Day 1 – AIRPORT OF ORIGIN – CAIRO
Departure according to flight plan.
Arrival, assistance and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2 – CAIRO
Breakfast. Departure for a panoramic visit to the Pyramids of Giza.
Our visit will consist of a panoramic view of the necropolis with a stop in front of each of the pyramids that make it up, Khufu, Khafra and Mencaura (Cheops, Khafre and Mycerinos), we will continue with the Valley Temple that Pharaoh Khafre ordered to be built and finally we will visit the sacred guardian of the entire enclosure: The Great Sphinx, half human, half lion.
Return to the hotel and accommodation.
Optional: Possibility of taking the optional visit to Memphis and Sakkara with lunch included in a local restaurant.
The city of Memphis was the first capital of the Old Kingdom when the country was unified. Founded by Narmer, it is now an open-air museum where, among other works, we can see a monumental statue of Ramses II in white limestone that originally measured 13 meters. Continuation of the visit to the Sakkara necropolis, which houses the most innovative and revolutionary tomb of the Old Kingdom, the step pyramid that Pharaoh Djoser ordered the architect Imhotep to build.
Day 3 – CAIRO
Breakfast. Free day at your disposal in which you can participate in optional visits.
Accommodation at the hotel.
Optional: Possibility of taking the optional full-day visit to the city with lunch included at a local restaurant. Includes a short tour of the Coptic Quarter. Continue to the Museum of Egyptian Art, which houses numerous statues, paintings, reliefs, funerary elements and many other objects from the time of the Pharaohs; the Mosque of Mohamed Ali Pasha, better known as the Alabaster Mosque; the Citadel of Salah El Din (Saladin, who was Sultan of Egypt), declared a World Heritage Site and the Grand Bazaar of Khan el Khalili where we can wander around to shop or have tea in a local cafe.
Day 4 – CAIRO – ABU SIMBEL – ASWAN
Breakfast. At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport and flight to Abu Simbel.
Visit to the majestic Temples of Abu Simbel (approximately 01h30min).
The temple of Abu Simbel, together with the temple of Nefertari forms the Abu Simbel complex, and was ordered to be erected by Pharaoh Ramses II, one in his own honor and another in that of his wife. They are one of the six temples built on rock in the Nubian area and had to be moved from their original location after the construction of the great Aswan Dam.
After the visit, we will return to Abu Simbel airport and continue our flight to Aswan.
Arrival, assistance and transfer to the motorboat where we will cruise along the Nile River.
Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 5 – ASWAN – KOM OMBO – EDFU
Full board. Departure to visit the Temple of Philae, built in honor of the goddess Isis and considered the jewel of the Nile. After the visit, we will take a felucca or motorboat ride along the Nile. (In case due to lack of time you cannot take place in Aswan, the tour will take place in Cairo or Luxor).
Navigation towards Kom Ombo.
Arrival and departure to visit the only temple in Egypt dedicated simultaneously to two gods, the crocodile-headed god Sobek and the falcon-headed god Haroeris.
Return to the motor ship, navigation and night on board.
Day 6 – EDFU – ESNA – LUXOR
Full board. Departure to visit the Temple of Edfu, erected in honor of the falcon-headed god Horus. The temple, located on the western bank of the Nile River, is one of the largest in Egypt and the best preserved to date. The inscriptions on its walls provide important information about language, mythology and religion during the Greco-Roman period.
Return to the motor ship and sail to Luxor, crossing the Esna lock.
Arrival in Luxor and departure to visit the Temple of Karnak, erected in honor of the god Amun and the main cult site in Egypt since the dynasties that made up the Empire. New; and which has, among others, a magnificent hypostyle hall 23 meters high that houses in its enclosure no less than 134 columns and the Temple of Luxor, smaller than that of Karnak and connected to it by an impressive avenue of sphinxes with ram's head, better known as the Avenue of the Sphinxes.
Return to the motor ship and overnight on board.
Day 7 – LUXOR
Desayuno. A la hora prevista, salida para finalizar las visitas de Luxor: El Valle de los Reyes, declarado por la Unesco Patrimonio de la Humanidad y que alberga la mayoría de las tumbas de los faraones del Imperio Nuevo. El Templo de la Reina Hatsehsup, que fue la primera mujer en ocupar la posición de faraón; el templo, situado en Deir El Bahari, es uno de los pocos templos construidos directamente en la roca y consta de varias terrazas que ejercían como vestíbulos para albergar a multitud de personas durante las festividades religiosas. Los Colosos de Memnon, gigantescas estatuas que representan al faraón Amenhotep III y que permanecen en posición sedente desde hace más de 3.500 años.
Traslado al hotel, cena y alojamiento.
Day 8 – LUXOR – DESTINATION AIRPORT
Breakfast. At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport and departure flight.
End of trip and our services.