7 Day Tour Of The Nile for just $555 per person
|Day 1 : Upon arrival to the magical Land of the Pharaohs, we will be met by Avatar Travel representative to collect our luggage and escort us to our hotel for an afternoon of rest and relaxation from our flight.Day 2 : This morning we start with Giza Plateau to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, The Great Pyramid of Giza. Standing approximately 136 m (446 feet), it is the last of the ancient wonders still standing. Included in our optional tour is a visit to the Solar Boat that was discovered buried deep in a pit behind the Great Pyramid itself. After lunch at a local restaurant we will proceed to the Egyptian Museum which includes the world’s largest collection of artifacts including the famous treasures of the Boy King Tutankhamen. (B,L)Day 3 : After breakfast we will transfer to the airport for the one hour flight to Aswan and connecting flight to Abu Simbel.(optional Abu Simbel)Built by Pharaoh Ramessis II as a tribute to himself and his beloved queen, Nefertari, during the 13th century BCE these four colossal statues stand 20m (60 feet) tall and 35m wide. In 1964 efforts were begun to relocate the temple due to the rising waters (Lake Nassar) from the newly built Aswan High Dam. After our visit we will take the short flight back to Aswan where a representative will escort us to our luxury cruise ship. After lunch we will begin our sightseeing by touring the Aswan High Dam, Philae Temple dedicated to the Goddess Isis, and Unfinished Obelisk. (B,L,D)
Day 4 : Sail on the Nile by felucca enjoying the botanical gardens of Kitchener’s Island. This small island was given to Lord Kitchener for his service during the Sudan Campaign (1896-1898) The area is now a preserve with all wildlife and waterfowl protected by environmental law. During lunch we sail to the temple of Kom Ombo. This temple is unique in that it is the only double temple in Egypt dedicated to the crocodile God Sobek and Haroeris, the winged solar disk. After our evening visit we sail to Edfu to visit the Edfu Temple dedicated to the God Horus.
Day 5 : After breakfast, visit Edfu Temple, also known as the Temple of Horus, the falcon-god, (237 B.C.) considered one of the best-preserved temples in Ancient Egypt and the second largest after the Temple of Karnak, sail to Esna. Sail to Luxor and upon arrival, visit Luxor and Karnak Temples. Sail to Luxor via Esna. Upon arrival, visit Karnak and Luxor Temples. ( B, L, D )
Day 6 : Breakfast and disembarkation from your cruise, visit the Valley of the Kings with its many tombs chiseled deep into the cliff sides. From the 18th to the 20th Dynasty, the Memphis area and pyramid-style tombs were abandoned in favor of the West Bank of the Nile in Thebes. Proceed to the Valley of the Artisans, the funerary temple of Queen Hatshipsut at Deir El Bahari, and the Colossi of Memnon. Transfer to Luxor airport for your flight to Cairo, transfer to your hotel. (B)
Day 7 : After breakfast, transfer to Cairo International Airport for your departure flight. (B)
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