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Egypt Onyx
     
 
Tour Length: 10 Days, 9 Nights Tour Code: CAACR02
Starts in: Cairo End in: Cairo
Start day: Tuesday 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 Rep 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 friendlyexpert 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:

Arrive Aswan; you will be taking on tour to visit the Philae temple. As the center 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:

After breakfast, make check out from the cruise, then you will sail by Felucca to visit Elephantine Island: the island is characterized by it's Grey boulders which some say resemble elephants drinking form the Nile, And Kitchner Island or Botanical Island to see the beautiful and peaceful botanical gardens with a nice collection of plants from all over the world, Late make check in to your Nile cruise , take lunch on board, Visit to Kalabsha temple, Beit El Wali, and the kiosk of Kertassi , overnight on board in Aswan Harbour.

 

Day 5:

Sailing to Wadi El Seboua, breakfast and cocktail when passing the Tropic of Cancer, overnight on board

 

Day 6:

After taking breakfast on board followed by a morning visit to Wadi El Seboua, the temple of Dakka, and temple of Meharakka continue sailing to Amada ,visit the temples of Amada and of Derr, as well as the tomb of Penout, overnight on board at Amada

 

Day 7:

After taking breakfast, visit to the citadel of Kasr Ibrim. Tour conducted from the ship’s sun deck as entrance to the site is not permitted , then continue sailing to Abu Simbel to visit of the Temples of Abu Simbel , later sound & light show at Abu Simbel temples (non-compulsory, ticket not included), overnight at Abu Simbel.

 

Day 8:

After taking your breakfast on board, make check out from the cruise, take car to Aswan and catch your train back to Cairo.

 

Day 9:

After the breakfast; 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 10:

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

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