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Cheops Treasures Trip

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Duration

9 nights / 10 days

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Tour Schedule

Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday

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Tour Type

Luxury

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Languages

English

Overview

Luxury 10 days trip, visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza including Entrance to Cheops Pyramid and Solar Boat, Egyptian Museum which Houses many Treasures for Tut Ankh Amun, Salah El Din Citadel, Cruising the River Nile between Luxor and Aswan and the commanding twin temples of Ramses II and his wife, Queen Nefertari.

Elegant accommodations, expert guides, deluxe transporters, including domestic flights

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cairo - site of the iconic pyramids of Giza, Sakkara to see the famous Step Pyramid, the first stone structure of its kind ever built and incomparable Egyptian Museum of Antiquities - the greatest repository of ancient artifacts in the world, from the famed treasures of King Tutankhamon
  • 5 star Nile Cruiser – Cruising the legendary Nile onboard 5* Luxury Air conditioned vessel for your journey among the ancient history between Luxor and Aswan
  • Luxor West Bank - discover incomparable Valley of the Kings, Explore Queen Hatchepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon
  • Luxor East Bank - Explore Luxor Temple with its Avenue of Sphinxes, and massive Karnak Temple with its soaring hypostyle hall and labyrinthine passageways one of the most important religious centers of ancient Egypt
  • Aswan - visit the famous High Dam, take leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island to explore the majestic Philae temple of devotion to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor, and the massive Unfinished Obelisk, still resting on its side in the stone quarries of ancient Egypt and wander around the colorful souqs
  • Abu Simbel Temples – one of the most impressive ancient sights of Egypt, there are two temples, the Great Temple, dedicated to Ramesses II himself, and the small Temple, dedicated to his chief wife Queen Nefertari. The Temple rescued much more recently from the rising waters of Lake Nasser. Abu Simbel is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival to Cairo

Meet and assist by Pioneer Trips representative before Immigration area to finalize all your arrival formalities and will escort you to your Luxury Nile facing hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle.
Upon arrival top the hotel, representative will assist you for smooth check-in and review your program itinerary and pick-up time for next day.

Overnight at the hotel in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 2: Pyramids and Sakkara sightseeing

After breakfast, transfer to the Giza Plateau where you begin with the visit of Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt. Continue to Sakkara, a few km west to Memphis, containing tombs of Old kingdom royalty and nobility. View the step pyramid of Zoser, Dating back to 2650 BC.

Lunch in Mena House Marriott Garden overlooking the Great Pyramid serving Egyptian or International cuisines

After lunch, visit the Great Pyramids of Giza - Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos including visit inside Cheops Pyramid and Solar Boat Museum and ends at the foot of the inscrutable Sphinx, the giant man/beast which has puzzled men for generations.
Return to your hotel and overnight at the hotel in Cairo

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Khan El Khalili Bazaar

After breakfast. Today is your tour to the most noticeable monument of Islamic Cairo - the looming fortress of the Citadel of salah Al Din. Inside is the dramatic Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali.
Then visit the famous Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which is the houses many treasure of Tutanchamun, continue to Khan El Khalili Bazaar in the heart of Old Cairo, stroll down Al Moaz Street and view the largest concentration of medieval architectural treasures from the Islamic world.
Lunch at Naguib Mahfouz restaurant managed by Oberoi in the heart of Khan El Khalili serving Egyptian or International cuisines

Return to your hotel and overnight at the hotel in Cairo

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Cairo / Luxor

Early breakfast, transfer to Cairo Airport for your trip to Luxor by flight.
Upon arrival to Luxor, you will be met by our representative who will escort you to your Nile Cruise. Embark your Deluxe 5* Nile cruise by lunch time
Afternoon, we tour the ancient city of Thebes (the East Bank), taking in the magnificent Temple of Karnak , more than a temple, Karnak is a gigantic and stunning complex of sanctuaries and pylons dedicated to the Theban gods followed by the fabulous Temple of Luxor with its giant statues of Ramses the Great and Avenue of Sphinxes
Return to your Nile Cruise for dinner and overnight onboard on the Nile Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Luxor / Edfu

Breakfast on board.
This morning your visit to the incredible Valley of the Kings. The first monument you’ll see on the West Bank is the imposing 18m-high Colossi of Memnon, which represent the remains of the temple of the hedonistic Amenophis III. The Valley of the Kings is studded with often highly decorated tombs, constructed to once house the regal sarcophagi enclosed mummies of the mighty pharaohs awaiting their passage into the after-life. Further highlights include the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
Returning to our cruiser, where we enjoy lunch and sailing to Esna.
Dinner and overnight onboard on the Nile Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Edfu / Aswan

Breakfast onboard
Morning visit to the most complete and best preserved Pharaonic temple in all of Egypt - the Temple of Horus, the falcon god. Back on board
Enjoying lunch and sailing to Kom Ombo to explore the temple shared by two gods, Sobek and Haroeries. Visit the new mummified crocodile museum, and see the Nilometer where the priests determined the current year's taxes, back to the ship and sail on to Aswan.
Dinner and overnight onboard on the Nile Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Aswan

Breakfast onboard, this morning we visit the Aswan High Dam then then to the Temple of Philae, which was dedicated to the Goddess of magic. The temple was built on Philae Island and attracted pilgrims from all over the ancient world.
When the Egyptians built the High Dam, Philae temple was rescued in an enormous UNESCO effort in the 1970s. Due to high water levels created by the Old Aswan Dam and was relocated stone by stone on higher ground on nearby Agilika Island.
Take a break at the old site of the main granite quarry to visit the unfinished obelisk. You will see a practical demonstration of the methods used by ancient craftsmen to cut impressive obelisks and granite statues
Return to the boat for lunch and relaxation
Dinner and overnight onboard on the Nile Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Aswan / Cairo

Breakfast on board and disembarkation
Transfer to Aswan Airport for your flight to Abu Simbel (45 minutes)
Upon arrival to Abu Simbel Airport, start your tour to visit the most famous site in Egypt after Pyramids, the gargantuan rock-cut temple of King Ramses II, the Great Builder. Possibly the most awe-inspiring temple of all ancient Egypt, with its gargantuan rock-cut façade, Abu Simbel was created to revere the mighty pharaonic ruler King Ramses II. Guarding the entrance to the temple, the four famous colossal statues of Ramses II sit majestically, staring out across the desert, seemingly since time began.
Afterwards, transfer back to Abu Simbel Airport for your connection flight to Cairo via Aswan

Upon arrival to Cairo, Pioneer Trips representative will transfer you to your Luxury hotel
Rest of day free at leisure
Overnight at the hotel in Cairo

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Aswan / Cairo

Breakfast at the hotel
Rest of day free at leisure or (optional trip to Alexandria visiting the Catacombs, Pompey’s Pillar, the Alexandria Library and Qaitbay Fort from outside)
Overnight at the hotel in Cairo

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Cairo – Final departure

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
Transfer to Cairo International Airport for your final departure flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Included

  • check-1 Meet and greet service by our representatives upon your airport arrival
  • check-1 All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicles
  • check-1 Private sight-seeing in Cairo and on board on the Nile cruise as described in the program itinerary
  • check-1 All tours are conducted by English speaking Egyptologist
  • check-1 05 nights accommodation in Cairo on bed and breakfast basis
  • check-1 04 nights accommodation onboard on a 5-star superior Nile cruise ship, full board basis
  • check-1 Entrance fees to all sites mentioned on the itinerary
  • check-1 All meals mentioned on the itinerary
  • check-1 Bottled water during tours
  • check-1 Lunch during the tours in Cairo at authentic Egyptian restaurants
  • check-1 Domestic flights
  • check-1 Portage in Airports and hotels if needed
  • check-1 All service charges and taxes
  • check-1 24/7 Pioneer Trips On-Call Support

Excluded

  • remove International airfares
  • remove Entry visa to Egypt
  • remove Any optional tours not mentioned in the program itinerary
  • remove Personal expenses
  • remove Tips

Pricing

5* Luxury – Kempinski Nile Hotel or similar
5* Luxury – Sonesta Star Goddess Nile Cruise or similar

Single Traveller in Single RoomPer Person in Double RoomPer Person in Triple Room
May - Sep 2019$3,805.00$2,397.00$2,120.00
Oct 2019 - Apr 2020 Excluding Christmas, New Year and Easter$4,854.00$3,016.00$2,684.00

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