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Cairo, Lake Nasser & Aswan 8 nts

Discover the ancient temples and lesser known sights of Nubia on a Lake Nasser cruise. This unique experience incorporates a stay in Cairo home to the Great Pyramids and Aswan.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 Cairo: Fly direct to Cairo. You will be met on arrival and taken to your hotel for a stay of two nights.
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  • Day 2 Cairo: Time to absorb this bustling and vibrant city. Take advantage of our optional trips as a visit to Cairo would not be complete without seeing the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx at Giza and the Egyptian museum which houses a magnificent collection of antiques including mummies and the fabulous treasures from Tutankhamun’s tomb. There will be a chance to visit one of the many mosques and churches in Coptic and Islamic Cairo. In the evening watch the spectacular Sound and Light show at the Pyramids or enjoy a dinner cruise on the Nile. A Discover Egypt representative will be available to book these optional excursions for you.
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  • Day 3 Aswan - Kalabsha Temple: Fly from Cairo to Aswan and embark on your cruise ship for a stay of 4 nights. Visit the Kalabsha temple with its Pharaonic aspect, remodelled into Greco-Roman style and dedicated to the God Mandoulis. Visit the hemi-speos of Beit El Wali, erected to Ramses II at the beginning of this reign. Also visit the kiosk of Kertassi, erected in honour of goddess Isis. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board in Aswan..
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  • Day 4 Wadi El Seboua: Early morning sailing to Wadi El Seboua, known as the Valley of the Lion for its impressive avenue of sphinxes. In the afternoon, visit to Wadi El Seboua temple dedicated by Ramses II to the two gods Amon Ra and Ra Harmakis. The temple of Dakka, dedicated to Thot, god of divine wisdom, lord of times and science and master of literature. Visit the Greco-Roman temple of Meharakka. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board at Wadi El Seboua.
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  • Day 5 Amada, Derr & Penout. : Early morning sailing to Amada. Visit the temples of Amada from the XVIIIth dynasty, built during the reign of Thotmosis III, Amenophis III and Thotmosis IV. Also visit the hemi-speos of Derr dedicated by Ramses II to the rising sun as well as the tomb of Penout, viceroy of Nubia. Continue sailing to Kasr Ibrim and view the citadel of Kasr Ibrim. (This is conducted from the ship's sundeck as entrance to the site is not permitted). After this, continue sailing to Abu Simbel. Dinner and overnight while moored at Abu Simbel.
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  • Day 6 Abu Simbel: Visit the temples of Pharaoh Ramses II and his beloved wife Nefertari. In the evening there is an opportunity to experience a Sound & Light show in front of the temples at Abu Simbel. (Optional excursion, ticket not included).
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  • Day 7-9 Aswan: Disembark in Abu Simbel and travel by road to Aswan for a hotel stay of two nights. Aswan is Egypt's southernmost city and one of her most beautiful, sitting alongside some of the best stretches of the Nile - wide, green and dotted with pretty islands, with high desert hills topped with the Aga Khan's Mausoleum as a dramatic backdrop. Here you can visit such attractions as the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and the Old Granite Quarries.
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  • Day 9 Return to the UK: Transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.
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  • Day 2 Cairo
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  • Day 3 Aswan - Kalabsha Temple
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  • Day 4 Wadi El Seboua
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  • Day 5 Amada, Derr & Penout.
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  • Day 6 Abu Simbel
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  • Day 7-9 Aswan
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