Discover in 15 days of Red Sea packages with Happy Egypt the highlights of the major cities of Egypt as; Cairo, Alexandria, Hurghada, Luxor, Aswan, and Nile cruise; including transfers, hotels, tours, entrance fees, domestic flights, and licensed tour guides.
Arrival at Cairo airport, meet and assist by our representative, transfer to your hotel.
On your first tour in Egypt, you visit the only ancient wonder of Giza Pyramids which still exists, the great pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Minkawre. They were not the first pyramids built in Egypt, but they are the most 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 at using rocks to build a huge building in History. The pyramid was dedicated to King Djoser from the third dynasty.
Alexandria was the capital of Egypt during the Graeco_ Roman period in Egypt and was also the greatest city of the Hellenistic civilization.
Drive to Alexandria for a day trip to visit its major sites there as; the Pompey Pillar, the Catacombs of el Shaqafa, and the Library of Alexandria. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
Drive back to Cairo.
(B, and L only )
Today, you will visit the impressive Egyptian Museum. This museum is located in the downtown of Cairo and has thousands of pieces from different times of Egyptian history, with the astonishing collection of King Tutankhamen. Then you continue to the citadel of Saladin. End your tour with the largest bazaar of the Middle East, the well popular bazaar of Khan El Khalili, which is a very famous place for herbs, spices, leather goods, and a very big range of incense.
Transfer to Cairo airport for a short flight to Hurghada. Meet and assist by our representative, who transfers you to your hotel.
Now, you drive for about four hours to Luxor to start your Nile cruise.
Lunch is on board, then visit the East Bank of Luxor, which includes the impressive temple of Karnak and the majestic Luxor temple.
The two temples were dedicated to the Theban Triad, Amun, Mut, and Khonsu.
Overnight is in Luxor.
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Today with Happy Egypt tour guide you visit the West Bank of Luxor which includes, the Valley of Kings, which was known as Ta_Maat, (The Land of Justice and Truth), and was dedicated to the royal tombs.
65 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 open to the public. Then proceed to the unique temple of Hatshepsut. It is the only temple in Egypt built on three terraces. She built it to confirm her status as the pharaoh of Egypt. You end this tour with 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 )
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 Graeco_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)
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 a single piece of granite. Then proceed to the High Dam which was built during the time of President Nasser. You end your tour with the pearl of Egypt, the temple of goddess Isis on the island of Philae. A motorboat ride is required to reach the island.
After lunch, take the felucca sailboat ride around the Elephantine and Botanical Garden.
Overnight is in Aswan. (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you drive to Aswan Airport to fly back to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo airport to your hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel then transfer to Cairo airport for final departure.
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