► Day 1- Arrival Day
Arrival to Egypt( Welcome in Egypt)
Once you arrive at Cairo Airport, Marsa Alam Tours representative will be waiting for you to assist you with Baggage inspection procedures and passport checks at the airport. Then he will lead you by a modern private air-conditioned vehicle to check in at a hotel in Cairo. In the evening time, you will be escorted by your private tour guide to enjoy a dinner cruise with some folk dancing and singing appearances and Derwish shows that correspond the Egyptian genuine traditions. Then return to your hotel and overnight.
► Day 2- The Pyramids of Giza -The Egyptian museum
start your Cairo day Tour to visit Pyramids of Giza, visit the Great Pyramid of the king Cheops belong to the four dynasties, visit Chephren & Mycerinus pyramids, then drive to the panorama area, take memorable photos of the three Pyramids together, continue visiting the Sphinx and the Valley Temple, Next tour to the Egyptian Museum including Tutankhamun treasures, Optional to visit the Mummy room, then proceed to visit Grand Egyptian mueseum
► Day 3- Alexandria
Drive to Alexandria (220 km/ 3 hours driving) to your hotel in central Alexandria facing the Corniche, Afterwards see some of the Graeco-Roman sites in Alexandria including
1- The Catacombs Kom el Shoqafa :
The Catacombs Kom el Shoqafa are hewn from the rock on the southern slopes of a hill, in the Carmous district. Thought to date from the 2nd century AD, they offer an admirable example of the characteristic Alexandria n fusion of Egyptian and Greco-Roman styles. Discovered in 1900 (thanks to a donkey falling into them)
2- Pompey pillar :
A massive 30m column looms over the debris of the glorious ancient settlement of Rhakotis, the original township from which Alexandria grew. Known as Pompey’s Pillar, for centuries the column, hewn from red Aswan granite, has been one of the city’s prime sights: a single, tapered shaft, 2.7m at its base and capped by a fine Corinthian capital. The column rises out of the sparse ruins of the Temple of Serapeum , a magnificent structure that stood here in ancient times.
3- The Roman Amphitheatre Kom el Dikka :
Kom Al Dikka was a well-off residential area in Graeco-Roman times, with lovely villas, bathhouses and a theatre. The area was known at the time as the Park of Pan, a pleasure garden where citizens of Alexandria could indulge in various lazy pursuits. Although the ruins aren't terribly impressive in scale, they remain a superbly preserved ode to the days of the centurion and include the 13 white-marble terraces of the only Roman amphitheatre found in Egypt.
4- Lunch in one of Alexandria Egyptian restaurant /Fish Market or Tikka with Great view to the Citadel and the Fishing Port.
For the evening enjoy some of the city's wonderful Cafe and restaurants. we do recommend to stop at Stanley Bridge, This bridge offers great panoramic views of the Mediterranean, Overnight in Alexandria
After breakfast visit one of the most important archaeological sites in the city
1- Bibliotheca Alexandrina:
A re-imagining of Alexandria's ancient Great Library, this gorgeously designed cultural centre contains a host of museums, as well as one of the modern world's most ambitious libraries. Its architecture — a giant sun disk — presides over the waterfront Corniche, while inside, a huge reading room can hold eight million volumes. Built-in 2002 as a memorial to one of the largest and most important libraries in antiquity, the Royal Library of Alexandria . The old library was burnt down and with the fire, many of its books were destroyed. The modern library may not be as important and rich as the previous one, yet it’s still a large library and a major cultural centre including three museums, four art galleries, a planetary and a laboratory where they rescue and fix old manuscripts. They also have a good section of children’s books which can be fun to explore if you’re on holiday with your kids.
the dazzling building, opened in 2002 by UNESCO This massive construction houses three museums ( Antiquities museum, Sadat museum, Manuscript museum). In the afternoon visit
2- The Fort Qaitbey :
Fort Qaitbey was built by Mamluke Sultan Qaitbey in an effort to fortify this important Egyptian port from attack. Historically one of the most important defensive strongholds in Egypt and along the Mediterranean Sea coast, the Fort of Qaitbey was an essential chess piece in the security of Alexandria . The fort sits at the entrance of the harbour on the Pharos Island, where it replaced the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria , which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Despite being finally annihilated in a devastating earthquake, remnants of the red brick used in the construction of the lighthouse still remain–a nostalgic reminder of how magnificent it would have looked in its prime time. Nonetheless, the fort is still a sight to feast your eyes on. We recommend strolling to Fort Qaitbey along the Corniche, giving you unforgettable views of the Mediterranean sea.
3- Abu Abbas al-Mursi Mosque:
One of Alexandria 's major landmarks, the Abu Abbas al-Mursi Mosque was built in 1796 over the tomb of the 13th-century Sufi holy man Abu Abbas al-Mursi. Originally from Murcia (in Spain's Andalusia region), Abu Abbas became a highly esteemed religious leader in Alexandria , and his teachings are still revered in Egypt. It was redesigned and built by Eugenio Valzania and Mario Rossi between 1929 and 1945. The temple is certainly one of the most beautiful mosques in Egypt as well as one of the most spiritually significant places to go to while visiting Alexandria . Its traditional architecture is stunning and it is located right next to the Citadel of Qaitba
4- lunch in Egyptian Restaurant/ Hosny restaurant
overnight in Alexandria
► 5- Alexandria -Siwa
Breakfast at hotel, Drive to Alamein 60-km visit the World war the II Museum and the war memorial
Visiting El-Alamein from Cairo to explore the field of world war 2.
The Museum exhibits amazing stuff dating back to the second world war. El-Alamein was one of the most important fields in the Second world war .your expert tour guide will supply you with all information about it.
Explore the War Cemetery which is known as The Commonwealth Cemetery and it contains a huge amount of graves of soldiers from different countries who were killed during the second world war and buried at El-Alamein.
Passing by Marsa Matrouh 200-km., arriving Siwa 300-km, drive to Siwa, Dinner and overnight Echo lodge Ghalet hotel or similar.
► Day 6 Siwa oasis
Breakfast at the hotel, enjoy an excursion to visit Cleopatra’s spring, Mountain of the Dead,
Then proceed to the Mountain of the Dead
a conical mountain a little over a kilometer to the north of Shali. Tombs from the twenty-sixth Dynasty, Ptolemaic, and the Roman periods are cut into the side of the mountain, There are four tombs worth seeing at Gebel Al – Mawta. Si Amun Tomb is the most beautiful in Siwa oasis . Si Amun appears to have been a wealthy Egyptian, Perhaps of Greek origin, but a follower of the ancient Egyptians belief, The tomb contains an Image from the Egyptian pantheon, including an Exquisite painting of the goddess nut standing beside a sycamore tree. and Alexander the Great Temple (Temple of the Oracle). Visit the Salty lake and swim in the salt lake .have your lunch then drive by jeep 4x4 to the Great Sand Sea, approx. 17 km., have some rest at the hot spring of Bir Wahid, back to the hotel, Discover Siwa by bike .dinner & overnight in Ali Khaled Camp
►Day 7 Siwa - Cairo
Breakfast at hotel - Then drive to Cairo, passing by Marsa Matrouh for lunch passing Discover Marsa Matrouh, Egypt’s Mediterranean shore. With sandy white beaches and crystal clear waters, many believe that Cleopatra herself bathed in the tranquil waters of Marsa Matrouh. then drive back to Cairo - approx. 800-km, lunch en route, overnight in Cairo.
► DAY 8 The old Cairo and Islamic Cairo
Pick Up time from your hotel in Cairo at 08:00 am with 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, 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 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
► Day 9 free day in Cairo
optional tour to Fayoum and Wadi Al hitan
stay in Cairo for a free day and get around in the city
overnight in Cairo
► Day 10 Cairo to the white desert
At 06:00 am Pick up time from your hotel in Giza or Cairo, drive to Bahariya Oasis, which 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 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.
►Day 11-White desert - Bahariya oasis- 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 , Crystal Mountain , locally known as Gebel al-Izzaz. It's more of a crystal hill, seen on the right, often called the Jewel of the desert, 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.
►The Crystal Mountain
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- Overnight in Cairo
►Day 12 Free Day in Cairo
optional tour to Memphis and Sakkara
stay in Cairo for ab free day get around in the city
overnight in Cairo
►Day 13- Departure
Depart to Cairo From your hotel in Cairo for an International flight
► Pick-up service at Cairo Airport.
► Egypt entry visa.
► Please remember to bring:
► Passports valid 6 months
► according to the flight
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