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6N/7D EGYPT PACKAGE

SPECIAL ITINERARY

Day 01 CAIRO
Arrival Cairo International Airport 
Meet and assist you by our representative showing a sign of your Name, assisting you through passport control and customs  formalities, uggage & porterage then transferring you by air-conditioned vehicle to Your hotel where you will be assisted for check-in. Overnight in Cairo

 

Day 02 Cairo (B)
Breakfast at hotel
Direct transfer by air conditioned vehicles with your Egyptologist who will guide you for a Full day tour visit:

Great Pyramids:
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the main part of a complex setting of buildings that included two mortuary temples in honor of Khufu (one close to the pyramid and one near the Nile), three smaller pyramids for Khufu's wives, an even smaller "satellite" pyramid, a raised causeway connecting the two temples, and small Mastaba tombs surrounding the pyramid for nobles. One of the small pyramids contains the tomb of queen Hetepheres (discovered in 1925), sister and wife of Snefru and the mother of Khufu.

Lord of the Sphinx:
The word "sphinx", which means 'strangler', was first given by the Greeks to a fabulous creature. This had the head of a man and the body of a lion Of Egypt, there are numerous sphinxes, usually with the Head of a king wearing his headdress and the Body of a lion, the head and face of the Sphinx certainly reflect a style that belongs to Egypt's old kingdom and to the 4th dynasty in particular.

The Egyptian Museum:
Your Egyptologist will escort you on a fascinating Tour of 7,000 years of this famous      museum houses the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts (more than 145,000 items on display) featuring the famous Tutankhamen collection with its beautiful gold death mask and sarcophagus and the royal Mummy room, which houses an additional eleven Pharaonic dignitaries.

Back to hotel and overnight.  

 

Day 03 Cairo (B)/Overnight Train to Aswan(D)
Breakfast at hotel
Meet with your representative for check-out and direct transfer By air conditioned vehicles for a Half day tour visit:

Khan El-Khalili Bazaar:
Proceed to the fascinating Khan El-Khalili Bazaar Reputed to be the largest bazaar in the Middle East Originally founded as a watering stop for Caravanserai in the 14th Century, the bazaar has now grown to vast Proportions as you wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets you will find workshops and stalls selling all Manners of things from woodwork, glassware and leather Goods to Perfumes, Fabrics and Pharaonic Curiosities.                 

Citadel (Alabaster Mosque):
The massive Citadel complex dominates the city skyline. Built on a limestone spur by Salah al-Din (Saladin) in the 12th century, most of its features are associated with Mohammed Ali, the early 19th century leader who freed Egypt of the Mameluke yoke. The Citadel offers fantastic panoramic views of Islamic Cairo in a castle setting rich in history. 

In the Evening Transfer to station for sleeper train Cairo/ Aswan 

Dinner & overnight on board train

Day 04 Nile Cruise (L, D)
Breakfast on board train
Arrives to Aswan station – meet & assist by representative and direct transfer by air conditioned vehicles to your Nile Cruiseto drop luggage, then proceed for visit:

High Dam:
Located near Aswan, the world famous High Dam was an engineering miracle when it was built in the 960s. It contains 18 times the material used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops.  The Dam is 11,811 feet long, 3215 feet thick at the base and 364 feet tall. 

Philae Temple:
Philae dedicated to Goddess Isis and constructed on the beautiful island of Philae. Philae the modern day name is Greek but the ancient Egyptians called the island P-aaleq which amongst other definitions has the dual meaning of "end" and "creation". Lunch on board,PM.      Sail to Kom Ombo, visit:

Kom Ombo temple:
The temple of Kom Ombo is unique in one respect: it is dedicated to two gods, and the entire temple holds two perfectly symmetrical sections. The sanctuary to the left is dedicated to the falcon-headed sky god Harwer (also written Haroeris), or Horus the elder and his family.Sail to Edfu Dinner and Overnight

 

Day 05 Nile Cruise (B, L, D)
Breakfast on board
Direct transfer with your Egyptologist for visit:

Edfu temple:
Edfu was the 2nd Nome of Upper Egypt and the centre of the cult of a triad of Gods, which consisted of Horus of Behdet, Hathor, and their son, Hor-Sama-Tawy. Edfu was known as “Apollo polis Magna” because the Greeks identified Horus with their God Apollo, the work of construction began during the reign of Ptolemy III (about 237 BC) and was finished during the reign of Ptolemy IV. 

Sail to Esna
Lunch on boardSail to Luxor according to the opening of Esna lockDinner & overnight on board  

 

Day 06 Nile Cruise (B, L, D)
Breakfast on board
Direct transfer by air conditioned vehicles for Visit the West bank including:

Valley of the Kings:
The first king of the New Kingdom, Ahmose of the 18th Dynasty, built a pyramid-like structure at Abydos, which may or may not have been his original tomb the Valley, known as Biban el-Muluk, "doorway or gateway of the kings," or, the Wadyein, meaning "the two valleys," is actually composed of two separate branches. The main eastern branch, called TA set aat, or "The Great Place," is where most of the royal tombs are located, and in the larger, The Valley is hidden from sight, behind the cliffs, which form the backdrop to the temple complex of Deir el-Bahari

Hatshepsut Temple:
The mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Queen’s architect, Senenmut, designed it and set it at the head of a valley overshadowed by the Peak of the Thebes, the "Lover of Silence," where lived the goddess who presided over the necropolis. His daughter became pharaoh, her father Tutmose I circulated the legend that the God Amon became father of Hatshepsut and therefore she is half a God she was married twice unfortunately and her second husband and stepbrother Tutmose III hated her so much that he had all pictures and inscriptions of her destroyed after she died

Colossi of Memnon:
These two, gigantic figures of Amenhotep III were originally situated in front of his Mortuary temple which was destroyed for unknown reasons! The two colossi are made of sandstone, which during ancient times was brought from Gabal El Silselah. Each colossus, including the pedestal and the crown, is about 21m tall and represents King Amenhotep III seating on his throne, wearing the Nimes, or royal headdress, with the divine cobra protecting his forehead. 

Lunch on board, Pm Free at Leisure 

Dinner and overnight on board cruise

 

Day 07 Nile Cruise (B)–Airport
Disembarkation after breakfast
Meet with your representative assisted for check-out and direct proceed for a half day tour visit:

Karnak temple:
This great Temple of Amon Ra was known during the Middle Kingdom period as Ipt-Swt, which means the Selected Spot. It was also called Pr-Imn, which means the House of Amon. The entrance you will find a ram-headed avenue of Sphinxes, which was built to protect the Temple. There are 20 rams on each side, as you cross this pylon, it takes you into an Open court, whose dimensions are100m long by 80m wide, built during the 22nd Dynasty, and containing rows of bud papyrus columns.

Luxor temple:
The Temple of Luxor is among the most beautiful Temples in Egypt. It was known in the New Kingdom period as Ipt-Rsyt, which means the southern shrine. This was to differentiate between this Temple and Karnak Temple, which was the northern house of Amon Ra. Amenhotep III built Luxor Temple. The Temple run close and parallel to the river Nile from north to south, it was constructed on the site of a small Temple of Amon, built by kings of the 12th dynasty. 

Then direct transfer by air conditioned vehicles to Luxor Airport By your Sakkara Tours representative who will escort you to the airport and will assist you through the airport Check-in and Customs procedures

 includes the following services

Return Airfare by Kuwait Airways,Airport Taxes,

visa fee for Eqypt ( Single Entry)Travel Insurance,

All transfer (Cairo, Aswan and Luxor) by air conditioned vehicles.

02 nights hotel in Cairo in Hotel Casablanca 3* on Bed and Breakfast basis.

Full day tour Cairo visit: Pyramids, Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum

Half day tour Cairo visit: Citadel and Khan El Khalili Bazaar

01 night sleeper train Cairo/ Aswan on half board basis

03 nights Cruise - Lady Diana - on full board basis including all sightseeing tours as indicated on above.

 Excellent local English speaking guide

 

Above rate excludes the following services

Tips for drivers, guides, representatives, hotel, Nile Cruise etc…

(Hotel- 6 US Per person/per day and Cruise- 8 US Per person/per day )

Personal expenses

Bottle of Mineral Water

International & Domestic Airfare tickets.
Entering the Pyramids Chamber from inside & Solar Boat.
First Pyramids (Pyramid of Khufu): $ 20.00 US per Adult - $ 10.00 US per child.
Second Pyramids (Pyramid of Khafre or Kephren):$ 06.00 US per Adult -$03.00 US per child.
Third Pyramids (Pyramid of Menkaure or Mykerinus):$ 05.00 US per Adult - $ 03.00 US per child.

Solar Boat: $ 10.00 US per Adult - $ 05.00 US per child.

Entering the Mummies room at the Egyptian Museum:$ 20.00 US per Adult - $ 12 US

Any lunches during the whole accommodation except on board cruise

Any extras, beverage, sites not indicated on above

  

Important notes:

1- As for the Nile cruises it will be calculated per cruise even if the clients will be staying for 01

     night on Board cruise during the peak period

2- The majority of the Nile cruise sailing schedule

     Every Wednesday’s and Friday’s for 03 nights ex Aswan

3- Sakkara Nile cruises sailing schedule:-

     Lady Diana Cruise every Tuesday’s & Wednesday’s for 3 nights ex Aswan

     Please book international flight to fit with the Nile cruises sailing schedule

4- The Nile cruise itinerary might be slightly amended due to sailing conditions but all

      visits included will be respected

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