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  Cairo, Abu Simbel, Nile Felucca

 

 

Day/ 01  Cairo
Arrival at Cairo International Airport, meeting with our tour Manager, who will assist you through your immigration and customs formalities, then he will escort you to your hotel for check in and overnight.
 

Day/ 02 Cairo/ Aswan
Breakfast at hotel. Meeting with your tour manager and qualified Egyptologist tour guide at the lobby to tour some of Egypt's most ancient sites: the ruins of Memphis at the edge of the western desert (30 minutes drive), Egypt’s first Capital until the end of the first Kingdom, about 2270 BC, and one of the most important cities throughout the history of Ancient Egypt. You will be visiting Memphis open air Museum the most important piece is Ramses the second statue about 20 meters long. Close to Memphis, we drive to Sakkara, the City of the dead with the famous step Pyramid of Zoser, and the greatest Pharaoh of the 3rd  Dynasty 2650 BC, the step pyramids is known to be the first stone building ever build in the world, then you will be visiting a Mastaba (Tomb) for the Nobel “Mereruka” from the old kingdom the tomb have beautiful colored paintings about life in Egypt during the old Kingdom, Continue your tour to the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Pyramid Cheops (Khufu’s), is the largest one of the three and one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, was built In the 4th dynasty about 2690 B.C. In front of the Pyramid of Chephren, there stand the Sphinx, which was discovered in 1912 carved from a single piece of stone. It is a lion with a portrait of a Pharaoh’s head thought to be a likeness of the Pharaoh Chephren. Meeting with your tour manager to transfer you to Cairo Station for your Sitting train to Aswan. Overnight on board Train.(B)

Day/ 03  Aswan
Upon arrival at Aswan Station you will meet with our local tour manager to transfer you to your hotel for check in and freshen up. Later meeting with your qualified Egyptologist Tour Guide to visit the Philae Temple , which is reached by motor launch from a dock south of town as it lies on an island between the old and new dams. Through UNESCO efforts, the temple was saved from the inundation by the waters of the new High Dam, was dismantled and re-assembled on a higher hill. A beautiful Construction is the Kiosk of Trajan which is a charming relic with 14 pillars, The High Dam, a modern  achievement of great magnitude in Egypt’s history, built by the Russians in the 1960’s, it supplies most of the country’s needed electric power and the Unfinished Obelisk in the granite quarries of Aswan where much of the red granite used for ancient temples and colossi came from. The Unfinished Obelisk still lies where it was carved when a crack was discovered as it was being hewn from the rock. Your qualified Egyptologist guide will explain how the 1 tone obelisk was carved
and why the crack caused it to be abandoned. Overnight at hotel.

Day/ 04  Aswan/ Abu Simbel/ Kom Ombo
Breakfast Box. Meeting with your tour manager and driver to transfer you to Abu Simbel by private air conditioned Van. Upon arrival at Abu Simbel you will be transferred to visit the Great Temple of Ramses  the  2nd  one of the greatest and
most whimsical kings of Egypt the temple is dedicated in theory to the gods Amon-Ra, Harmakis and Ptah, the temple was carved in and stone rock cliff with the four colossal seated statues of the King in front of the entrance, each statue is 20 meters high and measures 4 meters from ear to ear, taking a closer look you will realize that each statue present the king Ramses in different ages of his life starting from youth age till he became a mature King, the temple wall decorations celebrate the military grandeur of the king, continue your tour visit the temple of Nefertari the King's beloved wife. Both temples were threatened by the increasing level of the Nile upon the completion of the Aswan High Dam and have been preserved in the 60’s by international action organized by UNESCO. All parts of the temple have been moved and rebuilt on a plateau above the former site, the temple is considered a miracle of the ancient and modern history. Return to Abu-Simbel a hewn in rock with the four colossal seated statues of the king in front of the entrance. It was dedicated to
Amun-Ra, the Horrakhti and Ramses II. After visiting the Temple you will be transferred again  to Aswan . Sail on the Nile by felucca around Kitchener’s Island situated in the middle of the Nile and Khan Mausoleum which is situated on big hill.
Afternoon you will be transferred to your Nile Felucca for embarkation on your way to Kom Ombo. Free relaxing day on felucca. Lunch on board. Dinner & overnight on board. (B, L, D) 


Day/ 05  Kom Ombo
Breakfast. Sail to Kom Ombo. Day free at Leisure for your Enjoyments. Lunch, dinner & overnight on board. (B,L,D)

Day/ 06  Kom Ombo/ Edfu/ Luxor
Breakfast. Visit the Ptolemaic Temple standing on high grounds overlooking the Nile The Temple shared by the two gods Harories with his falcon head and Sobek with his crocodile head. Then visit the majestic Temple of Horus in Edfu, which is considered to be the best preserved cult Egyptian Temple. According to the Egyptian myths, it was the place where the falcon-headed god Horus revenged the murder of his father Osiris by killing Seth. Then meeting with your tour manager and driver to transfer you to Luxor. Afternoon meeting with your qualified Egyptologist tour guide to the Temple of Luxor, which was started by Amenhotep III and completed by Ramses II. Your tour manager will transfer you to Luxor Station for your Sitting Train back to Cairo. Overnight on board Train. (B)

Day/ 07 Cairo
Upon arrival at Cairo Station you will meet with your tour manager to transfer you to your hotel for check in and freshen up. Later meeting with your qualified Egyptologist tour guide at the lobby to enjoy your tour visiting one of the famous and unique museums in the World the Egyptian Museum, famous for its antiquities from Egypt’s Pharaonic period, which includes the fabulous treasures of King Tut-Ankh-Amon. Continue your tour to Old Cairo, visiting the oldest part of Cairo the old Coptic Churches the Hanging Church dedicated to the Virgin Mary built in the 3rd Century and the Church of St.Sergious, where the Holy Family was hidden while they were in Egypt and built in the 4th Century. Followed by visiting the oldest Jewish Synagogue of Ben Ezra. Visit the medieval Citadel of Salah El- Din, built in the 12th Century and contains many structures, the most impressive of which is the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali, it was designed in the early 19th Century by a  Greek Architect from Turkey. The style is based on the Ottoman mosques of Istanbul. At the end of your tour visit Khan El Khalili Bazaar (the old market). Finish your tour, you are  invited to have mint Tea and nergile (if you wish) at the oldest and most popular cafe named "Fishawy cafe". Return back to your hotel for overnight.


Day/ 08 Cairo
Breakfast at hotel, you will meet with your tour manager to transfer you to Cairo, where he will assist you through your check-in and immigration formalities for your International  departure flight back home. (B)

B : Breakfast                                            L : Lunch                                             D : Dinner


N.B.
Please kindly note that Felucca Itinerary might be changed without prior notice to navigational circumstances and security restrictions, may be in sequences but not in visits. We are not liable for these changes.


Program INCLUDES

  •  2 Nights bed and breakfast at hotel accommodation in Cairo
  • 1 Night Bed & Breakfast at hotel in Aswan 
  • 2 Nights Full board on a Nile Felucca
  • 2 Nights on 1st Class/ Deluxe Sitting Train Cairo/Aswan-Luxor/Cairo
  • 2 Full Days Tour in Cairo
  • Over day Trip to visit Abu Simbel in a private air conditioned Van (Including transfer Aswan/Abu Simbel/Aswan +
    guiding fees for local English speaking guide provided by Egypt air + entrance fees)
  • All Transfers in Cairo, Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu & Luxor will be operated in a private Air conditioned Van
  • Transfer Kom Ombo/ Edfu/ Luxor by private air conditioned Van 
  • All Tours will be operated privately. You will have your own private guide and van (NO JOIN)
  • Guiding fee for an English speaking Egyptologist Tour guide All through
  • All entrance fees to all Sight seeing, as mentioned in our program 
  • English speaking tour manager to meet and assist you for finalizing passport control and escorting you from Airport
    to hotel and vice versa
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Meals : 5 Breakfasts + 2 Lunches + 2 Dinners

 

 Program EXCLUDES

  • International airfares
  • Visa entry fee
  • Departure tax (If there will be)
  • Gratuities to tour guide, tour escorts, Egyptologist and drivers
  • Personal expenses not mentioned : mineral water, personal calls, laundry, etc....
  • Any meals not mentioned
  • All Beverages
  • Any Optional Tours

OPTIONAL TOURS : (Which can match with this program) 

Tour

Rate

Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids of Giza 

Per Person USD. 00

Sound & Light Show at the Philae Temple  

Per Person USD. 00

Sound & Light Show at Karnak Temple      

Per Person USD. 00

Hot Air Balloon Ride                   

Per Person USD. 00

 

 


 
 

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