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Welcome to Egypt, a land of ancient wonders and modern marvels! Embark on an unforgettable journey through time as you explore the mesmerizing treasures that this historical destination has to offer.
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Meals: Breakfast daily, 6 lunches, 4 dinners.
Accommodation: 5 nights’ accommodation and 4 nights nile cruise accommodation.
Transportation: Private transfers.
Sightseeing: Private activities with English-speaking guides. Full day Giza (Pyramids) Tour. Half day Great Egyptian Museum. Half day East Bank Luxor including Luxor and Karnak Temples. Half day West Bank Luxor including Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple and Colossi of Memnon. Visit to Temple of Edfu, Kom Ombo Temple. Felucca around Elephantine Island, Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple. Full day NNMEC and Coptic Cairo Tour. Abu Simbel by air.
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A journey of wonder, discovery, and cultural immersion. Let the enigmatic tales of the past guide you as you create memories that will last a lifetime in this captivating land of pharaohs and pyramids.
This trip is a comprehensive experience that will leave you with a lasting impression of Egypt’s most exceptional historical sights.
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You can enjoy a leisurely cruise along the Nile and marvel at the ancient monuments and temples along the river.
There is an opportunity to explore the Egyptian Museum and marvel at its impressive collection of treasures.
Discover Eygpt's fascinating and ancient history, with iconic monuments like the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and Luxor's temples, providing a sense of awe and wonder.
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Arrive at Cairo International Airport where you will be met by a representative to accompany you through the immigration and visa process before your onward transfer to Giza.
Giza, a city located on the west bank of the Nile River, is famous for its iconic landmarks, particularly the Giza Plateau, which is home to the ancient wonders of the world - the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx. Spending three nights in Giza offers an incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich history, culture, and architectural marvels of ancient Egypt whilst staying at the Hyatt Regency Cairo West.
Your day starts with a delicious breakfast at the hotel to fuel yourself for a full day of touring.
Start your adventure by visiting the Giza Plateau, home to the Great Pyramid of Khufu, Pyramid of Khafre, and Pyramid of Menkaure. Explore these awe-inspiring monuments along with Sakkara, Memphis, the Sphinx and learn about their construction and historical significance from your private Egyptologist tour guide.
Don't miss the chance to take some iconic photos with the pyramids and Sphinx as your backdrop, a must-do for any visitor to Giza.
After a day of exploration, consider catching the Sound and Light Show at the Giza Pyramids, which adds an enchanting touch to the experience (at an additional cost). (B)(L)
Today you will visit the latest jewel in Egypt’s crown the Grand Egyptian Museum. This is home to the world’s largest archaeological museum dedicated to ancient Egyptian history and culture and located near the Giza Pyramids. It is designed to house a vast collection of artifacts from ancient Egypt, including those from the reign of Tutankhamun and other historical periods.
The state-of-the-art facilities aim to incorporate modern and interactive exhibition methods, allowing visitors to experience ancient Egyptian history in an immersive and engaging way.
Although the museum is not officially open (scheduled to open between Feb/April 2024) visitors can visit and see the impressive architecture with displayed artifacts around the central open court including the Hanging Obelisk and King Ramses II statue.
Return to the Hyatt to enjoy an afternoon cocktail in the hotel’s pool whilst watching the sun set before enjoying local or international cuisine for dinner. (B)
After an early breakfast you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for your flight to Luxor.
Upon arrival in Luxor, you will be transferred to your cruise boat on the banks of the Nile to complete formalities and settle into your cabin.
This is the start of your 4-night Nile cruise where history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes come together to create an unforgettable journey. This is an incredible way to explore some of Egypt's most iconic and historical sites along the longest river in the world, the Nile.
After lunch, you will visit the East bank of the Nile including the Karnak and Luxor Temples. The Luxor Temple was known to ancient Egyptians as Ipet Reseyet, the Harem of the South. The Karnak Temples were known as Iput-Isut, the most esteemed of places. Karnak is built on a massive scale. The complex covers 100 acres and its history spans thirteen centuries.
After your visit to the temples, you will be transported back to your cruise boat, where you will freshen up for dinner and then be picked up for the Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple. This popular and captivating evening attraction brings the ancient history of the temple to life through a combination of sound, light, and storytelling. The Sound and Light Show takes place in the temple's great courtyard, which provides a stunning backdrop for the spectacle.
The show typically begins after sunset when the sky darkens, and the temple's magnificent structures are illuminated with colorful lights. As visitors take their seats, the lights dim, and a narrator's voice emerges to guide the audience on a historical journey through Egypt's ancient past. Upon completion of the show, you will be returned to the boat and the sanctity of your cabin. (B)(L)(D)
This morning wake early for your breakfast on board the ship before heading off to the Valley of the Kings, Deir El-Bahari known as Queen Hatshepsut's temple, and the Colossi of Memnon on the West Bank of Luxor. The West Bank of Luxor is a UNESCO World Heritage site and attracts thousands of tourists and archaeologists each year due to its historical significance and well-preserved structures. It provides an incredible opportunity to delve into ancient Egyptian culture and the fascinating lives of the pharaohs and their subjects.
After the excursion you will return to the cruise boat where it will commence sailing to Esna where it will dock, and guests will enjoy dinner and traditional entertainment. (B)(L)(D)
This morning the boat will sail from Esna, crossing the lock of Esna to Edfu. Here you will be escorted to the temple of Edfu, dedicated to the Hawk-God Horus.
When you return to the cruise boat, it will then commence sailing to Kom Ombo where you will visit the Kom Ombo temple. This temple is dedicated to the two deities. The left half to the hawk headed Harwar and the right to the crocodile god Sobek.
After your visit to Kom Ombo, return to the cruise boat. This evening the boat will dock in Kom Ombo where you will enjoy dinner and local entertainment. (B)(L)(D)
The boat will commence sailing to Aswan this morning.
Upon arrival in Aswan, you will then be taken to the Aswan High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk. A visit will also be made to the Philae temple, which is dedicated to Isis and her son Horus. You will also enjoy a felucca ride around Elephantine Island as the sun starts to set before embarking on your last night’s dinner with newfound friends. (B)(L)(D)
Today you will disembark from your cruise boat after an early breakfast. You will be transferred to the airport for your Economy Class flight to Abu Simbel. The flight provides an opportunity to view the beautiful landscapes of southern Egypt from the air.
The tour is fully guided at the site, as your guide will meet you upon arrival at Abu Simbel airport and bring you back to the airport after your tour is done.
Abu Simbel is a famous archaeological site located in southern Egypt, near the border with Sudan. It is renowned for its massive rock temples, which were constructed during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II in the 13th century BCE. The temples were dedicated to the gods Amun, Ra-Horakhty, and Ptah, as well as to Ramses II himself.
Explore with your Egyptologist guide, stand beneath the colossi that guard the Great Temple and spot carved baboons high on the rock face. Learn the stories behind Abu Simbel's detailed bas-reliefs and hieroglyphs, take in the unusual dedications to Queen Nefertari then slip inside her own exquisite temple.
After your Abu Simbel Tour you will return to Aswan to take a flight to Cairo.
Upon arrival in Cairo, you will be transferred to Fairmont Cairo City for the next two nights.(B)
Cairo, the vibrant capital of Egypt, is a city steeped in history and culture. As one of the oldest cities in the world, Cairo is a treasure trove of ancient wonders and modern delights.
Your full day tour will include a visit to see the Mummies in the Royal Gallery at the NMEC – National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. After the museum visit you will visit the historic Islamic Cairo which boasts beautiful mosques, medieval architecture, and bustling markets. A visit to the Citadel of Saladin, a medieval fortress with stunning views of the city and the Mohamed Ali Mosque (also known as the Alabaster Mosque) located within the Citadel.
No stop to Cairo cannot include a visit to the Khan El Khalili market (bazaar). Cairo's famous market is a sensory delight. It's a perfect place to shop for souvenirs, spices, textiles, and traditional crafts. Be ready to haggle with the friendly shopkeepers to get the best deals. Enjoy a drink with locals at one of the tea houses before returning to your hotel for your last night in Egypt. (B)(L)
After breakfast you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for your onward arrangements. (B)
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