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Wonders of Egypt

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Wonders of Egypt

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Egypt is a transcontinental country in North Africa and the Middle East with its capital located in its largest city, Cairo. By virtue of holding the Sinai Peninsula Egypt also extends into Asia. Egypt is one of the ancient, historic travel destinations in the world. Egypt is bordered by Israel and the Gaza Strip to the north-east, by Sudan to the south and by Libya to the west. The country is covered by the Mediterranean and Red Seas.
Egypt is best known as the home land of the ancient Egyptian civilization, hieroglyphs, mummies and pyramids. Egypt’s medieval heritage, courtesy of Coptic Christianity and Islam – ancient churches, monasteries and mosques are some of the well known attractions. Egypt stimulates the imagination of western tourists and is probably one of the most popular tourist destinations world-wide.
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  • Destination
  • Departure
    Egypt (Cairo)
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Day 1
Welcome to Egypt (Cairo) and it is also known as the Land of the Pharaohs. From Cairo International Airport we transfer you to your hotel. This evening we see the Light and Sound Show at the Giza Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure and enjoy the history of the ancient Egyptians. The show begins with the story of the Sphinx who has been the vigilant guardian of the Pyramids for five thousand years. Overnight stay at Cairo.
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Day 2
Today proceed on a day trip to Alexandria, visit the Citadel of Qaitbay which is situated at the entrance of the eastern harbour on the eastern point of the Pharos Island. It was constructed on the exact site of the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Later we visit the Bibliotheca Alexandrina which is a major library and cultural center & the Al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque which is an Egyptian mosque in the city of Alexandria. Overnight at the hotel in Cairo.
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Day 3
Today we can go for a guided city tour in Cairo. See the Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, as well as the Sphinx, carved from the natural bedrock at the bottom of the causeway to Khafre’s pyramid. Later visit an Egyptian Perfumery, before proceeding to the Egyptian Museum, which houses over 1,00,000 antiquities from every period of ancient Egyptian history. You can also see the famous treasures of Tutankhamun. Another highlight of this Museum is the Royal Mummies Room, which houses the mummies of many great Egyptian rulers, including Ramses II, the builder of the temples at Abu Simbel. Overnight stay in Cairo.
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Day 4
Today we take a flight to Aswan. On arrival, we take a luxurious and legendary Nile River Cruise for a great three-day cruise on the scenic Nile River. Overnight onboard the Nile River Cruise.
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Day 5
Nile River Cruise Today we proceed to visit Abu Simbel by coach (3.30 am departure) to view the two magnificent temples, carved into a mountainside and built during the reign of Pharaoh Pamesses II. These temples were threatened by submersion in Lake Nasser, due to the construction of the High Dam. During the salvage operations they were dismantled and raised over 60 meters up on the sandstone cliff where they had been built over 3,000 years before. We return to Aswan and visit the High Dam of Aswan, the pride of Egypt with its panoramic view. We then board our cruise for lunch and sail on to Kom Ombo to visit the famous Temple of Kom Ombo, overlooking the Nile. This unique temple is the fusion of two temples having own gateways and chapels. The left side of the temple is dedicated to Haroeris, the falcon-headed God and the right side is dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile-headed God of Fertility. Overnight on board the Nile River Cruise.
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Day 6
Nile River Cruise Today morning, on arrival into Edfu, we take you on a shore excursion to visit the Temple of Edfu. Edfu is not only the best preserved, it is the second largest after Karnak. It was built in the Ptolemaic period. This temple is quite different and it located on the west bank of the river side, and it is normally dedicated to the afterlife. Next, enjoy the sights of the Nile River from the deck, as your Nile River Cruise sails to Luxor via the Esna Lock. We can visit the famous Temple of Luxor when reach there. There is imposing architecture and marvelous paintings in the tombs of the great Kings. Even after over 5,000 years, the paintings retain their original colors and tell the story of civilization gone by. Overnight on board the Nile River Cruise.
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Day 7
Today we finish our cruise and go to visit the West Bank of Luxor. We proceed deep into the desert to discover the Valley of Kings - where generations of pharaohs and nobles were buried in great splendour. We then explore the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s only woman Pharaoh. After that comes a visit the Karnak Temple Complex, known as Ipet-isu (or ‘most select of places’) to the ancient Egyptians. It is a city of temples built over 2,000 years and covers about 200 acres (1.5 km by 0.8 km). The great temple at the heart of Karnak is so big than St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Milan Cathedral and Notre Dame Cathedral would fit within its walls. The Hypostyle Hall, at 54,000 square feet (16,459 meters) features 134 columns and is still the largest room of any religious building in the world. Later proceed to visit the Souks, or the local markets, and the larger bazaars are among the most remarkable attractions of Egypt. The newly paved and renovated street accommodates many shops that sell that same Egyptian merchandise, catering only for tourists. Check into your hotel in Luxor for the night.
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Day 8
Today, we drive you to the airport for our flight back home. It’s time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made. We hope you will enjoy your holiday. Do write and tell us how you enjoyed your holiday and give us your suggestions.

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