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Tour Details

Duration

11 Days / 10 Nights

Tour Location

Cairo / Luxor / Aswan / Abu Simbel / Edfu / Kom Ombo

Tour Availability

Everyday

Pickup & Drop Off

Cairo Airport

Tour Type

Private

Explore Best of Egypt in 11 Days Tour

This is the time to discover the hidden side of Egypt history through 11 days trip package to the best historical sightseeing in Egypt. Witness Cairo and Giza best highlights such as Giza Pyramids, Dahshur, the Egyptian Museum and many more old Cairo splendors then fly to Upper Egypt to enjoy Karnak temple, Valley of the Kings, Dendara and Abydos Temples, and more. Then sail the Nile on board 5* Nile cruise to Edfu and Kom Ombo temples and the best of Aswan and Nubia landmarks.

Tour Highlights

Giza

  • Giza Pyramids
  • The Sphinx
  • The Valley Temple
  • The Solar Boat Museum
  • Pyramids of Dahshur

Cairo

  • The Egyptian Museum
  • El Muizz Street
  • Al Aqmar Mosque
  • Bayt Al Suhaymi
  • Gayer-Anderson Museum

Luxor

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

Tour Inclusions

  • Meet and assist service at Cairo International Airport.

  • Accommodation 4 nights at 5* hotel in Cairo on Bed and Breakfast basis

  • Accommodation 2 nights at 5* hotel in Luxor on Bed and Breakfast basis

  • Accommodation 4 nights on 5* deluxe Nile cruise on full board.

  • Domestic flights {Cairo-Luxor/ Aswan-Cairo}.

  • Entry tickets to the Great Pyramid & the Solar Boat.

  • Professional Egyptologist tour guide during the tours.

  • Transfers by modern air-conditioned vehicles.

  • Admission fees to all the sights listed in the itinerary.

  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary.

  • All charges and taxes.

Tour Exclusions

  • International Airfare.

  • Entry Visa to Egypt.

  • Tipping.

  • Personal Expenses.

  • Any Optional Tours.

Tour Itinerary

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Day One : Welcome to the Land of Pharaohs

Day One:Welcome to the Land of Pharaohs

Arrival to the cradle of the ancient civilization and enjoy our meet and assist service offered to you by our "Egypt Tours Portal" representative at Cairo International Airport to finish all your official procedures in the best and quickest way before you will be transported to one of the best 5* hotels in Cairo to check-in and have some sort of relaxation. Join your private tour guide in the evening to have the most terrific open buffet dinner cruise and live a wonderful experience over the Nile with the best local whirling dervishes and belly dancing shows. Your tour guide will drive you back to your hotel.

Day Two : Visit Giza Pyramids and Dahshur

Day Two:Visit Giza Pyramids and Dahshur

Have breakfast then you will be guided by your private Egyptologist in a modern A/C vehicle to visit the best known historical monuments in Egypt including:

Giza Pyramids Complex

The Pyramids of Giza are the most impressive and recognizable monumental landmarks in the world which were mainly constructed to honor the spectacular kings of the 4th dynasty. The three pyramids of Giza Complex are a world of imagination since they consist of burial chambers for the pharaoh and his family members which contain thousands of precious treasures.

The Great Pyramid

It's classified as one of the Seven Wonders of the World due to its vast height. It's the oldest and largest pyramid at the site and it's dedicated to King Cheops. The Pyramid of Cheops consists of burial tombs for King Khufu and his wives in addition to a mummification temple.

The Great Sphinx

The Great Sphinx an awful scared statue of a lion with a human head which most myths assured that it refers to Pharaoh Chephren. This gigantic sculpture measures 73 meters in length and 20 meters in height and it was presented as the guardian of Giza Plateau.

The Valley Temple

The Valley temple is a very massive building that was originally used as a mortuary temple for Pharaoh Chephren and it's a part of the Giza Pyramids Complex. The Valley temple is real proof of the important role of the fourth dynasty in Egypt civilization.

The Solar Boat Museum

The Solar Boat Museum contains the ship of King Khufu which was originally constructed inside its great pyramid. The Khufu ship was designed in 1954 and made our of cedarwood. However, the Solar Boat which was put to be exhibited in the Solar Boat Museum was founded in 1985.

Have lunch at a wonderful restaurant then move to witness:

The Pyramids of Dahshur

Dahshur is a royal complex situated on the west bank of the Nile and it's known for several pyramids. However, two of them are the best-preserved monuments in Egypt. The Bent Pyramid was made from local limestone and it measures 101 meters high. And the Red Pyramid is dedicated to Pharaoh Snefru which is regarded as the first perfect and complete pyramid in history.

You will spend your night at your hotel in Cairo.

Day Three : Experience Luxor East Bank

Day Three:Experience Luxor East Bank

Breakfast at the hotel then you will catch a direct flight to Luxor to visit the most renowned historical attractions in the city including Luxor East Bank Highlights:

Karnak Temple

It's one of the best-preserved religious monuments which had maintained a special position through Ancient Egypt history. Karnak temple was mainly created by Pharaoh Ramses III to honor the ancient iconic god of Amun, the ruler of the universe.

Enjoy your lunch meal at a deluxe restaurant then you will be taken to check-in 5* hotel to relax then you will be guided to visit:

Luxor Temple by Night

Luxor temple is a large temple complex that was built approximately 1400 BCE. The site is made of sandstone blocks from Nubia and it's surrounded by mud-brick walls. The entrance of the Luxor temple is called the first pylon and it was built and decorated by Ramses II to show his military victories especially at the Battle of Kadesh.

We will drive you back to your hotel to spend the night.

Day Four : Witness Luxor West Bank

Day Four:Witness Luxor West Bank

You will join your tour guide in the morning to continue your day trips in Luxor by visiting the best top highlights in Luxor West Bank:

Valley of the Kings

This is the site that contains the wonderfully painted cemeteries of the kings, the royal family members, and the nobles of the New Kingdom. The valley of the kings had been set as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. More than 60 royal tombs were discovered at the site including the tombs of Ramses I, II, III, Hatshepsut and Tutankhamun.

Hatshepsut Temple

Hatshepsut temple is the closest sample of the classical architecture which was constructed upon the order of the Great Hatshepsut. The temple is located at the foot of the cliffs at Deir El Bahari and it was made of limestone unlike most of the other mortuary temples in the New Kingdom Period.

Lunch will be served at a very good Nile view restaurant then move to witness:

Colossi of Memnon

Colossi of Memnon consist of the two famed statue of Amenhotep III which were founded in 1350 BC in the Theban Necropolis along the west bank of the Nile River. These twin sculptures were carved out of quartzite sandstone from El Gabal El Ahmar.

You will spend the night at your hotel accommodation in Luxor.

Day Five : Explore Dendara & Abydos Temples

Day Five:Explore Dendara & Abydos Temples

You have a tasty breakfast then check out before you will be escorted by your professional Egyptologist in a private air-conditioned vehicle to visit:

Dendera Temple

Dendera temple is one of the best preserved temples which covers approximately 40,000 square meters in Qena, around 60 kilometers north of Luxor. The site is surrounded by a mud-brick enclosed wall and it's amazing to know that Dendara Complex is the main spot of ancient chapels and shrines.

Abydos Temple

Abydos temple is one of the holiest attractions in Ancient Egypt history. Abydos Temple dates back to the Predynastic Period which served as a pilgrimage centre for the worship of the god "Osiris". The major monument at the site is the Temple of Seti I which was built around 1300 BC and completed by Ramses II.

You will return to Luxor to check in 5* deluxe Nile cruise for lunch meal and overnight on board.

Day Six : Continue with Luxor Best Highlights

Day Six:Continue with Luxor Best Highlights

Prepare yourself after breakfast meal to be guided by a private air-conditioned deluxe vehicle to explore some of the holiest attractions in Luxor including:

Valley of the Queens

It's one of the World's magnificent burial grave sites which was reserved for the queens and the royal princes and princesses of the New Kingdom. The valley of the queens was erected by the New Kingdom pharaohs and it was named "Ta-Set-Nefru" which means "The Place of Beauty".

Habu Temple

It's a large ancient Egyptian complex that contains the most glorious inheritance of the ancient Egyptians. The complex had started during the reign of the 18th dynasty and completed during the Roman Period. The most renowned attraction at the site is The Mortuary Temple of Ramses III and Cult of Amun.

Deir El-Medina

It's the settlement of the craftsmen and the artists who designed, constructed, and ornamented the royal private burial tombs of the kings and queens of Egypt. The site had dazzled the whole world when it was found.

You will get back to your 5* Nile cruise to start sailing and spend the night.

Day Seven : Sail to witness Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples

Day Seven:Sail to witness Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples

Have breakfast on the cruise then you will get ready to take a horse carriage with your well-experienced tour guide to visit:

Edfu Temple

Edfu temple is one of the most captivating historical sites in Egypt which dates back to the Ptolemaic reign. The works at the temple had started in 237 BC during the time of Ptolemy III and it was completed by 57 BC within the reign of Ptolemy IV. Edfu Temple consists of an entrance, a chapel in addition to the Mamisi, the house of the divine birth of Horus.

You will return to your Nile cruise to enjoy a delicious lunch on board while sailing to Kom Ombo and upon arrival, you will be taken by a luxury A/C vehicle to discover:

Kom Ombo Temple

Kom Ombo temple is a unique monument because the building is a double design and the site consists of two symmetrical temples; the southern temple was used for the worship of the crocodile god Sobek and the northern building belongs to the falcon god Horus.

Continue sailing to Aswan while you spend the night on board.

Day Eight : Impress Abu Simbel Temples

Day Eight:Impress Abu Simbel Temples

You will start your day trip in the very early morning by breakfast boxes and around three hours drive by a private A/C vehicle with your tour guide to visit:

Abu Simbel Temples

The erection of such a spectacular Abu Simbel temple served many purposes. The major temple is dedicated to King Ramses which was constructed to memorize his own victory at the Battle of Kadesh. At the same time, it was used to honor the gods Ra-Harokaty and Ptah. And the smaller temple is dedicated to the goddess Hathor and Queen Nefertari.

We will drive you back to your 5* deluxe Nile cruise for an overnight stay.

Day Nine : Explore Aswan Highlights

Day Nine:Explore Aswan Highlights

Check out after breakfast then you will start a guided day trip by a private A/C vehicle to visit the splendors of Aswan including:

The Nubian Village

The Nubian village is the best opportunity to witness the rarest example of simplicity and the homeland of civilization where you can explore the unfamiliar traditions, culture, and architecture and you will be in direct contact with the genuine inhabitants and the glorious legacy of thousands of years.

Kitchener Island

It's one of the best of Aswan landmarks where you can visit the Botanical Gardens of Aswan. Tourists can take a felucca or a motorboat to the east bank of the Nile to reach Kitchener Island. The place has gained its name when Lord Kitchener used this island to be the headquarters of his soldiers during his battles in Sudan.

Elephantine Island

It's situated from the west bank hillside along the Nile River, downstream from the first cataract in the Nile. Elephantine Island is the real representation for the beauty of Aswan. At very ancient times, the island was a very important trading center called Swenet.

Enjoy an Egyptian lunch meal at a Nile view restaurant then we will transfer you to the airport to catch a flight back to Cairo and check-in 5* hotel to spend the night.

Day Ten : Enjoy the best of Old Cairo

Day Ten:Enjoy the best of Old Cairo

You will be taken after breakfast to visit the top attractions of Old Cairo including:

The Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum is a very massive display of precious antiquities which contains thousands of divine artifacts and legacies. However, the magnificent collection of King Tutankhamun remains the most impressive feature in the Egyptian Museum.

Lunch will be proceeded at a local restaurant in Cairo then move to:

Al Muizz Street

Al Muizz Street retained its importance as the main street through the Fatimid caliphate which exhibits the greatest of the impressive Fatimid, Ayyubid, and Ottoman ruin in Egypt.

Al Aqmar Mosque

It's one of the magnificent and oldest structures in Islamic Cairo and it's regarded as one of the most popular Fatimid ruins in Egypt. Al Aqmar Mosque has a unique architectural design since it uses an offset façade – its façade was designed to be squarely facing the main street while the rest of the mosque lies with an angle.

Al Hakim Mosqu

It's the second-largest mosque in Old Islamic Cairo which was erected between 990 and 1013 AD. The mosque is known for a unique structure reflects the progress of the Islamic architecture at this time since it has very significant pillars with some decorated corners and arches on both sides of the main entrance.

Bayt Al Suhaymi

Located at Al Darb Al Asfar, Bayt Al Suhaymi is one of the oldest and most elegant houses which had constructed during the 17th century. The building is still one of the rarest examples of Cairo's finest architecture in the Medieval Ages.

Gayer-Anderson Museum

This captivating monument is the inheritance of the British officer, John Gayer-Anderson. The building is grandly decorated with Mashrabiyya screens and marble inlays and it also includes a room ornamented by gold taken from a house in Damascus dates back to the 17th century.

Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Khan El Khalili Bazaar is a great opportunity to amaze a wide selection of fabric shops and markets. The site is a significant exhibition of a wide variety of food, goods, oil, and perfume.

We will drive you back to your hotel.

Day Eleven : Final Departure & End Your Tour

Day Eleven:Final Departure & End Your Tour

Check out then we will transfer you to Cairo International Airport to fly back home and end your Egypt trip package.

Egypt Tours Portal: Safety Measures during COVID-19

  • Social distancing enforced throughout our tours.

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.

  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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What to Pack For This Tour

  • Hat.
  • Camera.
  • Umbrella.
  • Medication.
  • 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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