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Egypt with a cruise and Abu Simbel Classic

8 days
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$1081
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CAIRO
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7
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CAIRO

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Itinerary

Day 1: El Cairo.-
Arrival at Cairo airport, where our staff will be waiting to take you to your hotel. Free time in the Egyptian capital, the largest city in Africa. Accommodation. 
Day 2: El Cairo.-
Breakfast. Full day visit to see the famous archaeological complex of the pyramids of Cheops, Khafra and Menkaure (entry included to the Pyramid of Khafra or Menkaure), and the impressive Sphinx sculpted in rock and the temple of the Khafra Valley. Subsequently, visit to the papyrus institute to be shown the craft production of Papyrus scrolls. Lunch included. In the afternoon, visit to the Egyptian Museum with its millenary art and where the treasure of the tomb of Tutankhamen is kept. A visit is also included to the Citadel of Saladin and the Alabaster Mosque. Return to the hotel and accommodation.
Day 3: El Cairo- Abu Simble- Aswan.-
Transfer to the airport first thing in the morning to take a regular flight (flight included) for ASWAN. Land transfer to ABU SIMBELLunch included. Visit to the temples that were dug out of the rock during the reign of the pharaoh Ramses II in the thirteenth century BC as a monument to the pharaoh and his wife Nefertari. They served to commemorate his supposed victory at the Battle of  Kadesh and to demonstrate his power to the neighbouring Nubians. Later we will attend the show of light and sound before returning by land to ASWAN and accommodation.   

NB: There is a chance that the night of accommodation in the hotel in Aswan may be replaced by a night on board the boat, for greater passenger comfort and without this affecting the price of the circuit.
Day 4: Aswan.-
Breakfast. Visit to Aswan Dam, Temple of Philae dedicated to the goddess Isis and located on the island of Agilkia. Embarkation and lunch included. In the afternoon, a felucca cruise on the Nile for a panoramic view of the mausoleum of Aga Khan, of the Elephantine Island and the Botanical Gardens. Dinner included. Night on board.
Day 5: Aswan - Kom Ombo- Edfu.-
Breakfast. Full Board on the boatLunch and dinner included on the boat. Navigation (the previous night or this morning) to KOM OMBO  to visit its temple, the only one dedicated to two gods, Sobek and Haroesis, where we find a Nilometer (an ancient system used to measure the level of the river Nile) and a mummified crocodile. Continuation to EDFU. The transfer from the boat to the temple will be by horse-drawn carriage. Visit to the Temple of Edfu, where we will see the marvellous construction dedicated to the God Horus (God represented by a Falcon), which in the past was partially covered by lime during the periodic flooding of the river Nile. The rescue and restoration work complete, we now have one of the most beautiful temples of Ptolemaic times, in an exceptional state of preservation. Night on board.    

NB: Depending on the time the boat leaves Aswan, the temple of Edfu may be visited in the afternoon or the following morning.
Day 6: Edfu- Esna- Luxor.-
Full Board on the boat. Lunch and dinner included on the boat. We will see the Necropolis of Thebes with the Valley of the Kings (the tombs of the main Pharaohs). As no explanations of the tombs may be given inside them on a visit, our guide will give all of the explanations outside (the tomb of Tutankhamen is not included as all of the treasures are in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo). Visit to the Valley of the Workers known as Deir el-Medina, a funeral temple of Ramses III known as Medinet Habu and a panoramic tour of Hatshepsut. En route, a visit to the Colossae of Memnon two impressive statues of Amenhotep II. In the afternoon, visit to the Temple of Karnack and Luxor. Night on board in Luxor.
Day 7: Luxor- Cairo.-
Breakfast, disembarkation and transfer to the airport. Regular flight (flight included) to CAIRO.Arrival in Cairo at around 5:30 PM and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. 
Day 8: El Cairo.-
Breakfast, transfer to the airport. End of our services.

Price includes

Included

  • Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance and breakfast buffet.
  • Includes arrival transfer
  • Includes departure transfer
  • City tour in: CAIRO
  • Excursion: Valley of he Kings and Valley of the Workers in Luxor
  • Boat: Felucca cruise on the Nile in Aswan
  • Transfer: Aswan Dam in Aswan
  • Ticket admission: Citadel of Saladin, Egyptian Museum, entry to one of the Pyramid in CAIRO, Temple and Show of light and sound in Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae in Aswan, Temple in Kom Ombo, Horse- drawn carriage, Temple of Edfu in Edfu, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Workers, Medinet Habu, Hatshepsut, Colossae of Memnon, Temple of Karnack and Luxor in Luxor
  • Flights included: Cairo- Aswan in CAIRO, Luxor - Cairo in Luxor
  • 5 Lunch included in: CAIRO, Abu Simbel, Aswan, Aswan, Esna
  • 3 dinner included in: Aswan, Edfu, Luxor

Planned Hotels

EGYPT
HOTEL CONRAD CAIRO
*****
225808000

1191 Nile Corniche, Souq Al ASR, Boulaq, Cairo Governorate 11221, Egipto
11221 EL CAIRO
EGIPTO
HOTEL HELNAN ASWAN
*****
972328828

Cornich El Nile, Egipto
0 Aswan
EGIPTO
STEIGENBERGER LEGACY
*****
0

0
0 Edfu
EGIPTO
STEIGENBERGER LEGACY
*****
0

0
0 Luxor
EGIPTO
INTERCONTINENTAL CITY STARS
*****
224800100

Omar Ibn El-Khattab, Masaken Al Mohandesin, Nasr City, Cairo Governorate, Egipto
0 EL CAIRO
EGIPTO
TOLIP HOTELS RESORT ASWAN
*****
97232882
info@tolip-eg.com
Cornich El Nile, Egipto
00000 Aswan
EGIPTO
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