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9 Days / 8 Nights

Cairo

Egypt

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Itinerary

Upon arrival to Cairo international air-port , our Insight Egypt tours  representative will meet you and assist you  during passport   control, luggage and customs. Then you will be transferred in a private air-condition vehicle to your hotel in Cairo.

This morning and after breakfast our Egyptologist will meet you, and take you to enjoy an excursion to the pyramids of Giza Cheops, Chephren, Mykerinus  also visiting the Valley Temple and see the enigmatic symbol of Egypt , I’d rather call it the Timeless SPHINX .

After that will visit Sakkara pyramid which is the first pyramid ever built in Egypt and it’s also the first stone construction in Egypt in ancient time at least 2700 BC.

Then drive you to Memphis which is the first capital founded in ancient Egypt at 3000 BC . It’s a nice open air museum where there are beautiful pieces especially the colossal statue of Ramses II.

Overnight: Cairo

Meals          :  Breakfast & Lunch

Have your Breakfast at the hotel, then with our Egyptologist you will visit   Cairo Museum which house about 120.000 objects if not more in display, discover the master pieces of old kingdom about 2700 BC, then see the treasures of the Boy King TUT ANKH AMON, with so much gold found in his tomb dates back to 1360 BC . The tomb was discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter.

Then will show you part of Cairo Which is old Cairo where churches from 4th & 5th Century, the hanging church or the suspended church and also you will visit St.Sergius church where we have the crept (where the wholly family stayed for a while), at the same area you will visit the Synagogue of Abraham ben Ezra.

From here  will go visit the Mosque of Mohammed Ali or also known as the Alabaster Mosque built between 1830 and 1848 AD.

At the end you will enjoy the experience of walking and shopping through Khan El Khalil Bazar.

Overnight: Cairo

Meals        : Breakfast & Lunch

Early morning  have breakfast at the hotel, and then you will be transferred to Cairo International airport to get your flight to Aswan. (an hour 15 meniuts  flight) upon arrival you will be transferred by a private air-condition vehicle to your 5 star  Nile Cruise .check in then get ready to see the sites of Aswan city. You will   visit the magical Philae temple or ISIS Temple which is a magnificent temple on an island, (temple moved into a new island while building the High Dam). Then we will visit the Unfinished Obelisk it is part of Granit Quarry, which the ancient Egyptians used. Drive back to the Nile Cruise.

Afternoon your tour guide will take you in a Felucca ride on the Nile (felucca is a sail boat).

Overnight: Aswan

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast you will be transferred to Aswan International airport to fly to Abu Simble , where you will visit the Incredible Abu Simble Temple cut out of the mountain with it’s gigantic four statues of Ramses II as its Façade, it is two temples ,one for Pharaoh Ramses the great and the other  temple was dedicated to Goddess Hathor and to his favorite  wife Nefertari ,then fly back to Aswan.

 The Nile cruise will navigate towards Kom Ombo, upon arrival you will visit the temple of Kom Ombo small temple but beautiful and different being double temple dedicated to two Gods, the flacon god Hours  and to the Crocodile the God Sobbek . After, the Nile Cruise now will navigate to Edfu.                                                                                                  

Overnight:  Edfu. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 Today and after you have your breakfast , you will take a horse  carriage to go visit the temple of Edfu, which is the best preserved temple in Egypt from the ancient time. The temple is dedicated to God Horus the falcon God.   the building was started during the reign of Ptolemy III in 237 BC  and completed under Ptolomy XII in 57 BC.( there ruins found belong to the time of Ramses II 12 century BC). Return back to the Nile Cruise in Horse Carriage. 

Then navigate to Luxor through Esna Lock .                                                                                                

When you get to Luxor, your guide  will take you to visit Luxor Temple in the evening  No. The temple was started by Amenhotep III from 18th dynasty about 1400 BC then Ramses II add the front court 19th dynasty.

Overnight: Luxor                                                                                                                                                    

Meals: breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Early in the morning and after breakfast our tour guide will  drive you  to the west side of the river nile to visit the Valley of kings, where the tombs of the pharaohs, for 500 years this place was used by the pharaohs as a royal graveyard.  64 tombs were found, but they open eight tombs only and rotate them , you can visit only three tombs with your tickets and the tour guide will choose the best to visit . then drive to the temple of Hatshepsut . Her time was one of the best ever in ancient Egypt.             

Return back to the Nile Cruise                                                                      

 After noon , once again our tour guide will take to Karnak Temple ,it’s the largest temple in Egypt, pharaohs in ancient Egypt were honored to add something to karnak which is house of Amen.

Overnight: Luxor                                                                                                                                        

Meals        : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.


 

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Luxor airport and fly back to

 Cairo, then to your Hotel.

Overnight: Cairo

Meals       : Breakfast

Fly home. Our Representative will be there to help you.

Goodbye.

*Representative to assist at the airport (arrival & departure)

*8 Nights First Class accommodations

       * 4 Nights Cairo

       * 4 Nights Nile  Cruise 

*Egyptologist Tour Guide Manager through out.

*Domestic flights

*Meals- all breakfast + lunch during Cairo tour and all meals on Nile Cruise

*Air-conditioned Transport Vehicles with Wi-Fi

*Bottle of water per person per day

* Entrance Fees for sights mentioned

*Portages .

*International flights

*Entry Visa to Egypt at Cairo Airport (25$)

*Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary

*Beverages and any personal expenses

* Entrance fee for any extra tickets for ex: great pyramid chamber, Tut Tomb etc…

*Tipping for drivers, hotels, Nile cruise and your Egyptologist. Tipping is at your discretion and is not an obligation, however it's highly appreciated.

Recomendation for tipping:

* 3 to 5 $/person/ Day/Driver.

*8 to 10 $/person/day/Egyptologist.

*10 $ /person/day/cruise.

*Please make sure that your passport is valid for at least six months from the day of travel

Egypt Cruise Adventure

Per Person From $ 2361.00

Duration 08 days / 07 nights

Tour Type Egypt Luxury Tours

Highlights

Tailor –made highlights of Egypt & Nile cruise On a privately guided journey designed to experience Egypt rich history and architecture and cruise the Nile on board your deluxe Nile cruise ship from Luxor to Aswan .Explore the pyramids , stunning Museum , the tomb of Tutankhamen and Ramses "the six" together with the grand temples of the ancient pharaohs along the Nile .

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