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JEWEL OF THE NILE - EGYPT

9 Days/8 Nights

2019-2020

Day 1                           Arrival

Arrive at the Cairo International airport; a Sunworld Tours representative will meet you after passport control. Transfer to the hotel in Cairo for check-in and overnight.

 

Day 2                           Cairo

Breakfast and departure to visit the famous Pyramids and Sphinx. Visit to the Papyrus Museum, where we watch a presentation about the production of the oldest type of paper that we have news printed. Soon after, we will leave for the Cairo Museum, where we will visit the archaeological relics of Ancient Egypt, from the First Dynasty, more than 4 thousand years ago, going through the riches discovered in the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. There is also an optional tour of the famous Mummies Hall, where you can see, among others, the body of Pharaoh Ramses II, ruler of Egypt when Moses freed the people from captivity, featuring typical Arabic music and dances. If you choose to not do that you can return to the hotel and rest.

Overnight in Cairo

 

Day 3                           Cairo

After breakfast explore Memphis, the capital of Ancient Egypt. Tour Sakkara

Overnight in Cairo

 

Day 4                           Cruise

Breakfast and early departure to the airport. Boarding the Luxor and arrival after 1 hour flight. Morning visit to the east bank of the Nile, where the world-famous temples of Luxor and the Temple of Karnak. Entrance on to the ship to start the cruise on the Nile. Distribution of cabins and lunch (included). Afternoon free to rest, enjoy the sun and the ship's swimming pool.

Dinner and overnight on board

 

Day 5                           Cruise

Breakfast and optional excursion not to be missed: departure at 5 in the morning to see the sunrise on board a balloon, flying over the Valley of the Kings, the temple of Hatchepsut and much more! In the morning, we will visit the western bank of the Nile: the Colossi of Memnon, the Valley of the Kings, where among other tombs is Tutancamon, an alabaster shop and the temple of Queen Hatchepsut. Return to the ship, lunch (included) and navigation to Edfu, passing through the Esna lock. Arrival in Edfu at night.

Dinner and overnight on board

Day 6                           Cruise

In the morning, departure by carriages to visit the Temple of Horus, son of Isis and Osiris, in Edfu. Return to the ship and sail to Kom Ombo. During the day, enjoy the swimming pool and the magnificent landscapes that unfold in front of you. Arrival at Kom Ombo in the late afternoon and visit the temple of Sobek, the crocodile god, one of the great surgeons of the past - on the walls of the temple, you will see stories told in hieroglyphs of births, surgeries, etc. Navigation to Aswan. Arrival and overnight. At night, on board, we will have a sensational ARAB PARTY. It's time for you to wear your galabia (typical Arab dress) and enjoy the Arabian nights!!!

Dinner and overnight on board

 

Day 7                           Cruise

In the morning, visit the upper dam the unfinished obelisk, and the Temple of Philae, also known as the Temple of Isis or Temple of Love. In the afternoon we have a visit to an essences and perfumes shop and a relaxing felucca ride. Then we will have an optional tour not to be missed: a visit to a Nubian village. This tour includes the passage through a preserved area of ​​the Nile, with cinematographic landscapes. Then we will stop at a Nile beach, where you can dive if you wish, and we will go to the Nubian village. This path can be done on the boat or on a camel ride - you can choose one of the options, both are included. At the end of the tour, time for shopping in the many craft shops of the village. Return to the ship and at night we will have a presentation of Nubian dances.

Dinner and overnight on board

 

Day 8                           Cairo

Breakfast and disembarkation. Possibility to take an optional tour to the temples of Abu Simbel. Whoever takes this tour will leave the ship around 4 in the morning and return at 1 pm and have the fantastic experience of seeing the sunrise in the Sahara desert. It's about 3 hours to go and 3 hours to go back, and about 2 hours to visit. Transfer in the afternoon to the airport and flight to Cairo.

Dinner and overnight in Cairo

 

Day 9                           Departure

After breakfast, we will visit Citadel of Mohamed Ali mosque, Sultan Hassan mosque, Khan El Khalili and Old Cairo. Drive to airport for final departure.

All this includes

ü  4 hotel nights including daily breakfasts

ü  4 nights on a 5* cruise from Luxor (all meals included)

ü  Assistance at the airport upon arrival

ü  Transfers from & to the airport

ü  A/C tourist vehicle (according to group size)

ü  English Speaking licensed tour guide

ü  Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

Not included

ü  Tips to driver, guide and hotel staff

ü  Visa Entry to Egypt ($25 USD)

ü  Flights from Cairo to Luxor & Aswan to Cairo ($250 USD)

ü  Optional:

                ♦ Abou Simbel

                ♦ Nile Cruise dinner with Folkloric and Belly Dancer show

ü  Dinner in Cairo (4*= $20 USD or 5*= $35 USD

ü  Beverages with meals

ü  Personal items

ü  Travel Insurance

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 * For Holiday Rates Contact Us – Prices are subject to change based on availability

 * Please note these rates do not include flights (international or domestic)

 

First Class Hotels

4*

(or similar)

First Class Hotels

4*

(or similar)

Superior Hotels

5*

(or similar)

Superior Hotels

5*

(or similar)

Cairo Barcelo Pyramids Barcelo Pyramids Meredian Pyramids Meredian Pyramids
Le Passage Le Passage Steigenberger Pyramids Steigenberger Pyramids
Nile Cruise M/S Concerto M/S Concerto M/S Steigenberger Minerva M/S Steigenberger Minerva
M/S Nile M/S Nile

Meal Plan (BB)

Breakfast Buffet

BB/FB BB/FB BB/FB BB/FB
Occupancy DBL SGL DBL SGL

Price Per Person in $CDN

Mar 1, 2019 – Feb 28, 2020

1905 2675 2270 3370