March 17 – 26, 2023
Be dazzled by the majestic Pyramids of Giza. See the modern library in Alexandria. Explore Philae Temple and High Dam at Aswan. Be awed by the spectacular Abu Simbel Temple. Cruise along the Nile River. See the tombs at the Valley of Kings and the Valley of Queens. Be perplexed by the hieroglyphics at Abydos Temple. Wander along the columns at Luxor Temple, considered the gem of all temples.
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11 DAYS. FULL OF ACTIVITIES, MARCH 17 - 26, 2023.
Arrival into Cairo. Your guide will meet you at the airport, and take you to hotel to rest up. Welcome dinner. Stay in Cairo for 4 nights.
Visit Memphis, the capital of ancient Egypt. See the colossal statue of Ramses II. See the Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara. See the magnificent Great Pyramids of Giza – Cheops, Chephren and Menkaure. Have a panoramic picture of three pyramids before seeing the Great Sphinx.
Drive 2.5 hours to Alexandria, which is the most important coastal city built by Alexander the Great. Visit the Catacombs of Kom el-Shoqafa, Bibliotheca Alexandriana, The royal gardens of Montazah Palace, Haramlek Palace and Salamlek Palace. Return to Cairo.
The morning takes us to Old Cairo. St. Sergius and Bacchus Coptic Orthodox Church, which contains the cave where Mary, Joseph and Jesus hid from the Romans. Egyptian Museum, with a massive and rare 5,000+ year collection of Egyptian antiquities. See the middle coffin, inner coffin and death mask of King Tutankhamun. Afterwards, we head over to Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.
Morning flight from Cairo to Aswan. Visit the High Dam. Unfinished Obelisk to see how ancient Egyptians cut these huge stone pillars. Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Enjoy a romantic felucca boat cruise in the afternoon around Elephantine Island, and a view of the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Overnight in Aswan.
3.5 hour drive from Aswan to Abu Simbel in the early morning. Visit the Great Temple of Ramses II and the Temple of Nefertari. Return to Aswan to embark on a cruise. Stay on Nile Cruise for 3 nights.
Morning visit at the Great Temple of Edfu, which is believed to be built on top of the location where the infamous battle of Horus, the falcon god, and Seth, the god of chaos, took place. Continue on cruise for the rest of afternoon towards Esna. After crossing the Esna Lock, continue towards Luxor.
West Bank of the Nile. Visit Valley of the Kings, which is the burial place for most of the Pharaohs of the New Kingdom period. Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Dire el-Bahary. Colossi of Memnon. Return to cruise.
At 6:00 am, we travel for 2.5 hours from Luxor to Abydos. Visit Seti I Temple (also known as Abydos Temple), which is considered one of most impressive structures still standing. Return to Luxor and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Luxor.
East Bank of the Nile. Visit Karnak Temple, known as the “Temple of All Temples” in Egypt. See the obelisks, the sacred lake and the great hypostyle hall. Walk among the pillars of the colossal Temple of Amon Ra, then the Luxor Temple. Late afternoon flight from Luxor to Cairo. Transfer to hotel. Farewell dinner. Overnight in Cairo.
Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
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