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13 Days Egypt tour Cairo, El Minya and Luxor & Aswan

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    Tour Details

    • Tour LocationCairo / Aswan / Luxor / El Minya
    • Duration13 day
    • Pickup & Drop off PointCairo airport
    • AvailabilityEvery day
    • Tour TypePrivate & Historical tour & Heritage tours & Photographer tour

    13 Days Cairo & Upper Egypt Tour

    Tour Includes "Egypt Overland Tour"

    • Meet and greet service at the airport.
    • Accommodation in Cairo at 5* hotel for 6 nights including breakfast
    • Accommodation in Cairo at 5* hotel for 2 nights including breakfast
    • Accommodation in Luxor at 5* hotel for 4 nights including breakfast
    • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
    • Domestic Flight Cairo / Aswan & Luxor / Cairo
    • Transfer from Aswan to Luxor by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
    • Transfer from Cairo to Al Minya by a private air-conditioned vehicle and return.
    • Private Egyptologist guide (language you selected )
    • Lunch meal as indicated in the above itinerary.
    • Bottled water during your trip.
    • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites.
    • All taxes & service charges.

    Price Excludes "Egypt Overland Tour"

    • Entry visa to Egypt.
    • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Option tours
    • Entry inside Tutankhamun, Seti I & Ramses VI Tombs in the Valley of the Kings “Payable on Spot”.
    • Tipping.

    Tour Highlights

    • The Pyramids of Giza
    • Egyptian Museum
    • Khan el-Khalili
    • Baron Empain Palac
    • Babylon Fortress
    • Abu Sarga Church
    • Hanging Church
    • Ben Ezra's Synagogue
    • Mosque of Amr ibn al-As
    • Aswan High Dam
    • Temple of Philae
    • Unfinished Obelisk
    • Abu Simbel
    • Karnak Temple
    • Luxor Temple
    • Valley of Kings
    • Queen Hatshepsut temple
    • Colossi of Memnon
    • Abydos Temple
    • Dendera Temple
    • Saqqara pyramid
    • Ancient Memphis Egypt
    • beni hasan tombs
    • Tell el-Amarna
    • Al Manial Palace
    • Garbage city Cairo
    • City of the Dead
    • Moez Street

    Tour Itinerary

    Day 1Arrival Cairo

    Arrive at Cairo International Airport you will be met and assisted by vacations in Egypt representative who will then escort you in a luxurious air-conditioned vehicle to your 5-Star hotel in the city.
    Once you arrive at your hotel, our representative will assist you so that you will help with your check-in then you review your tour itinerary and establish tour pickup times.

    Enjoy free time in your hotel.

    Day 2Tour to Egyptian Museum & Giza Pyramids

    In the Morning your Vacations in Egypt tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to start your incredible tour to visit as follow…

    Pyramids of Giza

    The pyramids of Giza are the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still preserved today and therefore one of the most famous buildings in the world. The pyramids of Giza include the three main pyramids, the Pyramid of Cheops, the Pyramid of Chephren and the Pyramid of Mykerinus.

    The queen Pyramids
    some other smaller secondary pyramids, in which for example the women of the pharaohs were buried, as well as workers villages, temples, and cemeteries.

    The Sphinx of Giza
    The Sphinx Giza is the largest Egyptian sculpture. It was carved out of the limestone rock of the Giza Plateau and represents a lying lion with a human head and the so-called Nemes headscarf. Originally, the sphinx was painted with reddish ochre and also had a chin beard, but this fell off in ancient times.

    Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
    you will continue your excursion with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, where there are antiques from the Pharaonic period. The museum exhibits a rare collection of 5000 years of art, considered to be the most valuable collection of Egyptian art in the world. More than 25,000 antiquities are on display, including an exhibition devoted to Tutankhamen’s Treasure, furniture and jewelry, kept in his tomb for more than 3,500 years before Howard Carter discovered them in 1922. Then Proceed to have your lunch at a local restaurant.

    Lunch
    We will take a break and take the opportunity to eat and recharge. Lunch will be at a restaurant and Egyptian food (drinks not included).

    Bazaar khan el khalili
    After visiting the Egyptian Museum go see the beautiful Khan El-Khalili famous souq Cairo main market. Its always crowded with tourists and locals alike. It is the beating heart of the Egyptian metropolis. Lose yourself in the various bazaars where you will really find everything and buy some nice local handicrafts.

    After the tour, we will take you back to the hotel.

    Day 3Kept Secrets of Cairo tour

    Enjoy your Final Day for your 11 days all inclusive Egypt, In the Morning your Vacations in Egypt tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to start your incredible tour to visit as follow…

    Baron Empain Palace
    If you like the very old architecture, you should go to Baron Empain Palace This reinforced concrete palace in Hindu style and inspired by the temple of Angkor Wat detonates in the Cairo landscape. Designed by a French architect, it was inhabited by a Belgian industrialist who came to Egypt for a railway project. Many stories surround this residence and it is said that it is still haunted by the baron. Then Proceed to have your lunch at a local restaurant.

    Babylon Fortress
    The Babylon Fortress date of foundation is unknown, although it is known that it already existed a hundred years before Christ
    The walls of the fortress, reinforced by the Roman emperors, are 3 meters thick and the towers are 10 meters high and 31 meters in diameter.

    Hanging Church
    Hanging Church is the most famous church in the Coptic Quarter. it’s known as the Hanging Church because it is built over one of the gates of the Roman fortress, The wooden dome of the church is in the shape of Noah’s Ark, as described in the Old Testament.

    Abu Sarga Church
    It’s the oldest church in Egypt. It was built in the 5th century over the cave where it is believed, the Holy Family took refuge for several days. It is dedicated to Saints Sergius and Bacchus, part of whose relics are kept in this church.

    Saint Barbara Church
    It is a church of great historical importance, which was originally dedicated to Saint Cyrus and Saint John. From the 13th century onwards it was dedicated to Saint Barbara as her relics came to this church. It houses some of the oldest and rarest icons of Coptic art.

    Ben Ezra’s Synagogue
    it was originally a church, but in the 9th century, it was sold to Abraham Ben Ezra, who gave it his name, to get the money needed to pay the high taxes demanded by the Roman government.

    Mosque of Amr ibn al-As
    The Mosque of Amr ibn al-As in the oldest mosque on the African continent. Its origins date back to the year 642 when the territory of Cairo was occupied by Fustat, the capital of Egypt which at that time had been recently founded.

    After this, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cairo.

    Day 4Fly to Aswan - The High Dam & Philae Temple & Unfinished Obelisk

    In the morning check out from the hotel in Cairo there is a short domestic flight to Aswan (duration approx. 1 hour) after you reach Aswan will pick you up from Hurghada airport in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to start your tour to visit…

    The High Dam
    The Aswan Dam is a 20th-century mega-construction, completed in 1970 and built to save Egypt from the annual flooding caused by the Nile, the world’s longest river.

    The Unfinished Obelisk
    Our next stop will be the Unfinished Obelisk, located in a red granite quarry that was exploited during the time of Queen Hatshepsut. This obelisk was designed to be the largest obelisk in ancient Egypt, with a height of 42 meters and a weight of 1,200 tons.

    Philae Temple
    You will go to Philae Island, between the old and the new Aswan Dam, where the beautiful Philae Temple is located. This temple is dedicated to the goddess Isis and is one of the 4 places where the legend of Isis, Osiris, and Horus takes place.

    After finishing your visit, our Egyptologist tour guide will take you to your hotel in Aswan. overnight in Aswan.

    Day 5Temple of Abu Simbel Trip from Aswan

    Our representative will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan to go to Abu Simbel, around 5:00 am. start early to reach the temples first thing in the morning and avoid the stifling heat of midday. On the way, you can enjoy something unique, like the sunrise in the desert. After about 3 hours, we will arrive at Abu Simbel.

    Temples of Abu Simbel

    Abu Simbel, the famous complex composed of two temples carved into the rock, one dedicated to Ramses II and another to Nefertari, his first wife, and his favorite. It took about 20 years to build and was done under the reign of Ramses II. The state of conservation of the temples is excellent since they were buried under the sand until the 19th century.

    The most spectacular aspect of this temple is its location on the solid rock on the banks of the Nile River, between the first and second waterfalls. As impressive as Abu Simbel, he probably would be as famous if it weren’t for his move to the Aswan Dam building.

    Our guided tour will last 2 hours, enough time to discover every corner of both temples and learn all their stories and anecdotes, such as why they are kept in pristine condition, how they moved from place to place, and what Egypt did in exchange for international aid.

    After enjoying this tour you will return to Aswan.

    overnight in Aswan

    Day 6Transfer to Luxor & Edfu temple & Kom ombo

    In the morning check out from the hotel in Aswan and the driver will pick you up from Aswan in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to transfer to Luxor. During travel, you will stop to visit the following…

    Edfu temple
    Edfu temple dedicated to the God Horus. It is one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt and the most important after Karnak Edfu temple t remained hidden under the sand for centuries until the French archaeologist Auguste Mariette rediscovered it in the mid-19th century.

    Kom Ombo temple
    On the banks of the Nile River, stands the Temple of Kom Ombo, from the Ptolemaic era, a unique temple, the only double temple in ancient Egypt, where the falcon god Horus and the god Sobek the temple of Kom Ombo, Egypt, is of great interest because it is one of the most important sanctuaries of the Pharaonic era dedicated to Sobek. This crocodile-headed god was the deity of the Nile and according to some myths, the creator of the whole world.

    After finishing your visit, our Egyptologist tour guide will take you to your hotel in Luxor. overnight in Luxor.

    Day 7Luxor East Bank

    In the morning Vacations in Egypt tour guide waiting for you at your hotel in Luxor to start your incredible tour in the beautiful city Luxor. Start your tour by a visit…

    Karnak Temple
    Temple of Karnak, is considered the largest in the world, and has monuments dating from the twenty-first century BC, as well as many others covering the seventh century AD. In other words, almost 3,000 years of history in a single temple.

    Luxor Temple
    Temple of Luxor, was built by Amenhotep III and later expanded by Ramses II, and is the only temple with pharaonic, Greco-Roman, Coptic and Muslim monuments.

    After finishing your visit, our Egyptologist tour guide will take you to your hotel in Luxor. overnight in Luxor.

    Day 8Luxor West Bank tour

    In the Morning your Vacations in Egypt tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor by a private air-conditioned vehicle to start your incredible tour to visit…

    The Valley of the Kings
    Valley of the Kings, where the magnificent tombs were discovered, those tombs were dug into the desert rock, richly decorated and full of treasures for the afterlife of the pharaohs, you will visit 3 tombs

    Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
    Continue the tour to visit the temple of Hatshepsut in El Deir El Bahary, this impressive temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, the only female pharaoh who rises from the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with the limestone cliffs that surround it.

    Colossi of Memnon
    Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III and the reason behind building them was protecting the mortuary temple of Pharaoh Amenhotep III.

    After finishing your visit, our Egyptologist tour guide will take you to your hotel in Luxor. overnight in Luxor.

    Day 9Temple of Abydos and Dendera

    After picking you up from your hotel in Luxor, Vacations in Egypt tour guide will drive in AC privet car head towards Abydos, a city located more north of Luxor and spend an unforgettable day there to see two of the most complete temples in Egypt.

    Temple of Abydos

    In Abydos, we will enter its famous temple, erected by Seti I in honor of Osiris. In this temple not only are represented important scenes of the life of Seti I and Ramses II, but is where the famous royal lists, with the names of the 77 kings of Egypt from Menes to Seti I himself.
    Abydos was the religious center of the greater pilgrimage of Egypt. Here were represented the & Mysteries of Osiris, an afterlife ceremony in which the death and resurrection of the god were reproduced.

    Temple of Dendera
    The Temple of Dendera is dedicated to the goddess Hathor and its construction, which began in the time of Nectanebo I, continued until Roman times. The temple contains twelve decorated crypts, two hypostyle rooms, and two funeral chapels. The “zodiac” of the Louvre Museum comes from one of these chapels.

    After making the last stop at the temple where Isis was born, we will leave Dendera to drive back to Luxor.

    Overnight in Luxor.

    Day 10Fly Back to Cairo & Saqqara pyramid and Memphis tour

    You will have your breakfast. Then you will be transferred to Luxor airport to fly to Cairo, upon arrival your Vacations in Egypt tour guide and driver will pick you up from Cairo airport in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to start your tour to visit…

    Saqqara pyramid
    We will Move to Saqqara, a pyramid complex that, like Giza, is part of the necropolis of Memphis. There we will see one of the first pyramids built, which served as a model for all those that were built later. The step pyramid of Zoser has a rectangular base and is about 60 meters high, and was part of a ceremonial complex built around 2650 BC for the Pharaoh Zoser by Imhotep, the most famous Egyptian architect.
    Then Proceed to have your lunch at a local restaurant.

    Lunch
    At the end of the visit to Saqqara, we will take a break and take the opportunity to eat and recharge. Lunch will be at a restaurant and Egyptian food (drinks not included).

    Ancient Memphis Egypt
    After Saqqara, we will undertake the last part of our excursion. We will head to Memphis, capital of the Old Empire between 3100 and 2040 BC, and the coronation site of all the pharaohs of the Empire.
    According to tradition, Memphis was founded by Narmer, considered the first pharaoh. The city is located in the Nile Delta, right between Upper and Lower Egypt, the two regions into which the country was divided. In 1820, a huge statue of one of the most famous pharaohs, Ramses II, who ruled from 1279 to 1213 BC, was found in the Great Temple of Ptah near Memphis. The colossus, carved from pink granite, is more than 11 meters high and weighs more than 80 tons. For a time it was located in the center of Cairo, but erosion seriously damaged it and it was moved to Memphis, where it is exhibited in a covered area, to protect it.

    After the tour, we will take you back to the hotel in Cairo. overnight in Cairo.

    Day 11Day Trip to El Minya From Cairo

    Early in the morning, we will pick you up at your hotel in Cairo to go Minya, also known as Al Minya, located about 245 kilometers south of the Egyptian capital. Once we arrive you will visit…

    beni hasan tombs
    You will head to the necropolis of Beni Hassan. Here we will discover the 39 tombs carved into the rock and is an example of the greatness of the monarchs. The tombs were intended for the princes and high officials of the dynasty that lived in this part of Egypt. Throughout the visit we will know all the details and curiosities of Beni Hassan.

    Tell el-Amarna
    We will continue our tour visiting Tell el-Amarna or Amarna, the ancient Egyptian city of Akhetaten (or Akhetaton).

    After finishing your visit, our Egyptologist tour guide will take you to your hotel in Cairo. overnight in Cairo.

    Day 12Al Manial Palace & City of the Dead & Moez Street

    In the Morning your Vacations in Egypt tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to start your incredible tour to visit…

    Prince Mohamed Ali Palace (Al Manial Palace)
    This palace was built by Prince Muhammad Ali, one of the great Egyptian figures. The palace, now a museum, is divided into 6 structures: the reception palace, the clock tower, the mosque, the hunting museum, the presidential palace, and the private museum. It is beautifully decorated and is surrounded by a beautiful garden.

    Garbage city Cairo
    Dug in 1976 in the Mokattam Mountain, it is the largest church in Egypt, and even in the Middle East with a capacity of 20000 people. Every Sunday, the Christians of Cairo meet there. To get to the monastery, you have to cross the Zabbaleen district, a district entirely dedicated to the waste management of the capital and where the garbage collectors live. A rather strong smell is therefore present in the surroundings. It couldn’t be more authentic! From the heights of the Mokattam Mountain, you will have a beautiful panorama of Cairo.

    City of the Dead
    The City of the Dead is like a city in a cemetery… or a graveyard in a city. The inhabitants live among the graves, so much so that the mausoleums look like houses. Then Proceed to have your lunch at a local restaurant.

    Lunch
    We will take a break and take the opportunity to eat and recharge. Lunch will be at a restaurant and Egyptian food (drinks not included).

    The Islamic Quarter
    This is one of my favorite parts of Cairo: the historic district. You will find many historical monuments in Moez Street: mosques, Islamic schools, palaces, hammam.

    After this, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cairo.

    Day 13Transfer to Cairo airport for Final departure

    Breakfast at the hotel our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.

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    What to pack for vacation list

    • Hat.
    • Camera.
    • Umbrella.
    • Medication.
    • Comfortable shoes.
    • Sunblock & Sunglasses.
    • Warm clothes in winter.
    • Cotton clothes in summer.
    • Passport valid for 6 months.

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    Children Policy

    Children Policy, room sharing with a child and parents

    for packages, Nile cruises, and hotels

    • Children under 2 years: free
    • Children under 6 years old: 25% of the total cost of the tour for an adult
    • Children under 12 years old: 50% of the total cost of the tour for an adult
    • All children 12 years or older are considered adults.

    If your tour package includes flights or sleeping train an additional supplement may be applied for your child.

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