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8 Days Cairo & Upper Egypt Overland Tour

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Tour Details

Duration

8 Days / 7 Nights

Tour Location

Cairo / Giza / Aswan / Abu Simbel / Luxor

Tour Availability

Everyday

Pickup & Drop Off

Cairo Airport

Tour Type

Private

8 Days Overland Trip to Egypt

The search for happiness and tranquility is time-consuming and expensive but with our 8 Days Cairo, Aswan, Luxor & Abu Simbel, you will find what you are looking for and take full advantage of your eight days in the most affordable prices. You will explore the vast heritage of the ancient Egyptians in the immortal city of Cairo which traces to more than 4500 years across different eras from Pharaonic, to Coptic to Islamic. The heavenly city of Luxor will be at your presence where you will explore how ancient Egyptians ascended to Paradise through valleys and temples made of beauty and wonder. At the southern border of Egypt lies the word of glory Abu Simbel Temples where greatness was immortalized. Book the tour of your dreams and live the vacation you deserve.

Tour Highlights

Cairo Attractions

  • Giza Pyramids Complex
  • Memphis City
  • The Egyptian Museum
  • Old Cairo Attractions

Aswan Attractions

  • Abu Simbel Temples
  • Philae Temple
  • Aswan High Dam
  • The Unfinished Obelisk

Luxor Attractions

  • Karnak Temple
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Hatshepsut Temple
  • Colossi of Memnon

Tour Inclusions

  • Pick up service at Cairo Airport.

  • 3 Nights at 5* hotel in Cairo.

  • 2 Night at 5* hotel in Luxor.

  • 2 Night at 5* hotel in Aswan.

  • Lunch Meals During Your Tours.

  • Flight tickets (Cairo – Aswan).

  • Flight tickets (Luxor – Cairo).

  • Egyptologist tour guide all over the tour.

  • All transportation with a private A.C car

  • Entering fees to all the sightseeing on the itinerary.

  • 1st class train tickets from Aswan to Luxor.

  • All Service Charges and taxes.

Tour Exclusions

  • International Airfare.

  • Egypt entry visa.

  • Tipping

  • Optional tours.

  • 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”.

Tour Itinerary

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Day One : Arrival to Egypt

Day One:Arrival to Egypt

Your once in a lifetime 8 days Cairo and Upper Egypt tour will begin its first day when you arrive at Cairo airport where our "Egypt Tours Portal" employee will assist you to complete all of your passport control formalities and luggage identification and carry.

You will be transported a private air-conditioned car to your 5* hotel reservation for checking-in. During the evening, a Dinner cruise on the heavenly Nile will be waiting for you as you will get to relax and witness a memorable colorful belly dancing show with a folklore band featuring a hypnotic Tannoura spin in keeping with Egypt's whirling dervishes' tradition, finally, you will head back to your hotel for the overnight.

Day Two : Tour to the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids

Day Two:Tour to the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids

Enjoy your breakfast and check-out from your hotel, then your second day will begin in the arms of the Giza pyramids complex, where time lost its effect in front of these enchanting attractions.

Giza Pyramids Complex

Giza Pyramids Complex is like a vault where all the secrets of Ancient Egypt were protected for more than 4000 years. The complex consists of three main Pyramids, six little pyramids, the Great Sphinx, and the immortal Valley Temple.

The Great Pyramid

The Great Pyramid of King Khufu is living proof of how the ancient Egyptians achieved Brilliance & immortality. It is the last intact structure of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World as It was constructed in 2580 BC for 20 years using 2,300,000 pieces of limestone each weighing 2.5 tons and a workforce of about 100,000 free skilled workers. It has a 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.

The Great Sphinx

The Great Sphinx is an image of the hero of Egypt which has the shape of a mythical creature called the sphinx that possesses the body of a lion and the head of a man believed to be king Khafre to reference his might and wisdom. The sphinx stands at the height of 73 m (240 ft) and 19 m (66 ft) and was carved out of colossal single limestone rock.

The Valley Temple

The Valley Temple is the headquarters of the Mummification Process. It was constructed within Egypt old Kingdom (2686 – 2134 BC) within the complex and thanks to the ancient Egyptians the valley became one of the best-preserved archeological sites of the Ancient Egyptian Civilization and the source of important information about the mummification process and mortuary rituals of Ancient Egypt.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant before you move to visit:

Saqqara Step Pyramid

Saqqara Step Pyramid is an architectural marvel credited with starting the golden age of pyramids constructions in Ancient Egypt. It was designed by the brilliant Imhotep the vizier of Pharaoh Djoser. It has a unique design made up of six steps and stands at the height of 62 m and around it is a great complex containing majestic decorations and enchanting ceremonial structures.

Memphis City

Memphis city is where history was written and Egypt became. Memphis was the first official capital of Egypt founded by King Menes Narmer to be the life of the two lands. It is known for being the land of Endurance & beauty and was the home of the god Ptah the patron of creation and artwork. It holds artifacts dating to more than 4000 years to some of the biggest names in Ancient Egypt like Ramsess II and great temples to deities like Aton & Hathor.

At the end of the day, you will head to Cairo airport to catch your flight to Aswan and upon arrival, you will check into your hotel reservation in Aswan for the overnight.

Day Three : Tour to Aswan Tourist Attractions

Day Three:Tour to Aswan Tourist Attractions

Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel, then you will join your tour guide to explore some tiptop  Aswan tourist attractions such as:

Aswan High Dam

The High Dam is a modern wonder constructed between 1960 & 1970 as a symbol of a new age. The dam was designed as a co-operation project with Moscow based Hydro project Institute to create better control over Nile flooding, generating Hydroelectricity, and provide increased water storage for irrigation. The dam was the cause of the possible loss of the great Abu Simbel temple and the Philae temple.

The Unfinished Obelisk

The Unfinished Obelisk is like a fair lady from the history books ordered by Queen Hatshepsut (1508-1458 BC) to stand at the entrance of the Karnak temple. It was known as "Tekhenu" which means "To Pierce the Sky" and showcases how obelisks were shaped, it would have reached the height of 42 m and weighed 1200 tons but unfortunately, the obelisk was cracked during construction and remained at the same location even till today.

Move with your tour guide to have your lunch, then continue your tour by exploring.

Philae Temple

Philea Temple is the source of some of the most famous myths about Ancient Egypt emerged such as the "Myth of Osiris" which entails the husband of Isis "Osiris" is killed by his brother Set out of hatred & envy then Osiris is resurrected to be the ruler of the underworld afterward Set is defeated by Isis and Osiris Son Hours the falcon sky God starting a new age of prosperity & justice. The temple was relocated in the 60s to the island of Agilkia as a part of a rescue mission led by the UNESCO in order to save it from being submerged.

You will then return to your hotel in Aswan for the overnight.

Day Four : Tour to Abu Simbel Temple - Transfer to Luxor

Day Four:Tour to Abu Simbel Temple - Transfer to Luxor

On day four of your vacation, enjoy your breakfast at your hotel, then move to visit one of Egypt must be visited places accompanied by your tour guide:

Abu Simbel Temples

Abu Simbel Temple is where glory took the shape of this marvelous landmark. This guardian of the southern border was created by king Ramses the great (1279-1213 BCE) to be the "Temple of Ramesses, Beloved by Amun". Abu Simbel consists of two temples, the main one is for Ramses II where the Sun Festival takes place on 22 of February & October of each year when the sun shines on the faces of the four seated statues of Ramsess II, Ptah (God of creation), Amun (The Creator God), and Ra (Sun God), the second temple is dedicated to his wife Nefertari.

The temple was part of the most challenging archeological rescue operation in the entire history led by the UNESCO in the mid-60s.

You will back to Aswan for your lunch, then board your train to Luxor where you will check in your 5* hotel to spend the overnight.

Day Five : Tour to Luxor East Bank Tourist Attractions

Day Five:Tour to Luxor East Bank Tourist Attractions

In the fifth day, enjoy your breakfast at your hotel, then move to explore the amazing destinations where you will witness the religious aspects of Ancient Egypt such as:

Karnak Temple

Karnak temple is where beautiful miracles hovering the entire complex, it was known as Ipet-isu “The Most Selected Of Places” and Pr-Imn “House Of Amon”, it was constructed more than 4000 years when it was known for being the largest religious man-made construction on earth and still is till today. It was the worship headquarters of the entire ancient Egyptian kingdom for more than 1500 years to countless deities like the great Osiris, Montu, Ptah, and Isis.

Enjoy lunch meal at a wonderful restaurant then you will be transferred to 5* hotel to check-in and take some rest and at night, you will head with your tour guide to visit:

Luxor Temple by Night

Luxor temple is shining best at night when the moon smiles on the temple and illuminates its lost spirit in the most heavenly fashion, it's the gem of the entire city which showcases the artistic soul of the ancient times. It was constructed in the 1400 BCE during the reign of Pharaoh Amenhotep III where it was known as "Ipetresyet" which means “The Southern Sanctuary”. It was solely dedicated to the God Amun of the Theban Triad which represents the idea of the rejuvenation of kingship. The temple's enchanting extensive decorations & constructions will surprise you with its beauty.

You will then return to your hotel in Luxor for the overnight.

Day Six : Tour to Luxor West Bank Attractions - Fly to Cairo

Day Six:Tour to Luxor West Bank Attractions - Fly to Cairo

Enjoy your breakfast and check-out from your hotel, then on the sixth day of your tour, you will witness all that the mesmerizing city of Luxor has to offer such as:

Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings is a mirror dimension or a portal outside the realm of time and place where souls and mysterious were hidden. It was the burial locations to the greatest kings and queens of Egypt new Kingdom (1570-1070 BC). It consists of 63 tombs filled with various treasures, artifacts, statues, captivating decorations and the remains of pharaohs such as Rameses (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, IX, X), Amenhotep I, Hatshepsut, and Tutankhamun which is the most visited with Ramses the great.

Hatshepsut Temple

Hatshepsut Temple a.k.a. Djoser-Djeseru "Holy of Holies" is a surreal wonder out of this world, it is a vision of the magnificence and beauty of one of the most successful rulers in the history of Ancient Egypt Queen Hatshepsut. The temple was built in 1479 BC of the new kingdom and took 15 years to complete.

Colossi of Memnon

Colossi of Memnon are two massive blocks of quartzite sandstone standing at the height of 18 m (60ft) weighing 720 tons each and have the shape of Pharaoh Amenhotep III (1386-1350). They have stood as guards for the city of Luxor for countless years. The colossi were damaged by a large earthquake in 27 BC and were rebuilt in 199 AD.

Lunch is served at an oriental food restaurant then transfer Luxor airport to catch the flight to Cairo.

Upon arrival, move to 5* hotel to check in for the overnight stay.

Day Seven : Visit Cairo Tourist Attractions

Day Seven:Visit Cairo Tourist Attractions

Enjoy the breakfast at your hotel, then move with your tour guide to visit Cairo tourist attractions starting by:

The Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum is where the history of Ancient Egypt is running wild. The artifacts of Ancient Egypt dates to more than 4000 years across the ancient Egyptian time periods. Within the two floors of the museums exists over 120,000 genuine ancient Egyptian artifacts made from royal materials like gold & precious gems and also ordinary ones such as wood or stone that are found in the shapes of statues, jewelry, and funerary objects.

Move to enjoy your lunch with your tour guide, then complete your trip around Cairo by visiting.

The Hanging Church

The Hanging Church is the location where JESUS took his first steps in Egypt, it was one of the most important & renowned Coptic sites in Egypt which served as the resident for the Coptic patriarch. It was constructed on the southern wall of a Roman fortress called Babylon in the 5th century AD. The church is 30 ft and towers over Cairo. The construction and the interior of the Hanging Church is truly beautiful congaing elements from the 7th to the 13th-century artistic design.

Amr Ibn Al Aas Mosque

Amr Ibn Al-Aas Mosque was a starting point of how the Religion of Islam Spread all over Africa as it was the first mosque to be built in Africa in 641 AD. The mosque is still an active house of worship and one of Egypt's most significant & prominent Islamic landmarks, it was rebuilt a lot of times throughout the 7th century. The mosque was reconstructed various times which made behave as a guidebook of the Islamic architecture progress over the centuries.

Ben Ezra Synagogue

Ben Ezra Synagogue is truly one of a kind as there is only one Synagogue in all of Egypt dating back to the 19th century where it acted as a church before being transformed into a synagogue in 882 AD. The synagogue remains in a very intact condition, containing majestic Jewish designs and decorations. The place used to be the capital of Jewish worship for many years until the 1950s.

Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Khan El Khalili Bazaar is a beautiful relic from an ancient time known as the golden brick road of the Middle East. The street was constructed in 970 AD and remains an active bazaar till today and holds everything a traveler could imagine. It has vintage cafés and shops that date back to different eras containing captivating Islamic architecture and decorations leading all across the street itself.

You will then return to the hotel in Cairo and spend the overnight.

Day Eight : Final Departure

Day Eight:Final Departure

On your final day, you will enjoy your last breakfast in Egypt then head to Cairo airport so you can return home safely with the finest memories thus ending your 8 days Cairo and Upper Egypt tour.

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What to Pack For This Tour

  • Hat.
  • Camera.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Sunblock & Sunglasses.
  • Warm clothes in winter.
  • Cotton clothes in summer.
  • Valid passport for 6 months.

Note: Check our blog about what to pack for Egypt.

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