Giants in the Desert | Cairo + Aswan, Bucket List of Egypt

Wed Apr 24 2024 at 08:00 pm to Mon Apr 29 2024 at 06:20 am UTC+04:00

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Giants in the Desert | Cairo + Aswan, Bucket List of Egypt
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Statistically speaking, "Oh my God, it's so HUGE !!" is most commonly heard by spiders, yet Abu Simbel statues are truly a gigantic masterpiece of an ancient engineering.
It is Nubia, a little know Eastern region of the Sahara, which is a home to many secrets of such remarkable size.
When Ramesses II (1304-1237 BCE) led colonial wars from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon to the 4th Cataract, he also ensured his majesty and power back home in Nubia; by ordering four enormous statues to be carved into the mountain, that still greet travelers entering Egypt from Africa to this day.
The Nubian Monuments were built so that the sun's rays perfectly align with the Abu Simbel temples twice a year on Ramses’s birthday, and the anniversary of his coronation.
The temples comprise two massive rock-carved edifices near the border of Sudan along the western bank of Lake Nasser, which runs downriver to Philae. Dating back to the 13th Century BC, the 19th dynasty reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II, the Nubian Monuments are icons of ancient Egyptian architecture, and in some circles considered more significant than the Pyramids at Giza.
Not far from Abu Simbel, on the northern end of the first cataract at the southern frontier of the Egyptian Empire, at the tip of the Nubian Kingdom, lies the city of Aswan – home to the raw materials used to build the Nubian Monuments.
The Aswan High Dam, a bellwether of early 1960s engineering, powers present-day Egypt and proudly rivals the engineering feats of the country’s Pharaonic ancestors, as the world's embankment dam in control of Nile flooding.
Running at 4km in length and 111m in height, the Aswan High Dam is 40m wide at the crest and 980m wide at the base. Containing 43million m3 of water, 11,000 m3 of water pass through the damn each second, and that’s just the beginning of the story of the Giants in the Desert!
On this trip, however we are adding a day in Cairo, bustling metropolis filled with history, as it offers fantastic mix of ancient and modern landmarks, such as Pyramids of Giza, Memphis and Sakkara.
This way you will tick all Egyptian bucket list boxes in one experience!!
Lets go!
DAY 0 // WED // DEPARTURE
Meeting at Sharjah Airport at 8pm for a direct flight to Cairo at 10pm.
DAY 1 // THU // CAIRO
Arrival, immigration clearance, overnight in 5 star hotel.
After breakfast we hit the road to Giza Pyramids. Move on for some riddles or selfies with Sphinx, drive to Sakkara and further to Memphis for more temples and even older pyramids. Overnight in 5 star hotel.
DAY 2 // FRI // ASWAN
We ll start the day with domestic flight to Aswan. Upon arrival in Aswan, visit to the Great Dam on the Nile, which offers an amazing view of the first cataract on the Nile and Lake Nasser. Check in to hotel and hop on the boat for a cruise to Agilkia island. There is a temple complex here, dedicated to the Goddess Isis (originally it was located on the island of Philae, which was flooded during the construction of the Aswan dam). Overnight in Old Nubian Guesthouse.
DAY 3 // SAT // NUBIA
Today we sail down the Nile to Nubia village with stopover at botanical garden. We should have enough time for traditional felucca sailing, short hike for a view above Nubian village, until we reach coffeeshop for some leisure and rest. Overnight in Old Nubian Guesthouse.
DAY 4 // SUN // ABU SIMBEL
Early morning wake up call and drive to Abu Simbel. Full day visit of the temple and surroundings, before we head back to airport and further to Cairo for return flight to Sharjah.
Level of Difficulty: Easy, available to everyone.
Activities: Sightseeing, boating and lots of discoveries of ancient and modern world wonders!!
Rooms & Meals: 5 star hotels in Cairo, traditional Nubian guesthouse in Aswan - double sharing. Meals included.
Cost: AED 5380 all incl. 4 flights - international and domestic, until MARCH 25th.
Specifically excluded:
visa,
insurance,
meals on transfers,
tips,
optional entry fees, ie. inside pyramid.
Visas: Most of passports can obtain evisa online.
More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Egypt
It is sole responsibility of participant to obtain entry to country of destination.
See yah in Egypt x
Trekkup Crew
Whatsapp 050 4848238 / [email protected]
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