Egypt 12 Day Itinerary

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12 Days Tour Package Cairo Aswan Luxor Hurghada, visit the Pyramids of Giza, the famous Sphinx, Enjoy 4 Days Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan with Abu Simbel, and Enjoy the sun and the sea at the resort in Hurghada.

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Day 1- Arrival in Cairo:

Marsa Alam  tours representative will meet & assist you at   Cairo  International Airport, Transfer to hotel by private air-conditioned vehicle
Free evening
Overnight in the Hotel
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 
Day 2-The Pyramids of Giza and Cairo 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.
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 $ per person
The New Grand museum is not open yet. It will be open soon may open by end of 2022
 Overnight in the Hotel Cairo  
Optional trip to the sound and the light show at Giza Pyramids and costs 40 $ Per person

Day 3-Old Cairo:

Pick Up time from your hotel in   Cairo or Giza at 08:00 am with your Egyptologist tour guide, you will drive up to the Saladin Citadel, constructed by Salah al-Din on the Moqattam Hills in 1183 AD as a defense against Crusader armies. Known for its fresh air and sweeping views of   Cairo, it is now a preserved historic site of mosques and museums, including the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha
Designed by the Turkish architect Yousif Boushnaq, who came to   Cairo especially from Istanbul to build the great building, the mosque's alabaster structure stands in beautiful contrast to the sandstone city.
Lunch will be served in a local restaurant in Old   Cairo
Then, visit Old   Cairo   to see major attractions such as the Hanging Church, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Church of St. Barbara, and the Church of Abu Serga, one of the oldest Coptic churches in   Cairo
Continue to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East. Discover the old Cairo the center of   Cairo ’s trading activities since the 14th century. After an amazing trip. 
Overnight in Cairo

Day-4-Cairo-Aswan:

Pick up from Giza Hotel to Cairo   airport  for a short flight  to Aswan from Cairo   An Early flight from Cairo to Aswan

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
at 16:00 sailing trip with Felucca around Elphinatine island and Visit Lord Kitchener island- Then visit 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 5-Abu simble-kom ombo temples
Breakfast & Lunch onboard the cruise.
Early Visit to Abu Simbel from Aswan
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.
lunch on the Nile cruise
13:00 Sail to Kom Ombo
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 6- Edfu temple-Luxor temple:
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
You will be back around 10:00 
Lunch on the Cruise 
At 10:30 Sail to Luxor through Esna lock
Arrive Luxor at 18:00
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
Optional trip to the sound Light Karnak Temple - 40 $ P.P
Day 7- Valley of Kings and Karnak temple:
Optional trip Balloon ride over the valley of the Kings 80 $ per person
Breakfast on the board on the Nile cruise, Breakfast on the Nile Cruise, Visit the west bank of Luxor and Karnak temple.   
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 temple 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) 
Lunch during the trip- drive to Hurghada

Day 8-Cairo to the white desert
At 06:00 am Pick up time from your hotel in Giza or in  Cairo, drive to   Bahariya Oasis , which is located about 350 km east of Cairo  This journey takes about 4 hours, arrive at 10:00 there will be stops during the trip for WC and Coffee
At 10:00  you will take your 4x4 Jeep and drive to   the black desert  
12:00 The Lunch will be served here in El Haize oasis
13:00 Then drive to the   valley of Agabat
15:00  Arrive at the Valley of Agabat is deep within the white desert white-desert Egypt 360   You have to be there to feel the out-worldly beauty of the place. Millions of years ago, the place used to be under the sea. Over the years, unique rock formations of limestone, and chalk (and maybe sand) developed.  
16: 30  explore the white desert white-desert Egypt 360     National Park, the most well-known desert destination in Egypt.
17:30 Make tents and Enjoy the sunset
18:30 As the sky turns pink and then the deepest fiery orange, the rock-shapes fade, and silence is all around. Sitting around a small fire and enjoying the simplest meal of chicken, rice, and vegetables, you will feel like nothing has ever tasted so good. Bedouin staff will arrange dinner and desert camping.
Day 9- White desert- Baharyia-Cairo
At 06:00 am Enjoy sunrise
At 07:00 Am you'll enjoy breakfast in the desert, before driving to Bahariya Oasis
At 09:00 On the way back, you will visit   Crystal Mountain , Crystal Mountain , locally known as Gebel al-Izzaz. It's more of a crystal hill, seen on the right, which is often called the Jewel of the desert is formed by the quartzite crystals and looks amazing in the sun's rays. A few decades ago, that natural feature has been found by accident.
11:00 Drive to   Bahariya Oasis , Soak in the heat at   Bir Sigam , a hot spring that can help to relax.  Located at 7 km east of Bahariya on the  Cairo  road, the spring is the best hot spring in temperature,
12:00 Then drive back to  Cairo. Arrival at Cairo at 16:30
Day 10-Wadi el Hitan Trip from Cairo
Pick up from your hotel in Cairo and transferred by air-conditioned Car to El Fayoum Oasis in the Western Desert
Pick up from Cairo airport transferred by air-conditioned Car to  Tunis village in El Fayoum Oasis in the Western Desert
Driving distance: 126 km.
Duration: 1 hour 52 mins.
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 as 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 sea shell and corals, Visit the  Fossil & Climate Change Museum Wadi-Al-Hitan#Change_Climate_Museum Egypt 360
 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
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.
The 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’s simply a magical place for a magical trip.
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 Then drive back to Cairo-Overnight in Cairo
Day 11-Alexanderia tour from Cairo
Start your private tour to   Alexandria from  Cairo, starting at 7:00 am with a Pickup from your hotel by our Egyptologist, and transfer by Private A/C Vehicle to   Alexandria , The distance is 220 k/m Northwest of  Cairo. Arrive at     Alexandria   around 10 am
Start your day Tour in   Alexandria by Visiting The Roman  Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa  
The Catacombs Kom el Shoqafa  :
Archaeologists believe that the Catacomb of Kom el Shoqafa was started in the 2nd century A.D. and was used to intern the dead for the next 200 years. This was a period in the history of the city of   Alexandria when there was a great mixture of different cultures. Of course, there was the ancient history of the great Egyptian kingdoms which went back thousands of years
Pompey Pillar:
Has nothing to do with Pompey. The story behind the name refers to the possible burial ground of the Roman general when he fled to Egypt and was assassinated after losing a major battle in Greece against Caesar. The red granite column was probably built to honor Emperor Diocletian. Today it stands 25 meters high and is the tallest ancient monument in   Alexandria
The Citadel of Sultan Qeitbay:
The Citadel was built in the 15th Century by the Mamlouk Sultan Qeitbay, To Guard the City against the threat of Crusaders, This wonderful Islamic Monument was built by the use of the ruins of the old Lighthouse that was constructed by Ptolemy 11 in 3rd Century B.c. The Lighthouse was damaged during an Earthquake that Occurred in Egypt in 1303 A.c during the reign of the Mamlouk King  Qeitbay
Lunch in   Alexandria  in Egyptian Restaurant
The new Library of   Alexandria  :
The Library of   Alexandria was reborn in October 2002 to reclaim the mantle of its ancient namesake. It is not just an extraordinarily beautiful building; it is also a vast complex where the arts, history, philosophy, and science come together. Moreover, the myriad activities it offers have made it a place for open discussion, dialogue, and understanding.

Day 12-International departure
The tour ends after breakfast at our hotel in  Cairo, with transfers included to take you to the airport for your flight home. If you wish to extend your stay in  Cairo, please contact us.

Then drive to Cairo airport for international departure
 

Höhepunkte

  • Giza Pyramids
  • Old Cairo
  • Cairo museum
  • Abu Simbel
  • Phiala temple
  • Karnak
  • Valley of Kings
  • Hatshpsut temple
  • Red sea 

Inclusions:

  • 6 nights in Cairo based on Bed and Breakfast
  • 3-night Nile cruise  based on full board
  • 2-night camping in the white desert based on full board
  • Entrance fees for All mentioned sites Except optional Tickets
  • Flight Tickets- Cairo-Aswan-Luxor-Cairo
  • Private tour guide
  • Lunch during the trips

Exclusions:

  • Tipping
  • Any extra
  • Meals which are not mentioned

Please remember to bring:

  • Passports
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses

Route

  1. Cairo
  2. Sharm El-Sheikh
  3. Hurghada
  4. Luxor
  5. Aswan
  6. Cairo