Welcome to Egypt! Our representative will meet you and family at Cairo International Airport and provide assistance through customs. As soon as all formalities are successfully passed, you will be comfortably delivered to your hotel before starting your memorable adventure. The free evening will let you relax and get ready for your Egyptian holidays (no meals included).
This morning you will enjoy an included guided tour of the Egyptian Museum and discover the unprecedented treasures including the famous gold burial mask of King Tutankhamun. (Optionally suggestedagainst a supplement, you can enter the Royal Mummy Room and discover the incredibly preserved mummies of pharaohs including Ramses II, who still has hair on his head). Later, discover the beautiful Citadel of Saladin–one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and later on, browse the outstandingKhan el-Khalili(The oldest bazaar of Egypt, where you can shop for souvenirs before we return to the hotel.
After breakfast, we will head towards Giza to visit Egypt’s most iconic attraction namely, the legendary Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx at the Giza Plateau, which is the Sole survivor of the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World. Constructed from over 2.5million limestone blocks, the Pyramids had taken more than 20 years to be built. You will enjoy a guided tour of the site, andyou have also the opportunity to enter inside one of the pyramids against a supplement. In the afternoon, free at leisure, where you can explore Cairo at leisure, or relax by the hotel pool with your family before check out. In the evening, you will be transferred to the railway station to take the comfortable overnight sleeper train to Aswan this evening, dinner and overnight.
Upon arrival Aswan, we will visit the scenic Philae Temple, on Agilika Island in the Nile, which will be followed by a stop at a perfume oil emporium. Then, a smooth check-in to the hotel, where the afternoon will be free at leisure. It is recommended to take a stroll along the riverside corniche, visit the Aswan Botanical Gardens or enjoy an afternoon by the pool. This evening, you will visit the outstanding Aswan market, and enjoy the smells of herbs and spices, that is being sold by the local.
Overnight: Aswan Hotel on bed & breakfast basis
After breakfast, you will enjoy a traditional felucca ride today as we sail on the mighty Nile to Elephantine Island. During our guided walk of the island,you will discover many archaeological sites,. After the visit, you will enjoy lunch. This afternoon is free at leisure for you to spend, or you can join the(optional excursion to Aswan's Nubian Museum). The museum is home to more than 3,000 artefacts and scale models all overthe different Egyptian ancient eras.
Overnight: Aswan Hotel on bed & breakfast basis, lunch
Highlights of the day: Camel Ride to St Simeon's Monastery
Today after breakfast and check out, you will have a motorboat ride across the Nile to the West Bank. There, you will enjoy an exciting camel ride across rolling sand dunes to the 7th century St Simeon's Monastery. Later on, you will be heading towards the ancient Luxor, and visiting en route the famous double temple of Kom Ombo. This perfectly symmetrical temple was dedicated to both the crocodile God Sobek and the falcon god Horus. Then you will arrive Luxor, and will be accommodated in hotel, and overnight.
Overnight: Luxor Hotel on bed & breakfast basis
Early morning after breakfast, you will explore the famous Valley of the Kingsin a guided tour on Luxor's West Bank, where mighty pharaohs including Tutankhamun were laid to rest. You can explore three of the ancient tombs, and discover the beautiful carvings and hieroglyphs on the walls of the tombsto perceive the glory of these ancient kings. Later on, you will visit the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsutin Deir- el Bahary, and you will see the twin towering Colossus of Memnon, two giant statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III. That’s not all. The adventure continues.This afternoon,you will visit the gigantic KarnakTemple, which took around 1,500 years to complete. There, you will see the Avenue of Sphinxes, and relish the enormous columns and statues, which make up this complex site. The evening will be free at leisure to relax with your family, or you may wish to join the(optional tour of Luxor Temple, which is brilliantly illuminated by hundreds of lights at night)
Overnight: Luxor Hotel on bed & breakfast basis
Breakfast will be followed by check out. You will be transferred to the airport to fly back to Cairo, where you can enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure at the hotel pool with your family, or exploring Cairo by night as per your choice.
Overnight: Cairo Hotel on bed & breakfast basis
Time for packing up your un-repeatable memories. You will be assisted for a smooth check out. Transfer to Cairo International airport for final departure. We hope to see you again.