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Overland Luxor & Aswan - 2 Nts, 3 Dys

Overland Luxor & Aswan - 2 Nts, 3 Dys

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2 Nights, 3 Days

 

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Highlights

Luxor:

- Karnak Temple

- Luxor Temple

- Valley of the Kings (where Tutankhamun’s Tomb is)

- Temple of Hatshepsut

- Colossi Memnon

- Temple of Kom Ombo

- Necropolis of Thebes

Aswan:

- The High Dam

- The Philae Temple on Agilkia Island

- The Unfinished Obelisk.

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1 | CAIRO - ASWAN

Meals: Breakfast


You will be awakened early for the early morning flight to Aswan where your full day will start with visits to the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk at the granite quarries and Philae Temple. In the afternoon you will sail the Nile by felucca with views of the Nilometer, Elephantine Island and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Optionally, you
can visit Abu Simbel by air in the morning, and then see the Aswan sites in the afternoon. Abu Simbel, the two magnificent temples of Ramses II…is a magnificent site. You fly to Abu Simbel, take the shuttle bus at the airport for the 5-minute ride to the monuments, hear the lecture from the Egyptologists stationed at the monuments, return by bus to the airport for your return flight to Aswan. About 4 hours in total. Overnight at your hotel in Aswan.

 

DAY 2 | ASWAN - LUXOR

Meals: Breakfast


Today starts with a drive by private car to Luxor with stops at Edfu and
Kom Ombo on the way. The late afternoon will visit Temple of Luxor. Overnight in your hotel in Luxor.

DAY 3 | LUXOR - CAIRO

Meals: Breakfast

Another early morning, Visit Karnak Luxor, then you cross the Nile to the West Bank to visit the Valley of the Kings. The tour will include the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahary, and the Collossi of Memnon. Later you will be taken to the airport for your return flight to Cairo.

What is included?

- Airfare (Airport Transfer in Cairo Aswan, Airport Transfer in Luxor)
- Entry fees for all above mentioned
sightseeing as per itinerary
- The drive between Luxor and Aswan by A/C vehicle with 2 stops to visit Temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo on your way to Aswan.
- Airport Meet & Greet
- Local English-speaking guide (on
tours) and dedicated tour leader

- 5 Star Accomodation as follows:
(or Similar based on B.B)

Movenpick Aswan hotel, Steigenberger Luxor hotel

*Listed accomodation are an
indication, & are subject to change without notice.

What is NOT included?

- Entry Visa
- Tips/Gratuity - incl. tips for guide

Optional Activities

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Featured Cities

METROPOLITAN CAIRO

Cairo, Egypt’s sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. At its heart is Tahrir Square and the vast Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities including royal mummies and gilded King Tutankhamun artifacts. Nearby, Giza is the site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx, dating to the 26th century BC. In Gezira Island’s leafy Zamalek district, 187m Cairo Tower affords panoramic city views.

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IDYLLIC ASWAN

Aswan, a city on the Nile River, has been southern Egypt’s strategic and commercial gateway since antiquity. It contains significant archaeological sites like the Philae temple complex, on Agilkia Island near the landmark Aswan Dam. Philae’s ruins include the columned Temple of Isis, dating to the 4th century B.C. Downriver, Elephantine Island holds the Temple of Khnum, from the Third Dynasty.

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HISTORIC LUXOR

Luxor is a city in southern Egypt on the east bank of the Nile River. It stands on the site of ancient Thebes, the pharaohs' capital during the 16th and 11th centuries B.C. Today's city is surrounded by two massive, surviving ancient monuments: the graceful Luxor Temple and, a mile north, Karnak Temple. The Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens royal tombs are located on the river's west bank.

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THE GREAT ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria is an Egyptian Mediterranean port city. It was home to a lighthouse that was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, as well as a storied library, during the Hellenistic period. The library has been reborn as the disc-shaped, ultramodern Bibliotheca Alexandrina. There are also Greco-Roman ruins, old-world cafes, and sandy beaches in the city. Its seafront Qaitbay Citadel, built in the 15th century, is now a museum

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