12 Day Egypt Itinerary

12 Days Tour Package Cairo Aswan Luxor Hurghada, visit the Pyramids of Giza, the famous Sphinx, Enjoy 4 Days Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan with Abu Simbel, and Enjoy the sun and the sea at the resort in Hurghada.

Route

A CairoB AswanC LuxorD EdfuE HurghadaF Cairo

►  Day 1- Arrival in Cairo:

El Gouna  tours representative will meet & assist you at   Cairo  International Airport, Transfer to the hotel by private air-conditioned vehicle
Free evening
Overnight in the Hotel
Depends on your arrival. If your flight arrives, If you have an early flight to Cairo you can contact us to make a tour suggestion 
►  Day 2-The Pyramids of Giza and Cairo Museum;
You will be picked up from your hotel in   Cairo by our tour guide to enjoy a great excursion to The Pyramids of Giza (   Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, which dates back to the time of and visit the Valley Temple.
Lunch will be served during the Pyramids at the local restaurant in Giza
Then visit the Egyptian Museum
►  The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Tahir
It exhibits a rare collection of over 250,000 genuine artifacts that date as far back as 5000 years, including an exclusive exhibit dedicated to the Tutankhamen - A collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry that were buried in his tomb for over 3,500 years before they were discovered in 1920 when his tomb was excavated.
If you wish to visit the mummies royal hall. You need to ask the tour guide to take the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and you pay for this. It will cost 30 $ per person
The New Grand museum is not open yet. It will be open soon may open by end of 2022
 Overnight in the Hotel Cairo  
Optional trip to the sound and the light show at Giza Pyramids and costs 40 $ Per person

 ►  Day 3-Old Cairo:

Pick Up time from your hotel in   Cairo or Giza at 08:00 am with your Egyptologist tour guide, you will drive up to the Saladin Citadel, constructed by Salah al-Din on the Moqattam Hills in 1183 AD as a defense against Crusader armies. Known for its fresh air and sweeping views of   Cairo, it is now a preserved historic site of mosques and museums, including the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha
Designed by the Turkish architect Yousif Boushnaq, who came to   Cairo especially from Istanbul to build the great building, the mosque's alabaster structure stands in beautiful contrast to the sandstone city.
Lunch will be served in a local restaurant in Old   Cairo
Then, visit Old   Cairo   to see major attractions such as the Hanging Church, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Church of St. Barbara, and the Church of Abu Serga, one of the oldest Coptic churches in   Cairo
Continue to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East. Discover the old Cairo the center of   Cairo ’s trading activities since the 14th century. After an amazing trip. 
Overnight in Cairo

 ►  Day-4-Cairo-Aswan:

Pick up from Giza Hotel to Cairo   airport  for a short flight  to Aswan from Cairo   An Early flight from Cairo to Aswan
Embarkation& Lunch on board the Nile Cruise, proceed.
Visits of Aswan including the Temple of Philae and tour by Felucca around Elephantine, the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk
►  Phiala temple:
Built to honor 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 the Cruise
at 16:00 sailing trip with Felucca around Elphinatine island and Visit Lord Kitchener island-  ► Then visit the Nubian village
The Nubian village is one of Aswan's attractions. It's worth visiting and spending  2 hours. The place is very authentic and genuine, Colorful and artistic, the Nubian Village will surprise you in every corner! While walking in the village, you will straight away feel the soul of this place!
Dinner &overnight on board the Cruise
►  Day 5-Abu simble-kom ombo temples
Breakfast & Lunch onboard the cruise.
Early Visit to Abu Simbel from Aswan
►  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.
lunch on the Nile cruise
13:00 Sail to Kom Ombo
►  The temple of Kom Ombo:
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)
Sail to Edfu-Overnight in Edfu 
Dinner &overnight on board the Cruise
Galabyia Party.

►   Day 6- Edfu temple-Luxor temple:

Breakfast on the board on the Nile cruise, Breakfast on the Nile Cruise, Visit the Edfu around 08:00 by horse carriage 
►  Edfu temple :
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
You will be back around 10:00 
Lunch on the Cruise 
At 10:30 Sail to Luxor through Esna lock
Arrive Luxor at 18:00
Visit Luxor temple.
►  Luxor Temple:
Largely built by the New Kingdom Pharaoh Amenhotep the Third and Completed by King Tutankhamon and the Great King Ramses the second, The First pylon was raised by Ramses the second and Decorated  with His Military Battle of Kadesh
Dinner &overnight on board the Cruise
Optional trip to the sound Light Karnak Temple - 40 $ P.P
► Day 7- Valley of Kings and Karnak temple:
Optional trip Balloon ride over the valley of the Kings 80 $ per person
Breakfast on the board on the Nile cruise, Breakfast on the Nile Cruise, Visit the west bank of Luxor and Karnak temple.   
►  The Valley of the Kings:
Once  called the great Place of the Truth, this valley is 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 Known as the  Colossi of Memnon, Rising about 18 M from the plain, They are the remains of what was 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.
►  Karnak Temple :
Karnak temple is more than A temple, is a spectacular Complex of Sanctuaries, Kiosks, Pylons, and Obelisks, All dedicated to the Theban gods and to the Greater Glory of Egypt`s Pharaohs, Karnak  was the Most Important place for the worship of the Theban Triad(Amun, Mut, and Khonso) 
Lunch during the trip- drive to Hurghada

 ► Day 8-Hurghada;
Enjoy the warm sun on the fabulous sandy beaches, have drinks, fresh food, and many more options at your Luxury hotel in Sahel Hashesh
► Day 9-Hurghada:
Enjoy the sun and the sea at the resort in Hurghada
► Day 10-Hurghada:
Enjoy the sun and the sea at the resort in Hurghada
You can do an Optional trip to the dolphin house
Snorkeling trip to The dolphin house“ from Hurghada to have an experience of snorkeling and seeing a group of 60 - 80 dolphins will dance in front of your eyes and play with these amazing animals, and enjoy the deliciously prepared lunch by onboard your boat before getting back to your hotel.

► Day 11- Hurghada:

Enjoy the sun and the sea at the resort in Hurghada

► Day 12-International departure:

Fly to Cairo for international departure