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9 Days Egypt Jewels & Abu Simbel Sun Festival

Abu Simbel Sun Festival
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Location: Cairo - Aswan

Tour Highlights:
- Egypt Jewels & Abu Simbel Sun Festival

Hotels / Nile Cruise:
Accommodation Plan 5 stars: Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel- Dahabiya Rois- Seti, Nefertari Abu Simbel.

Itinerary

19 Feb: Arrive Cairo ‘Welcome to Egypt’
Arrival to Cairo airport, Upon you arrival you will find our representative waiting you with the sign of Ramasside tours, then you will be transferred by A/C car to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.

20 Feb: Pyramids and Cairo Sightseeing
Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then met by your personal guide who will accompany you to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus, famous Sphinx and Valley temple facing the great statue.

(Optional) Lunch at a good quality local restaurant. Then transfer to enjoy the Egyptian Museum, Treasures room for the child king Tutankhamen.

Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Continue driving to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s old bazaar. Back to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.

21 Feb: Fly Cairo to Aswan – Road to Abu Simbel
After breakfast, checkout from your hotel in Cairo and transfer to Cairo Airport for flight to Aswan. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel at Aswan for check in. At 23:00 check out from your hotel, then our representative will pick you up to witness the Man-made Solar Phenomenon of Abu Simbel. Twice a year – on October 22 and February 22.

22 Feb: Abu Simbel Sun Festival Day – Aswan
Enjoy the Sun Festival at Abu Simbel. The rays of the sun align on the sanctum sanctorum illuminating the Holiest of the Holy, a small room with four statues: Ptah, Amun-Ra, Ramesses, and Ra-Horakhty.

The sun shines on the last three status but leaves the statue of Ptah, the god of darkness, in shadow.

Outside the Temple you will enjoy performances by Nubian and Egyptian folklore groups. Later on you will be driven back to Aswan from Abu Simbel. Embark on board your 5 star luxury Dahabiya Rois Cruise, followed by a visit to Philae Temple. Return to the Dahabiya and overnight on board at Aswan

23 Feb: Dahabiya Rois – Sail to Kom Ombo Temple
Morning sail to Kom Ombo to visit the ptolemaic temple dedicated to the crocodile god sobek and the falcon-headed Horus, god of the morning sun. Sail to Edfu Temples with lunch and afternoon tea on board. Overnight at Edfu

24 Feb: Dahabiya Rois – Edfu – Sail to Luxor
In the morning you will visit the wonderfully preserved Temple of Edfu. your Nile Dahabiya will continue sailing to Esna, and passing the lock. Then Dahabiya will moor beside a Nile Island.

25 Feb: Dahabiya Rois – Luxor Sightseeing
This morning you will sail to luxor and visit the magnificent temple complex of Amon-Ra at Karnak, with its vast hypostyle hall of 137 columns, followed by the imposing Luxor Temple. Overnight moored in Luxor.

26 Feb: Dahabiya Rois – Fly Luxor to Cairo
Check out after breakfast on board, then your tour guide will escort you for an excursion to the West Bank to visit the great burial places of the Pharaohs – the Valley of the Kings – where Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922. Continue to see the Colossi of Memnon.

Later on you will be transferred to Luxor Airport for flight to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo Airport, you will be met and assisted at the airport then taken to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.

27 Feb: Cairo – Fly Back Home
Breakfast at your hotel, then you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for departure.

Includes

  • Free WIFI: Complimentary Wi Fi onboard most of our vehicles, free wifi zone in our chosen hotels and Nile cruises
  • Domestic flight Cairo/Aswan – Luxor/Cairo
  • Accommodation for 3 nights at Cairo hotel including breakfast & all taxes
  • Accommodation for 1 night at Aswan hotel including breakfast & all taxes
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on board Deluxe Dahabiya Rois on full board basis
  • All transfers by deluxe air condition vehicle
  • All sightseeing tours on the Dahabiya sharing cruise group Tour to Karnak Temples and Luxor Temple Tour to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon Tour to Kom Ombo Temple and Edfu Temple Tour to the Aswan Temple of Philae in Aswan Abu Simbel Sun Festival visit is included.
  • Tour Guide[/li]

Excludes

  • International Airfare.
  • Egypt entry visa; We can provide you with your visa upon arrival at your request.
  • Drinks and any personal expenses.
  • Tipping Kitty

More Information : Trip type By an air-conditioned vehicle
pick up time According to Cruise Liners Schedules, guarantee to return two hours before your departure times

Important note: We have spare (backup) coach available in all our tours so in case of any problem you will get the other coach in one mint

Payment policy: NO DEPOSIT REQUESTED
PAYMENT AT THE END OF THE TOUR AFTER YOU ARE SURE THAT YOU ENJOYED EVERY THING

Entry Visa info: Egyptian entry visa obtainable onboard the cruise before your pick up, that is operating by the Egyptian Immigration association for American, Canadian, Australian, British, German, Italian, French, Swiss, Austrian, Belgium, Dutch, Scandinavians and some other nationalities as well. It would be just stamp put into your passport.

Safety: Egypt is a safe destination. Crime in Egypt nearly does not exist. Security is good and there are specially trained Tourist Police
The buses move in convoys for protection. The Egyptian government take so much care of the tourism as it is the national source of income in Egypt. the tourist in Egyptis VIP person So the Egyptian police (not the ship) provide police cars, security, guards around all the buses This service is not by the ship or Sawa tours its provided for all the tourists that arrive to Egypt, make organized tours

Health Tips By Sawa: The only health hazard that you’re likely to come across is an upset stomach. The best way to avoid this is to make sure that you only drink bottled water, avoid ice and ice-cream and anything that may have been washed in tap water (salad). All fruit should be peeled before consumption. Milk is unpasteruized and should be boiled. Precautions should also be taken against prickly heat and sunstroke”

Prices

  All year round Christmas and Easter
price per person in dbl room $1450
Solo traveler $2175