Today after breakfast explore the ancient Egypt with a visit to the famous Pyramids. The Great Pyramid of Cheops which was built by manual labor, is the largest of the three main Pyramids and is the only survivor of the Seven Great Wonders of the Ancient World, the Pyramid of Chephren, which is the best preserved, and the Pyramid of Mycerinus. Nearby see the Sphinx, a marvelous sight carved out of a natural rocky outcrop, the lion's body stretching 45m, with its paws 15m long. Visit Egyptian Museum it houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America including objects from pre dynastic times through Egypt's early Islamic era. Later visit Khan El Khalili Bazaars, located in the heart of Islamic Cairo, this busy and colorful open-air bazaar is filled with unique and exotic items from spices and perfumes to jewelry and souvenirs. Later transfer to the railway station to broad the train to Aswan. (Train departs Cairo at 20:00. and arrives Aswan at 08:15. (next day)). Overnight on board the train.
Breakfast on board the train. On arrival at Aswan station, you are greeted by our local representative. Visit the High Dam of Aswan, the pride of Egypt and an ideal spot for a panoramic view of Aswan. This is where Egypt ends and Nubia begins. We then take you to see the Temple of Philae, which was built for the Goddess Isis. After the city tour, we take you to the cruise centre to board your cruise. After the visit transfer to Nile cruise for check-in. Overnight on board the cruise, Aswan.
After breakfast on board, visit The Temple of Kom Ombo a magnificent Ptolemaic construction dedicated jointly to Sobek the Crocodile God & Haroeris the God of Medicine. The temple also called Temple of the Two Gods is known for its twin entrances, halls & sanctuaries. Sculpted wall reliefs showcase the ancient surgical tools, bone-saws & dental instruments. Later, sail to Edfu & visit the Temple of Horus the best preserved Ptolemaic cult temple dedicated to the Falcon Headed God Horus. And then sale to Luxor where your cruise docks for the night. Overnight on board the cruise, Luxor.
After breakfast on board, we take you to explore the West Bank of Luxor. We proceed deep into the desert to discover the Valley of Kings. This is the place where generations of pharaohs and nobles were buried in great splendor, housed in crypts cut into the cliffs. The treasures of the burial chambers of great kings and queens have long been looted by ancient Egyptians and visitors over many centuries. Yet, there is magic in the tombs of the great kings with their imposing architecture and marvelous paintings. Even after over 5,000 years, the paintings retain their original colours and tell the story of civilization gone by. On our return, we take a photo-stop at the Colossi of Memnon. These two giant statues are all that remain of the mortuary temple of Amenophis III. Also visit the Karnak Temple and the Luxor Temple. Overnight on board the cruise, Luxor.
After breakfast check-out. Free time until transfer to Luxor airport to board he light to Sharm El Sheikh. On arrival at Sharm El Sheikh Airport, you are greeted by local representative and transfer to hotel for check-in. Rest of day at leisure. (In case of late flight Luxor/ Sharm, we can arrange a day use at hotel against additional charge). Overnight at your choice of hotel in Sharm El-Sheikh.
After breakfast check-out & transfer to the bus station to boar the Super Jet Bus to Cairo (503 km / 6 hrs). On arrival at Cairo transfer to the hotel & check-in. Overnight at your choice of hotel in Cairo.