Nile 1
6 Nights Nile Cruise / 3 Nights Cairo

   
 

Day 1

Upon Arrival at Cairo airport, where our representative will be waiting for you. He will then meet and assist you through airport formalities and escort you to your hotel in which you will be assisted by our representative for Check-in at your Hotel, Overnight at hotel in Cairo.

Day 2

Breakfast at hotel, meet our Guide to visit Egyptian Museum contains the largest & finest collection of pharaonic antiquities in the world, where 100.000 piece dating from 4000 years are exhibited including the treasure of king Tutankhamon then visit the great Pyramids & Sphinx one of the seven wonders of the ancient World with oriental lunch during sightseeing. Drive back to your hotel. Overnight at hotel in Cairo.

Day 3

Breakfast at hotel, meet our representative to transfer to Cairo domestic airport to fly to Luxor. Arrive Luxor & transfer to your Nile Cruise - accommodation on board Nile cruise with full board start with lunch end with breakfast Embarkation, Lunch on board then visit Luxor and Karnak temples in the East bank. Cocktail party dinner. Overnight in Luxor.

Day 4

Breakfast, cross the West & Visit valley of kings, queens, Hatshepsut temple at Deir El Bahari & Colossi of Memnon & Luxor Temple Once a year, on the occasion of the Festival of Opet, in the second and third month of the flood season, a solemn procession would transport the sacred barque of the god from the temple of Karnak to the temple of Luxor, called Ipet-resit, or ‘Private Chambers to the South (of Amun) . Overnight in Edfu.

Day 5

Breakfast, visit the temple of Horus in Edfu, sail to Kom Ombo, lunch & visit the temple of two gods Sobek and Haroeris, Kom Ombo and Edfu are both easily accessible from Aswan, by day cruise, felucca, bus or taxi. Arriving by boat at the Temple of Haroeris and Sobek, near Kom Ombo, is recommended: the magnificent Ptolemaic temple is in a dramatic setting on high ground beside the Nile, surrounded by sugarcane fields. Dedicated jointly to Haroeris, The Good Doctor, and Sobek, the crocodile god, the temple is famous for its twin entrances, halls and sanctuaries. Sculpted wall reliefs include one showing ancient surgical instruments, bone-saws and dental tools. Three mummified crocodiles found nearby are now in the Chapel of Hathor. A tour of the temple could be combined with a visit to Darow Camel Market where camels that have made the trek from northern Sudan are sold every Tuesday, sail to Aswan. Overnight in Aswan.

Day 6

Breakfast, visit Philea temple was also dismantled and reassembled ( on Agilika lsland about 500m. from its original home on Philae Island) in the wake of the High Dam. The temple, dedicated to the goddess lsis, is in a beautiful setting which has been landscaped to match its original site. Its various shrines and sanctuaries, which include a temple of Hathor, a Birth House and two pylons, celebrate all the deities involved in the lsis and Osiris myth., High Dam,The world-famous High Dam was an engineering miracle when it was built in the1960s. Today it provides irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt and, together with the old Aswan Dam, 6 km downriver, wonderful views for visitors Unfinished Obelisk Much of the red granite used for ancient temples and colossi came from quarries in the Aswan area. The Unfinished Obelisk still lies where a crack was discovered as it was being hewn from the rock. Possibly intended as a companion to the Lateran obelisk, originally at Karnak, now in Rome, it would have measured 120-feet and weighed over 1150 tons when complete. The site has recently been renovated and equipped with tourist facilities. Nearby is the Fatimide cemetery, hundreds of mud-brick tombs dating back to the 9th Century AD., lunch P.M. sailing by felucca around the Kitchener's Island and Agha Khan Mausoleum Take a felucca to the Mausoleum, atop a hill at the southern end of the west bank. The Agha Khan use to spend every winter in Aswan and was buried here in this magnificent mausoleum, modelled on the Fatimid tombs in Cairo. dinner on boat . Overnight in Aswan.

Day 7

Breakfast, free at leisure sail to Kom Ombo stop for view of Kom Ombo temple, sail to Edfu. Edfu is a longer trip (105 km from Aswan) but it houses the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt which is essential viewing for archaeological enthusiasts. Dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed god, it was built during the reigns of six Ptolemies. The main building, which includes a great Hypostyle Hall, was uncovered by Mariette in the 1860s. There are numerous reliefs, including a depiction of the Feast of the Beautiful Meeting, the annual reunion between Horus and his wife Hathor, and a particularly fine ceiling relief of the goddess Nut in the New Year Chapel. The temple, which rivals those at Luxor in grandeur, also contains a Nilometer, a Court of Offering and a huge pylon at its entrance, Overnight in Edfu.

Day 8

Breakfast, sail to Esna & visit the temple of God Khnum. sail to Luxor. Overnight in Luxor.

Day 9

Disembarkation after breakfast, then visit the Luxor Museum, One of the glories of the temple of Luxor is a majestic colonnade dating to the reign of Amenophis III, with 14 columns with papyrus-shaped capitals standing 18 m (60 ft) tall (and almost 10 m (33 ft) in circumference). The colonnade is enclosed on both sides by a masonry curtain wall, with relieves depicting various phases of the Festival of Opet, completed and decorated during the reigns of Tutankhamun and Horemheb. 
and transfer to Luxor airport to fly back to Cairo. Arrive Cairo & transfer to your hotel. Overnight at hotel in Cairo.

Day 10

Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Cairo airport for final Departure.

Program includes:

  • 3 nights in Cairo at hotel of your choice (3, 4 or 5 Stars) on bed & buffet breakfast.
  • 6 nights in Nile cruises of your choice (4 or 5 Stars) on full board.
  • All transfers by private air-condition Van.
  • Luggage handling per program.
  • All Private tours as per program, including Egyptologist tour guide and all entrance fees to the sights as mentioned above.
  • Service charge & tax.

Program excludes:

  • Tipping " It's not obligatory , BUT if you want to pay , It strats with 5 $ Per day per person for the driver & Representative - 10 $ for Private Guide Per day per person"
  • Domestic Flight Ticket ( Click Here )
  • Drinks
  • Any PERSONAL extra
  • Entry Visa to Egypt

   

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