08 DAYS EGYPT DESTINATIONS tour package witnesses the mystery of Egypt just as in one of those spine-chilling stories we heard in our childhood. Many famous films and thrillers have been espoused on the backdrop of the Egyptian Pyramids and the rich wealth of the Pharaohs. Travel to this land of mystic and mystery to re-live those moments of cinematic and fictional thrills.
Cairo is the capital of Egypt and sits on the banks of the Nile River. At its heart are Tahrir Square and the vast Egyptian Museum which holds a treasure of antiquities including royal mummies and gilded King Tutankhamun artefacts. Nearby, Giza is the site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx. In Gezira Island, the 187m Cairo Tower provides panoramic city views. The Coptic Cairo area includes the Roman-era Fortress of Babylon, Hanging Church, and Coptic Museum, which displays antiquities of Christian Egypt.
At Aswan, visit the Philae Temple, High Dam, and unfinished obélisque. Sail in a felucca around Elephantine Island, Botanical gardens and Agha Khan Mausoleum. Visit the Temple of Abu Simbel. Sail to Kom Ombo, visit Kom Ombo Temple. Sail to Edfu. Visit Edfu Temple.
Sail to Luxor on your Cruise. Visit Valley of Kings, Queen Hatshepsut Temple, and colossi of Memnon. Visit Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple.
In Alexandria, besides Pompey’ Pillar, Catacomb, Citadel of Qait Bay, you also get to see the Library of Alexandra and the Montazah Gardens.
Enjoy visiting historical locations and world heritage monuments along with the hospitality and live performance of glamourous belly-dancers, great wine and good food while scoring memorable good times.
04 Nights Cairo,
03 Nights Nile Cruise.
Cairo, Egypt’s sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. At its heart is Tahrir Square and the vast Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities including royal mummies and gilded King Tutankhamun artefacts. Nearby, Giza is the site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx, dating to the 26th century BC. In Gezira Island’s leafy Zamalek district, 187m Cairo Tower affords panoramic city views.
On a hilltop above the city is the medieval Citadel fortress, site of Muhammad Ali Mosque, an Ottoman landmark. It overlooks the Islamic Cairo neighborhood, whose zigzagging streets feature significant architecture like the 10th-century Al-Azhar Mosque and massive Bab Zuweila gate. It’s also home to the buzzing Khan el-Khalili bazaar and the Museum of Islamic Art. Highlights of the Coptic Cairo area include the Roman-era Fortress of Babylon, Hanging Church, and Coptic Museum, which displays antiquities of Christian Egypt. After dark, social life thrives in countless ahwas or coffeehouses.
Cairo has a hot desert climate with almost no rain. May-Sep can have scorching days and high humidity, while the rest of the year is cooler. Winter (Dec–Feb) has mild weather. It’s a year-round destination, but peak travel periods happen in the main vacations of Aug and Dec. The Cairo International Film Festival (Nov/Dec) is a major event focusing on Arab productions. Islamic celebrations include Eid al-Fitr (dates vary), with feasting to end Ramadan. Shortly after New Year, Coptic Christmas (Jan) includes church services.
Day 01: Arrival in Cairo
Arrive at Cairo International Airport and get transferred to your hotel in Cairo for check-in. The evening is on leisure. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 02: Cairo
After breakfast, full day visit of the Great Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, perfume factory and cotton shop. Optional Solar Boat in Pyramids’ area.
Continue visits to the Egyptian Museum and Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Optional Entrance of the Mummies room at the Egyptian Museum. Panorama tour to the view of Cairo Tower, Citadel (Blue Mosque) & Churches. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 03: Aswan/Nile Cruise
Early morning after breakfast, transfer to Cairo Domestic Airport to take your flight to Aswan. On arrival at Aswan Airport, visit the Philae Temple, High Dam, and unfinished obélisque. Transfer to your Nile cruise for check-in. After Lunch, sail in a felucca around Elephantine Island, Botanical gardens and Agha Khan Mausoleum. Overnight on the cruise at Aswan.
Day 04: Nile Cruise
Early morning with breakfast box transfer to Abu Simbel. Visit the Temple of Abu Simbel.
Sail to Kom Ombo, visit Kom Ombo Temple. Sail to Edfu and overnight on the cruise at Edfu.
Day 05: Nile Cruise
Visit Edfu Temple. Sail to Luxor.
Day 06: Nile Cruise / Luxor/Cairo
Check out after breakfast. Visit Valley of Kings, Queen Hatshepsut Temple, and Colossi of Memnon. Visit Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. After visits transfer to Luxor Airport to take your flight to Cairo.
Arrival to Cairo Domestic Airport, get transferred to your hotel. Overnight at Cairo.
Day 07: Cairo/ Alexandria/Cairo
Early morning after breakfast transfer to Alexandria. Full day visit of Pompey’ Pillar, Catacomb, Citadel of Qait Bay, Library of Alexandra and Montazah Gardens. Overnight at Cairo.
Day 08: Departure from Cairo
Check-out after breakfast, transfer to Cairo International Airport for the return flight.