The best 12 days Egypt itinerary

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Enjoy 12 Days Egypt tour Package, the Pyramids of Giza, the sphinx, Sakkara and discover the white desert and Baharyia oasis, Abu Simbel temples, the valley of the kings and relax at the red sea in Marsa Alam.

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Day 1- Arrival day

The flight will leave from Barcelona at 16:25, arriving at Cairo at 21:35.

Marsa Alam tours representative will meet & assist you at  Cairo  International Airport, Transfer to the hotel by private air-conditioned vehicle.

Free evening

Overnight in the Hotel

Meals: no meals


 

Day 2-Giza Pyramids, Sakkara and Memphis

This morning you will experience the icons of ancient Egypt! your Egyptologist guide will accompany you to the pyramids of Giza, where you can see the Great Pyramid of Giza, the pyramid of Khafre, the pyramid of Menkaure, and the Great Sphinx. Then Proceed to have your lunch at a local restaurant, Then you will be transferred to 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

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Overnight in the hotel
 


 

Day 3- 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. 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.

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 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.

 
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner
 


 

Day 4-Bahariya Oasis
 

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.

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.

Lunch included
 

 
 

Day 5-Aswan attractions

The flight will leave from Cairo International Airport at 30 of August at 6:15 AM, arriving at 7:35 AM to Awan Airport. 
 

Pick up from Aswan airport then transfer to the Nile cruise.

Today you will visit Aswan attractions, 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.

Optional trip to 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 on board the Cruise.

Meals: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
 


 

Day 6- Abu simble​​​​​​​
 

Breakfast & Lunch on board the cruise.

Early visit to Abu Simbel from Aswan

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.

lunch on the Nile cruise

13:00 Sail to Kom Ombo

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
 

Breakfast on the Nile Cruise and 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 temple - 40 $ P.P
 


 

Day 8- Luxor- The valley of the kings and Karnak temple
 

Optional trip Balloon ride over the valley of the Kings 85 $ per person

Breakfast on the board on the Nile cruise. Then Disembarkation visit the west bank of Luxor and Karnak.

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 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

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 will be served during the trip

Drive from Luxor to Hurgada.
 


Day 8-Hurgada

Overnight in the hotel in Hurgada.
 


Day 9-Hurgada
 
Enjoy your stay in Hurgada in 5 stars hotel. 

Day 10-Hurghada:

Enjoy your stay in Hurgada in 5 stars hotel. 

Day 11- Hurghada:

Enjoy your stay in Hurgada in 5 stars hotel. 

Day 12- Hurghada:

Check out from the hotel of Hurgada.

The flight will leave from Hurgada at 6:30 AM, arriving at Cairo at 7:35 AM. 
Then the flight will leave from Cairo at 12:05, arriving at Barcelona at 15:25 PM. 


Here I put some links of some tours that you can add with an extra charge:

Utopia island Snorkeling Tours in Hurghada | Hurghada Day Tours (marsaalamtours.com)

Mahmya Island Snorkeling trip from Hurghada | Hurghada Tours (marsaalamtours.com)

Scuba Diving Excursions in Hurghada for 1 Day | Hurghada Tours (marsaalamtours.com)

Parasailing Excursions from Hurghada (marsaalamtours.com)

Morning Quad Bike Desert Safari Trip From Hurghada | Hurghada Day Tours (marsaalamtours.com)

Morning Dune Buggy Safari Polaris RZR from Hurghada | Hurghada Safari Tours (marsaalamtours.com)

Swim with dolphins in Hurghada (marsaalamtours.com)
 

Aspectos importantes

  • The Pyramids of Giza
  • The Sphinx
  • Sakkara and Memphis
  • The white desert
  • Abu Simbel
  • Phiala temple
  • The valley of Kings
  • Karnak temple
  • Luxor temple
  • Hatshepsut temple
  • Marsa Alam

Inclusions:

  • Pick up service at Airport
  • 3 nights at 5* hotel in Cairo(bed and breakfast)
  • 1-night Camping at the white desert(bed and breakfast)
  • 3 Nights in Aswan-Luxor at 5 stars Nile Cruise 
  • 4 Nights in Hurghada all-inclusive 5 stars 
  • Flight tickets (Barcelona-Cairo), (Cairo-Aswan),(Hurghada-Cairo-Barcelona)
  • International Airfare
  • An escorted knowledgable 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 Luxor to Hurghada
  • Visit Abu Simbel temples included 
  • All Service Charges and taxes.

       Exclusions:

  • Egypt entry visa.
  • Tipping
  • Optional Tours

      Please remember to bring:

  • Passports
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Suncream