Tour

from2,645AED

Wonders of Egypt

Departure Date

Every Monday

Duration

8 Days

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4377

Maximum Seats

2

Package Include

Accommodation
Meals
Tour Manager - Service
Coach tours, Entrance-fee
Sightseeing

Tour Overview

Day 1

Cairo

Welcome to Egypt - the Land of the Pharaohs. From Cairo International Airport we transfer you to your hotel. This evening we see the spectacular Soundand Light Show at the Giza Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure and enjoy the history of the ancient Egyptians. The show begins with the story of the Sphinx who has been the vigilant guardian of the Pyramids for five thousand years. Overnight in Cairo. (B,D)
Day 2

Cairo

Sphinx Giza, Egypt - one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Later we visit the Bibliotheca Alexandrina which is a major library and cultural center & the Al-Abbas al- Mursi Mosque which is an Egyptian mosque in the city of Alexandria. Overnight at the hotel in Cairo.(B,L,D)
Day 03

Cairo

Today proceed on a guided city tour of Cairo. See the Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, as well as the Sphinx, carved from the natural bedrock at the bottom of the causeway to Khafre’s pyramid. Later visit an Egyptian Perfumery, before proceeding to the Egyptian Museum, which houses over 1,00,000 antiquities from every period of ancient Egyptian history. Do not miss the gallery featuring the famoustreasuresofTutankhamun.Anotherhighlight of this Museum is the Royal Mummies Room, which houses the mummies of many great Egyptian rulers, including RamsesII, the builder of the temples at Abu Simbel. Overnight in Cairo. (B, L,D)
Day 04

Nile River Cruise

Today we take a flight to Aswan. On arrival, we take a luxurious and legendary Nile River Cruise for a great three-day cruise on the scenic Nile River. Overnight on board the Nile River Cruise. (B, L, D)
Day 05

Nile River Cruise

Today we proceed to visit Abu Simbel by coach (3.30 am departure) to view the two magnificent temples, carved into a mountainside and built during the reign of Pharaoh Pamesses II. These temples were threatened by submersion in Lake Nasser, due to the construction of the High Dam. During the salvage operations they were dismantled and raised over 60 meters up on the sands to necliff where they had been built over 3,000 years before. We return to Aswan and visit the High Dam of Aswan, the pride of Egypt with its panoramic view.Wethenboardourcruiser for lunch and sail on to Kom Ombo to visit the famous Temple of KomOmbo,overlookingtheNile.Thisuniquetempleisthefusion of two temples set side by side, with each side having its own gateways and chapels. The left side of the temple is dedicated to Haroeris, the falcon-headed God and the right side is dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile-headed God of Fertility. Overnight on board the Nile River Cruise. (B, L,D)
Day 06

Nile River Cruise

This morning, on arrival into Edfu, we take you on a shore excursion to visit the Temple of Edfu. Of all the temples of ancient Egypt, the one at Edfuisnot only the best preserved,but the second largest after Karnak. Dedicated to Horus, it was built in the Ptolemaicperiod. This temple is unusualinthatitison the west bank of the rive rwhich was normally dedicated to the afte rlife. Later,enjoy the sights of the Nile River from the deck, as your Nile River Cruise sails to Luxor via the Esna Lock . On arrival in Luxor, visit the famous Temple of Luxor. There is magic in the tombs of the great Kings with their imposing architecture and marvelous paintings. Even after over 5,000 years, the paintings retain their original color sand tell the story of civilizationg one by. Over night on board the Nile River Cruise.(B,L,D)
Day 07

Luxor

Today,we disembark from the cruise and visit the West Bank of Luxor. We proceed deep into the desert to discover the Valley of Kings-where generations of pharaohsandnobles were buriedin great splendour. We then explore theTemple of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s only woman Pharaoh. Later visi tthe Karnak Temple Complex, known as Ipet-isu (or‘mostselectofplaces’) to the ancient Egyptians .It is a city oftem plesbuiltover 2,000 years and covers about 200 acres(1.5kmby0.8km). The great temple at the heart of Karnakisso big tha tSt. Peter’s Basilicain Rome, Milan Cathedral and Notre Dame Cathedral would fi t with in its walls.The Hypo style Hall,at 54,000 square feet(16,459 meters) features 134 columns and is still the largest room of any religious building in the world.Later proceed to visit the Souks,or the local markets, and the larger bazaars those are among the most remarkable attractions of Egypt. Located behind and around the Temple of Luxor,Shariael-Souq was converted into a charming, coveredpedestrianzone.Then ewlypavedandrenovated street accommodates many shops tha tsell Egyptian merchandise. Later,check into your hotel in Luxor for the night.(B,L,D)
Day 08

Return Home

Today, proceed to the airport for our flight back home. It’s time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made. We hope you take back many happy memories of your holiday. Do write and tell us how you enjoyed your holiday and give us your suggestions. (B)

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