Lake Nasser and the Nile (13n/14d)

The Temple Of Ramses at Abu Simbel was relocated as part of a major rescue effort

The Temple Of Ramses at Abu Simbel was relocated as part of a major rescue effort

Day 1 – Cairo
Upon arrival to Cairo, you will be met by local representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight

Day 2 – Cairo
After breakfast, your private Egyptologist tour guide and driver will pick you up and start your tour. Drive to Giza and visit the Pyramids. See the Sphinx and the Valley Temple. Continue to Memphis. Lunch en route.  Continue to Sakkara. Return to Cairo and visit a Papyrus Institute on your way to your hotel for overnight.

Day 3 – Cairo
After breakfast, drive to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities for a detailed, guided tour. Lunch en route.  Continue to the Mohamed Ali Mosque and the streets of Khan el Khalili Bazaar. Return to your hotel for overnight

Day 4 – Lake Nasser Cruise
You will be transferred to Cairo airport for your flight to Aswan, Transfer to your cruise for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the 2 temples of Ramses II and Nefertari. Return to your cruise for cocktails with the fantastic backdrop of the temples. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 5 – Lake Nasser Cruise
After breakfast, visit Kasr Ibrim and the Amada Oasis.  Lunch on board. Cruise to Wadi El Seboua. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 6 – Lake Nasser Cruise
After breakfast, visit the Oasis of Wadi El Seboua. Cruise to Aswan. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board.

Day 7 – Aswan
Disembark after breakfast. Visit the Kalabsha Temple.Transfer to the hotel for a free afternoon, and overnight.

Day 8 – Nile Cruise/ Aswan
After breakfast, you will be transferred to your Nile cruise sailing to Luxor. After lunch, take a ride on a Felucca around Elephantine Island. Continue sailing around Kitchener’s Island and the Mausoleum of the Agha Khan. Return to your cruise for dinner and overnight.

Day 9 – Nile Cruise/ Kom Ombo
After breakfast, visit the Aswan High Dam. Proceed to the Granite Quarries and the huge Unfinished Obelisk. Then take a short motorboat ride to visit the romantic and majestic Philae Temple. Return to your cruise for lunch. Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple of Kom Ombo. Continue to Edfu. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 10 – Nile Cruise/ Edfu
Explore the largest and most completely preserved temple in Egypt, the extraordinary Temple of Horusat Edfu. Sail to Esna, cross the lock and continue to Luxor. Dinner and overnight on board.Evening: enjoy the magnificent sound and light Show at the Karnak Temple.

Day 11 – Nile Cruise/ Luxor
Cross to the West Bank of the Nile and visit the Valley of the Kings. Rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. On the way back to the river Nile, your road passes by the famed Colossi of Memnon. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 12 – Luxor / Cairo
Disembark after breakfast. Visit the East Bank of the Nile starting with the especially graceful Temple of Luxor. Proceed to the North of Luxor to the Karnak Temple. Lunch en route. In the afternoon, transfer to Luxor airport for your return flight to Cairo, where you will be met by local representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight.

Day 13 –  Cairo
Free day at leisure, enjoy mystical Cairo

Day 14 – Cairo
After breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport for your departure flight.

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