EG 11: 11 Nights/ 12 Days Nile Cruise Sail & Mt Sinai Climb
Day 1: Cairo
Our representative will receive you at Cairo International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 2: Cairo – Pyramids Tour
You will begin today by visiting Memphis & Sakarra; your private Egyptologist tour guide will take you on a 22-miles journey south of Cairo where some of the oldest pyramids and a complex burial site for more than twenty pharaohs are found. Next, you will visit the newly opened Pyramid of Dahshour.
After lunch, a short drive brings you to Giza. Here you marvel at the Pyramids, including Cheops, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Coming face-to-face with the Sphinx, who has been staring into the desert for five-thousand years, is an awesome experience.
Overnight in Cairo
Day 3: Cairo – Museum Tour
Visit to the Egyptian Museum & Old Cairo: Tour Old Cairo and the Old Coptic Church and the Ben Ezra Synagogue. Continue to the Mohamad Ali Mosque and the streets of Khan el Khalili Bazaar. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 4: Cairo – Aswan – Nile Cruise
Transfer to Cairo Airport for your flight to Aswan, 556 miles/926 km. Upon arrival, you will be met by our Aswan representative and transferred to your Nile cruise for lunch. Take a tour to Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk. Continue to the Temple of Philae. Dinner & Overnight on-board the Cruise.
Day 5: Aswan – Kom Ombo – Edfu
Go on a sailing tour by a felucca ride around Kitchener Island with its botanical gardens. Return to the cruise ship for lunch. Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple of Sobek, the crocodile-headed god for a relaxation. Continue to Edfu. Dinner & Overnight on-board the Cruise.
Day 6: Luxor
Early breakfast, then board a horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Houres. Sail to Esna; cross the lock and sail to Luxor. Dinner & Overnight on-board the Cruise.
Day 7: Luxor
Cross to the west bank of the Nile and visit the wondrous Valley of the Kings. Visit two tombs of the pharaohs, Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple and the Colossus of Memnon.
Lunch on board. Afternoon visit the East Bank of the Nile, including the Luxor and Karnak Temples. Dinner & Overnight on-board the Cruise.
Day 8: Sharm El Sheikh
You will be transferred to Luxor Airport for your flight to Sharm El Sheikh, an hour’s journey. Arrival sharm meet & assist by our Sharm representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Sharm El Sheikh.
Day 9: Sharm El Sheikh
Free day in Sharm El Sheikh. Overnight in Sharm El Sheikh
Day 10: St. Catherine
Drive for 4 to 5 hours through wild desert scenery where small camps of Bedouin still cling to their nomadic traditions. Arrive at St. Catherine’s Monastery. Visit the Monastery which is Located at the foot of Mount Moses. Return to your hotel. Dinner & Overnight in St Catherine.
Day 11: St. Catherine – Cairo
For those who have the energy, wake up at 0130hrs to climb to the crest of Mt. Sinai and watch the sunrise. It was on this mountain that Moses received the Ten Commandments.
The mountain lies south of St. Catherine’s Monastery. To climb the mountain, either on fool or by camels, for about seven kilometres holding a torch batteries, reaching the steps (700 steps) , then to the mountain peak which is about 2200 m above sea level waiting for sunrise to take some photos. Descend from 0930hrs.
Return to your hotel for breakfast and shower. Afternoon transfer to airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 12: Cairo
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your departure flight.
Please take note:
The Nile Cruises have the right to change the schedule, program and sailing hours for reasons beyond our control, such as water level, opening of bridges, long queues of boats at locks, …etc during the Cruise.