12 Day Egypt Tour By Locals: A journey to the land of the God
Welcome to the 12 Day Egypt Tour By Locals! This comprehensive tour Package will take you on an unforgettable journey through the rich history, cultural heritage, and natural wonders of Egypt. Led by knowledgeable local guides, you will have the opportunity to explore iconic landmarks, ancient temples, majestic pyramids, and vibrant cities while immersing yourself in the local traditions and flavors of Egypt. This carefully crafted itinerary ensures that you experience the best of Egypt, from the bustling streets of Cairo to the tranquil shores of the Red Sea. Join us on this extraordinary adventure as we unveil the mysteries and wonders of Egypt together!
Details of the 12 Day Egypt Tour By Locals
- Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Tour Location: Cairo / Giza / Aswan / Abu Simbel / Luxor
- Tour Availability: Available Everyday
- Pickup & Drop Off: Cairo Airport
- Tour Type: Private
The Highlights of the 12 Day Egypt Tour By Locals
- Giza Pyramids Complex
- Cairo’s Citadel
- The Egyptian Museum
- Old Islamic Cairo Attractions
- Khan El Khalili Bazaar
- Pick-up service at Cairo Airport.
- 5* hotel in Cairo.
- 5* Nile Cruise in Luxor and Aswan.
- Lunch Meals During Your Tours.
- Flight tickets (Cairo – Aswan).
- Flight tickets (Luxor – Cairo).
- Egyptologist tour guides all over the tour.
- All transportation with a private A.C car
- Entering fees for all the sightseeing on the itinerary.
- 1st class train tickets from Aswan to Luxor.
- All Service Charges and taxes.
Detailed itinerary of the 12 Day Egypt Tour By Locals
Day 1: Arrival in Cairo
Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our friendly local guide. They will assist you with immigration and customs formalities before transferring you to your hotel. Take some time to relax and recover from your journey, or if time permits, you may explore the vibrant city of Cairo at your own pace.
Day 2: Exploring the Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum
After breakfast, we will venture out to witness the iconic wonders of Giza. Marvel at the majestic pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos, and gaze in awe at the enigmatic Sphinx standing guard over this ancient necropolis. Enjoy a camel ride across the desert, immersing yourself in the mystique of this incredible UNESCO World Heritage site.
Next, we will visit the world-renowned Egyptian Museum, home to an extensive collection of ancient artifacts, including the treasures of Tutankhamun. Our knowledgeable guide will provide insights into the fascinating history and mythology behind these remarkable relics.
Day 3: Old Cairo and Coptic Heritage
Today, we will explore the historical heart of Cairo, starting with Old Cairo. Visit the Coptic Hanging Church, one of the most important Coptic Orthodox sites in Egypt. Discover the Ben Ezra Synagogue and the Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus, where it is believed that the Holy Family sought refuge during their time in Egypt.
Continue to the sprawling Islamic Cairo, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Citadel of Saladin and the magnificent Mohammed Ali Mosque. Wander through the bustling Khan El Khalili Bazaar, a labyrinth of narrow streets filled with colorful shops, and embrace the vibrant atmosphere of Cairo’s ancient market.
Day 4: Aswan and Philae Temple
After breakfast, we will catch a domestic flight to Aswan, the picturesque city located on the banks of the Nile. Visit the magnificent Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, located on an island in the reservoir of the Aswan High Dam. Take a relaxing boat ride around Elephantine Island and admire the majestic landscapes. We will check in on the Nile Cruise. Lunch and dinner on board the cruise ship. In the evening, you have the option to experience a traditional Nubian cultural show, immersing yourself in the vibrant music, dancing, and cuisine of this unique cultural heritage.
Day 5: Abu Simbel Temples and Aswan High Dam
Embark on an unforgettable excursion to the Abu Simbel Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Witness the awe-inspiring statues of Ramses II guarding the entrance and delve into the rich history and mythology behind these magnificent rock temples.
Return to Aswan and visit the Aswan High Dam, a modern engineering marvel that tamed the mighty Nile River. Explore the charming Nubian Village, where you can interact with the local community and learn about their fascinating traditions.
Day 6: Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples
Today, relax onboard the Nile Cruise ship as we sail to Kom Ombo. Upon arrival, visit the unique Kom Ombo Temple, a double temple dedicated to both the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus. Marvel at the captivating reliefs and ancient artifacts on display.
Continue cruising to Edfu to explore the beautifully preserved Temple of Horus, dedicated to the falcon-headed god, one of the best-preserved cult temples in Egypt.
Day 7: West Bank Excursion and Valley of the Kings
Today, we will journey to the West Bank of Luxor to explore the Valley of the Kings. Discover the final resting places of pharaohs, including the famous tomb of Tutankhamun. Marvel at the intricately decorated mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, a testament to female power in ancient Egypt.
Visit the colossal Memnon Colossi, two towering statues representing the pharaoh Amenhotep III. Immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of the Theban Necropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Day 8: Luxor – Thebes of a Thousand Gates
The historical city is known as Thebes in ancient times. After breakfast on your luxurious Nile Cruise ship, we start our tours to admire the breathtaking views of the Nile River as we drive to the magnificent temples.
Explore the Karnak Temple complex, one of the largest religious sites in the world, dedicated to the worship of Amun. Visit the remarkable Luxor Temple, a stunning display of ancient Egyptian grandeur illuminated at night.
Day 9-12: Optional Extensions (Red Sea, Alexandria, or Sinai)
At this point in the tour, you have the option to extend your journey to other incredible destinations in Egypt. Relax on the beaches of the Red Sea, dive into the vibrant underwater world, or explore the captivating underwater ruins of Alexandria. Alternatively, you can embark on a spiritual journey to Mount Sinai and experience the serenity and breathtaking views from its summit.
Day 12: Departure from Cairo
After breakfast, we will transfer you to Cairo International Airport for your departure flight. Bid farewell to Egypt with cherished memories and a deep appreciation for the fascinating history and vibrant culture that you experienced during your “12 Day Egypt Tour By Locals.”
Please note that this tour 12 day Egypt Tour by locals program can be personalized according to your preferences and can be tailored to suit your needs.