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Egypt & Nile River Cruise 12-Day Tour

Winter 2018~19

Tour Highlights:

*Mixture of local cuisine & Western buffet
*4 to 5 star hotel accommodation throughout the tour
*Arrange famous Egyptian belly dance performance
*To Egyptian Museum: in King Tutankhamun room with large collections of precious artifacts
*To Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx to learn more about ancient culture & architecture of Egypt
*Include 2 domestic flights: Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo to save long-haul driving time
*5 day 4 nights Luxury Nile River Cruise from Luxor to Aswan Nile River Cruise’s accommodation: 2 guests per room
*Visit Temple of Abu Simbel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
*Visit ancient civilization ruins along the Nile: Temple of Abu Simbel, Temple of Kom-Ombo, Temple of Horus, Temple of Philae.
*Tour Temple of Luxor, Temple of Amun at Karnak, Valley of Kings , Temple of Hatshepsut & Colossi of Memnon
*Take felucca boat ride crossing the Nile, very pleasant & relaxing experience
*To Alexandria: Visit Montazah Garden, Qaitbay’s Citadel and Alexandria Library
*To Memphis: Visit the oldest pyramid–Step Pyramid

Day 1 USA / Cairo, Egypt

Today, we will take overnight flight to Cairo, arrive the next day.

Day 2 Cairo

Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is free to discover amazing contrasts of ancient and modern Egypt. A transcontinental country spanning the northeast side of Africa and southwest side of Asia. It also bordered by the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba to the east, Sudan to the south, Libya to the west.

Meals: Dinner/Local Cuisine
Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids Cairo or Similar

Day 3 Cairo-Pyramids of Giza- Solar Bark Museum

After breakfast, an amazing experience as we marvel at one of the seven wonders of the world–the Great Pyramids of Giza, and the Sphinx, which casts its enigmatic gaze across the timeless sands of the desert. Continue to visit Solar Bark Museum.

Meals: Breakfast/American Breakfast                 Lunch/Local Cuisine               Dinner/ Local Cuisine
Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids Cairo or Similar

Day 4 Cairo-Egyptian Museum/Luxor (about 1 hour flight )

After breakfast, we will visit Egyptian Museum, home of the King Tutankhamun’s priceless treasures, discovered by Howard Carter in the Valley of the Kings, 1922. We then travel by air to Luxor, upon arrival, head to traditional Luxor Bazaar, you may find many Egyptian exquisite handcrafts and enjoy bargain shopping.

Meals: Breakfast/American Breakfast             Lunch & Dinner/ Local Cuisine
Hotel: Sheraton Luxor or Similar

Day 5 ~Nile River Cruise~ Luxor-Valley of the Kings-Colossi of Memnon-Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

After breakfast, travel by coach to explore Valley of the Kings, located on the west bank of the Nile. We will visit Tomb of the Ramses VI. Later to Colossi of Memnon and Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, a very unique historical site. Overnight on cruise ship.

Meals: Breakfast/American Breakfast             Lunch & Dinner/ Buffet
Hotel: Nile River Cruise

Day 6 ~Nile River Cruise~ Luxor-Temple of Luxor-Temple of Karnak~Esna~Edfu

After breakfast, we will visit grand Temple of Luxor which dominates the town and also visit the gigantic temple complex at Karnak. Explore the mighty temple of Amunat with its mass of obelisks, pylons, colossi and courts, then to Temple of Ramses III, Great Hypostyle Hall and Obelisks of Hatshepsut. Continue to Edfu via Esna, overnight on cruise ship.

Meals: Breakfast/American Breakfast                  Lunch & Dinner/ Buffet
Hotel: Nile River Cruise

Day 7 ~Nile River Cruise~ Edfu-70km-Kom Ombo-48km-Aswan

This morning we will travel to Edfu and visit Temple of Edfu, which dedicated to the falcon god Horus. Shortly, continue to Kom-Ombo and visit the Temple of Kom-Ombo, which is unique with one side dedicated to the God Harosis and the other side to Sobek. Shortly we will return to cruise and continue to Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast/American Breakfast                  Lunch & Dinner/ Buffet
Hotel: Nile River Cruise

Day 8 ~Nile River Cruise~ Aswan-289km Temple of Abu Simbel-289km -Aswan

After breakfast, followed by excursion tour to the mighty Sun–Temple of Abu Simbel, flanked by four giant stone statues of Ramses II. The Temple was reclaimed from the dam and reconstructed in its present location. Later, we will cross Sahara Desert and return to Aswan. Afternoon, experience a memorable and traditional felucca ride crossing the Nile. The felucca is the traditional craft of Egyptians who have sailed in them for centuries. An awesome sight is dozens of felucca’s sail boats with amazing sunset view.

Meals: Breakfast/American Breakfast                  Lunch & Dinner/ Buffet
Hotel: Nile River Cruise

Day 9 Aswan/ Cairo (about 1 hour flight)

After disembark from cruise ship, we will visit High Dam Then, to Temple of Isis on the Island of Agilkia, then to visit the Unfinished Obelisk.   We will take evening flight to Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast/American Breakfast            Lunch/Local Cuisine             Dinner/Western Cuisine at hotel
Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids Cairo or Similar

Day 10 Cairo-38km-Dahshur-9km-Saqqara-7km-Memphis-31km-Cairo

After breakfast, depart for Dahshur, 35 km south of Cairo. We will visit Red PyramidEgypt’s oldest pyramid. Continue to Saqqara, we will visit Step Pyramid, built by Pharaoh Djoser in 2611 BC After lunch, depart for Memphis, we will visit Memphis Museum and Statue of Ramses II. Later, return to Cairo. This evening, enjoy a traditional Egyptian belly dance show.

Meals: Breakfast/American Breakfast       Lunch/ Local Cuisine         Dinner/Local Cuisine + Belly Dance
Hotel: Le Maridien Pyramids Cairo or Similar

Day 11 Cairo-218km- Alexandria -218km-Cairo

After breakfast, travel along coastline to Alexandria. We will visit Summer Royal Palace and tour Pompey’s Pillar, also known as the Knight’s Pillar. Later, to world’s 2nd largest library– Alexandria Library, continue to Fort of Qaytbay, built in 15th century on Pharos lighthouse, once was world’s seven wonders. Continue to Alexandria Library, return to Cairo in the afternoon, brief stop at Khalili Bazaar for great shopping.

Meals: Breakfast/American Breakfast      Lunch/ Local Cuisine         Dinner/Local Cuisine
Hotel: Le Maridien Pyramids Cairo or Similar

Day 12 Cairo-USA (You can extend 2 nights to Dubai or 4 nights to Jordan)

Early morning, transfer to airport for homebound flight to US and ends this unforgettable journey.

Meals: Breakfast/American Breakfast

Fares TOUR FARES (LAND ONLY)

Departure Date 2018~2019 Adult Child Single Supplement Reserve Now
11/01 $2,099 $1,799 $700
11/08 $2,099 $1,799 $700
11/15 $2,099 $1,799 $700
11/22 $2,099 $1,799 $700
11/29 $2,099 $1,799 $700
12/06 $2,099 $1,799 $700
12/13 $2,099 $1,799 $700
12/20 $2,199 $1,899 $700
12/27 $2,199 $1,899 $700
1/03'2019 $2,099 $1,799 $700
1/10 $2,099 $1,799 $700
1/17 $2,099 $1,799 $700
1/24 $2,099 $1,799 $700
2/07 $2,099 $1,799 $700
2/21 $2,099 $1,799 $700
3/07 $2,099 $1,799 $700
3/14 $2,099 $1,799 $700
3/21 $2,099 $1,799 $700
3/27 $2,099 $1,799 $700

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  • Minimum Group Size: 2 people
  • If group size 10 people and more, tour is conducted in Mandarin

** In order to provide transfer service upon arrival and returning to US, your arrival time on arrival date and departure time on the last day of the tour must be the same as our group, please contact us before purchasing your air ticket **

Tour fare include: 5-star hotel & river cruise, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Transportation, Entrance Fee & Domestic airfare

(Cairo/Luxor, Aswan/Cairo)

Tour Fair excludes: Airfare, Personal expense, Any expense not included in our itinerary, Tips(tour leader, guide and driver: USD$10 per day), Visa Fee, Travel Insurance (If full payment paid 60 days prior to departure date, we offer medical travel insurance for US residents only)

*Child Fee: 2-11 years old share bed with parents, otherwise will be count as adult fare
* Tour fare, airfare, airport tax and fuel surcharge is subject to change based on fluctuation in price, please contact us for more info