EXPLORING EGYPT EXPERIENCE FOR ORIENTAL AND FOLKLORIC DANCE
Mimo Tours presents a special interest tour for Egyptian style oriental and folkloric dancers! This tour includes all the highlights of Egypt, along with the opportunity to take workshops with successful dancers who perform regularly in Egypt.
There will also be a special private performance night where participants can dance with a live Egyptian band.
Giza Pyramids by Camel and Saqqara, Memphis, and Dashur
We will get up early to visit the pyramids by camel, and then head to Saqqara, Memphis, and Dashur to see the Red Pyramid, the Bent Pyramid, and some of the oldest tombs in Egypt.
Afterwards we will have lunch and then have the opportunity to souvenir shop.
Dinner will be at the hotel.
Citadel, Egyptian Museum, and Khan El Khalili
Breakfast at the hotel
Pickup by car to the Egyptian Museum
Lunch at Koshary Tahrir
Travel by car to the Citadel of Mohammad Ali
Break for Dinner
Traditional tanoura show in Khan El Khalili
Late Night (3 AM-7 AM): Cabaret show with live musicians and belly dancer
Travel to Aswan for Nile Cruise
We leave for iconic Abu Simbel at 4am, to join the convoy of tourist buses on the 300km journey south.
Abu Simbel has two temples - for Ramses II and his beautiful wife Nefertari. These two temples were originally carved out of the mountain side during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, however, after the construction of the Aswan dam in the 1960s, the monument was moved to its current location. It is a lasting monument to Ramses II and his Queen Nefertari, to commemorate his victory at the Battle of Kadesh.
Temple of Isis, Unfinished Obelisk and Elephantine Island
Our morning starts with a short trip on a felucca to the temple of Philae Temple, located on an island in Lake Nasser. This temple is dedicated to the Goddess Isis, and is a beautiful temple in picturesque surroundings.
From there we will go to the Unfinished Obelisk, to marvel at the largest obelisk that was ever attempted.
We will return to the cruise ship for lunch, then take another boat to Elephantine Island.
Abu Simbel & Nubian Village
Early morning our journey takes us to Abu Simbel. We will travel 300km south of Aswan on a coach bus, to visit the lasting monument to Ramses II and his Queen Nefertari, which commemorates his victory at the Battle of Kadesh.
We will return to Aswan to the cruise ship for lunch. After lunch we will take a boat to the Nubian Village, to discover beautiful colourful buildings and a unique culture. We will explore this village, and have some tea with the locals.
Overnight stay in Aswan
Abydos & Dendera
We have a special day ahead, visiting Dendera Temple, a site for chapels or shrines from the beginning of ancient Egypt’s history, and the beautiful main temple is dedicated to Hathor. Dendera is where the famous “light bulbs” can be found.
We then continue onto Abydos, which is famous for the kings list, the hieroglyphs of Abydos and the Osirion at the rear of the temple.
Luxor Temple & Karnak Temple
In the afternoon we will visit Karnak Temple complex, where a vast mixture of temples, chapels, pylons, and other ancient buildings still stand. Many famous pharaohs contributed to the this temple overtime. Karnak is the second largest ancient religious temple in the world, spanning across over 100 hectares.
At dusk, we will visit Luxor Temple and marvel at the grand and colossal statues of Ramesses II at the gates of the temple, as well as the giant intact pillars, the remnants of the Alley of the Sphinxes and statues of other great rulers such as Tutankhamun.
Temple of Hatshepsut, Ramesseum & Medinet Habu
We will conclude our time in Luxor with one of the best preserved temples in Luxor – Medinet Habu. This magnificent temples is often overlooked, but offers stunning colourful wall reliefs.
After a quick stop at the Colossi of Memnon, we will stop for lunch on the West Bank, before heading to the airport to catch our evening flight back to Cairo.
Overnight stay at the Mercure Le Sphinx Cairo hotel.
Accommodation at your choice of 5 star, 4 star or 3 star hotel
3 night Nile cruise
Licensed Egyptologist Tour Guide
All transfers to sites by airconditioned coach bus
Most lunches and dinners included
Main admission tickets
Return flights from Cairo to Luxor
Camel Ride at the Giza Pyramids
Workshop with an actively performing Cairo dancer
Live Music Experience with performance opportunity
International flights to Egypt
Additional admission tickets not included in the main admission price
Some meals – as indicated in the itinerary
Any additional activities that guests may like to do
Travel insurance is to be arranged by the guest
Photo Shoots/Video Shoots
Extra food/snacks outside of regular meals
Extra nightlife shows not included in the itinerary
Discover the best of Egypt and some of its less known treasures
November 3rd to 17th, 2018
From $0,000 USD