- Visit Giza Pyramids & Sphinx- Egyptian Museum
- Visit Luxor
Meet & assist at Cairo International Airport where you will meet your tour manager. Transfer from airport to hotel by our private air conditioned vehicle. The tour manager will assist you at hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast at hotel. Pick up by our representative then transfer to enjoy an amazing tour to Giza Pyramids. Khufu's pyramid is the northernmost and largest of the three. In classical antiquity it was considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and is the only one to have survived. Khephren's monument can be easily identified by the casing stones that still cling to its pointed top. The much smaller pyramid of Mycerinus had not been completed by the time of the king's death. Its intended granite revetment was only partially applied. The Great Sphinx is part of the funerary complex of Khephren. Its impressive leonine body with the royal head is sculpted in an outcrop of the native limestone. Part of the face, including the nose, has been deliberately damaged. The false beard has fallen off and is currently kept at the British Museum. Tour to the Valley Temple. Wonderful tour to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities near Tahrir Square in Cairo, which has the richest and most important collection of objects from Ancient Egypt in the world.
The collection is constantly growing since the museum is the primary recipient of any finds made on the soil of Egypt. There you can contemplate the precious treasures of Tutankhamon, most famous king of the Ancient Egypt. The museum includes a Mummy Chamber with extra cost. Back to hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Cairo airport to fly to Luxor. Meet & assist at Luxor airport. Magnificent visit to the Valley of the Kings, the most famous concentration of royal tombs in Ancient Egypt. Disappointed by the failure of the pyramids to protect their royal owners from robbery and desecration, the kings of the New Kingdom decided to adopt a more secure mode of burial. Instead of the pyramid, they opted for deep, rock-cut galleries and halls. Enjoy a visit to Deir el-Bahari, Steep cliffs in the shape of a horseshoe form a natural background to two monumental buildings standing side by side, each belonging to a different period. The earlier one, on the left, was built by King Nebhepetre Mentuhotep (11th Dynasty), as a combined tomb and funerary monument. More than 500 years later, the female pharaoh Hatshepsut (18th Dynasty), whose tomb is situated in the Valley of the Kings, used the same site for the construction of her funerary temple. Continue to the Colossi of Memnon. The first monument one encounters on a visit to the west bank of Luxor is the site of the funerary temple of Amenhotep III (18th Dynasty). The temple itself has all but completely disappeared, but the colossal twin statues of the king, which once stood proudly in front of the entrance to the temple, are still there to greet the visitor. Then, transfer for an amazing tour to Luxor Temple, most important monument, and most sacred of sites. It was conceived as a remote southern annex to the temple of Karnak, at a distance of about 3 kilometres from it. Hence, it faces the Karnak Temple, and was connected to it by a long processional avenue, flanked by rows of sphinxes on either side. Many of those sphinxes have been unearthed and guard the entrance to the temple, but more still lie buried beneath the buildings of modern Luxor . Enjoy a wonderful tour to Karnak Temple. Three temples of Ancient Egypt claimed supremacy over all the others: the Temple of Ptah at Memphis, the Temple of Re-Atum at Heliopolis and the Temple of Amon-Re at Karnak. However, only one has been spared the ravages of time to amaze the visitor even today, 4,000 years after its initial stage of building – the Temple of Karnak. The Temple of Amon-Re was the melting pot of religion and politics. Its monumental courts and halls witnessed the most critical events of Egyptian history. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Luxor.
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Luxor airport to fly back to Cairo. Meet & assist at Cairo airport. Transfer to visit Saladin Citadel, located on the spur of the Muqattam hills. It was the seat of government and home of almost all rulers of Egypt. Enjoy visiting the Mohamed Ali Mosque which was erected within the walls of Saladin's Citadel. The alabaster Mohammed Ali Mosque built in 1824 is one of Cairo's landmarks. Continue to Old Cairo which has the remains of old Babylon's fortress walls partially surrounding the Coptic Quarter with its fascinating churches, the convent of St. George and the Ben Izra Synagogue. Then, tour to the Cairo's most famous bazaar, Khan El Khalili, located in the old area of AlQahira. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Cairo international airport to board your departure flight. End of our services.
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