Egypt Nile River Cruise
Sunday May 14, 2005: Minneapolis to New York Depart Minneapolis on a Sun Country flight at 6:30am arriving New York JFK at 10:05am. Took a shuttle van to the Millennium UN Plaza hotel. Went sightseeing for rest of the day. Sunday May 15, 2005: New York – Cairo After more sightseeing in New York, caught an Egypt Air flight at 6:30pm to Cairo, Egypt. Monday May 16, 2005: Cairo Arrived in Egypt at 1:00pm. After getting our luggage we went to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. Then we checked into our hotel, the Sonesta Cairo Hotel for the night. Tuesday May 17, 2005: Cairo-Abu Simbel- Aswan Caught a morning flight to Abu Simbel where we explored the Great Temple of Ramses II. Then we flew to Aswan where we checked into our hotel, the Movenpick Island Resort. That evening we took a felucca to a Nubian village and went the bazaar. Wednesday May 18, 2005: Aswan-Kom Ombo-Edfu We visited the High Dam in Aswan and then we went to the Temple of Philae. Then we checked on board the Mojito for our 3-night cruise down the Nile. We stopped in Kom Ombo and visited the Temple of Sobek. Thursday May 19, 2005: Edfu – Luxor We stopped in Edfu and took a horse drawn carriage the Temple of Horus. Back on board the Mojito we sailed through the Esna Lock towards Luxor. Friday May 20, 2005: Luxor In Luxor we visited the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahair and saw the Colossi of Memnon. We had a private dinner in the dining room to celebrate my moms 61st birthday. Saturday May 21, 2005: Luxor – Cairo In Luxor we saw Karnak and the Luxor Temples. Then we flew to Cairo and checked into the JW Marriott. Sunday May 22, 2005: Cairo Today we went to old Cairo where we saw the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue & the Kan El Khalili Bazaar. Then we visited the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Monday May 23, 2005: Cairo We spent the entire day relaxing poolside at the JW Marriott. Tuesday May 24, 2005: Departed Cairo at 10:00am and arrived back home at 9:00pm. It was an 11 hour flight from Cairo to New York!