10 days / 09 Nights. Among the comfortable hotels of Egypt, there is seldom much character - most have been built within the last few decades by international chains, and so have little local flavor. However there are one or two noticeable exceptions. The Mena House is a grand former hunting lodge and has a superb location beneath the pyramids, and the Old Cataract is in a similar vein, built by a former ruler in wonderful Moorish style right next to the prettiest section of the Nile in Aswan. Sofitel Old Winter Palace, in Luxor, the Victorian – Style hotel was built in 1886. It is located on the banks of the Nile in the heart of a tropical garden close to the temple of Luxor, and the Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh is also new, but is full of graceful arches, traditional domes and every comfort you could ever hope for.
Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, TPT representative welcomes you and assists you through the immigration process. Modern air-conditioned vehicle take you to The Mena House Oberoi hotel overlooking the Pyramids of Giza. TPT coordinator will ensure a smooth hotel check-in. Overnight at the Marriott 5* hotel in Cairo.
Buffet breakfast at the hotel then start a full day guided tour to visit one of the Seven Wonders The great Pyramids of Giza; (Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus) were reckoned by the Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A single pyramid is built with 2.300.000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and a half tones. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that so many writers and artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is more interesting, because its interior burial chambers are open for inspection by the public. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren (2620 BC). Hewn from natural yellowish limestone and standing 65 feet-high and 187 feet-long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion's body. A quick visit to papyrus institute or a perfume shop can be arranged after the visit. Lunch can be served in an oriental restaurant & then drive to the Egyptian Museum for another unforgettable tour. Egyptian Museum; was established by the Egyptian government in 1835. The present museum building was built in 1900, in the new classical style by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon. The museum exhibited collections now exceed 120,000 objects ranges from pre historic era to the Greco Roman period. It has 107 halls, and the ground floor houses huge statues. The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamen treasures and the mummies. The museum also comprises of a photography section and large library. A hall for the Royal Mummies was opened at the museum, housing eleven kings and queens. After the visit of the museum a short drive through the downtown will take you to Khan El Khalili bazaars; which is one of the most famous worldwide with its amazing narrow alleyways. The visitor can discover small restaurants and workaday cafes where Egyptians & non-Egyptians come to smoke water pipes and enjoy some of the traditional Egyptian drinks in the cafes scattered around the area (Few years ago, Naguib Mahfouz himself used to come and sit beneath the huge, ageing and discolored mirrors of the café). The Bazaars is always a part of most of the tourist programs as the tourists find it a great fun with bargaining experience to buy some souvenirs. The bazaar is the domain of shopkeepers and tourists. Jewelers, items made from copper, parquetry boxes, semi-precious stones, rugs, blown-glass dishes and other souvenirs. Drive back to your hotel. (Evening at leisure whereby an optional tour can be booked to enjoy the spectacular sound & light show by the Pyramids). Overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast at the hotel (Check-out after breakfast) & transfer to Cairo airport for a flight to Aswan. Meet & assist upon arrival at Aswan airport and transfer to Sofitel Legend Old Cataract. Check in the hotel for refreshment and then start a private guided tour to visit the temple of Philae, the High dam and the Unfinished Obelisk with Egyptologist. Drive back to the hotel & rest of the day at leisure whereby you can enjoy the spectacular view over the Elephantine Island especially at the Sunset time. Overnight in Aswan.
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel then transfer to Aswan airport for a short flight to Abu simble (about 35 minutes). Private meet & assist upon arrival at Abu simble airport and transfer (by Egypt air buses) to the great temples of Ramses II & his beloved wife Nefertari. Our coordinator will introduce you to the private guide who will be pleased to show you around & explain about the history of the temples. The whole visit will last about 2 hours in Abu simble then fly back to Aswan whereby our coordinator will be pleased to welcome you back & escort you to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure whereby you can walk around & explore the colorful market of Aswan. (Don’t miss the SOUND & LIGHT at the Philae Island) Overnight in Aswan.
A day at leisure in Aswan whereby you can enjoy the amenities of the hotel or book an optional excursion from our team to enjoy a relaxing trip to Suhail Nubian village by a motor boat or a semi adventure trip with a camel ride to visit the Nobles’ tombs and St. Simeon Monastery by Camels. Overnight in Aswan.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then check out to drive through (the rural area with villages & settlements on both sides of the road) from Aswan to Luxor about 210 km. You will stop twice in 2 different towns to visit; a) Double godded temple of Sobek & Horrarios in Kom Embo b) The temple of Horus (one of the most preserved temples in Egypt) in Edfu. Check in the Sofitel Old winter Palace upon arriving to Luxor. Overnight in Luxor.
Early breakfast at the hotel then start a private Guided tour to visit the West Bank in Luxor (Valley of Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon). Back to the hotel, afternoon at leisure whereby you may enjoy the hotel facilities or book an optional tour to visit Luxor Museum & the markets. Overnight in your hotel in Luxor.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then morning at leisure whereby you may enjoy the hotel amenities & the lavish gardens or book an optional tour to visit Dendera temple which is about 60 km to the north of Luxor. Afternoon a guided tour to visit the East Bank (temples of Karnak and Luxor). Overnight in Luxor.
Breakfast at the hotel then check out & transfer to Luxor airport for flight to Cairo. Meet & assist upon arrival at Cairo airport & escorted transfer to Marriott hotel. An optional tour can be booked to visit more of the Highlights in Cairo. (Don’t miss your Farwell dinner onboard a Nile cruise with Cairo panorama at night & oriental show). Overnight in Cairo.
Transfer to Cairo airport for final departure
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