December 17, 2017

Tibet Nepal and Bhutan at one adventure

NepalHighland Asia Travel offers and enriching cultural tour introducing three Himalayan countries, Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan in a single adventure! A breathtaking flight over the Himalayas whisks us to the incomparable Tibet. In Lhasa, Tibet's long-forbidden capital city at 12,000 feet, we'll tour the major monuments, including the legendary gold-roofed, thousand-room Potala Palace. We'll walk pilgrim trails, hike up to ancient ridge-top monasteries, meet a colorful array of people, from nomads to lamas, and relish in some of the most majestic mountain scenery on earth! Come take a step back in time and join us on this enriching, non-trekking journey for an eye-opening look into traditions and cultures far removed from those in the West!

Fly to Nepal's capital city of Kathmandu, an unforgettable melting pot of Hindu and Buddhist cultures. In the local markets and bazaars, we'll rub shoulders with some of Nepal's very diverse people; explore its wealth of Hindu and Buddhist sites, as well as charming valley towns like Bhaktapur, with its well-preserved 17th-Century architecture.

Another spectacular flight brings us to the tiny Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan where we will feel time has moved back. Explore the pastoral back roads of Bhutan, a true bastion of tradition in an uncertain world, where we find an independent people who have not rejected their ancient spiritual heritage for modern ways. We'll visit the Shangri-La setting of the Paro Valley, the central Bhutanese town of Punakha, with its huge, spectacular monastery set by the river, and the capital city of Thimphu.

Trip Duration: 19 Days/18 Nights
Highest altitude in this trip: 5030 m ( 16,500 ft) at Karo-la pass
Group size: 2-10 pax
Land Cost: US$ 2399 (4 pax+), US$ 2799 (2-3 pax)
Estimated internal airfare: US$ 1394 ( Beijing/Lhasa/Kathmandu/Paro/Bangkok)

We have guaranteed departure almost every month. Most of the trips coincide with local festivals and events which is an opportunity to understand the local culture and tradition.

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Highland Asia Travel, Inc is specialized in small group and custom itineraries for adventure travel to Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and Indian Himalayas.

Nile River Holiday Iberotel Jaz Legacy cruise

Nile RiverJaz Legacy facilities:
Reception (24 hours reception), Internet Service against charge on board, Laundry Service, Large sun deck with swimming pool and pool bar, Gift shop, Meeting space can be arranged if boat is totally chartered, International Telephone and Fax service against charge, Fitness equipment and massage, Major credit cards accepted. One Main Restaurant, One Lounge Bar, One Sun Deck Bar.

Cruise Itinerary:
Aswan / Luxor Every Wednesday
3 Nights / 4 Days

Day 1: Nile cruise holiday – Aswan
Your Nile cruise holiday will start with transfer from point of your arrival or your hotel in Aswan to board MS Jaz Legacy Nile River cruise at 12 PM. Lunch will be served aboard the cruise, followed by guided tour in Aswan to visit High Dam built  in 1970. With the dam created a reservoir of water, called Lake Nasser. The Dam is 114 meters high and 3.6 kilometers long; The Unfinished Obelisk lies, in its original location, in a granite quarry in Aswan. It is 42m in length and was most probably abandoned when some cracks appeared in the rock, during its construction. Had this obelisk been completed, it would have been the heaviest obelisk ever cut in Ancient Egypt, weighing nearly 1100 tons! Also you will visit Temple of Isis at Philae is one of the greatest Temples in Egypt and it occupies about a quarter of the island. It is the main Temple on the island, with its huge, complete, pylons and beautiful scenes. Then you will be transferred back to Nile cruise for overnight stay.

Day 2: Nile cruise holiday – Kom Ombo / Edfu
You will have breakfast at the board the cruise. Then you can attend Abu Simbel temple, as optional tour. At 10 AM sailing to Kom Ombo to visit  Kom Ombo Temple built during the Greco-Roman period. The temple is unique because it is in fact a double temple, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god. The layout combines two temples in one with each side having its own gateways and chapels. Afterwards you will sail to Edfu, during sailing lunch will be served. Edfu Temple is the best preserved and the second largest after Karnak. It was dedicated to the falcon headed god Horus. The temple you will see was built during the reigns of six Ptolemies – begun in 237 BC and finished in 57 BC. Edfu was believed to have been the site of the great battle between Horus and Seth. Then you will be back to board, have dinner and during sailing to Esna enjoy aboard Nile cruise Galabeya party. Overnight will be spend at Esna.

Day 3: Nile cruise holiday – Luxor East & West Banks
Breakfast will be served while sailing to Luxor. By arrival you will be transferred to visit  West Bank of the Nile River. You will start from Colossi of Memnon, two colossal statue of Amenhotep III, then visit Valley of the Kings, where tombs were hide deep into desert rock, richly decorated with treasure for afterlife of the pharaohs, you will visit 3 of them. Continue tour to Hatshepsut temple rises from desert rock with series of terraces, dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut only famous female pharaoh. Then you return back to board to having lunch, afterwards you will visit East Bank. You will see Karnak temple dedicated to the God Amon, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu, each pharaoh left memory of him there and it let u to pass across centuries. Continue your tour in Luxor temple built by Amenhotep III with  grandeur intention and have great number of pillars. It was connected by 3 kilometers paved alley of sphinxes with Karnak Temple. Then you will be transferred to board to have dinner. Overnight stay will be in Luxor.

Day 4: Nile cruise holiday – Disembark
You  will have breakfast on board your cruise ship. After you will have transfer to the point of your departure in Luxor.

Cruise Includes:
Meet and assist upon arrival and departure by our REP
Transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to your cruise
Accommodation on full board basis on board the Nile River cruise
All sightseeing tours as per the cruise itinerary
Admission fees to the sights as per cruise itinerary
Professional English speaking tour guide on board Nile cruise
All service charges and applicable taxes

Cruise Excludes:
Optional tours
Personal expenses

Optional Tours:
Sound and Light show at Karnak temple
Abu Simbel Temple

Stay Extensions:
Tour to Abu Simbel
Tour to Cairo
Accommodation in Aswan
Accommodation in Luxor


Tours to Pyramids of Giza and Sakkara from Alexandria Port

PyramidsEnjoy a shore excursion & day trip from Alexandria to Cairo, approximately 2 1/2 hours by a luxurious air-conditioned vehicle. Get excited by a panoramic view of the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, the head of a pharaoh with a lion's body, which dates back to the time of Chephren; the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the Pyramids of Chephren.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Continue to Sakkara, Egypt's oldest ancient cemetery.Then pay a visit to the world's first monumental stone building, the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, built by the engineer Imhotep. Moreover; you will see one of the magnificent Mastabas (burial chamber) of either Ptah Hotep, Idut or Mereruca.

Before beginning your return trip to Alexandria, you will stop at a Papyrus Institute where you will have the opportunity to shop for souvenirs of Cairo & Egypt.

Memphis Tours representative will pick you up from Alexandria Port by the cruise exit door.

One day tour to Giza Pyramids and Sakkara
* Pick up services from Alexandria Port & return (by the cruise exit door)
* All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
* Private English Egyptologist guide
* Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
* Mineral water on board the vehicle during the tour
* Lunch during your day trip at local restaurant
* Mineral water & cup of tea or coffee during lunch
* Shopping tours in Cairo
* Enjoy a free Travel Insurance, $20,000 worth, by Chartis Insurance Company in association with Memphis Tours Egypt.
* All taxes & service charge

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