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Jewel of the Nile Sun Festival - 10 day tour
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Mixed Groups | Age range: 18-70

10 Days / 9 Nights Trip to Egypt

Jewel of the Nile Sun Festival - 10 day tour

Get ready for a binge of fun and adventure featuring ancient pyramids, mummies and pharaohs.
Join an adventurous group of travellers on a journey that fires the imagination and draws you back in time, as you explore iconic places such as the Great Pyramid and the Valley Of The Kings, walking in the steps of legendary pharaohs and the subjects they ruled.

You’ll also shop in local bazaars, eat traditional dishes, and mingle with locals, getting a glimpse of modern Egypt along the way, and enjoying the camaraderie of your new friends throughout.
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  • Duration
    10 Days
  • Starting From
    $1,879
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    On The Go Tours
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Abu Simbel : Larger than life
Highlight #1
Abu Simbel : Larger than life
With colossal statues of Ramses II, massive pillars down the entrance chamber and walls covered entirely in hieroglyphics, Abu Simbel leaves you feeling tiny and awed.
Go hot air ballooning in Luxor!
Highlight #2
Go hot air ballooning in Luxor!
Climb into the basket and floating upwards, take in an unbeatable birds-eye view of temples and the glittering Nile far below.
Temples and treasures
Highlight #3
Temples and treasures
Visit ancient temples, try to decipher hieroglyphics, gaze into the eyes of King Tut's golden mask, and much more.r.
Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza
Highlight #4
Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza
Sure, you’ve seen the photos as a child and dreamt of visiting for years – but you’ll still pinch yourself when you finally see them in real life.
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Itinerary

Cairo

Thursday 15th October 2020. Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday! Upon arrival at Cairo airport you will be met by a local representative and transferred to your hotel, located by the Great Pyramids of Giza. Tonight, your Welcome Meeting will be held at 7pm.

The Pyramids of Giza

Cairo - Luxor. We start the day with a visit to the legendary pyramids and iconic Sphinx at the Giza Plateau. Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids are the planet’s oldest tourist attraction. Leaving the pyramids behind, we visit a papyrus emporium where you can buy genuine papyrus at quite reasonable prices. Continuing to the necropolis of Saqqara, we can explore the myriad tombs and temples at this site and see Zhoser’s step pyramid - constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh’s chief architect in 2700 BC. 

 This evening we board an overnight sleeper train south to Luxor, with a light dinner served onboard.

Luxor & Valley of the Kings

Early this morning we arrive into Luxor. The massive pair of statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are the first monuments you’ll see during our morning visit to the West Bank - home to the legendary Valley of the Kings. You’ll also see the colonnaded Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Return to Luxor for check-in on board our Nile 5 star cruiser. Lunch at leisure and time to relax until our early evening visit to the Temple of Luxor. Luxor Temple looks stunning at dusk and is beautifully illuminated at night. 

 Note: Dependent upon Nile Cruiser scheduling it maybe required that we also undertake our excursion to Karnak Temple this afternoon. Should this occur, day 4 will be spent at leisure.

Luxor & Nile Cruising

Luxor - Nile cruising. Today we tour the ancient city of Thebes (the East Bank), taking in the magnificent Temple of Karnak. More than a temple, Karnak is a gigantic and stunning complex of sanctuaries and pylons dedicated to the Theban gods. Anchors away this afternoon as we set sail downstream to Esna.

Cruising & Kom Ombo

Nile cruising. Relax as we sail the Nile. Today we visit the Temple of Kom Ombo. A unique riverside temple, it is unusual in that everything architecturally is doubled and perfectly symmetrical along the main axis of the temple including twin halls, courts, colonnades, sanctuaries and entrances. In the evening we arrive into Aswan, a prosperous town at the crossroads of the ancient caravan routes late evening.

Elephantine & Kitchener Island

After a leisurely morning we take a felucca sailing trip to Elephantine and Kitchener Island. Feluccas are simple sailboats based on a unique design and have plied the mighty Nile since ancient times. Later we visit Philae Temple - dedicated to the goddess Isis. We then visit Aswan High Dam and upon returning to Aswan we stop at a perfume oil emporium. 

 This evening watch an amazing sunset in Egypt’s southern most town straddling the River Nile and enjoy your last night on board the cruise ship.

Aswan

Today offers free time in Aswan to independently explore. You might wish to visit the incredible Nubian museum, dedicated to the Nubian culture it also holds thousands of Egyptian antiquities. We have an early start tomorrow, where we'll travel by road to the Abu Simbel Sun Festival.

KING RAMSES II SUN FESTIVAL – ABU SIMBEL

22 October. Possibly the most awe-inspiring temple in all ancient Egypt, the great Sun Temple of King Ramses II at Abu Simbel was constructed between 1290 and 1224 BC to revere the mighty pharaonic ruler himself.
After watching this incredible event unfold we return to Aswan where we'll have a little time on our hands as we await the earliest flight to Cairo. Arriving to our hotel in Cairo we enjoy a well earned rest.

Egyptian Museum

Enjoy a guided visit to the Egyptian Museum today. A mind-boggling array of relics and antiquities from almost every period of ancient Egyptian history are housed in the museum, making it one of the foremost in the world. Arguably the most famous exhibit is the solid gold funerary mask of King Tutankhamun. Made of solid gold and weighing 11kg, the mask was found covering the head of the mummy, where it lay inside a series of 3 sarcophagi. You can also opt to see also the Royal Mummies, if you wish. 

 This afternoon offers free time to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities or join us for an optional city tour visiting old Cairo and the Islamic citadel.

Departure

Saturday 24th October 2020. Our tour concludes after breakfast and included onward departure transfer to airport.


Inclusions

 Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

 1 overnight night bus (3.5 hrs) with 4 star hotel before hand to freshen up and rest

 Airport arrival and departure transfers on day 1 and day 11

 Guided visit to Abu Simbel at sunrise for the Sun Festival of King Ramses II including Abu Simbel and Sun Festival entrance fee

 All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles

 6 nights 4 - 5 star hotels, 2 nights aboard felucca (open deck). If booking our Nile Cruise Upgrade, 4 nights 4 - 5 star hotels and 3 nights Nile Cruiser (en suite cabin)

 2 overnight trains: Cairo - Aswan and Luxor - Cairo (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)

 Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan and Luxor 

 Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology

Not Included

 International flights and visa 

 Entrance Fees: USD$80–100pp, paid in local currency 

 Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$5 - 7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture

  Tipping Kitty: USD$50-70pp, paid in local currency 

 Additional 5% GST

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