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Along The Nile - A Teachers Adventure:

Attention Adventurers! Step into the pages of your history book and bring back lessons from your own personal experience! Join us in Egypt for an adventure you will never forget. Don’t just read about the Pharaohs, follow their footsteps through their monuments, explore the sands on camel and sail the Nile in a traditional vessel. Make history and culture come alive for you!

PROGRAMME OUTLINE
DAY TOUR MEALS PROPOSED HOTELS
Day-01 Departure for Egypt    
Day-02 Arrival at Cairo   4 * Hotel
Day-03 Cairo B 4 * Hotel
Day-04 am Cairo
pm Cairo – Aswan
B Train
Day-05 Arrival at Aswan B 4/5 * Hotel
Day-06 Aswan B 4/5 * Hotel
Day-07 Sailboat: Aswan – Kom Ombo B+L+D Sail Boat
Day-08 Sailboat - Kom Ombo – Luxor B 4 * Hotel
Day-09 Luxor B 4 * Hotel
Day-10 Luxor – Cairo B Train
Day-11 Arrive in Cairo (free day) B 4 * Hotel
Day-12 Cairo – Toronto B  
Optional extension to Mt. Sinai and Red Sea
Day 10 Luxor – Cairo - Dahab B 3/4 * Hotel
Day 11 Dahab (free day for snorkeling) B 3/4 * Hotel
Day 12 Dahab – Mt. Sinai B 3 * Hotel
Day-13 Mt. Sinai - Cairo B 4 * Hotel
Day-14 Cairo – Departure B  
Day-15 Group flights discount can earn you a free night in Paris (call for details)    
ITINERARY
Day-01
DEPARTURE FOR CAIRO
Day-02
ARRIVAL AT CAIRO
Our service starts in Cairo, where you will be met and greeted at the airport. You will be transferred to your hotel. Use the rest of the day to recover from jet lag. Overnight: Pyramisa hotel or similar near downtown area.
Day-03
CAIRO
Free Day. You can catch up with your sleep and rest if you wish today. If you feel rested and up to it, you can take some of our optional tours or explore the interesting bazaars and markets on your own. Meals: Breakfast.
Day-04
am CAIRO, pm CAIRO – ASWAN
Our adventure starts this morning with a trip to Giza. Here we visit The Great Pyramids of Giza. From here we can take an exciting camel ride in the open desert to see a panoramic view of this world famous site. We take our time to stroll around the complex and they pay a visit to the legendary Sphinx that is said to be guarding these Pyramids since ancient times. We get a chance to witness the heavy blows dealt throughout history by this mythical creature. Return to hotel for a short break. We will check out of the hotel this afternoon and can use this time to explore more of Cairo. In the evening we transfer to the train station for an overnight train to Aswan. Overnight on Train. Meals: Breakfast.
Day-05
ARRIVAL AT ASWAN
Upon arrival in Aswan you will be transferred to your hotel. This afternoon we will visit the High Dam and the fascinating Phile Temple. This entire temple was uprooted from its original position and moved to its present location to save it from drowning in Lake Nasser. We will take a motor boat to reach the temple and witness numerous signs left by various nations that have worshiped here over the last two millennia. This evening you can visit the interesting Aswan market and find yourself a great deal on some good Egyptian outfits. Overnight: Basma Hotel 5* or similar. Meals: Breakfast.
Day-06
ASWAN
Morning is free for personal activities or use this time for our optional excursion to the splendid temple of Abu Simble, one of the most remarkable temples in Egypt. In the afternoon we cruise around the enchanting Islands of the Nile. Today you will get an opportunity to ride camels in the Sahara to the nearby monastery and the Nubian village. Meals: Breakfast.
Day-07
SAIL: ASWAN - KOM OMBO
Today we take the centuries-old traditional sailboat, the Felucca, to sail along a breathtaking stretch of the Nile. As we sail along at the pace of the river our Nubian staff on board prepares sumptuous Nubian meals. Enjoy this unique experience as we may also have the opportunity to stop along the banks of the Nile to observe the local village life. This will be a great way for us to understand how people of this part of the world live their daily life. Enjoy the marvelous views as we cruise slowly to see the typical desert sunset. Tonight we sleep on the deck of the boat right under the typical desert night sky. Blankets mattresses and pillows will be provided. This unique experience is definitely a highlight of this trip. Overnight: Onboard the Sailboat. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner.
Day-08
KOM OMBO - LUXOR
This morning after breakfast we disembark and say good bye to our Nubian sailors. If time and day permits we take this opportunity to see a local camel market. We board our private transport and drive to the Temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to the Crocodile Headed God – Sobek. Later we stop at The Temple of Horus (the Falcon Headed God) at Edfu. Both of these temples offer a great insight into the history of ancient Egyptian religion, its scientific and architectural accomplishments. We continue to drive northwards to the famous city of Luxor. This afternoon we will take the opportunity to visit the Luxor Temple, a grand, awe inspiring structure on the east bank of the Nile. This is a perfect time to visit the temple just a little before sunset. After sunset the temple is lit up and it turns into a glowing gem of Egyptian antiquity. Overnight: Mercure Hotel or similar. Meals: Breakfast.
Day-09
LUXOR
This morning we cross the Nile and head to the Valley of Kings. Our first stop is the Colossi of Memon the seated statues of Pharoh Amenhotep III. We continue to the Valley of Kings to see its impressive tombs carved through the rock. These tombs have continued to reveal amazing mysteries and treasures including those that belong to king Tut-Ankh-Amun also known as King Tut. On our way back to Luxor we stop to see Dar-El-Behri – the grand temple of Queen Hatshepsut. This Afternoon our guide will take us to the Karnak Temple, one of the most inspiring and most imposing in all of Egypt. Here we witness its enormous one hundred and thirty four massive columns that stand the test of time and fascinate the visitor even today. Evening is free to explore the city’s busy corniche and sample some interesting local food. Meals: Breakfast.
Day-10
LUXOR - CAIRO
Today enjoy a free day to relax and shop. Later this evening we will be transferred to the train station to catch the overnight train to Cairo. You have the option to upgrade to an air-conditioned sleeper class cabin at an extra cost. We highly recommend this upgrade if you like more privacy while you sleep on a folding berth-bed. Overnight: Onboard the train. Meals: Breakfast.
Day-11
CAIRO
Arrive in Cairo. Transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for personal activities and shopping. Overnight: Pyramisa hotel or similar near downtown area. Meals: Breakfast.
Day-12
CAIRO - DEPARTURE
Transfer to airport for your departure flight.
 

Pyramids of Giza
Karnak Temple
Phile Temple and the High Dam
The Nubian Village and a camel ride in the desert
Sail along the Nile in a traditional sailboat

  • Short walks through the historic sites.
  • Major Cities/Towns: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu
  • Cultural Impact: Great learning opportunities to connect with local people along the Nile.
  • Variety of Transport: bus/van/local taxi, camels, sailboat.
  • Unique Local Experiences: The tour provides you with an opportunity to stay onboard the Felucca with the Nubian people. You can explore their village and sample their local cuisine.
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