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Lost Pyramids Of Northern Sudan
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Lost Pyramids of Northern Sudan

10 days & 9 nights, Private Journey

Khartoum, Karima & Meroe

Experience the culture of Sudan as you explore this little-known country that bridges the gap between African and Arabic culture. The Nile closely links Sudan to ancient Egypt, and you will find a number of pyramids standing largely untouched in the desert. Discover these temples and mortuaries, visit local villages to meet the Nubians whose families have been here for thousands of years, do some shopping in markets and cruise the Nile on this adventurous journey.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Khartoum

    Upon arrival early this morning, you will be escorted to your hotel. After some time to freshen up, visit the small museum in the Khalifa's house and see the tomb of Mahdi. After a stop to see the artifacts in the Archaeological Museum, head to the tomb of Sufi leader Hamed Al Nil to witness the dance of the whirling dervishes.

    Corinthia Hotel Khartoum - 1 Night (B, L)
  • Day 2
    To Karima

    Begin your journey northward by crossing the Nile on your way to the deserted town of Old Dongola, home to a Christian Coptic temple. The local Nubian population lives in small villages among yellow sand dunes and palm trees.

    Nubian Rest House - 4 Nights (B, L, D)
  • Day 3
    Karima

    Drive across the Nubian Desert towards the third cataract of the Nile before following the river to the village of Tombos. Visit a carved stele and the remains of a statue of King Taharqa. Head south toward the Kerma, home to a fascinating museum about this ancient town.

    Nubian Rest House (B, L, D)
  • Day 4
    Karima

    Delve into the stark landscapes of the Nubian Desert. At the foot of Jebel Barkal, visit a temple dedicated to the pharaohs of the New Reign and to their patron, Amon. Nerby, explore the pyramids of the royal necropolis of the ancient city of Napata, which was the Nubian capital from 800 to 400 B.C. Stop at the village of El Kurru to visit two tombs, which are decorated with images of the Pharaoh, of the gods and multicolored hieroglyphic inscriptions.

    Nubian Rest House (B, L, D)
  • Day 5
    Karima

    Visit the market in Karima, and then board a small motorboat for a cruise along the Nile. Enjoy a picnic on the shores of the lake created by the completion of the Merowee Dam before exploring the pyramids of Nuri.

    Nubian Rest House (B, L, D)
  • Day 6
    To Meroe

    Cross the Nile and enter the Bayuda Desert, an area characterized by sharp black basalt mountains. After a picnic, reach the town of Atbara at the confluence of the Nile and the Atbara rivers. Cross the Nile for the last time and visit the Railway Museum.

    Meroe Camp - 3 Nights (B, L, D)
  • Day 7
    Meroe

    Discover the pyramids of the royal necropolis of Meroe, including the funerary chapel with the walls fully decorated with bas-reliefs that show scenes from the king's life. In the afternoon, see the ruins of the royal city of Meroe.

    Meroe Camp (B, L, D)
  • Day 8
    Meroe

    Spend the morning visiting the site of Naga, home to a temple dedicated to Apedemak. Continue to Mussawarat to see the great 1st-century temple. After lunch, head back to camp, stopping at the colorful market of Kabushia.

    Meroe Camp (B, L, D)
  • Day 9
    To Khartoum

    En route to the capital, take an off-road detour to the Sabaloka Gorge and the rocky formations of the sixth cataract of the Nile. Savor a picnic lunch and browse the handmade arts and crafts of the Omdurman market before arriving in Khartoum.

    Corinthia Hotel Khartoum - 1 Night (B, L, D)
  • Day 10
    Depart Khartoum

    Early this morning, you are escorted to the airport to board your onward flight.

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