Pyramids & Luxor
While in Cairo, we'll visit the Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum - a unique collection of artefacts. We take a short flight south to the fascinating town of Luxor. Here we'll ride donkeys to Hatshepsut Temple & visit Valley of the Kings, then take a local calesh - a horse-drawn carriage - to visit Karnak's colossal Temple of Amun.
Nile Cruise to Aswan
Next we board the Nile riverboat and set off for the journey to Aswan, observing small riverside villages and the daily work of the felahin - rural farmers - whose lives have changed little since the time of the pharaohs. We pause to admire sacred sites like the Temple of Horus at Edfu, and Kom Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek. We reach Aswan, an exciting place to explore with plenty to do and see. We can wander the bazaar or take trips into the desert, perhaps visiting the famous temple of Abu Simbel.
Relaxing on the Red Sea
Returning to Luxor by bus, we then drive to the coast and relax at El Gouna on the Red Sea. We will organise boat trips (optional) to off-shore islands and coral reefs with plenty of chances to swim and snorkel before ending our tour back in Cairo. We recommend a visit to the Khan al Kalili bazaar - a colourful maze of alleyways with street vendors and hawkers keen to sell their wares.
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