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Nile and Red Sea

11 Nights 12 Days

Description

Excursions Cairo:

The Pyramids,  Cairo Archaeological Museum and the Coptic Quarter The cruise: in Aswan you will visit the Aswan High Dam, the unfinished Obelisk,  Philae Temple  and the faluca ride. The visit of Komombo temple , the temple of Edfu and in Luxor : Karnak and luxor temples, the valley of the Kings, the temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the two colossi of Memnon.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Cairo International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Airfare Accommodations
4 nights Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees
Tipping

Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrival to Cairo

Meet and assist at Cairo International Airport by our representative. Then transfer by private vehicle with air condition to the hotel and accommodation.

 

Day 2:

Pyramids of Giza and The Archaeological Museum

Breakfast. Visit to one of the seven wonders of the world (the Pyramid of Cheops, the first and great pyramid of King khufu), the visit includes the other Pyramids of Giza: Khafre (the second Pyramid attributed to King khafraa, son of King khufu ) And Micerinos (the third and the smallest Pyramid of King Micerinos, son of King khafraa and grandson of King khufu); Sphinx (with its half lion body and half of human head) and the Valley Temple (built next to the Pyramid of Khafre). Lunch will be served in a restaurant of good quality, and then transfer to the city center to visit the Coptic Quarter to visit the first Churches in egypt and in Africa in addition to the most ancient synagogue of Egypt,  Visit to the Egyptian Museum, which Contains the treasure room of the young king Tutankhamun, along with many other fascinating artifacts.

 

Day 3:

Optional tour / The Islamic Quarter The Citadel and The Bazaar of khan El khalily

To visit the Citadel of Saladin and the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali, transfer to the area of ​​old Cairo, which contains the Hanging Church, the Church of Santa Barbara, the Church of San Sergio, the Church of Abu Serga and the Synagogue of Ben Ezra. Visit the khan El khalili Bazaar, one of the famous and ancient bazaars in the Middle East. Later, transfer to Giza train station to take the  train  to Aswan sleeping car category with Dinner and breakfast incluided on board.

 

Day 4:

Arrival to Aswan

Arrival and assistance at the train station in Aswan. Transfer by private vehicle with air condition to the hotel. Optional tour to the Abu Simbel Temple, which was originally carved out of the hillside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II approximately in the 13th century BC as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari. Overnight in Aswan.

 

Day 5:

Excursions in Aswan (Cruise)

Breakfast. Transfer to the cruise, lunch on board, visit to the High Dam of Aswan, built in 1960 to protect Egypt from the annual flood of the Nile. Transfer to visit The Unfinished Obelisk, famous for its red granite. The most famous of this obelisk is the one of Queen Hatshepsut, one of the kings who ruled Egypt in the 18th Dynasty, the wife of King Tuthmosis II. Others think that this obelisk is due to Queen Nefertiti. Visit the Temple of philae, temple of goddess isis located in the Island of Agilika. In the afternoon The faluca ride , is a sailing boat typical of the Nile, to see the island elephantine and the island of the botanic garden and The mausoleum of Agha Khan.

 

Day 6:

Kom Ombo / Edfu (Cruise)

Breakfast on board. Navigation to Kom Ombo. Visit to  Sobek Temple, an unusual and completely symmetrical building with two entrances, two hypostyle halls and two sanctuaries. This is because it is dedicated to two gods: the left side to the god Haroeris (Horus the old or the great) and the right to Sobek (local divinity with crocodile head). Navigation to Edfu. Lunch on board. Transfer by a horse carriage to visit the Temple of Horus, dedicated to Horus, one of the best preserved temples of Egypt and was called Mesen, “The place of the harpoon”, “The House of Ra”. Sailing to Luxor. Dinner and accommodation on board.

 

Day 7:

Tours of Luxor (Cruise)

Breakfast on board. Visit to the Valley of the Kings,  the place, where the pharaohs were buried during the New Kingdom . Here the kings of the XVIII, XIX and XX dynasties were buried, as well as some queens, princes, nobles and even animals. Visit to the Temple of Hatshepsut, the unique temple of Queen Hatshepsut (XVIII Dynasty), the most monumental of the temples in the valley and unique of its kind throughout Egypt. Visit to the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch on board.

 

Day 8:

Luxor / Landing Visits

Breakfast and disembarkation. Visit to the Temple of Luxor, was constructed during the New Kingdom. It was linked to the temple of Karnak by an avenue of sphinxes. It was built by two fundamentally Pharaohs, Amenhotep III (built the inner area) and Ramses II (completed the temple). Visit to the Temple of Karnak,located in Karnak area. In ancient Egypt especially during the New Kingdom, was the most influential religious center. The main temple was dedicated to the cult of the god Amon, but as in other Egyptian temples also other divinities were venerated in this temple.
In the afternoon transfer to Hurghada . From Luxor to Hurghada is about 3 and a half hours by air conditioned car. Overnight in Hurghada.

 

Day 9:

Hurghada

Breakfast. Free day in Hurghada and Accommodation.

 

Day 10:

Hurghada

Breakfast. Free day in Hurghada and Accommodation.

 

Day 11:

Cairo

Breakfast. Transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel in Cairo (almost 6 hours by car).

 

Day 12:

Final Departure

Breakfast. Transfer to Cairo International Airport to take the return flight back home.

End of services

 

     Accommodation :

  • Cairo: stay in bed and breakfast in 4 **** hotels.
  • Horizon hotel & Barcelo hotel or similar.
  • Motorship:  full board accommodation 5 *****.
  • Sharm El Shaikh: Half board accommodation in  5 ***** hotel.
  • Hurghada:  full board accommodation in 5 ***** hotels.
  • Royal Azure hotel or similar.
  • For 5 ***** hotels in Cairo will be 20 $  more per person per night.
  • To stay in half board hotels in Cairo will be 15 $  more, per person per night.

 

     Includes :

  • Meet and assist at Cairo International Airport.
  • All transfers by private  air-conditioned car.
  • Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada by airconditioned car.
  • 3 nights in Cairo.
  • 1 night in train sleeping car with breakfast and dinner.
  • 4 nights in superior full board cruise
  • 3 nights in Hurghada full board.
  • All excursions mentioned in the itinerary.
  • English speaking guide.

     Excludes :

  • Optional tours.
  • Tips (cash payment  40 $).
  • Egyptian Visa (Cash payment  40 $).
  • Egyptian Visa (Cash payment  40 $).
  • Drinks, personal expenses or extras not mentioned.

 

 

 

 

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