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Ahlan Wa Sahlan – welcome to Egypt! You have arrived in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo is a fascinating city and home to the mighty Nile, the longest and the most vital river in the world. Try to check some floating restaurants, river cruise boats, or experience the lively Khan El Khalili Bazaar.
You will be picked up by our representative at your hotel and transferred to enjoy a tour of the Giza Pyramids. Khufu's pyramid is the northernmost and largest of the three. In classical antiquity, it was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and is the only one to have survived. Khephren's monument can be easily identified by the casing stones that still cling to its pointed top. The much smaller pyramid of Mycerinus had not been completed by the time of the king's death. The Great Sphinx is part of the funerary complex of Khephren. Proceed to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities near Tahrir Square in Cairo. It houses the world’s largest, most precious, and rare collection of genuine artifacts, over 250,000 pieces. In the evening, board an overnight sleeper train to Aswan. The approximate travel time from Cairo to Aswan is 13 hours.
Arrive in Aswan and proceed to a motorboat to reach Agilkia Island, where you will visit the Temple of Philae which was erected during the Greco-Roman period and was dedicated to the goddess Isis. On the walls of the temple of Philae were inscribed the latest hieroglyphic and demotic inscriptions. Embrace the culture of the locals and enjoy a home-cooked dinner with a local family. Overnight at Hotel in Aswan.
Breakfast at the hotel. You will have a free day of leisure on your own to enjoy and explore other historical sites or add an optional tour such as the Abu Simbel Tour or you may just relax and stay calm at the hotel. Overnight at Aswan.
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Board the felucca boat. You’ll start an overnight trip along the Nile River aboard a felucca or Egyptian traditional sailboat. Enjoy your lunch and be amazed by the beauty of the Nile River and breath some fresh air. Enjoy a leisurely dinner and overnight on board.
Breakfast on board felucca and disembark. The tour begins by visiting the double temple of the Hellenistic period on the eastern bank, the Temple of Kom Ombo. You’ll learn about the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus, whose monuments decorate each half of the temple. Then drive to Luxor to visit the Karnak Temples, which are the largest structures ever built in the history of mankind. The principal building is that of the god Amun Ra, which is the melting pot of religion and politics. Transfer to hotel in Luxor, check-in, and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Tour starts by crossing the River Nile, to Luxor West Bank. Come and see the magnificent Valley of the Kings. The most concentration of royal tombs in Ancient Egypt. It is where cut in rocks tombs for 62 famous kings of the New Kingdom, all are highly decorated and filled with priceless artwork. Continue to visit the Hatshepsut temple built and named after the powerful Queen Hatshepsut the only woman who ascended the throne of Egypt in ancient times. This temple is located at Deir el-Bahari, a steep cliff in the shape of a horseshoe forms a natural background to two monumental buildings standing side by side, each belonging to a different period. The last stop, pay a visit to the Colossi of Memnon. The first monument one encounters on a visit to the west bank of Luxor is the site of the funerary temple of Amenhotep III. The temple itself has all but completely disappeared, but the colossal twin statues of the king, which once stood proudly in front of the entrance to the temple, are still there to greet the visitor. Join a local family and have a traditional meal in the evening. Overnight in Luxor.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Luxor Airport for your 1-hour flight back to Cairo. The tour ends upon arrival in Cairo.