6 Days / 5 Nights
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Cairo / Giza / Aswan / Luxor
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Everything in the world is created in absolute perfection just like our 6 days pharaoh’s adventure at Christmas. With the start of the new years, you will get to explore the oldest monuments ever created in Cairo inside the heart of the Giza pyramids complex and the Egyptian museum plus all the amazing Islamic attractions such as the Cairo citadel. You will ascend to the golden city of Luxor and witness the ancient souls of the Valley of the Kings, the Karnak temple, Hatshepsut temple and more, then you will head to the precious city of Aswan where the finest examples of allure and grandeur can be located in the Philae temple and unfinished obelisk of Hatshepsut, Edfu temple and more. In those 6 days Egypt Christmas holiday, you will eat the most delicious Egyptian cuisines while experiencing the history of the ancient Egyptian civilization flashing between your eyes. With a new year, come new beginning and there is no new better beginning than a 6 days vacation across the soul of an immortal wonder.
Accommodations in 5* Hotel in Cairo for 2 Nights.
Accommodations in 5* Hotel in Aswan for 1 Night.
Accommodations in 5* Hotel in Luxor for 2 Nights.
Entrance fees to all sites indicated on the itinerary.
Meet and Greet service by our employees at the airports.
Professional Egyptologist tour guide during your trips.
Domestic Flights between Cairo Luxor and Aswan.
All Transfers by private A.C Cars.
All service charges and taxes.
Egypt entry visa.
Drinks and any personal expenses.
Entry inside the Pyramids and the Solar Boat.
Entry inside the Royal Mummy Room in the Egyptian Museum.
Entry inside Tutankhamun, Seti I & Ramses VI Tombs in the Valley of the Kings “Payable on Spot”.
Your tour will take effect when the moment you land at Cairo airport as our "Egypt Tours Portal" staff member will be waiting for you at your arrival gate where he will help you complete all of your passport control formalities and luggage identification & carry. From the airport, you will be immediately transferred by a private air-conditioned car to your 5* hotel reservation to check-in. In the evening, you will begin your Egypt Christmas tour package by a dinner cruise on the one & only Nile River while enjoying a colorful belly dancing show with a folklore band featuring an amazing Tannoura spin in keeping with Egypt's whirling dervishes' tradition after the show is over, you will head back to your hotel for the overnight.
In the morning, after breakfast, you will join your private tour guide to start your Christmas experience in Egypt by visiting the famous archaeological site in the world Giza Pyramids:
The complex has lasted for 4000 years which makes it one of the oldest intact monuments in the world. The Giza complex consists of three main Pyramids, six little Pyramids, the Great Sphinx and the house of the afterlife the valley temple.
The Great Pyramid of King Khufu will be your first destination within the complex. It is one of the biggest structures in the world and the last intact structure of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The structure was constructed in 2580 BC which makes it older than 4500 years old. It was built in 20 years using 2,300,000 pieces of limestone each weighing 2.5 tons and a workforce of 100,000 free skilled workers. It stands at the height of 147 m (481 ft) which made it the tallest building in the world for 3800 years until the construction of the Lincoln Cathedral in England in 1311. For the last millennia, the Pyramid was & still surrounded by mysteries and fringe theories due to its complex interior compared to its magnitude.
The Great Sphinx takes a special place among the entire artifacts of Egypt and possibly the world. It is one of a kind due to its, age, size, and questionable origin. The Sphinx has a height of 73 m (240 ft) and 19 m (66 ft) and was carved out of single limestone rock. It has the shape of a mythical creature called the Sphinx that has the body of a lion and the head of a man king Khafre to represent wisdom & might. It is known in Egypt as Abu Al-Hawl which is Arabic for The Father of terror .
The Valley Temple is the place where the Mummification process took place. The valley was constructed within the Old Kingdom (2686 2134 BC). It is one of the best-preserved structures of the ancient Egyptian civilization and the source of great information about the mummification of Ancient Egypt. The Valley made entirely from limestone, granite and holds magnificent diorite statues of King Khafre. Proceed to have your lunch at a local restaurant in Cairo. Then we will move to visit:
Saqqara Step Pyramid was the Pyramid that started everything revolving Pyramids construction golden age of Ancient Egypt, it is one of the first Pyramids ever constructed in Egypt in 2700 BC. It was built by the infamous Imhotep the vizier of Pharaoh Djoser. The pyramid has a unique design of six steps and stands at the height of 62 m made entirely of limestone and is surrounded by first of a kind complex.
Memphis city was the first official capital of Ancient Egypt under the hand of its founder King Menes to be the life of the two lands after the Unification of Egypt 4500 years ago. It gained the title as the land of Endurance and beauty, the headquarters of the rule, trade, & art under of the god Ptah (the Patron of Craftsmen). One interesting fact about Memphis is that the city was the home to the great temple of Hut-Ka-Ptah which means ( Enclosure of the Ka of Ptah ) that was translated in Greek as Ai-Gy-Ptos that is the etymological origin of the word Egypt .
Finally, we drive you back to the hotel for overnight.
Day three of your Egypt Christmas holiday package, morning time, have your breakfast and check-out from the hotel, transfer to Cairo airport to take a flight to Aswan. Upon arrival, meet your private Egyptologist tour guide, then move to visit Aswan monuments starting by:
The High Dam represents the modern soul of the entire city of Aswan, it was constructed between 1960 & 1970 during the reign of Gamal Adel-Nasser. The dam was designed in co-operation with Moscow based Hydro project institute to have better control over Nile flooding, generating Hydroelectricity, provide increased water storage for irrigation in its reservoir lake Nasser.
The Unfinished Obelisk is a monument deserves to be visited, it was constructed by Queen Hatshepsut (1508-1458 BC) to stand at the entrance of the Karnak temple with the Lateran Obelisk which resides now at the Lateran palace in Rome but Unfortunately, the obelisk was cracked during construction and remained there till today, it reached a height of 42 m and weighed 1200 tons.
Philae temple is the mesmerizing temple of goddess Isis of Love & Beauty, it is famous for holding the "Myth of Osiris" on its walls that tells the story of the husband of Isis "Osiris" being killed by his evil brother "Set" out of pure hatred & envy then Osiris is resurrected to be the ruler of the underworld then set is defeated by Isis and Osiris Son Hours the sky God in a fierce battle at the temple of Edfu.
Head to check-in Aswan at 5* hotel and spend the overnight.
Enjoy breakfast and check-out from the hotel, meet your private tour guide, and transfer to Luxor by train. Upon arrival continue your Christmas holiday in Egypt by a tour to:
Valley of the Kings is true without compare, in the deep core of a mountain lies the valley as the final resting place to the greatest kings and queens of Egypt new Kingdom (1570-1070 BC). The valley became a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979 because of the number of enchanting decorations and breathtaking treasures. It holds 63 tombs filled with various enchanting artifacts, statues, hypnotic decorations and the remains of pharaohs like Rameses (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, IX, X), Amenhotep I, Hatshepsut, and the famous boy-king Tutankhamun.
Hatshepsut Temple Djeser-Djeseru (Holy of Holies) is the most genuine example of the beauty of the ancient Egyptian civilization, it showcases the grandeur of the new kingdom (1550-1070 BC), Hatshepsut's dedication to Amun and reflects eminence & allure of one of the most successful rulers in the history of Ancient Egypt Queen Hatshepsut. It was built in 1479 BC to be the house of the god Amun.
Colossi of Memnon are the colossal guardians of Luxor, they consist of two blocks of quartzite sandstone standing at the height of 18 m (60ft) weighing 720 tons each and has the shape of Pharaoh Amenhotep III(1386-1350). The colossi were damaged due to a large earthquake in 27 BC but were rebuilt again in 199 AD. The statues were very famous during the Greco-Roman period due to the phenomenon called The Vocal Memnon which resulted from the statutes making a sinning sound from time to time at dawn which was nothing more than the sound of the wind passing through the statue.
Then move to have your lunch on an island, so your tour includes a boat trip in the Nile River followed by a tour to:
The Karnak temple is the holiest of all the places in Luxor and probably the world, it is one of the world's biggest open-air museum which was known as Ipet-isu The Most Selected of Places and Pr-Imn House Of Amon . It dates to more than 4000 years and also is the largest religious man-made construction in the world, it was the heart of the religious practices of the entire ancient Egyptian kingdom for more than 1500 years.
Then overnight at 5* hotel in Luxor.
In the morning, enjoy the breakfast and check-out from the hotel, then transfer to Luxor airport for a flight to Cairo. Arrival to Cairo, meet your tour guide, complete your Christmas journey in the Egyptian Museum & Coptic and Islamic landmarks in old Cairo:
The Egyptian Museum is the magical book of Egypt that holds all of its secrets, wonders, and mysteries, it is one of the biggest museums in the world and holds a number of mesmerizing artifacts and monuments dating to more than 4000 years from all the various time periods from ancient Egyptian times.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Cairo then proceed to visit:
The Citadel of Salah El-Din a.k.a. Cairo Citadel has been towering & protecting the city for ages. It looks over the entire city of Cairo since its construction completed in 1182 AD by the great ruler Salah El-Din. It served as the kingdom headquarters and as a powerful fortress against the crusaders & napoleon's French invasion and again in the 19th century, it became the headquarters of the government for more than 700 years.
Mohamed Ali Mosque is known as the alabaster mosque because of the extensive usage of marble. It was constructed between 1830 and 1848 AD to be a replica of the blue mosque in Istanbul and acts as a symbol of independence and freedom against the Ottoman Empire. The mosque is truly enchanting with its ottoman style architecture of French rococo influences and a great breathtaking dome. Then move to visit one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East:
Khan El Khalili is walking around memory lane into the time of the ancient Islamic empire. The bazaar is known as the golden brick road of the Middle East and the oldest active market in the Middle East dating back to 970 AD. The street holds captivating Islamic architecture designs and decorations.
At the end of the day, we will transfer you to the hotel for overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel, then our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities to end your Egypt Christmas adventure. P.S. You can share your thoughts about adding or removing any tours from your tour itinerary to be able to accommodate your requirements and fulfill your needs.
Social distancing enforced throughout our tours.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival.
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