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Plan 2 - A La Carte

Plan 2 lets you create your own special tour by selecting "a la carte" from our unique Egypt Travel Menu. Enjoy planning your trip. The use of this site is for your benefit alone and puts you under no obligation what-so-ever. If you are unable to find the options you are looking for, we encourage you to proceed to our Plan 3 - Concierge Service.

With Plan 2 you have many options:

Scroll down the page and mark your choices. Click "REVIEW YOUR FORM" to view a summary of your trip along with a cost estimate. You can change and review your tour as much as you want. When you are satisfied, fill in your name and email, check the "Send to Museum Tours" button, and click "SUBMIT YOUR FORM". You must include your name and email address in order to send the file to us. We will acknowledge receipt of your form within 24 hours, and get back to you with an complete itinerary, quote and reservation form in a few days.

(NOTE: The review opens in a separate, Review Plan 2, window, allowing you to return to your Plan 2 - A la Carte window. Closing the Plan 2 - A la Carte window will delete your information.)

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Tour Length Options - We offer three options. Select one.

  15 days - You arrive on day one and depart on day 15, giving you 13 full days for sightseeing.

  12 days - You arrive on day one and depart on day 12, giving you 10 full days for sightseeing.

    8 days - You arrive on day one and depart on day 8, giving you 6 full days for sightseeing.

The selected duration does not include any Optional Extensions which may be added to your itinerary.

Meal Plans - We offer three meal plans. Select one.

  B & B - Our lowest priced option, you will get a full breakfast every morning.

  Half Board - You will receive breakfast and one other meal each day. The second meal may be
    either lunch or dinner, depending on the day's itinerary.

  Full Board - You will receive three meals a day.

The meals served on the Nile and Lake Nasser cruises are not affected by the meal plan chosen. All meals are included during the cruises.

Accommodations Options - We offer four accommodation options. Select one.

  Value - Our lowest priced option, uses 4-star hotels throughout.

  Standard - This is the best value with high-end 4-star and 5-star hotels throughout.

  Premium - For those who want higher-end experience, with more historic 5-star hotels and better
    views than Standard.

  Deluxe - The best experience we offer, with great accommodations and views at historic 5-star
    hotels throughout.

The boats used and the accommodations on the Nile and Lake Nasser cruises are not affected by the accommodation option selected.

Inter-city Travel Options - We offer three options for travel between Cairo, Luxor and Aswan. Check all that apply.

  Plane - You will travel by air between major cities on the tour.

  Train - This is the lowest cost option as it generally includes an overnight sleeper car and replaces
    one night at a hotel. Please note that the trains and tracks are old and not particularly well
    maintained.

  Private Van - The is the best option if you want to stop at sites along the route.

Travelers will find that it often works best to mix travel, using different methods for different legs of the trip. If you choose to mix options you will need to let us know which method you want to use for each leg.

Cruise Options - We offer four different cruise options.

  Nile River Cruise - Sail on a cruise boat from Luxor to Aswan, or Aswan to Luxor, stopping at
    Edfu and Kom Ombo along the way.

  Sailing the Nile - Sail on a dahabeyah from Luxor to Aswan. Sailing is private, the entire boat
    being reserved for your party only.

  Lake Nasser Cruise - Sail on Lake Nasser from Abu Simbel to Aswan, or Aswan to Abu Simbel,
    stopping at Amada, el Derr, Wadi Sabura and Dakka.

    No Cruise - The is the default option and the choice if you don't want to spend the time on a
    cruise. ( You can still stop at sites between Cairo and Aswan by selecting Private Van as an
    Inter-city Travel Option).

Travelers can select more than one cruise option as desired.

Site Visit Options - We offer over 50 site visits to choose from. Select all that apply. Admission fees, including (extra cost) itmes, are included in the calculation of the cost estimates.

  • Cairo Area -
    Giza Plateau
          Half day
          Full day
          Inside the Great Pyrmid (extra cost)
          Solar Boar Museum (extra cost)
          Nobles Tombs (extra cost)
          Camel Ride (extra cost)
    Saqqara
          Half day
          Full day
          New Kingdom Tombs of Horemheb and Maya (extra cost)
          Tomb of the Brothers (extra cost)
          Serapeum (extra cost)
      AbuSir, 2 hours
      Memphis Outdoor Museum, 2 hours
      Dashur, Half day
      Dashur & Maidum, Full day
      Heliopolis (Obelisk of Senuseret), Half day
    Egyptian Museum
          Half day
          Full day
          Royal Mummys (extra cost)
      Old Cairo, 3 hours
      Citadel, 2 hours
      Islamic Cairo, 3 hours
      Coptic Museum, 3 hours
      Khan el Khalili Bazaar, 1 hour

  • Cairo to Luxor -
      Drive from Cairo to Amarna by van, in either direction (includes Dashur, Meidum, Beni Hasan and Amarna), 3 days
      Drive from Amarna to Luxor by van, in either direction (includes AbyDos and Dendara), 2 days

  • Luxor East Bank -
    Karnak Temple
          Half day
          Full day
          Open Air Museum (extra cost)
          Precinct of Mut (extra cost)
      Luxor Museum, 2 hours
      Luxor Temple, 2 hours
      Mummification Museum, 1 hour
      Visit a local family, 2 hours

  • Luxor West Bank -
    Valley of the Kings
          Half day
          Full Day
          Tomb of Seti I (extra cost)
          Tomb of Tutankhamun (extra cost)
          Tomb of Rameses VI (extra cost)
          Western Valley (extra cost)
      Carter House Museum, 1 hour
      Valley of the Queens, 2 1/2 hours
          Tomb of Nefertari (extra cost)
    Nobles Tombs
          Half day
          Full day
      Deir el Medina, 2 1/2 hours
      Ramesseum, 2 hours
      Medinet Habu, 2 hours
      Meremptah Temple, 1 hour
      Deir el Bahri, 2 hours
      Seti I Temple, 1 hour
      Colossi of Memnon, 20 min
      Hot Air Balloon ride over West Bank Monuments, 2 hours

  • Luxor to Aswan -
      el Tod, Full day
      el Kab, Full day
      Esna, Half day
      Edfu, Kom Ombo, Full Day (included in Nile Cruise)
      Gibel Silsila, Full Day

  • Aswan -
      Nubia Museum, 2 hours
      Granite Quarry, 2 hours
      Philae Temple, Half day
      Kitchners Island, 2 hours
      Elephantine Island, 2 1/2 hours
      Sehel Island, 2 1/2 hours
      West Bank Nobles Tombs, 2 1/2 hours
      Tempel at Kalabsha, 3 hours
      St Simeon's Monastery, 2 1/2 hours

  • Nubia -
      Abu Simbel, Full day (included in the Lake Nasser Cruise)

  • Optional Extensions - These can always be added later if you wish.
      The Royal City of Amarna - - adds three (3) nights to you tour.
      Historic Alexandria - - adds three (3) nights to you tour.
      The Sinai & St Catherine's - - adds four (4) nights to you tour.
      Sharm el Sheik & the Red Sea - - adds five (5) nights to you tour.
      Baharia Oasis & the Golden Mummies - - adds three (3) nights to you tour.
      Timeless Jordan & the Rose Red City of Petra - - adds four (4) nights to you tour.

Keep in mind that a day of sightseeing is normally 6 to 8 hours, depending on the energy of the traveler. Be sure to allow for travel time to and from the sites, as well as some leasure time.