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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

Classic Tour

8 Days Overland Trip to Egypt for American Travelers

8 Days Cairo & Upper Egypt Overland tour will offer a golden voyage across space and time manifestation the legends and treasures of ancient Egypt. The exceptional travel agency Egypt Tours Portal will provide all our American guests with the most excellent services of a private A/C Vehicle, comfortable accommodations, and a proficient Egyptologist tour guide which is anticipated from the best travel agency in Egypt. All our American clients will enjoy the most epic adventure to search for happiness and majesty with our 8 days Cairo, Aswan, Luxor & Abu Simbel, everyone will find what they are looking for and take full advantage of their eight days holidays at the most affordable prices. Everyone will explore the vast legacy of the ancient Egyptians in the immortal city of Cairo which traces to more than 5000 years across different eras from Pharaonic, to Coptic to Islamic as shown across the ancient Egyptian Pyramidsthe Great Sphinx, The National Museum o Egyptian Civilization, Hanging Church, Amr Ibn Al-As Mosque, Khan El-Khalili bazaarCairo Citadel, and more. The heavenly city of Luxor will be in your presence where everyone will explore how ancient Egyptians ascended to Paradise through  Karnak templeHatshepsut temple, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings, and many more. At the southern border of Egypt lies the definitions of glory Abu Simbel Temples where greatness was immortalized and within the golden city of Aswan the honor of Egypt was immortalized across Philae Temple, and many more. Book the tour your desire and live the most epic adventure across the golden wonders of Egypt.

Tour Highlights

Giza Attractions

  • GIza Pyramids
  • The Sphinx
  • Saqqara Step Pyramid
  • Memphis City

Cairo Attractions

  • The Egyptian Museum
  • The Hanging Church
  • The National Museum
  • Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Luxor Attractions

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

Aswan Attractions

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

Tour Inclusions

  • 4 Nights at 5* hotel in Cairo.
  • 2 Night at 5* hotel in Luxor.
  • 1 Night at 5* hotel in Aswan.
  • Flight tickets "Cairo/Aswan - Luxor/Cairo".
  • 1st class train tickets from Aswan to Luxor.
  • Pick-up service at Cairo Airport.
  • Lunch Meals During Your Tours.
  • Egyptologist tour guides all over the tour.
  • All transportation with a private A.C car
  • Entering fees for all the sightseeing on the itinerary.
  • All Service Charges and taxes.

Tour Exclusions

  • International Airfare.
  • Egypt entry visa.
  • Tipping.
  • Optional tours.

Tour Itinerary

Day One: Arrival to Egypt + Dinner Cruise

Arrival to The Land of Pharaohs - Egypt Tours Portal

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 in a private air-conditioned car to your 5* hotel reservation for checking-in.

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Dinner Time

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.

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Overnight

Finally, you will head back to your hotel for the overnight.

Meals: Dinner

Overnight: Cairo Hotel

Day Two: Tour to the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids

The Great Giza Pyramids - Egypt Tours Portal

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.

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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.

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The Great Pyramid

The Great Pyramid of King Khufu is living proof of how the ancient Egyptians achieved Brilliance & immortality. The Khufu Pyramid is renowned for being of the seven wonders of the ancient world It was the only one to stand its ground. It came to be in 2580 BC by using 2,300,000 pieces of limestone blocks, each stone weighing 2.5 tons plus a mega workforce of about 400,000 free skilled workers were used and worked on rational shifts. It has a total incredible height of 147 m (481 ft) which makes it the tallest attraction on earth.

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The Great Sphinx

The Great Sphinx is a divine creation of the guardian of ancient Egypt that has the shape of a mythical creature that has the golden body of a lion and the head of a man believed to be king Khafre to act as an eternal referee to his strength and wisdom. The sphinx stands at the height of 73 m (240 ft) and 19 m (66 ft) and was carved out of huge single limestone rock.

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The Valley Temple

The Valley Temple is the medical center of the 4th dynasty of the Mummification Process. It was built within Egypt old Kingdom (2686 - 2134 BC) which is known to be the best-preserved archeological site of the Ancient Egyptian Civilization and provided much important information about the kings and queens of the fourth dynasty and the ceremony of the opening of the mouth.

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Lunch Time

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

Saqqara Step Pyramid - Egypt Tours Portal

Saqqara Step Pyramid

Saqqara Step Pyramid is an architectural phenomenon that launched the golden epoch of pyramids constructions which was designed by the intelligent Imhotep the main vizier of Pharaoh Djoser and the head architect. It has a unique design made up of six steps and stands at the height of 62 m around it is a great complex containing majestic decorations and enchanting ceremonial structures.

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Memphis City

Memphis city is where Egypt became whole, it was the first official capital of Egypt that was founded by King Menes "Narmer" to be the core and heart of the two lands. It is known for being the land of brilliance, power, & beauty plus was the center of Ptah the patron god of creation and artwork. It holds some artifacts and monuments dating to more than 5000 years to some of the biggest figures in Ancient Egypt like Ramsess II and great temples to deities like Aton & Hathor.

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Overnight

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Flight: From Cairo to Aswan

Overnight: Cairo Hotel

Day Three: Tour to Aswan Tourist Attractions

Philae Temple - Egypt Tours Portal

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

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Aswan High Dam

The High Dam is a modern golden wonder which was assembled between 1960 & 1970 as a symbol of of the Industrial golden age. The dam was created as a co-operation project with Moscow-based Hydro project Institute to create better save the Nile flood waters in Lake Nasser and generate Hydroelectricity. The dam was the core reason for the relocation of the great Abu Simbel temple and the Philae temple which was later saved by the Unesco in the mid-70s.

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The Unfinished Obelisk

The Unfinished Obelisk is like a golden shining sleeping lady from the ancient history books which was made by a command from Queen Hatshepsut (1508-1458 BC) to take its rightful place at the mega entrance of the Karnak temple which later gained the title "Tekhenu" which means "To Pierce the Sky" but was cracked during construction and which have reached the height of 42 m and weighed 1200 tons and now it is a marvelous open-air museum showcasing the carving method the ancient Egyptian.

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Lunch Time

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

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Philae Temple

Philea Temple is a shining wonder dedicated to the strength and sacrifice of Isis the goddess of motherhood which has carried the epic "Myth of Osiris" across its walls in the Ptolemaic era by Nectanebo I between 380-362 BC and is located on the island of Agilkia which shows the husband of Isis "Osiris" being killed by his brother Set god the desert and chaos then Osiris is resurrected to be the ruler of the underworld then Set is defeated by Isis and Osiris Son Hours the falcon sky God.

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Overnight

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

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Aswan Hotel

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

Abu Simbel Temple in Aswan - Egypt Tours Portal

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

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Abu Simbel Temples

Abu Simbel Temple is where glory was turned into a shining stone that stood the test of time. This protector of the southern border was made by king Ramses the great (1279-1213 BCE) which gained the title "Temple of Ramesses, Beloved by Amun". The heavenly temple of Abu Simbel is made to show many scenes and images of the legendary Kadesh battle against the Hittie which need in the signing of the first peace treaty which was documented on stone. The heavenly Abu Simbel is made up of two temples, the main one is for Ramses II where the solar phenomenon of Sun Festival takes place on the 22 of February & October annually when the sun radiates 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 devoted to his beloved wife Nefertari.

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Lunch Time

You will back to Aswan for your lunch at a local restaurant.

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Overnight

Board your train to Luxor where you will check in your 5* hotel to spend the overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Luxor Hotel

Day Five: Tour to Luxor East Bank Tourist Attractions

Luxor Temple By Night - Egypt Tours Portal

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

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Karnak Temple

Karnak temple is a heaven of earth showcasing the religious decoration of the ancient Egyptian during the New Kingdom which became known as Ipet-isu The Most Selected Of Places and Pr-Imn House Of Amon which was constructed more than 4000 years between 2000 BC and 30 AD when it was known for being the most extensive religious man-made construction on the plant. It was the worship base of the entire ancient Egyptian kingdom for more than 1500 years to countless deities like the great Osiris, Ptah, Montu, and Isis but many for the Theban Triad.

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Lunch Time

Enjoy a lunch meal at a wonderful restaurant then you will be transferred to a 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 - egypt tours portal

Luxor Temple by Night

Luxor temple is a shining miracle that comes at night in the most majestic manner when the moonbeams on the temple and brightens the heart in the most heavenly tone, it's a heavenly gemstone of the entire city which showcases the creative essence of the ancient Egyptian times. It was constructed in 1400 BCE by mainly Pharaoh Amenhotep III and Ramsess the great where it gained the title  "Ipetresyet" which implies The Southern Sanctuary. It was dedicated to the God Amun of the Theban Triad which represents the belief in the rejuvenation of kingship.

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Overnight

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

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Luxor Hotel

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

Hatshepsut Temple - Makadi Bay Excursion to Luxor in Two Days Trip - Egypt Tours Portal

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:

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Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings is a divine mirror dimension outside the realm of time and space where the souls and mysteries of the kings, queens, and royals of Egypt were hidden. It was the burial location of the greatest name of Egypt new Kingdom (1570-1070 BC). It is found underground in the center of a mythical hill protecting 63 tombs filled with various treasures, artifacts, statues, enchanting decorations, and the mummies 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.

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Hatshepsut Temple

Hatshepsut Temple has been known by countless names as were known "Holy of Holies" and is famous for being a surreal masterpiece of ancient Egyptian architecture that acts and wonder out of this world, it is a vision of the grandeur and beauty of one of the most successful and influential rulers in the history of Ancient Egypt Queen Hatshepsut. The temple was built in 1479 BC and took 15 years to complete which honored the creator sun Gos Amun, which Hatspesut was his high-wife priestess.

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Colossi of Memnon

Colossi of Memnon are two massive blocks of quartzite sandstone that possess the full height of 18 m (60ft) weighing 720 tons each and have the figure of Pharaoh Amenhotep III (1386-1350) which have stood as guards for the city of miracles and wonder Luxor for countless years. The colossi were damaged by a large earthquake in 27 BC and were rebuilr in 199 AD in the Greco- Roman period which developed the Vocal phenomenon.

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Lunch Time

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

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Overnight

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

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Flight: From Luxor to Cairo

Overnight: Cairo Hotel

Day Seven: Visit Cairo Tourist Attractions

Ramses II Statue at the Egyptian Museum - Egypt Tours Portal

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

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The Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum is where the history of Ancient Egypt is running wild. The artifacts of Ancient Egypt date 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.

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Lunch Time

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

The Hanging Church - Cairo Tourist Attractions - Egypt Tours Portal

The Hanging Church

The Hanging Church is the location where JESUS took his first steps in Egypt and hid with his family during their travels across Egypt, it was one of the most significant & famous Coptic sites in Egypt which served as the main headquarters for the Coptic patriarch. It was constructed on the southern wall of the ancient Roman fortress called Babylon in the 5th century AD. The church is about 30 ft and towers over Cairo. The construction and the interior of the Hanging Church are truly beautiful congaing elements from the 7th to the 13th-century artistic design.

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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 - Cairo Tourist Attractions - Egypt Tours Portal

Ben Ezra Synagogue

Ben Ezra Synagogue is a truly exotic miracle that acts as a golden Synagogue in all of Egypt dating back to the 19th century where it served as a church before being remade into a synagogue in 882 AD. The synagogue remains in a very undamaged condition, containing magnificent Jewish designs and marvelous decorations. The place used to be the capital of Jewish worship for many years until the 1950s.

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The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is able to showcase all the hidden and intangible wonders of Egypt in the clearest vision and provide traveler from all over the world with the magical sight of the most majestic artifacts that dates to more than 4000 years of diverse history and culture.

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Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Khan El Khalili Bazaar is a shining wonder from an ancient time known as the divine brick highway of the Middle East. The street was created in 970 AD and remains an active bazaar today and is filled with kinds of treasures taken from the rich heritage of ancient Egypt. It holds many ancient cafes and shops that date back to different Islamic eras containing captivating marvelous Islamic architecture and artistic decorations leading all across the street itself.

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Overnight

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

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Cairo Hotel

Day Eight: Final Departure

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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.

Meals: Breakfast

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  • Social distancing enforced throughout our tours.

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.

  • Regular temperature checks for staff

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival.

  • Hand sanitizer provided for travelers and staff.

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

  • Face masks provided for our travelers, tour guides, reps, and drivers during tours.

  • Guides, reps, & drivers are required to regularly wash hands.

  • Accommodations are licensed to meet the general regulations for hotels & tourism resorts with a maximum of 50% of its total capacity.

  • 24/7 Follow up with our guests & staff in case of any symptoms appeared and immediately take the necessary actions.

What to Pack

  • 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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What You Will Love About This Tour?

  • Our American guests will catch a glimpse of the heavenly glories of Egypt that achieved immortality which are the Giza Pyramids Complex, Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Cairo Citadel, The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, the valley of the kings, Hatshepsut temple, Luxor Temple, Karnak temple, Philae temple, Abu Simbel temples, and many more.

  • Our American clients will be extremely pleased with our level of services served in this overland tour across Egypt.

  • All the majestic ancient Egypt works of architecture will shed light on the myth, religion, and knowledge of all these ancient time periods.

  • The history of Egypt will uncover some of the most epic tales that took place over 5000 years.

  • The cultural treasures of Egypt will offer the most thrilling adventure that will be remembered for countless years.

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