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#264 | 17 Day Exploration of Egypt and Morocco <br> An Extensive Tour of 2 Ancient North African Nations | Foreign Independent Tours - FIT Tours
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17 Day Exploration of Egypt and Morocco
An Extensive Tour of 2 Ancient North African Nations

Package #264

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS
  • RT Airfare from JFK - Trans-Atlantic and local domestic is included in the air/land price.

  • All transfers and transportation as listed in the itinerary.

  • 4 nights in Cairo including breakfast.

  • Full Day Tour of Cairo visiting the Egyptian Museum, Pyramids, and Sphinx.

  • 4 nights aboard the Queen Nabila Cruise Line in an Outside Cabin from Luxor to Aswan, including all meals and shore excursions.

  • 1 night in Casablanca at the Idou Anfa Hotel, including breakfast.

  • 1 night in Rabat at the Chellah Hotel, including breakfast and dinner daily.

  • 2 nights in Fez at the Royal Mirage Hotel, including breakfast and dinner daily.

  • 2 nights in Marrakesh at the Atlas Asni Hotel, including breakfast and dinner daily.

  • 1 night in Casablanca at the Idou Anfa Hotel, including breakfast and dinner daily.

  • Service of English-speaking Guides.
  • HOTELS USED
    Cairo, Egypt
    Mercure Le Sphinx Hotel
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Idou Anfa Hotel
    Rabat, Morocco
    Chellah Hotel
    Fez, Morocco
    Royal Mirage Hotel
    Marrakesh, Morocco
    Atlas Asni Hotel
    Luxor to Aswan
    m/s Ramses King of the Nile
    NOT INCLUDED

    Airfare: International or Domestic unless otherwise indicated.
    We can offer airfare from the airport closest to you. Ask your Destination Specialist.
    Airport fees and Taxes of approximately $135 - $207 depending on dates traveled.


    Land only prices do not include airfare from Egypt to Morocco.

    OPTIONS FOR YOUR TRIP

    ITINERARY
    This is an Escorted Tour.
    DAY 01: THU - Depart to Egypt today.



    DAY 02: FRI - Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met and assisted through customs and formalities, then transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Cairo.



    DAY 03: SAT - Visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which houses the world's largest collection of artifacts from the era of the pharaohs including some belonging to King Tut. Tour Old Cairo, where early Judaism and Christianity flourished in Egypt. Visit sites like the Ben Ezra Synagogue and the Moallaka Church, where the Virgin Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus took refuge. Spend the afternoon at the Great Pyramids of Giza and the defending Sphinx. End the day at the bazaar of Khan El Khalili. Optional Sound and Light Show available this evening. Overnight in Cairo. (B/L)



    DAY 04: SUN - This day is at leisure. Optional Excursion to Alexandria available today. (Morning drive to Alexandria across the desert road where you will visit the Catacomb of Kom El Shukafa, Alexandria National Museum, the Library at Alexandria and more. Late afternoon drive back to Cairo.) Overnight in Cairo. (B)



    DAY 05: MON - Upon arrival at Luxor Airport, you will be transferred to your Deluxe Nile Cruise Boat for a 5-day/4-night Nile cruise. Accommodations aboard will consist of an Outside Cabin with private facilities. Cross the Nile to the West Bank. Visit the Necropolis of Thebes, Colossi of Memnon, Queen Hatshepsut Funerary Temple, and the Valley of the Kings and Queens. Optional Sound and Light Show available this evening. Overnight on board. (B/L/D)



    DAY 06: TUE - Visit Luxor Temple dedicated to the god Amon-Ra. It was expanded by Ramses II, who added statues of himself. Visit the magnificent Karnak Temple. Sail to Edfu. Overnight on board. (B/L/D)



    DAY 07: WED - Travel by horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus, the best preserved of all the large Egyptian Temples. Sail to Kom Ombo. Visit Kom Ombo Temple. Sail to Aswan. Overnight on board. (B/L/D)



    DAY 08: THU - This morning, sail by felucca to view Elephantine Island and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Continue with visits to the Aswan High Dam, the granite quarries and the unfinished Obelisk, and Philae's Temple of Isis. Overnight on board. (B/L/D)



    DAY 09: FRI - Disembark the cruise and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo. (B)



    DAY 10: SAT - You will be transferred to Cairo Airport for your flight to Morocco. Upon arrival in Casablanca, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Casablanca. (B)



    DAY 11: SUN - This morning, begin with the sightseeing tour of Casablanca, the Business Capital of Morocco. Visit the exterior of the great Hassan II mosque; an optional interior tour may be offered. From the coach you will see the Medina, Mohammed V Square, the United Nations Place, the Central Market, the Habbous Sector, the residential area of Anfa and the magnificent Ain Diab Coast, dotted with swimming pools and gourmet restaurants. Proceed to Rabat, the White Imperial City, neatly laid out and covered in flowers. Your tour of the Administrative Capital begins with the Medina, teeming with life, the Kasbah of Oudayas, the Hassan Tower and the splendid Mohammed V Mausoleum. Overnight in Rabat. (B/D)



    DAY 12: MON - Your visit this morning begins with the Roman Ruins of Volubilis, then the sacred town of Moulay Idriss Holy City where the founder of Islam in Morocco, is buried. Continue to Meknes, enclosed in a triple thickness of 40KM walls and bastions, formed of two conglomerates. On one side of the Medina is Bab el Mansour, the most beautiful preserved gate in Morocco. On the other side is the new modern city. The sightseeing will also include a visit to Hari Souani and the old Medina. Overnight in Fez. (B/D)



    DAY 13: TUE - The entire day will be spent visiting Fez, the most ancient of the Imperial Cities, founded in 790BC by Moulay Idriss II, becoming the religious center of Morocco. Visit the Medieval Medina the Medersas (Islamic Religious Universities), Bou Anania and Attarine, the Karouine Mosque and the famous Nejjarine Fountain. Visit a private building, which gathers different craftsmen still operating in the old Oriental tradition. You may want to buy some of their items displayed at reduced rates. Overnight in Fez. (B/D)



    DAY 14: WED - Depart for Marrakesh, crossing the region of the Middle Atlas, passing through Immouzer du Kandar (a Berber Village) and the Lake D'Ait Aoua; the perfect setting for a rest. Also pass by Ifrane, a charming ski resort in the heart of a magnificent cedar forest and the important handicraft center in the village of Azrou. Stop at Beni-Mellal to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then continue to Marrakesh. Little by little, you will begin to notice the red earth of the country contrasting so well with the clear blue sky and the eternal green palms. Overnight in Marrakesh. (B/D)



    DAY 15: THU - The entire day will be spent visiting Marrakesh, the second oldest Imperial City. It was founded in the eleventh century by the Almoravides. Left behind in Marrakesh by the founders, are palaces, gardens and more. You'll visit the Saadiens Tombs, the Menara Gardens, the Koutoubia and the Bahia Palace. Visit the souks and the winding little streets whose d├ęcor will fascinate you. Also tour the famous Place Djemma el Fna with its nonstop entertainment. You'll find storytellers, snake charmers, fire-eaters and more. Dinner will be served at the famous "Chez Ali" Restaurant where you will savor a typical Moroccan meal under Caidal tents and enjoy their Fantasia performance including camel and horse shows, folkloric and belly dancers. Overnight in Marrakesh. (B/D)



    DAY 16: FRI - The morning is at leisure for a final plunge into the atmosphere of Marrakesh or to take some time to relax by the swimming pool. Depart for Casablanca in the afternoon. Overnight in Casablanca. (B/D)



    DAY 17: SAT - You will be transferred to Casablanca Airport for your return flight. (B)




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