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
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 Kom Ombo Temple, Temple of Edfu. After hotel checkin, we will visit the Luxor Temple.
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.
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.
Luxor is a city on the east bank of the Nile River in Egypt. It's on the site of ancient Thebes, the pharaohs' capital at the height of their power, during the 16th-11th centuries B.C.E.
The Luxor Museum is located in the modern day city that was known as Thebes in the time of the ancient Egyptians. It is full of old artifacts that provide a cross section for this magnificent civilization.
Deluxe Hotel: Steigenberger Hotel in Luxor or similar
Mt. Sinai Trek - St. Catherine - Dahab (59 km)
We will depart for St. Catherine, visit the St. Catherine Monastery before returning to Dahab. Free time to rest up and recharge after the hike. Get to improve your waterskiing or wake boarding skills and ride the waves to cool off.
Saint Catherine, EGYPT
The city is located at the outskirts of the El Tur Mountains at an elevation of 1,586 m, at the foot of Mount Sinai and Saint Catherine's Monastery.
Monastery of Saint Catherine
Monastery of Saint Catherine is located at the mouth of a gorge at the foot of Mount Sinai, near the town of Saint Catherine, Egypt. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site built between 548 and 565, one of the oldest working Christian monasteries in the world.
Opening Hours: 9:00am - 12:00pm, Daily except Friday and Sunday.
Deluxe Hotel: Dahab Paradise Hotel Dahab or similar