Days 1-2: International air travel, arrival in Cairo, transfer to Aswan. Sunset sail on the Nile and an evening meal by the river’s edge.
Day 3: Sail the Nile, visit the ancient inscriptions at Sehel Island, a quiet walk in the souk, and an evening meal at a local restaurant in the heart of the markets.
Day 4: Visit to Nobles' Tombs at Qubbet el-Hawa, then to Kitchener’s Island. Sound and Light show at Philae in the early evening.
Day 5: Visit Elephantine Island (Nubian villages, archaeological site of Abu, Aswan Museum) and get to meet the local people and share a meal with them.
Day 6: Visits to the temples of Philae and Kalabsha on their respective islands. An evening meal at the "Pizzeria La Luna", and preparation for our trip to Abu Simbel.
Day 7: Abu Simbel: the Great Temples of Ramesses II and Hathor-Nefertari.
Day 8: Visits to the Unfinished Obelisk and the Nubian Museum. Sail to the West Bank for camel rides to St Simeon’s Monastery. High Tea at the Old Cataract Hotel at sunset.
Day 9: Rest Day.
Day 10: We begin our sail towards Kom Ombo with an evening party on the banks of the Nile.
Day 11: Felucca sailing from Aswan heading north towards Kom Ombo. Visit the Temple at Kom Ombo.
Day 12: Bus to Luxor, stopping at the Temple of Horus at Edfu en route.
Day 13: West Bank (I): the Colossi of Memnon, the Valley of the Kings (eg. Tomb of Tutankhamun), and Luxor Temple in the evening.
Day 14: Luxor Museum (morning) and Luxor Temple (afternoon).
Day 15: Karnak Temple during the day, and return for Sound and Light in the evening.
Day 16: West Bank (II) Valley of the Queens, Sanctuary of Meretseger and Ptah, Workers’ village at Deir el-Medina, and Medinat Habu.
Day 17: West Bank (III): Deir el Bahri (Temple of Hatshepsut), the Ramesseum (Temple of Ramesses II), and the Temple of Seti I.
Day 18: Rest Day.
Day 19: Abydos (Temples of Seti I and Ramesses II) and Dendarah (the Temple of Hathor).
Day 20: West Bank (IV): Temple of Merneptah and the Tomb of Ay in the Western Valley. Free time for the rest of the afternoon.
Day 21: West Bank (V): The Tombs of Roy and Shuroy, as well as the other Nobles Tombs (Rekhmire, Nakht, Menna, Sennefer, and Ramose etc).
Day 22: Transfer from Luxor to Cairo, explore the area around our hotel in the center of the city. Introduction to shopping in Cairo.
Day 23: Pyramids (I): Meidum and Dashur pyramids.
Day 24: Pyramids (II): Saqqarah and Memphis.
Day 25: The Citadel and Islamic Cairo (including the Souk el-Fustat and the Khan-al-Khalili Bazaar), and watch the al-Tannoura Heritage Dance troupe.
Day 26: Pyramids (III): Giza. The Great Sphinx, Great Pyramid of Khufu, Pyramids of Khafre and Menkhare, the Solar Boat Museum etc. Return for the Giza Sound and Light in the early evening.
Day 27: The Egyptian Museum and an evening farewell party.
Days 28-29: International flights ex-Cairo.
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