11 day Cairo and Nile Adventure dahabyia
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- Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports
- The assistance of our guest relations during your stay
- All airport transfers by a private air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
- Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo including daily breakfast.
- Accommodation for 7 nights onboard Dahabiya on full board basis
- All sightseeing tours in Cairo – privately guided tours
- All sightseeing tours on the cruise sharing Dahabiya group
- All sightseeing tours in Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan as mentioned in the itinerary
- Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
- Tea, Coffee, and Soft Drinks during Meals on board your Dahabiya
- egyptologist English-speaking tour guide during your tours
- Lunch at a good quality local restaurant
- Bottled water during your tours and transfers
- All service charges and applicable taxes included
- International Airfare
- domestic airfare
- Any optional tours
- Personal spending
began to start with our tour manager will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport. and then he will escort you to your hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At the hotel, the tour manager will assist you to have a smooth check-in and review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour.
Overnight in Cairo
After breakfast, you will be accompanied by your personal guide to Giza Plateau to visit the Great Pyramids of Giza. Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus, and also the famous Sphinx and Valley Temple facing the great statue. There is an additional visit to the Solar Boat in front of Cheops Pyramid (extra ticket on spot).
Lunch will be served in a good-quality restaurant,
and then proceed to the Sakkara area to visit
the first pyramid ever built. Djoser Pyramid. Then, move to Memphis; Old Kingdom’s capital and famous Necropolis. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. Visits: Great Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Valley Temple.
Optional visit to Solar Boat, Sakkara Complex, Djoser Pyramid, Memphis.
After taking breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, you will be escorted by your private Egyptologist tour guide to visit the Egyptian Museum.
Lunch will be taken throughout the tour at a local restaurant.
Then, continue driving to Islamic Cairo. where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s oldest bazaar. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. Visits: Egyptian Museum, Islamic Cairo, Khan El Khalili.
Fly to Luxor Cairo and Nile Adventure
Check out from your hotel in Cairo in the morning, then transfer to Cairo Airport for your flight to Luxor. where you will be met and assisted and then taken by an air-conditioned vehicle to embark on your cruise in Luxor East Bank at Noon and have lunch on board. You will go on a visit to the East Bank where you will visit. the famous
Different than other temples in Luxor, the Luxor temple was not built in adoration to a god or to a god figure of the kings and pharaohs; instead, Luxor Temple was built in dedication to the rejuvenation of kingship. Many kings might have had they crowned at the Temple of Luxor, whether crowned in reality or conceptually as in the case of Alexander the Great, who claimed he was crowned at Luxor although facts contradict appear that he had never traveled south of Memphis which is considered the modern city of Cairo.
The Karnak Temple dates back from around 2055 BC to around 100 AD. It was built as a cult temple and was dedicated to the gods Amun, Mut, and khonsu. Being the largest building for religious purposes ever to be constructed, the Karnak Temple was known as the “most select of places” by ancient Egyptians.
During the New Kingdom, the Karnak Temple Complex was the center of the ancient faith while power was concentrated at Thebes (modern-day Luxor) and its significance is reflected in its enormous size.
In addition to its religious significance, it also served as a treasury, administrative center, and palace for the New Kingdom pharaohs. It is to this day considered the largest temple complex ever constructed anywhere in the world.
Enjoy breakfast and then a visit to Luxor West Bank first
Valley of the kings
Valley of the Kings
Start your day with an impressive breakfast meal, and then join our Egyptologist tour guide on a tour to visit the gorgeous Luxor tourist attractions starting with: Its royal burials are located in the West Bank of Luxor which has 24 terrific royal tombs and in total 64 tombs according to the last discovery at 2008 to 2014.
It’s the final resting place of Egypt’s rulers from the 18th to the 20th dynasty; it is home to tombs including the great Pharaoh Ramses II and King Tutankhamen. The tombs were well stocked with all the material goods a ruler might need in the next world. Most of the decoration inside the tombs is still well-preserved.
It is a mortuary temple at Deir El-Bahri. It was built by Queen Hatshepsut who is considered to be one of the most formidable women in Ancient Egypt.
The queen is distinguished as one of the most successful pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, but she was not the only female ruler in Egypt’s history. Her reign was peaceful and prosperous and as a result, it witnessed a wide variety of achievements one of them was her own mortuary temple which commemorates all her great works on its walls.
Colossi of Memnon
They are two incredible massive stone statues of the royal Pharaoh, Amenhotep III. They depict him in a seated position, and they are made from blocks of quartzite sandstone.
The legendary Colossi of Memnon are the guardians of the Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III. The temple consists of two spectacular twin statues sitting at the entrance of Luxor and it gained its fame due to its majestic appearance.
Have dinner onboard your cruise. Overnight aboard your cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Visits: Luxor West Bank.
Have an early morning crossing Esna lock with breakfast on board. After breakfast, go to visit
Dedicated to the ram-headed god Khnum (the god of creation) the Temple of Esna construction started during King Tuthmosis III reign during the 18th Dynasty but the temple completed construction during the Ptolemaic period and the Roman period between 40 to 250 A.D. Inscriptions on the temple wall nominate the important figures related to the creation of the Temple of Esna, also known as the temple of Khnum.
The remains of the Temple of Esna contain a hall of columns with 24 pillars beautifully decorated with lotus floral capitals and palm capitals. The walls are covered with 4 rows of reliefs, showing Ptolemaic and Roman Emperors dressed in Pharaoh costumes, offering sacrifices to the god Khnum. There are chambers on both sides of the temple entrance that were used by the priests and keepers of the temple as storerooms.
Then, you will sail ahead to El Kab village around 1:00 PM. Enjoy a delicious lunch while sailing and have some tea time during the sunset. Have dinner on board. Overnight aboard your cruise near El Kab village. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Visits: Esna Temple.
The Temple of Horus at Edfu is widely considered to be the most impressive of all of the Nile-side temples along the journey between Luxor and Aswan. It is a required stop by all of the cruise ships that make the trip, also stopping at Esna and Kom Ombo.
Like at Esna, the temple at Edfu is a late construction. It was built during the Greco-Roman Period, but the builders painstakingly preserved the form of Egypt’s true pharaohs. As a result, a visit to Edfu allows you to see what all of the other ruined temples around Egypt might have looked like had they been built 2000 years later.
Enjoy breakfast on board while sailing to Gebel El Silsila. Upon arriving, go on a visit to Gebel El Silsila after lunch. Then, enjoy a special BBQ Dinner. Overnight aboard your cruise at Beshir Island. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Visits: Gebel El-Silsila.
breakfast while sailing to Kom Ombo. Then, visit the famous
Kom Ombo Temple.
Along with Esna and Edfu, Kom Ombo is the third major stop that most of the Nile cruises between Luxor and Aswan make on their journey. Located only 30 miles north of Aswan, it is also easy to visit Kom Ombo on a day trip by car, however, The setting of this Temple of Sobek, the crocodile god, makes an approach by water the far superior way to visit this site. The temple is perched atop a picturesque bluff alongside the river and while there are no longer any crocodiles in the river or in the sacred lake inside the temple complex, this riverside temple is still worthy of a visit.
Like the other two sites between Luxor and Aswan, Kom Ombo dates from the Ptolemaic Dynasty and it was only completed under Roman rule. The temple has a dual dedication to Sobek, as well as Horus, and the plan of the temple reflects this dual purpose.
Then, sail to Herdiab Island. Enjoy a relaxing lunch at Herdiab sandy beach where you can have a swim and relish the amazing nature. Enjoy dinner on board while sailing. Overnight aboard your cruise near Aswan Bridge. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Visits: Kom Ombo Temple, Herdiab Sandy Beach.
breakfast on board during the sailing to Aswan. Go on unique Aswan Excursions.
This beautiful temple complex is one of the most picturesque in all of Egypt. It sits on Aglika Island just south of the old Aswan Dam and you must ride a water taxi to the island to get to the ruins. The temple was moved to its current location following the construction of the High Dam, which threatened to submerge it permanently.
The careful reconstruction at the current site was carefully completed, painstakingly preserving the original appearance and layout of the complex and even landscaping the island to match its former location.
The Unfinished Obelisk is a rare opportunity to consider what this process might have been like and just how difficult it was to shape and carve the great stone blocks that make up Egypt’s many monuments.
This huge obelisk would have stood 140 feet in height, the largest even in Egypt. It was to be carved from the Red Aswan granite that decorates many of Egypt’s greatest monuments and for which the city is famous. This greatest of all of Egypt’s monoliths, however, was never finished. At a late stage in its formation, a flaw in the rock was discovered and it was abandoned.
When construction began on the High Dam in 1960, it was the most heralded part of President Gamal Abdel Nasser’s effort to develop Egypt for all Egyptians. While the dam is certainly not the largest in the world, it is an impressive engineering feat nonetheless, over 360 feet tall and 12,500 feet across.
The dam was completed in 1971 and the huge reservoir behind it, named for President Nasser, finished filling in 1979.
then Have lunch onboard and a fabulous dinner and farewell party on board. Overnight aboard your cruise at Aswan West Bank. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Visits: Aswan.
Breakfast on board and then disembark and get transferred to Aswan Airport for your final departure via Cairo Airport. Meals: Breakfast
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