Day 1: Arrival in Cairo Day 2: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, and Sakkara
Arrive at the Cairo International Airport, you will be greeted by Star Shine Tours representative who will meet and assist you at the airport. Then transfer to your hotel. There will be a short briefing with your guide about your itinerary, Check in overnight at your hotel.
Day 3: Aswan: High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, and Philae Temple of Isis
Take breakfast at your hotel then meet our professional Egyptologist tour guide in the lobby to start an unforgettable day tour. Stop at the great pyramids of Giza, pyramid of Cheops, Chephen and Mykerinus then visit the Great Sphinx of Giza, the head of pharaoh with a lion's body. The tour includes a visit to the granite temple beside Sphinx know as the Valley temple. From there, head to Sakkara necropolis to visit the Step Pyramid of Djoser, first completed Pyramid in Egypt in addition to some other amazing tombs. After a this beautiful day tour, move to take an overnight aboard the first class train up the River Nile to Aswan.
Overnight: first class train
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Day 4: Felucca Sail Boat Embarkation from Aswan, and an optional tour to Abu Simbel
Arrive in Aswan around 10:00 am, you will meet our representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Aswan. Start your tour excursions in Aswan by air-conditioned vehicle visiting the majestic Philae Temple, the Unfinished Obelisk and famous High Dam of Aswan which constituted Lake Nasser after completion in 1971. Spend a free evening at your leisure, and an overnight at your hotel in Aswan.
Overnight: Aswan hotel
Day 5: Felucca Sailing, Swimming, and Fishing
Today you have a choice for an optional tour to visit Abu Simbel village where the famous Abu Simbel Temple stand by a modern air-condition (group bus) starting early in the morning at 4:00 am. In the afternoon, we get back to tour basics and jump onboard a felucca sail boat, en route to the Elephantine and Kitchener's Islands on the River Nile. The beautiful floating felucca continues north and we pull out the old sleeping bag for the night on deck while our local captain makes us at home with locally made meals, and an overnight on board.
Overnight: Felucca Sail Boat
Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 6: Felucca Disembarkation, Kom Ombo Temple, Edfu Temple, Off to Luxor, Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple
Today we set sail all day long on the Nile, watching the beautiful scenery pass us by in a calm atmospheric mood. We wave to the locals continuing their day of washing, swimming and fishing. Whilst being absorbed by their culture, we can sit back and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of one of the greatest rivers on the earth.
Overnight: Nile felucca
Meals: breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 7: Luxor: Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and Colossi of Memnon
By the morning, you will reach Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Sobek, the crocodile headed god of evil and Haroeris the falcon headed good god. We then head to Edfu to visit the most preserved and completed temple in Egypt, Temple of Edfu, dedicated to god Horus and Hathor of Dendera. Continue towards Luxor. Arrive in Luxor and take an afternoon tour on the East bank of Luxor city, the ancient city of Thebes. There you will know more about the Temple of Luxor, the most beautiful temple in Egypt in addition to the Temple of Karnak which is the largest temple in the world. Move to have an overnight at your hotel in Luxor.
Overnight: Luxor hotel
Day 8: Cairo: Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Salah Ed-Din, Old Cairo, and Khan El Khalili Bazaar
Enjoy your last breakfast at your hotel in Luxor. Our Egyptologist guide will take you to a day tour to the world famous Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hastshepsut (at Deir El Bahary). On the way back to Luxor east bank, we stop to take photos of the great Colossi of Memnon. Then take an overnight aboard first class sitting train back to Cairo.
Overnight: first Class train
Day 9: Final Departure
Arrive and transfer to your hotel in Cairo. Take a short rest before you go on the last tour in Egypt. The tour starts in the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and the old city of Cairo where you can explore the Coptic sights in the seven churches, the citadel of Saladin to visit the alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali, the cave church with the sculptures that shows the incredible miracle that happened when a mountain have been moved by the power of praying! And finally to the open market of Khan El Khalili with more than 2000 Small Shops and oriental Coffee Shop.
Overnight: Cairo hotel
After check-out, you will be transferred by your tour manger to take you to Cairo International Airport to catch your flight back home.