Itinerary of Cairo Nile cruise tour 9 days 8 nights Egypt
Day 1 of Cairo Nile cruise tour: Cairo
Cairo Nile cruise tour includes 4 nights Nile cruise tour and 4 nights tours in Cairo. In fact, Cairo Nile cruise tour starts by arrival at Cairo airport. Meet & assist by our representative through the formalities and customs. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight will be at the hotel.
Cairo Nile cruise tour day 2: Cairo
Breakfast will be at the hotel. It will be before we start Cairo Nile cruise tour day 2. The day will be a full day tour to visit Sakkara, 28 Km southern to Giza. Over there you will also visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser. In fact, the pyramid is the first one which built in Egypt. And then, we head to Memphis, the first capital of Egypt. Over there you will see the huge statue of King Ramses II lying on the ground losing his arm. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. And then, we continue to Giza to visit the Great Pyramid of Cheops which built by manual labor.
In fact, the pyramid is the largest of the three main Pyramids. Moreover, it is the only survivor of the Seven Great Wonders of the Ancient World. Cairo Nile cruise tour also includes visit of Pyramid of Chephren. In fact, the pyramid is the best which preserved of the three pyramids. And then we will also visit the Pyramid of Mycerinus. Cairo Nile cruise tour also includes visit of the Great Sphinx of Giza. In fact, the Sphinx is a marvelous sight which carved out of a natural rocky outcrop. Furthermore, the lion’s body stretching 45 m, with its paws 15 m long. Overnight will be also at the hotel.
Cairo Nile cruise tour day 3: Cairo
Breakfast will be also at the hotel. It will be before we start Cairo Nile cruise tour day 3. The day will be a full day tour to the world famous Egyptian Museum. In fact, the museum features 100,000 objects covering 4,000 years of ancient Egyptian civilization. The objects also include of course the treasures of Tutankhamen. Lunch will be also at a local restaurant. And then, we will visit the Citadel of Salah El Din, built between 1176 and 1182 A.D. The Citadel fortress indeed provides a panoramic view of Cairo from the Moqattam hills. Furthermore, the Citadel complex includes the Alabaster Mosque of Muhammad Ali.
Cairo and Nile cruise tour also includes a visit to Old Cairo. Over there, we will visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. We will also have a look at Amr Ibn El Aas Mosque. In fact, the mosque is the first mosque built in Egypt. Continue to Khan El khalili Bazaars which date back to the fourteenth century. We will then be back to the hotel. Overnight will be also at the hotel.
Gala dinner on a cruising restaurant down the Nile. The cruise sails for 02 hours including belly dancer show. Moreover the program also includes folklore show, horse dancing show and based on open buffet dinner.
Cairo Nile cruise tour day 4: Cairo – Luxor (Nile cruise)
Breakfast will be also at the hotel. It will be before we start Cairo Nile cruise tour day 4. Transfer to Cairo airport for departure to Luxor. Upon arrival Luxor, there will be meeting and assist by our representative at the airport. And, then there will be transfer by a private coach to the Nile cruise. Embarkation will be before lunch. Lunch will be on the cruise board. And then, we will tour the awe inspiring Luxor temple. In fact, the temple founded in 1400 BC and built with sandstone from the Gebel el-Silsila area.
The area located in south-western Egypt. And then, we will continue to visit Karnak Temple. The temple comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings. Building at the complex began in the reign of Sesostris I in the Middle Kingdom. It continued into the Ptolemaic period. And then, we will be back to the cruise. Dinner and overnight will be on the cruise board.
Optional Tour: Sound & Light Show at Karnak temple.
Cairo Nile cruise tour day 5: Luxor – Edfu
Breakfast will be on the cruise board. It will be before we start Cairo Nile cruise tour day 5. And then, we cross to the west bank of the Nile to visit the Colossi of Memnon. The two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For the past 3400 years (since 1350 BC) they stood in the Theban necropolis, across the River Nile. And then, we will go to the Valley of Kings and Queens. There, we will visit Hatshepsut Temple. The temple located beneath the cliffs at Deir el Bahari on the west bank of the Nile. It is near to the Valley of the Kings. The mortuary temple dedicated to the sun god Amon-Ra. Moreover, it located next to the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II. Lunch will be on the cruise board. Sail to Edfu through Esna lock. Dinner and overnight will be also on the cruise board.
Cairo Nile cruise tour day 6: Edfu – Kom Ombo – Aswan
Breakfast will be also on the cruise board. It will be before we start Cairo Nile cruise tour day 6. And then, we will visit Edfu’s beautiful preserved Horus temple. The temple is the best which preserved of all large Egyptian temples. It built by the Ptolemy’s. Lunch will be on the cruise board while sailing to Kom Ombo. In Kom Ombo, we will visit the temple of Sobek, the crocodile god. The temple situated on the riverbank. And then, we will sail to Aswan. Today, we will enjoy a sumptuous Oriental Dinner. The dinner includes dance all night away. It also includes Egyptian folklore Party. Overnight will be on the cruise board.
Cairo Nile cruise tour day 7: Aswan
Breakfast will be also on the cruise board. It will be before we start Cairo Nile cruise tour day 7. And then, we will view the Aswan High Dam. The dam is an embankment dam. It situated across the Nile River in Aswan. And then, we will visit the Unfinished Obelisk. The obelisk located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan. Archaeologists are unsure which pharaoh created this structure. It is one third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. Lunch will be on the cruise board. PM, we will sail by traditional Nile Felucca to visit Elephantine Island. We will also visit Philae Temple at Philae Island. Philae Island was a rocky island in the middle of the River Nile, south of Aswan. It called in Hieroglyphic “Apo” which means Ivory. Dinner and overnight will be on the cruise board.
Cairo Nile cruise tour day 8: Aswan – Cairo
Breakfast will be on the cruise board before disembarkation. Transfer to Aswan airport for departure to Cairo. Upon arrival Cairo airport, there will be meeting and assist by our representative. Transfer to hotel in Cairo. Overnight will be at the hotel.
** Optional Tour: Excursion to Abu Simbel temples either by private coach or by domestic flight.
Abu Simbel temples are 300 km southwest of Aswan. In fact, Abu Simbel complex is a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. It known as the “Nubian Monuments” and runs from Abu Simbel downriver to Philae. Furthermore, The twin temples originally carved out of the mountainside. It was during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II in the 13th century BC. They are a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari. In fact, it was to commemorate his alleged victory at the Battle of Kadesh. Furthermore, it was also to intimidate his Nubian neighbors. The complex relocated in its entirety in 1968. It is now on an artificial hill. The hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir.
Cairo Nile cruise tour day 9: Cairo – Your destination
Breakfast will be at the hotel. Transfer to Cairo airport for the departure to your destination.
- Meet & assist at Cairo, Luxor and Aswan airports.
- 4 nights accommodation at 4 stars hotel in Cairo on Bed & Breakfast basis.
- 4 night accommodation on 5 stars Nile cruise on full board basis (breakfast, dinner and breakfast).
- Sightseeing as per as the above mentioned itinerary.
- All transportation by private air conditioned coach.
- All entrance fees of the above mentioned sites.
- Private guide speaks your language.
- Domestic flight ticket Cairo/Luxor – Aswan/Cairo on Egypt Air.
- Lunches during tours in Cairo local restaurant.
- Fully escorted by our representative.
- Entry visa at Cairo airport if it required. Rate is 25 USD per person.
- Any personal expenses.
- Drinks during the meals.
- All tours are private. We don’t handle Seat-In-Coach tours.
- Our guides speak most of languages.
- Vegetarian foods are available.
- We can amend the tour to match up with your requirements.
- For 5 stars hotel quotation, please contact us or fill in the right-side form.