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Ultimate Egypt

Egypt, Africa, Middle East

from $7,445* per person 12 Days Year-round
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Ker & Downey 24 people max
  • Cairo international airport, egypt
  • Active & Adventure trips
A seven night cruise is the perfect way to explore the wonders of ancient Egypt at your leisure. Add to that amazing sightseeing in Cairo, the capital city, and you have one of the most memorable journeys of a lifetime.

Spend your first few nights in luxury at the Four Seasons First Residence in Cairo. From here, you will explore with your highly qualified Egyptologist guide the Great Pyramids at Giza, the mysterious Sphinx, and the ancient capital of Memphis along with its vast burial grounds at Sakkara. The next day, travel forward in time to explore a more modern Cairo, still steeped in history, with a tour of the Egyptian Museum, the Saladin Citadel and Alabaster Mosque, and the bustling Khan el Khalili Bazaar.

Next, fly to Luxor to board the magnificent Oberoi Zahra cruise liner for your exploration of the ancient ruins of Egypt. You will begin with a tour of Karnak Temple and the Luxor Museum on your first day. The next day, transfer to the West Bank to explore ancient Thebes and the Valley of the Kings. In the afternoon, you will have a private visit to the temple of Dendera.

On day six, visit the Tombs of the Nobles, Dier El Madina, and the Temple of Hatshepsut, one of the only Egyptian queens to rule as pharaoh. The afternoon features a visit to Luxor Temple. Day seven takes you to Edfu, where you will stop at the Temple of Horus at Edfu.

On day eight, you will sail to Aswan to visit the famous Aswan High Dam and the Philae Temple, and day nine features a tour of Kom Ombo, the twin sanctuaries of Sobek and Haroeris, or Horus the Elder. That afternoon, you will sail by felucca to the lush Botanical Gardens before a spectacular sound and light show at Philae Temple.

In the morning on day ten, you will have the option to visit Abu Simbel, and in the evening, there will be a special reception at Mango Island before your last dinner. On day eleven, you will head to the Aswan Airport for your flight to Cairo where you will spend a relaxing evening at the Fairmont Towers Heliopolis before your international flight the next day.

(Please note that depending on date of departure, the cruise can sail either Luxor/Aswan or Aswan/Luxor with a correspondingly modified itinerary. Consult with your Ker & Downey travel expert to determine the best departure date for you.)

Locations visited/nearby

Egypt, Africa, Middle East

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  • Reviewer: located in Osoyoos, BC Canada
    We recently returned from  taking the "South America Journey" trip arranged by Ker & Downey.  This  was our second trip with Ker & Downey, last year we enjoyed the thrilling "Classic Botswana Safari". South America has been on our list of "things to do", therefore with the excellent service provided by Ker & Downey last year, we decided to book the "South America Journey" which we  saw on  the Ker & Downey website.  Ker & Downey were again able to design a custom trip  which took us to Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.  From the moment we were met at the Jorge Chavez airport in Lima, Peru until we departed from the airport in Quito, Ecuador this journey was   nothing short of clockwork precision.  All our accommodation and tours were first class, excellent food and ALL our personal guides/drivers in Peru and Ecuador should be commended for their knowledge and professionalism and foremost their friendliness.  Both Peru and Ecuador are beautiful, beautiful countries as are their people.  The "Coral 1" and crew were no exception, they were terrific, as was the complete tour in the Galapagos Islands.We again would like to say a "BIG THANK YOU" to Ker & Downey, for putting together  this enjoyable and exciting " South America Journey " one we will remember for a life time. The itinerary and trip could not have been any better! Thanks again and hopefully we  will be able to¬ book another exciting journey with Ker & Downey in the near future.

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  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.
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    Day 1: Arrive Cairo / Four Seasons First Residence
    Day 2: Cairo / Four Seasons First Residence (B,L)
    Day 3: Cairo / Four Seasons First Residence (B,L)
    Day 4: Nile Cruise / Oberoi Zahra (B,D)
    Day 5: Nile Cruise / Oberoi Zahra (B,L,D)
    Day 6: Nile Cruise / Oberoi Zahra (B,L,D)
    Day 7: Nile Cruise / Oberoi Zahra (B,L,D)
    Day 8: Nile Cruise / Oberoi Zahra (B,L,D)
    Day 9: Nile Cruise / Oberoi Zahra (B,L,D)
    Day 10: Nile Cruise / Oberoi Zahra (B,L,D)
    Day 11: Cairo / Fairmont Towers Heliopolis (B)
    Day 12: Cairo / Departure (B)

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