LEADING EXPEDITIONS | THE MOODS OF THE NILE | THE NILE BLISS CRUISE | TOUR OPERATOR EGYPT
(CAIRO CRUISE CAIRO)- 8 days

 

DAY 1: Nairobi- CAIRO
Arrive Cairo International Airport. You will be met our representative who will assist you through the immigration. Transfer to your hotel. Check-in and rest of the day at leisure
Options: You can enjoy the evening
-at an oriental club complete with Egyptian food and belly dancing.
-sound and light show at the pyramids.

DAY 2: CAIRO
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel and proceed to enjoy the Captivating city of Cairo.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY
THE PYRAMIDS OF GIZA The great Pyramids of Choeps, Chepren and Mysterious are the only ones surviving of the seven wonders of the ancient world. They are Egypt’s most visited monuments and among the worlds greatest tourist attractions.
THE SPHINX is carved from a single piece of stone. It is a lion with the head of a pharaoh thought to be the portrait of Chepren.
THE PERFUMERY Since time immemorial the Egyptians have been extracting essential oils for essences. Here you have a chance to experience the aromas like, 'The secrets of the desert,' 'The lotus' and all popular international designer perfumes and colognes.
THE PAPYRUS was first made in ancient Egypt- learn how to manufacture this paper using papyrus reeds. And you have an opportunity to buy some hand painted papyrus.
THE KHAN EL KHALILI The most famous of oriental bazaars it is a treasure of trove of medieval craftsmanship. Shop to your total hearts content- for the Egyptian artifacts…or order yourself a sheesha, indulge and watch the world go by…both very enjoyable pass times!!
EGYPTIAN MUSEUM Called the museum of the Egyptian antiquities; it is one of the greatest museums you will ever see, housing an unrivalled collection of antiquities reaching back 5000years. Transfer to the Ramses Train Station to board your sleeper train for Aswan. Dinner overnight on the train
Meal plan: breakfast/ lunch/dinner

DAY 3: NILE CRUISE
Breakfast in the train. Arrive Aswan in the morning. Transfer to the Nile cruise. Embarkation before lunch. Overnight in the cruise liner
Meal Plan Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY
HIGH DAM
The high dam is the largest rock-filled dam in the world and one of the most important engineering feats of the 20TH century an artificial lake-Lake Nasser, with a surface of 4000 sq km lies behind the dam.
FELUCCA SAILING
Felucca is a traditional Egyptian sailing boat. We shall sail by the felucca around the Elephantine Island to view the Aga Khan Mausoleum and the Kitcheners botanical garden. Overnight in the cruise
Meal plan: breakfast/lunch/dinner.

DAY 4: NILE CRUISE
Breakfast in the cruise. Today we sail to Aswan via Kom Ombo and Esna.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY
TEMPLES OF KOM OMBO
Kom ombo temple is exquisitely situated on a dune above a bend in the Nile. Alone among Egypt’s temple it is shared equally by two gods-Sobek, the crocodile god of Nile fertility and haroeis, the elder Horus.
TEMPLE OF EDFU
The town of Edfu boasts Egypt's most best preserved temple dedicated to Horus, the god of sun and planets .The falcon –his symbol-is a prominent decoration. A very delightful hantour (horse carriage) ride takes you from the Nile to the temple grounds.
Meal plan: breakfast/lunch/dinner.

DAY 5: NILE CRUISE
Breakfast in the cruise
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY
VALLEY OF THE KINGS
The Valley of the Kings shelters the fabled tombs of the pharaohs. More than 40 pharaohs were laid to rest here in ornate subterranean palaces penetrating sometimes under 100 m into the face of the rock.
COLOSSI OF MEMNON
Dominating the desert to the east stand the huge colossi of Memnon, sole relics of the funerary temple of Amenhotep 111.
EL DEIR EL BAHARI- SPLENDOUR OF SPLENDOURS
On the plains at the foot of the rugged Theban mountains, set in a dramatic amphitheatre of rocky cliffs, stands the terraced Temple Of Deir El Bahari-a splendid example of architecture which Queen Hatshepsut had built about 1490 BC.Hatshepsut was the only woman to rule Egypt as a pharaoh.
GREAT TEMPLES OF LUXOR AND KARNAK
"Here are works in whose presence it is a task for the imagination to overtake the eyesight'

The impressive Temple of Luxor with its noble bud columns stand in the heart of modern town. It served only as the setting for the solemn New Years pageant honoring the chief god, Amon. The Temples of Luxor appears only minor when compared to the awesome Karnak temples, which for many is pharonic Egypts grandest monument of all.The temple complex covers a hundred acres:its history spans throughout thirteen centuries.
Overnight in the Nile cruiser.
Meal plan breakfast /lunch/dinner.

DAY 6: LUXOR
Breakfast in the cruise. Disembark from the cruise. Enjoy the day in Luxor shopping at the various shops and souks or take the optional excursion to Dendera. Later in the afternoon, transfer to the train station to board your train for Cairo.
Dinner on board the train

DAY 7: CAIRO
Breakfast on the train. Arrive Cairo and transfer to your hotel Rest of the day at leisure to shop to your hearts content at the various malls and souks in Cairo.

DAY 8: CAIRO
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of your rooms (late checkout on request). Rest of the day at leisure. Transfer to the airport at 2000hrs for your flight to Nairobi.
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