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Dubai + Egypt: Rivers in the Desert

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Rivers in the Desert

From small fishing villages to cities of gold in singed lands
Meet falcons in the vast desert and soak in the sunset
Ride camels and take a classic photo with majestic pyramids
In mausoleums guarding pharaohs, explore mysterious hieroglyphs
Board elegant ships of billowing sails, accompanied by Nubian song
Refresh your heart and mind in the beauty of civilization's cradle

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Highlights

  • Arabian Peninsula | Modern luxury with unique Middle Eastern flavor
    • Abu Dhabi: Known for abundant riches, but the artistic culture here is what makes the trip worthwhile
    • Dubai:
      • One of the most iconic destinations in the UAE. Follow the Dubai Bay for in-depth exploration of its history and modern development
      • Desert Safari experience: A falcon performance, sunset viewing, fire dance, camp dinner, and other activities are included to immerse you in the beauty of the famous Dubai Desert
  • Classic Egypt | Experience our world's greatest wonders firsthand
    • Giza Pyramid Complex:
      • Experience the Three Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the World Wonders and an irreplaceable human treasure
      • Join a camel riding experience and take in breathtaking beauty from different angles
    • Say hello to the Great Sphinx of Giza and return to the era of the pharoahs
    • Explore one the most significant collections of culture with our guides in the Egyptian Museum
    • Abu Simbel: An overnight stay lets us avoid the usual rush and take in the sights with the proper pace
  • Nile River Cruise | Sail one of the most luxurious river cruises on the Nile
    • 4-nights in upgraded suite class rooms with private balconies
    • Daily shore excursions with certified Egyptologists bring you closer to local history and culture
    • Must-see stops included:
      • Luxor: Once the ancient capital of Egypt, now known as the "best open air museum" in the world. Our specially-designed route showcases the best examples of temples and tombs in the Valley of the Kings. See unique carved murals and hieroglyphs and experience the mysterious charm of ancient Egypt
      • Temple of Edfu: Well-preserved carvings beautifully tell the Myth of Horus
      • Temple of Kom Ombo: See one of Egypt's most unusual temples in person
      • Aswan: Experience the simple and leisurely side of Egypt. Board a dhow cruise like a local to follow the wind and song of the Nubians

Itinerary

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Dubai
Arrive in Dubai Airport (DXB)
11 mi
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Dubai
Welcome to ! For guests within our pickup timeframe, a Supera representative will greet you at the arrival airport. Have a wonderful journey with us!
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Mandarin Oriental Jumeira
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Abu Dhabi
86 mi
, 1.5 hrs

Dubai
Visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Explore the Abu Dhabi branch of the Louvre
Explore the Abu Dhabi branch of the Louvre

Abu Dhabi

  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque:
    Named after the first president of the UAE, the Grand Mosque is the largest in the Middle East. Bringing together the world's top artisans and building materials, its style blends elements of various mosques from around the world. 
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi:
    Opened in 2017, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is the only branch of the museum outside France. Designed by Pritzker Prize winner Jean Nouvel, the building features a unique shape that utilizes natural lighting, tying in to the museum's main theme: "See Humanity in a New Light."
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Travel by a Dubai water taxi
Travel by a Dubai water taxi
Falcon watching
Falcon watching

Dubai

  • Seaplane Tour:
    Enjoy Dubai's stunning high-rise architecture and Palm Island's maritime wonders from a bird's eye view (Not included. See Fares + Dates tab; Tour time: 1.5 hrs, including round-trip travel time; Flight time: 20 mins. Must be booked in advance).
  • Dubai Museum and AI Fahidi Fort:
    Dubai's best museum is also its oldest surviving building. Tour the beautiful grounds and get acquainted with rich history.
  • Traditional Abra water taxi:
    Board an abra to cross Dubai Creek and experience the river crossing commonly used by locals.
  • Gold and Spice Souks:
    Experience the charm of a Middle Eastern market, established in Dubai's early days, long before mega malls were common. The bright colors and fragrant Arabic spices will excite your senses.
  • Desert Safari:
    As the weather cools down at twilight, enjoy a specially aarranged luxury desert experience.
    • Experience the exciement of dune bashing aboard Range Rovers, comfortably shielding you from sand and sun.
    • Explore Dubai Conservation Desert Reserve. Encounter wildlife such as the Arabian Sword Antelope and learn about the area's different ecologies.
    • Visit a desert camp to enjoy a world-class falconry performance, fire shows, a beautiful desert sunset, and a fireside camp dinner.



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4 hrs

Cairo 2
25 mi
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Giza
Dubai Photo Frame
Dubai Photo Frame
Sailboat Hotel Dubai
Sailboat Hotel Dubai

Dubai

  • Dubai New Town:
    Take a morning bus tour to see the city's highlights: Sailboat Hotel Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach, and Dubai's iconic photo frame showcasing the city's most recognizable landmark, Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building.
  • Board a noontime flight to Cairo, Egypt.

Giza

  • Marriott Mena House:
    We've chosen the best location for you to admire the pyramids. Egypt's grand icons are visible everywhere on the hotel grounds. Our specially-arranged rooms offer views directly overlooking the pyramids to let you be immersed in the atmosphere of the old country as soon as you arrive.
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Giza
25 mi
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Cairo 2
21 mi
, 1 hr

Saqqara 2
8 mi
, 30 mins

Dahshur 2
36 mi
, 1 hr

Giza
Explore ancient civilizations while visiting the Egyptian Museum.
Explore ancient civilizations while visiting the Egyptian Museum.
Witness the famous step pyramid of Djoser
Witness the famous step pyramid of Djoser

Enjoy the magical experience of admiring the pyramids over breakfast before we embark on a fun and leisurely tour of the area.

Cairo

  • The Egyptian Museum:
    Travel from an ancient kingdom to modern Egypt and see the famous Tutankhamun Gold Mask (The Egyptian Museum Collection is expected to be relocated to the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza by the end of 2021. Museum location is subject to change pending the official announcement of the Egyptian Government).

Saqqara

  • Pyramid of Djoser (Step Pyramid):
    Constructed during the ancient kingdom 4,600 years ago, the Djoser pyramid is considered the prototype of all future pyramids.

Dahshur

  • Bent Pyramid:
    Also hailing from the ancient kingdom, the Bent Pyramid is a transitional style from step pyramids to "modern" pyramids. Its unique curves make it a sight to see!
  • Red Pyramid:
    With a distinct red color, the Red Pyramid is considered the first "perfect" pyramid.
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Giza 2
25 mi
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Cairo 1
1 hr

Luxor
Discover Egypt's charms from a camel's back
Discover Egypt's charms from a camel's back
Uncover the mystery of the Sphinx
Uncover the mystery of the Sphinx

Giza

  • Giza Pyramid Complex:
    On the outskirts of Cairo, the Giza Pyramids are the most famous pyramid group and are synonymous with Egypt. Special arrangements have been made to visit an underground passageway to uncover the mystery of the pyramids.
  • The Sphinx of Giza:
    A symbol of wisdom and power for the ancient Egyptians, the Sphinx is eternally facing the eastern sunrise and dutifully stands guard over the pyramids.
  • Camel ride:
    Ride through breathtaking yellow sands on an unforgettable camel riding experience. Take an iconic commemorative photo against the backdrop of the pyramids.
  • Citadel of Cairo:
    A formidable fortress overlooking downtown Cairo, the Citadel of Saladin is a medieval wonder.
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Luxor
Admire the Manon colossus, statues with a 3,000-year history
Admire the Manon colossus, statues with a 3,000-year history
Luxor Temple, where the three religions coexist
Luxor Temple, where the three religions coexist
  • Colossi of Memnon:
    Visit the icons of Luxor, the ruins of imposing 3,000-year-old statues, standing guard over unknown secrets.
  • Temple of Medinat Habu:
    Known as the Temple of Ramses III, Medinet Habu is an archeological marvel. Still visible after 3,000 years, deep wall reliefs and colorful frescoes depict the heroic stories of Ramses III.


At noon we board our five day, four night Nile River cruise from Luxor.  Spend an unforgettable time on the "mother river" which famously gave birth to ancient Egypt civilization.

  • M.S. MayFlower (launched 2019):
    Our specially-arranged suite-class rooms, each with a private balcony, are spacious and comfortable. Join fascinating tours guided by certified egyptologists during the day and relax in luxurious comfort at night.
  • Karnark Temple:
    One of the world's largest religious complexes, Karnak is home to Egypt's tallest obelisk. The main hall features 134 massive sandstone columns and beautiful architecture: Imposing, magnificent, and unforgettable.
  • Luxor Temple:
    Known as the Southern Sanctuary, the temple is a breathtakingly graceful monument in the heart of Luxor. Tour the grounds and feel as if you are traveling back in time. 
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View vibrant mausoleum mural carvings up close in the Valley of the Kings
View vibrant mausoleum mural carvings up close in the Valley of the Kings
Enjoy the majestic Queen Hajisu Shrine located on a limestone cliff
Enjoy the majestic Queen Hajisu Shrine located on a limestone cliff

Luxor

  • Valley of the Kings:
    Located on the Western bank of the Nile, the Valley of Kings is the final resting place of Pharaohs and nobles buried during the New Kingdom era, three thousand years ago. Despite its age, the interior frescoes of the tombs remain vivid, allowing visitors to time travel and experience the glory days of the Pharaohs first-hand. Visut three mausoleums, including the must-see Tutankhamun Mausoleum (subject to closure based on local conditions).
    • Tutankhamun's Tomb (KV62):
      The most famous tomb of all the pharaohs is known for the spectacular treasures discovered inside. It's considered one of the most important archeological finds of the 20th century.
  • Temple of Queen Hatshepsut:
    Dedicated to the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, this 3,500 year old temple lies at the base of dramatic limestone cliffs, creating an unforgettable landscape.

Esna

  • Esna Locks:
    Travel through the elevator system used by all ships traveling on the Nile. While waiting for the water level to adjust from the top deck, be impressed by the throwing skills of the fun and colorful Egyptian river vendors stationed on nearby locks and boats.
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Aswan
The imposing Temple of Edfu, one of the best-preserved shrines in Egypt
The imposing Temple of Edfu, one of the best-preserved shrines in Egypt
The Temple of Kom Ombo, an unusual dual-god shrine
The Temple of Kom Ombo, an unusual dual-god shrine

Edfu

  • Edfu Temple:
    Ride a horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus. Myths of the Egyptian prince's revenge are etched into beautiful reliefs, retelling the story to all visitors.

Kom Ombo

  • Kom Ombo Temple:
    An unusual dual-god shrine dedicated to both crocodile and falcon gods (Sobek and Haroeris). The site features twin entrances, halls, and sanctuaries. 
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Witness the grandeur of the Aswan Dam
Witness the grandeur of the Aswan Dam
Explore the Temple of Philae
Explore the Temple of Philae
  • Aswan High Dam:
    Historic flooding of the Nile brought fertile soil to Egypt, but also created instability for its residents on the banks. Construction of the dam created Lake Nasser, an enormous reservoir spanning into nearby Sudan, bringing stability, hydropower, and momentum to Egypt's industrial development.
  • Temple of Philae:
    A sacred island shrine on the Nile. Take a boat ride and see the temple dedicated to the legendary dieties Isis and Osiris.
  • Nubian Museum:
    Nubians are an ancient indigenous group, still thriving today. Known historically for their skill in archery and battle, learn more about their customs and history at this museum dedicated to their art and culture. 
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Abu Simbel
Board a traditional dhow and sail down the Nile
Board a traditional dhow and sail down the Nile
Witness a high-tech light show that will bring Egyptian Mythology back to life
Witness a high-tech light show that will bring Egyptian Mythology back to life

After a wonderful breakfast, disembark our cruise on the Nile and continue deep into southern Egypt.

Aswan

  • Unfinished Obelisk:
    Discover an incomplete obelisk, 137 feet long, weighing 1,168 metric tons. Because the monument was abandoned partway, our visit gives us a rare insight into the carving techniques used thousands of years ago.
  • Tour the Nile aboard traditional triangular felucca sailboats:
    Aswan is one of the most beautiful sections of the Nile and experiencing it on traditional sailboats is a must-do activity. Slowly sail the river on the breeze, accompanied by beautiful Nubian music and dance.

Abu Simbel

  • Spend a night here to savor the beauty of the famous Abu Simbel, one of Egypt's most in-depth archeological centers. Our overnight stay allows us to take in all its wonders at a slow pace. 
  • Sound and Light Show:
    Experience a high-tech evening light show, designed to transport you back to ancient Egypt. The view of the breathtaking temples illuminated at night is magical.
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Cairo
Witness the great temple of Ramses II
Witness the great temple of Ramses II
Experience the splendor of Ramses II's history
Experience the splendor of Ramses II's history

Abu Simbel

  • Lake Nasser Sunrise and Optional Morning Tour:
    See an unforgettable sunrise, then visit the Temple of Ramses II to enjoy the morning sunlight at the temple entrance. Learn about the precision and magical designs of the ancients (free optional activity).
  • Temple of Ramses II:
    Aside from the pyramids, the most popular attraction in all of Egypt. Constructed with four imposing statues of the pharaoh gazing into the distance, the experience of seeing such ancient grandeur will leave a deep impression. When the Aswan Dam was being built, the 3,000-year-old complex was under threat from the rising waters of the Nile, so the entire rock-carved edifice was moved to higher ground in 1968 by a team of international engineers and archaeologists.
  • Temple of Nefertari:
    A temple famous for its romantic love story. Built by Ramses II for his beloved wife, Nefertari, it holds the inscription, "For Whom the Sun Shines," at the entryway. A tribute of his deep love.
  • Return to Cairo by plane

Cairo

  • Upon arrival, board our private bus to our Cairo hotel for dinner.
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The Hanging Church, an ancient Egyptian church dating back thousands of years
The Hanging Church, an ancient Egyptian church dating back thousands of years
Experience one of Cairos rare treasures, the Khalili Bazaar
Experience one of Cairos rare treasures, the Khalili Bazaar

 

  • Hanging Church:
    One of Egypt's oldest churches. Known as the Hanging Church because it hangs over a passageway above The Babylonian Fort.
  • Coptic Museum:
    A museum dedicated to collecting and displaying the history and religious culture of Egyptian Coptic Christians. It presents the history of Egyptian Christianity from ancient times to present day.
  • Al-Azhar Mosque:
    A prestigious mosque based in Egypt for over a thousand years. Surrounded by Al-Azhar University, one of the world's oldest universities and an important center of Islamic theology.
  • Khalili Market, Hariri Market:
    The most famous market in the region. Narrow alleyways display lights, hookah, papyrus, pharaoh masks, and the scent of spices. 
  • After dinner, we say goodbye to Egypt. Board your flight (after 11:30P) to your next destination.

 

A great journey always feels short, let’s look forward to seeing each other again!
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  • Deposit:A deposit of per person is due within 7 days of reservation confirmation to secure your space on tour.
  • Balance:Due days before tour departure.
  • Flights: We are happy to arrange air tickets with the best balance between price and flight quality. You may also book your own flights based on the following times to match our airport transfer schedule. If arriving or leaving outside these timeframes, please meet us at the designated place on your own expense or call us for transfer pricing. We're sorry, but missed activities will not be made up.
    • Pre/post hotels: We can help arrange hotels matching our tour schedule. For prices and availability, please contact our team.
    • Please review the Terms & Conditions before you book.
    • Is This Trip Right for Me?
      • Please see the Itinerary for activity levels and details.
      • Wheelchairs Accessible: Guests in wheelchairs welcome, but please understand some sites are not accessible. A companion to help with the wheelchair must accompany the guest.
      • Age Limit: For quality concerns, guests should be 2 years or older to join this tour
      • Dietary Restrictions: It is important everyone has a great dining experience with us! If you have a special meal restriction (i.e., fatal allergies, no sashimi, no lamb, etc.), please let us know 30 days before tour date. We will do our best to oblige, but we regret some dietary preferences may not be available due to cultural differences.
      • Special Items to Prepare:

        Ireland's weather is exremely unpredictable. Staying comfortable and keep a jacket handy

      • Local Climate & Conditions:

        This tour is a well-paced active walking distance that includes walking on inclined/declined or uneven surfaces, and elevator less buidling.  Please consider your physical condition

    • Accommodations:
      • Our rooms for this tour are reserved with twin rooms (2 beds/room), but hotels may have different configurations. Please refer to the Hotels section for details.
      • If you have special requirements, please inform us at time of booking so we may make arrangements as soon as possible.
      • For guest privacy and security considerations, we do not have single sharing arrangements.
    • Visas:

      If you are holding a USA, Canadian, Taiwan, or Hong Kong passport visa is not required to travel to Ireland. For other passport holder, please check with your local consulate.

      • Please be aware once a visa is processed by Supera, we will not be able to provide a refund under any circumstances.
    • Passports:
      • Please provide a copy of your passport at sign up; we recommend having a copy of your passport with you in case of emergencies.
      • Your passport must have at least 6 months of validity remaining and two blank “Visa” pages.
    • Flights and Luggage:
      • Some airlines charge a fee for pre-assigned seats. If so, we will let you know the details at time of booking.
      • For travelers who have booked your own tickets, we recommend reserving at least 3 hours connecting time between international airports.
      • Luggage allowances will vary based on the rules for each airline. Excess baggage fees are the responsibility of the traveler.

    Stays of a Lifetime

    Don't be too tired to remember your trip!
    A hotel is not merely a place to rest your head. We hand-pick each one to give you comfort, great views, unique experiences, and above all, memorability. We carefully consider locations to let your mind, body, and spirit wander freely while feeling at home.


    Dubai :

    Mandarin Oriental Jumeira

    The first Asian brand in Dubai, the hotel is located next to Jumeirah Beach and was designed by internationally renowned designer Jeffrey Wilkes. The rooms are stylishly styled with large floor-to-ceiling windows and feature private balconies overlooking the vast Arabian Sea or city skyline.

    Deluxe Sea View    
    58 m² (624 ft²)
    135 x 210 cm * 2 Bed    
    200 x 210 cm * 1 Bed
    Arranged with Deluxe Sea View + Rollaway Bed (101 x 195 cm)

    Cairo :

    Marriott Mena House

    Enjoy unforgettable views of an amazing world wonder from our special location. Renown by dignitaries and celebreties since the 19th century, the Mena House hotel is right next to Egypt's famous pyramids. Spend two nights in this classic hotel where we arrange premium rooms so you can also enjoy intimate views of the pyramids straight from your own private balcony.

    Premium Pyramid View Room    
    35 m² (377 ft²)
    120 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
    180 x 200 cm * 1 Bed
    Arranged with 2 Premium Pyramid View Room

    Luxor :

    Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor

    Built in 1886, this centuries-old hotel was once the private residence of King Farouk of Egypt and has hosted many royals and celebrities. The hotel's historical charm, luxurious decor, and royal temperament blend together to reflect a unique elegance and exquisite atmosphere.

    Superior Room    
    32 m² (344 ft²)
    100 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
    160 x 200 cm * 1 Bed
    Arranged with Superior Room + Single Bed (90 x 195 cm)

    M.S. Mayflower Cruise

    Launched in 2019, the MS Mayflower is one of the most acclaimed luxury cruises on the Nile. Signature arrangements for Supera guests include suite rooms (410-430 sq ft), all with private balconies and free wifi. Spas, swimming pools, jacuzzis, and more are available aboard our cruise so you may enjoy the Nile coastal scenery in comfort during our four-night sailing.

    Suite    
    38 ~ 40 m² (409 ~ 431 ft²)
    100 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
    160 x 200 cm * 1 Bed
    Arranged with 2 Suites

    Abu Simbel :

    Seti Abu Simbel

    A visit to Abu Simbel shouldn't be rushed, so we arrange a one night stay in one of the area's best hotels in order to give ourselves more time to properly explore. Travel to the time of the Pharaohs with a stunning light show, watch the sunrise of lake nasser in the early morning, and enjoy the charm of the temple during at day and night.

    Twin Room    
    36 m² (388 ft²)
    120 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
    240 x 200 cm * 1 Bed
    Arranged with Twin Room + Single Bed (120 x 200 cm)

    Cairo :

    Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo

    Located on the banks of the Nile, the 5-star hotel's spa offers a full range of services, including a hot tub, steam bath, and sauna. Relax by ordering professional massage services or simply enjoy the unforgettable sunset from the rooftop pool and enjoy our stay in Cairo.

    Nile Deluxe Room    
    36 m² (388 ft²)
    100 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
    180 x 200 cm * 1 Bed
    Arranged with Nile Deluxe Room + Single Bed (100 x 200 cm)