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Day 1 (Thursday): USA
Depart from USA. We can help in booking your international flights. If you will get, you need to arrive on Friday (the next day) and we need the flight details so our representative can meet us at the airport. Extra charge may occur.
Day 2 (Friday): Cairo
Upon arrival in Cairo, we will be met and transferred to your hotel for overnight.
Day 3 (Saturday): Cairo
Early breakfast in the hotel.
Egyptologist tour guide and driver will pick us up in the morning to start our tour. Visit Sakkara to see the prototype of the pyramids, the Step Pyramid, built for the 3rd Dynasty Pharaoh Djoser by the exalted architect Imhotep. Next, visit a carpet school. Continue to Giza to see the Great Pyramids, the Valley Temple; and the Sphinx. Lunch en route.
Visit to an institute of Papyrus to watch how the papyrus was originally made and have a chance to get your personalized souvenirs.
Return to our hotel for overnight. a 5 stars hotel near by the Great Pyramids.
(Optional tours at Giza, charged separately):
- Solar Boat. - Camel or horse ride. - Royal burial Chamber of the great Pyramid Cheops.
Tonight we can go out to explore the city, mingle with locals, stay on a coffee shops and wlak like Egyptians.
Day 4 (Sunday): Luxor
Drive to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, and visit the treasure of Tut Ankh Amon, continue the visit of the museum with the mysteries of the Pharaos..
Then, drive to visit the Old Cairo with the hanging church. Lunch en route.Continue to the Khan Khalili Bazaar and have some time on one of the coffee shops to enjoy local drinks or hookah (on your own) and socialize with your group and the locals.
After a day of touring, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight from Cairo to Luxor. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for overnight.
Day 5 (Monday): Nile Cruise (Luxor)
Breakfast and time at leisure to enjoy this hotel, then transfer to our Nile cruise vessel for lunch.
After lunch, begin touring with a visit to Karnak Temple, known as “the Temple of Temples.” It is the largest place of worship ever built. Its ancient name Ipet-isut means “the most sacred of places.” The temple, or, more correctly, the complex of temples, was built over more than two thousand years by generation after generation of pharaohs. Within the complex, the great Hypostyle Hall is an incredible forest of giant pillars covering an area larger than the whole of Notre Dame Cathedral.
Then visit the graceful Temple of Luxor, built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the god Amun.
We will explore the local areas and markets of Luxor and walk through the coffee shops and store like the locals in Luxor…Different culture and life.
Return to the cruise for dinner and overnight on board. 5 stars Deluxe Nile cruise.
Day 6 (Tuesday): Nile Cruise (Edfu)
After breakfast onboard, cross to the West Bank of the Nile and visit the wondrous Valley of the Kings, a vast city of the dead where the magnificent tombs of 62 pharaohs have been discovered. The tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the pharaohs. Visit several of the tombs. Next, visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. This beautiful monument to the reign of one of the very few female pharaohs rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it.
On the way back to Nile cruise, stop at the famed Colossi of Memnon, two 66ft, 1 thousand ton statues of Amenhotep III. These colossal statues were known by the ancient Greeks to emit haunting voices at dawn. Though damaged by nature and ancient tourists, the statues are still impressive.Return to your cruise and set sail for Edfu. The afternoon is at leisure. Lunch and dinner on board. Overnight at Edfu.
Day 7 (Wednesday): Nile Cruise (Aswan)
After breakfast on board, set out by horse-drawn carriage to visit the Temple of Horus, the most perfectly preserved of all the Nile Temples. Horus, also known as Haroeris, was the falcon-headed solar war god. Return to your cruise vessel by carriage and sail to Kom Ombo. Visit the Temple of Sobek, the crocodile-headed god of fertility and creator of the world. The temple stands at a bend in the Nile where, in ancient times, sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the riverbank.
Lunch, dinner and overnight on board. Sail to Aswan for overnight.
Day 8 (Thursday): Nile Cruise (Aswan)
After breakfast on board, take a tour of Aswan High Dam, Egypt’s contemporary example of building on a monumental scale. Next, proceed to the granite quarries which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples. Continue by a short motor-boat ride to the Temple of Philae on the island of Agilka. The temple was dedicated to Isis, sister/wife of Osiris and patroness of the Ptolemaic rule.
After lunch on cruise, sail around Elephantine Island on a felucca, the traditional Egyptian sail boat. Time to relax and enjoy the scenery.
Return to your Cruise for dinner and overnight in Aswan.
Day 9 (Friday): Cairo
After breakfast. Optional tour to Abu Simbel by bus, will be charged separately.
We will be transferred to Aswan airport for our flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to hotel for overnight. 5 stars hotel.
Day 10 (Saturday): Cairo
Full day at leisure but we will have a lot to offer to do.
In the evening, transfer to our farewell dinner…Buffet dinner with traditional show, belly dancer and live music...
Back to hotel for overnight.
Day 11 (Sunday): Departure
Early morning, Breakfast and transfer to the airport for our departure flight.
Possible extension to UAE (Dubai & Abu Dubai, ask for details).
You can contact me for any other details or inquiries.
Payment can be done by cheques, cash, or credit cards.