Desert Adventure Tour Extension

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Desert Adventure Extension
Fully Escorted
3 days/ 2 nights

Here's a chance to explore the Oasis and deserts of Western Egypt. You will be amazed at the White Desert, the Black Desert and Bahariya Oasis which in Greco-Roman times was a major agricultural area.  This excursion is available pre tour or post tour.

Day 01: Breakfast at your hotel (pre-excursion hotel not included), check out, staff transfers you by road to Bahariya Oasis where you will change to a 4 X 4 vehicle for your desert adventure.  Have lunch in Bahariya before striking out across the sand sea. Visit to the Black Desert, the White Desert, a hot spring oasis and Crystal mountain.  Overnight camped in the desert.  Dinner at the camp. (L, D)

Day 02: Up early to enjoy a desert sunrise, then breakfast.  Return to Bahariya, have lunch and in the afternoon explore the area.  Overnight at a hotel in the oasis.  (B, L, D)

Day 03: Breakfast, check out, visit the Valley of the Golden Mummies and tombs before staff drives you back to Cairo. Arriving Cairo the excursion is complete. (Cairo hotel on return is not included in excursion).


EXCURSION INCLUDES:
Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle related to the tour starting with pick up in Cairo. Baggage handling of no more than 1 piece of luggage per person however baggage and personal effects are at the owner's risk at all times during the tour. Bahariya Hotel (based on double occupancy). Meals as outlined by B for Breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner. Fees for visiting antiquity sites and museums. Tours with the services of an English speaking licensed guide. Service charges and taxes.

NOT included are:
Items of a personal nature such as tips, phone calls, laundry, bar bills, beverages of any nature at any time, any items not specifically covered in the included items

Laundry in Egypt

All hotels and the cruises have laundry/dry cleaning available.
Sample laundry prices IN EGYPTIAN POUNDS (LE) are:
Men:Shirts (collared, short or long sleeve): 9 to 17 LE
Trousers: 12 to 20 LE
Under shorts: 5 to 7 LE
T Shirts: 6 to 13 LE
Socks: 3 to 6 LE
Shorts: 7 to 13 LE

Ladies
Blouse: 10 to 17 LE
Panties: 5 to 8 LE
Bra: 5 to 8 LE
Slacks: 12 to 22 LE
Dress: 20 to 36 LE
T shirt: 6 to 13 LE
Shorts: 6 to 13 LE

Laundry in before 9AM is back at 6PM.
Laundry in after 9AM is back the following day.
Rush laundry is generally available at 50% more cost.
Dry cleaning is available with prices about the same as laundry.
Children's clothes are generally 50% of the adult cost.

Beverages

No drinks are included in tour prices. Some hotels and cruises give one bottle of water free daily others do not. As a general guide you could expect to pay:
Bottled water at hotels or on the cruise: $1 to $3 for a small bottle, $2.50-$5 for a large bottle.
NOTE: This is filtered water. If you order perrier it will cost more.
Coffee or Tea: 50 cents
Soft drinks (Coke, Pepsi, etc): $1 each
Alcoholic drinks:
Local beer: $3 per bottle
Imported beer: $5 to $8 per bottle
Wine: local $4 to $6 per glass. imported will be more $$.
Liquor: local $5 per cocktail + cost of mixer (soft drink, juice, etc), imported $8-$15 per cocktail + cost of mixer)
ICE: In the hotels and on the cruise the ice is prepared from filtered water.

Cost:

Desert Adventure Extension Price
Low (Jun, Jul, Aug) N/A
Shoulder (May and Sept*) $350 per person, minimum of 2
Peak (Oct-Apr) $390 per person, minimum of 2
Holiday (Christmas, New Year, Easter) $450 per person, minimum of 2
*September tours must end no later than September 30 to get the shoulder season rate.

Tours must be booked at least 45 days prior to arrival.
Prices and itinerary subject to change without notice.


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