- NILE CRUISES
- TRAINS & BUSES RESERVATION
- FLIGHTS TO EGYPT
- Customized Tours
( Cairo)Arrive Cairo International Airport meet and assist by Osoris steward with the sign of your name and assisting you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage then driving you by air-conditioned private Limousine to your hotel in which you will be assisted by Osoris Stewart for check-in. Overnight in Cairo.
Cairo / Fayoum Leave Cairo on the road to fayoum, and take the desert track heading west towards kasr El Sagha, a charming small temple to the side of the Gebel Qatarani range and dating back to the Middle Kingdom. Head south towards the remains of the Ptolemaic city of Dimeh Es Siba (Soknopaiou Nesos). Picnic, lunch en route. Later, continue to the lakes and waterfall of Wadi Al-Rayan for dinner. Overnight in camp.
Wadi Al- Rayan / Bahariya oasis After breakfast and a short exploratory tour of the area of Wadi Al-Rayan, continue southwest before your stop for lunch. Your journey after lunch is through desolate and dramatic desert scenery, before rejoining the surfaced highway to Bahariya. On arrival, relax and wash off the desert dust in the soothing waters.
Bahariya oasis / White Desert After breakfast, visit the Bedouin village of Hayz (35km from Bawiti), which was a very prosperous area during the roman period lunch on route. In the afternoon, drive to the white desert, a paradise for rock hounds and amateur geologists, with it’s impressive limestone formations shaped like giant mushrooms or animals. The richness and variety of Egyptian landscape is endless. At least if you ever decide to visit the White Desert , that’s the message you’ll get. It is a vast stretch of land in the Western Desert that borders Baharia Oasis to the north and Al-Farafra to the south. The snow-white desert is actually made of chalk that has been exposed for years to what geologists call “differential weathering,” the erosion of soft particles that results in eerie protrusions of hard rock. This explains the very beautiful forms that now fill the White Desert including shapes like domes, minarets, castles, towers and so forth. The destination has proved a great attraction to low-budget travelers who camp in the few oases, watch the fauna and flora and enjoy the mild winter weather. Dinner . Overnight in camp.
White Desert / Farafra oasis / Dakhla oasis After breakfast, drive to Farafra oasis and visit the village of Qasr El Farafra and its quaint museum of local art. Lunch en route. Proceed to Dakhla oasis to visit El Qasr, the old capital of the oasis, with its picturesque ancient Islamic buildings built over the foundations of a Roman city. Dinner. Overnight at your hotel in Dakhla.
Dakhla oasis / Kharga oasis After breakfast, drive to Al Mizawaka Frescoes to visit the roman burial ground (over 300 tombs dating back to the first and second century), decorated with colorful wall paintings). Continue to kharga oasis, with lunch on route, visiting the pharaonic villages of Balat and Bashandi. Dinner. Overnight at your hotel in Kharga.
Kharga oasis After breakfast, visit the temple of Hibis, the best-preserved temple in the Western desert. Later, visit the domed mausoleums of Bagawat, one of the best preserved early Christian cemeteries in the world after lunch, visit temple built by Darius I., Dinner and overnight at hotel in Kharga.
Kharga /Luxor After breakfast starting the journey to Luxor on the surfaced road, with lunch en route, arrive Luxor, then you will be driven to your hotel, where you will asssit throw check in, in your hotel, overnight in Luxor.
Luxor Breakfast at hotel, Osoris professional Egyptologist tour guide will meet you To cross the west bank & visit Necropolis of Thebes the city of the god Amon, was the capital of Egypt during the period of the Middle and New Kingdoms. With the temples and palaces at Karnak and Luxor, and the necropolises of the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, Thebes is a striking testimony to Egyptian civilization at its height. Then visit Temple of Deir el Bahri is located on the west bank of the Nile River. There it sits greeting spectators as they enter the Valley of the Kings. The site is comprised of three temples, the Mortuary Temple of Mentuhotep, the Mor tuary Temple of Hatshepsut II and the Mortuary Temple of Thutmoses III. The Temple of Deir El Bahri is one of the most characteristic temples in the whole of Egypt, due to its design and decorations. It was built of limestone. Then you will visit The Colossi of Memnon, carved from single blocks of stone to represent Amenhotep III, whose mortuary temple entrance they once flanked, east of the temple complex of Madinat Habu in Thebes, after finishing your tour, you will be driven back to your hotel, overnight in Luxor.
Luxor / Cairo Breakfast at hotel, Osoris professional Egyptologist tour guide will meet you to visit Luxor Temple the center of the most important one, the festival of Opet (Once a year the divine image of Amun with his consort Mut and their son Khonsu would journey in their sacred baroque’s from Karnak Temples to the temple at Luxor to celebrate the festival which was held during the inundation). It Built largely by Amenhotep III and Ramses II, it appears that the temple’s purpose was for a suitable setting for the rituals of the festival, & then you will be driven to Luxor Rail way station to travel to Cairo by Deluxe sleeping train, (Hot diner / breakfast served cabin or in trains restaurant according your choice) Overnight on train.
Cairo Breakfast on board train, then Osoris steward will met you for help you & then Osoris professional Egyptologist tour guide will accompany you by private A/C to start your visit to The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities Although located in the heart of Cairo, The museum houses the world’s most important collection of Egyptian antiquities from 2700 BC to the 6th century AD. There are thousands of statues, jewels and artifacts from nearly every period of ancient Egypt. Admire the amazing treasures of the young king, Tutenkhamun, &Then you will be driven to visit The Citadel of Mohammed Ali was erected by Salah El Din, the legendary Saladin who conquered the Crusaders in Palestine. This fort was later occupied by Napoleon and the reigning Royal Family. &Then drive to visit The Sultan Hassan Mosque was built between 1356 and 1363 AD, with stones that historians believe were taken from one of the pyramids of Giza. & Then you will be drive to visit Khan El-Khalili Area, once known as the Turkish bazaar during the Ottoman period, was built in 1382 by the Emir Djaharks el-Khalili in the heart of the Fatimid City and is reputed to be the largest bazaar in the Middle East. Originally founded as a watering stop for caravanserai in the 12nd century, after finishing your tour, you will be driven to your hotel, where you will assist throw check in, in your hotel, overnight in Cairo.
final Departure Breakfast at hotel, then Osoris steward will meet you for help you throw check out formalities from your hotel & then accompany you by private A/C to Cairo International Airport in where you will be assisted in luggage portage, check in, airline counter and Passport Control formalities for final Departure. End of Service.
Package Includes:– 02 Nights accommodations in Cairo – 01 Night camping in Fayoum. – 01 Night camping in Bahariya oasis. – 01 Night Camping in White Desert. – 01 Night accommodation in Dakhla Oasis. – 02 Nights accommodation in Kharga Oasis. – 02 Nights accommmodation in Luxor. – 01 Night accommodation at sleeping train. – All the transportation as mentioned in the Program by Private Jeep Safari 4×4 Car. – All Sightseeing as mentioned in the Program. – All Entrance fees during sightseeing & with Professional Egyptology English speaking guide. – All the permeations for the entrance. – All service charge & taxes.
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The Minister of Culture, Farouk Hosni, announced that a tunnel in the tomb of King Seti I (1314-1304 BC) has been discovered by Dr. Zahi Hawass and his team in the Valley of the Kings. They’ve been searching for this tunnel for over twenty years in the West Bank necropolis. Dr. Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, and the head of the mission, finally succeeded in completely excavating the 174m long tunnel after several seasons of work that began in November 2007. The tunnel was cut into the bedrock near the end of the beautifully decorated tomb of Seti I. In addition to excavating the tunnel, the team braced the walls and ceiling with metal supports. They also built a wooden walkway over the original stone staircase of the tunnel to preserve it and installed a mining car system to remove rubble from the team’s excavations. During their work, the mission uncovered many shabtis and pottery fragments that dated to the Eighteenth Dynasty (1569-1315 BC). Several limestone ostraca fragments, as well as a small boat model made of faience were also found. During their excavation of the staircase, the team found that three of the steps were decorated with red graffiti.
The only other excavation of the tunnel took place in 1960 under the direction of Sheikh Ali Abdel Rassoul. His team was able to reach a depth of 136m but they had to stop their excavation because it was too hard to breath. Upon reaching the end of the 136m section, which had been partially excavated by Abdel-Rasoul's workmen, Dr. Hawass’s team were shocked to uncover a descending passage which measures 25.60m in length and 2.6m wide. The mission eventually uncovered a fifty-four step, descending staircase.
After the first descending passage, a second staircase measuring 6 meters long was cut into the rock. At the beginning of this passage the team found a false door decorated with hieratic text that reads: “Move the door jamb up and make the passage wider." These written instructions must have been left from the architect to the workmen who were carving out the tunnel. Dr. Hawass said that when he went inside the tunnel of King Seti I for the first time he noticed that the walls were well finished and that there were remains of preliminary sketches of decoration that would be placed on the walls. Unfortunately none of this was every completed. Dr. Hawass added that he was very surprised to find a second staircase inside the tunnel. It appears that the last step was never finished and the tunnel ends abruptly after the second staircase.
Dr. Hawass believes that the workmen and artists first finished the original tomb of Seti I during his twelve-year reign and then began to construct the tunnel. It appears that Seti I was trying to construct a secret tomb inside a tomb. It is likely that when Seti I died his son, Ramesses II (1304-1237BC), had to stop the work and bury has father. Dr. Hawass believes that Ramesses II continued where his father had left off and constructed his own tunnel within his tomb in the Valley of the Kings. The Egyptian mission is currently working in the tomb of Ramesses II to preserve the wall paintings and to look for a similar tunnel to the one in the tomb of Seti I.
The statue was found beneath the southern false door of the tomb. The statue was found beneath the southern false door of the tomb, and even before the room had been opened, I could see the statue's crystal eyes gazing back at me. The statue shows Kai sitting on a high-backed chair. He wears a shoulder length wig, decorated with horizontal rows of curls. Each eye is framed in cooper, while his eyebrows are in raised relief. The lips are thin and finely drawn. The musculature of the body is very well defined and Kai's right arm is bent across his chest. His left arm is resting on his lap on top of his short, white shendyt-kilt. The base of the statue is decorated with five lines of hieroglyphic text which list Kai's title including the "Steward of the Great Estate." On either side of Kai are his two children. They are very small figures and barely reach to his knee caps. His daughter is sitting next to his left leg in a long white sheath dress. Kai's son is standing naked next to his right leg. Depictions of naked figures with their finger to their lips, was an ancient Egyptian artistic convention for depicting male children.