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Discover Egypt and the Nile Valley

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Take part in the historical and cultural immersion of Egypt's ancient treasures and timeless wonders. From iconic landmarks to architectural marvels that have captivated the world for millennia, this land of pharaohs and pyramids is undeniably a crucial part of human history. Among the countless highlights embark upon a private dahabiya sailing the tranquil Nile River, gaining rare access to ruins and temples during less occupied times. On land, stay at five-star hotels, each a sanctuary of comfort and luxury. This unhurried journey reveals Egypt's monumental historical events, staggering technological achievements, and compelling human stories.

Program Highlights

– Stand in awe before the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Great Sphinx, each an ancient marvel illustrating the enduring legacy of an incredible civilization. 

– Delve deep into the annals of history at the Grand Egyptian Museum, where treasures from Egypt's rich past come to life.

– Witness the grandeur of the Karnak Temple Complex—one of the largest religious buildings in the world, which includes contributions from approximately 30 pharaohs over thousands of years.

– Mid-journey, embark upon your private dahabiya—a traditional Egyptian sailing vessel—for four relaxing days and nights along the Nile River.

– Be captivated by the intricate carvings inside the unique temple of Kom Ombo.

– Visit Elephantine Island—the only ongoing excavation site open to tourists—to view its sacred temples and traditional Nubian villages.

– During an optional excursion (additional fee), visit the temples of Abu Simbel carved into a massive rock cliff, which were relocated and perfectly reconstructed after building the High Dam in the early 1960s.