6 days 5 nights
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From the unbelievable views you see while on a camel ride away from all the crowds and right into the deserts of the Great Pyramids of Giza in the morning to the cheerful and lively spirit of Khan Al-Khalili at night in Cairo, then all the way to explore the grand heritage to see the monuments of Luxor in the utmost refreshing experience with the most experienced and fun Egyptologists.
During your trip, you will be assisted with Egyptologists and guides at all times, picked up and dropped off from your locations by our air-conditioned vehicles. Camel rides, snacks, water, monuments entrance fees are all covered.
Cairo: Mercure Cairo Pyramids
Note: The rate will increase by 40% during high seasons (New Year, Easter & Christmas)
Domestic flights will be on EgyptAir
When arriving to Cairo, our representative will be waiting for you to help with your luggage and the passport control. Later on, they'll drive you in our private car to your hotel, to settle and get some rest.
Have breakfast early because our tour guide will pick you up at 8 am to kick-off your journey. The tour will start by visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx. After that, you will have a 20-minute camel ride across the great Pyramids and visit the Panoramic Place. Then, the tour will continue by visiting the Valley Temple of Khafre, in which the priests mummified the dead body of king Khafre. In the afternoon, you'll be taken to a local restaurant to try one of the oriental Egyptian meals. Most of the tours stop there and tourists don't know that the Great Pyramids are not the only pyramids there and that will be your next stop after lunch.
Thirty kilometers away from Cairo lies the site of Saqqara where pyramid building in Egypt first began. There, the Step Pyramid, the Bent Pyramid, and the Red Pyramid are magnificent reminders of the early architecture of the pharaohs and some of the Old Kingdom's most dazzling treasures.
We’ll wrap up with a drive to one of the oldest and most important cities in ancient Egypt, Memphis. There you'll get to see a monumental statue of Ramses II and a beautiful sphinx carved from a single, enormous piece of alabaster.
In the evening, you'll go to watch the Sound & Light show at the Pyramids.
Your day will start with visiting the Egyptian Museum, where it's the home of 120,000 of ancient Egyptian Antiques Collection that dates up to 6000 years old, including the Tutankhamun exhibit, which contains his golden Mask and jewelry. You'll also head to Cairo's heart, the Citadel with its huge altitude, you will be looking out across Islamic Cairo and its skyline.
Afterwards, you'll tour Coptic Cairo. Around Fort Babylon, Egyptian Christians’ oldest churches were built. In addition to being the destination of pilgrimage for people of different religions all over the world, this area holds ruins of the Roman fortifications and several churches. During this tour, you will be visiting Coptic Museum which has the largest collection of Christian artifacts in the world, the church of St Sergius (Abu Serga) which is believed is the spot where the Holy Family rested at the end of their journey to Egypt.
You can't miss spending an unforgettable night at Khan El-Khalili Bazaar. The Bazaar is in the historic center of Cairo; It was established as a center of trade in the Mamluk era. The Bazaar has various products of all kinds and shapes, from Silver, Copper, Brassware to Gold and Leather Goods.
In the evening you'll be escorted to Cairo International Airport to head to Luxor and upon arrival you'll go to the hotel and spend the night in Luxor.
After breakfast, you'll start with visiting the west bank to see the beautifully painted royal tombs at the Valley of Kings. For over a thousand years, the kings, queens, and nobles of the New Kingdom (1500-1070 B.C.) were buried in this valley, which is the world's most magnificent burial ground. During our excursion at the Valley of kings, you'll visit the temple of Deir El-Bahri, which means in Arabic, the “Temple of the Northern Monastery”.
Then, you'll cross to the east bank, where you'll have an excursion to some of Luxor's temples including Karnak. Karnak remains the most remarkable religious complex ever built on earth. Its 250 acres of temples and chapels, obelisks, columns, and statues were built over 2,000 years. It visualizes Egyptian art and architecture into a great historical monument of stone. Our next stop will be the classical pieces of art, Hatshepsut's temple, and the Colossi of Memnon.
Later that day, you'll be escorted to the airport and go back to Cairo. When you arrive, our representatives will drive you back to your hotel and you'll spend the night there.
After breakfast, you'll have this day to plan it as you please. It will not be planned.
After breakfast and check-out, you will be escorted to Cairo International Airport to catch your flight home. Our representatives will help you with your luggage, boarding pass and any departure formalities.