Felucca Explorer to Luxor - 8 Day

Cairo - marvel at the legendary Pyramids of Giza, explore the Necropolis of Saqqara and see King Tut's treasures at the Egyptian Museum, Luxor West Bank - discover exquisite tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the towering Colossi of Memnon and the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Luxor - roam around the colossal Temple of Karnak and take an optional tour of the beautifully illuminated Luxor Temple at night, Aswan - take a boat ride out to the romantic Philae Temple, Nile felucca cruising - sail the River Nile on board a traditional felucca and spend two nights sleeping on deck, under a blanket of stars, Kom Ombo - visit the Nile side Temple of Kom Ombo

Destination: Egypt

Travel Dates: From 2019-03-09 to 2019-12-28

Duration: 8 days

Company: ON THE GO TOURS

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Inclusions

  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    5 nights 3 - 4 star hotels, 2 nights aboard felucca (open deck)
    Airport arrival and departure transfer, day 1 and day 8
    Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Luxor, Aswan and Kom Ombo
    Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology
    All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles
    Ave group size: 16 persons

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Day 1, Cairo
Saturday. Welcome to Egypt. Upon arrival at Cairo airport you’ll be met and transferred to our start hotel. Spend the rest of the day either relaxing after your journey or exploring Egypt’s bustling capital.
No meals included.
Day 2, Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara & Khan el-Khalili Market
After breakfast our first stop is the Giza Plateau to visit one of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. The legendary Pyramids of Giza were constructed over 4,500 years ago to protect the mummies and treasures of pharaohs. Of the three pyramids, Cheops is the largest and it’s thought that it would have taken 100,000 workers over 20 years to build. If you’re looking for a real Arabian experience, here you also have the option of a camel ride across the sands of Giza.

Following the pyramids and marveling at the iconic Sphinx, we take a visit to the necropolis of Saqqara to see Zhoser’s step pyramid. Dating back to around 2,700 BC, this is the world’s earliest stone monument. Constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh’s chief architect, this structure became the template that all future pyramids were based on. We complete our day souvenir shopping at the bustling Khan el-Khalili bazaar.
1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
Day 3, Egyptian Museum
Cairo - Luxor. This morning we head to the Egyptian Museum which houses the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts. Amongst the incredible array of antiquities, we’ll see the golden treasures of King Tutankhamun including his famous funerary mask. We then board our coach to travel the long 9-hour journey to Luxor in the south.
1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
Day 4, Valley of the Kings
Luxor - Aswan. Our first stop this morning is Luxor’s West Bank where we see the Colossi of Memnon, which are two imposing 18-metre-high statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, and explore the incredible tomb strewn Valley of the Kings and the colonnaded Temple of Hatshepsut. Surrounded by rugged limestone cliffs, this dazzling temple rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces.

The Valley of the Kings was the site for royal burials for centuries and is studded with elaborate tombs including that of the famous King Tutankhamun. These tombs housed the mummies of mighty pharaohs as they awaited passage into the afterlife. After exploring, we spend the remainder of the afternoon continuing our journey south to Aswan.
1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
Day 5, Philae Temple, Felucca sailing & Optional Abu
Aswan - Nile felucca cruise. Today there is an optional early morning excursion to the magnificent temple of Abu Simbel, the entrance of which is guarded by four colossal statues of King Ramses II. We then embark on a short boat ride to Agilika Island where we enjoy a guided tour of the stunning Philae Temple, which was dedicated to the goddess Isis.

In the afternoon we board our traditional felucca for a 2-night journey along Africa’s longest river. Feluccas are sailboats that have plied the River Nile since ancient times. Due to their simple design, they have limited facilities and we will be accompanied by a private support boat which contains toilets and a shower. Spend the rest of the day relaxing in the sun, then at night sleep under the stars on the felucca deck, which is fitted with mattresses and a mosquito net.
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included.
Day 6, Felucca Sailing
Nile Felucca Sailing - Kom Ombo. Today we enjoy a full day sailing the Nile, soaking up the sunshine and scenery. Take a refreshing swim if you like and wave at the locals as we glide by. We then enjoy another magical night on deck under the blanket of stars.
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included.
Day 7, Kom Ombo Temple
Kom Ombo - Luxor. Today we disembark at Kom Ombo to explore the riverside temple which honours the ancient Egyptian crocodile god Sobek. We then journey back to Luxor. This evening we take an optional guided night tour of the extraordinary Luxor Temple. Illuminated by hundreds of lights, the temple is at its most spectacular at this time.
1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
Day 8, Luxor
We spend our final morning enjoying a guided tour of the vast Temple of Karnak. The oldest buildings of this religious complex date back around 4,000 years and today it is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Covering an area of more than 100 hectares, the complex is larger than some ancient cities.

We end our tour with an included transfer to Luxor Airport. To make sure you have time to visit Karnak Temple please book your flight to depart after 2pm. Alternatively, we can book post tour accommodation if you’d like to extend your stay.
1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.

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