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Cairo, Abu Simbel, Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu,
Luxor, Abydos & Denderah




Day/01: Cairo
Arrival at Cairo airport, meeting with by our tour manager, who will help you through your immigration and customs formalities, then he will escort you to your hotel for check in and overnight.

Day/02: Cairo
Breakfast at hotel.8: 30 A.M. You will meet with your guide at the lobby to tour some of Egypt's most ancient sites:the ruins of Memphis at the edge of the western desert, Egypt’s first Capital until the end of the Kingdom and one of the most important cities throughout the history of Ancient Egypt. Close to Memphis, we drive to Sakkara, the City of the dead with the famous step Pyramid of Djosser. Continue drive to Dahshur visiting the Bent pyramid (is called bent because for a certain unknown reason, it is the only pyramid in Egypt bent like that at it's top beside it is the only pyramid still have the complete lime stone layer covering the whole pyramid which make that pyramid very special) and Red Pyramid (as big as Chephren pyramid and in a very good condition it was called the red pyramid because the inside room walls is red the room inside is open to visit, the reason that those 2 pyramids are not very famous as other 's is they were existing in a military area so they were closed for along time and opened 2 years ago)The builder of these Pyramids is thought to have been Sneferu.Continue your tour 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 alabaster Sphinx which was discovered in 1912,carved from a single piece of stone. It is a lion with a Pharaoh’s head thought to be a portrait of the Pharaoh Chephren. Return back to Cairo to your hotel for overnight. (B)

Day/03: Cairo
Breakfast at hotel09.00 AM Meeting with your guide at the lobby to enjoy your tour visiting one of the famous and unique museums 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 to St. Sergious Church, where the Holy Family was hidden while they were in Egypt.Followed by visiting the oldest Jewish Synagogue of Ben Ezra. Visit the medieval Citadel of Salah El- Din, which 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. At the end of your tour visit Khan El Khalili Bazaar, the Old market.(Complimentary from our Company) At the End of 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. (B)

Day/04: Aswan
Breakfast at hotel. Meeting with your tour manager to transfer you to Cairo airport for your flight to Aswan. Upon arrival at Aswan airport you will meet with our local tour manager transfer you to your hotel for check in and freshen up. Later meeting with your Egyptologist tour guide at the lobby to start your tour visiting the Philae Temple, the High Dam, and the Granite Quarries. Return back to your hotel. PM Meeting with your tour manager to transfer you to take your motor boat to visit the Nubian Villages to see the local Nubian people. You will be escorted to one of their home for a cup of tea, get to see and experience their unique culture and their way of life. Then continue to a private and special visit to the Nubian Museum that displays Nubian History from the past to present time. Overnight at hotel.(B)

Day/05: Abu Simbel
Breakfast at hotel.Meeting with your tour manager to transfer you to Abu Simbel by private air conditioned Van. Upon arrival 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 Ahewn 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 to your Deluxe Nile Cruise ship embarkation.Lunch on board. Sail on the Nile by felucca Kitchener's Island and Agha Khan Mausoleum. Afternoon tea.Dinner on board & Nubian folkloric show. Overnight in Aswan. (B, L, D)

Day/06: Kom Ombo / Edfu
Early morning sail to Kom Ombo. Breakfast on board. Visit the Ptolemaic Temple shared by the two gods Sobek and Harories in Kom Ombo. Sail to Edfu. Lunch on Board. Visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu, the best preserved Egyptian temple. Afternoon tea. Sail to Luxor. Captain's Welcome cocktail (smart casual attire). Dinner on board & disco. Overnight in Luxor .(B, L, D)

Day/07: Luxor
Breakfast on Board. Cross to the West Bank visit the Valley of the Kings and Queens, where tombs of 64 Pharaohs and 57 Queens have been discovered, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon facing the Nilethe Tomb of Nobles, which is vividly painted with naturalistic scenes of agriculture, fishing, fowling, feasting and junketing. Continue your tour to the famous King tut Tomb 14th Century B.C.,visit the very large Temple of Ramses III known as Madinet Habu, which depicts the battle reliefs on the extrior of the temple. Continue your visit to the Tomb of Queen Tausert,the wife of king Seth II.That tomb was usurped by King Set Nakht ho changed some of its inscriptions and added to its original construction. Lunch on board.Visit the Karnak Temple, is one of the greatest architectural achievements of antiquity. It is a vast complex that embodies the works of many Pharaohs added over the centuries. It was the most important sanctuary in Ancient Egypt then visit the Temple of Luxor, which was started by Amenhotep III and completed by Ramses II. Afternoon tea. Dinner on board & Galabiya party. Overnight in Luxor. (B,L,D)

Day/08:Dendarah & Abydos
Disembarkation Cruise. Meeting with your Egyptologist tour guide at the lobby to drive to Denderah Temple, (45 Minutes hours drive ). Denderah is few kilometers to the west of Qena. The main attraction of Denderah is the temple dedicated to Hathor, goddess of love, music and dancing. The site was first used by Pharaohs of the Old Kingdom but was later reused and modified by Ptolemies and Romans.Drive to the city of Abydos, which served many dynasties in ancient Egypt from as early as the Predynastic era to as recent as the Roman era. The big temples of Seti I and Ramesses II from the19th dynasty dominate the main area.In addition to the main temples of Seti I and Ramesses II, Abydos has remains of a complex built by Senwosret II of the 12th dynasty and another one built by Ahmose of the 18th dynasty including a ruined Pyramid.Return back to Luxor airport for your flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo airport you will meet with your tour manager to transfer you to your hotel for check in and and overnight. (B)

Day/09: Cairo
Breakfast at hotel. Meeting with your tour manager to transfer you to Cairo airport, where you will be helped through your check-in and immigration formalities for your international flight back home.(B)

Program Includes :

  • 4 Nights Bed and breakfast at Hotel in Cairo
  • 3 Nights Full board on Nile Cruise Ship
  • 1 Night Bed and breakfast at Hotel in Aswan
  • 2 Full days Tour in Cairo (Including Dahshur)
  • Nubian Village and Nubian Museum
  • Extra sites at the West Banks
  • Overday trip to Denderah and Abidos Temples by private air conditioned Van
  • Present rate for domestic air tickets Cairo/Aswan-Luxor/Cairo As Egypt Air might increase their rate, if this will be the case will advise you how much the increase will be, if not rate will be the same as it is.
  • All transfers in Cairo, Abu Simbel, Aswan & Luxor will be operated in a private Air Conditioned Van
  • All Tours in Cairo and in Upper Egypt will be operating in a private Air Conditioned van, Also on the Cruise ship you will have your own private guide and private Van (Special Service)
  • Except if using Presidential Nile cruise Ship you will join small group
  • Guiding fee for an English speaking Egyptologist guide Allthrough
  • All entrance fees to all Sight seeing, as mentioned in our program
  • English speaking tour manager finalizing passport control and escorting you from Airport to hotel and vice versa
  • Abu Simbel trip by private air conditioned Van (Including entrance fees + guiding fees + private transfer from Aswan to Abu simbel and back in a private air conditioned Van)

Program Excludes :

  • International Air Tickets
  • Visa fees
  • Departure tax (If there will be)
  • Gratuities to tour guide, tour escort, Egyptologist and drivers
  • All Charges not mentioned : mineral water, laundry and etc..
  • ANY OPTINAL TOURS
 

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