Package Duration : 10 Days

  Cairo - 4 Nights, Aswan -1 Night, Nile Cruise - 4 Nights



Arrive Cairo international airport. Transfer to the hotel by Air-conditioned vehicle. Check in at the hotel.
After lunch, time free for some rest.
Transfer at night to go back to the time of the Pharaohs and discover the enchanting history of the Pharaohs through a tour to the great Giza Pyramids where you will enjoy the spectacular Sound and Light Show. The show starts with the story of the Sphinx who has been the vigilant guardian of the city of the dead for five thousand years. Enjoy the sound and light show. After dinner, transfer back to the hotel. Night halt at Cairo.

After breakfast, Start your full day guided tour to Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis and Sakkara. First transfer to Sakkara to visit the Step pyramid of Zoser, the world's oldest major stone structure. It was built in the 3rd dynasty (around 2630 BC) for King Zoser. After that transfer to Memphis which was founded by King Menes, and was the capital of Old Egypt during the Old Kingdom, it was considered to be a center of rule and culture for over 3000 years the first capital of Egypt, and see the Statue of Ramses II. The Great Pyramids of Giza, dating back to 2500 BC are some of the most famous manmade objects in the world. While there are actually over one hundred Pyramids in Egypt, including at least eight more at Giza, the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) is the only "Wonder of the Ancient World" that still survives. During your time at The Great Pyramids of Giza, there is no escaping the mysterious Sphinx, a symbol which has come to represent the essence of Egypt for thousands of years. With the body of a lion and the head of a king, there is as much mystery surrounding who built it as there is determining why it was built. Transfer back to the hotel for leisure. Night halt at Cairo.

After breakfast, leave for the guided tour to visit- The citadel in Cairo is one of the city's biggest attractions. The Mosque of Mohammed Ali, built in 1830s, is a scaled down version, of the blue mosque in Istanbul. Once inside, the mosque impresses everyone by its stunning beauty. The mosque is built mainly using the alabaster stone from Aswan and is also known as the alabaster mosque. The inside of the mosque contains one huge central dome flanked by four half domes supported by four big pillars, each one representing one of the four Caliphs. There are four other smaller Domes behind each pillar. In the centre of the ceiling hangs a huge chandelier presented to Egypt by King Louis Philippe V of France. Including the chandelier, the mosque has 365 electric lamps which used to be all oil lamps in the 19th century.After lunch, visit- Khan el- Khalili (Khan el-Khalili once known as the Turkish bazaar during the Ottoman period is now usually just called the 'Khan', and the names of it and the Muski market are often used interchangeably to mean either. Named for the great, the market was built in 1382 by the Emir Djaharks el-Khalili in the heart of the Fatimid City. Together with the al-Muski market to the west, they comprise one of Cairo's most important shopping areas. But more than that, they represent the market tradition which established Cairo as a major center of trade, and at the Khan, one will still find foreign merchants. Perhaps, this vary market was involved in the spice monopoly controlled by the Mamluks, which encouraged the Europeans to search for Khan el-Khalili new routes to the East and led Columbus, indirectly, to discover the Americas. During its early period, the market was also a center for subversive groups, often subject to raids before the Sultan Ghawri rebuilt much of the area in the early 16th century. Regardless, it was trade which caused Cairo's early wealth, even from the time of the Babylon fort which was often a settlement of traders). Thereafter return back to the hotel. Evening will be at leisure. Night halt at Cairo.

After breakfast, visit- Egyptian Museum including mummy’s room.
The impressive Egyptian houses the world’s largest collection of Egyptian antiquities where almost 10,000 items are on display. These include some of the magnificent treasures found in the almost tomb of the boy- king Tutankhamun. These treasures were discovered this century, in Luxor’s Valley of the Kings. The Egyptian Museum The mummies Room contains several royal mummies, the most famous of them being that of the pharaoh Ramses II, and the most prolific builder of the ancient pharaohs (excursion can be purchased with or without entry to the mummies Room). Additionally, a whole range of fabulous treasures are on display, from some of the largest statues in Egypt, to smallest most delicate pieces.
After lunch, time free to relax yourself. In the evening, enjoy a belly dance show. Night halt at Cairo.

Check out early from the hotel and transfer to Cairo domestic airport to board the flight for Aswan. Arrive Aswan Airport. Transfer and check-in to the hotel.
Transfer from the hotel to join Abu Simble convoy at 11:00 Hrs. Local Travel representative will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan to enjoy Abu Simbel by a private air-conditioned vehicle. 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 Unisco decided to co-operate in order to save these temples from the flood. The Temple of Ramses II as dedicated to the four universal gods Ptah, Re-Her-Akhtey, Amun-Re, and to Ramses 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 Ramses II and that of Nefertari, bring Ramesses II, Nefertari, Hathor and the Sun God together as one (Packed lunch will be provided) After the sightseeing, return back to the hotel. Night halt at Aswan.

After breakfast, Check out from the hotel and leave to board 4 nights Nile Cruise. After embarkation, lunch will be served. While sailing on cruise, View of the Elephantine Island by felucca (sailing boat) and view of the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Transfer back to the cruise. Dinner and Night halt on board the Cruise.

After breakfast, visit the High Dam and the Temple of Philae
The High dam an engineering miracle built in 1960 protecting Egypt from annual floods from the Nile. Further Proceed to visit the majestic Philae Temple because of the location of the Temple on an island, we have to take a boat to get to the site, since early century, the site of Philae was flooded for six months each year, an incredible High Dam restoration program was undertaken in the 1960s, and the Temple was moved stone by stone to a higher elevation. Transfer back to Cruise. Lunch on board.
After lunch, proceed to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple it is actually two temples consisting of a Temple to Sobek and a Temple of Haroeris. In ancient times, sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the river bank near here, the Temple has scant remains, due first to the changing Nile, then the Copts who once used it as a church, and finally by builders who used the stones for new buildings, everything is duplicated along the main axis. There are two entrances, two courts, two colonnades, two hypostyle halls and two sanctuaries. There were probably even two sets of priests. The left or northern side is dedicated to Haroeris (sometimes called Harer, Horus the Elder) who was the falcon headed sky god and the right to Sobek (the crocodile headed god). The two gods are accompanied by their families. They include Haroeris' wife named Tesentnefert, meaning the good sister and his son, Panebtawy. Sobeck likewise is accompanied by his consort, Hathor and son, Khonsu. Transfer back to cruise and start sailing to Edfu.. Night halt on board.

After breakfast, Visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu . Visit Edfu Temple the town is known for the major Ptolemaic temple, built between 237 BCE and 57 BCE, into the reign of Cleopatra VII. Of all the temple remains in Egypt, the Temple of Horus at Edfu is the most completely preserved. Built from sandstone blocks, the huge Ptolemaic temple was constructed over the site of a smaller New Kingdom temple, oriented east to west, facing towards the river. The later structure faces north to south and leaves the ruined remains of the older temple pylon to be seen on the east side of the first court.
Transfer back to the cruise and start sailing to Esna. Lunch on board. Cross the lock. Sail to Luxor. Dinner and night halt on board.

After breakfast, visit the West Bank Valley of Kings was a magnificent burial ground for the pharaohs- the Valley of the Kings. This was the kingdom of Osiris, god of the underworld. From their grand tombs filled with treasures and decorated with magnificent art, the Egyptian pharaohs believed they would embark on a journey in which they would meet the gods in the afterlife and achieve immortality.
After that visit the Hatshepsut Temple is one of the most dramatically situated in the world. The queen's architect, Senenmut, designed it and set it at the head of a valley overshadowed by the Peak of the Thebes, the "Lover of Silence," where lived the goddess who presided over the necropolis. A tree lined avenue of sphinxes led up to the temple, and ramps led from terrace to terrace. The porticoes on the lowest terrace are out of proportion and coloring with the rest of the building. They were restored in 1906 to protect the Valley of Kings celebrated reliefs depicting the transport of obelisks by barge to Karnak and the miraculous birth of Queen Hatshepsut. Reliefs on the south side of the middle terrace show the queen's expedition by way of the Red Sea to Punt, the land of incense. Along the front of the upper terrace, a line of large, gently smiling Osirid statues of the queen looked out over the valley. In the shade of the colonnade behind, brightly painted reliefs decorated the walls. Throughout the temple, statues and sphinxes of the queen proliferated. Many of them have been reconstructed, with patience and ingenuity, from the thousands of smashed fragments found by the excavators; some are now in the Cairo Museum, and others the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York On your way back to cruise visit the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch on board Transfer to visit Karnak temples to the east bank of Luxor 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. Further visit- Luxor temples in the East bank during the sunset it is a great temple complex in modern Luxor dedicated to Amun, a creator god often fused with the sun-god Ra into Amun-Ra, construction work on the temple began during the reign of Amenhotep III in the 14th century BC. Horemheb and Tutankhamun added columns, statues, and friezes, and Akhenaten had earlier obliterated his father's cartouches and installed a shrine to the Aten, However, the only major expansion effort took place under Ramses II some 100 years after the first stones were put in place. Luxor is thus unique among the main Egyptian temple complexes in having only two pharaohs leave their mark on its architectural structure Transfer back to cruise for dinner. Night halt on board.

After breakfast, disembarkation and take a transfer to Luxor Airport to fly to Cairo and take a connecting flight to Mumbai.

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