8 Days | 7 Nights
Ahlan Wa Sahlan – welcome to Egypt! Our representative meets you at the passport control of Cairo Airport. Transfer to your booked hotel in Egypt’s capital, check-in. The remainder of the day is free. 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.
Breakfast at the hotel. We will accompany you from your hotel to visit 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 are displayed dating back to 5000 years. The tour will end by visiting Cairo’s most famous open-air market, the Khan El Khalil Grand Bazaar, located in the old area of Al-Qahira. Here you can buy souvenirs such as silverware, faux antiques, stained glass lamps, incense, and more. Transfer back to your Cairo hotel and overnight.
After breakfast at the hotel drive 50 minutes about 40 km south of Cairo to visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser, the world's oldest major stone structure. It was built in the 3rd Dynasty (around 2630 BC) for King Djoser. Drive to 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. Its intended granite revetment was only partially applied. The Great Sphinx is part of the funerary complex of Khephren. Its impressive leonine body with the royal head is sculpted in an outcrop of the native limestone. Part of the face, including the nose, has been deliberately damaged. Transfer back to your hotel in Cairo and overnight.
In the morning transfer to Cairo Airport to depart to Aswan. Aswan is located in Upper Egypt, about 870 km south of Cairo on the foot of the Nile valley, flight from Cairo to Aswan lasts for about 1.5 hours. Our representative will meet and assist you at Aswan airport. Then transfer to your Nile Cruise for embarkation before lunch. In the afternoon, have an amazing felucca ride on the Nile in Aswan to see Elephantine Island. Enjoy watching the fascinating view and the color mixing between the navy blue for the River Nile, green for land, yellow for desert, and light blue for the sky. Back to your cruise. Enjoy a leisurely dinner and overnight on board.
Breakfast on board. The tour begins by proceeding to a motor boat 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. You’ll have your lunch back on board the ship and sail on to Kom Ombo. In the afternoon you will have time to explore the Temple of Kom Ombo, where you’ll learn about the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus, whose monuments decorate each half of the temple. Enjoy a leisurely dinner and overnight on board.
Breakfast and lunch on board your Nile cruise. Today you’ll visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu, which is considered to be one of the most well-preserved temples in Egypt. It is also the repository of the most detailed legacy on matters of cult and temple function. Later in the day, you'll have a guided tour around the Greco-Roman Temple of Khnum at Esna. After the tour you will get back to the ship, you will sail to Luxor, and enjoy a leisurely dinner and overnight on board.
Breakfast on board while sailing to Luxor. Our representative will meet you then transfer to visit the East Bank of Luxor. Proceed to the most important and most sacred of the sites the Temple of Luxor. It was built by one of the kings of the 12th dynasty and completed by the well-known king Ramses II. The temple was conceived as a remote southern annex to the temple of Karnak, at a distance of about 3 kilometers from it. Hence, it faces the Karnak Temple and was connected to it by a long processional avenue, flanked by rows of sphinxes on either side. Have a tour to 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. In the afternoon, 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, they all are highly decorated and filled with priceless artwork. And the last site to visit is 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. After the tour, you will get back to the ship and enjoy a leisurely dinner and overnight on board.
Breakfast on board then disembark. You will be transferred to Luxor International airport for your departure flight.