EGYPT TOUR

Code: EGY08D
8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS
Category:
  • Pyramids
  • Pyramids-2
  • Great-Sphinx
  • Nile-River-Cruise
  • Temple-Of-Horus
  • Furniture
  • The-Temple-of-Kom-Ombo
  • Perfume-Factory

All – inclusive Egypt package covering the magnificent world wonder Giza Pyramid and enjoy cruise experience on world’s longest waterway the Nile River.

HIGHLIGHTS • Citadel Of Saladin
• Giza Pyramid
• Sphinx
• Perfume Factory
• Egyptian Museum
• Museum
• Nile River Cruise
• The Temple of Kom Ombo
• Temple Of Horus
• Karnak temple
• The Valley of the Kings
• Temple Of Queen Hatshepsut
IMPORTANT FACTS Travel Duration : 12 Hours & 30 minutes (approximate)
Currency : Egyptian pound
Time Difference : Malaysia is 6 hours ahead of Egypt
INCLUDED
International airfare and airport taxes
7 nights hotel accommodation as below based
     – 2 nights Cairo as per above hotels
     – 2 nights Sleeper train
     – 3 nights 5* Nile cruise
Full board meals with breakfast, lunch and dinner
Private transfer and sightseeing tours based A/C coach
Service of English speaking guide
Travel Insurance
NOT INCLUDED
Tour guide tips
Travel Insurance
Personal expenses and other optional tours

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DAY 1: ARRIVAL CAIRO AIRPORT (LUNCH & DINNER)

Arrival to Cairo, upon arrival meet & greet by local representative.
Then Visit to Citadel Of Saladin – is a medieval Islamic fortification in Cairo, Egypt. The location, on Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo, was once famous for its fresh breeze and grand views of the city.
Lunch of local restaurant.
Next visit to Mosque of Mohamed Ali – the largest such structure built during the first half of the 19th century, is more impressive at a distance than close up. Mosque of Muhammad Ali is the most popular Islamic mosque among tourists. Imam Safei Mosque.

Dinner at local restaurant.

Overnight at hotel.

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DAY 2: GIZA PYRAMIDS – ASWAN (BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER)

Breakfast at hotel.
Visit Giza Pyramids. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.

Sphinx the largest and most famous sphinx is the Great Sphinx of Giza, situated on the Giza Plateau adjacent to the Great Pyramids of Giza on the west bank of the Nile River. The sphinx is located southeast of the pyramids. Although the date of its construction is uncertain, A sphinx is a mythical creature with the head of a human and the body of a lion. The head of the Great Sphinx now is believed to bear the likeness of the pharaoh Khafra.

Lunch at local Restaurant.

Visit Perfume Factory and Egyptian Museum – Egyptian Museum of Antiquities contains many important pieces of ancient Egyptian history. It houses the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities. The Egyptian government established the museum built in 1835 near the Ezbekeyah Garden and later moved to the Cairo Citadel.

Papyrus institute. Papyrus is a material like thick paper that was used in ancient times as a writing surface. It was made from the pith of the papyrus plant; Papyrus is first known to have been used in ancient Egypt

Thereafter proceed for shopping at Khan Khalili Bazar.

Dinner at local restaurant.

Transfer to railway station to board the train to Aswan

Overnight in the train

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DAY 3: ASWAN (BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER)

Breakfast on the Train then Arrive to Aswan, start the Full day tour visiting High Dam, Unfinished Oblesik is the largest known ancient obelisk and is in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan, Egypt. Its creation was ordered by Hatshepsut, possibly to complement what would later be known as the Lateran Obelisk (which was originally at Karnak and was later brought to the Lateran Palace in Rome. The unfinished obelisk is nearly one-third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If finished it would have measured around 42 m (approximately 137 feet) and would have weighed nearly 1,090 metric tons (1,200 tons), a weight equal to about 200 African elephants.

Embark the Nile Cruise & lunch on board

Felucca ride around Elephantine Island and Agha Khan Mausoleum

Feluccas are the traditional sailboats of Egypt Nile. Egyptians and foreigners alike enjoy a relaxing felucca ride, as they are perfect for catching the breeze on a hot summer night, for brisker sails the rest of the year and watching the sunset anytime.

Elephantine is an island on the Nile, forming part of the city of Aswan in southern Egypt. There are archaeological sites on the island. Agha Khan Mausoleum – The Aga Khan Mausoleum is a magnificent structure built to honor one of the greatest men of the modern age. This mausoleum is a fantastic stop on any tour in the area! The structure is recognizable by its elegance and by its special use of pink granite and calcareous sandstone.

Dinner at local restaurant.

Overnight at hotel.

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DAY 4: EDFU (BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER)

After Breakfast at Hotel.

Free for your own leisure. Enjoy Lunch then sailing to Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo.

The Temple of Kom Ombo is an unusual double temple in the town of Kom Ombo in Aswan Governorate, Upper Egypt. It was constructed during the Ptolemaic dynasty, some additions to it were later made during the Roman period. The building is unique because its ‘double’ design meant that there were courts, halls, sanctuaries and rooms duplicated for two sets of gods. The southern half of the temple was dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world with Hathor and Khonsu. Meanwhile, the northern part of the temple was dedicated to the falcon god Haroeris, also known as Horus the Elder, along “with Tasenetnofret (the Good Sister, a special form of Hathor or Tefnet/Tefnut and Panebtawy (Lord of the Two Lands). The temple is atypical because everything is perfectly symmetrical along the main axis.

Lunch at local restaurant.

Then Sailing to Edfu, Edfu also spelt Idfu, or in modern French as Edfou is an Egyptian city, located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan, with a population of approximately sixty thousand people. For the ancient history of the city, see below. Edfu is the site of the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus and an ancient settlement, Tell Edfu (described below). About 5 km (3.1 mi) north of Edfu are remains of ancient pyramids.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

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DAY 5: LUXOR (BREAKFAST, LUNCH &DINNER)

After breakfast at hotel.

Proceed to visit the Temple Of Horus. The Temple of Edfu is an ancient Egyptian temple, located on the west bank of the Nile in Edfu, Upper Egypt. The city was known in Greco-Roman times as Apolonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus-Apollo. It is one of the best-preserved shrines in Egypt. The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BC. The inscriptions on its walls provide important information on language, myth and religion during the Greco-Roman period in ancient Egypt. The Temple’s inscribed building texts “provide details [both] of its construction, and also preserve information about the mythical interpretation of this and all other temples as the Island of Creation. There are also “important scenes and inscriptions of the Sacred Drama which related the age-old conflict between Horus and Seth. They are translated by the German Edfu-Project.

Sailing to Luxor.

Lunch then Arrival to Luxor. Free for your own leisure.

Dinner at local restaurant.

Overnight at hotel.

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DAY 6: LUXOR – CAIRO (BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER)

After Breakfast, Disembarkation, then proceed to visit kings’ valley.

The Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Gates of the Kings is a valley in Egypt where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, rock cut tombs were excavated for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom (the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt).

Thereafter proceed to visit temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Alabaster factory and Colossi of Memnon.

Lunch at local restaurant.

Then, visit Temple Of Queen Hatshepsut The mortuary temple is dedicated to the sun deity Amun and is situated next to the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II, which served both as an inspiration, and later, a quarry. It is considered one of the “incomparable monuments of ancient Egypt.

Visit Alabaster factory. The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, For the past 3,400 years they have stood in the Theban Necropolis, located west of the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor. Enjoy Lunch, then visit Karnak temple – commonly known as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings in Egypt and Visit Luxor temple – is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor (ancient Thebes) and was constructed approximately 1400 BCE.

Dinner at local restaurant.

Transfer from Luxor to Cairo by train.

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DAY 7: CAIRO – ALEXANDRIA – CAIRO (BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER)

After breakfast proceed with Cairo city & Alexandria tour. Fort of Qeit bey – One of the seven wonders of the ancient World. Mosque of Abu Alabbas – This beautiful mosque, with its high minaret and four domes, is Alexandria’s largest and one of the most important Islamic monuments. In 1775 the Algerians built the mosque over the tomb of the thirteenth century Andalusan saint Ahmed Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi who had joined and then lead the Shadhali brotherhood. Visit Montazah Gardens – is a palace, museum and extensive gardens in the Montaza district of Alexandria, Egypt. It was built on a low plateau east of central Alexandria overlooking a beach on the Mediterranean Sea. View of King Farouk’s palace – stands as a witness to the once-glorious life of the penultimate Egyptian king. Today it serves as a guest palace for foreign diplomats, and thus off-limits to visitors.

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DAY 8: CAIRO DEPARTURE (BREAKFAST)

After Breakfast at hotel, free for your own leisure.

Later Transfer to Cairo Airport for flight home.