Tryst with the Pharaohs, a mythical journey into the Egyptian way of life, centuries ago! Egyptians with their zest for living built a great number of amazing monuments. Their obsession with living was all consuming. Living life to the fullest when alive and continuing with the pomp and flair even after death. Their quest for immortality stems from this very desire. The elaborate “Necropolis”, impressive giant statues dedicated to various Gods across their land. If not, for their search for immortality, we would not have such architectural wonders in our world! Egypt is a place you must go atleast once in your life. The sheer incredulity that you feel at the sight of the Pyramids are worth the trip!
Meet and greet with our representative will be followed by them assisting you through the immigration process. Enjoy a panoramic view of the citadel in the Old Cairo as you are transported in an escorted air-conditioned coach. You get the first glimpse of the towering mosques of Mohamed Ali, Sultan Hassan & El Refaie.
Refreshing at the hotel is followed by dinner in a local restaurant & an optional tour of the Sound & Light Show by the Pyramids.
It’s all at your pace.
After an early breakfast, set off to visit one of the Seven Wonders - Great Pyramids of Giza: Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus.
A single pyramid is built with 2.300.000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and a half tones. If reading this is awe inspiring, imagine those who have visited here! Great Sphinx of Giza is the next stop. It’s an unforgettable statue combining the head of a Pharaoh with a lion's body, made with natural yellowish limestone and standing 65 feet-high and 187 feet-long, this. It’s an established fact that every monument in Egypt is “incredibly larger than life”.
A quick visit to papyrus institute or a perfume shop can make your day extra special, but complete the very eventful day with a visit to the Egyptian Museum and the Khan El Khalili Bazaars.
And that’s a wrap for the day!
Head to Cheops Pyramid as its interior burial chambers are open to all. So naturally more interesting. The museum is where you get to see Tutankhamen treasures and the mummies.
Land of Cleopatra beckons. That's Alexandria to the rest of us.
As we travel to Alexandria through the scenic desert road, around the 225 km mark, the guided tour starts. The legends, the magic, the myths. It's all incredible, and at a point it's really hard to tell where the reality ends and fantasy begins. The Bombay’s’ pillars, the Catacombs, Montazah Gardens, Alexandrina Bibliotheca
Early start with a breakfast box in tow takes you the Cairo airport for a 70 minutes’ flight to Aswan – the southern gate of Egypt. Just so you know, Aswan has some of the world's best-known winter resorts. Then visit the Old Dam and the High Dam, which provide irrigation and electricity to the whole Egypt.
The day only gets better with a motor boat ride to the beautiful Temple of Philae on Isis Island and checking in at the Nile Cruise.
Complete the day with a relaxing tour by a felucca to sail in around the Elephantine & Botanical Islands viewing the Agha Khan mausoleum.
Wake up early next morning and set out with the breakfast box for an excursion by coach to the great Temples of Abu Simbel, flanked by four giant stone statues of Ramses II. It's a great thing to see early in the morning before the crowds come in! The Temple was reclaimed from the dam to rescue from the rising water of Lake Nasser and reconstructed in its present site.
The set sail to Kom Embo to visit the Ptolemaic Temple. It's a beautiful temple shared by Two Gods, Sobek and Heroeris. Its a visual treat worthy of the Egyptian Gods! Sail to Edfu and spend the night on board.
Today is the day you see the Temple of Horus, this temple can be visited on a Kalesh or horse drawn carriage. Then take off to the Nile Cruise and sail to Esna and Luxor.
On arrival at Luxor, visit Karnak temple.
After an early breakfast & check out, visit the west bank in Luxor where the the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple & colossi of Memnon can be found.
Continue from Luxor to Hurghada.
It's the beach side haunt in Egypt, set on the Red Sea. After the activity filled last few days, it's time to relax, kick back and enjoy!
After a relaxing day spent at Hughada, it's time to get back to Cairo.
After the chase of Immortality in Egypt, it's time to bid adieu to the Egyptian Gods, and head back home.
- Meet & assist at Cairo, Luxor & Aswan Airports
- All transfer from / to airports in a/c vehicles
- Private transfer from airports to the hotels/Nile cruises and vice versa as per above itinerary.
- 04 nights’ accommodation in Cairo
- 03 nights’ accommodation onboard a 5* Nile cruise with all meals
- 02 nights’ accommodation in Hurghada
- Private guided tours to visit all sights as per the itinerary in Cairo, Alexandria, Aswan, Abu simble, Kom Embo, Edfu & Luxor with local English speaking guides.
- 2 lunches & 3 dinners in oriental/local restaurants.
- Current entrance fees for the monuments mentioned
- Service tax
- Any other meals not mentioned above.
- International flights to/from Egypt
- Domestic flights
- Camera/video entrance fees
- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
- Travel insurance (*)
- All other services which are not mentioned in INCLUDING: Entrance to any of the three pyramids or the solar boat Entrance to the mummy’s room in National Museum Any other item not mentioned above