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Have Only got 9 days to spend in Egypt and working out how to make 9 days Egypt itinerary? vist the most important highlights in Cairo and Alexandria then relax and enjoy in Siwa oasis .
►Day 1- Arrival in Cairo:
Marsa Alam Tours representative will meet & assist you at Cairo International Airport, Transfer to the hotel by private air-conditioned vehicle,
check in the hotel then at 5 or 8 pm take you to enjoy a 2 hours dinner cruise with a billy dance on the Nile on a wonderful baot
Overnight in the Hotel
► 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 ( 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
overnight in Cairo
► 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.
overnight in Cairo
► Day 3- Old Cairo and khan al khalili bazaar
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 defence 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
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 the old Cairo the centre of Cairo’s trading activities since the 14th century. After an amazing trip,
overnight in Cairo
► Day 4 -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
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.
At the end of your tour check into your hotel in Alexandria, then transfer to Siwa from Alexandria
arrive about 2 or 3 am overnight in Siwa Ghaliet Ecko lodge
Overnight at Ghaliet Ecolodge
► Day 5: Siwa
At 11 am and after you have your breakfast at your echo lodge hotel, your driver and guide will accompany you for your tour
Temple of Alexander the Great
You will visit today's Siwa attractions, we will start with the Temple of Alexander the Great, also known as the Oracle Temple. It is believed that Alexander the Great wanted to consult the oracle of Siwan to confirm that he was the son of Zeus. The Greek god of gods, when he and his entourage arrived at Siwa Oasis after a long journey through the desert.
Then drive to the salt lake. The saltwater takes you above the water and makes you float. You don't need to be a good swimmer. Be careful when going swimming and don't let the water get into your eyes. because it's really painful. Choose crystal lake and there are many. But keep looking for the purest one, when you see the bottom. Take a bottle of mineral water to shower after swimming in the lake, the salt lakes have hyper-salinity properties similar to Jordan's Dead Sea. This also means that the lakes have great healing properties, much stronger than ordinary seawater. Either way, you'll have a wonderful swim!
►❤ Then proceed to (Cleopatra's bath )The spring of the sun.
It has been mentioned by travellers to Siwa, The legend maintains that Cleopatra swam here,
with pure water before going back to your hotel to have a shower and get ready for your lunch in Abdo Restaurant.
After lunch, free time then go to Fitnas Lake
►❤Enjoy the sunset at Fatnas Lake
Fatnas is a Small island in Birket Siwa, you can reach it by walk or by bike, It is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the sunset, You will get a spectacular view of the lake with Gebel Bayda and Hamra forming the backdrop to the west, A walk in the Garden show a variety of trees including Banana, dates, and olive.
Dinner will be served in a restaurant in Siwa, Overnight in Ghaliet Ecolodge
overnight in Siwa Ghalet echo lodge
►Day 6:Safari and camp
Siwa Shali Fortress
After breakfast, Shali Fortress was built on a hill within a protective wall originally opened by a single gate, the maze of mud brick buildings comprising the fort has served the people of the oasis for nearly 8 centuries. The inhabitants had to live in the cramped quarters, sharing their animals, which were herded into the fortress every evening. The huge chunks of salt so prevalent in Siwa Oasis Siwa were used in the construction of the fortress, as they helped strengthen the wall, the rain unfortunately proved more destructive to the fortress than any human invaders. the fort was built in the 13th century and was the center of Siwan life for over 800 years. The fortress mosque is still in use today, with many of the houses restored and some even converted into local guest houses.
Then proceed to the Mountain of the Dead
a conical mountain just over a kilometre north of Shali. Twenty-sixth Dynasty, Ptolemaic and Roman tombs are carved into the side of the mountain. There are four tombs worth seeing in Gebel Al – Mawta. Si Amun's tomb is the most beautiful in Siwa Oasis siwa-Si Amun appears to have been a wealthy Egyptian, possibly of Greek origin, but a follower of Ancient Egyptian belief, the tomb contains an image of the Egyptian pantheon, including an exquisite painting of the nut goddess standing beside a sycamore tree.
12:00 ( Taste Siwan Lunch ) in a Siwan restaurant at Abdo restaurant
Then you will venture into the desert to discover the Great Sand Sea. by Jeep 4x4 and Enjoy Sandboarding - The best sand dunes for sandboarding in Egypt are here in the Great Sand Sea near Siwa Oasis
Sandboarding in Siwa
Visit Bir Waheed's hot and cold springs Later, we enjoy a traditional Bedouin tea at sunset Overnight in a desert camp and BBQ dinner. Wahid-Siwa beer. If, on the other hand, you need to sleep in a camp in the desert or a hotel in Siwa ,
breakfast .lunch and dinner are included
► Day 7 Free day
The salt lake siwa
At 11:00 am drive to the salt lake. The saltwater takes you above the water and makes you float. You don't need to be a good swimmer. Be careful when going swimming and don't let the water get into your eyes. because it's really painful. Choose crystal lake and there are many. But keep looking for the purest one, when you see the bottom. Take a bottle of mineral water to shower after swimming in the lake, the salt lakes have hyper-salinity properties similar to Jordan's Dead Sea. This also means that the lakes have great healing properties, much stronger than ordinary seawater. Either way, you'll have a wonderful swim! Then proceed to (Cleopatra's Bath) The Spring of the Sun. It was mentioned by travellers to Siwa, legend holds that Cleopatra swam here,
Then proceed to Umm Ubaydah temple or Amun temple, just 200m from Oracle Temple, the temple was erected by Pharaoh Nectanebo of the 30th Dynasty,
This structure is almost completely destroyed, due to its being blown up in 1896 by an Ottoman governor eager to acquire building material. An inscribed wall represents all that is left to see. However, scholars have deduced that the temple was erected by the 30th dynasty pharaoh Nectanebo based on earlier drawings by pioneer explorers.
then lunch and back to hotel
free evening in Siwa
breakfast .lunch and dinner are included
►Day 8 Siwa Marsa Matrouh Cairo
Breakfast at the camp at 07.00 am then drive back to Siwa Oasis,
Then drive to Cairo, passing by Marsa Matrouh for lunch and passing Discover Marsa Matrouh, the Mediterranean coast of Egypt. With white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, many believe
that Cleopatra herself bathed in the tranquil waters of Marsa Matrouh. Lunch will be served in Marsa Matrouh in Magdy restaurant fish restaurant
Overnight in Hotel in Cairo
► Day 9- International departure:
The tour ends after breakfast at our hotel in Cairo , with transfers included to take you to the airport for your flight home. If you wish to extend your stay in Cairo , please contact us.
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► Ask for your breakfast box before the early departure. The hotel arranges it for you for free.
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