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Essence of Egypt & Dahabiya Nile cruise in 7 days. Unveil Egypt’s Essence: Dive into 7 Days of Nile Dreams and Ancient Majesty. Explore the highlights of Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan. Sail the peaceful Nile like a pharaoh for three nights on a luxury small boat, Dahabiya Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Imagine waking up to the sun glinting off the Nile’s gentle waves, onboard your traditional Dahabiya cruise boat.
Begin your Essence of Egypt & Dahabiya Nile cruise in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza and the fabulous contents of the Egyptian Museum. Discover the first pyramid in history, the Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, and the magnificent Citadel of Saladin.
Fly from Cairo to Aswan to begin your 3-night Dahabiya Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Discover the beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan. Explore the most intact temple in Egypt, the Temple of Edfu. Discover the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings and the impressive Karnak Temple.
Bidding farewell to Luxor’s magic, you hop on a short flight back to bustling Cairo, where the remaining chapters of your 7-day Egyptian adventure unfold! Buckle up for thrilling discoveries from ancient wonders to modern marvels, all waiting to be unveiled in the vibrant Cairo landscape.
Arrival at Cairo International Airport includes a warm welcome and assistance from our “Egypt Best Vacations” representative, who will guide you through the arrival process and visa regulations. Enjoy a transfer to your hotel, where you will have leisure time to relax.
Your 7-day Egyptian expedition, the Essence of Egypt & Dahabiya Nile Cruise, blasts off right now! Get ready to unravel pharaoh’s secrets, soak in Nile’s timeless embrace, and dance under starlit skies. Let the magic begin!
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 back to your hotel.
The following four days of your 7-day Essence of Egypt & Dahabiya Nile cruise will be spent aboard a Dahabiya, exploring the River Nile. So, we will transfer you to Cairo Airport to fly to Aswan to begin your 3-night Dahabiya Nile River cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Meet your guide just outside the arrival terminal at Aswan Airport to commence your tour.
Explore the highlights of the beautiful City of Aswan such as the High Dam, one of the great engineering feats of the 1960s. Then proceed to the beautiful Temple of Isis at Philae Island. This temple was built during the Greco-Roman era and, was dedicated to Isis, goddess of Love and Magic in ancient Egypt. You will end your tour at the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk.
Transfer to your Dahabiya Nile cruise. Set sail to Kom Ombo to overnight there.
Visit the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek together with the Crocodile Museum at Kom Ombo. Kom Ombo Temple was built during the Greco-Roman period. It was built over the ruined temple of the New Kingdom. The temple began during the time of Ptolemy V and was completed by the time of Emperor Tiberius. The emperors Domitian, Caracalla, and others added to the temple. So it took about 400 years to finish.
Enjoy a short visit to the Crocodile Museum begore you go back to your Dahabiya Nile River cruise to set sail to Edfu to overnight there.
Take a horse and carriage to visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu. The Temple of Horus in Edfu is the most intact temple in Egypt and one of the most beautiful temples built during the Greco-Roman period. The temple is very intact, none of its elements are missing but the Sacred Lake and two obelisks. The Temple of Edfu is fully inscribed with reliefs and hieroglyphs on its exterior and interior walls.
Take your carriage back to your Dahabiya River Nile cruise to set sail to the lock of Esna. Go through the lock and continue sailing to Luxor. Overnight in Luxor.
Disembarkation. Visit the magnificent Valley of the Kings, where the pharaohs of the New Kingdom period were buried. Then proceed to the unique Temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, who ruled Egypt for about 20 years as a sole pharaoh. Continue to the giant Colossi of Memnon of Amenhotep III.
Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant then proceed to the Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. Both two temples were dedicated to the Theban Triad of Amun, Mut and Khonsu. Bid farewell to Luxor’s majestic Nile embrace, as a short flight whisks you back to Cairo. But fear not, for your 7-day Egyptian odyssey is far from over! Cairo, with its pulsating energy and hidden treasures, awaits to unveil its vibrant charms, adding a thrilling contrast to your Nile’s serenity.
Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon over Luxor
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 defend Cairo against the Crusaders. The White Mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha is a prominent feature of the Citadel. You will finish your tour at the historical bazaar of Khan El-Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East.
Conclude your 7-day Essence of Egypt & Dahabiya Nile cruise with a transfer to Cairo Airport for your departure. While bidding farewell is always bittersweet, feel free to inquire with our guides about your next exciting adventure in Egypt.