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23 Days / 22 Nights
Availability : Sept. 2020 – April 2021
Cairo
Aswan
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Did you ever dream of traveling to the most enjoyable deep-rooted civilization in the world; and explore the most memorable historical sites?! GAT Tours proud to present one of the finest and very special tour packages All Egypt Sites for all travelers interested in Egyptology and Ancient History of Egypt.

This exquisite and unique Egypt Tour Package have everything you need and more to make your trip to Egypt the most mesmerizing trip of your life.

Truly this package consider the most attractive Egypt Travel Package in the market. We will take you in a wonderful journey to learn about the ancient Egyptian lifestyle, their beliefs, talents, culture and the years of reign. The different sovereigns of Egyptian dynasties have mesmerized many travelers across the globe and our Journey will be from the Ancient days of Egypt to the Modern days of this unique country.

Our All Egypt Sites Tour package includes a variety of special tours in Cairo, Alexandria, El Fayoum, El Minya, Assiut, Sohag and Nile Cruise “Luxor to Aswan” You will explore the astounding monuments from Cairo to Alexandria in the north then through the Nile Valley till Luxor and Aswan in the south; You will enjoy the peaceful sailing in the River Nile from Luxor to Aswan in a fascinating Nile Cruise trip; in addition to a tour to Abu Simble temples that will be one of the highlights of this package.

We assign for this package the most proficient highly qualified multilingual tour guides. They are very well-educated people, known for their friendliness, perfect communication skills and a longitudinal diversified experience in fulfilling the needs and aspirations of our dear guests.

GAT Tours’ Egypt All Sites Package is all what the archaeologicals and Egypt Lovers aspire for their Egypt Vacation. Our guests will have the privilege to enjoy a well-organized and unique tour package that designed with diligence to meet all the needs necessitated and required by every guest; in order to make their journey an unforgettable one.

Price Includes

  • 9 nights’ accommodation at Cairo Hotel on BB Basis
  • 1 night accommodation at Alexandria Hotel on BB Basis
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in El Minya on Half Board basis
  • 1 night accommodation in Sohag on Half Board Basis
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Luxor on BB Basis
  • 4 nights’ accommodation at Nile Cruise “Luxor to Aswan” on full board basis
  • 1 night accommodation at Aswan Hotel on BB Basis
  • Internal flight ticket Aswan / Cairo
  • All sightseeing tours including entrance fees to all Antiquity sites as per the program itinerary with private professional Egyptologist English Speaking Guide during all excursions in Cairo, Alexandria, El Minya, Assiut, Sohag and on board the Nile Cruise Luxor and Aswan.
  • All transfers via late model private vehicles with qualified drivers.
  • Lunch meals during the day tours in Cairo and Alexandria only.
  • Meet & Assist at Cairo International Airport upon arrival and final departures by our professional representatives.
  • All Government Taxes and City Taxes
  • Local SIM card with data package to use Internet during your stay in Egypt
  • 02 Bottles of Mineral water per person per day

Price Exclude

  • Entry Visa to Egypt
  • International flight tickets
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, Laundry and bar bills.
  • All tips to guides, drivers and Company Represnetatives
  • Optional tours Or Any other services not mentioned under the including itmes

Accommodation in Egypt:

  • 04 nights’ accommodation in Cairo at Steigenberger Pyramids 4+* Hotel or similar based on BB
  • 04 nights’ accommodation in Cairo at Steigenberger El Tahrir 4+* Hotel or similar based on BB
  • 01-night accommodation in Alexandria at Romance 4* Hotel “Sea View” or smilar based on BB
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in El Menya at Horus 3+* Hotel “Nile View” based on HB
  • 01-night accommodation in Sohag at House of Life Hotel 3+* Hotel based on HB
  • 04 nights’ accommodation in Luxor at Iberotel Luxor 4* Hotel “Nile View” or similar based on BB
  • 04 nights’ accommodation at Amwaj Livingstone Or Acamar Or similar 5* Nile Cruise based on FB Basis
  • 01-night accommodation in Aswan at Basma Aswan 4* Hotel or similar based on BB
  • 01-night accommodation in Cairo at Le Meridien Cairo Airport 5* Hotel or similar based on BB
General Conditions
  • All above mentioned rates for Private tour per person in double room per package for 23 days / 22 nights in US Dollars including of all service charge and all taxes.
  • All above Rates including All accommodation at 04 stars deluxe Hotels and 05 stars Nile Cruises
  • You can upgrade your package to Golden Category and all accommodation will be at 5 stars deluxe Hotels or the hotels of your choice – Supplement to be given upon request.
  • All Rates are valid during the Summer Season 2020
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Cairo International Airport

Upon arrival to Cairo International Airport, you will be met with GAT Tours’ representative, your best friend for the coming few days, who will help you in passing the passport control and collecting your luggage.Then, you will be transferred to the hotel in Cairo by air-conditioned vehicle with qualified driver. Arrival to your hotel in Cairo, we will check in the hotel within few minutes! Then you will proceed to your nice room to have some rest before the beginning of your awesome tour in Cairo.

At night, free at leisure on your own in Cairo, the capital, clean, safe and modern city. You can take the chance to go for a marvelous “Optional Tour” to Islamic Cairo in the Mouiz Street, where you can visit the most unique collection of our Islamic monuments like the collection of Qalaun, El Aqmar Mosque,Beit El Sehemy and other interesting places. After your free tour, you will get back to your hotel to spend your first night in Egypt before the superb coming days enjoying your holiday in the land of the Pharaohs. (No Meals)

Day 2Pyramids Of Giza & Sphinx, The Tombs of Workers “lost City”, View Wall of the Crow

Breakfast at hotel – 07.30am Join your Egyptologist Tour Guide and Enjoy the first day tour to visit Giza Plateau to explore the world famous Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, Mycrenos & Sphinx – Entry to the Great Pyramid Of Cheops – Chance to enjoy taking many photos at the pyramids area with a panoramic view of the three Pyramids together – Later proceed to visit the Tombs of workers “El Gabel El Qebly which is known nowadays by the “Lost City” this ancient site is an ancient urban site about 400 meters (1312 feet) south of the Sphinx. Our goal is to find evidence of the social and economic structures that supported the building and maintenance of the Giza pyramids. – then you will see the Wall of the Crow which is a massive, ancient stone wall that stands a few hundreds yards south of the Sphinx. But because it lay partially buried and overshadowed by the larger, more famous Great Pyramid, Sphinx, and other pyramids, tourists have hardly noticed it and Known locally as the Wall of the Crow (Heit el-Ghurab) it is 200 meters long and 10 meters high & dated to the Old Kingdom 4th Dynasty (2575-2465 BC), like the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx – After your amazing day – Stop for Lunch at Local restaurant – back to your Hotel – Evening free (Alternative Optional Sound & Light show at the Pyramids Of Giza and Sphinx can be offered upon request) – Overnight in Cairo (Breakfast – Lunch)

Day 3Saqqara Pyramids, Ancient Tomb Of Mereruka and Ti, Pyramid Of King Titi, The Serapeum, Imhotep Museum, Ancient Tombs of the New Kingdom, Possibility to explore Unas Pyramids, Stop by Village in Saqqara

Breakfast at hotel – At 07.30am Join your Egyptologist Tour Guide and Enjoy the second day tour to visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser at Saqqara & entry to the Pyramid Of King Titi where you can see the exclusive pyramids texts inside the Pyramid – You will see also very nice Tombs related back to the Old Kingdome, You will enter tomb of Ti and Mereruka – The Serabeum necropolis which was the burial place of Apis bulls – Also you will see Imhotep Museum founded in 2006, is a site museum designed to house artifacts from local excavations – Visit the Ancient Tombs of the New Kingdom including six new tombs for high officials and Priests are now open for public after many years of restorations – Possiblety to visit the the Cousway and the Pyramid Of Unas If Open. – After such amazing tour in the magnificent site of Saqqara stop by one of the villages in the area and enjoy Lunch at local restaurant – Then we will take you back to your Hotel – Evening free at leisure (Alternative Optional Dinner Nile cruise including dervish show and other entertainments with sailing 2 hours to enjoy Cairo by night can be offered upon request) – Overnight in Cairo (Breakfast – Lunch)

Day 4Pyramids Of Dahsure “The bent and The Red Pyramids”, Ancient City Of Memphis

Breakfast at hotel – At 07.30am Join your Egyptologist Tour Guide and Enjoy your day tour to explore the Pyramids Of Dahsure including the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid, the two pyramids were built for the pharaoh Snefru, father of Cheops for whom the Great Pyramid of Giza was built. The Bent Pyramid is unique for two reasons, the first is the angel change through its construction which gave the Pyramid its name and the second reason that it has two entrances, The Red Pyramid is the first true and complete pyramid was built and it has the second largest base of all Egyptian pyramids. What makes it yet more interesting is that it can be fully accessed as you can enter one of the two Pyramids and explore it from inside to see the burial chamber – Later we will take you to the amazing site of the Ancient city of Memphis “Known by Mit Rahina nowadays” was one of the oldest and most important cities in ancient Egypt, located at the entrance to the Nile River Valley near the Giza plateau and founded in the 1st Dynasty by King Narmar “3100 B.C” It served as the capital of ancient Egypt and an important religious cult center for many years. Today you will explore the ruines of this city and Ptah temple and you will visit the Open Air Museum and see the Albaster Sphinx amongst other artifacts exhibits the colossue of king Ramses II which carved in limestone – After you finish this interesting tour we will take you to have lunch at local restaurant – Afternoon back to your hotel – Evening free at leisure – Overnight in Cairo

Day 5Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, Citadel Of Saladin and Alabaster Mosque Of Mohamed Ali, Coptic Cairo

Breakfast at hotel – Check out your Hotel in the Pyramids area – Meet your Egyptologist tour guide – Enjoy your tour to visit one of the most important Museums in the world, the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities that houses a magnificent collection of Pharaonic antiquities, especially the golden treasures of Tut Ankh Amun, truely No visit to Egypt is complete without a trip through its amazing galleries. The original collection was established in the late 19th century under Auguste Mariette and housed in Boulaq. The objects were moved in 1891 to the palace of Ismail Pasha in Giza before being transferred in 1902 to the current building at Tahrir Square, which is the first purpose-built museum edifice in the world. After your visit you will explore the city center of Cairo – Stop for Lunch at local restaurant – After Lunch Continue your tour to visit Islamic Cairo including visit Citadel Of Salah El Dien is a medieval Islamic fortification in Cairo and Alabaster Mosque Of Mohamed Ali which is consider the largest and unique mosque to be built in Cairo with Ottomon style – later proceed to visit Coptic Cairo including various churches and historical sites “Chance to see the Coptic Museum upon request” – After a great tour we will transfer you to your new Hotel in Cairo City Center – Check in your Hotel – Evening free at leisure – Overnight (Breakfast – Lunch)

Day 6Islamic Cairo including Islamic Museum, Sultan Hassan Mosque and Madrasa, Refai Mosque, Ibn Tulun Mosque & Gayer Anderson Museum, El Moez Street & Khan El Khalili Market

Breakfast at Hotel – Pick up by our Egyptologist tour guide at 08.00am – Today Enjoy your tour to visit Islamic Cairo including the visit to explore the Islamic Museum of Fine Arts which considered one of the greatest in the world, with its exceptional collection of rare woodwork and plaster artefacts, as well as metal, ceramic, glass, crystal, and textile objects of all periods, from all over the Islamic world. In recent years, the museum has displayed about 2,500 artefacts in 25 galleries,[1] but it houses more than 102,000 objects, with the remainder in storage. The collection includes rare manuscripts of the Qur’an, with some calligraphy written in silver ink, on pages with elaborate borders then visit Sultan Hassan Mosque and Madrassa which is a massive consturction as this beautiful mosque is consider one of the largests museumes all over the world and the one of the best examples of Architecture during the Islamic period and El Refai Mosque – then continue your tour to visit the Amazing Mosque of Ibn Tulun and The Keritlea House with visit to Gayer Anderson Museum – later we will Stop for Lunch at local restaurant – Time for walking in El Moez Street and Khan El Khaili Market the largest and most popular touristic market in the world. The market was established by the Mamluks in the 14th century and it is now a wonderful place to buy gifts and souvenirs from Egypt – back to your Hotel and Overnight in Cairo (Breakfast – Lunch)

Day 7Travel to Alexandria, Catacomb,Pompey’s Pillar, Roman Amphitheatre, Library of Alexandria, Qaitbay Citadel

Breakfast at hotel – Drive by A/C late model van to Alexandria (Distance about 220 KM and it consider the largest city after Cairo) – Alexandria becoming more and more popular with tourists coming to Egypt. Alexandria the second largest city in Egypt, known as “The Pearl of the Mediterranean”, has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern; It has a deep history goes back to 332 BC as it was erected by Alexander the Great and it considered the capital of Egypt during the Greek Roman time.
Begin our tour in Alexandria by visiting the Catacomb Necorpolis related back to the Graeco Roman time then proceed to visit will be to the Roman Amphitheatre, discovered in 1960, the theatre which was established in the 4th century BC with its marble steps is one of its kind in Egypt, Visit Pompey’s Pillar –
Next Enjoy your visit to the Library of Alexandria, with the ancient library being established in the 3rd century BC and destroyed in the 1st century BC, the library we see today which is a huge wonderful architectural work, was opened in 2002.Later on, we will proceed to have lunch in one of the best local restaurants in Alexandria. After lunch, We will then visit Qaitbay Citadel, this citadel was established in the 16th century and became the landmark of Alexandria today then we will be ready to drive to your Hotel in Alexandria – Check in and Overnight in Alexandria (Breakfast – Lunch)

Day 8Free day in Alexandria, Drive back to Cairo

Breakfast at hotel – Day at leisure in Alexandria (Many optional tours in Alexandria can be offered upon request) – Afternoon you will drive back to Cairo – Check in your Hotel – Evening free in Cairo – Overnight in Cairo (Breakfast)

Day 9Cairo, El Fayoum

Energizing breakfast will be served at your hotel. Later on, we will drive by our private air-conditioned vehicle towards the town of El Fayoum, one of the most charming countryside towns in Egypt, famous for pottery and some remarkable pyramids.
We will start our visits in El Fayoum with the Hawara Pyramid, constructed by the well-known King Amenmhat III, in the 19th century BC as his royal tomb made out of limestone and mud bricks.Afterwards, we will be having lunch on the shores of the Lake Qarun, one of the deepest natural lakes in Egypt that is more than 3300 square meters. Our last visit of the day in El Fayoum will be toone of the remarkable monuments there, the Pyramid of Meidum, constructed by King Senfru, the father of King Cheops and the constructor of the Pyramids of Giza, as his first attempt to build a proper pyramid in Egypt that was a failure due to the collapse of large stones from the pyramid.
After our amazing tour in El Fayoum, we will drive back to Cairo – distance is around 102 KM, takes approximately 02 hours driving by car. Arrive to Cairo and proceed to your hotel there for check in, rest and refresh. Evening time is free at leisure on your own, so you can explore the capital of Egypt by night. You can walk around your hotel or go for a city tour with assistance of your representative – Finally you will get back to your hotel for Overnight in Cairo. (Breakfast – Lunch)

Day 10Travel to El Minya, Beni Hassan, Tell El Amarna

Check out after breakfast. Pick up from your hotel at 7.00am by our Egyptologist Tour Guide – Today we will leave the capital of Egypt and start our journey to the South of Egypt, where the most unique collection of our ancient monuments are waiting for your visit. We will drive by private air-conditioned vehicle towards the city of El Minya, nicknamed as the jewel of Upper Egypt due to the marvelous views of the River Nile and the diversity of monuments situated in that city.

Our first visit of the day will be to the Tombs of Beni Hassan, an ancient necropolis that includes many rock-cut tombs that date to the first intermediate period and the Middle Kingdom of ancient Egypt. you will see the tombs, including the ones of Bakhet III, Khnumhotep, Khety and Amenemhat.

Then we will continue the tour and exploring Tell El Amarna, established by King Akhenaten at the end of the 13th century BC. The new capital was largely destroyed as the supporters of the cult of the god Amun never admitted that the worship of the new god, Aten, the god of the sun, is rightful. However, today the ruins of the city stretch over a surface area that is more than 12 kilometers – you will see the remaining temple of Aten, Nefertiti’s Northern Palace, followed by the Tomb Of Akhnaten – then you will see the northern tombs (among which Ahmose tomb, Huya tomb and Mery-Re I tomb) and the Southern Tombs (among which, tomb of Ay and tomb of Mahu).

Reach El Minya and proceed to your hotel for check in, rest and refresh. At night, free at leisure on your own in order to explore the city of El Minya – Overnight in El Minya (Breakfast – Dinner)

Day 11Tuna El Gabal, El Ashmonien, Malawi Museum

Energizing breakfast at your hotel before starting our full day tour at 07.00am – We will proceed to visit the impressive site of Tuna El Gabal, the famous Boundary Stelae of Akhenaten, that shows himself and his wife worshipping Aten, and a couple of interesting ancient tombs and explore the ruins of the ancient Hermopolis (including the tomb of Petosiris, Ibis catacombs, Isadora tomb.

Our next visit of the day will be to the ancient city of El Ashmonien, that was an important center in ancient Egyptian times, during the Roman Period and the Christian era afterwards as well with many interesting remaining monuments. the ruins of the Christian basilica and the sandstone baboons of Amenhotep III).

Then visit Mallawi Museum which is newly re-opend for visitors after restoration, The Amazing museum includes rare and beautiful pieces related back to the Pharoanic periods especially the Middle Kingdom – After the tour, we will drive back to our hotel in El Menya after this amazing tour – Dinner at hotel – Overnight in El Minya (Breakfast – Dinner)

Day 12Travel to Assuit, Meir Necropolis, Akhmim, Sohag Museum

Check out after breakfast. Early morning we will take our air-conditioned vehicle in order to discover another city of our long trip in Egypt. From El Minya we will drive towards the city of Assiut – Visit Meir Necopolis carved in the rock – then After exploreing the beautiful tombs and secens in Meir – travel towards Sohag, one of the cities in the Nile Valley of Egypt situated 260 kilometers to the South of El Minya.
We will stop in the way to visit the Open Air Museum of Akhmim, to view the remains of the town that flourished there in ancient times displayed in an interesting open air museum with the statue of Meritamun, one of the favorite daughters of the famous king, Ramses II.
We will go on until we reach Sohag, with opportunity to visit Sohag National Museum – The museum displays a collection of 945 artefacts, most of them unearthed in different sites near Sohag and the rest having been carefully selected from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square in Cairo, the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo’s Bab Al-Khalq neighbourhood, the Textiles Museum in Al-Muizz Street in Historic Cairo and the Coptic Museum in Old Cairo.
Later we will transfer you to your hotel there for check in, rest and refresh. At night, free at leisure on your own in order to explore the city or walk around your hotel. Finally, you’ll get back to your hotel for dinner and Overnight in Sohag (Breakfast – Dinner)

Day 13Abydos temple of Seti I and Dendarah temple Of Hathor

Check out after breakfast. You will then accompany your tour guide in one of the very interesting tours included in our program of the trip. We will drive towards the city of Luxor, ancient Thebes, the capital of Egypt during a very long period of time with a large number of matchless historical sites.
Our first stop of the day will be to explore the significant site of Abydos, one of the oldest towns of ancient Egypt that hosts a number of tombs, temples, and other ruins today explore the great temple of King Seti I in Abydos – (Please note that osirion is closed and it open only with special permission cost TBA) –
The next stop of our day will be at the city of Denderah, where we will visit the Temple of Dendera, one of the best preserved and marvelous example of the Greco Roman architecture in Egypt. The temple dedicated to the goddess Hathour is quite remarkable. – We will then complete driving towards Luxor – Arrive Luxor – Check in and Overnight in Luxor (Breakfast)

Day 14Free day in Luxor

Breakfast at Hotel – (Early morning Optional Hot Air Balloon Over valley of the kings and West Bank of Luxor can be offered upon request) – Today is yours to explore the amazing city of Luxor by night. You can walk around your hotel or go to the Tourist Market in Luxor in order to buy some local (hand-made) gifts to your family members, relatives and friends. Finally, you’ll get back to your hotel for Overnight in Luxor (Breakfast)

Day 15Temple of Madinet Habu, Deir El Madina tombs, Ramessum temple

Breakfast meal will be served at your hotel before our full day tour in the West Bank of Luxor. The tour of today is very attractive, as we are going to visit the most impressive temples in the city of the dead! Our first visit of the day will be to Temple of Madinet Habu, perhaps the best preserved temple of ancient Egypt that was constructed by Ramses III. The relatively large complex have some wonderful decorations with some colors that remained intact until today. Our next visit on our in the West Bank of Luxor would be to the Deir El Madina, or the village of the workers who constructed these marvelous monuments all over Luxor. Founded in the 16th century BC, the outline of the village can be explored until today. This is besides some interesting tombs to see the decorated and colorful beautiful scenes for the daily life of ancient Egyptians, You will see the most famous tombs like Sennedjem and tomb of Ramose or others.
We finish this amazing day tour with Ramesseum, the mortuary temple of the great king, Ramses II, who built it in the 13th century. Today the temple is featured with some colossi of the king and many other notable sections. Evening time is yours to explore more places in the city like Markets and the beautiful streets along the Cornish and River Nile – (Alternative Optional Sound & Light show at Karnak temples can be offered upon request) – back to your Hotel and Overnight in Luxor (Breakfast)

Day 16Morning El Moalla, Tomb Of Ankhtifi, Tomb Of Sobek Hotep, Esna temple

Breakfast meal will be served at Hotel – Today we will take you to visit the site of El Moalla which is The provincial cemetery and located in the desert cliff of the River Nile’s East Bank, about 32km south of Luxor. The site appears desolate and windswept, but two important tombs among many belonging to provincial governors and officials of the Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period can be found here – You will explore the tomb of Ankhtifi who held power in the region during Dynasty IX – Ankhtifi was the governor, or ‘nomarch’ of several districts between Edfu and Armant. His decorated tomb shows many interesting and important painted scenes which give us glimpses into the complicated political events in the obscure First Intermediate Period. – Then you will move few metres to the north of Ankhtifi’s tomb is the smaller tomb-chapel of Sobekhotep, another First Intermediate Period official and this is the second decorated tomb at el-Moalla – Later we will take you to visit Esna temple which dedcated to the ram-headed Khnum – Esna Temple would once have been built to a plan similar to the temples at Edfu and Dendera but all that now remains is the hypostyle hall which was built by the Roman Emperor Claudius who extended earlier buildings. The oldest part of the structure seen today is the west (back) wall which would have been the façade of the original temple, depicting reliefs of Ptolemy VI Philometer and Ptolemy VIII Neos Philopator – Driver back to Luxor – Evening free and Overnight in Luxor (Breakfast)

Day 17Luxor Museum and Mummification Museum, Check in Nile Cruise, East Bank tour “Karnak and Luxor”

Breakfast will be served at your hotel- We will start a city like Luxor with all its ancient history and diversity of monuments surly hosts some fabulous museums. We begin by exploring the Luxor Museum, situated near the Karnak Temple, this museum was established by the Egyptian government to host some of the findings unearthed in Luxor and around the city.
Our next visit of the day will be to the Mummification Museum, a new museum dedicated to the illustration and the documentation of the mummification process in ancient Egypt including the tools, substances, mummies, coffins, and other interesting items from the mortuary scene in ancient Egypt – After the tour, we will get ransfer you by your private van to your Nile Cruise and Check in before Lunch – Lunch on board your Nile Cruise.

Afternoon is devoted to discovering the richness of the Luxor River; the visit of the temple of Karnak, where each Pharaoh rendered homage by bringing a stone to build the temple. No other sacred edifice ever designed included as perfect illustrations as this temple: The temple of Amon Râ was an enormous permanent construction site for over 2,000 years. Then the visit of the temple of Luxor, one of the most majestic Pharaoh temples and one of the most picturesque because of it’s suspended mosaïcs – Finally, free time in Luxor before dinner – First night on board your Cruise and dinner aboard the ship at the port of Luxor – Overnight in Luxor (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Day 18West Bank “Valley of the Kings & Queens, Hatshepsut temple “El Deir El Bahary”, Memnon, Esna - Edfu

Enjoy your delicious breakfast on board your Nile Cruise before exploring the West bank of Luxor,– Early morning at 7am Your Tour start to the city of the dead where many marvelous mortuary temples and necropolises are located. Our first visit of the day will be to the Valley of the Kings, the richest and most fascinating ancient tombs in Egypt. This was the burial site of the kings from the New Kingdom. You will explore 3 tombs in the area including in your ticket like Ramses III and Thutmosis III also Ramses VI – “Some tombs close for routation maintance without prior notice so you will replace the closed one with another opened one” – Also the Valley of the Kings includes the marvelous tomb of Tutankhamen “Subject to extra ticket”, discovered intact by Howard Carter in 1922 as the most important archeological discovery in the 20th century. The tombs are featured with marvelous wall painting which survived until today.
The next visit will be to the Valley of the Queens – You will see 3 Tombs in the valley – “Chance to visit the beautiful and unique tomb of Queen Nefertari – Subject to an extra ticket” – the Temple of Deir El Bahari, which was constructed during the reign of the 18th dynasty by Queen Hatshepsut, one of the greatest rulers of Egypt. The Temple is featured with its many terraces, the statues of the Queen with a beard, and its magnificent location carved out of one of the great mountains of Thebes.
Our last visit at the West Bank will be to the Colossi of Memnon, these two huge statues are the only remaining items of the great funerary temple of Amenhotep III constructed in 1350 BC and became a landmark of Luxor afterwards back to your Nile Cruise – Lunch on board – Then begin navigating towards Esna at 1:30p.m, which is about 60km south of Luxor – Cross the lock – dinner on board and Overnight. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Day 19Edfu temple, Kom Ombo temple

Breakfast on board – Enjoy your visit to the Temple of Hours in Edfu which is consider the most well preserved temple and the only one we know it has been completed built from Sandstone blocks related back to the Ptolemaic period in Egypt – then you will be back to the ship after the visit and Sail to Kom Ombo – Lunch on board – Afternoon Visit the Kom Ombo temple established in the Ptolemaic period and completed in the Roman era, the temple is dedicated to two gods, the local crocodile, Sobek, and the famous eagle god, Haroeris. This was why the temple was divided into two sections; one for each god. – After exploring the temple – Dinner on board – Galabya party and Overnight (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Day 20Abu Simble temples, Felucca around the Islands

Breakfast on board – after having your breakfast. Later on,we will be ready to drive by our A/C vehicle towards Abu Simbel, located to the south of Aswan, near Nubia. Upon arrival, we will proceed to visit the Abu Simbel Temples, simply the greatest achievement of ancient Egypt. Constructed by Ramses II, the two temples are cut out of rocks and buried under the sand for centuries before being discovered in the 19th century. The temples were actually relocated after the building of the High Dam by a UNESCO project.
After a memorable tour of the temple of Abu Simbel, we will drive back to Aswan – Lunch on board – Afternoon enjoy felucca ride around the Islands with a view to Elphantien Island and the Agha Khan Mauseloum – Chance to explore the Botanical Garden – back to your Nile Cruise – Dinner on board the Cruise and Overnight in Aswan (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Day 21Aswan visits High Dam, Philae temple Of Isis, Unfinished Obelisk, Nubian Village

Breakfast on board – Check out your Nile Cruise after having your breakfast. Later on Start your tour to visit the High Dam which was an engineering miracle when it was built during the reign of the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1960 – then continue your tour to visit beautiful temple of Philae dedicated to Goddesses Isis and Hathour and is consider one of the most famous temples in Egypt for centuries for its hertiage now lies submerged beneath the waters of Lake Nasser to the south of Aswan –
Later on, we will proceed to visit the Unfinished Obelisk, which shows the techniques used by the ancient Egyptians to cut obelisks. It was expected that if this obelisk had been completed, it would have been the heaviest obelisk ever cut in Ancient Egypt. Most probably this obelisk belongs to Queen Hatshepsut, one of the rulers of the 18th dynasty and the royal wife of king Thutmosis II. This queen is the owner of Al Deir El-Bahari temple in the West bank of Luxor.
Afternoon transfer to your Hotel in Aswan – Check in your Hotel in Aswan – Afternoon visit the Nubian Village and explore the houses of the Nubians and thier taditions and daily life – Evening you can enjoy walking in Aswan famous Souk “Market” – Overnight in Aswan (Breakfast)

Day 22Free day in Aswan, Fly to Cairo

Breakfast at Hotel – Day at leisure in Aswan (Optional tour to visit Kalabsha temple and the Nubian Museum can be offered upon request) – Later transfer to Aswan Airport for departure to Cairo – Arrive Cairo – Check in your Hotel Le Meridien Cairo Airport – Overnight in Cairo (Breakfast)

Day 23Final departure

Breakfast at hotel – Connect your flight at Cairo International Airport for final departure and farewell “Wishing you enjoyed such unforgettable trip in Egypt with our GAT Tours team” (Breakfast)

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