9 Days Egypt Tour Package Cairo and the desert

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Enjoy 9 Days Egypt Tour Itinerary, Visit the Pyramids of Giza, The Sphinx, Cairo museum, and 4 Days Nile Cruise, and Enjoy 2 Days unique desert trip in Fayoum from Cairo, Visit Wadi Al Hitan( whales valley). The site today is a Protected area and a Natural Heritage Site.

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Day 1 Arrival Day:


Marsa Alam  tours representative will meet & assist you at   Cairo  International Airport, Transfer to hotel by private air-conditioned vehicle

Free evening

Depends on your arrival. If your flight arrives, If you have an early flight to Cairo you can contact us to make a tour suggestion 

Overnight in the Hotel

Optional trip to the sound and the light show at Giza Pyramids and costs 40 $ Per person


Day 2-Giza Pyramids and The Museum


You will be picked up from your hotel in   Cairo by our tour guide to enjoy a great excursion to The Pyramids of Giza (   Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, which dates back to the time of and visit the Valley Temple. enjoy a free camel ride

Lunch will be served during the Pyramids at the local restaurant in Giza

Then visit the Egyptian Museum

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Tahir

It exhibits a rare collection of over 250,000 genuine artifacts that date as far back as 5000 years, including an exclusive exhibit dedicated to the Tutankhamen - A collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry that were buried in his tomb for over 3,500 years before they were discovered in 1920 when his tomb was excavated.

If you wish to visit the mummies royal hall. You need to ask the tour guide to take the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and you pay for this. It will cost 30 $

The New Grand museum is not open yet. It will be open soon in 2022

Enjoy free time in the old bazaar for shopping

Optional trip to the sound and the light show at Giza Pyramids and costs 40 $ Per person

 Overnight in the Hotel Cairo  
 

Day 3 Cairo -Aswan:


Early this morning you will be transferred to the airport for a short internal flight down to Aswan. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to our 5-star Nile cruise ship. 

Embarkation& Lunch on board the Nile Cruise, proceed
Visits of Aswan including the Temple of Philae and tour by Felucca around Elephantine, the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk

Phiala temple:
Built to honor the goddess Isis, this was the last temple built in the classical Egyptian style. Construction began around 690 BC, and it was one of the last outposts where the goddess was worshipped.

The High Dam:
Aswan High Dam is a rock-fill dam located at the northern border between Egypt and Sudan. The dam is fed by the River Nile and the reservoir forms Lake Nasser. Construction for the project began in 1960 and was completed in 1968. It was officially inaugurated in 1971.

The Unfinished Obelisk :
Aswan was the source of ancient Egypt’s finest granite, used to make statues and embellish temples, pyramids, and obelisks. The large unfinished obelisk in the Northern Quarries has provided valuable insight into how these monuments were created, although the full construction process is still not entirely clear. Three sides of the shaft, nearly 42m long, were completed except for the inscriptions. At 1168 tonnes, the completed obelisk would have been the single heaviest piece of stone the Egyptians ever fashioned. 

12:00 lunch on board the Cruise


Optional trip to the Nubian village:

The Nubian village is one of Aswan's attractions. It's worth visiting and spending  2 hours. The place is very authentic and genuine, Colorful and artistic, the Nubian Village will surprise you in every corner! While walking in the village, you will straight away feel the soul of this place!
Dinner &overnight on board the Cruise


Day 4- Trip o  Abu simbel:


Early departure from  Aswan to Abu simble
Abu Simbel temples

The two temples of Ramses the second and the Queen Nefertari were carved out of the Mountain on the west bank of the Nile between 1274 and 1244 B.c, The Great Temple was dedicated to Ramses the second, Ra-Harakhty, Amun Ra, and Ptah, with 4 Colossal statues, The second temple was dedicated to The Queen Nefertari and Goddess Hathor, the two temples were dismantled stone by stone and rebuilt on higher ground, The preservation of the two temples of Abu Simbel must Rank as the greatest Achievement of the Unesco

13:00 sail to Kom Ombo

 Visit The temple of Kom Ombo

The temple and the associated settlement site located 40 K.m north of Aswan, the temple was dedicated to the deities Sobek and Horus  and date mainly to the Ptolemaic and Roman period(332 B.b -395 A.c)
Sail to Edfu-Overnight in Edfu 
Dinner &overnight on board the Cruise
Galabyia Party.


Day 5 -Edfu- Luxor temple:


Breakfast on the board on the Nile cruise, Breakfast on the Nile Cruise, Visit the Edfu

Edfu temple :

Upper Egyptian site dominated by a large well -Preserved temple, dedicated to the hawk-God Horus, The Construction of Ptolemaic temple of Horus, which was founded on the site of a much earlier temple, dated to the period between the reigns of Ptolemy the Third(246 B.c), The descriptions on the walls include the Myth of contending of Horus and Seth(Probably performed annually as a religious Drama.
Sail to Luxor through Esna lock
Visit Luxor temple
Luxor Temple:
Largely built by the New Kingdom Pharaoh Amenhotep the Third and Completed by King Tutankhamon and the Great King Ramses the second, The First pylon was raised by Ramses the second and Decorated  with His Military Battle of Kadesh
Dinner &overnight on board the Cruise
 
Day 6 west bank of Luxor- Hurghada:


Optional Trip to the balloon ride 85 $ per person

In the morning, enjoy an early morning air balloon ride. This is an incredible way to see the “world’s largest open-air museum, See the valley of the Kings and temples

Breakfast on the board on the Nile cruise, Breakfast on the Nile Cruise, Visit the west bank of  Luxor  and  Karnak

The Valley of the Kings:
Once  called the great Place of the Truth, this valley is Called now the valley of the Kings, It is a Majestic domain of the Pharaohs who once lay in great stone Sarcophagi, awaiting immortality, The isolated valley behind Deir el Bahri is dominated by the Pyramid-Shaped Mountain Peak

The colossi of Memnon:
Massive  pair statues Known as the  Colossi of Memnon, Rising about 18 M from the plain, They are the remains of what was once the largest  complex on the west bank, Built by Amenhotep the Third

The Queen  Hatshepsut  temple :
Rising out of the desert Plain, in a series of terraces, The temple of  Hatshepsut  Mergs with sheer limestone Cliffs of the eastern face of the Theban Mountain as if Nature herself had built this Extraordinary monument.

Karnak  temple
Karnak  is more than A temple, is a spectacular Complex of Sanctuaries, Kiosks, Pylons, and Obelisks, All dedicated to the Theban gods and to the Greater Glory of Egypt`s Pharaohs,  Karnak  was the Most Important place for the worship of the Theban Triad(Amun, Mut, and Khonso) 

Disembarkation after Breakfast.

We'll then take our air-conditioned private bus to Hurghada on the Red Sea coast, where we'll be staying in an all-inclusive resort.


Day 7- Day trip to wadi El Hitan


Pick up from Cairo airport transferred by air-conditioned Car to  Tunis village in El Fayoum Oasis in the Western Desert

Visit wadi Al Hitan by Toyota land cruiser 4x4

Start your adventure by Toyota land cruiser 4x4  to   Wadi Al Hitan Wadi-Al-Hitan Egypt 360  

From: Tunis village in Fayoum, Egypt.
To: Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley), Egypt.
Driving distance: 69.2 km.
Duration: 1 hour 37 mins

Wadi Al Hitan Wadi-Al-Hitan Egypt 360 ’ is a Protected area and a Natural Heritage Site added in 2005 by UNESCO a world heritage site, WADI EL-HITAN is also known for scientists in the Zeuglodon Valley, have been discovered in 1936, it is located 35 KM west of the Wadi El-Ryan, right deep into the desert western desert, is It is an area of fossils; considered as an open museum, dates back to 45 million years and contains petrified primitive whales skeletons, shark teeth, shells and roots of Mangroves preserved in soft rocks. Everywhere you go here you find petrified seashells and corals, Visit the  Fossil & Climate Change Museum Wadi-Al-Hitan#Change_Climate_Museum Egypt 360 Wadi-Al-Hitan
 The museum hosts a variety of whale fossils, and skeletons that are displayed outdoors, as for the museum it has a variety of fossils, skeletons, fossilized mangroves, and ancient seashells exhibited indoors in glass boxes, Enjoy your lunch

Lunchtime

Lunchtime in Wadi el Hitan rest house, You can advise which meal you like and we arrange it

Drive back to Tunis village by

Drive to The Magic lake and Gebel Al-Mudawara

The Magic lake:

One of the most beautiful lakes in Egypt, overlooking sand dunes, is the Magic lake. Around the lake gives you the chance to witness one of the most eye-catching sunsets you will ever see.
Magic Lake is a beautiful lake located in Wadi El Rayan in Fayoum. It was named the Magic lake as it changes its colors several times a day depending on the time of year and the amount of sunlight it receives.

It is an amazingly beautiful place surrounded by desert. People spend their time hiking & sand-boarding beside Magic Lake or even swimming in the lake itself.

The lake contains minerals that are said to help treat patients with rheumatism.

It is an amazingly beautiful place surrounded by desert. People spend their time hiking & sand-boarding beside Magic Lake or even swimming in the lake itself.

Gebel Al Mudawara:

Seven Kilometres south of the waterfall, Along the left eastern side of the road, Is a picturesque Area known as  Al Mudawara, The Lookout, There are three  Mountain along the lakeshore, it is  a favorite Picnic Area

Wadi El Rayan:

Wadi El Rayan is a depression 42 Meters below sea level and covers 673 K.m.In 1966 this depression became a water reservoir when it was connected with Qarun Lake by underground Pipe

Tea time by sunset- back to Tunis Village- overnight in Tunis village

Day 8-Fayoum oasis


Enjoy Egyptian Breakfast, following with sand dunes Trip, and visit  Qusur El Arab. Wadi El Rayan. Then Proceed to Visit

The Petrified forest 

Situated in the north of Lake Qaroun in Gabal Qatrani is the largest petrified forest in the world, home to 40 meters high trees that have survived in ossified form for thousands of years


Then Dimeh el Sabah

Dimeh al-Siba (Dime, Dima, and nearby Qasr al-Sangha) on the northern side of Lake Qaroun is one of the most interesting in the Fayoum, Dimeh al-Siba, Dimeh of the Lions, was a Ptolemaic city believed to be founded by Ptolemy II in the third century BC, on a site that shows evidence of habitation from the Neolithic period. Today, it is more isolated, but during Ptolemaic times it was at the shore of the much larger lake, situated at the edge of Moeris Bay and the beginning of the caravan routes into the Western Desert, The ruins of Dimeh al-Siba contain the two temples, houses, underground chambers, streets and ten-meter high walls that are sometimes up to five meters thick. The walls themselves are a testament to the survivability of mudbrick in the desert environment. The ground is strewn with debris. An uncountable number of shards cover the entire temple mound. 

Qaser Al Sagha

The Golden Fortress(Qaser Al Sagha) is an unusual  Middle kingdom, The building is situated North of the lake, The temple is constructed of limestone. The Function of this unusual temple is unclear.

Drive to Cairo - Overnight in Cairo


Day 9-International Departure


Breakfast at the hotel then a representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you through final your departure formalities.

Höhepunkte

  • The Pyramids of Giza
  • The Sphinx
  • Cairo museum
  • Aswan
  • Luxor
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Abu Simbel( Optional)
  • Phiala temple
  • The high dam
  • The unfinished obelisk
  • Kom Ombo temple
  • Edfu temple
  • The valley of kings
  • Karnak temple
  • Hatshepsut temple
  • Karnak temple
  • Luxor temple
  • The colossi of Memnon
  • The balloon ride( Optional)
  • Visit Wadi El Hitan-Valley of the whales
  • 4 Trip in the desert with sand dunes
  • Visit Fayoum oasis
  • Wadi El Rayan
  • Magic Lake
  • The Petrified forest 
  • Then Dimet el Sabah
  • Qaser Al Sagha

Inclusions:

  •  Meet & assist at Cairo International Airport + transfer to hotel by air-conditioned vehicle  
  •  Lunch at a local restaurant in Cairo 
  • 4 nights accommodation in Cairo at 5 stars including breakfast & all taxes - 
  • 03 nights accommodation at 5 stars Nile Cruise on full board 
  • 1 night in Ecolodge in Tunis Village or Campsite in Fayoum
  •  All sightseeing tours on board your Nile cruise include: 
  • Day Trip to Abu Simbel from Aswan
  •  Tour to the High Dam, Philae Temple in Aswan
  • Tour to Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples.
  • Tour to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple & Colossi of Memnon.
  • Tour to Karnak and Luxor Temples.
  • Entrance fees to all sites as mentioned in the program
  • Flight tickets Cairo Aswan- Hurghada Cairo
  •  All The prices are per person and in us dollars  
  • English speaking guide
  • All service charges and taxes 
  • Assist & transfer to Cairo International airport on final departure

Exclusions:

  • International flights to Egypt
  • Any other optional tours if required. 
  • Tip.

Please remember to bring:

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sun Cream