12 day Discover Upper-Egypt By Felucca Holiday, start from Cairo
Welcome to our Discover Upper-Egypt By Felucca trip. Combine the visits of Cairo, Fayoum oasis, Abu Simbel and felucca Nile cruise
Arrival Cairo, meet and assist. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, departure to visit the necropolis of Saqqara: the famous Step Pyramid of King Djoser, the royal pyramids, the funerary texts, the mastabas. Lunch at a local restaurant during the tour. In the afternoon, visit the Giza: the sphinx and the pyramids. Return to your Hotel. Overnight.
Breakfast at hotel. Visit the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities (founded in 1857 by French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette). Lunch in town. In the afternoon, visit the mosque of Mohamed Ali in the walls of the citadel of Saladin and explore the souks of Khan El Khalili. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight.
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Al Fayum oasis. Visit of The Karanis. A Roman-style temple was then built on top of the foundations of the old temple at the beginning of the 1st century AD. Continue with the visit of KOM USHIM Museum. It consists of two floors and exhibits collections from the Prehistoric era to the Greco-Roman era as well as a collection from the Coptic and the Islamic era. Lunch in town. By the way visit of the two Pyramids: Hawara, historical site is not only famous for its pyramid and its mortuary temple. It’s also famous because in 1888 professor Petrie discovered in the tombs around the pyramid, the first of the famous fayoum portraits, and Lahun Pyramid, The complex was built by the architect Anupy for king Senusert II in the 12th dynasty. Return back to Cairo and transfer to Cairo train station. Departure to Aswan by the sleeper train. Dinner and overnight aboard
Breakfast aboard. Arrival Aswan. visit of the High Dam and the Temple of Philae. In the afternoon, Transfer by private air-condtioned car to Abu Simbel. Transfer to hotel. overnight.
Breakfast at hotel. Visit of two temples of Abu Simbel. The entrance to the great temple of Abu Simbel is surmounted by four colossi of Ramses II seated at a height of 22 meters and during the rescue of the temple, UNESCO held to preserve the temple in the state where it was find. The small temple of Abu Simbel is carved into the rock in its entirety, including the facade of six colossal statues of Ramses II and Nefertari and other statues. return back to Aswan by private air-conditioned car. Transfer to your felucca. After boarding, you sail to discover the Nubian villages and their beautiful mango trees and palm groves. Night aboard the felucca.
Visit the weekly market of Daraw, you meet the local "business" in the heart of their souk fruit or vegetables. Then visit the double temple of Kom Ombo, the only ancient sacred place to be built for two deities: Sobek, crocodile god and Horus, god falcon, in a local form. Return back to your felucca, relax during the navigation and observation of the most beautiful landscape of the palm groves of the Nile River King heights. Meals and overnight on board
After a short navigation, you cross the Egyptian countryside which then leads you to the village of Farès. In the afternoon, Visit the temple of Horemheb and discover the quarry site of the Pharaonic era in the mountains of Jebel Silsila. Visit of the coronation hall of General HOREMHEB, last strong pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. Meals and overnight on board.
This morning you leave your felucca and transfer to Luxor by private air-conditioned car. By the way, visit of the temple of Edfu dedicated to Horus, perfectly preserved, it is one of the only buildings of the Valley of the Nile which makes it possible to realise the way which is organised an Egyptian temple. Arrival in Luxor, transfer to your hotel. Overnight.
Breakfast at hotel, visit the necropolis of Thebes, Valley of the Kings, the funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari and the two Colossi of Memnon. In the afternoon, visit of Luxor Temple with the alley of sphinx and the Karnak Temples religious complex which includes a vast ensemble of ruins of temples, chapels and pylons located on the right bank of the Nile with one of the most famous and largest hypostyle halls in the world. Transfer to Luxor train station. Return by the sleeper train to Cairo. Dinner and overnight.
Arrival Cairo. Transfer to your hotel. Free day at your leisure in Cairo. Overnight.
Your tour ends with breakfast and transfer to Cairo airport or your preferred point in Cairo.