A program of 13 DAY TOUR WITH NILE CRUISE

A program of 13 DAY TOUR WITH  NILE CRUISE

Day 1

Arrive Cairo ‘Welcome to Egypt

**Group Dinner with belly dancing

Welcome to Cairo Egypt. Your tour manager will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport and then we will escort you to your hotel by an exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. Arriving at your hotel the tour manager will assist with a smooth check-in and review your itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour

Overnight in Cairo  

Day 2. (B-L-D)    

Cairo sightseeing

Sound and light show**

Breakfast at the hotel in Cairo and then you will be escorted by your private tour guide as you visit; Egyptian Museum see the treasures room of the child king Tutankhamen, along with other fascinating artefacts. For those who wish, there is  an additional visit to the mummy's room at the museum (extra ticket on the spot). Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Cairo. After lunch we will transport you to visit Saladin Citadel, including Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosques. Continuing on to  Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Next you will visit Islamic Cairo — here you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili — Cairo’s oldest  bazaar. Back to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight in Cairo  

Day 3. (B-L-D)

Giza Pyramids and Sakkara

** Private access pyramids

**Conference room

An early wake up call this morning as we have a very special visit private access to Giza plateau the Pyramids and the Sphinx with nobody else there except our group! As we connect with the energies here you will feel a sense that a doorway open between dimensions. We will pass through ancient passages and in doing so we delve into the deepest corners of your soul. The Great Pyramid represents your Crown chakra which aligns to the King's Chamber — it therefore represents the core centre of the human brain. Listen closely as you awaken your inner being with a sunrise excursion to the Valley Temple of Khafre — stand between the paws of The Great Sphinx.  As you connect to the site, you will hear the incredible sounds of the entire city being called to prayer — you can feel the energy as the dawn breaks. The Sphinx is 'the soul star' pathway to accessing ancient knowledge through meditation, whereby seeing all things through an expanded place of awareness. This is the Brow chakra, your 3rd eye. Therefore it is possible to see all things as they truly are with no questions or judgments.

After a breakfast stop we will transfer to your visit of Sakkara which corresponds to the Throat chakra. This temple is aligned with God Thoth the enlightened communicator— the holy scribe and wisdom keeper. Sakkara opens the portal to communication, growth and speaking ones higher personal truth. This intuitive centre is associated with the gift of teaching, communication, and cultural knowledge. When the Pyramids were build the ancient Egyptians possessed an intimate understanding our Universe. They understood the procession of the equinoxes, advanced mathematics and astronomy. Visit the Perfume palace and Papyrus museum. You will see how the ancient Egyptians made the papyrus which is still in use today. At the perfume palace you can indulge in the best perfume Egypt to offer.

(early-start breakfast box)

Day 4. (B-L-D)

Fly  Cairo to Aswan -  Nile Cruise

After breakfast transfer from your hotel in Cairo for your flight to Aswan. Meet and assist at Aswan Airport.  Aswan is a major city along the Nile and is considered the Root Chakra. The main god of Aswan is Khnum, the ram-headed god — the god of creation who sits at the potter's wheel and forms individuals out of clay. When visiting Aswan, many people experience what is described as a re- birth’ —  it corresponds to the Root Chakra. We will take a ferry-boat to the temple of Isis on Philae Island and experience a beautiful feminine energy of this temple complex. When finished we will visit the unfinished obelisk -Transfer to your Nile Cruise for check-in and lunch onboard. – Afternoon tea in Old Cataract Aswan Hotel, (The hotel was built in 1899 by Thomas Cook to house European travellers. Its guests have included Tsar Nicholas II, Winston Churchill, Howard Carter, Margaret Thatcher, Jimmy Carter, Princess Diana, Queen Noor, and Agatha Christie, who set portions of her novel Death on the Nile, at the hotel.

Optional**

A felucca ride around the botanical garden and a visit to a Nubian village. The Felucca is a traditional sail boat which is widely used on the Nile. It has not really changed since the time of the ancient Egyptians.

Meals: Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 5.  (B-L-D)

Sail to Kom Ombo Temple

As we move away from Aswan and sail on this celestial river  — we arrive at the temple of Kom Ombo, the Navel or Sacral chakra. This temple is dedicated to two gods, Sobek the crocodile god which represents the Lower Self and Ra Hr Akhty who represents Horus who is in the heavens — he represents the Higher Self. If you are ready for this experience you will detach from the struggles of higher and lower self. You will let go of fear and negativity as we see the struggle between the higher and lower selves depicted on the temple walls.   

*Optional**

Tour Abu Simbel Temple

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  onboard



Day 6.  (B-L-D)

Edfu and Luxor Temple  

Early morning visit to Edfu temple —  still in the area of the Navel chakra  — we see the struggle of harmony and chaos through the story of Isis, Osirus, Set and Horus. At Edfu temple you will connect with your hidden emotions. We will visit the sanctuary in the rear of the temple of Horus — his energy is still very present. Take afternoon tea onboard as we sail to Esna. We next visit Luxor temple which is also associated with the Third chakra. Luxor temple describes the structure of the human body, incorporating its energy centres — the chakras.

Meals: Dinner  and overnight on board



Day 7.  (B-L-D)

Dendera and Abydos Temples

Check-out from the Nile Cruise and visit the most beautiful of all the temples on the Nile is the sanctuary at Dendera — dedicated to Hathor, the goddess of love — naturally, this centre corresponds to the feminine Heart chakra energy. Moving northward is Abydos Temple which is associated with  the male Heart chakra energy with its Osirion temple. Abydos is known as the place of healing and transformation

Lunch and check-in to your hotel, dinner and overnight in Luxor  



Day 8. (B-L-D)

Luxor West Bank Tours

**Private Hatshepsut

**Conference room

 Another early wake up call this morning as we have a private visit to El Deir El Bahari the temple of Hatshepsut on the West Bank — the funerary temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut— sunrise at this temple is magical. This temple in ancient times was known as the Holies of Holies. The site was chosen by Hatshepsut for its precise strategic calculations. It is situated not only in a valley considered sacred for over 500 years to the principle feminine goddess connected with the funerary world but also it sits on the axis of the temple of Amon in Karnak. The middle level of this three tiered temple holds the chapels of Anubis and Hathor. When we have finished here we will move to an eatery for breakfast.

Next visit is to the Valley of the Kings. This is the site of the burial tombs of the Kings of ancient Egypt which are decorated with scenes from ancient Egyptian mythology — it is as if they were painted yesterday. On our return to the hotel we will stop off at the Colossi of Memmon.       

Breakfast box

Day 9. (B-L-D)

Karnak  Temple  

** Private access Karnak

After breakfast we private access to Karnak Temple and Sekhmets enclave, this temple represents the Solar Plexus. Karnak temple covers a large area which includes several temples, the largest being the Temple of Amon. The essence of Karnak temple comes alive in a small sanctuary dedicated to Sekhmet the lioness goddess of love and war. At Sekhmet's enclave, experience the magnificent energies that she offers.

When finished we drive to El Gouna on the Red Sea. (about 4hrs drive)

**Optional tour

Hot Air  Balloon ride





Day 10 - 11 - 12. (B-L-D)

El GOUNA RESORT

Relax and enjoy the beauty of the Red Sea

Enjoy 3 nights rest and relaxation at a Hotel in El Gouna with full board

See another side of Egypt and allow time to reflect on your new discoveries before your flight home

(Luxor to El Gouna by bus is about 4 hours drive)



Transfer to Cairo by Bus or Air  arrive to Hotel, dinner and overnight

** Group farewell dinner

Day 13

Day of Departure. (B-)

After breakfast at your hotel, your tour manager will collect and transfer you to Cairo International Airport for departure

Meals: - Breakfast

Cairo  excursions:

** Private pyramids

**Sound and light show

Giza Pyramids — Sphinx — Sakkara — Egyptian museum — Citadel of Salah El Din and Mohamed Ali Mosque — Old Cairo Shopping and Khan El Khalili Bazzar — perfume palace and papyrus museum

Aswan  excursions:

Philae  Temple —  Unfinished  Obelisk — Kom  Ombo Temple and Edfu Temple     

Luxor  excursions:

**Private access Hatshepsut Temple

**Private access Karnak Temple

Valley  of the Kings — Hatshepsut  Temple — Colossi of Memnon — Karnak Temple — Luxor Temple — Dendera Temple — Abydos  Temples



The  program includes the  following  services:

1- 04 nights 5 star hotel in Cairo based on half board.

2- 03 nights at Nile Cruise based on full board  

3- 02 nights at 5 stars Hotel in Luxor full board

 4- All visits and entrance fees of all sightseeing  as mentioned in program

 5- All meals as mentioned.  (B-L-D)

 6- Transportation and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle

 7- English speaking tour guide

 8- Meet and assist at the airport upon arrival and departure

9- Transportation from Nile Cruise to Old Cataract hotel  

EXCLUDES:

1- Personal expenses

2- Extras at hotels   

3- Extra sites or mileage not mentioned

4- Extra meals not mentioned in the program

5- Extra service or items not mentioned  

6- Travel Insurance   

 7- Tips

8- Egypt entry visa

9- Optional excursions

10- The afternoon tea at Cataract Hotel in Aswan



Please Note

* Prices do-not include international flights      

* All Prices are inclusive of Taxes and Service charge

* Clients are meet and assisted at airport by company representatives

* All Transfers with our Air-Conditioned buses   

* The above rates exclude Egypt entry visa, Tips and Gratuities

* Without any prior notice the program sequence may change to meet with the Nile Cruise embarkation schedule    

* Cruise may start in Luxor and end in Aswan, therefore sightseeing schedule may change but all sights in the program will be covered

*Above rates are based on the number of persons during the abovementioned

period

* Any changes in group numbers may lead us to change quoted rate

* Official check-in time at the hotel is 15:00 hrs

* Official check-out time from the hotel is 12:00 noon.

* Official check-out time from the hotel is 12:00 noon

* Official embarkation on the cruise, before lunch around 11:00 hrs

* Official disembarkation from the cruise after breakfast is10:00 hrs

Important notes:

Price is quoted in US dollars. Please be aware that in the event of raising fuel, increased sales and government taxes, increase of entrance fees or the Dollar exchange rate to Egyptian pound — a supplement may be required to cover these costs which are beyond our control. In this eventuality, you will be advised of any required surcharge no later than 40 days prior to your arrival. In this advent you will be advised to include this amount in your final payment.

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