Experience some of the most popular sites of the ancient world in style on this nine-day Egyptian tour. You'll start off in Cairo, then cruise down the Nile to visit towering temples, elaborate tombs, and other monuments as you travel in style.
Day 1: Monday 19 Feb. 2024 EK921 Arrive Cairo 14:45
Welcome to Egypt! You'll meet your travel representative at Cairo airport, with the rest of the day free to settle into your lodgings and explore the city. No meal.
Day 2: Tuesday 20 Feb. 2024 Pyramids, Sphinx & Saqqara
Start with a classic as you visit the pyramids of Cheops, Khafre, and Menkaure in the necropolis of Giza. These wonders of the ancient world are one of the first images that come to mind when you think of Egypt, and you'll experience them for yourself, along with the enigmatic Sphinx.
You'll also visit the necropolis of Saqqara, home to the step pyramid of Djoser, accompanying mastaba tombs, and the pyramid of Teti. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Day 3: Wednesday 21 Feb. 2024 Old Cairo Day Tour
Tour of the city streets, start by visiting the Egyptian Museum, the richest museum of Egyptian antiquities in the world. See pharaonic treasures more than 5,000 years old, including colossal statues of Ramses II and gold and alabaster trappings and rare jewelry from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Keep going to the churches of Old Cairo and the Khan El Khalili old market to browse before you retire for the night. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Day 4: Thursday 22 Feb. 2024 Cairo to Luxor
Transfer to Cairo Airport to fly to Luxor. You'll meet your guide and travel to the Temple of Luxor on the city's eastern bank, dedicated to the worship of the god Amun. You'll also visit the Karnak temples before you board the cruise boat that will be your lodging for the next few nights. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 5: Friday 23 Feb. 2024 Luxor to Edfu
After breakfast on board, transfer overland to visit the classic attractions at the Valley of the Kings, including the Temple of Hatshepsut and Memnon statues.
Get back on board and sail to Edfu as you enjoy lunch and afternoon tea on the sundeck, including a trip through the Esna Lock. End the night with dinner and a chance to try traditional Egyptian clothing onboard as you dock overnight in Edfu. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 6: Saturday 24 Feb. 2024 Edfu to Aswan
In the morning you'll go ashore after breakfast to travel to the Temple of Horus. The temple to the falcon god was once covered by silt during the flooding of the Nile, but it has since been restored and sits as one of the most beautiful and best-preserved temples of the Ptolemaic era.
Sail to Kom Ombo next, where you'll disembark once more to visit the double temples of Sobek and Haroeris. Then get back on board to sail to Aswan, where you'll anchor for the night. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 7: Sunday 25 Feb. 2024 Abu Simbel Journey & Nile Sailing
Early morning, Transfer to Abu Simbel (3 hrs and half each way by road), home to impressive temples including those of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, a temple she shares with the goddess Hathor. The Temple of Ramses II is particularly interesting, home to four statues of its namesake ruler that are illuminated by the sun coming through the temples twice a year, on the days of his birth and appointment as ruler.
You'll return to the boat, where you'll spend time on river adventures as you ride smaller felucca sailboats down the Nile past Elephantine Island and the Agha Khan mausoleum before retiring to your cabin for the night. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 8: Monday 26 Feb. 2024 Aswan Highlights - Head back to Cairo
Today's land attraction is more modern, as you'll visit the Aswan high dam, one of the largest in the world. Then go back to the past with a trip to the Temple of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis.
After the temples, Transfer to Aswan airport and head back to Cairo. A travel representative will meet you at the airport, enjoy your final night in Cairo at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Day 9: Tuesday 27 Feb. 2024 EK928 Depart Cairo 12:30 Depart Cairo
Enjoy one more Egyptian breakfast before your transfer to the airport. Meals: Breakfast.
Hotels and Boats
Category: 5*Hotel, 5* Ultra Deluxe Nile Cruise
Cairo: Steigenberger Pyramids Cairo
Cruise line: Amwaj Nile Cruise.
$2500 Per Person in Double Occupancy.
& Abu Simbel Journey from Aswan by Car $110 Per Person Per Trip.
What you paid is USD 2000. The Remaining Balance To Be Paid On Arrival Cash Or by Credit Card.