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Discover the highlights of Egypt while staying in carefully chosen, characterful
accommodation. See the majestic Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza before
spending five nights aboard an intimate and luxurious dahabeya. Cruise leisurely
along the Nile, stopping to explore the iconic sites and temples found along its
shores. Finish with a stay in a historic hotel in the lush city of Aswan, where
life takes place at a slower pace.
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Fly to Cairo and transfer to the Le Riad Hotel de Charme for 2 nights. (N)
Morning tour of Giza to see the Great Pyramid and Sphinx. Afternoon private tour of the Egyptian Museum including entry to the Royal Mummy Room. (B)
Early morning flight to Luxor. Board the Jaz Yakouta for a 5-night cruise. This upscale dahabeya is elegantly decorated and provides an intimate cruising experience. Visit the Karnak temple complex and Luxor Temple. (D)
Visit the main sites of the West Bank including visits to the Valley of the Kings, Deir el-Medina and the Colossi of Memnon. Take lunch on board and sail to Esna this afternoon, where the dahabeya will overnight. (B, L, D)
Set sail for Edfu this morning and visit the wellpreserved Temple of Horus. Continue to Kom Ombo and overnight. (B, L, D)
Visit the unusual double temple of Kom Ombo before sailing to Aswan. On arrival, visit the Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan High Dam and the Temple of Philae. Tonight you will be moored in Aswan. (B, L, D)
Morning at leisure with an optional excursion to Abu Simbel (additional cost). In the afternoon take a relaxing felucca ride to the botanical garden. (B, L, D)
Disembark this morning and transfer to Sofitel Legend Old Cataract, a colonial-era property, for a 2-night stay. (B)
Day at leisure. Optional activities include visiting a Nubian village and the local bazaars (additional cost).
Transfer to the airport for your flight home, via Cairo. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
When on board the Nile cruise, transfers and excursions relevant to that cruise are operated as a group with other passengers who may or may not be Cox & Kings clients.
Available on request.
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