Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and the Step Pyramid at Sakkara. See the Egyptian Museum before boarding the Nile Cruise ship. Spend 3 nights in Cairo, 4 nights on a Nile Cruise (or 3 Nights Nile Cruise + 1 Night Luxor) and 2 nights in Hurgada( Red Sea ).
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Departure from Toronto or Montreal on overnight flight to Cairo.
Day 2: Arrive Cairo
Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport we will be met and assisted through immigration and customs then transferred to our hotel.
Day 3: Cairo
Today we visit the great Pyramids of Giza and their guardian Sphinx, Memphis — first capital of the ancient kingdom to see the statue of Ramses II then to Sakkara to see the Step pyramid. Overnight at our hotel.
Day 4: Cairo
This morning we visit the Egyptian Museum which houses the treasures of King Tut then to the Citadel of Salah Eldin and Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Overnight at our hotel.
Day 5: Aswan
This morning we are transferred to Cairo Airport for our flight to Aswan. Then we will be escorted to embark on the Nile cruise ship — our floating hotel for the next five days. After lunch, we sail by ‘felucca’ a traditional Nile sailing boat, to view Kitchener Island and the Aga Khan Mausoleum. Overnight in Aswan.
Tonight we enjoy a special costume party featuring Native Egyptian and pharaonic style. Overnight in Edfo.
Day 6: Kom Ombo/Edfo
Today we visit the impressive Aswan High Dam and its huge lake, and the Temple of Philae. Then we cruise to Kom Ombo to visit the Temple shared by the Gods Sobek and Haroeris. Tonight we enjoy a special costume party featuring Native Egyptian and Pharaonic styles. Overnight in Edfo.
Day 7: Esna/Luxor
This morning we explore the Temple of Horus, the Falcon God. Then we sail to Esna and continue sailing to Luxor. Overnight in Luxor.
Day 8: Luxor
Today we explore the wondrous Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut’s Temple, and the Colossi of Memnon. This afternoon we visit Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. Overnight in Luxor.
Day 9: Luxor/Hurghada (Red Sea)
Today we will be transferred to Hurghada by bus and the balance of the day is free to enjoy the sunny sandy beaches. Overnight in Hurghada.
Day 10: Hurghada
Today is at leisure to enjoy the crystal clear waters shimmering with brilliantly coloured fish, coral formations and intricately shaped sea shells. Visit the colourful market, relax on the sunny beaches or participate in the fantastic watersports. Overnight in Hurghada.
Day 11: Hurghada/Cairo
This morning is at leisure to enjoy the beaches and late this afternoon we will be transferred to Hurghada airport for our flight back to Cairo to connect with our overnight flight back home. (B)