Best Of Egypt 7 Nights / 8 Days

Old World Egypt

Egypt is a country spanning in the northeast corner of Africa and south-west corner of Asia with an arid climate and is home to the massive Pyramids of Giza and the world's longest valley, Nile. Apart from this the Egyptian culture, temples and the monumental tombs depict the history of ancient Egypt and attract large number of tourists. Witness the huge stone statues of the Egyptian Pharaohs, explore the ancient museums and the huge sphinxes bearing human head of the Egyptian kings on your Egypt holiday tour.

Duration

  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Cairo
  • Accommodation for 2 nights on board the 1st class sleeper Train
  • Accommodation for 3 nights on board the Nile Cruise

Day-1 Arrive Cairo

Arrive at Cairo and be transferred to your hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day-2 Cairo Overnight train to Aswan

Have breakfast at the hotel and get transferred with your Egyptologist in an air-conditioned vehicle for a full day tour of Cairo where you will visit:

Great Pyramids: The Great Pyramid of Giza is of the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the World and is one of the three pyramid complexes. The other two being, the Khafre's pyra-mid complex, and the smaller Menkaure's pyramid complex. The Giza complex includes a mortuary temple built in honour of an Egyptian pharaoh, Khufu, three smaller pyra-mids for Khufu's wives, a satellite pyr-amid and small masataba tombs for the nobles.

Sphinx: It is a legendary sculpture, made out of limestone, with the body of lion and possessing a human head. The famous Egyptian sphinx is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which is an emblem for Egypt reflecting the his-tory of the Egypt's fourth dynasty.

The Egyptian Museum: Get escort-ed by your Egyptologist to the famous Egyptian Museum, packed with ancient Tutankhamun artefacts. It also has a Royal Mummy Room housing 11 mummies from Pharaonic times. Witness the extensive collec-tion of coins used during the Egyp-tian era. Transfer to the station in the evening to catch your train to Aswan. Have dinner and sleep overnight on board.

Day-3 Arrive Aswan Nile Cruise

Have breakfast on the train. Arrive at the Aswan station and be met by the representative and get transferred to the Nile Cruise in an air-conditioned vehicle to drop you luggage. Visit:-

High Dam: It is situated across the Nile River. Designed by the Egyptian engineers, this dam stands 3,830 metres tall, and 980 metres wide at the base. And is a saviour for Egypt during the draught and the flood con-ditions.

Philae Temple: It is a temple dedicat-ed to the Goddess of Isis, located on the island of Philae, in the Lake Nessar, Egypt. Have lunch and sail to Kom Ombo.

Temple of Kom Ombo: The temple is formed by the joining of two symmet-rical structures dedicated to two dif-ferent gods, namely, crocodile god - Sobek, also known as the God of Fer-tility and falcon god -Haroeris, known as the Horus the Elder. Later sail to Egyptian city Edfu for dinner and overnight stay.

Day-4 Nile Cruise

After a hearty breakfast, transfer with your Egyptologist to visit:

The Edfu Temple: It is an Egyptian temple located on the west bank of the Nile River and is a stoppage point for the riverboats that cruise the Nile. This temple is dedicated to the falcon god, Horus. After that, sail to the Esna city and have lunch. Cross the Esna lock and reach Luxor. Have dinner and stay overnight on board

Day-5 Nile Cruise

After breakfast, transfer to West bank in an air-conditioned vehicle and visit:

Valley of the Kings: This valley is known to contain tombs of the Pha-roahs like Tutankahmun and is the burial place of the Egyptians of the New Kingdom. This valley consists of the two valleys, the East valley, where majority of tombs are situated and the West valley.

Hatshepsut Temple: It is the mortu-ary temple of Queen Hatshepsut lo-cated beneath the Deir el Bahari com-plex, near the Valley of Kings. The sculpture, situated in the temple de-picts the story of the birth of the Queen. The temple was once home to the various statues of Queen and Osiris which have now been de-stroyed.

Colossi of Memnon: These are the twin stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III standing in the Theban region across the Nile River. The statues depict Pharaoh Amen-hotep III in the seating position, facing towards the Nile River and his hands resting on the legs.

Have lunch and spend rest of the day on your own. Dinner and overnight stay on board

Day-6 Nile Cruise Overnight train to Cairo

After breakfast on board, get assist-ed by the representative for checking out of the cruise and proceed to the half day tour of:

The Karnak Temple: It is a large com-plex consisting of many destroyed temples and chapels. It is dedicated to Theban Triad of Amun, Mut and Khonsu. The temple of Amun-Re, head of the Theban Triad, is one of the three main temples of the com-plex and consists of pylons and a Hy-postyle Hall. The hall is home to vari-ous colossal statues and columns standing erect.

Luxor temple: This attractive temple is located on the east bank of the Nile River. The inner part of the temple was built by the king Amen-hotep III, and the outer part by Ram-esses II. You can find the chapels built by Tuthmosis III on the rear side of the temple. The six station shrines consisting of different sphinxes, sep-arate the Luxor temple from the Karnak area.

After all the sightseeing, get trans-ferred to the Luxor Railway Station in an air conditioned vehicle to catch your train to Cairo. Have dinner and sleep overnight in the sleeper coach.

Day-7 Cairo

Arrive at Cairo and get transferred to your hotel in an air-conditioned vehi-cle with your tour representative. Overnight stay at the Cairo hotel.