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CATHOLIC EGYPT AND NILE RIVER CRUISE

DAY 1 MADRID – LUXOR Meeting in Barajas Airport at the indicated time to board a flight to Luxor. Arrival in Luxor and transfer to the boat. Dinner and Night on board.

DAY 2 LUXOR – VALLEY OF THE KINGS– DEIR EL-BAHARI – KARNAK – ESNA – EDFU Breakfast and departure to visit the west bank of the Nile, crossing the river on small boats. Tour of the Valley of the Kings, where 62 pharoahs, such as Tutankhamon, Seti I and Ramses II, are buried in tombs dug out of the mountains. Continuation to the temple of Deir el-Bahari, constructed by Queen Hatshepsut, which was used as a convent in the 16th century. Continuation to visit the Colosos de Memnon. Return by boat and lunch on board. Afternoon departure to visit the east bank of the Nile, visiting the temple of Luxor, constructed by Amenofis III and Ramsés II in the 16th century B.C. This temple is connected by the famous Avenue of the Sphinxes to the Karnak Temple, which we will visit. The temple of Amon Ra, also known as Karnak, is the largest temple that has been made to worship a god in the history of humanity. Return to the boat and Travel by boat to Esna, crossing Its lock. Continuation to Edfu. Dinner and Night on board.

DAY 3 EDFU – KOM OMBO – ASWAN Breakfast and departure in typical buggies to visit the temple of Edfu, constructed by Ptolomeo III 235 years before Christ and dedicated to the God Horus, the Falcon God. Return to the boat. Lunch and travel by boat to Kom Ombo, visiting the temple Kom Ombo Sobek, very near the wharf. Return to the boat and continue to Aswan. Dinner on board and Lodging.

DAY 4 ASWAN Breakfast and possibility to take an optional tour of Abú Simbel. Lunch on the boat. Afternoon departure to visit the Aswan Dam, its first section inaugurated in the year 1964. Then we will visit the unfinished obelisk. Then, we will take an excursion by felucca to visit the Botanical Garden. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 5 ASWAN – CAIRO Breakfast and transfer to the Airport of Aswan to depart for Cairo. Arrival to the airport of Cairo, transfer to the hotel, Dinner and lodging.

DAY 6 CAIRO Breakfast and departure to visit the famous pyramids and the Sphinx. The great pyramid of Cheops (Khufu) was built in the 4TH CENTURY B.C. It extends 13 hectares and had an original height of 146 meters. The second pyramid, 136 meters tall, is that of Khafre. Finally, the smallest of the three, the pyramid of Menkaure, son of Khafre, is 62 meters tall. The Sphinx and the three pyramids were considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and it is the only one that has survived until today. Lunch. Afternoon free. Return to the hotel, Dinner and lodging.

DAY 7 CAIRO – SAINT CATHERINE Breakfast and departure for Saint Catherine, crossing the Suez Canal. Lunch. Arrival to the hotel, dinner and lodging.

DAY 8 SAINT CATHERINE – MOUNT SINAÍ Early morning departure for the Mount Moses or Sinai to see the sun rise. According to biblical tradition, it was on this mount that Moses received the Tablets of the Law. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Rest of the day free. Lunch. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and lodging in the hotel.

DAY 9 SAINT CATHERINE – CAIRO Breakfast and departure with our luggae to visit the Monastery of Saint Catherine and transfer to Cairo. Lunch. Transfer to Old Cairo to see the Hanging Church and the Church of Saint Sergius, where where the Crypt of the Holf Family is located underneath the alter. Return to the hotel. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 10 CAIRO – MADRID Breakfast and departure for the airport to embark on flight to Madrid. Arrival in Madrid, baggage collection and

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