Pharaonic Journey

Pharaonic Journey is a 12 day tour that begins with your arrival in Cairo on any Monday of the year. This tour was designed for those with limited time, but who want to enjoy a Nile River cruise. It covers the major sights of Cairo, Luxor and Aswan.

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Description

Pharaonic Journey is a moderately priced, 12 day tour that includes a Nile cruise as well as visits to all of the major sites in Cairo. Luxor and Aswan that no tour of Pharaonic Egypt would be complete without. An optional side trip to Abu Simbel is available.
Itinerary

Day 1, Monday - Cairo
You will be met upon your arrival in Cairo and assisted through passport control and customs. Our van will then drive you to your hotel, located near the pyramids.
O/N (Overnight) - Giza

Day 2, Tuesdayy - 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 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 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 decorated tombs, including the Tombs of Tutankhamen, Seti I and Rameses VI.
O/N - Luxor

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

Day 8, Monday - Luxor/Edfu
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 9, Tuesday - Edfu/ Kom Ombo/Aswan
Today a short drive and boat ride will take us to Agilkia 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, Wednesday - Aswan/Cairo
The morning is free to discover the sights and sounds of Aswan. Explore the local market or just relax by the pool.
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/b>
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 Tutankhamun 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, Friday - Cairo
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Notes on Pharaonic Journey:
   


Pharaonic Journey Prices
         Meal
         Plan

 Accom.
     BB      HB      FB       SS
 Local  $ 3,360  $ 3,525  $ 3,745  + $    440
 Value  $ 3,660  $ 3,825  $ 4,045  + $    750
 Standard  $ 3,910  $ 4,108  $ 4,350  + $    920
 Premium  $ 5,190  $ 5,410  $ 5,685  + $ 1,700
 Deluxe  $ 6,345  $ 6,620  $ 7,005  + $ 2,400
 Royal  $10,145  $10,530  $11,025  + $ 4,800
Notes:
   Prices are per person in double occupancy.
   BB is Bed and Breakfast (Breakfast each day).
   HB is Half Board (Breakfast plus one other
             meal each day).
   FB is Full Board (Three Meals each day).
   SS is Single Supplement (Added cost for a
             single room).
   You have your choice of 6 Accommodation
             Options.
Solar Boat at the Great Pyramid, Giza
Detail from the Tomb of Kagemni, Saqqara
Detail from Dier el Bahri, Luxor
The Ramesseum, Luxor