9 Days Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel Tour
Day 1: Arrival and Welcome in Cairo:
Start your 9 Days Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel Tour by meeting our representative at the Cairo International Airport. After that you will be escorted to your hotel and check in.
There is a great idea to spend your fisrt day in Cairo to enjoy a beautiful dinner cruise (Optional) or Sound & Light show, Pyramids at night (Optional).. Then Overnight in Cairo.
Day 2: Giza Pyramids ,The Egyptian Museum , Sakkara ,Memphis:
Having breakfast in the hotel, Then start Cairo Tour with your tour guide. First point of our tour visiting: Pyramids of Giza "Khufu, Khafre & Menkaure", where the greatness has been embodied in three pyramids with a limestone statue of Sphinx guarding the whole area. Also fascinating Valley of Temple
Have your lunch in local restaurant .
Next will visit Egyptian Museum. Here you can find amazing artifacts from ancient Egyptians life, as well as Tutankhamun treasures.
Saqqara step pyramid is the oldest large-scale cut stone construction in the world as it consists of six steps above each other.
Then head with your tour guide to visit the ancient Capital of Egypt:
The city of Memphis was the ancient capital of Egypt and was also a very important center all through the history of Egypt.
After ending this fantastic and memorable tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cairo for overnight.
Day 3: Old Cairo Day Tour and Khan El Khalili:
At the morning, you will have your breakfast then join your guide to continue your Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel Tour
Salah El-Din Citadel is a fortress built in 1176 and served as the house of the government for many years in the middle ages till 1860.
In the citadel you will also witness the beautiful:
The mosque of Mohamed Ali was constructed in the 1830s to be an exact replica of the Turkish blue mosque, it got the nickname the “Alabaster Mosque” as it was purely out of alabaster.
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is at the heart of old Cairo the ancient city of El Fustat which was the first capital of Egypt during the beginning of the Islamic age. Every traveler will get to explore a unique number of artifacts from a number of artifacts that date back to more than 4500 years.
We do not miss Khan El Khalili Bazaar before end your tour in Cairo with a visit to:
Khan El Khalili bazaar is one of the oldest and beautiful streets in the middle east as it was constructed with the city of Cairo in 970A.D by the Fatimid dynasty.
Finally, return to your hotel in Cairo and overnight.
Day 4: Fly to Luxor- Luxor East and West Bank Day Tour:
Enjoy your breakfast at the early morning then we transfer you to Cairo airport to take your flight to Luxor.
Upon arrival at Luxor airport, join your private tour guide to continue your Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel Tour visiting West Bank of Luxor;
Valley of The Kings the home to some of the most beautiful artifacts in history. It contains the mesmerizing tombs of some amazing pharaohs like King Ramses II and King Tutankhamun.
Then makes a turn to the temple of the beautiful:
Queen Hatshepsut temple is a breathtakingly stunning well-preserved temple. It is an ancient example of pure visual architecture the temple is able to reach the highest level of perfection
Next, have your tasty lunch at a good restaurant, then move to open your eyes on the guards of Amenhotep III temple:
The Colossi of Memnon are two massive majestic statues made of quartzite sandstone in the shape of king Amenhotep III.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Then you will discover the East bank of Luxor visiting:
Karnak temples are the largest man-made temple ever built in history, it represents the climax of Egyptian architecture brilliance as it was developed over the years by many pharaohs.
Luxor temple was home for many celebration and festivals and known to associate with the holy kingship of many pharaohs like Amenhotep III and Ramesses I.
After finishing your day tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Luxor for check in & overnight in Luxor.
Day 5: Day Tour to Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan:
Early Morning you will be picked up by your private Guide & driver to Drive to Edfu, you will be transferred to visit the majestic temple dedicated to Horus which is considered by most to be the best preserved cult temple in Egypt.
According to the Egyptian myths, it was the place where the falcon-headed god Horus revenged the murder of his father Osiris by killing Seth.
Then transfer to see to the Temple of Kom Ombo standing on high grounds overlooking the Nile. It differs from other temples because of its double entrance, each one is dedicated to divinity: “Haroeris” with his falcon head and ” Sobek ” with his crocodile head.
The Temple of Kom Ombo was built on the honor of two deities the crocodile-headed Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world, and Haroeris or the ancient falcon-headed Horus.
Arrive Aswan, lunch at local restaurant.
Visits of Aswan including the Temple of Philae and tour by Felucca around Elephantine, the high dam, the Unfinished Obelisk
Built to honor the goddess Isis, this was the last temple built in the classical Egyptian style. Construction began around 690 BC, and it was one of the last outposts where the goddess was worshipped.
The High Dam
Aswan High Dam is a rock-fill dam located at the northern border between Egypt and Sudan. The dam is fed by the River Nile and the reservoir forms Lake Nasser. Construction for the project began in 1960 and was completed in 1968. It was officially inaugurated in 1971.
The Unfinished Obelisk
Aswan was the source of ancient Egypt’s finest granite, used to make statues and embellish temples, pyramids, and obelisks. The large unfinished obelisk in the Northern Quarries has provided valuable insight into how these monuments were created, although the full construction process is still not entirely clear. Three sides of the shaft, nearly 42m long, were completed except for the inscriptions. At 1168 tonnes, the completed obelisk would have been the single heaviest piece of stone the Egyptians ever fashioned.
At the end of your day, you will transfer to your hotel in Aswan for check in & overnight in Aswan.
Day 6: Day Tour To Abu Simbel_Fly to Cairo:
Have your breakfast then you will join your tour guide to continue your Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel Tour . Drive to the enchanting “Abu Simbel Temple”. The way lasts nearly 3 hours..
Abu Simbel Temple is known to be a true piece of art. The two temples were carved out of the mountainside in 1200 BC during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II the second and his wife Queen Nefertari.
All the carvings, artwork, wall paintings, statues are extremely beautiful and tell incredible stories about Ramses victories at the battle of Kadesh and honor many gods like Ra, Amun, and Ptah.
After finishing your day tour, you will drive Aswan airport to fly back to Cairo. Upon arrival to Cairo airport, you will meet our rep whom will transfer you to your hotel & overnight in Cairo.
Day 7: Alexandria Day Tour :
Have your breakfast and get ready to continue your Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel tour by moving to Alexandria by a private A.C car to cast your eyes on the phenomenal:
Catacombs of Alexandria is one of the seven wonders of the middle ages as it perfectly merges the Egyptian, “Roman” and “Greek” cultures into one complete art piece in this burial site.
Continue your tour by observing the glory of :
Pompey’s pillar is known to be the only free-standing Roman column in Egypt. It is a 30m Roman triumphal column in a rocky hilltop in the middle of Alexandria.
After that, you will have a delicious lunch then continue your tour in Alexandria by visiting:
Citadel of Qaitbay is a majestic 15th-century stronghold fortress on the coast of the Mediterranean seacoast, built by “Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbay” in 1477.
Then end your entire tour with a visit to the magnificent:
Alexandria library which holds a copy of every book published in the world, a unique collection of rare antique books and works on commemorating the memory of the original library of Alexandria.
Then back to your hotel in Cairo for overnight.
Day 8: Islamic and Coptic Cairo Day Tour:
Breakfast at hotel. Then you will continue your Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel tour to visit Islamic and Coptic Cairo. This tour is a very important as you will explore the greatness of the history of Egypt. You will explore the Islamic history and the other Coptic one.
Ahmed Ibn Tulun Mosque; It is the oldest intact, functioning Islamic monument in Cairo. It also survives as a rare example of the era and architecture of the classical period of Islam, i.e. the ninth and tenth centuries, for it was dominant in the Islamic world.
Mosque of Sultan Hassan, which considered stylistically the most compact and unified of all Cairo monuments. The building was constructed for Sultan Hassan bin Mohammad bin Qala'oun in 1256 AD as a mosque and religious school for all sects.
El Refa’i Mosque, it is separated from the mosque of Sultan Hassan by a pedestrian street.Take your lunch at one of our local restaurants.
After that, you will start your Coptic Tour, you will start with the
Hanging Church, (The Church of the Virgin Mary), built into the walls of the Water Gate of the Roman fortress. It is possibly the oldest Christian church in Egypt, dating to around the 4th Century.
Church of St. Sergius, (Abu Serga), which legend has it is built atop one of the sites where the Holy Family rested on their flight from Herod.
Ben Ezra Synagogue, which is Egypt's oldest and dates to the 9th Century.
After finishing this fantastic and memorable tour, you will get back to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 9: End of Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel tour _ Departure:
Enjoy your breakfast. Then our representative will pick you up from the hotel to transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. At this point, Finish of Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel tour.