Egypt is one of the oldest countries in the world. To this day, it captivates with its monumental architecture, rich history, and fascinating culture. The magic of this place is not only enchanted in pyramids and temples but also in vibrant bazaars and the flavorful, aromatic cuisine.
Flight to Cairo
Our adventure in Egypt begins with passport and baggage check-in and a flight to Cairo, the largest city in the country.
After landing, we will proceed to the hotel for the night. This will be our first night in the country where one of the oldest civilizations in our world was born and flourished – the ancient kingdom of the pharaohs.
Today, we will explore the authentic Egypt. After breakfast, we will head to Giza. Our tour will commence with the exploration of the complex featuring the three great pyramids: Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos. The tomb of Pharaoh Cheops is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one that has survived into modern times.
While in Giza, we cannot overlook the Great Sphinx, a statue with the body of a lion and a human head. In the afternoon, we will journey to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, covering the history from prehistoric times to the present.
The final highlight of our exploration will be the optional participation in the “Sound & Light show” (available for an additional fee). This show takes place just after sunset at the foot of the pyramids in Giza. Additionally, as part of the attractions, you will have dinner in one of the local restaurants with a breathtaking view of the Pyramids as the sun sets.
Right after breakfast, we will head to the airport to travel to Luxor. Our exploration will begin with the Karnak Temple complex. The central feature is the Temple of Amun-Ra, and the next two structures include a temple dedicated to the war god Montu and another built in honor of the goddess Mut, the wife of Amun.
In the afternoon, we will board a luxurious cruise ship where we will spend the next few nights, sailing on the longest river in the world.
In the evening, for those interested, we will revisit Luxor. It is one of the two temples open to visitors in the evening.
Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Nile cruise
For those interested, an early wake-up call and a sunrise hot air balloon ride are available (additional fee and mandatory advance reservation).
After breakfast, we will proceed to the Valley of the Kings, the burial ground for deceased pharaohs. We will visit, among others, the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Next, we will journey to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. This unique temple was constructed in terraced form.
After a day full of attractions, we will spend the night on the cruise ship.
Edfu, Nile cruise
After breakfast, we will visit the Temple of Edfu. In the afternoon, we explore the unique temple in the town of Kom Ombo, which is constructed in two identical parts connected to each other.
The structure was built on the rock right at the bend of the Nile, in a place where sacred crocodiles were sunbathing in ancient times.
Abu Simbel, Nile Cruise
This morning, we will embark on a bus journey south towards the Sudanese border. There, on the shores of Lake Nasser, lies Abu Simbel – a complex of two impressive temples consisting of the tomb of Ramesses II and a smaller one dedicated to his wife, Nefertari.
Upon returning to Aswan, we will visit a place where Nubians will demonstrate the technique of producing flower oils. After this visit, we will return to the ship for lunch and a brief rest.
In the afternoon, we invite you to an optional excursion to the Nubian village. This village preserves the ancient traditions of the Nubian people. After visiting a Nubian home with tea and local sweets, we will also see a crocodile farm and take a stroll along the main street of the village full of colorful bazaars.
Overnight stay and dinner on the ship.
We bid farewell to the ship that has carried us through the waters of the Nile over the past few days.
We will sail by boat to the Temple of Isis. Located on the Nile, above the first cataract, Philae Island is a sacred place because, according to the beliefs of ancient Egyptians, the island was the first piece of land to emerge from the boundless chaos.
We will also see the High Dam. For millennia, Egypt’s economy has been dependent on the Nile, as the extent of irrigation depends on the intensity of its floods.
In the afternoon, we will take an internal flight to Cairo. Upon arrival, we will check into the hotel for an overnight stay.
Before us are the final hours in Egypt, and we will dedicate this time to exploring Cairo, one of the largest Islamic cities in the world.
Departure from Cairo
Arrival at the final destination. Farewell to the group.
Egypt 2024: From Cairo to Aswan
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