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EgyptCruise on the Nile and explore the capital

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Travel a thousand years back in time and cruise on one of the world's longest waterways, the Nile. Surrounded by history and archeological sites, this is a beautiful way to discover Egypt. Then, put your feet back on the ground and explore the magnificent scenes of the capital, as well as the pyramids, the city Edfu and the temple Abu Simbel (built by Ramses II). This and much more is waiting for ...

Travel a thousand years back in time and cruise on one of the world's longest waterways, the Nile. Surrounded by history and archeological sites, this is a beautiful way to discover Egypt. Then, put your feet back on the ground and explore the magnificent scenes of the capital, as well as the pyramids, the city Edfu and the temple Abu Simbel (built by Ramses II). This and much more is waiting for you in Egypt!

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    Local culture
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Day 1: Arrival Cairo

Arrival at Cairo International airport. Meet and assist with formalities. Transfer to your hotel. Accommodation and overnight at the hotel.

Visited:
Cairo
Accommodation
Mena House (Cairo Governorate)

Day 2: Cairo

After breakfast, visit the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx: Kheops, the biggest of all, Khephren and Mykerinos the smallest of the three, has its original cover till today. And the fascinating Sphinx with human head ( 57 m long) whose role was to guard the entry of the tombs against all offenders. Lunch in town.

Departure to visit the famous National Museum founded in 1857 by the French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette Pasha and transferred in 1902 to the actual building. Lunch in town.

Then transfer to Cairo airport and flight to Luxor (1h flight). Transfer to your boat registration and embarkation. Dinner and first overnight on board.

Visited:
CairoLuxor
Accommodation
Mena House (Cairo Governorate)

Day 3: Luxor - Esna - Edfou

After breakfast, departureto visit the Valley of the Kings where 62 Pharaohs rest (visit 3 tombs). Then visit valley of the Queens where 75 Queens rest (visit 2 tombs). Lunch on board, sailing to Esna. Pass the Esna lock. Dinner and overnight on board.


Day 4: Edfu – Kom Ombo - Aswan

Breakfast on board. Sailing to Edfu. Visit the Edfu temple dedicated to god Horus “god with falcon head”, where two magnificent statues in black granite guard its entry. It is certainly the best conserved temple in the country. Return on board and sailing to Kom Ombo. Lunch on board, cruise continues.

Then departure to visit Kom Ombo. This temple of the Ptolemaic dynasty, is dedicated to both gods Haroeris and Sobek. After the visit, embarkation and continue sailing to Aswan. Dinner on board.

Accommodation
Acamar (Aswān)

Day 5: Aswan

Early in the morning, to the Abu Simbel temples by private minibus. Visit the temple built by Ramses II. Then visit the second temple, called Hathour, dedicated to his wife Queen Nefertari, Return on board. Breakfast, free day at leisure on board. Lunch. Dinner and overnight on board.

Visited:
Aswān
Accommodation
Acamar (Aswān)

Day 6: Aswan

Breakfast on board, departure to visit the Philae temple dedicated to Isis. Then visit the Aswan High-Dam, whose construction was appointed to Soviet engineers in 1960 and which is the main source of electricity for the country. And visit the unfinished  obelik. Lunch on board. Dinner and overnight on board.

Visited:
Aswan Governorate
Accommodation
Acamar (Aswān)

Day 7: Kom Ombo – Edfu

Breakfast on board, then departure to visit Kom Ombo. This temple of the Ptolemaic dynasty, is dedicated to both gods Haroeris and Sobek. After the visit, embarkation and continue sailing to Aswan. Lunch on board.

Sailing to Edfu. Visit the Edfu temple dedicated to god Horus “god with falcon head”, where two magnificent statues in black granite guard its entry. It is certainly the best conserved temple in the country. Return on board and sailing to Luxor. Dinner on board.

Visited:
Kom omboEdfu
Accommodation
Acamar (Aswān)

Day 8: Luxor

After breakfast, Sailing… Departure the famous Luxor temple. Lunch on board. Dinner on board.

Visited:
Luxor
Accommodation
Acamar (Aswān)

Day 9: Luxor - Cairo

After breakfast, check out from boat visit the Karnak complex, the temple of Amon Ra whose fascination overcomes imagination. Lunch in a restaurant. Transfert to Luxor airport, flight to Cairo (1h min flight). Dinner and overnight in Cairo near airport.

Visited:
LuxorCairo
Accommodation
Le Meridien Airport (Cairo Governorate)

Day 10: Cairo - Your destination

After breakfast, transfer to Cairo International Airport. Flight back to your destination.

Visited:
Cairo

CairoLuxorEsnaEdfuKom omboAswānAswan Governorate

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