King Ramses Sun Festival 2019

from $1249
Duration:
8 Days
Type:
Small Group Tour
Run:
17 October 2019

A delightful all round experience on this 8 Day / 7 Nights Cairo and Nile Cruise to enjoy King Ramses Sun Festival 2019. Covering the major attractions in Cairo such as the Pyramids, Museum and more, then flying down to Luxor to embark on your 5 Star Nile Cruise. Begin your adventure discovering Luxor and its ancient Pharaonic Temples and Valley of the Kings. Then sail to the colorful Nubian Aswan with further attractions before a trip down to Abu Simbel to witness the ‘once a year’ spectacle of the Sun Festival.

Included:

- Skip the airport line with our Fast Track service upon arrival at Cairo International Airport.
- Meet and greet service by our representatives upon your airport arrival
- Assistance with guest relations during your stay
- All transfers via a modern air-conditioned vehicle
- Domestic flight tickets from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo
- Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo, including daily breakfast
- Accommodation for 4 nights on a 5-star superior Nile Cruise ship, full board
- Sightseeing tours in Cairo (listed on itinerary)sharing Memphis Tours Group 
- Sightseeing tours on the cruise shared with a Memphis Tours group
- Local English speaking tour guide
- Entrance fees to all sites mentioned on the itinerary
- All meals mentioned on the itinerary
- Bottled water during outings outside of hotel or cruise ship
- Portage as needed
- 30 minutes of local calling (5 minutes international) and a mobile phone loaned for the length of your stay, or an Egyptian SIM card for your unlocked mobile device
- All service charges and taxes

Excluded:

- International Airfare
- Entry visa to Egypt
- Any optional tours
- Personal spendings
- Tipping

Itinerary:
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Day 1: Arrival in Cairo - Welcome to the Land of the Pharaohs

Welcome to Cairo, Egypt (around the clock)
Your tour manager will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport (Arrival procedures) and will then escort you to your hotel in an air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At the hotel, your tour manager will assist you with a smooth check-in and review your vacation itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour to start your Egypt tour package. Overnight in Cairo.
Welcome drink included

Day 2: Pyramids and Cairo Sightseeing

After breakfast you will be accompanied by your personal guide to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world: the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus, along with the famous Sphinx and Valley Temple. Then, head out to the Egyptian Museum where the treasures of the boy king Tutankhamen await you. Continue to Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s oldest and most alluring bazaar if there is time. Later, you’ll head back to the hotel and stay overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 3: Fly from Cairo to Luxor - Nile Cruise Tour

After your checkout from the hotel in the morning, you’ll be transferred to Cairo Airport for a flight to Luxor, where you will be greeted and taken by an air-conditioned vehicle your Nile cruise ship. After lunch on board, enjoy a visit to the impressive Karnak Temples and Luxor Temple. You’ll have dinner on board the ship and stay overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions

You’ll have an early breakfast onboard, then head out to visit the Royal Cemetery for 62 Pharaohs, the Valley of the Kings, then to mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built by the architects of the New Kingdom during the 15th century BC. Travel on to the Colossi of Memnon. After lunch, you will sail to Edfu, enjoying a leisurely dinner on board. Overnight on board the ship.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5: Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples

After breakfast on board, you’ll stop for a visit to the Temple of Edfu, the best-preserved temple of the ancient world. The structure is dedicated to Horus, the falcon god. You’ll then sail to Kom Ombo, where you’ll encounter the twin temple of Kom Ombo, where you’ll learn about the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus, whose monuments decorate each half of the temple. You’ll have your lunch back onboard the ship and sail on to Aswan. You’ll have dinner and stay overnight onboard the cruise ship.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 6: Road to Abu Simbel Sun Festival

At: 00:30, our representative will pick you up from your Hotel in Aswan to witness the Man-made Solar Phenomenon of Abu Simbel. Twice a year - on October 22 and February 22, the rays of the sun align on the sanctum sanctorum illuminating the Holiest of the Holy, a small room with four statues: Ptah, Amun-Ra, Ramesses, and Ra-Horakhty. The sun shines on the last three status but leaves the statue of Ptah, the god of darkness, in shadow. Outside the Temple, you will enjoy performances by Nubian folklore
groups. Later on, you will be escorted back to your Nile Cruise in Aswan. Dinner and overnight on board your Cruise.

Meals: Breakfast box, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Fly from Aswan to Cairo

Disembarkation after your breakfast on the Nile cruise ship, enjoy a day’s sightseeing in Aswan. Start with the High Dam and then visit the Unfinished Obelisk in the stone quarries of ancient Egypt, the largest obelisk yet discovered. You’ll then proceed to the beautiful Temple of Philae, devoted to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor. Then transfer to Aswan Airport for your return to Cairo, where you will be met and assisted at the airport and then taken to your hotel. Overnight stay in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 8: Cairo - Fly Back Home

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel followed by free time at your leisure, after which you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for your final departure.

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation :
Accommodation Plan:
Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel and Spa
Le Passage Hotel and Casino
Radamis || Nile Cruise
Price
$ 1249 Per Person in Triple Room
$ 1299 Per Person in Double Room
$ 1699 One Person Traveling Alone
Charitable Giving

We make a donation to the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation for each booking reserved.

Prices

Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip and are valid until April 30th, 2020. Please inquire for pricing over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays

Children Policy
  • Up to 2 years: FREE
  • Age from 2 and below 6 years: 25% of adult price
  • Age from 6 up to 11 years: 50% of adult price
  • Ages 12 and Up: adult price.

Notes :

  • Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents ( Maximum 1 Child sharing parent's room )
  • If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply.
Payment Policy

Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired holiday. Space on a given tour will be secured upon receipt a deposit of 25% of the full price. This payment will be 50% during the Christmas and New Year holidays and on packages including airfare. This deposit counts as part of your final payment. Deposits can be made by bank wire transfer or sent via Western Union or paid using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Payment should be received within 7 days of booking

Tipping

Tipping for a job well done is customary in Egypt, though not required. Please feel welcomed but not obliged to offer a tip to your guide.

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