Splendors of Egypt (12n/13d)

Statues by the entrance of the Temple Of Karnak

Statues by the entrance of the Temple Of Karnak

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. Visit Old Cairo and walk back in time, visiting the Old Coptic Church and the Hanging Church. 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 – Nile Cruise/ Aswan
Transfer to Cairo airport for your very early flight to Aswan. Connect to your flight to visit Abu Simbel to visit the 2 temples of Ramses II and Nefertari. Fly back to Aswan. Upon arrival to Aswan, you will be met by local representative and transferred to your Nile cruise for lunch and begin sailing to Luxor. 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 dinner & overnight.

Day 5 – Nile Cruise/ Aswan
After breakfast, take a ride on a Felucca around Elephantine Island. Continue sailing around Kitchener’s Island, and the Mausoleum of the Agha Khan. Dinner & overnight on board.

Day 6 – Nile Cruise/ Edfu
Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple of Kom Ombo. Continue to Edfu to explore the extraordinary Temple of Horus using horse carriages to reach the temple and back. Sail to Esna, cross the lock and continue to Luxor. Dinner and overnight on board. Evening: Enjoy the sound and light show at Karnak Temple.

Day 7 – Nile Cruise/ Luxor
After breakfast, 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. Lunch on board. In the afternoon, 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. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 8 – Sharm El Sheikh
Transfer to Luxor airport for your flight to Sharm El Sheikh. Upon arrival to Sharm El Sheikh, you will be met by local representative and transferred to your hotel. Free day at leisure. Overnight at your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

Day 9 – Sharm El Sheikh
Free day to enjoy this fabulous resort by the Red Sea.

Day 10 – St. Catherine
Free morning at leisure. In the afternoon, depart from Sharm El Sheikh and drive to St. Catherine for dinner and overnight.

Day 12 – St. Catherine Mountain/ Cairo
Wake up at 3:00AM, climb the Mountain of Moses and enjoy the sunrise. Once on top, witness the most beautiful and spectacular sunrise you have ever seen. This hike is only for people who are very fit and are experienced in hiking. Descend and have breakfast at the hotel.Visit the Monastery of St. Catherine. In the afternoon, drive to Cairo and transfer to your hotel for overnight.

Day 13 – Departure Flight
After Breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport for your departure flight.

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