Day 1: Welcome to Cairo
Upon arrival Cairo international airport you will be met and assisted by one of our Representative at the airport who will escort you to your hotel. Rest of the day will be at your leisure.
Day 2: Cairo/Abu Simbel/ Aswan
After breakfast you will transfer to the domestic airport and fly to Abu Simbel Abu Simbel the most beautiful temple in the world. Dated back to Ramesses II it was dedicated to the Ancient Egyptian Gods Re Horakhty, Ptah and Amonthe. The temple has a significant history since being built by Ramesses II and then discovered by Belzoni in 1817. The temple has been completely dismantled and transferred to a higher location in the same area as a part of big operation led by UNISCO and Egyptian Government to rescue the temple and other Nubian monument from flooding caused by the construction of the High Dam. Visit the Nefertary temple which was built by Ramsses II for his beloved wife. Fly back to Aswan and transfer to your cruise for embarkation
(B, L, D Included.)
Day 3: Aswan-Kom Ombu- Edfu
After breakfast at your hotel your tour will start by visiting the High Dam, the unfinished obelisk and Philae temple. Philae temple was dedicated to the Goddess Isis. The temple was dismantled and transferred to this location through a huge operation lead by UNESCO to protect the monument from submerging under water caused by the construction of the High Dam. The temple was moved from Akhilica Island to the recent location which is higher than the old one. Sail to Kom Ombo and visit Kom Ombo Temple was dedicated to the two ancient Egyptian Gods Sobek & Harois. Continue sailing to Edfu where we will then visit the temple dedicated to Hours Bahedity, the most preserved Greco Roman temple in Egypt. Enjoy the legend of Isis, Osiris, Set and Houras which represents the victory of good spirits over Evil. The Story is wonderfully illustrated on the temple wall. Sail to Esna and Overnight
(B, L, D)
Day 4: Esna- Luxor
This morning we will cross the locks on the Nile in Esna providing a fun Lock crossing experience.We will continue to sail north to Luxor. If you purchased the optional cruise shore excursions then disembark in Luxor for a visit to the Luxor & Karnak Temples and a visit to the West Bank of the Nile with Thebes, Valley of Kings, Valley of the Queensand Collossi of Memnon.
(B, L, D) included.
Day 5: Luxor- Cairo
After breakfast you will be transferred to the Luxor airport for flight to Cairo. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Cairo. Dinner on your own or you may choose an optional floating dinner on the Nile.
Day 6: Giza
Wake up and have your breakfast at the hotel before being picked up by our representative who will introduce your guide to you. (Pick up time will be provided to you by our rep on arrival day). Then drive to the Giza pyramids to see the great pyramid of Cheops (Khufu), the highest pyramid in Egypt and one of the Ancient World Wonders. Nearby also visit two other pyramids Khefren ( Khafra) which is the middle pyramid and Mecarinos( men Kaw Ra) the smallest. Enjoy the wonderful view of the three pyramids on Pyramids Plateau ending our visit to the area by visiting the most famous statue in the world Sphinx. (Optional Camel ride at the pyramids.)
Drive on to Memphis and Sakkara via the country side, watch farmers working in the field or riding donkeys to their land. Sakkara is the necropolis of Memphis where king Zoser built his pyramid, the first pyramid built in Egypt (step Pyramid). Visit the unique pyramid complex, you wont find anything else like it in all of Egypt. The area encompasses many pyramids and tombs mostly back to the Old and Middle Kingdom. Then drive to Memphis the first ancient Egyptian Capital to see the Statue of Ramses the II and the AL paster sphinx. Transfer back to hotel and overnight.
Day 7: Cairo
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel followed by being met by your guide and driven to the Egyptian Museum, one of the most fascinating museums in the world. The Egyptian Museum contains over 100,000 artefacts. Our Guide will take you on a wonderful journey through time as you feel and observe the greatest, most unique arts made by the ancient Egyptians. You will then visit the Citadel and enjoy the view of old Cairo from the top of the hill and visit one of the most beautiful mosques in Egypt. It was built by Mohamed Ali the Ruler of Egypt (1805-1842) and is a replica of the Blue Mosque in Turkey. You will end your day at the old market (khan El Khalili). Enjoy your time bargaining for shopping, enjoying drinking coffee and maybe even smoking a water pipe in a public coffee Shop. Our guide will provide you with lots of tips before you going to the market. Return to your hotel.
Day 8: Cairo
After breakfast you will be transferred to Cairo international airport for your departure back home with wonderful memories and experiences to tell to your friends and family about. We wish you a safe return to your home or for the continuation of your holiday.
(B, L )
Note: itinerary schedule may be adjusted based on your arrival dates and the Nile Cruise schedule
- 4 Nights Cairo
- F/D pyramids Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Bazaar
- 3 Nights Nile Cruise
- F/D Egyptian Musem, Citadel and Khan El Kalili Market.
- airport transfers
- Personal Expenses
- Any drinks
- Domestic Flights
- International flights