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Exquisite Egypt Tour Package

Exquisite Egypt Tour Package will let you explore Egypt's famous sites in this seven-day land adventure.  We begin the adventure in Cairo by visiting the last remaining Wonder of the Ancient World--the Pyramids of Giza.  We spend time interacting with the locals at the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar and the famous el-Moez Street as well as spend time with Egyptian artifacts at the world famous Cairo Museum.  We'll then take a short flight to Luxor where we will visit ancient temples, necropolises, and the Valley of the Kings.  As we take some time enjoying the landscape, we drive toward Aswan--home to the Philae Temple and awe-inspiring Abu Simbel.  Once we've enjoyed our trip to Upper Egypt, we will return to Cairo for our final adventure. You could also extend your stay in the region and explore Jordan, Jerusalem, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

From $1,549

Duration:
7 Days / 6 Nights
Type:
PRIVATE TOUR
Runs:
Everyday
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Overview

Explore Egypt's famous sites in this seven-day land adventure.  We begin the adventure in Cairo by visiting the last remaining Wonder of the Ancient World--the Pyramids of Giza.  We spend time interacting with the locals at the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar and the famous el-Moez Street as well as spend time with Egyptian artifacts at the world famous Cairo Museum.  We'll then take a short flight to Luxor where we will visit ancient temples, necropolises, and the Valley of the Kings.  As we take some time enjoying the landscape, we drive toward Aswan--home to the Philae Temple and awe-inspiring Abu Simbel.  Once we've enjoyed our trip to Upper Egypt, we will return to Cairo for our final adventure.

You may also like our Egypt Enchants(8 Days/7 Nights) land and Nile river tour package with not only covering the entire Valley of the river Nile from Cairo to Abu Simbel, but also enjoying four nights on board one of the Luxurious Nile cruises.

Inclusions:

  • Domestic flight tickets Cairo/Luxor and Aswan/Cairo
  • English speaking and licensed Egyptologist in all included sightseeing.
  • 6 Nights 5-star accommodation.
  • 11 meals; 6 Breakfast and 5 Lunch.
  • All ground transportation for all sightseeing included in the itinerary, and will be arranged in an air-conditioned private vehicle.
  • 18 sightseeing and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All taxes and service charges.
  • 24/7 on call local office emergency assistance.
  • Bottled water during sightseeing.
  • Wi-Fi in vehicle while touring.

Exclusions:

  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Egypt Entry Visa
  • Gratuity
  • Personal Expenses, extra optional tours and anything not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.
Islamic Cairo, Egypt

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive and Overnight in Cairo

Today you arrive in Cairo International Airport and meet with the tour coordinator and driver. They will help you navigate your way through the airport and escort you to your hotel. Once at the hotel, the tour coordinator will provide details regarding Day 2 Excursions. You will spend the night in the hotel and awake for a day full of adventure.

Day 2 - The Great Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, Serapeum, and Memphis

After eating breakfast at your hotel, you will be met by the Egyptologist who will provide your full day of touring. The adventure begins west of the Nile River in a town called Giza. It is here you will witness Egypt’s most visited attractions—the Pyramids at Giza and the Great Sphinx. Built for three kings of the Fourth Dynasty, the pyramids were designed to be the tombs of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure. In addition to the three main pyramids, you will see the queens pyramids and the Great Sphinx.

The next stop for today will be the ancient city of Saqqara, an amazing display of how tomb and pyramid-building progressed. Saqqara is a necropolis containing burials from different dynasties. It includes both royal and nonroyal tombs, mastabas, and cemeteries. We continue to the Serapeum of Saqqara where we will enter a series of tunnels to see the sarcophagi of the Apis bulls, sacred to the god Ptah.

Ptah was the local god of the town of Memphis, our next location. He was a patron of artisans and craftsman and was also considered a creator god. Memphis was founded in 2925 BC, and the Egyptian king Menes helped to unite upper Egypt and lower Egypt. In fact, Memphis was the capital at one point during the Old Kingdom. Memphis is an open air museum with many things to see such as a statue of Rameses II and the famous 80 ton sphinx made out of one gigantic piece of alabaster.

After you have explored the splendors of the day, your driver will return to your hotel, and you will be at leisure for the evening. Overnight in the hotel at Giza. Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 3 - Museum, Citadel of Saladin, Khan El-Khalili and Moaez St

Our first stop will be the Egyptian Museum. This museum houses over 120,000 artifacts from Egyptian history. Some of their most famous include the entire collection of Tutankhamen. Your guide will introduce some of the many important pieces as well as allow you some time to wander through the museum to peruse the collections. Once we finish with the museum, we will head to Abu Tarek for lunch. Abu Tarek is a multi-story restaurant that serves wonderful Koshary. It is definitely a special Egyptian treat.

You might have noticed a wall in parts of Cairo. This wall served to protect ancient Cairo and another city called Ayyubid from the Crusaders. Sala-Al-Din (Saladin) was the leader of the Ayyubid, and he decided to fortify both his city and ancient Cairo with this wall. It proved to be quite formidable as the Citadel of Saladin was nearly impenetrable. Today, as we learn about the history of the Citadel, we also venture inside the walls to the highest point, the Mohamed Ali Mosque. This ancient mosque is quite beautiful and will provide greater insight into most of the Egyptians’ religion, Islam.

Next up is the Khan el Khalili Bazaar. It is a wonderful depiction of an ancient outdoor shopping center. You will have the opportunity to wander the narrow alleyways and see many items unique to the Egyptian markets. As you continue to wander, you will have the opportunity to traverse Cairo’s oldest street—El-Moez Street. This pedestrian only street, just beyond Khan el Khalili, is an open-air museum and runs over half a mile. Moez Street is less touristy and provides those who travel it a unique look at Islamic architecture.

We then drive back to your hotel in Giza for the evening at leisure. Meals included: breakfast, lunch

**Ladies please consider bringing a scarf with you on our tour today. It will be needed to enter the Mohamed Ali Mosque. Also, conservative dress is required while inside the mosque.

Day 4 - Flight to Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Deir el Medina, Colossi of Memnon, Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple

Be ready for an early flight this morning as we head to Luxor, the site of the famous Thebes and the World’s Largest Outdoor Museum. Whereas Egypt holds thirty percent of the world’s antiquities, Luxor holds seventy percent of Egypt’s antiquities. The importance of this city in Egypt’s history is unparalleled. Upon arrival to Luxor we will begin our day of touring in the west bank where we will start with the Valley of the Kings. After pyramid building began to wane, the kings still needed a final resting place to preserve themselves and store all their treasures. Housing nearly all the tombs for the kings of the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties, the Valley of the Kings was designed to help hide the burial places of the kings to prevent looting. One of the most famous tombs here is the tomb of Tutankhamen. We will have the opportunity to explore some of the tombs.

Next, we move to the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut was the wife to Thutmose II but became pharaoh after he died. This mortuary temple was modeled after Mentuhotep’s but at a much larger scale. We will explore this beautiful temple which is set into the cliffs at Deir el-Bahari. As we continue our sightseeing, we will move to Deir-el Medina, which is the ancient village of the craftsmen of the Valley of the Kings. Our last site to visit will be the Colossi of Memnon where you will see two (nearly 60 feet tall) seated statues of Amenhotep III. These statues were once the entrance to Amenhotep’s mortuary temple.
As our morning tour concludes, we head to lunch at a local restaurant. Once finished we travel to our hotel where we can check-in and relax before our afternoon tour of the East Bank continues.

The East Bank is filled with more sites to see. It is where we will find the Karnak and Luxor temples. The Karnak temple, also known as the Temple of Amun-Ra, honored not only Amun-Ra but Osiris, Montu, Isis, Ptah, and other Egyptian rulers. The area of Karnak Temple is around 200 acres, so it is immense. In fact, the debate is still on as to whether it or Angor Wat (in Cambodia) is the largest temple. As we leave Karnak, we will begin our trip to the Luxor temple. At one time there were sphinxes that lined a path from Karnak to Luxor, but it is not fully excavated. You will, however see a portion of the sphinx as it leads to the Luxor temple. Luxor temple is one of the most intact temples, so you will see many interesting statues, hieroglyphs, and rooms.

Our tour for the day concludes as we head back to our hotel for a relaxing evening. Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 5 - Drive to Aswan, High Dam, Philae Temple and Felucca Ride

Today we will enjoy breakfast before we begin our expedition to Aswan. Along the way we will enjoy the scenery and farming life in upper Egypt. Our drive continues until we reach Aswan. Aswan, located in southern Egypt, has served as the southernmost city in Egypt and is the third largest city in Egypt today. Once we arrive Aswan, we begin our touring at the Aswan High Dam. The High Dam was built between 1960 and 1970 to help control Nile flooding, provide water storage for irrigation, and to bring electricity to the people of Egypt. Prior to the High Dam being built, the Aswan Low Dam served to provide similar effects to the Nile River. Today the High Dam protects the Nile basin from flooding and droughts while providing jobs for many Egyptian people.

We then continue to Philae temple, one dedicated to Isis, the wife of Osiris and mother to Horus. It, too, was moved from its original location to one that was free from flooding. To get to the Philae temple you will take a water taxi. We will end our Aswan touring day with a felucca for a relaxing boat ride through Aswan. You will have the opportunity to not only enjoy the scenery but also to catch a glimpse of the Nubian village.

Overnight in Aswan. Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 6 - Abu-Simbel, and Fly back to Cairo

After breakfast you head toward Abu Simbel. Abu Simbel is not only an amazing site built for Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, but it also presents the amazing feat of ingenuity. In the 1960s the Egyptian government began construction on Aswan High Dam. Its purpose was to prevent the annual flooding of the Nile River and to bring electricity to all people of Egypt. The trouble with the High Dam was it would permanently flood many of the antiquities. As a result, massive projects were begun to help preserve these sites. Abu Simbel was one of them. Over the course of several years, Abu Simbel was cut apart and reconstructed on a higher plane, so visitors would still be able to stand in awe of ancient Egyptian ingenuity.

We then fly back to Cairo for overnight. Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 7 - Farewell

Today will be the final day of our tour of the amazing Egypt, and we will take you back to Cairo International Airport to catch your flight Thank you for spending the time with us. Meals included: breakfast

Dates and Rates

No. of Travelers

Solo Traveler

2-3 travelers

4-6 travelers

7+ travelers

Season

Per Person in Double/Twin

Single Supplement

Per Person in Double/Twin

Single Supplement

October 2019 to April 2020

$2599

$1799

$349

$1599

$349

Please request a quote for a special Group Rate

Christmas 2019 and Easter 2020

$2849

$2049

$399

$1849

$399

May to September 2020

$2549

$1749

$299

$1549

$299

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per tour package and valid only during the selected season as shown above. Single supplement is ONLY to be added to the per person in double/twin rate, when you tour with others and choose to have your own single room.

Children Policy

  • 0 - 01 Year Old Free of Charge
  • 2 - 5 Years Old pay 25% of tour price
  • 6 - 11 Years Old pay 50% of tour price
  • 12+ Years Old pay full tour price as per adult person
  • Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents.

Payment Policy

Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired holiday. Space on a given tour will be secured upon receipt a deposit of 25% of the full price. This deposit will be 50% during the Christmas, New Year and Easter holidays . This deposit counts as part of your final payment. Deposits can be made by bank wire transfer, Cash, Personal or Bank Check, or paid using a credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express). Deposit must be received within 7 days of booking. Full payment is due not later than 60 days prior to the tour start date.

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