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11 Nights / 12 Days ( Luxury Tour )

Country: Egypt
City: Cairo
Duration: 12 Day(s) - 11 Night(s)
Tour Category: Adventure Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

03 Nights Cairo - 02 Nights Sleeping Train - .3 Nights Nile Cruise - 01 Night Taba - 02 Nights Petra

Day 01: Arrival Cairo

Arrive at Cairo international airport (advice me with your arrival details), meet & assist by our representative assisting you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage then transferring you by air-conditioned private Limousine to your hotel in where you will be assisted by our steward for check-in & overnight in Cairo.

Day 02: Cairo

Breakfast at the hotel, and then you will be met by our professional Egyptology English speaking guide to accompany you by private air conditional car to visit pyramids & sphinx. There are no more famous ancient sites within Egypt or for that thought to the world for over three thousand years.

The ancient Egyptians believed in their belief that the spiritual life after death & existence eternal life. So near the pyramids there they placed wooden boats, to be at the disposal of the king when he went at his journey at day & night with the sun god. Near the pyramids, we find the sphinx which has a body of a lion with the head of a king or god.

Then proceed to visit Sakkara one of the great necropolis of Memphis & three major discoveries have recently been made at Sakkara including a prime minister's tomb a queen`s pyramid & the tomb Of the son of the dynasty & everyone of them have a fantastic story.

Then proceed to visit Memphis the first unified & centralized state in history with an organized system of government police, army & education, Then transferring you by air-conditioned private car to Giza train station where you will be helped by our steward with your portage & to board on your train in where you will be served dinner in the cabin or the train restaurant according to your choice while traveling to Aswan & overnight on the train.

Day 03: Aswan

Breakfast at the train, arrive Aswan then you will be meet & assist by our representative assisting you through portage & transferring you by private Limousine to Aswan internal airport to visit Abu Simbel temple. We can say that not only are the two temples at Abu Simbel among the most magnificent monuments in the world but their removal and reconstruction was a historic event in itself.

When the temples (280 km from Aswan) were threatened by submersion in Lake Nasser, due to the construction of the high dam, the Egyptian Government secured the support of UNESCO and launched a worldwide appeal.

During the salvage operation which began in 1964 and continued until 1968, the two temples were dismantled and raised over 60 meters up the sandstone cliff where they had been built more than 3,000 years before. Here they were reassembled, in the exact same relationship to each other and the sun, and covered with an artificial mountain.

Most of the joins in the stone have now been filled by antiquity experts, but inside the temples, it is still possible to see where the blocks were cut. You can also go inside the man-made dome and see an exhibition of photographs showing the different stages of the massive removal project. Then drive to the internal airport to your Nile cruise. Arrive at Aswan internal airport, where you will be helped by our steward with your portage & for check-in on your Nile cruise.

Lunch on the cruise, free at leisure to enjoy the cruise & its premises swimming pool then dinner & overnight on the cruise in Aswan.

Day 04: Aswan-Edfu

Breakfast at your cruise then you will be met by our professional Egyptology English speaking guide to accompany to start your visit the high dam which is near Aswan and it provides irrigation & electricity for whole Egypt & it has a wonderful view for visitors & from the top of two-mile-long high dam you can gaze across Nasser then visit Philae temple which had a great love story & the Victorian world fell in love with the romance of the temple & also at night you can visit the sound & light show.

Then sail to Kom Ombo & visit the temple of two gods Sobek & Haroeris, & it`s 28 miles north of Aswan & it’s actually two temples, temple to Sobek & temple of Hharoeris, & everything is duplicated along the main axis, two entrance, two courts, two colonnades, two hypostyle halls & two sanctuaries.

Then sail to Edfu, which was the Greek city of apollo polise Magna & is a religious & commercial center, it`s a friendly town & the main attraction here is the temple of Horus, then dinner & overnight in Edfu.

Day 05: Edfu-Luxor

Breakfast on board then visit the temple of Horus in Edfu which is dedicated to Horus the falcon-headed god, it was built during the reigns of six Ptolemies & it is not only the best-preserved ancient temple in Egypt but also the second largest after Karnak. It was believed that the temple was built on the site of a great battle between Horus & Seth.

Then sail to Esna which was built in the area of ancient latopolis & the site of a major temple dedicated to the god Khnum & other deities the most prominent were neith & heka. Then sail to Luxor, have your dinner & overnight in Luxor.

Day 06: Luxor-Cairo

Breakfast on board, & disembarkation, then cross the west bank & visit the necropolis of thebes, which were in the beginning personal tomb but over time their function was extended to also receive the remains of other family members & the structure of the tombs in the necropolis was fairly uniform, & they built their tomb almost as if there was building code requiring Specific architectural element.

Then visit Valley of the Kings. Where you will find the temple of Karnak & there is no site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak. It is the largest temple complex ever built by man and represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders.

The Temple of Karnak is actually three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples located about three kilometers north of Luxor. Then visit the temple of Queen Hatshepsut which is one of the most dramatically situated in the world, the queen`s architect set it at the head of a valley overshadowed by the peak of Thebes where the goddess lived.

Then visit the colossi of the Memnon which had been built by Amenhotep the third who built a mortuary temple in Thebes that was guarded by two gigantic statues on the outer gates. On the sides on the sides of the statues are reliefs depicting Nile gods joining together plants symbolizing Upper and Lower Egypt.

Then transferring you by air-conditioned private car to Luxor train station where you will be helped by our representative with your portage & to board on your train in where you will be served dinner in the cabin or the train restaurant according to your choice while traveling to Cairo & overnight on the train.

Day 07: Cairo Sightseeing

Breakfast on board the train. Then meet & assist by our representative assisting you through, your portage. Then you will be met by our professional Egyptology English-speaking guide to accompany you by private air conditional car to visit the Egyptian museum. If you want to see the treasures & jewels of the Egyptian kings you can see it at the Egyptian museum.

You can see the mummies too and treasures that you can’t see in any other place in the world. And then proceed to visit the citadel of Salah el din. The citadel was erected by Salah el din. The legendary Salah el din conquered crusaders in Palestine. This was later occupied by Napoleon & reigning the location of the citadel provide strategic advantages both to dominate Cairo & to defend outside attackers.

Then proceed to visit the Islamic Cairo Ibn Tulun Mosque Built by Ahmed Ibn Tulun and it had built over a period of three years of mud-brick became the focal point of Tulunid capital that lasted only 26 years it is the oldest mosque in Egypt that has survived in fairly original.

Proceed to visit The Sultan Hassan Mosque many guide books refer to it as the finest ancient mosque in Cairo and one of the major monuments of the Islamic world and in its top is a projecting stalactite cornice in carved stone running along the facade which doesn’t look like any other Cairo mosque.

To khan el Khalili (The old city) which is one of the oldest markets in the world and if you want to get unique gifts, you will find it there. Then transferring you by air-conditioned private car to your hotel where you will be assisted by our steward for check-in, overnight in Cairo.

Day 08: Cairo-Taba

Breakfast at the hotel and check out, then you will be met by our professional Egyptology English speaking guide to accompany you by private air conditional car visit The Hanging Church which derives its name from its location on top of the southern tower gate of the old Babylon fortress With its nave suspended above the passage (Muallaqa translates to 'suspended').

It is the most famous Coptic Church in Cairo & there are three haikals (sanctuaries) within the eastern section of the church. The central one is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the northern (left) to Saint George, and the southern (right) one to Saint John the Baptist.

Then proceed to visit Mary girgis Church which is called also Saint George. Who is undoubtedly the most popular warrior&, the church is culturally interesting, for amidst a fury of burning candles, scenes from St. George's valiant fight for Christianity are depicted through the art of many different styles, periods and medias. Then proceed to visit Ben Ezer's Temple which is lying at the end point of church buildings, is reported to have been erected in the 6th or presumably the 9th Century AD.

The temple site and the surrounding grounds, originally a property of the church were acquired by the Jews in return for "kantars of gold". The basilica-style temple contains a Jewish heritage library that was inaugurated on November 25, 1997. Then our steward will meet you to drive by a private Air-Conditioned car to Taba arrive taba where you will be meet & assist by our steward for check-in, & over night in taba.

Day 09: Taba-Petra

Breakfast in your hotel, check out, & you will be met & assisted by our representative with your portage & to take your ferry boat to Aqaba.

Upon your arrival in Aqaba port, you will be met by our steward & driven by a private car to Petra city. Upon your arrival in Petra City. The Red Rose City is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

Petra is a popular extension for many tours to Egypt, particularly when visiting the Sinai. This is a unique, pink, and salmon-colored 2,000-year-old rock-carved city. On horseback, you ride.

You will visit the Narrow Canyon, the so-called Siq, and then walk to the most beautiful monument: the Treasury. Further you walk along the Street of Facades, see the Royal Tombs, Pharaoh's Castle, and other amazing monuments. Then you will be driven to your hotel & assisted for check-in your hotel, then Dinner & overnight in Petra.

Day 10: Petra-Bedouin Camp

After breakfast at hotel, you will be met by our representative & assisted for check out & driven by a private car with our English Egyptologist Tour Guide to visit the Wadi Rum. The rugged sandstone hills form a deep canyon easily protected from all directions, along which is found a few small, Nabataean tombs carved into the rock. The floor of this Wadi was originally paved but is now covered with soft sand.

Discover the area featured by rugged mountains and colored sand dunes during a 4x4 Jeep tour. Dinner under the starry sky & overnight in tents at Bedouin camp.

Day 11: Taba-Cairo

After breakfast at Bedouin camp, you will be met by our representative & driven by private car to Aqaba Port for departure to Taba. Upon your arrival in Taba, you will be met by our steward & driven by private car to Cairo.

Arrive in Cairo then you will be driven to your hotel & assisted for check-in & overnight in Cairo.

Day 12: Cairo-Departure

Breakfast at hotel & Check-out, and then you will be met by our representative to accompany you by private air-conditioned car to drive to Cairo International airport where you will be assisted by our steward for portage & check-in on board of your flight carrier then helping you on the emigration formalities wishing you a happy flight back home.

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