Wonderful Egypt

  • Day 1:                                  Aswan

    Welcome to Egypt..! On arrival at Aswan airport, you will be met & greeted by our local representative who will assist the group through immigration and customs formalities & transfer you to the hotel. Check in and freshen up on arrival at the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Free to explore Aswan on your own.

    Overnight at hotel

    Meals: /-

  • Day 2:                                  Aswan - Abu Simbel - Aswan

    After breakfast this morning, depart for a day trip to the Temple of Abu Simbel. See the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel on a minibus tour from Aswan. With an English speaking guide, you'll enjoy a visit to Abu Simbel on this tour. With its four rock-hewn pharaohs, you'll agree that the Great Temple is one of the most impressive sites in Egypt, and the highlight of any trip to Egypt. Transfer back to Aswan on completion of the tour.

    Overnight at hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 3:                                  Aswan - Nile Cruise

    After breakfast this morning, check out from the hotel. Travel to the High Dam of Aswan, an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. From the top of the High Dam you can gaze across Lake Nasser to Kalabsha temple in the south and the huge power station to the north.

    Continue to the Unfinished Obelisk in the granite quarries of Aswan where much of the red granite used for ancient temples and colossi came from. The Unfinished Obelisk still lies where it was carved when a crack was discovered as it was being hewn from the rock. Your qualified Egyptologist guide will explain how the 1 tonne obelisk was carved, and why the crack caused it to be abandoned. The last of the 3 famous Aswan sites you will see today is generally regarded as the best. Philae Temple was carefully moved to its current location (around 500 meters from the original site) when the construction of the High Dam caused surrounding Nile waters to rise. A short motorboat ride takes you to the island where your guide will take you on a walking tour through the temple before allowing you free time to explore further on your own. Dedicated to the goddess Isis, Philae Temple has a beautiful setting on an island in the river which has been landscaped to match its original site.

    Overnight on board the cruise  

    Meals: All Meals

  • Day 4:                                  Nile Cruise

    This afternoon sail to Kom Ombo, visit Kom Ombo Temple further sail to Edfu.

    Kom Ombo is located on a bend in the river Nile about 50 km north of Aswan In Egypt. Located on the east bank, Kom Ombo is home to an unusual double temple built during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. The temple is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Haroeris (Horus the Elder). Despite being badly damaged, the temple is a beautiful sight as you approach from either direction on the river; particularly as sunset nears and the colors change.

    Kom Ombo Temple stands on the east bank of the Nile, in Egypt, right next to the river, about 4 Km from the town. Kom Ombo Temple was dedicated to two Gods, Horus and Sobek. It is an unusual double temple built during the Ptolemaic dynasty in the Egyptian town of Kom Ombo. Some additions to it were later made during the Roman period.  Rest of the day is at leisure.

    Overnight on board the cruise

    Meals: All Meals

  • Day 5:                                  Nile Cruise

    Today Visit Edfu Temple and further sail to Luxor.

    Edfu was one of several temples built during the Ptolemaic period, including Dendera, Esna, Kom Ombo and Philae. Its size reflects the relative prosperity of the time. The present temple, which was begun "on 23 August 237 BC, initially consisted of a pillared hall, two transverse halls, and a barque sanctuary surrounded by chapels.

    Overnight on board the cruise

    Meals: All Meals

  • Day 6:                                  Nile Cruise - Luxor

    After breakfast this morning, disembark from the cruise.

    Morning visit the Valley of Kings, Queen Hatchepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon.

    Crossing the Nile River to the West Bank, you'll visit the necropolis of the ancient city of Thebes. Arriving at the Valley of the Kings, burial place of the kings of Thebes (ancient Luxor), you will have a brief stop at the visitors center. Guides are not permitted inside the tombs, but your guide will tell you what to look for inside the elaborately decorated rooms. If you wish to visit the tomb of King Tutankhamun, an additional cost is payable direct.

    Leaving the hot sands of the Valley of the Kings, you will visit the Temple of Hatshepsut, one of the most striking monuments in Egypt. Your guide will introduce you to the history of the temple and the story of Queen Hatshepsut, the famous female ruler of Egypt who posed as a male to gain the throne. There is free time to explore at your leisure as you wander the large courtyards and admire the intricate hieroglyphic decorations.

    Later visits Karnak Temple & Luxor Temple

    Walk along the Avenue of Sphinx to enter the complex as your guide explains how the massive facade was constructed. On entering the Temples of Karnak you will see each legacy left by the various pharaohs as the complex grew even larger. The deeper you go into the complex, the further back in time you will travel, with the oldest ruins dating back over 3,000 years.

    Walking through the Great Court into the Great Hypostyle Hall, it's hard not to be overwhelmed by the 134 columns towering above you like an ancient forest. At the rear of the complex you will find the sacred lake where centuries ago pharaohs and their offerings to the gods were purified. After a tour of the complex, you will have additional free time to explore at leisure.

    Continue to Luxor Temple which was once joined to the Temples of Karnak by a two-kilometer long Avenue of Sphinx, a portion of which marks the entrance to the temple. Dominated by statues of the great warrior pharaoh Ramses II, Luxor Temple has survived Nile floods, foreign invasion and thousands of years exposed to the elements.

    A pure Egyptian temple, the inner walls and columns are decorated with intricate hieroglyphics which your guide will help you decipher. Find out how Alexander the Great wrote himself into Luxor Temple's history, and see one of the original pair of obelisk, the second of which now stands on the Place de la Concorde in Paris.

    Overnight at hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 7:                                  Luxor - Hurghada

    After breakfast this morning, check-out from the hotel and transfer to Hurghada.  Check in and freshen up on arrival at Hurghada. Rest of the day is at leisure. Free to explore Hurghada on your own.

    Overnight at hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 8:                                  Hurghada - Alexandria

    After breakfast this morning, check out from the hotel. Transfer to Hurghada airport for your flight to Alexandria. On arrival at the airport you will be transferred to the hotel. Check in and freshen up on arrival at the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Free to explore Alexandria on your own.

    Overnight at hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 9:                                  Alexandria - Cairo

    After breakfast this morning, check-out from the hotel. Visits Catacomb, Roman Theater, Pompey’s Pillar, view of Citadel of Qait bay from outside and Montazah Gardens. Further drive to Cairo on completion of the tour. Check-in and freshen up on arrival at the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Free to explore Cairo on your own.

    Overnight at hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 10:                                Cairo

    After breakfast this morning, depart for a half day visits of The Great Pyramids, Sphinx, Papyrus fair, Perfume Factory and cotton shop. After visits transfer to your hotel for check-in. Evening transfer to Attend Sound and Light show at Pyramids. Return to the hotel on completion of the tour. Rest of the day is at leisure.

    Overnight at hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 11:                                Cairo

    After breakfast this morning, depart for a full day the Egyptian Museum.  The museum contains the world's most extensive collection of pharaonic antiquities; no visit to Egypt is complete without a trip through its galleries. The original collection was established in the late 19th century under Auguste Mariette and housed in Boulaq. The objects were moved in 1891 to the palace of Ismail Pasha in Giza before being transferred in 1902 to the current building at Tahrir Square, which is the first purpose-built museum edifice in the world. Further continue visits of Khan El Khalili Bazaar a place where you will be transported back in time to an old Arab souk.

    Shop owners calling you to their stalls, the scent of spices, the hustle and bustle of trade, and the many beautiful objects that can purchased will have you lost among alleys for hours.

    Put your haggling skills to the test when buying statuettes, spices, souvenirs, silver jewellery, t-shirts, galabiyyas, belly dancing costumes, or anything for that matter. Transfer to hotel on completion of the tour.

    Overnight at  hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 12:                                Depart

    After breakfast check out and transfers to the airport for your flight back home.

    Meals: Breakfast

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