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Package VII - Adventures Travel (14 nights / 15 days)

3 nights Cairo, 2 night Aswan, 2 nights Luxor, 3 nights Hurghada, 3 nights Felluca boat and 1 night seat train

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Day 01:

- Arrival at Cairo international airport.

- Meet and assistance through arrival formalities and transfer to your hotel.

- Overnight in Cairo.

Day 02:

- AM. A full day tour of the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, housing around 250,000 antique pieces covering the whole history of ancient Egypt, which extends over the past 5 thousand years, among these pieces the most magnificent treasures of the young King Tut Ankh Amon. Then drive to the three famous Pyramids of Giza, erected by Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus, guarded by the mysterious Sphinx, which is a mythical statue with a body of a lion and a human head. The three Pyramids and the Sphinx are considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World and the most important tourist site in Egypt. Transfer to Cairo railway station to board your seats night train for Aswan.

- Overnight on board of the seats train.

Day 03:

- Morning arrival to Aswan station, transfer to your hotel.

- A visit to the High Dam, it was an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960's. today it provides irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt. Passing over the Old Aswan Dam on the way.

- Then a visit to Philae temple, the romantic and majestic aura surrounding the temple complex of Isis on the island of Phelie has been luring pilgrims for thousand of years; during the 19th century. The ruins of the Egypt's most legendary tourist attractions. Even when it seemed that they were distant to be lost forever beneath the rising water of the Nile. Travelers still come taking to rowboats to glide amongst the party submerged columns and beer down through the translucent green to the wonder sanctuaries of mighty Gods below.

- A visit to the unfinished obelisk in the Aswan granite quarries, it is a huge obelisk incompletely carved, about 41 meters high and more than 1150 tons weight, it owes its importance to the fact that it shows the techniques the ancient Egyptians used to carving obelisks. Overnight in Aswan.

Day 04:

- Early morning drive to Abu Simbel, situated 280 Km south of Aswan. The Great temple of Ramses II was dedicated to the Gods Ra-Harakhty, Amun, Ptah and of course to the deified Pharaoh himself. While the smaller rock-cut Temple of Hat-Hour, was dedicated to the cow-headed goddess of love and built in honor of Ramses' favorite wife, Queen Nefertari. Drive back to Aswan.

- Enjoy a typical Nubian dinner with a camel riding, sailing with a boat crossing to the West bank of the the Nile to meet the camels and their handlers at the Nubian Village, climb up with camels to see the ancient tombs and the ruins of Kasbah. Setting off through the edge of the village, then heading through the Sahara and cross some sand dunes. In the sights will be the long abandoned Coptic Christian Monastery of St. Simeon, stop for some photos and to appreciate the surroundings. A visit to the monastery, giving the idea of how the long ago monks lived the harshness of desert life. Back to camel riding, and as the sun starts to set, ride back towards the Nile, passing the Mausoleum of Aga Khan en route, and enjoying the ever changing colors of the Sahara around. A short journey with the boat to Elephantine Island, home to two traditional Nubian Villages. A walk through the village will give some time to appreciate some of the local architecture. A visit to one of the Nubian houses for a local meal, the food is simple, nutritious and tasty, all freshly prepared and cooked in traditional ways, it's a feast not to be missed!! As the evening progresses, sail back to Aswan city with boats.

- Overnight in Aswan.

Day 05:

- 3 nights / 4 days sailing on the Nile using the oldest method of navigation used by the ancient Egyptians. Meals to be served during the sailing and also during some stops on the way. Docking near to Kom Ombo to visit the Temple shared by two Gods.

- Overnight on board of the Felucca.

Day 06:

- Continue sailing, with some stops on the way. Meals to be served during sailing.

- Overnight on board of the Felucca.

Day 07:

- Continue sailing to Edfo. Meals to be served while sailing and in some stops on the way.

- Overnight on board of the Felucca.

Day 08:

- Early visit to the temple of God Horus in Edfu, after checking out of the Felucca.

- Drive to Luxor, arrival and check into your hotel.

- Rest of the day at your disposal, overnight in Luxor.

Day 09:

- Early morning crossing the Nile to the West Bank, entering the dramatic Valley of the Kings, or " Byban El Molouk ", which means the gates of the kings, the famous gorge, dominated by a peaked mountain called " Theban Crown "; contains the necropolis of the great sovereigns from the 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties, who prepared rock-hewn tombs for themselves.

- Then a visit to the rock-cut temple of " Deir El Bahari " built for Queen Hatshepsut, one of the unique architectural masterpieces in the ancient Egyptian history. Queen Hatshepsut; commissioned a monument to be built in honor of her father " Thot-Moses I " and for herself, chose an inaccessible valley which consecrated to the Goddess " Hat-hour "welcomed the dead in the next world. On the way back, we will pass by the famous colossi of Memnon, the only remains of the funeral temple of Aminophis III which must have stood to the sides of the entrance to the temple, are twenty meters high, their feet alone measure 2 meters in length and one meter in width, cut in the monolithic blocks of sands-stone and portraying the Pharaoh seated on his thrown. Afternoon, A visit to Karnak temples, where in the hypostyle hall of God Amon you are lost in a forest of columns. Karnak temples are the greatest sanctuary in history that includes several temples among which is thetemple of Theban Triad ( Amon,Mout and Khonso ). Then drive to Luxor temple which is located 3 KM south of the temple of Karnak. It's famous for its pillars that take the form of a bundle of Papyrus. It was dedicated for the worship of God Amun Ra. The construction of the temple dates back to Amen-Hotep II and Ramses II. Luxor temple was built to the glory of Amon Ra, king of Gods, and which they called " The Southern - Harem of Amon " brought back to light in 1883 by Gaston Maspero. Overnight in Luxor.

Day 10:

- Drive about 290 KM to the Hurghada, the pearl of the Red Sea, it lies 395 KM south of Suez, and is noted for its magnificent Summer and Winter climate. The clarity of its water made it a center of tourist attraction especially for divers and practicing water sports because of the worldwide fame of its coral reefs and rare marine life through well-equipped glass bottom submarines. 3 nights / 4 days in Hurghada, enjoying the beautiful sun and practice water activities, such as diving, wind surfing, snorkeling and many more.

Day 11:

- In Hurghada.

Day 12:

- In Hurghada.

Day 13:

- Drive to Cairo about 530 Km.

- Arrive Cairo and check into your hotel.

- Overnight in Cairo.

Day 14:

- Full day free at your leisure in Cairo to revisit some sites and also for the last minute shopping.

- Overnight in Cairo.

Day 15:

- Transfer to Cairo airport for final departure.

- Assistance through departure formalities.

  • Program includes:
    • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo, 2 nights in Aswan, 2 nights in Luxor and 3 nights in Hurghada, in 3 stars hotels All on bed and breakfast basis.
    • 3 nights on board of a felucca from Aswan to Edfu, including 3 meals daily.
    • 1st class seats train to Aswan from Cairo. - One full day tour of Cairo, Classical tours of Aswan and Luxor, all including fees, transportation and guiding.
    • Tour of Abu Simbel by bus from Aswan including transportation, guiding and fees.
    • Nubian Dinner in Aswan including fees, Camel ride, felucca ride and escorted with a
    • professional Nubian tour leader.
    • Transportation from Edfu to Luxor, from Luxor to Hurghada and from Hurghada to Cairo.
    • All transfers in Cairo, Aswan and Luxor including assistance through arrival / departure formalities.
  • Program does not include:
    • Entry visa to Egypt.
    • Entering inside the Mummies room in the Museum, inside the Pyramids of Giza, inside both Tut Ankh Amon and Nefer- Tari's tombs in Luxor.
    • Admission fees and guiding in the temples between Aswan and Luxor ( Kom Ombo, Esna and Edfu temples )
    • Any water activities in Hurghada.
    • Items which may carry a personal nature such as telephone calls, Laundry, tipping, drinks etc..
  • Important notice:
    • In such adventure programs, it's always recommended that you should be supported with some things to help during such trips, such as sleeping bags, torchlight, Mosquito insecticide, Cool-box, a small first aid box, some personal tools for eating ( spoon, knife, fork, water glass )

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