Aswan Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF EGYPT 4893

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Pyramid at Giza

Day 1: Cairo

Welcome to Cairo! Check into your hotel, evening is at leisure.

Close up of Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo - Aswan

Today you will enjoy a full day tour of the Pyramids, Sphinx and Sakkara. Transfer to Giza station to board your sleeper train to Aswan. Dinner & overnight on board.

Trajan's Kiosk, Philae

Day 3: Aswan

Arrive in Aswan station and be trasferred to your hotel, evening at leisure.

Abu Simbel, Aswan

Day 4: Aswan - Nile Cruising

Today you will embark on your Nile Cruise. But not before a very early morning flight to see Abu Simbel. You will visit the High Dam and Philae temple. Philae Temple - dedicated to the goddess Isis. The temple dates from 4th century BC but the Ptolomies and the Romans up to 3rd century AD built most of the existing structures. Enjoy lunch and dinner on board.

View of the Nile through an arch

Day 5: Nile Cruising

This morning sail to Kom Ombo while enjoying breakfast on board. Then visist Kom Ombo Temple. The Temple of Kom Ombo (or more correctly - the Temple of Haroeris and Sobek) stands on a low promontory near a bend in the river whose sandbanks were a basking point for crocodiles in ancient times. It is a unique riverside temple, unusual in that everything is architecturally doubled and perfectly symmetrical along the main axis of the temple. Sail to Edfu during lunch then explore Edfu Temple.

Looking across the Nile

Day 6: Nile Cruising

Sail to Luxor, 4000-year old Luxor has frequently been characterised as the "world's greatest open air museum". Visit Luxor & Karnak Temples. The Temple of Karnak - a spectacular open-air complex of sanctuaries, pylons, chapels, halls and obelisks, all dedicated to the Theban gods and to the greater glory of Egypt’s Middle and New Kingdom rulers is number two on the visitor ‘hit list’ after the pyramids and Sphinx at Giza.

Kom Ombo

Day 7: Nile Cruising - Cairo

Today you will visit the West bank ( Valley of the Kings, Valley of Queens, Hatshepsut temple and Colossi of Memnon, the massive pair of statues. Transfer from your Nile Cruise to Luxor Station to board sleeper train to Cairo. Experience a Hot air balloon over Luxor, a once in a lifetime experience. Dinner & overnight on board

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 8: Cairo

Transfer from Giza station to your tour. You will enjoy a half day tour of the Egyptian Museum guided by English speaking guide. Then it is time to bid you farewell as we transfer you to the airport for your final departure home.

Egypt Spotlight
Luxor Temple at night

Luxor

As the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, 4000-year old Luxor has frequently been characterised as the "world's ...

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last updated - 27 Aug 2014 1:42 PM

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