An airport transfer with a private vehicle from your hotel to Cairo airport is provided. A flight from Cairo to Aswan is provided.
A private airport transfer with a private vehicle and airport assistance from representative in Aswan is provided upon arrival.
Today it’s time to fly to Aswan, Aswan is located in Upper Egypt. An economy flight from Cairo to Aswan is included.
Start your day in Aswan by visiting Philae Island. A private boat ride is provided to get you to this amazing island where you will enjoy one of the most impressive temples in the south. Your Egyptologist guide will explain the meaning and significance of this impressive temple. Philae temple has a unique history that dates back to the Ptolemaic Empire.
After visiting Philae temple, you will head to see the High Dam, which was built in 1971. Afterwards, head to the Unfinished Obelisk and learn about the ancient Egyptian way of cutting the obelisks from the granite quarry. Then head to check into your Nile cruise and have lunch.
In the afternoon your guide will pick you up for your private Nile tour in a felucca (sailboat). You will glide down the Nile, see the beauty of Aswan and visit Old Cataract hotel to learn about its rich history. Thomas Cook built the hotel in 1899 for the European travelers. In 1978 the captivating atmosphere of the Old Cataract inspired Agatha Christies’ famous novel, Death on the Nile. She set portions of her novel at the hotel and the 1987 film was shot at the hotel.
The Old Cataract hotel overlooks Elephantine Island, home to the once flourishing cult of Khoum, god of the cataract. It also overlooks the Aghakhan mausoleum, one of the most amazing landmarks in Aswan.
Famous guests of the Old Cataract included Howard Carter (who found the tomb of King Tut), Winston Churchill, Margret Thatcher, Princess Diana, Jimmy Carter, Queen Noor, and more.
After you finish the Aswan Nile tour, you will be back to your luxury Nile cruises for some evening entertainment and a Nubian show.
Meal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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