12 days Egypt tour vacation

12 days Egypt tour vacation  . Day 1:

Arrival Cairo and start your  vacation package, classic Egypt tours to discover all of Egypt.

Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, and the Red Sea.

When you arrive at Cairo airport we will pick up you to check in your hotel and be sure that everything is

ok to be ready next day morning to start the adventure.

Overnight Cairo

Day 2: Pyramids / Saqqara

Giza pyramids :

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Giza Pyramids

After your Breakfast at your hotel our archaeologist guide will accompany

you to Giza Plateau to visit, the Great Pyramids of Cheops,  Chephren and Mykerinus, the Sphinx, and Valley temple.

Saqqara :

After finish the tour in Giza pyramids we will move to Sakkara  27 km south-west

of Cairo to visit, Step Pyramid of Zoser, the pyramid of Unas and Pyramid of Titi.

Lunch in a local restaurant

Overnight Cairo

Day 3: Cairo Sightseeing /  Aswan

After breakfast, we will go to visit the Cairo Museum, Treasures room for king Tutankhamen.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Then moving to visit Saladin Citadel including Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque inside.

Continue to explore the Khan El Khalili market. Later, you will be transferred to

Giza railway station to board the sleeper train to Aswan.

Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.

overnight inside your compartment.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 4: Aswan Sightseeing

we will pick up you from the Aswan train station to check in the Nile cruise,

After the lunch on board, we will go to visit Temple of Philae,

Unfinished Obelisk and the High Dam.

 Lunch, Dinner on board 

Overnight  on board

Day 5: Free day Aswan

Its free day in Aswan, if you would like to organize Extra tour we recommend to you temple of Abu Simbel, felucca ride and the Nubian village ( optional )

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Abu Simbel

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on board 

overnight on board

Day 6: Edfu & Kom Ombo

The boat will sail to Kom Ombo to visit the temple of Sobek then sail

to Edfu to visit the temple of Horus.

 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on board 

overnight on board 

Day 7: Luxor West Bank

In the morning after breakfast on board will  transfer to the west bank to visit,

Kings Valley :

In 1979 UNESCO designated the valley of the kings a part of the World Heritage site of ancient Thebes, includes Luxor, the Valley of the Queens, and complex of Karnak.

The site of royal burials since around 2100 BC,  the pharaohs of the New Kingdom 

(1550–1069 BC) who chose this isolated valley to make them tombs.

One of the reasons they choose this valley in the west bank of Luxor

” the pyramid-shaped mountain”,  in the center of the mountain of the west bank,

so they will not waste time or spend money to build a pyramid.

The Valley of the Kings has 64 tombs, Just 24  Royal Tombs.

Temple of  Hatshepsut :

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Hatshepsut The Woman Who Was Pharaoh, She was the daughter of Thutmosis I.

She ruled Egypt for about 23 years during the 18th Dynasty (approximately 1490-1469 B.C).

She built a very beautiful temple on the west bank of Luxor by limestone

and dedicated it to the God Amoun-Ra.

The temple three floors, the third floor carved on the mountain as a holly

of hollies of Amoun-Ra.

Then we will stop to visitcolossi of Memnon.

Colossi of Memnon :

Two massive statues of quartzite sandstone represent the king Amenhotep III,

who ruled  Egypt during the 18th Dynasty.

The statues high about 15 m.

The Colossi was at the entrance to Amenhotep’s memorial temple which was

destroyed by an earthquake in ancient time

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on board 

Overnight on board

Day 8: Luxor East Bank / Hurghada

After breakfast, we will  check out from the Nile cruise  and go

visit Karnak and Luxor temples in east bank

Karnak :

The ancient Egyptian name of the temple was Ipet-isu—or “most select of places”—

by the ancient Egyptian, over 2,000 years to build the complex of Karnak from the middle kingdom to Greek-Roman period.

It is the largest religious center ever built,  about 200 acres (1.5 km by 0.8 km),

and was a place of pilgrimage for nearly 2,000 years,  dedicated to the Theban triad

of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu.

The Hypostyle Hall, one of the most interesting things we will visit about

54,000 square feet continue  134 columns, is still the largest room of

any religious building in the world.

After finish the tour in Karnak we will drive to the Temple of Luxor.

Temple of Luxor :

The temple built by Amenhotep III (1390-52 BC) 18th Dynasty and Ramesses II ( 1279-13 BC) 19th Dynasty.

The Pylon (The entrance ) :

Was Covered by sand until the 1880s but after restored the temple, the Pylon measuring

24 meters high and 65 meters wide, the scene on the pylon Represents the glory of  Ramesses at the battle of Kadesh.

Also, two massive seated statues of Rameses II guard the huge gateway and are flanked

by four standing statues of the king.

The avenue of Sphinxes:

In the front of the temple thousands of sphinx of human-headed and lion body about

( 3 KM), the made it between the complex of Karnak an the temple of Luxor.

This avenue built for the ” Opet festival” when Amun and Mut visited the temple of

Karnak in a symbolic re-enactment of their marriage. At Luxor temple,

Amun has magically transformed into Min the god of fertility.

After finish the tour we will drive to Hurghada to check in your resort

Breakfast on board

Day 9: Hurghada Vacation

Hurghada excursions ( optional )

 Overnight in Hurghada

Day 10: Hurghada Vacation

Hurghada excursions ( optional )

 Overnight in Hurghada

Day 11: Back to Cairo

Drive to Cairo from Hurghada.

overnight Cairo

Day 12: Final Departure

fly home from CairoIncluded:

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12 days Egypt tour vacation
12 days Egypt tour vacation 12 days Egypt tour vacation  . Day 1: Arrival Cairo and start your  vacation package, classic Egypt tours to discover all of Egypt. Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, and the Red Sea. When you arrive at Cairo...
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