- Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
- Tour Location: Cairo / Aswan / Abu Simbel / Luxor / Alexandria
- Tour Availability: Available Everyday
- Pickup & Drop Off: Cairo Airport
- Tour Type: Private
Let’s Explore Egypt in 9 Days
Who hasn’t fantasized about traveling to every destination possible? While giving the best service at the most affordable price, our 9-day historical tour of Egypt will take you on an amazing journey through the history of ancient Egypt, seeing different time periods and monuments. You will spend nine days traveling throughout Egypt, taking in the intriguing cities of Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and Alexandria as well as experiencing true beauty and wonder in the face of eternity. To spend your nine days having the time of your life in the most breathtaking locations on earth, book us now.
- The service of meet and assist at all your destinations.
- Meals as included in the tour Itinerary.
- Flight tickets (Cairo – Aswan)
- Flight tickets (Luxor – Cairo).
- Assist Service at Cairo Airport.
- All transfers in a modern A.C vehicle.
- Entrance fees to all the sites in the itinerary.
- 3 nights accommodation at a 5* Hotel in Luxor.
- 3 nights accommodation at your 5* Hotel in Cairo.
- 2 Night accommodation at your 5* Hotel in Aswan.
- An expert Egyptologist tour guide.
- All service charges and taxes.
- Egypt Entry Visa.
- International Airfare.
- Any Personal Expenses.
- Any Gratitude “Tipping”.
- Anything not mentioned in your tour itinerary.
Day One: Welcome to Pharaoh’s Land!
When you reach Cairo airport, our “Egypt Fun Tours” representative will help you through completing all of your passport control requirements as well as baggage identification and carry. Then, in a private air-conditioned vehicle, you will be transported to your 5* hotel reservation for check-in. At night, a dinner cruise on the lovely Nile awaits you, where you can relax and enjoy a wonderful colorful belly dance display with a folklore band including a magnificent Tannoura spin in line with Egypt’s whirling dervishes heritage, before returning to your hotel for the night.
Day 2: Visit the Giza Pyramids Complex
After breakfast and checking out of your Cairo hotel, you will see the Giza pyramids complex, whose magnificence has remained unspoiled by time. For over 4000 years, the Giza pyramids complex has served as a reminder of the splendor of the immortal Egyptian civilization; there you will find:
Khufu’s Great Pyramid
History and intrigue unfold at the pinnacle of ancient Egyptian civilization. It is said to be the last remaining edifice of the ancient world’s seven wonders. It was built in 2580 BC in 20 years utilizing 2,300,000 pieces of 2.5-ton limestone and a crew of around 100,000 free skilled craftsmen. The Great Pyramid is 147 meters (481 feet) tall, making it the highest structure in the world for 3800 years until the completion of the Lincoln Cathedral in England in 1311. Its sophisticated complicated interior has piqued the attention and curiosity of people all around the globe.
Sphinx of Giza
It is a timeless champion who was known in ancient times as “Hor-Em-Akhet,” which means “Horus of the Horizon,” and today as Abu Al-Hawl, which means “The Father of Terror” in Arabic. It is shaped like the sphinx, a legendary monster with the body of a lion and the head of a man thought to be King Khafre to represent his strength and intelligence. The sphinx is 73 meters (240 feet) tall and 19 meters (66 feet) wide, and it was carved out of a massive solid limestone boulder.
The Temple of the Valley
It was built throughout Egypt’s old monarchy (2686-2134 BC) within the complex, and because of the ancient Egyptians’ building prowess, the valley is one of the best-preserved archaeological sites of the ancient Egyptian civilization. It provided important information regarding the mummification process and Ancient Egyptian burial customs.
Following that, you will eat your excellent lunch before joining your tour guide to finish your day in Cairo by visiting:
Memphis city is where the heritage of Ancient Egypt began as the formal capital of Egypt; it was created in 2925 BC by King Menes Narmer to be the life of the two countries. It was the abode of the deity Ptah, the patron of creativity and artwork, and is renowned as the Land of Endurance and Beauty. It housed the temple of Hut-Ka-Ptah, which translates as Enclosure of the Ka of Ptah in Greek and is the etymological root of the term Egypt.
Step Pyramid of Saqqara
It was created by the genies Imhotep, the vizier of Pharaoh Djoser, and is where amazement struck for the first time, initiating the golden period of pyramid build in ancient Egypt. It has a unique design of six steps and rises at 62 meters in height, surrounded by a large complex with captivating ornaments and grand ceremonial monuments.
After that, you’ll fly to Cairo to catch your flight to Aswan and settle into a 5* hotel for the night.
Day Three: Observe The Seven Wonders of Aswan, Nubia
The High Dam
It was built between 1960 and 1970 as a collaboration project with the Moscow-based Hydro project Institute to develop better control over Nile floods, generate hydroelectricity, and boost water storage for agriculture. The High Dam was the potential cause of the destruction of the massive Abu Simbel temple and the Philae temple.
The Unfinished Obelisk
The Unfinished Obelisk, which stands tall as a sign of grandeur, was commissioned by Queen Hatshepsut (1508-1458 BC) to stand at the gateway to Karnak Temple. It was known as “Tekhenu,” which means “to pierce the sky,” and demonstrates how obelisks were built. It would have reached a total height of 42 m and weighed 1200 tonnes, but the obelisk shattered during construction and was compelled to stay in the same spot till today.
Before visiting, go to the following restaurants with your tour guide:
Temple of Philae
Philea Temple is an ancient Egyptian mythical marvel where all the great stories were recounted, such as the “Myth of Osiris,” in which Isis’ husband “Osiris” is slain by his brother. Set is revived as the king of the underworld after being vanquished by Hours the falcon sky God, the son of Isis and Osiris, ushering in a period of prosperity and justice.
The temple was moved in the 1960s to the island of Agilkia as part of a UNESCO-led rescue attempt to save it from being drowned. After that, you’ll return to your hotel for the night.
Visit Abu Simbel on Day Four.
Take your breakfast boxes, check out of the hotel, and join your tour guide for a 300-kilometer trip to the southwest of Aswan to see:
Temples of Abu Simbel
Since its construction by Ramses II (1279-1213 BCE) as the “Temple of Ramesses, cherished by Amun,” this monument has stood on Egypt’s southern border. The main larger temple is dedicated to Ramses II, and the second smaller temple is dedicated to his beloved wife Queen Nefertari. The sun festival takes place on the 22nd of February and October of each year, when the sun shines on the faces of the four seated statues of Ramses II, Ptah (God of Creation), Amun (The Creator God), and Ra (Sun God). In the mid-1960s, the temple was the focal point of the most difficult archaeological rescue effort in history, led by UNESCO.
Day 5: Visit the World’s Largest Open-Air Museum.
On the fifth day, eat breakfast at the hotel before continuing your holiday by seeing Luxor East Bank sights like as:
Temple of Karnak
The spiritual spirits of ancient Egypt were concealed in the Karnak Temple, which was known as Ipet-isu The Most Selected of Places, and Pr-Imn House of Amon when it was built over 4000 years ago. It is one of the world’s largest religious man-made structures and served as the worship center for the entire ancient Egyptian civilization for more than 1500 years to countless deities such as the great Osiris, Montu, Ptah, and Isis, but the complex was primarily dedicated to the Theban triad, which consisted of God Amun, his wife the Goddess of Justice Mut, and his son the moon god Khnsou.
You will next have lunch at an exceptional restaurant in Luxor, then transfer to your hotel to recover yourself, and then travel with your tour guide at night to enjoy:
The Luxor Temple at Night
Luxor Temple is a lunar marvel that shines most at night when the moon smiles on it, revealing its hidden splendor. It was built during the time of Pharaoh Amenhotep III around 1400 BCE and was known as “Ipetresyet,” which means “southern sanctuary.” It was completely devoted to the Theban triad’s God Amun, who represented the rebirth of royalty. The temple’s architecture is incredibly entrancing, with elaborate embellishments and buildings.
Return to your accommodation for the night at the conclusion of the day.
Day Six: Finish Your Trip in Luxor
Temple of Hatshepsut
Hatshepsut Temple, also known as Djoser-Djeseru “Holy of Holies,” is a stunning example of Ancient Egypt civilization’s ingenuity; it is a gorgeous construction of one of Ancient Egypt’s most successful queens, Queen Hatshepsut. The temple was established in 1479 BC by Egypt’s new kingdom and took 15 years to complete. Its design is based on the style of Classical Architecture of the new kingdom, and it houses some of the most intriguing treasures and sculptures of Ancient Egypt.
The Valley of Kings
It is a holy passage to the heavens designed of genuine beauty and bliss, it was the burial site for the Egyptian kings and queens of the new kingdom (1570-1070 BC), it contains 63 tombs filled with countless treasures, artifacts, statues, enchanting decorations, and the remains of pharaohs such as Rameses (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, IX, X), Amenhotep I, Hatshep UNESCO designated the Valley of the Kings as a World Heritage Site in 1979.
Before you come, take a moment to have your lunch:
The Colossi of Memnon have been guarding Luxor for centuries; they are two slabs of quartzite sandstone that reach 18 meters (60 feet) tall, weigh 720 tonnes each, and are shaped like Pharaoh Amenhotep III (1386-1350). A huge earthquake in 27 BC severely destroyed the colossi, which were reconstructed in 199 AD. During the Greco-Roman era, the sculptures were well-known due to The Vocal Memnon phenomenon, which was created by singing at dawn from time to time, which was nothing more than the sound of the wind blowing through the statue.
Then return to your Luxor hotel for the night.
Day 7: Fly to Cairo and Tour Cairo’s Top Attractions
Day seven will begin with breakfast and check-out from your Luxor hotel before flying directly to Cairo to conclude your 9-day Egypt itinerary by seeing some top Cairo tourist sites such as:
The Egyptian Museum
The artifacts of Ancient Egypt dating to more than 4000 years spanning the ancient Egyptian historical periods are indeed an eternal time capsule that stores nothing but beauty. Over 120,000 items manufactured from materials such as gold and valuable stones, as well as common materials such as wood or stone, are discovered in the forms of sculptures, jewelry, and funeral artifacts on the museum’s two floors, as well as a handful of exhibited mummies.
Following that, you will have a lunch break before concluding your day by visiting:
The Hanging Church
The Hanging Church, also known as “The Holy Church of the Virgin Mary,” is the center of Coptic culture in Cairo. It is one of Egypt’s most significant and recognized Coptic landmarks, and it has housed the Coptic patriarch for many years. It was built in the 5th century AD on the southern wall of a Roman fortification named Babylon. The church is 30 feet tall and towers above Cairo, and the architecture and interior of the hanging church are extremely stunning, combining aspects of creative design from the 7th to the 13th centuries.
Mosque of Amr Ibn Al Aas
It was established in 641 AD and remains a functioning place of worship and one of Egypt’s most significant and renowned Islamic structures. It was rebuilt many times during the 7th century, making it a live example of Islamic building advancement throughout the years.
Synagogue of Ben Ezra
It was once a church before being converted into a synagogue in 882 AD, making it the last of its sort in Egypt. The synagogue is still in extremely good shape, with outstanding Jewish designs and decorations; it was the center of Jewish worship for many years until the 1950s.
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is a mystical gateway to Egypt’s eternal past, which will be revealed via spectacular artifacts and monuments dating back more than 4000 years, showing the tangible and intangible culture and history of Egypt’s unending heritage.
Bazaar Khan El Khalili
The monument was built in 970 AD and is still an active bazaar today. It is regarded as the golden brick road of the Middle East and has everything a traveler could dream of. It boasts historical cafés and businesses that represent the enchantment of old Islamic eras, and the whole street is lined with intriguing Islamic architecture and décor.
After that, you’ll return to the hotel for the night.
Day 8: Explore Alexandria, the Mediterranean Sea’s Bride
Kom El Shoqafa Catacombs
The enigmatic House of the Dead, which is regarded as the most unique archaeological site in Egypt, serves as an aesthetic piece illustrating the merger of Hellenistic and Roman creative components with ancient Egyptian Pharaonic design. It was built as a necropolis in the second century AD and has a variety of Greek and Roman antiques and ornamentation between its three-level levels, earning it the distinction of one of the Middle Ages’ seven wonders.
The Pompey’s Pillar
It is a symbol of Roman grandeur and amazement since it is the biggest monolithic column ever erected outside of Rome. It is 28 meters tall and 2.7 meters wide and is made completely of solid red granite, with a Greek inscription dedicated to Emperor Diocletian on its western top side. It was termed Pompey’s pillar because Crusaders thought in the Middle Ages that the relics of the renowned Roman commander Pompey were kept in a jar at the very top of the pillar.
After finishing your wonderful lunch at a local Alexandria restaurant, go to:
Citadel of Qaitbay
The Qaitbay Citadel is an important Islamic landmark that houses the immortal illuminating spirit of the Alexandria Lighthouse. It was built in 1477 by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf Al-Din Qa’it Bay on the same site as the epic lighthouse of Alexandria, using salvaged stones from the wrecked lighthouse, which was the third-longest surviving ancient wonder until it was destroyed by a series of earthquakes between 956 AD and 1323 AD.
Alexandria Public Library
A vast palace of knowledge that serves as a memorial to the ancient Alexandria library, it is one of the world’s best and most sophisticated libraries, and it houses the world’s sixth-largest Francophone library. It is a trilingual library with volumes in Arabic, English, and French, as well as the biggest storehouse of French literature in North Africa and the Middle East, beautiful art galleries, and some of the world’s rarest book collections.
You will then spend the night in Cairo.
Day Nine: End Your Egypt Vacation – Fly Home
On your last day in Egypt, you will have your farewell breakfast before heading to Cairo airport to return home safely with the best memories of your stay. P.S. Please give your opinions on adding or eliminating any trips from your tour schedule so that we can adapt and satisfy your demands.