NEFER: Cairo, Cruise on the Nile , Abu Simbel

  • Destination: Abu Simbel, Aswan, Cairo, Egypt, Luxor
  • Duration: 9 days

In 9 days, enjoy a stay in Cairo to see the famous Pyramids of Giza and a cruise on the Nile to visit the Valley of the Kings with the visit of Abu Simbel.

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NEFER: Cairo, Cruise on the Nile , Abu Simbel

Day 1

Cairo – Arrived “Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday “

Our representative welcome you upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, he holds a sign inscribed with your name and that of the agency. Assistance to take your Visa, pass passport control and Customs. Then you will be transferred to a private air-conditioned vehicle with driver at your hotel. Check in your room. (Optional: Dinner cruise on the Nile with Oriental show).Overnight at the hotel.
Meal:none

Day 2

Cairo – Giza & Saqqara

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, our English speaking guide and private vehicle with driver will pick you up at your hotel. On the west bank of the Nile facing Cairo, visit the high plateau of Giza where stand the three pyramids erected by Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos, and guarded by the mysterious Sphinx, which is the mythical statue with a lion’s body and a human head. The three pyramids and the Sphinx are considered the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world. (Optional: Camel ride or horseback ride on the Giza Plateau). Then, visit the huge necropolis of Saqqara, used as a cemetery for thousands of years, and which still hides many secrets under the sand of the desert. The Saqqara Pyramid is one of the oldest stone structures in the world. It was built during the third dynasty (around 2630 BC) for King Djoser, and its construction was supervised by his vizier Imhotep. In the evening, transfer to Giza train station to take the sleeper train to Luxor. Dinner and overnight on the train.
Meal:Breakfast,Dinner

Day 3

Luxor – Cruise on the Nile “Saturday, Monday, Thursday”

Breakfast served in your cabin. In the morning, arrived at the station of Luxor, welcome by our team then you will be transferred in a private vehicle air-conditioned with driver until your cruise ship on the Nile for 4 nights. Check in your cabin. Lunch on board. In the afternoon, our English-speaking guide and private vehicle with driver will pick you up and visit the East Bank of Luxor with the visit of the Temple of Karnak, the largest temple and the oldest religious site in the World, this complex includes several temples. It was built and developed for over 2000 years by successive pharaohs. The most famous part of the temple of Amon is its hypostyle hall composed of 134 columns, most of which have kept their decor. Then visit the Luxor Temple which is among the most beautiful temples of Egypt. The oldest parts currently visible go back to Amenhotep III and Ramses II. Return to the boat after the visits. At 17h, Tea / coffee break served on board. (Optional: sound and light show in Karnak) Dinner and overnight on board.
Meal:Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 4

Luxor / Esna – Nile Cruise

Breakfast on board. (Optional: Early morning, hot air balloon flight over the West Bank of Luxor). Our English speaking guide and private vehicle with driver will pick you up and head west bank of Luxor. Visit the Valley of the Kings, the royal cemetery of 62 Pharaohs, a famous site and very eminent for its ancient heritage where you can visit 3 tombs. Then continue to the two impressive Colossi of Memnon, the last vestiges of the gigantic funerary temple of Amenhotep III, which no longer exists today. And finally, visit the Temple of Deir El-Bahari, was built for Hatshepsut (18th Dynasty) to serve as a funerary temple and a shrine to the god Amon-Ra but also to the gods Anubis and Hathor. This temple is unique and differs from other temples because it is partly dug in the rock of the Theban mountain to which it leans. Start of navigation towards Esna. Lunch on board. Passage of the Esna Lock and continue navigation towards Edfu. You will be free at your convenience to rest or enjoy the pool on the upper deck. At 17h, Tea / coffee break served on board. Dinner and overnight on board.
Meal:Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 5

Edfu / Kom Ombo – Cruise on the Nile

Breakfast on board. Departure in a carriage for Departure in a carriage to visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu, the holy city of Horus and the temple built in his honor. This temple with extravagant dimensions is the best preserved of all Egypt. Navigation to Kom Ombo. Lunch on board. Visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroëris at Kom Ombo, whose particularity is to be dedicated to two deities: Sobek god with crocodile head and Haroëris (Horus) god with falcon head. At 17h, Tea / coffee break served on board. Dinner and overnight on board.
Meal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Aswan – Cruise on the Nile

Breakfast on board. Free morning to rest. (Optional: Relaxing felucca ride on the Nile around Elephantine Island). Lunch on board. Afternoon, visit the temple of Philae, dedicated to the worship of the goddess Isis, located on the island of Agilika, was built in the Greco-Roman era by the Ptolemaic dynasty, the temple was built during a period 300 years old. Visit of the High Dam Aswan was built from 1960 to 1971, measuring 780m long, to protect Egypt against the annual flooding of the Nile and thus created Lake Nasser. The power of water generates electricity for most of Egypt. Then visit the unfinished obelisk; located in a pink granite quarry that was used in the construction of temples. (Optional: sound and light show in Philae). Dinner and overnight on board.
Meal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Aswan – End Cruise / Abu Simbel / Aswan

Breakfast on board and release of the cabin. You will then be accompanied by private vehicle with driver to Abu Simbel (≈4h trip). Arrival at Abu Simbel, visit the impressive temples of Ramses II and his wife, Nefertari. These extraordinary structures, cut on the cliff, were dismantled and transported to their current site in 1960 because they were threatened with flooding by the rising waters of Lake Nasser. They were rebuilt identically on a dummy hill a little further inland. After the visits, return to Aswan (≈4h trip). In the evening, transfer to Aswan station to take the sleeper train to Giza. Dinner served in your cabin and overnight on the train.
Meal:Breakfast,Dinner

Day 8

Cairo

Breakfast on the train. In the morning, arrived at the station of Giza, welcome then visit of the Citadel of Salah El Din, with in its enclosure the mosque of Mohamed Ali. The citadel was built on the Moqattam hills in 1183 AD overlooking the entire city, it was a defense point against the attacks of the Crusaders. Salah El Din appointed to be governor of Egypt after the death of the sultan of Damascus, Noor-el-Din. Then visit the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, founded in 1857 by the French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette, which houses more than 250,000 pieces including the fabulous treasure of Tutankhamun discovered in 1920 by Howard Carter. The museum houses the largest and richest collection of pharaonic antiquities in the world over a period of five thousand years. And finally you will go to Souk Khan el Khalili, one of the most famous and oldest markets in the Middle East. Return to your hotel at the end of your visit. (Optional: In the evening, attend the Sound and lights show at the Pyramids). Overight at the hotel.
Meal:Breakfast

Day 9

Cairo – Departure

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer by private vehicle with driver to Cairo International Airport for your departure.
Meal:Breakfast

Price per person

From October 2018 till December 2018 Double Single
  •  3* Category
$ $
  • 4* category
$ $
  • 5* Category
$ $
General Information:
    – This itinerary is a PRIVATE TRIP, not joining Group. That mean you will have the Tour Guide and vehicle only for you.
    – Price is an estimate quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid till 30 April 2014, except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.
    – Single room occupancy is applied for those coming with other and prefer single occupancy. Also there will be a different rate for solo traveler.

 

Itinerary INCLUDING the following:
    – Meet and Assist by our representative.
    – Luggage handling Assistance.
    – All private transfers as mentioned in program in private air-conditioned Vehicle with driver
    – 2 nights at the hotel  in Cairo, double room with private bathroom and air conditioning, including buffet breakfasts.
    – 4 Nights Cruise on the Nile aboard a standard 5-star boat (nl *), cabin overlooking the Nile, with private bathroom and individual air-conditioning, full board (buffet breakfasts, lunches buffet and dinner buffet or à la carte (drinks not included) & tea / coffee break at 5 pm)
    – 2 nights aboard the First Class Sleeper Train (nl *), Cairo / Luxor & Aswan / Cairo, double or single cabin, breakfast and dinner included and served on board (can be changed for Egyptair flights on single request)
    – All private sightseeing tour as mentioned in program with: transport in private air-conditioned vehicle with  driver, Private English-speaking Guide (other languages ​​available on request)& main Entrance fees tickets of sites.
    – For your safety, the trip you make with us is declared and authorized by the Egyptian Authorities
    – All taxes & service charge.

 

Itinerary EXCLUDING the following:
    – International flights.
    – Entry Visa.
    – Travel insurance.
    – Optional and extra activities.
    – Any meals not mentioned in program, drinks, phone calls, laundry and any personal spend.
    – Tips are not compulsory and are left at your own appreciation.

 

List of Optional:

Want more excursions? Take advantage of our range of options to turn your vacation into an unforgettable trip!

    – Panoramic view of the capital of Cairo Tower
    – Sound and light show at the Pyramids of Giza
    – camel or horse ride on the Giza plateau
    – Dinner Cruise with Oriental Show (Belly Dancer, Whirling Dervish, Egyptian Live Music)
    – Felucca trip on the Nile at Aswan or Luxor
    – Felucca ride on the Nile in Cairo
    – Traditional carriage ride in Cairo
    – Sound and light show in Karnack
    – Balloon flight over the West Bank of Luxor
    – Felucca ride on the Nile in Luxor
    – Traditional carriage ride in Luxor
    – Sound and Light show in Philae

 

Children Policy:
    – 0 – 04.99: Free of Charge
    – 5 – 11.99: 50% of tour price
    – 12+ pay full tour price as per adult rate


NB: The itinerary may change in sequence according to local requirements but all visits will be done. Marvelous Egypt Travel is not liable for these changes.