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  • Confirmation is subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • Surcharges applicable during High Season and Block out dates
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice due to circumstances beyond our control e.g. fuel increases, government regulations, etc.
  • The Majority of the Nile Cruise sailing schedule: Every Wednesday & Friday for 03 Nights Ex. Aswan
  • Nile Cruise itinerary might be slightly amended due to sailing conditions, but all visits included will be respected
The land that gave birth to the first great civilisation needs little introduction. The pyramids, the minarets, the Nile – the scope of Egypt is magnificent.

Visitors are surprised to discover that those legendary pyramids are merely the tip of the archaeological iceberg. Pharaonic nations, ancient Greeks, Romans, Christians and Arab dynasties have all played their part in fashioning Egypt’s embarrassment of architectural wealth.

Cairo’s chaos whirrs around a medieval core that has remained unchanged since the founding days of Islam. Upriver, Luxor, the site of ancient Thebes, is lined with warrens of opulent burial chambers and boasts some of the most formidable monuments in all antiquity. Further south at Aswan, even more geometrically imposing temples write a testament to the power of archaic gods and omnipotent pharaohs. It is here that the Nile is best explored by ancient sail, on a felucca (Egyptian sailing boat) at the hands of the prevailing currents and winds.

Out west, Egypt’s ocean of sand stretches infinitely to the Sahara, with a handful of oases feeding solitary islands of green. Hivelike, medieval fortresses cower out here, interspersed with bubbling springs and ghostly rock formations. Meanwhile, the deep, crystal waters of the Red Sea lie brilliantly awash in coral, surrounded by an aquatic frenzy of underwater life. In the deserts of Sinai’s interior, visitors can climb the mount where God had word with Moses, and spend their remaining days in halcyon bliss at coastal Dahab’s backpacker Shangri-La.
Day 1:  
Arrive Cairo also called “The City of Thousand Minarets” and transfer to the hotel. Day is at leisure to explore the city on your own. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2:  
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for a full day tour of Cairo visiting The Great Pyramid of Giza which houses the two mortuary temples in honor of Khufu, three smaller pyramids for Khufu`s wives. The Sphinx which has a head of a man and the body of a lion. The Egyptian Museum which has the world`s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts (more than 145,000 items on display) featuring the famous Tutankhamen collection with its beautiful gold death mask and sarcophagus and the royal Mummy room, which houses an additional eleven Pharaonic dignitaries. Khan El- Khalili Bazaar reputed to be the largest bazaar is a labyrinth of narrow streets with stalls selling all sort of things from woodwork, glassware and leather goods to perfumes, fabrics and Pharaonic Curiosities. In the Evening transfer to station for sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan. Dinner & overnight on board the train.

Day 3:
Breakfast on board the train. Upon arrival transfer to Nile Cruise to drop luggage, then proceed for Felucca ride around the temple - Philae Temple dedicated to Goddess Isis and constructed on the beautiful island of Philae. Lunch on board. In the evening, sail to Kom Ombo and visit the temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to two gods, and the entire temple holds two perfectly symmetrical sections. Sail to Edfu. Dinner and overnight stay on-board the cruise.

Day 4:
Breakfast onboard and visit the Edfu temple. Edfu was the 2nd name of Upper Egypt and the centre of the cult of a triad of Gods, which consisted of Horus of Behdet, Hathor, and their son, Hor-Sama- Tawy. Sail to Esna. Lunch on board. Sail to Luxor according to the opening of Esna lock. Dinner & overnight stay on-board the cruise.

Day 5:
Breakfast onboard and visit the West Bank including the Valley of the Kings. The first king of the New Kingdom, Ahmose of the 18th Dynasty, built a pyramid-like structure at Abydos, which may or may not have been his original tomb the Valley, known as Biban el-Muluk. Hatshepsut Temple, the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Queen`s architect, Senenmut, designed it and set it at the head of a valley overshadowed by the Peak of the Thebes, the "Lover of Silence," where lived the goddess who presided over the necropolis. Colossi of Memnon, the two, gigantic figures of Amenhotep III were originally situated in front of his Mortuary temple which was destroyed for unknown reasons. Lunch on board & afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay on-board the cruise.

Day 6:
Disembark the cruise after breakfast. Checkout and proceed for a half day tour to visit the Karnak temple, this great Temple of Amon Ra was known during the Middle Kingdom period as Ipt-Swt, which means the Selected Spot. It was also called PrImn, which means the House of Amon. Luxor temple, the Temple of Luxor is among the most beautiful temples in Egypt. It was known in the New Kingdom period as Ipt-Rsyt, which means the southern shrine. This was to differentiate between this Temple and Karnak Temple, which was the northern house of Amon Ra. After sightseeing transfer to the railway station for overnight train to Cairo. Dinner and overnight stay on- board the train.

Day 7:
Breakfast on board the train. Upon arrival in Cairo, transfer to the hotel. Day is free to explore the city on your own. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 8:
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your flight back home or onward destination.
No. of Days : 8 Best Season : October to April
Maximum group : - Minimum Group : 2
 
Places of Interest
 
Aswan
Among the major attractions of Aswan are of course the Aswan Dams. There are two. The first was finished in 1902, and was the largest in the world in its days. The new one was completed in 1971, and was constructed as a result of the increasing Egyptian population.

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Felucca Ride to Botanical Gardens
The feluccas and Aswan are inseparable. The Nile's timeless beauty is best experienced on a lateen-sailed felucca. These indigenous boats offer an unforgettable and uniquely Egyptian event. Take a short ride on a felucca to the Botanical Gardens on Kitchner's Island and spend an afternoon on the island admiring exotic flora from as far as India and Malaysia.
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Inclusive
  • All Transfer (Cairo, Aswan, and Luxor) by air conditioned vehicles.
  • 02 Nights accommodation in Cairo on bed and breakfast basis
  • 03 Nights Nile Cruise on Full Board Basis, including all sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
  • 01 night sleeper train Cairo - Aswan on Half Board basis
  • 01 night sleeper train Luxor - Cairo on Half Board basis
  • Full Day Tour to Cairo
  • English speaking Local Guide
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  • Airfare and applicable air taxes
  • Extra Meals that not included in itinerary
  • Personal Expenses like Tips, Laundry etc
  • Visa Fee
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Trip Duration :  8
Minimum Group :  2
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Best Season :  October to April
 
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