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Egypy Sapphire
     
 
Tour Length: 11 Days, 10 Nights Tour Code: CAALC02
Starts in: Cairo End in: Cairo
Start day: 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 Rep will welcome you; help you check-in to the Hoteland 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 Gizawas 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 itsmask 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, Overnight at Cairo.

 

Day 3:

Breakfast at your hotel, flying to Abu Simbel, and after make check in to your Nile Cruise visit Abu Simbel temples. Sound& Light show at Abu Simbel temples (non-compulsory, ticket not Included) followed by a candlelight dinner on board, overnight on the cruise.

 

Day 4:

Breakfast is served while sailing to Kasr Ibrim, and then continues sailing to Amada, visit the temples of Amada and Derr as well as the tomb of Penout, a relaxing afternoon sail to Wadi El Seboua, overnight on the board.

 

Day 5:

Morning visit to Wadi El Seboua, the temples of Dakka, and Meharakka, then sail to Aswan while dining and overnight on board.

 

Day 6:

Visit the Kalabsha temple, Beit El Wali and the Kiosk of Kertassi, disembarkation from the cruise after breakfast, then you can take an afternoon tour to 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 sailing towards Luxor.

 

Day 7:

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.

 

Day 8:

Arrive Luxor, after breakfast, tour to the East Bank of Luxor Karnak and Luxor temples, followed by a free afternoon and evening, overnight on the boat.

 

Day 9:

An early morning, continuation our touring in Luxor, by visit the West Bank - Valley of the Kings: the remote, barren Valley of the Kings 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, the Valley of the Queens 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 10:

Arrive Cairo transfer to your hotel; our friendly expert Egyptologistguide 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 11:

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

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