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 and Aswan 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: Steinberger Cairo Pyramids, Grand Nile Tower, Sheraton Cairo
Luxor: Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor
Aswan: Movenpick Aswan
Note: The rate will increase by 40% during high seasons (New Year, Easter & Christmas)
When arriving to Cairo, our representative will be waiting for you to help with passport control and luggage. Later on, they'll drive you in our private car to your hotel, to settle and get some rest.
After breakfast, you will be picked up by GEM Explore Egyptologist to start your journey across Giza and Cairo. 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 the afternoon and after lunch, we'll head to the museum of Egyptian Antiques, 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.
We'll watch sunset at Cairo's heart, the Citadel with its huge altitude, you will be looking out across Islamic Cairo and its skyline. Also, you will visit the Alabaster Mosque of Muhammed Ali Pasha. We 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.
You'll spend the night in Cairo at Steinberger Cairo Pyramids hotel.
For an additional $45, you can have dinner over a Nile view with a show of a belly dancer and Tanura. Transportation is covered.
In the early morning, a ride will be waiting to pick you up from your hotel after breakfast and take you to the airport to depart to Luxor. When you arrive, our Egyptologist will be waiting for you to start your journey.
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. At the end of the day, a car will take you to your hotel to spend the night.
After breakfast, you will be escorted to Aswan with one of our air-conditioned vehicles, straight to your hotel for check in. In the afternoon, it’ll be time to explore the ancient monuments of Aswan and You'll start with one of Egypt’s most beautiful temples, the Temple of Isis at Philae. You'll sail there to the island of Agilkia, after visiting the temple you'll get a chance to see Aswan's high dam. From there you can see a great view of lake Nasser. You'll later be escorted to your hotel and will spend the night in Aswan.
After breakfast, you'll have trip down to South Aswan to visit the Temples of Abu Simbel. There, you'll tour the four colossal statues of Ramses in front of the main temple are. By means of a complex engineering feat in the 1960s and with co-operation with UNESCO, the temples were salvaged from the rising waters of the Nile River caused by erection of the Aswan High Dam. They are a monument to the king Ramesses II. His wife Nefertari and children also have smaller figures (in picture attached), considered to be of lesser importance and were not given the same position of scale. This commemorates his victory at the Battle of Kadesh. The external rock relief figures have become an icon of the city of Nubia in Aswan.
When you go back to Aswan, you will be directly taken to the airport to travel back to Cairo. When you arrive at Cairo, you'll go for a check in at your hotel.
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.