Take a luxury trip to Egypt to explore the ancient wonders of the world and see the mummies you have read about in text books. This is a 10 days tour while staying 4 night in Egypt luxury Nile Cruises and 5 nights in Egypt Luxury hotels. See the pyramids and the charming temples and tombs in Luxor and Aswan.
Cairo International airport
Arrive Cairo International airport meet Deluxe Tours representative and transfer to your hotel the Marriott Mena house for overnight.
This day will be dedicated to exploring the city of old Cairo with its complex of churches including the Hanging church, Church os St. Barbara, Church of St. George and Ben Ezra Synagogue. The area is believed that was used as a shelter for the wholy family when fleeing from the Roman Emperor.
You will explore as well the Egyptian museum in Tahrir square which contains more than 100,000 artifacts including the golden treasures of King Tut Ankh Amun. The tour includes a visit to the mummies room.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
After tour return back to your hotel.
This day will be dedicated to exploring the Pyramids of Giza. The only remaining wonders of ancient world stands high in the Egyptian desert testifying the grandeur and advance of ancient Egyptians. Meeting the first pyramid of Cheops and the largest of all and seeing the other smaller pyramids of Chefren and Mykeronis. Moving up the panorama you will have an opportunity to get memorable photo shots with the Pyramid at your back ground.
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to airport for flight to Luxor. Arrive luxor to explore the Luxor temple with its giant statues of Ramses II at the entrance of the temple. Then see the courtyard at the East tower with its papyrus headed pillars that can reach up to 50 feet high. Check on board your luxury Nile Cruise. Lunch on board. After lunch start an excursion to Luxor West Bank to explore the Theban Necropolis. Firstly, stop at the Colossi of Memnon and then head to temple of Queen Hatshepsut the only female pharaoh. Proceed afterward to the Valley of kings the Unesco world Heritage site. In the valley of Kings you will have the opportunity to explore the tomb of Seti I one of the best preserved tombs in the valley as well as the Tomb of TUT Ankh Amun the only tomb that was discovered intact with all its belongings. Transfer back to your Nile Cruise for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast again discover one of the most impressive temples the Karnak temple in Lxuor East Bank. Walk through the avenue of Sphinx into its Hypostyle Hall with it huge columns having lotus and papyrus heads. Retun to Nile Cruise and sail to Esna to visit the temple of Khnum. Lunch and dinner on board Nile Cruise.
Sailing on the Nile River to stop at Edfu to see the temple of Horus. Edfu temple is one of the well preserved temples dedicated to god Horus having a falcon head. Lunch on board Nile Cruise then continue sailing to Kom Ombo located on the Nile which and dedicated to two ancient gods Harories and Sobek. Some the remaining mummified crocodiles are located in a museum attached to the temple. Dinner on board Nile Cruise
Continue sailing to Aswan. Breakfast on board Nile Cruise and then excursion to see the High Dam which is an engineering miracle built to save Egypt from water flooding in 1963. Proceed with motor boar to visit the Philae temple which was dismantled and reassembled on the Agalika island after the building of the High Dam. The temple is dedicated to god Isis and reflects three civilizations in its building Egyptian, Roman and Greek. On your tour to Aswan you will see as well the Unfinished obelisk which was believed to be to Queen Hatshepsut that was abandoned after a crack appeared.
If weather permits you will go on a Felucca ride in the Nile.
Lunch and dinner will be served on board Nile Cruise.
Disembarkation after breakfast. on this day you can opt for an optional excursion to Abu Sombel (extra cost) either by flight or by caoch. The impressive temples of Abu Simbel and Queen Nefertarti.
Fly back to Cairo for Overnight
Breakfast at your hotel and start your day to explore another part of Cairo the Islamic Quarter. You will see one of the finest Mamluk architecture in Sultan Hassan mosque which is considered one of the largest mosques in the area. Then proceed to Bab El Fotouh one of the main gates in Cairo in the Medieval era. Walk along the street to see the many monuments along its sides until you reach Khan El Khalili which is a maze of allies with tightly packed stalls offering all sorts of local products.
Return back to your hotel for overnight.
On this day we will say farewell to you after breakfast where you will be transferred to airport for final departure.