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Egypt 9 Days- Cairo Pyramids and Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan and Abu Simbel

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    Day 1: Egypt Arrival - Welcome to Egypt

    Pass By: Cairo International Airport
    Upon arrival our assistance will meet and assist you to finish all formalities then you will be transferred to your hotel, overnight at hotel in Cairo.


    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: 5 Stars Hotel Ramses Hilton or Similar Based on B & B

    Day 2: Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza & Sphinx & Sakkara & Memphis

    Stop At: Gizeh Plateau, Cairo, Cairo Governorate
    After your breakfast, it’ll be time to begin your tour to the Pyramids and Sphinx, The first visit of the day will be to the Pyramids of Giza,one of the Seven Wonders of the World, built by the pharaohs from the period starting from 2590 BC to 2480 BC.You will have the chance to explore the wonders of the Great Pyramid, get inside the queen Pyramid.
    You will also discover the secrets of the Sphinx, one of the largest monolith statues in the history of mankind. After enjoying the view and taking your lovely photos you will move to Sakkara, which includes the step pyramid of king Zoser the oldest pyramid in Egypt. After that you will move to Memphis, the first capital of Egypt. Here you’ll see the best and the biggest statue of King Ramses the great, one of the greatest king who ruled Egypt in the new kingdom.
    Finally, you’ll head back to Cairo for another night at your hotel.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, Cairo, Cairo Governorate
    The most conspicuous landmark of Saqqara is the Step Pyramid, the tomb of the third Dynasty ruler Djoser or Zoser, built by Imhotep and thought to be the earliest major stone structure erected in Egypt. The form of the pyramid can be explained as a development of the large mastabas (mud-brick tombs) of the First and Second Dynasties; the six steps, each smaller than the one below, having been produced by the addition to the original mastaba of successive new layers of masonry, accompanied by the enlargement of the lower stages.
    The Step Pyramid stands 60 meters high and is built of locally quarried clay sandstone of poor quality. You can no longer enter the pyramid due to safety issues. The chambers and passages in the interior of the pyramid served partly for the burial of close relatives of the King (in particular those of his sons who died in childhood) and partly for storing grave-goods for the use of the dead
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Memphis Museum, Cairo, Cairo Governorate
    Memphis was the ancient capital of Aneb-Hetch, the first nome of Lower Egypt. Its ruins are located near the town of Mit Rahina
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Includes Breakfast and Lunch
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: 5 Stars Hotel Ramses Hilton or Similar Based on B & B

    Day 3: Explore Cairo the Egyptian Museum & Old Cairo & Bazaar

    Stop At: Egyptian Antiquities Museum, Cairo, Cairo Governorate
    The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Khan Al-Khalili, Cairo, Cairo Governorate
    Khan el-Khalili is a major souk in the historic center of Islamic Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Coptic Cairo, Cairo, Cairo Governorate
    Coptic Cairo is a part of Old Cairo which encompasses the Babylon Fortress, the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, the Greek Church of St. George and many other Coptic churches and historical sites. It is believed in Christian tradition that the Holy Family visited this area and stayed at the site of Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church (Abu Serga).[1] Coptic Cairo was a stronghold for Christianity in Egypt until the Islamic era, though most of the current buildings of the churches in Coptic Cairo were built after the Muslim conquest of Egypt in the 7th century.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: 5 Stars Hotel Ramses Hilton or Similar Based on B & B

    Day 4: Cruising the Nile From Luxor to Aswan - Flight Included

    Stop At: Temple of Karnak, Luxor, Nile River Valley
    Karnak Temple is a vast temple complex in Luxor dedicated primarily to Amun and dating from as early as 2000 BC. It is an impressive sight, and second only to the Great Pyramids in popularity.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Luxor Temple, Luxor, Nile River Valley
    Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor and was constructed approximately 1400 BCE. In the Egyptian language it is known as ipet resyt, "the southern sanctuary"
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Stay 4 Nights on Board of 5 stars Nile cruise similar to Nile Premium or Steigenberger Minerva

    Day 5: Explore the Valley of the Kings Meet the Pharaohs With Temples & Memnon

    Stop At: Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Nile River Valley
    The Valley of the Kings, also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings, is a valley in Egypt The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, opposite Thebes, within the heart of the Theban Necropolis. The wadi consists of two valleys, East Valley and West Valley.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, Luxor, Nile River Valley
    Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut. ... Built for the Eighteenth Dynasty pharaoh Hatshepsut, it is located beneath the cliffs at Deir el-Bahari on the west bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Colossi of Memnon, Luxor, Nile River Valley
    The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during the Dynasty XVIII. For the past 3,400 years, they have stood in the Theban Necropolis, located west of the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Stay 4 Nights on Board of 5 stars Nile cruise similar to Nile Premium or Steigenberger Minerva

    Day 6: Discover Temple of The Nile -Edfu & Kom Ombo temple and Crocodile Mummies Museum

    Stop At: Temple of Horus at Edfu, Edfu, Nile River Valley
    Temple of Horus, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful and preserved Temples in Egypt, edfu temple dates back to Ptolemaic time
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Temple of Kom Ombo, Kom Ombo, Aswan Governorate, Nile River Valley
    The Temple of Kom Ombo is an unusual double temple in the town of Kom Ombo in Aswan Governorate, Upper Egypt. It was constructed during the Ptolemaic dynasty, 180–47 BC. ... The southern half of the temple was dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world with Hathor and Khonsu
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: on Board of 5 stars Nile cruise similar to Nile Premium or Steigenberger Minerva

    Day 7: Visit Aswan & Abu Simbel Temples

    Stop At: Abu Simbel Temple Complex, Abu Simbel, Aswan Governorate, Nile River Valley
    The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples at Abu Simbel, a village in Nubia, Upper Egypt, near the border with Sudan. They are situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser, about 230 km southwest of Aswan
    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Temple of Philae, Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Nile River Valley
    Philae is an island in the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam, downstream of the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser, Egypt. Philae was originally located near the expansive First Cataract of the Nile in Upper Egypt and was the site of an Egyptian temple complex
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 5 Stars deluxe Cruise

    Day 8: From Aswan to Cairo by Flight Included

    Stop At: Cairo International Airport
    After breakfast on your cruise on the cruise check out and fly back to Cairo. Upon arrival to Cairo you will be transferred to your hotel for relaxing in Cairo.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: 5 Stars Hotel in Cairo

    Day 9: Final Departure From the Hotel in Cairo to the Airport

    Stop At: Tourism Cairo Office - Cairo Airport, Cairo, Cairo Governorate
    transfer to Cairo international airport for final departure around the clock
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Reviewed April 20, 2019

    We went with Friendly Planet. Was a great trip, so much history, lovely people, etc. Highly recommend.

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    Reviewed March 24, 2019

    15 Things to Know Before Travelling To Egypt Visiting Egypt? Do read about it before planning your trip. Visiting the ancient wonders of Egypt or the Seventh Wonder in the world is to trail a path carved out through millennia by the medieval pilgrims, Egyptologists...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
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    Reviewed February 5, 2019

    We did the Treasures of Egypt tour. Our expectations were met completely as the tour delivered as promised. Our three tour guides (Dalia for Memphis, Saqqara and the pyramids), Remon Romany(for Luxor and the Nile Cruise sites) and Mohamed Fayed (Cairo city tour) were well...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
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    Reviewed January 7, 2019

    There are places in the world that defy explanation without having actually visited them. Egypt is one of those places. The astonishing amount of history and culture to absorb is beyond anything you think you know, the food is delightful and the people are eager...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    3  Thank 123TravelJan
    Reviewed November 26, 2017

    We booked an 9-day holiday with look at Egypt tours and the entire trip was amazing, incredibly organized and hassle-free. From being met at the airport, driven to a wonderful hotel overlooking the pyramids, and having two superb guides who were extremely knowledgable and friendly...More

    Date of experience: October 2017
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