A algunos miembros de Rotary Españoles les han invitado a asistir el día 26 de febrero a un evento rotario en Aswan (Egipto), pero hemos considerado que había que aprovechar el viaje para organizar un tour turístico de mas días de duración.

El motivo del viaje es la botadura, por parte de los rotarios de Egipto, de un barco medicalizado que recorrerá durante 2 meses los pueblos que se encuentran a lo largo del Nilo, desde Aswan hasta Giza, examinando y atendiendo a los niños y a sus madres con problemas de salud. ( Ver documento adjunto )

Dada la importancia del evento, el Presidente de Rotary International, casi con toda probabilidad el Presidente de Egipto y multitud de rotarios de Egipto, estarán el dia 26 de febrero apadrinando el acto.

En ese sentido se ha programado un viaje que coincida la estancia en Aswan el martes 26 de febrero. Cuando se conozca la agenda rotaria para la noche del 25 y el dia 26, se ajustara nuestro programa ( ver mail adjunto )
No obstante hay una excursión opcional a Abu Simbel el día 26 por la mañana.

La agencia de viajes pertenece a Wahid Al Kamah, que es el guía que tuvimos unas familias que estuvimos en Egipto en el año 2000 y el que organizo una visita completa en 2007, en la que fuimos cerca de 80 personas, entre las que la mitad éramos rotarios.

Los que estén interesados, que envíen un mail a Ahmed ( ibratravel@ibragrp.com ) o le llame por teléfono, confirmando su inscripción lo mas urgentemente posible.

Plan de Viaje

 

Feb.22:

Departure by Egypt Air flight No. 754 at 14:50 and arrives Cairo International Airport at 20:25 Egypt local time, meet

and assist by our representative at the arrival hall then transfer to hotel Grand Nile Tower http://www.grandniletower.com/ or similar, check in and overnight .

Some of the outlets at hotel will be open for some light meals and drinks are available till Midnight.

Feb.23:

CAIRO / LUXOR

04:00 AM Wakeup call at

04:30 Coffee and cakes and luggage out

05:00 check out from the hotel and drive to Domestic Airport to board the flight MS 231

07:15 departure toward Luxor

08.25 Arrival Luxor Airport meet and assist

09:00 you will discover the East bank of Luxor including Karnak Temples Complex, which is the largest structures

ever build in the history of the mankind. The principal building is that of god Amun Ra, since it was considered the

house of god on the earth, the earlier structure date back to the middle kingdom, but there are some references

which refer to the earlier buildings as old as the 3rd dynasty. Later on, you will proceed to visit Temple of Luxor,

which was built by one of the kings of the 12th dynasty and completed by the well know king Ramses II. This

temple was in the heart of ancient Thebes and, like Karnak, was dedicated to the main/chief god Amun Re.

12:00 drive to Nile cruise Concerto http://www.imperialegypt.com/nile-cruises/concerto-nile-cruise.html, or similar

and check in.

12.30 Lunch on board of the Nile Cruise.

13:30 Optional tour to visit Danderha Temple it is a drive of 1.30 hour

The Temple of Hathor is one of the most well-preserved temples in all of Egypt. There are three temples to view

in the complex: the birthing temple at the front, the temple of Isis behind the main temple, and the main temple

dedicated to Hathor. There is also a sacred pool that you can still explore.

21:00 Dinner on board of Cruise

Overnight

Feb.24:

LUXOR / EDFU

07:00 Wakeup call

07:30 Breakfast on board

08.30 start your magical tour in Thebes, the sacred land by exploring the wet bank of Luxor including Valley of the

Kings, which considers as the royal cemetery of the Theban kings and rulers of ancient Egypt, and the place

where our Pharaohs were buried. After that, you will proceed to visit Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El

Bahari. This temple is considered as one of the most wonderful examples of the Architecture in ancient Egypt,

because it was totally carved inside the mountain. Proceed to visit Madinat Habbo at the end of the tour you will

visit Colossi of Memnon, which is belonging to king Amenhotep III.

12:30 Back to cruise and start sailing to Edfu

13:00 Lunch while sailing

17:00 Docking in Edfu Then the guide will take you in a mysterious journey to land of secrets visiting one of the most wonderful temples in Egypt, Temple of Horus, which is one of the most well-preserved temples in Egypt.

20:00 Dinner on board including delicence Egyptian food

21:00 Galabia party on board

Overnight

Feb,25:

EDFU / KOM OMBO / ASWAN

08:00 wakeup call

09:00 we will proceed to explore Temple of Kom Ombo, where the two gods Sobek & Haroeris were worshipped for a while.

13:00 Lunch on board while sailing to Aswan.

14:00 Tour to visit Philae Temple then proceed to visit High Dam and unfinished Obelisk

18:00 back to the cruise

20:00 Dinner on board

21:00 Entertainments on board

Overnight

Feb,26:

ASWAN

08:00 Wakeup call

09:00 Breakfast on board

Free day and opportunity for a unique optional tour the visit to Abu Simbel:

The flight from Aswan to the small town of Abu Simbel takes only around 30 minutes. Your Egyptologist guide will join you at   and accompany you to the famous temples of Ramses II and his favorite wife Nefertiti. On the short walk to the temple entrances, your guide will explain the history of the site, including details of the UNESCO-led relocation of the entire cliff face to higher ground, and how the temples were discovered by accident in 1813. Due to the large number of visitors to Abu Simbel, guides are not permitted inside either the Great Temple of Ramses II or the smaller Temple of Hathor. However, by using photos and illustrations, your guide will explain to you the structures and their interior artworks. You will then have free time to enter the temples and explore them at your leisure. As one of the few ancient Egyptian sites which largely escaped damage by past invaders, the interiors of Abu Simbel’s temples are astounding. The scale of the buildings and their detailed decoration leaves most visitors in awe. The temples’ attraction is further enhanced by their scenic location on the edge of Lake Nasser in the orange sands of the desert. After visiting the temples there may be time for a short visit to the small visitor’s center which documents the UNESCO relocation project.

Overnight

Feb,27:

ASWAN / CAIRO

05:00 Wakeup call

05:30 Coffee and breakfast box

06:30 Check out and drive to Aswan Airport

08:55 Board the flight MS 392 bound in Cairo

10:20 Arrive Cairo Airport.

11:30 Guided tour to visit Old Cairo (Hanging church – Synagogue of Ben Ezra Ali Mosque)

14:30 Lunch at local restaurant in Cairo

15.30 tour visiting Saladin Citadel and Mohamed

18:30 check in at hotel Nile Tower or similar

Overnight

Feb,28:

CAIRO

07:00 Wakeup call

07:30 Breakfast at hotel

08:30 Full day guided tour to visit the great Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx and Valley of the Temple, Memphis and Sakkara

14:00 Lunch at local restaurant near by the Pyramids

15:30 Proceed tour to visit the Egyptian Museum.

It can be, but bear in mind that Egyptian Museum close at 17.00 but if we are inside so we may do the tour

calmer and return to hotel by 19:00h

19:00 Drive back to hotel

Overnight

Mar,01

CAIRO / Alexandria over day

06:00 Wakeup call

06:30 Breakfast at hotel

07:30 Check out from hotel and drive all the way to Alexandria – one stop on the way for rest.

11:30 Arrival to Alexandria and proceed in a tour visiting Catacombs, Roman Amphitheater

14:00 Lunch at local restaurant in Alexandria

16:00 Visit Alexandria Bibliotic

18:00 Proceed to visit Montazah Royal Gardens Tour around city of Alexandria

19:30 Drive back to Cairo

Overnight

Mar,02

CAIRO

08:00 Breakfast at hotel

09:00 Optional tour visiting Sultan Hassan, Al-Rifai and Ibn Tulun Mosques, proceed to city of Dead then lunch to be

served at local restaurant in Cairo then drive back to hotel.

18:30 Optional tour to Old SOKE or Khan El-Khalili bazar enjoying tour around the old market of Cairo and spend some time in traditional and old café to get some Egyptian tea then drive to Nile said to enjoy a nice buffet dinner with show on board of flouting restaurant in the Nile.

00:00 Drive back to hotel

Over night

Mar,03             CAIRO / MADRID

05:00 Wakeup call

05:30 Breakfast at hotel

06:30 Check out and transfer to Cairo International Airport

09:30 Board the flight MS 753 back to Madrid

13:50 Arrival Madrid International Airport

Rates:

Rates:

Per Person in DBL                            1675 €

Per Person in TRPL                          1660 €

Single supplement                             395 €

Half board supplement in Cairo      125 €

Precios y pagos: Miguel Angel Taus,  matausrotary@gmail.com