9 Days / 8 Nights
Cairo / Aswan / Abu Simbel / Luxor / Alexandria
|Pickup & Drop Off||
9 Days Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor & Aswan Tour for South African Travelers
Nine Days Egypt Tour will be a miraculous journey leading to all the everlasting wonders that radiate grace and beauty. The excellent 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 a proficient Egyptologist tour guide which is anticipated from the best travel agency in Egypt. All our South African clients will live the most epic adventure in this amazing 9 days historical trip in Egypt which will take everyone on an amazing journey through the history of ancient Egypt to all the different time periods and destinations while enjoying the finest service at the most affordable prices. Everyone will experience Egypt in 9 days and witness genuine beauty and wonder in the face of immortality in the enchanting cities of Cairo, Luxor, Aswan & Alexandria which are able to showcase the culture and artistic brilliance of the Giza Pyramids, Saqqara Step Pyramid, Qaitbay Citadel, Alexandria Library, Catacombs of Alexandria, Khan El-Khalili bazaar, The Hanging Church, the National Museum of Egyptian civilization, Luxor Temple, Karnak temple, Queen Hatshepsut Temple, Valley of the Kings, Philae Temple, Abu Simbel temple, and more. Examine all the divine splendors of Egypt by booking this charming tour.
- Giza Pyramids Complex
- The Egyptian Museum
- Old Cairo Attractions
- Memphis City
- The High Dam
- The Unfinished Obelisk
- Philae Temple
- Abu Simbel Temples
- Karnak Temple
- Luxor Temple
- Hatshepsut Temple
- Valley of The Kings
- The Catacombs
- Pompey’s Pillar
- QaitBey Citadel
- Alexandria Library
- 3 Night accommodation at a 5* Hotel in Luxor.
- 3 Nights accommodation at your 5* Hotel in Cairo.
- 2 Night accommodation at your 5* Hotel in Aswan.
- Flight tickets (Cairo to Aswan - Luxor to Cairo).
- The service of meet and assist at all your destinations.
- Meals as included in the tour Itinerary.
- 1st class train ticket from Aswan to Luxor.
- Assist Service at Cairo Airport.
- All transfers in a modern A.C vehicle.
- Entrance fees to all the sites in the itinerary.
- An expert Egyptologist tour guide.
- All service charges and taxes.
- Egypt Entry Visa.
- International Airfare.
- Any Personal Expenses.
- Any Gratitude “Tipping”.
- Anything not mentioned in your tour itinerary.
The vacation of your life will begin its first day when you arrive at Cairo airport where our "Egypt Tours Portal" delegate will assist you in completing all of your passport control formalities and luggage identification and carry. Then, you will be driven by a private air-conditioned car to your 5* hotel reservation for checking-in.
At night-time, a dinner cruise on the enchanting 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 majestic Tannoura spin in keeping with Egypt's whirling dervishes tradition.
You will head back to your hotel for the overnight.
After you have your breakfast and check out from the hotel in Cairo, you will visit the Giza pyramids complex, where grandeur was left untouched by time. The Giza pyramids complex for more than 4000 years acted as a reminder of the glory of the everlasting Egyptian civilization, there you will find:
The divine horizon of Khufu has always been the peak of the innovation of the ancient Egyptian civilization which was built in 2570 BC. The Great Pyramid has a height of 147 m (481 ft) which made it the tallest building in the world from 2600 BC to 1311 AD. Its massive weight and height enable the attraction to become the only standing member of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Its advanced complex interior has grabbed the interest & the curiosity of people from all over the world.
It's a timeless champion "Horus of the Horizon" was destined to stand the test of time and protect all the everlasting blessings of ancient Egypt. It has the shape of a mythical creature called the sphinx that contains the body of an ancient lion and the facial features of King Khafre (2558–2532 BC) to stand as an immortal example of his wisdom and power. In the New Kingdom, the dream Steele of pharaoh Thutmose IV (1401–1391 BC) can be seen between his front legs. The sphinx has a height of 73 m (240 ft) & width of 19 m (66 ft) and was carved out of colossal single limestone rock.
The golden valley Temple was the center of the mummification process a.k.a the ceremony of the opening of the mouth which was built in Egypt's Old Kingdom (2686 - 2134 BC) inside the complex which was able to remain one of the best-preserved archeological sites of the ancient Egyptian civilizational offer a great deal of information about the religion and funerary details of the ancient Egyptians.
After that, you will enjoy your delicious lunch meal and join your tour guide to complete your day in Cairo by visiting:
Memphis city is where the legacy of Ancient Egypt took its first steps as the official capital of Egypt which was a dream come true for King Menes Narmer in 2925 BC who was able to unify Upper and lower Egypt into one city. It became known as the center of the rule and was the home of the main worship temple of god Ptah the patron of creation and artwork. It contained a temple which was known as Hut-Ka-Ptah which means Enclosure of the Ka of Ptah which was later on translated in modern Greek to Ai-Gy-Ptos as the original source for the current name Egypt.
The miraculous golden age of pyramids constructions in ancient Egypt started with the heavenly Saqqara Step Pyramid which was designed by the brilliant Imhotep the vizier of Pharaoh Djoser who was later worshiped as a god. It has a remarkable design made up of six steps and stands at the height of 62 m and is able to showcase the most amazing examples of art and decorations.
After that, you will head to Cairo airport to catch your flight to Aswan and check in 5* hotel for overnight.
On day three, you will enjoy your breakfast at the hotel in Aswan and continue your holiday in Egypt by exploring some of the top Aswan tourist attractions such as:
A symbol of the modern world constructed between 1960 & 1970, it was designed as a cooperation project with the Moscow-based Hydro project Institute in order to create better control over Nile flooding, generate Hydroelectricity, and increased the water storage for irrigation. The High Dam was the source of the possible destruction of the great Abu Simbel temple and the Philae temple.
Stands high as a symbol of greatness, the Unfinished Obelisk was ordered by Queen Hatshepsut (1508-1458 BC) to stand at the entrance of the Karnak temple. It was known as "Tekhenu" which means "to pierce the sky" and showcases how obelisks were shaped, it would have reached the total height of 42 m and weighed 1200 tons but unfortunately, the obelisk was cracked during construction and was forced to remain at the same location till now.
Head with your tour guide to have your lunch meal before visiting:
Philea Temple is the mythological wonder of ancient Egypt emerged where all the great tales were told such as the "Myth of Osiris" where the husband of Isis "Osiris" is killed by his brother Set out of hatred then Osiris is resurrected to be the ruler of the underworld afterward Set is defeated by Hours the falcon sky God the son of Isis and Osiris and launching an age of prosperity & justice. The temple was relocated in the 60s on the island of Agilkia as a part of a rescue mission led by UNESCO in order to save it from being submerged.
You will then return to your hotel for the overnight.
In the early morning, take your breakfast boxes then check out from the hotel and join your tour guide to drive to the southwest of Aswan for about 300 km to witness:
This landmark stood on the southern border since its creation by Ramses II (1279-1213 BCE) to be the "Temple of Ramesses, beloved by Amun". Abu Simbel consists of two temples, the main bigger temple 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 Ramsess II, Ptah (God of creation), Amun (The Creator God), and Ra (Sun God), the second smaller temple is dedicated to his beloved wife Queen Nefertari. The temple was the main focus of the most challenging archeological rescue operation in history led by UNESCO in the mid-60s.
At the end of your day tour, transfer to Aswan to have your lunch meal.
Board your train to Luxor where you will check-in for 5* hotel and spend overnight.
On the fifth day, you will enjoy breakfast at the hotel and continue your vacation by exploring Luxor East Bank attractions such as:
Karnak Temple is where the soulful spirits of ancient Egypt were hidden, it was known as Ipet-isu The Most Selected of Places, and Pr-Imn House Of Amon which was constructed more than 4000 years. It is one of the largest religious man-made construction on earth and was the worship center of the entire ancient Egyptian civilization for more than 1500 years to countless deities like the great Osiris, Montu, Ptah, and Isis but the complex was dedicated mainly to the Theban triad that consisted of God Amun with his wife the Goddess of Justice Mut and his son the moon god Khnsou.
You will then enjoy your lunch meal in an outstanding restaurant in Luxor, then transfer to your hotel to refresh yourself, then at night move with your tour guide to enjoy:
Luxor Temple is a lunar wonder that shines finest at night when the moon smiles on the temple and uncovers its hidden beauty. It was constructed in 1400 BCE during the reign of Pharaoh Amenhotep III where it was known as "Ipetresyet" which means the southern sanctuary. It was solely dedicated to the God Amun of the Theban triad which represents the rejuvenation of kingship. The temple's design is truly enchanting filled with extensive decorations & constructions.
At the end of the day, transfer back to your hotel for the overnight.
After having breakfast and checking out from the hotel, you will continue your trip in Luxor by exploring the rest of the mesmerizing Luxor tourist attractions such as:
Hatshepsut temple a.k.a Djoser-Djeseru "Holy of Holies" is a beautiful example of the imagination of Ancient Egypt civilization, it is a beautiful structure of one of the most successful rulers in the history of Ancient Egypt Queen Hatshepsut. The temple was built in 1479 BC in Egypt's the New Kingdom and took 15 full years to complete, the design of the temple is based on the style of Classical Architecture of the new kingdom, and within the temple lies some of the most captivating artifacts and statues of Ancient Egypt.
It is a holy passage to the heavens designed for genuine beauty and bliss, it was the burial spot of the Egyptian kings and queens of the new kingdom (1570-1070 BC), and it contains 63 tombs filled with countless 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 Tutankhamen which is the most visited with Ramses the great. Valley of the Kings became known as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979.
Have a break to enjoy your lunch meal before visiting:
The Colossi of Memnon have been protecting Luxor for ages, they are two 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 heavily damaged by a large earthquake in 27 BC and were rebuilt in 199 AD. The statues became very known during the Greco-Roman period because of The Vocal Memnon's phenomenal caused by singing at dawn from time to time which was nothing more than the sound of the wind passing through the statue.
Then return to your hotel in Luxor for the overnight.
Day seven will begin when you have your breakfast and check out from your hotel in Luxor and fly straight to Cairo to complete your 9 days Egypt itinerary by visiting some tiptop Cairo tourist attractions such as:
The Egyptian Museum is truly an immortal time capsule that houses nothing but beauty, 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 more artifacts made from materials like gold & precious gems and also ordinary such as wood or stone that are found in the shapes of statues, jewelry, and funerary objects.
After that you will have a break to enjoy your lunch before you complete your day by visiting:
The Hanging Church a.k.a "The holy Church of the Virgin Mary", it's the heart of the Coptic culture in Cairo, it is one of the most important & renowned Coptic sites in Egypt which served as the residence for the Coptic patriarch for countless years. It was constructed on the southern wall of a Roman fortress called Babylon in the 5th century AD. The church is 30 ft tall and towers over Cairo plus the construction and the interior of the hanging church are truly mesmerizing merging elements from the 7th to the 13th-century artistic design.
The most important Islamic attraction in Egypt & Africa, Amr Ibn Al Aas mosque was built in 641 AD and remains an active house of worship and one of Egypt's most significant & prominent Islamic landmarks. It was reconstructed various times throughout the 7th century which made behave like a living example of Islamic architecture progress over the centuries.
Ben Ezra synagogue's the last of its kind in Egypt dating back to the 19th century, it used to be a church before being transformed into a synagogue in 882 AD. The synagogue remains in a very intact condition containing amazing Jewish designs and decorations, the place used to be the capital of Jewish worship for various years until the 1950s.
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is a magical gate leading to the immortal heritage that will shines brightly through the incredible artifacts and monuments that dates to more than 4000 years revealing the tangible and intangible culture and history of Egypt's endless heritage.
The heavenly Muizz street is an illuminating maze of grace and wealth created in the Fatimid period during the 10th century AD which stood as a shining example of the most important artistic and parsimonious headquarters which is filled with magical models of architecture across all the cafes and house museums.
A magical gate to a different time, the landmark was constructed in 970 AD and remains an active bazaar till today and is known as the golden brick road of the Middle East and holds everything a traveler could imagine. It has vintage cafes and shops that reflect the allure of ancient Islamic times, the whole street contains captivating Islamic architecture and decorations leading all across the street itself.
You will then return to the hotel for the overnight.
On day eight, you will have your breakfast and continue your experience in Egypt by heading to the pearl of the Mediterranean Sea to explore Alexandria's Tourist Attractions:
The mysterious house of the dead is considered to be the unique archaeological spot in all of Egypt as it acts as an artistic piece symbolizing the fusion of the artistic elements of the Hellenistic and Roman culture with the ancient Egyptian Pharaonic design. The Catacombs was constructed as a necropolis in the 2nd century AD and holds a number of Greek and Roman artifacts and decoration between its three-level stories which made it earn the title of one of the seven wonders of the Middle Ages.
Pompey's Pillar is a symbol of roman might & wonder as it is the largest monoliths column ever built outside of Rome, it stands at a height of 28 m tall and 2.7 m wide and is made entirely of pure red granite, and on its western upper side lies Greek inscription dedicated to Emperor Diocletian. It was named Pompey's pillar as in the Middle Ages the Crusaders believed that the remains of the great Roman general Pompey were located in a pot at the very top of the pillar.
After having your special lunch meal at a local restaurant in Alexandria, then move to visit:
Qaitbay Citadel is an important Islamic landmark that holds the immortal illuminating spirit of the Alexandria Lighthouse, it was built in 1477 by sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf Al-Din Qa'it Bay on the same site which held the epic lighthouse of Alexandria using the salvaged stones from the wrecked lighthouse which was the third-longest surviving ancient wonder until it's destruction by series of earthquakes between 956 AD and 1323 AD.
A great house of knowledge that acts as a commemoration of the ancient Alexandria library, it's one of the finest and most advanced libraries in the world, It contains the world's sixth-largest Francophone library on earth. It is a trilingual library containing books in Arabic, English, and French plus it holds the largest depository of French books in North Africa and the Middle East, majestic art galleries plus some of the rarest collections of books in the world.
You will then return to Cairo for spending the 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 vacation.
You can share your thoughts about adding or removing any tours from your tour itinerary to be able to accommodate your requirements and fulfill your needs.
Send a Request and Let the Dream Begin
Note: We have multiple ways for our payment system Check How to Pay for This Tour
24/7 Customer Support
Rated 5* Stars
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 get to tour the golden works of the divinity of Egypt which are the Giza Pyramids Complex, Khan El Khalili Bazaar, National Egyptian Museum, The Hanging Church, Qaitbey Citadel, Pompey Pillar, the valley of the kings, Hatshepsut temple, Luxor Temple, Karnak temple, Philae temple, Abu Simbel Temples, and many more.
All our South African clients will live the most majestic travel adventure across all the heavenly wonders of Egypt which will feature the most incredible services.
The historical wealth found in the golden cities of Egypt will narrate some of the greatest tales ever told.
The vision of all the immortal spectacles of ancient Egyptian architectural and artistic brilliance will showcase the strong will and imagination of the ancient Egyptians.
The rich 5000 years old culture of the illuminated and blessed lands of Egypt will your tour magical.
Essential Trip Information
If you want an in-depth insight into our trips, then Essential Trip Information provides detailed information about all of that is linked to our itineraries, visa info, what is mainly included & excluded, the most important info regarding your transfers & accommodation with us, and almost everything you need to know about the amazing adventures we arrange.View Essential Trip Information
Read Before You Go
Read more information about the top 25 types of Egyptian food, discover Egyptian culture food, the best m...
Will you travel to Egypt? Here are the best Egypt travel tips for 2023 which will give you important hi...
Get more information about the must-be-visited cities in Egypt, know the best of Egypt tourist attraction...