12 Days Cairo & Nile Cruise by Flight .
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Cairo international airport.|
Day 1: Arrive Cairo
Arrival to Cairo airport, Upon you arrival you will find our representative waiting you , then you will be transferred by A/C car to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 2: The Pyramids Tour
Breakfast. Start your tour visiting the Egyptian Museum of antiquities. On display is rare collection of 5000 years of art the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world.
Including an exhibit dedicated to the Tutankhamen collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry. Visit the Great Pyramids – Cheops, Chephren & Mykerions & Sphinx.
(Optional) Evening trip to attend the Sound & Light show in the Pyramids area.
Overnight in Cairo.
Day 3: Sakarra Tour
Breakfast. Our guide will pick you up from your hotel then transfer to visit the Step Pyramids of Zoser, the world’s oldest major stone structure.
It was built in the 3rd Dynasty (around 2630 BC) for King Djoser. After that transfer to Memphis which was founded by King Menes, and was the capital of Old Egypt during the Old Kingdom, it was considered to be a center of rule and culture for over 3000 years the first capital of Egypt, and see the Statue of Ramses II.
On your way to the south you will visit the Red Pyramid and Bent Pyramid at Dahshur. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 4: Luxor Cruise
Breakfast. Transfer to the domestic airport. Departure by the plane to Luxor. Transfer to the Cruise. Embarkation. Lunch on board. Overnight in Luxor.
Day 5: Luxor East Bank tour
Breakfast on board. Visit The Temple of Karnak & the Temple of Luxor. Lunch on Board.
– Excursion to the Luxor Temple to see its courtyard and the granite statues of Ramses the Great Proceed by bus to Karnak, which is a serious of temples built in different reigns.
Starting by the Avenue of Sphinxes visit the Unfinished Propylon, the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 gigantic columns, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis III, the temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III and the Sacred Lake. Sail to Esna. Dinner on board. Overnight in Esna.
Day 6: Esna / Edfu
Breakfast on board. Visit The Temple of Esna. Sail to Edfu; visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Lunch on board. Sail to Kom Ombo. Afternoon Tea. Disco Party. Overnight in Kom Ombo.
Day 7: Aswan
Breakfast on board. Sail to Aswan. Start you tour visiting: The High Dam which was completed in 1964. From here you can gaze across Lake Nasser.
The Philae temple Sail by felucca (Egyptian sailboat) to the island of Agilkia. Visit the temple that was removed from their original island of Philae which lies submerged most of the year by the waters of Lake Nasser. The main Temple of Isis and its monuments were built between the 26th-dynasty and the Roman period. Overnight in Aswan.
Day 8: Aswan
Breakfast on board.
(Optional not included) Departure to visit the Temple of Abu Simbel, The colossal Temple of Abu Simbel built by Ramses II (XIXth. Dynasty) and lately saved from inundation of the Nile waters in among the glories of ancient Egyptian monuments.
The temples were built out of a sandstone rock cliff, and representation of the deities to which each was dedicated is carved on its huge façade. Nearby, also saved, lies the small Temple of the King’s wife Nefertari, dedicated to the goddess Hathor. Back to Aswan.
Sail on the Nile by Felucca around Kitchener’s Island and Agha Khan Mausoleum. Lunch on board. Afternoon Tea. Dinner on board. Games Party. Overnight in Aswan.
Day 9: Kom Ombo
Breakfast. Sail to Kom Ombo. Visit The Temple of Kom Ombo. Lunch on board. Sail to Edfu. Afternoon Tea. Dinner on board. Overnight in Luxor.
Day 10: Luxor West Bank Tour
Breakfast on board. Visit the West Bank- the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon facing the Nile. Excursion to the Necropolis of Thebes, on the Eastern bank. Crossing the Nile, drive to the Valley of Kings; visit the tombs of various Dynasties, The Temple of Deir El Bahari.
On the return journey stop at the Colossi of Memnon which are two gigantic sitting statues representing Amenopis III facing the Nile. Then visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut Lunch on Board. Afternoon Tea. Dinner on board. Disco Party. Overnight in Luxor.
Day 11: Disembarkation
Breakfast on board.
(Optional) Hot Balloon: Should you want to make your stay in Luxor an unforgettable. Drifting peacefully over the Valley of King, Valley of the Queens and the Mountain on the Nobles.
The flight is approximately 30:45 minutes depend on the weather
Transfer to Luxor airport and departure by plane to Cairo. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 12: Cairo- Departure
Breakfast at the hotel our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.
Children Policy : Child (age 5-11).
Note: Nile Cruise is always a 5 Stars even if you preferred to stay at 3 or 4 Stars Hotel in Cairo
Note: You can choose hotels in Cairo after booking, send us the name of the hotel in Cairo as described in Accommodation Plan.