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Abu Simbel Sun Festival

duration 9 Days / 8 Nights

priceStart from $1405

locationEgypt

Summary

On 22 February / October, a solar phenomenon takes place at the Temple of Abu Simbel. This temple was constructed in such a way that only on these two days, the sun shines in the sacred chamber, lighting up three of the four statues. The one left without rays being the god of darkness.

Highlights of this itinerary

Cairo Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, Egyptian Museum, Abu Simbel, Philae Temple, Kom Ombo, Edfe, Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, West Bank, Valley of the Kings
Itinerary notes:B - Breakfast Single Supplement - all rates are based per person sharing, a single traveler needs to pay an additional fee for a single room

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Highlights of this itinerary

Cairo Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, Egyptian Museum, Abu Simbel, Philae Temple, Kom Ombo, Edfe, Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, West Bank, Valley of the Kings
Itinerary notes:B - Breakfast Single Supplement - all rates are based per person sharing, a single traveler needs to pay an additional fee for a single room


Overview

Day 1 (18th February / October) - Cairo - Arrival to Cairo. transferred hotel
Day 2 (19th February / October) Cairo) Pyramids and Sakkara. Overnight at your hotel
Day 3 (20th February / October) (Cairo) Egyptian Museum& City Tour, Khan el Khalili
Day 4 (21st February / October ) (Cairo to Aswan) Flight to ASW, High Dam, Philae Temple felucca.
Day 5 (22nd February / October ) Aswan to Abu Simbel Sun Festival - Temples of Abu Simbel. Attend the extraordinarily rare sun illumination of the statue of Ramses II. Return to Aswan.
Day 6 (23rd February / October) Aswan to Luxor - Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples.
Day 7 (24th February / October) Luxor -  East Bank (Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple).
Day 8 (25th February / October) Luxor to Cairo -  West Bank (Valleys of the Kings, the Colossi of Memnon and Queen Hatshepsut Temple). Flight to Cairo.
Day 9 (26th February / October) Cairo) Transfer to Cairo Airport for your departure flight from Egypt 

Includes

  • Service of meet and assistance upon arrival and departure
  • 4 nights accommodation in Cairo
  • 2 night accommodation in Aswan
  • 2 nighs accommodation in Luxor
  • Currently applied entrance fees  for the above – mentioned sightseeing
  • Relevant transfers as – per the above mentioned itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned above; (B) breakfast
  • Daily breakfast starting from day 2
  • English speaking tour-guide during sightseeing

Excludes

  • Entry visa to Egypt  
  • International flight ticket
  • Domestic flight Cairo - Aswan and Luxor - Cairo
  • Tipping kitty
  • Any personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, etc
  • Any optional trips or unmentioned item
Day 1 (18th February / October - Cairo)

Day 1 (18th February / October - Cairo)

Welcome to Cairo, the second largest city on the African continent! Our representative will meet you and provide assistance with custom procedures at Cairo International Airport. You will be then comfortably transferred to your hotel. The evening is at your disposal. Overnight at the hotel. (No meals included)

Day 2 (19th February / October - Cairo)

Day 2 (19th February / October - Cairo)

Get ready for the exciting discoveries in this city of dreams. Your aquantance with Egypt will start at Giza from the Great Pyramid of Cheops. For over 3,800 years it was the tallest man-made structure in the world. The pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure complete the colossal trio, the only surviving to our days WOndere of the Ancient World. The Great Sphinx located near by watches and guards the burials of three Egyptian Pharoahs. From Giza you will move to Saqqara to witness the first pyramid built by Ancient Egyptians. The Step Pyramid of Djoser was constructed in 2648 BC. Overnight atyour hotel. (B)

Day 3 ( 20th February / October - Cairo)

Day 3 ( 20th February / October - Cairo)

Frenetic, bustling with numerous bazaars and traffic chaos, labyrinths, narrow streets and quiet corners, Cairo attracts with its centuries-old edifices that stand ennobled. It has everything you could want from an ancient country. The Egyptian Museum is the best proof for that. Its 107 halls exhibit some 150,000 artifacts that tell you the history of 5,000 years. Here you will find the largest collection of pharaonic antiquities, including Tutankhamun’s fabulously famous ten-kilogram golden mask and throne, jewelry and precious metal coins, grand statutes and tiny figurines. Then you will be guided to the city’s Islamic areas to see the Citadel of Saladdin and its alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali. This holy place is set at the highest hill of Cairo, so you’ll be able to view a remarkable panorama of the city. Escorted shopping trip to Khan el Khalili bazaar will follow the sightseeing; here you will find locals not only shopping but drinking tea and smoking traditional shisha.Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 4 ( 21st February / October -  Cairo to Aswan)

Day 4 ( 21st February / October - Cairo to Aswan)

The morning begins with a short flight to Aswan. Freshen up at your hotel. Aswan tour will start with High Dam, then in vivid contrast, take a short ferry across the Nile to the magnificent Ancient Egyptian Philae Temple. To end the day, a traditional felucca will sail you to tusk-shaped Elephantine Island and botanical Kitchener Island. Feel free to explore Aswan’s renowned markets or visit the International Museum of Nubia. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 5 (22nd February / October - Aswan to Abu Simbel Sun Festival)

Day 5 (22nd February / October - Aswan to Abu Simbel Sun Festival)

At 2 am this morning, join your convoy drive to the Great Temples of Abu Simbel. Here, take your place to witness the extraordinarily rare sun illumination of the statue of Ramses II and his sun gods Re-Horakhte and Amon-Re. Later, further explore the 13th-century- BC Temples of Abu Simbel and Hathor — also known as the Temple of Queen Nefertari. Return to Aswan for well-earned relaxation. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 6 (23rd February / October - Aswan to Luxor)

Day 6 (23rd February / October - Aswan to Luxor)

Early departure from Aswan in an air-conditioned vehicle; break your journey at the ‘double’ Temple of Kom Ombo; and in Edfu, the remarkably well-preserved Temple of Horus. Welcome to Luxor on the east bank of the Nile. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 7 (24th February / October - Luxor)

Day 7 (24th February / October - Luxor)

A free morning in Luxor. Your afternoon venture starts at the East Bank of Luxor. Here, you will enter the Karnak Temple Complex — a vast area of temples, chapels, pylons and the Great Temple of Amun. You will walk down the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes that connect the Precinct of Mut, the Precinct of Amun-Ra and the Luxor Temple. This afternoon you will have free time; perhaps a visit to the Luxor Museum or do some bartering in a souk. Overnight at your hotel.(B)

Day 8 (25th February / October - Luxor to Cairo)

Day 8 (25th February / October - Luxor to Cairo)

Early morning an optional hot-air balloon trip over Luxor . Awake in 4,000 year-old Luxor, evocative site of the ancient city of Thebes and ‘the world’s greatest open-air museum’. As you enter the Valleys of the Kings and Queens, you will pass Deir El Madina, Madinet Habou and the Colossi of Memnon. The tombs are not all accessible by wheelchair, but the tombs of Ramses IV, VII and IX have ramps. Visit the colonnaded temple that was uniquely dedicated to a queen — Queen Hatshepsut. Fly to Cairo this evening. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 9 (26th February / October -  Cairo)

Day 9 (26th February / October - Cairo)

Transfer to Cairo Airport for your departure from Egypt. (B)


Hi Amanda,

We just wanted to thank you, Mohammed, and everyone at Lady Egypt for the great trip we had. We had a really wonderful vacation. Everything was well planned and the service and attention you provided was the best.

Thanks so much,

Bob and Lynn

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I didn’t have to do anything. it was all done for me . Great to meet our leader and other people going on the tour.
The time – it was great. Thank you so much, we will recommend you to all our friends

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