|Duration||8 Days / 7 Nights|
|Tour Location||Cairo / Giza / Aswan / Abu Simbel / Luxor / Hurghada|
|Pickup & Drop Off||Cairo Airport|
|Tour Type||Classic Tour|
Egypt in Extraordinary 8 Days for South African Travelers
8 Days Cairo, Abu Simbel, Luxor & Hurghada will exhibit the countless and diverse treasures of Egypt that are as old as time itself. The outstanding travel agency Egypt Tours Portal will provide all our South African guests with the most outstanding services of a private A/C Vehicle, comfortable accommodations, and an experienced Egyptologist tour guide which is predicted from the best travel agency in Egypt. All our South African clients will get the golden chance to live the ultimate travel experience through our incredible 8 days Cairo, Abu Simbel, Luxor & Hurghada. Everyone will transcend to a higher level of existence and live the most epic adventure and feel the finest sensations of tranquility by traveling back in time to the glorious city of Minarets and home of the great ancient Egyptian Pyramids, the Great Sphinx, Khan El-Khalili bazaar, Cairo Citadel, the National Museum of Egyptian civilization, Hanging church, Amr Ibn Al-As Mosque, and more, hear the echo of the ancient grandeur of Abu Simbel in the enchanting city of Aswan and head to the land of miracles & magic Luxor home of Karnak temple, Hatshepsut temple, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings, and many more. The mesmerizing Red Sea will be given an entrance by the amazing city resort of Hurghada which is waiting for everyone with open arms to offer the most amazing Super Safari Trip and a thrilling marine trip through snorkeling across these divine waters. Explore the blessed nature of these golden lands and waters by booking this extraordinary Egypt tour.
- Giza Pyramids Complex
- The Sphinx
- The Valley Temple
- Sakkara Step Pyramid
- Memphis City
- The Egyptian Museum
- The Hanging Church
- Amr Ibn Al Aas Mosque
- The National Musem
- Khan El Khalili Bazaar
Upper Egypt Highlights
- Karnak Temple.
- Valley of the Kings.
- Hatshepsut Temple.
- Colossi of Memnon.
- Abu Simbel Temples.
- Accommodations in Cairo 5* Hotel for 2 Nights.
- Accommodations in Aswan 5* Hotel for 1 Night.
- Accommodations in Luxor 5* Hotel for 1 Night.
- Accommodations in Hurghada 5* Hotel for 3 Nights.
- Meet and Greet service by our employees at the airports.
- Entrance fees to all sites on the itinerary.
- Professional Egyptologist tour guide during your trips.
- Flights between Cairo, Hurghada, Luxor, and Aswan.
- 1st class train ticket from Aswan to Luxor.
- All Transfers by private A.C Cars.
- All Service Charges and taxes.
- International Airfare.
- Egypt entry visa.
- Optional Tours.
On the first day of your 8 Days Cairo, Abu Simbel, Luxor & Hurghada vacation will begin when you arrive at Cairo airport when our "Egypt Tours Portal" representative will help you complete all of your passport control formalities and luggage identification and carry, you will then be driven by a private air-conditioned car to your 5* hotel reservation for checking-in.
In the evening, your tour will begin with a Dinner cruise on the heavenly Nile as you will get to relax and cast your eyes on an unforgettable colorful belly dancing show with a folklore band featuring the amazing Tannoura spin in keeping with Egypt's whirling dervishes tradition.
Finally, you will head back to your hotel for the overnight.
You will begin your second day by enjoying your breakfast and checking-out from the hotel, and then join your private tour guide to explore the immortal wonders of Ancient Egypt starting with:
Giza Pyramids Complex has existed for more than 4000 years as an example of the eminence of the ancient Egyptian civilization. The complex is made of three main pyramids, six little pyramids, the great sphinx, and the place of immortal preservation of the Valley temple.
The Great Pyramid of king Khufu is a living blessing famous for being the last untouched establishment of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was created in 2580 BC with features meaning great design and architecture as soon as the king's chamber the grand hall that connects all the rooms, and the queen's chamber. The design of the temple made Hemon the main architecture of the Pyramid.
The Sphinx is a colossal eternal caretaker who has the shape of a mythical prehistorical with the body of a strong lion and the face of a King Khafre (2558–2532 BC)to stand as evidence of his everlasting power and wisdom. The magical dream Steele of Thutmose IV (1401–1391) can be seen between his massive paws.
The Valley Temple is the center of the Mummification process that came into existence during the heavenly Egypt old kingdom (2686 - 2134 BC) to serve the divine 4th dynasty by performing the purification ritual of the opening of the mouth. The valley is completely made of limestone, and granite and holds unique diorite statues of King Khafra.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Cairo before you move to visit:
Saqqara Step Pyramid is exotic creation that came from the mind of the epic Imhotep the head vizier of Pharaoh Djoser. It has a unique design made up of six steps plus a first-of-its-kind complex and stands at the height of 62 m. It served as his resting place and was the key inspiration for the creation of the Giza Complex.
Memphis city used to be the official heavenly capital of Egypt which was founded for the founder King Menes and honor the creator god Ptah the patron of innovation and artwork. It holds many statues and artifacts dating to more than 5000 years to some of the biggest names in Ancient Egypt like King Ramses II.
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.
In the early morning of your third day, you will check-out from the hotel and have your breakfast boxes to keep your 8 days Egypt vacation going by heading to:
The two great Abu Simbel temples have been the apex of glory and allure of Egypt as the final frontier & the guardian of the southern border since its creation by Ramses II (1279-1213 BCE). The temple was called "Temple of Ramses, beloved by Amun". Abu Simbel consists of two temples, the bigger one is for Ramses where the sun festival takes place on the 22 of February & October of each year when the sun shines on the faces of the four seated statues of Ramses II, Ptah (God of creation), Amun (The Creator God), and Ra (Sun God), the smaller temple is dedicated to his wife Nefertari. The temple was part of the most challenging archeological rescue operation in history led by UNESCO in the mid-60s.
Return to Aswan where your lunch is served at a local restaurant in Aswan.
You will be transferred to the train station to take a 1st class train to Luxor. Upon arrival, check-in at the 5* hotel for an overnight stay.
On your day four, you will first enjoy your delicious breakfast then continue your 8 Days Cairo, Abu Simbel, Luxor to Hurghada by exploring:
Karnak temple is where the ancient Egyptians communicated with the heavens, it was known as Ipet-isu The Most Selected Of Places, and Pr-Imn House Of Amon, it dates to more than 4000 years when it was famous for being the largest religious man-made construction in the world, it was the worship headquarters of the entire ancient Egyptian kingdom for more than 1500 years to various deities like the great Osiris, Montu, Ptah and Isis but was dedicated primarily to the Theban triad that consisted of God Amun with his wife the Goddess of Justice Mut and his son the moon god Khnsou.
Lunch is served at an oriental food restaurant and then continue your trip by visiting:
Hatshepsut Temple is a true vision from ancient Luxor, it gained the name Djoser-Djeseru (Holy of Holies) and showcases the allure and prestige of one of the most successful rulers in the history of Ancient Egypt Queen Hatshepsut. The temple was constructed in 1479 BC and took 15 years to fully build. The design of the temple is based on the concept of Classical Architecture of Egypt's new kingdom and within the temple lies some of the most captivating and enchanting statues, decorations, and artifacts in the entire world.
Valley of the Kings is like a magical tunnel located in the heart of the mountain which guides the soul of royalty to the heavens, it has acted as the final resting place for the greatest kings and queens of the new kingdom (1570-1070 BC) as It holds 63 tombs filled with various treasures, artifacts, statues, hypnotically beautiful decorations and the remains of pharaohs such as Ramses (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, IX, X), Amenhotep I, Hatshepsut, and the boy king Tutankhamun which all resulted in the valley of the kings becoming a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1979.
Colossi of Memnon are the colossal guardians of Luxor which are basically two massive blocks of quartzite sandstone standing at the height of 18 m (60ft) weighing 720 tons each and have the shape of Pharaoh Amenhotep III(1386-1350). The colossi were damaged due to a large earthquake in 27 BC and were rebuilt again in 199 AD.
Transfer by a private A.C vehicle to Hurghada. Upon arrival, move to the 5* hotel to check in for the overnight stay.
On the day five, you will enjoy your breakfast then join your private diving instructor to begin your adventurous breathtaking activities such as snorkeling where you will get to observe the magical underwater marine life of Hurghada and witness all the wonders of this ecosystem.
Day six will be in Hurghada Red Sea where you will have your breakfast and enjoy a magical super Safari trip by Quad or a camel and a delicious B.B.Q Dinner then return to your hotel for the overnight in Hurghada.
On day seven, you will head back to Cairo to your hotel reservation to continue your 8 days Cairo, Abu Simbel, Luxor & Hurghada tour by exploring all the marvelous Cairo tourist attractions such as:
The Egyptian Museum is a cosmic attraction of beauty and magnificence that showcased the infinite and everlasting astonishment of the ancient Egyptian civilization that endured for more than 5000 years. It has two floors found in downtown Cairo was built in 1902 and is the ultimate model of the immortal charm and grandeur of Egypt that stood the test of time.
Head to a local restaurant in Cairo to enjoy your delicious lunch meal and complete your day tour with a special visit to:
The holy Church of the Virgin Mary a.k.a. The Hanging Church was built on the southern wall of a Roman fortress called Babylon in the 5th century AD. The church is one of the most renowned Coptic sites in Egypt which served as the residence for the Coptic patriarch. The church is 30 ft and towers over the city of Cairo, and the construction and the interior of the hanging church are mesmerizing with elements from the 7th to 13th-century artistic design.
Amr Ibn Al-Aas Mosque 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 important & prominent Islamic destinations. It was rebuilt many times throughout the 7th century even today renovations are taking place. The mosque was reconstructed various times which made it acts as a living example of the Islamic architecture progress over the centuries.
Ben Ezra Synagogue is a special landmark dating back to the 19th century when it was used to be a church and then transformed into a synagogue in 882 AD. It is believed by many that it held an original copy of the Old Testament. The synagogue remains in a very good intact condition, holding extraordinary 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 a magical bridge of art and memories that connect the predynastic periods with modern and contemporary eras. The museum will showcase all the incredible art, history, and culture of Egypt that dates back to more than 4000 years in the simplest and most amazing manner with the help of the most advanced methods of museology.
Al-Muizz Street is a mythical maze of beautiful golden streets that was assembled between 953–975 AD and enlarged in1171 AD to shed light on all the glorious Islamic art and architecture of this celestial civilization. The astral streets of Al Muizz are known to be a significant cultural center gathering filled with countless house museums, cafes, and art galleries.
Khan El Khalili Bazaar is a reminder of the greatness of ancient Islamic Egypt, the golden brick road of the Middle East. The street was created in 970 AD and remains very active till today and holds everything a traveler might wish for. It has vintage cafes and shops that date back to different generations containing extraordinary Islamic architecture and decorations leading to the street itself.
You will then return to the hotel for the overnight.
On your final day, you will have 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, Abu Simbel, Luxor & Hurghada tour vacation.
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What to Pack
Sunblock & Sunglasses.
Warm clothes in winter.
Cotton clothes in summer.
Valid Passport for 6 months.
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What You Will Love About This Tour?
All the historical tales of glory will come to life in this epic tour through all the colossal works of art and architecture that stood the test of time.
Our South African guests will live an epic adventure across the thrilling historical path within Luxor and Cairo which lead to the Giza Pyramid, the Sphinx, Saqqara Step Pyramid, Karnak Temples Complex, Hatshepsut Temple, Valley of the kings, The Hanging Church, Amr Ibn Al-Aas Mosque, Ben Ezra Synagogue, National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Abu Simbel Temples, and more.
The magical culture which lasted for more than 5000 years will uncover some of the most important facts about the ancient Egyptians across the ages.
All our South African guests will have the adventure of their dreams plus enjoy the most marvelous and efficient services.
The golden city resort of Hurghada will offer a magical path in the heart of the Red Sea and a marvelous Super Safari to the eastern desert.
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