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Egypt

Land of the Pharaohs aboard Sun Boat III

Description

Follow the course of the Nile River into the very heart of ancient civilizations on a 13-day exploration of Egypt’s rich heritage, including seven nights aboard the intimate 18-cabin Sun Boat III. Among the many highlights of this itinerary are the Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza; the Valley of the Kings; the spectacular funerary boat of Cheops; the fabulous Temple of Karnak complex; the double temple dedicated to the gods Sobek and Horus at Kom Ombo; and the colossal statues of Ramesses II and his favorite queen at Abu Simbel.

The Nile River, upon whose waters we travel between Luxor and Aswan, is the lifeblood of the region; most of the cultural and historical sites of ancient Egypt are found along its banks. As you enjoy the Art Deco elegance and modern amenities of the Sun Boat III, cruise to the sites of millennia-old pyramids, monuments, and tombs, including exquisite reliefs and stylized paintings and carvings. Learn about the unparalleled architectural and engineering skills of master pyramid builders and enjoy unique behind-the-scenes access to archaeological sites. Ashore, explore Old Cairo’s Islamic monuments, the Khan al-Khalili souks, and the golden treasures of the boy king Tutankhamun in the Museum of Antiquities.