Nile Pearl

Code: LMJUYH
8 days 7 nights
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Overview

This 8 days tour will show you all the highlights of Egypt, ride a camel by the Great Pyramid, sailing in a Nile cruise watching the countryside of Egypt visiting the great pyramids walking like an Egyptian among the Hypostyle Hall of Karnak temple see the rich colors inside Valley of the Kings and wander the streets of Egypt inside Khan El-Khalili market.

Itinerary

Day 1, welcome to Cairo airport, once you land our Rep with Egypt Eye Tour sign will be waiting for you to assist you through the immigrations and customs formalities and then drive in our A/C vehicle to your hotel to meet your expert Egyptologist tour guide  who will brief you about your itinerary through Egypt.

Day 2, Saqqara, Great pyramid, Sphinx (B, L) Cairo.

in the morning after breakfast your Egyptologist tour guide will take you to a journey back on time of the pyramids time, our first stop will be at Saqqara where we will see the oldest limestone pyramid in Egypt and the oldest stone construction on earth and remains till nowadays the step pyramid of King Zoser dates back to 27th century BC where we will know why the Egyptian buried their bodies inside a pyramid. After that we will drive to Giza to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the only wonder remains the Great Pyramid of King Khufu which consist of 2.3 million rock weigh about 6 million tons which can build a wall around France for about 3 feet high, then we will go to a spot where we can have a panoramic view over all the pyramids of Giza and ride a camel in the Sahara and the pyramids in the photo background. Then you will enjoy a tradition Egyptian meal in a local restaurant. Back to hotel to relax or go in the evening to wonder the city of Cairo among the locals.

Day 3,Fly to Luxor, Karnak and Luxor temples (B, L, D) Nile Cruise.

early morning catch a short flight for about 1 hr. to Luxor the main historical city in Egypt and the Capital of the ancient world, once we get their we will visit the main temple and the largest in Egypt, the temple of Karnak which was built over 62 acers and over 2000 years which was dedicated to the main God of ancient Egypt God Amon Ra, after we get lost between it Hypostyle hall of 134 columns and see its sacred lake we will drive to Luxor temple which was built by King Amenhotep the 3rd  of 14th century BC and King RmasesII of 13the century BC and its famous obelisk at the front of the temple and walk through the Sphinx avenue. Later on we will check in our 5 stars deluxe Nile Cruise for the next 4 nights with all our meals included. Free evening where you can go and wonder the streets of that old city and its market.

Day 4, Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple (B, L, D)  Nile Cruise.

early in the morning our Egyptologist tour guide will take you the visit the west bank of Luxor our first stop will be the Colossi of Memnon which once were guarding the biggest temple in Egypt of King  AmenhotipIII of 14th century BC which was destroyed by the flood of the Nile, the 2 colossi statues with a height of 16 meters, then will go and visit the Valley of the Kings where the great pharaohs of the New Kingdom period  were buried and you will see the vivid colors and the detailed carvings inside the tombs which seem that it was just painted. Then we will visit the famous temple of queen Hatshepsut dates back to 15th century BC and we will learn how this great woman managed to rule Egypt. Back to cruise to sail down the Nile towards Edfu.

Day 5, Edfu and KomOmbo temples (B, L, D) Nile Cruise.

After breakfast we will visit the second largest and the most preserved temple in Egypt the Greek Roman temple of Edfu which is dedicated to the falcon God Horus of protection and the ruler of sky. Dates back to 3rd century BC, back to cruise to sail south to enjoy the countryside of Upper Egypt and watch the farmers by the bank of the Nile. In the afternoon will reach the city of KomOmbo to see it temple which was dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus the Elder dates back to 2nd century BC and considered a unique temple as it the only temple dedicated to two gods. Back to cruise to sail down to Aswan.

Day 6, Philae temple, Felucca ride (B, L, D) Nile Cruise.

In the morning we will drive to visit the romantic temple of Philae which was dedicated to Goddess Isis of Magic and beauty where we will listen the her love story with her husband God Osiris. The temple was built in a beautiful island in the Nile dates back to 3rd century BC.Then we are driving back to the city of cruise for our last lunch on the cruise, after the lunch we will enjoy the Nile in a traditional Felucca sailing boat. Then we got the chance to walk among the locals and the Nubians the native people of Aswan. Dinner on board.

Day 7,fly back to Cairo, Egyptian museum, Ibn Tulun mosque Khan El-Khalili market (B, L) Cairo

Early in the morning we are catching our flight back to Cairo once we get there our Egyptologist tour guide will escort you to one of the biggest and most important museums in the world the Egyptian museum which host 120000 pieces of Egyptian treasures including the golden treasure of King Tut Ankh Amon, his Golden Mask and the Golden Coven and the royal mummies of Ramses the 2nd and all the great pharaohs. Later on we will visit the Islamic Cairo where we will see the oldest mosque in Cairo; the mosque of Ibn Tulun dates back to 9th century AD with its unique Minaret from where you can have a panoramic view over the Islamic Cairo, later we will go to Khan El-Khalili market where we can do our last shopping for family and friend and enjoy a cup coffee or mint tea in a local café and get lost between it a maze streets.
Back to hotel for our last night in Egypt.

Day 8, after breakfast our Egypt Eye Tour will come to pick you up to Cairo airport to fly back home with all your Egypt memories.

Inclusions

  • 3nights accommodations in 5 stars hotel in Cairo with breakfast.
  • 4 nights in 5 stars deluxe Nile Cruise with full board.
  • All airport pick up and guided tours to the mentioned sights.
  • All entrance fees to the mentioned sights
  • Service of Expert Egyptologist tour guide during the sightseeing.
  • 2 domestic flights between Cairo-Luxor, Aswan-Cairo
  • Camel ride by the pyramids
  • All taxes

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Entry visa to Egypt (25$ at the moment)
  • Any sights not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Photography tickets at the sightseeing.
  • Any extra meals or drinks
  • Gratuities for tour guides and drivers or any other kind of tips