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6 Nights, 7 Days Egypt Christmas Offer

 6 Nights, 7 Days Egypt Christmas Offer

Available Till 28th Dec 2017

Price: $ 880 p.p. Sharing

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Egypt welcomes you with its mighty Nile and magnificent monuments, the beguiling desert and lush delta, and with its long past and welcoming, story-loving people.

Egypt is the oldest tourist destination on earth. Ancient Greeks and Romans started the trend, coming to goggle at the cyclopean scale of the Pyramids and the Colossi of Thebes. During colonial times, Napoleon and the British looted Egypt’s treasures to fill their national museums, sparking off a trickle of Grand Tourists that eventually became a flood of travellers, taken on Nile cruises and Egyptological lectures by the enterprising Thomas Cook.

Today, the most popular places to visit are not only the monuments of the Nile Valley and the souks, mosques and madrassas of Islamic Cairo, but also fantastic coral reefs and tropical fish, dunes, ancient fortresses, monasteries and prehistoric rock art.

 

Day 01: Cairo

Arrive Cairo airport, meet our representative, transfer to hotel for an overnight

Day 02: Cairo (B)

Visits to the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, an archaeological site on the Giza Plateau, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. This complex of ancient monuments includes the three pyramid complexes known as the Great Pyramids, the massive sculpture known as the Great Sphinx, several cemeteries, a workers’ village and an industrial complex.

Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo which is the first and most important in the world. It contains the world’s most extensive collection of Pharaonic antiquities; no visit to Egypt is complete without a trip through its galleries where the treasures of King Tut Ankhamon are exhibited. Transfer to the hotel and Overnight

Day 03: Cairo – Aswan (B,L,D)

Pickup and transfer to Cairo Airport for flight to Aswan. Upon arrival at Aswan Visit the Temple of Philae.

The Egyptian island of Philae was the center for worship of the goddess Isis and attracted pilgrims from all over the ancient world. The original island is now completely submerged under the waters of Lake Nasser. But in a spectacular rescue operation, the great temples and monuments of Philae were pulled out of the water and re-erected on a nearby island, now renamed Philae. The largest and most important temple on Philae is the great Temple of Isis, which is oriented south to north. It was entered on the south through the Hall of Nectanebo.

Transfer by private bus to the boat Lunch box during the visit or late lunch. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 04: Sailing until Kom Ombo (B,L,D)

Begin sailing until Kom Ombo. Upon arrival Visit the Temple of the two Gods’ Horus and Sobek at Kom Ombo
The temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to two gods, Horus the falcon and Sobek the crocodile, and has the special feature of the duplication of all parts of the temple itself: double entry, double sanctuary, and so on. At the end of the visit back on board and started

Day 05: Sailing to Edfu (B,L,D)

Upon arrival in Edfu visit the Temple of Edfu dedicated to the god Horus.

Built during the Ptolemaic temple of Edfu is the best preserved of all Egypt, and is the classic example of the Egyptian temple, where all the components, from the pylon at the entrance to the sanctuary, are perfectly legible. The reliefs on the walls depict important moments in the religious life of the ancient Egyptians, the ritual foundation of the struggle of Horus, the god to whom the temple is dedicated, against Seth, the murderer of Osiris god and symbol of the forces of chaos and disorder. In both temples, pads, in excellent condition, offering a beautiful example of Ptolemy, where, lost the classical era Pharaonic Egyptian art is open to new solutions, derived from the encounter with Greek civilization, which produce results of great beauty.

Sail to Esna and then sail to Luxor. Overnight on board

Day 06:  Luxor – Cairo (B)

Morning Visit of the Necropolis of Thebes on the West Bank of the Nile: The Valleys of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, we see the Colossi of Memnon.

The west bank of Luxor, is the area dedicated to funerary structures, because the West, the place where the sun sets, it was considered the land of the dead and the entrance to the afterlife. Here the pharaohs of the New Kingdom were made to dig their graves in the rock and decorated it with beautiful paintings; here Queen Hatshepsut built his mortuary temple, the Sublime of the Sublime, extremely bold architectural and disconcerting modernity; here the Colossi of Memnon, lonely sentinels, witness the glory and splendor of the distant past.

Return to the boat, lunch in the afternoon we visit the Temples of Karnak and Luxor.

Luxor is the modern name of the ancient Uaset called Thebes by the Greeks, the beautiful capital during the New Kingdom and the seat of the two temples of Luxor and Karnak. The temple of Luxor, a jewel of Egypt, built by Amenhotep III and completed by Ramses II, surprised by the harmony of proportions and the elegance of its findings; Karnak temple is fascinating for its grandeur and complexity, many details of great interest, from the huge Hypostyle Hall, a forest of 136 columns towering over 20 meters, the elegant obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut, the “Ballroom”

Overnight on Board.

Pickup and Transfer to airport for afternoon flight to Cairo, upon arrival transfer to a hotel for overnight

Day 07:  Departure (B)

Transfer to Cairo airport for departure flight at 02:20

Rates* Are in USD and Per Person Sharing in a Double / Twin Room

Package Includes

6 Nights Accommodation
All transfers in Egypt with buses Grand tourism & Air conditioned
Private service
Meal treatment as per program (BB in Cairo and FB on Cruise)
Visits and excursions accompanied by English local guides
Luggage handling

 

Package Excludes

Flight Tickets
The drinks and the personal expensess
Tips for: hotels, Nile Cruise, Guides, Drivers, Egyptian T/L, motor boat, carriage
The Visa entry in Egypt (Must obtain pre arrival visa before arrival from the Egyptian embassy in Kenya)

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