11 days / 10 nights
Arriving Cairo international airport you will be meet & assist by Osoris steward, assisting you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage then transferring you by air conditioned private Limousine to your hotel in where you will be assisted by Osoris steward for check in & overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast at hotel, checkout, and then you will be meet by our professional Egyptology English speaking guide to accompany you by private air conditional car to visit pyramids & sphinx. There are no more famous ancient sites within Egypt or for that matter elsewhere in the world, than the great pyramids & sphinx. They have been both the main destination for tourists & a source of imaginative thought to the world for over three thousand years. The ancient Egyptians believed in their belief that the spirit life after death & existence eternal life. So, near the pyramids there they placed wooden boats, to be at the disposal of the king when he went at his journey at day & night with the sun god. Near the pyramids we find the sphinx which has a body of a lion with ahead of king or god. then proceed to visit Sakkara one of the great necropolis of Memphis& three major discoveries have recently made at Sakkara including a prime minister` tomb a queen`s pyramid & the tomb Of son of dynasty & every one of them have a fantastic story. Then proceed to visit Memphis the first unified & centralized state in history with organized system of government police, army & education, Then transferring you by air conditioned private car to Giza train station where you will be helped by Osoris steward with your portage & to board on your train in where you will be served dinner in cabin or the train restaurant according to your choice while traveling to Luxor & overnight on the train.
Breakfast at the train, arrive Luxor where you will be meet & assist by Osoris steward assisting you with your portage & for check in on your Nile cruise, lunch on the cruise, then visit the temple of Karnak it was known as Ipet-isut (Most select of places) by the ancient Egyptians. It is a city of temples built over 2000 years and dedicated to the Theben triad of Amun, Mut and Khonsu. Then have your lunch on board. And proceed to visit Luxor temple. The Luxor Temple was dedicated to the Theban Triad of Amun-Re, his wife Mut, and his son Khonsu. It was called “Ipet resyt,” which means the Southern Opet or the Place of the Seclusion of Amun-Re. It was directly connected to the temple of Karnak, the main cult center of Amun-Re or Amun-Min, the sky god or the ithyphallic fertility god. The temple had another group of divinities that included Iunet, Hathor, and Atum, whose statues were discovered in a hidden storage pit, overnight on the cruise in Luxor.
Breakfast on board, then cross the west bank & visit the necropolis of thebes, which were in the beginning personal tomb but over time their function was extended to also receive the remains of other family members & the structure of the tombs in the necropolis was fairly uniform, & they built their tomb almost as if there was building code requiring Specific architectural element. Then visit Valley of the Kings. Then visit the temple of queen Hatshepsut which is one of the most dramatically situated in the world, the queen`s architect set it at head of a valley over shadowed by peak of Thebes where the goddess lived. Then visit colossi of the Memnon which had built by amenhotep the third who built a mortuary temple in Thebes that was guarded by two gigantic statues on the outer gates. On the sides on the sides of the statues are reliefs depicting Nile gods joining together plants symbolizing Upper and Lower Egypt. Sail to Esna cross the lock then sail to Edfu & overnight on your cruise in Edfu.
Breakfast on board then visit the temple of horus in Edfu which is dedicated to horus the falcon headed god, it was built during the reigns Of six ptolemies & it not only the best preserved ancient temple in Egypt but also the second largest after karnak. It was believed that the temple was built on the site of great battle between norus & Seth. Then sail to kom ombo & visit the temple of two gods Sobek & Haroeris it`s 28 miles north of Aswan & it’s actually two temples, temple to sobek &temple of haroeris, & everything is duplicated along the main axis, two entrance, two courts, two colonnades, two hypostyle halls & two sanctuaries. Then sail to Aswan, overnight on your cruise in Aswan.
Breakfast on board, then visit the high dam which is near Aswan and its provides irrigation & electricity for whole Egypt & it have a wonderful views for visitors & from the top of two mile long high dam you can gaze a cross Nasser then visit Philae temple which had a great love story & the Victorian world fell in love with the romance of the temple then proceed to visit Elephantine Island by felucca & Agha khan Mausoleum, Overnight in Aswan.
Breakfast on board, & disembarkation. Then you will be meet by Osoris steward assisting you through your portage then transferring you by private Limousine to visit Abu simbel temple .we can say that Not only are the two temples at Abu simbel among the most magnificent monuments in the world but their removal and reconstruction was an historic event in itself. When the temples (280 km from Aswan) were threatened by submersion in Lake Nasser, due to the construction of the high dam, the Egyptian Government secured the support of UNESCO and launched a world wide appeal. During the salvage operation which began in 1964 and continued until 1968, the two temples were dismantled and raised over 60 meters up the sandstone cliff where they had been built more than 3,000 years before. Here they were reassembled, in the exact same relationship to each other and the sun, and covered with an artificial mountain. Most of the joins in the stone have now been filled by antiquity experts, but inside the temples it is still possible to see where the blocks were cut. You can also go inside the manmade dome and see an exhibition of photographs showing the different stages of the massive removal project then transferring you by private Limousine to Aswan station where you will be helped by Osoris steward with your portage & to board on your train to Cairo. Where you will be served dinner in cabin or the train restaurant according to your choice while traveling to Cairo & overnight on the train.
Breakfast at the train, arrive Cairo. You will be meet & assist by Osoris steward helping you with your portage and then you will be meet by our professional Egyptology English speaking guide to accompany you by private car to visit Egyptian museum. If you want to see treasures & jewels of the Egyptian kings you can see it at the Egyptian museum you can see the mummies too and treasures that you can’t see in any other place in the world. And then proceed to visit citadel of Salah el din. The citadel was erected by Salah el din. The legendary Salah el din who conquered crusaders in Palestine. This was latter occupied by Napoleon & reigning the location of the citadel provide strategic advantages both to dominate Cairo & to defend outside attackers. Then proceed to visit the Islamic Cairo Ibn Tulun Mosque Built by Ahmed Ibn Tulun and it had built over a period of three years of mud brick became the focal point of Tulunid capital that lasted only 26 years and it is the oldest mosque in Egypt that has survived in fairly original form, Proceed to visit The Sultan Hassan Mosque many guide books refer to it as the finest ancient mosque in Cairo and one of the major monuments of the Islamic world and in its top is a projecting stalactite cornice in carved stone running along the facade which doesn’t look like any other Cairo mosque. To khan el khalili (The old city) which is one of the oldest market in the world and if you want to get unique gifts you will find it there. Then Drive back to your hotel in where you will be assisted by Osoris steward for check in & overnight in Cairo.
Day 09: (start your Mini CAMEL Desert Safari)
Breakfast at the hotel, after breakfast you will be pick up from your Hotel. Drive by air-conditioned private car to the pyramids of Giza. Ride Camels at Sphinx area and start your trip to the south by the Pyramids Hill. Visit the Pyramid of Abu Sir. Picnic Lunch beside the Green Valley. Continue to Mastaba Pharaon. Drive back to your Hotel & overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast at the hotel, then you will be meet by our professional Egyptology English speaking guide to accompany you by private air conditional car to visit The Hanging Church which derives its name from its location on top of the southern tower gate of the old Babylon fortress With its nave suspended above the passage (Muallaqa translates to ‘suspended’). It is the most famous Coptic Church in Cairo & there are three haikals (sanctuaries) within the eastern section of the church. The central one is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the northern (left) to Saint George, and the southern (right) one to Saint John the Baptist. Then proceed to visit Mary girgis Church which is called also Saint George. Who is undoubtedly the most popular warrior&, the church is culturally interesting, for amidst a fury of burning candles, scenes from St. George’s valiant fight for Christianity are depicted through the art of many different styles, periods and medias. Then proceed to visit Ben Ezer’s Temple which is lying at the end point of church buildings, is reported to have been erected in the 6th or presumably the 9th Century AD. The temple site and the surrounding grounds, originally a property of the church was acquired by the Jews in return for “kantars of gold”. The basilica-style temple contains a Jewish heritage library that was inaugurated on November 25, 1997. Then Drive back to your hotel, overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast at your hotel, checkout. Then You will be meet & assist by Osoris steward helping you with your portage and accompany you by private air-conditioned car to drive to Cairo International airport where you will be assisted by Osoris steward for portage & check in on board of your flight carrier then helping you on the emigration formalities wishing you a happy flight back home.
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