Take a trip through time and discover the land of Pharaohs in a way that can only be dreamt about. Cairo Dahabiya tour is one of the real splendid packages in Egypt. While in Cairo, you will get to see the Pyramids of Giza and Egyptian Museum after flying to Luxor, board of the Dahabiya, have a unique journey crossing unique places and taking unique roots. Visit many historical places from the famous Valley of Kings and Temple of Queen Hatshepsut to Philae Island in Aswan.
Day 1: Wednesday 1 Feb. 2023 Visiting the Pyramids & Sakkara
After breakfast, You will be accompanied by your personal expert Tour Guide to Giza Plateau to visit the Great Pyramids of Giza: Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus and also the famous Sphinx and Valley Temple facing the great statue. Lunch will be served in a good quality restaurant, and then proceed to Sakkara area to visit Sakkara Complex and first pyramid ever built, Djoser Pyramid. Then, move to Memphis; Old Kingdom's capital and famous Necropolis.Overnight in Cairo. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Day 2: Thursday 2 Feb. 2023 Cairo Sightseeing
This morning, Join Your expert Tour Guide for an exploration of the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities to view its huge collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. Lunch will be taken throughout the tour at a local restaurant. Then, Continue driving to Islamic Cairo, Where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s oldest bazaar. Overnight in Cairo. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Day 3: Friday 3 Feb. 2023 Free Day In Cairo
Free Day in Cairo. Overnight in Cairo. Meal: Breakfast.
Day 4: Saturday 4 Feb. 2023 Flying to Luxor - Board Your Dahabiya
Check out from your hotel in Cairo in the morning, then get transfered to Cairo Airport for your flight to Luxor.
Arrive Luxor Airport, Where you are met by your Journey to Egypt Tour Guide (At EXIT DOOR, holding a sign with your name) and begin your day of exploring by visiting the East Bank of the Nile, the Temple of Karnak, where generations of pharaohs wished to record their names. Walk through the Great Hypostyle Hall, strolling among its expertly aligned columns, which soar to 80 feet high. Continue to the striking Temple of Luxor. View the three large statues of Ramses II along the front of the temple pylons; the Courtyard of Ramses II; and the Colonnade of Amenhotep III, with its 50-foot-high columns. Walk in their shadows as visitors have done since antiquity and ponder the astonishing feats of engineering it took to create them. Then, Board your Dahabiya Nile cruise boat. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 5: Sunday 5 Feb. 2023 Valley of the Kings - Cruising The Nile
This morning, Explore the West Bank of the Nile River and the Necropolis of Thebes, and view the Colossi of Memnon. Next, arrive at the architecturally stunning Temple of Hatshepsut, ancient Egypt’s first female pharaoh and regarded today as one of its most successful. Continue to the Valley of the Kings, burial ground of the pharaohs and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a period of 500 years beginning in the 16th century BC, tombs were built along this valley for pharaohs and nobles, including that of “the boy king,” Tutankhamun. Enter the tomb of Tutankhamun - found in 1922 by British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter- to discover the secrets of this storied chamber. This afternoon, Cruise The Nile to Esna Twon. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 6: Monday 6 Feb. 2023 Cruising The Nile- Visit the Temple of Edfu.
Today, View the Temple of Horus, falcon-headed god of the sky. Built in 230 BC by Ptolemy III, this amazingly well-preserved and colorful structure reveals what temple worship in ancient Egypt was like. Back on board, Cruise to Kom Ombo. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 7: Tuesday 7 Feb. 2023 Sailing to Gebel El Silsila& Kom Ombo Temple
Cruising The Nile, Disembark at Kom Ombo (hill of gold) to Visit the Greco- Roman temple dedicated to Haroeris (the sun god) and Sobek (the crocodile god), whom some ancient Egyptians considered the creator of the world. View the mummified remains of several crocodiles that once basked along the ancient Nile shore, just as their descendants do today. Back on board, Cruise to Aswan and Overnight. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 8: Wednesday 8 Feb. 2023 Disembark in Aswan and Flying to Cairo
Ride a motorized boat to Philae Temple on the island of Agilika. This sacred complex was dedicated to the goddess Isis and reflects a fusion of three great civilizations — Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The temple was dismantled and then painstakingly reassembled when the Aswan High Dam was constructed. Proceed to the granite quarries and site of the Unfinished Obelisk. Illustrating the skills of Egypt’s stonemasons, this monolith is one-third taller than any other ancient Egyptian obelisk. Later, Transfer to Aswan airport for your flight to Cairo where you will be met, then transfered to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo. Meals: Breakfast.
Day 9: Thursday 9 Feb. 2023 End of our Service.
Enjoy one more Egyptian breakfast before your transfer to the Train Station for traveling to Alexandria. Meals: Breakfast.
"Nile Dahabiya Itinerary may change in sequence but not in visits"
Hotel Category: 5 Star Hotel
Cairo: RAMSES HILTON
Luxor & Aswan: Dahabiya Cruise.