Experience Egypt as the Pharaohs did, sailing through Upper Egypt along the glorious River Nile, and concluding your journey in the vibrant and historic city of Cairo.
- 03 nights accommodation at Cairo hotel on bed and breakfast basis.
- 04 nights accommodation at Nile Cruise on full board basis ( starts in Luxor, ends in Aswan).
- Half-Day Pyramids Giza, Sphinx and Valley Temple of Chephren excluding lunch.
- Nile Cruise visits ( Valley of Kings, Hatshepsut, Memnon, Habu, Karnak and Luxor Temples, Horus Temple (Edfu), Kom Ombo Temple, High Dam, Obelisk, Philae Temple).
- All transfers to/from airport and hotel by an air-conditioned vehicle.
- All sightseeing tours, including qualified English guide.
- Entrance fees for all the visits mentioned at the itinerary.
- International flight tickets.
- Domestic flight tickets.
- Tips (5$ per person per day).
- Optional tours.
- Any beverages or personal expenses.
- Entrance fees to special archaeological sites such as the Mummies Room at the Egyptian Museum – Inside one of the Pyramids.
- Any Item Not mentioned in Program.
Your next day kicks off energetically with a hearty breakfast. Crossing to the other side of the Nile, your first stop will be the Necropolis of Thebes, which is among the most important symbols of Egypt’s ancient civilization. Next up is a true archaeological treasure and one of the great wonders of Egypt: The Valley of the Kings, commissioned by Pharaohs of dynasties XVIII, XIX and XX and home to tombs of Tutankhamen and Ramses IV. Next, you will visit the mortuary temple of Ramses III, known as Medinet Habu Temple, which is notable for its use of polychromy and is an exemplary piece of architecture from the New Kingdom. After a short break for lunch, you will be surprised with an amazing view of the complex of Deir el-Bahri, which famously features the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut. We will move across this complex to admire the majesty of ancient Egypt from the Temple of Amenhotep III. Here you will observe the Colossi of Memnon, two immense twin statues that remain breathtaking centuries after their creation. Both depict Amenhotep III with his eyes looking east, towards the Nile and sunrise. Around him are two smaller figures symbolizing his wife and his mother. In the evening, you will enjoy a late nile dinner cruise as you watch the sunset over Esna and Edfu.
How better to begin your day than with a delicious breakfast in the sunshine of Edfu? Once done, you will be driven by boat to the temple of Horus. Hidden under the sand for several centuries and only discovered by the French archaeologist Auguste Mariette in the mid-nineteenth century, the temple of Horus temple is one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt. Later in the day, you will return to the boat for a lunch break, soon departing for Kom Ombo. In this city, you will visit the temple dedicated to Haroeris, the falcon god, and Sobek, the crocodile god. The tour will proceed to visit an exhibition of excellently preserved mummified crocodiles, illuminating the mystery of this strange Ancient Egyptian custom. At night you will return to the cruise boat for dinner and rest in order to prepare for your final day in Aswan.
Enjoy breakfast aboard the boat just before setting off for the small island of Philae. Ptolemy II built the temple on this island in honor of the goddess Isis. It also holds the unfinished obelisk, which was claimed as the world's largest obelisk until it, unfortunately, cracked. The contrast between the ancient past and present will be striking as you arrive at your next destination, the celebrated Aswan Dam, a gigantic piece of engineering work that was launched by the British Empire during its occupation of the country, and concluded by the Egyptians in the middle of the last century. In the afternoon you will be transferred to Aswan airport to leave for Cairo, where a representative will pick you up to take you to your hotel where you will check-in.
Enjoy a final breakfast at the hotel before begin driven to Cairo International Airport in an air-conditioned vehicle. Savor this as an opportunity to contemplate one last view of this beautiful, richly historical city. To ensure your trip goes smoothly, an English-speaking representative will accompany you at all times and be available to assist you until you are safe aboard your plane.