Day 1 (30 March 2021)
Flight EK 0927 departing DXB at 8.15am, arriving Cairo at 10.05am.
Pick up service by Cairo Airport Travel, price EGP 330.
Check in Intercontinental Hotels Cairo Semiramis @ AED 250 per night by the Nile River
Lunch at Coffee Plus below Cairo Tower.
It is free to enter the area to eat and take picture. Tickets only required if you plan to go up to the viewing deck. EGP 200 for non-Egyptian, same price for kids above 6 years old. Below 6 enter for free. Water is not allowed inside.
Dinner at Casa Mia, Sofitel.
Day 2 (31 March 2021)
Headed to Coptic Museum. Entrance is EGP 100 for adults and EGP 50 for students.
Lots of artefacts from Christian community in Egypt on display. Pretty nice museum to walk round.
Dinner at SeaGull Restaurants, Egyptian Seafood Grill (restaurant on boat by Nile)
Day 3 (1 April 2021)
Day trip to Museum, Sphinx and Giza booked via Viator USD 40 adult, USD 20
Picked up at 8am and back by 4pm as we are tired and did not wanted to go to the bazaar.
It is a very worth trip as it includes the general entrance to the pyramid and museum, the entrance ticket itself already cost USD 24 for each adult. The tour even includes transport pick up from hotel, traditional Egyptian lunch and a guide. As there are less tourist at the moment, we have a private guide all for ourselves.
Dinner at Sushiramis in the hotel.
Day 4 (2 April 2021)
1pm flight from Cairo to Aswan by EgyptAir.
Picked up by our dedicated tour guide at the airport. Visited High Dam and Philea Temple (via motorboat) before seamless transfer onto Sonesta St George cruise.
Onboard Sonesta St George for the next 3 nights. Paid USD 1850 for full board, accommodation (two interconnected rooms, in room jacuzzi), admission tickets, airport transfer and land transfer plus personal tour guide for 4 of us.
Day 5 (3 April 2021)
Today will be cruising the Nile, enjoying the scenery and two land tour visiting Kom Ombo and Edfu Temple (via horse carriage).
Highlight is the lunch and afternoon tea on their sundeck. Kids did a jacuzzi session too while cruising.
Egyptian dinner followed by some entertainment in the lounge.
Day 6 (4 April 2021)
Today is our last day of cruising and also final night on cruise.
Reach Luxor in the morning and started our half day tour of Valley of the Kings (EGP 240), Hatshepsut Temple (EGP 140) and Valley of the Queens (EGP 100).
Then back to cruise for lunch. Free and easy for the next half day.
Belly dancing at night on cruise.
Day 7 (5 April 2021)
After breakfast, we checked out of the cruise.
Visited Karnak and Luxor Temple.
McDonald takeaway lunch
On flight back to Cairo.
Checked in to Intercontinental Semiramis again.
Dinner at Crave at Zamalek.
Did PCR test at night (within 72 hours of our flight back to Dubai)
Day 8 (6 April 2021)
Head to Khan el-Khalili after breakfast.
Then go to Festival City Mall for lunch, movie and dinner with friend at Crave.
Day 9 (7 April 2021)
Checked out of Intercontinental Semiramis and checked in to Marriott Mena House overlooking the pyramid. Spend the afternoon by the pool and bought dinner from On The Run petrol station.
Day 10 (8 April 2021)
Breakfast in the hotel with pyramid on background
Flight back to Dubai on EK 0928 at 12.05pm.
Upon arrival, complimentary PCR test at Dubai airport.