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Nubia, this section of Egypt situated in the southernmost part of the country with its wonderful original inhabitants; the Nubians, people who have kept and protected their customs and beliefs for thousands of years. Have you ever wished to explore the lands of Nubia in such an unforgettable vacation in Egypt?
This Nubian Life package is one of the most distinctive tours to Egypt GAT Tours is proud to offer will include spending two nights in Cairo to explore the Pyramids of Giza , Memphis, Saqqara,The Egyptian Museum , the Saladin Citadel, and the most famous Khan El Khalili bazaars.
The guests will also have the chance to visit a Nubian village and interact with the people there to view the greatness of these simple people in factual real life. This is besides exploring the Nubian Museum, the Temple of Kalabsha, and the Monastery of Saint Simone in Aswan.
The journey in Southern Egypt will enable the guests spending their Holiday in Egypt to explore the most awesome attractions in Aswan, Luxor, and between the two cities as well. This includes the High Dam, the Temple of Philae, the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon, the Temple of Luxor, the Karnak Temple in Luxor, and the Temple of Kom Ombo and the Temple of Edfu between these two amazing cities.
We only deal with the best multilingual tour guides in Egypt featured with their high level of education, friendliness, the finest communication skills, and a long diverse experience in fulfilling all the requirements and desires of our beloved guests.
Once you arrive at the Cairo International Airport to start your long awaited journey in Egypt, you will meet GAT Tours’ representative who will help you with everything you may need.
After finalizing all the airport details, you will get transfer through air-conditioned vehicle towards your hotel to check in and enjoy some relaxing time at your own tidy room.
Have a good night at your hotel in Cairo after a long flight from the other side of the world to be ready and fresh for your first journey tomorrow. [No Meals]
Start your first day in Egypt by enjoying a delicious local breakfast at your hotel then get ready for today’s tour.
Your Cairo tour will start at the amazing site of the great pyramids of Giza, this place is one of the old seven wonders of the world. The pyramids were constructed around 2500 BC during the region of the kings of the fourth dynasty. There are 3 great pyramids in this site, the grand one is for king Cheops, the middle one for king Khafre, and the smaller one for king Menkaure. In front of the 3 pyramids you will find a unique statue called sphinx which was built in a human’s head and lion’s body to be the gard of the whole site.
Then you will head to visit Saqqara city which was the royal burial site for the kings of the Old Kingdom specially the 3rd dynasty. That’s why this city consider a great treasure today as it will contain many valuable tombs. The main highlight of Saqqara city is the Step Pyramid of Djoser which is the oldest and the first surviving stone monument in the whole world, it was built in the 27th century BC. You will got the change to witness the results of many trials to build the pyramids you can see today.
You will end the day by visiting the first capital of Egypt, Memphis city. This city was established and considered the Capital of Egypt in the 32nd century BC which king Narmer decided to unify upper and lower Egypt. Memphis was able to be the main Capital of Egypt for almost one whole century, now it contains a great monuments that made it an open-air museum. These monuments are the amazing Colossi of Ramses II, the alabaster sphinx, and many other statues and items.
At the end of such a fruitful day, you will head to get your lunch meal at one of the best local restaurants in Cairo. Then get back to your beloved hotel to enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.
Overnight in Cairo
Today is not like any other days, this is because you will be heading to Aswan, the city of gold, after having the best breakfast at your hotel.
You will take your domestic flight from the Cairo Airport to reach Aswan city in an hour. Our local representative will be waiting for you at Aswan Airport to take you to your hotel in Aswan to check in and relax to be ready for your journey in this beautiful city.
Now, it’s the time to visit the beautiful Nubian Village where you will get the chance to meet the amazing original inhabitants of the area and to enjoy the amazing landscape and maybe to take some photos for the memory.
After this amazing tour, you will get back to your hotel to get some rest and relax at your own room. Your Evening tonight will be very unique as you will get the chance to explore this magical city of Aswan.
Overnight at your hotel in Aswan. [Breakfast & Lunch]
Let’s begin a fresh day by having a deliveious beakfast meal at your hotel in Aswan before starting today’s tour.
You will start the tour by visiting the High Dam which was built in the 1960s during the region of the former Egyptian president, Gamal Abdel Nasser. The high Dam was a fascinating architectural achievement that helped Egypt to store the water from the Nile flood and also to generate extra electricity.
Now, you will head to visit the Agilika Island using a motorboat to explore the marvelous Philae Temple there. Philae Temple was constructed in the 3rd century BC during the Greco Roman era in order to worship the goddess Isis. This temple was relocated to another safer place away from the water flood happened during the construction of the high dame. This rescue mission of the temple supervised by the UNESCO in a huge project.
You will end the tour of today with a unique site, the Unfinished Obelisk. This site was discovered in the granite quarry in the Southern part of the city of Aswan. They found it unfinished and the researchers stated that if this piece of art was finished it would have been the largest piece of stone humans ever dealt with. This Obelisk date back to the New Kingdom.
Tonight, you will have the option to get some relax at your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure in Aswan, or to choose to join us in our optional tour the sound and light show at Philae Temple. This show will blow your mind, it’s a full story about the goddess Isis and her husband Osiris in the most marvelous ambience. You will get to know many legends and interesting stories about ancient Egypt in this show.
After this marvelous show, you will get back to your hotel in Aswan for overnight. [Breakfast]
I bit you will be hungary this morning, don’t miss your delicious breakfast at the hotel before starting the amazing tours of today.
You will start the tour by visiting the Nubian Museum which was established in 1997 using the Nubian outlines of architecture. This museum present to you the most valuable monument that were discovered in Aswan from different eras. Also you will know more about the Nubians lives through some scenes for the Nubian village.
Then it’s the time to visit the Kalabsha temple which was constructed in the year 30 BC and now it’s relocated to the current location since 1970 after the high dam construction. This temple is small in the size and it dates back to the Roman period in Egypt.
Are you looking for some adventure?! Here is one, you will go on a horse riding trip until you reach the Monastery of Saint Simone. It’s one of the largest monasteries in the whole world, they decided to build a fascinating and beautiful Monastery in the period between the 6th and the 7th centuries AD.
After such a lovely day, you will drive back to you beloved hotel to enjoy some relaxing time at your tidy room.
Tonight, you can enjoy your own time at leisure in Aswan or you can join our fantastic Felucca tour on the immortal Nile.
Finally, you will get back to your hotel for overnight. [Breakfast]
You will have your breakfast meal at the hotel before leaving for today’s tour.
Abu Simbel will be your first destination which wil be near to the south of Aswan,start visiting the Abu Simbel Temples and enjoy this amazing achievement of ancient Egypt that was built by Ramses II. They were able to discover these two temples in the 19th century, they were found buried under the sand for centuries.
After the construction of the High Dam, UNESCO started a project to relocate the temples to a safer place.
After such a memorable trip at the Abu Simbel temple, you will get back to your hotel to spend some relaxing and free time at this wonderful city of Aswan. Make sure to enjoy it to the max because this will be the last night in Aswan before heading to Luxor in the morning of the next day. [Breakfast]
Today you will head to another destination after having yout delicious breakfast, you will get the chance to visit the Luxor city.
On the way to Luxor, you will stop to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo which was established to worship to different gods in two different eras. It was buit during the Ptolemaic period and continued to the Roman era that’s why the temple in now dedicated to the local crocodile, Sobek and the famous eagle god, Haroeris. Each one in a separate part of the temple.
Then you will return to the road until you reach Edfu city where you will visit the Temple of Horus which is one of the best preserved ancient Egyptian temples. The Ptolemies built this temple in the 3rd century BC specially to worship the the god Horus. You will enjoy exploring the marvelous stone columns and fascinating wall carvings of the temple.
Once you reach Luxor city at the end of the day, you will check in your hotel to get some rest and relax at your tidy room.
This evening, you will got the chance to discover this amazing city of Luxor that hosts approximately 1/3 of the world’s monuments. You can walk normally in the streets and there is a huge temple behind you. A fascinating journey ahead of you.
Finally, you will get back to your hotel for overnight. [Breakfast]
If you’re looking for a different morning, don’t miss our optional tour to enjoy a Hot-air Balloon ride to fly all over Luxor and try the bird’s feeling with a charming views of the city.
Then get back to your hotel to enjoy the most delicious breakfast and have some rest before starting your next adventure for today.
Today you will head to the West bank of Luxor where you can enjoy exploring some marvelous mortuary temples and necropolises.
You will start with the Valley of the Kings where there are many fascinating ancient tombs and the most famous of them all. This site was the main royal burial site for the kings of the New Kingdom. You will find there the most famous tomb in Egypt, the tomb of Tutankhamen. This tomb was discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter to be the most important archeological discovery in the 20th century.
The Temple of Deir El Bahari will be your next distination of the day. This temple was built in the 18th dynasty by Queen Hatshepsut. She was one of the greatest rulers in the history of Egypt and she built a great masterpiece that lives until today. The Temple has beautifyl terraces and there is many statues for the Queen with a beard. The location of this temple is magnificent as it was carved out of one of the great mountains of Thebes.
The last visit for today will be at the Colossi of Memnon, this site has two huge statues that was staying still since 1350 BC. It was built to be part of the great funerary temple of Amenhotep III.
After such a long and fruitful day, you will get back to your hotel to have some rest at your beloved room and get ready to this evening.
Tonight we will offer you an optional tour to the sound & light show at the Karnak Temple. During this tour you will enjoy knowing the stories and facts about the pharaohs, ancient kings and the construction of many sections of the temple.
Finally, it’s the bed time when you can relax at you room and enjoy a sleepy night. [Breakfast]
Today, it’s the time to explore the other part of Luxor city, that’s why you have to start your day with an energizing breakfast to be ready for a tour at the East Bank of Luxor.
The Karnak Temple will be you first to visit because it’s the largest Pharaonic temple complex in the world. This temple was built during almost one thousand years in the region of the new kingdom. You will find there an amazing columns of the hypostyle hall that was constructed by the well known Ramses II.
While you’re visining luxor city, you defenately have to discover the famous Luxor Temple. This startling temple was originally start the construction around the 14th century BC. Many kings and queens were part of this construction process like Ramses II and Queen Hatshepsut. This has caused a difference in the temple design and the architectural taste of the temple.
Once the tour is done, you will head to the Luxor Airport with a private Air-conditioned vehicle in order to catch your domestic flight to Cairo.
Once you arrive at Cairo Airport, you’ll meet our representative, who will take you directly towards your hotel in Cairo to check in and spend a relaxing night.
Overnight in Cairo
Good Morning again in the charming city of Cairo, you will begin this wonderful morning with a delicious breakfast at your hotel, then get ready for a special tour in Cairo.
Your adventure with begin by exploring the greatest museum in the world, The Egyptian Museum. This museum hosts a huge collection of ancient displays that dates back to different periods. The main highlights of the museum are the golden exhibits of Tutankhamen, the mummies’ hall, large impressive reliefs, statues, and many other fascinating items.
You can’t leave Egypt without visiting the harming Citadel of Saladin. This citadel was built in the 10th century to protect Egypt from any threats. Inside the citadel today you will find many impressive monuments and sites to visit, like the famous Mosque of Mohamed Ali, the Mosque of El Nasser Mohamed, and many interesting museums. This in addition to the amazing panoramic views of Cairo city there you can take an unforgettable pictures.
Now, you will be having the most delicious Lunch at one of the best local restaurants in town.
Here is a golden chance to visit the most interesting coptic Egyotian monuments at the Old Cairo area. You will find there The Hanging Church which was firstly built in the 5th century to be one of the most important historical churches in Egypt. Also you will pass by the Abu Serga Church, it was built in the 7th century. It’s believed that the location of this church was an important destination for the holy family during their journey to Egypt. Last but not least, you will head to visit the Church of Saint Mary whcih is a very beaytiful orthodox church that built during the 5th century. You will enjoy a spiritual journy in the Old Cairo era and you will enjoy the architectural beauty of these churches.
At the end of this tour, you will get back to you hotel where you will have some relaxing time.
At night, you will have some free time at leisure in Cairo and also there will be an optional tour you can join which is having your dinner at Nile Cruise. You will the most delicious open buffet in the middle of the Nile with a Tanoora show, a belly dancing performance, live music, and remarkable views of the river Nile.
Finally, you will return to your beloved hotel to spend the night. [Breakfast & Lunch]
Let’s begin your last day in Cairo with a delicious breakfast to remember this tasty cuisine.
Then you will get ready to check out the hotel and head directly to the Cairo International Airport with private A/C vehicle to catch your departure flight back home carrying great memories and joy from such a unique and special trip to this amazing part of the world.
Meals Plan : Breakfast