Jewels of Nubian Egypt with Lake Nasser Cruise

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Dive into the Nubian heritage of Egypt with a visit to Cairo, Abu Simbel, Aswan and Luxor. You will have a unique opportunity to sail Lake Nasser, visiting many temples and tombs lining the water's edge, before exploring the East and West Banks of Luxor. Of course, no trip to Egypt can be complete without first witnessing the ancient wonders of the Great Pyramids and the Great Sphinx in Cairo.

10 day/9 night package featuring Cairo, Abu Simbel, Aswan and Luxor. This program includes accommodation in your choice of Superior or Deluxe hotels, daily breakfast, and a three-night cruise on Lake Nasser.

Includes

  • Hotels per itinerary or similar
  • Meals per itinerary; (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Domestic flights
  • Private arrival transfers

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips and gratuities
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinks during meals
  • International Flights

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

Arrival Cairo

Upon arrival to Cairo airport, meet with your driver for your private transfer to your hotel for check-in. At your hotel, your guide will assist you with check-in and review your itinerary with you. Enjoy the remainder of the evening and dinner at your leisure.

Day

2

Discover Cairo

This morning you will meet your guide in the hotel lobby to begin your full day exploring the Great Pyramids and their guardian, the Sphinx. Explore the wonders of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinos and the mysteries within their chambers. Following some free time for lunch, you will continue your afternoon with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, housing treasures from the pre-dynastic period to the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms of Pharaonic Egypt. DonÕt miss the famous exhibit of Tut Ankhamon and the royal mummy room during your visit. This evening, you may return to your hotel or take an optional camel ride at sunset to the Great Pyramids, followed by a Bedoin Dinner. You may also consider watching the Sound and Light Show, performed on the side of the Giza Pyramids. (B)

Day

3

Cairo - Aswan - Abu Simbel

Following breakfast, meet your driver at your hotel for a private transfer to the airport for your short flight to Abu Simbel via Aswan (ticket included). Upon arrival in Abu Simbel, you will be transferred to your Lake Nasser cruise for lunch on board. You will have the opportunity to visit the famous temples of Ramses, the Abu Simbel temples, built by Ramses II for his Nubian wife Nefertari. Return to your cruise ship for a welcome cocktail, followed by a candlelight dinner on board. Tonight, you have the option to enjoy another Sound and Light Show at the Abu Simbel temples. (B,L,D)

Day

4

Abu Simbel - Ksar Ibrim - Amada - Wadi El Seboua

Those who would like to watch the spectacular sunrise at Abu Simbel might enjoy an optional, early morning visit to the temples. Otherwise, enjoy breakfast at your hotel as it continues to sail to Kasr Ibrim, established during the Late Period of Ancient Egypt. Your guide will enlighten you from the deck of your ship, as entrance to the site is not permitted. Enjoy lunch as you sail to Amada to visit the Temple of Amada, the Temple of Derr and the Tomb of Pennut. Later, enjoy a relaxing sail to Wadi El Seboua and dinner on board. (B,L,D)

Day

5

Wadi El Seboua - Aswan

Enjoy a morning visit to Wadi El Seboua, the Temples of Dakka and Meharakka Wadi es Sebua Temple, located on the east bank of Lake Nasser. Spend some time exploring the temples, built by Ramses II, before returning to your ship for lunch on board. Continue your sailing to Aswan with dinner on board. (B,L,D)

Day

6

Discover Aswan

After breakfast, you will explore some of the major highlights of Aswan. Start with the Kalabsha Temple, a Nubian temple rescued from the rising waters of the Nile in 1960. During your tour, you will also have time to see Beit El Wali and the Kiosk of Kertassi. Following your tour, you will disembark your cruise and transfer to your hotel in Aswan for the remainder of the evening and dinner at your leisure. This afternoon, you have the option to visit a local Nubian village by a traditional Egyptian felucca. (B)

Day

7

Aswan - Luxor

Take some time for breakfast before meeting your driver for a private transfer to Luxor, passing through Kom Ombo and Edfu en route. Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the evening and dinner at your leisure. (B)

Day

8

Discover Luxor

Those early risers may consider an optional sunrise hot air balloon ride over Luxor for a totally new perspective on the East and West Banks. Today will be a full day tour of the East and West Banks of Luxor. First, visit the Valley of the Kings, once part of ancient Thebes and the burial site for pharaohs. Next, visit the Valley of the Queens, another ancient royal necropolis where the wives of the great pharaohs were laid to rest. This afternoon you will visit the temple complex of Karnak, dedicated to the Triade of Amun. Finally, visit Luxor Temple, located on the East Bank of the Nile. (B)

Day

9

Luxor - Cairo

After breakfast, meet your driver for a private transfer to Luxor airport for your return flight to Cairo. Upon arrival, meet your driver for a private transfer to your hotel for the remainder of the afternoon at your leisure. (B)

Day

10

Cairo - Return

Enjoy a final Egyptian breakfast before meeting your driver for a private transfer to Cairo airport for your return flight home. (B)