It was said that the best time frame to tour Egypt within is 7 days / 6 nights. A well-tailored proposal would let you see the stunning ancient attractions of Egypt, will let you know about and see modern Egypt, and get the best experience in this limited time. The magic of Egypt package was provided by Egypt Fun Tours to cover the sights of Cairo, Aswan, & Luxor, together with a fantastic Nile cruise trip.
Trip type: Private Guided Tour | Trip runs: every day.
Highlights of the Trip
Giza pyramids & Sphinx, & Sakkara pyramids | Sound & Light show & Nile dinner cruises (optional) | Cairo museum, Khan El-Khalili, Citadel of Saladin, & Islamic Cairo | The Unfinished obelisk, The High dam, & Felucca in Aswan | Edfu temple & Kom Ombo temple | Karnak temples & Luxor temple | Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, colossi of Memnon, & Hatshepsut’s temple | Luxor market.
Pick up from Cairo international airport. Check-in hotel, tour Cairo attractions, sleeper night train to Aswan, Aswan sightseeing, Kom Ombo, and Edfu temples visits, Luxor excursions, sleeper train to Cairo, more Cairo tours, and sightseeing before final departure.
Meet, welcome, and assist with airport formalities. Transfer to your hotel and check-in. Overnight at your hotel.
Sphinx, Giza & Saqqara Pyramids
After breakfast, join your private tour guide to start your visit to The pyramids of Giza (the pyramids of kings Cheops, Chephren, Mekarynos, see the remains of the funeral temple of the same king, get inside one of the small pyramids of the Queens, and see the Sphinx). Egyptian Lunch in a countryside restaurant. Visit The pyramids of Saqqara ( The visual presentation of Sakkara, the step pyramid of king Djoser-the very first pyramid, the museum of Imhotep, the tomb of the high official Kagemni, the pyramid of king Titi, the pyramid of king Unas, and see the pyramids of Dahshur from a distance. Attend the sound and light show at the Giza area (optional). Transfer back to the hotel and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Cairo International Airport for your flight to Aswan. Arrive in Aswan to start your visit with your private tour guide to the High dam (was built in 1960 to control the annual flood of the Nile, and arrange agriculture process). Visit the Unfinished obelisk (a huge obelisk dating back to the 18th dynasty that was left unfinished). Check-in our Nile cruise for Lunch. Afternoon, take a felucca ride around Elephantine Island and sail past the Agha Khan mausoleum. Dinner on board.
Sailing to Kom Ombo & Edfu
Aswan/Sailing: Breakfast on board. Relax while sailing along the fertile river Nile from Aswan to Luxor with two stops to visit the unusual double temple of Kom Ombo (dedicated to two gods, the falcon god Horus, and the crocodile god Sobek). Visit by a horse carriage to the temple of Edfu (dedicated to the falcon god Hours, and the second-largest temple in Egypt. Lunch and Dinner on board.
After Breakfast, start our tour to the west bank of Luxor to visit: The Valley of the Kings (home of 65 tombs of the kings of 18th to 22nd dynasties), The Valley of the queens (accommodates the tombs of queens from the new kingdom), The modern-looking temple of queen Hatshepsut (she ruled over Egypt for 19 years as a king). The colossi of Memnon (originally belong to king Amenhotep the 3rd). Back to your cruise for Lunch. Afternoon, start our tour to visit the Karnak temples (the largest complex of temples in Egypt originally attached to Luxor temple by an avenue of sphinxes). Visit Luxor temple (was built by the kings of the middle and the new kingdom). Dinner would be onboard your cruise ship.
Cairo Sightseeing Tours
After breakfast onboard your cruise ship. Transfer to Luxor airport for your flight to Cairo. Arrive in Cairo, welcome, meet, and assist. Start your tour to the Egyptian museum (more than 120,000 pieces from ancient Egypt, plus the amazing collection of king Tut Ankh Amen from the 18th dynasty, and the ancient mummies). Lunch would be in a tourist restaurant by the river Nile. Visit Islamic Cairo (the Citadel of Saladin, the alabaster mosque of Mohammed Ali, the Gawhara palace of Mohamed Ali, the mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas the very first mosque built in Egypt. See Khan El-Khalili bazaar (where you can see Al-Azhar mosque, and the very unique Islamic ancient streets and complex). Check-in your hotel and Overnight.
Cairo – Home
After breakfast transfer to Cairo airport for your final departure carrying your great memories from Egypt.