An 9 Day Cairo and Dahabiya Nile cruise vacation that has been meticulously planned and structured to provide visitors with one of the most memorable experiences they're ever likely to have. From the magnificent ancient pyramids, mosques and churches in Cairo, to the vast collection tombs and temple complexes scattered throughout the Nile Valley, your days are going to be filled with wonder and awe.
Cairo / Luxor / Aswan / Cairo
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A good package to explore Cairo and upper Egypt with an adventure way by embarking a dahabiya boat. The Dahabiya is the classical way to see the Nile.
experience a grand and luxurious dahabiya for a romantic and unforgettable way of travel.
Your private, Egyptologist guide provides undivided attention and an insider’s perspective of Upper Egypt.
The comprehensive tour allows you to skip the headache of arranging hotels, plane tickets, and lunch reservations.
Enjoy the Nile scenery at a leisurely pace while visiting the ancient Egyptian monuments along the way from Luxor to Aswan.
Enjoy overnight lodging, meals, and admission tickets in the tour price
Tour is suitable for all ages and all genders
When you arrive for your Cairo and Dahabiya Nile cruise adventure, our representative will meet you at the Airport and escort you to the prestigious Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa for a refreshing “welcome” drink and a hassle free check-in.
After you have checked in, our tour consultant will discuss your itinerary with you, and they will also discuss pick-up times for your various tours and transfers. This is also a great opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have. Once everyone is happy, our consultant will leave and you will have the remainder of the day to yourself.
ou will have time to enjoy a peaceful breakfast before your guide arrives to show you around the pyramids of Cairo. You will enjoy a private guided tour of Giza Plateau, which is home to spectacular pyramids of Mykerinus, Chefren, and Cheops. Your adventure will also take you to the Valley Temple and the Sphinx.
Your day’s adventure will wrap up at the Sakkara Complex, where you will find the Djoser Pyramid. This is the first pyramid ever created in this region.
After an enjoyable visit to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt, you will return to your hotel where you will be spending the night.
Day 3 of your 9 day tour of Cairo and Dahabiya Nile Cruise begins with another enjoyable breakfast in the hotel, and then you will be guided through a personal tour of the Egyptian Museum. Pay special attention to the Treasures Room, home to the vast amount of treasures recovered from the tomb of King Tutankhamen. You will discover a variety of ancient artifacts throughout the museum, and you can also purchase a ticket on site to visit the spectacular Mummy Room, complete with several real mummies on display.
You will enjoy lunch in an authentic Egyptian restaurant before traveling to the Saladin Citadel. You will find the Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque inside the citadel.
Next up is a tour of some amazing churches, including the Hanging Church. Ben Ezra Synagogue will also be covered.
The Khan El Khalili Bazaar will be your final destination for this day’s adventure. You will have the opportunity to shop while taking in a spectacular show of Egyptian culture.
After a wonderful day out, you will be driven back to your hotel where you will once again be spending the night.
Day four of the Cairo and Dahabiya Nile Cruise will begin with a drive from your hotel to the airport for your short flight to Luxor.
When you land in Luxor you will once again be met by your Egyptologist guide and a driver who will take you to visit the largest place of worship ever built, the magnificent Karnak Temple complex.
Ipet-isut is the ancient name for this temple and means “The Most Sacred of Places”. Karnak is actually a complex of temples that took more than two thousand years to complete. Generation after generation of Pharaohs worked on the complex. Enjoy a complete tour of the temple starting with the Hypostyle Hall which contains a virtual forest of giant pillars.
Next enjoy a casual lunch at a local restaurant before moving on to the Valley of the Kings. In the valley there are numerous magnificent tombs which are carved deep into the rock and filled with treasures and rich decorations to be used by the pharaohs in the afterlife.
Wrap up this day of sightseeing with the temple at El Deir El Bahary, a magnificent temple built for Queen Hatshepsut. She was the only female pharaoh and her temple rises from the plain in a series of terraces, and finally merges with the limestone cliffs around it. Next you will transfer to Esna where you will board and spend the night on your Dahabiya river boat.
The next leg of your Cairo and Dahabiya Nile Cruise journey will take you from Esna to Edfu where you will disembark for a horse carriage ride to the spectacular Temple of Horus. After this pleasant excursion, you will be taken to the remarkable Edfu souk where you can do some great shopping or simply stroll around taking in all the sights and sounds. Finally we move on until we reach the Speos of Hormoheb.
After exploring and taking plenty of pictures of this ancient chapel, dinner will be served on the site. This makes for a very special experience since the structure is not only right there in front of you, but it will also be illuminated. Spend the night on board the Dahabiya.
Day six of your Cairo and Dahabiya Nile Cruise tour package will see you sailing for Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Sobek. This fascinating complex actually consists of two temples, the one being a mirror image of the other. Since both were dedicated to two different gods, they had to be built identical in all aspects.
After touring these spectacular structures, you will then sail for a small and quiet Nile River island. Dinner will be served on the island which coincidentally is just a short distance from Aswan. Spend your night on the Dahabiya.
On day seven of your Cairo and Dahabiya Nile Cruise vacation you will have breakfast on board and then you will disembark for a tour of Aswan’s popular attractions such as the Temple of Philae and the charming Aswan souk.
Since this is the last day of your cruise, a special farewell dinner will be served, accompanied by some wonderful Oriental and Arabic music. Enjoy you last night on board.
After enjoying a good breakfast on board, you will disembark and one of our consultants will escort you to Aswan airport where you will then board your flight back to Cairo.
On arrival in Cairo you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel, where you will have the remainder of the day to yourself.
All good things must end, and unfortunately your Cairo and Dahabiya Nile cruise vacation must end too. Enjoy a lovely breakfast while you allow your mind to dwell on the many great experiences you’ve recently had, and promise yourself you’ll return. After breakfast you’ll be collected and taken to the airport for your flight home. Bid Cairo and Egypt farewell, and fly off into the sunset with memories you’ll cherish forever.
8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.
0 - 01.99 Free of Charge
2 - 05.99 pay 25% of tour price
6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.
Child pricing applies to children who share rooms with their parents (Max 2 Children in one Room)
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