Egypt Tour Package

Duration : 08 Nights - 09 Days
Destination Covered :Cairo - Alexandria - Cairo - Aswan - Nile Cruise - Edfu - Luxor - Hurghada - Dahishur - Cairo

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo
Tour Start From All Major International Airports From India Welcome to Egypt, one of the world’s greatest ancient civilizations. Arrive in Cairo and transfer to your hotel with the remainder of the day at leisure or If you arrive early you may like to take get out and explore the busy streets of this city of contrasts or head out to explore Downtown Cairo and Khan al-Khalili markets. You can also enjoy extra evening dinner cruise on the Nile, or attend the spectacular sound and light show at the pyramids of Giza (both available to book locally on arrival).Meals: Welcome Drink.

Day 2: Cairo Sightseeing Like Pyramids, Sphinx
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up and accompanied by your personal tour guide to visit the Pyramids of Giza, constructed between 2580 and 2560 B.C., the Egyptian pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, built in that order, are a testament to ancient planning and engineering. Your Egyptologist tour begins with a fascinating introduction to each of the three pyramids. Whilst here, you have the chance to climb inside one of the pyramids (Extra ticket on spot).Then, drive to the pyramids Panoramic Point, where you take in all the pyramids from one spot and also to take a camel ride (additional cost). Afterwards, you will drive to visit the interior of the Valley Temple and marvel at the construction. See the Great Sphinx, the legendary statue with the head of a human and the body of a lion, amazingly carved out of one huge piece of limestoneProceed to Memphis to discover the ruins of ancient Egypt’s capital of Egypt during the old Kingdom, founded by King Menes “3100B.C”. Now, Memphis is an open-air museum highlighted by a giant statue of Ramses IIContinue to Saqqara, a vast mortuary complex with of hundreds of tombs and the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser, the world’s oldest major stone structure. It was built in the 3rd Dynasty (around 2630 BC) for King Djoser.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Cairo - Full day tour of Caoro Citadel, Alexandria - Cairo
Breakfast and then visit the Egyptian Museum, houses the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts and the treasures of the young King Tutankhamun. Your Egyptologist tour guide will introduce you to the museum’s most important pieces before you have free time to explore at leisure. Whilst here, you will have more time to visit the royal mummies hall “Extra ticket on spot”.Then proceed to visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque in the Citadel of Salah El Din located on Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo.Proceed to visit Coptic Cairo, explore the famed Hanging Church, a place of Orthodox worship constructed in the 3rd century. Next, see Abu Serga, known formally as Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church. This place has great significance as it is believed to be the spot where the Holy Family spent time during their journey in Egypt. Continue towards Ben Ezra synagogue, which is the reputed location of Moses’ discovery as a baby.Continue to visit Cairo most famous Khan Al-Khalili bazaar, one of the world’s oldest marketplaces. After finished, Transfer to your hotel and free time to relax Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Cairo - Aswan - Nile Cruise
Early morning, you will be transferred to Cairo airport for your flight from Cairo to Aswan, where you will be met, assist and transfer to visit Aswan High Dam, an engineering miracle when originally constructed in the 1960s. The dam brought an end to the Nile’s devastating floods and producing electricity. Proceed with a motor boat ride to Philae Temple Island, dedicated to the goddess Isis, located on the small Agilika Island. Also on the Island there are a temple of Hathor, Trajan’s Kiosk, a birth house (Mammisi) and various shrines and sanctuaries, after the tour enjoy free time to explore at leisure. After finished, you will be transferred to your Nile Cruise, Lunch on board. Afternoon, enjoy a relax sailing on board Nile felucca, Enjoy the peace and tranquility and let your hand glide along the Nile’s surface as you bathe in the warm Egyptian sun, weather permits! Transfer back to your Nile Cruise & free time to relax or join the optional Nubian Village tour by a motorboat and cruise along the Nile River through the first Cataract to a Nubian village. Along the way, admire sweeping views over the river. Upon arrival, visit a traditional Nubian village in Aswan. Get an insight into the culture, history, and lifestyle of one of Africa’s oldest civilizations. Enjoy a drink at one of the colorful rural houses, nestled amongst the natural scenery. Walk through the local market to get a taste of the unique culture and traditionsMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Nile Cruise: Abu Simble - Kom Ombo - Edfu

Today take a very early morning trip by Vehicle to the fabulous rock-hewn temple of Abu Simbel. Cut into the rock face, this enormous structure was raised 61m to save it from floods created by the Aswan High Dam. The 20m high statues represent the great builder Ramses II and the Small temple for Queen Nefertari. Return in time for your cruise to begin and start sailing, heading north (downstream) towards Kom Ombo. On arrival, visit Kom-Ombo Temple, the unusual double temple, dedicated to the God Sobek and Haroeris. The temple is atypical because everything is perfectly symmetrical along the main axis. The temple construction was begun by Ptolemy VI (180–145 BC). Stop to explore the nearby Crocodile museum before return to your Nile Cruise and set sail to Edfu and free time to relax. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Nile Cruise: Edfu - Esna - Luxor
Today Morning, Start to visit the extraordinary Edfu Temple, consider one of the best preserved of all the Egyptian temples. Dedicated to the sacred falcon-headed god Horus, dating from the time of the Ptolemies (3rd -1st century BC). Return to the boat and sail on, cross Esna Lock and sail onward towards Luxor Arriving in the late afternoon and visit the most impressive Karnak Temple, walk along the avenue of the Sphinxes and marvel at the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 columns 23 metres high and 15 metres in diameter! and then free time to explore at leisure. Continue to Luxor Temple, which marked the other end of the Avenue of Sphinx, extended between Karnak & Luxor temples. The temple was built by Amenhotep III, Ramses II, while other pharaohs like Tutankhamun, Hormohep and Alexander the great added to the Temple’s construction. After finished, you will be transferred back to your Nile Cruise or opt for an extra Karnak sound and light show. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 7: Luxor West Bank - Hurghada City (4 hours by road)
Disembarkation after breakfast, start to discover the west bank of Luxor (ancient Thebes), your first stop is the Colossi of Memnon, two 17 metre-high statues, carved from quartzite sandstone blocks, they represent and were once part of an impressive façade of the mortuary temple of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III Proceed to visit the Valley of the Kings on the west bank of the Nile, which contains the once hidden tombs of over 62 Pharaohs. A discreet entrance in the hillside takes the visitor underground; a series of corridors and ante-chambers leads us down to the burial chamber and sarcophagus. The walls are covered in brightly painted images and hieroglyphs – a map of the afterlife to ensure the king’s safe passage. You will visit three of the most impressive tombs, whilst here you will have time to visit the tomb of Tutankhamun (Extra ticket on spot) Continue to visit the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. The only terraced temple in Egypt is set in a natural amphitheatre in the cliffs and rises out of the desert plain. This extensive temple features great ramps and courtyards and still contains beautiful reliefs on its inner walls and chapels. After finished, transfer to your hotel in Luxor and free time to relax and enjoy swimming pool.Today a spectacular hot air balloon flight over the west bank of the Nile is available this morning (expect an early start to catch sunrise as the balloon rises). Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Luxor To West Bank/ Fly Luxor To Cairo
Breakfast and then drive to visit the Valley of the Nobles to visit 2 tombs well preserved tombs which provide information about daily life, religious scenes. The beauty of the Nobles tombs and vivid colored scenes also attests to the skill and creativity of the ancient Egyptian artisans.Proceed to visit Deir el-Medina (Valley of the Artisans), the place was called Set Maat “The Place of Truth”. It was home to the workmen and artisans responsible for constructing the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings.) Explore the ruins of the settlement of the village, the Ptolemaic temple, dedicated to the goddesses Hathor and Maat, consisting of a small building within a mud brick enclosure wall and two of the finest decorated tombs of Sennedjem, Inherkau.Continue to visit Madinat Habu Temple of king Ramses III, the last great warrior pharaoh of the New Kingdom (1550 – 1080 BC). The Temple is best-preserved of the New Kingdom memorial temples. It is decorated with military scenes and texts illustrating the victories of the king, as well as the rituals performed and festivals celebrated. A royal palace was attached at the south of the Temple open forecourt, while priests’ dwellings and administrative units lay on either side of the temple.After finished, transfer to Aswan airport for your flight from Luxor to Cairo. Where you will be met, assist and transfer to your hotel & free time to relax.Meals: Breakfastt

Day 9: Dahshur, Medium Pyramida/ Departure from Cairo
Your time is free today for some last minute sightseeing or shopping until we transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. If you have an afternoon or evening flight departure, then a half-day tour to learn more about the evolution of pyramid building at Bent Pyramids at Dahshur and the Meidum Pyramids and more of the city this morning. Extra nights in Cairo are also available if you would like to extend your stay. Meals: Breakfast

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