Entrance fees to all mentioned sights in the itinerary.
All Tours and sightseeing of SIC Basis.
Return Airport and hotel transfers on SIC.
All luxury taxes and value added taxes.
Any International Air fares.
Departure taxes & VISA Handling fee.
Extra activity, meals & expenses.
Tips and gratitude to drivers, representatives, guides etc.
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Minimum of 02 persons required.
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Ashoka India Tours carries no insurance whatsoever for the tour participants. Hence it is advisable to get travel insurance by your own.
Mentioned special package rates are valid till 31st March 2022.
What to Expect
Tour Highlights: –
Sightseeing of Pyramids of Giza & The Sphinx
Sightseeing of Aswan
Sightseeing of Luxor
Sightseeing of Kom Ombo Temple & Temple of Horus
Day 1Arrive Cairo (Egypt)
Upon arrival at Cairo international airport you will be met by our Company representative and you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. Our Cairo head Rep will welcome you in the hotel and will discuss your tour plan. Later free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Cairo.
Day 2Cairo – Aswan (By night train)
After breakfast, our friendly expert Egyptologist guide will accompany you to visit to the The Pyramids of Giza and The Sphinx which was built 4600 years ago. Next visit to Saqqara which is located 25 km south of Cairo. Djeser’s (Zosser’s) Step Pyramid, (built 4700 years ago), dominates the horizon and is believed to have been the first attempt at pyramid construction by the ancient Egyptians, seeing that the first pyramid was built on Zosser’s Step Pyramid. Later board the night train to Aswan. Overnight on board.
Day 3Arrive Aswan & Check-in to Nile Cruise
Arrive at Aswan Railway Station and you will be met and transferred to your selected Nile Cruise Boat by our company Rep. After freshening up you can take a tour to Philae Temple which is a center of the cult of Isis, the island of Philae was an important place of pilgrimage for worshipers for a long time in the Christian era. From Philae, Isis was asked to keep an eye on the sacred island of Biga, one of the mythical burial sites of her husband Osiris. After the construction of the Aswan Dam, the island’s temples were partially submerged in water and visitors took sailing boats to view the remains. Then the Aswan High Dam, one of the largest dams in the world (360 feet high and over one and a half miles wide) was built to store the flood waters of the Nile in Lake Nasser. Overnight stay on the Nile Cruise Boat.
Day 4Nile Cruise
Enjoy your breakfast on board while cruising through Nile Cruise Boat. After that, visit Kom Ombo Temple and then continue sailing. Afterwards you’ll stop in Edfu to visit the Temple of Horus, the second largest temple in Egypt. Overnight stay on the Nile Cruise boat on your way to Luxor…
Day 5Reach Luxor by Nile Cruise
Enjoy your breakfast on board while cruising through Nile Cruise Boat. After that, visit the East Bank- (Karnak Temple: the main center of worship in ancient Egypt and Luxor Temple: has huge papyrus pillars and was dedicated to the god Amun. One of its fascinating aspects are the remains of an ancient Christian church and the Abu Haggag Mosque. Here three religions are represented at one place. Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight stay on the Nile Cruise boat in Luxor.
Day 6Arrive Luxor – Cairo (By night train)
Enjoy your breakfast on the Nile Cruise Boat. After that, visit the West Bank – Valley of the Kings: Remote, barren. This was the cemetery of the New Kingdom pharaoh. By digging their graves deep in the Theban Hills, the pharaohs of Tuthmosis I hoped to prevent robbers from stealing the priceless wealth buried with them. Valley of the Queens: Named by Champollion, it lies to the southwest of the Valley of the Kings and contains the tombs of several royal wives and children. Of the approximately 80 tombs that inhabit the valley, the most famous are the tombs of Queen Nefertari. Hatshepsut Temple: Against its harsh mountainous backdrop, Hatshepsut’s partially rock-cut mortuary temple in Deir el-Bahri is a breath-taking sight. Memnon’s Colossi: Two Statue of Amenhotep III First Monuments Most Visitors Visit on the West Bank. Later board the night train to Cairo. Overnight on board.
Day 7Arrive Cairo
Arrive at Cairo Railway Station and you will be transferred to your hotel by our company Rep. Next visit the famous Egyptian Museum where you will see many precious antiquities. Then on to the Islamic areas of Cairo, including the Citadel of Saladin, which houses the famous Alabaster Mosque of Muhammad Ali. You will then visit the Coptic area of Cairo where the Romans constructed the fortress of Babylon. Built on the ruins of two towers of the fort’s towers is the Church of St. Mary, commonly known as the Hanging Church. You will then go to St. Sergius where it is said to be the resting place for the Holy Family. Later back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Cairo.
After breakfast, transfer the guests to Cairo airport to board the flight for onward journey and tour terminates here but sweet memories remain for forever……