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Overview

Visit one of the old seven wonders, The Giza Great Pyramids and other Pharaohs’ treasures, then enjoy the beautiful Corals Reef of the Red Sea.

Detailed Itinerary

You are greeted upon arrival at Cairo airport, and then privately transfer by air-conditioned deluxe vehicle to your Cairo hotel with fantastic views of the pyramid.

At hotel your 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 and transfers.

Overnight in Cairo.

Meal: No Meals

Breakfast at your hotel. Meet your guide at hotel reception.

Full day private tour to visit the three great pyramids of Cheops ,Chefren and Mykerinos and their guardian Sphinx, which dates from the time of Chefren. 65 feet high and 187 feet long statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion's body. (Exclude visit of a Pyramid from inside).

Free time.

Lunch (not include).

Continue your tour by visiting the Egyptian Museum, Egyptian Museum houses treasure from pre-dynastic period to Old, Middle & New Kingdoms of Pharaonic Egypt, as well as the famous exhibit of king Tut Ankhamon, visiting the fabulous manuscripts and papyrus, will not miss the royal mummy rooms of several kings (with extra fees)& Queens of Pharaonic Egypt.

Back to your hotel, overnight in Cairo.

Optional:
- Afternoon you will be picked up for Sunset Camel ride at Giza Pyramids (Try camel or horse riding at the Giza Pyramids during the sunrise. Mount a camel and ride it through the desert to the base of the Great Pyramid. There are horses if a camel seems a bit intimidating. This is a romantic private tour.), then you will have a Bedouin Dinner with local

- Sound and Light show at Giza Pyramids.

Meal: Breakfast

Breakfast at your hotel.

Private Transfer Hotel to Airport. Flight Cairo to Aswan (1h 20m)
Meet and assist at Aswan Airport.

Tour in the amazing ‎city Aswan. Start your tour by a visit to the High Dam, an engineering miracle built in 1960 protecting ‎Egypt from annual floods from the Nile and in order to produce Electricity. Then proceed to visit the Unfinished Obelisk, its show the ‎techniques used by the ancient Egyptians to cut obelisks. Most probably this obelisk, back to the Queen ‎Hatshepsut, one of the rulers of the 18th Dynasty and the royal wife of king Tuthmosis II. Continue your to visit the majestic Philae Temple which was built on the honor of ‎Goddess Isis the chief deity of the island, here you will hear some about the LOVE STORY OF ISIS & OSIRIS.

Transfer to your cruise for embarkation before Lunch. Lunch will be served on board.

This afternoon you will have the chance to take a ride on a felucca (a typical Egyptian sail boat) around Elephantine Island, Lord Kitchener’s Botanical Gardens, and the Agha Khan Mausoleum (weather permitting, life jackets will be provided).

Dinner on board, Nubian Folkloric show, overnight in Aswan

Optional tours in Aswan
o Trip to Nubian Village by Motorboat (3 HRS approx.) (You will be picked you up from your hotel or Nile cruise in Aswan to sail on the Nile by a ‎motorboat to the Nubian Village that is located on West Bank of the River Nile in Aswan and just ‎opposite to Soheil Island passing by the First Cataract of Aswan, this fantastic ‎tour to the Nubian Village will let you meet and impact with a Nubian family and to learn about their ‎simple life style, culture and traditions and then you be transferred back to your hotel or Nile cruise in ‎Aswan.‎)
o Sound & Light show at Philae temple on Isis Island (3 HRS approx.) (Pick up from your cruise to enjoy the Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple that takes you on a ‎narrated journey to discover the legends of Goddess Isis & God Osiris. it is a marvels story for this ‎temple, early last century, the site of Philae was flooded for six months each year. An incredible ‎restoration program was undertaken in the 1960s, and the Temple was moved stone by stone to the ‎current location. Enjoy the spectacular lights of the multimedia presentations which vividly reveals the ‎form and majesty of this ancient site, and walk through the magnificent temple as its history is ‎narrated. After the show transfer back to Nile cruise).

o Abu Simbel tour by flight (5 HRS approx.) (We will pick you up from your Cruise in Aswan by a modern air-conditioned coach to Aswan Airport for flight to Abu Simbel (55 Min approx. per way), to enjoy a small group tour to Abu Simbel. The two Temples of Abu Simbel, with their unique style, are considered to be the masterpieces of ancient Egypt. They reflect the glory and grandeur of the new Kingdom. The Egyptian government and UNESCO decided to co-operate in order to save these temples from the flood. The Temple of Ramsses II was dedicated to the four universal gods Ptah, Re-Her-Akhtey, Amun-Re, and to Ramsses II himself. The great Abu Simbel temple is also called The Sun Temple of Ramssess II.The Temple of Queen Nefertari is also Called Temple of Hathor who was the wife of the Sun God so in a symbolic way, the two Temples, that of Ramsses II and that of Nefertari, bring Ramesses II, Nefertari, Hathor and the Sun God together as one. Later on, you will be fly back from Abu Simbel to Aswan).

Meal: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

Breakfast on board.

Visit the magnificent Temple of Kom Ombo - dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek. Enjoy the fabulous scenery of the Nile Valley during sailing from Kom Ombo to Edfu.

Lunch on board.

Visit of Horus temple in Edfu, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful and preserved Temples in Egypt, Edfu temple dates back to Ptolemaic times. Dedicated to HORUS the son of ISIS and OSIRIS.

Tea time.

Tonight will be an “Oriental & Egyptian Night” costume party for all guests, with a chance to dress up in traditional Egyptian “Galabeyya”. (Your guide will help you to buy a Galabeyya if you don’t have one)
Dinner will be a lavish buffet of oriental and Egyptian food specialties,
Oriental music and dancing for more fun.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

Breakfast on board. This morning, your Egyptologist will guide you around Luxor West Bank, to visit the Valley of the Kings. You will have the chance to visit at least one tomb in the Valley of the Queens, and visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. On the way back to the river Nile, you will pass by the famed Colossi of Memnon, known in Ancient Greek times for their haunting voices at dawn.

Return your Nile Cruise boat for Lunch.

Lunch on Board.

This afternoon you be touring around strikingly graceful Temple of Luxor, dedicated to the god Amun - and then onwards to the Temple of Karnak.

Afternoon tea.

Dinner and enjoy the Belly dancing show on board.

Overnight in Luxor

Optional tours in Luxor
o Balloon ride on West Bank Luxor
o Sound and Light show in Karank temple (Sound and Light Show at the Karnak Temples, the greatest example of worship in ‎history and was dedicated to the God Amon, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu. It was constructed ‎from the beginning of the Middle Kingdom to the Greco Roman Kingdom.‎ You will be transferred to see the Karnak Temples where you will attend the spectacular Sound and ‎Light production. This spectacle will take about 75-minute first takes you around the temple grounds), include transportation.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

Breakfast on board. Disembark from the Cruise.

Private Drive to Hurghada (188 Miles – 3 HRS driving approx. 1stop for rest). Mineral water available on board.

Upon arrival at Hurghada Resort – check-in. Rest of the day free at your leisure.

Dinner and overnight in Hurghada

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

Today you will have snorkeling among the Red Sea coral reefs and see some amazing rare fish, or simply relaxing on shore.

Dinner at the hotel,

Optional to do in Hurghada
o Desert safari quad bike. (2 HRS approx.) (Discover the silent beauty of the Arabian desert! Come with us to the Desert Safari Trip by Quads. We will pick you up right from your hotel and by a comfortable transportation take you to the quad station. Here you will pass your test drive after which you will go for 25 kilometers safari trip through the desert with our best safari guides. After that you will have a stop at the Bedouin camp, enjoy a camel ride and Bedouin barbecue, tea and wastepipe. And then at the sunset again 25 kilometers by quads back to the station where we will pick you up back to your hotel.)
o Hurghada Bedouin Desert Safari by Jeep 4x4 (6 HRS approx.) ( 11:00 AM your desert guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Hurghada or El Gouna by Jeep 4×4 to start your adventure trip inside the desert for 35 KM. Driving between the mountains of Hurghada to the Bedouin Village for a tour to discover their life and traditions, then you will ride a camel and drive quad bike around the Bedouin village and witness the amazing sunset view with barbeque dinner, mineral water and soft drinks included, enjoy the show and watching stars by night while driving back from Bedouin village to your hotel in Hurghada).

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

Transfer Hotel to Airport. Breakfast at your hotel.

Private transfer to Hurghada airport. Flight from Hurghada to Cairo (55 minutes). Transfer from Cairo airport to your Hotel.

Rest of the day free at your leisure.

Meal: Breakfast

Breakfast at your hotel. Private transfer to Cairo airport.

Meal: Breakfast

Inclusions

• Meet and assist at Airports (Cairo – Aswan – Luxor - Hurghada)
• Transfer from / to airport as per above itinerary
• 2 nights accommodation at Cairo hotels as above mentioned hotels on BB basis
• Full day tour to visit Pyramids & Museum
• 3 nights accommodation on above mentioned Cruise line on full board based
• 2 nights accommodation at Hurghada hotels as above mentioned hotels on H.B basis
• 1 night accommodation at Cairo hotels as above mentioned hotels on BB basis
• All needed transfers
• Sightseeing on board cruise as per above itinerary

Exclusions

• Entry visa
• International flight tickets
• or Domestic flight rates as above mentioned
• Tips (Per person / per day $15)
• any personal expenses
• Any drinks during meals or visits

Notes

Hotel & Cruise
Cairo Pyramids Hotel
M/S Nile Ruby
- Desert Rose Resort HUR
-Ramses Hilton Or similar

Note: Upgraded hotel available on request.

Tour available from Cairo Every day.

Itineraries may be changed without a prior notice due to navigational circumstances, may be in sequences but not in visits.

Child rate quoted from 3 years to 11.99 years of age is Sharing Parent's Room.

Way of transportations
Cairo to Aswan by Flight
Aswan to Luxor by Cruise boat
Luxor to Hurghada by Private air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
Hurghada to Cairo by flight

* All services are private except Sightseeing on Nile Cruises.

*  In case return flight from Luxor to Cairo is too late we suggest to book the last night at Cairo Airport hotels.

Nile cruise is subject to availability and operation, in case of no operation turn away to another cruise same category.

      Prices above are subject to change if there is any governmental increase in sightseeing ticket prices or fuel cost.

Cost for Optional Tours:
Sunset Camel ride at Giza Pyramids, Bedoin Dinner with local - AUD 147 Per Person
-Sound and Light show at Giza Pyramids - include transportation - AUD 124 Per Person
-Trip to Nubian Village by Motorboat (3 HRS approx.) - AUD 79 Per Person
-Sound & Light show at Philae temple on Isis Island (3 HRS approx.) - AUD 113 Per Person
-Abu Simbel tour by Air (5 HRS approx.) - AUD 689 Per Person
-Hot Air Balloon in Luxor - AUD 249 Per Person
-Sound and Light show Luxor – include transportation - AUD 102 Per Person
-Hurghada Desert safari quad bike. (2 HRS approx.) - AUD 79 Per Person
-Hurghada Bedouin Desert Safari by Jeep 4x4 (6 HRS approx.) - AUD 158 Per Person.

All prices are indicative and starting from prices. Final price will be available based on availability and dates of travel.

Program Touring / Guide

Private touring

Trip Highlights

Cairo – Aswan – Luxor – Hurghada – Cairo

Periodic Departure
10 Feb, 2023 to 30 Apr, 2024

2-3
AUD 2,788 P P twin share
AUD 4,182 P P single
ON REQUEST

4 plus
AUD 2,738 P P twin share
AUD 4,108 P P single
ON REQUEST

01 May, 2024 to 30 Sep, 2024

2-3
AUD 2,463 P P twin share
AUD 3,695 P P single
ON REQUEST

4 plus
AUD 2,396 P P twin share
AUD 3,594 P P single
ON REQUEST

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