Abu Simbel Holidays

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Pyramid at Giza

Day 1: Cairo - Abu Simbel

Welcome to Egypt. Our representative will meet you at Cairo Airport and assist with the transfers to your flight to Abu Simbel. Upon arrival in Abu Simbel, we will transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Visiting Abu Simbel

Day 2: Abu Simbel - Aswan

In a fit of precision and architectural egotism, Ramses II had the entire temple carefully angled and oriented in order that the sun’s rays would align twice a year on his date of his ascension to the throne and on his birthday and illuminate the inner sanctum of the temple. This incredible natural phenomenon provides for a most spectacular sight, which has come to be referred to as the Sun Festival of King Ramses II. Later today you will fly to Aswan.

Trajan's Kiosk, Philae

Day 3: Aswan - Nile Cruising

This morning after breakfast and check out, we board the Nile Cruiser for Lunch then a visit out of town takes us to the mighty High Dam – a modern feat of engineering, the by–product for which is Lake Nasser, the world’s largest artificial lake! Continuing, we enjoy a short boat trip to Agilika Island for Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, and to the Botanical Gardens on General Kitchener Island.

View of the Nile through an arch

Day 4: Nile Cruising

Relax on the sun deck and enjoy the spectacular views and great facilities and service on board as the cruiser plies its course. Today you will disembark for a visit to The Temple of Kom Ombo which is dedicated to two gods, Sobek the crocodile God and Harveris the Sun God.

Looking across the Nile

Day 5: Nile Cruising

After breakfast it is time to focus on the West Bank of Luxor and the valleys of the Kings and Queens where generations of Pharaohs and Nobles were buried in crypts cut into the cliffs and guarded by the two huge Colossi of Memnon. You will then visit the temple of Queen Hatchepsut before returning to the Cruiser for lunch. Enjoy the afternoon in the East Bank of Luxor - walk among the pillars of the temple dedicated to the god Amun Ra and along the avenue of the Sphinxes at Karnak and Luxor temples.

Kom Ombo

Day 6: Nile Cruising - Cairo

After breakfast, we disembark from the Nile Cruiser and transfer you to Luxor airport for your flight to Cairo. The rest of the day to free to relax.

Close up of Sphinx

Day 7: Cairo - Petra

After breakfast, we transfer you to Cairo airport for your flight to Amman. Upon arrival you will be met by our Jordan representative and transferred to Petra. This evening enjoy a candle lit to Petra. The special aura of the ancient Nabatean trading empire comes to life as you enjoy a stroll through the mysterious Siq of Petra. And at al Khaznah (The Treasury), music and stories will help you experience Petra as the travel-weary traders of old must have known it.

Day 8: Petra

Welcome to the Rose City! Access to the city on our guided exploration is through the famous narrow, deep siq. The rocks then give way to the most amazing site – that of the fantastically impressive Treasury. Walking down the gravel tracks, we’ll explore the ancient Nabatean tombs and the Roman rock-carved streets lined with temples, royal tombs, staircases, arched gates, public buildings and more the intrepid can ascend to Ad Deir better known as the monestery.

Looking through the Siq at the Treasury

Day 9: Petra - Cairo

After breakfast, we transfer back to Amman for your flight back to Cairo. You will be met on arrival and transfers back to your Cairo hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 10: Cairo

Today we will take you to visit the famous pyramids and lion-headed Sphinx at Giza Plateau. Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids are the planet’s oldest tourist attraction! Gaze in awe at Cheops (Khufu) - the largest of the three great pyramids. Constructed from over 2.5 million limestone blocks it is thought to have taken more than 20 years to construct. Continuing to Saqqara for more sights.

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 11: Cairo

Today you will enjoy a half day guided excursion to Khan el Khalili markets and then on to see the dazzling antiquities of ancient Egypt at the Egypt Museum.

Day 12: Cairo

Today full of memories from the two great countries you have visited we will transfer you to the Airport for your flight home.

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