The Highlights of the 10 Days UNESCO Tour of Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan
- Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights
- Tour Location: Giza – Cairo – Luxor – Aswan
- Tour Availability: Available Everyday
- Pickup & Drop Off: Cairo Airport
- Tour Type: Private
Wonderful 10 Days UNESCO Tour of Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan
Discover the wonders of ancient Egypt with our 10 Days UNESCO Tour to the world heritage sites of Egypt. The attractive ancient city of Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan are included in a stunning tour of Egypt’s exquisite charms. The remarkable objects that UNESCO chose to represent the rich history and culture present in all the wonderful locations will be accessible to every visitor. Our team of tour guides, drivers, and operators are dedicated to giving each visitor the finest experience possible. Book this 10 Days UNESCO Tour of Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan now!
The Highlights of the 10 Days UNESCO Tour of Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan
- The National Museum of Civilization
- Hanging Church & Babylon Fortress
- Muizz Street
- Sultan Hassan & Al Rifai Mosques
- Kings’ Valley
- The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
- The Colossi of Memnon
- Karnak Temple Complex
- Luxor Temple
- Dendara Temple
- Abydos Temple
- Meet and greet upon arrival
- 3 nights of hotel accommodation in Cairo
- 3 Nights Nile Cruise Accommodation
- 3 Nights at Luxor Hotel
- Expert Private tour guide
- Private Vehicle with air conditioning
- Entrance fees for all the mentioned Sites
- Domestic Flight Tickets
- Meals are included
- All Services and Taxes
Detailed itinerary of the 10 Days UNESCO Tour of Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan
Day 1: Arrival + Sound & Light Show: A majestic 10 days Egypt UNESCO vacation will take place when you land at Cairo Airport and then our employee will handle all the paperwork, airport formalities, and luggage then take you to your hotel by private A/C car then at night you will enjoy an incredible Sound and Light show at the Giza Pyramids Complex to witness the history of the ancient Egyptian civilization come to life. You will return to your hotel in Cairo to spend the overnight.
Day 2: Explore the Ancient Pyramids of Giza: You will start your day by having your breakfast then your private tour guide will take you to:
The Great Giza Pyramids Complex is the biggest and oldest construction ever constructed dating to the old kingdom (2686 – 2134 BC) which contains famous monuments like the Great Pyramid of King Khufu the last of the ancient seven wonders, the Great Sphinx the Horus the guardian of the Complex, the Valley Temple the home of the mummification process.
You will have your lunch then you will continue your tour guide to:
Memphis City is the first Egyptian Capital in ancient Egypt ever constructed in 2925 BC by King Menes to be the birthplace of the first dynasty in ancient Egypt.
The Saqqara Step Pyramid is a majestic construction specially designed for Pharaoh Djoser in the 27th century BC by his brilliant vizier Imhotep to be his final resting place.
In Dahshur Pyramids are rare Pyramids constructed for King Sneferu (2575-2551 BC) such as the Bent Pyramid which has an irregular top and the Red Pyramid which has an amazing reddish color.
You will head to your Hotel in Cairo Overnight.
Day 3: Catch Your Flight to Aswan: You will checkout from your hotel and then head to Cairo to catch your flight to Aswan where our representative will take you to your Nile Cruise to check and then start touring the following:
Philae Temple: The Philae Temple complex is an island-based temple complex in the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam, downstream of the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser, Egypt. It was once located on Philae Island but was moved to nearby Agilkia Island as part of the UNESCO Nubia Campaign project. The temple complex dates back to the Pharaonic era and includes impressive hieroglyphic reliefs that are being studied and published by the Philae Temple Text Project of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna (Institute OREA).
The Unfinished Obelisk:
The Unfinished Obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan. It is over 3,500 years old and was discovered in the granite quarries of Aswan where it was abandoned due to the presence of cracks. The creation of the obelisk was possibly commissioned by Hatshepsut, the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh who ruled Egypt around 1450 BC.
The obelisk measures about 42 meters in length and is estimated to weigh over 1,168 tonnes, making it one of the heaviest structures in ancient Egypt. If it had been completed, it would have been the greatest ever erected. The obelisk is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list, alongside other examples of Upper Egyptian architecture, as part of the “Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae,” even though the quarry site is not exactly Nubian, nor is it situated between Abu Simbel and Philae.
Transfer back to the Nile Cruise
Lunch and dinner on board Nile Cruise
Day 4: Felucca Trip and Elephantine Island Tour: After breakfast at the Nile Cruise, pick you up and start our tours by Felucca to have a cruise on the Nile and tour Elephantine Island, the Aswan Musem, and the temple of God Khnum.
Lunch on board Nile Cruise
The Nile Cruise leaves Aswan and heads to Kom Ombo to explore the unusual temple and the Crocodile Museum.
Dinner on board Nile Cruise
Day 5: Explore Edfu Temple: You will begin your day by exploring the temple at Edfu.
Edfu Temple: The Temple of Edfu is a magnificent ancient temple located on the west bank of the Nile River in Edfu, Upper Egypt. Built in the Ptolemaic Kingdom between 237 and 57 BC, it is the most extensive and well-preserved of all Pharaonic temples in Egypt. The temple is dedicated to the worship of the falcon god Horus, one of the most significant gods in ancient Egyptian mythology.
Lunch on board Nile Cruise
the Ship leaves Edfu and heads to Luxor.
Day 6: Luxor Tours: Check out the Nile Cruise after breakfast. You will continue your adventure After breakfast to explore the sites of the west bank of the Nile in Luxor:
The Valley of the Kings: The Valley of the Kings is an ancient burial ground in Egypt where, over a period of around 500 years from the Eighteenth Dynasty to the Twentieth Dynasty, rock-cut tombs were excavated for pharaohs and powerful nobles during the New Kingdom period in ancient Egypt. The Valley is located on the west bank of the Nile, opposite Thebes (modern-day Luxor), within the heart of the Theban Necropolis.
Temple of Queen Hatshepsut: The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, also known as the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut, is a magnificent ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the west bank of the Nile River in Luxor. The temple was built during the reign of Pharaoh Hatshepsut of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt and is considered to be one of the finest examples of ancient Egyptian architecture.
The Colossi of Memnon: The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, which stand at the front of the ruined Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III, the largest temple in the Theban Necropolis in Luxor, Egypt. They have stood since 1350 BC and are well known to ancient Greeks and Romans, as well as early modern travelers and Egyptologists. The statues were constructed during the New Kingdom period, and each statue is approximately 60 feet tall. The statues once flanked the mortuary temple’s entrance, and their purpose was to protect and guard the temple.
Check-in at our Hotel in Luxor
Breakfast on board the cruise ship
Day 7: Luxor Tours: After breakfast, we start our tours to the magnificent temples of Karnak and Luxor.
Karnak Temple: The Karnak Temple Complex is one of the largest temple complexes in the world, located near Luxor in Egypt. It comprises a vast mix of temples, pylons, chapels, and other buildings. The history of the complex dates back to the Middle Kingdom era, when construction began during the reign of Senusret I and continued until the Ptolemaic Kingdom.
Luxor Temple: The Luxor Temple is located on the east bank of the Nile River in Luxor (ancient Thebes), Egypt. It was built around 1400 BC and was primarily used as a temple of rejuvenation for kingship. Unlike other temples in Thebes, Luxor Temple is not dedicated to a cult god or deified pharaoh in death. It is thought to be the site where many pharaohs were crowned, including Alexander the Great, who claimed to have been crowned there.
Breakfast is included in the hotel.
Day 8: Dendara and Abydos Day Trip: After breakfast at the hotel, we start our trip to the temples of Dendara and Abydos:
Dendara Temple: Dendara Temple, also known as the Dendera Temple complex, is a well-preserved ancient Egyptian temple complex located about 2.5 kilometers southeast of Dendera in Egypt. This temple complex is dedicated to the goddess Hathor and boasts several structures, including a sacred lake, two birth houses, and a basilica. The main temple features elaborate decorations and reliefs and is known for the quality of its architecture, particularly the massive columns and ceilings.
Abydos Temple: The Abydos Temple complex is a significant historical site in Abydos, Egypt, and is primarily known for the Temple of Seti I, which is one of the main structures in the complex. The temple was built by Pharaoh Seti I and features intricate reliefs and decorations, such as the Abydos King List, which lists the pharaohs of the principal dynasties recognized by the ancient Egyptians. The temple is also notable for the Osireion, which is situated at the rear of the temple and is a unique and complex structure that is believed to have been used for the worship of Osiris.
Transfer back to Luxor.
Breakfast and Lunch are included
Day 9: Luxor to Cairo: You will have your breakfast at your Luxor hotel then transfer to Luxor international airport to fly to Cairo where our tour guide and representative will meet you and start the tour to:
The New National Egyptian Museum is found at the heart of old Cairo across the Nile and contains thousands of artifacts dating to all the different periods of Egypt.
The Hanging Church is a significant Coptic construction dating back to the 3rd century AD that acts as the heart & soul of the Coptic society in Cairo.
The Golden Muizz Street dates back to the Fatimid dynasty (909 – 1171 BC) which is famous for containing marvelous Islamic art and architecture from all over Egypt.
You will have your lunch and then continue your tour to:
The mesmerizing mosque of Sultan Hassan dates back to the Mamluk period between 1356 AD and 1363 AD which is filled with the most enchanting decorations and architecture.
Al Rifai Mosque
The magical Rifai Mosque is an Islamic construction that dates back to 1869 AD located next to the luxurious mosque of Sultan Hassan.
The Baron Empain Palace is a very special Hindu temple located in the city of Heliopolis dating back to 1907 and 1911 AD.
The Nilometer is found on Roda Island in the heart of Cairo which was built in 861 AD to measure the level of the Nile River Waters during the flood.
You will be transferred to your hotel in Cairo and stay overnight.
Day 10: Departure (End of your 10 Days UNESCO Tour: You will have your breakfast, checkout, and end your 10 Days UNESCO Tour of Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan by catching your flight from Cairo Airport to your home.