Program 1 7 nights / 8 days Cairo & Cruise ( Aswan / Luxor) Day 1: Tuesday “May 20th.” Arrival Cairo. On arriving at Cairo international airport, you will be met and greeted by Elshams travel representative who will assist you with the airport formalities and you luggage. Transfer to your hotel in Cairo to stay for 3 nights includes buffet breakfast. Day 2: Wednesday “May 21st.” Full day Cairo. Breakfast at your hotel, full day tour in Cairo to visit the Egyptian museum which houses more than 120,000 master pieces of ancient Egyptian antiquities in addition to the treasures of the young king Tut-Ankhamoun . After lunch break you will continue your tour to visit Salah El-Din citadel and the alabaster mosque of Mohamed Ali enclosed. return hotel to stay night at leisure and overnight at your hotel in Cairo. Day 3: Thursday “May 22nd.” Full day Pyramids, Memphis and Sakkara Breakfast at your hotel, full day tour in Giza to visit the step pyramid built 2780 B.C by king Zoser (the founder of the 3rd. dynasty) at Sakkara, Memphis which is the first and oldest Capital of unified Egypt built by 3200 B.C by king Mena the unifier of the two lands. After lunch break we will continue our tour to visit the three pyramids, Sphinx, papyrus institute, carpet schools and perfume factories. overnight at your hotel in Cairo. Day 4: Friday “May23rd.” flight Aswan Breakfast at hotel, check out and transfer to Cairo domestic airport to fly to Aswan to stay for 3 nights on full board of the Nile cruise and include the following itinerary; upon arriving Aswan airport our representative there will pick you up and transfer you directly to check in the cruise. A.M Embarkation before lunch, felucca riding around the Botanical Island to see Agha Khan Mausoleum and visits of Isis temple in Philae Island. P.M overnight in Aswan. Day 5 Saturday “May 24th” Aswan / Kom- Ombo A.M: visits of the High Dam, Aswan Dam and unfinished obelisk, sail to KomOmbo to visit the temple shred by the two ditties Sobek and hathoor, continue sailing to Edfu and overnight. Day 6: Saturday “May 25th.” Edfu/ Esna / Luxor Visit the temple of Horus in Edfu, continue sailing to Esna, cross the lock and continue sailing to Luxor to visit the east bank of Luxor; temples of Luxor and Karnak. overnight in Luxor
Day 7: Sunday “May 26th” Luxor. Disembarkation after breakfast, cross to the west bank of the Nile to visit the Necropolis of Thebes; valley of the kings, the mortuary temple of queen Hatshepsut and the colossi of Memnon. After finishing your tour transfer to Luxor airport to fly to Cairo to stay for 1 night includes buffet breakfast. Free time at leisure and overnight in your hotel in Cairo. Day 8: Monday “May27th.” Home departure. Breakfast at your hotel, check put and transfer to Cairo international airport for your home departure.