Egyptian Euphoria TOURISM

Egyptian Euphoria TOURISM

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Overview

 
Overview
 
Egypt or Misr in local language, is a mystical land, probably one of the few which has history and mythology like India. Their ancient culture is very interesting with Pharaos, Mummies and Pyramids – all different from our culture. A planned holiday to Egypt is unlike most holiday experiences around the world, difficult to forget and a must do! Arabs in Egypt can be of different skin colours depending on their origin. So don’t be shocked to see fair ladies with golden hair speaking fluent Arabic and smoking Sheeshahs (hookas) in lobbies of fancy hotels. Their food is familiar to the non vegetarian Indian palate and there is no alcohol available outside 5 star hotel bars. In many ways the culture is Islamic and in many ways it is western. Cairo like New Delhi has a modern part and an old part (like the Walled city of Old Delhi). In the old part one can see tongas (horse drawn carriages) carrying trading wares from one place to another. The weather in many parts is hot and dry like that in semi deserts. There are many hotels and restaurants along the Nile. However, the main attractions are the museum and the Pyramids of Giza, guarded by the Lion headed Sphinx. Over 4,000 years ago, the mummified bodies of Kings Cheops, Kefren and Mykerinos were ferried down the Nile to be buried and prepared for the journey to the afterlife within these massive monuments. They are amazing in terms of size and one must go inside to see the funerary. A sound and light show here is also recommended. For the first time traveler, a short cruise on the Nile by night is relaxing. The cruise normally offers dinner, runs for about 2 hours and has a belly dancer on board. Those of us who have done short boat cruises in other destinations may not find this value for money. However, the recommended way to see Egypt beyond Cairo and the Giza is by a Nile Cruise up the Nile all the way to Aswan. From the sun deck, one can enjoy spectacular views over green fields and palm groves, slow-moving feluccas, picturesque villages and busy cities – the kaleidoscope of Egypt sparkles wherever you look. From Aswan to Luxor, every stopover brings you into close contact with mythological wonders, world-famous temples, the hustle of everyday life and the bustle of the souks (markets). Many Nile cruises are available depending on how much time and money one wants to spend
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Inclusions
 
    - 3 Nights on RA1 (5* stand cruise ship) or similar on full board basis (ex-Aswan
    1st class return Sleeping train ticket (Cairo -Aswan/ Luxor – Cairo
    - 1 Night in above mentioned Cairo Hotel on bed and breakfast basis
    Sightseeing & entrance fe
 
Itinerary :
 
    Day 1 : Day 1 :- Arrive Cairo
    Arrive Cairo airport where our local representative will be waiting at the immigration area to welcome & assist you for the airport formalities. Transfer to Hotel and check in
    Meals: NA
    Optional: Sound and light show at the Pyramids
    Day 2 : Day2: : Cairo
    Breakfast at Hotel followed by a half day visit to Pyramids of Giza and sphinx, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Continue to the papyrus institute and bazaars where you will have some time for shopping. Evening: Transfer to Cairo Station to Board the train for Aswan
    Meals: Breakfast
    Day 3 : Day 3: Aswan
    After breakfast, Visit the Egyptian museum where you will have the chance to see the treasures of King Tut Ankh Amun. Overnight at the hotel
    Meals: Breakfast
    Optional: NA
    Day 4 : Day 4: – Aswan – Kom Ombo
    10.00 Sail to Kom Ombo 12:30 Visit Kom Ombo Temple 14.00 Sail to Edfu 18:00 Visit Edfu Temple 20:30 Sail to Esna and Overnight
    Meals: Breakfast on Board
 
    Day 5 : Day 5: – Edfu - Luxor
    06.00 Sail to Luxor 11:00 Arrive Luxor After Lunch Visit the Karnak and Luxor Temple
    Meals: Lunch
    Optional: NA
    Day 6 : Day 6: Luxor - Cairo
    Disembarkation after breakfast Visit the West Bank (Royal Tombs at the Valley of the Kings, Dier El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon) Evening: Transfer to the Luxor station to Board overnight train to Cairo – Packed Dinner
    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
    Day 7 : Day 7: Cairo
    Arrive Cairo, after the breakfast our representative will meet, assist and transfer you to Cairo International Airport for your departure flight and bid Farwell to Egypt and the new friends you have made. Your fascinating journey comes to an end however you must be sure to visit this splendid country at least once again.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Optional: NA
 
Rates & Dates
(Valid from 21 Jul 2012-30 Nov 2012) Total Package Cost
Hotel Star Twin Sharing Child with Bed Child without Bed Delta Pyramids 3 star Rs 25,000 N.A. N.A.
 
(Valid from 21 Jul 2012-30 Nov 2012)
Hotel Star Twin Sharing Child with Bed Child without Bed Horizon Pyramids 4 star Rs 26,500 N.A. N.A.
 
(Valid from 21 Jul 2012-30 Nov 2012)
Hotel Star Twin Sharing Child with Bed Child without Bed Pyramids Park 5 star Rs 27,250 N.A. N.A.
 
Price Does not include
 
    Entry Visa into Egypt
    - Entrance fee inside any of the three main Pyramids of Giza
    Tips & Other expenses of personal nature (mandatory USD 3 per person per day)
    Any kind of soft or hard water bottles consumed on the in restaurant.
    Any optional tours
    Any other services not mentioned.
 

Egyptian Euphoria visting places:

Tourism can turn local cultures into commodities when religious rituals, traditional ethnic rites and festivals are reduced and sanitized to conform to tourist expectations, resulting in what has been called "reconstructed ethnicity." Once a destination is sold as a tourism product, and the tourism demand for souvenirs, arts, entertainment and other commodities begins to exert influence, basic changes in human values may occur. Sacred sites and objects may not be respected when they are perceived as goods to trade. 
 
 
Standardization
Destinations risk standardization in the process of satisfying tourists' desires for familiar facilities. While landscape, accommodation, food and drinks, etc., must meet the tourists' desire for the new and unfamiliar, they must at the same time not be too new or strange because few tourists are actually looking for completely new things. Tourists often look for recognizable facilities in an unfamiliar environment, like well-known fast-food restaurants and hotel chains.
 
Loss of authenticity and staged authenticity
Adapting cultural expressions and manifestations to the tastes of tourists or even performing shows as if they were "real life" constitutes "staged authenticity". As long as tourists just want a glimpse of the local atmosphere, a quick glance at local life, without any knowledge or even interest, staging will be inevitable.
Adaptation to tourist demands
Tourists want souvenirs, arts, crafts, and cultural manifestations, and in many tourist destinations, craftsmen have responded to the growing demand, and have made changes in design of their products to bring them more in line with the new customers' tastes. While the interest shown by tourists also contributes to the sense of self-worth of the artists, and helps conserve a cultural tradition, cultural erosion may occur due to the commodification of cultural goods. 
Creating molas, which are the blouses worn by Kuna women in Colombia, is an art that began with designs that reflected 
 
Aswan – Kom Ombo  visting places:
 
The small town of Kom Ombo is situated on the East side of the Nile, 45 kilometers to the North of the city of Aswan, about 800 kilometers to the South of Cairo, the capital of Egypt.
  
 
Surrounded by fields of sugarcane and corn, Kom Ombo is a pleasant agriculture town that now hosts many Nubians that were displaced after when the water of the Nile flooded their hometowns after the construction of the Nasser Lak
The imposing Greco Roman Temple of Kom Ombo is featured with its marvelous setting directly overlooking the Nile. This is why a visit to the temple is usually included in all the itineraries of Nile cruises that sail from Luxor to Aswan and vice versa.
 
 
The word "Kom" in Arabic means the small hill and the word "Ombo", in the Hieroglyphic ancient Egyptian language means the gold. Therefore, the word Kom Ombo, as a whole, means the hill of the gold.
 
The word Ombo was actually originates from the Pharaonic word "Nbty" which is an adjective derived of the word Nebo that meant gold. During the Coptic period, the word was slightly changed to become Enbo and when the Arabic language became common in Egypt, the word became "Ombo".
 
 
Although Kom Ombo is famous today due to the Temple that was constructed during the Greco Roman era, the area was inhabited since the pre dynastic period of the Egyptian history and many ancient burial sites were discovered in and around Kom Ombo.
 
The name of the town; Kom Ombo, or the hill of the gold clarifies how important it was for the ancient Egyptians from the economical aspect, despite the fact that the town never really flourished except when the Ptolemies took control of Egypt.
 
The Ptolemies have constructed many permanent military bases in the area situated on the Red Sea. This developed the commercial activities between the town located near the Nile and these bases, especially Kom Ombo which was a transit point where many trading caravans used to stop.
 
The most glorious days of Kom Ombo came when the Romans ruled over Egypt as it became the capital and the administrational center of the province and during this period a large portion of the Temple of Kom Ombo was constructed and many other sections were restored and renovated.
 
 
The Temple of Kom Ombo, which we view today and was built during the Greco Roman period, was constructed on the ruins of a much older temple which was called "Ber Sobek" or the house of the god Sobek.
 
This older temple was erected during the reigns of King Tuthmosis III and then during the ruling period of Queen Hatshepsut, whose marvelous temple is still standing in the West Bank of Luxor, and both belonged to the 18th dynasty of the New Kingdom.
 
The recent temple of Kom Ombo was built during the period from 205 till 180 BC in the ruling period of King Ptolemy V. The construction process of the temple went on for many years afterwards in the period from 180 till 169 BC with each king having his addition to the complex of the Temple of Kom Ombo.
 
A large portion of the Temple of Kom Ombo, including the hypostyle hall, was constructed during the reign of Emperor Tiberius, from the year 81 till 96 BC. The buildings work of the temple went afterwards for more than 400 years during the ruling period of Emperors Caracalla and Macrinus till the middle of the 3rd century AD.
 

 

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