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08 Nights/ 09 Days:- Detailed Day wise Itinerary
Day 01:- Cairo – Alaxandria
On arrival at the Cairo International Airport you will be assisted by our representative & drive to Alexandria (Roman Theatre, Catacomb, and library) by an air-conditioned coach to and from Alexandria (approx. 4 hours each way). Arrival Alexandria, by 11AM and freshen up at the Hotel. start your Trip by visiting the Roman Theatre (A theatre with marble seats up to 800 spectators, Galleries, Section of mosaic flooring & a pleasure garden surrounded by Roman Villas & baths). Then visit the Catacomb of Kom El- Shoqafa (Tombs on three levels, also contains The Triclinium where relatives used to sit on stone benches to feast the dead, a center with relieves of bearded serpents. Inside, there are 2nd Century AD statues of Sobek & Anubis wearing Roman Armor).Followed by Visiting Library of Alexandria (build in the same spot the historical one was existing the library contains a beautiful museum with very special pieces from the ancient and modern history of Egypt). From outside you will Visit Qaytbay Citadel.
Overnight in Alexandria
Day 02:- Montaza Palace - Cairo
Breakfast at the Hotel & visit the Montaza Palace then Drive back to cairo and rest of the day is free to relax or explore Cairo market on your own.
Day 03: Cairo Sightseeing
Breakfast at the Hotel & proceed for cairo Sightseeing by air conditioned vehicle with Egyptologist for a Full day tour of Cairo, visiting the following:-
• Great Pyramids- One of the Seven Wonders of the World.
• Lord of the Sphinx- Creature carved from natural bedrock with the head of a man and body of a lion.
• Papyrus museum
• Egyptian Museum
Take the overnight Train and transfer to Luxor. Overnight in Train.
Day 4: Arrival in Luxor and embarkation
Arrival, meet & assist by our representative & Check in at Nile Cruise. Excursion tour to visit Karnak Temple, which is a serious of temples, built in different reigns. Starting by the Avenue of Sphinxes visit the Unfinished Propylon, the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 gigantic columns, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsute and Tutomosis III, the temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III and the Sacred Lake. Transfer to Nile Cruise. Afternoon tea. Dinner & Overnight in Luxor.
Day 05: Luxor / Esna
Breakfast. Visit the West Bank including: Valley 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 kings and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom (the Eighteenth through Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt). The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, across from Thebes (modern Luxor), within the heart of the Theban Necropolis.), Colossi of Memnon (The two colossi are made of sandstone, which during ancient times was brought from Gabal El Silselah. Each colossus, including the pedestal and the crown, is about 21m tall and represents King Amenhotep III seating on his throne, wearing the Memes, or royal headdress, with the divine cobra protecting his forehead. On the sides of the colossi there is a representation of the Nile god Hapi, bending together the lotus and the papyrus plants, symbolizing the union of Upper and Lower Egypt) and Temple of Queen Hatshepsute (Hatshepsut was the fifth Pharaoh of the18th-dynasty who was one of the handful of female rulers in Ancient Egypt. Her reign was the longest of all the female pharaohs. Her funerary temple still stands as a tribute to her incredible rise to power) then we head to Alabaster and marble handmade work shop then Lunch on board. Sail to Esna. Afternoon Tea. Disco Party.Dinner & Overnight in Edfu.
Day 06: Edfu / Kom Ombo
Breakfast. Visit the Edfu Temple (Lies in Edfu town, 123 km north of Aswan on the west bank of the Nile. It dates to the Ptolemaic period. It was dedicated to the worship of god Hours represented as a falcon. It is one of the most beautiful Egyptian temples, distinguished by its huge splendid structure that blends Pharaonic and Greek architecture. Its grandeur competes with Luxor temples. It is the second largest temple after Karnak. It also houses the Nilometer and a huge pylon at the entrance). Sail to Kom Ombo. Lunch on board. Visit the Kom-Ombo Temple (Located in Kom Ombo town, 45 km north of Aswan. It is built on a hillside overlooking the Nile. This temple was constructed in the Ptolemaic Roman era for the worship of god Haroeris and Sobek, the crocodile god. It is noted for relief engravings on its walls which show ancient surgical tools, bone saws and dentistry tools. Nearby there are three mummified crocodiles. Sail to Aswan. Afternoon Tea. Dinner on board & Galabya party. Dinner & Overnight on board.
Day 07: Aswan
Breakfast , Disembarkation Excursion tour to visit, Philae Temple (The Temple of Isis is one of the greatest Temples in Egypt and it occupes about a quarter of the island. It is the main Temple on the island, with its huge, complete, pylons and beautiful scenes), High Dam (One of the most outstanding architectural achievements of the twentieth century. It was constructed to replace the old Aswan dam built in 1902. The High dam was constructed to protect Egypt from the floods as well as providing irrigation and electricity all over Egypt. It is 3600 meters long. Visitors can easily locate lake Nasser which is a huge water reservoir) then we go to the Nubian village for lunch and exploring the nubian culture the take the motor boat around the lovely islands of Aswan .Overnight in Aswan.
Day 08: Aswan – Abu Simbel
Drive from Aswan to Abu Simbel, Early morning visit 3.30 hours driving per way to the colossal Temple of Abu Simbel built by Ramses II (XIXth Dynasty) and lately saved from inundation of the Nile waters in among the glories of ancient Egyptian monuments. The temples were built out of a sandstone rock cliff, and representation of the deities to which each was dedicated is carved on its huge façade. Overnight in Abu Simbel
Day 09: Departure
After Breakfast, Depart for your flight to Cairo and onwards to Mumbai.