Egypt

Egypt

7 Nights 8 Days

CAIRO – ALEXANDRIA – LUXOR

DAY 1       CAIRO

Arrival in Cairo international airport, Meet & Assist at the airport and After going through Immigration, Baggage Claim and Customs, Transfer to the hotel And Overnight.

DAY 2      FULL DAY CAIRO TOUR

THE PYRAMIDS OF GIZA

Pyramids of Choeps, Chepren and Mycerious.

The great pyramids are the only ones surviving of the seven wonders of the ancient world. They are Egypt’s most visited monuments and among the worlds greatest tourist attractions.

The Ancient Egyptians built the pyramids as tombs to preserve the bodies of their dead kings, especially that they believed in resurrection and immortality, The Pyramids of Giza lie at the western edge of Greater Cairo, about 10 kms from downtown, and comprise:

The Great Pyramid
The most famous structure in the world and the only surviving of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was built by King Khufu (Cheops) of the IV Dynasty around 2650 BC. lts height now is 137 m (original height: 146 m). Almost 2.5 million blocks of stone were put into building this pyramid. All this, however, dwindles when compared to the precision and astounding ability of the ancient Egyptian in building this pyramid. Close to the eastern flank of the Pyramid of Khufu lie three small pyramids dedicated either to his wives or family members.

The Second Pyramid
Built by Khafre (Chephren), south-west of his father’s (Khufu’s) pyramid though lower in height: 136 m. It still retains, on some of its upper parts, the remains of the limestone that had once covered it all. At the base, it measures 215.5 m square. lts interior is simple, with two entrances on the north side. The visitor can also still see the remains of Khafre’s mortuary temple, the Temple of the Valley, and rising causeway. These temples witnessed the religious rites during the embalming of the body.

The Third Pyramid
Built by Menkaure (Mycerinus), south-west of the Great and Second Pyramids. It is much smaller than either one (62 m high). It is distinguished by the fact that the lower part of its sides still retain their granite slab coverings.

THE SPHINX

On the way to the Temple of the Valley, lies the large statue of the Sphinx. The Sphinx is carved from a single piece of stone.  One of most famous monuments in the world, it is indeed a legendary statue for it has the body of lion and the face of a man. lt is 70 m long and 20 m high. The face of the Sphinx closely resembles that of King Kephren.

THE PERFUMERY

Since time immemorial the Egyptians have been extracting essential oils for essences. Here you have a chance to experience the aromas like, ‘The secrets of the desert,’ ‘The lotus’ and all popular international designer perfumes and colognes.

THE PAPYRUS

The papyrus was first made in ancient Egypt- learn how to manufacture this paper using papyrus reeds. And you have an opportunity to buy some hand painted papyrus.

Memphis, Saqqara

(the King Zoser Step Pyramid). the most important place to visit in Sakkara is the pyramid of Unas, the Serapeum and mastabas  which are known as the tombs of nobles, the most famous of which is the Tomb of Path Hotep, the tomb of Kagemni and the Tomb of Mereruka.

DAY 3   CAIRO

EGYPTIAN MUSEUM

Called the museum of the Egyptian antiquities, it is one of the greatest museums you will ever see, housing an unrivalled collection of antiquities reaching back 5000years.

CITADEL

Visit Mohamed Ali Mosque, the Citadel, built by Saladin in the 12th Century, was the seat of Power for the next 700 years. Alabaster Mosque, built in Turkish style, very similar to the Blue Mosque in Turkey

OLD CAIRO

Continue the tour to Old Cairo to see The Hanging Church, Babylon Fort and Ben Ezra Synagogue.

In the evening there is Nile cruise Dinner, which lasts for 2 hours, sailing on the Nile with Folkloric Shows and Belly Dancers. At the end of this cruise you will be driven back to your hotel

Meals : breakfast – Dinner

DAY 4   CAIRO – ALEXANDRIA

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Alexandria by road (2.5 hrsapprox)

THE   CATACOMBS OF KOM EL SHOUKAFA.

Kom El Shoukafa is an underground wonder   world of ornate carvings and paintings and a mixture of Roman and Egyptian designs. It is the largest Roman Funerary complex in Egypt. And dates from the second century A.D. This warren of tombs, on three levels, also contains the Triclinium, where relatives used to sit on stone benches to feast the dead, and a central tomb with reliefs of bearded serpents. Inside are 2nd century A.D. statues of Sobek and Anubis wearing roman armor.

CITADEL OF FORT QAITBEY

This citadel is the further most edifices on the harbors arm. The fort is on the original site of the Pharos, Alexandria’s ancient lighthouse, built in 279 BC to a height of 12 meters and topped with the statue of Poseidon. Although Pharos was restored at various times it had finally crumbled by the time the original fort was built here, in the 1480’s. This magnificent structure houses Fort QaitBeys naval museum.

BiblotecaOf Alexandria

The Royal Library of Alexandria or Ancient Library of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt, was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. It was dedicated to the Muses, the nine goddesses of the arts.

Abu El Abbas Mosque and Alexandria City Tour

Over Night In Alexandria

DAY 5  ALEXANDRIA  – CAIRO

Breakfast at the hotel. Then free time to enjoy the beach after that back to Cairo and over night in Cairo

DAY 6 CAIRO – LUXOR

Breakfast at the hotel. then transfer to Cairo Airport for your flight to Luxor, Arrive Luxor then start your day tour with visiting the Temple of Karnak and Temple of Luxor, the southern temple dedicated to Amon. It was known to the ancient Egyptians as IpetReseyet, the Hareem of the South. Back To Hotel, Over night.

DAY 7 LUXOR

Breakfast in Hotel then visiting MEDINET HABU and back to Luxor

Across the West Bank, visit Valley of the Kings – these tombs by order of the king of the New Kingdom were carved in the rock-faces of the valley to safeguard them against tomb raider. Visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi Memnon, the only remains of Amenhotep 3 funerary temple.

Enjoy Sound & Light Show InKarnak Temple .Over Night In Luxor.

DAY 8  LUXOR – CAIRO

Breakfast in Hotel , then transfer to Luxor Airport for your short flight to Cairo , arrive Cairo airport Transfer To Hotel .

Followed by check-out. You will then be transferred to the airport for your final departure.