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Cairo and the mighty Nile's riches await travelers who book the spectacular Pyramids, Pharaohs and Paradise travel tour. This 11 day adventure includes both land excursions and a 3 night cruise on the Nile river where you will visit The Great Pyramid of Giza, the Sphinx, and temples devoted to the great Ramses II, Nefertiti, Horus and more. In Cairo, Egypt's cosmopolitan capital city, shop Egypt's largest bazaar, Khan El Khalili, where you can haggle for Egyptian treasures to take home, or dine at cafes along the Nile river on delicious local cuisine. Tour the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities where you can see replicas of Pharonic Era treasures and items from King Tutankhamen's tomb and also visit the New Museum Imhotep. Experience firsthand the fascinating stories of the ancient world as you visit grandiose monuments and temples left behind on this once-in-a-lifetime vacation package.


Itinerary

Day1 - Sun Cairo

Arrive in the Land of the Pharaohs. Upon completion of immigration and customs formalities at Cairo International Airport, you will be met at the exit by our representative and escorted to your hotel.

Day2 - Mon Cairo

Start your morning by visiting the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which includes the world's largest collection of Pharaonic artifacts and the treasures of Tutankhamen's tomb. Then drive to Old Cairo to visit Al Moallaka Church (Hanging Church) and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx in Alexandria the afternoon followed by a visit the Khan el Khalili Bazaar. Enjoy an optional evening sound and light show at the Giza Pyramids. (B, L)

Day3 - Tue Cairo/Abu Simbel/Aswan

Early in the morning, transfer to Cairo Airport for your flight to Abu Simbel via Aswan. Visit the Great Temple of Ramses II and the temple of his beloved Queen Nefertari. After visiting this magnificent site, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Aswan. (B)

Day4 - Wed Aswan/Kom Ombo/Edfu

Affordable Tours Egypt After breakfast, you will be escorted to your Nile River cruise ship. Accommodations aboard will consist of outside cabins with private facilities. You will visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries with the Unfinished Obelisk, and the Temple of Isis at Philae. Sail on board a felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailboat and view Kitchner's Island Botanical Garden and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. After lunch, sail to Kom Ombo where you will visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek and Haroeries. Then sail to Edfu and overnight. (B, L, D)

Day5 - Thu Edfu/Luxor

Visit the Temple of Horus, the falcon god. Dating from 237 B.C., it is considered the best-preserved temple in Egypt and the second largest after the Temple of Karnak. Sail towards Esna, passing through the Esna Lock. In the afternoon, as you sail towards Luxor, take high tea. (B, L, D)

Day6 - Fri Luxor

 Egypt Escorted ToursVisit the West Bank necropolis including the Valley of the Kings, the Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, and the Colossi of Memnon. Tour Karnak and Luxor temples, a centuries old city of pylons, hypostyle halls, colossal statues, shrines, and obelisks. In the evening see an optional sound and light show at the Karnak Temple. (B, L, D)

Day7 - Sat Luxor/El Gouna

Breakfast and disembarkation followed by a transfer to El Gouna via car. (B, D)

Day8 - Sun El Gouna

 Egypt Guided ToursSpend this full day at leisure to relax, explore El Gouna on your own, or participate in an optional tour. (B, D)

Day9 - Mon El Gouna

Spend this full day at leisure to relax, explore El Gouna on your own, or participate in an optional tour. (B, D)

Day10 - Tue El Gouna/Cairo

 Holy Land tour packagesAfter breakfast, transfer to Hurghada Airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, you will be transferred to your hotel. (B)

Day11 - Wed Cairo to USA (or extend your stay)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodations for 7 nights 
  • 3 nights on board a Nile River cruise ship 
  • 20 included meals consisting of: 
  • - 10 buffet breakfasts 
    - 4 lunches 
    - 6 dinners 
  • 5 days of touring in an air-conditioned van/minibus/bus 
  • Sightseeing, including licensed Egyptologist and all entrance fees, as follows: 
  • - Full day Cairo tour including: Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo, and Khan El Khalili Bazaar 
    - Morning tour to Abu Simbel via (included) air from Aswan 
    - Nile Cruise sightseeing including: Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Esna and Luxor 
  • All transfers and luggage handling within Egypt 
  • All Hotel taxes and service charge 
  • Document holder and luggage tags

Hotels

Aswan

Helnan Aswan Hotel| hotels in Aswan Egypt

Helnan Aswan Hotel

1 Nights / Deluxe
Situated on the Nile River in the downtown, Helnan Aswan Hotel offers beautiful views of the Nile. It features a fully e...

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El Gouna

Sheraton Miramar Resort El Gouna| hotels in El Gouna Egypt

Sheraton Miramar Resort El Gouna

3 Nights / Deluxe
Sheraton Miramar Resort El Gouna, designed in Arabic and Egyptian Nubian style, offers spacious rooms in a tranquil sett...

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Cairo

Intercontinental City Stars| hotels in Cairo Egypt

Intercontinental City Stars

3 Nights / Deluxe
InterContinental Cairo Citystars is part of the Middle East's largest retail and entertainment complex, giving you direc...

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Excludes

    • Airfare is not included: Call for Rates
    • Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges 
    • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) 
    • Tips and Personal items 
    • Travel Insurance 
    • Listed optional Tours are not included in the program prices

Notes

  • Minimum of two passengers required to operate the tour. 
  • Prices are per person, land only based on double occupancy and Sunday arrivals
  • Please call for both international and domestic airfares. 
  • Please note rates are higher during Easter, Christmas & New Year holidays.

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