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Cairo-nile Cruise-Hurghada 10 days

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Day 1: Cairo

Arrival: After arriving in Cairo, you will be greeted by our agent, who will help you through the necessary procedure. He will also escort you to your hotel and assist you with check-in at the Hotel.

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Day 2: Cairo

Giza Pyramids – Egyptian Museum:

Cairo-nile Cruise-Hurghada 10 days
Cairo-nile Cruise-Hurghada 10 days

After breakfast at the hotel, we will pick you up and drive to the Giza plateau, where one of the Seven Wonders of the World (Kheops Pyramid) stands, and we will also greet Sphinx. After the pyramids we eat lunch (Egyptian food), in a very fine restaurant on the Nile, before going to the Egyptian Museum. The museum has the oldest heirlooms in the world, 122,000 treasures. Tutankhamunsburial equipment as well as his gold Mask.

breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

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Day 3: Aswan

Flights to Aswan-aswan dam-the incomplete Obelisk-Philae Temple-nubian village (additional):

Cairo-nile Cruise-Hurghada 10 days
Cairo-nile Cruise-Hurghada 10 days

Then we reached Aswan, and then we visit the big Aswan dam, one of the biggest feats of architecture and engineering in the 20th century. Century. From the dam there is a magnificent view of Lake Nasser, the World’s largest man-made lake. The huge reservoir that has emerged behind the dam stretches 550 km south and all the way into neighbouring Sudan. The whole area was previously home to around 40,000 people from Nubia and Sudan who were displaced in connection with the dam Building.

Then we drive to the small harbour from where we will sail out on Lake Nasser and visit the Philae temple, dedicated to the important Egyptian goddess Isis. The temple was rescued from the flood in connection with the behavior of the Aswan Dam of UNESCO, which through an 8 year long project reconstructed the Temple stone for Stone at its present Location.

After Lunch we will enjoy another cruise on the nile, this time in a Felucca. There is also the opportunity to experience an extra boat trip between the stone humps and the islands of the nile, to the Nubian village where we visit Nubians and play with the Crocodiles.

breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

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Day 4: Come Ombo-Edfu

Come Ombo temple-Edfu temple:

Cairo-nile Cruise-Hurghada 10 days
Cairo-nile Cruise-Hurghada 10 days

Early in the morning we will sail towards Kom Ombo. In the morning after breakfast, we anchor in the Kom Ombo, and together we go in and visit the only double temple of egypt, dedicated to the crocodile God Sobek, and the falcon god Horus. The architectural masterpiece offers double, perfectly symmetrical elements with twin entrances, courtyards, pillars and shrines, which are probably the expression of a kind of double priesthood. The temple stands on a promontory at a curvature in the nile, where the sacred crocodiles in ancient times lay and baked in the sun on the banks of the nile, and you can therefore see a small museum with Crocodile Mummies. When we finish the temple we run back to our cruise ship and continue our cruise towards EDFU.

After lunch, in the afternoon on board we run with the carriage of horses to egypt’s most well preserved temple, Horus temple in Edfu.There is the most intact pharaohs temple in Egypt. The Tower-like column of the temple was erected by Ptolemy IX and you can see a few beautiful statues of the falconry god Horus. Discover here the beautiful Sacrificial chamber and admire the many beautiful and elaborate reliefs on the walls. When we finish the temple we run back to our cruise ship and continue our cruise towards Luxor.

breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

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Day 5: Edfu-Luxor

Karnak Temple-Luxor temple:

After breakfast we visit first the famous Karnak temple, a large open-air museum that was built over a period of more than a thousand years. Experience the amazing hypostylhall with the gigantic pillars and the large obelisks erected by Tuthmoses I and queen Hatshepsut.

Then we visit the Luxor temple, which was built under Amenhotep III, and was dedicated to the gods Amun, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu. You can also experience an ancient church and a mosque built on top of the Temple. After the visit we drive a little horse-riding tour through the city and look at the modern Luxor with its fine houses and shops, the old quarters and their narrow streets and market.

breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

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Day 6: Luxor

Air balloon ride (additional)-valley of the Kings-Hatshepsut’s dead Temple-Memnon behemoths:

Cairo-nile Cruise-Hurghada 10 days
Cairo-nile Cruise-Hurghada 10 days

There is the opportunity to try a ride in the air balloon in the morning, on the West bank, where you can fly along with the birds, while you see the new Day rising from below!!

Early in the morning we drive to the West Bank of Luxor and visit the Valley of the Kings where the pharaohs were buried from the 18th. Dynasty and until the 20th century. dynasty, after leaving the Memphis Area. Here you can access the tombs and discover the colorful paintings and stories written with hieroglyphics on the Walls.

Then we drive to Queen Hatshepsuts mortuary Temple. She was one of the most fascinating rulers of ancient Egypt, a female pharaoh who proved her ability to reign successfully over an empire, and finally she also created an architecturally extraordinary mortuary temple for herself, with three terraces separated by colonnades, a hypostylhal and many statues, paintings and reliefs. Here you can see the reliefs of the transport of the obelisks to Karnak, as well as the birth of queen Hatshepsut. Reliefs on the south side of the Middle Terrace show the Queen expedition to the land of Punt, which was known for their incense.

Before we drive back to our ship we do stay at the 3400 year old Memnon behemoths, the huge statues of Amenhotep III, which once stood guard in front of his, now non existent, valley temple, which was once greater than the Karnak Temple. When we arrive back to our ship we eat lunch and start our sailing trip to Aswan. The rest of the day we relax and enjoy the view as we sail towards Edfu, but before we reach it we must go through the Esna lock.

breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

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Day 7:

Bus to Hurghada

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Day 8-9:

Cairo-nile Cruise-Hurghada 10 days
Cairo-nile Cruise-Hurghada 10 days

No excursions are planned these days. It is possible to buy various Excursions-see Our day trip

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Day 10:

Departure to Cairo, and head home

Price Includes:

  • Airfare Cairo-Aswan
  • Accommodation at a 5 star hotel in Cairo and Hurghada
  • Accommodation at a 5 star Nile Cruise Ship
  • All meals
  • All excursions and entrance tickets
  • English speaking guide
  • Tips for all staff
  • All flight-taxes and charges

Price does not include:

  • Beverages
  • EU Production Indemnity Insurance
  • Travel and medical Insurance
  • Cancellation Insurance
  • Egyptian visas
  • Other not specified

This post is also available in: daDansk deDeutsch

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Cairo - Nilkrydstogt - Hurghada 10 dage

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