Day 1: Arrive Cairo any time and check into the hotel. I would recommend arriving early to have enough time to explore the sights of Cairo, such as the National Egyptian Museum, the Hanging Church, the Khan el-Khalili (Souq Quarter) and old Cairo (also known as Coptic Cairo) Day 2: Enjoy an included morning trip to the Pyramids of Giza and then explore Cairo on your own. At around 5pm you will be transferred to the airport for an included flight to Aswan. Upon arrival you will be met by a travel agent who will help you book your optional trips in Aswan for the following day. Day 3: Free day in Aswan. There are also optional excursions available tovisit Phiale Temple , the Unfinished Obelisk and the High Dam, the Nile Islands and a Nubian village. Day 4: Today you will have to start early, around 4am for your included excursion to Abu Simbel Temple. You will have around 2 hours to explore the temples on your own, before you will be returned to your cruise boat in Aswan. On board the boat you will enjoy an included lunch while sailing onwards to the Temple of Kom Ombo. Around 5pm for you to explore the temple which is right next to the Nile. Day 5: Breakfast will be served at 7am in Idfu where you can go to shore and explore the Idfu temple until the ship departs again at 10am. It will be a relaxing day where you can enjoy the facilities onboard the boat. One of the highlights is watching the boat drive through a waterlock in the afternoon. Day 6:At 8.30am you will start your included excursion on the West Bank in Luxor. After lunch you will switch tour bus to explore the temples on the East Bank. Before the tour finishes around 6pm you will have have visited the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Karnak Temple, the Luxor Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Day 7: After spending the night at your hotel in Luxor you will have the option to explore Luxor city on your own or to go on optional excursions such as a felucca (traditional Egyptian sailboat) ride, hot airballoon ride or a guided tour of the Luxor Museum. These can be booked at your hotel the day in advance or I can arrange this upon request. Day 8: In the morning you will be transferred to the airport in Luxor where you have an included flight to Cairo where the trip would end upon arrrival.
Included in the package:
All accommodation in high-end hotels
3 day cruise on the River Nile including the following: - Breakfast, lunch and dinner onboard the boat - All excursions to sites at each stop - High standard cabin lodging
Flights from Cairo to Aswan and Luxor to Cairo
Excluded in the package:
Entry ticket to the sites
Drinks. Either BYO or at purchase onboard the boat
Optional tips to staff and guides
The cruise will be with a so-called 5 star standard. The boats will differ depending on dates, but the standard will be like the pictures below:
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