8 Day Egypt itinerary Cairo with Nile cruise and the desert

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We offer an 8-day Itinerary in Cairo and the white desert visit the Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian museum,1-night Camping in the white desert, Discover Aswan and Abu Simbel, Drive  Luxor, and visit the valley of the kings, Karnak temple, and Luxor temple.

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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 

Meals- No Meals

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  (   CheopsChephren, 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 200 Egyptian Pounds

The New Grand museum is not open yet. It will be open soon maybe end of 2021 or  in 2022

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

 Overnight in the Hotel  Cairo   

Meals: Breakfast in Hotel- Lunch During the trip

Day3- 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, chalk (and maybe sand) developed.  

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16: 30  explore the white desert   National Park, the most well-known desert destination in Egypt.

19:30 Make tents and Enjoy the sunset

19:30 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.

Meals: Breakfast in the hotel- Lunch Picnic-Dinner Bbq

Day 4- White desert - Cairo


At 06:00 am Enjoy sunrise

At 09:00 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 9 km east of Bahariya on the   Cairo   road, the spring is the best hot spring in temperature,

In The summertime will stop at Bir Madi( which is a cold  spring)

12:00 Then drive back to   Cairo. Arrival at  Cairo  at 16:30- If you want to add Lunch ( 15 $ Extra per person )

We have 2 Extra options for you to discover more about the oasis

1-First option

If you wish to discover more about the history of Bahariya oasis we do recommend doing an extra trip to the museum of the golden mummies,  Bawiti  tombs, and Alexander the Great temple

You will visit the tombs of     Bannentiu and Djed-Ankh-Amun-Iuf     (Zed-Amun) The tombs at Qasr Selim (26th Dynasty)In 1939 the Egyptian archaeologist Ahmed Fakhry (1905-1993) discovered four tombs at the ridge of Qarat Qasr Selim. Visit     Bawiti     Bawiti     is the Capital of     Bahariya Oasis  , Then Visit the Museum of the golden mummies and the temple of Ain El Muftella,     Bahariya Oasis ,  You will have lunch in    Bahariya Oasis   before driving to     Cairo


This will cost 35 $ per person Extra.

Single traveler:50 $

2- Second option


You can book Extra 3 Hours Bahariya oasis tour.

You will discover    Bahariya Oasis , The palm, and olives fields, Gebel Maghrafa. where the biggest Diansour( (Stromer's Tidal Giant) was ever discovered in 1914 at the base of Gebel Dist. Lake al-Marun which is the biggest salt lake in    Bahariya Oasis , Enjoy the sunset from The summit of the English Mountain(Gebel Al Ingleez). the view from the top offers a panorama of the northern part of the oasis. 


This will cost 35 $ per person Extra.

Single traveler:50 $

 

Meals: Breakfast in the desert

Overnight in Cairo -

Day 5- Cairo- Aswan- Nile cruise


Pick up from your hotel in Cairo and fly to Aswan fo then 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, 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 onboard the Cruise

Meals: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

Day 6-Abu simble


Breakfast & Lunch onboard the cruise. Then Visit Abu Simbel

►❤ 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 onboard the Cruise
Galabyia Party.

 

 

Day 7-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 8- 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

Fly to Cairo - international departure

Highlights

  • The Pyramids of Giza
  • The Sphinx
  • The Egyptian Museum
  • Bahariya oasis
  • The white desert
  • Abu Simbel
  • Phiala temple
  • The Nubian village
  • The valley of the kings
  • Karnak temple
  • Luxor temple