Awaken your inner explorer on this women’s only tour through the lush river valleys and golden desert landscapes of Egypt. Cruise the Nile past the pharaonic temples of Luxor to the Nubian treasures of Aswan. Your voyage will also take you to the mystical Pyramids of Giza, Tomb of the Nobles and the Sphinx.
|October 11, 2023||from $4,125 CAD||Per Person|
|1||Wed Oct 11||Welcome to Cairo|
|2||Thu Oct 12||Day 2 – Fly to Luxor and Embark on Your Nile Cruise|
|3||Fri Oct 13||Day 3 – A Day to Explore the Valley of the Kings Connect with Locals|
|4||Sat Oct 14||Day 4 – Journey to Ancient Kom-Ombo|
|5||Sun Oct 15||Day 5 – Onwards to Aswan|
|6||Mon Oct 16||Day 6 – Disembark and Fly to Cairo|
|7||Tue Oct 17||Day 7 – Discover Colourful Cairo|
|8||Wed Oct 18||Day 8 – Admire the Wonders of Giza|
|9||Thu Oct 19||Day 9 – Farewell Cairo|
Day 1 – Welcome to Cairo
Embark on an expedition to the land of the Pharaohs, starting your journey in Egypt’s effervescent capital, Cairo. On arrival at Cairo Airport, you’ll be transferred to your hotel and have time to relax after your journey. Refreshed and ready to embrace the intoxicating energy of this ancient and modern city, you’ll be thrilled with the many treasures that will give you a preview of what’s about to come – an incredible encounter with antiquities you’ll be sharing with friends for years to come.
Day 2 – Fly to Luxor and Embark on Your Nile Cruise
Fly to Luxor this morning and connect with the remnants of ancient Thebes during a visit to the Temple of Amun and the imposing Avenue of the Sphinx. Board your cruise ship in time for lunch, then visit the Luxor Museum before returning to your cruise ship for dinner.
Day 3 – A Day to Explore the Valley of the Kings Connect with Locals
Journey to the final resting place of Egypt’s Pharaohs, immersing yourself in the ancient history of Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Visit the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon and the Grand Temple of Luxor. Connect With Locals as you enjoy a traditional Be My Guest bite to eat of freshly baked bread with honey and mint tea in the archaeological paradise that is Luxor’s West Bank.
Day 4 – Journey to Ancient Kom-Ombo
Sail upstream to Kom-Ombo, where life remains much as it was a thousand years ago. Standing at the threshold of the imposing Temple of Kom-Ombo on the banks of the Nile, you’ll imagine visitors over the centuries arriving to pay homage to the gods Horus the Elder and Sobek. Tour the Temple, learning all about its ‘double’ and perfectly symmetrical design for the duo of gods – one side dedicated to the crocodile god, the other to the falcon god. After a captivating encounter with the ancients, we enjoy a traditional Egyptian dinner on our cruise boat. Watching the sun set over the shimmering Nile, we’ll don our galabeas and toast to legends of the past and new friends.
Day 5 – Onwards to Aswan
Set sail on a traditional felucca across the mighty Nile to voyage around the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island. On arrival explore the Aswan Dam, built to curb the periodic flooding of the Nile. Our next stop is the Temple of Isis, followed by a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk, lying semi-carved from the solid bedrock.
Day 6 – Disembark and Fly to Cairo
Enjoy a day at leisure or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Sun Temple of Abu Simbel before flying back to Cairo this afternoon.
Day 7 – Discover Colourful Cairo
Embark on a sightseeing tour through the cacophony of Cairo’s busy streets. Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Old Cairo, see the ancient Citadel and the Alabaster Mosque. Later, you’ll Dive Into Culture and discover Tutankhamun’s priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum.
Day 8 – Admire the Wonders of Giza
The Great Pyramids of Giza beckon today and we have an opportunity to embark on a soul-stirring encounter with its treasures – the Colossus of Ramses II, the Step Pyramid of Saqqara and the enigmatic Great Sphinx. Enjoy some free time this evening or consider joining a Nile dinner cruise.
Day 9 – Farewell Cairo
Our epic journey at its end, we say farewell to newfound friends.
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