Egypt descovery tours and Nile cruise from luxor to aswan. Visit Cairo the most attractive city in the world because of its monuments and the variety of its landscapes. It is a world in itself, a museum of all the ages, cultures and historical events.
Day 01: Arrive to Hurghada
Arrival to Hurghada international airport, meet & greet by our representative at the airport & assist through formalities, transfer to your all Inclusive hotel for overnight.
Day 02: Hurghada
All Inclusive at hotel, day at leisure, swimming & snorkeling, night life of Hurghada, varieties of activities could be done, availability for optional tours and excursions, overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Hurghada / Luxor Nile Cruise (Sailing Days: Saturday / Monday / Thursday)
Early start from Hurghada around 05:15 AM from hotel with Private deluxe air-conditioned vehicle to Luxor (280 km / 4 hours). We visit the great temple of Karnak which is the largest in the world. Later we visit the temple of Luxor which used to be as the ancient center for festivals in Thebes. Transfer to Nile Cruise for check in. Lunch & dinner served on board, live entertainment, overnight (B/L/D).
Day 04: Luxor / Esna / Edfu / Nile Cruise
After breakfast will be a guided tour to the Necropolis of Thebes at the west bank where Valley of the Kings which known as the Place of Truth and the burial tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs. There is most famous tomb of Tutankhamun which was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. The funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir Al Bahary the only female Pharaoh ruled Egypt. Finally visiting the twin Statues of 18 meters high Colossi of Memnon, remains of funerary temple of Amenophis III then return to cruise for Lunch
Around 13:30 the Sail to Esna and time to relax on board the sundeck watching the great scenes on both banks of the Nile and the daily life of the Egyptian country side. Cross the Lock, sail to Edfu city. Dinner and overnight (B/L/D)
Day 05: Edfu / Kom Ombo / Aswan / Nile Cruise
Breakfast on board; shore excursion by horse carriages to the temple of Horus in Edfu (best preserved cult temple in Egypt). Horus was the god of the sky whose eyes were the sun and the moon. Back to cruise for lunch and rest.
Afternoon Sail to Kom Ombo to visit the temple shared by two Gods Sobek (Crocodile) and Haroeris (Headed Falcon) dates from180 BC during the Ptolemaic era with additions made into Roman times. The temple at Kom Ombo was also built at this time under Ptolemy VI. Return back to cruise and Sail to Aswan, dinner on board, Egyptian Galabya party and live entertainment on board & overnight. (B/L/D)
Day 06: Aswan / Nile Cruise
Breakfast on board, a guided tour visiting the High Dam which consider the most outstanding achievement in Modern Egypt history protected the country from the annual Nile flood. Continue to the Philae Temple that was relocated from its original site on Philae Island after being submerged under the water of the Nile during the preparation of the High Dam construction. In a spectacular rescue operation, the great temples and monuments of Philae were pulled out of the water and re-erected on a nearby island, the Agilika Island, now renamed Philae. Back to cruise for lunch and to enjoy the beauty of Aswan. Dinner on board & overnight. (B/L/D)
Day 07: Aswan / Cairo
Disembarkation after Breakfast, transfer to the airport for a flight to Cairo (ASW / CAI) arrives at Cairo airport, transfer to the hotel, balance of a day at leisure & overnight. (B)
Optional: Full day guided tour to Abu Simbel: magnificent temple built by Ramses II southern borders of Egypt, where he wished to demonstrate his power and divine nature, four colossal 20 meters high statues of Ramsess II sit in pairs flanking the entrance, uniquely happen twice a year the sun rays reach into the innermost sanctuary to illuminate the statues.
Day 08: Cairo Sightseeing
Buffet Breakfastt at 08.30 A.M then a full day guided tour visiting Sakkara which is the best known for the Step Pyramid, the oldest known pyramid. It was built for King Djoser of the 3rd Dynasty by the architect and genius Imhotep. Continue visiting Memphis was founded around 3,100 BC by Menes, the King who united Upper and Lower Egypt, this great city of the Old Kingdom became the administrative and religious center of Egypt. The Great Pyramid (the only remaining of the world 7th wonders) the three largest and best preserved of all known Pyramids of Egypt, In addition to the usual parts of a pyramid complex guarded by a huge Sphinx and attached with the valley temple, the Mighty Sphinx which represents the King Chefren with human head and lion body as a guardian. Visiting the Papyrus institute where you can watch the process of manufacturing original paper, end tour, back to hotel and overnight.
Day 09 : Cairo Sightseeing / Hurghada
Buffet Breakfast at 08.30 A.M then proceed for a full day guided tour visiting the Egyptian Museum locates at downtown. It houses over 120.000 antiquities of ancient Egypt as well different prehistory eras, the most remarkable objects and the marvelous treasure of King Tutankhamun extracted from his intact tomb locates in west bank at valley of the Kings in Luxor. visiting Old Cairo, where early Judaism and Christianity flourished in Egypt with the remains of the Fortress of Babylon. First built by the Persians around the 6th century BC, these ruins are indeed Cairo oldest original structure. Within the confines you will find the Church of St. Sergius, where the Holy Family is reported to have stayed, and the Hanging Church, the seat of the Coptic patriarchate for centuries, Visit the Ben Ezra Synagogue. Inside this basilica-style temple, the so-called “Geniza Documents” were found, a treasure hailed as an unparalleled source of information about life of the Jews in Egypt past), end tour by 17.00 then transfer by Private deluxe (vehicle /coach) to Hurghada (450 km / 5 hours). There is one stop by road for rest then continue driving to the hotel, check in, All Inclusive at hotel, overnight at hotel. (All Inclusive)
Day 10: Hurghada / Final Departure
Buffet Breakfast & (Check out from hotel 12.00) transfer to the airport for the final departure and time to say goodbye to new friends.
Itinerary Variations: The above itinerary is subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control
Embarkation from Luxor or Aswan according to cruise schedule, as well an alternative cruise boat of equal standard may be used.
Nile Cruise 5*
RADAMIS I/II, ROYAL RUBY, ROYAL PRINCESS, SARAH, GRAND PRINCESS, SEMIRAMIS, NILE DOLPHIN, BLUE SHADOW, TU YA , AL JAMILA, TI YI , ROYAL ESADORA , STEPHANE , PIONEER II , TOWER PR , PRINCESS DU NIL. OR SIMILAR CATEGORY.
Tour category: Packages
Departure location: Hurghada
Duration: 10 Days
Booking in Advance: 6 Weeks before the event
Physical Difficulty Level: Moderate
Travel mode: A/C vehicle, Nile Cruises
Adult price: $1995
Child price: $ 995
Infant Price: $ 200