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Egypt Luxury Tour

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Day 1: Arrive Cairo, and transfer to luxury hotel Mena House OR similar DE lux hotel

Stop At: Mena House, Pyramids Road, Giza 12556 Egypt
upon arrival in Cairo, you are met by our local representative as you enter the baggage claim area; look for a sign with your name. He will assist with your luggage and escort you to the waiting vehicle where your driver awaits. Transfer together to your five stars hotel where you are assisted with the check-in procedures for your- three nights stay. (D)
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Mena House or Similar

Day 2: Visit the Pyramids of Giza and Sakkara

Stop At: Pyramids of Giza, Al Haram Str., Giza 12611 Egypt
After breakfast, meet your Egyptologist this morning and transfer to Giza plateau where you begin the full day’s sightseeing to explore Egypt’s most iconic image—the Pyramids—including the 4,600 -year-old Great Pyramid, the only survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Built for the Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops in Greek) it was the world’s tallest man-made structure for more than 4,000 years. A staggering architectural achievement for any age, Khufu’s Pyramid rises 480 feet from the desert sands and is comprised of more than two million stone blocks—some weighing as much as 90 tons. Walk up to the top of Giza plateau to marvel at the sight of the three great pyramids: Cheops (Khufu), Chephren (Khafra), and Mykerinos (Menkaure). While we gaze at its grandeur, we can begin to understand why construction methods used by the Egyptians to build this ancient architectural wonder are debated to this very day.

We can ponder another mystery for the ages at the Sphinx, enigmatic guardian of the Giza Plateau. Dated to about 2,500 B.C., the carved lion with outstretched paws and the head of a king is ancient Egypt’s earliest known monumental sculpture. Lunch at a nearby restaurant. After lunch, travel to Sakkara to tour the first stone structure ever built, King Zoser’s famous Step pyramid, built a century before the Great Pyramid! Sakkara expanded to cover an area of 3.7 miles from north to south by 1 mile from east to west. As such, it is one of the largest and most important areas of ancient Egypt. Here you will also find the elaborate tombs of the Nobles featuring the multi-chromatic Hieroglyphs, and some has 32 chambers with scenes on the walls depicting ancient daily life from hunting in the marshes to listening to musicians play the Harp. On our way back to the hotel you may wish to visit the handmade Carpet School where the excellent artistic is being done. The reminder of the evening is at your leisure. (B. L. D)
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Mena House or Similar

Day 3: Egyptian Museum & Islamic Cairo.

Stop At: Egyptian Antiquities Museum, Midan El Tahrir Geographical Society Building, Cairo 11511 Egypt
After breakfast, meet your Egyptologist and head to the heart of Cairo. Visit the world-renowned Egyptian Museum, home to the greatest Pharaonic treasures in the world, more than 25000 masterpieces. The museum’s vast exhibits will lend context to our later discoveries as we trace the history of Egypt from Cheops to Cleopatra. A highlight is the life-sized, solid gold death mask (along with 1,700 more items) of the boy king Tutankhamen—and later in our journey we’ll see where these priceless treasures were discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. After our guided tour, there will be time to reflect on Egypt’s illustrious pharaohs or wander the museum’s side rooms to glimpse the daily lives of the ancient Egyptians. We’ll also see nearby Tahrir Square, focal point of an uprising that captivated the world in 2011. Lunch at a traditional Egyptian restaurant. This afternoon, heading to the old Neighborhood of the Islamic Cairo, where you will find the Sultan Hassan Mosque, the best Example of Islamic architecture in the whole Islamic world. Constructed in 1356 AD, the Mosque is truly breathtaking in its simplicity. Proceed to the most famous district in Egypt the Khan El Khalili Bazaar in the heart of Old Cairo. Take a wonderful walk and stroll through the old Arab town. Along the way you pass the most fascinating Islamic architecture in all of Middle East. Mena House (B.L.D).
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Mena House or Similar

Day 4: Luxor overnight on our private Nile river-yacht

Stop At: Islamic Cairo, Midan Silah ad-Din, Cairo 11511 Egypt
After the breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Cairo Airport to travel to luxor, upon arrival in Luxor you are met by our representative to assist and escort with the luggage for the embarkation our private Nile river-yacht to begin one of the highlights of our Egypt adventure. To set your expectation for the days ahead, a word about our private 14-passenger Yacht—your accommodations for the next six nights: This is not your typical large river ship, packed with travelers, chugging up and down the Nile (we’re content to let those big boats pass us) Take a panoramic tour of Egypt’s most Beloved highlights, from the Pyramids and the Sphinx to Karnak temple. Today, we journey back in time from Egypt’s current capital, Cairo, to its ancient capital of Thebes. After refresh we will explore the massive Karnak Temples with its huge hypostyle hall consisting of 134 columns and Labyrinth passageways. Be sure to circle to the gains Scarab to ensure a long healthy life successful return to Egypt! The Karnak Temples complex, was the ancient Ipet-Isut (The Most Selected of Palaces) the main place of worship of the Theban Triad covered an area of 200 acres. More than thirty Pharaohs contributed to the buildings you could spent years wandering this amazing complex, Launch. Afternoon ending our day at the fabulous Temple of Luxor With the sun sitting over the Nile. This temple was dedicated to the Theban Triad of Amun-Ra, (king of the gods) his Wife Mutt, (mother) and their son Khonsu (the Moon God) Luxor temple has the miraculous Avenue of Sphinxes that stretches from Luxor temple to the Karnak temples for a distance 3, 2 Km (2 miles) This temple has been in continuous use as a place of worship right up to the present day. Most of Luxor Temple dates to the New Kingdom period. Ramses the Great built the large by-lone and tow obelisks (only one remains today) towards the rear end is a granite shrine dedicated to Alexander the Great. During the Christian era, one the hypostyle hall of the Temple converted into a church. Then for thousands of years the temple was buried beneath the streets and houses of the town of Luxor. Eventually the 12th century, the Mosque of Sheikh Yusuf Abu AL Hagag was built over it. The Mosque was preserved when the temple was uncovered and forms an integral part of the monument today. After the visit we return to our Private Yacht for dinner and the evening relaxing. Overnight moored in Luxor. (B. L. D)
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: privet yacht dahabiah

Day 5: Luxor overnight on board private Yacht

Stop At: Valley of the Kings, Luxor City, Luxor 85511 Egypt
This morning after breakfast transfer to Luxor’s West Bank to explore the incomparable Valley of the Kings. Tour various open tombs of the ancient Pharaohs and see where new excavations are taken place. Behind the Valley of the Kings lies the beautiful almost non classical temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari commemorating one of the famous women Pharaoh. Then continue visiting to admire the 75 feet high, 1000-tons statues of Amenhotep the 3rd -Colossi of Memnon, as they sit like giant sentinels overlooking the massive banks of the Nile 3400 years old. These massive sandstone statues once flank the entrance of the lost mortuary temple of Amenhotep the third, but now stand virtually alone is a field that the temple has eroded away over the last 3400 years. Return to the Yacht to enjoy on board lunch, and then begin our romantic journey along the Nile this afternoon. Our first cruise will last approximately seven hours, plenty of time to appreciate just how relaxing this form of Nile travel can be while taking in the vistas to either side of the river where life plays out along its banks unchanged for centuries. Our destination is Hegz, a small village along the Nile’s east bank, where we’ll take a village walk and watch the sun setting over the Nile before returning to our yacht for dinner and settling in to our cabins for the night. Overnight on the cruise ship in Edfu. (B. L. D)

Please note: -This optional tour- IF weather permitting.Rise early for a hot-air balloon ride and view the splendor of the Nile’s West Bank and the Valley of the Kings with a new sense of wonder. See ancient Luxor from a unique angle as you fly over the temples, ancient sites, and sacred ruins (depending on wind direction)—and also over vast sugar cane fields and villages waking up in the early morning sun. 
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Private Yacht

Day 6: Sailing to Edfu • Discover Edfu Temple overnight on our private Nile river-yacht

Stop At: Luxor Temple, Luxor 23512 Egypt
Have breakfast on board while sailing to Edfu where you stop to visit the Temple of Hours. after a short ride to the temples, this is your chance to study the exact layout of one these fabulous Pharaonic structures built on the site of an earlier temple, it was dedicated to the Sun God (Horus),( Hathor) of Dandara and their son the youthful ( Harsomtus ). Hours, who according to the myth fought one of the great combats with Seth here, presented as a flying falcon in human form with a head of falcon or as the winged sun disk. The Temple of Horus at Edfu is the most complete and best preserved ever, the reason is that, the temple had been totally submerged under the desert except for the very top of the pylon entrance. A Small amount of stone had removed from the exposed part, but when excavated it was found to be in the near in perfect conditions. Enjoy the fun of haggling with the local merchants you walk from the temple. Return back to the Yacht enjoying sailing to Gebel Silsila Temple, Quarries and overnight. (B. L. D)
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Private Yacht

Day 7: Sailing and swimming overnight on our private Nile river-yacht

Stop At: Temple of Horus at Edfu, Edfu Egypt
Today’s sailing takes us farther south along the Nile, passing by palm trees, farmland, donkeys, water buffalos, goats and tranquil scenes of traditional Egyptian life, In the afternoon, you will stop at an island for a stroll or to swim in the Nile Then, our Yacht will reach the narrowest stretch of the Nile, an area the ancient Egyptians called “Khenu,” or the place of rowing. Our destination is Gebel Silsila, a rocky gorge where high sandstone cliffs come right down to the water’s edge. Our small river-Yacht will then come to a slow drift while we gaze out at the ancient quarries that provided the stones to build almost all of Egypt’s great monuments and temples, including Karnak, Luxor, Kom Ombo, and many others. It is estimated the amount of sandstone mined here during the Pharaonic era is eight million tons! Be among the few to explore the historic sites, and learn about a recent archaeological discovery made here—a massive sacred temple used for four epochs of ancient Egyptian history. Sailing to Kom Ombo where  we visit the town of Kom Ombo, a riverside town surrounded by sugar cane fields, home to Egypt’s only double temple shared by two Gods, Sobek and Haroeris. That is. Dramatically situated along a bend on the Nile, the beautiful Greco-Roman Kom Ombo Temple features one side dedicated to the local crocodile god, Sobek (it is said that real crocodiles used to bask here). The other side honors the falcon god, Haroeris. The entire structure is unusual in that everything is doubled and perfectly symmetrical along the main axis: twin entrances, twin courts, and twin colonnades. Another unique feature of Kom Ombo is a series of engravings thought to be among the world’s first representations of medical and surgical instruments. Return to the Yacht for the most beautiful town of Upper Egypt Aswan for overnight. (B. L. D)
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Private Yacht

Day 8: Explore Temples of Philae & the unfinished Obelisk and Aswan High Dam

Stop At: Crocodile Museum, Nagoa Ash Shatb Markaz Deraw, Aswan Egypt
This morning, we’ll take a boat to the island Temples of Philae, center of the cult of the goddess Isis. Similar to the plight of Abu Simbel, these temples complex was moved in order to save it from the rising waters of Lake Nasser. Our discoveries include the Temple of Isis, with its courtyards flanked by granite lions and walls covered with fantastic relives. Continue to the Granite Quarries that supplied the Ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stones used in building the Pyramids, Temples. The unfinished Obelisk has three separate sides and the forth one is still connected to mountain. The obelisk measures nearly 138 feet in length, 1200 tons in weight and it would be the largest single piece of stone ever handled if a flaw had not ever appeared in the granite. We continue visiting the worldwide famous Aswan High Dam which was an engineering miracle, when it was built in 1960 and finished in 1970. It contains 18 times the material used in building the big pyramid of Cheops. The Dam is 11,811 long, 3215 thick at the base and 364 tall. Today it provided irrigation and electricity for the whole Egypt, and together with the old Aswan Dam. The High Dam added a whole new aspect to Egypt and a new environment as well. The lake is some 500 miles long and at time it was if not now, was the largest man made artificial lake. Overnight on board. (B. L. D)
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Private Yacht

Day 9: Disembark Yacht • Travel to Abu Simbel Overnight in Cairo Le Meridien Airport.

Stop At: Temple of Philae, Island of Agilika, Aswan Egypt
This morning, we’ll bid farewell to our captain and crew and travel overland for approximately three hours (a distance of about 180 miles) to Abu Simbel to end our Time Machine Tour with the iconic temples seemingly carved into living rock both by day and at night. The massive colossi of Ramses II were an expression of Egypt’s might and its dominance over the Nubian kingdom. The Great Temples of Abu Simbel of Ramses the Second and his wife Queen Nefertiti were miraculously saved from the inundations by the monumental effort of Unesco and the world community and ranked among the most stupendous monuments of Ancient Egypt. Both temple were carved during the reign of Ramses the second (1290 -1224BC) to mark the 30th anniversary of accession. The larger of the temples were dedicated to Amun Ra of Thebes and RaHor Akhty of Heliopolis, the principal divinities of both Upper and Lower Egypt and as well Petah of Memphis and the defied Ramses himself were worship here. The Small temple was dedicated to the Goddess Hathor and Queen Nefertiti who was as well defied. Lunch then Drive back to Aswan to fresh up then taking flight back to Cairo, Afternoon farewell dinner. Overnight in Cairo five stars hotel. Le Meridien Airport. (B. L. D)
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Private Yacht

Day 10: Welcome Home sweet Home

Stop At: Abu Simbel Temple Complex, Abu Simbel Egypt
After breakfast, this morning, at a time per-coordinate with the Cairo representative altogether meet and transfer to the Cairo International Airport for your flight home, with romantic memories and leaving behind new friends always gratitude your coming and wishing you the best ever.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Le Meridian Airport
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Borg El Arab International Airport, Alexandria Egypt
  • Cairo Intl Airport, Cairo Egypt
  • Ophira Airport, Sharm El Sheikh Egypt


Ports
Alexandria
Duration
10 days
Inclusions
  • 9x Breakfast
  • 9x Dinner
  • 8x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 10 nights
  • 4 nights in a luxurious 5-star hotel in Cairo on B L D basis
  • 5 nights on privet luxury yacht or Nile cruise 05* deluxe
  • 2 domestic flights
  • – Entrance fees to the archaeological sites
  • – All the services of a private tour guide and Egyptologist
  • – Mineral water and refreshments on the tours
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • – Airport transfers upon arrival and departure
  • WiFi on board
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • gratuities to hotels, drivers, staff, porters, and guides
  • Entry/Admission - Mena House
  • Entry/Admission - Pyramids of Giza
  • Entry/Admission - Egyptian Antiquities Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Islamic Cairo
  • Entry/Admission - Valley of the Kings
  • Entry/Admission - Luxor Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Horus at Edfu
  • Entry/Admission - Crocodile Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Philae
  • Entry/Admission - Abu Simbel Temple Complex
Exclusions
  • – Going into the Pyramids of Giza and the solar boat
  • – The Mummy Room and photography in the Museum
  • – The tomb of King Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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