5 Day Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan

$1275.00
Duration
5 days
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Experience the timeless wonders of Egypt on a mesmerizing 5-day journey through Cairo, Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan, and Abu Simbel. This immersive adventure will transport you back in time to explore the land of pharaohs, pyramids, and ancient temples.

Included

  • 5* hotel in Cairo for 2 nights
  • 5* hotel in Luxor for 1 nights
  • 5* hotel in Aswan for 1 nights
  • Plane, Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches
    • Meet and greet service at airports and train stations
    • Customer service assistance available throughout your stay
    • All transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles
    • All sightseeing tours in Cairo, Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan & Abu Simbel
    • English speaking tour guide through-out all tours
    • Entrance fees to all sites listed in the Cairo, Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan & Abu Simbel
    • Bottled water during tours and transfers
    • Portage when needed
    • All service charges and taxes

Not Included

    • International airfare
    • Entry visa for Egypt
    • Optional tours or attractions not listed in the itinerary
    • Personal expenses
    • Tipping
Highlights
  • 5 Day Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan

Tour Plan

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Day 1: Cairo - Gateway to the Ancients

 

Your adventure begins in the vibrant heart of Egypt, Cairo, where the modern world seamlessly blends with ancient history. Upon arrival, you'll be welcomed by the sight of the iconic Cairo skyline, dominated by the towering minarets of mosques and the bustling energy of the city.

Morning: Giza Plateau

Your first stop is the Giza Plateau, home to the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Stand in awe of the colossal pyramids built as tombs for pharaohs, including the Pyramid of Khufu, the largest and oldest. Nearby, the enigmatic Sphinx, a magnificent statue with the body of a lion and the head of a pharaoh, guards these ancient treasures.

Afternoon: Step Back in Time at Memphis and Saqqara

Continue your journey through time by visiting Memphis, the capital of ancient Egypt. Explore the open-air museum and marvel at the colossal statue of Ramses II. Nearby, the Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara showcases the evolution of pyramid design.

Day 2: Luxor - The Open-Air Museum

 

Morning: Flight to Luxor

Fly to Luxor, often referred to as the "world's greatest open-air museum." As you descend, you'll catch glimpses of the mighty Nile winding through the lush greenery, a stark contrast to the desert landscape.

Afternoon: Karnak Temple Complex and Luxor Temple

Begin your Luxor exploration at the sprawling Karnak Temple Complex, dedicated to the god Amun. Wander through a labyrinth of towering pillars, obelisks, and chapels. The Hypostyle Hall, with its 134 massive columns, is an architectural marvel.

In the heart of Luxor, visit the Luxor Temple, which takes on a breathtaking aura when illuminated at night. This temple is dedicated to the rejuvenation of kingship and the annual Opet Festival.

Day 3: Edfu and Kom Ombo - Temples Along the Nile

 

Morning: Sailing to Edfu

Set sail on the timeless Nile River, a journey that connects you with Egypt's ancient past. Your first stop is Edfu, a city that houses one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt.

Afternoon: Temple of Horus in Edfu and Kom Ombo

Explore the Temple of Horus, dedicated to the falcon-headed god of the sky. Its intricate reliefs and towering façade provide insight into ancient religious practices.

Continue your voyage to Kom Ombo, where the unique double temple of Sobek, the crocodile god, and Haroeris, the falcon-headed god, stands on the riverbank. Marvel at the symmetry and dual sanctuaries of this remarkable site.

Day 4: Aswan - A Serene Nile Haven

 

Morning: Arrival in Aswan

Arrive in Aswan, a city known for its serene beauty and stunning river landscapes. The pace here is slower, allowing you to immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance of the Nile.

Afternoon: Philae Temple and Felucca Ride

Visit the enchanting Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis. This temple was relocated to Agilkia Island to protect it from rising waters, preserving its exquisite carvings and mystique. Afterward, embark on a leisurely felucca ride, a traditional sailboat, and navigate the emerald waters of the Nile while soaking in the picturesque surroundings.

Day 5: Abu Simbel - A Monument to the Sun

 

Morning: Journey to Abu Simbel

Set out early for a remarkable journey to Abu Simbel, one of Egypt's most iconic archaeological sites. The twin temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari are a testament to the grandeur and engineering prowess of ancient Egypt. The colossal statues guarding the entrance and the intricately adorned interiors will leave you in awe.

Afternoon: Sun Festival (Optional)

If you time your visit right, you may witness the Sun Festival, a biannual event where sunlight penetrates the temple's inner sanctum and illuminates the statue of Ramses II, except for the statue of Ptah, the god of darkness. This celestial alignment creates a mesmerizing spectacle that attracts visitors from around the world.

As your journey through Egypt's timeless wonders concludes, you'll return home with not just photographs and souvenirs but with a deep appreciation for the remarkable achievements of ancient Egyptian civilization. Egypt's mystique, history, and beauty will leave an indelible mark on your soul, and the memories of this 5-day adventure will last a lifetime.

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