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Great Egypt 9 day tour with felucca cruise from Australia & New Zealand. Explore the highlights of Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, Philae Temple, and Karnak Temple. Sail the peaceful Nile for three nights from Aswan on a traditional felucca cruise from Aswan.
Begin your Egypt 9-day tour with Felucca cruise from Australia & New Zealand in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, and the Egyptian Museum. Board your sleeping train from Cairo to Aswan to begin your felucca ride from Aswan.
Enjoy sailing the peaceful Nile River on an authentic felucca sailboat exploring the mighty sights along the Nile valley. Explore the beautiful Temple of Philae and the twin Temple of Kom Ombo. Visit the Camel Market in Daraw. Travel by road to Luxor visiting Edfu Temple on your way to Luxor.
Discover the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings. Rove through the largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple. Visit the majestic Luxor Temple. Board your sleeper train from Luxor back to Cairo for the rest of your Egypt 9-day tour with a felucca from Australia & New Zealand.
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Arrival at Cairo International Airport. Meet and assist by our representative of “Egypt Best Vacations” who will help you through the arrival and visa regulations. Transfer to your hotel and the beginning of your Egypt 9 Day Tour With Felucca Cruise From Australia & New Zealand.
Your actual Egypt 9-day tour with felucca cruise from Australia & New Zealand begins when Egypt Best Vacations professional tour guide picks you up from your hotel to commence your tour to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and Saqqara.
Today, you will visit the Giza Plateau. Today’s tour includes the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure with the great Sphinx. The only ancient wonder which still remains (Khufu’s pyramid) awaits you. Are you ready to discover it from the inside? Today you will learn about the history of the pyramids, how they were constructed, and why they were constructed.
Then on to the first pyramid in history, the Step Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara. Saqqara is one of the most important and richest necropolises in Egypt. It was the cemetery of Memphis, the 1st capital city of United Egypt in 3200 BCE.
Transfer to Giza Railway to board your sleeper train to Aswan to begin your felucca cruise.
You’re going to spend the next two nights of your Egypt 9-day tour with felucca cruise from Australia & New Zealand, on board a Felucca River cruise.
Meet your guide at Aswan Railway to commence your tour. Explore the highlights of the beautiful City of Aswan such as the High Dam, one of the great engineering feats in the 1960s. Then proceed to the beautiful Temple of Isis at Philae Island. End your tour at the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk.
Board your Felucca Nile cruise. Enjoy the Nile landscape in Aswan while cruising.
Breakfast then set sail from Aswan to Daraw. Visit its famous Camel Market (every Saturday and Sunday). Daraw has one of the largest camel markets in Egypt. Most of the camels come in caravans from Sudan’s Darfur and Kordofan along the Darb Al Arba’een (Forty Days Rd) to just north of Abu Simbel before being trucked to Daraw. It is a picturesque sight and fascinating to see the trading; sometimes there are as many as 2000 camels.
Then set sail from Daraw toward Kom Ombo.
Breakfast and disembarkation. Travel to Kom Ombo to visit the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek together with the Crocodile Museum. This temple was built in the Ptolemaic period. Due to the conflict between Sobek and Horus, the ancient Egyptians felt it necessary to separate their temple spaces within one temple. The Kom Ombo Temple has two entrances, courts, colonnades, Hypostyle halls, and sanctuaries, one side for each god.
Transfer from Kom Ombo to visit the most intact temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Edfu Temple is one of the most striking and complete of ancient Egyptian temples and is dedicated to the worship of the god Horus. Situated on the western bank of the Nile, its construction began during the reign of Ptolemy III (246–221 BC) in 237 BC, but was completed in the reign of Ptolemy XII (80–51 BC) in 57 BC, 180 years later.
Then transfer to your hotel in Luxor for a free evening.
Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel, then visit the magnificent Valley of the Kings. Here, the pharaohs of the New Kingdom period were buried trying to be hidden from the Grave Robbers. There’re 65 tombs were discovered till now while Ramses VIII’s tomb is not found yet. Your guide will recommend the best three open tombs to visit.
From the Valley of the Kings to the unique Temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, who ruled Egypt for about 20 years as a sole pharaoh. You will end your tour at the Colossi of Memnon, which survived from the Temple of Amenhotep III.
Transfer back to your hotel.
Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning over Luxor
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel, then visit the largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple. Then proceed to the great Temple of Luxor. Both temples were dedicated to the Theban Triad; Amun, Mut and Khonsu.
Transfer to Luxor Railway to board your sleeper train to Cairo for the rest of your Egypt 9-day tour with felucca cruise from Australia & New Zealand.
From Giza Railway to explore the fantastic contents of the historical Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Hundreds of objects from all periods of Egypt’s past are displayed on the two floors of the museum.
From the museum to the Citadel of the Sunni Muslim leader Saladin, which was built in 1172 to protect Cairo against the Crusaders. The White Mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha is a prominent feature of the citadel. You will finish your tour today at the historical bazaar of Khan El-Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East.
Transfer to your hotel for a free evening in Cairo for last night of your Egypt 9-day tour with felucca cruise from Australia & New Zealand.
You will end your Egypt 9-day tour with felucca cruise from Australia & New Zealand with a transfer to Cairo Airport for final departure. It is really sad to leave, so ask our guides about your next adventure in Egypt.