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MS Darakum 9 Night Cruise - Luxor to Cairo Itinerary

DAY 1: LUXOR

Embarkation on cruise in Luxor, dinner and overnight in Luxor.

DAY 2: LUXOR

After breakfast on board, a visit to the West Bank to the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of  Hatshepsut. Lunch on board. After lunch visit the East Bank Temples of Luxor and  Karnak. Enjoy the Managers Cocktail Party followed by dinner, Belly Dancer show and overnight in Luxor.

DAY 3: LUXOR - QENA - NAGA HAMMADI

Breakfast on board and time to wonder at the sights on the banks of the Nile as the boat cruises to Qena. Lunch on board followed by a visit to the impressive Denderah Temple complex which  has some of the most vibrant and colourful paintings dating from  antiquity. Return to the boat in Qena and sail to Naga Hammadi, passing the bridges in Naga Hammadi. Dinner on board. Music in the bar. Overnight in Naga Hammadi.

DAY 4: NAGA HAMMADI - SOHAG

Sail to El Balyana via Abu Homar's bridge and lock. After breakfast on board visit the Temple of Abydos. The main monument at  Abydos is the Temple of Seti I, built around 1300 BC by Seti and his  son Ramses II. It is especially notable for its fine reliefs, considered  among the best of the New Kingdom. Return to boat for lunch on board. Sail to Sohag. Dinner on board. This evening enjoy the Galabya Party night and Egyptian Wine Tasting . Overnight at Sohag.

DAY 5: SOHAG - MINYA

Breakfast on board and enjoy the beauty of the Nile whilst sailing from Sohag to Tel El  Amarna, the home of the Amarnian experience via Asyut's lock. Arrive at the lock and  lunch on board. Pass the lock and sail to Tel El Amarna. Arrive Amarna in time to visit Amarna Visitor Centre (at mooring point) with presentation on Akhenaten and Nefertiti.  Cookery lesson on board.  Dinner and overnight in Tel El Amarna.

DAY 6: TEL EL AMARNA - MINYA

After breakfast visit Ashmunein and Tuna El Gabal. Visit the tombs at Tel El Amarna, the Great Palace of  King Akhenaten and the small and great temples of Aten. After visiting  Tel El Amarna visit Tuna El Gebel and Ashmunein. Visit the Tomb of  Petosiris, tomb of Isadora and the sacred catacombs of Thoth. In  Ashmunein visit the Open Air museum, the temple of Thoth and the  sanctuary of Amun.Return to the boat for lunch on board. Sail to Minya. Dinner and  Folkloric show on board. Overnight in Minya.

 

DAY 7: MINYA – BENI SUEF

After breakfast visit in 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. Return to the boat and sail  to Beni Suef. Lunch and dinner on board. Tonight there is a Quz Night. Overnight at Beni Suif.

DAY 8: BENI SUIF - CAIRO

Early morning sailing to Cairo. Breakfast and lunch  on board. After lunch a visit to the Coptic area of Cairo to visit the Hanging Church, Coptic Museum and Jewish Synagogue. Return to the boat for dinner on board. An evening of Takht (Oriental Music). Overnight in Cairo.

DAY 9: CAIRO

After breakfast visit the Sphinx and Pyramids at Giza. Lunch on board. After lunch visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Return to the boat for dinner on board. Music in the bar. Overnight in Cairo. 

DAY 10: CAIRO

Check out and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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. However, the sightseeing itinerary will remain the same.

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