Your Best of Egypt Tour Begins
Regardless of when your flight gets into Cairo, a business representative and a driver will be waiting for you there. They'll take you to your hotel in a comfortable vehicle and help you with your things.Following registration, your tour manager will brief you on the day's events and address any concerns. The rest of the day is at your leisure; when he verifies the pick-up times for your excursions, he will leave you to your own devices. Enjoy a complimentary "welcome" drink on us.
The Great Pyramids Tour
Our English-speaking Egyptologist guide will meet you at your Cairo hotel for breakfast before taking you to the Giza Pyramids, where the majesty has bee
n personified in three pyramids and a limestone statue of the Sphinx protects the entire area. Then, proceed to a local eatery for a late lunch.The Step Pyramid of King Djoser awaits you at Sakkara, the next stop. Imhotep was one of Djoser's best architects, so he was asked to design a monument fit for a king. Imhotep designed this stunning pyramid. The famous architect commissioned the construction of the Step Pyramid, which greatly astounded the monarch at the time because it was so unlike anything that had been seen before.In Memphis, you may visit the Open Air Museum, which has some incredible artifacts dating back to the reign of King Ramses II. The Old Kingdom capital of Memphis will be your next stop, and there is a hotel in Cairo where you can spend the night.
The hotel served breakfast. Our Egyptologist tour guide will then meet you and take you to the Egyptian Museum, one of the world's most important museums. There, you can see the famous tomb of King Tutankhamun and other Pharaonic structures. You'll also get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the Mummies' Room. As a tourist, you'll be able to see the real pharaohs in all their glory. We went to a small pub for lunch.Before you go to Old Cairo, you should stop at Salah El-Din Citadel. For over 700 years, it was the center of power in Egypt.Our next stop will be at Khan El Khalili, which is one of the most beautiful bazaars in the Middle East. Then you'll go back to your hotel in Cairo to spend the night.
Fly to Luxor for Nile Cruise
After breakfast and checking out of your hotel in Cairo, we will drive you to the airport to catch a flight to Luxor, where you will be met by a representative and operated in a private A/C van to your Nile Cruise. If you want to leave on time, you must be there before midnight.You'll spend the afternoon exploring the East Bank of Luxor, which has the vast Karnak Temple Complex, one of the most significant buildings ever made by humans. People in the Middle Kingdom thought Amun Ra's temple was vital because they believed God lived there. But there are signs that it was built on designs from the 3rd Dynasty.The next place you'll go is the Temple of Luxor. It was started by a member of the 12th Dynasty and finished by Ramses II, Egypt's most famous king. This temple, like Karnak, was dedicated to Amun Re, the primary God of ancient Thebes.After a day of sightseeing, you'll be taken back to the ship to relax. At night, there will be performances about Egyptian culture. We'll spend the night in Luxor, where dinner and a bed await us.
Valley of the Kings & Sail to Edfu
The cruise ship on the Nile served breakfast. To start your amazing tour of Thebes, the holy region, you will go to the wet bank of Luxor to see the Valley of the Kings and the tomb of King Tut Ankh Amun. The Valley of the Kings is a royal cemetery for ancient Egyptian kings and rulers.The next place you'll go is Howard Carter House, where the man who found King Tut's tomb used to live.After that, you can go to Deir El Bahari to see the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Because it was built into a mountain, this temple is considered one of the best examples of Egyptian architecture.Amenhotep III built the Colossi of Memnon, where your trip will end.You'll eat lunch on the ship to Essna and then go through the lock (just like the Panama Canal locks). You can use the time however you want. We ate dinner and went to sleep on the ship.
Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples
A cruise ship's breakfast. Then, your tour guide will take you on a mystery trip to a country where mysteries are everywhere. The first stop on today's trip is the Temple of Horus in Edfu, one of Egypt's most beautiful and well-kept temples.You can then go back to your ship and continue your trip. On the way to Kom Ombo, the boat will serve lunch.You'll go to the Temple of Kom Ombo, where the gods Sobek and Haroeris lived temporarily.Go back to your boat and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the Nile. The ancient Egyptian civilization began and grew along the banks of this river. After the trip, you'll return to your ship for some well-deserved rest. On the way to Aswan, dinner will be served on board. We will drive to Aswan at night and spend the night there.
On your cruise, you can get a hearty breakfast. Join your Egyptologist tour guide in Aswan to see the High Dam. It was built by the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1960 AD to protect Egypt from the Nile flood.After that, take a boat down the Nile until you get to Agilika Island. You can see the Greco-Roman Temple of Philae, built in honor of the goddess Isis during the Greco-Roman period (mother of the god Horus).On your last day in Aswan, you'll visit the Unfinished Obelisk, a monument to the Egyptian god Amun Ra made of red granite. You'll go back to your cruise after your day trip.The crew will serve lunch to the people on board. On board, there will be tea in the afternoon. Evenings are free to spend in Aswan for dinner and the night.
Fly to Cairo
After breakfast, we'll drive you to Aswan airport, where you'll catch a flight back to Cairo.You can go to Abu Simbel Temple on a trip that is up to you while you are on your Nile cruise. An air-conditioned van will take you to Abu Simbel in the late afternoon. During the 18th Dynasty, when Ay and Horemheb had chapels cut out of rocks on the hills to the south, the area was called Meha. When you get there, you'll go to the Abu Simbel Temples, which Ramses II built. Ramesses II made the first temple, which was also the largest one. It was for Rahorakhty, a god. King Tutankhamun and his wife, Nefertari, were honored with their small temple. After your day trip, you'll return to Aswan (the distance takes approximately 03 hrs by car). We'll drive you to Aswan Airport after lunch, where you'll catch a flight to Cairo. One night at a hotel in Cairo is included in the package.
Your tour manager and driver will pick you up after your last breakfast in the Land of the Pharaohs and take you to the airport. Now that you've checked in and packed, it's time to say goodbye to your friends. Be careful on the way back home.