10 Days Cairo, Luxor, Dendera, Abedoys, Aswan and Abu Simbel

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10 Days / 09 Nights
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21 Dec. – 5 Jan. 2020
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If you’re fond of ancient history, art, and architecture, this great Egypt travel package is perfectly tailored for you. It takes you in a journey to all the ancient historical sites Egypt has to offer!

The Pharaohs established their civilization, throughout history, on the shores of the River Nile. This tour to Egypt provides travelers touring all the ancient sites of Egypt.

Can you imagine exploring all the historical sites in Cairo, Luxor, Dendera, Abydos, Aswan and Abu Simbel in one greatly managed tour to Egypt? This is the story of the Archaeology Lovers Egypt Tour.

 Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Cairo

Upon your arrival in the land of the Nile, our experienced, friendly, and bilingual tour guide would be welcoming you at the Cairo International Airport

He will take you in one of our modern air-conditioned vehicles to reach your desired hotel to check in and get ready for this amazing journey.

You will have the rest of the day to enjoy Cairo at your own pace and style.

Day 02: Cairo Pharaohs Visits

Breakfast will be served to you at your hotel in order to get ready for a memorable vacation in Egypt.

Today, You will be exploring all what the Egyptian capital has to offer by visiting the Pyramids of Giza, the most popular historical site all over the globe and the most astonishing establishment of the Pharaohs. The three huge pyramids of Giza were used as the royal necropolis during the era of the Old Kingdom of Egypt. Today, they amaze the whole world!

Afterwards, you will be having lunch in a recommended local restaurant in Cairo.

To move on with this tour you will have to visit Memphis, the very first capital to be established in Egypt more than 5000 years ago. However, what we view today in Memphis all belongs to the period of the New Kingdom including the huge statue of Ramses II.

As the next visit of the Cairo tour you will go to Saqqara, the royal necropolis of the Old Kingdom of Egypt that is considered among the richest archeological sites all over the world. This is where the very first pyramid, the Step Pyramid of Djoser, was built. Other highlights include many other pyramids and ancient tombs.

After this magnificent tour of Cairo, you will be going back to the hotel to get a relaxing evening.

The rest of the evening will be free to enjoy your own pace.

Day 03: Cairo City Tour Museum and Citadel

The most delicious breakfast will be served to you in the hotel in Cairo.

Going on with this ancient historical tour of Egypt you will visit The Egyptian Museum, which is one of the oldest and most wonderful in the world. This is where tourists who travel to Egypt view the largest collections of all sorts of exhibits that date to ancient Egypt.

You will be enjoying lunch in one of the best local restaurants in Cairo.

The next visit you have for this magnificent tour will be to the Citadel. Constructed by Saladin, famous Arabian army leader more than 1000 years ago. The citadel now hosts many impressive monuments including the amazing Mosque of Mohamed Ali.

At the end of this great tour of Cairo, you will be heading back to your hotel to spend your night and get ready for tomorrow.

Day 04: Alexandria visits

Breakfast will be served in your hotel in Cairo then you will get ready to start a new chapter of this memorable journey.

Our tour guides will take you in the most comfortable vehicle towards Alexandria, the jewel of the Mediterranean Sea and a city with its own unique magic.

You will be starting Alexandria tours by visiting the Library of Alexandria. As the new version of the ancient Library that Alexandria used to host more than 1500 years ago. The new library, built in 2002, has a distinctive design and hosts a huge collection of original books and manuscripts.

You will move on with this tour in Alexandria by visiting the popular Roman Amphitheatre. Founded more than 2000 years ago, it is the only Roman theatre that ever survived in Egypt. The marble columns of the theatre used to host a huge number of spectators. Today, it became among the most remarkable landmarks of Alexandria.

The next visit in Alexandria will be to explore Pompey’s Pillar. This great column of granite represents the only remaining features of an ancient Roman temple that was quite huge and impressive. Never miss the chance to explore the two sphinxes as well.

Don’t forget to enjoy your lunch in one of the finest local restaurants in Alexandria.

After lunch, let’s continue today’s tour of Alexandria by visiting the Citadel of Qaitbay, which represents one of the best examples of military constructions during the Mamluk era. Built more than 500 years ago, the citadel is one of the most popular historical sites of Alexandria today.

To conclude today’s visits you have to explore the Montazah Gardens and complex. Established more than 200 years ago as a summer resort for the Royal family of Mohamed Ali, the complex hosts two marvelous palaces and some of the finest gardens.

You will be riding back to Cairo after this superb tour of Alexandria directly to your beloved hotel.

Day 05: Fly to Luxor; Luxor Comprehensive Tour

In the early morning you will be enjoying the finest breakfast in your hotel in Cairo then go to check out the hotel to continue this magnificent holiday in Egypt.

Today you will be traveling to Luxor, or ancient Thebes to explore the treasures of the Pharaohs in Upper Egypt.

You will be heading to the Cairo International Airport through 

the most comfortable and modern vehicles to take the domestic flight to Luxor, in a journey that lasts for less than an hour.

The best multilingual tour guide would be welcoming you in Luxor to continue this distinctive tour.

Check in the hotel in Luxor and get ready for today’s tour at the marvelous historical sites of the West Bank of Luxor where you will start by visiting the Valley of the Kings. Since the Pharaohs believed they would remain to life, they used to have magnificent tombs. To hide them from thrifts, they start hiding them inside the mountains. Starting from the 18th dynasty, kings were buried in what we call today the Valley of the Kings with several magnificent tombs.

The next place you will be visiting is the amazing Temple of Hatshepsut. Constructed during the 15th century BC, Many scholars believe it is one of a kind! Dedicated for the worship of the god Amun, the temple, with its unique location, is featured with its terraces, one after another, in addition many chapels and marvelous sections.

Now, it's time to go to another wonder in this tour of the West Bank of Luxor which is the popular Colossi of Memnon.This two huge statues that remained from a magnificent mortuary temple belonged to Amenhotep III. Today, they are among the most famous landmarks of Luxor. 

You will be having the best lunch in one of the recommended and finest restaurants in Thebes.

After lunch, you will move on with this marvelous history tour of Luxor by visiting the most astonishing monuments of the East Bank by discovering the wonders of the Karnak Temple. It is the greatest of all, nothing in the world would be compared to it. This is what historians say about the Karnak temple. Although established in the Middle Kingdom, most of what tourists who spend their vacation in Egypt see today belong to the New Kingdom, including the gigantic hypostyle hall of Ramses II.

Next, you will explore the amazing Luxor Temple, known in ancient Egypt as the Southern sanctuary as it used to be connected with the Karnak by the Avenue of Sphinxes. Many rulers of Egypt have had their contributions added to the temple even Alexander the Great.  

When the day’s end you will return back to your hotel and spend a very special and relaxing night.

Day 06: Dendera & Abydos Tour

After having the best breakfast in your hotel, you will get ready and energized to move on with their long tour of Egypt.

One of our modern air-conditioned vehicles will be awaiting for you with the best tour guide and travel towards the governorate of Qena. This is to explore the Temple of Dendera, one of the best preserved ancient Egypt structures, its establishment dates to the Middle Kingdom. However, the impressive temple we view today began in the Ptolemaic period and was finished during the Roman era. You will be visiting the Temple of Hathor with its famous Dendera Zodiac.

Then you shouldn't miss the archeological site of Abydos, one of the oldest towns of ancient Egypt. Abydos used to host several huge temples and a burial site as well. Today, tourists who travel to Egypt usually explore the Temple of Seti I and Ramses II.

You will drive back to Luxor after this marvelous trip to spend the night at your hotel.

Day 07: Edfu – Kom Ombo – Aswan

You should be enjoying your breakfast first and then get ready to continue this magnificent tour of Egypt.

After checking out the hotel you will be starting the day by visiting The Temple of Horus in Edfu, one of the finest preserved temples of ancient Egypt. Constructed during the 3rd century BC, historians assert that this was where Horus took revenge of the murder of his father Osiris. In all cases, it is a marvelous historical site that amaze travelers who visit Egypt.

Your next stop in this long tour of Egypt will be to the Temple of Kom Ombo, constructed overlooking the River Nile, the temple which was constructed more than 2000 years ago was dedicated to two gods, the local crocodile god Sobek, and the falcon god Haroeris. This one of the most astonishing temples of ancient Egypt.

This is the time to move on towards Aswan city, the land of the warm sun and the Southernmost city of Egypt.

You will be having your lunch in one of the finest restaurants of Aswan then go to check in your hotel to get ready for an exciting tour of Aswan.

In Aswan you will start your tours with the High Dam which is constructed in the 1960s to prevent the flood of the River Nile, restore water, and produce electricity. The High Dam is considered the most impressive achievement of modern Egypt.

To go on with this interesting tour you will be exploring the Temple of Philae.  Built in the 3rd century BC as one of the major ancient centers for the worship of the goddess Isis. It is famous for its marvelous pylons and many stone capitals. This whole remarkable temple was transferred from its original location to the Aglika island where you visit it after the building of the High Dam.

The last thing to explore during this Aswan tour is the Unfinished Obelisk, the largest obelisk of ancient Egypt. Deserted at its original location due to a problem at the bottom, the visit is accompanied by a comprehensive illustration of the art and craft of obelisk construction in ancient Egypt.

At the end you will be transferred to your hotel in Aswan after a superb day in this history lovers tour of Egypt.

Have a great evening in Aswan.

Day 08: Tour to Abu Simbel Flight to Cairo

The hotel will be offering you breakfast boxes as you will be heading towards Abu Simbel quite early in the morning in a ride that takes less than 3 hours.

You will start with visiting the astonishing Temple of Abu Simbel. Popular for its colossal facade with four huge statues of Ramses II. The bigger temple was built by the famous pharaoh for the gods; Ra-Harakhty, Ptah and Amun. This is in addition to the smaller but never less charming temple dedicated to Ramses favorite wife, Queen Nefertari. The same as the Temple of Philae, Abu Simbel Temple was relocated after the construction of the High Dam.

You will be having your lunch now in one of the recommended local restaurants.

Then you will move back to the Aswan Airport to take the flight back to Cairo to get today’s night in your hotel in Cairo. 

Day 09: Islamic & Coptic Cairo Tour

You will be enjoying the best lunch at your hotel in Cairo to get energized and continue this historical tour of Egypt.

Today, you will start exploring more of Cairo sites and begin with  The Mosque of Ibn Tulun,  the most ancient mosque in Cairo that retained its original features and sections. Constructed more than 1000 years ago, the mosque is featured with its spiral minaret, its huge impressive walls, and many other amazing elements.

As the second place for today’s visit you will pass by the Mosque of Sultan Hassan. They simply say if the Pharaohs constructed the pyramids, the Mamluks built the Mosque of Sultan Hassan. One of the largest and most impressive mosques all over the world, it was built in the 14th century. Today, it is featured with its huge dome, the Qibla wall with its golden decorations, and many other charms.

On the other side you should explore the wonders of Al Rifa'i Mosque. Constructed by Khoshiar Hanem, the mother of Khedive Ismail as the royal burial site more than 200 years ago, the mosque has some marvelous decorations and elements.

You will be enjoying lunch in one of the wonderful local restaurants around Cairo.

During your tour to Cairo you shouldn’t miss visiting the Hanging Church. Constructed over the ruins of the ancient Babylon Fort, the church is considered among the most ancient in Egypt dating back to the 4th century AD. There are many marvelous features to view.

Then to explore the beauty of the Church of St. Sergius, one of the most remarkable historical churches of Cairo. Historians assert that it was constructed in an area where the holy family stayed during their trip in Egypt.

Yout last visit of the day will be to the Ben Ezra Synagogue, one of its kind in Egypt. This is also considered as the oldest synagogue all over the country. Some historical records affirm that this was a former church that dates to more than 1000 years.

At the end of this charming tour of Cairo, you will be heading to your beloved hotel to have a relaxing night.

Day 10: Final Departure

After enjoying your breakfast in the hotel,  you will be heading in a modern comfortable vehicle to your final departure from the Cairo International Airport after having the best holiday in Egypt you ever dreamed of.

Include
  • 06 Nights accommodation in Cairo at on bed and breakfast basis
  • 02 Night accommodation in Luxor at on bed and breakfast basis
  • 01 Night accommodation in Aswan at on bed and breakfast basis
  • Domestic flights: Cairo / Luxor & Aswan / Cairo
  • Transfer by an A/C vehicle: Cairo / Alexandria / Cairo
  • Transfer by an A/C vehicle: Luxor / Dendera / Abydos / Luxor
  • Transfer by an A/C vehicle: Luxor / Edfu / Kom Ombo / Aswan
  • Transfer by an A/C vehicle: Aswan / Abu Simbel / Aswan
  • Meet and assist by English-speaking representatives
  • Entrance fees to the above mentioned archaeological sightseeing.
  • Private Egyptologist English-speaking tour guide (s).
  • Lunch meal (s) at local restaurants during the tours in Cairo.
  • Complementary 01 bottle of water per day per person in Cairo.
  • All transfers by A-C vehicles with qualified driver (s).
Exclude
  • International Airfare
  • Visa, we can provide you with your visa upon arrival at your request.
  • Any optional tours
  • Tips and personal expanses
  • Drinks and any other expenses
  • Tipping

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