Deluxe long Dahabeya with Cairo

Unique Sailing the Nile on Feddya 10 days

Day 01 Arrival Cairo
Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, Excel Travel representative welcomes you and assists you through the immigration process. Modern air-conditioned coaches take you to your hotel in Cairo. Your representative will ensure a smooth hotel check-in.
Dinner & overnight at the hotel in Cairo
 
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. It has 107 halls, and the ground floor houses huge statues.  The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamen treasures and the mummies.  The museum also comprises of a photography section and large library. A hall for the Royal Mummies was opened at the museum, housing eleven kings and queens.
After the visit of the museum a short drive through the downtown will take you 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 where Egyptians & non-Egyptians come to smoke water pipes and enjoy some of the traditional Egyptian drinks in the cafes scattered around the area (Few years ago, Naguib Mahfouz himself used to come and sit beneath the huge, ageing and discolored mirrors of the cafĂ©). The Bazaars is always a part of most of the tourist programs as the tourists find it a great fun with bargaining experience to buy some souvenirs.  The bazaar is the domain of shopkeepers and tourists. Jewelers, items made from copper, parquetry boxes, semi-precious stones, rugs, blown-glass dishes and other souvenirs. Drive back to your hotel. Evening at leisure whereby an optional tour can be booked to enjoy the spectacular sound & light show by the Pyramids.Overnight in Cairo

Day 03 Luxor –Dahabeya
Breakfast at the hotel (Check-out after breakfast).Transfer to Cairo Airport for flying to Luxor. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your cruise. Saturday embarkation in Luxor for a relaxing week sailing the Nile on a luxuriously appointed Dahabeya.After lunch, excursion to visit the magnificent temple complex of Amon-Ra at Karnak, with its vast hypostyle hall of 137 columns, followed by the imposing 28TH, Dynasty Luxor Temple.Overnight moored on the Nile banks of Luxor.
 
Day 04
You will visit the West Bank for visits to the burial places of the Pharaohs - the Valley of the Kings - where Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922. Continue to the adjacent Valley of the Queens, the temple of Medinet Habu and the Colossi of Memnon.- Sail on the way to ESNA (noon time).Overnight nearby ESNA.
 
Day 5
Today will be a leisurely day. After breakfast, commence sailing.Overnight moored beside a Nile island.
 
Day 6
This morning you will sail to Edfu to visit the wonderfully preserved Temple of Edfu..Overnight moored beside a Nile island.
 
Day 7
Today you will sail on the way to Kom Ombo. Overnight moored beside a Nile island.
 
Day 8
Visit KOM OMBO to see the Ptolemaic temple dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon-headed Horus, god of the morning sun. A leisurely sailing to Aswan and moored nearby Aswan Bridge.
 
Day 9
Today you will visit the Aswan High Dam (completed in 1971); the Old Dam (completed in 1902). You will also visit the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, a structure rescued from the rising waters of Lake Nasser at the time of the High Dam's construction.
 
Day 10 Aswan – Cairo – Final departure
Breakfast aboard the Dahabeya followed by disembarkation, transfer to Aswan/Luxor airport for a flight back to Cairo to connect with your international flight

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