Special with Abu Simbel from Cairo # 15
Luxor - Aswan
Optional extensions to Abu Simbel for 5 nights
nights Nile Cruise, 1night Cairo with visit to the pyramids and
within Egypt flights
starts in Cairo (Day 1): Sundays, Wednesdays or Fridays
Monday, Thursdays or Saturdays (depending on the ship).
Extra days can be added.
Day 01: Arrival, Sakkara,
Memphis, Pyramids of Giza & the sphinx
Arrival to Cairo airport, our representative will assist you through passport
control formalities, luggage identification & portage will greet you. Excursion
tour to visit the Step pyramid in Sakkara (Sakkara (Saqqara) is one of the most
extensive archaeological sites in Egypt! It was the cemetery for Memphis, the
capital of Ancient Egypt, yet it is still one of the virgin archaeological
sites, despite the fact that so much has already been found here! The site is
dominated by the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, which goes back to 2700 BC. It is
one of the oldest stone structures in the world!). Then visit the cemetery for
Memphis (Founded in the 1st Dynasty (3100 B.C) by King Narmar, Memphis was the
capital of Ancient Egypt, and the first capital city founded after the
unification of Upper and Lower Egypt. It remained as the capital of Ancient
Egypt throughout the Old Kingdom. Because of the many necropolises associated
with Memphis, many Egyptologists believe that it was once an extremely large
city, though no archaeological evidence proves this, at present!), then we will
visit the papyrus institute, then a visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the
World: the Pyramids of Giza (Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus), Cheops is the most
colossal ever built. Next is a close-up look at the sphinx - a huge funeral
complex guarded by the legendary lion body with the face of king Chephren and
The Valley Temple. At the end of the day we will transfer you to your hotel.
Overnight in Cairo
Day 02: Cairo/Luxor and embarkation Every Monday, Saturday & Thursday
Early morning transfer to Cairo Airport for departure to Luxor. Arrival, meet &
assist by our representative and transfer to your Nile Cruise & Check in.
Excursion tour to visit Karnak Temple, which is a serious of temples, built in
different reigns. Starting by the Avenue of Sphinxes visit the Unfinished
Propylon, the Hypostyle Hall with it's 134 gigantic columns, the Obelisks of
Queen Hatshepsute and Tutomosis III, the temple of Amon adorned with lotus and
papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III and the Sacred Lake.
Transfer to Nile Cruise. Afternoon tea. Dinner on board & Belly Dance show.
Dinner & Overnight in Luxor.
Day 03: Luxor / Esna
Breakfast. Visit the West Bank including: Valley of the Kings (Is a valley in
Egypt where for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC,
tombs were constructed for the kings and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom (the
Eighteenth through Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt). The valley stands on
the west bank of the Nile, across from Thebes (modern Luxor), within the heart
of the Theban Necropolis.), Colossi of Memnon (The two colossi are made of
sandstone, which during ancient times was brought from Gabal El Silselah. Each
colossus, including the pedestal and the crown, is about 21m tall and represents
King Amenhotep III seating on his throne, wearing the Memes, or royal headdress,
with the divine cobra protecting his forehead. On the sides of the colossi there
is a representation of the Nile god Hapi, bending together the lotus and the
papyrus plants, symbolizing the union of Upper and Lower Egypt) and Temple of
Queen Hatshepsute (Hatshepsut was the fifth Pharaoh of the18th-dynasty who was
one of the handful of female rulers in Ancient Egypt. Her reign was the longest
of all the female pharaohs. Her funerary temple still stands as a tribute to her
incredible rise to power). Lunch on board. Sail to Esna. Afternoon Tea. Disco
Dinner & Overnight in Edfu.
Day 04: Edfu / Kom Ombo
Breakfast. Visit the Edfu Temple (Lies in Edfu town, 123 km north of Aswan on
the west bank of the Nile. It dates to the Ptolemaic period. It was dedicated to
the worship of god Hours represented as a falcon. It is one of the most
beautiful Egyptian temples, distinguished by its huge splendid structure that
blends Pharaonic and Greek architecture. Its grandeur competes with Luxor
temples. It is the second largest temple after Karnak. It also houses the
Nilometer and a huge pylon at the entrance). Sail to Kom Ombo. Lunch on board.
Visit the Kom-Ombo Temple (Located in Kom Ombo town, 45 km north of Aswan. It is
built on a hillside overlooking the Nile. This temple was constructed in the
Ptolemaic Roman era for the worship of god Haroeris and Sobek, the crocodile
god. It is noted for relief engravings on its walls which show ancient surgical
tools, bone saws and dentistry tools. Nearby there are three mummified
crocodiles. They are now in Hathor's chapel). Sail to Aswan. Afternoon Tea.
Dinner on board & Galabya party.
Dinner & Overnight on board.
Day 05: Aswan
Breakfast. Excursion tour to visit, Philae Temple (The Temple of Isis is one of
the greatest Temples in Egypt and it occupies about a quarter of the island. It
is the main Temple on the island, with its huge, complete, pylons and beautiful
scenes), High Dam (One of the most outstanding architectural achievements of the
twentieth century. It was constructed to replace the old Aswan dam built in
1902. The High dam was constructed to protect Egypt from the floods as well as
providing irrigation and electricity all over Egypt. It is 3600 meters long.
Visitors can easily locate lake Nasser which is a huge water reservoir) and
Unfinished Obelisque (The beautiful red granites that were used in building the
temples and monuments in the ancient days were brought from the quarries of
Aswan. Now while you are on a trip to the Unfinished Obelisk you can see
innumerable inscriptions in the area around the quarries. These are probably the
descriptions of the various quarrying projects that were undertaken in the past
Dinner & Overnight in Aswan.
Day 06: Disembarkation and departure form Aswan
Breakfast. Disembarkation. Transfer to Aswan Airport for departure to Cairo.
Optional: "Why not visit the colossal Temple of Abu Simbel built by Ramses II (XIXth
Dynasty) and lately saved from inundation of the Nile waters in among the
glories of ancient Egyptian monuments. The temples were built out of a sandstone
rock cliff, and representation of the deities to which each was dedicated is
carved on its huge façade. Nearby, also saved, lies the small Temple of the
King's wife Nefertari, dedicated to the goddess Hathor".
- 01 Night in Cairo at
Selected Hotel on Bed & Breakfast Basis.
- 04 Nights at 5 star Nile Cruise on Full Board Basis.
- Cairo/Luxor & Aswan/Cairo by Egypt Air Flight.
- Multilingual expert Egyptologist guide.
- All your tours and excursions are by Deluxe Bus.
- The service of meet and assist at all your destinations.
- All your visits include entrance fees.
- International Flights.
- Visa Entry for Egypt.
- Personal items.
- Any other items not mentioned
|Price in US$ based on 2-6 passengers traveling together *
5* deluxe cruise
|5* Deluxe Hotels
5* super deluxe cruise
|Price per person in double occupancy
|Reduction for 3rd person
|Single supplement (2 or more people traveling together)
|Price for child (3-12years)
sharing with 2 adults
|Extra night in Cairo
|Extra night in Cairo - single supplement
|Extra night in Luxor
|Extra night in Luxor - single supplement
|Extra night in Aswan
|Extra night in Aswan - single supplement
Christmas, New Years & Easter 2018
Special gala dinner supplement!
Infant 0-2 Years: free (sharing with 2 adults)
Child 3-12 Years: 25% discount
OPTIONAL ABU SIMBEL EXCURSION FROM ASWAN or Cairo:
Abu Simbel excursion from Aswan by flight EGYPT AIR excluding entrée
fees & including all transfers in Aswan & Abu Simbel + Flight + Guide:
269 US$ per person
Abu Simbel excursion from Aswan
by flight CHARTER excluding entrée fees & including all transfers
in Aswan & Abu Simbel + Flight + Guide: Per Person: 219 US$. (Upon
Abu Simbel excursion from Aswan
by PRIVATE BUS including entrée fees + all transfers in Aswan &
Abu Simbel + Deluxe A/C Bus + Guide: Per Person: 150 USD$ Per adult.
Abu Simbel excursion from Aswan by COLLECTIVE BUS excluding entrée
fees & including all transfers in Aswan & Abu Simbel + Guide at the
Temples of Abu Simple: Per Person: 38.00 USD$ Per adult. (We do not
recommend the Collective Bus).
Hotel names (or similar):
Oasis Hotel or or Zoser Hotel or Similar
5* standard category:
Pyramids Park Hotel or Grand Pyramids Hotel or Amarante Pyramids Hotel or
5* deluxe category:
Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel or Pyramisa Cairo Hotel or Mena House or Ramsis
New Emilio Hotel or Philip Hotel or Tutotel Partner Hotel or Queens Valley Hotel
Cleopatra Hotel or Similar
Mercure Luxor Hotel or Pyramisa Isis Luxor City View or Similar
Isis Corniche Hotel or Similar
5* standard category:
Pyramisa Isis Luxor Hotel or Similar
Pyramisa Isis Aswan Hotel or Similar
5* deluxe category:
Sofitel le Karnak or Sheraton Luxor or Similar
Pyramisa Isis Aswan Hotel Nile View or Similar
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Cruise Ship names:
5*Standard: M/s Ra I., M/S Nile Jewel or similar
5*Deluxe: M/S Orchestra, M/S Royal Regency, M/S Tulip or similar
5* Super deluxe: M/S Prestige Emilio, M/S Royal Ruby , M/S Nile Story, M/S Hapi
5* Standard: M/S Emerald, M/S Citadel, M/S Aton or similar
5* Deluxe: M/S King of the Nile, M/S Carnival, M/S Tamr Henna, M/S Nile Bride or
5* Super deluxe: M/S Princess Sarah, M/S Monaco, M/S Mohito or similar
5*Standard: M/S Crocodile, M/S Sarya , M/S Jasmin , M/S Anni or similar
5*Deluxe: M/S Kira, M/S Mirage, M/S Nile Style , M/S Norma or similar
5*Super Deluxe : M/S Monte Carlo, M/S Semiramis or similar