classical Programs :: Anoukis

Day 1: Cairo 
sphinxArrival at Cairo International airport. Meet and assist with formalities. Transfer to your hotel. Accommodation and overnight at the hotel. At your choice 4 or 5 Stars.

Day 2: Cairo 
After breakfast, departure to visit the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx: Kheops, the biggest of all, Khephren and Mykerinos the smallest of the three which has its original cover till today. And the fascinating Sphinx with human head ( 57 m long) whose role was to guard the entry of the tombs against all offenders. Lunch in town. Then visit the Saladin Citadel and the Khan El Khalili Bazar with its small districts. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. 

Day 3: Cairo - Luxor 
tout ankh amounBreakfast at your hotel, then departure to visit the famous National Museum founded in 1857 by the French Egyptologue Auguste Mariette Pasha and transferred in 1902 to the actual building. Lunch in town. Free afternoon with possibility of doing an excursion to Memphis and Sakkara. Then transfer to the Giza railway station and accommodation on board of the sleeping train to Luxor. Dinner and overnight in sleeping train.

Day 4: Luxor
tomb at valley of the kingEarly in the morning, breakfast in train and arrival at Luxor. Transfer to your boat (4 or 5 Stars at your choice) registration and embarkation then departure to visit the Valley of the Kings where 62 Pharaohs rest (visit 3 tombs). Then visit valley of the Queens where 75 Queens(visit 2 tombs) rest. Later on visit the Luxor temple. Return on board. Dinner and first overnight on board.

Day 5: Luxor - Esna 
After breakfast, departure to visit the Karnak complex, the temple of Amon Ra whose fascination overcomes imagination. Lunch on board, sailing to Esna. Pass the Esna lock. Dinner and overnight on board. 

Amoun Ra statueDay 6: Esna - Edfu 
Breakfast on board. Sailing to Edfu. Visit the Edfu temple dedicated to god Horus “god with falcon head”, where two magnificent statues in black granite guard its entry. It is certainly the best conserved temple in the country. Return on board and sailing to Kom Ombo. Lunch and dinner on board.

Day 7: Kom Ombo - Aswan 
Breakfast on board, then departure to visit Kom Ombo. This temple of the Ptolemaic dynasty, dedicated to both gods Haroeris and Sobek. After visit, embarkation and continue sailing to Aswan. Lunch on board. Upon arrival to Aswan, departure to visit the Philae temple dedicated to Isis. Then visit the Aswan High-Dam, whose construction was appointed to Soviet engineers in 1960 and it is the main source of electricity for the country. Visit the unfinished oblique. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 8: Aswan - Abu Simbel - Aswan 
kom ombo templeEarly in the morning, excursion to the Abu Simbel temples by bus. Visit the temple constructed by Ramses II. Then visit the second temple, called Hathour, dedicated to his wife Queen Nefertari, Return on board for lunch. Free afternoon. By end of the day, transfer to the train station and embarkation on the sleeping train to Cairo. Dinner and overnight in train.

Day 9: Cairo 
coptic museumEarly in the morning, breakfast in train and arrival to Cairo. Transfer to your hotel and accommodation. Then departure to visit Old Cairo: Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church dating from the 4th century, the Abu Serga Church and the Amr Mosque. Free afternoon or possibility of making a felucca excursion on the Nile. Farewell dinner in a restaurant in front of the Pyramids. Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 10: Cairo - Your destination 
After breakfast, transfer to Cairo International Airport. Flight back to your destination.

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