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10 Days Total Egypt Experience

Day 1: CAIRO
On your arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met and greated by our steward. Who will assist you to clear with passport control formalities, luggage identification & portrage. You will then be transfered in an air-conditioned private vehicle to your hotel where our steward will assist you with check-in.
Overnight at your Hotel in Cairo.

Day 2: CAIRO
After breakfast at your hotel, you will meet with the day’s tour guide. You visit the Egyptian Museum and, then the Pyramids of Giza, where you will also see the Sphinx -one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You may enjoy a camel ride round the Pyramids as you contemplate the achievements of Ancient Egypt.

Overnight at your Hotel in Cairo.

Day 3: CAIRO -LUXOR
You have your breakfast at the hotel. For morning and afternoon, you will be free at leisure. In the evening you transfer to take the Sleeper Train to Luxor.

Dinner & overnight on board Sleeper Train.

Day 4: LUXOR
Breakfast will be served on board Sleeper Train. Arrive Luxor and transfer to your Nile cruiser. After lunch on board, you will be introduced to your guide. You then visit the West Bank -Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon.

Luxor is the highlight of the cruise. The range, magnificence and diversity of the monuments in the Luxor area is unsurpassed in all of Egypt. The Valley of Kings is where the rulers of the period historians refer to as the New Kingdom period (BC 1550-1070) awaited the afterlife. Over 60 tombs have so far been excavated in the valley. Among the best tombs to visit are those of Ramses I, Tuthmosis III and Ramses VI. Tutankhamun's is the most famous today.

On the other side of the Valley of Kings is the Temple of Deir el-Bahri, built by Queen Hatshepsut. The temple is very impressive from a distance and is a great place to take photos. Take more photos at the Colossi of Memnon -two huge statues that are the sole legacy of the temple of Amenhotep III.

After dinner, you may enjoy dance music. Dinner & overnight on board Nile Cruiser.

Day 5: LUXOR - ESNA -EDFU
After breakfast, you tour the East Bank -to visit Luxor and Karnak temples.

The Temple of Luxor was dedicated to the god Amon. The temple?s entrance is lined with Sphinxes, and inside you find colonnades, courts, obelisks and wall murals.

The Temple of Karnak is a huge, incredibly impressive complex that was dedicated to the god Amon. In the New Kingdom period, this was the most important temple is Egypt. It is probably the largest religious building ever and it can carry no less than 10 average Christian cathedrals. Some of the interesting structures within the complex are the gigantic hypostyle hall, the Kiosk of Tarhaka, statue of Ramses II, temple of Ramses III and the sacred lake.

You return to Nile Cruiser where you will have lunch on board as you sail to Esna and thereafter to Edfu. You disembark at Edfu to visit the Temple of Horus.

Edfu was the cult centre of Horus the falcon god. It is perhaps the best preserved of ancient temples of Egypt. Two majestic granite falcons adorn the entrance and some of the walls bear reliefs depicting Horus.

Dinner (oriental) & overnight on board Nile Cruiser.

Day 6: EDFU- KOM OMBO- ASWAN
After breakfast, you sail to Kom Ombo. You will have lunch on board. You disembark to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo.

The Graeco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo consists of two separate temples, each with its own entrance, colonnades, hypostyle hall and sanctuary. The southern temple is dedicated to Sobek -the crocodile god, while the northern one honours Horus -the falcon god. Thereafter sail to Aswan.

After dinner enjoy a disco party. Dinner & overnight on board Nile Cruiser.

Day 7: ASWAN
After breakfast, you visit the Aswan High Dam, the Old Dam, The Granite Quarries and the Temple of Philae. The Granite Quarries are the site of the giant Unfinished Obelisk. Had the obelisk been successfully completed, it would be the single heaviest piece of monolithic stonework.

The Philae Temple was dedicated to the goddess Isis, an important figure in Egyptian mythology. You return for lunch on board. You will spend the rest of the day at leisure in Aswan.

Dinner & overnight on board Nile Cruiser.

Day 8: ASWAN
After breakfast, you take a leisure sail along the Nile on a felucca - the traditional Nile sailboats. You thereafter disembark the Nile cruiser and are transferred to your hotel in Aswan. You spend the rest of the day at leisure in Aswan.

Overnight at your hotel in Aswan.

Day 9: ASWAN - CAIRO
After breakfast, you disembark and drive to Abu Simbel. Here you will visit the Great Temple of Ramses II and the Temple of Hathor. Ramses II was a great builder of monuments. The great temple was dedicated Ramses II himself and the gods Harakhty, Amon, and Ptah.

You cannot miss the four massive statues of Ramses II. On the walls are reliefs celebrating the triumphs of the pharaoh in many battles. The Temple of Hathor was built to honour Nefertari, Ramses II's much beloved wife, and the goddess Hathor. Both the pharaoh and Nefertari appear on some of the wall murals.

You thereafter return to Aswan to take the Sleeper Train to Cairo
Dinner & overnight on board Sleeper Train.

Day 10: CAIRO- FLY HOME
Breakfast will be served on board Sleeper Train. After arrival in Cairo, transfer to International Airport for your flight back home.

Package Includes:
- 3 nights in Cairo at a 4 star hotel on bed and breakfast basis
- 4 nights on 5 star Nile cruiser (full board) and all sightseeing
- 1 night in Aswan at a 5 star hotel on bed and breakfast basis
- Sightseeing in Cairo- include transfer, guide and entrance fees)
- All Transfers in the program
- Trip to Abu Simbel including entrance fees
- Sleeper Train Cairo/Aswan and Luxor/Cairo (including dinner & breakfast).

Package Excludes:
- Extras -tips, drinks, telephone, laundry or any other personal expenses.

      
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