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Footprints of the Pharaohs
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Footprints of the Pharaohs

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Created: Thursday, May 23, 2024
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Created: Thursday, May 23, 2024

Day 1: Welcome To Cairo

Welcome to buzzing metropolis that is modern day Cairo, sat on the banks of the Nile for over 1000’s of years this exciting capital city has offered all a tourist could ask for and more, ancient monuments, cool culture and great food mixed with the magnetitic bustle of life. Pick up from the airport by your English-speaking guide and transfer to the Hotel in a luxury A/C vehicle on the way to your hotel get a glimpse of the adventures to come. During the ride, your guide will give you all the information about the coming days tours. Check into hotel and overnight. Possibility, to take an optional tour to see the Sound and Light show at the Pyramids.

Day 2: Dicover The Pyramids , Memphis & Saqqara

Breakfast in the hotel and pick up by your guide to visit one of the remaining Seven Wonders of the World, the ancient Pyramids of Giza with their guardian the Sphinx. These amazing structures, each dedicated to a different Pharoah are a testament to how rich and the important the Egyptian Civilization was 4000 years ago. in the afternoon continue to Memphis, one of the oldest and most important religious cities of Lower Egypt here we will visit its open-air museum which testifies to the importance of this ancient city, then onwards to Saqqara the necropolis of the city and site to the very first pyramidal constructions, including Djoser's famous Step Pyramid. Return to Hotel and Overnight

Day 3: Stunning Treasures At The Antiquities Museum

Breakfast in the hotel before leaving to visit Egyptian Museum , famous for its extensive collection of Egyptian artefacts , here you will be able to see the famous treasures of Tutankhamon as well as understand the development of Egyptian culture and art through the ages. Afternoon at leisure. At the appointed time pick up for transfer to the airport to take the flight to Luxor , arrival and transfer to Hotel. Check in and overnight.

Day 4: Abydos & Dendera Temples

Breakfast picnic box and then transfer to Abydos and Dendera Arrival to Abydos and accompanied by your English-speaking Egyptologist you will discover the marvels of one of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt, this once sacred city was the ancient necropolis of the early pharaohs. Visit the memorial temple of Seti I, with its amazing Abydos Kings list showing cartouches of most dynastic pharaohs of Egypt , visit the Osirieon as well as the Ramesses II temple before travelling onto Dendera , Here you will see the splendors of Hathor's Temple , dating from the Hellenistic period and finished under Roman rule , here you will be able to see pictorial references to the famous Cleopatra and her son by Julius Cesar as well as admiring the stunning Hieroglyphics on the ceiling of temple , considered to be the most vibrantly colored in all Egypt, here was the where the French discovered the now famous Zodiac of Dendera. Finally, we will make our way back to Luxor. overnight

Day 5: Cruise: West And East Bank Luxor

Possibility to take part in an Hot Air ballon excursion to fly over the temples at dawn. Breakfast in the hotel and visit of the West Bank of the Nile , Valley of the Kings , where Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamon’s Tomb, Continuing through the valley we will visit the Temple of Egypt’s only female pharaoh The Temple of The Queen Hatchesput and then onto the Colossos of Memnon, guardians of the tomb of the King Amenhotep III . Transfer to the cruise ship and Lunch on board . In the afternoon you will visit the amazing complex of Karnak Temple, the largest religious building in Egypt with its stunning collection of temples, chapels , Towers and Pylons , Sphinx Avenue as well as the Temple of Luxor. . Dinner on board and overnight

Day 6: Cruise Luxor To Esna

Breakfast on board , this morning we will take a visit of the Museum of Luxor, visit of the collection include masterpieces of pharaonic art as well as examples of everyday objects. Several galleries are devoted to a spectacular group of statues found in 1989 hidden beneath the floor of the Luxor Temple, the annex dedicated to Egypt's Golden Age, includes two royal mummies. After some free time to wander the Corniche, back to the boat for Lunch. This afternoon we start sailing south towards the Equator, so take a seat on the sundeck and watch the Nile float by, over 80 % of the population lives by the banks of this river of life and it provides the lush backdrop to the desert, giving food, water and life to many Egyptians. Arrival to Esna Lock where you will be able to watch how the boats pass from one part of the Nile to the next. Dinner and overnight on board

Day 7: Cruise: Edfu And Kom Ombo Temples

Breakfast on Board and Visit of the Temple in Edfu dedicated to the God Horus it is considered to be one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. Experience a ride in a local Horse drawn Calesa back to the boat. Lunch on Board and we continue sailing towards Kom Ombo. Arrival to Kom Ombo in the late afternoon, here we will visit the twin temples , the only of their kind , dedicated to the Gods Sobek and Haroeris you can also visit the crocodile mummification museum. Afterwards you can shop in one of the many souvenir shops or try out a Shisa pipe in one of the open air cafés. Dinner on board

Day 8: Cruise Abu Simbel Temple Of Rameses Ii

Picnic breakfast box , today you will be take a trip through the Nubian Desert the most eastern desert of Sahara until you reach Lake Nasser. Here Rameses II built his greatest temple , the Temple of Abu Simbel raised as a demonstration of his power after the victory at the Battle of Kadesh, they were carved into the mountainside and presided over by 20 metre high statues of the pharaoh. Visit of the Temples dedicated to Rameses II and his wife Nefertari. Return to Aswan , lunch on board. In the Afternoon after visiting the unfinished Obelisk in the granite quarries, where you will discover the ingenious method used by the ancient Egyptians to cut the stone for the obelisks then you will sail around the Nile Cataracts on a Felucca and see the Elefantine Island and the Mausoleum of Aga Khan. Dinner on board.

Day 9: Aswan Capital Of Nubia

Breakfast on board optional visit to the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae where monuments of various eras, extending from the Pharaohs to the Caesars, occupy nearly the whole area. Here on the supposed burial place of the God Osiris, the Temple of Isis rises from its island base. A religious center for Egyptians and Nubians alike. Isis's magical power was greater than that of all gods, she protected Egypt from its enemies, governed the skies and the natural world. At the appointed time transfer to the airport to take the flight back to Cairo . Arrival and transfer to Hotel . Overnight.

Day 10: Islamic & Coptic Cairo

Breakfast in the hotel and Full day visit of Islamic and Christian Cairo. We will start the day by with a tour of Citadel of Saladin ,a medieval fortification built in the 12th century that served as the seat of government and residency of the rulers of Egypt for over 700 years . Here you will see the stunning Alabaster Mosque and admire the incredible views of the sprawling city of Cairo. Continue on through the Al Muizz street , this 10th century roadway leads you through one of the world's oldest Islamic cities, with its famous mosques, madrasas, hammams and fountains and is considered the Jewel of Islamic medieval Arquitecture in the world by the UNESCO. After a relaxing drink in one of the many famous cafes in the Bazar of Khan El Khalili , we continue on to see the Coptic Quarter of Cairo , known for housing the Holy Family during their exile from Israel. Here we will see the famous Hanging Church and the churches of St George and Abu Serga one of the oldest churches in Egypt. Finally we will visit the Synagogue of Ben Ezra on the banks of the Nile that according to local folklore, was built where baby Moses was found . Return to the Hotel and overnight

Day 11: Alexandria Pearl Of The Mediterranean

Breakfast in the Hotel and early departure for Egypt's second largest city, known as the "Pearl of the Mediterranean" Alexandria was founded in c. 331 BC by Alexander the Great it remained an important cultural centre during Hellenistic , Ptolemaic, Roman and Byzantine periods . Site to the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria and its Museum know as the Alexandrian Library. Arrival and panoramic tour of the most important sites of the city including , the Amphitheatre , Catacombs , Fort Qtbaiy, Montazah and a visit to the New Library of Alexandria. After lunch in a restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean we will return to Cairo , stopping at Wadi Natrum a fortified complex of Christian monasteries that date back to the 4th century. Arrival to Cairo and overnight

Day 12: Red Sea

Breakfast ( picnic box) at departure to the Red Sea Resort of Ain Sokhna , this up and coming new resort on the Eastern Coast of Egypt is a favourite among the Cairotas who can easily reach the beautiful white sands and amazing turquoise waters that have made the Red Sea a popular destination for all. Day use of a hotel with lunch included , relax on the beach or sip a cocktail by the pool , see some stunning marine life and snorkel out by the reefs or take aboat trip and doing some diving. Late afternoon transfer back to Cairo. Overnight.

Day 13: Farewell

Breakfast in hotel and private transfer to the airport and assistance with check in procedures before we finally wave goodbye. ** depending on departure time breakfast maybe picnic box

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6 nights accommodation in 5 star standard hotel in Cairo on BB basis.

2 night accommodation in a 5 star standard hotel in Luxor on BB basis.

4 nights Nile cruise in 5 star standard cruise boat Luxor to Aswan on FB basis.

All visits accompanied by English speaking licensed Egyptologist.

All transport on luxury A/C vehicles.

Meals 12 breakfasts 6 lunches 5 dinners.

Domestic flights Cairo Luxor and Aswan Cairo in economy class.

Visits in Cairo Pyramids.

Sphinx and Temple of The Valley.

Memphis & Saqqara.

Egyptian Museum.

Islamic & Coptic Cairo.

Alexandria with lunch. Dinner on Nile cruise with oriental show.

Visits in Luxor Abydos & Dendera Temples Visits on Cruise Temples of Luxor & Karnak.

Valley of the KIngs Temple of Queen Hatshepsut Colossi of Memnon.

Museum of Luxor.

Temples of Edfu & Kom Ombo.

Granite Quarry with unfinished Obelisk.

Temple of Abu Simbel.

Rides on a Felucca and calesa.


Entrance in the interior of a Pyramid.

Entrance to special tombs in Valley of the KIngs.

Drinks with meals.

Personal expenses.

Entry visa to Egypt.

Tipping for guides and representatives.

Visits not specified as included.

PCR test.

Travel Insurance.

International Flights.


Planned hotels

Cairo Ramses Hilton 5*

Ain Sokhna Ramses Hilton 5*

Luxor Achti Resort 5*

MS Chateau Lafayette 5*

Aswan MS Chateau Lafayette 5*

Ramses Hilton 5*

Alexandria Ramses Hilton 5*

Edfu MS Chateau Lafayette 5*

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