Once you arrive in Cairo, our representative is waiting to escort you through customs and introduce you to your private driver at the passenger pick up. After an hour's drive, you will reach your hotel. The remaining time is at leisure
Today is a full day exploration of old Egypt. Head south to visit Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom. Continue your tour to the Step Pyramid of Saqqara and then marvel at the most iconic pyramids at Giza, where you can also see the mysterious Sphinx.
After breakfast step into the Egyptian Museum for its large collection of Pharaonic antiquities, including the famous Gold Mask of Tutankhamun. In the afternoon you will head to Old Cairo visiting the Citadel of Salah El Din, the Mohammed Ali Mosque, the Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, the Hanging Church, and the Ben Ezra Synagogue. After that, finish your tour at the Khan El Khalili Bazaar.
After breakfast, your private driver will escort you to Alexandria which will take about 3 hours. Upon arrival, relax in the beautiful El Montazah Gardens and take nice pictures of the Montazah Palace from outside. Later, you will get an amazing experience in the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa. Continue to visit the Library of Alexandria (Bibliotheca Alexandrina), a major library and cultural center located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. Before returning the hotel, you will catch glimpses of the Alexandria Conference Center, a science museum, a planetarium, a Restoration and Conservation Laboratory and the Hall of Fame (exterior only).
Today, you will depart for El Alamein for a visit of the El Alamein Museum and Commonwealth Tombs. The museum is a war museum with collections from "the civil war" and other North African battles, while the tombs are the graves of men who died in the battles. After the tour, return to your hotel in Cairo.
You will fly to Aswan early in the morning. After arrival, you will be transferred to board your cruise ship and begin a relaxing journey. Later, you will enjoy shore excursions of the High Dam and the Temple of Philae. In the afternoon take an Egyptian Felucca sailing to the Elephantine Island and then enjoy the shade in the Botanical Gardens.
Today, your ship will pass through Kom Ombo to Edfu. The Sobek Temple located in the town of Kom Ombo is worth disembarking to visit. They are actually two temples consisting of a Temple to Sobek and a Temple of Haroeris. When your ship arrives in Edfu, the Temple of Horus is a place that you must see, as it is the second largest temple in Egypt after Karnak Temple.
Today your ship will reach Luxor, the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes. You will disembark to the west bank and pay a visit to the Valley of the Kings for the tombs of the Pharaohs and powerful nobles. The neighborhood is the Valley of the Queens, where the wives of Pharaohs were buried. After visiting the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, you will head to mortuary temple of Amenhotep III for its 23-meter-high Colossi of Memnon.
Disembark from the ship and start your exploration of the east bank. As the largest ancient religious site in the world, the Temples of Karnak is one of the most popular attractions in Egypt. Later, pay a visit to the Luxor Temple, a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex. After the tour, your private driver will escort you to Hurghada for overnight.
Hurghada, located on the Red Sea coast, will be one of the places for relaxing after visiting Egyptian heritage. Today is free for you to relax with its dramatic landscape, natural beaches, and clear waters.
Spend a full day leisurely lying on the beach chair. You might want to join in some optional activities, such as deep-sea fishing, boat excursions, scuba diving (at an additional cost).
After breakfast, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival be transferred to the hotel for check-in. The rest time is yours to have a good rest or explore on your own.
Say goodbye to Egypt and board your flight back home.
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash.
- Hair brush or comb, hair ties, barrettes/bobby pins.
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF.
- Night time Moisturizer/Lotion.
- If under any medication, enough stock
- All Meals
- All ground and plane transportation
- All accomodation
- Full trek guide and staffs
- All trek pack and equipment
- Alcohol or Beverage
- Camera and other non trek accessories