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9-Day Jewels of the Nile Tour from Cairo with Airport Transfer

Tour Code: 487-5555
Sat, 12/18, 12/24
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Cairo, Egypt
9 Days 8 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Cairo (Khan el-Khalili, Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Saladin Citadel, The Egyptian Museum, The Hanging Church), Luxor (Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple), Edfu (Ptolemaic Temple, Temple of Edfu).

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    • Children are not allowed to join the tour. All passengers need to be over 18-year-old.
    Day 1


    Welcome to Egypt! As guests arrive at the airport in Cairo, they should keep an eye open for the tour guide, who will be holding a sign and help them transfer to the hotel. Around 6:00pm, we will gather in the hotel lobby for a brief introductory meeting.
    Deluxe Hotel: Pyramids Park Resort Hotel or similar
    Day 2

    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

      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, EGYPT

      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
    Day 3

    Luxor - Aswan

    After breakfast, we will depart for the West Bank of the Nile River, where we will ride donkeys into the Valley of the Kings, where we will see richly decorated tombs carved into desert rocks, each filled with treasures for the Pharaohs in the afterlife. Later, we will see the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which rises out of the desert plain. Afterwards, we will drive to Aswan for the evening.
    • Luxor, EGYPT

      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.

      Valley of the Kings

      This valley is named because during a period of about 500 years, several Egyptian pharaohs were buried here. It is one of the most significant Egyptian archaeological sites.

      Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut

      Nestled into a set of cliffs in the ancient city of Thebes, now modern day Luxor, this ancient temple is dedicated to the god Amen-Ra. It is considered the closest ancient Egyptians came to the Calssical style of architecture.
    Deluxe Hotel: Iberotel Hotel Aswan or similar
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 4

    Aswan - Nile Cruise

    After breakfast, we will explore Aswan, the smallest of the three major tourist cities based along the Nile. We will visit the amazing Philae Temple and the Aswan High Dam. Early in the morning, we will also be able to take an optional trip to Abu Simbel, one of the most impressive sights of ancient Egypt. Later in the afternoon, we will board a 5 star Nile cruise.
    • Aswan, EGYPT

      Temple of Isis on Philae

      This temple was built on the island of Philae, which sits downstream of the Aswan Dam, in the 4th century BC. The temple has been noted for its architectural prowess.

      High Dam

      This embankment dam sits on the Nile River in southern Egypt. Built between 1898 and 1902 to prevent the annual flooding of the Nile River, the dam also provides irrigation water and hydroelectric power.

      Abu Simbel Temples

      These two massive rock temples in Aswan were carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II. They were forgotten for thousands of years, buried under sand until their rediscovery in 1813.
    Standard Hotel: Nile Cruise
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 5

    Nile Cruise

    Today we sail all day long on the Nile, watching the beautiful scenery pass us by and wave to the locals continuing their day of washing, swimming and fishing. Whilst being absorbed by the culture we can sit back and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of one of the greatest rivers on the earth.
    Standard Hotel: Nile Cruise
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 6

    Nile Cruise - Edfu - Komombo - Luxor (324 km)

    Today we disembark Nile Cruiser. On our way to Luxor where we will spend the night, we head to Edfu to visit the largest and best preserved temple in Egypt. The temple is dedicated to the falcon god Horus and was built over a 180-year period from 237 BC to 57 BC. Then we continue to visit Komombo Temple which was built during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. The temple is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and god Horus.
    • Edfu, EGYPT

      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

      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, EGYPT

      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
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 7

    Luxor - Cairo (658 km)

    Today, we will go to the East Bank of the Nile to visit the Temple of Luxor, dedicated to the god Amun, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu, the moon god, who make up the Theban triad. In the afternoon, we will proceed to the Temple of Karnak, one of the most important religious centers of ancient Egypt. In the afternoon, we will arrive in Cairo.
    • Luxor, EGYPT

      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.

      Karnak Temple

      This vast complex of ruined temples was once the great Egyptian city of Thebes. It is a vast, open-air museum where visitors can see a cross-section into many eras of ancient Egyptian culture.

      Luxor Temple

      This large temple complex was the grand monument in ancient Thebes. Constructed around 1400 BCE, various sections were built under the rule of the famous pharaohs Tutankhamen and Ramesses II.
    Deluxe Hotel: Pyramids Park Resort Hotel Cairo or similar
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 8

    Cairo City Tour

    Our journey through Cairo will begin with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, one of the most important museums documenting the ancient world, housing a collection of over 100.000 Egyptian relics. Afterwards, we will also visit the Citadel of Saladin, the Mosque of Mohamed Ali, the Hanging Church and the famous Kahn El Khalili Bazaar.
    • Cairo, EGYPT

      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.

      Khan el-Khalili

      A major souk in the Islamic district of Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike.

      Mosque of Muhammad Ali

      This mosque can be found at the very summit of the citadel of Cairo. Built under the rule of the Ottoman Empire, it was the largest mosque built in the first half of the 19th century.

      Saladin Citadel

      This medieval Islamic fortress in Cairo was built during the reign of Saladin to defend the city against the threat of invading Crusader forces. The famous Mosque of Muhammad Ali is located within the citadel.

      The Egyptian Museum

      Containing an unparalleled collection of over 120,000 items, this museum opened in 1902 to show a detailed history of ancient Egyptian culture. Many languages can be found on the artifacts, including Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Arabic.

      The Hanging Church

      This Coptic church in Cairo is one of the oldest in Egypt, with history dating back to the 3rd century AD. It gets its named because it is positioned above the gatehouse to the Babylon Fortress.
    Deluxe Hotel: Pyramids Park Resort Hotel Cairo or similar
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 9


    Our tour will end today as we say goodbye to the new friends we have made over breakfast. Then, we will check out of our hotel in Cairo at 11:00am before guests are transferred to the airport.
    Breakfast: Included
    • Departure & Return

    • Complementary arrival airport transfer is available on the first day of the tour (Day 1) from the airports of the city where your tour starts in Morocco. Transfers are available between 05:00am to 23:59pm. To confirm your airport transfer, please forward us following information at least 2 weeks before your departure date.
    • Please note: Airport transfer is not available with post tour accommodations. There is only one return shuttle to the airport on the final morning, please refer to your guide for details.
    • Price Includes

    • 8 nights hotel accommodation
    • Roundtrip Airport Transfer
    • Breakfasts
    • Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus
    • Experienced tour guide
    • Price Excludes

    • Any flight tickets
    • Meals and drinks (unless otherwise specified)
    • Personal expense such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/ mini bar items.
    • Visa fees and personal travel insurance
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Optional activities: Entrance fees to the sights and museums, or other services not stated in the itinerary
    • Mandatory Local Payment: This will be paid in cash to tour guide.
    • Additional Note

    • Mandatory Local Payment: £160 /person. (This will be paid in cash to tour guide, and it can be the equivalent amount in USD or EUR using the currency exchange rate.)
    • This tour is recommended for travelers between 18-39 years old. Others are welcome, but most passengers will be within this age group.
    • Children are not allowed; Passengers must be over 18-year-old in order to join the tour.
    • Spending money: Every person has different spending habits, but to help you out with your planning, we estimated your average daily expenses. An approximate amount of £20 per day for lunch & dinner (without drinks), and £30 per day as personal spending money (souvenirs, handicraft etc. not included) is generally sufficient.
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  • 60-30 days of departure will incur an amendment fee of £35 per person;
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    • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
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    NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.

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