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Nefertari Temple Entrance, Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel & Aswan : Nov 29 - Dec 2, 2005
provided by our affiliate, American Express of Egypt
PRICE & WHAT  IS INCLUDED

Day-by-Day Itinerary

AswanMarket-1.jpg (36155 bytes)Tuesday, Nov 29:  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.  

The afternoon is yours to explore Aswan's old market place, the Nubian museum, relax by the pool or take a sunset fellucca (sailboat) ride.
Hotel: New Cataract Hotel or Basma Hotel.  Breakfast, Lunch.

Wednesday, Nov 30:  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 hotel. 

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.
Hotel: Nefertari Hotel.  Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

Thursday, 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.

After 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.
Hotel: Novotel Cairo Airport Hotel.  Meal: Breakfast.

Friday, Dec 2:  Departure flights home or continue your stay in Egypt with the Alexandria and Old Cairo Extension.
Meal: Breakfast.

There may be changes to this itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control.

Return to Nov 19-26, 2005 Egypt Tour Itinerary

What is Included in the Aswan & Abu Simbel Extension
Nov 29 - Dec 2, 2005
provided by our affiliate, American Express of Egypt
DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

$350 US Dollars

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Prices are per person in Double Occupancy.
You begin in Aswan. Your airfare from Aswan to Cairo was included in your Nov 20-27 tour price.
Ruth Shilling does not accompany travelers on this extension.

Included:
1 Night in Aswan at the New Cataract Hotel, Basma Hotel or Aswan Oberoi, includes breakfast
1 Night in Abu Simbel at the Nefertari Hotel, includes breakfast and dinner
1 Night in Cairo-Heliopolis at the Novotel Cairo Airport Hotel, includes breakfast
Sightseeing: Abu Simbel temple of Ramesses II and Nefertari
Sound & Light Show at Abu Simbel
Transfers from the cruise boat to hotel in Aswan, to/from Abu Simbel and to/from the airports in Aswan & Cairo.

Not included:
Items of a personal nature - laundry, telephone calls, etc. 
Meals, except where listed above
Bottled water and other beverages
TIPS (cruise boat staff, tour guide, transfer men, porters, etc)
Anything which is not listed above as being included in your tour package.

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