RR31000
A cruise from Luxor to Aswan & horse-drawn buggy at Edfu are just two of the ways your Egyptologist unveils the secrets of an ancient culture, in this in-depth passage into Egypt.
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R31 000
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Set departure dates between 29 MAR 2017 - 21 MAR 2018.  *** Book & pay by 24 MAR 2017. ***

Duration9 days
DestinationEgypt
Starts inCairo
Ends inCairo

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- Return airport/hotel transfers
- 8 nights hotel accommodation
- Breakfast daily, 4 lunches & 4 dinners
- Touring by by luxury air-conditioned coach with free WiFi
- Assistance of a Travel Director
- All hotel service charges, local taxes, baggage handling & hotel tips
- Must-see sights with VIP entry & queue jump including unique Insider Experiences
- VISITS: Cairo, River Nile

 

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Arrive Cairo

Welcome to Cairo. You are met at Cairo Airport & transferred to your hotel. Wander through ancient, bustling streets in the City of a Thousand Minarets or simply relax after your journey.

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Cairo – Luxor – Nile Cruise (4 Nights)

Fly to Luxor & on arrival, visit the enormous temple complex at Karnak, featuring the Temple of Amun & the amazing Avenue of the Sphinx. Board your luxury cruise ship in time for lunch. Later, visit the Grand Temple of Luxor before returning to your cruise ship for dinner.

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Nile Cruise: Luxor – Edfu

Discover the Valley of the Kings in the Theban Hills west of the Nile, where tombs were built for the powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. Visit the Temple of Medinet Habou, the mortuary temple of Ramses III. Admire Queen Hatshepsut's impressive temple at Deir el-Bahri & view the Colossi of Memnon, carved from quartzite sandstone. Later, sail to Edfu.

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Nile Cruise: Edfu – Kom-Ombo

Visit Egypt's best-preserved cult temple at Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus. Relax & admire the scenery as you sail upstream to Kom-Ombo - little has changed in a thousand years. This evening, dress up in traditional clothing & experience a fun filled Egyptian Dinner & Galabea Party
 
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Nile Cruise: Kom-Ombo – Aswan

Tour the Temple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile-headed god, Sobek. Later, in Aswan sail in a traditional felucca across the Nile to see the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island. A blood-red sunset is common in Aswan, made all the more breathtaking by the silhouette of dozens of feluccas set against it.

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Disembark – Aswan – Cairo (3 Nights)

Disembark in Aswan to explore the High Dam. Visit the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae. See the Unfinished Obelisk. Later, consider an optional experience to the mighty Sun Temple of Abu Simbel − a once in a lifetime opportunity where four giant stone statues of Ramses II guard the temple's entrance. This afternoon fly back to Cairo from Aswan

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Cairo Sightseeing

Thousands of years of history are brought to life during your full day of sightseeing. See the ancient Citadel, built to protect the city from the Crusaders. Marvel at the Alabaster Mosque's ornate interior & the Sultan Hassan Mosque, one of the masterpieces of Mamluk architecture. Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary in Old Cairo & see Tutankhamun's priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum, discovered by Howard Carter in the Valley of the Kings in 1922. Spend the
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Cairo – Pyramid Excursion

See the limestone Colossus of Ramses II & the giant Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. Admire the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, which heralded the beginning of the pyramid age. Marvel at the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. See the enigmatic Great Sphinx − the oldest monumental sculpture in the world. The evening is yours to do as you please. Perhaps complete your Cairo experience with a romantic dinner cruise on the Nile.

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Depart Cairo

Today you leave this mysterious, ancient country. Say goodbye to your travelling companions & your Travel Director as you prepare for your trip home. Airport transfers are available.

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