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8 Day tour to Luxor & Aswan and Abu Simbel Temples and Cairo

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Duration

8 Days & 7 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

15 people

Languages

Deutsche, English, Español, Français, italiano, русский, العربية, 中国語, 日本語

Overview

Enjoy a short trip filled with privately guided tours to all of the Ancient Egyptian marvels around Luxor, including Karnak, Luxor Temple, the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Abu Simbel Temples and Hight Dom and Philla Temple and uncompleted obelisk and Giza pyramids, Egyptian Museum and Khan El-khalili market
If you have always dreamed of seeing the wonders of Upper Egypt, but can’t take off enough time to enjoy a longer vacation in Egypt then these short two to five day itineraries in Luxor are just what you’re looking for.
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Luxor Temple.
  • Karnak Temple in Luxor.
  • Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor (Deir el-Bahari).
  • Colossi of Memnon in Luxor.
  • Valley of The Kings in Luxor.
  • Hot Air Balloon in Luxor (Optional/Extra).
  • Philae temple in Aswan.
  • High Dam in Aswan.
  • Unfinished Obelisk.
  • Abu Simbel Temples
  • Giza Pyramids
  • Saqqara Pyramids
  • Memphis
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Citadel
  • Old Cairo
  • Khan el- khalili Market

Itinerary

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Day 01: Luxor Arrival
Day 01:  Luxor Arrival

Arrival to Luxor airport, our representative will be waiting for you at the airport with a sign “Egypt Today Tours with your name written on it” he will assist with arrival procedures, you will be transferred to the hotel with a private air-conditioned vehicle assisting you with check-in procedure. Then a quick review with the trip program (pick up times and places).

Overnight in Luxor

Day 02 : Luxor Tour
Day 02 : Luxor Tour

Breakfast at your hotel in Luxor and then met your personal guide who will accompany you to visit in the West bank where you can see the 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

Then you will continue the tour to visit the Hatshepsut temple at El Deir El Bahary, this impressive temple was dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut the only female pharaoh. It rises out of the desert in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it.

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


Than Move to 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.


Overnight in Aswan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 03: Abu Simbel Temples
Day 03:  Abu Simbel Temples

After breakfast, free day then, at 11:00 am start your trip to Abu Simbel Temples. It takes about 3 hours and half drive one way from Aswan to Abu Simbel by a private air-conditioned vehicle. Upon arrival at Abu Simbel, enjoy the impressive Temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel, which is dedicated to the four universal gods Ptah, Re-Harakhte, Amun-Re, and to Ramesses II, then enjoy your lunch box during driving back to Aswan. Check in and overnight in Aswan our with their unique style, are considered to be the masterpieces of ancient Egypt. They reflect the glory and grandeur of the new Kingdom. The Egyptian government and UNESCO decided to co-operate in order to save these temples from the flood The Temple of Ramses II was dedicated to the four universal god Peth, Re-Hor-akhtey, Amun-re, and to Ramses II himself. The great Abu Simble Temple also called The Sun Temple Ramses II.
You will continue to explore The Temple of Queen Nefertari is also Called Temple of Hathor who was the wife of the Sun God so in a symbolic way, the two Temples, that of Ramsses II and that of Nefertari, bring Ramesses II, Nefertari, Hathor and the Sun God together as one.
After finishing the visit you will flight back to Aswan and then you will be driven back to your hotel

Overnight in Aswan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 04: Aswan Sightseeing Tour
Day 04: Aswan Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast, check out transfer to see the world famous 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. Lunch is included in this tour. Then transfer from Aswan to Luxor in about 3 hours and half drive. Lunch is included in this tour. Back to Hotel in Luxor

Overnight in Aswan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 05: Pyramids tour
Day 05: Pyramids tour

Ancient Egypt Tours Our representative will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan, transfer to Luxor Airport for Flight to Cairo, where you will be met, assisted by our Cairo representative, Then drive to enjoy an excursion 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

Transferred to visit the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, commonly known as the Egyptian Museum, in Cairo, Egypt, which is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities, dating back about 5,000 years of art which is considered the largest and most valuable collection of Egyptian art in the world. More than 250,000 original artifacts are presented, with a representative amount on display, the rest are in stores, and the Egyptian Museum is filled with thousands of pharaonic artifacts, including the golden treasures of King Tutankhamun. Fascinating objects such as jewels, headdresses, alabaster vases, and toys from ancient Egypt are all on display, and many priceless statues and other artifacts that were kept in his tomb for more than 3,500 years before their discovery in 1922 when a tomb was excavated, can also be seen, Egyptian Museum It is one of the first stops on most people's itineraries when traveling to Egypt.
After that transfer to Memphis, which was founded by King Menes, and was the capital of Old Egypt during the Old Kingdom, it was considered to be a center of rule and culture for over 3000 years the first capital of Egypt, The city reached a peak of prestige under the 6th dynasty as a center for the worship of Ptah, the god of creation and artworks. The alabaster sphinx that guards the Temple of Ptah serves as a memorial of the city’s former power and prestige. The Memphis triad, consisting of the creator god Ptah, his consort Sekhmet, and their son Nefertem, formed the main focus of worship in the city. Memphis declined briefly after the 18th dynasty with the rise of Thebes and the New Kingdom, and was revived under the Persians before falling firmly into second place following the foundation of Alexandria and see the Statue of Ramses II-16 meters high, the alabaster sphinx you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Overnight in Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Optional Evening Activities:

 You can book an evening trip to the fabulous sound and light show at the Pyramids
 Go aboard a luxurious Nile cruise ship for dinner, belly dancing and an oriental show for 2 hours

overnight in Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 06: Cairo Sightseeing
Day 06:  Cairo Sightseeing

Breakfast in a hotel, Our Ancient Egypt Tours tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo.

Cairo Citadel (Citadel of Cairo or Citadel of Saladin)

Citadel of Salah al-Din was built under the order of Saladin between 1176 and 1183 to protect the city from European attacks. Today it is one of the main tourist attractions of Cairo and offers privileged views of the city, where you will see the view of all Cairo, as you will visit Mohamed Ali "Alabaster Mosque" which is considered the largest to be built in the beginning of the 19th century the ruler of Egypt (1805-1849) who ruled Egypt over 45 years & it is built in Turkish style

Old Cairo

Then Move to visit Old Cairo
The Start Visit Babylon Fortress, known as the Wax Palace or Babylon Castle, is an ancient fortress located in the city of Cairo in Egypt, The fortress is considered one of the largest fortresses witnessed by the Roman civilization in Egypt, and is one of the largest fortresses built by the empire, as well as the center on which the city of Fustat was built.

Than move to Visit fascinated built wonders such as the Hanging Church that was built in 3rd and beginning of the 4th century. also in the Basilica style.
The Hanging Church of Cairo rises majestically on the ancient tower of the fortress of Babylon. With an interior full of symbolism and icons, it has become one of the most visited monuments of the most magnetic city in Egypt. And no wonder, with an essence that mixes Roman, Egyptian and Babylonian architecture becomes a place where legend and history blur.

Than move to Visit The church of St. Sergius and Bacchus has a special place among the other Coptic churches because it is linked to the path of the Holy Family during their escape from King Herod to the land of Egypt. The name of the church is attributed to both Saints Sergius and Bacchus, who were martyred in the region of Rusafa in Syria according to Christian belief.

No one can be in Coptic Cairo without visiting the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo, called El-Shamieen Church, and now located behind the "Hanging Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary".

Mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas

visit to Amr Ibn El-aas mosque which is the very first mosque built in Egypt, After that transfer to important mosques and high places of worship for the Islam faith in Cairo. With 80 percent of its population as Islam, see amazing architecture built here with Islamic Cairo Tour. Appreciate the Islamic Cairo Tour with its artistic mosques built for worship.

Khan El-Khalili Bazar

will drive to Khan ElKalili Bazar , (if there's enough time), one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in the Middle East. The bazaar is loud, crowded, colorful, and exciting—full of all kinds of goods and shiny baubles. You can find the typical tourist trinkets here, but don’t let them distract you from the genuinely fine shopping to be found here.
Transfers to the Cairo Airport

Overnight on the Luxor
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 07: Luxor - Free Day
Day 07: Luxor - Free Day

Free Day in Luxor
Option : Luxor Day tour
Aswan Tour
Luxor Museum and Mummification Museum
Luxor City tour by Horse Carriage
Luxor Hot Air Balloon Ride
Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temples
Ramesseum Temple, Habu Temple, and Nobles Valley

Overnight in Luxor
Meal: Breakfast

Day 08: Luxor- Departure
Day 08: Luxor- Departure

Breakfast at the hotel our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.

Meals: Breakfast

Included/Excluded

  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports
  • Assistance of our guest relations during your stay
  • Pick up services from your hotel / air port and return.
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Aswan for 3 nights Hotel including bed and breakfast (bed and breakfast basis)
  • Accommodation in Luxor for 3 nights Hotel including bed and breakfast (bed and breakfast basis)
  • Accommodation in Cairo for 1 night Hotel including bed and breakfast (bed and breakfast basis)
  • All sightseeing tours are private tours
  • Private English Egyptologist guide.
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites.
  • Lunch meal at local restaurant in Luxor.
  • Bottled water on board the vehicle during the tour.
  • Shopping tours in Luxor or Aswan.
  • All taxes & service charge.
  • - International flights and visa
  • - Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • - Gratuities

Durations

8 Days

Children Policy

  • 0 – 5.99 Free of Charge
  • 6 – 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
  • 12 – 99 Full price

 

Cancellation

You can cancel up to One Week in advance of the experience for a full refund. For a full refund, you must cancel at least One Week before the experience’s start time. If you cancel less than One Week before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded. Any changes made less than One Week before the experience’s start time will not be accepted. Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time. This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

from $1.100,00
Room Type Price/Person
Triple Room 1100
Twin Room 1250
Single Room 1350

Languages

Deutsche, English, Español, Français, italiano, русский, العربية, 中国語, 日本語

Information Contact

Email

info@ancientegypttours.com

Phone

+2010088888478

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