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Tour Itinerary

  • Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then met your personal guide who will accompany you to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world  The great  Pyramid of Khufu’s (Cheops),3 small pyramids You will continue to explore the rest of Giza plateau including the sight of Khafre’s (kaphren) pyramid - Khufu's son, the second-largest pyramid on Giza site,, the remains of the funeral temple, the pyramid of Mankawra( Mykerinus) and 3 small pyramids. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, the head of a pharaoh with a lion's body, which dates from the time of Chephren; the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the pyramids of chefren This temple served definitely two functions: First, it was used for the purification of the mummy of the king before its burial. Second, it was used for making the Mummification process of the king. After visiting the pyramids, you'll then continue across the plateau for a photo opportunity of the three pyramids rising from the sands, with the Cairo skyline in the background. Proceed to have your lunch at local restaurant,  Back to Hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Overnight in Cairo

  • Breakfast on board.

     

    (Optional) Hot Balloon:

     

     Cross to the West Bank to visit to Valley of the Kings,  was created and used from approximately 1539 BC to 1075 BC. It contains some 60 tombs, starting with Thutmose I and ending with Ramses X or XI. The official name of the site was The Great and Majestic Necropolis of the Millions of Years of the Pharaoh, Life, Strength, Health in The West of Thebes, or more usually, the Great Field. The most famous tomb is KV62, the Tomb of King Tutankhamun. The discovery of King Tut’s tomb was made by Howard Carter in 1922; Tutankhamun’s tomb was the first royal tomb to be discovered that was still largely intact. you will visit 3 tombs, You will continue to explore then transfer to the  Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahary , Queen Hatshepsut was the first great woman in recorded history: the forerunner of such figures as Cleopatra, Catherine the Great and Elizabeth I.The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut is the focal point of the Deir el-Bahri complex of mortuary temples and tombs located on the west bank of the Nile, opposite the city of Luxor. Hatshepsut was female pharoah. Her temple, this temple was built on three surfaces take the form of balconies, devoted primarily to the worship of the god Amun, and to perform funeral rites for the queen known as El Deir El Bahary

     

     and Proceed to the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III, Colossi of Memnon  are the two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For 3,400 years they have sat in the Theban necropolis, across the River Nile from the city of Luxor. The original function of the Colossi was to stand guard at the entrance to Amenhotep’s memorial temple or mortuary temple.Excursion to the Temples of Thebes, Lunch on board. Afternoon free at leisure, Afternoon Tea

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Overnight Luxor

  • Breakfast. Start your tour visiting The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities, and dates back some 5000 years of art which is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms, The Egyptian Museum which is filled with thousands of Pharaonic artifacts, including the golden treasures of King Tutankhamen. Fascinating objects such as jewels, headdresses, alabaster vases and toys from ancient Egypt are all on display, and many priceless statues and other artifacts can also be seen which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1922s when his tomb was excavated, The Egyptian Museum is one of the first stops on most people’s itineraries when travelling to Egypt. This distinctive museum that houses a vast store of priceless objects, from earlier time to the Greco Roman period is worth seeing.Proceed to have your lunch at local restaurant, Back to Hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Overnight in Cairo

  • Breakfast. Then Drive towards the white desert, on the way we will stop by the Crystal and black Mountains for visit and lunch. Visit the White Desert & enjoy seeing the beautiful shapes of lime stone.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Overnight in camp in the White Desert.

  • Breakfast. Then we visit the Oasis of Farafra, continue driving to reach Dakhla. On the way we visit the Picturesque Village of El Qasr, Deir El Hagar and visit the Roman burial Ground of Mozawaka then drive to the painted rock at the yellow desert to enjoy the camel rock.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Overnight camping.

  • Breakfast. Transfer to the domestic airport. Departure by the plane to Luxor. Arrival and transfer to visit The Karnak Temple, the largest place of worship ever built. In ancient Egypt, the power of the god Amun of Thebes gradually increased during the early New Kingdom, and after the short persecution led by Akhenaten, it rose to its apex. In the reign of Ramesses III, more than two thirds of the property owned by the temples belonged to Amun, evidenced by the stupendous buildings at Karnak. Although badly ruined, no site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak. It is the largest temple complex ever built by man, and represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders. The Temple of Karnak is actually three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples located about three kilometers north of Luxor, Egypt situated on 100 ha (247 acres) of land. Karnak is actually the sites modern name. Its ancient name was Ipet-isut, meaning "The Most Select (or Sacred) of Places".

    Then move to Luxor Temple. It was built by Amunhotep III in 18th Dynasty in the New Kingdom and it was completed by Ramesses II during the 19th Dynasty. King Ramses II was the most famous king in the 19th Dynasty. He ruled Egypt for about 67 years. It was dedicated to the great god Amun-Ra, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu together representing the Theban triad. Enjoy visiting Obelisk of Ramses II in front of the 1st Pylon. It was called "Ipet resyt", which means the Southern Opet or the Place of the Seclusion of Amun-Re. It was directly connected to the temple of Karnak, the main cult center of Amun-Re or Amun-Min, the sky god or the ithyphallic fertility god. The temple of Luxor has, since its inception, always been a sacred site. After Egypt's pagan period, a Christian church and monastery was located here, and after that, a mosque (13th century Mosque of Abu el-Haggag) was built that continues to be used today, Transfer to the Nile Cruise. Boarding before Lunch. Lunch on board.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Overnight in Luxor.

  • Departure from Cairo to El Bahariya Oasis (385km) about four hours. Arrival then visits the little museum in Bawiti with some fascinating local finds.

     

    Then we will enter the marvelous and refreshingly original tomb of Benantui from the 26th. dynasty. Next, to the Amasis chapels which are being preserved in an unusually sympathetic style.

     

    After a visit to the Temple of Alexander drive to visit the English house , the hot springs and watch the sun go down over the salt lake.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Overnight Camping.

  • In and around Luxor

    Breakfast. From Kharga we head to Baris Oasis 90-km we visit the Temple of Dush, picnic lunch and later on we head to Luxor 300-Km. Transfer to the hotel

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Overnight in Luxor.

  • In the morning we drive to reach Kharga Oasis and visit the temple of Hibis, the Christian tombs of Bagawat and then the old town of Kharga have a lunch in a local restaurant at the oasis after lunch drive to visit the Nadora fortress area.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Overnight camping.

  • Sailing to Edfu. Breakfast served on board, then you will be Visit the majestic temple dedicated to Horus. The Edfu’s Temple is the second largest temple after Karnak. Which was known in Greco-Roman times as Apollonopolis Magna, The temple was dedicated to the falcon God Horus and was built during the Ptolemaic period.  lunch served on board, Sailing to Kom Ombo. standing on high grounds overlooking the Nile, the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris in Kom Ombo (also known simply as Kom Ombo Temple) dates from about 180 BC during the Ptolemaic era, with additions made into Roman times. The temple at Kom Ombo was also built at this time, under Ptolemy VI. Since this bend in the Nile was a favored spot for crocodiles to bask in the sun and threaten locals, it is natural that the temple would be dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god. But it is unusual in having a double dedication: it also honors Haroeris, a form of the falcon-headed god Horus. The hypostyle halls were added under Ptolemy XIII (51-47 BC); the Roman emperor Trajan (53-117 AD) added the forecourt and outer enclosure walls. Dinner will be served on Board.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     Overnight on Kom Ombo.

  • Welcome to Cairo, Egypt (Around The Clock)

    Ancient Egypt Tours representative will pick you up from Cairo International Airport by the  exit door, holding a sign "Ancient Egypt Tours with your name written on it"will meet & assist you at Cairo International Airport (Arrival procedures) and then he will escort you to the hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At hotel the tour manager will assist with a smooth check-in and review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour.

    Overnight in Cairo.

    Welcome Drink

Policy

Prices include return economy-class flights from on Qatar Airways. Prices are quoted on a twin-sharing basis in a standard room with inclusions listed above. Additional options are available upon request. Departures are fixed for 23 September 2015, no amendments or changes will be possible. Prices are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change without notice depending on travel dates and availability. Easy monthly payment plans are available from select participating banks through Musafir Holidays retail outlets and are subject to approval. All photos and videos shown are illustrative. Actual services may differ. Terms apply.         

Description

Start and end in Cairo! With the Explorer tour 20 Days Cairo, Desert Safari to Luxor, Nile Cruise, Hurghada & Alexandria, you have a 20 days tour package taking you through Cairo, Egypt and 11 other destinations in Egypt. 20 Days Cairo, Desert Safari to Luxor, Nile Cruise, Hurghada & Alexandria includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

TOUR INCLUSION
Alcoholic beverages
Any optional tours
Bike equipment
Central Air/Heat
Cruise
TOUR EXLUSION
Admission to park(s)
Airfare & airport taxes
Alcoholic beverages
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