Cairo, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Nile Cruise, Luxor, Balloon By Flights

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Accommodation 🛏️

4 Star Hotel, 5 star standard cruise

Duration 📅

8 Days

Tour Size 🧑🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏻

Small Group

Flights ✈️

International flights are NOT included

Airport Transfer 🧳

Drop-Off

Language 🌐

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Difficulty 🚥

Easy

Inclusions

4 nights accommodation in Cairo
3 nights accommodation on 5-Star Cruise Ship
Domestic flight Cairo/Aswan or Luxor and Luxor/Cairo
Entry/Admission – Luxor
Entry/Admission – Colossi of Memnon
Entry/Admission – Khan Al-Khalili
7xBreakfast
4xLunch
3xDinner

Other Inclusions ✔️

Botteled Water, Charges & Taxes, Tour Guide

Transport 🚍

Airconditioned Vehicle

Visa 🛂

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During 8 days trip to Egypt, see the essential sights of ancient Egypt in Cairo, Aswan, and Luxor. Experience the magic of a desert river on a 3-night 5-star cruise.  Enjoy the Abu Simbel Temple Complex and Alexandria for a richer experience. Skip the stress with private guided transfers from the moment you arrive.

🏁 Tour Itinerary: Cairo, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Nile Cruise, Luxor, Balloon By Flights

Day 1: Arrival Cairo

Today, your driver will pick you up at Cairo International Airport. A welcome drink is included to mark your arrival.

🏚️ Accommodation: Oasis Pyramids 4-Star Hotel in Cairo or similar. (5-Star hotel is available on request.)

 

Day 2: Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx & Saqqara (B)

The Giza pyramids are located on the Giza plateau in the Giza governorate on the west bank of the Nile. It was built about 25 centuries BC, between 2480 and 2550 BC. It includes three pyramids: Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure. And the pyramids, according to one of the hypotheses, are royal tombs, each bearing the name of the king who built it and was buried in it, and the pyramid construction here is a stage of the development of tomb architecture in ancient Egypt. It started with a small pit that turned into an underground room and then into several rooms topped by a terrace. After that, it developed to take the form of a listed pyramid at the hands of the engineer Imhotep, the minister of the Pharaoh, and King Djoser in the third dynasty. This was followed by two attempts by King Senefru, founder of the Fourth Dynasty, to build a complete hierarchy. But the backs of the pyramids are improper. They are located in Dahshur, one of them has a flat base and the other has a smaller shape.

The Sphinx is a statue of a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human being carved from limestone, and it is likely that it was originally covered with a layer of plaster and colored, and traces of the original colors are still visible next to one of his ears. Located on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt, the Sphinx is also the guardian of the plateau. It is the oldest known colossal carvings. Its length is about 73.5 meters, including 15 meters long for its front feet, its width is 19.3 meters, and its highest height from the ground is about 20 meters to the top of the head. It is believed that the ancient Egyptians built it during the reign of King Khafre (2558 BC-2532 BC), the builder of the second pyramid in Giza.

The pyramid of Djoser, the pyramid of Saqqara, or the step pyramid is an archaeological landmark in the Saqqara necropolis northwest of the ancient city of Memphis in Egypt. Built during the 27th century BC for the burial of Pharaoh Djoser. Built for him by his minister Imhotep. The engineer and physician Amhotep was the principal architect of the vast funerary complex in the pyramid’s courtyard and the ceremonial structures surrounding it. The first Egyptian pyramid consisted of six mastabas built on top of each other, something that represented a tremendous development in the design of tombs in that era when one mastaba was only satisfied. The step pyramid of Djoser is 62 meters (203 feet) high, with a base area of ​​109 meters x 125 meters (358 feet x 410 feet), and was covered in polished white limestone. The step pyramid is considered the first stone structure of its time, although the enclosures known as the Director’s Bridge appear to have preceded the construction of the pyramid.

🏚️ Accommodation: Oasis Pyramids 4-Star Hotel in Cairo or similar.

 

Day 3: Flight From Cairo To Aswan & Visit Aswan High Dam & Temple Of Philea (B, L, D)

The Aswan High Dam or the High Dam is a water dam on the Nile River in southern Egypt. It was established during the reign of Gamal Abdel Nasser and the Soviets helped build it. The dam helped a lot in controlling the flow of water and mitigating the effects of the Nile flood. Used to generate electricity in Egypt. The length of the dam is 3600 meters, the width of the base is 980 meters, the width of the summit is 40 meters, and the height is 111 meters. The volume of the body of the dam is 43 million cubic meters of cement, iron, and other materials, and it can pass through the dam a flow of water up to 11,000 cubic meters of water per second. Construction of the dam began in 1960 and the total cost was estimated at one billion dollars, one-third written off by the Soviet Union. 400 Soviet experts worked on building the dam and completed its construction in 1968. The last 12 generators were installed in 1970 and the dam was officially opened in 1971.

Philae Island is an island in the middle of the Nile River and it is one of the strongest forts along the southern borders of Egypt, separating the Nile into two opposite canals in Aswan. . The name Philae or Velay refers to the Greek language which means (the beloved) or (the beloved). As for the Arabic name for it, it is the Anas of existence in relation to the myth of Anas found in the stories of One Thousand and One Nights. Egypt is in the south. And the worship group was devoted to the worship of the goddess Isis, but the island contained temples of Hathor, Amenhotep, and other temples.

🏚️ Accommodation: Overnight in 5-Star Cruise Ship.

✈️ Domestic flight from Cairo to Aswan is included.

 

Day 4: Abu Simbel Temples & Start Sailing To Temple Of Kom Ombo (B, L, D)

Abu Simbel is an archaeological site located on the west bank of Lake Nasser, about 290 km southwest of Aswan. It is one of the “monuments of Nubia” listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. And that starts from the direction of the flow of the river from Abu Simbel to Philae (near Aswan). The twin temples were originally carved from the mountains during the reign of King Ramses II in the thirteenth century BC, as a permanent monument to him and Queen Nefertari, to commemorate his victory in the Battle of Kadesh. However, in 1960 the facility complex was completely moved to another location, on an artificial hill made of a dome structure, and over the Aswan High Dam reservoir. It was necessary to move the temples to avoid being submerged during the construction of Lake Nasser, and the huge artificial water reservoir was formed after the construction of the Aswan High Dam on the Nile River.

This temple was established during the reign of Ptolemy VI Philomator, but its decoration was only completed in the Roman era at the time of Emperor Tiberius, and we see in this temple also the same features that we find in other Ptolemaic Egyptian temples in terms of design, architecture, and decoration. However, this temple has a special feature that resulted from Local worship in the place, where people used to worship two local deities, namely Sobek and Horus with the head of a falcon, and despite the difference between these two deities in origin and character, they lived side by side for many centuries without mixing or bonding with each other, and then it is not found in This temple has two sanctuaries adjacent to the sanctities only, but there are also in it on the axis of each of these two sanctities are gates next to each other, in the outer wall and in the walls of the two colonnade halls and beyond.

🏚️ Accommodation: Overnight in 5-Star Cruise Ship.

 

Day 5: Temple of Edfu & Continue Sailing to Luxor & Visit Temple of Luxor (B, L, D)

The Temple of Edfu, or the Temple of Horus, is the second temple of ancient Egypt in size, after the Temple of Karnak, located in the city of Edfu in Upper Egypt on the west bank of the Nile, which was known during the Hellenistic period in colloquial Greek as (Ἀπόλλωνος πόλις) and in Latin (Apollonopolis Magna), representing the temple One of the last attempts of the Ptolemies to build temples in line with their ancestors’ style and grandeur. The Temple of Horus took about 180 years to build. The temple is dedicated to the main god Horus, who was identified as Apollo according to the Greek interpretation. It is one of the best-preserved attractions in Egypt. The temple was built during the rule of the Ptolemaic Kingdom between 237 and 57 BC. M. The inscriptions on its walls provide important information about language, mythology, and religion during the Hellenistic period in Egypt.

The Luxor Temple is a large complex of ancient Egyptian temples located on the eastern bank of the Nile River in the city of Luxor today known as (Thebes ancient). Founded in 1400 BC. The Luxor Temple was built to worship Amun-Ra, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu. They are the gods, which are also called the Theban Triad (Theban Triad). Luxor Temple was built during the reign of the kings of the Eighteenth Dynasty and the Nineteenth Dynasty. The most important buildings in the temple area those that were built by Kings Amenhotep III (1397-1360 BC) and Ramses II (1290-1223 BC) (who added to the temple the open courtyard, the edifice, and the obelisks). King Tuthmosis III (1490-1436 BC) also set up shrines for visitors to the holy Triad of Thebes, and Tutankhamun (1348-1337 BC) completed the inscriptions on its walls.

🏚️ Accommodation: Overnight in 5-Star Cruise Ship.

 

Day 6: Hot Air Balloon & Visit West and East Banks of Luxor & Flight Back to Cairo (B, L)

Hot Air Balloon Trip Around 05:00 Am.
The Valley of the Kings, also known as “The Valley of the Kings”, is a valley in Egypt that was used for 500 years during the period between the sixteenth and eleventh centuries BC to construct tombs for the pharaohs and nobles of the modern state extending during the eighteenth dynasties to the twentieth dynasty in ancient Egypt. The valley on the west bank of the Nile River facing Thebes (Luxor now) in the heart of the ancient funerary city of Thebes. The Valley of the Kings is divided into two valleys; The Eastern Valley (where most of the royal tombs are located) and the Western Valley. With the discovery of the last burial chamber in 2006, known as (Cemetery 63) in addition to the discovery of two other entrances to the same chamber during 2008, the number of graves discovered so far has reached 63 graves of varying sizes.
The Temple of Hatshepsut or the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut is a temple from the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt, and the best remaining temples were built about 3500 years ago in Deir el-Bahari, Egypt. It was built by Queen Hatshepsut on the west bank of the Nile opposite Thebes (the capital of ancient Egypt and the seat of the Amun worship) (Luxor today). The Temple of Hatshepsut is distinguished by its unique architectural design, in comparison to the Egyptian temples that were built on the eastern bank of the Nile at Thebes. The temple consists of three successive floors with open terraces. The temple was built of limestone, and in front of the second-floor columns were erected limestone statues of the god Osiris and Queen Hatshepsut in a beautiful distribution. Originally, those statues were colored, and now only some monuments remain of the colors, and some statues are in very good condition, indicating the elegance and beauty of the temple’s design.
The two identical statues depict Amenhotep III (who lived in the fourteenth century BC) seated with his hands spread across his knees and looking toward the east (actually toward the southeast according to modern directions). Two short figures are carved on the front of the throne, along with his legs: his wife Tiye and his mother Death M and Ya. The side panels depict the Nile god Habi. The statues were made from blocks of quartzite sandstone that were quarried from Jabal al-Ahmar (near present-day Cairo) and transported 675 km (420 miles), about 4 meters (13 feet) high – each statue is 18 meters (60 feet) high and each weighs 720 Tons. They are about 15 meters 50 feet apart.
Karnak, or the Karnak Temple Complex, which is known as the Karnak Temple, is a group of temples, buildings, and columns, where the expansion and construction processes continued since the Pharaonic era, specifically the kings of the Middle Kingdom, until the Roman era in Luxor in Egypt on the eastern coast. The temple was built for the divine triad Amun (Amun Ra in the modern era), his wife the goddess Mut and their son the god Khonsu; And each of them has a temple belonging to the Karnak Temples Complex. Sometimes tourists and non-specialists only mean Karnak Temple, the temple belongs to Amun Amun-Ra.

🏚️ Accommodation: Oasis Pyramids 4-Star Hotel in Cairo or similar.

✈️ Domestic flight from Luxor to Cairo is included.

 

Day 7: Cairo & Egyptian Museum & Khan El Khalili Old Market (B)

The Egyptian Museum is one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. It is located in the heart of the Egyptian capital “Cairo” on the northern side of Tahrir Square. Its establishment dates back to 1835 and was located at the time in Azbakeya Park, where it included a large number of various monuments, then it was transferred with its contents to the second exhibition hall in the Citadel of Salah al-Din, until the French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette, who was working at the Louvre Museum, thought of opening a museum in which he displays a collection Of the antiquities on the shore of the Nile at Bulaq, and when these antiquities were in danger of flooding, they were transferred to an annex of Khedive Ismail’s Palace in Giza, then Egyptologist Gaston Maspero came and opened in 1902 during the reign of Khedive Abbas Helmy II the new museum building in its current location in the heart of Cairo.

The old neighborhood of “Khan al-Khalili” is 600 years old, as it is considered one of the oldest markets in Al-Mahrousa and the Middle East, and it still preserves its ancient architecture since the Mamluk era, according to the Egyptian State Information Service. Khan al-Khalili was not influenced by the factors of time, and he remained an inspiration to writers and artists, always inciting their brothers to creativity, as Naguib Mahfouz wrote, his novel “Khan al-Khalili” inspired by the atmosphere of the old neighborhood, describing it as: “In the long street you will find square buildings that connect between them. Side lanes intersect the original street, and the sides of the corridors and the street itself are crowded with huwanit (i.e. the shop); One shop for a watchmaker, a calligrapher, another for tea, a fourth for carpets, a fifth for antiques, and so on.

🏚️ Accommodation: Oasis Pyramids 4-Star Hotel in Cairo or similar.

 

Day 8: Cairo – Pick Up From Your Hotel & Departure (B)

Depending on your flight departure time, enjoy breakfast at your Cairo hotel before a driver transports you to the airport for your flight.

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