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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Overnight in the hotel in Hurgada.
Enjoy your stay in Hurgada in 5 stars hotel.
Check out from the hotel of Hurgada.
The flight will leave from Hurgada airport at 11:40 AM, arriving at Cairo International Airport at 12:40 PM.
Overnight in Cairo 5 stars hotel
Day 11- Cairo
Free day in Cairo and overnight in Cairo 5 stars hotel
Day 12- Departure
You will picked up from your hotel in Cairo to Cairo International Airport.
The flight will leave at 12:05 PM from Cairo, arriving at Barcelona at 15:25 PM.
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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)