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Pharaonic Journey is a moderately priced, 12 day tour that includes a Nile cruise and visit to Abu Simbel, as well as visits to all of the major sites that no tour of Pharaonic Egypt would be complete without.

Day 1, Monday - Cairo
You will be met upon your arrival and transferred to your hotel near the pyramids.
O/N - Giza

Day 2, Tuesday - Cairo
After breakfast, you and your guide will visit the Pyramids at Giza. Explore inside the Great Pyramid of Khufu, visit the Solar Boat museum, and the ageless Sphinx, and the Valley Temple of Khafra. You can relax at the hotel for the afternoon, or join your guide and return to the Giza Plateau for a walking tour, to visit the Pyramids of Khafra and Menkara, with the remains of their mortuary temples, the Tomb of several nobles of the Old Kingdom and an ancient stone quarry.
O/N - Giza

Day 6, Saturday - Luxor
Today you will tour the Valley of the Queens, including the beautiful and touching tomb of Khaemwaset, a son of Rameses III, and the Tomb of Nefertari, the most beautiful of all. You will finish your morning with a visit to Dier El Bahri and the Temple of Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon, the giant statues of Amenhotep III, before you return to the East bank and check into your Nile Cruise Boat.
O/N - Cruise Boat

Day 7, Sunday - Luxor/Cairo
You will visit the the beautiful Luxor Museum before your boat sets sail for Aswan.
O/N - Cruise Boat

Day 8, Monday - Cairo
This morning you will visit Edfu. Horse drawn carriages will take you to the stupendous, Ptolemaic Temple of Horus, the best preserved temple on the Nile. Your boat then sets sail to visit the twin Temples of Horus, the falcon headed god, and Sobek, the crocodile god, at Kom Ombo, in the afternoon. You will arrive at Aswan late this evening.
O/N - Cruise Boat

Day 3, Wednesday - Cairo/Luxor
A visit to the ancient necropolis at Saqqara will begin your day. Sites include: the Step Pyramid complex of Djoser, the world's first pyramid, the Pyramid of Unas with its pyramid texts and causeway, the Tomb of the Brothers, the Mastaba tomb of Kagemni and the Pyramid of Teti. After a late lunch you will be driven to the ancient capital of Memphis with its magnificent Colossus of Ramses, before catching your evening flight to Luxor.
O/N - Luxor

Day 4, Thursday - Luxor
After breakfast, your guide will take you to visit Karnak Temple, the largest temple complex in the world, built over a period of more than 1,500 years. After lunch you will cross the Nile to visit the Ramesseum, the mortuary temple of Rameses II, and Medinet Habu, temple of Rameses III. The day will end with a spectacular after dark tour of Luxor Temple.
O/N - Luxor

Day 9, Tuesday - Luxor
Today a short drive and boat ride will take us to Agilka Island, new site of the Temple of Isis at Philae, considered by many to be the most beautiful temple in Egypt. Visit the Unfinished Obelisk of the female Pharaoh, Hatshepsut, at the ancient granite quarry.
O/N - Aswan

Day 10, Wednersday - Luxor/Cairo
After an early breakfast, you will fly to the fabled temples of Abu Simbel, built by Ramses II, for himself and his favorite wife Nefertari. Return to Aswan in time for lunch and a relaxing sail in a felucca on the Nile before your flight to Cairo.
O/N - Cairo

Day 11,Thursday - Cairo
Explore Old Cairo and learn about its Christian (Coptic) and Jewish past. Visit the Citadel of Saladin and the Alabaster Mosque. This afternoon explore the Egyptian Museum with the Treasures of Tutankhamen and the Royal Mummy Room. Finally, a visit to the famed Khan el Khalili bazaar for your farewell dinner will complete your day.
O/N - Cairo

Day 12, Frirday - Cairo
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Day 5, Friday - Luxor
After an early breakfast a ferry will take you across the Nile to visit the West Bank. Begin your day by visiting the ancient workers village at Dier el Medina. Then it is on to the Valley of the Kings, burial place for the great kings of the 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties, where you will be able to visit several of the most interesting and beautifully decoraed tombs, including the Tombs of Tutankhamen, Seti I and Rameses VI.
O/N - Luxor

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