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9 Day Splendid Dahabiya & Cairo On Tuesday 02 August, Mr Patrick Schwyzer

Take a trip through time and discover the land of Pharaohs in a way that can only be dreamt about. Dahabiya & Cairo Tour is one of the real splendid packages in Egypt. Flying to Aswan, board of the Dahabiya, have a unique journey crossing unique places and taking unique roots. Visit many historical places from the famous Philae Island in Aswan To Valley of Kings and Temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Luxor. While in Cairo, You will get to see the Pyramids of Giza and Egyptian Museum.

TOUR ADVANTAGES

  • Discover the Nile in a unique and exceptional way.
  • Descend into the tomb of King Tut in the Valley of the Kings
  • Marvel at the colossal statues and towering colonnade of the sprawling Temple of Luxor, and listen as your expert tour guide.
  • Go riding camel back and view the enigmatic Great Sphinx on the Giza Plateau.
  • Explore the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities to view a vast trove of artifacts.

Day 1: Tuessday 2, August Arrival in Cairo - Fly To Aswan

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. Fly to Aswan. Arrive in Aswan, where you are met by your representative and transfer to your hotel in Aswan. Overnight in Aswan. No meal.

Day 2: Wednesday 3, August Abu Simbel Journey

Early morning, make your way to Abu Simbel temple by private vehicle (3 hrs each way by roadAnd 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. Enjoy lunch at local resturant, Later, Visit the 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. Transfer to your hotel in Aswan and overnight. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 3: Thursday, 4 August Boarding the Dahabiya in Aswan – Kom Ombo – Gebel el Silsila

At 9 am, you'll be met by your Dahabiya representative. Transfer to and embarkation on the Dahabiya in Aswan, Your home for the next three nights, cruising along the Nile between Aswan and Esna. The first day’s sailing takes you to a small Nile Island for a walk in the countryside. After lunch on board or on the island, continue sailing towards Kom Ombo to visit the double temple of Sobek and Haroeris. Then cruise towards Gebel el-Silsila. Large cruise boats are forbidden to stop here, which adds to the calm and mystique of the place. Our chef will prepare an Egyptian-style menu for you. Dinner will be served on a beautiful spot on the banks of the Nile, under a twinkling night sky – You’ll find no flashing disco here! – First night on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, afternoon tea and Dinner.

Complimentary tea, coffee, mineral water and soft drinks throughout the voyage.

Day 4: Friday, 5 August Edfu – El Fawaza.

After breakfast visit the rock-cut chapels of Horemheb, Seti I, Ramses II and Merenptah and explore the sandstone quarries at Gebel el-Silsila. The sail continues to Edfu where you can visit the temple of Horus, the best-preserved of all the temples in Egypt. Travel on to a small island where the boat will moor for the night. This island is one of the many lovely spots for a dip in the Nile. The waters are relatively shallow and the scenery is fantastic, it is also very peaceful and quiet. Dinner will be served on board the Dahabiya or round a campfire on the tranquil banks of the Nile. Second night on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, afternoon tea and Dinner.

Complimentary tea, coffee, mineral water and soft drinks throughout the voyage.

Day 5: Saturday, 6 August El Kab – Esna

Cruise to El Kab, the ancient town of Nekheb, one of the oldest and most significant archaeological sites on the Nile. Visit the remains of its temples and some of the tombs cut into the cliffs. Return to the boat and set sail for Esna. Relax on deck and enjoy lunch whilst sailing to Esna. Spectacular Nile views accompany the onwards journey to Esna. Walk into Esna souks and its twisting streets and alleyways, where every step brings a new smell, a new sight or a new gift to buy. Watch skilled artisans perfect their craft, practice your haggling skills or take a break from the hustle to sip on tea in a local tea house. Finish the day with a traditional Egyptian dinner. Third and last night on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, afternoon tea and Dinner.

Complimentary tea, coffee, mineral water and soft drinks throughout the voyage.

Day 6: Sunday, 7 August Disembarkation in Esna and drive to any address in Luxor- Luxor East Bank Tour.

Your Dahabiya journey ends this morning in Esna. Enjoy a final breakfast before transferring to your hotel in Luxor (45 km south – approximately one hour’s drive), arriving around 11am. 
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.

Day 7: Monday, 8 August Balloon ride- Luxor West Bank- Fly to Cairo

Early morning, Our representative will pick you up from your hotel to the West Bank to enjoy balloon ride in the sky of the biggest open-air museum Luxor, Then 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 the Luxor airport for flying to Cairo and overnight. Meals: Breakfast.

Day 8: Tuesday, 9 August Visiting the Pyramids & Sakkara

After breakfast, you will be accompanied by your 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. There is an additional visit to the Solar Boat in front of Cheops Pyramid (Extra ticket on spot). 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 9: Wednesday, 10 Auguest Cairo Sightseeing- Fly to Hurghada

After taking breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, Enjoy visiting 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. Then get transfered to Cairo Airport for flying to Hurghada. End of our service. Meals:Breakfast, Lunch.
 

Hotel Category: 5 Star Hotel
Aswan Hotel: Tolip Hotel
Dahabiya Nora
Luxor Hotel: 
Sonesta St. George Hotel – Luxor

Cairo HotelSTEIGENBERGER PYRAMIDS CAIRO

Journey Price,

$2085 (Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy).

Optional Tours

* Abu Simbel Tour from Aswan by by private car, $110 Per Person Per Trip.
* Luxor air balloon ride, $80 Per Person Per Trip.
* Domestic flight, Cairo to Hurghada insted of private car, $50 Per Person.

Total, Per Person

$2,325*2= $4,650

Deposit

What you paid as a deposit is: $2,000. for 2 People. The Remaining Balance To Be Paid On Arrival $2,650 (Cash Or by Credit Card).

Payment link USD 2'650
 

Points forts

Included

  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports.
  • Entry Visa for Egypt provided upon arrival Cairo Airport.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Aswan including daily breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights onboard Dahabiya on full board basis.
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Luxor including daily breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Cairo including daily breakfast.
  • Domestic flight Cairo/Aswan – Luxor/Cairo. Cairo/ Hurghada.
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
  • Local expert tour guides.

Excluded

  • International Airfare.
  • Any optional tours.
  • Tipping (Gratuities for Dahabiya Crew, Tour Guide, Drivers).

Itinéraire

  1. Cairo
  2. Aswan
  3. Abu Simbel
  4. Aswan
  5. Luxor
  6. Cairo
  7. Hurghada