A CairoB AlexandriaC Siwa OasisD CairoE Saint CatherineF AbydosG DandarahH LuxorI AswanJ Abu SimbelK Al Farafra DesertL Cairo
Day 1: Arrival day to Cairo:
Upon your arrival at Cairo airport, you will be met by our local representative, who will assist you through immigration and passport control and collecting your baggage. You will then be transferred to your hotel, where your Egyptologist tour guide, who will accompany you for the duration of the tour, transfer to your hotel in Alexandria Overnight in Alexandria.
Day 2: Alexandria :
Breakfast at hotel, drive by air-conditioned vehicle to Alexandria, enjoy a day trip in Alexandria
Start your day Tour in Alexandria Visiting The Roman Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
The Catacombs Kom el Shoqafa:
Archaeologists believe that the Catacomb of Kom el Shoqafa was started in the 2nd century A.D. and was used to intern the dead for the next 200 years. This was a period in the history of the city of Alexandria when there was a great mixture of different cultures. Of course, there was the ancient history of the great Egyptian kingdoms which went back thousands of years
Has nothing to do with Pompey. The story behind the name refers to the possible burial ground of the Roman general when he fled to Egypt and was assassinated after losing a major battle in Greece against Caesar. The red granite column was probably built to honour Emperor Diocletian. Today it stands 25 meters high and is the tallest ancient monument in Alexandria
The Citadel of Sultan Qeitbay:
The Citadel was built in the 15th Century by the Mamlouk Sultan Qeitbay, To Guard the City against the threat of Crusaders, This wonderful Islamic Monument was built by the use of the ruins of the old Lighthouse that was constructed by Ptolemy 11 in 3rd Century B.c. The Lighthouse was damaged during an Earthquake that Occurred in Egypt in 1303 A.c during the reign of the Mamlouk King Qeitbay
Lunch in Alexandria in Egyptian Restaurant, Fish Market-Vegetarian food available on request
The new Library of Alexandria:
The Library of Alexandria was reborn in October 2002 to reclaim the mantle of its ancient namesake. It is not just an extraordinarily beautiful building; it is also a vast complex where the arts, history, philosophy, and science come together. Moreover, the myriad activities it offers have made it a place for open discussion, dialogue, and understanding.
Al Montazh Palace :
The Montaza Palace gardens are located at the eastern edge of Alexandria on the north coast of Egypt. The complex, which is around from 360 acres in size, is a beautiful property that overlooks Al Montaza Gulf. The complex also contains five beaches for swimming: Aida, Cleopatra, Vanessa, Semiramis, and the private beach of Helnan Palestine Hotel. There are all sorts of fun to be had in Montaza. One great option is to take a boat ride and see the gardens from the water. Other awesome marine activities are waterskiing, diving, snorkelling, or even just chilling out in front of the ocean.
At the end of your tour check into your hotel in Alexandria, Overnight in Alexandria
Day 3: Alexandria to Alamein -Siwa:
Breakfast at hotel, Drive to Alamein 60-km visit the World war II Museum and the war memorial
The World war II Museum :
The Museum which exhibits amazing stuff date back to the second world war. El-Alamein was one of the most important fields in the Second world war .your expert tour guide will supply you with all information about.
Explore the War Cemetery which is known as The Commonwealth Cemetery and it contains a huge amount of graves of soldiers from different countries who were killed during the second world war and buried at El-Alamein.
Passing by Marsa Matrouh 200-km., arriving Siwa 300-km, drive to Siwa, Dinner and overnight at Siwa Shali hotel or similar. Upon arrival at El-Alamein.
Day 4: Discover Siwa oasis:
Discover Siwa oasis
Breakfast at the hotel, You will visit today Siwa attractions, we will start with Alexander the Great Temple is also known as the Temple of the Oracle. It is believed that Alexander the Great wished to consult the Siwan oracle to seek confirmation that he was the son of Zeus. The Greek god of gods, when he and his entourage arrived at Siwa oasis after a long trip through the desert. Then Proceed to the salt lake to get amazing experience to swim, the water makes you float above, then proceed to (Cleopatra's bath ) The spring of the sun. It has been mentioned by travellers to Siwa, The legend maintains that Cleopatra swam here, Then Proceed to the temple of Umm Ubaydah or Amun temple, Just 200 m further from the Temple of the Oracle, the temple was erected by the pharaoh Nectanebo of the 30th Dynasty, Then Proceed to Visit Gebel Al Mawta. The Mountain of the Dead is a conical mountain a little over a kilometre to the north of Shali. Tombs from twenty-sixth Dynasty, Ptolemaic, and the Roman periods are cut into the side of the mountain, There are four tombs worth seeing at Gebel Al – Mawta.( Taste the Siwan in a Siwan restaurant at Abdo restaurant, Enjoy your tea at Fatnas lake, Then you will adventure the desert by discovering the Great Sand Sea. by Jeep 4x4, Visit the hot and Cold spring Bir Waheed Later, we enjoy some traditional Bedouin Tea by sunset& Overnight in desert Camp and Enjoy Bbq Dinner. If you need to Sleep in Hotel instead of the camp, This is also available. we have nice Ecolodges in Siwa
Day 5: Siwa, Marsa Matrouh, Cairo:
Breakfast at the hotel then drive back to Cairo, passing by Marsa Matrouh ”North Coast of Egypt” for lunch, Discover Marsa Matrouh, then drive back to Cairo. Overnight in Cairo
Day 6: St Catherine Monastery, Overnight in Cairo
Day trip to St Catherine Monastery from Cairo by Private Car and back to Cairo -Overnight in Cairo
Day 7:old Cairo:
Free day in Cairo ( Trip to old Cairo)-The Hanging Church, Abu Sergius church, Khan el Khalil Mosque.
Day 8:Discover The Pyramids-Memphis and Dahshur:
This morning you will experience the icons of ancient Egypt! your Egyptologist guide will accompany you to the pyramids of Giza, where you can see the Great Pyramid of Giza, the pyramid of Khafre, the pyramid of Menkaure, and the Great Sphinx. this morning we'll take an air-conditioned private car, You will visit Saqqara, Memphis and Dahsour. the-Overnight in Cairo
Day 9:Wadi El Hitan- Abydos:
Visit wadi Al Hitan from Cairo, We pick you up from Cairo hotel and you will be transferred by air-conditioned Car to El Fayoum Oasis in the Western desert The distance is 80 k.m south-west of Cairo Start your adventure by Toyota land cruiser 4x4 to Wadi Al Hitan
From Tunis village in Fayoum to Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley), Egypt. driving distance: 69.2 km. duration: 1 hour 37 mins
Wadi Al Hitan ’ is a Protected area and a Natural Heritage Site added in 2005 by the UNESCO as a world heritage site, WADI EL-HITAN is also known for scientists in the Zeuglodon Valley, have been discovered in 1936, it is located 35 KM west of the Wadi El-Ryan, right deep into the desert western desert, is It is an area of fossils; considered as an open museum, dates back to 45 million years and contains petrified primitive whales skeletons, shark teeth, shells and roots of Mangroves preserved in soft rocks. Have lunch then drive to Abydos
After breakfast visit Abydos temple:
Day 10:Abydos +Dendera
Considered one of the most important archaeological sites of Ancient Egypt, Abydos is notable for the memorial temple of Seti I, which contains an inscription from the nineteenth dynasty known to the modern world as the Abydos King List. It is a chronological list showing cartouches of most dynastic pharaohs of Egypt from Menes until Ramesses I, Seti's father. Then drive to Dendera, Visit Dendera temple Arrive at Dendera at 08: 30, You will be accompanied by Egyptologist tour guide, He will explain the history of the temple
The Temple of Hathor was largely constructed during the Late Ptolemaic period, specifically during the reign of Ptolemy XII and Cleopatra VII. Later additions were made during the Roman period. Although built by a dynasty of rulers who were not native Egyptians themselves, the design of this temple has been found to be in accordance to that of other classical Egyptian temples, with the exception of the front of the hypostyle hall, which, according to an inscription above the entrance, was constructed by Emperor Tiberius.
Day 11:westbank of Luxor:
Breakfast on the board on the Nile cruise, Breakfast on the Nile Cruise, Visit the west bank of the Nile Including:
The valley of the Kings:
Once called the great Place of the Truth, this valley Called now the valley of the Kings, It is a Majestic domain of the Pharaohs who once lay in great stone Sarcophagi, awaiting immortality, The isolated valley behind Deir el Bahri is dominated by the Pyramid-Shaped Mountain Peak
The colossi of Memnon:
Massive pair statues Know as the Colossi of Memnon, Rising about 18 M from the plain, They are the remains of what once the largest complex on the west bank, Built by Amenhotep the Third
The Queen Hatshepsut temple
Rising out of the desert Plain, in a series of terraces, The temple of Hatshepsut Mergs with sheer limestone Cliffs of the eastern face of the Theban Mountain as if Nature herself had built this Extraordinary monument.
13:00 sail to Esna lock& lunch will be during the sail
18:00 arrive, Esna Lock, Sail to Edfu& Dinner
Overnight o board of the Cruise in Edfu
Day 12- Edfu and Kom Ombo:
Breakfast on board the Cruise
07:00 Visit the temple of Edfu
Upper Egyptian site dominated by a large well -Preserved temple, dedicated to the hawk-God Horus, The Construction of Ptolemaic temple of Horus, which was founded on the site of a much earlier temple, dated to the period between the reigns of Ptolemy the Third(246 B.c), The descriptions on the walls include the Myth of contending of Horus and Seth(Probably performed annually as a religious Drama.
09:30 Sail to Kom combo
12:30 lunch on board of the Nile cruise during the sail
15:30 arrive Kom Ombo, visit the temple of Kom Ombo
Kom Ombo temple:
The temple and the associated settlement site located 40 K.m north of Aswan, the temple was dedicated to the deities Sobek and Horus and date mainly to the Ptolemaic and Roman period(332 B.b -395 A.c)
17:30 Continue sailing to Aswan, Dinner will be during the sail
21:00 arrive Aswan and overnight on board the Cruise
Breakfast on Board the Cruise
08:00 Proceed with Visits of Aswan including the Temple of Philae and tour by Felucca around Elephantine, the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk
Built to honour the goddess Isis, this was the last temple built in the classical Egyptian style. Construction began around 690 BC, and it was one of the last outposts where the goddess was worshipped
The High Dam:
Aswan High Dam is a rock-fill dam located at the northern border between Egypt and Sudan. The dam is fed by the River Nile and the reservoir forms Lake Nasser. Construction for the project began in 1960 and was completed in 1968. It was officially inaugurated in 1971.
The Unfinished Obelisk:
Aswan was the source of ancient Egypt’s finest granite, used to make statues and embellish temples, pyramids, and obelisks. The large unfinished obelisk in the Northern Quarries has provided valuable insight into how these monuments were created, although the full construction process is still not entirely clear. Three sides of the shaft, nearly 42m long, were completed except for the inscriptions. At 1168 tonnes, the completed obelisk would have been the single heaviest piece of stone the Egyptians ever fashioned.
12:00 lunch on board of the Cruise
Dinner &overnight onboard the Cruise
Day14-Abu Simbel temples:
The two temples of Ramses the second and the Queen Nefertari were carved out of the Mountain on the west bank of the Nile between 1274 and 1244 B.c, The Great Temple was dedicated to Ramses the second, Ra-Harakhty, Amun Ra and Ptah, with 4 Colossal statues, The second temple was dedicated to The Queen Nefertari and Goddess Hathor, the two temples were dismantled stone by stone and rebuilt on higher ground, The preservation of the two temples of Abu Simbel must Rank as the greatest Achievement of the Unesco.
Take the sleeping train to Cairo
Day 15: Cairo white desert::
Pick up time At 07:00 from your hotel to Bahariya Oasis, about 350 km east. This journey takes about 4 hours. You will take your 4x4 Jeep and drive to El Haize oasis, Lunch will be served here in, this small oasis, Later on, day one, explore the white desert national park, the most well-known desert destination in Egypt. The quantity of unearthly and beautiful wind-carved rock formations shaped in the form of giant mushrooms or pebbles is unequalled by any desert in the world. Arrive at the White Desert by sunset, and our bedouin staff will arrange dinner and desert camping
Day 16:Bahariya Oasis:
you'll enjoy breakfast in the desert, before driving to Bahariya Oasis, On the way Back Visit the black Mountain before driving to the quartz crystals at Crystal Mountain, and the rocky formations in the Valley of Agabat. to get some rest and take a shower. Then drive back Cairo. Overnight Trip
Day 17- Cairo-International departure:
Check out - transfer to Cairo airport, fly to Cairo for final departure