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14 Nights / 15 Days ( Cairo, Luxor, Dahabyia Cruise & Lake Nasser Cruise ) Tour

Country: Egypt
City: Cairo
Duration: 15 Day(s) - 14 Night(s)
Tour Category: Cruise Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

04 Nights Cairo - 02 Nights Luxor - 05 Nights Dahabiya - 03 Nights Lake Nasser Nile cruise

Dahabiya, a beautifully crafted Egyptian sail boat. Dahabeah (also spelled dahabeeyah, dahabiah, dahabiya, and dahabiyah) is a passenger boat used on the River Nile in Egypt. The term is normally used to describe a shallow-bottomed, barge-like vessel with two or more sails.

The vessels have been around in one form or another for thousands of years, with similar craft being depicted on the walls of the tombs of Egyptian Pharaohs. Indeed, the name is thought to derive from the Arabic word for "gold", owing to similar, gilded state barges used by the Muslim rulers of Egypt in the Middle Ages.

Before the introduction of steam boats, the dahabeah was the most normal way for travellers to ascend the Nile, and even after that they remained somewhat popular amongst the wealthy. Nowadays, vessels of this type are often made of iron, accommodating between two and about twelve passengers, and are often fitted with motors as well as sails.

The boutique Nile Cruise combines old-world charm and sophistication with the luxury of modern amenities and technology & is built in the style of a traditional from Luxor to Aswan and all points of history and wonder in between.

The Program is as follows:

Day 01: Arrival Cairo

Arrive 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 hotel, and then you will be meet 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 matter elsewhere in the world, than the great pyramids & sphinx.

They have been both the main destination for tourists & a source of imaginative thought to the world for over three thousand years. The ancient Egyptians believed in their belief that the spirit 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 ahead of king or god.

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

Then proceed to visit Memphis the first unified & centralized state in history with organized system of government police, army & education, Then Drive back to your hotel & overnight in Cairo.

Day 03: Cairo

Breakfast at hotel, then you will be meet by our professional Egyptology English speaking guide to accompany you by private air conditional car to visit Egyptian museum.

If you want to see 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 citadel of Salah el din. The citadel was erected by Salah el din.

The legendary Salah el din who conquered crusaders in Palestine. This was latter 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 and it is the oldest mosque in Egypt that has survived in fairly original form.

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 market in the world and if you want to get unique gifts you will find it there. Then Drive back to your hotel & overnight in Cairo.

Day 04: Luxor

Breakfast at your hotel, checkout. Then You will be meet & assist by our representative helping you with your portage and accompanying you by private air-conditioned car to drive to Cairo Internal airport where you will be assisted by our steward for portage & check-in on board of your flight to Luxor.

Arrive at Luxor internal airport where you will be met & assisted by our steward assisting you with your portage & accompany you by private air conditional car to your hotel, helping you with check in on your hotel then you will be meet by our professional Egyptology English speaking guide, accompany by private car to the East bank to visit the temple of Karnak it was known as Ipet-isut (Most select of places) by the ancient Egyptians. It is a city of temples built over 2000 years and dedicated to the Theben triad of Amun, Mut and Khonsu.

Then proceed to visit Luxor temple. The Luxor Temple was dedicated to the Theban Triad of Amun-Re, his wife Mut, and his son Khonsu. It was called "Ipet resyt," which means the Southern Opet or the Place of the Seclusion of Amun-Re. It was directly connected to the temple of Karnak, the main cult center of Amun-Re or Amun-Min, the sky god or the ithyphallic fertility god. The temple had another group of divinities that included Iunet, Hathor, and Atum, whose statues were discovered in a hidden storage pit. then drive back to your hotel, overnight in Luxor.

Day 05: Luxor

Breakfast at your hotel then you will be meet by our professional Egyptology English speaking guide to accompany to start your visit to the west bank, visit Valley of the Kings. 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 head of a valley over shadowed by 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 Drive back to your hotel, overnight in Luxor.

Day 06: Start Your Day With Dahabiya Cruise - Edfu

Breakfast at your hotel, check out, then you will be meet by our representative assisting you through portage then transferring you by private Limousine to your Nile cruise in Esna in where you will be assisted by our steward for check in then get the welcome drink & start your visit, first to El hegz island & it is small island in Edfu which taking around 4 or 5 hours sailing during sailing you will have your lunch, overnight on board of your Nile cruise in Edfu.

Day 07: Edfu

Breakfast on board. then you will be meet by our professional English speaking guide to accompany to start your visit to 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 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 great battle between norus & Seth. Then sail to El fuza island which take around one hour sailing & overnight on board.

Day 08: Nile Cruising

Breakfast on board. then you will be meet by our professional English speaking guide to accompany to start your visit El ramadya (Nubian village) and from ramadya sailing to Besaw island & overnight on board.

Day 09: Meneha

Breakfast on board. then you will be meet by our professional English speaking guide to accompany to start your visit sailing from Becaw to visit Silsela mountain then sailing to Meneha island & overnight in Meneha.

Day 10: Meneha

Breakfast on board, then you will be meet by our professional English speaking guide to accompany to start your visit sailing from Meneha to Kom ombo & visit the temple of two gods Sobek & Haroeris & it's 28 miles north of Aswan & it’s actually two temples, temple of sobek & temple of haroeris, everything is duplicated along the main axis ,two entrance, two courts, two colonnades, two hypostyle halls & two sanctuaries.

Then sailing to Darawa where you will find the market (animals & vegetables market) and from Darawa sailing to kopania where you will enjoy with Nubian party & overnight on board.

Day 11: Start Your Lake Nasse Cruise

Breakfast on board, & disembarkation, arrive Aswan then you will be meet & assist by our representative assisting you with your portage & transferring you by private car to Abu simbel in where you will be assisted by our steward for check in then get the welcome drink & start your visit, visit Abu simbel temple & get your welcome cocktail then visit the sound & light show at Abu simbel, dinner on bord & overnight in Abu Simbel on board.

Day 12: Kasr Ibrim

Breakfast on board, arrival at Kasr Ibrim then sailing to Amada & Derr as well as the tomb of Penout, arelaxing afternoon then sail to wadi El seboua, dinner on board & overnight.

Day 13: Wadi El Seboua

Breakfast on board then visit wadi El seboua & the temple of Dekka & Meharaka, lunch on board, sail to Aswan & overnight on board.

Day 14: Aswan-Cairo

Breakfast on board disembarkation then visit Kalabsha temple, bit El wadi & Kiosek of kertassi, Then You will be meet & assist by our steward helping you with your portage and accompany you by private air-conditioned car to drive to Aswan Internal airport where you will be assisted by our steward for portage & check in on board of your flight to Cairo, arrive Cairo internal airport, meet & assist by our steward assisting you through portage then transferring you by air conditioned private car to your hotel in where you will be assisted by our steward for check in & overnight in Cairo.

Day 15: Cairo-Departure

Breakfast at your hotel, checkout. Then You will be meet & assist by our representative helping you with your portage and accompany you by private air-conditioned car to drive to Cairo International airport where you will be assisted by our steward for portage and 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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