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. 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. While in Cairo, You will get to see the Pyramids of Giza and Egyptian Museum.
Day 1: Saturday 07 Oct. at 16:25 Arrive Cairo
Your representative will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport (Before the immigration counters, holding a sign with your name) and provide you with an entry visa for Egypt and then he will escort you to your hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. Overnight in Cairo. No meal.
Day 2: Sunday 08 Oct. Flying to Luxor
Check out from your hotel in Cairo in the morning, and then get transferred 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 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 Then, Transfer to your hotel in Luxor. Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.
Day 3: Monday 09 Oct. Luxor – Esna- Embark your Dahabiya Cruise
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, Transfer to Esna and join the Boat, Crew will welcome you on board and have your bags taken to your cabins. We will then set sail on your voyage to Aswan. Overnight close to El Hegz Island. Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 4: Tuesday 10 Oct. Esna – Edfu / Silsela
Enjoy breakfast at your leisure, sailing to Edfu , Visit Edfu Temple by horse carriage, one of the largest and most intact of Egypt's monuments. Two beautiful granite statues of the Falcon God Horus flank the entrance. Lunch on Board, Continue Sailing till Silsela Hormoheb Temple , Dinner will be served on an island or on the upper deck of Boat whilst soaking up the tranquil atmosphere with music to match the mood. Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 5: Wednesday 11 Oct. Silslea / Kom Ombo
Breakfast at your leisure, Sailing to Kom Ombo Temple, Visit to the Greco Roman Temple Kom Ombo. Sailing heading to Aswan, Listen to the sounds of the water buffalo as they wade in the shallow water besides the banks of the Nile, the Donkeys as they go about their day to day business and the various bird life of the river. Overnight close to the doors of Aswan city. Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 6: Thursday 12 Oct. Kom Ombo / Aswan
Breakfast on Board, Pick up by private bus to Visit the Philae Temple, The High Dam. Later, Enjoy Egyptian evening of Fun with Egyptian Cuisine at this atmospheric location in ASW. Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 7: Friday 13 Oct. Disembarkation – Fly back to Cairo
After breakfast, We bid farewell to the crew. 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 8: Saturday 14 Oct. Visiting the Pyramids & Egyptian Museum
After breakfast, you will be accompanied by your personl 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 visit the Egyptian Museum. 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 9: Sunday 15 Oct. Final Departure
Have breakfast, then get transfered to Cairo Airport for your final departure.Meals: Breakfast.
Hotel Category: 5 Star Hotel
Cairo First Stay: Le Méridien Cairo Airport
Luxor & Aswan: Dahabiya Cruise.