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19 Days Cairo, Desert Safari to Luxor, Nile Cruise, Sharm El Sheikh & Alexandria include Cairo. it is one of three city-states in Egypt, where the Cairo governor is the head of the city. This rightfully creates much confusion and between the Governorate of Cairo, and the city which is included in 19 Days Package. Surprisingly, they are two semi-distinct levels of local government. Officially, The president appoints the governor.
Major tourist choose 19 Days Package destinations as it includes the millennia-old monuments in the Nile Valley. Principal among them are the Pyramids and Great Sphinx at Giza. Abu Simbel temples south of Aswan and the Karnak Temple Complex and Valley of the Kings near Luxor are a delight. Attractions in Cairo include the Cairo Museum and the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha. Tourists visit Sinai Peninsula seaside resorts. In addition there is Hurghada on the Red Sea coast and the Famous El Gouna. 19 Days Package.
with in 19 Days Package is Saqqara with its ancient burial ground as the location of the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis. It features numerous pyramids, including the world’s oldest standing step pyramid, as well as a number of mastabas.
Luxor , included in 19 Days Package, is the site of the ancient city of Thebes. It has the ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor, within the modern city. On the opposite side of the Nile River they erected the monuments, temples and tombs on the West Bank Necropolis. To sum up, it includes the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens.
Abu Simbel, is an archaeological site where they built two massive rock temples originally carved out of a mountainside. This was during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II. They relocated the complex in its entirety in the 1960s to avoid being submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser. They situated them on an artificial hill high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir.
Alexandria, included in 19 Days Package, is a main summer resort, due to its beaches, ancient history and Museums. Especially, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a modern project based on modern builders reviving the ancient Library of Alexandria.
Sinai Peninsula– Sinai has the beach resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba as well as Biblical locations such as Mount Sinai. Saint Catherine’s Monastery may be the oldest working Christian monastery in the world.
Welcome to Cairo, Egypt (Around The Clock) Ancient Egypt Tours representative will pick you up from Cairo International Airport by the exit door, holding a sign "Ancient Egypt Tours with your name written on it"will meet & assist you at Cairo International Airport (Arrival procedures) and then he will escort you to the hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At hotel the tour manager will assist with a smooth check-in and review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour. Overnight in Cairo. Welcome Drink
Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then met your personal guide who will accompany you to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world The great Pyramid of Khufu’s (Cheops),3 small pyramids You will continue to explore the rest of Giza plateau including the sight of Khafre’s (kaphren) pyramid - Khufu's son, the second-largest pyramid on Giza site,, the remains of the funeral temple, the pyramid of Mankawra( Mykerinus) and 3 small pyramids. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, the head of a pharaoh with a lion's body, which dates from the time of Chephren; the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the pyramids of chefren This temple served definitely two functions: First, it was used for the purification of the mummy of the king before its burial. Second, it was used for making the Mummification process of the king. After visiting the pyramids, you'll then continue across the plateau for a photo opportunity of the three pyramids rising from the sands, with the Cairo skyline in the background. Proceed to have your lunch at local restaurant Then Move to visit The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities, and dates back some 5000 years of art which is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms, The Egyptian Museum which is filled with thousands of Pharaonic artifacts, including the golden treasures of King Tutankhamen. Fascinating objects such as jewels, headdresses, alabaster vases and toys from ancient Egypt are all on display, and many priceless statues and other artifacts can also be seen which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1922s when his tomb was excavated, The Egyptian Museum is one of the first stops on most people’s itineraries when travelling to Egypt. This distinctive museum that houses a vast store of priceless objects, from earlier time to the Greco Roman period is worth seeing. Back to Hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Overnight in Cairo
Departure from Cairo to El Bahariya Oasis (385km) about four hours. Arrival then visits the little museum in Bawiti with some fascinating local finds. Then we will enter the marvelous and refreshingly original tomb of Benantui from the 26th. dynasty. Next, to the Amasis chapels which are being preserved in an unusually sympathetic style. After a visit to the Temple of Alexander drive to visit the English house , the hot springs and watch the sun go down over the salt lake. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Overnight Camping.
Breakfast. Then Drive towards the white desert, on the way we will stop by the Crystal and black Mountains for visit and lunch. Visit the White Desert & enjoy seeing the beautiful shapes of lime stone. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Overnight in camp in the White Desert.
Breakfast. Then we visit the Oasis of Farafra, continue driving to reach Dakhla. On the way we visit the Picturesque Village of El Qasr, Deir El Hagar and visit the Roman burial Ground of Mozawaka then drive to the painted rock at the yellow desert to enjoy the camel rock. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Overnight camping.
In the morning we drive to reach Kharga Oasis and visit the temple of Hibis, the Christian tombs of Bagawat and then the old town of Kharga have a lunch in a local restaurant at the oasis after lunch drive to visit the Nadora fortress area. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Overnight camping.
Breakfast. From Kharga we head to Baris Oasis 90-km we visit the Temple of Dush, picnic lunch and later on we head to Luxor 300-Km. Transfer to the hotel Meals: Breakfast Overnight in Luxor.
Breakfast. Transfer to the domestic airport. Departure by the plane to Luxor. Arrival and transfer to visit The Karnak Temple, the largest place of worship ever built. In ancient Egypt, the power of the god Amun of Thebes gradually increased during the early New Kingdom, and after the short persecution led by Akhenaten, it rose to its apex. In the reign of Ramesses III, more than two thirds of the property owned by the temples belonged to Amun, evidenced by the stupendous buildings at Karnak. Although badly ruined, no site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak. It is the largest temple complex ever built by man, and represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders. The Temple of Karnak is actually three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples located about three kilometers north of Luxor, Egypt situated on 100 ha (247 acres) of land. Karnak is actually the sites modern name. Its ancient name was Ipet-isut, meaning "The Most Select (or Sacred) of Places". Then move to Luxor Temple. It was built by Amunhotep III in 18th Dynasty in the New Kingdom and it was completed by Ramesses II during the 19th Dynasty. King Ramses II was the most famous king in the 19th Dynasty. He ruled Egypt for about 67 years. It was dedicated to the great god Amun-Ra, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu together representing the Theban triad. Enjoy visiting Obelisk of Ramses II in front of the 1st Pylon. It was called "Ipet resyt", which means the Southern Opet or the Place of the Seclusion of Amun-Re. It was directly connected to the temple of Karnak, the main cult center of Amun-Re or Amun-Min, the sky god or the ithyphallic fertility god. The temple of Luxor has, since its inception, always been a sacred site. After Egypt's pagan period, a Christian church and monastery was located here, and after that, a mosque (13th century Mosque of Abu el-Haggag) was built that continues to be used today, Transfer to the Nile Cruise. Boarding before Lunch. Lunch on board. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight in Luxor.
Breakfast on board. (Optional) Hot Balloon: Cross to the West Bank to visit to Valley of the Kings, was created and used from approximately 1539 BC to 1075 BC. It contains some 60 tombs, starting with Thutmose I and ending with Ramses X or XI. The official name of the site was The Great and Majestic Necropolis of the Millions of Years of the Pharaoh, Life, Strength, Health in The West of Thebes, or more usually, the Great Field. The most famous tomb is KV62, the Tomb of King Tutankhamun. The discovery of King Tut’s tomb was made by Howard Carter in 1922; Tutankhamun’s tomb was the first royal tomb to be discovered that was still largely intact. you will visit 3 tombs, You will continue to explore then transfer to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahary , Queen Hatshepsut was the first great woman in recorded history: the forerunner of such figures as Cleopatra, Catherine the Great and Elizabeth I.The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut is the focal point of the Deir el-Bahri complex of mortuary temples and tombs located on the west bank of the Nile, opposite the city of Luxor. Hatshepsut was female pharoah. Her temple, this temple was built on three surfaces take the form of balconies, devoted primarily to the worship of the god Amun, and to perform funeral rites for the queen known as El Deir El Bahary and Proceed to the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III, Colossi of Memnon are the two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For 3,400 years they have sat in the Theban necropolis, across the River Nile from the city of Luxor. The original function of the Colossi was to stand guard at the entrance to Amenhotep’s memorial temple or mortuary temple.Excursion to the Temples of Thebes, Lunch on board. Afternoon free at leisure, Afternoon Tea Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight Luxor
Sailing to Edfu. Breakfast served on board, then you will be Visit the majestic temple dedicated to Horus. The Edfu’s Temple is the second largest temple after Karnak. Which was known in Greco-Roman times as Apollonopolis Magna, The temple was dedicated to the falcon God Horus and was built during the Ptolemaic period. lunch served on board, Sailing to Kom Ombo. standing on high grounds overlooking the Nile, the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris in Kom Ombo (also known simply as Kom Ombo Temple) dates from about 180 BC during the Ptolemaic era, with additions made into Roman times. The temple at Kom Ombo was also built at this time, under Ptolemy VI. Since this bend in the Nile was a favored spot for crocodiles to bask in the sun and threaten locals, it is natural that the temple would be dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god. But it is unusual in having a double dedication: it also honors Haroeris, a form of the falcon-headed god Horus. The hypostyle halls were added under Ptolemy XIII (51-47 BC); the Roman emperor Trajan (53-117 AD) added the forecourt and outer enclosure walls. Dinner will be served on Board. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight on Kom Ombo.
Sailing to Aswan. Having your breakfast on board, begin your Aswan tour by a visit to the High Dam, An engineering miracle was constructed between 1960 and 1970. It aimed to increase economic production by further regulating the annual river flooding and providing storage of water for agriculture, and later, to generate hydroelectricity. The dam has had a significant impact on the economy and culture of Egypt, and then move to the Unfinished Obelisk, This obelisk is believed to belong to Queen Hatshepsut, one of the rulers of the 18th dynasty and the royal wife of king Tuthmosis II. The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk, located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan, Egypt. It is unknown which pharaoh created this structure. It is nearly one third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If finished it would have measured around 42 m and would have weighed nearly 1,200 tons. Then move to the beautiful located Temple of Philae on Isis Island and the Granite Quarries, which is dedicated to the goddesses Isis and Hathor.Sail to Aswan, Afternoon Tea, Dinner on board & Galabya party Dinner on board Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight in Aswan
Breakfast on board. Disembarkation. Optional Tour Transfer to Aswan airport and departure by plane to Sharm El Sheikh. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight in Sharm El Sheikh.
Breakfast. Free day. Optional Tour Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight in Sharm El Sheikh.
Breakfast. Free day. Optional Tour Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight in Sharm El-Sheikh.
Breakfast. Free day. Optional Tour Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight in Sharm El-Sheikh.
Breakfast, departure by flight to Cairo. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Optional Tour Overnight in Cairo
Breakfast. Travel to Alexandria. Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to start your tour to Alexandria. Start the tour with the Alexandria Library, Where you can find a massive range of books which is considered as the biggest library in the world, it includes 8 million books. Then the site lighthouse, to Castle of Qaitbey, Followed by visiting the biggest mosque in the city (El Morsi Abo Elabbas.) . Then to El Montazah Park (the extensive garden in Egypt ) and King Farouq’s Palace, Who was the tenth ruler from the Muhammad Ali Dynasty in Egypt. To the Unknown Soldier of Alexandria, then a stop by Stainly Bridge, the last visit for the day would be the great statue of Alexander. Later, back to Cairo. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast at hotel, our tour guide will pickup you from your hotel to start your day tour with visiting Sakkara to see the step Pyramid of Zoser, the oldest stone building in the history built by king Djoser. Transfer to visit the ancient city of Memphis and the ancient capital of Egypt originated by the King Menes around 3000 BC where you will see ancient temples of the pharaohs, royal palace and Ramses ll statue,you will visit the Red Pyramid and Bent Pyramid at Dahshur. Finally. Back to hotel Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast at the hotel our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities. Meal: Breakfast