See the best of Egypt in two weeks, wonderful Abusimbel and its sound and light show is featured, Giza pyramids and the Sphinx, Luxor and the glory of the Pharaohs, Aswan with its beauty, and a stunning Nile cruise experience are the main highlights of that package of 14 days-13 nights.
Cairo, White desert, Aswan, AbuSimbel, Nile cruise, Luxor, Alexandria, Cairo.
Trip type: Private Guided Tour | Trip runs: Everyday.
Giza Pyramids, the sphinx, Saqqara Pyramids & Imhotep museum. Egyptian museum, Coptic Cairo, & the Citadel of Saladin. Kom ombo temple & Edfu temple. Karnak temples & Luxor temple. The valley of the Kings, the valley of the queens, & the temple of Queen Hatshepseut. The white desert with camping, & Bahariyya. Alexandria sightseeing.
Day 1 / Arrival Cairo : Meet, welcome and assist with airport formalities. Transfer to your hotel & Overnight.
Day 2 / Pyramids Tour: start our visit to The pyramids of Giza (the Great pyramid of king Cheops, the remains of the funeral temple of the same king, the pyramid of king Kephren, the pyramid of king Mekarynos, get inside one of the small pyramids, and see the Sphinx). Egyptian Lunch in a country side restaurant. Visit The pyramids of Sakkara ( The visual presentation of Sakkara, the step pyramid of king Djoser-the very first pyramid, the museum of Imhotep, the tomb of a high official, the pyramid of king Titi, the pyramid of king Unas, and see the pyramids of Dahshur from a distance). Visit Memphis the very first capital city of Egypt (the statue of king Ramses the second-16 meters high, the alabaster sphinx of Queen Hatshepsut). Overnight at your hotel. Attend the sound and light show at Giza area (optional).
Day 3 / Cairo city tour: Start our 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 new kingdom, and the royal mummies). Visit Coptic Cairo (the church of saint Sergius the very first church built in Egypt, the synagogue of Ben Ezra, and the so called Hanging up church). Lunch in a tourist restaurant by the river Nile. Visit Islamic Cairo (the Citadel of Saladin, the alabaster mosque of Mohamed Ali, the Gawhara palace of Mohamed Ali, the mosque of Amr Bin 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).
Day 4 / Cairo/Aswan/AbuSimbel:Breakfast and Transfer to Cairo Airport to fly to Aswan then to Abu Simbel. Check in Nubian house hotel. Visit Abu Simbel temples. At night attend the best Sound Light Show in Egypt at Abu Simbel temples. Overnight .
Day 5 / Aswan Sightseeing: Breakfast and drive to Aswan. Reach Aswan and Check in our Nile cruise for Lunch. Start our visit 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 lift unfinished). After noon take a motor boat to the temple of Philae (was built by the Ptolemies dedicated to love goddess Isis). Take a felucca ride around Elephantine Island sail past the Agha Khan mausoleum. Dinner on board of your cruise ship. Opportunity to stroll around the city (free with the guide).
Day 6 / Aswan (Sailing): Breakfast on board of your cruise. 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). Sail to Edfu & Overnight there. Lunch and Dinner on board of your cruise.
Day 7 / Luxor East bank of the Nile: Breakfast on board of your cruise. Visit by a horse carriage to the temple of Edfu (dedicated to the falcon god Hours, and the second largest temple in Egypt. Sail toward Luxor via Esna Lock. Visit Luxor temple (was built by the kings of the middle and the new kingdom). Dinner on board of your Nile cruise
Day 8 / Luxor West bank of the Nile: After breakfast, check out the cruise hotel ship. 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). Visit the Karnak temples (the largest complex of temples in Egypt originally attached to Luxor temple by an avenue of sphinxes). Overnight in hotel.
Day 9/ Free Day: After breakfast at your hotel, Transfer to Luxor Airport to fly back to Cairo. Arrive Cairo, meet with our representative. Transfer to your hotel & check in. Free day (opportunity to do some optional tours)
- The Pharaonic village
- The sound and light show at Giza
- Nile dinner cruise with a belly dancer and Darwish show.
- Full Islamic tour to Medieval Cairo
Day 10 / Cairo-Bahariyya: After Breakfast at your hotel, 7:15 an early start to Bahariya Oasis (the desert) ( 365 K.M) 4 to 5 hours drive. 12:00 Arrive Bahariya Oasis, Bawiti Center of Bahariya. 12:00 to 13:00 Lunch in a local restaurant. 13:00 to 14:30 Check in the hotel & take a rest. 16:00 to 19:00 Drive with our jeep safari to see hot & cool springs, the gardens, the farms, the biggest lake in oasis, Bedouin houses, Gabal el-dest (Pyramid Mountain) and climb to the English mountain, the highest point there to see the sunset. 19:00 to 20:00 Drive back to your hotel. We can stop fofr a drink in a local cafe. 20:00 to 21:00 Dinner & Overnight
Day 11 / White Desert Camp-Bahariya: After Breakfast in the hotel, 10:00 to 13:00 Drive with our Jeep Safari to Al-Haiz, on the way we see sand dunes, Algabel almarsous & the black desert (climbing one the mountain there for the best view). 13:00 to 14:00 Lunch in El-Haiz (this village is 40 k.m from Bawiti center of Bahariya). 14:00 to 17:00 On the way to the white desert we stop many times to see Akabat area, the crystal mountain, the cool springs, the natural curving like tents, the mushroom formations….and much more… 17:30 Arrive to the white desert for the sunset in white desert. 17:30 to 19:30 Enjoy the wonderful atmosphere waiting for your dinner to be prepared by the Bedouin guys. 20:00 Your Dinner is Barbeque under the stars. You will get to taste the Bedouin tea. Overnight camp (We prepare for you a big tent, with pillows and mattress, & also provide American tents).
Day 12 / White desert-Cairo: An Early wake up for Sunrise. After breakfast in the white desert, we will take the jeep safari back to Bawiti. 10:00 to 11:00 Visit Bahariya sightseeing such as the golden mummies museum & the nobles tombs of 26th dynasty... 11:00 to 11:30 take a shower & change the clothes in the hotel. 12:00 to 17:00 Drive back to Cairo.
Day 13 / Alexandria (Full day trip ): After breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, Pick you up and start our tour to Alexandria, See the Catacombs (three levels of tombs under the ground dating back to the Greek period 200 years B.C., Tegran tomb, The Caracalla hall, very beautiful artifacts from Greco Roman time). Drive to Pompay’s pillar. See Bombay’s pillar ( The huge red granite Pillar of 25 meters height of emperor Declitan was originally located in the temple of god Serapes, Pharaonic pieces and sphinxes , Serapiom which is the tomb of god Serapis). Drive to a seafood restaurant for lunch. After Lunch. Drive to the pharaohs Island to see the fortress of Qaitbay. See the Fort of Qaitbay outside view (the place of the ancient lighthouse, the fortress of Sultan Qaitbay dating back to the Mameluke Islamic period, and the aquarium). Visit Alexandria Library & Drive back to Cairo.
Day 14 / Cairo-Home: Breakfast would be at the hotel. Egypt Fun Tours representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.
- Entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the above itinerary.
- Meals as mentioned.
- An A/C tourist coach new model 2009 or 2010 with a professional driver and a license from the ministry of tourism.
- A guide (Egyptologist) with a guiding license from the ministry of tourism
- Egyptian Cell phone for the trip organizer to use while touring.
- All transfers as mentioned in the above itinerary.
- Hotel stay in Cairo Based on B.B for 6 nights.
- 5* Luxury Nile cruise (Aswan-Luxor) 3 nights.
- All Tours as mentioned in the above itinerary
- Hotel stay in Bahariyya Oases (Bawiti) for one night based on half board
- Two flights (from Cairo to Aswan/ Luxor to Cairo)
- One night camp in the White desert.
- Trip to the Bahariyya oases all inclusive.
- Luggage transfer.
- One night in Abu Simbel
- One night in Luxor.