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1. Sunday: Brussels – Cairo – Luxor
Departure in the afternoon by regular flight EgyptAir to Luxor via Cairo. Reception, formalities and transfer to the Hotel Mercure Luxor Karnak 5 *.
2. Monday: Luxor
After breakfast, departure for the visit of the Temple of Luxor which served only in the procession of the God Amon, once a year, in the new year. The entrance was guarded by two obelisks, one of which is currently located on the place de la Concorde in Paris. Then transfer to the boat and board the MS/Acamar 5 * before lunch. In the afternoon, visit of the Temple of Karnak which consists of three large ensembles: the great Temple of Amon, connected by a sphinx Avenue to the enclosure of the Temple of MOUT and the enclosure of Montu. Overnight stay on board.
3. Tuesday: Luxor – Edfou
Visit of the Theban necropolis, the world of the dead on the left bank where the Kings (Valley of the Kings) and Queens (Valley of the Queens) were buried. Visit of the Queen Hatshepsut Temple in Deir El Bahari. Built by Senmout, it is one of the most notable monuments of Egyptian architecture. This terraced Temple entirely dug in the mountain is dedicated to Hathor, Goddess of joy and love. Stop in front of the Colossians of Memnon carved in a single block and a height of 17 meters. They represent King Amenophis II and are the only remnants of his funeral Temple. Navigation to Esna, passage of the lock and continuation to Edfou. Overnight stay on board.
4. Wednesday: Edfou – Kom Ombo – Aswan
Visit of the Temple of Edfou, the best preserved Temple of Egypt. A masterpiece of Ptolemeous architecture, this huge Temple of the third century b.c. evokes the power of the Falcon God Horus, protector of the phareons. Navigation to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, a unique site in Egypt where you will discover the sacred Acropolis of this Ptolemaic shrine. This temple offers the particularity of being consecrated to 2 gods: the right part to the God Sobek crocodile head which is the God of fertility, and the left part to the God Haroeris, Sun God and warrior. Continuation to Aswan, capital of the Egyptian Nubia. Overnight stay on board.
5. Thursday: Aswan
Visit of the High Dam thanks to which it was possible, not only by an irrigation programme, to increase the arable area of the country but also to increase the production of electricity. Visit of the granite quarries with the unfinished obelisque that was abandoned because a crack had occurred in this immense block of granite of 42 meters long. Visit of the island of Philae, domain of the goddess ISIS. It is thanks to UNESCO that we are allowed to visit this monumental ensemble. The temple was transported and rebuilt 150 meters further on the island of Aegilka. In the afternoon, walk in felouque. Overnight stay on board.
6. Friday: Aswan – Cairo
Possibility to make an optional excursion to the discovery of Abu Simbel. Thanks to UNESCO, the temples were saved from the rise of the waters, caused by the construction of the High Dam. They were disassembled and transported stone by stone to the top of the cliff in which they had been dug. The entrance to the great temple is guarded by four colossal statues depicting Ramses II. The small temple or Temple of Hathor is also completely dug into the cliff. Transfer to the airport and flight to Cairo. Installation at the hotel Helnan dreamland 5 *.
7. Saturday: Cairo
In the morning, visit the most famous site of Egypt, the plateau of Giza with the pyramids of Chéops, Khéphren and Mykérinos. These three monuments are guarded by the Sphinx, an imposing statue of a lion with a human head. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit of the Museum which houses priceless and most complete collections of Egyptian antiquity including the famous treasure of Tutankhamun. Then, walk to Cairo on the street Fouad El Awal.
8. Sunday: Cairo – Brussels
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and flight to Brussels.