|Duration||7 Days / 6 Nights|
|Tour Location||Cairo / Alexandria / Aswan / Kom Ombo / Edfu / Luxor|
|Pickup & Drop Off||Cairo Airport|
|Tour Type||Cheap Tour|
7 days Budget Tour Cairo, Nile Cruise & Alexandria for South African Travelers
7 Days Budget Tour to Cairo, Nile Cruise & Alexandria is a magical voyage across all the cultural and historical attractions of the ancient Egyptian civilization dating to more than 4500 years. Egypt Tours Portal will provide all our South African guests with the most ideal services during this budget tour which include a private A/C Vehicle, an excellent Nile Cruise, and a professional Egyptologist tour guide which is expected from the best travel agency in Egypt. All our South African clients will get to live seven magical days in paradise which is exactly what our 7 days budget tour to Cairo, Nile Cruise & Alexandria offers. All of our budget tours are customized by the best time & financial consultants to ensure you have an amazing time at the best prices while enjoying the finest service. The immortal majestic destinations of Egypt tourist attractions will be waiting for your visits to explore the ancient Egyptian, Greco-Roman, Islamic, and modern attractions found in Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan which are the Giza Pyramids Complex, the Egyptian Museum, Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, Pompey's Pillar, Citadel of Qaitbey, Alexandria Library, Luxor temple, Karnak temple, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple, Edfu temple, Kom Ombo temple, the Unfinished Obelisk, Philae temple, and more, Plus everyone will get the rare and magical chance to explore the Nile River from onboard a majestic Nile cruise where the ancient Egyptian civilization flourished. Enjoy your time to the fullest and discover the mythical blessings of Egypt by booking this tour.
- Giza Pyramids Complex
- The Great Sphinx
- The Valley Temple
- The Egyptian Museum
- The Catacombs
- Pompey’s Pillar
- The Citadel of Qaitbey
- Alexandria Library
- The High Dam
- The Unfinished Obelisk
- Philae Temple
- Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples
- Valley of the Kings
- Hatshepsut Temple
- Colossi of Memnon
- Karnak Temples
- 3 Nights accommodation in 5* Hotel in Cairo.
- 3 Nights accommodation in 5* Deluxe cruise.
- Flight tickets from Cairo to Aswan.
- Flight tickets from Luxor to Cairo.
- Entrance fees to all sites in the itinerary.
- All transfers by private A/C vehicles.
- The service of meet and assist at all your destinations.
- An expert Egyptologist tour guide.
- All service charges and taxes.
- International Airfare.
- Egypt entry visa.
On the first day, our "Egypt Tours Portal" employee will be waiting for you at your arrival gate and will help you in completing all of your passport entry formalities and luggage identification & carry. You will be then transferred by a private air-conditioned car to your hotel for checking-in.
During the evening, you will begin your Cairo tour by a Dinner cruise on the Everlasting Nile River. You will chill out & enjoy a colorful belly dancing show with a folklore band featuring the unforgettable Tannoura spin in keeping with Egypt's whirling dervishes tradition.
You will return to your hotel for the overnight.
In the morning time, you will have your breakfast and check out from your hotel in Cairo and then, join your private Egyptologist tour guide to begin your 7 days budget tour to Cairo, Nile Cruise & Alexandria by exploring the great monuments of the ancient Egyptian civilization including:
The Giza Pyramids Complex is one of history's most ancient landmarks dates back to more than 4000 years and contains the three great pyramids, six little pyramids, the protector of Egypt the Great Sphinx, and the valley temple which was used in ascending the pharaohs to the heavens to their rightful place and preserving their legacy forever.
The Great Pyramid of Khufu is a part of history itself as it is the last intact structure of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It dates back to 2580 BC which makes it older than 4500 years old and reached the peak of pyramid constructions. It was constructed in 20 years using 2,300,000 pieces of limestone to reach the height of 147 m (481 ft) which made it the tallest building in the world for 3800 years until the construction of the Lincoln Cathedral in England in 1311 AD. Its interior complex design compared to its size & magnitude has grabbed the attention of countless people from all over the world.
The Great Sphinx is the solidification of might & wisdom and is the oldest statue in existence. It has a height of 73 m (240 ft) & 19 m (66 ft) and the shape of a mythical creature called the sphinx which has the body of a lion and the head of a man probably King Khafre a.k.a. king Chephren.
The Valley Temple is a mortuary temple known for being the home of the Mummification process since Egypt's Old Kingdom. It is one of the best-preserved structures of the ancient Egyptian civilization, made entirely from limestone, and granite, and holds amazing diorite statues of Chephren.
Proceed to have your Lunch at a Pyramid / Nile view restaurant, then move to visit:
The Egyptian Museum rose on the immortal grounds of Cairo in 1901 to offer travelers from all over the world a golden path leading to the greatest collection of archaeological treasures that comes in countless shapes sizes & materials.
At the end of the day, transfer to Cairo Airport to catch your flight to Aswan. Upon your arrival check in 5* deluxe Nile cruise and spend the overnight.
In the early morning, you will enjoy your breakfast and continue your Cairo, Nile Cruise & Alexandria tour through all the mesmerizing Aswan tourist attractions starting with:
Aswan High Dam was constructed between 1960 & 1970 with the help of the Moscow-based Hydro project Institute to have better control over Nile flooding, generate Hydroelectricity, and provide increased water storage for irrigation in its reservoir lake Nasser. After its construction, it put the Abu Simbel and Philae Temple in danger but was miraculously saved by UNESCO in the 60s in the most challenging archeological rescue mission in human history.
The Unfinished Obelisk is a unique monument with no comparison, it was constructed by an order from Queen Hatshepsut (1508-1458 BC) to stand at the entrance of the Karnak temple with the Lateran obelisk that resides today at the Lateran palace in Rome. The obelisk became known as "Tekhenu" which means to pierce the sky" & reached the height of 42 m and weighed 1200 tons and showcases how exactly obelisks were constructed. The obelisk was cracked during construction and remained in the same place till today.
Philea Temple is a genuine mesmerizing example of the goddess Isis of Love & Beauty, it is known for showcasing the" Myth of Osiris" that the husband of Isis "Osiris" Is killed by His brother Set out of pure hatred & envy then Osiris is resurrected to be the ruler of the underworld then Set is defeated by Isis and Osiris Son Hours the sky God. The temple was relocated in the 60s to the island of Agilkia as a part of a rescue mission led by UNESCO after the construction of the Aswan High Dam & the flooding of Lake Nasser.
At the end of the day, transfer back to the Nile cruise to have your lunch & dinner and overnight.
Morning time, you will enjoy your breakfast on board the cruise and head to:
Kom Ombo Temple with your tour guide which means "The Hill Of Gold". It was constructed in the Greco-Roman period between 205 BC & 180 BC in the reign of Ptolemy V. Kom Ombo is famous for its unique design a distinctive double design divided into two identical sectors, one for the crocodile god Sobek and the later one for the falcon sky god Horus.
Back to the cruise to have your lunch and continue sailing to:
Edfu Temple is truly a special landmark as 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. The temple was constructed on the same site where the fight between the devil god Set and Horus happened according to Osiris Myth. The architecture & interior of the Edfu Temple is beautiful as it merges Greek and Egyptian design in the finest fashion.
Keep sailing to Luxor and spend the overnight on board. The dinner will be onboard the cruise.
In day five, enjoy your breakfast and check-out from the Nile Cruise then you will be accompanied by your tour guide & board a private air-conditioned vehicle to complete your 7 days tour through all of Luxor tourist attractions starting with:
Valley of the Kings is a tunnel to the afterlife and a staircase to the heavens for the greatest kings and queens of Egypt's New Kingdom (1570-1070 BC). It is probably the most important archaeological site in the world as it became a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. It contains 63 tombs filled with countless enchanting artifacts, decorations, and the remains of pharaohs like Ramses (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, IX, X), Amenhotep I, Hatshepsut, and the famous boy-king Tutankhamun.
Hatshepsut Temple is the finest reflection of the allure & grandeur of the new Kingdom (1550-1070 BC) and showcases the great statue of one of the most successful rulers in the history of Ancient Egypt Queen Hatshepsut. The temple is called Deir El-Bahari and was once known as Djeser-Djeseru (Holy of Holies). It was designed in 1479 BC by Hatshepsut s chancellor Senenmut and took 15 years to construct & the design of the temple is based on the concept of Classical Architecture. It holds some of the most impressive decorations and statues in all of Egypt.
Colossi of Memnon is an ancient art piece protecting the city from all harm. The colossi consist of two colossal blocks of quartzite sandstone standing at the height of 18 m (60ft) weighing 720 tons each which has the shape of Amenhotep III(1386-1350). The colossi are quite damaged due to a large earthquake in 27 BC but were rebuilt again in 199 AD. The statues were famous during the Greco-Roman period as there used to be a rumor of The Vocal Memnon as the statues sang at dawn in a crying sound from time to time which was nothing more than the sound of the wind passing through the statue.
You will then have your lunch on an island as your tour includes a boat trip on the Nile river. Then end your tour in Luxor by visiting:
Karnak temple is one of the holiest archeological sites in the world and one of the world's biggest man-made constructions & open-air museums in the world. It was known as Ipet-isu which means The Most Selected Of Places and Pr-Imn House Of Amon for more than 4000 years as the center of the religious worship of the entire ancient Egyptian kingdom. The entire complex was mainly dedicated to the Theban triad which consisted of God Amun with his wife the Goddess of Justice Mut and his son the moon god Khnsou, but also served other gods like the great Osiris, Montu, Ptah, and Isis. The complex covers 2 full miles of land and holds over 25 temples and chapels, including many Obelisks, sanctuaries, and groups of columns that detail the heroic tales of the Pharaohs.
Finally, transfer to Luxor Airport to catch the flight to Cairo and check in 5* hotel for overnight.
In the early morning, have your breakfast and drive to the bride of the Mediterranean Sea Alexandria to complete your Cairo, Nile Cruise & Alexandria tour joined by a private Egyptologist tour guide and enjoy discovering some tiptop Alexandria tourist attractions such as:
The Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa are a special piece of foreign art located in Egypt as it represents the fusion of the ancient Egyptian culture during the Greco-Roman Period. It was constructed as a necropolis dating to the 2nd century AD which was able to mix the artistic elements of the Hellenistic and Roman culture with ancient Egyptian Pharaonic design in the ultimate breathtaking fashion. It holds a great number of Greek and roman artifacts and decorations in its three-level stories which made it gain the title of one of the seven wonders of the Middle Ages.
Pompey's Pillar is a great pillar of ancient roman times, it is the largest monolith column ever built outside of Rome and stands at a height of 28m tall and 2.7 m wide of pure red granite, and on its western upper side is a Greek inscription dedicated to Emperor Diocletian. The reason why it is named Pompey's pillar is that in the Middle Ages the crusaders mistakenly believed that the remains of the great Roman general Pompey are located in a pot at the high top of the pillar.
Lunch will be served at a seafood restaurant, then move to visit:
Qaitbey Citadel is a special castle holding the spirit of Alexandria Lighthouse, it was constructed in 1477 by sultan Al-Ashraf Saif Al-Din Qa'it Bay to contain amazing Islamic decorations in the same location which contained the marvelous lighthouse of Alexandria using the stones salvaged from the destroyed lighthouse that served as the third longest surviving ancient wonder in the world until it's destruction by a series of earthquakes between 956 AD and 1323 AD.
Alexandria Library is one of the biggest and most advanced libraries in the world, it acts as a commemoration of the ancient Alexandria library and has a mesmerizing design. It contains the world's sixth-largest Francophone library in the world. The library contains books in Arabic, English, and French plus it holds the largest depository of French books in North Africa and the Middle East, beautiful art galleries plus a collection of some of the rarest collections of books in the entire world.
Finally, transfer back to your hotel in Cairo by a private air-conditioned car for the overnight.
On your final day, you will enjoy your breakfast then our representative will transfer you to the airport so you can end your 7 days Egypt tour & return home safely.
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What to Pack
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.
What You Will Love About This Tour?
Our South African guests will open a majestic path leading to all the splendors of Egypt such as the Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, Pompey's Pillar, the Catacomb, Qaitbay Citadel, Alexandria Library, Hatshepsut temple, Karnak Temples Complex, Valley of the Kings, Edfu temple, Philae temple, and many more.
All our South African clients will have the most efficient and delightful services during this entertaining budget tour.
The supernatural 5000 years old history of ancient Egypt will surely be explored in the most complete fashion.
The miraculous culture and architecture of all these heavenly lands will showcase the mental power and divinity of all the ancient Egyptians.
The memories made in this complete tour will surely be the source of absolute joy and bliss.
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