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Pyramids of Eternity

9 Days Tour

Pyramids of Eternity

9 Days Tour

This relatively fast-paced itinerary will help you explore some of the main highlights of Egypt from North to South. You will visit many of the recognized features in Cairo, Giza, Aswan, and Luxor. Your private guide and driver will help you to maximize on your tour time with experienced suggestions and rich and fascinating information. Be ready to be mesmerized.

Philae Temple in Aswan Egypt

Itinerary Highlights

Cairo: Unravel the thousands of years old secrets of ancient Egypt as you tour with your private guide the grand Egyptian museum. Marvel at the vivid colored arts painted over unnumbered papyruses in its collection.

Tour the popular bazaar of Muslim Cairo as your visit this historic neighborhood in the midst of the capital city. Here, you will get a chance to take in the breathtaking view of Egypt’s oldest mosques and its famous castle that reside unchallenged on the highest hill in Cairo.

Giza: Visiting the Giza plateau has been an activity carried out by people for thousands of years. Stirring into the eyes of Sphinx as it is embraced by the three great Pyramids of Giza will be spellbinding at least. Sensations of the ancient world of Egypt will accompany your every step. This is a site where the photos you take can indeed be shared with friends and families for many years to come.

Aswan: In Aswan, you’ll be accompanied by your private guide who will introduce you to the magnificent Philae Temple, situated on Agilkia Island. Its picturesque beauty and intricate details will leave you astonished, and a water taxi will transport you there. While in Aswan, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the vibrant souk that will provide you with a unique shopping experience. Here, the Nubian Museum awaits, celebrating the rich Nubian culture with over 3,000 artifacts and 90 rare monumental pieces representing different periods of Egyptian history. Immerse yourself further by visiting a Nubian village nearby, indulging in the African colors and experiencing the local culture. Enjoy a relaxing evening at the historic Old Cataract Hotel, with its illustrious history of hosting influential figures. Enjoy your luxurious Nile cruise, witnessing stunning riverside views as you travel from the desert to verdant green fields. On your way to Kom Ombo, you’ll enjoy the comfort of a well-appointed cabin and savor delicious meals prepared by talented cooks. Finally, at the Temple of Kom Ombo, learn about the fascinating deities Sobek and Haroeris, as your guide sheds light on their significance. This program guarantees an unforgettable journey, offering a perfect blend of history, culture, and indulgence.

Luxor: Here is where you get to visit the spellbinding complex structures of The Karnak. Magnificently, this structure took over 1,000 years to complete, humbling anything like it in the ancient or modern world. At its pinnacle, it was the most marvelous and most important temple ever built.

Protected by the World Monument Fund, studies continue to occur to comprehend the complex spiritual practices that dominated the life of the temple structures. This site can be enjoyed during the day as well as at night experiencing its famous sound-and-light show, never to be missed.

While in Luxor, you will also get to visit the Temple of Philae on the island of Agilkia. Though originally the temple, was erected near the expansive First Cataract of the Nile, it was moved as part of the efforts of UNESCO Nubian Campaign Project to its current location. Mentioned by many ancient writers, the temple was 1,250 ft (380 meters) long and close to 390 ft (120 meters) wide. Mythically, it is suggested that this is where the god Osiris was buried. According to legends, his wife and goddess Isis, cried so hard over his murder that the ancient Nile was created from her tears.

On this trip, you will get to visit other very important historical sites. While in Luxor you will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, explore the mesmerizing tombs of the Valley of the Kings, and wander through the Temple of Hatshepsut. Enthralling time for sure.

Suggested Detailed Itinerary

Day 1/9

Cairo: Welcome to Egypt. Your private tour guide will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to your hotel. At that time, you can discuss with him/her further details of your tour. They will be happy to answer all your questions.

Depending on your arrival time, you may wish to start your trip with a nice meal at one of the restaurants that your guide can recommend to you.

Cairo: After your breakfast at the hotel, your guide will take you to the majestic Great Pyramids of Giza and their faithful companion, Sphinx. Located on the Giza plateaus, these structures graced the lands of Egypt for longer than 4,500 years. They were a witness to much of human civilization. Tens of millions have visited these massive structures over the centuries. Spell-bounded by the engineering genius that erected them and marveled at the august human effort that was needed to construct them.

From there you will head on to your first shopping at the centuries old, Khan El-Khalili bazaar. Filled with exotic items, this busy and colorful souk was built in the late 14th century. Here, you will find many beautifully crafted items, hand-made pieces, and jewellery of all kinds and sizes. Leather products, copper and gold items, magnificent incenses, silver ornaments, and wooden pieces are among the many things that will capture your eye, and perhaps your wallet too. Later, depending on your arrangement, you will either fly to Aswan tonight or on the following morning.

Aswan: Your private guide will take you to the famous Philae Temple. This is picturesque temple, will astonish you with its details and halls. A water taxi will transport you there as it sits on Agilkia Island.

Following the construction of the massive Aswan dam, it was feared that the Philae temple will drown underwater at its previous location. It was painstakingly and patiently cut and moved to its current location preserving the exact original structure dimensions and design. Once you are back, your guide will direct you to the souk of Aswan where you can, at your leisure, experience a unique shopping experience.

Aswan: Today you will be visiting the Nubian Museum. Dedicated to the Nubian culture, this is one of the largest archeological museums that celebrates Nubia in the world. Nubians are an ethno-liguistic indigenous population and occupy the area that represents today south Egypt and Northern Sudan. Nubians had a long and complex history with Egypt and Sudan that dates back to before Pharaonic times. In the museum you will explore over 3,000 pieces and some 90 rare monumental pieces representing different periods of Egyptian history.

From the museum you will be taken to a Nubian village near by to witness the beautiful African colors and experience this magnificent culture offers. In the evening you may want to relax at the historic Old Cataract Hotel. Recently renovated and opened by Sofitel, this legendary hotel was constructed by Thomas Cook. This hidden gem prides itself on having hosted a rich assortment of the famous and significant. From Winston Churchill and the Tsar Nicholas II to Margaret Thatcher and Princess Diana.

Aswan: In the morning you will board your cruise and head on to Kom Ombo, your first stop. Usually, the slowly meandering boat that you will take is unlike other cruises that you experienced. Your well-appointed cabin will have an almost full-size bedroom and bathroom with much luxury and elegance.

As you travel on the famous Nile, your eyes will feast with stunning and serene riverside view varying from the desert to the verdant green fields. Your meals will be prepared for you by talented cooks who will help you experience some of the traditional Egyptian foods and other cuisines. This unusual double temple was erected to honor two gods simultaneously, Sobek and Haroeris. We will leave it to your guide to introduce these two gods to you.

Luxor: Once you arrive in Luxor, Egypt’s largest open-air museum, your private guide will take you to the remarkable necropolis on the Western Bank of the Nile, where you will visit the mesmerizing Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, and the Temple of Hatshepsut. Luxor was built on the remains of the ancient city of Thebes. Though it had a large population on the Eastern Bank of the Nile, it was determined early on that the Western Bank will be the place with the royalty and the noble be buried. After your visit, you may wish to have some tea with mint while riding on one of the Feluccas of the Nile.

Luxor: After your breakfast, you will find your private guide waiting to take you to the temple complex of Karnak. The complex comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, pylons, chapels, and other buildings. It made the UNESCO World Heritage list back in 1979. Commonly considered the second most visited site in Egypt next to the Great Pyramids of Giza, it holds many fascinating areas to visit. Perhaps, the greatest among them is the imposing Great Hypostyle Hall in the precinct of the Egyptian god of the sun, Amun-Ra. Here you will be greeted by 134 columns of the colossal sizes of 33 ft. (10 meters) in height and 9.8 ft. (3 meters) in diameters.

Remember to bring your camera along. Towards the afternoon, you may wish to participate in a hot-air balloon ride over Luxor. It is a unique treat for the visitors of that legendary part of Egypt. In the late afternoon or early evening, you will head to the Temple of Luxor with its regal obelisk and statues built first by king Amenhotep III from the 18th dynasty. It was later completed by the great pharaoh Ramesses II during the 19th dynasty. Enjoy the evening lights that will add some lasting impressions to your memory.

Luxor: This morning you will fly back to Cairo where you will spend your last night on this tour. Once you settled into your hotel, your guide will take you to visit the Castle of Salah El-Dine and the Islamic Cairo. This is where you will experience some of the most unique mosques that are centuries old. There is plenty to see here so it may be a little quick to visit everything.

We recommend you consult your guide on what interests you. In the evening, you may wish to visit the famous multi-level City Star Mall for your final shopping excursion on this tour. This well-designed mall will be a special treat to end your trip with as you will find many items suitable for gifting and acquiring. Make sure you try one of the amazing restaurants distributed throughout the mall.

Cairo: After breakfast, your tour will now come to a completion.

What clients said about this tour

Sarah Thompson
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Thank you for your exceptional tour, I had the privilege to witness the breathtaking Pyramids of Giza and experience the vibrant Khan El-Khalili bazaar. The Nubian Museum and Nile cruise curated by the team were remarkable. Luxor's Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple left me in awe. Unforgettable journey, all thanks to the meticulous planning!
John Anderson
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Kudos to the tour designer for crafting an unforgettable experience. From the iconic Pyramids to the impressive Karnak Temple, every moment was meticulously planned. The Nile cruise was an added luxurious touch.
Regina Wilson
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Heartfelt appreciation to our guide and our tour designer for organizing a truly luxurious journey. The attention to detail, from the enchanting Philae Temple to the exquisite Old Cataract Hotel, made it an unforgettable trip. The Nile cruise was the epitome of elegance, offering breathtaking views and culinary delights.
Emily Johnson-Hall
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Exploring the Nubian Museum and village provided a deep understanding of Egypt's heritage. The tour perfectly showcased Luxor's Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple, leaving me in awe of their historical significance.

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