Package Name: King Khufu.
This itinerary includes the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Hurghada, Luxor, Aswan plus a Nile cruise to cruise up the Nile for five days.
The Highlights of the itinerary:
- Pyramids & sphinx.
- Saqqara & Memphis.
- Egyptian museum.
- Karnak & Luxor temples.
- Valley of Kings.
- Hatshepsut’s temple.
- Edfu & Kom Ombo temples.
Here is the detailed itinerary:
Day 1: Airport to Hotel.
Arrival at Cairo airport, meet and assist by our representative, transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: Pyramids, Sphinx, and Saqqara.
In your first tour in Egypt, you visit the only ancient wonder which still exist, the great pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Minkawre. They were not the first pyramids built in Egypt, but they are the well preserved and the greatest of them. The sphinx was built to guard them. Then proceed to Saqqara where the genius Architect Imhotep built the step pyramid. This pyramid was the first attempt of using rocks to build a huge building in History. The pyramid was dedicated to the king Djoser from the third dynasty. (Breakfast only)
Day 3: Alexandria.
Alexandria was the capital of Egypt during the Graeco_ Roman period in Egypt, and was also the greatest city of the Hellenistic civilization. Drive back to Cairo. (B, and L only )
Day 4: Egyptian Museum & Old Cairo.
Today, you will visit the impressive Egyptian Museum. This museum is located at the downtown of Cairo and has thousands of pieces from different times of the Egyptian history, with the astonishing collection of the king Tutankhamen. Then you continue to the largest bazaar of the Middle East, the well popular bazaar of Khan El Khalili, which is very famous place of herbs, spices, leather goods, and very big range of incense. (breakfast only)
Day 5: Fly to Hurghada.
Transfer to Cairo airport for a short flight to Hurghada. Meet and assist by our representative, who transfers you to your hotel.
Day 7: Free and Leisure.
Day 8: Free and Leisure.
Day 9: Free and Leisure.
Day 10: Karnak & Luxor temples.
Now, you drive for about four hours to Luxor to start your Nile cruise.
The two temples were dedicated to the Theban Triad, Amun, Mut and Khonsu.
Overnight is in Luxor. ( B, L, D)
Day 11: Luxor West bank.
Today you visit the West bank of Luxor which includes, the Valley of kings, which was known as Ta_Maat, (The Land of Justice and Ttruth), and was dedicated to the royal tombs. 64 tombs are now found at the valley of the kings, and all of them are cut deep into the rock. The largest of them are Seti I, Ramses III, Hormoheb, Merenptah, and Hatshepsut, but not all of them are opened for public. Then proceed to the unique temple of Hatshepsut. It is the only temple of Egypt which built in three terraces. She built it the confirm her status as the pharaoh of Egypt. You end this tour by a photo stop at the Colossi of Memnon.
The ship sails to Edfu via the Lock of Esna and overnight in Edfu. ( B, L, D )
Day 12: Edfu & Kom Ombo temples.
You will take a horse carriage to visit the temple of Edfu, which is dedicated to Horus. This is the most intact temple in Egypt. It was built during the Greek_Roman period in Egypt. Then sail to Kom Ombo to visit its temple, which is dedicated to the falcon headed god Horus and crocodile headed Sobek, after that sail to Aswan.
Overnight is in Aswan. (B, L, D)
Day 13: Aswan Hightlights.
Today, you will visit the Granite Quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk, you will know the ancient technique of cutting and modeling a giant obelisk of single piece of granite. Then proceed to the High Dam which built during the time of the president Nasser. You end your tour with the pearl of Egypt, the temple of goddess Isis at the island of Philae. A motorboat ride is required to reach the island.
After lunch, take the felucca sail boat ride around the Elephantine and Botanical garden.
Overnight is in Aswan. (B, L, D)
Day 14: Fly back to Cairo.
After breakfast, you drive to Aswan airport to fly back to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo airport to your hotel.
Day 15: Fly Home.
Breakfast at the hotel then transfer to Cairo airport for final departure.
End of services.
The price is $1600 per person.
The price includes:
- 5* Hotel in Cairo, on Bed and Breakfast basis.
- 5* Hotel in Hurghada, on All inclusive basis.
- 5* Nile cruise, on Full board basis, start by Lunch, finished by breakfast.
- Flight ticket from Cairo to Hurghada.
- Flight ticket from Aswan to Cairo.
- All transfers in A/C tourist coach.
- Entrance fees to all sites mentioned above.
- Licensed tour guide.
The price excludes:
- International flight ticket.
- Drinks and personal expenses.
- Tips for guide and drivers.