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Duration: 8 days
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Tour’s Program

Arrive at Cairo to Begin your 'Wonders of Egypt' Tour
Welcome to Egypt

the Land of the Pharaohs. From Cairo International Airport we transfer you to your hotel. In the evening we attend the spectacular
Sound and Light Show at the Giza Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure and enjoy the history of the ancient Egyptians. The show begins with the story
of the Sphinx who has been the vigilant guardian of the Pyramids for five thousand years.
Overnight in Cairo.
( Dinner )

Day 2
Day Trip to Alexandria

On today's trip to Alexandria, we first visit Pompey's Pillar - the only known free-standing column in Roman Egypt which was not composed of drums. It is
one of the largest ancient monoliths ever erected. Next come a photo stop at Qaitbay Citadel for a magnificent view of the Mediterranean Sea. This Citadel
has been erected on the site of the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. After visiting the Library of
Alexandria, we return to Cairo and visit a Papyrus Shop

Day 3
City Tour of Cairo

During today's guided city tour of Cairo you will see the Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, as well as the Sphinx, carved from the natural bedrock at
the bottom of the causeway to Khafre's pyramid. Thereafter we visit an Egyptian Perfumery, before proceeding to the Egyptian Museum, which houses over
1,00,000 antiquities from every period of ancient Egyptian history. Do not miss the gallery featuring the famous treasures of Tutankhamun. Another highlight
of this Museum is the Royal Mummies Room, which houses the mummies of many great Egyptian rulers, including Ramses II, the builder of the temples at
Abu Simbel. Later we stop at the medieval market of Khan- El-Khalili where you can shop for spices, precious stones and curios.
Overnight in Cairo.
( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )

Day 4
Aswan, Boarding the Nile River Cruise

Today we take a flight to Aswan. On arrival, we take a luxurious and legendary Nile River Cruise for a great three-day cruise on the scenic Nile River.
Overnight onboard the Nile River Cruise.
( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )

Day 5
Abu Simbel, the High Dam and the Temple of Kom Ombo

Today we proceed to visit Abu Simbel by coach (3.30 am departure) to view the two magnificent temples, carved into a mountainside and built during the
reign of Pharaoh Pamesses II. These temples were threatened by submersion in Lake Nasser, due to the construction of the High Dam. During the salvage
operations they were dismantled and raised over 60 meters up on the sandstone cliff where they had been built over 3,000 years before. We return to
Aswan and visit the High Dam of Aswan, the pride of Egypt with its panoramic view. We then board our cruiser for lunch and sail on to Kom Ombo to visit the
famous Temple of Kom Ombo, overlooking the Nile. This unique temple is the fusion of two temples set side by side, with each side having its own gateways
and chapels. The left side of the temple is dedicated to Haroeris, the falcon-headed God and the right side is dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile-headed God
of Fertility.
Overnight on board the Nile River Cruise.
( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )

Edfu, Luxor via Esna Lock, Temple of Luxor

Today morning, on arrival into Edfu, we take you on a shore excursion to visit the Temple of Edfu. Of all the temples of ancient Egypt, the one at Edfu is not
only the best preserved, but the second largest after Karnak. Dedicated to Horus, it was built in the Ptolemaic period. This temple is unusual in that it is on
the west bank of the river which was normally dedicated to the afterlife. Next, enjoy the sights of the Nile River from the deck, as your Nile River Cruise sails
to Luxor via the Esna Lock. On arrival in Luxor, we visit the famous Temple of Luxor. There is magic in the tombs of the great Kings with their imposing
architecture and marvelous paintings. Even after over 5,000 years, the paintings retain their original colors and tell the story of civilization gone by.
Overnight on board the Nile River Cruise.
( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )

Day 7
Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, Karnak Temple

Today we finish our cruise and go to visit the West Bank of Luxor. We proceed deep into the desert to discover the Valley of Kings - where generations of
pharaohs and nobles were buried in great splendour. We then explore the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt's only woman Pharaoh. After that comes a
visit the Karnak Temple Complex, known as Ipet-isu (or 'most select of places') to the ancient Egyptians. It is a city of temples built over 2,000 years and
covers about 200 acres (1.5 km by 0.8 km). The great temple at the heart of Karnak is so big that St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Milan Cathedral and Notre
Dame Cathedral would fit within its walls. The Hypostyle Hall, at 54,000 square feet (16,459 meters) features 134 columns and is still the largest room of any
religious building in the world. Later, check into your hotel in Luxor for the night.
( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )

Return Home with Wonderful Memories

Today, we drive you to the airport for our flight back home. It's time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made. We hope you take back many
happy memories of your holidays. Do write and tell us how you enjoyed your holiday and give us yyour suggestions.

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