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PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR OF EGYPT – 6 Nights / 7 Days



Day 1

On arrival at Cairo Airport you will be met and assisted by our representative through customs and passport formalities. Transfer to the hotel.

You have the rest of day free for relaxation.

In the evening you will be transferred to the railway station to board the overnight sleeper train to Aswan.

Dinner will be provided on board.

Photography lessons – Introduction session

Day 2


After a nice breakfast on the train you arrive at Aswan. You will be transferred to the Nile Cruise boat for embarkation. In the afternoon, we offer you a felucca trip to enjoy magnificent views of the Nile, flowing through amber desert and granite rocks, around emerald islands covered in palm groves and tropical plants.

Dinner and overnight on board. Meals (B/L/D)

Photography lessons – Understanding Light, Color systems and how the camera perceives color,

Depth of Field introduction – Assignment 1

Day 3

Philac Temple, High Dam and Temple of Kom Ombo

Philac Temple

In the morning after breakfast the first stop will be at Philae Temple followed by visit to the High Dam which contains circa 18 times the material used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops.

High Dam

Back to the boat. Sail to Kom Ombo. In the afternoon, visit the unusual Temple of Kom Ombo. One side of the temple is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world. The other side is dedicated to the falcon god Haroeris, also known as Horus the Elder. Later sail to Edfu. Dinner and overnight on board.

Temple of Kom Ombo

Meals (B/L/D)

Photography lessons – Understanding your camera and DSLR controls, understanding modes like Shutter and Aperture priority, focus systems etc and Exposure

Assignment 2 and Assignment 1 review

Day 4

Temple of Horus at Edfu


Today after breakfast you will visit Edfu Temple. Of all the temples in Egypt, the Temple of Horus at Edfu is the most completely preserved. Sail to Esna, cross the lock and sail to Luxor. Dinner and overnight on board in Luxor. Meals (B/L/D)

Photography lessons –

Advanced Shutters and Apertures

Day 5

Valley of the Kings


Today your tour in Luxor will start with the Valley of the Kings. In modern times the valley has become famous for the discovery of the tomb of Tut Ankh Amun,one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. On the West Bank, you will also visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and see the Colossi of Memnon. Then, you will cross the Nile and visit Karnak Temple on the East Bank. The last stop will be at Luxor Temple. Transfer to the hotel in Luxor. In the evening transferred to Luxor railway station to board the sleeper train to Cairo. Overnight on board.

Meals (B/D)

Photography lessons – How to shoot amazing travel images, resolution, RAW files and Introduction to Post Processing

Assignment 3 and Assignment 2 review

Day 6


Today after a good breakfast onboard you get back to Cairo to visit the only surviving wonder of the Ancient World: the Great Pyramids of Giza. Beside the Pyramids, you will have the chance to see the famous Sphinx and visit the Valley Temple in Giza Necropolis. The next stop will be at the Egyptian Museum where you will find -without doubt- the greatest collection of Egyptian antiquities. It has more than 120000 items on display, with many more hundreds of thousands in its basement storerooms. One of the most famous collections housed by the Egyptian Museum is Tut Ankh Amun Treasures. The tour will end in the famous Khan el Khalili Bazaar which is for many, the most entertaining part of Cairo. Overnight at the hotel in Cairo.

Meals (B)

Photography lessons – Advanced photography techniques and how to shoot portraits

Assignment 4 and Assignment 3 review

Day 7


Today you say good bye to Egypt. Breakfast will be provided to you at the hotel. Check-out by maximum noon. You have the rest of day free for leisure / shopping. In the evening you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for your final departure. Meals (B)

Photography lessons – Color Corrections and editing portraits

Assignment 4 and Assignment 3 review

Inclusions

*  Airfare and Visa

*             01 night hotel accommodation in Cairo  on BB basis.

*             02 nights sleeper train Cairo – Aswan & Luxor – Cairo on HB basis.

*             03 nights cruising trip Aswan – Luxor with our Nile Cruises 5

*             or similar on FB basis with sightseeing ashore according to the under-mentioned program.

*             01 day use at the hotel in Cairo on bed   only basis.

*             Full day visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Valley Temple, the Egyptian Museum and Khan El Khalili Bazaar.

*             Airport / railway station transfers.

*             Private English speaking guide.

*             Present taxes and entrance fees for the               included sightseeing. In case raised by   the authorities, we reserve the right to         charge you the difference.

Exclusions

*             Any increase in the sleeper train rate.

*             Visit to any of Giza Pyramids from inside.

*             Visit to the mummies rooms at the Egyptian Museum.

*             Visit to Tut Ankh Amun Tomb in Luxor.

*             The fees for the tripods.

*             Any meals or services not mentioned among the inclusions.

*             Water/beverages with lunches and dinners not covered in inclusions

*             Tips.

TOTAL COST: Rs 69500

Note: USD 1 = INR 47

*Please Note: A minimum of 10 people are required to conduct this trip. In case we don’t get the required amount of people, prices are subject to change.

IMPORTANT

There are no permissions required for shooting pictures with still cameras at the tourist sites. This applies to all open air tourist sites like the temples, the Pyramids from the outside, Shooting inside the Egyptian Museum is not allowed. The same goes if any of the group members would like to visit any of Giza Pyramids from inside (which is not included in the itinerary). Also the cameras are not allowed at the Valley of the Kings.4On the other hand, please note that there are fees to be paid for tripods which are not included in the package rate. So if any of the photographers will be holding a tripod, he will pay a fee for the tripod on the spot. The fee of the tripod is different from one site to the other, but it is around USD 7 per tripod.

TRAVEL AGENTS are invited to book this tour for their clients.

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