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Cairo/Luxor/Aswan 8-Day Gold Package

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Duration

8 days 7 nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, Espanol, Francais, German, Italian, Russian

Overview

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.

Accommodation plan:

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)

 

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Cairo's significant monuments.
  • Tour the Great Pyramids of Giza
  • Explore Temple of Philae
  • Breathtaking hot-air balloon ride (optional)
  • Tour the exceptional temples of Luxor; i.e Hatshepsut and Karnak and others
  • Converse with Egyptologists as tour guides

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival to Cairo

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.

Meals: N/A

Day 2: Visit Pyramids, Saqqara, Memphis, board train to Aswan

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 for lunch. 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.
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. Afterwards, you'll be taken to the train station to travel to Aswan. You'll have dinner on the train and will have an overnight trip.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Note:
For an additional $22, you can take advantage of a very nice experience by taking a Felucca in the Nile. It is a traditional sailing boat, where you sail for an hour or so to explore the amazing sights in Cairo.

Day 3: Aswan Visits

After you arrive at Aswan and have breakfast on the train, our representative will be waiting to pick you up and drive you to your hotel for check in. Then 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 have a nice ride in the Nile River to enjoy the exceptional scenery of Aswan. Later, you'll go back to the hotel and spend the night in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast

Note:
For an additional $55, you can watch the Sound and Light show at the Temple of Philae.

Day 4: Free day in Aswan with optional tours

You will have a free day in Aswan.
Optional plans:
1- For an additional $130, you can 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, 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.
2- For an additional $70, you'll get a chance to see Aswan's Nubian Museum. There are three thousand pieces of Egyptian antiquities, representing various ages; Geological, Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic, and Islamic registered there.

Day 5: Travel to Luxor

Today, you're having a tour at 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”. Our next stop will be the classical pieces of art, Hatshepsut's temple, and the Colossi of Memnon.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Free day in Luxor with optional tours, board train to Cairo

You will have breakfast at the hotel, and your day is free with optional Luxor tours.

Optional plans:
1- For an additional $45, you can 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.
2- For an additional $110, you can have a Hot Balloon trip. Should you want to make your stay in Luxor an unforgettable experience. Drifting peacefully over the Valley of King, Valley of the Queens and the Mountain on the Nobles.
At night, you leave Luxor and you'll spend the night on the train. It's where you'll also have dinner.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Arrive to Cairo, continue Cairo tours

You'll have breakfast at the train and when you arrive to Cairo, you'll be picked up by our tour guide. The day will start with visiting the museum of Egyptian Antiques, 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.

After lunch and water break, you'll continue with visiting 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, the church of St. Barbara, the hanging church, and the old Jewish synagogue (Ben Ezra Synagogue).

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. Later on, you will be escorted back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Note: For an additional $45, you can have a private tour around Cairo to see some modern areas such as Zamalik and Downtown. Also, you can visit one of Egypt's grand shopping malls.

Day 8: Departure from Cairo

Time for this unforgettable journey to come to an end. After breakfast, you'll be escorted to the airport and someone will assist you with final departure formalities.

Meals: Breakfast

Included/Excluded

  • 2 nights 5-star hotel accommodation in Cairo (bed and breakfast)
  • 2 night 5-star hotel accommodation in Aswan (bed and breakfast)
  • 1 night 5-star hotel accommodation in Luxor (bed and breakfast)
  • Train tickets – First class sleeper train.
  • Entry fees + Taxes and Services
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicles
  • Expert tour guides
  • Camel ride
  • water
  • Egypt's entry Visa
  • Personal shopping
  • Tipping
  • Any other items not mentioned
  • Any optional tours
  • Optional add-ons

Durations

Multi day

Languages

English
Espanol
Francais
German
Italian
Russian

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Cairo , Luxor, Egypt

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Extras
  • Egypt's entry visa($ 30)
  • Tour inside the Great Pyramid ($ 27)
  • Tour inside the Middle Pyramid ($ 10)
  • Dinner over a Nile view with a show of a belly dancer and Tanura($ 45)
  • Visit the inside of King Tutankhamen's Tomb at Valley of the Kings ($ 55)
  • Hot Air-balloon in Luxor($ 110)