Day 1: Arrive in Cairo
Arrival and assist at the Cairo International Airport by our representative. Transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle with air conditioning and lodging.
Meals plan: Welcome drink.
Day 2: The Pyramids, Memphis and Saqqara
After breakfast you will meet your guide who will give you some useful pre-tour information and then start your Pyramid tour by visiting the marvelous pyramids of Giza and see the Great Pyramid of king Chops which is counted among the seven wonders of the world, there you will have a chance to go on adventure and discover the inside of the pyramid. Then you will see the mysterious Sphinx which guards the pyramids. After a short break for lunch (in a good local Egyptian restaurant) you will continue your tour to visit the oldest capital of ancient Egypt, Memphis, then proceed to see the oldest of the pyramids of Egypt, the Stepped pyramid, built by the architect Imhotep for king Zoser, and overnight in Cairo hotel.
Meals plan: Breakfast - Lunch
Day 3: Flight to Aswan / Embarking on the Cruise
Pick up from your hotel in Cairo after breakfast. Transfer to Cairo airport to take the flight to Aswan. Arrival and assistance at Aswan airport by our representative. Transfer to the cruise of 5 * Deluxe in private vehicle with air conditioning. Boarding before lunch. Visit the High Dam of Aswan, built in the year 1960 to protect Egypt from the annual deluge of the Nile. Transfer to visit the Unfinished Obelisk, celebrated for its red granite. The most illustrious that this obelisk is due to Queen Hatshepsut, one of the kings who ruled Egypt in the XVIII dynasty, wife of King Tuthmosis II. Others think that this obelisk is due to Queen Nefertiti. Visit the Temple of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Dinner and accommodation on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 4: Kom Ombo / Edfu
Navigation to Kom Ombo. Visit god Sobek Temple, an unusual building, completely symmetrical, with two entrances, two hypostyle rooms, and two sanctuaries. This is because it is dedicated to two gods: the left side to the hawk god Haroeris (Horus the old or the great) and the right to Sobek (local divinity with the head of a crocodile). Navigation to Edfu. Lunch on board. Transfer in a carriage to visit the Temple of Horus, dedicated to Horus, is one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt and was called Mesen, "The place of the harpoon", "The House of Ra". Navigation to Luxor. Dinner and accommodation on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 5: Visits in Luxor
Visit the Valley of the Kings was the place, during the New Kingdom, where the pharaohs were buried in hypogea. Here the kings of the XVIII, XIX, and XX dynasties were buried, as well as some queens, princes, nobles, and even animals. Visit the Temple of Hatshepsut, the unique temple of Queen Hatshepsut (XVIII dynasty), the most monumental of those built in the valley and unique in its kind throughout Egypt. Visit the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch on board. Visit the Temple of Luxor, which was made during the New Kingdom. It was attached to the Karnak temple by an avenue (dromos) flanked by sphinxes. It was built by two pharaohs fundamentally, Amenhotep III (built the interior area) and Ramses II (finished the temple). Visit the Temple of Karnak, in ancient Egypt especially during the New Kingdom, was the most influential religious center. The main temple was dedicated to the worship of the god Amon, but as in other Egyptian temples, other divinities were also worshiped. Dinner and accommodation on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 6: Sharm El Sheikh
Disembark at 8:00 after breakfast. Transfer by private vehicle with air conditioning to Luxor Airport to take the flight to Sharm el-sheik. Arrival and assistance in Sharm. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation.
Day 7: Optional tour to Ras Mohamed Park Breakfast.
Free day in Sharm or optional tour to visit the Ras Mohamed National Park which is an aquatic nature reserve. The 480 square kilometers of the protected area is located in an area where the Gulf of Suez meets the Gulf of Aqaba at the southern tip of the Sinai. It is an area of sand dunes, gravel plains, fossilized corals, and granite mountains that is home to several species of rare mammals: Dorcas gazelle, a Nubian goat, and a red fox. Thousands of white storks pass through Ras Mohammed every year, head south during September / October, and return north during April and May. Around 85 species of flora live in the park. Return to the hotel and lodging.
Day 8: Optional Tour to Colored Canyon Breakfast.
Free day in Sharm or optional tour to visit one of the natural wonders of the Sinai Peninsula, the Colored Canyon where you can see the wonderful natural colors of the rocks. A walk among the canyon sandstone walls lined with yellow, purple, red, magenta, and cold fusion. In some places, the walls of the canyon reach up to 40 meters. You will feel like you are locked in a spectacular coloring book. Return to the hotel and lodging.
Day 9: Optional tour to the Sante Catharine Monastery
Free day in Sharm or optional tour to visit the Santa Catalina Monastery: 220 km northwest from Sharm el-sheik and located between the Santa Catalina Mountains which is considered the oldest monastery in Christianity, it is a Greek Orthodox monastery within its walls impressive remains of a citadel that is very rich of religious and historical structures. In the monastery, there is a library that is considered the second largest collection of illuminated manuscripts in the world after that of the Vatican. You can see the Burning Bush and a large number of ancient works of art: The invaluable icons, carved doors, paintings of the wall, and other religious ornaments. Return to the hotel and lodging.
Day 10: Cairo Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Sharm Airport to take the flight to Cairo. Arrival and assistance in Cairo. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation with the possibility of an optional tour (walk through the city) is the best opportunity to discover the life of the people of Cairo.
Day 11: Excursion through the City of Cairo
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Egyptian Museum, which contains the largest collection of monuments from the pharaonic era of Ancient Egypt, as well as a room that includes the treasures of Tutankhamun. Visit the Citadel of Saladin, built by Salah El Din on the heights of the Mokattam Mountain in the year 1138 AD to defend against the Cairo of the Crusades. Visit the Alabaster Mosque of Muhamed Ali, designed by the architect Yousif Boushnaq, a Turk who came from Istanbul to build this mosque for King Muhamed Ali, who reigned Egypt more than 45 years (1805-1849). Visit the Old Cairo area that gathers the Hanging Church, the Church of Santa Barbara, the Church of Abu Serga, and the Ben Ezra Synagogue. Visit the Jan El Jalili Bazaar, one of the famous and ancient bazaars in the Middle East. Return to the hotel and lodging.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 12: Final Departure
Breakfast. Departure from the hotel. Transfer to Cairo International Airport to take the return flight.