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Sample Itinerary - REF EGYPT 4949

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Pyramid at Giza

Day 1: Cairo

Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday. We will be there to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Close up of Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo

Today we will take you to visit the famous pyramids and lion-headed Sphinx at Giza Plateau. Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids are the planet’s oldest tourist attraction! Gaze in awe at Cheops (Khufu) - the largest of the three great pyramids. Constructed from over 2.5 million limestone blocks it is thought to have taken more than 20 years to construct. We will visit the workers village and Abu Roash to view the remains of the pyramid of Djedefra

Downtown Cairo

Day 3: Cairo

Today we visit Sakkara and Abu Sir , Pyramid of Zewyet el Aryan and Abu Gurab Sun temple.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 4: Cairo

Today we will take you to Dahshur and Memphis, where you will see the Bent pyramid, the Red pyramid and the Alabaster Sphinx.

Day 5: Cairo - Minya

Today we drive to Minya and visit Maydum: a pyramid complex with all the parts of an Old Kingdom (c. 2575–c. 2130 bc) funerary monument. These parts included the pyramid itself, a mortuary temple, and a sloping causeway leading to a valley temple built near the Nile.

Day 6: Minya

This morning after breakfast you will go to visit for an entire day the sights of Tuna El Gabal and Beni Hassan, returning back to El Minya in the evening, where you can enjoy some free time to relax.

Day 7: Minya - Sohag

Today we drive further south to Sohag.Today we will visit Amarna Egyptian archaeological site that represents the remains of the capital city newly established and built by the Pharaoh Akhenaten of the late Eighteenth Dynasty, and abandoned shortly afterwards. Overnight at Partner Hotep Hotel

Day 8: Sohag - Luxor

This morning you will drive to Abydos visiting the lesser touristed sites including the Temple of Hathor and Umm el Qaab mastaba tombs when complete you will drive to Luxor.

Entrance to a tomb

Day 9: Luxor

Day at leisure

Valley of the Kings

Day 10: Luxor

Today we tour El Kab tombs and Nekhan.

Luxor by night

Day 11: Luxor

At leisure

View of the Nile through an arch

Day 12: Luxor - Cairo

Free morning. Later this evening we will transfer you to the train station for the overnight sleeper train to Cairo.

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 13: Cairo

On arrival into Cairo, we transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.

Egypt Spotlight
Luxor Temple at night

Luxor

As the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, 4000-year old Luxor has frequently been characterised as the "world's ...

Egypt Weather

Weather in Cairo
Sunny, 24°C
Local Time: 7:09 AM

Egypt Currency Rates
  1 GBP = 11.64 EGP
  1 CAD = 6.48 EGP
  1 ZAR = 0.65 EGP
  1 AUD = 6.49 EGP
  1 EUR = 9.27 EGP
  1 USD = 7.17 EGP
  1 NZD = 5.85 EGP
last updated - 15 Sep 2014 2:56 AM