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Enjoy a splendid relaxed tour in Egypt to see the main attractions in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan. With a 4 days in Cairo you will explore the ancient, Islamic and Coptic parts of the city. Cruise the Nile in 4 days between Luxor and Aswan. 9 Days Egypt Deluxe Tour is a private tour with your private tour guide and includes all accommodation and sightseeing.
Cairo International airport
|Solo traveler||per person in double|
|May-sept||3344 US$||2115 US$|
|Oct- Apr||3620 US$||2300 US$|
Cairo Sheraton hotel or similar
Farah Nile Cruise / Le Fayan Nile Cruise or similar
This day is dedicated for your arrival. Upon arrival to Cairo airport meet Deluxe Tours representative then you will transfer with your private vehicle to your hotel for overnight.
Breakfast at hotel and meet your tour guide to start your first day in Egypt by exploring the ancient quarter. Firstly you will go to Memphis the old capital of Egypt to see the Sphinxes and the huge alabaster statue of Ramsis II. Then you will move to see the step pyramid of king Djoser in Sakkara.
Finally you will see the three pyramids of Giza where your tour guide will explain about their history and the way they were built. Then move to the plateau to have a full view of the pyramids at your back drop. (You can opt for a camel ride extra cost). Move down the valley to see the great Sphinx standing infront of the pyramids.
After the tour return back to your hotel.
After breakfast head to Egyptian museum in Cairo on display is a huge collection of artifact including the priceless collection of King Tut Ankh Amun.
Then head to the Coptic part of Cairo also named old Coptic Cairo (Misr Al Qadima) the area has many iconic churches the Hanging Church, Church of St. George, St, Barbara Church and the Ben Ezra synagogue. It is believed that the holy family took shelter in the area in their escape from the Roman emperor.
At the end of the tour return back to your hotel.
Arrive in Luxor, Upon arrival to Luxor meet your tour guide to begin exploring Luxor East Bank. Firstly you will see the Karnak temple, where generations of pharaohs wished to record their names. Walk through the Great Hypostyle Hall, strolling among its expertly aligned columns, which soar to 80 feet high. Continue to the striking Temple of Luxor. View the three large statues of Ramses II along the front of the temple pylons; the Courtyard of Ramses II; and the Colonnade of Amenhotep III, with its 50-foot-high columns. Walk in their shadows as visitors have done since antiquity and ponder the astonishing feats of engineering it took to create them. Then, Board your Nile cruise boat. Enjoy lunch & Dinner on board.
After breakfast on board Nile Cruise, explore the west bank of the Nile River and the Necropolis of Thebes. You will see the Colossi of Memnon. Next, arrive at the architecturally stunning Temple of Hatshepsut, ancient Egypt’s first female pharaoh and regarded today as one of its most successful. Continue to the Valley of the Kings, burial ground of the pharaohs and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a period of 500 years beginning in the 16th century BC, tombs were built along this valley for pharaohs and nobles, including that of “the boy king,” Tutankhamun. Enter the tomb of Tutankhamun (extra ticket) – found in 1922 by British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter- to discover the secrets of this storied chamber. This afternoon, Cruise to Edfu.
Today, view the Temple of Horus, falcon-headed god of the sky. Built in 230 BC by Ptolemy III, this amazingly well-preserved and colorful structure reveals what temple worship in ancient Egypt was like. Back on board, Cruise to Kom Ombo. Disembark at Kom Ombo (hill of gold) to visit the Greco- Roman temple dedicated to Haroeris (the sun god) and Sobek (the crocodile god), whom some ancient Egyptians considered the creator of the world. View the mummified remains of several crocodiles that once basked along the ancient Nile shore, just as their descendants do today. Back on board ,Cruise to Aswan.
Ride a motorized boat to Philae Temple on the island of Agilika. This sacred complex was dedicated to the goddess Isis and reflects a fusion of three great civilizations — Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The temple was dismantled and then painstakingly reassembled when the Aswan High Dam was constructed. Proceed to the granite quarries and site of the Unfinished Obelisk. Illustrating the skills of Egypt’s stonemasons, this monolith is one-third taller than any other ancient Egyptian obelisk. Later, Ride Like a Local around the Aswan Islands in a felucca, while enjoying a refreshing Scenic Sundowner.
Breakfast and Check out. Transfer airport for flight to Cairo.
(optional tour extra cost) Discover Abu Simbel, the commanding twin temples of Ramses II and his wife, Queen Nefertari. The former’s façade is dominated by four 70-foot-tall statues of the pharaoh. Perhaps even more impressive, this entire site was disassembled and moved here to save it from the floodwaters caused by the Aswan High Dam.
Arrive Cairo and transfer to hotel for overnight.
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to airport for final departure.