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EGYPT'S HIDDEN TREASURES

"... could not have imagined a better tour of Egypt "

This 15 day tour is one of the most exciting that we have ever had the pleasure of offering. It provides a unique experience for the enthusiastic traveler. In addition to the "must see" sights of Egypt, many sites requiring special admission fees, as well as a number of sites that are closed to the general public are included in the price. Due to the cost of operating this tour it requires a minimum of two persons.

Itinerary
Day 1, Sunday - Cairo
Upon the arrival of your flight in Cairo about noon, you will be met by a Museum Tours representative who will assist you with your visa, baggage and customs. Our private van will then take you to your hotel located near the pyramids.
O/N - Giza

Day 2, Monday - Cairo
This morning you will visit the Giza Plateau exploring inside the Great Pyramid (special admission), the Solar Boat Museum (special admission) and the surrounding area. Then it's down to the Valley Templeof Kafra where we will have a private tour inside the Sphinx complex (closed to public). After lunch near the hotel you will have a private walking tour of the Giza Plateau, visiting a number of sites off the general tourist paths.
O/N - Giza

Day 8, Sunday - Lake Nasser
You will continue sailing to Aswan, visiting Amada (the oldest surviving Nubian Temple, containing some of the best preserved Nubian reliefs) and Dakka, dedicated to the god Thoth, along the way. Upon your arrival at Abu Simbel in the afternoon, you will explore the temples of Rameses II, moved at the time of the building of the Aswan High Dam. This evening enjoy the Sound and Light Show at Abu Simbel..
O/N - Cruise Boat

Day 9, Monday - Lake Nasser/Aswan/Luxor
After breakfast on board, you will fly to Aswan and then drive to Luxor, stopping at the Temples at Kom Ombo and Edfu along the way.
O/N - Luxor

Day 10, Tuesday - Luxor
Today you will drive to the West Bank and the Valley of the Queens where you will gain access to the tomb of Nefertari (special admission). Preserved through a grant from the Getty Foundation, this is perhaps the most beautiful tomb in Egypt. You will also visit the touching tombs of Khaemwaset and Amunherkhepresef, two young sons of Rameses III, before driving to see his mortuary temple at Medinet Habu.
O/N - Luxor

Day 3, Tuesday - Cairo
Today you will be driven south to visit Saqqara, where you will be allowed on a private tour inside the Step Pyramid (Closed to public) gaining access through the south, Late Period entrance. Then a short walk will take you to the tombs of Maya and Horemheb (special admission), the tomb of the brothers (special admission) and the Serrapeum (special admission) After lunch we will visit the Memphis outdoor museum before returning to the hotel.
O/N - Giza

Day 4, Wednesday - Cairo/Aswan
The entire day will be spent at the Egyptian Museum, where you will see the treasures of Tutankhamun and the Royal Mummy room (special admission). This evening you will fly to Aswan and transfer to your hotel.
O/N - Aswan

Day 11, Wednesday - Luxor
The morning will be spent on the West Bank, where you will visit the ancient workers village at Deir el Medina and the Valley of the Kings. Here you will visit the tomb of Tutankhamun (special admission), KV 9, the tomb of Rameses VI (special admission), the tomb of Seti I (special admission), as well as three additional tombs. The afternoon is free to explore or shop on your own. This evening we will visit Luxor Temple for an enchanting, after dark tour.
O/N - Luxor

Day 12, Thursday - Luxor
Today you will visit Deir el Bahri with Hatshepsut's Temple and the mortuary temple of Seti I. After lunch you will see several Nobles tombs.
O/N - Luxor

Day 13, Friday - Luxor/Cairo
All morning will be spent exploring Karnak temple, the worlds largest temple complex, where you will visit the outdoor museum (special admission) with the beautiful white chapel. This afternoon you will fly to Cairo and transfer to your hotel near the Egyptian Museum.
O/N - Cairo

Day 14, Saturday - Luxor/Cairo
Today is free. Revisit the Museum or head for a site not listed in the itinerary. YOur guide and van are at your disposal.
O/N - Cairo

Day 15, Sunday - Cairo
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Day 5, Thursday - Aswan
This morning you will visit Philae Temple, perhaps the most beautiful temple in Egypt. Later you will stop for a visit to the ancient granite quarry, with its New Kingdom inscriptions and unfinished obelisk. After lunch, enjoy a felucca ride with a visit to the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island. The evening is free to relax or shop on your own.
O/N - Aswan

Day 6, Friday - Aswan/Lake Nasser
This morning you board your cruise boat. After lunch on board you will take a short motorboat ride to visit Kalabsha Temple before the boat sets sail.
O/N - Cruise Boat

Day 7, Saturday - Lake Nasser
Today you will visit Wadi el Sabua temple as we continue sailing on Lake Nasser toward Abu Simbel. The temple is noted for its avenue of sphinxes, and was partly carved directly into the rock.
O/N - Cruise Boat

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