Egypt Stay Tour 10 Days – 9 Night Tours
My Great Egypt Tours offers you fantastic Budget tours, travel packages to enjoy Cairo day trips , Luxor sightseeing, Aswan Nile cruises, Aswan day trips, Alexandria day trips, Alexandria Excursions, Hurghada & Sharm el-shiekh excursions.
Day 01: Cairo Int. Airport – Cairo ON
Upon arrival to Cairo Int. Airport, you will be met with our English-speaking representative who will help and assist you in all formalities and transfer to your hotel, overnight Cairo.
Day 02:Full Day Pyramids – (Pyramids- Memphis & Sakkara)
Breakfast at hotel. Then you will be met by our English Egyptologist tour guide to start your first day tour by visiting Pyramids of Giza “Khufu, Khafre & Menkaure”, where the greatness has been embodied in three pyramids with a limestone statue of Sphinx guarding the whole area.Then proceed to one of our local restaurant to have your lunch. After that you will proceed to the city of Sakkara, where you will be so excited by exploring The Step Pyramid of king Djoser. This pyramid has a very nice story, when king Djoser asked his chief Architect Imhotep to create something different, so that the king could be buried at. As a result the well-known Architect creates the Step pyramid, which surprised the king so much since it was considered to be a new achievement in this period. Finally you we will drive towards Memphis, where you can visit The Open Air Museum including the marvelous monuments of king Ramses II.After finishing your day tour, you will get back to your hotel in Cairo for overnight. (Breakfast – Lunch)
Day 03:Cairo City Tour ( Museum- Citadel )
Breakfast at hotel. Then you will be met by our English Egyptologist tour guide to start your day tour by visiting The Egyptian Museum, which is considered to be one of the most important museums in Egypt housing the Pharaonic monuments including those of the well-known king Tutankhamen. Also, you will have the chance to visit the Mummies’ Room which is a wonderful chance that you cannot imagine. You will have the good chance to see the great real pharaohs in their full body. Lunch at local restaurant. Then proceed to Old Cairo area, where you can visit Citadel of Salah El-Din, which played as a very important role in protecting Egypt, as it was considered the seat of power for more than 700 years. After finishing your day tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo. (Breakfast – Lunch)
Day 04:Alexandria City Tour – Cairo ON
Breakfast at hotel. After that you will be met with our Egyptologist tour guide who will accompany you in such a stunning tour to Alexandria. You will start your Alexandria city tour by exploring one of the main sources of knowledge in the ancient world, The Alexandria Library. The site of which is the original site of the old Pharaoh. Later on, you will be transferred to have your lunch meal at local restaurant. After lunch you will proceed to visit The Roman Amphitheatre, which is considered to be one of the most famous monuments belonging the Greaco-Roman period. Continue your Alexandria city tour by visiting Pompey’s pillar, which was erected in 292 AD. At the end you’ll be transferred to visit Sultan Qaitbay Citadel (from outside) which is considered to be one of most famous sightseeing in Alexandria. Then we will then take you to the Gardens of Montaza. On the way you can quickly have a optional 2 minute stop by the King of Mango and drink at Alexandrian’s drive thru freshly squeezed juices plus have a photo stop at the memorial of the Unknown Soldier of Alexandria.
The beautiful coastline and all the views of the city are en route to Montaza Palace and gardens which is approx 25 km away, including the old harbor of Alexandria where we found 7000 monuments underwater.
Once in Montaza Gardens, commonly known as the Love Garden (all romantic couples and families go there) you will visit the royal gardens of King Farouk (the last king in the history of Egypt) and see the royal palaces of Haramlek and Salamlek as well as walk along the famous Montaza bridge and reach the Tea Palace island and see the royal beaches of the queens.
After finishing your day tour, we will transfer back to Cairo overnight in Cairo. (Breakfast – Lunch)
Day 05: Flight to Luxor Luxor West & East Bank – Luxor ON
Breakfast at hotel. Check out. Our representative will meet you at the hotel to transfer you to Cairo airport to take your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival at Luxor airport, transfer to Visit the West Bank of Luxor.
Start your magical tour in Thebes, the sacred land by exploring the wet bank of Luxor including Valley of the Kings, which considers as the royal cemetery of the Theban kings and rulers of ancient Egypt, and the place where our Pharaohs were buried. Then proceed to visit Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari. This temple is considered as one of the most wonderful examples of the Architecture in ancient Egypt, because it was totally carved inside the mountain. At the end of the tour you will visit Colossi of Memnon, which is belonging to king Amenhotep III. After that you will have a stop to have your lunch. Check in at your hotel, rest and refersh.
Afternoon, you will discover the East bank of Luxor including Karnak Temples Complex, which are the largest structures ever build in the history of the mankind. The principal building is that of god Amun Ra, since it was considered the house of god on the earth, the earlier structure date back to the middle kingdom, but there are some references which refer to the earlier buildings as old as the 3rd dynasty. Later on, you will proceed to visit Temple of Luxor, which was built by one of the kings of the 12th dynasty and completed by the well know king Ramses II. This temple was located in the heart of ancient Thebes and, like Karnak, was dedicated to the main/chief god Amun Re. After finishing your day tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel and overnight in Luxor. (Breakfast – Lunch)
Day 06: Day tour Dendera and Abydos Temples
Breakfast box from your hotel. Then pick you up by your own Egyptologist tour guide and by air-conditioned modern vehicle to visit Dendera temple which is dedicated to goddess Hathor- cow headed woman and known by Goddess of Love. This temple back to 125 B.C and it is quiet unique because of the fact that the roof is still intact and visitors can admire the beautiful ceiling; depicting the hours of the day and night as well as the traveling journey of the sun, the moon and the stars across the sky. One of Its ceilings is decorated with a plaster cast of the signs of the zodiac. Not only that but this temple has the only relief which represented queen Cleopatra and her son Caesarian. Then continue the tour to Abydos which was the head of god Osiris- the god of underworld and part of his body was buried there according to the legend of ancient egyptians. In Abydos you are going to visit the famous temple of king Seti I – the founder of Abydos temple which was completed by his son king Ramses II. The beauty of this temple almost feels like an apology and dedication to the following gods: Osiris, isis, Horus, Amun Ra, Mut and Khonsu. After finishing the tour, you will be driven to your hotel in Luxor.
Day 07: Edfu temple – Koum Oumbo temple – Drive to Aswan (by road)
Check out from your hotel after breakfast, then our tour guide will pick you up to enjoy a day tour to the Temple of Edfu, where you will visit the majestic temple dedicated to Horus which is considered by most to be the best preserved cult temple in Egypt. According to the Egyptian myths, it was the place where the falcon-headed god Horus revenged the murder of his father Osiris by killing Seth.
Drive to Koum Oumbo city and visit Temple of Koum Oumbo,standing on high grounds overlooking the Nile. It differs from other temples because of its double entrance, each one is dedicated to divinity: “Haroeris” with his falcon head and ” Sobek ” with his crocodile head. The Temple of Kom Ombo was built on the honor of two deities the crocodile-headed Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world, and Haroeris or the ancient falcon-headed Horus. Also,Kom Ombo’s importance lies in its huge sugar-cane.
Arrive Aswan, lunch at local restaurant.
Tour High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, Philae Temple:
A day tour to the High Dam, an engineering miracle built in 1960 protecting Egypt from annual floods from the Nile. Proceed to visit the Unfinished Obelisk which shows the techniques used by the ancient Egyptians to cut obelisks. Most probably this obelisk belongs to Queen Hatshepsut, one of the rulers of the 18th Dynasty and the royal wife of king Tuthmosis II. This queen was the owner of Al Deir El-Bahari Temple in the eastern bank of Luxor . Also there is an opinion said that it belongs to Queen Nefertiti. Then onto the majestic Philae Temple which was built on the honor of Goddess Isis the chief deity of the island.
At the end of your day, you will transfer to your hotel in Aswan for check in & overnight in Aswan. (Breakfast – Lunch)
Day 08: Day Tour to Abu Simbel
Breakfast box from your hotel. Later on, you will be transferred by private A-C van to Abu Simbel. The original site was known as Meha in the ancient times and was first documented in the 18th Dynasty, when Ay and Horemheb had rock-cut chapels hewn in the hills to the south. Upon arrival, you will proceed to visit Abu Simbel Temples, which were built by king Ramses II. The first temple (the biggest one) was built by Ramesses II and being dedicated to the famous god Rahorakhty. While the second temple (the smaller one) was dedicated to king himself and his beautiful wife queen Nefertari. After finishing your day tour, you will drive Aswan airport to fly back to Cairo. Upon arrival to Cairo, you will transfer to your hotel & overnight in Cairo. (Breakfast – Lunch)
Day 09:: Islamic & Coptic Cairo Tour – Cairo ON
This tour is a very important as you will explore the greatness of the history of Egypt. You will explore the Islamic history and the other Coptic one. You will visit Ahmed Ibn Tulun Mosque; It is the oldest intact, functioning Islamic monument in Cairo. It also survives as a rare example of the era and architecture of the classical period of Islam, i.e. the ninth and tenth centuries, for it was dominant in the Islamic world. Then proceed to the Mosque of Sultan Hassan, which considered stylistically the most compact and unified of all Cairo monuments. The building was constructed for Sultan Hassan bin Mohammad bin Qala’oun in 1256 AD as a mosque and religious school for all sects. Then you will visit El Refa’i Mosque, it is separated from the mosque of Sultan Hassan by a pedestrian street.Take your lunch at one of our local restaurants.
After that, you will start your Coptic Tour, you will start with the Hanging Church, (The Church of the Virgin Mary), built into the walls of the Water Gate of the Roman fortress. It is possibly the oldest Christian church in Egypt, dating to around the 4th Century. Then you will visit Church of St. Sergius, (Abu Serga), which legend has it is built atop one of the sites where the Holy Family rested on their flight from Herod. Continuing on this path brings one first to the Ben Ezra Synagogue, which is Egypt’s oldest and dates to the 9th Century. After finishing this fantastic and memorable tour, you will get back to your hotel & overnight in Cairo. (Breakfast – Lunch)
Day 10:Cairo Int. Airport – Final Departure
Check out after breakfast. Our representative will pick you up. Transfer to Cairo international airport for final departure.
06 Nights accommodation in Cairo at 5* hotel on bed and breakfast basis
02 Night accommodation in Luxor at 5* hotel on bed and breakfast basis
01 Night accommodation in Aswan at 5* hotel 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 / Denderah / Abedoys / Luxor
Transfer by an A/C vehicle: Luxor / Edfu / Koum Oumbo / Aswan
Transfer by an A/C vehicle: Aswan / Abu Simble / 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).
Egypt entry visa (We can provide you with your visa upon arrival at your request)
Drinks and any personal expenses