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Cruise Itinerary Cairo / Aswan / Luxor - 07 Nights / 08 Days,

  • From
  • 01 January 2014
  • To
  • 31 December 2014
  • Egypt
  • Luxor

Day 1: Arrive Cairo, Egypt
Arrive in Cairo , met by your ENEV representative and transferred to your 5 stars hotel .
Overnight - Cairo

Day 2: Cairo | Legendary Pharaohs
Visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which houses over 12,000 ancient Egyptian relics, including treasures from Tutankhamun and artifacts dating back to 4000 BC. After lunch, tour to Old Cairo and Coptic Cairo visiting Salah El Din Citadel, constructed during the Crusades in 1183 AD, and admire Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque inside the castle's walls. Tour Coptic Cairo to learn about Egypt's Christian history .  driving to  Khan el-Khalili once known as the Turkish bazaar during the Ottoman period & one of Cairo's most important shopping areas.
Overnight - Cairo
Day 3: Giza | The Pyramids & Sphinx
Embark on a tour of the Giza Plateau, site of the ancient pyramids of Mycerinus, Chefren and the Great Pyramid of Cheops. Cheops, the largest of the three and known as the Great Pyramid, was built in the Fourth Dynasty (approximately 2690 BC) and is the oldest and only survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the enigmatic lion-man figure known as the Great Sphinx.  After Lunch , drive to Memphis, capital of the ancient kingdom. Most of the splendor of this city has been destroyed, but the 18th-Dynasty Alabaster Sphinx and the enormous statue of Ramses II still remain. Continue to Sakkara, home to hundreds of tombs and 14 pyramids, including the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser 
Overnight - Cairo
Day 4: Aswan | Temple of Philae 
Arrive in Aswan and transfer to our 5 stars deluxe boat   & First we will enjoy a Motor boat trip to Agilika Island for Philae Temple - dedicated to the goddess Isis. The temple dates from 4th century BC but the Ptolomies and the Romans up to 3rd century AD built most of the existing structures. In danger of being completely submerged by the rising water of Lake Nasser, in 1972 UNESCO stepped in and an 8-year rescue effort was undertaken to relocate the entire temple 20m higher on nearby Agilika Island .
Overnight - Nile Cruiser

Day 5: Cruising the Nile | Aswan to Kom Ombo
After Breakfast, walk on the High Dam which separates Lake Nasser from the Nile, & finally be astounded at the size of the Unfinished Obelisk , this monolith structures measures one-third taller than any other ancient Egyptian obelisk — even in its unfinished state .Crusing to Kom Ombo  &  visit the Temple of Kom Ombo ,overlooking the Nile. It has the double entrance "Haroeris" and "Sobek" because it was built for two gods, Sobek, God of Fertility and Haroeris Or Horus, the God of Kings.
Overnight - Nile Cruiser
Day 6: Cruising the Nile | Kom Ombo  to Edfu  /Luxor
Sailing to Edfu , you will feel excited of the ancient Egyptian civilization by visiting Edfu Temple on a horse drawn carriage ride to visit Horus Temple, the place where Horus famously avenged his father's death by killing Seth, who murdered Horus's father (Osiris ) , After our visit to Edfu we reboarded our cruise ship to head for Luxor. But we needed to go through the Nile lock at Esna  -
Overnight - Nile Cruiser
Day 7: Luxor | Karnak and the Valley of the Kings
 We get up early this morning to start our journey to the Temple of Karnak. Walk through the
Great Hypostyle Hall, its expertly aligned columns a sight to behold. Board Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat
 IV’ and enjoy lunch onboard. Afterward visit the Valley of the Kings, where the magnificent 
Tombs were discovered, those tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled  with treasures for the afterlife of the pharaohs. Then we continue the tour to the Valley of the Queens , 
where you can find between 75 and 80 tombs ,  not only queens that were buried here. The tombs
 in the Valley of the Queens were actually used for queens, princes, princesses, and other 
members of the royal family in the Valley of the Queens .
Overnight - Nile Cruiser
Day 8: Luxor to Cairo, Egypt.
After Breakfast, transfer by a private air-conditioned bus to Luxor Airport for flight to Cairo.