Unique Sailing the Nile on Feddya 10 days

 
Day 01            Arrival Cairo                                                                                    
Arrive in Cairo where you are met and greeted by Excel Travel coordinator and transferred to your historic hotel with fantastic views of the pyramids. Overnight at the Mena House Hotel.

Day 02            Cairo / full Day Pyramids, Museum, Khan El Khalili                  
Buffet breakfast at the hotel then start a full day guided tour to visit one of the Seven Wonders
The great Pyramids of Giza; (Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus) were reckoned by the Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A single pyramid is built with 2.300.000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and a half tones. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that so many writers and artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is more interesting, because its interior burial chambers are open for inspection by the public. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren (2620 BC). Hewn from natural yellowish limestone and standing 65 feet-high and 187 feet-long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion's body. A quick visit to papyrus institute or a perfume shop can be arranged after the visit. Lunch can be served in an oriental restaurant & then drive to the Egyptian Museum for another unforgettable tour.
 Egyptian Museum; was established by the Egyptian government in 1835.  The present museum building was built in 1900, in the new classical style by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon.  The museum exhibited collections now exceed 120,000 objects ranges from pre-historic era to the Greco Roman period. The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamen treasures and the mummies.  A hall for the Royal Mummies was opened at the museum, housing eleven kings and queens.Short drive to Khan El Khalili bazaars; which is one of the most famous worldwide with its amazing narrow alleyways.  The visitor can discover small restaurants and workaday cafes (Few years ago, Naguib Mahfouz used to come and sit beneath the huge, ageing and discolored mirrors of the cafĂ©).
Evening at leisure at your hotel or enjoy an optional tour to the spectacular sound & light show by the Pyramids.Overnight in Cairo

Day 03:           Cairo – Luxor                                                           
Breakfast in the hotel, check out.Escorted transfer to Cairo Domestic airport for your flight to Luxor.Meet & assist at Luxor airport and transfer to the Sofitel Old Winter hotel in Luxor.Check in & free time to enjoy the lush garden and the amenities of the hotel.Overnight in Luxor
  
Day 04:           Luxor sightseeing                                                     
Early guided tour to visit the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple at El Dier El Bahary and colossi of Memnon at the west bank.Valley of Kings: was a magnificent burial ground for the pharaohs - the Valley of the Kings.  This was the kingdom of Osiris, god of the underworld.  From their grand tombs filled with treasures and decorated with magnificent art, the Egyptian pharaohs believed they would embark on a journey in which they would meet the gods in the afterlife and achieve immortality.visit, the Hatshepsut Temple: is one of the most dramatically situated in the world. The queen's architect, Senenmut, designed it and set it at the head of a valley, throughout the temple, statues and sphinxes of the queen proliferated. Many of them have been reconstructed, with patience and ingenuity, from the thousands of smashed fragments found by the excavators; some are now in the Cairo Museum, and others the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Colossi of Memnon: You will pass by the two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For 3,400 years, they have sat in the Theban necropolis, across the River Nile from the city of Luxor.Back to the hotel for refreshment & check out and then guided tour to visit the Karnak & Luxor temples on the East bank starts
Karnak temple: to the east bank of Luxor the greatest example of worship in history and was dedicated to the God Amon, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu. It was constructed from the beginning of the Middle Kingdom to the Greco Roman Kingdom.Luxor temple: in the East bank during the sunset it is a great temple complex in modern luxor dedicated to Amun, a creator god often fused with the sun-god Ra into Amun-Ra, construction work on the temple began during the reign of Ame nhotep III in the 14th century BC. Horemheb and Tutankhamun added columns, statues, and friezes, and Akhenaten had earlier obliterated his father's cartouches and installed a shrine to the Aten, However, the only major expansion effort took place under Ramses II some 100 years after the first stones were put in place.
Transfer to the jetty to board the Movenpick Feddya for a unique experience. Overnight in Luxor
 
Day 05:                                                                                                          
06:00   About 7 hours sailing to reach Esna and enjoy the experience of going through the barrage.
14:00   Continue sailing up the river for 4 hours to El Hegz Island where we will dock for the night.
 
Day 06:                                                                                                                      
06:00   Sail from the west bank to the east bank where the monuments of El Kab is.
07:00   Visit the temples of Thoth and Nekhbet at El Kab.
10:00   about 3 hours sailing will take us to Edfu whereby we will visit horus temple.
12:00   Lunch on board.
13:00   Arrive Edfu & visit Edfu Temple.
15:00   Return to the boat then sail to Ramadi Village.
19:00   Arrive Ramadi Village & Overnight.
Temple of Horus at Edfu the town is known for the major Ptolemaic temple, built between 237 BCE and 57 BCE, into the reign of Cleopatra VII. Of all the temple remains in Egypt, the Temple of Horus at Edfu is the most completely preserved. Built from sandstone blocks, the huge Ptolemaic temple was constructed over the site of a smaller New Kingdom temple, oriented east to west, facing towards the river. The later structure faces north to south and leaves the ruined remains of the older temple pylon to be seen on the east side of the first court.  
 
Day 07:                                                                                                                        
06:00   Early sailing for 2 hours to Gabal El Selsela.
08:00   Arrive Gabal El Selsela & Visit.
10:00   Sail for 3 hours to Kom Ombo.
13:30   Arrive Kom Ombo & Visit Kom Ombo Temple.
15:30   Return to the boat for Lunch Then Sail to ElShakh Fadl island.
18:00   Arrive El Shakh Fadl island & Overnight.
Kom Ombo Temple; has two temples consisting of a Temple to Sobek and a Temple of Haroeris.  In ancient times, sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the river bank near here, the Temple has scant remains, due first to the changing Nile, then the Copts who once used it as a church, and finally by builders who used the stones for new buildings, everything is duplicated along the main axis.  There are two entrances, two courts, two colonnades, two hypostyle halls and two sanctuaries.  There were probably even two sets of priests. The left, or northern side is dedicated to Haroeris (sometimes called Harer, Horus the Elder) who was the falcon headed sky god and the right to Sobek (the crocodile headed god). 
  
Day 08:                                                                                                          
06:00   Sail to Aswan (04 hours sailing).
10:00   Arrive Aswan and check out
12:00   Lunch on board and then start Aswan sightseeing to visit the High Dam, the unfinished obelisk and Philae temple.
The High dam an engineering miracle built in 1960 protecting Egypt from annual floods from the Nile
Proceed to visit the majestic Philae Temple because of the location of the Temple on an island, we take a boat to get to the site, since early century, the site of Philae was flooded for six months each year, an incredible restoration program was undertaken in the 1960s, and the Temple was moved stone by stone to a higher elevation. 
The unfinished Obelisk: is the largest known ancient obelisk and is in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan, Egypt. It was ordered by Hatshepsut (1508–1458 BC), possibly to complement the Lateran Obelisk (which was originally at Karnak, and was later brought to the Lateran Palace in Rome). It is nearly one third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If finished it would have measured around 42 m (approximately 137 feet) and would have weighed nearly 1,200 tons.Check in the Sofitel Old Cataract hotel.Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the hotel amenities.Overnight in Aswan
 
Day 09:           Aswan                                                                       
Morning transfer to Aswan airport for a 35-minute flight to Abu simble for unforgettable tour. upon arrival to Abu simble you will be transferred by Egypt air buses to the great temples of Ramses II & his beloved Nefertari whereby the guides will be waiting to show you around in groups. Transfer back to the airport by Egypt air buses to board the flight back to Aswan.Transfer to the Sofitel Old Cataract.Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the hotel amenities.Overnight in Aswan
 
Day 10:           Aswan – Cairo                                                                      
Early flight to Cairo to connect with onward international flight.
 

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