9 Days/ 8 Nights
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Explore Egypt with visiting to attractive Cairo and Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Visit all the sightseeing with your Egyptologist Speaking Guide.
Our team welcomes you upon arrival at Cairo Airport before Passport Control, with a sign bearing your name and that of the agency. Help and assist to get your Visa, cross the Passport Control, Carrying your baggage and cross the Custom. Then you will be transferred by private A/C vehicle to your hotel. Check in at hotel. (Optional: Enjoy Sound and Light Show in Giza). Overnight at hotel. Meal: none
Breakfast in hotel. Morning, our tour guide and private A/C vehicle will pick you up at your hotel. Enjoy an excursion to visit the legendary majestic The Three Pyramids, which are considered one of the Old Seven Wonders, erected by Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerionos. the famous pyramids: Cheops (the largest built circa 2650 BC. JC.), one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world and the only one that has stood the test of time. It was for over 40 centuries the highest monument erected by the man with a height of 146 meters. When you finish exploring the Great Pyramids our next stop is a visit to the Sphinx monument; guarding the royal burial chambers and temple of Cheops. It is a mythical statue with the body of a lion & human head. The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the Pyramid of Chephren. (optional: Camel or Horse Ride). Following by Visit the necropolis of Sakkara, used as a cemetery for thousands of years, and still hides many secrets in the desert sand. The Pyramid at Sakkara is one of the oldest stone structures in the world. It was built during the Third Dynasty (about 2630 BC) for King Djoser and its construction was overseen by his vizier Imhotep. End of day, transfer to Giza Train Station for take the First Class Sleeper Train go to Luxor. Dinner and overnight in train. Meal: Breakfast, dinner.
Breakfast in train. Morning, arrival at Luxor Train Station, welcome by our representative, then you will be transferred by private A/C vehicle to your ship for a four nights cruise. Check in and Lunch on board. Afternoon, Visit the Temple of Karnak, dedicated to the glory of the god Amun, the temple probably the most grandiose of all Egypt. Continue your visit by Luxor Temple, built by Amenhotep III, known by its size and its large number of silent pillars. It connected by a paved alley of sphinxes of 3 kilometers at Karnak Temple. (Optional: Enjoy Sound and light show at Karnak.) Tea/Coffee break at 5.00pm on sundeck. Dinner and overnight on board. Meal: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Breakfast on board. (Optional: hot balloon Ride). Visit the necropolis of Thebes, on the left bank of the Nile. Discovery Valley of the Kings, where most of the pharaohs of the XVIII to the XX dynasty were made bury. Continuation to the two colossi of Memnon, the towering statues are all that remain of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. Then Visit the Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir El Bahari), unique in its structure, to ancient Egypt dug directly into the rock, reach superhuman dimensions. Sailing to Esna. Lunch on Board. After passing the Esna Lock, continue sailing to Edfu and arrival in the evening. During sailing, free at leisure to enjoy the pool on sundeck. Tea/Coffee break at 5.00pm on sundeck. Dinner and overnight on board. Meal: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Breakfast on board. Visit the Temple of Edfu, the Holy City of Horus and the temple built in his honor. This temple with impressive dimensions is the best preserved of Egypt. Sailing to Kom Ombo. Lunch on board. Visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, the majestic river Nile, whose characteristic is to be dedicated to two divinities: Sobek (with head of crocodile) and Horus (falcon-headed). Sailing to Aswan. Tea/Coffee break at 5.00pm on sundeck. Dinner and overnight on board. Meal: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Breakfast on board. Morning free at leisure to enjoy the pool on sundeck. (Optional: Enjoy felucca around Kitchener's Island) Lunch on board. Visit Philae temple, this very harmonious architecture is dedicated to the worship of the goddess Isis. Visit the High Dam at Aswan was built from 1960 to 1971, measuring 780m long, to protect Egypt against the annual flooding of the Nile and Lake Nasser created. The water power generates electricity for most of Egypt. Then visit the Unfinished Obelisk, located in a granite quarry Rose that was used in the construction of temples. Back to ship after visit. Tea/Coffee break at 5.00pm on sundeck. (Optional: Enjoy Sound and light show in Philae.) Dinner and overnight on board. Meal: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Breakfast on board and check out.(Optional: Enjoy visiting Abu Simple) Afternoon free at leisure. End of day, transfer to Aswan Train Station to take the First Class Sleeper Train go to Cairo. Dinner and overnight at train. Meal: Breakfast, dinner
Breakfast in train. Morning, arrival to Giza Train Station, welcome by our representative then Visit the National Museum of Antiquities including the treasures range from the prehistoric age to the Roman period. You will see among others the famous treasure of Tutankhamen. It houses over 250,000 pieces, is one of the largest museums in the world. It allows visitors to discover the history of ancient Egypt through five millennia. Then, Visit the Citadel of Salah El Din, with in its enclosure the mosque of Mohamed Ali. The citadel was built on the hills in 1183 AD Moqattam overlooking the whole city was a point of defense against the Crusaders. Salah El Din appointed to be the governor of Egypt after the death of the sultan of Damascus, Noor-el-Din. (Optional: Enjoy Nile Dinner Cruise with belly dancing show). Overnight at hotel. Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Cairo International Airport to take your departure flight. Meal: Breakfast
Egypt has served as one of the best and safest tourist destinations for decades. Surrounded by warm Egyptian hospitality, courteous and kind-hearted locals you're gonna feel at home and as safe as you'll ever be. With some Sensible precautions and preparations, you will be able to explore Egypt tours and trips and enjoy Egypt's generally very safe cities with your mind at ease. Boasting a usually low crime rate visitors will be more than safe especially in areas frequently visited by tourists.
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Visitors and travelers to Egypt are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months from their arrival date. However, in an effort to revitalize tourism in Egypt the following nationalities can purchase a 1-month entry visa on arrival. The Nationalities that benefit from the aforementioned exception are Australia, Canda, Croatia, the European Union, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, South Korea, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and The U.S.A. The Process for acquiring these entry visas is extremely simple and only takes a mere couple of minutes through any bank window before proceeding to customs.
From your very first step after landing in Cairo airport, there will be a wide range of comfortable and affordable means of transport under your beck and call. The Fastest and most abundant is the Taxi. It is preferred to avoid white taxis as they Rarely abide by a meter reading and might ask for an exaggerated fare. However, the GPs and meter utilizing Uber transportation service is a preferred alternative. Another popular and highly accessible option for moving around is the Subway/Metro. With the Streets occasionally getting congested with people and automobiles the metro has become one of the fastest means of transportation to move from point A to Point B in Egypt. It tends to get crowded in rush hour times but still stands as a fast and convenient means of transport.
Have no fear Most Egyptians living in Cities have a basic command over the English language and some English words and phrases. However, the same cannot be said for French, Italian, Spanish and finally German. Nevertheless, Professionals working in the tourism sector have easily adapted to visitors who don't speak Arabic. Satisfying the needs of most travelers with a combination of English and other lingual phrases.
Service charges are by default included in the bill when dining in a restaurant. However, these fees go to the restaurant and not the waiters. Knowing this it is advisable and courteous to directly tip the servers with an additional 10%.
It's not a must but definitely advisable and beneficial to learn a couple of day-to-day basic Arabic words and phrases such as greetings amongst others. If you are planning to dive deeper and explore more than the Popular destinations and famous tourist attractions learning some phrases is surely a smart move.
Accommodations for travelers in Egypt fall across a broad range - everything from world class luxury to simple hostel accommodations are available. The nicest hotels compare well with luxury hotels anywhere, Egyptian hotels have their own rating system that loosely classifies them on a 5-star scale. The check-in time in most hotels in Egypt is around midday, 12 or 1 PM.
Photography is allowed in most of the historical sites and museums in Egypt, but some of them have extra charges for taking in a camera. in some museums, like the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, and some historical sites, like the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, photography is prohibited and visitors are asked to leave their cameras at the reception before entering.
modest dress would be highly recommended and, in some mosques, women will be asked to cover their hair and perhaps their arms and legs. Both women and men will be asked to remove their shoes before entering a mosque.
Some travelers might suffer sunburn or heat stroke from the heat and sun during the summer if they are not careful; however, taking the proper precautions and drinking bottled water can eliminate any health risks.
It is always recommended for travelers who wish to have their own supply of cigarettes and alcohol with them in Egypt to purchase them upon arrival. There are duty free shops in the airports in Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh. Tourists are allowed to purchase up to 3 liters of alcohol and up to 200 cigarettes on arrival.
Most of the shops in Egypt open from around 10 AM and stay open until 10PM; however, many shops, cafes, and restaurants especially in major cities stay open much later and some facilities and shops are open 24 hours.
Most of the monuments, historical sites, and museums in Egypt open from 9 AM until 5 PM. Open-air historical sites, like the Pyramids of Giza, are open from 8 AM until sunset. Some museums have morning opening hours, from 9 AM to 4 PM evening opening hours, from 5 PM to 9 or 10 PM. During Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar, be aware that these hours will change significantly.
In less touristic places, relatively modest dress is recommended. Women should avoid very tight clothing, keep their shoulders and knees covered, and avoid very revealing necklines. Men should also avoid particularly revealing clothing. wearing shorts is not very common among Egyptians. Dressing with relative modesty is a way of respecting the local culture. The metro in Cairo has separate cars for women that might be more comfortable, especially during rush hours when the cars can be very full.
In a restaurant, it is good to give between 5 and 10% tip directly to the waiter. For a small favor, like carrying luggage or parking a car, a few Egyptian pounds would be appropriate. Not more than five. Often times in Egypt you will find someone tending to the bathroom to keep it clean. Giving them one Egyptian pound is an appropriate amount. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver is completely optional but should be considered if you're provided with great service. If you decide to tip feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.
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