11 Nights/10 Days including 4 nights Cairo, 4 nights Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan.
Extension 3 nights Lake Nasser Cruise from Aswan to Abu Simbel. All transfers & sightseeing, Entry fees , Meals as per itinerary, Domestic flights in Egypt, Sound and Light Laser show at the Pyramids and Abu Simbel excursion
Guaranteed Nile or Pyramids view rooms in Cairo based on the hotel of your choice and location. Free upgrade to an upper deck cabin on 4 nights Nile Cruise. Admission tickets to Solar boat Museum at the Pyramids. Tickets to Abu Simbel Sound and Light show.
Flight from Home Port to Cairo
On arrival at Cairo International Airport you will be met by our representatives and transferred to your hotel. In the evening pick up from your hotel to the Pyramids area for the Sound & Light Show. Experience a magnificent presentation of Egyptian history narrated by the Sphinx in a supersonic stereo Sound and Laser Light show that will take you back 6000 years of civilization.
Three nights Cairo hotel.
Morning to visit the first and only remaining Seven Wonder of the Ancient World. The great Pyramids of Giza and the Majestic Sphinx. Visit a full-sized dismantled boat at the Solar Boat Museum which is located few meters from the Great Pyramid Cheops. After lunch continue to Sakkara and visit the site where the first known Pyramid in history is, The Step Pyramid of King Zoser. Visit Imhotep Museum which is a special place dedicated only to the many discoveries from the area of Sakkara and Memphis the ancient capital of Egyptian Kingdom. (B,L)
Morning, pick up from your hotel to visit the magnificent Egyptian Museum, home to the greatest collection of Egyptian antiques in the world, among which is the famous treasures of the King Tut Ankh Amen. After lunch continue to visit Salah el Din’s Citadel for a breathtaking view across the city to the Pyramids. Next is the famous Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali. Afternoon ends with the world’s famous Khan El Khalili bazaar with plenty of opportunity to pick up some last minute bargains. (B,L)
Transfer to Cairo airport for flight to Luxor. Arrive and transfer to your Nile Cruise. Embarkation before lunch and afternoon visit Luxor Temple dedicated to the great god Amun-Re, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu, the moon god whom together represent the Theban Triad. Visit the Temple of Karnak a spectacular complex of sanctuaries, pylons and Obelisks dedicated to the Thebian Gods which was built and enlarged over a thirteen hundred year period.
Four nights Nile Cruise.
Dinner on board and overnight Luxor. (B,L,D)
Today cross to the west Bank or Thebes and visit several Pharaonic tombs in the Valley of the Kings and some mortuary temples from the middle kingdom. Visit El Dier
El Baheri and Temple of Queen Hatshepsut the magnificent structure was built in a steep half-circle of cliffs on the west bank of the Nile River. Photographic stop at the remains of the Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III and two gigantic statues called the Colossi of Memnon. Transfer back to your Nile Cruise and lunch on board
Sail to Esna and cross the water lock then continue to Edfu.
Dinner on board and overnight Edfu. (B,L,D)
Visit the temple of Edfu dedicated to Horus, the falcon headed god. It is the best preserved ancient temple in Egypt and the second largest after Karnak.
Sail to Kom Ombo and visit The Temple of Kom Ombo which is known as the shared ground temple by two gods , the crocodile-headed Sobek god of fertility and Haroeris or the ancient falcon-headed Horus. Lunch on board and sail to Aswan.
Dinner on board and overnight Aswan. (B,L,D)
Morning visit to the High Dam of Aswan the water project which was built to generate electricity and provide water for agriculture. Continue visit to The Temple of Philae, dedicated to Isis the Egyptian Goddess of Love. View the unfinished Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut on the way back to your Nile Cruise. Lunch on board.
In the afternoon experience the traditional sailing boat called Felucca made of wood that is used especially for rivers cruises. Sail around the Kitchener Island and view the Agha Khan Mausoleum and Botanic Gardens.
Dinner on board and overnight Aswan. (B,L,D)
Morning transfer to Aswan Airport and flight to Abu Simbel . Arrive and transfer to your Lake Naser cruise. Embarkation before lunch. Afternoon visit the two temples at Abu Simbel among the most magnificent monuments in the world but their removal and reconstruction was an historic event itself.
Evening Sound and Light show at the temple of Abu Simbel uses a spectacular sound and light technology which will take you back to the life of ancient Pharaos .
Dinner on board in Abu Simbel.
3 nights Nubian Lake Naser Cruise . (B,L,D)
Morning sailing to Kasr Ibrim and commentary on board about the citadel of Kasr Ibrim. Tour conducted from the ship’s sun deck as entrance to the site is not permitted.
Continue sailing to Amada . Visit the temple of Amun-Ra and Ra-Harakhte which is well known for two important historical inscriptions of the reign of Amenhotep II.
Visit Derr and the tomb of Penout. Lunch on board and sailing to Wadi El Seboua
Dinner on board in Wadi El Seboua. (B,L,D)
Morning sailing to Wadi El Seboua and visit the temple dedicated to Amun and Ra.
The unique temple has an exceptional interior with many fine reliefs , Hypostyle hall with Twelve columns and ten Osiris style Ramses II colossi all guarded by the Sphinx.
Lunch on board. Continue and visit the temple of Dakka with it’s construction of the cooperation between Nubian kings and the line of Greek Pharaohs in Egypt. Visit Maharraka temple, dating from Roman times and dedicated to Serapis and Isis .
Sail to Aswan. Afternoon visit to Kalabsha temple which was a tribute to Merul, a Lower Nubian sun god. Visit Beit El Wali, and the kiosk of Kertassi. Afternoon tea is served in the lounge. Dinner on board in Aswan. (B,L,D)
Disembarkation and morning transfer to Aswan airport for Flight to Cairo.
Arrive and transfer your hotel in Cairo. Tour can be extended to Alexandria .
One night Cairo hotel. (B)
Transfer to Cairo airport for your onward flight. (B)
Arrive home port