GoAhead Excursions Egypt
March five 16, 2009
Day 1 – Giza & the Pyramids
Board your overnight flight to Egypt.
Day 2 – Giza & the Pyramids
Touch down in Cairo. A Go In advance representative fulfills you at the airport and accompanies you on the transfer to Giza. Get pleasure from an involved welcome supper.
Day 3 – Giza & the Pyramids
Your tour director, a expert Egyptologist, is an professional in the historical past and anthropology of the areas youll stop by. Right now, your tour director leads a fascinating tour of ancient Egypt. Of the 7 Wonders of the Historic Earth, the Pyramids of Giza is the only 1 to have survived to the modern day period, and your tour introduces you to the a few pyramids in this article: the beautiful Wonderful Pyramid of Cheops, pyramid of Khafre and pyramid of Menkaure. Then stop by the enigmatic Sphinx, produced up of a lions physique, human facial area and royal beard. Keep on to Saqqara, web page of the Phase Pyramid of Zoser, and Memphis, the ancient funds of Egypt that predated Cairo by more than 3,500 decades.
Day 4 – Giza & the Pyramids
Get pleasure from a no cost day in Giza or sign up for an optional tour to mysterious Alexandria (weather permitting), ancient web page of the dropped library and funds of Alexander the Great’s Egypt. Go to Egypt’s second-major metropolis where relics day back as considerably as the 2nd century. Go to the new Alexandria library, the Roman Amphitheater furthermore other Egyptian treasures.
Day five – Nile River Cruise
Fly to Luxor for the start out of your Nile cruise. Devote the day touring the Nile’s West Financial institution. Your tour director/Egyptologist leads you to the secluded Valley of the Kings, a series of tombs concealed in the Theban Hills. This “Location of Truth of the matter,” as the ancient Egyptians referred to as it, is the location of the tombs of Pharaohs Tutankhamun and Ramses. You’ll enter a couple of the tombs for a tour. Then stop by and tour the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, devoted to 1 of the couple woman pharaohs. Also, see the 64-foot-superior Colossi of Memnon and tour the Valley of Nobles, whose temples depict wonderful scenes of each day Egyptian everyday living.
Day six – Nile River Cruise
This early morning, stop by theTemples of Karnak and Luxor, constructed on ancient Thebes and prolonged considered two of the worlds richest archaeological treasures. Then chill out onboard as you sail in the direction of Edfu.
Day seven – Nile River Cruise
Dock in Edfu and start off the day with a stop by to the Temple of Horus, the second-major temple in Egypt and 1 of the best-preserved. Next, voyage to the Temple of Kom Ombo. On your guided tour, glance at the wonderful Roman reliefs of clinical instruments, evidence that Egyptian medicine was presently a subtle science almost 2,000 decades in the past.
Day 8 – Nile River Cruise
Tour the Aswan Dam, 1 of the best engineering tasks of the 20th century. Also see the Temple of Isis at Philae and the Unfinished Obelisk, at the time destined to be the major composition of worked stone in the world.
Day 9 – Aswan
Your cruise ends this early morning. Right after disembarkation, take a felucca (traditional Egyptian sailboat) trip previous Elephantine Island, which requires its title from the granite rocks resembling elephants bathing in the river. Also see the mausoleum of Agha Khan.
Day 10 – Cairo
Opt for a half-day tour to Abu Simbel and the wonderful Temple of Ramses II. In Abu Simbel, stop by the Temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, which had been relocated block by block to make way for the construction of the Aswan High Dam.
Day eleven – Cairo
Right now, your tour director/Egyptologist leads a complete sightseeing tour of historic and modern day Cairo. The citys breathtaking mosques, of which there are more than 500, display screen some of the finest illustrations of Islamic architecture in the world. Go to the Citadel and Mohammed Ali (Alabaster) Mosque. Also stop by the Egyptian Antiquities Museum, housing the well-known masks of Tutankhamun. You might also pick out to sign up for an optional lunch in Cairo.
Day twelve – Cairo
Transfer to the airport for an early early morning departure, or journey to Sinai for our beach front resort extension.