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Cairo / Alexandria / Aswan / Luxor
When you arrive at Cairo International Airport at 05.15 pm, will be assisted by our representative to finish your paper. From the airport you will be moved by a private A/C car to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Date Jan,7: Day Tour to the Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara, Dahshur, and Memphis
Magic Egypt Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel, to start your tour by visiting Giza Pyramids:
The most substantial ancient structure in the world and the most mysterious. They were built over the span of three generations – by Khufu, his second reigning son Khafre, and his grandson Menkaure during the 4th dynasty (2575 to 2465 BC).
The Great Pyramid of Khufu:
The oldest and sole remnant of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Over 2 million blocks of stone were used to construct the pyramid, during a 20 year period.
Then move to The Great Sphinx:
A limestone statue with а lion’s body and а human head. The face оf the Sphinx іs generally believed tо represent the face оf the Pharaoh Khafra. It іs the largest monolith statue іn the world.
Finish your tour to Giza plateau by The Valley Temple:
The only remaining mortuary temple at Giza plateau, made out of red granite and it was used for the embalming process.
Then have your lunch at local restaurant before you move to Saqqara Step Pyramid of Zoser:
The earliest large-scale cut stone construction, It was built during the 27th century BC for the burial of Pharaoh Djoser.
This first Egyptian pyramid consisted of six mastabas of decreasing size built atop one .
Then move to visit Memphis City :
It was the 1st capital of Egypt & was considered to be a center of rule and culture for over 3000 years. At Memphis you can see the Statue of Ramses II and the 2nd biggest Sphinx all over Egypt.
Afterwards, drive to Dahahsur .There, you can enter the red pyramids and see the bent pyramids of King Senfru.
Finally, transfer back to your hotel.
Date Jan,8: Day Tour to the Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo and Amr ibn al-As Mosque
Our representative will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning to drive you to the Egyptian Museum, where your guide will show you highlights of the unbelievable collection of artifacts from the old, middle, and new kingdoms. The museum house over 250,000 genuine artifacts, including the treasures of the most famous Egyptian pharaoh, Tutankhamen. The gold and jewelry on display was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1920s during excavations.
Lunch at a Nile view restaurant in Cairo.
After that you will visit Old Cairo, where you will see such glorious sights as the Hanging Church. Located at the gatehouse of the Roman fortress, it is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and is the most famous of Cairo’s Coptic churches. Also there you will be able to visit the Church of Abu-Sergah and the Ben Ezra Synagogue, one of the most important Jewish sites in the city and a historic place of pilgrimage for North African Jews and then visit the Mosque of Amr ibn al-As. This is the first and oldest mosque ever built on the land of Egypt. Erected in 642 AD (21 AH) by Amr Ibn al’As, the commander of the Muslim army that conquered Egypt. The mosque is said to have been built on the site of Amr Ibn el-As’s tent at Fustat, is the oldest existing mosque, not just in Cairo, but the entire African Continent. Located north of the Roman Fortress of Babylon, it is actually on the edge of Fustat, the temporary city founded by Amr, and was an Islamic learning center long before El-Azhar Mosque. It could hold up to 5,000 students.
Finally, transfer back to your hotel.
Date Jan,9: Day Tour to the Citadel of Salah El Din, Al-Rifa’i Mosque, El Sultan Hassan Mosque , El-Moez Street and the Khan El Khalili Bazaar.
Sarandeep Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel, to enjoy a visit to the Citadel of Salah
El Din in Cairo Where you visit Mohamed Ali Mosque that has been considered one of the most beautiful mosque in Cairo it also know as the Alabaster Mosque because its outer walls has been Covered by Alabaster Stone.
Then Followed by another big famous Mosque Which is Al-Rifa’i Mosque .The building is located opposite the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, which dates from around 1361, and was architecturally conceived as a complement to the older structure. This was part of a vast campaign by the 19th century rulers of Egypt to both associate themselves with the perceived glory of earlier periods in Egypt‘s Islamic history and modernize the city.
Then Followed by a visit to the Most and Biggest mosques in Cairo which is El Sultan Hassan Mosque that also known as `Madrasa El Sultan Hassan` that was founded by Sultan Hassan in 1356 A.D The Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan is a massive Mamluk era mosque and madrassa located near The Citadel in Cairo. Its construction began 757 AH/1356 CE with work ending three years later “without even a single day of idleness”. At the time of construction the mosque was considered remarkable for its fantastic size and innovative architectural components. Commissioned by a sultan of a short and relatively unimpressive profile, al-Maqrizi noted that within the mosque were several
“wonders of construction”. The mosque was, for example, designed to include schools for all four of the Sunni schools of thought: Shafi’i, Maliki, Hanafi and Hanbali.
Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. Continue driving to the Old Cairo, where you will be able to explore the El-Moez Street. Its one of the most amazing streets in Islamic Cairo and also one of the oldest streets in Cairo, approximately one kilometer long (open air museum). It dates back to the Fatimid era and has almost all types of islamic architecture decorated with Arabic calligraphy. Then visit the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. The shops in this district are known for trading fine brassware, copper, perfumes, leather, silver, gold, antiques and much more, you can taste the real life of the Egyptians and buy your souvenirs.
At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred back to your hotel.
Date Jan,10: Full-Day Tour to Alexandria
At 6.00 am Pickup from your hotel in Cairo by guide to start your full day tour to Alexandria which is 220 k/ m away from Cairo. Start your day Tour there visiting the Catacomb of Kom El –Shoqafa . It contains tombs on 3 levels, also contains the Tri-cilium where relatives used to sit on stone benches to feast the dead. After that you will visit the Pompey’s Pillar, which was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian at the end of the 4th century.
Lunch at local restaurant in Alexandria, and then you proceed to see the Qaitbay Citadel which was built on the site of the ancient pharaohs (lighthouse) of Alexandria then to Bibliotheca Alexandrina from out side. Our final stop will be Montazah Palace.
At the end of the Tour transfer back to Cairo.
Date Jan,11): Check- out and transfer to the Airport/Aswan
Check out from your Hotel in Cairo at 04.30 am and pickup from your hotel by our representative in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to transfer to domestic Airport to take your flight to Aswan, where you will be accompanied by your own Egyptologist tour guide to visit Aswan Highlights including
The High Dam:
Built across the Nile at Aswan, it was constructed between 1960 and 1970, and has had a significant effect on the economy and culture of Egypt. Then embark your Nile Cruise in Aswan for check in and lunch.
Evening time, we will pick you up once more to enjoy a visit of Philae Temple :
Built tо honor goddess Isis, this was the last ancient temple built іn the classical Egyptian architectural style. Construction began іn approx 690 BC. It was moved from its original location оn Philae Island tо its new location оn Agilkia Island, after the flooding оf Lake Nasser.
Overnight on board of the cruise.
Date Jan,12: Abu Simbel
Our representative will pick you up from your cruise in Aswan at 4.00 am to enjoy a visit of Abu Simbel by a private air-conditioned vehicle. The two Temples of Abu Simbel :
Two massive rock temples in Abu Simbel . The twin temples were originally carved out of the mountain side during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari, to commemorate his victory at the Battle of Kadesh.
At the end of your day-tour you’ll be transferred to your cruise. Overnight on board.
Date Jan,13: Kom Ombo / Edfu
Morning Sail to Kom-Ombo and visit of Kom Ombo Temple.
The temple 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. The northern part of the temple was dedicated to the falcon god Haroeris.
Continue sailing to Edfu and visit Edfu Temple:
One of the best preserved temples in Egypt. The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus. It was built in the Ptolemaic period. The inscriptions on its walls provide important information on language, myth and religion during the Greco-Roman period in ancient Egypt. There are also “important scenes and inscriptions of the Sacred Drama which related the age-old conflict between Horus and Seth.”
Continue sailing to Luxor, arrive Luxor late night.
Date 9 Jan,14: Luxor west
After breakfast, join your private tour guide to visit the West Bank of Luxor including Valley Of The Kings:
It was the principal burial place of the major royal figures of the Egyptian New Kingdom, for a period of nearly 500 years. The valley contains 63 tombs. The royal tombs are decorated with scenes from Egyptian mythology and give clues to the beliefs and funerary rituals of the period. In modern times the valley has become famous for the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Then move to the unique Temple of Queen Hatshepsut :
The queen who would-be king, Hatshepsut was a ruler loved by her people but always surrounded in controversy. See her spectacular temple in Luxor’s West Bank, one of the best preserved of its kind.
End your tour to Luxor west bank by visiting the Colossi Of Memnon :
2 massive stone statues оf Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Fоr the past 3400 years (since 1350 BC) they hаve stood іn the Theban necropolis.
Date 10 Jan,15: Luxor – Cairo
Check out after breakfast then you will be accompanied by your private Egyptologist guide to visit the
famous East Bank sites including Karnak Temple:
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 and Pharaohs. The Temple of Karnak is actually three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temple situated on 247 acres of land then visit the Luxor Temple.
The Temple of Luxor was the center of the most important festival, the festival of Opet. Built largely by Amenhotep III and Rameses II, the temple’s purpose was as a setting for the rituals of the festival. The festival was to reconcile the human aspect of the ruler with the divine office.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant then transfer to Luxor Airport to take your flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, our representative will meet and assist you for check-in at your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Date 11 Jan,16: Day Tour to Fayoum Oasis
Magic Egypt Tours representative and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo for an unforgettable day tour to Fayoum Oasis where situated about 95 km from Cairo. Upon arrival in Fayoum you will enjoy a visit to Karanis which is the ruin of an old city. That city contains a number of monuments, dating from the Roman, Coptic and Early Islamic.
Then you will proceed to visit The Water Wheels which are said to be running since the Ptolemaic era. After that enjoy Lake Qaroun which considered the oldest natural lakes in the world, the third largest lake in Egypt and the rest of lake Old Moerisi.
Lunch at a good quality local restaurant. After that you will be escorted to Qasr Qaroun about 55 km North West of Fayoum City. It consists of the well-preserved temple and remains of the Graeco Roman City of Dinysios. Then onto Wadi El Rayan, designated a Protected Area in 1989, Wadi El Rayan is a natural depression located in the western desert, 42m below sea level.
Wadi Rayan consists of two lakes connected by Egypt’s only waterfalls, formed in 1970 by an overflow of drainage water from the farmlands in Fayoum. Later you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cairo.
Date Jan,17: Departure
Breakfast at the hotel then check out and you have free time before transfer at 3.00pm to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.