Egypt Tour Package 05 Days : Cairo, Sakkara & Luxor
(Cairo & Luxor)
5 Days quick Egypt tour visiting main sights in Cairo, Sakkara & Luxor
Giza Pyramids – Egyptian Museum – Old-Cairo – Jewish Synagogue of Ben Ezra – Coptic Churches – the Citadel & Mohammad Ali Mosque
Sakkara – Memphis – Giza Sound & Light – Camel ride
Karnak Temple – Luxor temple – Karnak Temple – Valley of the Kings – Eldeir El Bahari temple
4 nights in Cairo – Note: Tours in Luxor are in one compacted over day
Day 01 – Cairo
Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met by your tour manager who will help you through your immigration and customs formalities and then escort you to your hotel for check in and overnight.
Day 02 – Cairo
After breakfast you will meet your Egyptologist guide (8:30) drive to Memphis at the edge of the western desert, (35 min. drive) the capital of Egypt until the end of the first Kingdom, about 2270 BC, one of the most important cities throughout the history of Ancient Egypt, You will be visiting Memphis open air Museum the most important piece is Ramses the second statue about 20 meters long, Close to Memphis, you will drive to Sakkara, the City of the dead with the famous step Pyramid of Zoser, and the greatest Pharaoh of the 3rd Dynasty 2650 BC, the step pyramids is known to be the first stone building ever build in the world, then you will be visiting a Mastaba (Tomb) for the Nobel “Mereruka” from the old kingdom the tomb have beautiful colored paintings about life in Egypt during the old Kingdom, Drive to the Pyramids of Giza,Ride a Camel there & touch the Great Pyramid (Cheops Pyramid) the largest one of the three and one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. In front of the Pyramid of Chephren, stand the Sphinx, which was discovered in 1912 carved from a single piece of stone. It is a lion with a portrait of a Pharaoh’s head, it is believed by many to be a likeness of Pharaoh Chephren. Continue our tour to the Solar Boat Museum where a dismantled river barge of King Cheops (Khufu) was found buried in front his pyramid and has been masterfully re-assembled. Drive back to your hotel (4:30 PM) Evening drive to Giza Pyramids to attend the Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids & the Sphinx.
Day 03 – Cairo
After breakfast you will be met & transferred to Cairo Airport for your flight to Luxor upon arrival meet your representative and Egyptologist guide (8:00 AM) to start your tour by visiting the west bank, first stop will be at the Colossi of Memnon, where is the remains of the monumental avenue witch used to be lead to the temple of Amon-Ofis the 3rd. The temple has unfortunately disappeared and what remains are commonly referred to the Colossi of Memnon these 2 gigantic statues 20 meters long and 1 meter thick were cut out of single blocks of sandstone and represent the pharaoh seated on his throne continue your tour to visit the famous valley of the kings where about 64 pharaohs tombs were discovered as in the New Kingdom Pharaohs decided to hide their tombs in a secret place hidden behind the cliffs on the west bank of Thebes, after a long history suffering of robbery and vandalism in the old and middle kingdom, you will have the chance to enter 3 different tombs (King Tut tomb can be added upon request) as the tomb of king Ramses the 6th witch is famous with it’s magnificent ceiling colored paintings showing 2 celestial hemispheres with stellar gods in procession behind the solar barges sailing down the celestial Nile, also tomb of Tutmose the 3rd witch is considered among the most beautiful in the valley for it’s graphic style continue driving to Eldeir El Bahari the funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut built about 1460 BC, an architectural masterpiece designed by the architect Senmut, the conception of the monument was new and revolutionary, the temple consisted of a series of vast terraces witch by means of ramps led to the sanctuary, (12:00AM) Lunch break in the after noon (4:00 PM) visit the Karnak Temple the largest religious complex in the world it was continuously built by generations for 2000 years, the temple was mainly dedicated to the God Amon Ra who became the most important in Thebes the capital, the most celebrated feature of Karnak is the great hypostyle hall that covers 600 square meters large enough to hold within both St. Paul’s Cathedral of London or the entire Notre Dame of Paris, a forest of 134 columns supports the ceiling all decorated with religious scenes this hall was built by Sethos the 1st and Ramses the 2nd, the relives and the pharaoh’s chronicles elsewhere in the temple presents an incomparable historical source, much of our knowledge about Egypt and the neighboring countries come from them, they also recall stories of the Bible, continue your tour to visit Luxor temple about 10 minutes drive from Karnak Temple, the temple was built and used over a period of many generations but Amenophis the 3rd started building the temple and parts of it were completed by Ramses the 2nd, 2 of his seated colossal statues flank the doorway of the temple, the temple was connected to Karnak temple by the a 4 kilometers avenue of the sphinx witch is still big part of it existing, one of the very interesting parts in Luxor temple is the chapel built by Alexander the great for the God Amon Raa picturing himself as the son of God, what is more interesting is the chapel he built is an exact copy of the chapel built by Amenophis the 3rd about 11 centuries before Alexander built his own, comparing the 2 chapels you will find a great difference in quality in favor of the old chapel built by Amenophis the 3rd, drive to Luxor Airport for your flight to Cairo upon arrival to Cairo you will be met & transferred to your hotel.
Day 04 – Cairo
After breakfast you will meet your Egyptologist guide (9:00 AM) drive to Down Town visit the Egyptian Museum, (2 hours tour) which contains a vast collection of Pharaonic antiquities including the fabulous treasures of King Tut-Ankh-Amon. Continue your tour to Old Cairo, visiting the old Coptic Churches the Hanging Church dedicated to the Virgin Mary built in the 3rd century and the Church of St. Sergius, built in the 4th century and visit the oldest Jewish Synagogue of Ben Ezra. Drive to Visit the medieval Citadel of Salah El-Din, built in the 12th century and contains many structures, the most impressive of which is the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali, It was designed in the early 19th Century by a Greek Architect from Turkey. The style is based on the Ottoman mosques of Istanbul, Continue your tour visiting Khan ElKalili bazaar area ( the old market ) return back to your hotel (4:00 PM).
Day 05 – Cairo
After breakfast you will be met & transferred by your tour manger to Cairo International Airport to help you in check in and immigration formalities for your departure flight.
3 nights in Cairo Accommodation at hotel including bed & breakfast
Transfers & tours all over Egypt are operated in a private A/C van
Guiding fees for English (Or other language) speaking Egyptologist guide
All entrance fees to all Sight seeing, as mentioned in our program
English speaking tour manager escorting guests from the Airport to Hotel and vice verse
Domestic Air tickets Cairo / Luxor / Cairo
International Air Tickets
Entrance Visa fees
Gratuities & Tips for tour guides, tour escort, Egyptologist and drivers
All Charges not mentioned mineral water, laundry, personal calls and other items of personal nature
Remarks on the Price
2 Persons / Double Tour = Means this price is applicable for 2 travelers booking the trip & the price given is for each person (must be 2 travelers)
1 Person / Single Tour = Price per person when accommodated in a single occupancy room/cabin already traveling with others (minimum 2 persons) – For single traveler traveling alone please request price.)
All Tour Prices are subjected to change due to regular change in prices & in High season: (Christmas & Easter)
All Tour are based on private tour (private guide & driver thought out the tour