Day 1- Arrival in Cairo
Marsa Alam tours representative will meet & assist you at Cairo International Airport, Transfer to hotel by private air-conditioned vehicle, Overnight in the Hotel
Day 2-The Pyramids of Giza and Cairo Museum
You will be picked up from your hotel in Cairo by our tour guide, to enjoy a great excursion to The Pyramids of Giza ( Cheops , Chephren,and Mykerinus. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, which dates back to the time of and visit the Valley Temple
Then visit the Egyptian Museum
the Egyptian Museum
It exhibits a rare collection of over 250,000 genuine artefacts that date as far back as 5000 years, including an exclusive exhibit dedicated to the Tutankhamen - A collection of treasures, gold, and jewellery that were buried in his tomb for over 3,500 years before they were discovered in 1920 when his tomb was excavated.
The entrance fee to the Mummies room is not included. Fly to Aswan- Overnight in Aswan
Day 3-Day trip to Abu simble and the Nubian Village
Early Visit Abu Simbel from Aswan by Private Car
Abu Simbel temples
The two temples of Ramses the second and the Queen Nefertari were carved out of the Mountain on the west bank of the Nile between 1274 and 1244 B.c, The Great Temple was dedicated to Ramses the second, Ra-Harakhty, Amun Ra and Ptah, with 4 Colossal statues, The second temple was dedicated to The Queen Nefertari and Goddess Hathor, the two temples were dismantled stone by stone and rebuilt on higher ground, The preservation of the two temples of Abu Simbel must Rank as the greatest Achievement of the Unesco
Back to Aswan by the afternoon, Lunch will be served in Aswan
See a Nubian Village, The Nubian Village is colourful, fun, friendly and touristy. The trip starts with an enjoyable sailing boat. and Enjoy the sunset on the Felucca,
Day 4-Aswan attractions then drive to Luxor
Visits of Aswan including the Temple of Philae and tour by Felucca around Elephantine, the high dam, the Unfinished Obelisk
Built to honour the goddess Isis, this was the last temple built in the classical Egyptian style. Construction began around 690 BC, and it was one of the last outposts where the goddess was worshipped. The High Dam
Aswan High Dam is a rock-fill dam located at the northern border between Egypt and Sudan. The dam is fed by the River Nile and the reservoir forms Lake Nasser. Construction for the project began in 1960 and was completed in 1968. It was officially inaugurated in 1971.
The Unfinished Obelisk
Aswan was the source of ancient Egypt’s finest granite, used to make statues and embellish temples, pyramids, and obelisks. The large unfinished obelisk in the Northern Quarries has provided valuable insight into how these monuments were created, although the full construction process is still not entirely clear. Three sides of the shaft, nearly 42m long, were completed except for the inscriptions. At 1168 tonnes, the completed obelisk would have been the single heaviest piece of stone the Egyptians ever fashioned.
Drive to Luxor -overnight in Luxor
Day 5-The valley of the Kings
In the Moring, you Can choose to enjoy an early morning air balloon ride (suitable from 6 years+) This is an optional tour
Pick up from your hotel in Luxor Start your tour of the ancient city of Luxor . Accompanied by your private tour guide where you’ll begin to visit the famous historical site
Valley of the Kings
You will cross the Nile to visit some of the most spectacular highlights of Luxor 's fabled West Bank during which you will explore with your own private tour guide Visit the valley of the Kings. You will visit 3 Tombs.
1-The Valley of the Kings
The final resting place of Egypt’s rulers from the 18th to the 20th dynasty, it is home to tombs including the great Pharaoh Ramses II and boy Pharaoh Tutankhamun . The tombs were well stocked with all the material goods a ruler might need in the next world. Most of the decoration inside the tombs still well preserved.
If you wish to visit the Tomb of The young Pharaoh Tutankhamun . It costs 200 Egyptians Pounds Extra
The Temple of Hatshepsut
Temple of Hatshepsut is one of the most beautiful & best preserved of all of the temples of Ancient Egypt you can find at Luxor . The temple was built on three levels with two wide ramps in a central position joining the levels together. Rising out of the desert Plain, in a series of terraces, The temple of Hatshepsut Mergs with sheer limestone Cliffs of the eastern face of the Theban Mountain as if Nature herself had built this Extraordinary monument.
Colossi of Memnon
Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of king Amenhotep III are the only remains of a complete mortuary temple. The statues are made from blocks of quartzite sandstone which exist in Cairo then moved 700 KM to Luxor , The two statues Know as the Colossi of Memnon, Rising about 18 M from the plain, They are the remains of what once the largest complex on the west bank, Built by Amenhotep the Third. At around noon you will have lunch in a local restaurant in Luxor ,
In the Afternoon is free
Day 6-Karnak temple and Luxor temple
After breakfast Then Visit The Temple of Karnak -the largest ancient religious site known anywhere in the world :
Karnak temple is the largest ancient religious site known anywhere in the world, No site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak. It is the largest temple complex ever built by man. It represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders and Pharaohs. The Temple of Karnak is actually three main temples situated on 247 acres of land.
End your day with an optional tour in a traditional Sailboat(Felucca) during the late afternoon - the perfect way to relax while watching the traditional rural life on the river bank.
Should you wish to make any changes to the itinerary - such as visiting Luxor Temple instead of Karnak or spending more time in the souq. Fly to Cairo Overnight in Hotel in Cairo
Day 7- Old Cairo and International departure
Pick Up time from your hotel in Cairo or Giza at 08:00 am with your Egyptologist tour guide, Enjoy a fantastic orientation tour of Cairo on an 8-hour excursion that takes in the major monuments of Old Cairo and the maze of streets and stalls of the historic Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Following a hotel pick-up from Cairo or Giza, you will drive up to the Saladin Citadel, constructed by Salah al-Din on the Moqattam Hills in 1183 AD as a defence against Crusader armies. Known for its fresh air and sweeping views of Cairo , it is now a preserved historic site of mosques and museums, including the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha
Designed by the Turkish architect Yousif Boushnaq, who came to Cairo especially from Istanbul to build the great building, the mosque's alabaster structure stands in beautiful contrast to the sandstone city.
Lunch will be served in Local restaurant in Old Cairo
Then, visit Old Cairo to see major attractions such as the Hanging Church, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Church of St. Barbara, and the Church of Abu Serga, one of the oldest Coptic churches in Cairo
Continue to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East. Discover a maze of alleys that have been at the centre of Cairo ’s trading activities since the 14th century. After an amazing trip, You will picked up to Cairo airport for the international departure