Egypt Overland Tour: Egypt Archaeological Adventure 9 days

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Discover the wonders of ancient Egypt on this Egypt overland tour explore Egypt tour by train and discover the history of Ancient Egypt, your tour starts in Cairo to see the Pyramids and Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum before traveling to Luxor, Aswan, and Abu Simbel.

Explore the best places in Egypt on this cultural trip to Egypt for 9 days including all the travel needs and Egyptologists for your Egypt archaeological trip. Book Now & Save.

Day 1 Arrive in Egypt

On arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met by one of our representatives who hold a sign by your name he will help you to finish all your formalities and help you to get your visa after that he will escort you to your hotel by private vehicle. Delve into the antiquities of Egypt on this epic journey which begins in Cairo. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 2 Pyramids of Giza - Sphinx - Sakkara - Memphis

After Breakfast at your hotel, with your private guide start your epic day by visiting the Giza Plateau, the site of the Great Pyramids of Giza Cheops Mycerinus and Chephren Built in the Fourth Dynasty (approximately 2690 BC), it is the only survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Revel in the opportunity to enter the interior of one of these legendary structures, and marvel at the massive stones used to construct them (Extra ticket) then view the Great Sphinx backdropped by the pyramids, a setting that has captured the imaginations of adventurers for centuries.

After that have your lunch at a local restaurant then Visit Sakkara, located only 27 km southwest away from Cairo. Visit the Step Pyramid at Sakkara (Built for King Zoser), it is considered an important part of the process of the pyramid evolution, which was made from the simple mastaba to its widely known form the Pyramidal shape, this pyramid is considered the first stone construction ever built by the genius Vizir Imhotep.

After that Visit Memphis City, the ancient capital of Egypt, where the colossal statue of Ramses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx are. This city dates back to 3100 B.C. See the great statue of King Ramses II the biggest man-made statue made for a king and also visit the Alabaster Statue of Queen Hatshepsut, after back to your hotel. Overnight.

Day 3 The Egyptian Museum - Old Cairo & Bazaar - Sleeper Train

After your breakfast, start a new day for your tour in Egypt visiting the most interesting Egyptian Museum, which features artifacts from the Pharaonic period. The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art which is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 120,000 overwhelming artifacts are presented, including gold and jewelry which were enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1920s when his tomb was excavated.

After your tour at the Museum, you have your lunch then move to the Coptic Cairo or as Egyptian call it (Old Cairo) contained within the boundaries of the Roman fortress of Babylon is where the Copts built their churches for protection. For three hundred years, from the conversion of Emperor Constantine until the arrival of Islam, Egypt was a Christian nation, and the Coptic church is one of the oldest communions as well as the church that really pioneered austere monasticism in the remote desert. There are still tens of thousands of Copts in Egypt, many of whom live in Old Cairo. Their most famous church is that of El Muallaqa, the Hanging Church, built over one of the gateways into the old fortress, its nave suspended above the passageway. Also in Old Cairo the Saints Sergius church has The Crypt where the Holy Family took shelter during their flee to Egypt, also there is the synagogue of Ben Ezra. (Under restoration) Once home to many Jewish families, few now remain scattered throughout Cairo. There has been a religious building on this site (initially a church, then a synagogue) since at least the 4th century, and the present synagogue houses a Torah on gazelle skin that dates to the 5th century BC. This whole area is a world-famous destination for Pilgrims, end your day by visiting the old Market Khan EL Khalili after that head to the train station to travel to Luxor by the first-class sleeper train about ( 9 Hours) dinner will be on board.

Day 4 Luxor - Temples of Karnak - Luxor

Breakfast at the first-class sleeper train, upon arrival your expert Egyptologist guide will be waiting for you to start your journey exploring the treasures and wonders of ancient Thebes, Luxor the biggest open-air museum in the World start your tour by visiting the great complex of Karnak, bold, massive and hugely ambitious, Luxor's mammoth Temple of Karnak complex is one of Ancient Egypt's grandest building projects. Every pharaoh (ancient King) worth their salt added and amended the buildings here during their reign, stamping their seal on the kingdom's most revered religious sanctuary. For Karnak was the house of the gods, and its glories were to be feted by all, see the temple's walls, obelisks, a sacred lake, etc. then move to Luxor temple, the temple was built by Amenhotep III (1390-52 BC) but completed by Tutankhamun (1336-27 BC) and Horemheb (1323-1295 BC) and then added to by Rameses II (1279-13 BC). Toward the rear is a granite shrine dedicated to Alexander the Great (332-305 BC) and the temple was dedicated to God Amun the main God of the Empire at this time check your hotel in Luxor, free of leisure rest of the day. You Can request a Hot Air Balloon to be done the next day Morning upon request.

Day 5 Valley of the Kings - Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

After breakfast, you will start your tour to the west bank of Luxor starting with the Valley of the Kings (KV) ever since Howard Carter opened up King Tutankhamun's tomb to reveal the treasures of the boy king, the Valley of the Kings has captured the imaginations of travelers. The vividly painted tombs of Thebes' pharaohs allow visitors a glimpse at the burial rites and death rituals of Ancient Egypt, and today remain Luxor's West Bank's greatest and most popular attraction. There you will have the opportunity to visit 3 tombs there are more than 64 tombs found in the Valley of the Kings and still waiting for more discoveries, after that the second tour in the West Bank will be to the temple of Queen Hatshepsut located beneath massive cliffs near the west bank of the Nile, the Mortuary Temple Hatshepsut, also known as Deir el Bahri, is dedicated to Amon-Ra, the sun god. Designed by an architect named Senemut, the temple is unique because it was designed like classical architecture. Note the lengthy, colonnaded terrace some of which is 97 ft high, pylons, courts, and hypostyle hall. Inside you'll see the sun court, chapel, and sanctuary. Temple reliefs depict the tale of the divine birth of Queen Hatshepsut and trade expeditions to the Land of Punt (a reference to modern Somalia ) one of the rare reliefs in the Egyptian temples.

After that have some rest at the Alabaster factory to see the work of the grandsons of the ancient workers and you can get some as souvenirs after that move to the famous gigantic statues known as the Colossi of Memnon. Carved out of hard yellowish-brown sandstone quarried in the hills above Edfu, they represent Amenophis III seated on a cube-shaped throne, and once stood guard at the entrance to the king's temple, of which only scanty traces are left. In Roman Imperial times they were taken for statues of Memnon, son of Eos, and Tithonus, who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War, stop for a photo then have lunch before you back to your hotel. Overnight at Luxor

Day 6 Luxor - Aswan - Temples of Edfu & Kom Ombo - Philae Temple

After breakfast at your hotel check out from your hotel in Luxor the head to Aswan on the way stop by the city of Edfu to visit The temple of Edfu that was dedicated to the God Horus and located on a hill overlooking the Nile, the spectacular Temple of Edfu is the best preserved of the Ancient Egyptian shrines. Built during the Ptolemaic Kingdom between 237 and 57 BC, the Temple of Horus at Edfu is generally regarded to be the best-preserved of the Ancient Egyptian temples. For 200 years, the structure was buried under almost 40 feet (12 meters) of desert sand and silt from the Nile, which incredibly helped to conserve it to near perfection! As the largest temple dedicated to Horus, one of Egypt's most important historic deities, statues of the falcon-headed god are found throughout the complex, and its extensive wall carvings have provided valuable information to historians about the Hellenistic period of Egyptian history: the exquisite reliefs give us insight into the religion, mythology, and way of life during the era.

After that head to Kom Ombo city to visit another impressive temple the temple of Kom Ombo, which is one of the more unusual temples in Egypt. Due to the conflict between Sobek and Horus, the ancient Egyptians felt it necessary to separate their temple spaces within one temple. The Kom Ombo temple has two entrances, two courts, two colonnades, two Hypostyle halls, and two sanctuaries, one side for each god. The temple is atypical because everything is perfectly symmetrical along the main axis. The temple was started by Ptolemy VI Philomotr (180-145 BC) at the beginning of his reign and added to by other Ptolemy's, most notably Ptolemy XIII (47-44 BC), who built the inner and outer hypostyle halls. Much of the temple has been destroyed by the Nile, earthquakes, and later builders who used its stones for other projects. Some of the reliefs inside were defaced by Copts who once used the temple as a church.

After your visit head to Aswan have your lunch at a local restaurant then continue your tour by visiting another landmark the temple of Philae dedicated to the goddess Isis, known as the Mother Goddess, the temple of Philae is located in a beautiful setting, landscaped to match the original site of the temple when it was relocated by UNESCO after the building of the Aswan Dam threatened the site. The temple has several shrines and sanctuaries dedicated to Goddess Isis and Goddess Hathor, and after that back to your hotel in Aswan. Overnight.

Day 7 Great Temples of Abu Simbel

After your breakfast at your hotel, Prepare to be blown away by the magnificence of these two temples with your guide and your private vehicle ( 3 hours driving) to Abu Simbel temples These two temples are undisputedly one of the world's most breathtaking monuments, and Egypt's second most visited touristic site, the Pyramids of Giza being on the top of the list. The relocation of the temples was a historic event in the 1960's. At that time, the temples were threatened by submersion in Lake Nasser when the High Dam was constructed. The Egyptian government with the support of UNESCO launched a worldwide appeal to save these colossal landmarks. They were successfully dismantled and relocated to a spot 60 meters above the cliff where they had been initially built. The more famous of the two temples is dedicated to Ramses II and the smaller one to his favorite wife Queen Nefertari. They were both built by Ramses II in the 13th century BC. The gigantic facade of Ramses II's temple represents four colossal, seated figures of Ramses. The facade is 119 feet wide, and 100 feet high, and the statues are each 67 feet high. The facade door leads to the interior of the temple is a 185-foot-long man-made rock cave that leads to a series of halls and rooms. The most remarkable feature of the temple of Abu-Simbel is that the construction is oriented in a way that twice a year, the morning sun rays shine through the length of the inner temple cave and illuminate the statues of the four gods seated at the end of the cave. the temple is considered to be the Must-see place in Egypt, after back to Aswan have lunch then check in at your hotel overnight in Aswan

Day 8 Aswan - Cairo

After your breakfast and according to your flight to Cairo our team will escort you to the airport to fly back to Cairo upon arrival meet and assist then transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Cairo.

Day 9 Departure from Egypt

After breakfast, our representative will escort you to the airport for final departure according to your flight time.

What's included

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Inclusions

  • Meet & assist upon arrival and departure
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation for 3-nights in Cairo B&B
  • Accommodation for 2-nights in Luxor B&B
  • Accommodation for 2-night in Aswan B&B
  • Accommodation for 1-night on sleeper train HB
  • Domestic Flight from Aswan to Cairo
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Entrance fees to all sites as per itinerary
  • All Transportation in private Vehicle
  • Sightseeing tour to Abu Simbel
  • Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary
  • All service charges and taxes

Exclusions

  • International Flights
  • Tipping for guides & drivers
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any Extras not mentioned

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Departure & Return

Start city: Cairo , Egypt

Pick up times available: 8:00

Pick up location: Hotel in Cairo

Ends at: Hotel in Cairo

Nearest airport: Cairo International Airport (CAI)



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