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Honeymoon Journey: Exploring Egypt’s Gems – Cairo, Nile Cruise, Luxor, Aswan, and Back to Cairo

$933
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Honeymoon Journey: Exploring Egypt's Gems - Cairo, Nile Cruise, Luxor, Aswan, and Back to Cairo , Situated on the outskirts of Cairo, the Giza Plateau is a remarkable expanse that holds the captivating Giza Necropolis. This awe-inspiring site dates back to the Fourth Dynasty, approximately 4,500 years ago, and encompasses the only surviving wonders of the ancient world—the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, alongside the enigmatic Sphinx. The Giza Plateau also houses several cemeteries, a workers' village, and an industrial complex, making it Cairo's most sought-after attraction, drawing thousands of visitors each year.

The Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu): A Storied Wonder and Egypt's Oldest Pyramid

Among the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, the Pyramid of Cheops, also known as Khufu, stands alone as a testament to ancient ingenuity. Constructed around 2570 BC, it remains the oldest pyramid in Giza and the largest in all of Egypt, towering at an impressive height of 146 meters.

Pyramid of Chephren (Khafre): Majestic Grandeur and the Tomb of a Pharaoh

Standing as the second tallest and second largest among the three Ancient Egyptian Pyramids of Giza, the Pyramid of Chephren, or Khafre, serves as the burial place for the Fourth-Dynasty pharaoh Khafre (Chefren). Khafre ruled from approximately 2558 to 2532 BC, leaving behind an enduring monument to his reign.

Pyramid of Menkaure (Mycerinus): The Subtle Splendor of Egypt's Smallest Pyramid

Nestled on the Giza Plateau's southwestern outskirts, the Pyramid of Menkaure, also known as Mycerinus, may be the smallest among the three primary pyramids in Giza. Its purpose was to serve as the tomb of the Fourth Dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Menkaure, creating a dignified resting place for this ancient ruler.

The Great Sphinx: A Mythical Marvel Carved from Stone

Carved from a single piece of stone, the Great Sphinx stands as one of the world's most renowned monuments. This legendary statue depicts a creature with the body of a lion and the face of a man, measuring an impressive 70 meters in length and 20 meters in height. The Sphinx's face closely resembles that of King Kephren, further adding to its allure and mystery.

Museum of Egyptian Antiquities: A Treasure Trove of Ancient History

Renowned as the Egyptian Museum or the Cairo Museum, the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities houses a vast collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. With over 120,000 items, it showcases a representative selection of antiquities, while the remaining pieces are carefully stored in its vast storerooms. Built in 1901 by the Italian construction company Garozzo-Zaffarani and designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon, this grand edifice stands as one of the largest museums in the region.

Philae Temple: A Marvelous Testament to Mythology and History

Dedicated to the goddess Isis, the Philae Temple tells the enthralling tale of one of Egypt's most famous mythologies. It recounts the story of Isis, her beloved husband's resurrection, the birth of her son Horus, and the mummification of Osiris following his demise. The temple was relocated to Agilika Island after the construction of the High Dam to safeguard it from flooding. Originally built during the reign of Ptolemy II in Egypt's Greco-Roman Period, the Philae Temple stands as a testament to the rich historical and cultural tapestry of the region.

The High Dam: An Engineering Marvel Safeguarding Egypt

Situated at the northern border between Egypt and Sudan, the High Dam is a remarkable rock-fill dam that serves as an engineering marvel. Its construction, initiated in 1960 and completed in 1968, aimed to protect Egypt from the annual floods of the Nile. The High Dam, officially inaugurated in 1971, stands at an impressive height of 111 meters, spans a length of 3,830 meters, and boasts a base width of 980 meters. The spillway, with a discharge capacity of 11,000 cubic meters per second, contributes to the dam's functionality.

The Kom Ombo Temple: A Dual Dedication to Ancient Gods

The uniqueness of the Kom Ombo Temple lies in its dedication to two deities—the falcon god Horus and the crocodile god Sobek. Built by Ptolemy VI, this temple showcases a design that features duplicated courts, halls, sanctuaries, and rooms for the two sets of gods. The southern half of the temple honors Sobek, the god of fertility and creator of the world in ancient Egyptian religion, while the northern section is dedicated to Horus, the falcon god.

The Temple of Edfu (Temple of Horus): A Revered Sanctuary

The Temple of Edfu, also referred to as the Temple of Horus, pays homage to Horus, the avenging son of Isis and Osiris. Ancient Greek documents identified Horus with their god Apollo, leading to the temple's alternate name, "Apollopolis Magna." Situated in Edfu, approximately 109 kilometers away from Luxor, this temple boasts exceptional preservation due to its complete burial under desert sands. It was rediscovered during the 19th century, unveiling a magnificent testament to ancient Egyptian architecture and spirituality.

The Valley of the Kings: An Ancient Necropolis of Pharaohs

The Valley of the Kings served as the burial site for nearly all the Pharaonic kings from the 18th to the 20th dynasties. Among its notable tombs are those of Tutankhamun, King Tutmosis I and III, King Ramses VI, King Amenhotep II, and King Merenptah. Visitors can explore three tombs during their visit, depending on the tombs open at that time, immersing themselves in the rich royal history and treasures contained within.

The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut: A Regal Memorial on the West Bank

Located on the West Bank of the River Nile, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, also known as Deir El-Bahari Temple, stands as a commemoration to the influential Queen Hatshepsut, the first known female monarch. As the stepmother of Pharaoh Thutmose III, she ruled for approximately two decades, leaving behind an enduring architectural masterpiece that showcases her remarkable reign.

The Colossi Statues of Memnon: Guardians of Ancient Majesty

Positioned on the West Bank of the River Nile, the Colossi Statues of Memnon are two colossal stone statues depicting the Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Reigning during Dynasty XVIII around 1350 BC, Amenhotep III left behind these monumental statues as guardians of his grandeur and legacy.

The Vast Temple of Karnak Complex: An Open-Air Museum

The Temple of Karnak complex, spanning the East Bank of the River Nile, stands as one of ancient Egypt's most grandiose and ambitious building projects. Covering over 100 hectares, this colossal temple complex consists of multiple temple buildings, forming the largest open-air museum in the region. Its architectural splendor and historical significance leave visitors in awe of Egypt's rich cultural heritage.

The Temple of Luxor: A Magnificent Symbol of Ancient Worship

Located in the heart of the city on the East Bank of the River Nile, the Temple of Luxor stands as a testament to Egypt's rich history and religious devotion. Its entrance, known as the first pylon, was constructed by Ramses II and adorned with captivating scenes depicting his military triumphs, notably his victory at the Battle of Kadesh. The Temple of Luxor stands as a captivating marvel, showcasing the grandeur of ancient Egyptian architecture and spirituality.

INCLUDED

  • Meet & assist before the immigration at the airport.
  • All transfer during tour by private A/C vehicle
  • Three ways Airport Transfer in Cairo With Private A/C Vehicle
  • One way transfer to Giza Station in Cairo with private A/C vehicle.
  • One way Luxor station transfer with Private A/C Vehicle
  • One way Aswan Airport transfer with Private A/C Vehicle
  • 03 nights' accommodation in Cairo based on Bed & Breakfast
  • 04 nights' accommodation at 5* Nile Cruise based on FB basis without beverages.
  • All entry fees for sites mention in the program.
  • Day Tour PyramidsSphinx & Egyptian Museum.
  • Cruise Sightseeing as mentioned in the program (Maybe will be joint tours).
  • Private Egyptologist guide during the tour.
  • Available language: English, Spanish, German & French (other language with supplement)

EXCLUDED

  • Egypt Entry Visa
  • International flight ticket as well as the domestic flight ticket if any.
  • Any optional tours or Meals or Beverage during tour or Personal expenses or any services didn’t mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping (for guide, driver, hotel bellman ….. etc.)

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Tour Plan

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Day 01: Arrival in Cairo

Upon your arrival at Cairo Airport, you will be greeted by a representative who will assist you with airport customs and formalities. You will be escorted to your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Check-in at the hotel and enjoy an overnight stay in Cairo.

Meals: No Meals

Day 02: Full Day Pyramids, Sphinx & Egyptian Museum

After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and meet your guide at the reception. Embark on a full day tour starting with a visit to the iconic Great Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx. Continue to explore the renowned Egyptian Museum. After an exciting and informative day, transfer to your hotel in Cairo for relaxation. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 03: Cairo – Luxor – Cruise – Half Day East Bank

Check-out from the hotel after breakfast. Transfer to Cairo airport for your domestic flight to Luxor. Upon arrival, you will be met by a representative and transferred to your Nile Cruise. Board the cruise ship before lunch and settle in. Accompanied by your knowledgeable Egyptologist tour guide, visit the East Bank of Luxor, including the splendid Luxor and Karnak temples. The evening is free for leisure or optional excursions offered by your guide. Enjoy dinner and spend the night onboard the cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04: Luxor West Bank – Edfu

Enjoy breakfast onboard the cruise as you sail to Luxor's West Bank. Explore the major attractions, such as the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, and the Colossi of Memnon. Return to the cruise for lunch and continue sailing to Edfu. Dinner and overnight stay onboard the cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Edfu – Kom Ombo

After breakfast onboard the cruise, visit the impressive Edfu Temple. Sail to Kom Ombo while enjoying lunch onboard. Explore the unique Kom Ombo Temple and return to the cruise. Dinner will be served onboard as you sail to Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Aswan Sightseeing

Start your day with breakfast onboard the cruise. Transfer to visit the High Dam and the fascinating Philae Temple. Return to the cruise for lunch. The evening is free for leisure or optional excursions. Enjoy dinner and spend the night onboard the cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07: Aswan Sightseeing – Cairo

Early morning, you have the option to embark on an excursion to Abu Simbel. After breakfast, disembark from the cruise. Transfer to Aswan airport for your domestic flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Check-in at the hotel and enjoy an overnight stay in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast

Please Note: The cruise itinerary may be subject to change without prior notice depending on navigational circumstances.

Day 08: Cairo – Departure

After breakfast and check-out from the hotel, our representative will transfer you to Cairo International Airport for your final departure. Take with you the wonderful memories and the friendships you made during your time in Egypt.

Meals: Breakfast

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