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Best of Egypt

This tour of Egypt takes you to the world's oldest civilization having emerged from the Nile Valley around 3,100 BC, historically. Egypt is probably one of the oldest vacation spots, also Egypt is much more than Pyramids and monuments. It is also Red Sea scuba diving, hot night spots, luxury hotels and five star restaurants. It is romantic cruises down the Nile on festive river boats

LAND ONLY

December 22, 2016 - December 31, 2016

Room Options

Double

$1,350

Tour Itinerary

  • Inclusions and Exclusions
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9

Included:

  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports
  • Assistance of our guest relations during your stay
  • All transfers to / from airport & hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Free Wifi in all our vehicles.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo including daily breakfast
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on 05 star deluxe Nile Cruise on full board
  • All tours in Cairo (Private Tours) joining English-speaking Guide
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
  • Meals during tours and on the Cruise as mentioned in the above itinerary
  • Bottled water during the trip Portage when needed
  • 60 minutes of local calling (10 minutes international) and a mobile phone loaned for the length of your stay or an Egyptian sim card for your unlocked mobile device (Only with the group leader )
  • All service charges and taxes

Excluded:

  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Entrance fees inside the Great Pyramid of Cheops or Mummies room at the Museum or Inside Tutanlhamen Tomb at Valley of the Kings.
  • Personal spendings like drinks during meals, laundry, phone calls…etc
  • Tipping
  • Domestic flight ticket Cairo to Aswan and Luxor to Cairo by Egyptair

day 1 - airportArrival at Cairo

Welcome to Cairo, Africa’s largest capital city, our tour manager will meet and assist you at Cairo international airport and will escort you to the hotel  by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle, at  hotel our tour manager will assist with a smooth check in and review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick up times for each tour. Overnight in Cairo.

Cairo – Luxor

After breakfast ,transfer to Cairo airport for flight to Luxor ,up on arrival transfer to embarkation before lunch, lunch will be on board then we are going to start our tour with karnak temple ,the large temple in all over the world, it’s a Complex of 35 temples and about 200 acres ,date back to the new kingdom around 1500 BC, also we can see the Sphinx avenue which is connecting between karnak and Luxor temple and the colonnade court of the king Ramses II, Then back to our cruise to have dinner. overnight on a cruise .

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

day 3 hatshbsut templeWest Valley of Luxor

After breakfast we’ll start our tour with the valley of the kings is a valley in Egypt where for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, tombs were constructed for the kings and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom (the Eighteenth through Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt). The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, across from Thebes (modern Luxor), within the heart of the Theban Necropolis. The wadi consists of two valleys, East Valley (where the majority of the royal tombs situated) and West Valley contains also around 63 tombs, our ticket including 3 tombs to visit also we can see Howard carter’s discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb after visiting valley of the kings our guide will take you to amazing place which is the temple of Queen Hatshepsut ,the only female pharaoh in the history of ancient Egypt ,she controlled Egypt for 20 years was very prosperous time then we finished our day tour with the Colossi of Memnon after that sailing to Edfu and overnight in Edfu on the cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. – Tutankhamun’s tomb with extra ticket.

day 4 edfu temple Edfu & Komombo

After breakfast we’ll visit the temple of Horus at Edfu, The Temple of Edfu is an ancient Egyptian temple located on the west bank of the Nile in the city of Edfu which was known in Greco-Roman times as Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus-Apollo. It is one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. The temple dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BC, then we’ll sail to Komombo to see the temple of sobek at Komombo, was built during the Greco-Roman period (332 BC AD 395). There was an earlier structure from the 18th dynasty but little remains. The temple is unique because it is in fact a double temple, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god. The layout combines two temples in one with each side having its own gateways and chapels.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

day 5 philae templeAswan

After breakfast ,disembarkation at 8:00 am in Aswan to visit High Dam, Arabic Al-Sadd al-ʿĀlī, rock fill dam across the Nile, at Aswan, Egypt, completed in 1970 (and formally inaugurated in January 1971) The dam, 364 feet (111 meters) high, with a crest length of 12,562 feet (3,830 meters) and a volume of 57,940,000 cubic yards (44,300,000 cubic meters), impounds, Lake Nasser, that has a gross capacity of 5.97 trillion cubic feet (169 billion cubic meters), then we’ll visit the unfinished obelisk This is disputably the largest stone ever quarried,. This obelisk would have been taller than any ever raised, Measures 120-feet (42m) and would have weighed over 1,168 tons when complete , After that head to the temple of Philae, one of Nubian’s most important monument sites, the Temples of Philae 12 kilometers south of Aswan, was an ancient pilgrimage center for the cult of Isis and dazzled travelers with its power for centuries. This sacred site was venerated from the Paranoiac era up to the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods with each ruler adding their own stamp onto the stones here. Saved from a watery grave by UNICCO’s rescue project, which transferred the monuments block by block from Philae Island to Angelika Island, today, the temples continue to work their charm on all who visit, in the evening transfer to Aswan airport for flight to Cairo, overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast

day 6 pyramidsCairo – Pyramids Tour

After breakfast our private English speaking tour guide will guide you around Giza plateau to visit the Great Pyramids of Giza – Famous Sphinx and Valley temple facing the great statue. Additional visit to the Solar Boat in front of Cheops Pyramid (extra ticket on spot). The Giza Pyramids have become nearly synonymous with Egypt herself. Their incredible size continues to impress millions of visitors each year, as they struggle to comprehend how three kings, Khafre, Khufu, and Menkaure, could have constructed such huge structures so long ago. All three great pyramids, as well as the secondary pyramids next to them, were built during the 4th dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt. The Old Kingdom (c. 2686—2181 BC) was the first of the three major eras of Ancient Egypt’s history. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant, then proceed to Sakkara area to visit the first pyramid ever built (Djoser Pyramid). Sakkara Step Pyramids was the first all-stone complex ever built on earth. It also displays an important architectural innovation for the construction of the Giza Pyramids and other later pyramids in the 4th dynasty and later Move on to Memphis; Old kingdom’s capital and famous Necropolis. Back to your hotel and overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

day 7Cairo Museum & Old Cairo

Breakfast at the hotel in Cairo and then you will be escorted by your private tour guide to visit: Egyptian Museum, Treasures room for the child king Tutankhamen, alongside many other fascinating artifacts. The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is centrally located on the edge of Tahrir Square, the Egyptian Museum is hard to miss on any tour of Cairo. Opening in 1902, it was purpose-built to house the antiquities of Ancient Egypt. Inside is the greatest collection of Ancient Egyptian archeological history in the world. There are over 120,000 artifacts, including the contents of Tutankhamen’s tomb and most of the mummies that have been discovered since the 19th century. Additional visit to the mummies room at the museum (extra ticket on spot). Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Cairo, then moving to visit Saladin Citadel including Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque inside. The Citadel became the centerpiece of these great fortifications, protecting the city from the heights of the rocky hills that overlooked it. Completed in 1183 AD, Saladin’s Citadel served as the seat of government in Egypt for 700 years until Khedive Ismail moved into Abdin Palace in newly constructed Downtown Cairo in the 1870’s. Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Continue driving to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s old bazaar. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

day 8 alexandriaFree day, Optional Tour to Alexandria

Free day , we can do an optional tour to Alexandria around 220km from Cairo to the north, one of the best places around Mediterranean Sea, collects between the ancient Egyptian history and Greek Roman history .

Meals: Breakfast

day 9 - airportFinal Departure

After breakfast in your hotel, your tour manager will pick you up and transfer you to Cairo International Airport for departure.

Meals: Breakfast