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Chaz Hitz
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Nile River Cruises

Discover the rich history and famous landmarks surrounding the legendary Nile River. Explore the iconic cities of Egypt such as Cairo, where you can begin your journey back to ancient Egyptian history. Visit the necropolis in Sakkara where you will see the world’s oldest step pyramid. Prepare to be mesmerized as you witness the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Kephren, and Mykerinus along the Giza plateau, as well as the Great Sphinx. Hop on a camel for an unforgettable ride along the desert. Learn all about the famous King Tutankhamun in Cairo’s Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, featuring a remarkable collection of artifacts and galleries. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the Citadel of Saladin and the Mosque of Muhammad Ali during your visit to Cairo. Find a traditional souvenir in the Khan el-Khalili – an outdoor souk (bazaar), to remember your unforgettable visit to Egypt.

Once in Luxor, visit the great temples of Luxor and Karnak where you can walk through the historic peristyles, temples, chapels and more. Plus, examine the hieroglyphs up close and follow the story of ancient Egyptians. As the sun sets, catch a light and sound show at the Karnak Temple. Located on the west bank of the Nile, walk along the Valley of the Kings, home to tombs of Pharaohs and powerful Egyptian nobles. Stop by the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and learn about the fascinating life of the former Egyptian ruler and her success as a pharaoh, as well as the Mortuary Temple of Rameses III, Medinet Habu.

Explore even more historical landmarks in other cities such as Edfu where you can get a glimpse into the Ptolemaic Dynasty and home to the falcon-headed god. Learn about the unique double temple honoring both Horus and the crocodile god, Sobek. In Aswan, visit the Philae Temple – a UNESCO World Heritage Site dedicated to Isis. Sail along the Nile on a felucca, a traditional Egyptian wooden sailboat, for a memorable experience.

Egypt is a country filled with beautiful architecture that tell of historic legends of pharaohs and queens. Travel to Abu Simbel, Kasi Ibrim, Amada, and Wadi El Seboua for temples and breathtaking architecture all waiting to be discovered.

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Chaz Hitz
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