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12 Days UNESCO Tour to The Wonders of Egypt

Tour Details

Details of the 12 Days UNESCO Tour to The Wonders of Egypt

  • Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights
  • Tour Location: Giza – Cairo – Luxor – Aswan – Alexandria – Wadi El Hitan
  • Tour Availability: Available Everyday
  • Pickup & Drop Off: Cairo Airport
  • Tour Type: Private

Magical 12 Days UNESCO Tour to The Wonders of Egypt

Explore the wonders of ancient and modern Egypt with this 12 Days UNESCO Tour Package. The chance to create your miracle is just a click away, and every tourist will be able to touch and experience the spirit of ancient Egyptian culture via timeless natural and archaeological landmarks dating back to the start of civilization.

You will be taken on a twelve-day Egypt exploration trip by our knowledgeable team of tour operators, drivers, and tour guides who will provide the greatest level of comfort and competence while taking you to all of the amazing sites selected by UNESCO. Book this 12 Days UNESCO Tour to The Wonders of Egypt now!

Tour Highlights

The Highlights of the 12 Days UNESCO Tour to The Wonders of Egypt

Giza Highlights

Cairo Highlights

  • The National Museum of Civilization
  • Hanging Church & Babylon Fortress
  • Muizz Street
  • Sultan Hassan & Al Rifai Mosques
  • Nilometer

Luxor Highlights

Alexandria Highlights

  • Sinai Mount
  • Sanit Catherin Monastery
  • Snorkeling Excursions
  • Safari Trip
  • Free Days

Tour Inclusions

  • Meet and greet upon arrival
  • 5 nights of hotel accommodation in Cairo
  • 3 nights of hotel accommodation in Luxor
  • 3 Nights in Aswan 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

Tour Exclusions

Tour Itinerary

Details of the 12 Days UNESCO Tour to The Wonders of Egypt

Day 1: Arrival – Start Your 12 Days UNESCO Tour Package: When you arrive at Cairo Airport, our employee will take care of all of your paperwork, airport formalities, and luggage before driving you to your hotel in a private A/C car to relax. At night, you will visit the enchanting Sound and Light show at the Giza Pyramids Complex, where the entire historical tales of ancient Egypt will come to life in a very spectacular show. You’ll return to your Cairo hotel to spend the night.

Day 2: Take a look at the magnificent Giza Pyramids Complex: Your second day will begin with breakfast before departing with your tour guide to:

The Great Giza Pyramids Complex is a heavenly destination that epitomizes the ancient Egyptian Civilization’s attraction and magnificence. It is home to some of the most spectacular structures ever erected since the old kingdom (2686 – 2134 BC), including the Great Pyramid of King Khufu, the only surviving ancient seven wonders, the Great Sphinx, Horus, the Complex’s protector, and the Valley Temple, which houses mummification.

After lunch, you will continue with your tour guide to:

Memphis City, which dates back to 2925 BC and was founded by King Menes to be the birthplace of the first dynasty in ancient Egypt, is one of the first capitals ever built in history.

The Saqqara Step Pyramid is a one-of-a-kind structure built for Pharaoh Djoser by his brilliant vizier Imhotep in the 27th century BC to house a special mortuary temple that would serve as his ultimate resting place.

The Dahshur Pyramids are a collection of incredible structures erected for King Sneferu (2575-2551 BC), including the Bent Pyramid, which has an irregular top, and the Red Pyramid, which has a unique red tint.

You will check into your Cairo hotel for the night.

Day 3: Board Your Flight to Luxor, the City of Divinity: After checking out of your accommodation, you will travel to Cairo Airport to catch your flight to Luxor, where our Tour Guide will take you to the following Luxor attractions:

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.

Check-in at your hotel in Luxor.

Day 4: Luxor Tours: After breakfast at the hotel, pick you up and start our tours to the wonderful attractions of the west of Luxor:

The Valley of the Queens: The Valley of the Queens is a fascinating mortuary temple with around 75 tombs dating from the 18th to the 20th dynasties that were built for the wives and daughters of the new kingdom’s pharaohs.

The Valley of the Kings: The Valley of the Kings is located in the heart of a holy mountain and contains around 30 tombs dating from the New Kingdom (1570–1050 BC), including the magnificent tombs of Tutankhamun, Akhenaten, Thutmose III, Ramses the Great, and others.

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.

You will spend the night in Luxor at the hotel.

Breakfast and Lunch are included

Day 5: Visit the Dendera & Abydos Complex, which is awe-inspiring: After breakfast, you will travel with your tour guide to the divine temples of Egypt’s ancient gods, such as:

The Ancient Abydos temple dates back to the old kingdom and is where the ruler of the underworld, Osiris, was worshipped. The famed Abydos King Record, a chronological list featuring cartouches of Egypt’s dynastic pharaohs from Menes to Seti’s father Ramesses I, is housed in the complex’s temple of King Seti I.

After you’ve had your lunch, proceed to:

Cleopatra VII and Ptolemy XII built the Hathor temple at Dendera in the late Ptolemaic Dynasty, and it is known for its vibrant and grandiose embellishments.

After that, you’ll return to your Luxor hotel for the night.

Day 6: Aswan from Luxor: You will check out of your hotel and go by air-conditioned vehicle to Aswan to explore:

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.

Kom Ombo Temple: The Temple of Kom Ombo is a unique double-temple structure situated in the town of Kom Ombo in the Aswan Governorate of Upper Egypt. It is believed to have been constructed during the Ptolemaic Dynasty, between 180-47 BC, with some additional construction occurring later.

Check-in at your hotel in Aswan.

Day 7: Abu Simbel Day Trip from Aswan: After breakfast at your hotel, pick you up and start our tour to the Temples of King Ramses II at Abu Simbel.

The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock-cut temples located in the southern Egyptian village of Abu Simbel, near the Aswan Governorate in Upper Egypt. The temples were built during the reign of the Egyptian King Ramses II in the 13th century BCE and were dedicated to several ancient Egyptian gods, including Amun, Ra-Horakhty, and Ptah.

The temples were lost and buried under sand until their rediscovery in the early 19th century, and then later moved to higher ground in the 1960s to avoid submersion in the waters of Lake Nasser. The temples are renowned for their massive size, intricate design and decorations, and the four colossal statues of Ramses II that stand at their entrance.

Transfer back to Aswan to your hotel

Breakfast is included

Day 8: Aswan Tours: You’ll start your day after breakfast by touring the magical attractions of Aswan:

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 1. 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 High Dam: The Aswan High Dam, is one of the largest embankment dams in the world, located across the Nile in Aswan, Egypt. It was constructed between 1960 and 1970 as a means of controlling the unpredictable floods of the Nile and providing reliable storage of water for irrigation. The dam also generates hydroelectric power, contributing significantly to Egypt’s industrialization.

Transfer back to your hotel.

Day 9: Aswan to Cairo: After breakfast at the hotel in Aswan, transfer you to Aswan International Airport for your flight to Cairo. Arrive at Cairo airport and start our tour with the tour guide to explore:

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization: The New “NMEC” museum, located across the Nile in the center of old Cairo, houses hundreds of magnificent items from Egypt’s numerous periods of history.

The Hanging Church is a significant Coptic structure that dates from the 3rd century AD and serves as the heart and soul of Coptic society in Cairo, with a variety of fascinating decorations.

The well-known treasure road Muizz Street comes from the Fatimid kingdom (909–1171 BC), which was known for its magnificent Islamic art and architecture throughout Egypt.

After lunch, you’ll continue on your tour to:

Sultan Hassan’s lavish mosque dates from the Mamluk period, between 1356 and 1363 AD, and is known for possessing some of the most beautiful embellishments and architecture of the Islamic period.

The magnificent Rifai Mosque was built in 1869 AD next to Sultan Hassan’s beautiful mosque, in an attempt to match its brilliant design and luxurious ornamentation.

The Baron Empain Palace is a unique Hindu temple in Heliopolis that was constructed between 1907 and 1911 AD.

The Nilometer, which was established in 861 AD to measure the level of the Nile River during a flood, is located on Roda Island in the middle of Cairo.

For the night, you will return to your Cairo hotel.

Day 10: Wadi El Hitan Tour from Cairo: After breakfast, you will go with your Tour Guide in a private 4×4 A/C car to Wadi El Hitan, a natural UNESCO destination in Faiyum, some 150 kilometers south of Cairo, which contains hundreds of fossils of extinct sub-order of whales dating back millions of years.

Every traveler will get the opportunity to participate in a thrilling pastime called sandboarding while traversing the magnificent Sahara. You’ll be able to ride a camel across the Sahara until you reach the Bedouin tent, and you’ll be able to sample a delectable BBQ lunch. After your fantastic safari, you will return to your Cairo hotel for the night.

Day 11: Alexandria Day Tour from Cairo: Breakfast at your hotel. Today we visit the magical city of Alexandria to explore the wonders of:

Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa: A Roman burial site whose family tomb reveals the merging of Egyptian and Roman art and architecture. Descend below the ground to visit the tomb and Caracalla Hall.

Pompey’s Pillar: An 82-foot (25-meter) granite column was built to honor Emperor Diocletian, who freed the besieged city and brought food to its starving people.

Qaitbay Citadel: A 15th-century fortress located on the Mediterranean seacoast. It was established in 1477 AD by Sultan Al-Ashraf Qa’it Bay. Qaitbay Citadel is situated in the same place as Pharaoh’s Island.

Lunch will be served at a seafood restaurant, then join your guide to visit:

Alexandria Library: A copy of every book published in the world is kept in the library, making it one of the great literary sites in the world. Alexandria Library also houses several exhibitions relating to the history of Egypt and a display of rare antique books.

Finally, Transfer back to your hotel in Cairo

  • Meals: Lunch

The 12: Departure (End of your 12 Days UNESCO Tour to Unlimited Egypt: Breakfast will be served, and your 12 Days UNESCO Tour will conclude with a flight from Cairo Airport to your home.

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