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Ancient Egypt Tour

This travel package would be the most perfect choice for travelers who are visiting Egypt for the first time as it provides them with a great opportunity to visit many historical sites and do a number of interesting activities while they are on their vacation to Egypt.

This Ancient Egypt Tours package would suit the requirements of all travelers from different regions around the world as it contains everything that Egypt has to offer to its guests. The first stage of the journey will consist of spending three nights to visit all the major highlights and attractions in Cairo. The next stage will be having a camp in the white desert and then spend one night in the Bahariya Oasis to discover all the wonders of the Egyptian white desert. The next stage of the journey will be to spend three nights on board of a luxurious deluxe Nile Cruise ships having all the facilities a traveler might need.

Going on a Nile Cruise is one of the most recommended activities to be done in Egypt. The ships are luxuriously equipped, the food is great, the scenery down the Nile is amazing, and the guest gets the chance to visit all the highlights located in Southern Egypt. One of the most significant features of this travel package is that it enables the guest to discover all the major attractions of Egypt being escorted with the best experienced highly qualified and educated Egyptologists.

Everything in this travel package is faultlessly designed to suit the needs and the requirements of travelers coming from various backgrounds and different regions from all over the world This trip is carefully designed to suit the needs and the requirements of any traveler who loves luxury and comfort. All transportation will be made using comfortable private air-conditioned minivans. Your Nile Cruise will be on one of the best ships that sail down the Nile from Luxor to Aswan.

Duration 10 nights 11 days
Cities visit in this travel package Cairo, Bahariya oasis, White Desert, Luxor, Aswan
Accommodation 3 nights Cairo
3 nights Nile cruise
1 night White Desert
1 night Bahariya
2 nights sleeping train
Meals Cairo with breakfast - oasis, Nile cruise full board
Beverage included only in desert camp
Transportation by our private deluxe coach, Nile cruise, sleeper train
Entrance Fees included
Price on request

Day 1: Cairo

Upon arrival in Cairo, the guest will meet our representative who will be your best friend for the coming days. We only deal with local highly educated and experienced company representatives who have fluent English and wonderful communication skills.
After the "meet and greet", the guest will be transferred to his hotel,  his home away from home, using the best comfortable private air-conditioned minivans
The guest will check in the hotel in a few minutes to enable him/her to rest and refresh for an amazing tour of Cairo in the next day.
Overnight in the hotel

Day 2: Cairo

The guest will enjoy a delicious breakfast to energize his power for his tour in Cairo
After breakfast, you will meet up with your highly educated long experienced Egyptologist who will escort you for the rest of the day.
The first stop of the day will be at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities hosting the largest collection of Pharaonic displays in the whole world including the startling treasures of King Tut Ankh Amun and the Royal mummies' hall. This is besides many other exhibitions form different Pharaonic periods. Your tour of the Museum will be accompanied by the perfect illustration of different stages of the Egyptian history.
Your first visit of the day will be to the Giza Pyramids, the most popular monument in the whole world, built by the pharaohs from the period starting from 2590 BC to 2480 BC. You will have the chance to explore the wonders of the Great Pyramid, the largest Pyramid ever constructed in Egypt which was built by King Cheops in 2589 BC, and it is the only remaining item in the list of the Greek Old Seven wonders of the world. You will discover the beauty of the lion's body and the human headed Sphinx, one of the largest monolith statues in history of mankind.
Your tour will be accompanied, all the time, with wonderful historical interpretation explaining the reasons behind building such massive structure.
Overnight in the hotel

Day 3: Cairo – Bahariya Oasis - White Desert

After having the tasty breakfast in the hotel, it will be time to check out the hotel. The guest will take the comfortable private air-conditioned minivan heading towards the Bahariya Oasis, 365 kilometers to the South West of Cairo.
In the afternoon and after having lunch in the Bahariya Hotel, one of the best hotels located in the western desert of Egypt
Escorted by your highly educated well experienced travel guide, you will start your visits using the comfy 4X4 jeep.
We then we continue our trip to the Bahariya Oasis, and on our way we visit the Crystal Mountain, one of the most famous attractions of the white desert. This Egyptian Western desert wonder consists of large quartz naturally formed crystals inside many rocks and stones creating a startling magical scene.
We proceed afterwards to reach the Aqabat, or the difficult passage, which is an interesting section of the white desert hosting the famous twin peaks, the ideal landmark for all the travelers in the white desert.
Our last stop of the day is the most interesting as we visit the internationally famous White Desert, the most important attraction in the Western Desert of Egypt. Covering a surface area of around three thousand kilometers. It consists of bizarre chalk white rock formations that were once the surface of a shallow sea that covered this area in prehistoric times. The rocks create all sorts of shapes like mushrooms, animals, and strange looking sculptures. All this area has become a natural protected area during the last few years.
At the end of the day, we set up our camp in the desert to enjoy the magical atmosphere of the region, watch the stars, have an amazing barbecue party, and spend the night in our comfortable camp

Day 4: White Desert - Bahariya Oasis

We leave our camp and head to the Bahariya Oasis
You can spend the rest of  the day exploring the oasis on your own style, or you can go to the amazing optional tour of the Bahariya Oasis.
The optional tour includes a visit will to the Tomb of Bannantiu, discovered by Ahmed Fakhry in 1938, which is a richly decorated tomb of a man who served both as a priest and a prophet during the 26th dynasty. This tomb is carefully painted and colored with scenes of the afterlife with the Sun God Re starting his journey.
Your next visit will be to the Temple of Alexander built by the great Macedonian king and army leaders during his famous visit to Siwa in 331 BC. The ruins of this temple, discovered by Ahmed Fakhry, the most famous archeologist who excavated monuments in the Western Desert,   contains two sandstones chapels with bas reliefs displaying Alexander presenting offers to the gods Horus and Amun Re.
Your next stop of this interesting day exploring the wonders of the western desert will be at the Bahariya Museum which was established in 2005 ad it displays the local customs and traditions being practiced in the region.
Overnight in the hotel in the Bahariya Oasis

Day 5: Bahariya Oasis - Cairo - Aswan

After having breakfast in the hotel, we will check out to take the comfortable private minivan to go back to Cairo
In the evening we take the comfy sleeper train to Aswan
Dinner and overnight in the train

Day 6 : Aswan

Arrive in Aswan in the morning and we will then ride a small water boat to begin our visits of the day      
In the afternoon we start our tour visiting one of the most beautiful temples constructed in Egypt, the Philae Temple. This fabulous temple dedicated to the goddess Isis was constructed as one of the finest examples of the combined architecture of ancient Egyptians and the Greco-Romans styles. This temple, due to the construction of the High Dam was all covered with water until it was relocated in its present day location in the Agilika Island by the UNESCO project that took 8 years from 1972 to 1980 to be completed       Your next visit of the day will be to the High Dam, built by the former Egyptian president, Gamal Abdel Nasser in the 1960s to reserve the Nile Water that was lost every year in the artificial Nasser Lake. The High Dam, that was viewed as an architectural miracle at the time, also generates a lot of the electricity consumed in Egypt. The guest afterwards will go to visit the famous Unfinished Obelisk, a gigantic granite obelisk dating back to the Pharaohs New Kingdom. If this huge obelisk was completed it would have weighed more than 1197 tons. This will be a marvelous chance to understand how the ancient Egyptians were capable of building such gigantic structures. 
We embark our Nile Cruise ship, Overnight in the Nile Cruise

Day 7: Nile Cruise

After having the breakfast we prepare in the Nile Cruise you will have the chance to visit the amazing Temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to two gods; Horus, the falcon god, and Sobek, the crocodile god. The Greco-Roman temple is famous for its matchless location overlooking the Nile. Construction work of the temple started in the 2nd century BC by Ptolemy VI and was completed during the reign of Ptolemy XII during the 1st century AD. 

You will have the chance to visit to the Horus Temple Edfu. This temple is the largest and best preserved Ptolemaic temple in Egypt. The building work of the temple started during the reign of Ptolemy III in 237 BC and the construction continued until 80 BC. The temple includes wonderfully decorated walls and stone capitals. - Sail towards Luxor   
Dinner and over night in the Nile Cruise

Day 8: Luxor - Nile Cruise

After a wonderful breakfast, you will start touring the wonders of the West Bank of Luxor.      
Your first visit of the day will be the Valley of the Kings, the necropolis of the Pharaonic New Kingdom. Starting from 17th dynasty, the Pharaonic Kings tried to hide their royal tombs from robbers. This was why they began to dig their tombs deep inside a Theban mountain that has a natural pyramid structure. These tombs have the finest colored decorations with the famous tomb of Tut Ankh Amun discovered by Howard Carter in 1922 and may other royal tombs belonging to the kings of the 18th and the 19th dynasty.      

Your next stop will be the amazing the mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut. This temple was constructed by the 18th dynasty Queen Hatshepsut (1473 – 1458 BC) as a unique structure rising from the desert in the shape of imposing terraces. This temple was used as a monastery in the Christian era. This is why it is famous for the name "El Deir Al Bahry", or the Western Monastery.      

Your last stop of the day will be at the gigantic Colossi of Memnon . These two 18 meters high statues are the only remaining items of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. During the roman era, music was heard coming out of one of the statues that were attributed, by the Greeks, as the legendary figure of Memnon greeting his mother Eos in one of the Greek myths       
Your last trip of the day will be to the Karnak Temple, the largest religious Pharaonic structure ever built in the world. The kings of the Pharaohs staring from the 11th dynasty (2055 – 1985 BC) began adding their mark, one after the other, to this huge complex of Pharaonic temples. The Karnak temple includes the breathtaking hypostyle hall of the god Amun built by Ramses II in 1244 BC, the sacred lake of god Amun, and many more attractions Dinner and overnight in the Nile Cruise

Day 9: Luxor - Cairo

After having the wonderful breakfast in the hotel, we check out      
Have a free half day to spend in Luxor in our own style       
In the evening the guest is transferred to the Luxor Train station to the comfortable sleeping train back to Cairo - Dinner and overnight in the train

Day 10: Cairo

Arrive in Cairo in the morning to start your tour of the city     
Your first stop, while being transferred in the most comfortable air-conditioned minivan, will be in the Sakkara complex, the necropolis of the third dynasty of the Pharaonic Old Kingdom. This rich archeological site hosts a number of pyramids, with the startling Djoser Step Pyramid built in 2665 BC, which is the oldest proper pyramid ever built in Egypt and the most ancient rock structure built in the history of humankind. Saqqara also has many richly decorated tombs.     

Your next visit will be to discover the Salah El Din Citadel, built by the great Ayoubid king and warrior, Salah El Dine Al Ayouby between 1176 and 1183 AD to protect Cairo and Egypt against the foreign attacks. This citadel became the seat of the power in Egypt for a very long period afterwards. The guest will have the chance to visit the startling Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque lactated inside the citadel. Mohamed Ali, who is considered the founder of Modern Egypt, decided to build this amazing mosque between 1830 and 1848 AD to look like the great mosques built by the Ottomans in Istanbul, like the famous Aya Sofia Mosque     

Your last visit of the day will be to Khan El Khalili Bazaar, the largest and most famous touristic market in the world. This bazaar, built in 1382 during the Mamluk reign, is the best place to shop for Egyptian gifts and souvenirs to take home from Cairo.     
Overnight in the hotel

Day 11: Cairo Final Departure

After having the delicious breakfast, the guest will be transferred to the Cairo international airport for his final departure

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