Get the opportunity to spend a memorable Cairo & Luxor short break discovering impressive Pharaonic sightseeing such as the great Pyramids of Giza, the giant Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum. You will be explored the west bank of Luxor and visit the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut Temple, the Colossi of Memnon, Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple.
- Tour Code: 170293
- Tour ID: 2410-209
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Day 1: Arrival to Cairo
Welcome to Cairo, Egypt (Around The Clock) Ancient Egypt Tours representative will pick you up from Cairo International Airport by the exit door, holding a sign "Ancient Egypt Tours with your name written on it" will meet & assist you at Cairo International Airport (Arrival procedures) and then he will escort you to the hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At hotel the tour manager will assist with a smooth check-in and review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour.
Optional Tour: Nile Dinner Cruise in Cairo with Belly Dancing and Hotel Transfer, Cairo. Nile River cruise with dinner buffet and cultural performances
Overnight in Cairo.
Day 2: Giza Pyramids & Egyptian Museum
Pyramids / Museum Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then met your personal guide who will accompany you to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world The great Pyramid of Khufu’s (Cheops),3 small pyramids You will continue to explore the rest of Giza plateau including the sight of Khafre’s (kaphren) pyramid - Khufu's son, the second-largest pyramid on Giza site,, the remains of the funeral temple, the pyramid of Mankawra( Mykerinus) and 3 small pyramids. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, the head of a pharaoh with a lion's body, which dates from the time of Chephren; the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the pyramids of chefren This temple served definitely two functions: First, it was used for the purification of the mummy of the king before its burial. Second, it was used for making the Mummification process of the king. After visiting the pyramids, you'll then continue across the plateau for a photo opportunity of the three pyramids rising from the sands, with the Cairo skyline in the background. Proceed to have your lunch at local restaurant Then Move to visit The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities, and dates back some 5000 years of art which is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms, The Egyptian Museum which is filled with thousands of Pharaonic artifacts, including the golden treasures of King Tutankhamen. Fascinating objects such as jewels, headdresses, alabaster vases and toys from ancient Egypt are all on display, and many priceless statues and other artifacts can also be seen which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1922s when his tomb was excavated, The Egyptian Museum is one of the first stops on most people’s itineraries when travelling to Egypt. This distinctive museum that houses a vast store of priceless objects, from earlier time to the Greco Roman period is worth seeing. Back to Hotel.
Overnight in Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Day 3: East Bank Luxor sightseeing " Karnak & Luxor Temples
Breakfast Transfer to the domestic airport to take your flight to Luxor Our representative will meet you then start your Tour The Karnak Temple, the largest place of worship ever built. In ancient Egypt, the power of the god Amun of Thebes gradually increased during the early New Kingdom, and after the short persecution led by Akhenaten, it rose to its apex. In the reign of Ramesses III, more than two thirds of the property owned by the temples belonged to Amun, evidenced by the stupendous buildings at Karnak. Although badly ruined, no site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak. It is the largest temple complex ever built by man, and represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders. The Temple of Karnak is actually three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples located about three kilometers north of Luxor, Egypt situated on 100 ha (247 acres) of land. Karnak is actually the sites modern name. Its ancient name was Ipet-isut, meaning "The Most Select (or Sacred) of Places".
Then move to Luxor Temple. It was built by Amunhotep III in 18th Dynasty in the New Kingdom and it was completed by Ramesses II during the 19th Dynasty. King Ramses II was the most famous king in the 19th Dynasty. He ruled Egypt for about 67 years. It was dedicated to the great god Amun-Ra, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu together representing the Theban triad. Enjoy visiting Obelisk of Ramses II in front of the 1st Pylon. It was called "Ipet resyt", which means the Southern Opet or the Place of the Seclusion of Amun-Re. It was directly connected to the temple of Karnak, the main cult center of Amun-Re or Amun-Min, the sky god or the ithyphallic fertility god. The temple of Luxor has, since its inception, always been a sacred site. After Egypt's pagan period, a Christian church and monastery was located here, and after that, a mosque (13th century Mosque of Abu el-Haggag) was built that continues to be used today.
Back to hotel in Luxor
Overnight on luxor
Day 4: West Bank Luxor sightseeing " Hatshepsut Temple, Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon
After breakfast in Luxor, you will see the magnificent Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahary, Queen Hatshepsut was the first great woman in recorded history the forerunner of such figures as Cleopatra, Catherine the Great and Elizabeth I. The Mortuary" Temple of Hatshepsut is the focal point of the Deir el-Bahri complex of mortuary temples and tombs located on the west bank of the Nile, opposite the city of Luxor. Hatshepsut was female pharoah. Her temple, this temple was built on three surfaces take the form of balconies, devoted primarily to the worship of the god Amun, and to perform funeral rites for the queen known as El Deir El Bahary
Than Move a visit to the Valley of the Kings was created and used from approximately 1539 BC to 1075 BC. It contains some 60 tombs, starting with Thutmose I and ending with Ramses X or XI. The official name of the site was The Great and Majestic Necropolis of the Millions of Years of the Pharaoh, Life, Strength, Health in The West of Thebes, or more usually, the Great Field. The most famous tomb is KV62, the Tomb of King Tutankhamun. The discovery of King Tut’s tomb was made by Howard Carter in 1922. Tutankhamun’s tomb was the first royal tomb to be discovered that was still largely intact, you will visit 3 tombs.
Proceed to the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III Colossi of Memnon are the two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For 3,400 years they have sat in the Theban necropolis, across the River Nile from the city of Luxor. The original function of the Colossi was to stand guard at the entrance to Amenhotep’s memorial temple or mortuary temple.
Move to Luxor airport for flight back to Cairo, where you will be met and assisted at the airport and taken to your hotel.
Overnight in Cairo.
Day 5: Cairo - Departure
Breakfast at the hotel our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities. Optional Tour: Sound and Light show at the Giza Pyramids area.
- 3 Nights 4 stars hotel accommodation in Cairo on bed and breakfast basis
- 1 Nights 4 stars hotel accommodation in Luxor on bed and breakfast basis
- 1 day tour in Cairo visiting the Egyptian Museum, Pyramids, Sphinx
- 1 day visiting Luxor West Bank
- Multilingual expert Egyptologist guide
- All your tours and excursions are with A/C bus
- Entrance fees to the sightseeing
- The service of meet and assist at all your destinations
- Our prices include all taxes and services
- International flights and visa
- Lunch meal at local restaurant in Cairo.
- Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.