Duration : 09 nights / 10 days
Type : private tour
Sites : Cairo Giza – Luxor – Aswan & Abu Simbel.
If you dream of luxurious tour that take you back to the time of Pharaohs and through which you can enjoy the charm of the nature , Alwalaa Tour Cairo Branch gives you this chance ,back to the time of the Pharaohs through your tour to Cairo , Luxor , Aswan and Abu Simbel .Enjoy the enchanting nature on board the luxurious 5* Nile cruise .
Day 01 – Cairo at leisure.
On arrival in Cairo, Alwalaa Tour Cairo Branch representative will meet and assist you at Cairo international airport. After that you will be transferred to your hotel by a modern air-conditioned vehicle. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 02 – Pyramids tour .
Breakfast, then drive to Memphis, the ancient capital of old Egypt during the old kingdom , proceed to the Step Pyramid at Sakkara which was designed by the architect Imhotep for his master king Zoser . Lunch at first class restaurant, After that move to visit the enchanting Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren & Mykerinus at Giza , then proceed to visit the great Sphinx . Overnight in Cairo.
(Breakfast – Lunch).
Day 03 – Luxor sightseeing:
Breakfast, then transfer to Cairo airport for a short flight to Luxor where you will be met and assisted then transferred to your hotel for check-in , After that enjoy an excursion to the most interesting tombs at the West bank of the River Nile and visit the valley of kings , Hatshepsut temple at Dier El Bahari and Colossi of Memnon .Afternoon visit the East bank of the river Nile in Luxor where you will see the captivating Karnak and Luxor temples that reflect the bewitching Pharaonic history. Overnight in Luxor .
Day 04- Edfu – Kom Ombo :
After breakfast ,transfer by an air-conditioned vehicle to Aswan where you will be met and taken to your hotel for check-in .See the world famous High dam , the unfinished obelisk and Philae temple , sail around the Elephantine island by a felucca boat . Back to the hotel and overnight.
Day 05 – Cruising :
Breakfast , then transfer by an air-conditioned vehicle to board your elegant and comfortable 5*deluxe cruise boat on Nasser lake .
Day 06 – Kalabsha temple / Beit El Wali :
Visit the temple of Kalabsha , Beit el wali , lunch is served while sailing to Wadi El Seboua. Dinner and overnight aboard the lake cruise .
(Breakfast –Lunch-Dinner ).
Day 07 – Cruising Wadi El Seboua :
This morning visit Wadi El Seboua , the valley of lions .the temple of Dekka . Lunch on board , sail to Kasr Ibrim while dining and overnight on board.
Day 08 Kasr Ibrim / Amada:
Enjoy the ever changing scenery as you cruise to the ancient ruined citadel of Kasr Ibrim ,
Cruise on to Amada which have the oldest surviving structure on the lake Nasser. Also visit the tomb of penout .
DAY 09 – Abu Simbel:
Disembark after breakfast , visit the two temples of Abu Simbel rescued from the rising water of lake Nasser, built by Ramses II ,also called the the Sun temple and the temple of
Queen Nefertari is also called temple of Hathor who was the wife of the Sun God . Transfer
To Abu Simbel airport for flight back to Cairo . On arrival to Cairo , you will met and taken to have lunch at first class restaurant , After that visit the the famous Egyptian Museum where you can see the golden treasures of
Tutankhamun and finish your day by strolling Khan El Khalili bazaars . Overnight in Cairo .
(Breakfast – Lunch).
Day 10 Final departure :
Breakfast, transfer to Cairo international airport for your onward flight.
MEMPHIS AND SAKARA
The Memphis open air museum at Mit Rahina is a small diversion between Saqqara and Giza. It has a number of statues tagged as belonging to Ramses II, an alabaster sphinx, pieces of other statues and the colossi of Ramses II. Most of the displayed artifacts seem to be New Kingdom relics. The open air museum takes about 45 minutes to get around, and that is looking at and photographing each piece on display. During my visit here, a tourist policeman shouted at me while I was taking a photograph of one of the standing statues of Ramses II. He was holding an Ak47 at the time, so I turned and walked away. I feel he wanted baksheesh for letting me take a photograph of the statue with him next to it. The museum isn’t a reflection of ancient Memphis, as most Egyptologists state that the exact spot were Memphis lays is unknown. This museum is fine, it’s cheap entry but, I found it to be nothing more than a few statues plonked into someone’s farm paddock. Perhaps, Memphis is lying under farm land in the surrounding area and is waiting to be found, just as the Middle Kingdom’s capital, Itj-Tawy.
PYRAMIDES AND SHINX
On the Giza plateau, the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx date back over 3,000 years. While there are actually over 100 pyramids in Egypt, the Pyramids of Giza are by far the most famous and are the last of the original Seven Wonders of the World. Your qualified Egyptologist guide will provide a fascinating introduction to each of the three pyramids: Cheops, Khafre and Menakaure. You will have free time to enter one of the pyramids (additional cost), although your guide is not permitted to enter with you.
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 skyl
One of Cairo’s most popular tourist attractions is the Citadel, located on a spur of limestone that had been detached from its parent Moqattam Hills by quarrying. The Citadel is one of the world’s greatest monuments to medieval warfare, as well as a highly visible landmark on Cairo’s eastern skyline. Particularly when viewed from the back side (from the north), the Citadel reveals a very medieval character.ine in the background.
Khan el-Khalili (Arabic: خان الخليلي) is a major souk in the Islamic district of Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo’s main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike.
In addition to shops, there are several coffeehouses (مقهى maqha or قهوة qahwah, depending on dialect), restaurants, and street food vendors distributed throughout the market. The coffeeshops are generally small and quite traditional, serving Arabic coffee and usually offering shisha. The al-Hussein Mosque is also in Khan el-Khalili; Al-Azhar University and its mosque are not far away.
Naguib Mahfouz’s novel Midaq Alley (1947) is set in an alley in Khan el-Khalili.
Literally meaning, “The Northern Monastery”) is a complex of mortuary temples and tombs located on the west bank of the Nile, opposite the city of Luxor, Egypt.
The first monument built at the site was the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep IIof the Eleventh dynasty.
During the Eighteenth dynasty, Amenhotep I and Hatshepsut also built extensively at the site.
In ancient Egypt, the power of the god Amun of Thebes gradually increased during the early New Kingdom, and after the short persecution led byAkhenaten, 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”.
Is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the River Nile in the city today known as Luxor (ancient Thebes) and was founded in 1400 BCE. , Known in the Egyptian language as ipet resyt, or “the southern sanctuary”, the temple was dedicated to the Theban Triad ofAmun, Mut, and Chons and was built during the New Kingdom, the focus of the annual Opet Festival, in which a cult statue of Amun was paraded down the Nile from nearby Karnak Temple (ipet-isut) to stay there for a while, with his consort Mut, in a celebration of fertility – whence its name.
Is an agricultural town in Egypt famous for the Temple of Kom Ombo. It was originally an Egyptian city called Nubt, meaning City of Gold (not to be confused with the city north of Naqada that was also called Nubt/Ombos). It became a Greek settlement during the Greco-Roman Period. The town’s location on the Nile 50 km north of Aswan (Syene) gave it some control over trade routes fromNubia to the Nile Valley, but its main rise to prominence came with the erection of the temple in the 2nd century BC.
Philae Temple was dismantled and reassembled (on Agilika Island about 550 meters from its original home on Philae Island) in the wake of the High Dam. The temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, is in a beautiful setting which has been landscaped to match its original site. It’s various shrines and sanctuaries, which include The Vestibule of Nectanebos I which is used as the entrance to the island, the Temple of the Emperor Hadrian, a Temple of Hathor, Trajan’s Kiosk (Pharaohs Bed), a birth house
The Nubian Museum
The International Museum of Nubia / the Nubian Museum is located in Aswan on an area of 50,000 square meters, 7000 of which are excluded to building, while the rest designed to be the yard of the museum. The building has three floors for displaying and housing, in addition to a library and information center. The largest part of the museum is occupied by the monumental pieces, reflecting phases of the development of the Nubian culture and civilization.
MONTAZAH PALACE AND GARDENS:
The sumptuous Montazah Palace was built in 1900 by Khedive Abbas Hilmy (1892 to 1914), or Abbas 2, the last Khedive ruler of Egypt and the Sudan under the Ottoman Empire as his summer residence. Its architectural style mixes Ottoman or Moorish influences with a Florentine twist, including a tower modeled after that of the famous Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, and was designed by Greek architect Dimitri Fabricius Pasha. The palace sits atop a rocky bluff that over looks the Mediterranean, and is
Abu Simbel Map