Discover the hidden treasure in Egypt in 17 Days

hidden treasure in Egypt

Trip Duration: 17 Days / 16 Nights

Sights: Egyptian Museum, the Citadel, Saqqara,  Beni Hassan, Tel El Amarna, Luxor Temple, East Bank, Karnak Temple, Valley of the kings, Gabal EL Silsilah, temple of kalabsha, Panorama October,

Trip Type: Private Guided Tour

Starting From: Cairo      -    Return From: Cairo

Trip Route: Cairo - Minya - Luxor - Minya - Kom Ombo - Aswan - Marsa Alam - Cairo

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Day 1: Arrival Cairo

  • On your arrival at Cairo International Airport you'll be greeted by our representative who will be holding a sign with your name (so please take care). He or she will help you in passport procedures, assist with customs formalities and your complete Egypt itinerary will begin.
  • Private transfer in our A/C air-conditioned minibus, you'll head towards your 5* charming hotel in the heart of Cairo (the hotel depends on your choice of down town or Pyramids area). Depending on traffic it should only take you 30 minutes to 45 minutes to get there.
  • Overnight in Cairo. (Optional: Soufi-Dance)

Day 2: Old Cairo:Ahmed Ibn Tolon Mosque-The Holy Tree

  • Breakfast in your 5* hotel.
  • Optional : Our tour leader will pick you from the hotel and you in A/C minibus go to the Egyptian Antiquities Museum with English speaking tour guide who is also an Egyptologist. It features artefacts from the Pharaohnic period and displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art which is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Through the halls of the museum you will feel as if you are waving through the different eras of Old Egypt’s treasure and civilizations.
  • Lunch meal at local restaurant in Cairo.
  • After that, we will take Our A/C minibus and proceed to visit Old Cairo. The tour will start by visiting The Citadel of Salahdin and "Ahmed Ibn-Tolon Blue Alabaster Mosque". which is located in the heart of Cairo. Within the walls of the walls of the mosque you will see the greatness of Islamic Era arts in every stone and monument. Your visit to the Mosque will include the opportunity to go inside and it is therefore important that you dress appropriately.
  • 10 minutes to take photos,then we will proceed to Al-Hussin Mosque, which is one of the oldest mosque in Cairo.
  • Visit Qlawoon old Islamic school in Old Cairo. In your way to the school you will see Old Cairo Great Wall which was surrounding Cairo in the old Islamic era.
  • Free time shopping in Khan Al-Khalili.
  • After that we will head to Matrya District to watch the Blessed Tree of Virgin Mary which was blessed by her sitting under its shadow.
  • Overnight in Cairo.
  • Optional: Dinner on Nile Cruise with oriental music program or taking Faluca to live hours of real Egyptian atmosphere.

Day 3: Saqqra- Al Manial Palace

  • Breakfast in your 5* hotel.
  • Our tour leader will pick you up and take you to Saqqra with your personal English-speaking Guide who is an Egyptologist. There you will watch how Pharaohs honoured there kings and built those great pyramids as a tomb for them. Saqqara is the largest archaeological site in Egypt with many undiscovered treasures still buried beneath the sand.
  • Free time.
  • Lunch
  • Visit the Pyramids of Giza, with your guide, tell you the interesting stories behind the pyramids which are the most important monuments of the Seven Wonders of the World, and its immortal guard Sphinx. Within the huge stone of the Pyramids you will go back to the time of the Pharaohs and discover their enchanting history by looking to it and wander between Cheops, Chephern, and Mykerinus.
  •  Visit the legendry Sphinx with the head of Pharaoh and lion body.
  • (Optional: Watch Solar-Boats and you can also enter the Cheops pyramid for an additional fee and experience what it feels like to be an archaeologist in Egypt).
  • Free time shopping in Pharaohs Bazaars.
  • Our A/C mini-bus will take you with your guide to Mohamed Ali Palace in Al-Manial District.
  • Optional: Dinner in Dahb Island on boards of Nile.

Day 4: Cairo – El-Minya

  • Early breakfast in your hotel.
  • Our tour leader will pick you up from the hotel in our A/C mini-bus taking you to Al-Minya.
  • You'll travel south upstream along the banks of the Nile. Along the way you'll pass the remnants of the Meidum and Hawara pyramids which were built on the fertile soil of the Nile.
  • As you travel further inland, you'll see how the surroundings become more unspoiled, less aimed at tourism.
  • The town of El Minya is the final stop of the day. You'll find the best preserved archeological excavations in Egypt here.
  • Visit the temples of Nefertiti with your English-speaking Guide.
  • Lunch.
  • Proceed your tour with your guide in El Minya that has an endearing atmosphere, mainly due to the romantic architecture in the town. Italian architects once built luxurious mansions here with elegant decorations for wealthy Greek and Egyptian cotton plantation owners.
  • You'll spend the fourth night of the complete Egypt itinerary in a pleasant 4*hotel with the friendly atmosphere of El Minya.

Day 5: Nefertiti's City and the tombs of Beni Hassan

  • Breakfast in your hotel.
  • Our guide will pick you up from the hotel, taking our A/C min-bus to spend the entire day visiting one of the most astounding historical sites in Egypt.
  • You'll visit the remnants of the ancient city Tell-ell Amarna, once known as Sun City, it's so stunning, we simply had to include it on your complete Egypt itinerary.
  • Pharaoh Akhenaton and his wife Queen Nefertiti requested that the city be built. The city was built out of dedication to Atan, the God of the sun. Temples, palaces and tombs were all built on the enormous piece of land dedicated to the city. Now, more than 3000 years later, it's still an awe-inspiring feeling to walk among the ruins of this royal city.
  • Lunch.
  • Later on you'll travel to the tombs of Beni Hassan. The 39 graves are hidden between rock cliffs looking out over the valley. Most tombs were never finished and cannot be accessed. There are however four tombs with extraordinary detailed paintings that you can enter. The tombs were built for the local governors who lived and died sometime around 2000 before Christ.
  • At the end of the day you can relax and think back on what you've seen today in the comfort of your hotel in El Minya.
  • (Optional: Oriental dinner on board of Falucca).

Day 6: El Minya – Luxor:

Luxor 1:
  • Early breakfast in your hotel and check out.
  • Our Air Condition mini-bus with your driver will pick you from the hotel.
  • In your way out of El-Minya, you will see Egypt's arid plains roll by on one side and the green farmland lining the Nile on the other. The fertile river banks are perfect for growing sugar cane, corn and date palms.
  • On your arrival in Luxor our local representative will be waiting to take you to a 5* city hotel in the heart of Luxor.
  • Lunch.
  • At night the Luxor temple is illuminated and in the distance you can see the contours of the Valley of the Kings mountain range in the distance. Welcome to the 'ancient kingdom capital'.
  • Free tour in the Old Market.

Day 7:   (East Bank - Karnak Temple)

Luxor 2:

  • Optional: Hot Air Balloon riding.
  • With your Guide, you'll have an entire day to explore Luxor's East bank.
  • Visit the top attraction on this side of the Nile which is Karnak, the temple of temples. During a period of approximately 1300 years nearly all pharaohs have participated in the construction of what is probably the most impressive structure in Egyptian history. Having your own guide in the temple will give the visit that added something special. It will also give you a chance to ask any questions you may have and you'll be able to view the temple at your own pace.
  • Watch the Avenue of the Sphinxes at the temples spectacular entrance. Karnak's dimensions are extraordinary. As you cross through several outer temples you'll finally reach the centre of the temple, the absolute highlight of Luxor.
  • Lunch.
  • Overnight in Luxor
  • Optional: Sound and Light Laser Show in Karnak temple.

Day 8: (Luxor, East Bank - Valley of the Kings, West Bank)

Luxor 3:
  • Breakfast in your 5* hotel.
  • After breakfast your guide will take you to a pier on the Nile where a boat will be waiting for you. (Bring along your belongings since you'll be spending the next two nights on the West Bank of the Nile).
  • Although you'll be staying right across from Luxor City, as soon as you walk across the west bank you'll feel as if you're in an entirely different type of Luxor. It's friendlier, rural and yet it also has the most well known attraction in Egypt.
  • Our driver will drive you across winding roads through mountainous territory towards the Valley of the Kings
  • Visit the Valley of the Kings. Nearly all pharaohs are buried here and to this day it is a impressive burial site for archaeologists.
  • Optional: visit Tutankhamun's tomb.
  • Lunch.
  • Visit the famous Hatshepsut temple, tombs of prominent Egyptians, the Valley of the Queens, and Deir el Medina.
  • Overnight in Luxor.
  • Optional: (try local cuisine. We recommend having the simple, yet tasty dish of 'Memnon' at one of the restaurants at the boat-stop of Gezira)

Day 9: Luxor - Esna, Dahabiya sailing trip starting point:

Cruise 1:

  • Early breakfast in your hotel.
  • This morning you'll be picked up from your hotel in Luxor and in less than an hour you'll arrive at the pier in Esna where our Dahabiya will be waiting for you.
  • Sail to Edfu then visit Edfu temple one of the largest and most intact monuments in Egypt. Two beautiful of the granite statues of falcon god hours .are flanking the entrance .after the visits of the temple either ride or walk through bazaars where you can barter a souvenir, spices and perfumes .we will then set sails for about one hour to el Fawaza island were we will get dinner.

Day 10: Gabal El Silsilah

Day 2 Cruise: gabal el silsilah

  • We set off relaxing sailing journey to the temple of gabal el silslah another of the frequent destination. We tie up a alongside speos of hoermoheb .tonight the dinner will be served in front of illuminated temple or on the upper deck of the boat on quite atmosphere. with some music to match the mood.

Day 11: Cruise Day 3  kom Ombo:

  • Take your breakfast at your leisure as we will sail on to kom ombo listen to the sound of the water buffalo as they wade in the shallow water or watch the donkeys. Admire the various birds life on the river.
  • Visit the Greco roman temple at kom ombo which was built totally symmetrically with two entrances, two halls and two sanctuaries dedicated to  (hours the elder) and crocodile god sobek .
  • Lunch will be served as
  • We head for a small island will we moor at the evening and enjoy dinner at enchanting location.

Day 12: Cruise Day 4 Aswan

  • Enjoy the privilege and luxury of days gone as we sails to Aswan the gateway to Nubia and Sudan; we should around arrive at 10 AM giving you the plenty of time to visits the some of the highlights
  • Visit Phile temple and the unfinished obelisk. the granite quarries  souk of Aswan.
  • Farewell dinner with Arabic and oriental music.

 Day 13:  Cruise Day 5 final departure from Cruise

  • Lake Nasser:
  • After breakfast we bid farewell to the crew. The luggage will be collected and we will be ready for leaving the cruise.
  • Our guide will then pick you up to visit the temple of Kalabsha at Lake Nasser. This temple was once one of the largest temples of the Egyptian Nubian civilisation.
  • Optional: oriental lunch in the Market Street.
  • Overnight in Aswan.
  • Optional: Visit the Nubian Museum.
  • Stay Night in your 5* hotel.

Day 14: Marsa Alaam

  • Breakfast in your hotel and check out.
  • Our guide will pick you up from the hotel to visit the world famous temple of Abu Simbel. The entrance of this grand temple is made up of four enormous statues of Pharaoh Ramses who built this entrance in an effort to command respect from the Nubians.
  • Lunch.
  • Our tour leader will take you in our A/C mini-bus mini-bus heading to Marsa Alam to your 5* hotel.
  • Overnight in Marsa-Alam.

Day 15: Marsa Alaam Day 1:

  • Breakfast in your hotel.
  • Enjoy your leisure day on sandy beach and crystal blue water of red sea till catching sunset.
  • Optional: enjoy marvellous trip to visit south of Marsa Alam (Sha'ab Samadai), where pod of spinner dolphins will snorkel with you. If you can imagine very nice soft corals &goatfish will see it when you dive there.
  • Optional: Bedowin party to enjoy oriental style with drinking famous Bedowin tea and also sharing in folklore dance.

Day 16: Marsa Alam Day 2

  • Breakfast in your hotel.
  • Optional: dive about only only like 5 m and you come cross by Dougal the Dugong and huge turtles and different lovely kinds of colored fish in Abu Dabab of Marsa Alam.
  • Optional: enjoy your trip to Elphinstone reef; the most famous dived out in Marsa Alam by different kinds of sharks.
  • Hotel check out then our driver will pick you up from the hotel to transfer to Marsa Allam international Airport back to Cairo to your 5* Nile view hotel.
  • Overnight in Cairo. Optional: Dinner in Cairo Tower.

Day 17: Departure Day

  • Early breakfast and check out from your hotel.
  • Our leader will pick you up from your hotel.
  • Optional: visit The Panorama October’s 1973 War Museum. It is a museum, which relates the battles of Egypt's greatest victory of modern times. Weaponry used by the Egyptian troops and Israeli weapons seized in the war is showcased in the open display area.
  • Transfer to Cairo International Airport.
  • Our representative will help you in passport procedures and portage formailities.
  • End of service.

Rate:

Per Person In DBL Room Based On  4* Hotel  . In Case Of 2 Persons

Accommodation:

Cities

3* Hotel

4* Hotel

5* Hotel

Cairo

Indiana Hotel

Oasis Hotel

Moevenpick Pyramids Resort

Nile Cruise

N/A

N/A

Presidential (PNC)

Sharm El Sheikh

Kahramana hotel

Royal Plaza hotel

Mariott Beach Resort

Hurghada

Les Rois hotel

Le Pacha hotel

Intercontinental Hurghada

Amman

Toledo Amman

Arena Space

Landmark Amman

Petra

Edom hotel

Golden Tulip Kingsway

Crown Plaza hotel

Luxor

Emilio Hotel

El Luxor Hotel

Sonesta St. George