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Private Van

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Domestic Flight

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$2,750

The opulent lives of Ancient Egypt’s pharaohs are immortalized in the history books, but even they would be jealous of the luxurious treasures you’ll experience on this once-in-a-lifetime trip. Featuring a five-night cruise down the Nile, time at a stunning resort on the Red Sea, and expert assistance from knowledgeable private guides at every archaeological site, this trip is fit for Ra himself.

In Cairo, you’ll come face-to-face with the Sphinx and explore the Pyramids of Giza in the company of an experienced Egyptology guide. Next, meet the stunning Nile cruise, river cruiser and embark for on a magical five-night cruise down the majestic Nile, making daily stops to tour the important archaeological sites along the route, including Abu Simbel, the temple ruins of Karnak and Luxor, and the monuments of the Valley of Kings (final resting place of Tutankhamun) and its neighbor, the Valley of Queens. After disembarking, head east to Hurghada, a resort town on the edge of the Red Sea, where you’ll relax, swim, and scuba dive on the gorgeous grounds of the Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh. The experience concludes back in Cairo where, with the expertise of trusted guides, you’ll take an enlightening visit to the Egyptian Museum by day and peruse the stalls of the famous Khan el-Khalili bazaar by night in search of souvenirs before returning home.

Day 1
Arrival, Cairo

For your added comfort, upon your arrival at the airport, an airport representative will greet you in the tunnel and escort you through customs and immigration. The representative will facilitate the included visa process for you. Continue to the baggage claim hall and passenger pick up. Here an airport representative will help you connect with your private transfer to your hotel.

Enjoy a private airport transfer accompanied by an English-speaking representative.

Day 2
Cairo

The Great Pyramids of Giza are the most iconic image of Egyptology and an absolute must-see on any trip to Cairo. Meet with your private guide, driver, and Egyptology, and head to Giza to discover this marvel and the only surviving site of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Start with a visit to the adjacent Solar Boat Museum, home to the reconstructed Khufu solar ship. Step back from the museum and marvel at the breathtaking scenery of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Great Pyramids of Giza juxtaposed against the famous Sphinx statue. The sheer beauty and allure of the Sphinx have mystified world travelers the likes of Alexander the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte, an imposing scene against the backdrop of the infinite desert behind it. The mysteries of the Great Pyramids have piqued the curiosity of visitors for thousands of years. Enter the Pyramid of Chephren, also known as the Pyramid of Khafre. The second tallest and second largest of the major pyramids, it sets on bedrock 33 feet higher than Khufu’s pyramid, which makes it appear to be taller.

Enjoy some of the city's finest cuisine as you stop for lunch. A choice of a soft drink, tea or coffee is included.

Day 3
Aswan

Enjoy a private airport transfer accompanied by an English-speaking representative.

Board a flight in Cairo with direct service to Aswan. Approximate flight duration is one hour and 30 minutes.

Enjoy a private airport transfer accompanied by an English-speaking guide.

Enjoy a tour of the Nubian Village in Aswan with your private vehicle, driver and guide. See a traditional Nubian Village, wander through the narrow alleys between the colorful mud-brick dwellings, and enter a typical home. Relax for a few moments, settle in to enjoy tea with a Nubian family and share the timeless Egyptian custom of friendship.over night at 5 star deluxe hotel  

Day 4
Set up camp, prepare

Enjoy a private port transfer accompanied by an English-speaking guide.

Included in your cruise pricing is a private guide on board package. All touring on the cruise will be accompanied by your private guide to allow greater in-depth discussion on the fascinating sites of your Nile cruise.

The impressive Aswan High Dam was a marvel of engineering when it was constructed. Originally conceived to Egypt’s irrigation of farmland to mitigate against drought and famine in low-water years, and flooding in high-water years. Visit the dam with your private guide and spend a half day learning about Aswan. The dam displaced over 100,000 Nubians in Sudan and Egypt alike and was part of a major relocation project for archaeological sites under the UNESCO Nubia Campaign, including the Abu Simbel

temples and Philae. Other sites were eventually flooded by Lake Nasser, the world’s largest artificial lake that was created by the Aswan High Dam. then head to Philae and the Temple of Isis on Agilikia Island. Stop at the stone quarries to see the unfinished obelisk, the largest known ancient obelisk and a very good practical demonstration of the methods used by ancient craftsmen to create impressive moments. Marks from workers’ tools are still clearly visible on the bedrock

Day5
Aswan

Enjoy a private airport transfer accompanied by an English-speaking guide.

Board a flight from Aswan with direct service to Abu Simbel. Approximate flight time is 45 minutes.

 

Enjoy a private airport transfer accompanied by an English-speaking guide.

The two Temples of Abu Simbel are unique in style and considered to be the masterpieces of ancient Egypt. With your private guide, explore the glory and grandeur of the new Kingdom – a marvel of ancient architecture but also modern innovation. The entire structure was moved from its original home in Aswan 180 miles away by road to its current location on an artificial hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir to preserve it from being submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser during the flooding of the dam. The relocation project was a joint effort between the Egyptian government and UNESCO, protecting the Temples of Abu Simbel and downriver Philae under the larger UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the “Nubian Monuments”, and was one of the greatest challenges of archaeological engineering in history. The Temple of Ramesses II was dedicated to the four universal gods Ptah, Re-Her-Akhtey, Amun-Re, and to Ramesses II himself. The Temple of Queen Nefertari is also Called Temple of Hathor who was the wife of the Sun God so in a symbolic way, the two Temples, that of Ramsses II and that of Nefertari, bring Ramesses II, Nefertari, Hathor and the Sun God together as one. Approximate duration of the visit to the temples is an hour and a half.

Enjoy a private airport transfer accompanied by an English-speaking guide.

Board a flight from Abu Simbel with direct service to Aswan. Approximate flight time is 45 minutes.

Enjoy a private airport transfer accompanied by an English-speaking guide.

Enjoy a sound and light show at the Philae Aswan, where the ancient world is brought back to life.

Day 6
Aswan

Meet with your private guide and disembark from your Nile cruise to explore on foot the Kom Ombo Temple, a unique Greco-Roman temple dedicated to two gods: Sobek, the crocodile god, and Haroeris, the sun god. The Temple in Kom Ombo dates from about 180 BC, during a period known as the Ptolemaic era, and had some additions built on to it during Roman times. It stands right on the bank of the Nile between Edfu and Aswan. The temple is unusual in that it is a double temple, with one side dedicated to the god Haroesis and the other side to Sobek. The design is almost perfectly symmetrical, with two side-by-side sanctuaries and two parallel passageways leading through the outer parts of the temple. The right side is dedicated to Sobek-Re (the crocodile god combined with the sun god Re), along with his wife (a form of Hathor) and their son Khonsu-Hor. Sobek is associated with Seth, the enemy of Horus. In the myth of Horus and Osiris, Seth and his followers changed themselves into crocodiles to escape. The ancient Egyptians believed that by honoring the fearsome crocodile as a god, they would be safe from attacks. The left side is dedicated to Haroeris, the "Good Doctor" (a form of the falcon-headed god Horus the Elder) along with his consort Ta-Sent-Nefer, the "Good Sister" (another form of Hathor).

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Nile river, as you flow down it's currents around Kitchener's Island. Stroll down the pathways, through the beautiful ferns and flowers at the exquisite Botanical Gardens.

Day 7
Luxor

A horse carriage will be waiting for you and your private guide when you disembark from your Nile cruise to explore the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Dedicated to Horus, the falcon god, the temple was built from 230 to 57 BC by Ptolemy III and his successors and is considered the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt because of its later construction date. Despite its late era origins, it reflects traditional pharaonic architecture, and the Temple’s inscribed building texts provides an excellent idea of how all the temples once looked, with details about its construction. It fell into disuse as a religious monument when the Roman Empire banned all non-Christian worship within the Empire in 391. Edfu is an impressive temple, and is the second largest in Egypt after Karnak Temple.

Day8
Luxor

Luxor is home to one of the world’s greatest open-air museums, with the ruins of Karnak and the Temples of Luxor in easy reach along the East Bank of the city. With your private Egyptologist guide, visit the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the monuments of Karnak and Luxor, learning more about ancient Egypt’s fascinating and lengthy history. Begin with a visit to the Temples of Karnak, strolling along the Avenue of Sphinx to enter the complex. The Temples of Karnak make up the history of Thebes and consists of colossal sandstone columns transported 100 miles along the Nile river, panoramic friezes. Discover with your guide how the massive façade was constructed. Continue to Luxor Temple which was once joined to the Temples of Karnak by a 1.25-mile-long Avenue of Sphinx, a portion of which marks the entrance to the temple. The temple dates to approximately 1400 BC and is dedicated to the rejuvenation of kingship rather than the Pharaohs, cult gods or deified versions of the king in death. During the Roman era, the temple and its surroundings served as a legionary fortress and acted as the home of the Roman government in the area.

On this private tour, a trained Egyptologist describes the many sculptures, mosaics and antiquities on display in the famous Luxor Museum. Prepare for a truly Egyptian experience. This elegant modern museum boasts a fabulous collection of artifacts from Thebes including pottery, jewelry, furniture and other artifacts from the ancient city. A recent addition to the exhibits is the cache of 22 magnificent New Kingdom statues, found in 1989 buried beneath the Luxor Temple

Day 9
Luxor

Enjoy a private port transfer accompanied by an English-speaking guide.

Today, enjoy a visit to the West Bank. This private tour includes visits to the Tombs of the Nobles, Medinet Habu Temple and Deir El Madina, the site of a very special workman’s village, whose craftsmen built and decorated the tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings.

Some of the most spectacular sites in all of Egypt can be found on the West Bank of the Nile, near Luxor. Meet with your private guide and driver to spend a half day exploring the West Bank of the Nile, home to the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens. Start with a visit to the Valley of the Kings to explore the famous Tomb of Tutankhamun along with two other interesting tombs. King Tut became Pharaoh at the tender age of nine or ten, and the discovery of his nearly intact tomb in 1922 fascinated the world. For a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, tombs were constructed for the kings and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom (the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt). Explore the recently renovated mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the second historically confirmed female Pharaoh. She is generally regarded by Egyptologists as one of the most successful Pharaohs, reigning longer than any other woman of an indigenous Egyptian dynasty, and remembered as the first great woman in history of whom we are informed. Next head to the nearby Valley of the Queens, where the wives of Pharaohs were buried during the 18th through 20th Dynasties. End the visit to the West Bank with a visit to the Colossi of Memnon, the only remaining monuments of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III.

Over night at 5 star deluxe hotel

Day 10
Luxor - Hurghada

Enjoy a private transfer between Luxor and Hurghada. Approximate travel time is three hours.

This afternoon, enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Day 11
Hurghada

Enjoy and relax at your hotel in Hurghada

Day 12
Hurghada - Cairo

Enjoy a private airport transfer accompanied by an English-speaking guide.
Board a flight in Hurghada with direct service to Cairo. Approximate flight duration is one hour.
Enjoy a private airport transfer accompanied by an English-speaking representative

Day 13
Cairo

The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, also known as the Egyptian Museum, is a veritable treasure trove of Ancient Egypt’s artifacts, with an extensive collection of more than 120,000 items split between its exhibits and storerooms. Delve into the historical background of Egypt on a full day private tour with your Egyptologist guide through the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities, admiring the treasures that are stored here for safekeeping. Tie together the grandeur of Cairo, Luxor, Aswan and Abu Simbel with a collection of archaeological finds including statues, jewelry, amulets, sarcophagi, papyrus, ancient coins and the stories of famous Egyptologists. Marvel at the exquisite grandeur of the Mask of Tutankhamun and his coffin – Egypt’s most famous teenage king – although his mummy is still in its original tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Explore the Royal Mummy Hall with your included entrance fee, where some of the world’s most powerful people are now resting, excavated from their tombs in the Valleys of the Kings and Queens.
Enjoy some of the city's finest cuisine as you stop for lunch. A choice of a soft drink, tea or coffee is included.
As the day draws to a close, Cairo’s Khan Khalili Bazaar becomes a vibrant scene: a maze of shops lined with souvenirs and antiques, restaurants and coffee shops, workshops, mosques, and food vendors. The sights and sounds intermingle in an enchanting display over wafting aromas of freshly baked bread and roasting meats. Stroll down Al Moaz Street with your private guide, and marvel at the largest concentration of medieval architectural treasures from the Islamic world. Opt for an exclusive visit to Beit El Seheimy, an Ottoman-era house transformed into a museum. Normally, this location would be closed to the public during the evening, but this exclusive tour provides access. End the evening with a memorable dinner at the Egyptian restaurant Naguib Mafouz, located in the heart of the bazaar. The restaurant is one of Cairo’s top-rated dining establishments. After dinner, return to your hotel by private vehicle.

Day 14
Cairo

Enjoy a private airport transfer accompanied by an English-speaking representative.End of itinerary

Checklist

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash.
  • Hair brush or comb, hair ties, barrettes/bobby pins.
  • Deodorant.
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF.
  • Night time Moisturizer/Lotion.
  • If under any medication, enough stock
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