Day 1- Arrival day
Marsa Alam tours representative will meet & assist you at Cairo International Airport, Transfer to the hotel by private air-conditioned vehicle.
Overnight in the Hotel
Meals: no meals
Day 2-Giza Pyramids Sakkara and Memphis
This morning you will experience the icons of ancient Egypt! your Egyptologist guide will accompany you to the pyramids of Giza, where you can see the Great Pyramid of Giza, the pyramid of Khafre, the pyramid of Menkaure, and the Great Sphinx.
Then drive to the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, which is considered the world's oldest major stone structure. It was built in the 3rd Dynasty for King Djoser. Then Proceed to have your lunch at a local restaurant. After that transfer to Memphis which was founded by King Menes, and was the capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, it was considered to be a center of rule and culture for over 3000 years, and see the Statue of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx of Memphis.
Then drive to Dahshur, Two of the later pyramids constructed here have been completely destroyed by time, and the elements and several others, such as the Black Pyramid (12th Dynasty, 1929-1885 BC), are badly damaged, but Dahshur also boasts two of Egypt’s best-preserved early pyramids. Both built during the reign of King Sneferu (2613-2589 BC), the founder of the 4th Dynasty, the Bent Pyramid, and the Red Pyramid at Dahshur are massive evidence of the architectural development that lead to the construction of the Great Pyramid and it companions at Giza. Then drive to your hotel.
Day 3-Egyptian Museum and Old Cairo
You will be picked up from your hotel in Cairo by our tour guide to enjoy a great excursion to 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 200 Egyptian Pounds
The New Grand museum is not open yet. It will be open soon maybe end of 2021 or in 2022
Lunch will be served at the local restaurant during the trip.
Then 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.
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 a maze of alleys that have been at the center of Cairo’s trading activities since the 14th century.
Overnight in Cairo.
Days 4- Days trip to Alexandria
Start your Private tour to Alexandria From Cairo, starts at 7:00 am with 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 Days Tour in Alexandria 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
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. ToDays it stands 25 meters high and is the tallest ancient monument in Alexandria
The Citadel of Sultan Qaitbay:
The Citadel was built in the 15th Century by the Mamlouk Sultan Qaitbay, 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 the 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 Qaitbay
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.
Back to Cairo from Alexandria Arrival Cairo at 19:00- Overnight in Cairo
Day 5-Aswan attractions
You will be picked up frpm you hotel to Cairo International Airport.
Then fly from Cairo to Aswan.
Pick up from Aswan airport then transfer to the Nile cruise.
Today you will visit Aswan attractions, including the Temple of Philae, and tour by Felucca around Elephantine, the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk.
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.
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.
Breakfast & Lunch on board 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 onboard the Cruise.
Day 7- Edfu and Luxor
Breakfast on the Nile Cruise and visit the Edfu around 08:00 by horse carriage
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.
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 8- Luxor- The valley of the 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 Then Disembarkation 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 Know 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 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 will be served during the trip
Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada.
Overnight in Hurghada hotel.
Day 9- Hurghada
Breakfast then continue your tour by experiencing countless options and activities in Hurghada swimming in the sea, enjoying the warm sun on the fabulous sandy beaches, having soft drinks, and fresh food and many more options.
Day 10- Hurghada - Free day
Lose yourself with a free tour to discover Hurghada, You can book a trip to Giftun Island, Or Dolphin house.
Day 11- Hurghada
Free day in Hurghada.
Day 12- Departure
Check out from the hotel in Hutghada.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Hurghada to Hurghada airport.
Fly to Cairo.