Experience Egypt Cultural Sightseeing in 10 Days
10 Days / 9 Nights
Cairo – Luxor – Aswan - Kom Ombo - Edfu - Abu Simbel
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Experience Egypt Cultural Sightseeing in 10 Days
An American traveler can appreciate the heavenly unique feel of a complete cultural vacation so if you have ten free days on your hand then our cultural vacation is waiting for you to experience Egypt cultural sightseeing to step back in time to a different era when history was made and immortal monuments and artifacts were created from the imagination of ancient Egyptians on the course of more than 4500 years. Visit Giza pyramids complex, Karnak Temple, Valley of the kings, Philae Temple, the immortal Abu Simbel temple, and more. You will learn something new each day during your trip while you experience Egyptian cultural sightseeing. Explore a new point of view by not miss this chance and Book this incredible vacation as soon as possible.
- Giza Pyramids Complex
- Islamic & Coptic Attractions
- Memphis City
- The Egyptian Museum
- Sakkara Pyramid
- Valley of the Kings
- Karnak Temple
- Luxor Temple
- Hatshepsut Temple
- Colossi of Memnon
- The High Dam
- The Unfinished Obelisk
- Philae Temple
- Abu Simbel Temples
- Edfu Temple
- Meet and assist service at Cairo airport.
- 2 Nights accommodation in Cairo at 5* hotel.
- 7 Nights accommodation at a 5* Nile Cruise.
- Domestic Flight Tickets from (Cairo – Luxor).
- Domestic Flight Tickets from (Luxor – Cairo.
- A private Tour guide during the whole of your tours.
- All transfers will be through a private AC vehicle.
- Entrance Fees to all the sites in the Itinerary.
- Meals as mentioned in the tour itinerary.
- All taxes & charges.
- International Airfare.
- Egypt entry visa.
- Any other items have not mentioned.
Your cultural journey will begin its first day when you arrive at Cairo Airport and our "Egypt Tours Portal" employee will assist you in completing all of your passport control formalities plus all the luggage identification & carry. Afterward, you will be transferred by a private air-conditioned car to your 5* hotel reservation for checking-in and resting. At the evening you will board a Dinner cruise on the Nile River where you will witness a memorable colorful belly dancing show with a folklore band featuring a captivating Tannoura spin in keeping with Egypt's whirling dervishes tradition, then you will head back to your hotel for the overnight.
In day two you will have your delicious breakfast and check-out from your hotel in Cairo and then you will join your tour guide to explore the peak of the ancient Egyptian civilization and visit some of the greatest Egypt tourist attractions such as:
Giza pyramids complex is the climax of greatness to ancient Egyptian civilization which survived for more than 4000 years, the Giza complex consists of the three main pyramids, six little pyramids, the great sphinx and the everlasting valley temple.
The Great Pyramid is the last intact structure of the seven wonders of the ancient world where the heavens became at a close reach, the great pyramid was built in 2580 BC in 20 years using 2,300,000 pieces of limestone each weighing 2.5 tons with a workforce of about 100,000 free skilled workers. The pyramid reaches the height of 147 m (481 ft) which made it the tallest building in history for 3800 years until the construction of the Lincoln Cathedral in England in 1311. Its advanced complex interior and mysterious origin have captured the curiosity of everyone on the plant till today.
The Great Sphinx is an ancient champion named "Hor-Em-Akhet" which means "Horus of the Horizon" but today is known as Abu al-Hawl which means as The Father of Terror in modern Arabic. It 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 show his power and wisdom. The sphinx reaches a height of 73 m (240 ft) & a width of 19 m (66 ft) and completely carved out of colossal single limestone rock.
The Valley Temple was constructed during Egypt old kingdom (2686 2134 BC) inside the complex where the Mummification process was performed, the valley is very well-preserved archeological site due to the construction ability of ancient Egyptians, it has been the source of important information about the mummification process and mortuary rituals of ancient Egypt.
You will have your delicious lunch meal at a restaurant with a pyramids view and then your tour guide will take you on a wonderful tour to:
Memphis city was the first official capital of ancient Egypt founded by King Menes in 2925 BC, it is known for being the land of Endurance, art, craftsmen & beauty and was under the protection of the god Ptah the patron of creation and artwork. It contained the temple of Hut-Ka-Ptah which means Enclosure of the Ka of Ptah which was translated in Greek to Ai-Gy-Ptos which is the etymological origin of the name Egypt.
Saqqara Step Pyramid was a gigantic structure which launched the golden age of pyramids constructions in ancient Egypt, it was designed by the brilliant Imhotep the vizier of Pharaoh Djoser to have a unique design made up of six steps and has the height of 62 m plus being surrounded by a great complex containing amazing ceremonial structures.
After finishing your day, we will transfer you to Cairo Airport to fly straight to Luxor and check into a Nile cruise for overnight.
After having your breakfast on board the cruise, join your tour guide to explore some of the majestic Luxor tourist attractions such as:
Valley of the kings is a passage to the fields of reeds to the greatest kings and queens of Egypt new kingdom (1570-1070 BC). The valley houses 63 tombs filled with extraordinary enchanting treasures, artifacts, statues, enchanting 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 tomb alongside Ramses the great tomb. The Valley became part of the World Heritage Sites in the UNESCO in 1979.
Hatshepsut Temple a.k.a Djoser-Djeseru "Holy of Holies" is a beautiful vision to 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, it was dedicated to the creator god Amun and to the immortal legacy of Hatshepsut. The design of the temple is truly mesmerizing based on the style of Classical Architecture of the new kingdom and inside lies some of the most magnificent artifacts and statues of ancient Egypt.
The Colossal Colossi of Memnon are two colossal blocks of quartzite sandstone standing at the height of 18 m (60ft) weighing 720 tons each in the image of Pharaoh Amenhotep III(1386-1350), the colossi were damaged by a large earthquake in 27 BC and were reconstructed in 199 AD. The statues became very popular during the Greco-Roman period because of The Vocal Memnon phenomenal caused by singing sound at dawn which was nothing more than the sound of the wind passing through the statue. You will then return to your cruise.
Then you will get back to your Nile Cruise to have your lunch and spend the rest of the night.
Day four of your vacation will start after you have your breakfast and get ready to visit one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt which is:
Edfu temple where the future of ancient Egypt was decided, it is one of the last temples ever built during the Ptolemaic era between 237 BC & 57 BC to be the official worship house of the sky god Horus. It is believed it was built on the same location were the fight between the devil god Set and Horus took Place according to Osiris Myth. The architecture & the interior of the Edfu Temple is marvelous as it merges between Greek and Egyptian design in the finest manner.
You will then get back to the Nile Cruise to have lunch and continue sailing to the immortal city of Aswan.
You will enjoy your breakfast and continue your 10 days cultural tour by exploring the magical Aswan tourist attractions such as:
The High Dam is a prove of the immortal will and brilliance of the Egyptians, this marvelous project was constructed between 1960 & 1970 and designed as a co-operation project with Moscow based Hydro project Institute in order to have better control over Nile flooding, generating Hydroelectricity, and increased the water storage for irrigation.
The unfinished obelisk a.k.a "Tekhenu" which means "to pierce the sky" is a pillar of knowledge and power ordered by Queen Hatshepsut (1508-1458 BC) to stand at the entrance of the Karnak temple. It showcases how obelisks were shaped as it would have reached the total height of 42 m and weighed 1200 tons but unfortunately, the obelisk was cracked during construction and remained at the same location till today.
Philea Temple is the house of the goddess of Motherhood Isis, tales, wonder and the source of the famous "Myth of Isis & Osiris" where the husband of Isis "Osiris" is killed by his brother the desert god Set out of hatred then Osiris is resurrected to be the ruler of the underworld then Set is defeated by Hours the falcon sky God the son of Isis & Osiris and a new era of prosperity & justice began. The temple was relocated in the 60s on the island of Agilkia as a part of a rescue mission led by the UNESCO.
You will get back to your 5* Nile Cruise to spend the night and get ready for another day full of adventure.
After you have your breakfast boxes in the early morning, you will join your tour guide and drive to the southwest of Aswan to visit:
Abu Simbel temple "Temple of Ramesses, beloved by Amun" is the house of grandeur and allure standing on the southern border guarding the gates of heaven since it was created by Ramses the great (1279-1213 BCE). Abu Simbel consists of the main bigger temple of King Ramsess II that 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), and the second smaller temple is dedicated to his beloved wife Queen Nefertari. The temple was the main focus of a rescue operation in history led by the UNESCO in the mid-60s.
Then, we will transfer you back to the Nile Cruise in Aswan to spend the night.
After having your breakfast on the board of your Nile Cruise, you will join your tour guide to visit the impressive:
Kom Ombo means "The Hill Of Gold", it was constructed in the Greco Roman period between 205 BC & 180 BC in the reign of Ptolemy V. The unique design of the temple is captivating as it has a distinctive double deign divided into two identical sectors" one for the crocodile god Sobek patron of fertility and the other for the falcon sky god Horus the symbol of victory and the protector of the kings and queens.
You will get back to your Nile Cruise to have your lunch and keep sailing until you reach Luxor.
After finishing your breakfast, you will join your tour guide to visit some of the most recommended Luxor tourist attractions including:
Karnak temple is where the religion of ancient Egypt was born, it gained the name Ipet-isu The Most Selected of Places and later on Pr-Imn House Of Amon when it was constructed more than 4000 years. It is one of the biggest religious man-made constructions in the world and the worship center for more than 1500 years to many deities like Osiris, Ptah, and Isis but the complex was dedicated mainly to the Theban triad which consisted of God Amun with his wife the Goddess of Justice Mut and his son the moon god Khnsou.
Afterward, you will get back to the Nile Cruise and have your lunch meal and at night you will head with your tour guide to visit:
Luxor temple is where a lunar miracle takes place each night when the moon illuminates the entire temple to showcase its hidden mystery and allure, it was constructed in the 1400 BCE during the reign of Pharaoh Amenhotep III and was known as "Ipetresyet" which means the southern sanctuary . It was dedicated to the God Amun of the Theban Triad that symbolizes the rejuvenation of kingship, the temple's design is truly magnificent filled with pillars and extensive decorations that become more enchanting at night.
You will then return to your cruise for the overnight.
In day nine, you will have your breakfast and check-out from the Nile Cruise then you will catch your flight to travel to Cairo and continue your 10 days cultural tour by exploring the incredible attraction of old Cairo such as:
The Egyptian Museum is where all the mystery and magical properties of ancient Egypt is stored, all the artifacts and monuments in the museum date to more than 4000 years across the ancient Egyptian periods. Within the two floors of the museums exists over than 120,000 genuine rare artifacts made from magical materials like gold, silver & precious gems plus ordinary ones such as wood or stone found in the form of statues, jewelry, and funerary objects, also a number of displayed mummies located within the museum.
After visiting the museum, you will enjoy your lunch meal in an outstanding restaurant and visit some of the top Cairo tourists attractions such as:
The holy Church of the Virgin Mary a.k.a The Hanging Church is the heart of the Coptic heritage in Cairo as it is one of the oldest, important & most famous church in Egypt which served as the resident for the Coptic patriarch for many years. It was built on the southern wall of a Roman fortress called Babylon in the 5th century AD where the holy family sought shelter. The church is 30 ft long tall plus the exterior and the interior of the hanging church is truly majestic fusing elements from the 7th to the 13th-century artistic design.
It's where the Islamic history of Egypt began, it is one of Egypt's most significant & prominent Islamic landmarks which was constructed in 641 AD and remains an active house of worship until today. Amr Ibn Al-Aas Mosque was reconstructed many times throughout the centuries which acted as a living art gallery of the Islamic architecture progress over the centuries.
Ben Ezra Synagogue is a unique tourist attraction dating back to the 19th century. it acted as a church before being transformed into a synagogue in 882 AD. The synagogue remained 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.
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is the miracle everyone has been waiting for to fully explore all the cultural and historical wonders of Egypt that come in the shape of rare mesmerizing artifacts and monuments.
Khan El Khalili Bazaar is a magical blast from a golden past, the street was constructed in 970 AD and remains an active bazaar. It is known as the golden brick road of the Middle East because it holds everything a traveler could imagine in its magical market and shops plus a number of vintage cafes that reflect the vintage allure and class of ancient Islamic culture. The whole street contains artistic Islamic architecture and decorations all across the street itself.
We will transfer you to check-in 5* hotel in Cairo for overnight.
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 10 days cultural tour Vacation. P.S. You can share your thoughts about adding or removing any tours from your itinerary to be able to accommodate your requirements and fulfill your needs.
Tour Safety Measures during COVID-19
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
Sunblock & Sunglasses.
Warm clothes in winter.
Cotton clothes in summer.
The Passport is valid for 6 months.
Note: Check our blog about what to pack for Egypt.
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