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Your Egypt itinerary 8 days is the best choice to Explore the inspiring Great pyramids at Giza, the Egyptian museum the temples of Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, The search for happiness and tranquility is time-consuming and expensive but with our Egypt itinerary 8 days ( Cairo, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Luxor & Sleeper Train Round Trip ) you will get all what you want, See the Philae Temple and the High Dam in Aswan, Start and end in Cairo! With the In-depth Cultural tour Egypt on a Budget as well as an expert guide, meals, transport, and more.
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.
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.
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 train station to travel to Luxor. Overnight on Sleeper train to Luxor.
In the morning, after you reach Luxor your guide will be waiting for you 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.
Breakfast in your hotel and then you will be accompanied by your guide to visit…
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.
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.
Later you will be transferred to Aswan from Luxor by a private air-conditioned vehicle. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Aswan.
Breakfast in your hotel and then you will be accompanied by your guide to visit…
Aswan 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.
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.
Our representative will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan 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 of travel, we will arrive at
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 wouldn’t 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 train station to back to Cairo.
Overnight on sleeper train to Cairo.
This is a private tour, We will pick you up from the train station upon arrival in a private vehicle and drive you to Alexandria. Three hours from Cairo is beautiful Alexandria, the second most important city in Egypt, founded by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC, and which was one of the most important cultural and commercial centers of antiquity.
We will arrive in Alexandria in the morning and start our tour by visiting…
the catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, built during the Roman period. They have three levels and their decoration shows the syncretism between the Egyptian pantheon and the Roman one.
Pompey’s Pillar, a granite column of 25 meters high on the upper side is Greek inscription dedicated to Emperor Diocletian, who liberated the city located and brought food to its hungry population.
we will visit the new Alexandria Library, whose design refers to the god Amon Ra and the Alexandria Lighthouse. In addition to several libraries, there is a planetarium, three museums, a laboratory and a printing press.
Note: The library is closed both on Friday and Saturday (can only be seen from outside).
Abu al-Abbas mosque
We will also pass by the beautiful Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque, a marvel of architecture built between the years 1929-1945 influenced by the buildings of ancient Egypt in Cairo. Then Proceed to have your lunch at a local restaurant.
After midday we will take a break and have lunch in a restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean, to replenish our energy. The meal usually consists of Egyptian dishes and options that include dishes with meat, rice, and salads (drinks are not included)
Citadel of Qaitbay
From outside we will also see the Citadel of Qaytbay which was built on the site of the ancient pharaohs ( Light House ) of Alexandria, a defensive fortress built in 1480 by Ashraf Abu Al-Nasr Saif El-Din Qaitbay, a slave who became a sultan.
After the tour, we will take you back to the hotel in Cairo.
Breakfast at the hotel our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.
We offer a low-down payment of only 20% to secure your space on the tour, including the hotel room, the cruise ship cabin, the domestic flight ticket and other travel-related services. The rest of the money can be paid up to two days before the arrival date or in cash at the arrival to your travel manager, so your reservation will be a risk-free investment.
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