Discovering Egypt in 11 days
Embark on an extraordinary 10-night, 11-day journey to Egypt, the land of ancient civilization and timeless wonders. This meticulously planned tour offers a unique blend of historical, cultural, and spiritual experiences, allowing you to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Egypt's heritage. From the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza to the serene temples along the Nile, and from the bustling streets of Cairo to the tranquil coastal city of Alexandria, this tour promises to create memories that will last a lifetime. Book your tour with us and let the magic of Egypt unfold before your eyes.
Day One: Arrival Day to Cairo
Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, our friendly representative will greet you and escort you to your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned van. After a seamless check-in process, our representative will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the tour schedule, ensuring that you are well-informed about the exciting days that lie ahead. Take some time to relax and settle in, preparing yourself for an unforgettable adventure.
Day Two: Giza Pyramids, Sakkara & Memphis
After enjoying a delicious breakfast, your expert guide will accompany you to the enchanting Giza Pyramids. Marvel at the architectural brilliance of the three iconic pyramids built by the pharaohs of the 4th dynasty: Cheops, Chephren, and Mekarnius. As you explore the plateau, you will also encounter the enigmatic Sphinx, standing guard near the grand granite temple of Chephren. The journey continues to the step pyramid of Sakkara, where you will unravel the mysteries of King Zoser's funerary complex. Conclude the day at Memphis, the first capital of Egypt, where you will encounter the magnificent statue of King Ramses II and the awe-inspiring Memphite Alabaster Sphinx.
Day Three: Egyptian Museum of Cairo and Salah El Din Citadel
Start your day with a scrumptious breakfast, followed by a visit to the captivating Egyptian Museum of Cairo. This treasure trove houses an extraordinary collection of artifacts from various historical periods, including the renowned golden treasures of King Tutankhamun. Next, immerse yourself in the allure of Islamic Cairo as you explore the historic citadel of Saladin, offering panoramic views of Cairo. Admire the architectural grandeur of the Mohamed Ali Mosque, a splendid masterpiece with its distinctive twin pencil-style minarets.
Day Four: Aswan Nile Cruise, Philae and High Dam.
Following a delightful breakfast, check out from your hotel and transfer to Cairo Airport for your flight to Aswan. Upon arrival, our guide will greet you and accompany you on a fascinating half-day journey. Discover the monumental 60th High Dam, a remarkable feat of engineering. Continue your exploration at the beautiful Isis temple on the picturesque island of Philae, a sanctuary relocated in the 1970s. Conclude the day as you embark on a relaxing Nile cruise, where you can unwind and revel in the scenic beauty that surrounds you.
Day Five: Kom Ombo and Edfu Temple.
After a delectable breakfast, embark on an enchanting visit to the magnificent Kom Ombo Temple, dedicated to both the Crocodile and Falcon gods. Admire the temple's picturesque location on the western bank of the Nile and immerse yourself in its serene ambiance. Continue your journey to the awe-inspiring Edfu Temple, dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus. Marvel at the temple's exterior walls, adorned with vivid reliefs depicting the epic struggle between Horus and the Hippopotamus goddess.
Day Six: Karnak and Luxor Temples.
Indulge in a delightful breakfast before your Luxor guide leads you to the majestic Karnak Temples. Explore the vast complex and discover the sacred purification lake, intricately connected to the Nile, and the mesmerizing Scarab of King Amenhotep III. Continue your adventure with a visit to the southern section of Luxor Temple, known as the House of the Harem (Ladies) of Amun. Delve into the temple's multi-faceted history, featuring remnants from ancient Egypt, Christianity, and Islam. Take a moment to stroll along the festival avenue of Sphinxes, linking Luxor Temple with the grand Karnak Temples.
Day Seven: Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut temple.
Following breakfast and check-out, embark on a magical journey to Luxor's western bank. Marvel at the colossal statues of Memnon, belonging to King Amenhotep III. Explore the Valley of the Kings, a captivating burial ground containing colorful tombs from the New Kingdom era. Optional visits to the tomb of King Tutankhamun, where his mummy still resides, can be arranged. Continue to the awe-inspiring temple of Hatshepsut (El-Deir El-Bahari), showcasing unique architectural features from the 18th Dynasty.
Day Eight: flight to Cairo from Luxor.
Following a delicious breakfast, it will be time to say goodbye to the luxurious Nile cruise that has been your home during your exploration of the ancient wonders. Check out from the cruise and proceed to Luxor Airport for your flight back to Cairo, the vibrant capital of Egypt. Upon your arrival in Cairo, our team will be waiting to transport you to your hotel, ensuring a smooth and comfortable transition.
Once you have settled into your hotel, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely day in Cairo at your own pace. Take this time to explore the bustling city, immerse yourself in its vibrant atmosphere, and discover its hidden gems. Whether you choose to wander through the lively markets, indulge in the local cuisine, or visit some of Cairo's renowned landmarks, the day is yours to shape as you desire.
Alternatively, you can take advantage of this free day to discuss any additional plans or excursions with your knowledgeable guide. They will be more than happy to provide recommendations, assist you in organizing any desired activities, or answer any questions you may have. With their expertise, you can ensure that your Cairo experience is tailored to your interests and preferences.
As the day draws to a close, you can look forward to a comfortable evening in your hotel, reflecting on the incredible journey you have undertaken and preparing for the final day of your adventure in Egypt. Take this time to relax, rejuvenate, and savor the memories you have made before your departure from this captivating city.
Day Nine: Alexandria Day.
Indulge in a delightful breakfast before embarking on a captivating journey to the coastal city of Alexandria. Discover the Roman-cut tombs of Kom El Shuqafa, dating back to approximately 300 A.D. Visit the magnificent Pompey's Pillar, an imposing structure from the Hellenistic era during the reign of Roman Emperor Diocletian. Continue your exploration with a visit to the Citadel of Qaitbay, a historic defensive fortress dating back to 1500 A.D. Conclude your tour with a delectable Mediterranean lunch before returning to Cairo.
Day Ten: Islamic and Coptic Cairo.
After a satisfying breakfast, venture into the heart of Islamic Cairo, where you will encounter the awe-inspiring Sultan Hassan Mosque and Madrasa, architectural marvels from the Mamluk period. Continue your journey to the magnificent Al-Rifa'i Mosque, once the royal mausoleum of Mohamed Ali and his family. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the iconic Ibn Tulun Mosque, perched atop a rocky hill known as Jabal Ichker. Your adventure continues to Coptic Cairo, where you will explore the ancient Babylon Fortress, the Hanging Church, the St. George Greek Church, and other historical Coptic sites. Visit the revered Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church (Abu Serga), believed to have hosted the Holy Family during their time in Egypt.
Day Eleven: Departure Day.
After a satisfying breakfast, it's time to check out from your hotel and say goodbye to the captivating land of Egypt. Our representative will ensure a smooth transfer to Cairo International Airport, where you'll embark on your journey back home. Take with you cherished memories of an unforgettable Egyptian adventure.
- Airport pick-up and transfer to the hotel in Cairo
- Accommodation in carefully selected hotels throughout the tour
- Guided tours and entrance fees to the sites which mentioned in the itinerary
- Nile cruise experience with comfortable cabin accommodations and onboard meals
- Professional Egyptologist guides providing insights and commentary throughout the tour
- Meals as specified in the itinerary, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Transportation in comfortable vehicles for all transfers and excursions
- Assistance with check-in and check-out processes at hotels
- Personal expenses such as souvenirs, additional meals, beverages, and snacks
- Optional activities or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
- Gratuities for guides, drivers, and hotel staff
- Any additional accommodation or transportation not included in the tour itinerary
- Any other items or services not explicitly mentioned as included