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Egypt & the Nile 2023-24

10
 días desde $
8395
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Abercrombie & Kent
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Bask in the timeless majesty of ancient Egypt on an immersive journey through the land of the pharaohs, exploring its quintessential archaeological treasures with an expert A&K Egyptologist, and cruise for four nights along the Nile aboard stylish ‘Sanctuary Sun Boat IV.’

Ventajas de A&K

  • Embark on a four-night Nile river cruise, gliding in comfort through stirring desert landscapes and going ashore to discover ancient Egypt’s most awe-inspiring sites
  • Explore the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities (or the Grand Egyptian Museum, upon its opening) to view a vast trove of artifacts
  • Venture inside one of the pyramids, go riding camelback and view the enigmatic Great Sphinx on the Giza Plateau
  • Descend into the tomb of King Tut and the colorful tomb of Seti I, father of legendary Ramses II, in the Valley of the Kings
  • Marvel at the colossal statues and towering colonnade of the sprawling Temple of Luxor, and listen as your expert A&K Egyptologist deciphers the hieroglyphs carved upon them
  • Journey to Abu Simbel to set eyes upon the imposing twin temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari

Resumen del itinerario

DAY 1

ARRIVE CAIRO, EGYPT

DAY 2

CAIRO | ANCIENT TREASURES

DAY 3

GIZA | THE PYRAMIDS & SPHINX

DAY 4

LUXOR | TEMPLE OF LUXOR & VALLEY OF THE KINGS

DAY 5

CRUISING THE NILE | LUXOR TO ESNA

DAY 6

CRUISING THE NILE | TEMPLE OF HORUS & KOM OMBO

DAY 7

ASWAN | MAJESTIC PHILAE

DAY 8

ABU SIMBEL | TEMPLES OF RAMSES II & NEFERTARI

DAY 9

CAIRO | DESIGN YOUR DAY

DAY 10

DEPART CAIRO

DAY 1

ARRIVE CAIRO, EGYPT

Arrive in Cairo, where you are met by your A&K representative and transferred to your historic hotel ideally situated near the last remaining Ancient Wonder of the World — the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Hotel Marriott Mena House

DAY 2

CAIRO | ANCIENT TREASURES

This morning, join your expert A&K Egyptologist for an exploration of the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities (or the Grand Egyptian Museum, upon its opening) to view its huge collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. Tonight, gather with your fellow guests for a welcome dinner.

Hotel Marriott Mena House

Comidas: Desayuno, Comida, Cena

DAY 3

GIZA | THE PYRAMIDS & SPHINX

Today, roam the Giza Plateau, site of the pyramids of Mycerinus and Chephren as well as the Great Pyramid, built in the Fourth Dynasty (approximately 2690 BC). Revel in the opportunity to enter the interior of one of these legendary structures, and marvel at the massive stones used to construct them. Ride a camel across the sands of Giza, and then view the Great Sphinx backdropped by the pyramids, a setting that has captured the imaginations of adventurers for centuries.

Hotel Marriott Mena House

Comidas: Desayuno, Comida, Cena

DAY 4

LUXOR | TEMPLE OF LUXOR & VALLEY OF THE KINGS

Fly to Luxor, site of the ancient city of Thebes. Begin your full day of exploring by visiting the striking Temple of Luxor. View the three large statues of Ramses II along the front of the temple pylons, the Courtyard of Ramses II and the Colonnade of Amenhotep III, with its 50-foot-high columns. Walk in their shadows, as visitors have done since antiquity, and ponder the astonishing feats of engineering it took to create them. Then, step aboard ‘Sanctuary Sun Boat IV,’ an elegant river cruiser renowned for the warmth and attentiveness of its service staff. Enjoy lunch on board before disembarking to explore the west bank of the Nile river and the Necropolis of Thebes, and view the Colossi of Memnon. Continue to the architecturally stunning Temple of Hatshepsut, ancient Egypt’s first female pharaoh and regarded today as one of its most successful. Carry on to the Valley of the Kings, burial ground of the pharaohs and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a period of 500 years beginning in the 16th century BC, tombs were built along this valley for pharaohs and nobles, including that of “the boy king,” Tutankhamun. Enter the tomb of Tutankhamun — found in 1922 by British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter — to discover the secrets of this storied chamber. Next, descend into the beautifully decorated tomb of Seti I, the father of Ramses II, one of the best-preserved tombs in the valley.

‘Sanctuary Sun Boat IV’

Comidas: Desayuno, Comida, Cena

DAY 5

CRUISING THE NILE | LUXOR TO ESNA

Journey once more to the east bank of the Nile, this time visiting the Temple of Karnak, where generations of pharaohs wished to record their names. Walk through the Great Hypostyle Hall, strolling among its expertly aligned columns, which soar 80 feet high. This afternoon, cruise to Esna and visit the Temple of Khnum to marvel at its superb art and hieroglyphics.

‘Sanctuary Sun Boat IV’

Comidas: Desayuno, Comida, Cena

DAY 6

CRUISING THE NILE | TEMPLE OF HORUS & KOM OMBO

Today, view the Temple of Horus, falcon-headed god of the sky. Built in 230 BC by Ptolemy III, this amazingly well-preserved and colorful structure reveals what temple worship in ancient Egypt was like. Back on board, learn to prepare local dishes during a Chef ’s Table experience: a cooking lesson with an onboard chef. Later this afternoon, enjoy a refreshing Scenic Sundowner as you cruise to Kom Ombo. Disembark at Kom Ombo (hill of gold) to visit the Greco-Roman temple dedicated to Haroeris (the sun god) and Sobek (the crocodile god), whom some ancient Egyptians considered the creator of the world. View the mummified remains of several crocodiles that once basked along the ancient Nile shore, just as their descendants do today.

‘Sanctuary Sun Boat IV’

Comidas: Desayuno, Comida, Cena

DAY 7

ASWAN | MAJESTIC PHILAE

Cruise to Aswan and proceed to the ancient granite quarries and site of the Unfinished Obelisk. Illustrating the skills of Egypt’s stonemasons, this monolith is taller than any other ancient Egyptian obelisk. Board a motorized boat to picturesque Philae Temple on the island of Agilika. A sacred complex dedicated to the goddess Isis, it reflects a fusion of three great civilizations: Egyptian, Greek and Roman. Later, Ride Like a Local around the Aswan Islands in a felucca (traditional sailboat).

‘Sanctuary Sun Boat IV’

Comidas: Desayuno, Comida, Cena

DAY 8

ABU SIMBEL | TEMPLES OF RAMSES II & NEFERTARI

Today, bid farewell to ‘Sanctuary Sun Boat IV,’ disembarking to fly to Abu Simbel and discover the commanding twin temples of Ramses II and his wife, Queen Nefertari. The former’s façade is dominated by four 70-foot-tall statues of the pharaoh. Perhaps even more impressive, this entire site was disassembled and moved here to save it from the floodwaters caused by the construction of the Aswan High Dam. Return to Cairo for an evening at leisure.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza

Comidas: Desayuno

DAY 9

CAIRO | DESIGN YOUR DAY

Drive to Sakkara, site of hundreds of tombs and 14 pyramids, including the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser. After lunch, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities:

Discover Coptic Cairo, visiting a church built where the Holy Family stayed, as well as St. Barbara and the Church of the Virgin Mary.

Tour Islamic Cairo, including a walk in El-Moaz Street, and the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.

View the Royal Mummies, and countless other artifacts, as you tour the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.

This evening, gather with your fellow guests to reflect on your journey through Egypt and along the Nile at a farewell dinner.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza

Comidas: Desayuno, Comida, Cena

DAY 10

DEPART CAIRO

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.

Comidas: Desayuno

Jordan Pre-Tour Extension

Discover Jordan’s historical and architectural marvels, from Amman to Jerash and Mount Nebo to Petra.

Pre-Tour Extension: Jordan

5 days from $3,295 per person

Single Supplement from $995 per person

Internal air from $595

Amman/Cairo

Available on all departures.

DÍAS 1-2

Arrive in Amman, Jordan, and transfer to your hotel downtown. The next day, tour the White City of Amman and visit the Roman ruins in Jerash. Later, gather for dinner.

Four Seasons Hotel Amman

Comidas: Desayuno, Comida, Cena (Día 2)

DAY 3

Drive to Petra, visiting Mount Nebo en route, from which the Bible says Moses beheld the Holy Land, and view the Byzantine mosaics in Madaba.

Mövenpick Resort Petra

Comidas: Desayuno, Comida

DAY 4

Tour Petra, an ancient, rock-cut city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, famed for its rose-red stone and stunning, pillared Treasury. Continue to the Dead Sea this afternoon.

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

Comidas: Desayuno, Comida

DAY 5

Enjoy an opportunity to float in the Dead Sea this morning before transferring back to Amman and fly to Cairo.

Comidas: Desayuno

Hotel Marriott Mena House

‘Sanctuary Sun Boat IV’

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza

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