11 DAYS NILE TRAIL III ASWAN TO CAIRO

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NILE TRAIL III

11 DAYS DOWNSTREAM EXPEDITION

ASWAN - CAIRO


11 Days Downstream Expedition from Aswan to Cairo


Overview Starting out at Aswan and the Nile cataract, this 11-day long Nile cruise begins in Aswan and heads downstream along the Nile, taking in the beauty of the Nile Valley along with the famous historic landmarks of Thebes, Karnak, Luxor, Tell el-Amarna and Giza, ending in Cairo. From the comfort of this impressive cruise ship, you can enjoy many sites, including the Pyramids and other historic structures that bring Ancient Egypt to life. Build lasting memories of this beautiful and mysterious land, experience the best of Egypt today and walk in the footsteps of Pharaohs to get a taste of what it was like thousands of years ago. Bring Egypt and history to life and enjoy the finest in luxury cruising in this incredible 11day journey through time. Brief Itinerary Embarkation Dates 2022 25 Mar /15-Apr / 06-May 27 May / 17-Jun/ 08-Jul 29 Jul / 19-Aug /09-Sep 30-Sep / 21-Oct

D1 Aswan, Visit Dams And Philae D2 Island tour , Kom Ombo , Edfu D3 Visit Edfu , Luxor Temple D4 West bank, Karnak Temple D5 Qena , Dandara , Nagai Hamadi D6 Abydos , Suhag

D7 Tell Al-Amarna D8 Tuna El gabal - Minya D9 beni Hassan -beni Suef D10 beni Suef - Cairo D 11 Check-out End of service

DETAILED ITINERARY Day 1 Friday: Aswan - Abu Simbel$200 Nile Cruise Morning Flight to Aswan, Upon arrival, your Tour Manager will PER pick NIGHT you up from the Airport and transfer you to the Nile Cruise Ship (Champollion II) for Check-in. Then you'll start the excursion to the Aswan Dam; The English built the first dam in 1898 - 1902, which was the largest dam in the world, but the Russians built a new significant high dam in 1960-1971. Next, you'll visit Philae temple, the temple of Isis and Hathor. Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner Day 2 Saturday: Aswan, Sailing to Kom Ombo Edfu You'll have some optional tours at an extra cost 1) trip to Abo Simbel, where you'll drive there (approx. 4 hours). As part of a guided tour (by a local expert guide in Abu Simbel), you'll visit the impressive rock temples of Abu Simbel. After sightseeing (approx. 1.5 - 2 hours), you'll return to Aswan. Then your downstream cruise begins in the afternoon with a visit to Kom Ombo. Afterward, you'll sail to Edfu and overnight. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3 Sunday: Edfu - Luxor Temple In the morning, you'll head to Edfu's pier to visit the Temple of Horus. Afterward, you'll start to sail to Luxor, where you'll experience the captivating Nile panorama from the sun deck. Then you'll arrive at Luxor's old royal seat. Next, you'll have a guided tour of the illuminated Luxor Temple. Meals on Board: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day 4 Monday: West Thebes – Karnak In the morning, you'll start the tour to the West bank visiting tombs in the famed Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple, and the mighty Colossi of Memnon. In the afternoon, you'll visit Karnak Temple, including the ancient Sphinx Avenue. Meals on Board: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 5 Tuesday: Luxor Qena - Dendera – Nagi Hamadi In the early morning, we'll sail up the Nile to Qena. Upon arrival, your tour guide will take you to visit the Temple of Hathor in Dendera, which is characterized by a unique architecture rich in paintings and inscriptions. Its walls and columns are decorated with hieroglyphs and engraved statues of great accuracy and beauty. Next, you'll enjoy your sail through the beautiful Nile Valley downstream, passing the lock of Nag Hammadi, and overnight. Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, sunset tea time

$200 PER NIGHT Day 6 Wednesday: Abydos – Suhag Early Morning sailing to Ballina, to visit Abydos temple, one of the most important ancient Egyptian temples, with its unique architectural planning, the beauty of its inscriptions, and the brightness of its colors despite being built more than 3300 years ago. It still stands tall to remain a witness to life in ancient Egypt, also Witness the story of the eternal love of Isis and Osiris. Next, Continuing sailing through the beautiful Nile Valley and picturesque villages, you will reach the pier in Sohag at About 8 in the evening. Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, sunset tea time

Day 7 Thursday: Suhag - Sail to Tell el Amarna After we pass the lock, you'll continue your wonderful sail along the lush green oasis of the Nile with the desert behind on the longest river on earth to Tell el-Amarna while having breakfast on the sundeck. Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and sunset tea time Day 8 Friday: Tuna el-Gebel - Tell el Amarna - Sail to Minia In the morning, the tour guide will take you to Tell el-Amarna to explore the mysteries of the ancient city tombs, which were deserted before Akhenaten chose it as the country's capital. And in which two kings, Smenkhre and Tutankhamun, lived before his return to Thebes. Next, you'll visit Tuna al-Jabal tombs located ca. 18 km From Mallawi city; known at the time as the land of the pond or the holy lake because the sacred Ibis bird and holy baboon drank from it; they were goddesses symbolic of the region. In the afternoon, you continue to Minia. Evening walk. Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


Day 9 Saturday: Beni Hassan - river trip to Beni Suef From the pier in Al Minya, In the early morning, the guide will take you to the Western Desert and visit the tombs of Beni Hassan dedicated to the nobles and the rulers of the regions from the Middle Kingdom era; they were influential, prestige and sultans; As they have been married from the royal family. We will see this clearly in the beautiful system and the Capabilities they had/used in building Their tombs. The frescoes embody daily life, sports, and rhythmic acrobatics. As well as scenes of ancient manufacturers such as the textile, gold industry, hunting, sports, and veterinary medicine. Then you'll continue downstream to the north, enjoying the incredible river landscape from the sun deck and watching the tranquil life of local people and animals along with the Nile gardens with the desert behind. Overnight in Beni Suef Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and sunset Tea time with Cake. Day 10 Sunday: Sail between Beni Suef and Cairo After Breakfast you'll enjoy the distinctive Nile scenery and the formation of the limestone desert in the provinces of central and Upper Egypt which are some of life fascinating sites. Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and sunset Tea time with Cake. Day11 Monday Check-out after Breakfast - End of our Service

$200 PER NIGHT

Included: All Transfers, excursions, as per itinerary - English speaking tour Guide - German Italian - French - Spanish Guides on Board guaranteed ) Accommodation Included : 10 Night Nile cruise Aswan /Cairo on FB( starts with Lunch, End with Breakfast Not Included: Tips ( recommend 12$ Per day ) Optional Excursion, Abo Simble White Monasteries, The Nubian village, Sound and Light Show at Karanak, Hot Air Balloon Riding/ Any extras or beverages on Board your Nile Cruise ship


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