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Price: $632 Per Person
Duration: 8 D - 7 N

Overview

The Sun Temple in Abu Simbel is a magnificent structure of the Pharaohs of Egypt. Twice a year it becomes the venue for the Sun Festival—on the 22nd of February and exactly eight months later, on the 22nd of October. The sun’s rays illuminate the inner sanctum of the temple on these days. This incredible phenomenon gives a spectacular sight: the light which streams into the complex reflects on the statue of Ramses II and the Sun God’s seated statues illuminating the entire place highlighting the brilliant architecture. It’s interesting, but the sun  illuminates statues of Amun-Re, Re-Herakhte, and Ramses the god, whilst the statue of Ptah, the god of darkness, remains in the shadows.

Cities Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Cruise along the river Nile

Enjoy History, Culture, Adventure

For Young Adults, Couples , Families

Duration 7 Nights 8 Days

Highlights

Sound and Light show at pyramids in Cairo

Day trip to Alexandria-Catacomb, Pompey’s Pillar view of citadel of Qait Bay from outside and Montazah Gardens

Visit to Pyramids of Giza, Complimentary Camel ride, Sphinx, papyrus fair, perfume factory and cotton shop.

Visit of the Egyptian Museum and Khan El Khalili Bazaar in Cairo

Excursion to Abu Simble Temple

Half day Visit the High Dam and Philae Temple by Felucca

Visit Kom Ombo Temple, Edfu Temple, Luxor Temple & Karnak Temple

Visit to the Valley of Kings, Queen Hatchepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon

Day 1 Arrive in Egypt

Arrive in beautiful Cairo. A representative will meet, greet and assist you at the airport, finalize all procedures at  the emigration & custom formalities. Transfer to your hotel and check in. Rest of the day at leisure. At night you  can enjoy (optional) Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids. The voice of the great Sphinx tells you the story of  Pharaohs and their life's story and how the great pyramids were built. Dinner at an Indian Restaurant with return transfers. Overnight at the Hotel

Overnight in Cairo

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Cairo| Alexandria| Cairo

After an early morning breakfast proceed to Alexandria the Mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea via the desert road. Upon arrival begin tour of the Bombay’s’ pillars, the Catacombs & Montazah Gardens. You will also pass by Fort Qaitbay from outside. Don’t forget your camera as Pompeii’s Pillar is a must see. The Catacomb of Kom El-Shokafa is also a amazing sight.

Overnight in Cairo

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Cairo

Breakfast at your hotel .Today, indulge yourself in a tour of Cairo. See the Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure. Also see the Sphinx, carved from the natural bedrock at the bottom of the causeway to Khafre’s  pyramid. Enjoy a complimentary Camel ride in the Pyramids area. Later also experience the wonders of this beautiful land which includes a papyrus fair, along with a visit to a perfume factory and a cotton shop. Next, we visit the Egyptian Museum, which houses over 1,00,000 antiquities from every period of ancient Egyptian history. Later, proceed to the medieval Bazaars of Khan-El-Khalili where you can shop for spices, precious stones and curios. Overnight at the hotel in Cairo.

Overnight in Cairo

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Cairo| Aswan |Abu Simbel |Aswan |Nile Cruise

Pick up your packed breakfast transfer to the airport for your early morning flight to Aswan(excluded from cost). Arrive and directly proceed to visit Abu Simbel.(packed lunch).Abu Simbel has two magnificent temples, temple of Ramesses II and the Temple of Nefertari. The Temples were threatened by submersion in the LakeNasser, due to the construction of the High Dam. During the salvage operation which continued until 1968, the two temples were dismantled and raised over 60 meters up on the sandstone cliff where they had been built more than 3,000 years before. After your excursion transfer back to Aswan and board your Nile Cruise. Overnight on board Cruise

Overnight On board Cruise

Meals: Packed Breakfast & Lunch, Dinner on board Cruise

Day 05: Nile Cruise

After breakfast indulge yourself in a half day visit the High Dam of Aswan and Philae Temple by Felucca. Later said on-wards to Kom Ombo and also visit the Kom Ombo Temple. Later sail to Edfu. Overnight on cruise board.

Overnight On board Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06: Nile Cruise

Breakfast on board. Visit another one of Egypt’s finest monuments, i.e Edfu Temple. After your visit continue to sail to Luxor.Overnight On board Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Nile Cruise |Luxor

Breakfast on board Cruise and disembark. Today visit Valley of Kings, Queen Hatchepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon. Also visit Karnak Temple, and Luxor Temple. In the evening, transfer to your Luxor Hotel and check in. Overnight in Luxor.

Overnight in Luxor

Meals: Breakfast

Day 08: Luxor |Final departure

Breakfast at the Hotel and check out. Transfer to Luxor Airport and catch connecting flight to Cairo(excluded from cost) from where you can fly back to India

Meals: Breakfast

Inclusions:

Accommodation:

03 nights accommodation in Cairo (standard room).

03 nights accommodation on board of Nile cruise (standard cabin).

01 night accommodation in Luxor (standard room)

Meals:

Daily Breakfast(Except day-1)

04 Dinners as per the itinerary

03 lunches as per the itinerary

Transfers:

Trip to Abu Simbel by A/C vehicle on private basis.

Sightseeing tours as mentioned in the program including transportation by deluxe coach, entrance fees and qualified English-speaking guide.

All Return Transfers in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan (Airport -Hotel-Cruise) on private basis

Sightseeing and Attraction:

Sound and Light show at pyramids in Cairo

Day trip to Alexandria-Catacomb, Pompey’s Pillar view of citadel of Qait Bay from outside and Montazah Gardens.

Full day visit of the Great Pyramids of Giza (Complimentary Camel ride), Sphinx, papyrus fair, perfume factory and cotton shop.

Visits of the Egyptian Museum and Khan El Khalili Bazaar in Cairo

Excursion to Abu Simble Temple

Half day Visit the High Dam and Philae Temple by Felucca

Visit Kom Ombo Temple.

Visit Edfu Temple.

Visit Luxor Temple & Karnak Temple

Visit to the Valley of Kings, Queen Hatchepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon.

Exclusions:

GST will be levied as applicable based on the date of confirmation

Egypt Visa + Travel Insurance Airfare & Taxes

Domestic flight Cairo/Aswan – Luxor/Cairo.

Entrance inside the Pyramids and visit of the Solar Boat in the Pyramids area.

Entrance of the Mummies room at the Egyptian Museum.

Any personal expenses.

Unfinished Oblisque in Aswan and Roman Theater in Alexandria.

Beverage, drinks and mineral water during meals.

Optional tours.

Tips (Suggested US$ 4 P.P per day).

Guaranteed early check in or late check out. This is completely at the discretion of the hotel and we can only put in a request for the same.

Any expenses of personal nature

Tips and porterage

Surcharges as applicable due to peak season, surcharge dates, trade fair dates.

Meals other than that what is mentioned in your itinerary.

Any services not mentioned in the inclusions list

Drinks including Water during meals / sightseeing tours are not included