Egypt
Location
8 days
Duration

The Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Most of its territory of 1,010,000 square kilometers (390,000 sq mi) lies within the Nile Valley of North Africa and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba to the east, the Red Sea to the east and south, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west.

With over 86 million inhabitants, Egypt is one of the most populous countries in Africa and the Middle East, and the 15th-most populated in the world. The great majority of its people live near the banks of the Nile River, an area of about 40,000 square kilometers (15,000 sq mi), where the only arable land is found. The large regions of the Sahara Desert, which constitute most of Egypt’s territory, are sparsely inhabited. About half of Egypt’s residents live in urban areas, with most spread across the densely populated centres of greater Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities in the Nile Delta.

Egypt has one of the longest histories of any modern state, having been continuously inhabited since the 10th millennium BC. Its monuments, such as the Giza Necropolis and its Great Sphinx, were constructed by its ancient civilization, which was one of the most powerful of its time and one of the first six civilizations to arise independently in the world. Its ancient ruins, such as those of Memphis, Thebes, Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings outside Luxor, are a significant focus of archaeological study and popular interest from around the world. Egypt’s rich cultural legacy, as well as the attraction of its Red Sea Riviera, have made tourism a vital part of the economy, employing about 12 percent of the country’s workforce.

The economy of Egypt is one of the most diversified in the Middle East, with sectors such as tourism, agriculture, industry and services at almost equal production levels. Egypt is considered to be a regional and middle power, with significant cultural, political, and military influence in North Africa, the Middle East and the Muslim world.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Cairo International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 4 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Airfare Accommodations
Meal Sightseeing
Local transportation Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity
1

Day 1

Arrive at Cairo international Airport, meet, assist by our representative then transfer to your hotel & check-in. Overnight at hotel.
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Day 2

After breakfast check out from the hotel. Visit the pyramids of Giza and sphinx, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Continue to the perfume shops, Cotton Shop where you will have some time for shopping. Then visit the Egyptian museum Where you will have the chance to see the treasures of king Tut ankh Amun. Evening transfer to Giza station to board the sleeping train to Aswan.

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Day 3

 Arrive at Aswan Station, meet, assist by our representative and then transfer on-board M/S RAII (5*) cruise ship (3 nights Nile cruise). Visit the Philae Temple, High Dam. 13:00 hrs: lunch on board. Dinner and overnight on-board.
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Day 4

Visit the Temple of Kom Ombo. Lunch onboard. Dinner & Overnight onboard.
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Day 5

Sail to Esna, Pass the ‘Lock’. See how the water levels are adjusted to allow ships to sail towards Luxor while the ships going the other direction wait! (Please note that there are often ‘traffic jams’ at the Esna Lock.
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Day 6

 Disembarkation after Breakfast, cross to the West Bank and Visit the Royal Tombs at the Valley of the Queens, Dier El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon. Proceed to Luxor station to board the sleeping train to Cairo. Dinner and overnight on board.
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Day 7

 Arrive Giza station, Meet & assist then. Visit Old Cairo (Hanging Church, Abu Sirga, synagogue then Amr Ebin El Aas). Overnight at the hotel.
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Day 8

After breakfast check out from the hotel then transfer to Cairo airport for final departure. 

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