Cairo City Tour - Luxor (670 km)
After breakfast, we will visit Giza Plateau to visit the pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycrenos. In the afternoon, we will go sightseeing in Sakkara, the first capital of ancient Egypt, famous for the Step Pyramid built by King Djoser in 27000 BCE. Later in the afternoon, we will board a bus to Luxor, where we will spend the night.
Cairo, Egypt's sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. Nearby, Giza is site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx, dating to the 26th century B.C.E. In Gezira Island's leafy Zamalek district, 187m Cairo Tower affords panoramic city views.
Sakkara is a massive ancient burial ground in Egypt. It once served as the Necropolis for the ancient capital of Memphis. Djoser's Setp Pyramid is the oldest stone building complex in known history.
Pyramid of Djoser
Lying in the necropolis to the northwest of the ancient city of Memphis is this step-pyramid, built in the 27th century BC for the deceased Pharaoh Djoser by his vizier, Imhotep.
Deluxe Hotel: Steigenberger Hotel Luxor or similar
Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included
Felucca Cruise on the Nile
Today, we will sail along the Nile River all day aboard our felucca cruise, watching the beautiful scenery pass us by and locals waving to us as the wash, swim and fish in the river. We can sit back, relax and absorb the local culture.
Standard Hotel: Felucca Cruise
Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Included
Felucca cruise - Edfu - Komombo - Luxor (324 km)
Today, we will disembark from our felucca cruise and head to Luxor. On the way, we will visit the Temple of Edfu, the largest and best-preserved in Egypt, dedicated to the falcon god Horus. Then, we will continue to Kom Ombo Temple, dedicated to Horus and the crocodile god Sobek.
This city sits on the West Bank of the Nile River in Egypt, between Esna and Aswan. It is notable for the massive Temple of Horus and the remains of ancient pyramids.
Ptolemaic temple, built between 237 BC and 57 BC , is famous for its historical, archaeological, religious, and architectural significance. Built from sandstone blocks, the temple's notable features include the Door of the Pylon and an elaborate sanctuary at the center of the temple structure.
Temple of Edfu
An ancient Egyptian temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BC. It's located on the west bank of the Nile in Edfu, Upper Egypt and is one of the best preserved shrines in Egypt.
Aswan is a city in the south of Egypt, and is the capital of the Aswan Governorate.Aswan is a busy market and tourist centre located just north of the Aswan Dam on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract.
Temple of Kom Ombo
This double temple was built between 180-47 BC during the Ptolemaic dynasty. The southern part of the temple is dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god and creator of the world, while the southern half is dedicated to Horus the Elder.
Deluxe Hotel: Steigenberger Hotel in Luxor or similar