Abu Simbel Holidays

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Pyramid at Giza

Day 1: Cairo

Welcome to Egypt's capital and Africa's largest city: Cairo. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred directly to your hotel. Upon reaching the hotel we will assist with your check-in and then the evening is yours to relax and freshen up.

Close up of Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo

Visit to the famous pyramids and lion-headed Sphinx at Giza Plateau. 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, we can explore the myriad tombs and temples at this site.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 3: Cairo

This morning we venture to old Islamic Cairo and the Egyptian Museum, home to the most extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. The most famous exhibit is the stunning solid gold funerary mask of the boy-King Tutankhamen. An entire gallery is devoted to the treasures unearthed by Howard Carter at Tutankhamen’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings in 1922.

Day 4: Cairo - Abu Simbel

This morning we fly to the not to be missed Temple of Abu Simbel. Abu Simbel is one of the greatest Egyptian monuments ever built. The entire temple was moved from the banks of Nile when Lake Nasser was formed. Here you enjoy some sightseeing of the Temples, then free time. Check into your hotel.

Visiting Abu Simbel

Day 5: Abu Simbel - Nile Cruising

This morning you can witness the Abu Simbel Sun Festival. You then are transferred to the airport for your flight back to Aswan. This afternoon you will have free time to perhaps do some shopping in the colourful souqs and markets of Aswan. Check into Nile Cruise boat.

Trajan's Kiosk, Philae

Day 6: Nile Cruising

Today you enjoy the Aswan sights including the Aswan High Dam and Philae Temple. Set sail. 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.

View of the Nile through an arch

Day 7: Nile Cruising

This morning a visit to Edfu one of Egypt's best preserved temples then after passing through the Esna Lock we will reach Luxor - Egypt's open air museum. Taking a tour of this evening of Luxor Temple, which is beautifully illuminated at night.

Valley of the Kings

Day 8: Nile Cruising - Luxor

Today we cross to the West Bank, where we’ll see the massive Colossi of Memnon. We’ll then explore the Valleys of the Kings and Queens and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Check into your hotel. Later we will take you to the complex of temples at Karnak.

Day 9: Luxor

There is the option to float over Luxor in a hot air balloon and see the area wake up and come alive. Rest of the day at leisure.

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 10: Luxor

We bid you farewell with a transfer to Quesir. End of arrangements.

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Luxor Temple at night

Luxor

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last updated - 01 Nov 2014 4:09 AM