Day 12. To Cairo for International Departure OR the Red Sea

Overnight – Le Meridien Cairo Airport

You have the option of a very early start in the morning for a balloon ride over Ancient Thebes – you will need to inform us about your preference while finalizing your reservation. You are assisted with your checkout in the morning at any time before 11 am. Please note that most outbound international flights from Cairo depart in the early morning. This itinerary assumes that you will fly back to Cairo in the late afternoon or early evening. Listed below are two really nice museums that you can explore, or your Egyptologist Guide will suggest experiences based on your preferences.

The Mummification Museum offers great information on this ancient Egyptian process, along with many more fascinating exhibits. The process of mummification, and the materials used in the process, are displayed in detail. The mummies on display include the 3000 plus year old mummy of Masaharta, the High Priest of Amun at Thebes. There are also mummies of cats, fish and crocodiles.

The Luxor Museum has a lot fewer treasures than the abundance of exhibits found in Cairo’s museums, but the quality of the artifacts that they display is unsurpassed, including amazing pieces from the Karnak Temple Complex. The displays are widely spaced and identified very well with clear signage.

You will be driven to Luxor airport and assisted in boarding your flight to Cairo. Arrive at Cairo and collect your baggage, after which your Tour Director will accompany you to your in-terminal hotel and assist you with your check-in. Bid farewell to your Tour Director at this time.

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