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The Enigma of Egypt

13 Days Tour

The Enigma of Egypt

13 Days Tour

Embark on an unforgettable 13-day journey through Egypt. Here, ancient wonders and vibrant cities await. Begin in Cairo, where you’ll explore the iconic Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, marveling at their colossal presence. Delve into history at the recently opened Grand Egyptian Museum, housing treasures from across Egypt’s rich past. Then, fly to Aswan and set sail on a serene boat trip to Philae Temple, nestled on Agilkia Island. Witness the meticulous relocation of this ancient marvel and immerse yourself in the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Continue your adventure with optional excursions to the renowned Abu Simbel and a two-night Nile Cruise. On the cruise, you’ll experience the majesty of the Nile River and visit stunning temples along the way.

In Luxor, explore the Valley of the Kings and prepare to be awed by the grandeur of the Karnak Temple. Take time to discover the captivating history and vibrant culture of Alexandria and pay tribute to the brave soldiers at the Commonwealth War Graves of El Alamein. Throughout your journey, enjoy free time to wander through bustling markets, unwind in luxurious accommodations, and savor the flavors of Egyptian cuisine. With a perfect blend of ancient wonders and modern cities, this itinerary promises an extraordinary experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

The magnificent Temple Of Kom Ombo

Itinerary Highlights

Cairo: In the ethereal realm of Cairo, you will embark on a journey of ancient wonders. Behold the majestic Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx, immersing yourself in their timeless aura. Lose yourself in the treasures of the Egyptian Museum or the forthcoming Grand Egyptian Museum, where the secrets of pharaohs are unveiled. Wander through the vibrant streets, from the bustling Tahrir Square to the mystical El Moez Street, where historic mosques and palaces whisper tales of bygone eras. And don’t forget to visit the Cave Church of St. Simon, a sanctuary carved into the very heart of the mountainside.

Alexandria: In the celestial embrace of Alexandria, prepare to be captivated by ancient marvels. Descend into the depths of the Roman Catacombs, where ancient architecture reveals its secrets. Cast your gaze upon the grandeur of Pompey’s Pillar, standing tall as a sentinel of history. Catch a fleeting glimpse of the legendary Library of Alexandria, a beacon of knowledge lost to time. Traverse the Citadel of Qaitbay, a fortress forged from the dreams of antiquity, overlooking the mesmerizing Mediterranean coast. Let the city’s rich tapestry of history and culture transport you to a realm beyond imagination.

Aswan: In the mystical realm of Aswan, embark on a voyage of serenity and discovery. Drift along the tranquil waters of the mighty Nile River, guided by whispers of the past, until you reach the enchanting Philae Temple on Agilkia Island. Marvel at the temple’s ethereal beauty, delicately relocated to preserve its ancient essence. Engulf your senses in the serene landscapes that surround you, while indulging in delightful scents at a perfume oil emporium. Lose yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Aswan’s bustling market, where time stands still amidst the ebb and flow of life.

Luxor: In the enchanting realm of Luxor, prepare to be transported to the realms of pharaohs and gods. Venture into the fabled Valley of the Kings, where lavishly adorned tombs hold stories of a bygone era. Stand in reverence before the towering Colossi of Memnon, guardians of ancient wisdom. Traverse the stunning mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, a testament to architectural grace. Find solace in the majestic Karnak Temple, a labyrinth of colossal columns and intricate carvings, where the veil between past and present grows thin. Surrender to the timeless charm of Luxor, where history breathes with every gentle breeze.

Hurghada: In the ethereal embrace of Hurghada’s Red Sea Riviera, immerse yourself in a realm of water-bound wonders. Dive into the crystalline depths, where vibrant coral reefs beckon with their kaleidoscopic beauty. Explore offshore treasures, renowned as some of the world’s finest, while the sun’s gentle caress warms your skin on pristine beaches. Unearth the ancient secrets of Mons Porphyrites, an enchanting Roman quarry steeped in mystique. Or let the winds carry you on a thrilling windsurfing escapade in the enchanting haven of Port Safaga. After days of exhilaration, surrender to the charm of Hurghada’s twilight, where delightful restaurants and late-night bars offer respite for the soul.

Suggested Detailed Itinerary

Day 1/13

Cairo: Welcome to the enchanting land of Egypt! Upon your arrival at the airport, our friendly team will transfer you to our comfortable hotel. Take the rest of the day to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Cairo, exploring its captivating streets and attractions at your own pace.

Alexandria: Today, you embark on a delightful journey to the picturesque coastal city of Alexandria. As we travel along the mesmerizing Mediterranean coast, get ready to delve into history and marvel at the wonders of ancient Egypt. Our first stop will be at the awe-inspiring Roman catacombs, a magnificent underground burial complex that remained hidden until a peculiar incident in 1900. Witness the grandeur of Pompey’s Pillar and catch a glimpse of the renowned Library of Alexandria from the outside. Our next destination is the Citadel of Qaitbay, an impressive fortress constructed on the legendary site of the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Feel the weight of history as you walk amidst the very stones that once formed this extraordinary landmark.

El Alamein, Alexandria: Today, we pay tribute to the brave soldiers who fought in the Second World War by visiting the solemn Commonwealth War Graves of El Alamein. These hallowed grounds witnessed two intense battles that led to the victory of the Allied forces over the Axis powers.

Explore the memorial and take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices made to safeguard Egypt and the strategically vital Suez Canal. The El Alamein Military Museum awaits, offering a fascinating glimpse into the battles fought here through original war vehicles, weapons, and uniforms. Deepen your understanding of this pivotal historical event before returning to the bustling streets of Cairo.

Cairo: Enjoy a day of freedom in Egypt’s bustling capital, Cairo. Feel free to discover the city’s hidden gems at your leisure or join our optional Backstreets of Cairo tour in the morning. Uncover the secrets of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution at Tahrir Square, wander through the enchanting El Moez Street, and explore the renowned cave church of St Simon. The choice is yours to make the most of this vibrant metropolis.

Cairo: Prepare to be amazed as we embark on an extraordinary adventure to Egypt’s most iconic attraction: the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. These ancient marvels, the only surviving Ancient Wonders of the World, will leave you in awe of the ancient Egyptian civilization. Stand in the presence of colossal structures that have endured for centuries, with the Great Pyramid of Cheops once reigning as the tallest man-made building on Earth for an astounding 3,800 years.

After you visit to the pyramids, we continue to the historic necropolis of Saqqara. Here, you will witness the famous stepped Pyramid of Djoser, dating back to 2700 BC. Along the way, we will also visit a government-supervised Papyrus Museum, offering insights into the ancient art of papyrus making.

Cairo: Embark on a remarkable excursion to the recently opened Grand Egyptian Museum. Situated just 2km away from the pyramids, this magnificent establishment houses an extensive collection of artifacts spanning Egypt’s rich history. Many of these treasures have never before been seen by the public, while others have been carefully brought back from Egypt and around the world.

Immerse yourself in the splendor of Tutankhamun’s treasures and experience the museum’s innovative use of modern technology, including captivating virtual reality exhibits. Following our guided tour, we visit the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, where the captivating Royal Mummies’ Hall awaits, showcasing the mummified remains of ancient Egyptian kings and queens. Later, take some time to relax before we embark on an overnight journey aboard the night train to Aswan.

Please Note: The Grand Egyptian Museum is expected to open in late 2023, but the official opening date has yet to be released. If you are traveling before the opening, we will visit the Egyptian Museum instead.

Aswan: Flying to the enchanting city of Aswan this morning and embark on a memorable visit to the captivating Philae Temple. Set sail on a boat across the mighty Nile River, immersing yourself in the serene beauty of the surrounding landscape as we reach Agilkia Island. Discover the fascinating temple, meticulously relocated from its original location to preserve it from rising water levels caused by the flooding of Lake Nasser.

Our exploration concludes with a visit to a perfume oil emporium, where you can indulge in delightful scents. The evening is yours to enjoy the charms of Aswan, perhaps by venturing into the lively market and experiencing its vibrant atmosphere.

Aswan: Indulge in an optional excursion to the renowned Abu Simbel, a temple of majestic proportions built by Ramses II and guarded by four colossal statues of the pharaoh himself. Later, we embark on an unforgettable journey aboard a traditional Nile Cruise for a two-night cruise along the mighty Nile River.

If the felucca experience isn’t your preference, consider upgrading to a luxurious five-star Nile Cruise, offering exceptional comfort and style. For more information about Nile Cruising, please refer to the details provided.

Kom Ombo: Relax and unwind aboard the Cruise as we continue our tranquil sailing downstream. As the afternoon unfolds, we dock near Kom Ombo, where the captivating Kom Ombo Temple awaits. This symmetrical marvel is dedicated to the falcon god Horus and the crocodile god Sobek. After our visit, we return to the Cruise for our final night onboard, surrounded by the soothing sounds of the Nile.

Luxor: Bid farewell to the Cruise as we make our way to Luxor. Enjoy the scenic drive and take in the beauty of the landscapes as we arrive in this ancient city. The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure, immersing yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of Luxor. In the evening, you have the option to join an excursion to Luxor Temple, a magnificent sight bathed in the ethereal glow of hundreds of lights.

Luxor: Embark on a thrilling expedition to the legendary Valley of the Kings, where lavishly decorated tombs of renowned pharaohs await. Stand in awe of the towering Colossi of Memnon and explore the striking mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s second female pharaoh. The journey continues to the majestic Karnak Temple, an extraordinary religious complex that took an astonishing 1,500 years to complete.

Witness the grandeur of Hypostyle Hall with its colossal columns, each bearing the marks of ancient pharaohs. As the day draws to a close, we board the night train to Cairo, where you can relax and reflect on the wonders experienced.

Cairo: Flying back to bustling Cairo, where the day is yours to unwind or explore the city’s treasures at your own pace. Consider visiting the lively Khan El-Khalili bazaar, a haven for last-minute souvenir shopping, before bidding farewell to Egypt’s capital.

Cairo: Today marks the end of our incredible journey together. We provide a departure transfer to the airport, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free conclusion to your memorable adventure in Egypt. Reflect on the cherished memories and take the spirit of this ancient land with you as you continue your own extraordinary journey.

What clients said about this tour

May Simmons
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The highlight was definitely the serene boat trip to Philae Temple in Aswan, where I felt like I was stepping back in time. The optional Abu Simbel excursion was a must-do, and the Nile Cruise was a luxurious and unforgettable experience. This itinerary is a perfect blend of history, culture, and relaxation. Highly recommended!
Micky B
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Our journey through Egypt was nothing short of incredible! From the vibrant streets of Cairo to the tranquil beauty of Aswan, every day was filled with awe-inspiring moments. Luxor's Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple left us in awe of the magnificent ancient civilization. This itinerary offers a perfect balance of adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion.
Mia & David Corden
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I couldn't have asked for a more magical experience in Egypt! The boat trip to Philae Temple in Aswan was a peaceful and enchanting journey, and the Abu Simbel excursion exceeded all expectations.
Jonathan Howard
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Exploring Luxor's Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple was like stepping into a different world. This itinerary is a perfect blend of ancient history, natural beauty, and cultural immersion. Don't miss out on this incredible journey!

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