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MS Darakum 11 Night Cruise - Cairo to Luxor Itinerary

DAY 1: CAIRO

Embarkation on the 5* MS Darakum, dinner  & overnight on board in Cairo.

DAY 2: CAIRO

Depart after breakfast to Giza, where the famous Pyramids stand as monuments to the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt and the Great

Sphinx, which has kept its secrets for centuries. After lunch onboard the boat, the tour continues to the Egyptian Museum containing treasures from Egypt’s ancient past including the magnificent Tutankhamun collection.

Return to boat and enjoy Takht (Oriental Music), dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 3: CAIRO

Breakfast onboard followed by an excursion to Memphis and Sakkara.  Return to boat for lunch and then continue sightseeing with an excursion to Coptic Cairo taking in the Hanging Church, Coptic Museum and Jewish Synagogue.

In the evening enjoy the Managers cocktail party, Dinner and overnight in Cairo.

DAY 4: CAIRO TO BENI SUEF

Enjoy the beauty of the Nile with a full day’s sailing from Cairo to Beni Suef.

 Dinner, Egyptian wine tasting and overnight on board.

Day 5: BENI SUEF - MINYA

Another day at leisure sailing from Beni Suef to Minya.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner onboard.

Overnight in Minya.

DAY 6: MINYA

After breakfast visit Tuna El Gebel and Ashmunein. Return to boat for lunch and then enjoy an afternoon visit to the rock-tombs of Beni Hassan that are carved into the high limestone cliffs of the east bank of the Nile. The painted scenes depict the daily lives of the rulers and their families including scenes of desert hunting, weaving and spinning, fishing, country living, gathering crops and catching birds. Dinner. Folkloric show and overnight Minya.

 

Day 7: MINYA – TEL EL AMARNA - ASYUT

Early morning sailing to Tel El Amarna. After breakfast visit Armarna Visitor Centre and enjoy a presentation on Akhenaten and Nerfertiti. Afterwards visit the Northern Tombs and the tombs  at the Tel El Amarna site, once the city of Akhenaten, the Pharaoh known for his revolutionary religion that worshiped Aten. Return to the boat for lunch. Sail to Asyut. Stop in front of Prince Tawdrous Monastery and view from the boat. Dinner, Galabeya Party and overnight Asyut.

DAY 8: ASYUT – SOHAG

Early morning sailing to Sohag with a day of leisure, taking in the beautiful Nile River.

Dinner, Black & White Party night and overnight in Sohag

DAY 9: SOHAG – NAGA HAMMADI

Early morning sail to El Bal, arrive and visit Abydos Temple.

Return to the boat and sail to Naga Hammadi via the Naga Hammadi bridges, pass through  some of the most beautiful scenery.

Dinner, Quiz night and overnight in Naga Hammadi.

DAY 10: NAGA HAMMADI – LUXOR

Early sail to Qena, enjoy breakfast onboard and the take a 20 minute drive to visit Dendarah. The temple complex of is one of the  best preserved in Egypt. Return to boat and Sail to Luxor.

Enjoy a cookery lesson onboard before dinner, belly dancer show and overnight in Luxor.

DAY 11: LUXOR

Visit to the West Bank to the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Hatshepsut followed by lunch. In the afternoon visit the East Bank Temples of Luxor and Karnak. Overnight in Luxor.

DAY 12: LUXOR

Enjoy breakfast before disembarking from your cruise.

CRUISE OPTIONS

**Optional excursions are payable in CASH at the time of booking.Orbital Travel act as agents for the activity operator/supplier only. The contract for these excursions, tours and activities is between the client and the local suppliers who offer them. Local suppliers are independent of Orbital Travel Limited**. 

Please note: The order or content of your itinerary may be amended due to lock closures, low water levels or any other unforeseeable circumstances. Due to the increasing number of boats on the Nile, at some docking points boats are moored side by side obstructing the view from cabins. Occasionally, due to operational difficulties a change of vessel can occur. 

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