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EgyptDiscover Cario, Edfu and Luxor

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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.

The we visit, Memphis, the ancient capital of the first kingdom back in 2200 BC, followed by the necropolis of Saqqara, which features numerous pyramids, including the world-famous step pyramid of Djoser-oldest complete stone building complex known in history. Dinner and overnight in Cairo.

Visited:
Cairo
Accommodation
Mena House (Cairo Governorate)

Day 3: Cairo - Luxor

After breakfast, 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). Dinner and overnight in Luxor.

Visited:
CairoLuxor
Accommodation
Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa (Luxor)

Day 4: Luxor (This Embarkation day Must be a Monday, Thursday or Saturday)

After breakfast, departure to 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). Transfer to your boat registration and embarkation. Lunch on board. Later on visit the Luxor temple. Dinner and first overnight on board.

Visited:
Luxor
Accommodation
Acamar (Aswān)

Day 5: Luxor - Esna - Edfou

After breakfast, departure to visit the Karnak complex, the temple of Amon Ra whose fascination overcomes imagination. Lunch on board, sailing to Esna. Pass the Esna lock. Dinner and overnight on board.

Accommodation
Acamar (Aswān)

Day 6: 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 7: Aswan

(Optional excursion): 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 on board, free day at leisure on board. Lunch on board. Dinner and overnight on board.

Visited:
Aswān
Accommodation
Acamar (Aswān)

Day 8: Aswan - Cairo

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. Transfert to Aswan airport, flight to Cairo (1h30min flight). Dinner and overnight in Cairo.

Visited:
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Day 9: Cairo

After breakfast, Departure to visit Old Cairo: Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church dating from the 4th century, the Abu Serga Chruch and the Amr Mosque. Lunch in town, followed by the visit of the citadel of Saladin which is a great fortress, built between 1176 and 1183 on the heights of the current capital of Egypt, Cairo. It was built by Saladin, the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty. We finaly have a little promenade in historical bazar of Khan El Khalili. Dinner and overnight in Cairo.

Visited:
Cairo
Accommodation
Sofitel Gezirah (Cairo)

Day 10: Cairo - Your destination

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

Visited:
Cairo

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