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9-Day Best of Egypt Tour from Cairo

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9 Days 8 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Cairo (Great Sphinx of Giza, Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Pyramid of Khafre, Pyramid of Khufu, The Egyptian Museum, The Hanging Church), Luxor (Colossi of Memnon, Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Valley of the Kings), Aswan (High Dam, Temple of Isis on Philae). Inclusions: Domestic flight from Cairo - Luxor - Aswan - Cairo; 4 nights full board on Nile Cruise.

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    Hotel OptionSurcharge Date / Date Range SingleDoubleTriple
    Deluxe Hotel Year round $50$100$150
    • Lodging: maximum 3 people in one room
    Day 1

    Cairo

    As they arrive in Cairo, guests will transfer to their local hotels.
    Standard Hotel: Pyramids park/similar
    Deluxe Hotel: Movenpick Hotel Cairo Pyramids/similar
    Day 2

    Giza Pyramids - Sakkara - Memphis (57 km)

    After breakfast, we will visit the Giza Pyramids, where we will be able to tour inside. After that, we will see the Sphinx. Then, we will make our way to the Saqqara step pyramid, followed by the Museum of Imhotep. After lunch, we will see the Statue of Ramses II. At the end of the day, we will return to the hotel in Cairo.
    • Cairo, EGYPT

      Cairo, Egypt's sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. Nearby, Giza is site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx, dating to the 26th century B.C.E. In Gezira Island's leafy Zamalek district, 187m Cairo Tower affords panoramic city views.

      Great Sphinx of Giza

      The Great Sphinx rises above the desert majestically as the tallest monolith statue in the world. It was built during the Old Kingdom of Egypt, usually dated between 2558-2532 BCE, under the reign of Pharaoh Khafra.

      Pyramid of Khafre

      The Pyramid of Khafre is the second largest of the Giza Pyramids. It is estimated to have been built around 2570 BC. It was first fully explored in 1837 AD by John Perring.

      Pyramid of Khufu

      The oldest, largest, and most famous of the 3 pyramids at Giza, the Great Pyramid was built around 2560 BC in the 4th Egyptian Dynasty. For 3,800 years, it was the largest man-made structure in the world.
    • Memphis, EGYPT

      Memphis was the ancient capital of Aneb-Hetch, the first nome of Lower Egypt. Its ruins are located near the town of Mit Rahina, 20 km (12 mi) south of Giza. According to legend related by Manetho, the city was founded by the pharaoh Menes.

      Saqqara

      Saqqara was the most famous of the necropoleis, ancient graveyards, in Memphis, the capital city of ancient Egypt. It features some famous pyramids, including Djoser, the Step pyramid.
    Standard Hotel: Pyramids park/similar
    Deluxe Hotel: Movenpick Hotel Cairo Pyramids/similar
    Day 3

    Egyptian Museum

    Today, we will visit the Egyptian Museum to study artifacts from Ancient Egypt. Then, we will visit the Hanging Church and the Mosque of Muhammad Ali.
    • Cairo, EGYPT

      Cairo, Egypt's sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. Nearby, Giza is site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx, dating to the 26th century B.C.E. In Gezira Island's leafy Zamalek district, 187m Cairo Tower affords panoramic city views.

      The Egyptian Museum

      Containing an unparalleled collection of over 120,000 items, this museum opened in 1902 to show a detailed history of ancient Egyptian culture. Many languages can be found on the artifacts, including Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Arabic.

      The Hanging Church

      This Coptic church in Cairo is one of the oldest in Egypt, with history dating back to the 3rd century AD. It gets its named because it is positioned above the gatehouse to the Babylon Fortress.

      Mosque of Muhammad Ali

      This mosque can be found at the very summit of the citadel of Cairo. Built under the rule of the Ottoman Empire, it was the largest mosque built in the first half of the 19th century.
    Standard Hotel: Pyramids park/similar
    Deluxe Hotel: Movenpick Hotel Cairo Pyramids/similar
    Day 4

    Cairo - Luxor (503 km)

    In the morning we will fly to Luxor to board on the ultra-deluxe Nile cruise. Then we will visit Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple. After that, we will return to the cruise for lunch and to enjoy the remainder of the day at our own leisure.
    • Luxor, EGYPT

      Luxor is a city on the east bank of the Nile River in Egypt. It's on the site of ancient Thebes, the pharaohs' capital at the height of their power, during the 16th-11th centuries B.C.E.

      Karnak Temple

      This vast complex of ruined temples was once the great Egyptian city of Thebes. It is a vast, open-air museum where visitors can see a cross-section into many eras of ancient Egyptian culture.

      Luxor Temple

      This large temple complex was the grand monument in ancient Thebes. Constructed around 1400 BCE, various sections were built under the rule of the famous pharaohs Tutankhamen and Ramesses II.
    Standard Hotel: Ms/Sara (Nile Cruise)
    Deluxe Hotel: M/S Nile Dolphin/M.Sconcerto/Nile Premium (Nile Cruise)
    Day 5

    West Bank - Luxor

    Today, we will visit the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Kings on the west bank of Luxor. We will also stop by the Colossi of Memnon before returning to the cruise for lunch.
    • Luxor, EGYPT

      Luxor is a city on the east bank of the Nile River in Egypt. It's on the site of ancient Thebes, the pharaohs' capital at the height of their power, during the 16th-11th centuries B.C.E.

      Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut

      Nestled into a set of cliffs in the ancient city of Thebes, now modern day Luxor, this ancient temple is dedicated to the god Amen-Ra. It is considered the closest ancient Egyptians came to the Calssical style of architecture.

      Valley of the Kings

      This valley is named because during a period of about 500 years, several Egyptian pharaohs were buried here. It is one of the most significant Egyptian archaeological sites.

      Colossi of Memnon

      These two massive stone statues near Luxor have stood for nearly 3,400 years, marking the entrance to the ancient Theban necropolis. Both statues depict the pharaoh Amenhotep III and are made of quartzite sandstone.
    Standard Hotel: Ms Sara (Nile Cruise)
    Deluxe Hotel: Ms Nile Dolphin/M.Sconcerto/Nile Premium (Nile Cruise)
    Day 6

    Nile Cruise: Kom Ombo & Edfu Temples (179 km)

    Our cruise will sail to Edfu after passing the lock of Esna. Then, we will visit a well-preserved temple to the god Horas and the Temple of Kom Ombo. We will also visit the Crocodile Museum before continuing with our cruise.
    • Aswan, EGYPT

      Temple of Kom Ombo

      This double temple was built between 180-47 BC during the Ptolemaic dynasty. The southern part of the temple is dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god and creator of the world, while the southern half is dedicated to Horus the Elder.
    Standard Hotel: Ms/Sara (Nile Cruise)
    Deluxe Hotel: M/S Nile Dolphin/M.Sconcerto/Nile Premium (Nile Cruise)
    Day 7

    Aswan - Temple of Isis - High Dam

    In the morning, we will visit the Temple of Isis on Philea. Then, we will visit the Aswan High Dam before returning to the cruise for lunch and to relax onboard until dinner and a belly dance show.
    • Aswan, EGYPT

      High Dam

      This embankment dam sits on the Nile River in southern Egypt. Built between 1898 and 1902 to prevent the annual flooding of the Nile River, the dam also provides irrigation water and hydroelectric power.

      Temple of Isis on Philae

      This temple was built on the island of Philae, which sits downstream of the Aswan Dam, in the 4th century BC. The temple has been noted for its architectural prowess.
    Standard Hotel: Ms/Sara (Nile Cruise)
    Deluxe Hotel: M/S Nile Dolphin/M.Sconcerto/Nile Premium (Nile Cruise)
    Day 8

    Aswan - Cairo (682 km)

    After breakfast, we will disembark from the cruise and fly back to Cairo.
    Standard Hotel: Pyramids Park/ similar
    Deluxe Hotel: Mercure Le Sphinx/similar
    Day 9

    Cairo

    After breakfast, guests will transfer to the airport for their departure flights.
    • Departure & Return

    • The tour representative will pick you up at the airport at whatever time you arrive, and this also goes for the time of drop offs. So please provide your flight information at booking.
    • Price Includes

    • Domestic flight from Cairo - Luxor - Aswan - Cairo
    • 4 nights full board on Nile Cruise
    • Private guide
    • All taxes
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    • Private transportation
    • Airport pick up
    • Hotels accommodation and breakfasts
    • Lunch during the day tours in Cairo
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    • Any optional excursions not included
    • Tips for guide and driver
    • Beverages and drinks
    • Entry visa, at airport upon arrival
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