Exclusive Educational Tour.
Escorted by Mr. Elsherbini & Private
Reception with Dr. Zahi Hawass
Departure from the United States for an enjoyable flight to Cairo.
Day 2: Arrive Cairo (D)
Upon Landing at the Cairo International Airport, our representatives will meet you at the arrival hall and assist you through Customs formalities. You will then be escorted to your hotel via private air-conditioned transportation.(Hotel Mena House- Old Wing Pyramids View)
Depends on the group arrival time we could have dinner at Al Rubayyat Restaurant
Day 3: Giza special Full Day Tour (B,L,D)
After breakfast, travel via air conditioned transportation to
the Great Pyramids We will have the best experience by him and stand in awe of
the power and grandeur of the Great Pyramids located just 9 miles west of
Cairo, and tour the Great Pyramids of Giza. There see King Cheop’s pyramid
built 2650 BC, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Then view the
nearby Great Sphinx. You may want to take a camel ride at this time or possibly
return for one during the incredibly beautiful sunrise and sun sets on another
day. Go on to visit the step pyramids of Ounas at Sakkara, which were the First
Pyramids, built in Egypt.
After an authentic Egyptian lunch at the MENA HOUSE Hotel, continue to
Memphis, the one time Capitol of Ancient Egypt and view the towering statue of
Ramses II. Stop by the Bazaar shopping area before returning to your hotel. Early
evening Sound & Light show at the plateau of Giza., Dinner at exclusive
Day 4: Cairo special Full Day Tour (B,L,D)
After Breakfast, Begin your Egyptian adventure with a visit
to the EgyptianMuseum of Antiquities, which houses the
World’s largest collection of artifacts from the era of the Pharaohs and
includes the treasures from the Tut-Ankh-Amun tomb? Later, Enjoy lunch in an
authentic Egyptian restaurant on the Nile
(Fish Market). Then spend the afternoon at the Citadel of Saladin and see the
Mohamed Ali Mosque, which replicates the Blue Mosque in Turkey. End the day shopping at the
Bazaar of Khan El Khalili for one of the unique Egyptian items, cartouche,
papyrus, pharaonic statues, or just to experience the art of bargaining. Return
to your hotel for an evening at leisure. Dinner at Hotel
Day 5: Flight to Aswan for Cruise Departure (B,L,D)
After Breakfast transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to
Aswan, In Aswan, Egypt’s sunniest southern city and ancient frontier town, a
favorite winter resort due its dry climate check into your Deluxe Nile Cruise
Ship at noon After lunch, sail the Nile to Elephantine Island on a Fellucca
sail boat for a view of the Nilometer, Lord Kitchner's Botanical Garden, return
to the cruise (M/S St George, Sonesta, for an evening of entertainment or
Before check in you will fly to Abu SIMBLE. In Aswan, take a scenic half hour flight over Lake Nasser to Abu SIMBLE, and tour this magnificent site. Enter the vast chambers and touch the towering statues carved thousands of years ago. There, incredibly, only on the King’s birthday and on the anniversary of his coronation a ray of sunlight penetrates through the massive rock structures and shines on an interior shrine to him. After this unique tour, return to Aswan, and check into cruise ship.
Day 6: Aswan/Kom-Ombo (B,L,D)
After Breakfast tour the Aswan High Dam which was an
engineering miracle when built in the 1960’s. Visit the granite quarries of the
1150 ton unfinished Obelisk and continue to PhilaeTemple
dedicated to the Goddess Isis. See the various shrines, which include the
temple for Hathor, the goddess of fertility, then sail to Kom-Ombo to see the
Twin Temple of Sobek, the Crocodile God and Haroeris, the Good Doctor, which
are surrounded by sugarcane fields. Interesting, sculptured walls show ancient
surgical instruments and dental tools at those sites. Return to the ship for
some relaxation or entertainment.
Day 7: Kom-Ombo/Edfu/ Esna (B,L,D)
Enjoy the sights along the river’s edge near the palm trees, tropical plants, amber desert, and granite rocks as you sail for Edfu where you will take a horse drawn carriage to see the temple dedicated to the Ancient God Horus, the falcon headed God. Return to the ship to enjoy lunch and continue to Esna and visit the temple of Khnum, the Egyptian Ram-headed creator god built during the Ptolomeic period, and walk through a Nubian village and small museum. Nearby is an early Christian Monastery built in the 4th Century A.D. Return to your ship and enjoy the entertainment and delicious cuisine on board as you sail to Luxor.
Visit the West Bank where the sun sets on the City of the Dead, the Tombs of the Nobles and the Valley of the Kings and Queens. After crossing the Nile to the Necropolis of Thebes, you will visit the Valley of the Kings, Queens, and the Nobles. There, you will see the famous tomb of King Tut-Ankh-Amun, Ramses III & IV, Amenhotep II, Tuthmosis III and Nefertari and more. Then, continue to the Queen Hatshepsut Funerary Temple, (She was the only woman to rule over Egypt), the Ramesseum, and finally the Colossi of Memnon, which contain statues, 19 meters high, that the Greeks named after Memnon, the legendary hero killed in the Trojan War.
In the evening, take an optional journey to view the Sound & Light Spectacular, which features words, light, and music to tell the story of the Magnificent Karnak Temple.
Day 8: Thebes (B,L,D)
After an early breakfast, visit the East bank of the Nile, the city of
the living, where sunrise greets the 100-acre Karnak Temple.. Visit the Luxor
Museum and then go on to visit the Temple of Luxor built by two Pharaohs:
Amenhotep III & Ramses II. This temple is dedicated to Amun-Ra.
Check out from your boat and transfer to your hotel Old Winter Palace (Nile View) for your stay. Evening Sound and Light show at Karnak Temple,
lunch & dinner will be served at hotel
Day 09: Luxor/Cairo (B,L,D)
After Breakfast, Visit to Nefertari
tomb, (Imagine that the tomb will be open only for us as Top VIP visitor for special
access), After Lunch at hotel in Luxor a
transfer to Luxor airport for our flight back to Cairo, Upon
Arrival you will be transfer to your Hotel Four Seasons by The Nile for
Private cocktail Reception,
Lecture and Farwell dinner with Dr. Zahi Hawass.
Day 10: Cairo/USA
After breakfast you will be transfer to airport for your flight back home. Enjoy your flight back to the United States. .