Land Package Only (Airfare as per actual)
Egypt officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt is a Mediterranean country bordered by the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba to the east, the Red Sea to the east and south, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. Across the Gulf of Aqaba lies Jordan, and across from the Sinai Peninsula lies Saudi Arabia, although Jordan and Saudi Arabia do not share a land border with Egypt.
Egypt emerged as one of the world's first nation states in the tenth millennium BC. Considered a cradle of civilisation, Ancient Egypt saw some of the earliest developments of writing, agriculture, urbanisation, organised religion and central government. Iconic monuments such as the Giza Necropolis and its Great Sphinx, as well the ruins of Memphis, Thebes, Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings, reflect this legacy and remain a significant focus of scientific and popular interest. Egypt's long and rich cultural heritage is an integral part of its national identity, which has endured, and often assimilated, various foreign influences, including Greek, Persian, Roman, Arab, Ottoman, and European. Egypt was an early and important centre of Christianity, but was largely Islamised in the seventh century and remains a predominantly Muslim country, albeit with a significant Christian minority.
Modern Egypt dates back to 1922, when it was granted independence by the British Empire as a monarchy. Following the 1952 revolution, Egypt declared itself a republic, and in 1958 it merged with Syria to form the United Arab Republic, which dissolved in 1961. Throughout the second half of the 20th century, Egypt endured social and religious strife and political instability, fighting several armed conflicts with Israel in 1948, 1956, 1967 and 1973, and occupying the Gaza Strip intermittently until 1967. In 1980, Egypt signed the Camp David Accords, withdrawing from the Gaza Strip and recognising Israel. The country continues to face challenges from terrorism, political unrest, and economic underdevelopment.
With over 95 million inhabitants, Egypt is the most populous country in North Africa and the Arab world, the third-most populous in Africa (after Nigeria and Ethiopia), and the fifteenth-most populous in the world. The great majority of its people live near the banks of the Nile River, an area of about 40,000 square kilometres (15,000 sq mi), where the only arable land is found. The large regions of the Sahara desert, which constitute most of Egypt's territory, are sparsely inhabited. About half of Egypt's residents live in urban areas, with most spread across the densely populated centres of greater Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities in the Nile Delta.
Egypt is considered to be a regional power in North Africa, the Middle East and the Muslim world, and a middle power worldwide. Egypt's economy is one of the largest and most diversified in the Middle East, and is projected to become one of the largest in the 21st century. Egypt is a founding member of the United Nations, Non-Aligned Movement, Arab League, African Union, and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt is a Mediterranean country bordered by the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba to the east, the Red Sea to the east and south, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. Across the Gulf of Aqaba lies Jordan, and across from the Sinai Peninsula lies Saudi Arabia, although Jordan and Saudi Arabia do not share a land border with Egypt.
Post breakfast at the hotel; get ready for an exciting day ahead. Around 09:00 AM you will be escorted by your guide to visit the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus – Famous Sphinx and Valley temple facing the great statue. Move to Egyptian Museum in Cairo, which houses 165,000 Egyptian artefacts. The museum hosts the treasures of King Tutankhamen, including his gold coffin with the iconic death mask. At the Egyptian Museum, your guide will introduce you to the most important pieces in the museum before allowing you time to explore the museum at your leisure.In the evening transfer to Cairo station for sleeper train to Aswan. Spend a comfortable overnight onboard the train.
Arrive Aswan and disembark the train. Meet & assist by our representative in Aswan & proceed with the visits of Aswan including the sightseeing of High dam. Later check in to the Cruise and enjoy lunch on board around 01:00 PM. Post lunch venture out for the visit to the Temple of Philae & the Unfinished Obelisk. Return to cruise and enjoy a Dinner on board the cruise. Spend a comfortable overnight onboard the cruise.
Post scrumptious breakfast on board the cruise. Sail to Kom Ombo. Visit the Temple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated for Gods Sobek and Haroeris. Lunch on board of the cruise. Later sail to Edfu & Visit the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the God Horus. Sail to Esna Lock, Cross Esna lock and continue sailing to Luxor. Return to cruise and enjoy a Dinner on board the cruise. Spend a comfortable overnight onboard the cruise.
Overnight onboard the cruise.
After enjoying the breakfast on board the cruise, check out from the cruise and disembark. Today proceed for a visit to the East Bank of Luxor; you will visit the famous Karnak temple and Luxor temple. Later proceed for a lunch at Local restaurant in Luxor. Post lunch transfer to Luxor train station to catch an overnight train to Cairo. Overnight: Onboard the Sleeper train.