12 Day Cairo and Nile Cruise Package

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12-day Egypt adventure tour Package, Visit Cairo and See the Giza pyramids and the famous Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, and the white desert, with 3 nights Nile cruise between Aswan and Luxor then Visit Luxor and the Valley of kings. 

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►   Day 1- Arrival in Cairo:

Once you arrive at Cairo Airport, Marsa Alam tours representative will be waiting for you to assist you in Baggage inspection procedures and passport check at the airport. Then he will lead you by a modern private air-conditioned vehicle to check in at a hotel in Cairo
.►  Day 2- tour to  Giza Pyramids and Egyptian Museum 

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo or in Giza at 8:00 am and get ready for your Private day tour to the   Pyramids of Giza  with a Private tour guide
First, you will visit the Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of  Cheops  ) is the oldest and largest of the pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.

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The great pyramid was built as a tomb for the Fourth Dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu and estimate that it was built in the 26th century BC during a period of around 27 years.
Initially standing at 146.5 metres (481 feet), the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for more than 3,800 years. Throughout history, the majority of the smooth white limestone casing was removed, which lowered the pyramid's height to the present 138.5 metres. What is seen today is the underlying core structure. The base was measured to be about 230.3 metres (755.6 ft) square, giving a volume of roughly 2.6 million cubic metres (92 million cubic feet), which includes an internal hillock
If you wish to visit the burial chamber of King  Cheops . You can ask the tour guide to buy it for you it costs 400 l. E per person( 26$ per person)

 

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Then we will visit the Pyramid of Chephren or Khafre. This r is the second-tallest and second-largest of the 3 Ancient Egyptian  Pyramids of Giza  and the tomb of the Fourth-Dynasty pharaoh Khafre (Chefren), who ruled c. 2558−2532 BC



Then we will the Pyramid of Mykerinus. 

Enjoy a Panoramic View of the 3  Pyramids of Giza

Giza Pyramids Panoramic view

We go head to visit  the Valley Temple  of king Chephren. While doing that you can have a closer look at the Great Sphinx - the legendary guardian that stands by the huge funeral complex with its lion body and the head of king Chephren. Enjoy a camel ride by the  Pyramids of Giza  in the desert

►   Day 3 Old Cairo and Citadel 
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
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. 
Meals: Breakfast in the hotel and Lunch during the trip -Overnight in Cairo

 Day 4 Memphis and Sakkara and Dahsure

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo or in Giza at 8:00 am and get ready for your Private day tour to Memphis and Sakkara and Dahsure   with a Private tour guide
First, you will visit the visit 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 the first capital of Egypt, and see the Statue of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx of Memphis
overnight in Cairo 

 

►   Day 5- Cairo to the white desert:

Pick-up time At 07:00 from your hotel in Giza or in   Cairo, drive to   Bahariya Oasis, about 350 km east. This journey takes about 4 hours, there will be stops during the trip for WC and Coffee,  You will take your 4x4 Jeep and drive to the black desert, The Lunch will be served here in El Haize oasis, Later on, on day one, explore the white desert   National Park, the most well-known desert destination in Egypt. Then drive to the valley of Agabat, Valley of Agabat is deep within the white desert. 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, chalk (and maybe sand) developed.  As the sky turns pink 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 6- Bahariya- Cairo:

you'll enjoy breakfast in the desert, before driving to Bahariya Oasis, 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. 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, Then drive back to Cairo. If you need to extend one night in   Bahariya Oasis to discover the Oasis this is possible. then transfer to Giza Train Station for transfer to Aswan

► Day 7- Cairo- Aswan- Nile cruise

Pick up from your Aswan train station  and transfer to the Nile cruise
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 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 optional tour 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 onboard the Cruise

Meals: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner


 ► Day 8-Abu simble

Breakfast & Lunch onboard the cruise. Then Visit Abu Simbel
►  Optional Abu Simbel temples:100 $ per person 

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 onboard the Cruise
Galabyia Party.
 


 ► Day 9-Edfu and Luxor temples

Breakfast on the board on the Nile cruise, Breakfast on the Nile Cruise, 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.
► 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 karnak Egypt 360    temple - 40 $ P.P
 Day 10- Luxor- Cairo 

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 karnak Egypt 360   
 ► 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  :
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 during the trip- 
Meals: Breakfast- Lunch  then transfer to Luxor Train station to transfer to Cairo 
►  Day 11 Free Day in Cairo 
Pick up from Cairo train station and drive to your hotel in Cairo
free evening 
Overnight in Cairo  

►   Day 12-International departure

Check out - transfer to Cairo airport for final departure.  You can extend your stay in Cairo

 

Höhepunkte

  • ►   Giza Pyramids
  • ►   Cairo museum
  • ►   Camping in the white desert
  • ►   Phiala temple
  • ►   Karnak
  • ►   Valley of Kings
  • ►   Hatshepsut temple

►   Inclusions:

  • ► Pick-up service at Cairo Airport.

  • ►  Train tickets( Cairo Aswan - Luxor - Cairo )
  • ►  5 nights stay in Cairo at a hotel based on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • ► 3 nights Nile cruise between Aswan and Luxor 
  • ►   1 Night Camping in the white desert -Based on full board
  • ►   An escorted knowledgeable tour guide all over the tour.
  • ►   All your transportation during the tour with a private A.C car
  • ►   Entering fees to all the mentioned sightseeing on the itinerary.
  • ►   Private transfer from Aswan to Luxor.
  • ►   All service and Charges and taxes.

►   Exclusions:

  • ►   International Airfare.

  • ►   Egypt entry visa.
  • ►   Tipping
  • ►   Optional Tours

►   Please remember to bring:

  • ►   Passports valid 6 months
  • ►   Hat
  • ►   Suncreams
  • ►   Sunglasses

►  What you'll get Live guide

  • ►  English, French, German, Italian, Arabic, Dutch

 ►  Duration:

  • ►  About 12 Days / 11 Nights

 ►  Type:

  • ►  Private

►   Run:

  • ►  Everyday

►   Pick-Up Time:

  • ►  according to the flight landing 

► Booking Method:

  • ► Full Payment during the trip or by Visa Card Online Via our website