Check out of the cruise boat this morning before going sightseeing with
others from the boat. Return to the cruise boat for lunch where you
are met by an American Express representative who will bring you to your
hotel in Aswan.
afternoon is yours to explore Aswan's old market place, the Nubian museum,
relax by the pool or take a sunset fellucca (sailboat) ride.
Cataract Hotel or Basma Hotel. Breakfast, Lunch.
After breakfast at the hotel an American Express
representative will bring you to Abu Simbel by A/C minivan. The
weather can interfere with traveling to Abu Simbel by plane. It is not
uncommon to have flights delayed or canceled. Since you are traveling
by road you can be sure that you will get to see the site, AND you will be
there when it is not filled with the crowds that come by plane.
Afternoon arrival in Abu Simbel with time to visit the temples of Ramesses
II and his queen, Nefertari. The temples are walking distance from your
This evening is a special treat, the Sound & Light Show at the
Abu Simbel Temples. Updated just a few years ago, this is the most technologically
advanced Sound & Light show in Egypt and is truly spectacular.
Nefertari Hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.
Dec 1: If
you choose, you can rise early this morning and return to see the sunrise at
the temples over Lake Nasser. The Ramesses II Temple is the one that
was constructed to have the first rays of morning light shine through the
doorway to the back of the temple on 2 days of the year.
breakfast is the drive back to Aswan where you will get your flight back to
Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo you are met and assisted by an American
Express representative and escorted to your hotel, conveniently located
beside the airport so that you will not have to face Cairo traffic if you
are departing tomorrow.
Cairo Airport Hotel. Meal: Breakfast.
Friday, Dec 2:
Departure flights home or continue your stay in Egypt with the Alexandria
and Old Cairo Extension.
There may be
changes to this itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control.