Discover the attractions in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan only in a 6-days
6 days 5 nights
Discover the attractions in Cairo and spend a magnificent Christmas Holiday in Egypt with Explore Egypt Tours experts on an unforgettable tour to Cairo, Giza Pyramids & SaqqaraLuxor, and Aswan in an amazing 6-day tour.
Cairo-Giza Pyramids, Saqqara, Memphis, The Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Saladdin, Coptic Cairo
Aswan-The High Dam, The Unfinished Obelisk, Philae Temple
Luxor-The Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon
Day 01: Arrival (Welcome to Egypt)
Discover the attractions in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan
Welcome to Cairo, Egypt (Around the Clock).
Our Rep. will assist you at Cairo International Airport. Then, he will transfer you to your hotel in Cairo by a private air-conditioned Car.
Overnight in Cairo.
Day 02: Giza Pyramids & Saqqara & Memphis
After enjoying the Breakfast in your hotel, Pickup from your hotel in Cairo and then met by your personal guide who will accompany you to:
One of the most mysterious seven wonders of the ancient world (and the only one that still exists.)
-Pyramid of Cheops :
the construction of the pyramid dates from approximately the year 2560 BC, when it was built as a tomb for the pharaoh khufu, and its construction continued over a period of 20 years.
the visitor can see the sarcophagus in which king khufu lay in the upper room known as the king's chamber as this room is accessed through a corridor with a majestic tiered ceiling which is considered a masterpiece of ancient architecture.
- Pyramid of Khafre
It is one of the pyramids of Giza in Egypt. it is built by King Khafre. Lower in height than his father's pyramid (Khufu), it is built on an area of 215 square meters and has two entrances on the northern side. It still retains some of its outer covering at the top.
-Pyramid of Menkaure
it is the smallest of the three main pyramids of the giza pyramid complex located on the giza plateau in the southwestern suburbs of cairo, egypt. It is believed to have been built to serve as a tomb for the Egyptian pharaoh Mykarenus.
Saqqara Step Pyramid
Also known as the "Step Pyramid," Djoser's Pyramid stands in the Saqqara Necropolis.
The pyramid consists of six mastabas and inside the pyramid there are galleries and wells dug directly into the rock, in which a deposit of mummies of the royal family was found.
The white and turquoise ceramics that were found inside the pyramid and the very heavy pink granite slabs that covered the burial chamber are very famous.
Also in Saqqara is the tomb of Mehu, recently opened to the public for the first time since its discovery in 1940. This dignitary of the sixth dynasty was buried with the highest honors in a place which, thanks to its secluded position, managed to survive the raids of looters and to keep its hieroglyphs in good condition.
MitRahina(Memphis) statue of Ramses II.
The only remaining evidence of Memphis is this noteworthy open-air museum, built around a magnificent fallen colossal limestone statue of Ramses II. Its position on its back gives a great opportunity to inspect the carving up close – even the pharaoh’s nipples are very precise. Its twin is the statue that stood in Midan Ramses in Cairo until 2006 when it was moved to stand guard by the Grand Egyptian Museum construction site.
Back to your hotel.
Day 03: Fly from Cairo to Aswan
Enjoy to go to Aswan and Luxor
Our Rep will pick you up to Cairo airport for your flight from Cairo to Aswan.
In Aswan, you will meet your private Egyptologist English speaking guide to visit The High Dam
Egypt is famous for one of the greatest engineering works it is the Aswan Dam, it is a very important architectural and historical achievement for the history of the country, it is the more modern and largest of the two dams that were built on the Nile, at the height of the first there are small sequences of waterfalls. The Dam takes its name from the nearby city of Aswan, which is about 17 km away.
Aswan was the place where many of the monuments that have come down to us today from ancient Egypt were created. It is considered A piece of stone 41 meters long and four meters wide that was probably abandoned due to a crack in the rock (doh!) and now lies abandoned in the same quarry where it was left thousands of years ago.
Then visit Philae Temple
Philae Temple This temple dedicated to the goddess Isis, which was flooded by the waters of the Nile, is considered the temple of love and was divided and reassembled in a new location on the island of Egilika, about 500 meters from its original location on the island of Philae. Its buildings include the Temple of Hathor, and the visitor can watch the sound and light show at night, which is presented in several languages.
Back to your hotel in Aswan
Overnight in Aswan.
Day 04: Luxor| The Valley of the Kings| The Temple of Hatshepsut| The Colossi of Memnon
After enjoy Breakfast in Aswan Hotel, You will transfer to Luxor by air-conditioned car and then meet our English speaking Egyptologist guide and accompany you to visit
The Valley of the Kings
also known as the "Valley of the Gates of the Kings" in Egypt, it was used for 500 years in the period between the 16th and 11th centuries BC. to build tombs for the pharaohs and nobles of the modern state. This site was chosen for the burial of kings, because the sun god descends (dies) in the western horizon to be reborn and rejuvenated in the eastern horizon, and the royal tombs are notable for containing drawings and inscriptions from ancient Egyptian mythology. .
The Temple of Hatshepsut
The Temple of Hatshepsut or Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut is an Eighteenth Dynasty temple of Egypt and the best remaining temples were built about 3,500 years ago in Deir el-Bahari, Egypt. The walls of the temple were covered with scenes representing temple rituals and religious festivities, the scenes more distinct than those in the central balcony, which represents Hatshepsut's mission in Puntland. You can also visit the hall sacred to the god Amon and the hall of celebrations, where the procession of the queen moved from the temple of the valley to this temple.
The Colossi of Memnon
The Colossi of Memnon are two huge statues that were built around the year 1350 BC, and are all that remains of a temple in memory of the pharaoh (Amenhotep III), located in western Thebes, Egypt. They belong to King Amenhotep III, one of the kings of the 18th dynasty, which is the strongest ruling family in the history of ancient Egypt.
Then transfer to Luxor Airport to catch your flight from Luxor to Cairo.
Overnight in Cairo.
Day 05: The Egyptian Museum & Citadel of Saladdin & Coptic Cairo
After enjoy Breakfast in Cairo Hotel, Your guide will transfer you to visit
The Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian Museum is the oldest museum in the world entirely dedicated to Egyptian culture, which is why there is a private guide who talks and explains the fundamental stages of its formation, from the birth of the collection to the present day.
Salah El Din Citadel including Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque inside.
The Muhammad Ali Mosque is located within the Citadel of Salah al-Din, and was built by Muhammad Ali in 1848. This mosque was called the Alabaster Mosque, referring to the marble slabs that covered its interior walls. It was also called Alabaster Mosque which is one of the types of marble used in construction, also There is inside this Moeshea the tomb of Muhammad Ali.
Then to go to Coptic Cairo
It was called the Suspended Church because it was built on two of the ancient towers of the Roman fort. (Fortress of Babylon), and the Hanging Church is the oldest surviving church in Egypt. Therefore the church is a very important and absolutely unmissable stop on the tourist itinerary focused on the places linked to the Holy Family, which characterize the capital of Egypt. The internal decorations feature icons in Greek Orthodox style and have thirteen pillars, which respectively represent Christ and the twelve apostles.
Internal description of the church: The entrance from the street is through iron gates under a pointed stone arch. Then you see a facade with two twin towers and a bell tower outside a narrow courtyard with neo-biblical designs.
Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus (Abu Serga):The Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus, also known as Abu Serga.
It is the ancient church built on the site where the Holy Family resided during their escape journey, Its current location is what is known as the Complex of Religions in Old Cairo, within the Fortress of Babylon. Like many other early Christian churches, the Abu Serga church and its underground cave were designed according to the layout of a basilica, thus together consisting of three parts: the porch, the nave and the sanctuary (the cave is under the sanctuary). The church is notable for its unique architectural and artistic elements which reflect the spirit of Coptic church architecture in Egypt. These include the pulpit, font, ivory and wood inlaid templons, and unique religious decoration of saints and apostles
Return to your hotel
Day 06: International Flight
You have a free time to do anything before your flight and check out then transfer to Cairo Airport for your departure flight
Meet and greet service by our representatives at Cairo airport
Assistance of our guest relations during your stay
All transfers to/from airport & hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
All sightseeing tours (Private Tours)
All Sightseeing tours as in the itinerary.
English speaking Egyptologist guide during your trips
All service charges and taxes
All Entrance fees : Tickets to all sites as indicated in the itinerary.
Domestic flights (Cairo / Aswan – Luxor / Cairo)
Accommodation for four nights in Cairo hotel including breakfast
Accommodation for one night in 5 stars hotel in Aswan including breakfast
Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
Lunch will be served during all tours in good quality local restaurants.
Visit the Local Egyptian industry museums and shops (Papyrus, Perfume, Cotton)