This Pyramids, Nile Cruise & Lake Nasser Cruise tour is among the most amazing and lovely trips in Egypt. You begin by exploring the wonders of Cairo including the Giza Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, and Khan El Khalili. Afterwards, you sail down the Nile in style and elegance with monuments including the Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, the Valley of the Kings, Philae Temple, the High Dam, Kom Ombo Temple, and Edfu Temple. At the last part of this journey, you will sail in Lake Nasser where you will be having a trip of a lifetime!
Upon arrival at the Cairo Airport, Deluxe Egypt tours Egypt Tour manager would be welcoming you for a marvelous package in Egypt. You ride in one of our comfortable AC vehicles towards your hotel in Cairo. You have the rest of the day to enjoy the Egyptian capital at your own pace and style.
Breakfast would be served in your hotel in Cairo to get ready for an exciting tour of the Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, and Saqqara.
Your tour guide welcomes you in your hotel. You begin your tour by exploring the wonders of the Pyramids of Giza, constructed more than 4000 years, the most popular monuments in the whole world. You will view the greatness of the Pharaohs reflected in each detail of the huge structure of the Grand Pyramid of Cheops, in addition to the other two pyramids of Chephren and Mykerinus, and the Sphinx that was built to guard the Pyramids for years.
You proceed with this distinctive tour of Egypt to visit Saqqara, the richest archeological site of ancient Egypt. This is where you discover the secrets of the step Pyramid of Djoser, the oldest surviving stone structure in the history of humankind. This is besides many other interesting monuments.
You have the rest day at leisure in Cairo.
After enjoying your breakfast at the hotel in Cairo, check-out from your hotel in Cairo to start a new chapter of your tour to Egypt. You will ride towards the Cairo International Airport to take the domestic flight towards Luxor.
Upon arrival in Luxor within an hour, Deluxe Egypt tour guide will welcome you to be transferred to your Nile Cruise ship. After checking in your Nile cruise, featured with the highest levels of services and facilities, you begin your tours in Luxor, or ancient Thebes.
Your first visit of the day would be to the Karnak Temple, the amazing complex that took more than 1000 years to be completed as each king and Pharaoh wanted to have his contribution added to it. You visit the startling hypostyle hall constructed by Ramses II, the sacred lake, several obelisks, and much much more.
Your next visit would be to the Luxor Temple, another fascinating temple of ancient Egypt. Featured with the two huge statues of Ramses II at the entrance, the temple was constructed more than 3000 years, today it shows how great, and brilliant the Pharaohs were with a civilization that existed for thousands of years.
After breakfast, you start your visits of the West Bank of Luxor, or the city of the Dead as the Pharaohs used to call it. You start your visits by exploring the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, one of the most charming mortuary temples of ancient Egypt. Famous Queen Hatshepsut constructed this temple that is featured with its terraces, statues of the queen disguised as a Pharaoh, and the chapels of Anubis and Hathour.
Your next visit in the West Bank would be to the Colossi of Memnon. These two huge statues represent the only remaining section of the once glorious temple of Amenhotep III.
Your last visit of the day would be to the Valley of the Kings, the richest necropolis of ancient Egypt. Starting from the 18th dynasty, kings began digging their tombs inside the mountains to hide them away from robbers. The best tombs today include the popular tomb of Tut Ankh Amun, the tomb of Tuthomsis III, and many other beautifully colored tombs.
Return to the Nile cruise and begin sailing towards Edfu.
Please Note: There is an additional Charge to enter the Tombs of King Tutankhamun and Ramses VI.Seti1
After breakfast, you begin your visits of the day to the Temple of Edfu. Dedicated to the falcon god, Horus, one of the most impactful gods of ancient Egypt, this marvelous temple is best-preserved temples of the Ptolemaic period in Egypt.
We sail towards Kom Ombo afterwards to visit the Temple of two Gods: Sobek, the Crocodile God of fertility, and the falcon-headed Horus. This is where you enjoy exploring all the wonders of the temple.
We sail towards Aswan during the evening.
You enjoy breakfast at the Nile cruise to get ready for another day full of wonders discovering the monuments of Aswan.
Your first visit of the day would be the High Dam, constructed in 1960s to preserve the water of the River Nile and produce a large portion of Egypt’s electricity. The High Dam represents one of the greatest accomplishments of modern Egypt.
The next visit of the day would be to the Unfinished Obelisk, the largest that the Pharaohs ever dealt with. However, due to a problem at its bottom, they left it where they found it and where we explore it today in the Southern quarries of Aswan. The trip includes a demonstration of the construction of obelisks in ancient Egypt.
Our last visit of the day will be to the Philae Temple, the popular ancient Egyptian Temple. Dedicated to Osiris and Isis, the temple was relocated due to the building of the High Dam in one of the largest international campaigns at the time. The temple is featured with several pylons, huge decorated stone capitals, and several other sections.
After breakfast, we checkout the Nile Cruise and then ride in one of our comfortable and air-conditioned vehicles towards Abu Simble in a ride that takes around 4 hours. You embark the luxurious Lake Nasser ship and begin a new chapter in this amazing trip to Egypt.
Note* Optional flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel as upgrade is available upon request
After the delicious breakfast, the ship sails around the ancient fortress of Qasr Ibrim, one of the distinctive and very old monuments that dates to more than 4000 years ago. Afterwards, you explore the wonders of the Temple of Amada, the distinctive tomb of Pennut.
After enjoying lunch, you visit the Temple of Wadi El Seboua, a magnificent temple of Nubia.
then take a camel ride or walk to El Dakka and Mehraka. Back to the ship to sail to Aswan. Enjoy dinner on board.
After breakfast, you enjoy exploring the Temple of El Dakka, constructed to Thoth, the god of wisdom in the ancient Egyptian pantheon. The temple is famous for its huge pylons.
Breakfast served in the Lake Nasser cruise ship. Afterwards, you visit the Temple of Kalabsha that is among the few temples in Egypt dedicated to Nubian gods. We proceed to Beit Al Wali to explore the wonders of Kiosk of Kertassi. Dedicated for the worship of goddess Hathour, it represents a magnificent example of Nubian architecture.
Afterwards, you take the domestic flight towards Cairo.
Upon arrival in Cairo, you ride in one of our modern vehicles towards your hotel, check-in, and overnight in the hotel in Cairo.
After you delicious breakfast served at the hotel, you begin a marvelous tour of Cairo, the Egyptian capital and the largest city in Africa.
You begin your visits by exploring the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, hosting the largest number of ancient Egyptian displays. The museum exhibit more than 120 thousand pieces extending from the pre-dynastic period to the Roman era. This is where you learn all about the Pharaonic history and culture. The most important highlights include the collection of Tut Ankh Amun.
Your next visit today would be to Coptic Cairo. The monuments you would be visiting include the famous Hanging Church, built over the ruins of Babylon Fort, in addition to the Coptic Museum, and many other ancient and impressive ancient Christian monuments.
You move on with your tour to visit Islamic Cairo and carry out some unique shopping experience in Khan El Khalili, one of the largest and oldest touristic markets in the whole world. Established in the 14th century, there numerous shops selling all sorts of souvenirs. You will also enjoy siting in one of the traditional Egyptian coffee shops to enjoy drinks and perhaps smoke a Shisha as well.
After breakfast, you would be transferred to Cairo International Airport for your flight home.
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