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(Day 1) Arrival Cairo - meals (D)
Arrive Cairo airport, welcome greeting by our representative who will assist you and provide transfers to your Hotel in Cairo. Settle in for the night to relax have dinner enjoy the views of the Cairo at night.
(Day 2) Cairo - Egyptian Museum - Pyramids - Sphinx - meals (B,L,D)
After breakfast start your Full-Day sightseeing beginning with a trip to the Egyptian Museum of antiquities. Where on display is a rare collection off Egyptian antiquities dating back 5000 years. A special exhibit dedicated to the Tutankhamen collection as well as many more treasures for you to see. Then a tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world.Our Egyptologist tour guide will give you lots of details regarding the history of the Pyramids, the Giza plateau and the Sphinx.
(Day 3) Coptic & Islamic Cairo - meals (B,L,D)
After breakfast we will tour some sites that show the various religious history within Egypt's boarders. Our Egyptologist guide will have plenty of information to share with you. First stop on this tour is Salah El Din Citadel which was constructed by Salah El Din on the Mokattam hills to defend Cairo from the armies of Crusaders. After that visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque which was designed by the architect Yousif Bushnaq, a Turkish man who came especially from Istanbul built this great mosque for Mohamed Ali, the ruler of Egypt (1805-1849) who ruled Over 45 years. Then lunch will be served in a oriental restaurant. Continue driving to the area of Islamic Cairo, After that we move on to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Church of St. Barbara, Church of Abu Serga and once you finish your tour through local Coptic and Islamic Cairo – Overnight in Cairo.
(Day 4) Luxor - Cruise - Karnak & Luxor - meals (B,L,D)
Today you leave Cairo by taking a short flight to Luxor. arrive in Luxor, you'll be transferred to check-in on board our 5 star Nile cruises. Then visit East Bank of the Nile: Karnak and Luxor Temples, Visit Luxor Temple and see its courtyard and the granite statues of Ramses II. Then we proceed by bus to Karnak Temples which is a series of temples built and updated by Various Pharaohs in different reigns. Start with a trip down the Avenue of Sphinxes visit the Unfinished Propylene, the Hypostyle Hall with it’s 134 gigantic columns, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis III, the temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarabeus of Amenophis III and the Sacred Lake.
(Day 5) Luxor - Cruise - Tombs & Temples - meals (B,L,D)
After breakfast, visit the West Bank of the Nile where you will see Valley of the Kings, Colossal of Memnon and Hatshepsut's mortuary Temple. The Valley of the Kings is known to contain 63 tombs and chambers ranging in size from a simple pit to a complex tomb with over 120 chambers. The amazing Temple of Queen Hatshepsut widely considered one of the "incomparable monuments of ancient Egypt", the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is located beneath the cliffs at Deir el Bahari on the west bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings. Colossi of Memnon and the Alabaster Institute, the Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For the past 3400 years they have stood in the Theban necropolis, across the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor. The 2 massive structures always leave our guests asking our tour guides the same question! How did they do it? After this full day sightseeing, we spend a relaxed night as we cruise away from Luxor.
(Day 6) Cruise - Edfu - Kom ombo - meals ( B,L,D)
Continue cruising to Edfu and the Temple of Horus, the falcon headed god. Built in 230 BC by Ptolemy III and spending much of the modern era buried in sand and debris, this stunningly well-preserved and colorful structure reveals what temple worship in ancient Egypt was like. Lunch on-board while sailing. Disembark at Kom Ombo (hill of gold) to visit the Greco-Roman temple dedicated to Horus (the sun god) and Sobek (the crocodile god). The temple was so dedicated because crocodiles once basked on this stretch of Nile shore; inside, find several of these mummified crocodiles on display.
(Day 7) Nile Cruise - Aswan - meal (B,L,D)
Disembark the cruise ship and take a small boat trip to Agilika Island for Philae Temple - dedicated to the goddess Isis. The temple dates from 4th century BC but the Ptolomies and the Romans up to 3rd century AD credited for building most of the existing structures. In danger of being completely submerged by the rising water of Lake Nasser, in 1972 UNESCO stepped in and an 8-year rescue effort was undertaken to relocate the entire temple 20m higher on nearby Agilika Island. After lunch, we visit the High Dam and take a felucca sailing trip to Elephantine and Kitchener Island. As the sun sets, free time to shop in the colorful souqs and markets or simply relax and watch an amazing sunset in Egypt’s southern most town straddling the River Nile at the end of you'll be transferred to take the domestic flight to Cairo upon arrival to Cairo – transfer to hotel check in & overnight in Cairo.
(Day 8) Cairo - Saqqara - Memphis - meals (B,L,D)
Kick off the morning by visiting Saqqara to see the magnificent Step Pyramid of Djoser, the world’s oldest stone pyramid. Then continue to the site of Memphis, the ancient capital of Lower Egypt in ancient times, to view what remains of this once colossal city. Admire its relics in the open-air museum, including a giant, fallen statue of Ramses II. These lesser known, but fascinating sites attract fewer tourists, making them wonderful
(Day 9) Cairo - Departure - meals (B)
After breakfast we transfer you to Cairo International Airport for your International Flight home.