Taste of History Egypt tour 09 days

8 Nights / 9 Days
  • Cairo
    Cairo
  • Kitchener Island
    Kitchener Island
  • Luxor
    Luxor
  • Luxor
    Luxor
  • Aswan
    Aswan

DAY 01 - Arrival to Cairo Airport
Upon arrival in Cairo International airport, our representative will meet you & transfer to the hotel.
(Check-In after 13:00pm) and check in to hotel. Rest of day is leisure and Overnight in Cairo.

DAY 02 - Tour to Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis & Sakkara:
Breakfast at hotel then meet with the guide and start the days tour with a visit to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt dating from 3100 BC which contains the beautiful representation of King Ramsis II through his colossal statue. Then proceed to Sakkara where we will see the world-famous Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest known of Egypt's 107 Pyramids. At the Pyramids area, visit the Three Pyramids built for Pharaohs Cheops, Chephren & Mycerinus on the Giza Plateau and the mysterious Sphinx. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel and overnight in Cairo.

DAY 03 – Fly to Luxor – Embarkation – East Bank :
After Breakfast Check out from hotel and then transfer to Cairo airport for flight to Luxor, upon arrival Luxor airport, Meet your tour guide and begin the tour with the East Bank where you can visit the strikingly graceful Temple of Luxor dedicated to the god Amun which is also known for its pillars that take the form of a bundle of Papyrus. Proceed to Temple of Karnak, built over more than a thousand years by generations of Pharaohs. The Great "Hypostyle Hall" is an incredible forest of giant pillars, covering an area larger than the whole of Notre Dame Cathedral.  Overnight on board cruise.

DAY 04 – West Bank :
Breakfast then prepare for check out.  Start the day tour this time crossing to the West Bank of the Nile to visit the Valley of Kings, a vast City of the Dead where magnificent tombs were carved into the desert rocks & filled with treasures for the afterlife by generations of Pharaohs. Then proceed to the foot of the cliff to see the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman who ruled Egypt in Pharaonic History. On the way back to the River Nile, the road passes by the famed Colossi of Memnon, known in Ancient Greek times for their haunting voices at dawn, then sail to Edfu and overnight on board cruise

DAY 05 – Kom Ombo – Aswan :
After Breakfast, visit the Temple of Horus the largest and most completely preserved Pharaonic Temple that combines Pharaonic and Greek architectures and then visit the Temple of Sobek & Haroeris. The temple stands at a bend in the Nile River where, in ancient times, sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the riverbank. Sail to Aswan and overnight on board cruise

DAY 06 – Aswan – High dam – unfinished obelisk – Agha khan :
After breakfast begin the tour with a visit to the High Dam, one of largest dams in the world and was an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. Then proceed to Unfinished Obelisk, a huge obelisk incompletely carved that shows the techniques of the ancients Egyptians used. At the end move to Philae Temple which was dedicated to goddess Isis. overnight on board cruise. 

DAY 07 – Aswan – Fly to Cairo :
Breakfast and then disembark from the cruise to start with the Felucca tour to view Elephantine Island that contains the relics of stone temples of various eras and Plantation (Kitchener) Island, which lies in a mild-stream near Elephantine Island, combining natural exhibition of exotic plants and trees imported from all over the world. and then later transfer to Aswan airport for flight to Cairo, upon arrival Cairo meet & assist and transfer to your hotel. Overnight night in Cairo

DAY 08 - Egyptian Museum and Old Cairo:
After breakfast. Depart to visit the Egyptian Museum which houses around 250.000 antique pieces in its 107 halls. It comprises the world's greatest collection of Ancient Egyptian Artifacts. Then on to visit the Citadel Of Saladin, a spectacular medieval fortress dating from 12th century and perched on a hill above the city. Also located in the Citadel are the Alabaster Mosque and Tomb of the Ottoman ruler, Mohamed Ali. At the end of your tour proceed to the Khan El Khalily Bazaar which is one of the earliest and greatest markets in the Middle East & contains stores that exhibit wonderful collections of jewelry, wooden products & attractive hand-made products. Overnight in Cairo. 

DAY 09 - Departure:
Breakfast, check out and as per your flight time transfer to Cairo International Airport.

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