Egypt Stay Tour 12 Days – 11 Night Tours
Luxor and Aswan Travel 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 1: Arrive Cairo
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 2: Cairo City Tour (The Egyptian Museum includes Mummies’ Room, Citadel of Salah El-Din & Khan El Khalili Bazaar)
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. Then we will accompany you to Khan El Khalili, which consider as one of the stunning bazaars in the Middle East. After finishing your day tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo. (Breakfast – Lunch)
Day 3:Full Day Pyramids
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 4: Flight to Luxor- Check in Nile cruise- Karnak and Luxor temples.
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; our representative will transfer you to your Nile Cruise by a private A/C van. Embarkation before 12:00 PM. 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 ship for rest and refresh. At night, Egyptian folkloric show will be operated by the staff. Dinner will be served and overnight in Luxor. (Lunch – Dinner)
N.B: If your arrival time to Luxor is so early, so we will start the tour direct upon arrival as the cruise check in time at 12:00 and we don’t want our guest waste their time waiting at the lobby for check in.
Day 5: Luxor West Bank – Sail to Edfu & ON
Breakfast on the Nile cruise. After that you will 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. After that, you will 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 return to your ship to have your lunch. Afternoon, free at leisure. Dinner and overnight on the cruise. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
Day 6: Edfu – Kom Ombo – Sail to Aswan
Breakfast on board the cruise. Then the guide will take you in a mysterious journey to land of secrets. This guided tour of today begins by visiting one of the most wonderful temples in Egypt, Temple of Horus in Edfu, which is considered to be one of the most well preserved temples in Egypt. After that, you will revert back to your ship. Lunch will be served on board during sailing to the city of Kom Ombo. Afternoon, you will proceed to explore Temple of Kom Ombo, where the two gods Sobek & Haroeris were worshipped for a while. Get back to your ship and enjoy your lunch on the sun deck, watching the unique landscape of the great river Nile. On its banks the ancient Egyptian civilization has been created and flourished. After the tour, you will get back to your ship, rest and refresh on board. Dinner meal will be served on board during sailing to the city of Aswan. Late evening arrive to Aswan and overnight. (Breakfast – Lunch)
Day 7: Day Tour to Abu Simble temple.
Breakfast will be served on board your ship. 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 back toward Aswan (distance takes approx. 03 hrs by car). (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
Day 8: Aswan Tour- Flight back to Cairo
Breakfast will be served on board your ship. Later on, you will join your Egyptologist tour guide to discover the great city of Aswan, including The High Dam, which has been erected by the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1960 AD to protect Egypt from the Nile flood. After that you will enjoy sailing on the Nile River by a motor boat till reach Agilika Island, where you will visit Temple of Philae, which was erected during the Gaeco-Roman period and was dedicated to goddess Isis (mother of god Horus). Finally you will be escorted to visit one of the marvelous sightseeing in Aswan, The Unfinished Obelisk, which was made out of red granite and was dedicated to god Amun Ra. After finishing your day tour. Then our representative will accompany you to Aswan airport to take your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo airport, you will find our Cairo Representative is waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel in Cairo by a private A/C van assisting you in your check in. Overnight in Cairo. (Breakfast )
Day 9: Alexandria Day 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. After finishing your day tour, we will drive back to Cairo. Arrive to Cairo and proceed to your hotel there for overnight. (Breakfast – Lunch)
Day 10: Islamic & Coptic Cairo Tour
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 11: Cairo free day
Breakfast at your hotel. Free day at leisure in Cairo.
(Optional) tour to the Pharaonic village can be offered upon request. During this fantastic tour, you can know more about Ancient Egypt and recognize the Pharaonic lifestyle, the habits and traditions of our grandfathers.
Overnight in Cairo. (Breakfast)
Day 12: Cairo Int. Airport – Final Departure
Check out from your hotel, then our representative will transfer you to Cairo international airport for final departure. (Breakfast)
7 Nights accommodation in Cairo at 5* hotel on bed and breakfast basis.
4 Nights on board Nile Cruise (Luxor & Aswan) full board (Sightseeing are included).
Meet and assist by English-speaking representatives.
Entrance fees to the above mentioned archaeological sightseeing.
Private Egyptologist English-speaking tour guide (s).
Domestic Flight Tickets
Lunch meal (s) at local restaurants during the tours in Cairo.
Complementary 01 bottle of water per day per person.
All transfers by A-C vehicles with qualified driver (s).
Complementary sim card for mobile internet with 3.5 G.B
All local taxes and services.
Visa Entry for Egypt.(We can provide you with your visa upon arrival at your request).
Any other items not mentioned.
Any Optional tours.
Drinks during meals.