classical Programs :: Khephren (cairo-alex-nile Cruise)

Day 1: Cairo 
alexandriaArrival 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 hotel.

Day 2: Cairo - Alexandria 
Early breakfast at your hotel, then departure to Alexandria (200 Km). Half-way stop to visit a Coptic Monastery at Wadi El Natroun. Upon arrival to Alexandria, you will take lunch at a sea food restaurant. Vue of the Quait Bey fortress from the exterior. Then visit the largest Roman funary site in Egypt and the most important archeological site in Alexandria, which is The Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa. Then tour in the Royal gardens of the Montazah Palace, which was the summer station for the Royal Family. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Alexandria(4 or 5 stars as you like).

Day 3: Cairo - Luxor 
pyramids & sphinxAfter breakfast, return back to Cairo. Upon arrival, visit the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx: Kheops, the biggest of all, Khephren and Mykerinos the smallest of the three, 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. Then transfer to the Giza railway station and accommodation on board of sleeping train to Luxor. Dinner and overnight in sleeping train.

Day 4: Luxor 
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 rest (visit 2 tombs). 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.

Day 6: Esna- Edfu
karnak temple\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, is dedicated to both gods Haroeris and Sobek. After the 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 which is the main source of electricity for the country. And visit the unfinished obelisque. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 8: Aswan- Abu Simbel- Aswan
abou simbel templeEarly in the morning, excursion to the Abu Simbel temples by bus. Visit the temple built 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 
hanging churchEarly 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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