It\\\\\\\'s not just the Pharaonic monuments that have drawn travelers to this country since long before the birth of Christ - it\\\\\\\'s the legacy of the Greeks, Romans and early Christians, and the profusion of art and architecture accumulated from centuries of successive Islamic dynasties. Modern Egypt is an amalgam of these legacies and more, juxtaposed with modern influences. Mud-brick villages stand beside millennia-old ruins surrounded by buildings of steel and glass. Some townsfolk dress in long flowing robes, others in jeans and sneakers, and city traffic competes with donkey-drawn carts and wandering goats. Nowhere are these contrasts played out so colorfully as in Cairo, a massive city thronged with people and ringing to the sound of car horns, ghetto blasters and muezzins summoning the faithful to prayer. Your Nile Valley Adventure begins here, then leads you to Upper Egypt, where two temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel are famed as the most impressive monuments remaining of Ancient Egypt in modern times. In Aswan, you visit the Aswan High Dam and take a short motorboat ride to visit the romantic and majestic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilka. Moving back north you come to Luxor - home to the Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Queens, the breathtaking temple of Queen Hatshepsut (Ancient Egypt’s only female Pharaoh) and ultimately, the great Temple of Karnak, built over more than a thousand years by generations of Pharaohs.Your journey ends at a
secluded haven on the Red Sea Coast, celebrating rare marine life, nature’s
fabulous colours and the timeless beauty of the sea.
Price Per Person:
$3,795 (Jan – Apr, Oct – Dec); $3,350 (May - Sep) Per person, double occupancy. Based on a minimum of two travelers. Estimated price of this tour is valid until December 31, 2012.
On request subject to availability
Boating, Cultural, Scuba Diving, Water Sports, Day Trips, Snorkeling