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Nile Cruise & Hurghada - 7 Days (On Wednesday 22 November, 2023 – Mr. Chris Lebakken, 02 People, US

Hit the highlights of Egypt on this tour, enjoy the sites by Nile and Sea: Begin in Aswan to visit Aswan High Dam, The Philae Temple and before boarding a multiday cruise along the Nile, with stops in Kom Ombo and Edfu. Then, disembark and transfer to Hurghada on the Red Sea for a beach days at the Red Sea.

Highlights

  • Sail down the ancient Nile.
  • See the temples of Karnak and Luxor.
  • Stroll through the Valley of the Kings.
  • Enjoy a free days of relaxation at the Red Sea.

Day 1:  Wednesday 22 November Cairo to Aswan – Cruise in Aswan

Early morning, your travel representative will transfer you to Cairo airport for your short flight to Aswan.

Once you arrive in Aswan, You will Meet by your tour guide at Aswan airport ( EXIT DOOR) holiding a sign board with your name.

And begin your day of exploring by visiting Aswan High Dam Proceed to the majestic Temple of Philae. Ride a motorized boat to 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. Then, Board your Nile cruise boat. Enjoy lunch. Later, Ride Like a Local around the Aswan Islands in a felucca, while enjoying a refreshing Scenic Sundowner.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner.

Day 2: Thursday 23 Nov. Abu Simbel Journey from Aswan- Cruising the Nile

Discover Abu Simbel, the commanding twin temples of Ramses II and his wife, Queen Nefertari. The former’s façade is dominated by four 70-foot-tall statues of the pharaoh. Perhaps even more impressive, this entire site was disassembled and moved here to save it from the floodwaters caused by the Aswan High Dam. 

Cruise to Kom Ombo. 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 Edfu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3: Friday 24 Nov. Temple of Horus - Cruising The Nile

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 Luxor.

Arrive in Luxor, journey to 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4: Saturday 25 Nov. Valley of the Kings- Luxor to Hurghada

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 (extra ticket) - found in 1922 by British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter- to discover the secrets of this storied chamber. 

Transfer to Hurghada.

From Luxor, your driver will transfer you to the Hurghada on the Red Sea. From Luxor to Hurghada is about a 04 hour and half drive. Overnight in Hurghada.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5: Sunday 26 Nov. Red Sea Beach Day

Today, have breakfast, followed by a free beach day at the Red Sea. Then, have dinner and stay overnight in Hurghada.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.

Day 6: Monday 27 Nov. Red Sea Beach Day

Optional tours to experience the exquisite diving and snorkeling among the Red Sea coral reefs and see some amazing rare fish. Or choose one of the many other activities such as windsurfing, sailing and deep-sea fishing. Overnight in Hurghada.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.

Day 7: Tuesday 28 Nov. Fly Back to Cairo

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and fly back to Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotels and Boats

Category: 5* Nile Cruise, 5*Hotel
Hurghada Hotel: 
Hurghada Marriott Beach Resort

Highlights

INCLUDED

  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports.
  • Domestic flight Cairo/Aswan – Hurghada/Cairo.
  • Accommodation for 3nights on 5 star cruise on full board basis.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Hurghada all inclusive.
  • Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada by private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • All sightseeing tours mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
  • Local expert tour guides.

EXCLUDED

  • Any optional tours.
  • Tipping (Gratuities for Cruise Crew, Tour Guide, Drivers).
  • Drinks on board.

Route

  1. Cairo
  2. Aswan
  3. Kom Umbu
  4. Edfu
  5. Luxor
  6. Hurghada
  7. Cairo