ANCIENT EGYPT TOUR

CAIRO TO ABU SIMBEL OVERLAND TOUR

TOUR PACKAGE

Private Tour Package

From 1 JUL 2017 TO 30 APR 2018

Prices are valid during this period except for Christmas and Easter period.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Giza Pyramids, Cairo Attractions, Luxor East and West Banks, Aswan Sightseeing, and Abu Simbel Temples

Ancient Egypt Tours. Enjoy a deep adventure inside the relics of Ancient Egypt. Visit Cairo, Luxor, Aswan and Abu Simbel in one private tour package to Egypt. For 1o days from Cairo to Abu Simbel by train and back, you will see the most important highlights in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and Abu Simbel.

 

The tour will be private with an expert Egyptologist tour guide and all transportation will be by a deluxe private air-conditioned vehicle. Sleeper train tickets and accommodation included.

  • Pickup Time: According to arrival time in Cairo
  • Trip Runs: Everyday
  • Tour Duration: 10 Days, 9 Nights
  • Tour Guide: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese
  • Children: Can join the tour

1083 $ / Person

  • Hassle free
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Cancellation up to 2 days in advance except accommodation.
  • Pay only 50% of the tour price to save your booking and the rest of payment upon arrival.
  • This tour is available in Christmas and Easter holidays with a different price.

INCLUDED AND NOT

  • ACCOMMODATION FOR 3 NIGHTS IN CAIRO WITH DAILY BREAKFAST YES
  • ACCOMMODATION FOR 2 NIGHTS IN LUXOR WITH DAIL BREAKFAST YES
  • ACCOMMODATION FOR 2 NIGHTS IN ASWAN WITH DAILY BREAKFAST YES
  • ACCOMMODATION FOR 2 NIGHTS AT SLEEPER TRAIN ON HALF BOARD BASIS YES
  • SLEEPER TRAIN TICKETS YES
  • ALL SIGHTSEEING TOURS IN CAIRO, LUXOR, ASWAN, AND ABU SIMBEL (PRIVATE) YES
  • ENTRANCE FEES TO ALL SIGHTSEEING AS MENTIONED IN THE ITINERARY  YES
  • AIRPORTS PICK-UP & DROP-OFF YES
  • ALL TRANSFERS BY A PRIVATE AIR-CONDITIONED VEHICLE YES
  • FREE WIFI DURING ALL TRANSFERS AND TOURS  YES
  • AN EGYPTOLOGIST ENGLISH-SPEAKING TOUR GUIDE YES
  • LUNCH AT LOCAL RESTAURANT DURING THE TOURS  YES
  • 1 BOTTLED WATER DURING THE TOURS AND TRANSFERS YES
  • ALL SERVICE CHARGE AND CURRENTLY APPLIED TAXES  YES
  • TIPPING KITTY NOT
  • OPTIONAL TOURS NOT
  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE NOT
  • ANY BEVERAGE WITH MEALS NOT

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1 - WELCOME TO CAIRO

After the landing of your plane at Cairo International airport, you will find our tour representative waiting for you at the airport with a sign to help you with your procedures and luggage.  Then you will be transferred by an air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel. Free wifi available at your private car. In your way to the hotel, you will enjoy our welcome drink. Once you arrived the Hotel our tour representative will help you with the hotel check-in. You can relax at the hotel the rest of the day to be ready for the next day adventure at the pyramids.

 

Welcome Drink

DAY 2 - ANCIENT EGYPT TOUR : GIZA PYRAMIDS, MEMPHIS AND SAKKARA

You will meet your qualified Egyptologist guide at the lobby of the hotel around 8:00 Am. Then we will take you by a private A/C vehicle to the Pyramids area to visit the Pyramids of CheopsChephren, and Mycerinus. Afterward, you’ll see the wonder of the Great Sphinx at the Giza Plateau. You will have free camel ride for 5 minutes around the pyramids area. You can enter one of the Pyramids with additional fees.You will also have a tour to the Valley Temple belonging to the Pyramids of Chephren. Your tour guide will take you to a Papyrus Institute to see how the famous artwork is made. Tour including lunch at a local restaurant between visits.

 

After your visit to Giza Pyramids, you will continue your day tour to Sakkara complex to visit the Djoser Step Pyramid. It’s the most important pyramid in pyramids construction evolution in the pharaonic history. Your last stop will be at Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt. You will see artifacts from many of the great rulers of Egypt, including the fallen statue of Ramses II and two small sphinx statues. Back to your hotel.

 

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 3 - EGYPTIAN MUSEUM, CITADEL, OLD CAIRO AND KHAN EL KHALILI

Enjoy your breakfast, then meet your qualified Egyptologist guide at the lobby of the hotel to spend your day visiting the top important landmarks and Islamic sights in Cairo. Your first stop is the Egyptian Museum to see the largest remarkable collection of Egyptian antiquities and artifacts which are dating back to the Pre-Dynastic, Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods. You will have a tour inside the treasure room of the child King Tut. The tour does not include the entry to Royal Mummies room.

 

Take lunch at a local restaurant, then you will head with your guide to the Citadel of Salah el-Din. You will visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque, the most important mosque in Cairo. If you are lucky and the sky is clear you can see much sightseeing from the top of the citadel like the pyramids of Giza and Cairo Tower. Continue driving to the area of Old Cairo to tour the Hanging ChurchBen Ezra SynagogueChurch of St. BarbaraChurch of Abu Serga. At the end of the day, you will be guided to an old Arab souk, Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Free time for shopping. After the tour ends, transfer to the train station in Giza to take the sleeper train to Luxor. Dinner and overnight at Sleeper train.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 4 - ARRIVAL LUXOR, LUXOR & KARNAK TEMPLES

Take your breakfast on the train then you will meet our tour representative at the train station in Luxor. You will be transferred by a deluxe A/C Vehicle to the East Bank of Luxor to visit the Karnak and Luxor Temples with your Egyptologist tour guide. Lunch at a local restaurant included.

 

Karnak Temple is the greatest example of worship in history and was dedicated to the God Amon, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu. It was constructed from the beginning of the Middle Kingdom to the Graeco-Roman Kingdom. You will see at Karnak Temple the Sphinx Avenue, the famous Hypostyle Hall, Queen Hatshepsut’s Obelisk and Temple of Amon.

 

Luxor Temple was built by Amenhotep III in 18th Dynasty in the New Kingdom and it was completed by Ramesses II during the 19th Dynasty. You will see the Obelisk of Ramses II in front of the first Pylon. Free time to take memorable photos. Back to your Hotel.

 

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5 - VALLEY OF THE KINGS, HATSHEPSUT'S TEMPLE AND MEMNON COLOSSI

You will meet your guide at the early morning then move by a private air-conditioned vehicle to the Valley of the Kings, where you will visit the tombs of the most famous pharaohs in Egypt (3 tombs included per ticket). King Tut’s tomb with extra supplement. Continue the tour by visiting the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you the most famous stories about this temple and Queen Hatshepsut. In your way, you will stop to take some memorable photos for the Colossi of Memnon (King Amenhotep III Status). Lunch at a local restaurant. Back to your hotel and overnight.

 

We recommend taking an Optional Hot air Balloon Ride over Luxor at the early morning before starting the tour. At the evening you can book an optional Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple with Dinner.

 

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6 - KOM OMBO & EDFU TEMPLES, FELUCCA RIDE, NUBIAN VILLAGE, AND ASWAN SOUK

Your guide will wait for you at the lobby of your hotel. Then you will be transferred by a deluxe A/C Vehicle to Aswan. In the way to Aswan, you will have two stops to visit Kom Ombo Temple and Edfu Temple.

 

You will enjoy a horse carriage ride with your guide to Temple of Edfu, dedicated to Horus which is considered the second largest temple in Egypt after Karnak and one of the well-preserved cult temple in Egypt. Continue to the Temple of Kom Ombo, which is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world. The temple is located on a high hill overlooking the River Nile. At each site, your Egyptologist tour guide will give you historical information about the temples. Lunch at a local restaurant.

 

Arrive at Aswan. Hotel check in, then transfer to the felucca docking area. Start to Cruise the Nile by felucca to enjoy a fantastic sailing experience as you sail around Elephantine IslandFelucca ride is an amazing way to discover the beauty of the Aswan. Sail to The Nubian Village, where you will be hosted at one of the Nubian’s houses to see how they live and learn more about their culture and traditions. At the end of the day, your guide will take you to Aswan Souk. Free time for shopping then back to your hotel and overnight.

 

Meals: Breakfast and  Lunch

DAY 7 - ASWAN HIGH DAM, UNFINISHED OBELISK AND PHILAE TEMPLE

Meet your tour guide at the lobby of your hotel then start your day tour by visiting the High Dam of Aswan, the engineering miracle in the new centuries. Your guide will take you to the Unfinished Obelisk in the granite quarries of Aswan, where you will learn how the obelisks were carved in the ancient world. This obelisk abandoned due to a crack. No completed visit to Aswan without a tour to the temple of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Take a short motorboat ride to the temple, where you will listen to the grand myth of Isis and Osiris. Lunch included during the tour. Back to your hotel and overnight.

 

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 8 - ABU SIMBEL TEMPEL BY A PRIVATE COACH - TRAIN TO CAIRO

At the Early morning, Wonderful Egypt Tours guide will wait for you at the lobby of your hotel in Aswan to accompany you in a private air-conditioned vehicle to Abu Simbel. It takes about 2 hours to reach Abu Simbel. All cars assembly and move in a convoy at 05:00 AM or 11:00 AM to secure the way to Abu Simbel. In the way, your Egyptologist tour guide will give you a small historical background about Abu Simbel Temples and King Ramses II. Lunch included at a Nubian local restaurant.

 

Your tour starts by visiting the most important temple in Egypt with your private Egyptologist tour guide. The two temples were submerged by the water of Lake Nasser, after the construction of Aswan High Dam. The UNESCO started the project of transfer the temples by cutting the temple into blocks and moved it piece-by-piece to a higher hill with the same position to preserve the solar alignment phenomena of the Temple every February 22nd and October 22nd.

 

You will be impressed by the unique styles of the 2 temples and the grandeur of Ancient Egypt. Free time to take memorable photos there. Back to Aswan to take the sleeper train to Cairo. Dinner at the train and overnight.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

DAY 9 - ARRIVAL CAIRO - OPTIONAL PYRAMIDS SOUND AND LIGHT SHOW

After breakfast at the train, you will meet your assistant in Giza train station then transfer to your hotel in Cairo. Check in and a free day to relax or you can explore Cairo by night or book an optional Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids of Giza. For an hour, you will enjoy the sound and light show at Giz pyramids area. The ancient Egyptian history is re-told by the Sphinx, telling you about the ancient world secrets. Go back in time thousands of years ago to see how they were built the pyramids! The show would reveal the history of the most famous pharaohs, their mysteries, myths, and secrets of ancient history.

 

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10 - FINAL DEPARTURE FROM CAIRO

Take the breakfast at your hotel in the morning before your check out (Maximum by 12:00 P.M.) Late check out available upon request with supplement. You will be transferred to Cairo International Airport to take your flight back home.

 

Meals: Breakfast

PRICES PER PERSON

  • Cairo Pyramids Hotel or Ramses Hilton Hotel or Similar
  • Mercure Luxor Karnak Hotel or Similar
  • Pyramisa Isis Island Resort & Spa Aswan or Similar

N.B.: Hotel in Pyramids area or Down Town according to your choice

Single

Double

Triple

 $ 1912

$ 1225

 $ 1083

 Child From 6 ~11.99 Child From 2~5.99 Infant From 0~2

$ 612

$ 367

Free

  • Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa or Conrad Cairo Hotel & Casino or Similar
  • Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor Hotel or Similar
  • Mövenpick Resort Aswan or Similar

N.B.: Hotel in Pyramids area or Down Town according to your choice.

Single

Double

Triple

 $ 2122

$ 1345

 $ 1204

 Child From 6 ~11.99 Child From 2~5.99 Infant From 0~2

$ 673

$ 404

Free

  • Mena House Hotel or Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo or Similar
  • Sofitel Winter Palace Hotel Luxor or Similar
  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan or Similar

N.B.: Hotel in Pyramids area or Down Town according to your choice.

Single

Double

Triple

 $ 2725

$ 1655

 $ 1514

 Child From 6 ~11.99 Child From 2~5.99 Infant From 0~2

$ 828

$ 497

Free

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