14 Days | 13 Nights
Ahlan Wa Sahlan – welcome to Egypt! Arrive at any time in Cairo and overnight. Cairo is a fascinating city and home to the mighty Nile, the longest and the most vital river in the world. Try to check some floating restaurants, and river cruise boats, or experience the lively Khan El Khalili Bazaar.
Breakfast at the hotel. You will be picked up by our representative and transferred to enjoy a tour of Giza Pyramids. Khufu's pyramid is the northernmost and largest of the three. In classical antiquity, it was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and is the only one to have survived. Khephren's monument can be easily identified by the casing stones that still cling to its pointed top. The much smaller pyramid of Mycerinus had not been completed by the time of the king's death. The Great Sphinx is part of the funerary complex of Khephren. Tour to the Valley Temple. Proceed to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities near Tahrir Square in Cairo. It houses the world’s largest, most precious, and rare collection of genuine artifacts, over 250,000 pieces are displayed dating back to 5000 years. In the evening, hop in a sleeper train bound to Aswan, travel time is approximately 13 hours.
Opt to explore the busy Aswan market or visit the beautiful Philae Temple, before visiting a Nubian village and enjoying a home-cooked dinner with a local family. Our train is due to arrive in Aswan early in the morning, but, trains can often be delayed. Enjoy some free time to browse the souk, walk along the Nile or opt to book the 'Philae Temple Excursion'. Later, board a boat to reach one of the many Nile islands and visit a Nubian village. Walk around the small community, then enjoy a traditional dinner at a local home. Accommodation: Hapi Hotel Aswan or similar Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Spend the day exploring Aswan. One of the most fascinating sights in the area is the Temple of Abu Simbel. Later, opt for a half-day tour of the Unfinished Obelisk, High Dam, and Philae Temple. Visit the modern Nubian Museum to learn more about Aswan's local people. Accommodation: Hapi Hotel Aswan or similar Meals: Breakfast
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Board the felucca boat. You’ll start an overnight trip along the Nile River aboard a felucca or Egyptian traditional sailboat. Enjoy your lunch and be amazed by the beauty of the Nile River and breath some fresh air. Enjoy a leisurely dinner and overnight on board.
Breakfast at the hotel. The tour begins by visiting the double temple of the Hellenistic period on the eastern bank, the Temple of Kom Ombo. You’ll learn about the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus, whose monuments decorate each half of the temple. Continue to visit Karnak Temples, which are the largest structures ever built in the history of mankind. The principal building is that of the god Amun Ra, which is the melting pot of religion and politics. Transfer to your hotel in Luxor, check-in, and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Tour starts by crossing the River Nile to Luxor West Bank. Come and see the magnificent Valley of the King. The most concentration of royal tombs in Ancient Egypt. It is where cut in rocks tombs for 62 famous kings of the New Kingdom, all are highly decorated and filled with priceless artwork. Continue to visit the Hatshepsut temple built and named after the powerful Queen Hatshepsut the only woman who ascended the throne of Egypt in ancient times. This temple is located at Deir el-Bahari, a steep cliff in the shape of a horseshoe forms a natural background to two monumental buildings standing side by side, each belonging to a different period. Enjoy lunch with a local family on the West bank of the Nile. The last stop is to pay a visit to Colossi of Memnon. The first monument one encounters on a visit to the west bank of Luxor is the site of the funerary temple of Amenhotep III. The temple itself has all but completely disappeared, but the colossal twin statues of the king, which once stood proudly in front of the entrance to the temple, are still there to greet the visitor. Back to hotel in Luxor and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. No other services are provided. You will have a whole day of free leisure to explore the city of Luxor. You can have optional tours or check out some local bazaars. Overnight in Luxor.
Breakfast at the hotel. Then drive for about 4 hours to Hurghada. The rest of the day is free leisure on your own. You may explore the small city of Hurghada and enjoy some water activities or relax along the shore of the Red Sea. Overnight in Hurghada, Red Sea.
Breakfast at the hotel. No other services are provided. Hurghada is one of Egypt’s main tourist centers. It is a beach resort town stretching for about 40km along Egypt’s Red Sea coast. It is popular for water sports such as scuba diving and snorkeling. Overnight in Hurghada, Red Sea.
Transfer to Hurghada airport and take an early flight back to Cairo. The drive for about 3 hours to Alexandria. Stop en route to visit the monasteries of Wadi Al Natrun. Check-in at the hotel and overnight at Alexandria.
Today we visit the city of Alexandria, also known as the pearl of the Mediterranean Sea. It is believed to be Egypt's second most important city after Cairo and one of the top summer resorts for Arab countries and the Middle East. Wander the majestic monument of Pompay’s Pillar; it was established in the honor of Emperor Diocletian by the end of the fourth century. It is originally related to the temple of the Serapis. Visit the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa, it is the largest Roman Cemetery consisting of 3 levels cut in the rock underground tunnel that shows the merger between Roman and Egyptian art. This cemetery has been established originally for one family but expanded to act as a public cemetery. Continue to the Castle of Sultan Qaitbay, built on the same spot as the ancient lighthouse of Alexandria. Overnight in Alexandria.
Breakfast at the hotel. The first stop will be at the Military museum including the displays of weapons, military garb, and tanks. Continue to visit the World War II Cemeteries on a small peninsula overlooking at the sea. The citadel-like cemeteries is the final resting place for Commonwealth, Greek, Italian and German soldiers. Drive back to Cairo, check-in at the hotel, and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart at any time in Cairo. End of service