11 Days Cairo, Luxor & SIWA Oasis Safari Tour

Discover the ancient world of the pharaohs in one of the best Egypt tours visiting the Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Saqqara, Memphis exploring the temples and ancient monuments in Luxor including Karnak Temple in Luxor, Luxor Temple, Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor (Deir el-Bahari), Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, Valley of The Kings in Luxor, Siwa Oasis

 

Route

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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.

Overnight in Cairo.
Welcome Drink





Day 2: Pyramids of Giza, The Great Sphinx and Egyptian Museum

Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then met your personal guide who will accompany you to Giza Plateau to visit the three Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos and the great sphinx which consists of human Pharaonic head and lion body, continue to visit the Valley Temple in front of Sphinx dedicated to king Chephren, Proceed to have your lunch at local restaurant, Transfer to visit the Egyptian Museum which exhibits a wide range of unique Pharaonic antiquities in addition to original treasure room of King Tutankhamen, gold and jewelry, which dates back to more than 3500 years before explored. Back to hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Cairo






Day 3: Saqqara , Memphis

Breakfast at hotel, our tour guide will pickup you from your hotel to start your day tour with visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser, the world's oldest major stone structure. It was built in the 3rd Dynasty (around 2630 BC) for King Djoser, the museum of I mhotep, the tomb of a high official, the pyramid of king titi, the pyramid of king unas
After that transfer to Memphis, which was founded by King Menes, and was the capital of Old Egypt during the Old Kingdom, it was considered to be a center of rule and culture for over 3000 years the first capital of Egypt, The city reached a peak of prestige under the 6th dynasty as a centre for the worship of Ptah, the god of creation and artworks. The alabaster sphinx that guards the Temple of Ptah serves as a memorial of the city’s former power and prestige. The Memphis triad, consisting of the creator god Ptah, his consort Sekhmet, and their son Nefertem, formed the main focus of worship in the city. Memphis declined briefly after the 18th dynasty with the rise of Thebes and the New Kingdom, and was revived under the Persians before falling firmly into second place following the foundation of Alexandria and see the Statue of RamsesII-16 meters high, the alabasrar sphinx. Then proceed to have your lunch at local restaurant. you will be Transfer to the train station for your overnight Sleeper train to Luxor.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight Sleeper train





Day 4: Luxor (West Bank) tour / Sleeping Train

Breakfast on the train, Arrival, meet and assist by our representative.
Start your Tour to visiting the West Bank of The Nile River you will be visiting 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.
Excursion to the Necropolis of Thebes, on the Eastern bank, Crossing the Nile, then visit 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 have your lunch at local restaurant.
You will continue to explore then transfer to the 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, back to hotel.

Overnight in Luxor
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch






Day 5: Luxor(East Bank) tour / Sleeping Train

Early morning, enjoy a relaxing breakfast in your hotel in Luxor and then you will enjoy visiting the East Bank of The Nile River you will be visiting the at 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"., The Karnak is connected to Luxor Temple via an impressive avenue of sphinxes.
Proceed to have your lunch at quality restaurant
and then you will be accompanied by your tour guide to visit the majestic Luxor temple which was built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the god Amun with some free time for shopping in Luxor, Transfers to the train station for your overnight Sleeper train to Cairo, Dinner on the train .

Overnight on the train
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner






Day 6: Cairo

Breakfast in train, Arrival, meet and assist by our representatives. Transfer to
Your hotel in Cairo, Free Day.
Optional Tour: Old Cairo Day Tour to Islamic & Coptic Sightseeing

Overnight in Cairo
Meals: Breakfast







Day 7: Cairo- Siwa oasis
 

Cairo, El Alamein , Marsa Matrouh, Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360

Pick up time from your hotel in Cairo or Giza. we do recommend to order a breakfast box from your hotel because of the early departure, and drive to El Alamein , driving distance: 259 km. It takes 3 hours driving, on the way we stop for a coffee break. Arrival at El Alamein

Visit El Alamein Museum.

visit the museum of El Alamein which gives good information about the battle of El Alamein , The museum, about 1 mile west of the British memorial, is located on the north side of the road, for anyone interested in the war Memorabilia. the tombs of the Italians and Germans, Commonwealth War Graves drive to Marsa Matrouh from El Alamein

drive to Siwa through Marsa Matrouh. From: El-Alamein, Al Alameen to Siwa, Egypt.

Overnight in Siwa Hotel
Meals: Lunch, Dinner





Day 8: Sightseeing Siwa
 

after Breakfast at the hotel.

Pick up at 07:00 am from 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 siwa-oasis Egypt 360 after a long trip through the desert. Then drive to the salt lake at 08:30

at 09:00 then Proceed to the salt lake to get an amazing experience to swim, the water makes you float above

at 11:00 Then proceed to (Cleopatra's bath )The spring of the sun. It has been mentioned by travelers 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.

12:00( Taste the Siwan lunch ) in a Siwan restaurant at Abdo restaurant,

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 a Hotel instead of the camp, This is also available. we have nice Ecolodges in Siwa

Overnight in Desert Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner






Day 9: Siwa to Cairo
 

Breakfast at the Camp at 07:00 then drive back to Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360 , Visit Shali Fort, and free time for shopping, then drive to the Mountain of the Dead is a conical mountain a little over a kilometer to the north of Shali. Tombs from the 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.

Then drive to Cairo , passing by Marsa Matrouh ”North Coast of Egypt”


Meal: Breakfast






Day 10: Cairo
 

Breakfast. Free day.
Optional Tour :

Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast





Day 11: Departure from Cairo
 

Breakfast at hotel, our representative will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport for the final departure.

Meals: Breakfast




 

Included

  • 5 Nights hotel accommodation in Cairo on bed and breakfast basis.
  • 1 Night hotel accommodation in Luxor on bed and breakfast basis.
  • 2 Nights camping in the desert full board.
  • 2 Nights in sleeping train on half board basis.
  • 1 Day tour in Cairo visiting Egyptian Museum, Pyramids.
  • 1 Day tour in Luxor visiting East Bank.
  • 1 Day tour in Luxor visiting West Bank.
  • All transfers.
  • All your tours and excursions are by an A/C vehicle.
  • Expert tour guide.
  • All your visits include entrance fees.
  • Our prices include all taxes and services

Excluded
 
  • International Flights.
  • Egypt entry visa.
  • Drinks and any personal expenses.
  • Tipping Kitty.