- Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights
- Tour Location: Cairo – Luxor – Aswan – Kom Ombo – Edfu – Abu Simbel
- Tour Availability: Available Everyday
- Pickup & Drop Off: Cairo Airport
- Tour Type: Private Tour Package
In only ten days, you may explore Egypt’s cultural highlights.
If you have ten free days, our cultural vacation is waiting for you to experience Egypt’s cultural sightseeing to step back in time to a different era when history was made and immortal monuments and artifacts were created over more than 4500 years from the imagination of ancient Egyptians. A true traveler can appreciate the heavenly unique feel of a cultural vacation. Travel to the Valley of the Kings, Philae Temple, Abu Simbel Temple, and the Giza Pyramids. Throughout your visit, you will discover something new while exploring Egypt’s cultural treasures. Don’t let this chance pass you by; make a reservation with us right away.
- Meet and assist service at Cairo airport.
- 2 nights accommodation in Cairo at 5* hotel.
- 7 nights accommodation at a 5* Nile Cruise.
- Domestic Flight Tickets from (Cairo – Luxor).
- Domestic Flight Tickets from (Luxor – Cairo.
- A private Tour guide during the whole of your tour.
- All transfers will be through a private AC vehicle.
- Entrance Fees to all the sites in the Itinerary.
- Meals as mentioned in the tour itinerary.
- All taxes & charges.
- International Airfare.
- Egypt entry visa.
- Any other items have not been mentioned.
Day 1: Arrival in Egypt – 5* Hotel Check-In
When you arrive at Cairo Airport, an employee from “Egypt Fun Tours” will help you with completing all of your passport control requirements, as well as all of your baggage identification and carry. After that, you will be driven to your 5* hotel reservation in a private air-conditioned vehicle for check-in and relaxation. In the evening, you will board a Nile River Dinner Cruise to see a memorable colorful belly dance display with a folklore band, complete with a fascinating Tannoura spin in the style of Egypt’s whirling dervishes, before returning to your hotel for the night.
Day 2: Visit the Pyramids and Memphis before flying to Luxor.
On the second day, you will enjoy a lovely breakfast and check out of your Cairo hotel before joining your tour guide to discover the pinnacle of ancient Egyptian culture and visit some of Egypt’s most popular tourist destinations, including:
Giza Pyramids Complex
The Giza pyramids complex represents the pinnacle of ancient Egyptian civilization’s glory, having lasted over 4000 years. The Giza complex includes three major pyramids, six smaller pyramids, the Great Sphinx, and the Everlasting Valley Temple.
The Great Pyramid
The Great Pyramid is the final surviving construction of the ancient world’s seven wonders when the sky became within grasp. The Great Pyramid was erected about 2580 BC in 20 years with a workforce of roughly 100,000 free skilled craftsmen, utilizing 2,300,000 chunks of limestone each weighing 2.5 tonnes. The pyramid rises to a height of 147 meters (481 feet), making it the world’s highest structure for 3800 years, until the construction of the Lincoln Cathedral in England in 1311. Its sophisticated intricate interior and enigmatic origin have piqued the interest of everyone on the plant to this day.
The Great Sphinx of Giza
The Great Sphinx was formerly known as “Hor-Em-Akhet,” which translates to “Horus of the Horizon,” but is now known as Abu al-Hawl, which translates to “The Father of Terror” in contemporary Arabic. It is shaped like the sphinx, a legendary monster with the body of a lion and the head of a man thought to represent King Khafre to demonstrate his might and intelligence. The sphinx is carved out of giant single limestone rock and stands at a height of 73 meters (240 feet) and a width of 19 meters (66 feet).
The Valley Temple
The Valley Temple was built inside the complex where the mummification process was performed during Egypt’s old kingdom (2686 2134 BC). The valley is a very well-preserved archaeological site due to the ancient Egyptians’ construction ability, and it has been the source of important information about the mummification process and mortuary rituals of ancient Egypt.
After a great lunch at a restaurant with a view of the pyramids, your tour guide will take you on a fantastic tour of:
Memphis was the first formal capital of ancient Egypt, built by King Menes in 2925 BC. It was renowned as the Land of Endurance, Art, Craftsmen, and Beauty, and it was guarded by the deity Ptah, patron of creativity and artwork. It housed the Hut-Ka-Ptah temple, which meant Enclosure of the Ka of Ptah and was translated into Greek as Ai-Gy-Ptos, the etymological basis of the name Egypt.
Step Pyramid of Saqqara
The Saqqara Step Pyramid was a massive structure that ushered in the golden age of pyramid construction in ancient Egypt. It was designed by the brilliant Imhotep, Pharaoh Djoser’s vizier, to have a unique design made up of six steps and a height of 62 meters, as well as being surrounded by a large complex with amazing ceremonial structures.
After you’ve finished your day, we’ll drive you to Cairo Airport for a direct flight to Luxor, where you’ll spend the night on a Nile cruise.
Day Three: Visit West Bank Landmarks in Luxor – Return to the Cruise
After breakfast on board the cruise, accompany your tour guide to see some of Luxor’s most magnificent tourist sites, such as:
The Kings’ Valley
The Valley of the Monarchs is a gateway to the reed fields for Egypt’s finest kings and queens (1570-1070 BC). The valley has 63 tombs with remarkable captivating riches, artifacts, sculptures, charming décor, and the bones of pharaohs like as Rameses (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X), Amenhotep I, Hatshepsut, and Tutankhamun, the most visited tomb alongside Ramses the Great. In 1979, the Valley was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Temple of Hatshepsut
Hatshepsut Temple, also known as Djoser-Djeseru’s “Holy of Holies,” is a stunning tribute to Queen Hatshepsut, one of ancient Egypt’s most successful monarchs. The temple was devoted to the creator deity Amun and Hatshepsut’s eternal legacy and was erected in 1479 BC of the new kingdom and took 15 years to finish. The temple’s architecture is extremely captivating, based on the new kingdom’s Classical Architecture style, and it houses some of ancient Egypt’s most exquisite antiquities and sculptures.
The Huge Colossi of Memnon are two colossal stones of quartzite sandstone, each weighing 720 tonnes, that were built in the likeness of Pharaoh Amenhotep III (1386-1350). They were destroyed by a great earthquake in 27 BC and repaired in 199 AD. The Vocal Memnon phenomenon, induced by singing sound at dawn, which was nothing more than the sound of the wind blowing through the statue, made the sculptures immensely famous throughout the Greco-Roman era. After that, you’ll return to your cruise.
Then you’ll return to your Nile Cruise for lunch and the remainder of the evening.
Day 4: Visit Edfu and then sail to Aswan.
Day four of your trip will begin when you get up and prepare to see one of Egypt’s most stunning temples, which is:
Edfu Temple is one of the final temples ever erected during the Ptolemaic period between 237 BC and 57 BC to be the official worship house of the sky deity Horus. It is one of the last temples ever built during the Ptolemaic era between 237 BC and 57 BC to be the official worship home of the sky god Horus. According to Osiris Myth, it was erected on the same site where the fight between the demon god Set and Horus took place. The Edfu Temple’s architecture and interior are stunning, masterfully combining Greek and Egyptian styles.
After that, you’ll return to the Nile Cruise for lunch before continuing your journey to Aswan, the eternal city.
Day 5: Aswan Landmarks Tour
After breakfast, you’ll begin your 10-day cultural trip by seeing some of Aswan’s most spectacular tourist destinations, including:
The High Dam
The High Dam is a testament to Egypt’s eternal will and genius; it was built between 1960 and 1970 as a collaboration project with the Moscow-based Hydro Project Institute to better regulate Nile floods, generate hydroelectricity, and enhance water storage for agriculture.
The Unfinished Obelisk
The unfinished obelisk, also known as “Tekhenu,” which means “to pierce the sky,” was erected at the entrance to the Karnak temple by Queen Hatshepsut (1508-1458 BC). It demonstrates how obelisks were formed since they would have stood 42 meters tall and weighed 1200 tonnes if they hadn’t been fractured during construction. Unfortunately, the obelisk was cracked during construction and remains in the same spot to this day.
The Temple of Philae
In the famous “Myth of Isis & Osiris,”, Isis’ husband “Osiris” is killed by his brother, the desert god Set, out of hatred, then Osiris is resurrected to be the ruler of the underworld, then Set is defeated by Hours the falcon sky God, the son of Isis & Osiris, and a new era of prosperity and justice begins, is celebrated at Philea Temple. In the 1960s, the temple was moved to the island of Agilkia as part of a UNESCO-led rescue attempt.
You’ll return to your 5* Nile Cruise for the night and prepare for another exciting day ahead.
Day 6: Visit the Temples of Abu Simbel
Early in the morning, after eating your breakfast boxes, you will meet your tour guide and travel to the southwest of Aswan to visit:
Temples of Abu Simbel
Since it was built by Ramses the Great on the southern border defending the gates of heaven, the Abu Simbel temple “Temple of Ramesses, cherished by Amun” has been a residence of grandeur and attraction standing on the southern border guarding the gates of heaven (1279-1213 BCE). The sun festival takes place on the 22nd of February and the 22nd of October 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), and the second smaller temple is dedicated to his beloved wife Queen Nefertari. In the mid-1960s, the temple was the focal point of a UNESCO-led rescue effort.
Then we’ll take you back to Aswan to spend the night on a Nile Cruise.
Visit the Kom Ombo Temple on the seventh day.
After breakfast on board your Nile Cruise, you’ll meet up with your tour guide to see the impressive:
Temple of Kom Ombo
Kom Ombo, which means “Golden Hill,” was built during the Greco-Roman era, between 205 and 180 BC, under the reign of Ptolemy V. The temple’s remarkable twin design, split into two similar sections” one for the crocodile deity Sobek, patron of fertility, and the other for the falcon sky god Horus, emblem of triumph and guardian of kings and queens, is intriguing.
You’ll return to your Nile Cruise for lunch and then continue cruising until you reach Luxor.
Day Eight: Tour to Luxor East Bank Attractions
After eating your breakfast, accompany your tour guide for a tour of some of Luxor’s most popular tourist sights, including:
When the Karnak temple was built over 4000 years ago, it was given the name Ipet-isu The Most Selected of Places, and afterward Pr-Imn House Of Amon, indicating that it was the birthplace of ancient Egyptian religion. It is one of the world’s largest religious man-made structures and has been the worship center for many deities for over 1500 years, including Osiris, Ptah, and Isis, but the complex was primarily dedicated to the Theban triad, which included God Amun, his wife the Goddess of Justice Mut, and his son the moon god Khnsou.
After that, you’ll return to the Nile Cruise for lunch, and then spend the evening with your tour guide visiting:
Temple of Luxor
Luxor Temple is where a lunar miracle occurs every night when the moon lights the whole temple, revealing its hidden mystery and charm. It was built in 1400 BCE during the reign of Pharaoh Amenhotep III and was called “Ipetresyet,” which means “southern sanctuary.” The temple’s architecture is stunning, complete with pillars and vast decorations that become more attractive at night. It was dedicated to the God Amun of the Theban Triad, who represents the regeneration of royalty.
After that, you’ll return to your ship for the night.
Day 9: Fly to Cairo and Visit the Attractions of Old Cairo
On day nine, you will have breakfast and check out of the Nile Cruise, then board your aircraft to Cairo, where you will continue your 10-day cultural trip by seeing the wonderful attractions of ancient Cairo, including:
The Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian Museum houses all of ancient Egypt’s mystery and magical characteristics; the museum’s artifacts and monuments stretch back over 4000 years, spanning all of Egypt’s ancient eras. Over 120,000 authentic rare items manufactured from magical elements like gold, silver, and valuable stones, as well as mundane materials like wood or stone, are discovered in the form of sculptures, jewelry, and funeral artifacts on the two floors of the museum, as well as a handful of exhibited mummies.
Following your visit to the museum, you will have lunch at an excellent restaurant and see some of Cairo’s main tourist sites, including:
The Hanging Church
The Virgin Mary’s Holy Church, also known as The Hanging Church lies in the core of Cairo’s Coptic legacy, as it is one of Egypt’s oldest, most significant, most well-known churches, and it has long functioned as the residence of the Coptic patriarch. It was erected in the 5th century AD on the southern wall of a Roman fortification named Babylon, where the holy family took refuge. The church is 30 feet tall, and both the outside and interior of the hanging church are extremely magnificent, combining aspects of creative architecture from the 7th to the 13th centuries.
Mosque of Amr Ibn Al Aas
It is where Egypt’s Islamic history started, and it is one of Egypt’s most important and renowned Islamic sites, having been built in 641 AD and being an active place of worship to this day. The Amr Ibn Al-Aas Mosque has been restored numerous times throughout the ages, serving as a live art museum of Islamic building advancement.
Synagogue of Ben Ezra
The Ben Ezra Synagogue, which dates from the 19th century, is a unique tourist destination. It served as a church until 882 AD when it was converted into a synagogue. The synagogue was found to be in excellent shape, with magnificent Jewish patterns and decorations. For many years, until the 1950s, the location was the center of Jewish worship.
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is the long-awaited miracle that will allow everyone to properly discover all of Egypt’s cultural and historical treasures, which are represented by rare and captivating artifacts and monuments.
Bazaar of Khan El Khalili
The Khan El Khalili Bazaar is a beautiful relic from a bygone era; the street was built around 970 AD and is still in use today. It’s dubbed the Middle East’s “Golden Brick Road” because it has everything a visitor might want in its wonderful market and stores, as well as a handful of antique cafés that represent the vintage attractiveness and sophistication of ancient Islamic culture. The whole street is covered with magnificent Islamic architecture and ornaments.
We will transport you to a 5* hotel in Cairo where you will spend the night.
Day ten: Your 10-day cultural vacation comes to an end with a flight back 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, bringing your 10-day cultural tour vacation to a close. P.S. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for adding or eliminating excursions from your schedule so that we may better meet your needs.