Cairo: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum and dinner cruise
Luxor: Karnak temple, Luxor temple, Valley of Kings, Hatshepsut temple & Memnon statues
Edfu: Horus temple
Kom Ombo: Sobek temple
Aswan: Philae temple, High Dam, felucca boat trip & Abu Simble temple
Arrive at Cairo airport terminal. Once you step the land of the pharaohs; You will find El Mahmoud travel team with their warm greetings holding sign with your name. Your team will help you to go through airport customs and formalities then your luggage will be collected. After finishing all procedures; your tour leader will escort you to check in your hotel & over night.
Meals: (No Meals)
After breakfast; drive with your Egyptologist to visit the Egyptian museum where you will find artifacts, relics, statues and Jewelry from all of the Pharaohnic times. Stop for lunch at local restaurant, then proceed to visit one of the oldest Seven Wonders of the World Giza Pyramids which were constructed 4500 years ago to show you power of wealth of pharaohs in the Old Kingdom. Continue to the Sphinx of Giza, a Greek word which means a statue with an animal body & head of a human being and was worshipped in ancient days as the guardian god. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel for some rest. Evening: explore Cairo by night onboard nice floating restaurant for 2 hours while having dinner with belly dancing & folkloric show. You will be transferred back to your hotel & overnight.
Meals: (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
After breakfast; You will check out of your hotel, then our representative will escort you to the airport for a domestic flight to Aswan. Upon arrival; our team will meet & assist you at the airport then transfer you to your hotel for check in. Start your visit to Philae temple located in Agilika Island which is reachable by a motor boat, dedicated to goddess Isis who was worshipped till 6thC.AD. Continue your trip to the High Dam which was an engineering miracle when it was built 1970. Next you will visit the unfinished Obelisk in Aswan to see how ancient Egyptians quarried granite to build temples and obelisks. Lunch at local Nubian restaurant is followed by a felucca ride around Lord Kitchener Island (Or the botanical garden). At the end of the day, you will be transferred back to your hotel & overnight in Aswan.
Meals: (Breakfast & lunch)
Start your day very early with breakfast box to drive about 230 KM to the magnificent temples Abu Simbel. Built by the most famous pharaoh Ramses II who had the longest reign (67 years) fought many enemies, married 54 wives and had about 200 children. Upon arrival; you will visit the twin temples “one for himself & the other for his favorite Queen Nefertari” carved out of the mountain side 13 century B.C.
Sunray: A unique phenomenon occurs twice a year, the sun penetrates to the deepest part of the temple (47m back from the entrance) and illuminates on 3 of the 4 statues. These 2 dates correspond with his birthday “22 October” and coronation day “22 February”. These temples are one of the Unesco’s world heritage rescue project. They are elevated 57m up of the original site. They were the most difficult temples to be moved as they were cut in the hill. Drive back to Aswan, lunch at local restaurant. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at your hotel in Aswan.
Meals: (Breakfast box & Lunch)
Breakfast at hotel & check out then you will be transferred to Luxor by private air conditioned vehicle. On the way; You will stop by Kom Ombo temple to visit the temple shared by two Gods: crocodile headed god Sobek and the falcon headed god Haroeris. Continue driving towards Edfu temple Ptolemaic temple dedicated to god Horus, the temple took 180 years to be built. Lunch box will be carried from Aswan. Continue towards Luxor, check in your hotel upon arrival & overnight.
Meals: (Breakfast & lunch box)
After breakfast you will meet your Egyptologist to cross to the West bank of Luxor. Start your most exciting visit to the Valley of the Kings where you will see exclusively painted tombs of pharaohs that dated back to 1500 B.C. (Your ticket covers up to 3 tombs excluding Tutankhamun and Ramses VI “extra ticket”). Next you will stop by the temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahary, the unique designed temple cut in the hill in the form of 3 terraces showing her divine birth, expedition sent to Punt, transportation of her two obelisks and their erection in 7 months. On the way; you will get a Photo stop at the colossi of Memnon area, built for king Amenhotep III in front of a big temple but destroyed by earthquakes. Lunch at a local restaurant, then drive back to your hotel & overnight.
Meals:(Breakfast & lunch)
After breakfast; Check out of the hotel and meet your Egyptologist to start your new day by visiting the biggest temple of Karnak as it encloses smaller temples dedicated to the triad worshipped in Luxor besides, Hatshepsut's obelisks dedicated to the god to show her devotion to him. Drive for few minutes to reach Luxor temple which was linked with Karnak temple in ancient times by an avenue of Sphinx. You will see pharaonic, Islamic, Christian and Greco-Roman arts. Stop for lunch at local restaurant Then our representative will transfer you to Luxor airport for your domestic flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival; Our team will greet and escort you to check in your hotel in Cairo & overnight.
Meals:(Breakfast & lunch)
After breakfast check out. Our team will transfer you to Cairo airport for final departure.
Abu Simble visit is available the whole year BUT the Sun Illumination ONLY on 22 February & 22 October.