from USD 910 per pax (twin share) *min 2 to go

PACKAGE CODE EGCAI6-02MT-10
VALIDITY Up to 30 Apr 2020
INCLUDE
3 nights’ accommodation in Cairo, 3 night accommodation on board the Nile river cruise ship based on twin-sharing basis.
Halal meals as per itinerary
Tours, shore excursions and entrance fees as per itinerary
Transportation by car / MPV
English speaking guide
EXCLUDE Airfare and airport taxes
Domestic flight from Cairo Aswan Luxor to Cairo.
Tipping for guide and driver
Entrance to the inside of the Pyramids
Optional tours
Personal expenses and others that are not mentioned in the inclusions
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Day 01 - Cairo

Upon arrival in Cairo, transfer to your hotel for check in. Overnight in Cairo.
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Day 02 - Great Pyramids – Khan El Khalili Bazaar – Sleeper Train to Aswan (B, D)

After breakfast at the hotel and check out, you will be taken to visit the Great Pyramids of Giza. It is the oldest of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”, and the only one to remain largely intact. Next, visit the Sphinx, a limestone statue of a reclining mythical creature with a lion’s body and a human head. Proceed to the Egyptian Museum that contains the world’s most extensive collection of pharaonic antiquities. After lunch at a local restaurant, you have free time to explore Khan El Khalili Bazaar, a major souk in Cairo. Then, transfer to the Giza railway station to board your first class sleeper train to Aswan. Have dinner and overnight on board the train.
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Day 03 - Aswan – Nile River Cruise (Mon/Wed/Fri) (B, L, D)

Have breakfast on board the sleeper train. Upon arrival in Aswan, you will be transferred to the cruise ship for your Nile river cruise. Board the ship and have lunch. In the afternoon, go on a tour around the islands via a felucca (sailing boat). Visit Elephantine Island, the largest island in the Aswan archipelago with many traces of its ancient history. Stop by Kitchener’s Island, the botanical garden which is a paradise of exotic trees and plants. Next, visit the Mausoleum of Aga Khan, built in the style of the Fatimids tomb in Cairo. A red rose is laid on the tomb every day, a practice started by the Aga Khan’s wife. Return to the ship and have dinner. Overnight on board.
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Day 04 - Nile River Cruise (B, L, D)

After breakfast, go on a tour of Aswan. Visit the Aswan High Dam that created the world’s largest artificial lake. Then, see the Unfinished Obelisk, the heaviest one ever cut in ancient Egypt, but abandoned after severe cracks were discovered. Return to the ship and have lunch while you sail to Kom Ombo. Visit the temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated for the gods Sobek and Haroeris. The temple is atypical because it is dedicated to two gods which leads to a duplicate of everything inside, and it is perfectly symmetrical along the main axis. Board the ship and sail to Edfu. Have dinner and overnight on board.
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Day 05- Nile River Cruise (B, L, D)

After breakfast, visit the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus. It is one of the best preserved shrines in Egypt. The inscriptions on its walls provide important information on language, myth and religion during the Greco-Roman period in ancient Egypt. In particular, the Temple’s inscribed building texts provide details of its construction, and also preserve information about the mythical interpretation of this and all other temples as the Island of Creation. Then, sail to Esna, where you will cross the Esna Lock. Proceed to Luxor and overnight on board.
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Day 06- Disembark – Luxor – Cairo (B)

After breakfast, disembark from the cruise ship. Visit the West Bank, a haven of archaeological attractions. See the two colossi of Memnon, two massive statues of the Pharaoh Amhotep III. Memnon was a hero of the Trojan War, and he was associated with the statues because of the reported cry at dawn of the northern one. Continue to the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, dedicated to the sun god Amun. Explore the Valley of the Kings, where for a period of 500 years from 16th to 11th century BC, tombs were constructed for the pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. The valley is known to contain 63 tombs decorated with scenes from the Egyptian mythology and give clues as to the beliefs and funerary rituals of the period. Then, transfer to the Luxor airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, transfer to the hotel and check in. Overnight in Cairo.
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Day 07 - Cairo – Departure (B, L, D)

After breakfast, at the hotel and check out, you are free at leisure to explore the city on your own or go bargain hunting at the local markets for souvenirs. Then, transfer to the airport for your departure flight back to Kuala Lumpur. Thank you and don’t forget to book your next travel arrangement with CIT!

Optional: Abu Simbel Excursion from USD 110.00 per person On day 4, you may opt for an excursion to the Abu Simbel temples. The twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari, to commemorate his victory at the Battle of Kadesh. The complex was relocated in its entirety in 1968, on an artificial hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir. One-way journey takes 3 hours by coach, and you will spend 2 hours exploring the temple complex.

Hotel
2 3 4 Single Supplement
Oasis Cairo Pyramids, Cairo or similar 4☆
MS Radamis Cruise ship or similar 5☆
910 790 730 275
  • Subject to availability.
  • Arrival into Egypt must be on Monday / Wednesday / Saturday to match the cruise schedule.
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  • In the event where the stated hotels are not available, other hotel of similar class will be booked.
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  • Travel period up to 30 April 2019