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Tour Details

Duration

12 Days / 11 Nights

Tour Location

Cairo / Luxor / Aswan / Fayoum / Sohag / El Minya / Assuit

Tour Availability

Everyday

Pickup & Drop Off

Cairo Airport

Tour Type

Private

12 Days Majestic Tour Around Egypt Attractions

Welcome to an awesome trip package to heaven and feel as if you are in a paradise when you visit the best historical landmarks in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and El Minya. Visit the divine Giza Pyramids and the wonderfully Egyptian Museum in Cairo then head to Upper Egypt to witness the beauty of Fayoum and marvel at Tuna El Gabal and Tel Al Amarna in El Minya before your embark the Nile to impress Karnak temple, Valley of the Kings, Edfu and Kom Ombo temples in addition to Abu Simbel and best of Aswan monuments.

Tour Highlights

Cairo Attractions

  • Giza Pyramids
  • The Sphinx
  • The Valley Temple
  • The Egyptian Museum

Luxor Attractions

  • Karnak Temple
  • Hatshepsut Temple
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Luxor Temple

Aswan Attractions

  • Abu Simbel Temples
  • Edfu Temple
  • Kom Ombo Temple
  • Philae Temple

Tour Inclusions

  • Meet and assist service at Cairo International Airport.

  • Accommodation 3 nights at 5* hotel in Cairo on Bed and Breakfast basis.

  • Accommodation 2 nights at 5* hotel in El Minya on Bed and Breakfast basis.

  • Accommodation 1 night at 5* hotel in Abydos on Bed and Breakfast basis.

  • Accommodation 1 night at 5* hotel in Luxor on Bed and Breakfast Basis.

  • Accommodation 4 nights on 5* deluxe Nile cruise on Bed and Breakfast basis.

  • Domestic flight { Aswan to Cairo }.

  • 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 : Arrival to Egypt / Start Your Vacation

Day One:Arrival to Egypt / Start Your Vacation

Start from Cairo International Airport and once you arrive, our company delegate will be your companion step by step till you complete your arrival procedures and the official formalities then we will transfer you to 5* hotel by a private deluxe A/C vehicle to check-in and relax. At night, the best atmospheric dinner cruise on the Nile River will be waiting for you among some of the captivating mesmerizing traditional shows and the local belly dancing and Tannura spin before we will drive you to your hotel.

Day Two : Giza Pyramids & Museum Tour

Day Two:Giza Pyramids & Museum Tour

After having breakfast, you will be accompanied to your private tour guide in a modern air-conditioned vehicle to visit:

Giza Pyramids Complex

No majestic monument is in the world more glorious than the Pyramids of Giza. The complex contains the Great Pyramid of Cheops which is regarded as the last remaining ruins of the World Wonders of the Ancient World. Giza Complex was greatly established during the reign of the 4th dynasty and the site is decorated by three significant iconic pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Menkaure.

The Great Sphinx

The Sphinx is an ancient Egyptian sculpture that is made from a piece of single limestone. The statue was carved with the shape of an unfamiliar mythical many-headed creature with the body of a lion. It's believed it's the true symbol for length and wisdom and his head is dedicated to King Khafre.

The Valley Temple

The Valley Temple is seated as one of the most impressive features at Giza Pyramids Complex which was completely established during the Old Kingdom and the main goal of building the Valley Temple is to host the mummification processes. In addition to the mummification and purification ceremonies, the site is also used as a funerary temple for rituals and religious festivals.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at a very good quality restaurant then proceed to visit:

The Egyptian Museum

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities is situated in the heart of Tahrir Square in Cairo and it acts as one of Cairo's best wonderful monumental attractions. The site is an exhibition of the ruins and treasures dating back to different periods of Ancient Egypt history starting from the Old Kingdom to the Greco Roman Period and the legacy of Nubia.

You will get back to your hotel.

Day Three : Travel to Fayoum and El Minya

Day Three:Travel to Fayoum and El Minya

In the very early morning, we will pick you up from your hotel by a private air-conditioned car and drive you around 60 km away from Cairo:

Faiyum

Once you arrive, your professional tour guide will take you to visit Lake Qaroun; the first natural lake in the world which covers around 53,000 acres of Fayoum Down. Then, you will move to the National Park of Wadi Rayan and enjoy Fayoum Water Falls, Gabal El Modawara, and the Wales Cemetery.

Have a delicious lunch then you will take the route to El Minya and upon arrival, you will check-in  5* hotel to spend the night.

Day Five : Witness Tel Al Amarna and Assuit

Day Five:Witness Tel Al Amarna and Assuit

You will be accompanied by your Egyptologist to visit:

Tel Al Amarna

an archeological site extends across the desert on the shore of the Nile River which includes the legacy and treasures of the city erected by Akhenaton and his wife Queen Nefertiti and you will enjoy among the royal tombs and the spectacular temples and palaces.

Then travel to Assuit to discover:

Al Muharraq Monastery

It's located 327 km away from Cairo, it's one of the best-preserved Coptic sites in Egypt where the Holy Family settled down for six months and ten days. Move to visit:

Meir Village

An old cemetery for the nomarchs of the City of Cusae whose construction started during the reign of the 6th dynasty and completed in the 12th dynasty so it's considered an Old Kingdom-Middle Kingdom grave.

At last, you will be transferred to Abydos and overnight.

Day Six : Visit Dendara & Abydos Temple

Day Six:Visit Dendara & Abydos Temple

Have breakfast then you will be guided by a private air conditioned vehicle to visit:

Abydos Temple

Abydos temple is one of the most wonderful temples in Egypt which is dedicated to Seti I. The temple was constructed by Seti I and it was completed by his son Ramses II. Just like Muslims wish to perform pilgrimage at Mecca at least once in their life, also the ancient Egyptians had a wish to visit Abydos Temple which was related to the entrance into the afterlife.

Enjoy a lovely lunch meal then you will be taken to visit:

Dendera Temple

Dendara is largely Ptolemaic and Roman building whose construction started during the Greek Ptolemies and finished later under the Roman Emperor reign. Dedicating the temple to Hathor, the Ptolemies honored Hathor as one of Egypt's most renowned deities.

We will transfer you to Luxor and check-in 5* hotel to spend the night.

Day Seven : Start Nile Cruise/ Visit Karnak & Luxor Temple

Day Seven:Start Nile Cruise/ Visit Karnak & Luxor Temple

Breakfast then you will start your Nile cruise trip from Luxor by visiting the best renowned attractions in Luxor East Bank including:

Karnak Temple

Karnak complex is one of Ancient Egypt's holiest religious sites. Every pharaoh had put his special additions to the complex during his ruling time. The complex has a grand procession entrance which is known with "Avenue of Sphinxes". However, the main temple at the site is the Temple of Hathor.

Transfer to check in 5* deluxe Nile cruise and have an appetizing lunch then move to visit:

Luxor Temple by Night

Luxor temple has a unique position since the temple was not erected in adoration to a god figure like most temples spotted in the region. The main function of the temple was the rejuvenation of kingship and for the annual Opet festivals.

You will spend the night onboard your Nile cruise ship.

Day Eight : Explore Highlights of West Bank

Day Eight:Explore Highlights of West Bank

Your personal Egyptologist will pick you up by a deluxe air-conditioned car after breakfast to visit Luxor West Bank:

Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings is a huge grave site and it's one of Egypt's finest attractions along the west bank of the Nile River. The site was largely used for burial from 1539 to 1075 BC. More than 60 tombs for different kings and pharaohs of the 17th and 18th dynasties were discovered in the region.  The tombs inside the valley were wonderfully decorated and ornamented by the craftsmen of Deir El Medina as a preparation for the afterlife world.

Hatshepsut Temple

As it's named "Deir El Bahari" is the most Queen Hatshepsut's prominent monumental contribution. Hatshepsut temple is a rare building project which was built with the assistance of the architect Senimut and the main function of the temple is to honor the queen's achievements and as a mortuary temple for religious purposes.

Colossi of Memnon

Two monumental stone sculptures are seated on the west bank of the Nile. Colossi of Memnon was believed that they were the symbols of security for the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III which had disappeared for unknown reasons.

We will drive you back to your cruise ship for sailing and overnight.

Day Nine : Edfu and Kom Ombo Trip

Day Nine:Edfu and Kom Ombo Trip

Upon arrival at Edfu, you will start your trip by a horse carriage with your personal Egyptologist to visit:

Edfu Temple

This Ptolemaic monument is the most inspiring temple which was constructed between 237 and 57 BC. Edfu temple is devoted to Horus, the avenging son of Isis and Osiris. The grandeur of the temple is associated with its case because the building is still well preserved with all of its decorations and ornaments.

We will offer you a lovely lunch on the Nile cruise then you'll board the Nile to Kom Ombo to witness:

Kom Ombo Temple

Situated at a bend on the Nile where the scared crocodiles crawled and basked on the riverbank in ancient times, Kom Ombo temple is one of Nile Valley's finest sited temples. The Temple has twin dedication for two local gods: the crocodile god Sobek and Horus.

You will return to your cruise ship and continue sail to Aswan.

Day Ten : Trip to Abu Simbel Temples

Day Ten:Trip to Abu Simbel Temples

Have an early departure with breakfast boxes to join your personal tour guide and we will drive you by a private A/C vehicle to Abu Simbel to visit:

Abu Simbel Temples

The legendary two temples of Abu Simbel are just like an unbelievable miracle which is located at the ending point of Upper Egypt across the southern borders. The site was erected by Pharaoh Ramses the Great between 1264 BC and 1244 BC. The whole site was named "Temple by Ramses, Beloved by Amun". The main function of building the major temple of Ramses II is to commemorate the victory of the king in his wars and the other small temple was constructed to honor his own beloved Queen Nefertari.

We will transfer you back to your Nile cruise to spend the rest of the day onboard.

Day Eleven : Tour to Best of Aswan

Day Eleven: Tour to Best of Aswan

Check out after breakfast then you will head to the best of Aswan historical landmarks with your professional tour guide including:

Aswan High Dam

Aswan High Dam was the first step for Egyptians to enter the industrial age and control the Nile flood in addition to having a new source of wealth and power. The dam is 111 meters high, 3830 meters long and 980 meters wide and it had six turbines produce approximately 2.1 million kilowatts.

The Unfinished Obelisk

It's one of the most impressive monoliths and the largest obelisk ever erected by man. The Unfinished Obelisk has a Greek design that was created from the red granite in the 18th dynasty by the Great Queen Hatshepsut and it weighs 1200 tons.

Philae Temple

Philae was established on a rocky island between 380 BC and 362 BC by Ptolemy II and some other Ptolemaic rulers had added their contribution on the building. The temple was greatly constructed to become the house of worship for Isis.

Let's have appetizing lunch at a deluxe restaurant then you will fly to Cairo and check-in 5* hotel for an overnight stay.

Day Twelfth : Final Departure & Fly to Home

Day Twelfth:Final Departure & Fly to Home

Check out then we will transfer you to Cairo International Airport to catch the flight back home and end your package trip.

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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