Cairo Luxor & Aswan | 10 days 9 nights | Price Starting from AUD 2600
Day 1: Cairo
Arrive @ Cairo airport, meet and assist, Assistance by our transfer man through Airport formalities and transfer to your hotel in Cairo & overnight
Overnight in Cairo.
Day 2: Cairo
AM after breakfast departure with your Egyptologist guide , Exploration of the vast necropolis of SAKKARA containing tombs from almost every period of Egyptian history. The STEP PYRAMID of ZOSER is the most conspicuous landmark of the necropolis.
Lunch will be served in a nice restaurant with Oriental Egyptian food.
PM visit the three Pyramids of Guizeh and the Sphinx, Back to your hotel & overnight .
Day 3: Cairo / Fayoum over-day
AM after Breakfast , Our guide will pick you up by 8 am to start our journey to AlFayoum , Our first stop will be Wadi El-Rayan which is a natural depression in the western desert of Egypt, 42m below the sea level. It consists of two lakes connected by Egypt’s only waterfall. It was designated as a Protected Area in 1989 to protect the area’s biological, geological and cultural resources. The Protected Area covers 1759 km2 in the southern part of El-Fayoum. in Wadi El- Rayan Protected Area.The area conserves large expanses of desert containing a variety of landscapes and formations. Rare and fascinating wild life is found in the desert of Wadi El- Rayan along with fossils of creatures of past epochs and cultural heritage sites from ancient civilizations , Time for Lunch Then we will visit the Tunis village where you will have the opportunity to see the pottery school for around 10 to 15 min watching the pottery school then , drive back to Cairo & overnight
Day 4: Cairo / Alexandria over-day
Early after breakfast Around 6AM Travel to Alexandria via the desert road and spend the day breathing in the Mediterranean Sea breeze , Arrive to Alexandria , start your tour with visiting the Catacomb of Komel-Shokafa. These tombs were tunneled into the bedrock in the age of the Antonine emperors ( 2nd century A.D.) for a single wealthy family still practicing the ancient religion. These tombs represent the last existing major construction for the sake of the old Egyptian religion,then visit the Citadel of Qaitbay.
Lunch will be served @ a lovely Sea view restaurant with Oriental Egyptian food.
After lunch , visit the Bombay’s Pillar which was built in 297 AD for the Roman Emperor Diocletian. The Pillar itself is a 9 meters / 29 feet in circumference and it is said that 22 people could lunch on the capital, or flat top of the Pillar., drive back to Cairo , transfer to your Cairo hotel
Day 5: Cairo/ Luxor
AM after breakfast transfer to Cairo airport to fly to Luxor , arrive at Luxor , meeting with your guide to Visit the massive Temple Of Karnak which is regarded as a “holy city” of columns, hypostyle halls, colossal statues, shrines, obelisks and the scarab which is famous with its magical stories that you may experience by your self.
Then visit Luxor Temple which was once joined to Karnak by an avenue of ram – headed sphinxes, many of which still remain, transfer to your hotel check-in .
PM Free time, overnight in Luxor
Day 6: Luxor
M after breakfast , meeting with your guide to cross the West Bank of Luxor where the glorious and fascinating NECROPOLIS OF THEBES. By no mean this necropolis could be covered in one day, but as a first time visitor, you will discover : VALLEY OF KINGS which contain the tombs of the kings. El Deir El Bahari Of Hatshepsut the women who ruled the country for more than 15 years, there you will see the story of her scared birth from the sun god Ra inscribed on walls of the temple and Colossi of Memnon. back to your hotel.
PM Free time, overnight in Luxor.
Day 7: Luxor / Aswan
AM Check-out after breakfast , Land transfer to Aswan duration ( about 4:5 Hours ) , check-in @ your hotel.
PM Fellucca trip passing by Botanical Garden and the Agha Khan Mausoleum, back to your hotel & Overnight
Day 8: Aswan
AM Departure at 08.00 hrs. to Nasser lake, where a motor boat will take you to the rescued PHILAE TEMPLES re-erected on Agilka island. The High Dam is a massive accumulation of 42.7 Cu. meters of stones and sand with a clay core and a concrete facing, is the most important agricultural and industrial realization in modern history.
PM Free time & Overnight Aswan
Day 9: Aswan / Cairo
AM after breakfast, transfer to Aswan airport to catch your flight back to Cairo. Arrive Cairo, assistance by our representative, meeting with your Egyptologist guide to visit the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, located near the Babylon Fortress and overlooks Ain Al-Sira in the heart of the historic city of Fustat in Old Cairo area of Cairo.
Lunch will be served with Oriental Egyptian food.
PM Visit to the MOHAMMED ALY CITADEL erected in 1183 A.D. The ALABASTER MOSQUE of Mohammed Aly is one of the landmarks of Cairo whose minaret is spotted from any part of the city Overnight at Cairo. Check in your hotel. Overnight at Cairo.
Day 10: Cairo
After breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport for final departure.
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