Cruise through Egypt in comfort on Nile Cruise travelling to Esna and Luxor. Explore an ancient pyramid from the inside out, set foot inside the tomb of Tutankhamun, ride a camel and sail the Nile in a felucca. Finish in Cairo, observing life in the marketplace.
Day 1 :
Arrive in Cairo where you are met by our representative and transferred to your historic hotel Marriott Mena House Hotel with fantastic views of the pyramids.
This morning, visit the Great Museum of Antiquities, home to the largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including treasures from Tutankhamun and items dating to 4000 BC. . After lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy your afternoon at leisure. Tonight, gather for a welcome dinner hosted by Ayad world.
Day 3 :
Drive to Sakkara, site of hundreds of tombs and 14 pyramids, including the Step Pyramid of Djoser. Later, tour the Giza Plateau, site of the pyramids of Mycerinus and Chefren as well as the Great Pyramid. Built in the Fourth Dynasty (approximately 2690 BC), it is the only survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Explore the interior of one of these legendary pyramids and visit the tombs of the pyramid builders, the workmen that actually built the great monuments. Ride Like a Local on camel back, then visit the Great Sphinx, back to hotel at night enjoy with Sound and light Show in Pyramids.
Day 4 :
Fly to Luxor, site of the ancient city of Thebes. Begin your full day of exploring here visiting the striking Temple of Luxor. Behold the three large statues of Ramses II along the front of the temple pylons; the Courtyard of Ramses II behind the East Tower; and the Colonnade of Amenhotep III, with its 14 papyrus-headed columns, some fully 50 feet in height. Then, step aboard on your cruise where you enjoy lunch. Afterward, disembark to explore the west bank of the Nile and the Necropolis of Thebes, and enjoy a photo stop at the Colossi of Memnon. Next, stop at the lovely Temple of Hatshepsut, ancient Egypt’s first female pharaoh and regarded today as one of its most successful. Continue to the Valley of the Kings, burial ground of the pharaohs and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a period of 500 years beginning in the 16th century BC, tombs were built along this valley for pharaohs and nobles, including that of “the boy king,” Tutankhamun. Found in 1922 by British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter, the tomb of Tutankhamun is yours to discover, as you set foot inside its 35-century-old walls. Also visit the tomb of Seti I, the father of Ramses II, one of the best preserved tombs in the Valley of the Kings.
Day 5 :
Journey once more to the east bank of the Nile, this time with a journey to the Temple of Karnak, where generations of pharaohs wished to record their names. Walk through the Great Hypostyle Hall; its expertly aligned columns, the largest of which is 80 feet high with a 33-foot circumference, are a sight to behold. This afternoon, sail to Esna and See the Temple of Khnum and marvel at its soaring columns.
Day 6 :
Cruise to Edfu to view the Temple of Horus, falcon-headed god of the sky. Built in 230 BC by Ptolemy III and once buried in sand and debris, this stunningly well-preserved and colorful structure reveals what temple worship in ancient Egypt was like. Join your chef back on board for a local cooking lesson. Later, disembark at Kom Ombo (hill of gold) to visit the Greco-Roman temple dedicated to Haroeris (the sun god) and Sobek (the crocodile god), who was considered by some ancient Egyptians to be the creator of the world. While there, view the mummified remains of several crocodiles that once basked along the ancient Nile shore, just as their descendants do today.
Day 7 :
Cruise to Aswan and proceed to the impressive granite quarries and site of the Unfinished Obelisk. Illustrating the skills of Egypt’s stonemasons, this monolith is one-third taller than any other ancient Egyptian obelisk. Then, ride a motorized boat to Philae Temple on the island of Agilika. This sacred complex was dedicated to the Goddess Isis and reflects a fusion of three great civilizations — Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The temple was dismantled, and then painstakingly reassembled when the Aswan High Dam was constructed.
Day 8 :
Today, bid farewell to Nile Cruise, disembarking to fly to Abu Simbel. There, discover the commanding twin temples of Ramses II and his wife, Queen Nefertari. The former’s façade is dominated by four statues of the pharaoh, each nearly 70 feet tall. Perhaps even more impressive, this entire site was disassembled and moved here to save it from the floodwaters caused by the Aswan High Dam. Return to Cairo for an afternoon at leisure. overnight at Luxury hotel kempinski royal maxim palace cairo.
Day 9 :
This morning, explore the Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, built in AD 1356 and among the finest examples of early Mamluk architecture. Next, walk from the twin-towered Bab el-Foutouh, a fortified gate in Cairo’s Old City walls, to Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the city’s major souks (open-air marketplaces). Browse the tightly packed stalls displaying everything from spices and leather goods to jewelry and vegetables, all on a street that has hardly changed for centuries. Bargaining is expected, so prepare to negotiate. After lunch, choose to visit Coptic Cairo or return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. This evening Enjoy dinner hosted by Ayad world.
Day 10 :
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart. fly to Tunisia, Depending on Arrival time Visit Carthage Sites and Sidi Bou Said Named for a religious figure who lived there, Abu Said al-Baji, it was previously called Jabal el-Menar. The town itself is a tourist attraction and is known for its extensive use of blue and white Overnight at Luxury hotel la villa bleue .
Visit of Dougga Lunch in Dougga Visit Thuburbo Majus is a large Roman site in northern Tunisia. It is located roughly 60 km southwest of Carthage on a major African thoroughfare. This thoroughfare connects Carthage to the Sahara Overnight in Kairouan .
Visit Kairouan It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city was founded by the Umayyads around 670 Lunch in Sbeitla Visit Sbeitla site is a city in north-central Tunisia. Nearby are the Roman ruins of Sufetula, containing the best preserved Roman forum temples in Tunisia. It was the entry point of the Muslim conquest of North Africa. Overnight in Tozeur .
Mountain Oasis 4X4 excursion Ong Jemal (Star Wars site) Star Wars fans may be more familiar with the planet Tatooine than the country of Tunisia: but in reality they are one and the same. Tatooine was the first planet to be introduced in the original movie, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, and of the 10 Star Wars movies made to date four were partially filmed in southern Tunisia. Many of the sets are well preserved and open to visitors, Chebika In antiquity, it was once a Roman outpost, named Ad Speculum and later a mountain refuge of the Berber people. Ad Speculum was civitas of the Roman Province of Africa between 30 BC and 640 AD and Tamerza Lunch Tozeur Drive through Chott Jerid the Salt Lake Sunset Camel ride in Douz Overnight in Douz .
Stop in Matmata is a small Berber speaking town in southern Tunisia. Some of the local Berber residents live in traditional underground "troglodyte" structures Drive through Medenine Lunch in Zarzis Overnight at Luxury hotel Hasdrubal Prestige Thalassa & Spa Djerba.
Full City Tour Djerba Overnight Djerba Island .
Stop in Sghira Lunch in El Djem Visit Roman Amphitheatre of El Djem is an oval amphitheatre in the modern-day city of El Djem, Tunisia, formerly Thysdrus in the Roman province of Africa. It is listed by UNESCO since 1979 as a World Heritage Site Visit of the Marina of Sousse at sunset Overnight in Sousse
Depending on flight departure time we will do visit of Sousse or visit of Bardo Museum It is one of the most important museums in the Mediterranean region and the second museum of the African continent after the Egyptian Museum of Cairo by richness of its collections.It traces the history of Tunisia over several millennia and across several civilizations through a wide variety of archaeological pieces. in Tunis, transfer to airport fly to homeBooking Options
Days : 17 | Nights : 16