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Cairo and Dahabiya 08 nights
 
Duration :
8 nights 9 days
   
Accommodation :
2 nights in hotel Cairo - 4 nights on board of Dahabiya vessel - 1 night in hotel in Bahariya Oasis - 2 nights on board of sleeper train.
   
Meals :
breakfast
   
Beverage
not include
   
Guide
included
   
Entrance fees :
included
 
 
Day 1 : Arrival in Cairo :

Meet and assistance in CAI by our representative.
Transfer to hotel

 
Day 2 : Giza Tour :

Breakfast.
Meet you tour guide in hotel, and start tour of :
1.Pyramids of Giza: The only survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, vast and imposing Great Pyramid and its two companions are no less wondrous now than they were when they were built four and a half millennia ago.
2.Sphinx: Known in Arabic as Abu al-Hol (Father of Terror), Legends and superstitions abound about the Sphinx), and the mystery surrounding its long-forgotten purpose is almost as intriguing as its appearance.
3.Saqqara: One of the richest archaeological sites in Egypt, Saqqara was the royal burial ground for some of the earliest rulers and their courtiers. This is the site of Egypt's prototype pyramid, a stepped structure built for King Djoser. The necropolis remained in use for some 3,000 years throughout the Pharaonic era, with additions being made as late as the Graeco-Roman period.
Transfer to Sleeper train. Dinner and Overnight on board of train.

 
Day 3 : Luxor- Esna Dahabiya :

Meet in Luxor station
Transfer to Esna city (54 km south Luxor) it was before one of the most important stops of the camel Caravan between Sudan and Cairo. Enjoy the quite charming busy little farming town. Visit The Ptolemaic-Roman Temple of Khnum (Khnum was the ram-headed creator god who fashioned humankind on his potter's wheel using Nile clay.) with its unique Roman Hypostyle.
Transfer to Dahabiya. Welcome drink. Lunch on the banks of the Nile.
Start silent sailing to our next stop (Al Kab). Moor near Al Kab.
Dinner and overnight on board.
Lunch & Dinner.

 
Day 4 : Al Kab (Nekhbet)- Fawaza Island-(54 Km) Edfu. Dahabiya :
Breakfast on board. Stop to visit Al Kab (Ancient city of Nekhbet the Goddess Vulture of the city).
Visit : remains of the 12m-thick mud brick walls that surrounded the town are impressive and date back to the Late Period (747 - 332 BC) then we proceed to see an Old Kingdom cemetery. Across the road, past the ticket office and cut into the hill at the edge of the valley, are tombs of New Kingdom (1550 - 1069 BC) local governors. The most important is the Tomb of Ahmose.
Back to the boat and Slipping silently down the Nile and moves very slowly, so you have time to relax and enjoy the scenery of the small villages covered in green color.
We stop to take lunch on a small island on the heart of the Nile. Continue sailing to Edfu city. Moor near Edfu.
Dinner and overnight on board.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
 
Day 5 : Edfu - (42 Km) Gebel EL Silisla - Maniha Island Dahabiya :
Breakfast on board. Leave the boat and take the horse drawn carriage to walk in Edfu city (modern center of Sugar and Pottery industries) to reach the most preserved temple of Egypt "Temple of Horus". It dominates the West Bank of the city and offer opportunity to enjoy a collection of prefect preserved reliefs of Ancient Egypt. The temple is actually a reconstruction of an older building on the same site, and was part of the Ptolemaic project to solidify their dynastic hold on Upper Egypt by identifying themselves with the Pharaohs. Not only is the design a copy of the old temple, so are the inscriptions on the walls.
Back to the boat Continue sailing to Gebel El Silisla. It was an important centre for the cult of the Nile: every year at the beginning of the inundation season sacrifices were made here to ensure the fertility of the land.
Visit the three shrines built by Merenptah, Ramses II and Seti I during the New Kingdom.
Back to the boat and set the sails to navigate to Mainha Island where we take dinner. Overnight on board.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
 
Day 6 : Maiha Island - (65 Km) Kom Ombo - (8 Km) Darau Dahabiya :

Breakfast on board. This morning we enter the city of Kom Ombo where we tour the Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek and Haeroris, Elder Horus god of the falcons. (Temple of Kom Ombo) that has an unusual symmetrically twinned architecture in which all rooms and doors are mirrored on the other side of the building. Once inside, you'll see that there are two sanctuaries in the middle of the temple, each a mirror image of the other.
Back to the boat and have lunch. Sailing to Darau small village.
Moor in Darau. Dinner and overnight on board.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

 
Day 7 : Darau - Aswan :
Breakfast on board of the boat.
Visit the remarkable camel market of Darau (it takes places every Tuesday) and meet local people of the village.
Transfer to Sleeper Train. Dinner and overnight on board.
 
Day 8 : Cairo :
Breakfast on board.
Today we will see the city of Cairo with its old version, we will visit :
1.Mosque of Sultan Hassan: essential mosque to visit is of Sultan Hassan. Begun in 1356, its size rivals the great cathedrals of Europe. It is entered through a soaring portal with a stalactite hood, which leads through to a simple but impressive courtyard with four massive arched recesses. The sultan himself lies at rest in his tomb chamber, to the right of the prayer niche. The neighboring mosque, Al-Rifai, although similar in scale to Sultan Hassan, was built over 500 years later.
2.Citadel of Salah el Din: Overlooking the city from a rocky spur of the Muqattam Hills, the Citadel is a sizeable fortress, which from its founding in the 12th century, served as the royal residence and barracks until the late 19th century. Its earliest parts date back to the reign of the ruler Salah ad-Din (Saladin), but over the course of its history it was reorganized and enlarged on numerous occasions. There are three mosques to visit, as well as former palace buildings and museums.
3.Egyptian Museum Right at the heart of the modern city, on Midan Tahrir is the country's main museum. It's one of the top museums in the world, thanks to an unequalled collection of artifacts from ancient Egypt, ranging from small pieces of delicate jewellery to towering colossi of the pharaohs and the Tutankhamun Galleries.
Back to hotel and overnight.
 
Day 9 : Departure Cairo :

Breakfast in hotel
Transfer to Cairo airport. End of services.

 
Price including :

Meet and assistance services.
02 nights in hotel 3* in Cairo with bed and breakfast.
02 nights on board of sleeper train with breakfast and dinner.
04 nights on board of Dahabiya vessel on Full board basis.
English Speaking Tour Guide (Any other language can be provided).
All transportations involved during the tour by a private AC minibus.
Tour of All above mentioned places.
All admission fees of the visited sights.
All service charges & taxes
No hidden costs.

 
Price excluded :

Tips

 
Prices :
Type of Cabins:
04 Days / 03 Nights
05 Days / 04 Nights
08 Days / 07 Nights
Single Cabin
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Double Cabin
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Notes :
Itinerary could be altered or changed without prior notice due to Navigational and Safety restrictions such as low level of water and locks closures.
Prices are quoted in USD & valid till 30/09/2012 except during Christmas,New Year's Eve & Easter Feasts.Moreover; rates could be changed without prior notice, shall the government increase taxes.
 
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