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Cairo, Aswan to Luxor with Dahabiya, Sharm El Sheikh

Egypt package starting with Giza Pyramids, Museum & Old Cairo before your Dahabiya Cruise journey from Aswan to Luxor. Finally you will have a great time in Sharm El Sheikh where you will enjoy great relaxing vacation.

Duration 14 nights 15 days
Cities visit in this travel package Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Sharm El Sheikh
Accommodation 4 nights in Cairo, 7 nights on Dahabiya Nile cruise, 3 nights in Sharm El Sheikh
Meals Cairo  breakfast, Dahabiya full board, Sharm El Sheikh breakfast
Beverage  
Transportation by our private deluxe coach, domestic flight, Dahabiya
Entrance Fees included
Price on request

Day 1: Arrival Cairo

Welcome to Cairo, Egypt
Your tour manager will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport and then he will escort you to the hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At hotel the tour manager will assist with a smooth check-in and review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour. Overnight in Cairo.
Welcome Drink

Day 2: Cairo, Sakkara

Breakfast, then move to start your blissful day kicking off at The Ancient City of Memphis; the ancient capital of Old Egypt during the Old Kingdom. It was founded by King Menes. Proceed to the Djoser Step Pyramid at Sakkara which was designed by the architect Imhotep for his master King Zoser. Lunch at good quality local restaurant. After that, move to visit the enchanting pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus at Giza. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, the head of a pharaoh with a lion's body, dates back to the time of Chephren. The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple of King Chefren. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 3: Cairo

Breakfast at hotel and then you will be escorted by your private guide to visit the Egyptian Museum, where you will admire the splendid collection of Tutankhamun alongside many other fascinating artifacts. Transfer to visit Salah El Din Citadel which was constructed in 1183 AD to defend Cairo from the armies of Crusaders. After that, visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. Continue driving to the area of Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Cairo's old bazaar. Then we move on to Coptic Cairo to visit The Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Church of St. Barbara, Saints Sergius Church and back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.

Day 4: Fly to Aswan/ Embarkation

After breakfast, checkout from your hotel in Cairo and transfer to Cairo Airport for flight to Aswan. Embark on board a 05 star luxuriously Dahabiya and overnight on board.

Day 5: Aswan Sightseeing

You will be picked up today to visit the Aswan High Dam (completed in 1971); the Old Dam (completed in 1902). Move also to visit the Philae Temple Aswan, dedicated to the goddess Isis, a structure rescued from the rising waters of Lake Nasser at the time of the High Dam's construction. Back to your cruise and sail on the way to Kom Ombo (noon time). Overnight nearby Kom Ombo.

Day 6: Sail to Kom Ombo

Morning sail to Kom Ombo to visit the Ptolemaic temple dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon-headed Horus, god of the morning sun. Overnight moored beside a Nile Island

Day 7: Edfu Temple

In the morning you will sail to Edfu to visit the wonderfully preserved Horus Temple Edfu. Overnight moored beside an Island.

Day 8: Sail to Esna

Today will be a leisurely day. After Breakfast, your Nile boat will continue sailing to Esna, and passing the lock. Then Dahabeya will moor beside a Nile Island.

Day 9: Luxor East Bank

This morning you will sail to Luxor and visit the magnificent Karnak Temple complex of Amon-Ra, with its vast hypostyle hall of 137 columns, followed by the imposing Luxor Temple. Overnight moored in Luxor.

Day 10: Luxor West Bank

Your tour guide will escort you for an excursion to the West Bank to visit the great burial places of the Pharaohs - the Valley of the Kings - where Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922. Continue to the adjacent Valley of the Queens, Medinet Habu Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Back to your Nile boat and overnight moored in Luxor.

Day 11: Luxor/ Sharm

Breakfast on board, Disembark from your Dahabiya Nile cruise after breakfast at 08:00 a.m. Then you will be transferred to Luxor Airport for flight to Sharm. Upon arrival at Sharm Airport, transfer to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh and overnight. Most flight from Luxor to Sharm is indirect flight via Cairo Airport. Overnight in Sharm.

Day 12: Sharm El Sheikh (Ras Mohamed Snorkel)

Free day in Sharm or join our optional tour to Ras Mohamed which is both a terrestrial and an aquatic nature reserve. The 480 square kilometer protected area lies where the Gulf of Suez meets the Gulf of Aqaba in Sinai's southern extremity. The arid desert terrain of sand dunes, gravel plains, fossilized corals and granite mountains is home to a number of rare mammal species: Dorcas gazelle, Nubian ibex and red fox. Easier to spot are the resident birds like terns, herons, gulls and ospreys. Thousands of white storks pass through Ras Mohammed each year, heading south during September/October and back north during April/May. About 85 flora species live in the park, including mangroves. Overnight in Sharm.

Day 13: Sharm El Sheikh (St. Catherine)

Free day in Sharm or join our optional tour to the St. Catherine Monastery located at the heart of Sinai and at the foot of the Gebel Musa, or Mount Moses. Fronted by gardens and cypress trees, the monastery is owned and run by the Greek Orthodox Church. Its rich library houses the world's second largest collection of illuminated manuscripts after the Vatican. You can see the Burning Bush and a large number of antique works of art: invaluable icons, beautifully carved doors, exquisite wall paintings and other fine religious ornaments. Overnight in Sharm.

Day 14: Back to Cairo

Breakfast at your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh and then you will be transferred to Sharm El Sheikh Airport for flight to Cairo. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 15: Cairo Final Departure

Breakfast, transfer to Cairo International Airport for departure.

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