US$ is about Egyptian L.E19 and 1GBP about 23

L.E). An ATM card or a credit card will often get you the best possible conversion rates. Most towns in Egypt have ATMs that are linked into major international networks.

For your personal spending money, you should bring travelers cheques in a currency such as

US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. If you prefer to use travelers cheques, the most widely accepted brands are VISA, Thomas Cook or American Express. Travelers cheques are not accepted everywhere and cash is more convenient, but it is difficult to replace if lost or stolen. Generally the most convenient way of carrying your spending money is by having at least 1 or

2 credit or debit cards. The majority of cards (Visa, Diners Club, MasterCard, American

Express and Maestro, Plus and Cirrus for debit cards) are accepted in most large cities and tourist areas. Cash advances are usually no problem even though higher fees will apply and money is often paid in local currency not US Dollars. ATMs (Automatic

Teller Machines) are becoming more common. Remember, if the ATM doesn’t work after the first two tries; find another machine, as it may retain your card the third time. Always make sure no one else sees your PIN number when using ATMs. It is difficult to specify the money that you can spend per day, however as a general rule US $20 to $30 or GB £15 to £25 per day can provide you with additional meals and optional entrances. For the Extra optional tours Nexus Holidays Egypt only accept cash.

Eating and drinking

Like any crossroads culture, Egyptian cuisine has picked and chosen those ingredients and food that grow best as well as best meet the flavor and nutritional needs of their people. Bridging Africa and Asia as it does, Egypt has a lot from which to choose.

The shish kebab style is extremely popular and is served either with or without the skewers

but always with traditional accompaniments: greens and tomato salad, tahini sauce and pita bread. So you can stuff your own sandwich if you want. Bread is always whole wheat pita, coated with coarse ground wheat, round, fragrant and sheer heaven when hot from the oven. Often pita plus a dipping sauce, tahini, hummus or babaganoush, makes a fast food meal and a healthy, delicious one at that.

The traditional and ubiquitous salad is chopped tomato, coriander, mint, little hot green peppers (not jalapenos but close) and onions, coated with garlic oil. It's great for digestion but

death on the breath. Bring mints. Other veggies that grow well and show up all the time

include beans, mostly chick pea and fava, which are eaten stewed for breakfast, hearty stewed for lunch and dinner and ground and pasted for tahini and hummus with great amounts of garlic.

Eggplant, mashed as the main ingredient in babaganoush, is also used in Egyptian moussaka with a mild white cheese. Okra, cabbage, cauliflower and potatoes show up frequently, stewed with tomatoes and garlic. Rice is a universal constant and was consistently

wonderful, even for breakfast! The grains mix short basmatilike rice with longer brown and nutty tasting rice.

Grilled pigeon is the acclaimed delicacy and like any small game bird is long on flavor but short on ease of eating. You can taste fish on the Red Sea, i.e. perch and tuna, both fried, but flavorful without excess oil.

Of course, when you think "Orient" you think spices. Egyptian bazaars display staggering

amounts, sculptured into colorful spice pyramids, from yellows of saffron and ochre's of curries to deep blues of powdered indigo dye. Food is usually spiced but not spicy. Cumin and salt are found on restaurant tables.

Middle Eastern desserts are nothing special; they do bake but, to the Western taste, figs date and nut fillings in largely unsweetened dough aren't a dessert. Better to eat the fresh figs, dates (of which there must be 200 different types and grades), oranges and pomegranates without baked modifications. Speaking of fruit, juice bars abound in the streets and fresh squeezed oranges sweetened with cut sugar cane is heaven in a hot climate.

Although Egypt is a Muslim country, most of the hotels serve alcoholic drinks (during Ramadan, some hotels will close their bars). Locally produced spirits and wine are OK, and the local beer “Stella” is quite good.

Although Egyptian eating habits may seem erratic, most natives begin the day with a light breakfast of beans (or bean cakes), eggs, and/or pickles, cheeses, and jams. Most families eat their large, starchy lunch around 14.00-17.00 hrs and follow it with a siesta. They may

take a British-style tea at 17.00 or 18.00 hrs and eat a light supper (often leftovers from lunch) late in the evening. Dinner parties, however, are scheduled late, often no earlier than 21.00 hrs, with the meal served an hour or two later. In restaurants lunch is normally 13.00-16.00, dinner 20.00-24.00 hrs.

A basic lunch and dinner (main meal + salad) in a local restaurant will cost you between £3 and £6 (US $5 and US $10), a soft drink about £ 0.50 (US $0.90).

The beer prices differ depending on the region (town) and the atmosphere of the bar-pub- restaurant etc. A bottle of beer will cost you around £1.50 (US$2.50) and bottle of wine will

cost approx. £ 6 (US$ 11) in a backpacker pub and bar.


Egypt offers an incredible selection of shopping. Shopping ranges from the famous Khan el- Khalili Bazaar largely unchanged since the 14th century, to modern air-conditioned centers displaying the latest fashions. All the bounty of the East is here - particularly good buys are

spices, perfumes, gold, silver, carpets, brass and copperware, leatherwork, glass, ceramics.

You can also try some of the famous street markets, like Wekala al-Balaq, for fabrics, including Egyptian cotton, the Tentmakers Bazaar for appliqué-work, and Mohammed Ali Street for musical instruments and, although you probably won't want to buy, the Camel Market makes a fascinating trip.

Cokes, batteries, water and similar items can usually be purchased much cheaper in supermarkets. But of course, many items which the travelers will wish to purchase such as gold cartouches, Egyptian theme clothing or t-shirts and statues replicas are souvenirs by definition and must be purchased, for the most part, from a market that caters to tourists.

A considerable aptitude for negotiation will unquestionably result in lower prices in areas which cater to tourists, such as the Khan and tourist shops around the pyramids and old or Coptic Cairo. Most everywhere else such as grocery stores, shopping malls and the shopping

area downtown, prices are fixed and not really negotiable at all. In some of the shops, one

might make a friendly effort to secure a small discount, but a strong attempt at negotiation will probably offend the sales person.

Please also bear in mind that haggling is a way of life in the Middle East. Haggling should always be relaxed and can be a lot of fun – you will find most shop owners are very friendly

and will probably invite you in for a cup of tea to break the ice before the haggling starts.

Opening hours

Normally shops and department stores are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with possible variations from town to town (except for the Ramadan period).

Banks in Egypt are open Sunday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and they are

closed on Friday and Saturday. Post Offices are open from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. They are closed on Friday.


Many workers in Egypt are very poorly paid and depend on tips for their main income. Whilst we fully understand that some nationalities are not accustomed to tipping, this is a normal part

of culture in Egypt and requests for tips can be infuriatingly persistent.

Tipping is a way of life in Egypt. Everyone tips everyone, and Egyptians also tip each other. Nexus Holidays Egypt will US$50 US per person to cover tipping for services provided during the tour e.g. drivers, waiters, bell men/ porters, hotel staff etc. We will collect the tipping kitty in advance to avoid unnecessary hassle during the tour. (Not included the tipping for the tour guides)

Environmentally Friendly Tips

The following are a few simple tips that require very little effort on your part but which will help ensure that any effect you have on the countries you visit is positive rather than negative.

Don’t prejudge: Things overseas will almost certainly be different. That doesn’t make them

worse or inferior, just different. Communicate: Don’t expect locals to speak your language. Take the trouble to learn a few words or phrases of the local language. Don’t worry about sounding silly. Most locals are patient and accommodating and appreciate you making the effort to communicate in their language. Conserve energy: Be careful not to waste valuable resources. Use local resources sparingly. Switch off lights, air-conditioning when you leave the hotel room and don’t waste water. Remove superfluous packaging: Remove packaging from newly acquired items before leaving home. Don’t litter: No matter how untidy or dirty the country you’re traveling in may look to you, avoid littering, as there is no need to make it even worse than it already is. Choose environmentally friendly products: By using environmentally friendly (bio degradable) sun creams, shampoos and detergents you can help keep the rivers and seas (and therefore the water supply) free from pollution.

Respect local cultures and traditions: You may find that what is acceptable at home may be offensive overseas. Local people tend to be extremely welcoming, especially if visitors display respect for their values and traditions. It’s important to follow dress and behaviors guidelines

(your tour leader will help). Don’t attempt to bring back materials, plants or animals:

Don’t buy animal skins or coral; they look much better where they belong – on the animal or in the sea. Be careful not to damage wild plants or disturb wildlife. Dispose of toilet paper properly: Many countries lack modern plumbing systems so when a rubbish bin is situated by the toilet, please deposit all used paper into that bucket rather than the toilet bowl! When

going to the toilet ‘in the wild’ please burn or bury all toilet paper.

Time Keeping

Punctuality is very important and throughout the trip the tour leader will give you the time to meet in reception or at a meeting point. All bags must be in the lobby at the specified time, so

please don’t be late as it is very annoying for the rest of the group and our crew.


There are usually Laundromats or laundry services in or near our hotels, although hotel services can be pretty costly. Most hotels do not like guests washing and drying their clothes

in the hotel rooms, so take care not to be too obvious where you hang them!

Contacting Home

E-mail is the easiest way to stay in contact with family and friends, and Internet Cafés can be found either in, or close to the places we stay. Most mobile phones work in Egypt, and

International phone cards are readily available for use from a public phone.


Egyptian summers are hot and dry in most of the country and humid in the Delta and along the Mediterranean Coast. In recent years the humidity has spread to Cairo and the city

swelters in August. Winters are mild with some rain, but usually there are bright, sunny days and cold nights.

There is a short spring and autumn and during the 50 days (khamseen) between the end of

March and mid-May, dust storms can occur sporadically.

If you are traveling between November and March on a tour that includes trekking in the Sinai or cruising on the Nile you should expect temperatures to fall considerably at night. At this time of year temperatures can often fall below freezing near Mt. Sinai.

Electrical Adaptors

Buy an electrical adaptor for your mobile phone, camera and other electrical equipment before you leave home, as adaptors can be difficult to find in Egypt.

All appliances require a double round pin type plug for 220 volts AC, 50-hertz.

Please bear in mind that star ratings utilized in Egypt are not directly comparable with the

European standards

Optional Extras

Egypt is one of the best adventure destinations in the world offering numerous optional activities and excursions. There are plenty of good opportunities for swimming on the many

fine beaches along Egypt's Mediterranean and Red Sea coasts. Diving and snorkeling are by

far the most popular organized activities in Egypt, and the Red Sea is said to have some of the best scuba diving in the world. The waters of Egypt teem with underwater life and the corals, crustaceans and fish come in all sorts of vivid colors and shapes. Camel and jeep safaris are also popular, either in the Western Desert with its fantastic sand landscapes or in the rugged, rocky surrounds of Sinai. Please find below the entrance fees to the museums and historical sights (prices are in USD$):

Below are some of the optional tours available in Egypt: Horse riding at the Pyramids

Camel riding at the Pyramids

Sound & light show at Karnak or Philae Temple

Camel trek to St. Simeon’s Monastery

Dinner in Nubian Village

Balloon flight over West Bank in Luxor

Snorkeling in Dahab Introductory Scuba Dive Tour of Abu Simbel

Please apply to your tour leader for the current prices and the details of the activities.


Please bear in mind that star ratings utilized in Egypt are not directly comparable with the

European standards. The hotel selection is 5, 4 and 3 star locally rated and the main criterion in the hotel selection process is Cleanliness, private bath-room facilities, usually but not always air-conditioning and central location. Your Tour Leader will organize the rooming

arrangements when checking into the hotels.


Egyptian language is Arabic.

Nile Cruise Ship

On the Nile Cruise Ship there is ample deck space, a large sundeck with a swimming pool and a spacious shaded seating area with its own bar. It is here you will witness the most fabulous views of the majestic River Nile. Open Buffet meals are served in the air-conditioned

restaurant and there is a lounge bar where you can enjoy your evening listening to music or

playing cards. The air-conditioned twin-bedded cabins each have a private en-suite bathtub, shower, toilet and sink. The rooms offer a large panoramic view of the river.

Nile Felucca

Feluccas are a traditional Egyptian sailboat that have sailed the Nile for thousands of years. They are simple sailboats with no engines and no onboard washroom facilities. There is a single deck on which you can stretch out during the day under a shade awning. Each felucca

sleeps 6-8 people and is crewed by a Captain and a Deckhand,

Both of whom have grown up along the banks of the Nile. As well as being experienced sailors, they cook up some of the finest in simple vegetarian cuisine. You may be served a lunch of Egyptian style bread, white cheese, hummus and tomatoes or a dinner of pasta with fresh vegetables and tomato sauce. The deck is covered with mattresses and cushions where you will sleep side by side across the boat. Blankets will be provided if you are not traveling with your sleeping bag. Towels and toilet paper are not provided so be sure to pack as if you were camping.


Board the Felucca in Aswan. Enjoy the Nile scenery while sailing down the Nile. The Captain

will dock for washroom breaks, meals and overnight. There will be a campfire along the banks of the Nile where you can relax and enjoy some traditional Bedouin music in the evening. Spend the night on the Felucca.

Begin sailing in the early morning. The boat will sail all day stopping for breaks along the way.

Spend the night on the Felucca.

In the morning you will check off the Felucca and meet your local guide to visit Kom Ombo temple. Next you will be transferred by van to Edfu temple with your guide.


*Be sure you have taken a nap before this excursion as you will not be sleeping on the

mountain this night. Bring easy walking shoos and torch (falsh light) food and drinks for the hike because you will need energy along the way.

Depart from Dahab by bus around 10pm for the 2.5 hour trip to the base of Mount Sinai.

Begin climbing the mountain at night by the light of your flashlight and the moon. There are no washroom facilities along the route so bring toilet paper with you. You will reach the peak before sunrise (2285 m high) and witness the spectacular view from the top.

Descend the mountain until you reach St. Catherine's Monastery, (opens at 9am), and spend

1 hour there. Return by bus back to Cairo.



The heart of Egypt for more than 1000 years, Cairo embodies all things Egyptian. It's in Cairo where the medieval world and the contemporary western world come together in a confusion

of brick houses and towering modern office buildings, of expensive cars and donkey-drawn

carts. Nobody really knows how many people live in Cairo, but estimates put it at about 16 million and the city's many squatter camps and slums accommodate around 5 million people. Housing shortages are common and the traffic is chaotic, but the government has begun a campaign to ease these pressures by opening an underground metro system and constructing satellite suburbs.

Islamic Cairo (which is no more Islamic than the rest of the city) is the old medieval quarter, and stepping into its neighbourhoods is like moving back six or seven centuries. This is the most densely populated area of Egypt, and probably the whole Middle East. Districts like Darb

al-Ahmar are full of tiny alleyways, mud-brick houses, food hawkers, goats, camels and

donkeys. The streets are lined with mosques and temples, and the air is filled with the pungent smells of tumeric and cumin, animals and exhaust. Some of Islamic Cairo's highlights include the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, dating from the 9th century and the city's oldest intact and fully functioning Islamic monument; the 15th century Mosque of Qaitbay, considered the jewel of Mamluk architecture; Al-Ashar Mosque, the keystone of Islam in

Egypt; and the Citadel, an awesome medieval fortress that was the seat of Egyptian power for

700 years. The Citadel has three major mosques and several museums.

Coptic Cairo was originally built as a Roman fortress town. Pre-dating the founding of Islamic Cairo by several hundred years, it was home to one of the worlds first Christian communities and is also a holy place for Jews and Muslims. The sole remaining section of the Fortress of Babylon includes two towers which were built in 98 AD. They originally overlooked an important port on the Nile before the river changed course. The Coptic Museum at the foot of the towers explores Egypt's Christian era from the years 300 to 1000. The stunning collection includes religious and secular art, stonework, manuscripts, woodwork, glass and ceramics. Giza is located on the west bank of the Nile and takes in an 18 km radius that includes the Great Pyramids. The pyramids are one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and are still a truly overwhelming sight. They have survived the rise and fall of great dynasties and conquerors, and share the flat desert surrounds with the Sphinx and a number of smaller pyramids and temples.


Great Pyramid

How it was built is a question that may never be answered. Herodotus said that it would have taken 30 years and 100,000 slaves to have built it. Another theory is that it was built by peasants who were unable to work the land while the Nile flooded between July and

November. They may have been paid with food for their labour.

The flooded waters would have also aided in the moving of the casing stones. These stones were brought from Aswan and Tura and the water would have brought the stones right to the pyramid. This pyramid is thought to have been built between 2589-2566 BC. It would have taken over 2,300,000 blocks of stone with an average weight of 2.5 tonnes each. The total weight would have been 6,000,000 tonnes with a height of 140 m. It is the largest and the oldest of the Pyramids of Giza.


Not much is known about Cheops because the tomb was robbed long before archaeologists came upon it. Any information about him was taken with the objects inside the tomb. He is thought to have been the ruler of a highly structured society and he must have been very

wealthy. He was buried alone in this massive tomb. His wives may have been buried nearby in smaller mastabas.


On Cheops' southwest diagonal is the Chephren (Khafre). Although it is smaller, a steeper angle results in the illusion that they are the same size. The notion that this was done on

purpose to out-do his father is without question. As it occupies the central point, (it has the

illusion of greater size), and still has some of its casing stones intact, it is frequently misreferred to as the Great Pyramid. This is something that would no doubt please Chephren were he to know about it.


In a depression to the south of Chephren's pyramid sits a creature with a human head and a lion's body. The name "sphinx", (which means "strangler"), was first given by the Greeks to a

fabulous creature which had the head of  a woman, body of a lion and wings of a bird. The

Sphinx appears to have started in Egypt in the form of a sun god. The Egyptian sphinx is usually a head of a king wearing his headdress and the body of a lion. There are however sphinxes with ram heads that are associated with the god Amun.

Step Pyramid

Across the great court of the pyramids complex of Zoser, (2667-2648 BC) the second king of the 3rd Dynasty, stands the Step Pyramid, It is located at Sakkara close to modern day Cairo

and is believed to have been created by one man, Imhotep. He has been called Doctor, Sage,

Architect, Astronomer and High Priest. During an excavation in 1924-26, a pedestal of a statue of Zoser was found. This complex represents the first major work in stone. On the Pyramid, most of the outer casing is gone. In some places the core masonry has disappeared as well. It is obvious there were different stages of construction.

Citadel of Saladin

One of Cairo's most popular tourist attractions is the Citadel, located on a spur of limestone that had been detached from its parent Moquattum Hills by quarrying. The Citadel is one of

the world's greatest monuments to medieval warfare as well as a highly visible landmark on

Cairo's eastern skyline. Particularly when viewed from the back side (from north) as it reveals a very medieval character.

Mohamed Ali (Alabaster) Mosque

Designed by the Greek architect Yussuf Bushnaq, the Mohamed Ali Mosque in the Citadel was begun in 1830 (finished in 1857) in the Ottoman style by Mohamed Ali Pasha (ruler of Egypt and founder of the country's last dynasty of Khedives and Kings). The mosque is the

Tomb of Mohamed Ali and is also known as the Alabaster Mosque because of the extensive

use of this fine material from Beni Suef. Its two slender 270 foot minaret are unusual for

Cairo. From the arcaded courtyard, visitors have a magnificent view of the Sultan Hassan, Ibn Tulun Mosques as well as Cairo itself. Perhaps because of its location, it is one of the most frequented mosques by tourists.

The Hanging Church

The hanging church (El Muallaqa, St. Mary) derives its name from its location on top of the southern tower gate of the old Babylon Fortress with its nave suspended above the passage

(Muallaqa translates to "suspended"). It is the most famous Coptic Christian church in Cairo

as well as the first building in Basilican style. It was probably built during the patriarchate of Isaac (690-92), though an earlier church building may have existed elsewhere dating as early as the 3rd or 4th century. By the 11th century AD, it became the official residence of the Coptic patriarchs of Alexandria. The church, which measures 23.5 meters long x18.5 meters wide x 9.5 meters high, can be reached by 29 steps. It became known to travelers during the

14th and 15th centuries as the "staircase church" because of these steps, which in turn lead to an open court.


Aswan, Egypt's southernmost city, has long been the country's gateway to Africa. The prosperous market city straddles the crossroads of the ancient caravan routes, not far above

the Tropic of Cancer. In ancient times it was a garrison town known as Swenet,

(meaning "trade"), and was also important to the early Coptic Christians. The main town and temple area of Swenet were located on Elephantine Island in the middle of the Nile, (the

island known then known as Yebu, and later renamed by the Greeks). The temples and ruins here are not nearly as well preserved and impressive as those elsewhere in the country but there are other good reasons to visit. If you're not "tombed out", a visit to the history, art and Nubian culture from the Tombs of the Nobles is worthwhile, and a highlight is the Nubian Museum, showcasing history, art and Nubian culture from the prehistoric to the present. The Nile is glorious here as it makes its way down from massive High Dam and Lake Nasser. Enjoy watching the feluccas glide by as the sun sets over the Nile. It is an experience you are unlikely to forget.

The world famous High Dam was an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960's. It contains 18 times the material used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops. The Dam is 3,600 m long x 980 m thick at the base x 111 m tall. Today it provides irrigation and electricity for the

whole of Egypt and together with the old Aswan Dam, built by the British between 1898 and

1902. From the top of the 3.2 km long High Dam you can gaze across Lake Nasser, the huge reservoir created when it was built, to Kalabsha temple in the south and the huge power station in the north.

The Island of Philae, measuring 457 m from north to south and 146 m from east to west, was the center of the cult of Goddess Isis and her connection with Osiris, Horus and the Kingship during the Ptolemaic period of Egyptian history. It is covered with temples, courts and ancient structures of one kind or another. The banks of the river are largely built up with quay walls and high terraces.

Before the High Dam was built, the temples and structures on Philae were flooded each year from December to April and had to be visited during this time by boat through the passage of Kiosk of Trjan and into the court of the Temple of Isis. In the 1970's, the architectural structures of the original island were moved to their present position on the Island of Agilkia, to the northwest. When Philae was going to be flooded by the construction of the High Dam, the new location was carefully landscaped to make it resemble Philae as closely as possible.


Built on the site of the ancient city of Thebes, Luxor is one of Egypt's prime tourist destinations. People have been visiting the magnificent monuments of Luxor, Karnak, Hatchepsut and Ramses II for thousands of years.

Luxor Temple

Luxor temple was built by Pharaoh Amenhotep III (1390-1352 BC) on the site of an older temple built by Hatchepsut and added to by Tutankhamun, Ramses II, Nectanebo, Alexander the Great and various Romans. Excavation work has been under way since 1885.

Karnak Temple

Karnak describes a vast conglomerate of ruined temples, chapels and other buildings of various dates.They are a spectacular series of monuments that were the main place of

worship in Theban times. They can be divided into three categories; the Amun Temple

Enclosure, which is the largest; the Mut Temple Enclosure on the south side; and the Montu Temple Enclosure. Theban Kings and the god Amun came to prominence at the beginning of the Middle Kingdom. From that time, the temples of Karnak were built, enlarged, torn down, added to and restored for more than 2000 years. The Open Air museum is located to the north of the first courtyard across from the sacred lake and houses hundreds of artifacts that were discovered in the floor of Karnak temple.

Temple of Hatchepsut

The mortuary temple of Queen Hatchepsut is one of the most dramatically situated in the world. The Queen's architect, Senenmut, designed it and set it at the head of a valley

overshadowed by the Peak of the Thebes, (the "lover of silence" where the goddess presiding

over necropolis lived). A tree lined Avenue of Sphinxes led up to the temple and ramps led from terrace to terrace. The porticoes on the lowest terrace are out of proportion and colouring with the rest of the building. They were restored in 1906 to protect the celebrated reliefs depicting the transport of obelisks by barge to Karnak and the miraculous birth of Queen Hatchepsut.

Valley of the Kings

The lonely statues of the Colossi of Memnon are the first things most people see when they arrive on the West bank, through the Valley of the Kings. The West bank includes the spectacular tombs of Nefertari and Tutankhamun, the main attractions. From Thutmose I (18th Dynasty of the New Kingdom period) all the kings and occassionally high officials were buried in the secluded wadi (dry gully), which is today called the Valley of the Kings. The Valley is actually composed of two separate branches. The main eastern branch is where most of the royal tombs are located. In the larger, westernly branch, only a few tombs were cut. The Valley is hidden from sight, behind cliffs which form the backdrop to the temple complex. Through the most direct route to the valley is a rather steep climb over the cliffs.

There is a much longer, shallower route existing along the bottom of the valley. This was quite possibly used by funeral processions, pulling equipment by sledges to the rock-cut tombs in the Valley.


Hurghada was founded in the early 20th century and until a few years ago remained a small fishing village. Today it has become the foremost tourist resort of the Coast and an

international center for aquatic sports. If it takes place in or on the water you can do it here;

windsurfing, sailing, deep-sea fishing, swimming and above all diving or snorkelling. The unique underwater gardens offshore are some of the finest in the world, justifiably famous among divers. The warm waters here are ideal for many varieties of rare fish and coral reefs, which can also be observed through glass bottom boats. Hurghada is one of the biggest

resort destinations on the Red Sea. It has a beautiful crescent shaped bay, rugged mountains and excellent beaches. The main attraction is a nearby coral reef-one of the finest in the world. Local dive centers accommodate both snorkelers and scuba divers. Just 5 km north of town is the Marine Museum. It has excellent marine life displayed so expect to spend at least

2 hours discovering the museum.


Dahab is located 85 km north of Sharm el Sheikh which is on the Gulf of Aqaba near the southern tip of Sinai. It is a small Bedouin village with some of the top dive spots in the world. Dahab means "Golden" in arabic and it truly manages to surpass its name. It boasts excellent

accommodations and beachfront restaurants, turquoise sea, swaying palms and golden sand.

About 10 km from the town is the famous Blue Hole for scuba diving and snorkelling. Towards the Israeli border is the Island of Coral where the Crusaders built a fort and the remains can still be seen today.

St. Catherine's Monastery

Located at the foot of Mount Moses, St. Catherine's Monastery was constructed by order of the Emperor Justinian between 527-565. It is a spectacular natural setting for priceless works

of art, including Arab mosaics, Greek and Russian icons, Western oil paintings, wax

paintings, fine sacerdotal ornaments, marbles, enamels and chalices.

Mt. Sinai

After 8,000 years at the heart of history, experience the continuing contrasts. Sinai is where rock meets coral reef and the desert stops at the sea. It is the grandeur of granite meeting

golden beaches. Here you will discover rare birds, spectacular sunsets and starry nights.

There is still speculation about which mountain exactly is Mount Sinai. Mount Moses, with ancient St. Catherine's Monastery at it's foot, is traditionally considered to be the peak that Moses climbed.

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