From Pyramids to Abu Simbel in 8 Days

Overview

Explore all important ancient Egyptian attractions in 8 days, visit Saqqara, walk where the ancient kings walked, visit the pyramids of Giza, fly to Aswan, visit the Philae temples of the goddess Isis, take adventure to Abu Simbel temples, spend a day from Aswan to Luxor to explore Kom ombo and Edfu, Discover Luxor`s important sights such as the valley of kings, Hatshipsut temple and the Karnak temples.

Tour Info
  • Duration: 8 days , 7 nights
  • Package category: Historical
Tour Highlights
  • Day 1: Meet and assist at Cairo Airport, transfer to the hotel.
  • Day 2: Sightseeing in Giza .
  • Day 3: Fly to Aswan, visit Aswan, 
  • Day 4: Visiting Abu Simbel temples
  • Day 5:Visit Kom Ombo and  Edfu, and arrive in Luxor.
  • Day 6: Visit Luxor and overnight stay in Luxor.
  • Day 7: Fly back to Cairo; Visit Cairo.
  • Day 8: Departure.
What to Expect
  • Visiting Memphis, Saqqar and the Pyramids of Giza
  • Fly to Aswan and Visit the Philae temple.
  • Visit Abu Simbel temples.
  • Travel from Aswan to Luxor therough Kom Ombo and Edfu temples.
  • Visit Luxor attractions ( Karnak temples, The valley of kings, Hathsipsut temple)
  • Fly back to Cairo and Visit the Egyptian museum, Old Coptic and Islamic Cairo.
Complementary
  • Each participant will receive a bottle of water and a can of soda to enjoy throughout the on-ground tours.
More About From Pyramids to Abu Simbel in 8 Days
  • Ground transportation: Modern New A/C cars, buses, and mini-buses will be used for ground transportation during your tours.
  • Flights: Domestic flights operated by EgyptAir and AirCairo will be used for air travel within Egypt.
  • Important Notes:
  • The travel to Abu Simbel takes at least 3 hours for one way. 
  • the travel from Aswan to Luxor takes 6 hours including the 2 stops of visiting Kom ombo and Edfu temples.
  • Hotels Categories:
  • 5 stars hotels based on bed and breakfast.

Itinerary

Day General Information
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Upon your arrival at Cairo Airport, your dedicated tour guide will be waiting at the arrivals terminal, holding a sign bearing your name. They will facilitate your customs process, accompany you to your hotel, and assist with check-in. After settling in, the remainder of the day is yours to relax and enjoy your first evening in Cairo.


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During your transfer to the hotel, your tour guide will provide an overview of Cairo and address any inquiries you may have. They can also offer suggestions for local dining spots and popular attractions to explore during your free time.

Accommodation: 
Enjoy a luxurious stay at a 5-star hotel, including breakfast.

Note: Check-in available from 2:00 pm.

Optional tours: 
Enhance your experience with optional activities like the Cairo by Night tour, Quad Safari adventure, and the mesmerizing Light Show of the Pyramids.

Day General Information
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Your itinerary includes visits to Memphis, the Sakara Necropolis, the Sphinx, and the Giza Pyramids. Lunch is also included.

Marvel at the grandeur and historical significance of the Giza Pyramids, which hold mysteries that captivate visitors. The enigmatic allure of the Sphinx further adds to the experience. Explore Egypt's captivating history by visiting the ancient necropolis of Sakara and the archaeological site of Memphis. Conclude your exploration with a delectable lunch showcasing local cuisine.


Day 2: Activity - 1
Memphis

Our initial destination will be the ancient capital of Egypt, which holds historical significance after the unification of upper and lower Egypt. During this hour-long guided visit, you will delve into the depths of ancient Egyptian history, encountering awe-inspiring structures and artifacts dating back millennia. From the majestic temples honoring formidable pharaohs to the intricate hieroglyphics recounting tales of a distant era, this guided tour offers an enthralling window into the profound cultural heritage of this ancient civilization.

Day 2: Activity - 2
The Sakkara Tour

After your visit to Memphis, our next destination is Sakkara, the largest necropolis in Egypt. This site offers a fascinating glimpse into the burial customs of the old and middle kingdoms. Prepare to be awestruck by the Step Pyramid of Djoser, an architectural marvel that stands as a testament to the ingenuity of ancient Egyptian civilization. As part of your exploration, you'll also have the opportunity to tour the Complex of Zusar, an expansive burial ground featuring numerous tombs and mastabas. This immersive experience provides insight into the intricate rituals and beliefs surrounding the afterlife, offering a deeper understanding of ancient Egyptian society's social structure and religious practices.

Day 2: Activity - 3
Pyramids of Giza

After enjoying a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, our journey continues to the Pyramids of Giza. Prepare to spend three hours on a guided tour, marveling at the awe-inspiring architecture of these colossal structures. Your knowledgeable guide will provide captivating insights into the history and cultural significance of the Pyramids, adding depth to your experience. Don't miss the opportunity to capture stunning photos against the backdrop of these iconic landmarks.

For those seeking an extra touch of adventure, camel riding is available during the pyramid visit. After the tour, we will return you to your hotel for an overnight stay, ensuring you have ample time to relax and reflect on the day's incredible exploration.


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Your tour will commence with a prompt 8:00 AM pick-up from your hotel's lobby by your guide and driver.

Accommodation:
5-star Hotel in Cairo

Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch

Included Activities:
- Sakkara visit: 2 hours
- Pyramids of Giza visit: 3 hours
- Memphis visit: 1 hour
- Lunch at a local restaurant

Guide:
Your knowledgeable guide will offer detailed insights about each site and address any inquiries during the tour. Transport between sites is provided for a smooth experience.

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Check-out early morning, transfer to Cairo Airport, take the flight to Aswan, visit the Philae temple, transfer to the Hotel for overnight.


Day 3: Activity - 1
The Temple of Philea Tour

Situated on the serene island of Philae in the Nile River near Aswan, the Philea Temple stands as a testament to Egypt's religious heritage. Dedicated to the revered deities Isis, Osiris, and Horus, this temple complex exudes profound historical and architectural significance. Admire the exquisite craftsmanship of ancient Egyptian design as you explore its hallowed halls. Your experienced tour guide will skillfully illuminate the temple's intricate details, ensuring an enlightening and enjoyable visit.


Day Extra Information
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Your tour will commence with a prompt 8:00 AM pick-up from your hotel's lobby by your guide and driver.

Accommodation:
5-star Hotel in Aswan

Meals:
Breakfast, 

Included Activities:
- Philae temples: 2 hours
 

Guide:
Your knowledgeable guide will offer detailed insights about each site and address any inquiries during the tour. Transport between sites is provided for a smooth experience.

Day General Information
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According to the arranged pick-up time, you will be picked-up and transferred to Abu Simbel temples, it takes about 3 hours to reach there, you will be guided for 2 hours to explore the temples, then transfer back to the hotel in Aswan.


Day 4: Activity - 1
Abu Simbel Temples visit

Traveling in a private, modern air-conditioned vehicle certainly adds to the comfort and convenience of your journey to Abu Simbel Temples. It's great to know that you'll have a pleasant and hassle-free experience as you relax in the vehicle while en route to these magnificent temples. The comfortable ride will allow you to arrive at your destination refreshed and ready to explore the wonders that await you. Enjoy your trip to Abu Simbel!

Exploring the Great Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel is truly an awe-inspiring experience. The colossal sculptures and intricate wall carvings that adorn the temple provide a glimpse into the grandeur and power of Pharaoh Ramses II's reign. The depictions of conflicts and religious themes on the temple's walls offer valuable insights into the history and culture of ancient Egypt. It's a remarkable testament to the craftsmanship and architectural prowess of the time. Enjoy your exploration of this incredible historical site!


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Your tour will commence with a prompt 5:00 AM pick-up from your hotel's lobby by your guide and driver.

Accommodation:
5-star Hotel in Aswan

Meals:
Breakfast, 

Included Activities:
- Abu Simbel temples
 

Guide:
Your knowledgeable guide will offer detailed insights about each site and address any inquiries during the tour. Transport between sites is provided for a smooth experience.

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Travel from Aswan to Luxor to Explore the most important temples in south Egypt, the Kom ombo temples which belonged to the Ideal Sobek and Horus, the Edfu temple which belonged to the God Horas.


Day 5: Activity - 1
Kom Ombo temples visit

Exquisitely designed and meticulously symmetrical, the Kom Ombo Temple stands as a marvel of architecture. Its remarkable features include two interconnected hypostyle halls adorned with carvings of two distinct deities on opposite sides. The temple boasts twin sanctuaries and entrances, showcasing its balanced and harmonious layout.

This temple was distinguished by its dual priesthoods. The eastern side was dedicated to Sobek, while the western side revered the deity Haroeris. This architectural masterpiece reflects the intricate religious beliefs and practices of ancient Egypt.

Day 5: Activity - 2
Edfu Temple Visit

The Edfu Temple, located in the Egyptian city of Edfu, stands as a significant tribute to the God Horus. This remarkable testament of ancient Egyptian architecture houses intricate carvings and finely crafted reliefs that provide valuable insights into the rituals and religious customs of that era.


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Your tour will commence with a prompt 8:00 AM pick-up from your hotel's lobby by your guide and driver.

Accommodation:
5-star Hotel in Luxor

Meals:
Breakfast, 

Included Activities:
- Kom ombo temples

  • - Edfu temples
     

Guide:
Your knowledgeable guide will offer detailed insights about each site and address any inquiries during the tour. Transport between sites is provided for a smooth experience.

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Special day to Explore Luxor, you will be taken to visit the valley of Kings, Hatshepsut temple, Memnon Colossi, Karnak and Luxor temples.


Day 6: Activity - 1
The Valley of Kings

You will visit three significant tombs in the King's Valley, a site of comparable importance to the Giza Pyramids. Please inform your guide if you intend to explore certain tombs, like King Tut's or Ramses II's Tomb, as they may have additional fees. These well-preserved tombs offer valuable insights into ancient Egyptian culture and history. The charges contribute to the preservation of these invaluable archaeological treasures for future generations' benefit and study.

Day 6: Activity - 2
The Queen Hatshepsut Temple

Following your exploration of the Valley of the Kings, you'll proceed to the remarkable Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. This grand temple, adorned with impressive colonnades and intricate reliefs, stands as a masterpiece of ancient Egyptian architecture. As you stroll through its corridors, you'll be captivated by the vivid depictions that narrate Queen Hatshepsut's achievements and legacy, adding to the allure of this historical site.

Day 6: Activity - 3
The Memnon Colossi

The statues within Amenhotep III's temple are remarkably well-preserved, offering a glimpse into the grandeur of his rule. Following the Queen Temple visit, we briefly stopped by the temple to capture photographs. The intricate details left us awe-inspired, evoking a sense of the admiration and reverence they once commanded. We then headed back to the ship to enjoy a leisurely lunch and relaxation.

Day 6: Activity - 4
Exploring the Karnak Temples

At 3:00 pm, your transportation will arrive to take you to the Karnak complex, home to ancient Egypt's most significant temple. This sprawling 200-acre site boasts grand columns, obelisks, and statues that transport you to another era. Your exploration will immerse you in the splendor and religious importance of ancient Egyptian culture, allowing you to witness firsthand the monumental achievements of their civilization.

Day 6: Activity - 5
Visit Luxor Temple

After exploring the Karnak temples, you will be taken to explore the 2nd important temple in Luxor, where you will be able to visit it during the sunset.


Day Extra Information
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Your tour will commence with a prompt 8:00 AM pick-up from your hotel's lobby by your guide and driver.

Accommodation:
5-star Hotel in Luxor

Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch

Included Activities:
- The Valley of Kings

-Hatshipsut temple.

  • - Memnon Colossi
  • -,Karnak Temples
  • - Luxor temples
     

Guide:
Your knowledgeable guide will offer detailed insights about each site and address any inquiries during the tour. Transport between sites is provided for a smooth experience.

Day General Information
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Upon check-out, you'll be transferred to Luxor Airport for your return flight to Cairo. Upon arrival, your tour guide will greet you, guide you through Cairo's attractions, and then escort you to your hotel for the night.


Day 7: Activity - 1
Old Coptic Cairo

During your visit to historic Coptic Cairo, you'll explore three significant churches: The Hanging Church, St. George's Church, and the Covern Church. These churches hold immense historical and religious importance within the Coptic Christian community. The Hanging Church, also known as St. Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church, is one of Egypt's oldest churches, known for its unique architectural style. Saint George's Church is dedicated to the martyr Saint George and boasts exquisite artwork and woodwork. Lastly, the Covern Church, or the Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus, is believed to have been built on a historic site.

Day 7: Activity - 2
Old Islamic Cairo

Next, you'll explore the charm of old Islamic Cairo. Wander along its main street, surrounded by historic Islamic structures such as mosques, schools, and main gates. Your journey will take you an hour to traverse Khan El Khalili Bazaar and El Moez Street. Khan El Khalili Bazaar offers a vibrant array of traditional crafts, jewelry, and souvenirs. Meanwhile, El Moez Street boasts impressive architecture and houses some of Cairo's oldest Islamic monuments. Along the way, savor authentic Egyptian cuisine by trying local street food.

Day 7: Activity - 3
The Egyptian Museum

After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant and savoring the renowned Egyptian dish (Kushari), your next destination is the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Your guided tour will span 2 hours as you delve into the captivating history of ancient Egypt. Following this enriching experience, you'll return to your hotel for check-in and a restful night's stay.


Day Extra Information
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Accommodation:

5-star Hotel (Bed and Breakfast)

Note: Check-in available after 2:00 pm.

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch

Included activities:

Old Coptic Cairo

Islamic Cairo

The Egyptian Museum

Day General Information
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Upon check-out, our team will arrange transportation to the airport, marking the conclusion of your tour package. Our skilled drivers will ensure a seamless and comfortable journey, affording you the opportunity to relax and reflect on your memorable experiences before departing. Rest assured, our dedicated team will be on hand to assist with any last-minute travel arrangements or queries, ensuring a smooth and stress-free transition as you head back home.


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Accommodation: None

Meals: Breakfast

Included Activities: None

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions
  • Airport navigation assistance
  • Private around trip.
  • Private qualified Egyptologist tour guide
  • Flight ticket from Cairo to Aswan, flight ticket from Luxor to Cairo.
  • entrance fees to the mentioned sights in the itinerary.
  • 7 nights accommodation in 5 stars hotels.
  • Food as mentioned in the itinerary.
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Exclusions
  • International airfare.
  • Entry visa.
  • Any additional attractions not listed in the package.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips.
  • Drinks.
  • Optional tours.

Current Season Price Details

Please Note that price changes per season, so the price will depend on the date you pick when check out
Single Room Double Room Triple Room
Must adult #
Price per adult $ 2400 $ 1800 $ 1600
Max child # [age:6-11]
Price per child $ 1200 $ 900
Max infant # [age:0-5]
Price per infant $ 400 $ 400 $ 400
Deposit

50 % of the total booking amount

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