9 Days/8 Nights Cruise on the River Nile Tours

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Day 1:

Arrive to Cairo. Meet and assist upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 2:

After breakfast start your tour of Cairo by driving to Giza to see the three great pyramids. Stand in awe at magnificent sphinx guarding the Giza plateau. Visit Step Pyramid of Sakkara and Memphis. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 3:

After breakfast start your day by visiting the world – famous Egyptian museum, with its 1000,000 objects covering 4000 years of ancient Egyptian civilizations, including the treasures Tutankhamen. Visit the Citadel of Salah El Din, Mohamed Ali Mosque and also Khan El-Khalil Bazaar before returning to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 4:

After Breakfast transfer to Cairo Airport for flight to Aswan. Upon arrival transfer to the boat for 5 days – 4 nights Nile Cruise. Afternoon sailing trip on a typical Egyptian “Felucca” (sail-boat) which glides along the Nile, passing Elephantine island, Lord Kitchener’s Botanical Garden and the dramatic while marble Age Khan Mausoleum.

Day 5:

Morning visit of the Aswan high dam and the Granite Quarries where stone for the ancient monument and modern dam of Aswan were cut. View the gigantic, unfinished obelisk of Queen Hatsheput, continue by motorboat to the island of Philae to see the exquisite temple of Isis. In the afternoon, the ship sails to Kom Ombo, a hill town overlooking the banks of the Nile, visit the Greek- Roman temple of Kom Ombo, sail to Edfu.

Day 6:

In Edfu, travel by horse- drawn carriage to the temple of Horus, the best preserved of all large Egyptian temples. Spend the afternoon relaxing as the boat sails along the Nile to Luxor ancient city.

Day 7:

Morning visit to the Valley of the Kings, containing secret tombs of new kingdom Pharaohs, continue to the famed Colossi of Memmon, and the beautiful terraced temple of Queen Hatsheput. After lunch, visit the avenue of the sphinxes and the imposing temple of Luxor. Also visit the cast Karnak temple complex, built by generations of the Pharaoh’s over a 2000- year period.

Day 8:

Morning disembarkation, then transfer to the airport for your return flight to Cairo. Remainder of the day at leisure to explore on your own. Overnight in Cairo

Day 9:

Transfer to Cairo Airport for the final departure.