Awesome 8 days Cairo & Nile cruise
we will pick up you from Cairo Airport to your hotel by air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. Overnight in Cairo.
Pyramids and Cairo Sightseeing:
After your Breakfast at your hotel our archaeologist guide will accompany you to Giza Plateau to visit, the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus, the Sphinx, and the Valley temple. Lunch in a local restaurant.
Cairo – Nile Cruise Tour
we will pick up you from Cairo Airport to your hotel by air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. Overnight in Cair0 In the morning after check out and breakfast, you will transfer to Cairo Airport to fly to Luxor. by air-conditioned vehicle, in Luxor Airport our archeologist guide will pick up you to check in your Nile cruise. After lunch on board, we will go to visit Karnak.
The ancient Egyptian name of the temple was Ipet-isu—or “most select of places”—by the ancient Egyptian, over 2,000 years to build the complex of Karnak from the middle kingdom to the Greek-Roman period. It is the largest religious center ever built, about 200 acres (1.5 km by 0.8 km. and was a place of pilgrimage for nearly 2,000 years, dedicated to the Theban triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu. The Hypostyle Hall, one of the most interesting things we will visit about 54,000 square feet continue 134 columns, is still the largest room of any religious building in the world. After finish the tour in Karnak we will drive to the Temple of Luxor
Temple of Luxor
The temple was built by Amenhotep III (1390-52 BC) 18th Dynasty and Ramesses II ( 1279-13 BC) 19th Dynasty. Was Covered by sand until the 1880s but after restored the temple, the Pylon measuring 24 meters high and 65 meters wide, the scene on the pylon Represents the glory of Ramesses at the battle of Kadesh. Also, two massive seated statues of Rameses II guard the huge gateway and are flanked by four standing statues of the king.
In the front of the temple thousands of sphinx of human-headed and lion body about ( 3 KM), made it between the complex of Karnak and the temple of Luxor. This avenue built for the ” Opet festival” when Amun and Mut visited the temple of Karnak in a symbolic re-enactment of their marriage. At Luxor temple, Amun has magically transformed into Min the god of fertility.
Luxor – Nile Cruise Sailing
After breakfast on board with our archaeologist guide, you will go to the west bank of Luxor to visit, the temple of Hatshepsut and the colossi of Memnon.
Valley of the Kings
In 1979 UNESCO designated the valley of the kings a part of the World The heritage site of ancient Thebes, includes Luxor, the Valley of the Queens, and the complex of Karnak. The site of royal burials since around 2100 BC, the pharaohs of the New Kingdom (1550–1069 BC) chose this isolated valley to make them tombs.
One of the reasons they choose this valley on the west bank of Luxor ” the pyramid-shaped mountain”, in the center of the mountain of the west bank, so they will not waste time or spend money to build a pyramid. The Valley of the Kings has 64 tombs, Just 24 Royal Tombs.
Temple of Hatshepsut
Hatshepsut The Woman Who Was Pharaoh, She was the daughter of Thutmosis I. She ruled Egypt for about 23 years during the 18th Dynasty (approximately 1490-1469 B.C). She built a very beautiful temple on the west bank of Luxor by limestone and dedicated it to the God Amoun-Ra. The temple three floors, the third floor carved on the mountain as a holly of hollies of Amoun-Ra. Then we will stop to visit the colossi of Memnon.
Colossi of Memnon
Two massive statues of quartzite sandstone represent king Amenhotep III, who ruled Egypt during the 18th Dynasty. The statues are high at about 15 m. The Colossi was at the entrance to Amenhotep’s memorial temple which was destroyed by an earthquake in ancient times After lunch, we will sail to Edfu.
Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples
After breakfast on board Nile Cruise, we will stop to visit the Temple of Horus at Edfu. Then Sailing to Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Sobek, the crocodile god, after Continue sailing to Aswan.
After breakfast, we will visit the High Dam of Aswan then the unfinished obelisk of Hatshepsut, finally we will go to visit the beautiful Temple of Philae, dedicated to the goddesses Isis.
Aswan – Abu Simbel ( optional ):
after breakfast on board, you have a free day in Aswan or going to visit Abu Simbel ( optional ) after that transfer to the Airport of Aswan to fly to Cairo, where our assistant will pick up you at your Hotel in Cairo.
Cairo – Fly Back Home
After breakfast, we pick up you at the airport in Cairo to fly to your country