This 8-day Egypt itinerary is the best choice to explore the tremendous inspiring pyramids in Giza, the Egyptian Museum, Luxor temples, and the Valley of the Kings; searching for happiness and tranquility is time-consuming and expensive, but with this 8-day Egypt itinerary (Cairo, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Luxor, and Slipper train round trip) You will get everything you want, see the Philae Temple and the High Dam in Aswan, start and end in Cairo! With an in-depth cultural tour of Egypt on a budget plus an expert guide, meals, transfers, and more.
Cairo / Aswan / Luxor / Cairo
Cairo Airport or Hotel in Cairo
Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met and assisted by our representative, who will then escort you in an air-conditioned vehicle to your five-star hotel in the city.
Once you arrive at your hotel, our representative will assist you with check-in, then review your itinerary and schedule meeting times for the tours.
Enjoy some free time in your hotel
In the morning, a tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in a private air-conditioned car to start your wonderful tour visit as follows...
The Pyramids of Giza are the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still preserved today, and therefore one of the most famous buildings in the world. The three major pyramids of Giza include the Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Mycrinus.
Some other smaller secondary pyramids, where for example the women of the pharaohs were buried, as well as labor villages, temples, and tombs.
Great Sphinx statue in Giza
The Great Sphinx of Giza is the largest Egyptian statue. It was carved from the limestone of the Giza plateau and represents a recumbent lion with a human head and the so-called veil of a name. Originally, the Sphinx was painted red ocher and had a chin beard, but this fell into antiquity.
The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
Your trip will continue with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, where artifacts from the Pharaonic era are located. The museum displays a rare collection of 5,000 years of art, considered the most valuable collection of Egyptian art in the world.
More than 25,000 artifacts are on display, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamun's treasure, furniture, and jewelry, kept in his tomb for more than 3,500 years before being discovered by Howard Carter in 1922.
We'll take a break and take the opportunity to eat and recharge. Lunch will be in a restaurant and Egyptian food (drinks not included).
Khan El Khalili Bazaar
After visiting the Egyptian Museum go see the beautiful Khan El Khalili, the famous Cairo main market. It is always crowded with tourists and locals alike. It is the beating heart of the Egyptian capital. Unleash yourself in the different markets where you will actually find everything and buy some nice local handicrafts.
After the tour, we will take you back to the hotel.
After your breakfast, you'll be driven by private A/C car to Cairo International Airport, where you'll catch a domestic flight to Luxor.
Your tour guide will accompany you once you arrive in Luxor to start your day tour by visiting...
Karnak Temple is the largest in the world, and it has ruins dating back to the twenty-first century BC, in addition to many other monuments covering the seventh century AD. In other words, nearly 3,000 years of history in one temple.
Luxor Temple, built by Amenhotep III and then expanded by Ramses II, is the only temple that includes Pharaonic, Greco-Roman, Coptic, and Islamic monuments.
After the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel.
After your breakfast, you'll be transferred to the West Bank to explore:
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings, where wonderful tombs were discovered, those tombs were dug in the rocks of the desert, richly decorated and full of treasures for the afterlife of the pharaohs, you will visit 3 tombs
Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Continue the tour to visit the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari, this magnificent temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, the only female pharaoh rises from the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with the limestone cliffs that surround it.
Statue of Memnon
The Colossi of Memnon are two colossal stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III and the reason behind their construction was to protect the funerary temple of Pharaoh Amenhotep III.
Later you will be transferred to Aswan from Luxor by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Aswan.
After your breakfast, your guide will accompany you to visit:
Aswan High Dam
The Aswan Dam is a massive construction dating back to the 20th century, completed in 1970 and built to save Egypt from the annual floods caused by the Nile, the longest river in the world.
Our next stop will be the unfinished obelisk, located in the red granite quarry that was exploited during the reign of Queen Hatshepsut. This obelisk was designed to be the largest in ancient Egypt, with a height of 42 meters and a weight of 1,200 tons.
You will go to the island of Philae, between the old and new Aswan Dam, where the beautiful Temple of Philae is located. This temple is dedicated to the goddess Isis and is one of the four places where the myth of Isis, Osiris, and Horus revolves.
After you have finished your visit, our Egyptologist tour guide will take you to your hotel in Aswan.
Overnight in Aswan
Our representative will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan to Abu Simbel, around 5:00 AM. Start early to get to the temples first thing in the morning and avoid the stifling afternoon heat. On the way, you can enjoy something unique, like a sunrise in the desert.
After about 3 hours of traveling, we will arrive at Abu Simbel...
Abu Simbel Temples
Abu Simbel is the famous complex of two temples carved in the rock, one dedicated to Ramses II and the other to Nefertari, his first wife, and his favorite. The construction took about 20 years and was built during the reign of Ramses II. The temples are in an excellent state of preservation, as they were buried under the sand until the 19th century.
The most remarkable thing about this temple is its location on a solid rock on the banks of the Nile, between the first and second waterfalls. Impressive as Abu Simbel, perhaps he would not have been famous had it not been for his move to the Aswan Dam Building.
Our guided tour will take two hours, enough time to discover every corner of both temples and learn all their stories and tales, such as why they were kept in a pristine condition, how they moved from place to place, and what Egypt did in return for it. International aid.
After enjoying this tour, you will return to Aswan Train Station to return to Cairo.
Overnight on a sleeper train to Cairo.
You will have your breakfast on the train. When you arrive at the train station, our representative and driver are waiting for you. They will pick you up in a private, air-conditioned car to take you to your hotel in Cairo...
Open day in Cairo.
Please note if you wish to add any excursions upon arrival in Cairo.
Check out our Cairo Day Tours featuring a variety of activities in Cairo.
After breakfast, our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you through the final check-out.
You can book the tour online or by calling, emailing, or chatting with us. If you want a custom trip or to change the schedule, please let us know right away and we'll get right on it.
Since each of our tours is a custom-tailored experience, the client is free to make any changes or additions they want to make their vacation truly unique.
We speak your language, so don’t worry we know the importance of language in communication, so all our tours are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, French, Chinese, and Japanese, and if there is any language required, we will do our best to provide it to you.
When and where the tour happens is completely up to us. If you want to start at a different time, you should write it in the comments section of your booking form or send an email.
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