Nile Dahabiya

Nile Dahabyia

13 Days / 12 Nights

Day 01: ArrivalCairo, "Ahlan Wa Sahlan"

Arrival at Cairo International airport; Representative will meet and assist you through customs, transfer by tourist vehicle to your luxury hotel. Check in Hotel,overnight Cairo.

Meals:N/A / Overnight: Hotel in Cairo.

Day 02:  Step Pyramid of Sakkara – Serapeum

Enjoy relish of your breakfast at hotel, welcome meeting with our professional Egyptologist, who will be with you during all tour trip, today we start ourJ ourney through the Egyptian history by guided tour to visit the step Pyramid of Sakkara  located south of modern Cairo, and explore the recently reopened Tombs of Serapeum, we continue visit Pyramidof Unas, whichis a smooth-sided pyramid built in the 24th century BC for the Egyptian pharaoh Unas, the ninth and final king of the Fifth Dynasty. or Pyramid of Teti,The Pyramid of Teti is a smooth-sided pyramid situated in the pyramid field atSaqqara in Egypt. It is historically the second known pyramid containing pyramid texts. Excavations have revealed a satellite pyramid, two pyramids of queens accompanied by cult structures, and a funerary temple. Back to hotel,free evening.

Meals: breakfast - Dinner / Hotel in Cairo

Day 03:  Pyramids of Giza - Sphinx - Fly to Luxor

Breakfast,checkout hotel, start our visit to Great Pyramid of Giza to Enjoy all parts of Pyramids, mixed with special life time photos. Considered to be the only remaining wonder of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Pyramid complex stands on the Giza plateau and rises from the desert as a bonfire of strength,inspiration, history & loads of mystery. The Sphinx stands there guarding the Plateau with a body of a lion and head of a human being that comes from a great wisdom that the protectors of the Land should enjoy the wisdom of men and physical power of the lion king, transfer to Cairo airport for short flight to Luxor, arrive Luxor, meet and assist, transfer to private Dahabiya Cruise,Embarkation, Dinner, overnight.  

Meals: breakfast –Dinner / Overnight: Dahabiya Cruise boat.

Day 04:  Karnak Temple – Temple of Mut – Luxor Temple

Breakfast on board Dahabiya Cruise, afternoon start guided tour to Karnak Tempe, It has an amazing entrance “Pylon” built by king Ramses II; anciently; the entrance of that complex was exclusively for the Pharaohs, priests and some of the official’s ones. Now it is one of the top visited sights in Egypt. On the same bank of the Nile "East Bank"; we will visit "Karnak Temples" This gigantic temple complex & the largest ancient religious site in the world. A large religious center consisting of temples, chapels, obelisks, sanctuaries, the sacred lake and the impressive Hypo-style Hall of 134 enormous column. Explore the Mut Temple,the Contra Temple, and Temples A, B, C, and D (Fazzini, 1983, p. 18).Surrounding the Mut Temple proper, on three sides, is a sacred lake called the Isheru. evening time, start exploring Luxor Temple, and work with the brilliance of the human body called The Temple of Man’.   Here we are able to see that this temple is built like a human body--the outer layers represent the feet and as we move deeper into the temple, we move towards the head, where the holy of hollies, the inner sanctuary is located. This is a wonderful place to focus on physical healing. As you walk through the body of this temple, notice how your body feels and re-member radiant health. Awaken the parts of you that are sleeping, activate divinity codes and turn on your inner light.

Meals: breakfast –Lunch - Dinner / Overnight: Dahabiya Cruise boat. 

Day 05: Dendera– Garagos Village for pottery manufacturing – Hathor temple

Breakfast,today we start our Trip to to Denderah to explore Dendera Temple Complex covers an area of 40,000 square meters (sq.ft.), and is surrounded by a large mud-brick wall. Within this enclosure a re various structures, including the Temple of the Birth of Isis, a Roman mammisi (attributed either to the reign of Trajan or Nero), a sanatorium, and a sacred lake. It was made famous by a carving that many believe depicts an electrical light-bulb. Nevertheless, the most impressive part of the temple complex is undoubtedly the Temple of Hathor.  The Temple of Hathor was largely constructed during the Late Ptolemaic period, specifically during the reign of Ptolemy XII and Cleopatra VII. Later additions were made during the Roman period. Although built by a dynasty of rulers who were not native Egyptians themselves, the design of this temple has been found to be in accordance to that of other classical Egyptian temples, with the exception of the front of the hypo-style hall, which,according to an inscription above the entrance, was constructed by the EmperorTiberius.on way back to Luxor we visit Village of Garagos to enjoy watching Pottery Manufacturing and Lunch with Egyptian families. Back to Luxor,

Meals: breakfast –Lunch - Dinner / Overnight: Dahabiya Cruise. 

Day 06: Valley of kings – Deir El Medina – Tombs of Nobles

Breakfast on board Dahabya, today we start our tour by visiting "The Valley of The Kings"considered as the royal cemetery with 64 tombs, and is located on the west bank at Luxor. The only entrance to this place was a long narrow winding path. This was a secret place, where sentries were placed at the entrance of the Valley, as well as along the top of the hills, in the hopes of discouraging tomb robbers, who had in the past plundered all royal tombs, including the treasures of the Pyramids. A secret chamber inside a royal scribes tomb shows that his muse was, apparently, a primate.The tomb is beautifully decorated and probably dates to the Ramess side period," he said, referring to the span from 1292 to 1069 B.C. "The owner of the tomb is Khonsu, who has the title of the royal scribe. Then,exploring Deir El MedinaDeir el-Medina is among the most important archaeological sites in Egypt because of the wealth of information it provides on the daily life of the people who lived there. Serious excavation at the site was begun in 1905 AD by the Italian archaeologist Ernesto Schiaparelli and furthered by a number of others throughout the 20th century CE with some of the most extensive work done by French archaeologist Bernard Bruyere between 1922-1940 AD. At the same time Howard Carter was bringing the treasures of the royalty to light from Tutankhamun’s tomb,Bruyere was uncovering the lives of the working people who would have created that final resting place. Lunch, then visit to visit Valley of the Nobles is located on the West bank of Luxor,and extends over a huge surface area to the South of the Valley of the Kings. 

The Valley of the Nobles site includes nearly 500 tombs of Theaban nobles and high officials. While the royal tombs were hidden away in an isolated valley, the Tombs of the Nobles were dug in the mountain overlooking the river Nile, as they wouldn’t have contained even a fraction of the royal treasure. With somany wondrous tombs in the area, it is advisable to visit certain key places of interest. Start sailing to Esna via Esna Lock

Meals: breakfast –Lunch - Dinner / Overnight: Dahabiya Cruise boat 

Day 07:Esna Temple.

Breakfast,we explore one of most well decorated temple, The temple of Esna is primarily dedicated to Khnum (a god of the Nile who moulded the “ka”on his potters wheelbut was also dedicated to a number of other deities, most notably Neith (the ancient goddess of war and weaving) and Heka ( the personification of magicSatet (agoddess of the Nile) and Menhet (the lion goddess who was the wife of Khnum at Esna). On the northern wall of the hall the pharaoh is depicted catching wild birds – symbolically representing him subduing evil spirits. At the east corner there is a strange hymn to Khnumin which the name of the god is written using the hieroglyph of a crocodile. At the opposite corner the hymn is repeated but with the name of the god written with the more traditional ram head. The decorations also include a number of calendars and the ceiling is decorated with Egyptian astronomical figures on the northern side and Roman zodiacal signs on the southern side. sail to Kom Ombo Via Edfu

Meals: breakfast –Lunch - Dinner / Overnight: Dahabiya Cruise boat.

Day 08:Kom Ombo temple.

Breakfast on board, sail to Kom Ombo, arrive, evening visit "Kom Ombo Temple or Sobek Temple"which is well known for its perfect symmetry, Temple of Kom Ombo nestles on a jutting headland overlooking the Nile. Commissioned by Ptolemy VI in the 1st century BC, the structure was later expanded by other rulers, then largely fell into decay before French archaeologists restored it in the late 19th century.Inspect the detailed friezes and hieroglyphs on the walls of the temple,dedicated to gods Horus and Sobek, or view the hundreds of preserved crocodile mummies displayed at the onsite museum. After this magnificent trip. Back to Dahabiya

Meals: breakfast –Lunch - Dinner / Overnight: Dahabiya Cruise boat .

Day 09:Aswan –Felucca sail.

Enjoy breakfast on board, sail to Aswan the favorite city in Egypt, simple of peaceful and beautiful city, afternoon, enjoy sailing on the Nile in our traditional sailing Felucca, around islands in the Nile, and watch the beauty of Aswan.

Meals: breakfast –Lunch - Dinner / Overnight: Dahabiya Cruise boat .

Day 10:Aswan – Philae temple.

Guided day trip in Aswan, visit the "Philae Temple" or as known "The Temple of Goddess Isis, it was mainly built to honor the goddess Isis, this was the last temple built in the classical Egyptian style.Construction began around 690 BC, and it was one of the last outposts where the goddess was worshiped, enjoy sailing on the Nile in our traditional sailing Felucca, around Elephantine islands, Evening flight back to Cairo,arrive Cairo, Transfer to Hotel, check in, overnight.

Meals:breakfast / Overnight: Hotel in Cairo.

Day 11: TheEgyptian Museum – Khan El Khalili.

Breakfasts,afternoon visit "The Egyptian Museum"holding the worlds most extensive collection of Pharaonic antiquities; no visit to Egypt is complete without a trip through its galleries. the majority of the collection focused on the Pharaonic era. The museum houses approximately 160,000 objects covering 5,000 years of Egypt past, after enjoying the Egyptian Museum, we continue to explore the Islamic area at Khan El Khalili Bazaar to enjoy the local area and taste tea with mint, back to hotel, for overnight. 

Meals:breakfast / Overnight: Hotel in Cairo.

Day 12:Islamic Cairo – Sultan Hassan – Refa’i Mosque.

Breakfast,start tour visiting The Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan isa monumental mosque and madrassa locatedin the historic district of Cairo, Egypt. It was built between 1356 and 1363 during the Bahri Mamluk period, commissioned by Sultan an-Nasir Hasan. The mosque was considered remarkable for its massive size and innovative architectural components, and isstill considered one of the most impressive historic monuments in Cairo today. Al-Refai, Al-Refai, and named in English the Royal Mosque is located in Midan al-Qala, adjacent to the Cairo Citadel. It is the Khedival Mausoleum of the Royal Family of Muhammad Ali Pasha. The building is located opposite the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, which dates from around 1361, and was architecturally conceived as a complement to the older structure.This was part of a vast campaign by the 19th century rulers of Egypt to both associate themselves with the perceived glory of earlier periods in Egypt Islamic history and modernize the city. The mosque was constructed next to two large public squares and off of several European style boulevards constructed around the same time.

Meals:breakfast / Overnight: Hotel in Cairo.

Day 13: Cairo.

Breakfast at Hotel, Checkout, transfer to Cairo Airport for final departure.

Meals: Breakfast.

Tour Includes:

  • Meet and assist at all airports in Egypt.
  • Private transfers and transportation by A/C tourist vehicles. 
  • accommodation in Cairo at 05 stars hotel.
  • Accommodation on Board Dahabiya Cruise.
  • Accommodation In Aswan at 05 stars hotel.
  • Domestic flights Cairo/Luxor - Aswan/Cairo.
  • Egyptology Tourist Guide throughout Tour. 
  • Entrance fess to all sites mention in itinerary.
Tour Excludes:
  •  Entry Visa to Egypt.
  • international flight tickets.
  • travel and health insurance.
  • Meal, other than listed ones.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, Drinks, etc.)
  • Gratitude (Recommended)