13 Days / 12 Nights
Giza / Cairo / Aswan / Abu Simbel / Luxor / Dendara / Abydos / Hurghada
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Cairo International Airport
Travel to the best of Egypt for 13 days exceptional adventure to cover the most beautiful destinations in the land of pharaohs. Impress the heavenly Giza Pyramids and the Great Sphinx then fly to the best historical landmarks in Upper Egypt including the fabulous Philae and Abu Simbel temples in Aswan and capture lifetime memories at the well known glorious temples and ruins in Luxor city. Watch the remarkable Karnak temple, the breathtaking Hatshepsut temple, the majestic Valley of the Kings and Queens as well as Dendara and Abydos Temples and by the end of the tour, let’s enjoy the appearances of allure in Hurghada Red Sea for diving and safari tours.
The service of greeting and assist at Cairo Airport
Domestic flights (Cairo / Aswan), (Hurghada / Cairo)
Accommodation 4 nights at 5* hotel in Hurghada on All Inclusive basis.
Accommodation 3 nights at 5* hotel in Cairo on Bed and Breakfast basis
Accommodation 3 nights at 5* hotel in Luxor on Bed and Breakfast basis
Accommodation 2 nights at 5* hotel in Aswan on Bed and Breakfast basis
1st class train tickets from Aswan to Luxor
Experienced tour guides through the tours
Transportation by modern air-conditioned vehicles
Admission fees to all the sights listed in the itinerary
Meals mentioned in the itinerary
All charges and taxes
Entry Visa to Egypt
Any Optional Tours
On arrival to the land of Pharaohs, you will be met, greeted, and assisted by our "Egypt Tours Portal" official representative at Cairo Airport. After finishing the formal procedures and luggage identification, your private tour guide will transfer you to 5* hotel by a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle to have a smooth check-in.
Relax at the hotel till you will start your first steps in Egypt at night by enjoying the best special dinner meal over the waters of the Nile River in a very ideal atmosphere while you have a detailed talk with your professional tour guide about Egypt in addition to witnessing some local shows, belly dancing, and folklore concerts before you will return to your hotel to spend the night.
Enjoy breakfast then prepare yourself for a full day of non-stoppable attractions with one of our highly qualified tour guides to visit the best of Cairo historical sightseeing including:
Whenever Egypt itself is mentioned, Giza Pyramids is the first scene shaped in your mind that's why Giza Pyramids have become the feature image of Egypt. This truly legendary historical destination was structured within the reign of the 4th dynasty and till today, this monumental site is still impressed by millions of Egypt visitors.
Giza Plateau is widely known for three famed massive pyramids. However, the Great Pyramid of King Cheops still maintains a special position as the tallest structure in the ancient world. In addition to its vast height, it will be more amazing to know that the Great Pyramid consists of more than 2,300,000 blocks of stone to be the resting place of Pharaoh Cheops and the safe store of his glorious possessions.
The Great Sphinx is the second renowned monument at Giza Plateau. It's the largest representative of Giza Plateau which is thought that it's dedicated to Pharaoh Chephren. The scared Sphinx gained its fame due to its abnormal structure since the statue is shaped as a human head lion as a symbol for strength and wisdom.
It's also listed as one of the best-preserved monumental elements at the Giza Pyramids Complex. It's originally created as a mortuary temple for Pharaoh Cheops and his family members then it became one of the most popular centers of purification and mummification in Ancient Egypt to prepare the mummy of the king for the next world.
Have some rest at an Egyptian deluxe restaurant while having a wonderful lunch then proceed to visit:
No visit to Giza is complete without impressing the first pyramid ever built in Egypt. Saqqara Step Pyramid is the most remarkable achievements of King Djoser which had been structured within the period of the 3rd dynasty. This stepping stone building consists of 6 marvelous layers and stands 203 feet.
Memphis City served as the capital of Egypt during the ruling period of Egypt Old Kingdom when the god Ptah was worshipped. This imperial city was known as the "White Wall" believing that it referred to the palace of the king which was made from whitewashed stones. The word "Memphis" was thought to be a Greek word that equals "Men-Nefer" in the ancient Egyptian language meaning constant and beautiful.
You will be driven to your hotel for an overnight stay.
You will be transferred to the airport to fly to Aswan after having your breakfast at the hotel and upon arrival to Aswan, your private tour guide will join you to enjoy the best historical landmarks in the Nubian city including:
Aswan High Dam is just a captivating engineering feat which is listed as the most remarkable projects belongs to the ruling period of President Gamal Abdul Nasser. The project had started in 1960 to cover around 12,500 feet across and it was completed by 1971 to be responsible for almost half of the electricity generation in the country.
It's the most massive obelisk ever established in Ancient Egypt and it was carved from the red granite. This large monument measured 140 feet in length and it had never been completed till a flaw in the rock was found then it was abandoned.
Have a delicious lunch at a good restaurant on the Nile then move to visit:
Philae is one of the most impressive temples which currently sits on Agilika Island. The temple rose to be the worship centre of the goddess Isis during the Ptolemaic Period.
Check-in 5* hotel to spend the night in Aswan.
You will receive your breakfast boxes to enjoy it on the vehicle while you will be driven for around 3 hours to Abu Simbel with your professional tour guide to discover:
No tour to Aswan is inclusive without witnessing Abu Simbel Temple. Abu Simbel is one of the incomparable monuments in Egypt history and it's the main representation of the glamour of the ancient Egyptian architecture. The temple was remarkably carved into the mountains within the ruling time of Pharaoh Ramses II and it consists of two twin temples; the main temple was devoted for the king and the other secondary one was erected to honor his inspiring Queen Nefertari.
Return to Aswan for lunch at a super quality restaurant then drive to your hotel for overnight.
Breakfast in Aswan then you will check-out from the hotel and take the 1st class train to Luxor and after almost 3 hours, you will get to Luxor where you will meet your exceptional tour guide to cover the best monumental sites in the east bank of the Nile including:
The first stop in Luxor will be Karnak Temple, the most massive temple ever established by man. This is truly unique site consists of three main buildings, covering 247 acres of land. Its uniqueness isn't only due to its vast size, but also since it exhibits a very unique type of decorations and drawings over its walls. Being the largest religious site, Karnak was mainly constructed for the worship of Amun, Khonsu, and Mut.
Proceed to have lunch at a very good restaurant then check-in 5* hotel. In the evening, prepare yourself to enjoy:
The World's Largest Outdoor Museum, the Temple of Luxor is a mark of the ancient Egyptian civilization, truly remarkable monument in the heart of Luxor City. Unlike the other temples in the city, Luxor Temple was not constructed for the worship of a god or a figure of the kings, but for the rejuvenation of kingship.
You will get back to your hotel to spend the night in Luxor.
After enjoying your breakfast at the hotel, Join your tour guide to visit the must-see attractions in the west bank of Luxor starting by:
Queen Hatshepsut is distinguished as one of the most successful pharaohs of Ancient Egypt and the only female ruler of Egypt history. Her reign was peaceful and prosperous and as a result, it witnessed a wide variety of achievements and one of them was her own mortuary temple which commemorates all her great works on its walls.
It's an ancient burial site that contains the tombs of the Ancient Egypt Pharaohs of the dynasties 17, 18, and 19. Valley of the Kings is one of the most astonishing monumental attractions which consists of 63 royal tombs and most of them were erected for the pharaohs and the members of the nobility.
Have a tasty lunch on an island so your tour includes a boat ride in the Nile. Then move to witness:
The legendary Colossi of Memnon is the guardians of the Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III. The temple consists of two spectacular twin statues sitting at the entrance of Luxor and it gained its fame due to its majestic appearance.
You will get back to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Enjoy your breakfast then you will be escorted by your experienced tour guide to continue your trip in Luxor by a private A/C vehicle and visit:
Valley of the Queens is just an impressive burial ground for the royal queens, princesses, and the members of the nobility. The site is located on the west bank of the Nile and it consists of 90 imperial tombs. Since the Ancient Egyptians believed in the afterlife, they designed this monumental site to protect the mummies of the queens, their treasures, food, and all the necessities they may need to enjoy the afterlife.
Medinet Habu was commissioned by Ramsses III which is a stunning insight with its pylon and much more of the original decorations are still well preserved on its walls. Medinet Habu served as a walled city with the temple and an administrative centre inside to protect the original inhabitants during the wartime.
Lunch will be served at a good quality restaurant then move to visit:
Or as it's named "The Workers' Village", it’s the house of the craftsmen who served the kings and the ruling families and it’s the finest example of an ancient well-preserved town. Over 70 families had lived in this place while they were working for the royal tombs like Valley of the Kings.
You will be driven to your hotel in Luxor and spend the overnight.
On your 8th day in the land of pharaohs, let's enjoy your breakfast then you will check-out from the hotel and be guided by a deluxe A/C vehicle to witness two of the most inspiring temples in Ancient Egypt:
Or as it's named "Temple of Hathor" is located at Dendara city, north of Luxor. Dendara Temple was planned and first constructed by Ptolemy XII and Cleopatra II then the Romans had completed its final decorations. It was believed the temple was mainly founded to sanctify the ancient Egyptian deities just like the Goddess of Hathor.
Abydos roses as one of the most significant religious sites for the ancient pharaohs and most of them dreamed of visiting it since they believed that the temple is the entrance into the afterlife world. Abydos Temple had been designed by Seti I who already started the process of its establishment then his son the Great Ramsses II had completed it.
Then your lunch will be served at a very good reputable restaurant and this is the time to be taken to Hurghada by a modern A/C vehicle to check in 5* hotel and spend the night.
Have a free day to enjoy on the beach or explore the city on your own.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then you will be taken to enjoy Scuba Diving excursion with a very professional instructor, witnessing the charming coral reefs and exploring the underwater life then back to your hotel.
Have breakfast at the hotel before you will start Desert Safari by quads to experience the majestic desert life and enjoy B.B.Q dinner then return to your hotel.
Check-out from the hotel after your breakfast then you will catch the flight to Cairo where you will meet your personal Egyptologist to discover some of the best must-visit sightseeing including:
The Egyptian Museum is the homeland of a rare collection of 5000 years of relics which presents more than 250,000 genuine antiquities including the marvelous exhibition of the great king Tutankhamun in addition to thousands of other treasures and monumental belongings.
Enjoy your lunch at a good local restaurant in the heart of Cairo then move to visit:
Cairo Citadel is a spectacular fortification which was established at the ruling time of Salah EL Din Ayyubid to protect the city against the Crusader invasion. The process of the citadel's construction had started in 1176 AD and completed by 1182 AD.
When Muhammed Ali ruled the country, he decided to demolish the buildings of the Mamluks within the citadel and built his alabaster mosque between 1830 and 1848 to be one of the most recognizable Islamic landmarks in Cairo.
You cannot leave Cairo without visiting Khan El Khalili Bazaar, the oldest market in the Middle East where you will have a wonderful shopping experience and buy clothes, souvenirs, perfumes…etc
Check-in 5* hotel to spend the night.
Sadly, this is the time to leave after breakfast and our representative will transfer you to Cairo International to catch your flight back home.
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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