9 day Egypt Itinerary Nile cruise and White desert tour

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Our 9 day Egypt Itinerary Nile cruise and White desert tour takes you to Cairo to The Pyramids of Giza,  The Sphinx, and Enjoy 4 days Nile Cruise from Aswan to see Egypt attractions like the Valley of the Kings, Abu Simbel temples, Karnak temple then discover the white desert and Alexandria 

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Day 1-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  

Then visit the Egyptian Museum
► the Egyptian Museum
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.
Free time to discover Cairo by night
 

Day 2 -Alexandria

Start your private tour to    Alexandria from    Cairo , starting 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 km Northwest of    Cairo. Arrive at    Alexandria   around 10 am
Start your day 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. 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 the 3rd Century B.c. 
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.
overnight in Cairo 
 

► Day 3-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 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 then the deepest fiery orange, the rock-shapes fade, and silence are 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 4- 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 MountainCrystal 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 overnight in Cairo 
 

► Day 5- Aswan sightseeing

fly to Aswan 

Early Visit Abu Simbel from Aswan by Private Car
► 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

Back to the cruise have your lunch on the cruise then start aswan sightseeing 

► 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. 
Dinner &overnight on board the Cruise

 

► Day 6-  Kom Ombo

13:00 sail to Kom Ombo

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


►  Visit The temple of Kom Ombo

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

► Day 7- Edfu and Luxor temple
Breakfast on the board 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 the 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 onboard the Cruise

► Day 8-Luxor -The valley of Kings-Karnak temple

Breakfast on the board 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 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, 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.
Overnight o board the Cruise in Luxor
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) 
Fly to Cairo from Luxor - Then transfer to your hotel in Cairo - Overnight  in Cairo

► Day 9-Departure time 
 transfer to Cairo international airport. for departure 

Highlights

  • ► The Pyramids of Giza
  • ► The Sphinx
  • ► The Egyptian Museum
  • ► Abu Simbel temples 
  • ► Sail with Felucca
  • ► Phiala temple
  • ► High dam
  • ► Karnak temple
  • ► The valley of Kings
  • ► Luxor temple
  • ► The Colossi of Memnon
  • ► Hatshepsut temple
  • ► The white desert 
  • ► Camping in the white desert
  • ► Bahariya oasis
  • ► Alexandria 
► Inclusions:
  • ► 4 nights in Cairo based on Bed and Breakfast (pyramid front view )
  • ► 3 night Nile cruise  based on full board
  • ► 1-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

►  What you'll get Live guide

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

 ►  Duration:

  • ►  About 9  Days / 8 Nights

 ►  Type:

  • ►  Private

►   Run:

  • ►  Everyday

►   Pick-Up Time:

  • ►  according to the flight

► Booking Method:

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


 

Route

  1. Cairo
  2. Aswan
  3. Luxor
  4. Cairo
  5. Bahariya Oasis
  6. Al Farafra Desert
  7. Cairo
  8. Cairo