8 nights 9 days $2200 per person double occupancy shared room or $2700 per person private room. This trip feature stays in a 5 star hotel and cruise plus an incredible hot air ballon ride over the pyramids! Your domestic flights from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo are also included in your package. Tips for local guides, drivers and boat personnel are also included. Our Happy treasures of Egypt 9 day tour will connect you to the real Egypt in a way like no other. Our trip will take you back in time to one of the world’s first civilizations. The Egyptian Empire was born on the Nile and flourished with the perennial flooding of the world’s longest river. Your Egypt cultural tours with us will take you on a cruise down this iconic river, where lush riverbanks melt into a vast desert that holds some of the world’s greatest ancient wonders. The Egyptians formed one of our most extraordinary cultures, revered for their impressive architecture, legendary Pharaohs, and brilliant inventions that shaped the modern world. We’ll cross the Nile on a luxury cruise ship, see temple hieroglyphics, and marvel at the Pyramids of Giza and the Mighty Sphinx, the world’s oldest sculpture. Explore the Valley of the Kings, where King Tutankhamun was buried in gold, and visit the mosques & churches of Cairo, once known as the Mother of the World. Check out all of the details in the itinerary section.
Day 1: Arrival – Cairo (X)
Upon arrival our assistance will meet and assist you to finish all formalities then you will be transferred to your hotel, overnight at hotel in Cairo.
Day 2: Discover the Great Pyramids of Giza & Memphis and Sakkara
After your breakfast, it will be time to begin your tour to the Pyramids and Sphinx the first visit of the day will be to the Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, built by the pharaohs from the period starting from 2590 BC to 2480 BC.You will have the chance to explore the wonders of the Great Pyramid, get inside the queen Pyramid; you will also discover the beauty of the Sphinx, one of the largest monolith statues in the history of mankind. After enjoying the view and taking your lovely photos, you will move to Sakkara, which includes the step pyramid of king Zoser the oldest pyramid in Egypt. After that, you will move to Memphis, the first capital of Egypt. Here you’ll see the best and the biggest statue of King Ramses the great, one of the greatest king who ruled Egypt in the new kingdom. Finally, you’ll head back to Cairo for another night at your hotel.
Day 3: Explore the Egyptian museum OR ( the grand Egyptian museum if opened) and Cairo sightseeing Meals : (Breakfast-Lunch)
After your breakfast, start your full-day tour in Cairo start by visiting the Egyptian museum the staggering collection of antiquities displayed in Cairo's Egyptian Museum makes it one of the world's great museums. You would need a lifetime to see everything on the show. The museum was founded in 1857 by French Egyptologist August Mariette and moved to its current home — in the distinctive powder-pink mansion in Downtown Cairo — in 1897. Enjoy the treasures of Yuya and Tuya the grandfather and grandmother of King Tutankhamun and Many unique masterpieces of the ancient art only in this Museum. Even when the GEM opens, this iconic building will still be used as a museum. It has not been announced which collections will stay here and which will be moved — except for the Tutankhamun Galleries, which will all eventually be transferred to the GEM. After this have your lunch at the traditional restaurant also you can have some shopping stops for authentic souvenirs and Egyptian goods then visit the Coptic churches that back to the 3rd century visit the most famous church the Hanging Church end your day by Khan El Khalili the old bazaar in the heart of Islamic Cairo enjoy the local life after that back to your hotel
Day 4: Discover the Treasures of Luxor -Karnak & Luxor Temple
Meals (Breakfast –Lunch –Dinner ) If the weather is good we will do the hot air ballon ride on this day otherwise we will have an opportunity again on Day 5.
After your breakfast you will check out of your hotel in Cairo and be transferred to the Cairo airport to take your Flight to Luxor. upon arrival, you’ll be met and transferred to embark on your Nile Cruise ship, which you will stay full board for the coming four nights, you will start your visits by exploring the Karnak temple, the largest religious Pharaonic temple ever built in the world, then visit the Luxor temple as well with your private guide after that back to your Nile cruise enjoy your lunch and dinner on board.
Day 5: Explore the Iconic Valley of the Kings & The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Meals (Breakfast –Lunch –Dinner )
Your first visit of the day will be to the Valley of the Kings, the necropolis of the Pharaonic New Kingdom, including the famous tombs of the kings of ancient Egypt, your next stop will be the amazing temple of Hatshepsut. the first woman who ruled Egypt this temple was used as a monastery in the Christian era. This is why it is famous for the name “El Deir Al Bahry”,
or the Western Monastery. Your last stop of the day will be at the gigantic Colossi of Memnon, these two 18 meters high statues are the only remaining items of the temple of Amenhotep III. During the Roman Era called them Memnon attributed to Aga Memnon of Troy, after that back to your Cruise for Lunch and be ready for sailing towards Edfu, dinner will be on board.
Day 6: Discover the Temples on the Banks of the Nile -Edfu & Kom Ombo Temple
Meals (Breakfast –Lunch –Dinner )
After breakfast, you will have the chance to visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu. This temple is the best-preserved Ptolemaic temple in Egypt the building of the temple lasted about 800 years, the temple includes wonderfully decorated walls and stone capitals the temple dedicated to God Hours the falcon. Your next stop will be to visit the amazing Temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to two gods; Horus, the falcon god, and Sobek, the crocodile God, after that visit the crocodile museum see the mummies of the sacred crocodile that were discovered in the temple, enjoy the evening as you continue cruising down the Nile to Aswan, enjoy some entertainments on board.
Day 7: Tour Aswan - Nubian Village Cultural Day
Sleep in this morning and then depart for an afternoon Nubian Village tour. You will arrive by motorboat and get to participate in cooking classes, dance with locals and shop at local stores.
Day 8) Aswan to Cairo flight
Meals: (Breakfast) You will depart the boat in the morning and then visit a local perfume oil shop. We will then make our way to the airport for late afternoon flights to Cairo.
Day 9) Departure Day
Meals: BreakfastYou will need to depart your hotel by noon. At your preferred time you will be escorted to the airport.
5 star hotel 4 nights in Cairo
5 Star Cruise
Meet and assist at the airport upon arrival and departure
Cairo - Luxor flight
Aswan– Cairo flight
Pick up and drop off
Accommodation 8 Nights at Hotels and Nile Cruise
4 Nights at hotel in Cairo
4 Night full board on Nile cruise
Breakfast every day
Dinner every day on the cruise
Buffet lunch on the cruise
Lunch during Day Tours in Cairo at Local restaurants.
Qualified Egyptologist guide
All taxes and services
- Tips for Guides and drivers and boat personal.
All the Admission Tickets for sightseeing
Breakfast 8 Lunch 6 Dinner 4
All international flights
Beverages & drinks
Entry Visa to
Antigen Test for return flights back to the USA
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Group Trip Cancellations.
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