from $1.220,00

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

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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
  • Egyptian Museum
  • 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: Cairo tour
Day 05: Cairo 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.

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.

Old Cairo
Before extending your trip, you will be served with a warm delightful lunch meal at a high quality restaurant. Proceed to Old Cairo 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 Abu Sirga Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue which dates back to the beginning of the 15th century AD It was built in the Basilica style above the cave in which the Holy Family took refuge. Moving visit to Amr Ibn El-aas mosque which is the very first mosque built in Egypt.

Continue driving to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo's old bazaar.

Then you will be transferred to Cairo domestic airport to fly back to Luxor where you will be met by a company Representative and transferred by private air conditioned van class to your hotel in Luxor .

Overnight in Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 06: Alexandria Sightseeing
Day 06:  Alexandria Sightseeing

Breakfast. Travel to Alexandria. Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to start your tour to Alexandria.

You will Visit to the Montazah palace and Gardens (We will drive by the Bibliotheca of Alexandria with the possibility to stop for a photo). See the Montazah palace and Gardens (Salamlek palace, Haramlek palace, a garden of 317 acres of huge trees and flowers, two 5* hotles-Helnan and Salamlek).

then you drive to visit Pompay's Pillar. It was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian at the end of the 4th century. Originally from the Temple of the Serapis, it was once a magnificent structure rivaling the Soma and the Caesarean.

Then you drive to visit the Catacombs which are the largest Roman Cemetery consisting of three levels cut in the rock.

Lunch at local restaurant in Alexandria

Then you drive along the Cornish to see the whole city passing over bridge of Stanly land mark of modern Alexandria

then we proceed to see the Qaitbay Citadel which was built on the site of the ancient pharaohs (lighthouse) of Alexandria then to Bibliotheca Alexandrina. ). and Then you drive to visit best sites in Alexandria Start with NEW library of Alexandria (The Bibliotheca Alexandrina ) the biggest library in the world now with 8 million books, Site of lighthouse one of the seven wonders of ancient world
Finally you will drive back to your hotel in Cairo.

Then you will be transferred to Cairo domestic airport to fly back to Luxor where you will be met by a company Representative and transferred by private air conditioned van class to your hotel in 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 $1.220,00
Room Type Price/Person
Triple Room 1220
Twin Room 1400
Single Room 1550

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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