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Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday! Arriving into Cairo airport our local team are on hand to transfer you to your hotel
Today we tour the Pyramids 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. The other two - Chephren and Mycerinus are equally impressive. Afterward we tour the tomb-strewn necropolis of Saqqara, featuring King Zhoser’s step pyramid. Constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh’s chief architect in 2700 BC, this was the template for all future pyramid construction.
This morning we venture to old Islamic Cairo and the Egyptian Museum, home to the most extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities in the world. Arguably 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. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore, we would highly recommend a visit to the oldest market in Cairo, called Khan El Khalili.
This morning we fly to Aswan. Here, you will be transferred to your cruise for check in formalities and a tasty lunch. Later, your guide will take you to visit the Aswan High Dam, the Temple of Philae and finally the Unfinished Obelisk.
Sit back, relax and take in the riverside village views perched on the top deck! A stop will be made to visit the waterside Temple of Kom Ombo.
Having the distinction of being the largest and most completely preserved pharaonic, albeit Greek-built, temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus at Edfu, dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus, was one of the last monumental temples built on a large scale. An early morning stop is made to view the temple and onward sailing to Luxor. This afternoon we visit the complex of temples at Karnak and the Luxor temple.
Today we disembark at Luxor and explore the best of Ancient Thebes; Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Temple of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon. When complete we will drive you to the airport for your flight to Sharm El Sheikh on the stunning Red Sea coast. Here, we have our local driver at the ready to take you to your hotel in the smaller town of Dahab.
Enjoy your time in the Dahab soaking up the sun, dipping in the warm waters of the Red Sea you can opt to go snorkelling or diving or just lay back on your sunlounger on the hotels private beach sipping cocktails or a beer.
Sadly your journey has come to an end; we will transfer you to Sharm El Sheikh Airport in time for your flight home.
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