Private guided tour Egypt, from Cairo to visit Giza’s Great pyramids and most of the pyramids, Saqqara, Medium, Hawara, el Lahun. To be driving from Cairo to Minia, and there stops by each of these iconic Pyramids.
Minia is a city located 240 Kmts. South of Cairo, and it is very rare for agents to offer it to travellers, but here we have decided to include it in this package, as you have historical unique sites, they are amazing but 99 % of visitor do not get the chance to visit and cover all of these sites, the capital of ancient Egypt during the reign of Akhenaton, where he lived with his beautiful queen Nefertiti, you will see the nobles tombs, with the unique style of art that exists only during the reign of Akhenaton, while there enjoy the boundary steal, also we have Beni Hassan tombs, with their bright colours since 2050 B.C. with the oldest depiction for the Olympic games.
Drive through the villages and enjoy the local’s life, herds man in your way herding their sheep, or a farmer and a family working in the farm, folks on coffee shops, others buying fruits, vegetable and meat from the butcher in the street, unique sites such as the tomb of Petosiris the high priest of god Thoth, the catacomb of the Ibis bird that extends for many kmts.
Drive from Minia to Luxor through Abydos and Dendara. At the same time, in Luxor, you will visit many sites such as Habu, Nobel’s tombs, Village of the workers, Valley of the queens including Nefertari tomb, Valley of the kins and King Tut tomb, Crusie the Nile, and enjoy 4 Nights Luxury Nile Cruise.
Day 1- Welcome to the land of the Pharaoh’s
Arrival at Cairo international airport, you will be met by our rep who will assist you in getting your visa, then he will escort you to your hotel Cairo Sheraton Nile view room. Meals D.
Day 2- Tour Giza’s pyramids, sphinx, Memphis and Sakkara step pyramid.
After breakfast, meet your guide in the lobby to start a tour of Giza’s great pyramids o; while you are there, you will enjoy a camel ride around the great pyramid area, including the sphinx. Then drive to Memphis, the first Capital of ancient Egypt; nearby, you will visit the 1st pyramid and stone building in Egypt, better known as the step pyramid of Sakkara. Including one of the oldest tombs in there with its bright colours dates back to 2650 B.C. drive back to the hotel, Cairo Sheraton Nile view room. Meals B & L.
Day 3- Visit the Egyptian Museum& Old Cairo.
After breakfast, you will meet your guide to visit the Egyptian museum. With the great collection of monuments that cover our Egyptian history, with the golden mask of the boy king tut Ankh Amun, Mummy court is Included. Then we drive to Old Cairo, including the Hanging Church that dates back to 800 A D, the crypt where Jesus was hidden with virgin Merry, the Synagogue and the mosque of Amer Ibn el Asi, the Oldest mosque in Egypt. drive back to your hotel Cairo Sheraton Nile view room.
Day 4- Pyramids of Dahshour, Medium pyramid, Mastabas, Hawara & El Lahun.
Drive from your hotel to the pyramids of Dahshour, the oldest in Egypt, two pyramids ( the red pyramid and the bent pyramid), built by king Senefru in 2700 B.C, from there you drive to Meidum, which is one of three pyramids built at the ti,e of king Sneferu, around 2700 B C. it is a mud-brick temple. We keep driving to Fayoum, where we will visit El Lahun and Hawara Pyramids. We will then arrive at Minia for the overnight Nefertiti Hotel.
Day 5- Tour Beni Hassan and Tell El AAmarnat, the capital of Egypt at the time of Akhenaton.
Today we have such a great adventure, as we drive for 30 minutes, to reach our first site, Beni Hassan tombs, those dating back to 2000 B. C, with the great colours and detailed scenes that describe sportive, social and funeral. We will visit four tombs, be ready to hick the mountain to reach the tombs. Stairs are available too. From there will Drive to Tel El Amarna, the Capital of Egypt only for 14 years during the reign of king Akenaton 1350 B. C. we will tour Noble’s tombs and the boundary steal that shows the borders of Egypt, plus ruins for the royal palace where queen Nefertiti Lived, back to our hotel in Mina. Nefertiti Hotel.
Day 6- Tour Malawi Museum, Hermoplois, and Tuna El Gabal.
Unique tour today, we will visit the Tuna El Gabal or Hermopolis Magna, the tome of Petosirs, the high priest of God Thoth; the tomb is one of the master tombs in Egypt, as it has both ancient Egyptian and Roman Scenes with beautiful colours, the Roman well with 70 Meters Steps under the ground level, the catacomb where we have millions of Ibis birds were mummified and buried in there, the mummy of Isadora, from there we drive to Hermopolis the cult centre of god Thoth who used to be represented as a monkey, or Ibis, over there we still have 2 out of 6 giant statues for Thoth, plus the beautiful Basilica with the Corinthian style. We drive to Mallawi Museum with a great collection of findings in the area. Back to our hotel, Nefertiti Hotel.
Day 7- Drive to Abydos.
After Breakfast, check out and then start driving from Minia to Abydos. Upon arrival to Abydos, check-in our hotel House of life. Lunch at your hotel, then enjoy a private tour to the temple of Abydos that was built by Ramses II and Seti I, in 1350 B.C, one of the unique temples, especially the section that was built by King Seti I, plus the temple has 7 shrines for 7 different gods, unlike all other temples only dedicated to 3 gods, back to our hotel House of life.
Day 8- Abydos to Dendara To Luxor.
After enjoying our breakfast, we will drive to Dendara, dedicated to Hathor, the cow goddess; the temple has the best-preserved ceiling ever, with details of the zodiac; after the tour, keeps driving to Luxor, check into your hotel free afternoon, Sonesta Saint George Nile View room.
Day 9- Tour Luxor west bank.
Visit the temple of King Ramasis III ( Habu ), where the best colours are. Ruins for the Royal palace of the king, valley of the queens with the great tomb of Queen Nefertari, Village of the workers that have tombs and houses of those who cut, carved and painted the tombs by the valley of the kings and queens, the place is known as Dier El Madina. Lunch in a local restaurant, back to our hotel. Sonesta Saint George Nile View room.
Day 10- Private to Karnak and Luxor temples.
Check out of our hotel, 10:00 am; our rep will help you check into our five stars, Ms Farah Luxury Nile cruise. Lunch will be on board, then tour to the East bank of Luxor, including, Karnak temple which is the largest temple in the Middle East, covering an area of 60 acres, and the oldest block in the temple dates back to 2050 B.C. then we have a tour to Luxor temple which is much smaller but has a unique taste as it has monuments dates back to pharaohs age, Ptolemaic age, Roman age, Coptic age and Islamic age, all in one. Lunch Farah Luxury Nile cruise. Meals B. L . D.
Day 11- Valley Of The Kings, Including King Tut Tomb, Hatshepsut Temple.
After breakfast, you will meet your guide to starting your tour to visit King’s valley. ( tombs of the kings of Ancient Egypt since 1550 B.C) this is one of the most important highlights of the tours as we have the colours still fresh till now; we will also include the tombs of King Tutankhamen, discovered in 1922 as it is the last one also the only intact tomb in the valley.
Village of the workers. No other tour company offer you this site, but it is the best in all of Egypt; imagine yourself getting inside the tomb that dates back to 1300 B. C and feel like those colours just painted a few hours ago.
Hatsheput temple, the first female pharaoh in ancient Egypt, was her mortuary temple since 1500 B.C. Colossal of Memnon, back to the cruise to start sailing to Aswan via Esna Lock, Ms Farah Luxury Nile cruise. Meals B. L . D.
Day 12: Private Tour To Edfu and Komombo Temples.
After breakfast, tour to Edfu temple by horse carriage ride one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt, which dates back to 237 B.C, this is the only temple where you can see the sacred boat of the god, and also it is the best example of the full intact temple. Back to the cruise sailing and have lunch. Then tea time. Stop by Komombo to visit the double temple of Horus and Sobek; this is one of the most interesting temples as will learn thee about the calendar and Medicine in ancient Egypt, back to the cruise to sail to Aswan and while sailing enjoys your Egyptian meal then the Glabiya party where everyone will be dressed as an Egyptian. Feel free to attend the party with no custom; you can still participate in the games. Ms Farah Luxury Nile cruise. Meals B. L . D.
Day 12- Private tour to Aswan high dam and Phila temple, sailboat after lunch.
After breakfast, meet your guide in the lobby to start your tour to Aswan High dam, Phila temple, which is one of many temples that were moved from its original location because of the construction of the dame, and the unfinished obelisk, the granite quarry that used by ancient Egyptians since the old kingdom age, even they used some of its blocks for the pavement of the area around the pyramid. Back to the cruise For lunch, then we will enjoy The felucca sailboat ride.
Back to the ship to enjoy the Nubian show and dinner Ms Farah, Luxury Nile cruise.
Day 13- Abu Simbel and check in to your hotel for Old cataract.
After having breakfast at 7 am, check out the cruise; fly To Abu Simbel if there is no flight, so you will meet your guide in the lobby to start a private tour of the great temples of Abu Simble built by Ramses the great, 1280 B.C. That will be 3 hours’ drive to go and 2 hours tours then 3 hours to drive back. ( Lunch will be served in Local house ) Upon arrival to Aswan, check into your ultra-Luxury hotel old Cataract Suite with Nile View. Meals B.& L.
Day 14- Fly to Cairo, then fly back home.
Check out drive to Aswan airport to catch your flight to Cairo, to catch your flight back home.