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Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza's colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor's hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs. The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks like Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities.

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.

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. Then drive to the hotel to refresh & check out.

Lunch can be served in an Indian/oriental/Chinese restaurant and 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. The museum also comprises of a photography section and large library.

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.

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: Cairo – Aswan - Cruise

Breakfast in the hotel, check out and transfer to the airport for your flight to Aswan.

Meet & assist upon arrival & transfer to the Nile cruise.

11:00  Check-In

12:30  Lunch on board

13:30  Visit the High Dam, the Temple of Philae

19:30  Dinner on board & overnight in Aswan

Day 04: Aswan – Kom Embo - Edfu

07:00  Breakfast on board

Felucca sailing tour around the

12:30  Lunch on board

13:00  Sailing to Kom Ombo

17:00  Visit the Temple shared by two gods Sobek & Haeroris in Kom Ombo

18:30  Sailing to Edfu.

19:30  Dinner on board & overnight in Edfu.

Day 05: Edfu – Esna - Luxor

06:00  Tea and Coffee Before the visit of Edfu temple

06:30  Visit of Horus Temple in Edfu.

08:00  Breakfast on board.

08:30  sailing to Luxor via Esna

13:00  Lunch on board.

16:00  visit of East Bank (Karnak & Luxor Temples)

20:00 Dinner on board & overnight in Luxor.

Day 06: West bank Luxor - Cairo

07:00  Breakfast on board

08:00  Check- out after breakfast

08:00  Visit West Bank - Valley of the Kings, and Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

Transfer to Luxor airport for a flight takes you to Cairo

Transfer from Cairo airport to the hotel. Overnight in Cairo

Evening at leisure whereby an optional tour can be booked to enjoy your dinner & Cairo by night while cruising the Nile & watching the folkloric show.

Alternatively, you can fly to Sharm El Sheikh or drive to Hurghada or a Red Sea resort to extend your holiday for couple of nights to enjoy the Red Sea crystal water & beaches. Then fly to Cairo after the extension

Day 07: Cairo – Final Departure

Breakfast in the hotel, and check out

Transfer to Cairo international airport for your final flight back home

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