10 Days Egypt Travel Package Cairo with Nile cruise and White desert

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10 Days Egypt Travel Package Cairo with Nile cruise and White desert 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 .

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Day 1- Arrival in Cairo: Memphis Sakkara & Dahshour

Marsa Alam tours representative will meet & assist you at  Cairo  International Airport, Transfer to the hotel by the private air-conditioned vehicle you will be picked up from your hotel in Cairo by our tour guide to enjoy Cairo Day Tour to Memphis Sakkara and Dahshur Pyramids. You will start with 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. 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 its companions at Giza. Then drive to your hotel. overnight at  Hotel  at Giza

Day 2: Tour To Giza Pyramids and The Egyptian Museum

After Breakfast, 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 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 royal mummies. You need to ask the tour guide to take the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and you pay for this. It will cost 35 $ extra

Free time to discover Cairo by night Overnight in the Hotel

 

Day 3- Old Cairo & Aswan:

Pick Up time from your hotel at  Giza at 08:00 am by your Egyptologist tour guide, Enjoy a fantastic orientation tour of Cairo on an 8-hour excursion that takes in the major monuments of Old Cairo and the maze of streets and stalls of the historic Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Following a hotel pick-up from Cairo or Giza, 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 a maze of alleys that have been at the center of Cairo’s trading activities since the 14th century. After an amazing trip, You will be picked up at Cairo airport for a short flight to Aswan- Transfer to Hotel in Aswan and overnight.
 

Day 4- Aswan attractions:

Pick up from your hotel in Aswan 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

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

Enjoy the sailing trip with Felucca  Around Elephantine island

Optional Trip to visit the Nubian Village

See a Nubian Village, The Nubian Village is colorful, fun, friendly

Dinner &overnight onboard the Cruise.

Day 5- Trip to Abu Simbel and kom ombo:


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 Aswan by the afternoon, Lunch will be served in Aswan

13:00 sail to Kom Ombo

 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 6- Edfu and Luxor temple

Breakfast on 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
 

Day 7- Valley of the Kings

In the Moring, you Can choose to enjoy an early morning air balloon ride (suitable from 6 years+) This is an optional tour

Pick up from your hotel in  Luxor    Start your tour of the ancient city of  Luxor. Accompanied by your private tour guide where you’ll  begin to visit the famous historical site

Valley of the Kings

You will cross the Nile to visit some of the most spectacular highlights of  Luxor's fabled West Bank during which you will explore with your own private tour guide Visit the valley of the Kings. You will visit 3 Tombs.

1-The  Valley of the Kings:

The final resting place of Egypt’s rulers from the 18th to the 20th dynasty is home to tombs including the great Pharaoh Ramses II and boy Pharaoh  Tutankhamun. The tombs were well stocked with all the material goods a ruler might need in the next world. Most of the decoration inside the tombs is still well preserved.
If you wish to visit the Tomb of The young Pharaoh    Tutankhamun. It costs 200 Egyptians Pounds Extra

The Temple of  Hatshepsut:

The Temple of  Hatshepsut is one of the most beautiful & best preserved of all of the temples of Ancient Egypt you can find at  Luxor. The temple was built on three levels with two wide ramps in a central position joining the levels together. Rising out of the desert Plain, in a series of terraces, The temple of  Hatshepsut   Mergs with sheer limestone Cliffs on the eastern face of the Theban Mountain as if Nature herself had built this Extraordinary monument.

Colossi of Memnon:

Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of king Amenhotep III that are the only remains of a complete mortuary temple. The statues are made from blocks of quartzite sandstone which exist in Cairo and then moved 700 KM to  Luxor, The two 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. At around noon you will have lunch in a local restaurant in  Luxor, 

Medinet Habu:

Ramesseum:

The valley of the Queens :

Karnak temple:

Karnak  temple is the largest ancient religious site known anywhere in the world, No site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak karnak Egypt 360 . It is the largest temple complex ever built by man. It represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders and Pharaohs. The Temple of  Karnak karnak Egypt 360  is actually three main temples situated on 247 acres of land.

In the Afternoon - Transfer to the hotel

Day 8- Dendera temple from  Luxor:


Early departure from Luxor to Qena, Qena is a very beautiful City Cross the Nile to the west bank to Visit the Dendera temple

Dendera temple:

The Temple of Hathor was largely constructed during the Late Ptolemaic period, specifically during the reign of Ptolemy XII and Cleopatra VII. Later additions were made during the Roman period. Although built by a dynasty of rulers who were not native Egyptians themselves, the design of this temple has been found to be in accordance with that of other classical Egyptian temples, with the exception of the front of the hypostyle hall, which, according to an inscription above the entrance, was constructed by Emperor Tiberius.

Apart from these, there are also scenes in the temple complex portraying the Ptolemaic rulers. For example, carved onto the external face of one of the temple walls is a huge relief of Cleopatra VII and her son by Julius Caesar and co-ruler, Ptolemy XV (better known as Caesarion). The two Ptolemaic rulers are shown dressed in Egyptian garb, and offering sacrifices.

Hathor was also regarded as a goddess of healing, and this is evident in the presence of a sanatorium in the temple complex. Here, pilgrims would come to be cured by the goddess. Sacred water (which was made holy by having it poured onto statues inscribed with sacred texts) was used for bathing, unguents were dispensed by the priests of Hathor, and sleeping quarters were provided for those hoping that the goddess would appear in their dreams, and so aid them. 
Deir el-medina (valley of the artisans)
Tombs of noblesTrip 
Deir el-medina (valley of the artisans)
and Tombs of nobles

Then Drive back to Luxor - Overnight Luxor

Day 9-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 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 10- 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, 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- Drive to Cairo airport

 

Highlights

  • The Pyramids of Giza
  • The Sphinx
  • The Egyptian Museum
  • Memphis
  • Sakkara
  • Dahshour Pyramids
  • Abu Simbel temples 
  • Sail with Felucca
  • Phiala temple
  • High dam
  • Karnak temple
  • The valley of Kings
  • Luxor temple
  • The Colossi of Memnon
  • Hatshepsut temple
  • Medinet Habu
  • Ramesseum
  • The valley of the Queens 
  • Dendera temple:
  • The white desert 
  • Camping in the white desert
  • Bahariya oasis

Inclusions:

  • ​​​​​3 nights at Giza in Cairo bed and breakfast basis.( 26th December till 29th December)
  • 3 nights Nile cruises  based on full board
  • 1-night Camping in the white desert
  • 1 night at Aswan Basma Hotel
  • 2 nights at Steigenberger Luxor
  • Flight tickets { Cairo – Aswan / Luxor – Cairo }
  • An escorted knowledgeable tour guide all over the tour.
  • All your transportation during the tour with a private A.C car
  • Entering fees for all the mentioned sightseeing on the itinerary. Except for Luxor & Cairo

Exclusions:

  • International Airfare.
  • Egypt entry visa.
  • Tipping
  • Luxor Entrance( Luxor Pass)
  • Cairo Pass

Please remember to bring:

  • Passports valid 6 months
  • Hat
  • Suncreams
  • Sunglasses
Accommodation Plan:
  • In Cairo: Giza Pyramids View Guest house
  • Nile cruise-Royal Princess
  •  Aswan -Basma Hotel
  • Luxor: Steigenberger Nile Palace