Day 01 Cairo Le Meridien

Day 01

Cairo Airport (Wednesday June 05th)

Meet and assist at the airport, at 8pm we will have a welcome Dinner together. Overnight Mena House Hotel (D)

Day 02

Giza Plateau (Thursday June 06th)
After breakfast we leave at 9:00am to visit Giza Pyramids (Great Pyramid, Isis temple, Solar boat, 3rd pyramid and a camel ride to the Valley temple). We will have lunch with the great view of the Pyramids and the Sphinx. In the afternoon we will do a private visit of Abu Rawash Pyramid. In the evening we will have introductory presentation with Dr. Schoch. Overnight Mena House Hotel (B.L.D).

Day 03 

Cairo-Abydos (Friday June 07th)

Fly to Sohag, after arrival we drive to Abydos, visit Abydos temple and the Osirion temple, Lunch and check-in at House of Life Hotel, Abydos (B.L.D)

Day 04 

Abydos-Luxor (Saturday June 08th)

After breakfast we drive to Dendera, visit Hathor temple, and then we drive to Luxor, and check into our boat. In the evening we will have Lectures by Dr. Schoch and Mohamed. Overnight Nile Cruise (B.L.D)

Day 05

Nile Cruise (Sunday June 09th)

Visit the West bank of Luxor, Valley of the Kings (3 tombs plus king Tut’s tomb) Hatshepsut temple, Hapu temple and the Colossi of Memnon, and then we’ll drive back to the Nile Cruise, we will have lunch and relax. Then we will have time for shopping before our evening visit to the Luxor Temple. Overnight Nile Cruise (B.L.D)

Day 06

Nile Cruise (Monday June 10th)
After an early breakfast we will visit Karnak Temple where we see the powerful Chapel of Sekhmet. We will spend the entire morning at Karnak before driving back to the boat before sailing to Esna lock. In the evening we will have Lectures by Dr. Schoch and Mohamed. Overnight Nile Cruise (B.L.D)

Day 07 

Nile Cruise (Tuesday June 11th)

After breakfast we will have Lectures by Dr. Schoch and Mohamed. After lunch we will visit Kom Ombo temple, the twin temples dedicated to the crocodile Neter, Sobek and Horus. Continue sailing to Aswan.  (B.L.D)

Day 08

Nile Cruise (Wednesday June 12th)

We will take a motorboat to enchanting Island of Philae, then we will explore the famous Aswan quarry that is home to the 1,200 ton Unfinished Obelisk. Next we sail by motorboat to visit Elephantine Island then we will sail to the Nubian Village (B.L.D)

Day 09

 Nile Cruise (Thursday June 13th)

After breakfast we drive to Abu Simbel where we visit the 2 temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari before returning to Aswan (we will have lunch box on the bus), return to the boat and sail towards Kom-Ombo. (B.L.D)

Day 10

 Nile Cruise (Friday June 14th)

Lectures during the day while the boat is sailing, after lunch we visit Edfu temple and then sail to Luxor, (B.L.D)

Day 11

Cairo (Saturday May 15th)

Fly to Cairo, we will stop at the famous souvenirs market ‘Khan El Khalili’ to do some shopping and get a good idea about Islamic Cairo, after lunch we will visit the NEW and OLD Egyptian Museums.  After lunch we drive to Mena House for check-in and overnight (B.L.D)

Day 12

Sakkara and Dahshur (Sunday June 16th)

After Breakfast we will drive to Dahshur to visit the Bent and Red pyramids we will enter the Red pyramid, before driving to Saqqara, home of the Step Pyramid attributed to King Djoser. Along with the newly opened pyramid ‘Pyramid of Unas’’ where we will see the first pyramid text, and we will visit the mystical Serapeum, a huge subterranean complex. Lunch at Sakkara palm club. Before we leave Sakkara we will stop at one of the handmade carpet schools. Overnight Mena House. (B.L.D)

Day 13

Giza (Monday June 17th)

Before sunrise we have a private visit to the Sphinx, return to the hotel for relaxation, at 01:00 pm we leave for lunch and then we drive to Giza Plateau for our private visit to the Osiris shaft. At 15:00 we will do a private visit the Great Pyramid, then have our farewell dinner. Overnight Mena House.  (B.L.D)

Day 14

Cairo (Tuesday June 18th)
Departure (B)

Price is

$3950 per person in sharing room (DBL)

$4850 per person in private room (SGL)

Includes

05 NTS at Mena House Hotel 5* (H.B)

01 NTS at House of Life Abydos 5* (H.B)

07 NTS at Nile Cruise 5* (F.B)

Domestic flights (CAI/SOH - LXR/CAI)

Meals mentioned in the itinerary (B breakfast, L lunch, D dinner)

Meet and assist at the airport and transportation from and to the airport  

English speaking tour guide

06 bottles of water daily

Transportations to the mentioned sites by A C coach

Entry tickets to the sites and attractions mentioned in the itinerary

Excludes

Entry Visa to Egypt

Insurance

Laundry Service

Any other service or tour not mentioned in the itinerary

Personal tips

** B.B means we will have Breakfast only inside the hotel

** H.B means that we will have 2 meals inside the hotel, breakfast & Dinner. But lunch will be at the site

** F.B means that we will have the 3 meals inside the hotel or Nile Cruise

** We will have 7 nights on the Cruise (Luxor / Aswan & Aswan / Luxor) so we will stop twice at Kom-Ombo and Edfu but we will visit each site only once. I can’t promise to stop at Esna but if I have a chance I will do it.

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