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Egypt Garnet
     
 
Tour Length: 8 Days, 7 Nights Tour Code: CALC02
Starts in: Cairo End in: Cairo
Start day: Saturday, Monday, Wednesday. End day:

Day 1:

Upon arrival at Cairo international airport you will be met by our Airport representative (holding Sunny Egypt sign with your Name). Then you will be transferred to your hotel to spend the night.

Our Cairo head Representative will welcome you, help you check-in to the Hotel and let you know the plan for the next few days.

 

Day 2:

Morning- Breakfast at the hotel then our friendly expert Egyptologist guide will accompany you to the area - inspiring Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza was built 4600 years ago. Khufu, the successor of Sneferu, was known as a tyrant and in his arrogance he decided to have a tomb built that was bigger and better than all others.

The three Pyramids: Cheops (Khufu), Chephren (Khafra) & Mycrenios (Menkaura). The Great pyramid was built by King Cheops (IV Dynasty). King Chefren, the son of Cheops, built the second Pyramid and the third pyramid was built in the reign of “Menkaura”, the son of Chefren. The mysterious Sphinx, with its mask of Chephren and body of a Lion, stands Close by guard of the land of Pharaohs. The Sphinx and the three pyramids were considered one to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Then on to Sakkara lies 25 Km south of Cairo. Djeser’s (Zosser’s) step Pyramid, (built 4700 years ago), dominates the skyline and is believed to be the ancient Egyptians first attempt at pyramid building, to see the first pyramids ever built the step pyramid of Zosser. Evening, you will catch the overnight train to Aswan.

 

Day 3:

Upon arrival at the Aswan train station, you will be met and transferred to your selected Cruise. After freshening up you can take an afternoon tour to the Philae temple. As the centre of the cult of Isis, the island of Philae was an important place of pilgrimage for worshippers until long into the Christian era. From Philae, Isis was said to watch over the sacred island of Biga, one of the mythical burial sites of her husband Osiris. After the building of the Aswan Dam, the island’s temples were partly submerged in water and visitors took to rowing boats to peer at the remains. Then Aswan High Dam, one of the biggest dams in the World (measuring 360 feet high and over a mile and a half wide), was erected to store the flood waters of the Nile in Lake Nasser, Overnight on the boat.

 

Day 4:

Enjoy your breakfast while cruising down the Nile. Visit Kom Ombo temple and then continue sailing. Later you will stop at Edfu to visit Horus Temple the second large temple in Egypt, Overnight on the cruise boat while sailing towards Luxor.

 

Day 5:

Arrive Luxor, after breakfast; begin your tour to the East Bank- (Karnak temple: the main center of worship in ancient Egypt and Luxor temple: has huge papyrus columns and was dedicated to the god Amun. One of its striking aspects is the remains of an ancient Christian Church and Abu Haggag Mosque. Here three religions represented in one place), followed by a free afternoon and evening, overnight on the boat.

 

Day 6:

An early morning, continuation our touring in Luxor, by visit the West Bank - Valley of the Kings: the remote, barren .It was the necropolis of the New Kingdom pharaohs. By digging their tombs deep into the Theban Hills, pharaohs from Tuthmosis I on hoped to stop robbers stealing the priceless possessions buried with them. Valley of the Queens: Named by Champollion, It lies to the south-west of the Valley of the Kings and holds the tombs of many royal wives and children. Of the nearly 80 tombs populating the Valley, the most famous is that of Queen Nefertari. Hatshepsut Temple: Against its stark mountainous backdrop, the partly rock-hewn Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir al-Bahri is a breath-taking sight. Colossi of Memnon: the two enthroned statues of Amenhotep III are the first monuments most visitors see on arriving in the West Bank, Late overnight train to Cairo.

 

Day 7:

Arrive Cairo transfer to your hotel; our friendly expert Egyptologist guide will accompany you to visit the famous Egyptian museum where you will see many precious antiquities. Then on to Islamic areas of Cairo, including the Citadel of Saladdin which boasts the famous Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali. After that you will visit the Coptic area of Cairo where the Romans constructed the fortress of Babylon. Built on the ruins of two towers of the fortress towers is the church of St. Mary, more commonly known as the Hanging Church. Next you will visit St. Sergius where it is said to be the resting place for the holy family.

 

Day 8:

After breakfast, tour end, transfer to airport and farewell to the pharaohs land.

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