DAY 01: CAIRO MONDAY OR WEDNESDAY
Arrival at Cairo international Airport, Meet & Asst through Passport Control, transfer to hotel. Check in to the hotel. Day is at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 02: CAIRO/SLEEPER TRAIN
Breakfast at your hotel. A visit to the incredible pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau. It's estimated the largest - Khufu (Cheops) was constructed from no less than 2.5million quarried limestone blocks, weighing around 6 million tones. No mean feats, when you consider the pyramids were built without the use of modern equipment! Maybe opt. for a camel ride. Traveling on to Cairo & the Egyptian Museum. We start with the dazzling antiquities at the Egyptian Museum. Amongst the many exhibits are the treasures of King Tutankhamen. This afternoon offers free time to have a look on khan el Khalili bazaar area, transfer afternoon to Giza station for Sleeper train to Aswan, dinner on board, overnight at train.
DAY 03: ASWAN FRIDAY OR WEDNESDAY
Breakfast at train ,meet and assist by our representative and embark your cruise, later afternoon day tour of sightseeing Aswan High dam The high dam is the largest rock-filled dam in the world and one of the most important engineering feats of the 20th century an artificial lake Nasser, with a surface of 4000 sq km lies behind the dam. Unfinished obelisk The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk, located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan, Egypt. It is unknown which pharaoh created this structure. It is nearly one third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If finished it would have measured around 42 m (approximately 137 feet) and would have weighed nearly 1,200 tons. Philae Temple Philae Temple was dismantled and reassembled (on Agilika Island about 550 meters from its original home on Philae Island) in the wake of the High Dam. The temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, is in a beautiful setting which has been landscaped to match its original site. Its various shrines and sanctuaries, which include The Vestibule of Nectanebos I which is used as the entrance to the island, Philae is more fun than ever before. Overnight on board.
DAY 04: CRUISE
Breakfast on board, Sail towards Luxor via kom-ombo,Edfu and Esna Temple of Kom Ombo, Is an unusual double temple built during the Ptolemaic dynasty in the Egyptian town of Kom- Ombo. Some additions to it were later made during the Roman period. The building is unique because its 'double' design meant that there were courts, halls, sanctuaries and rooms duplicated for two sets of gods, The southern half of the temple was dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world with Hathor and Khonsu. Meanwhile, the northern part of the temple was dedicated to the falcon god Haroeris, also known as Horus the Elder. Continue sail till you reach Edfu Temple Two splendid granite statues of Hours, who was generally represented as a man with a falcon's head, mark the entrance of this temple which was constructed during the Ptolemaic period start in 237 BC. Best 18 columns with palm leaves- and flowers and well preserved wall paintings are witnesses of the great wealth of the older days. After that you will return to the Cruise and continue your journey to Luxor. Overnight on Cruise.
DAY 05: LUXOR
Arrival to Luxor as per sailing program of cruise Starts half day by visiting the impressing temples of Karnak Temple of Karnak Is the largest Temple in the World! The complex contains a group of Temples such as the Great Temple of Amon Ra, The Temple of Khonso, The Ipt Temple, The Temple of Ptah, the Temple of Montho and the Temple of the God Osiris. A 20m high, mud brick enclosure wall, surrounded all of these buildings. Followed by visiting, Temple of Luxor Is close to the Nile and parallel with the riverbank. King Amenhotep III who reined 1390-53 BC built this beautiful temple and dedicated it to Amon-Re, king of the gods, his consort Mut, and their son Khons. This temple has been in almost continuous use as a place of worship right up to the present day. It was completed by Tutankhamun and Horemheb and added to by Ramses II. Towards the rear is a granite shrine dedicated to Alexander the Great. Back to cruise free night at Luxor or join our Team for an optional tours. Overnight on Board.
DAY 06: LUXOR
Breakfast and disembarkation cruise Start your Day tour to visit the followings Colossi of Memnon. Are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For the past 3400 years (since 1350 BC) they have stood in the Theban necropolis, across the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor. Valley of the Kings The Valley of the Kings, less often called the Valley of the Gates of the Kings is a valley in Egypt where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, tombs were constructed for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom (the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt).The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, opposite Thebes (modern Luxor), within the heart of the Theban Necropolis. The Wadi consists of two valleys, East Valley (where the majority of the royal tombs situated) and West Valley. Hatshepsut Temple meaning Foremost of Noble Ladies (1508–1458 BC) was the fifth pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt. She is generally regarded by Egyptologists as one of the most successful pharaohs, reigning longer than any other woman of an indigenous Egyptian dynasty. Transfer to Luxor station for sleeper train to Cairo.
DAY 07: CAIRO
Breakfast at train, Move to your hotel free time for leisure to discover city that never sleep by yourself or join us for an optional tour to Alexandria. Over night at hotel.
DAY 08: CAIRO
At morning breakfast, then check out finally transfer to Cairo International Airport for final departure.