Temples of Middle Egypt tour

Arrivals / Check-in in the Hotel

arrival Cairo International Airport our representatives will welcome and  assist you through immigration and customs  and escort you to hotel, arrive to hotel check in at hotel  and if times allow our rep will help you to chose one of our optional excursions or just enjoy your time in hotel , overnight at hotel.

  • No meals

DAY 2 Saqqara / Giza Plateau

After breakfast at the hotel full day guided tour to the largest structures ever built and It is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx, After you will be taken to Sakkara where is the oldest pyramid ever built. It was built for King Djoser of the 3rd Dynasty by the architect and genius Imhotep You will also get the chance to see some fantastic Mastabas before heading off back to hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast at hotel

 DAY 3 Cairo Museum / Saladin Mosque

After breakfast at the hotel is followed by another full day guided tour, start with the Egyptian Museum: the home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items from various Pharaonic families. After lunch, at a local restaurant, another place you will see which is the Citadel of Saladin, which considered the legend of the modern history (its stones back to pharos time , built by Saladin inhabited by lots of khedives and kings famous by the alabaster mosque of Mohamed Ali ). It is now a preserved historic site. Back to hotel for overnight stay

DAY 4 Departure to the Middle Egypt / Beni Hasan

After breakfast travel to El Miniya (bride of the Nile) and start our visit by Beni Hasan, the rock-cut tombs of the nobles. The tombs have been carved into the high limestone cliffs. This Middle Kingdom site was built between 2040 and 1640 BC. It gives us a rare insight in an everyday life of ancient Egyptians, their customs and beliefs. The very well preserved decorations on the walls depict scenes of acrobatics, dancing, and military sports. You can also spot the scenes with women making flour, baking bread, and even a husband and wife on their wedding night. After the sightseeing, we will check in to our hotel.

Meals: breakfast at hotel,  

DAY 5 Tuna El-Gebel / Tel El-Amarna

After breakfast, we will visit Tuna el-Gebel, the necropolis of Khmun. The animal necropolis is huge, and may stretch all the way to Hermopolis. Located in catacombs (ibiotaphon), at one time there were thousands of mummified baboons, ibises and ibis eggs. These animals were sacred to Thoth. Most of these mummies were destroyed by robbers, and date mostly to the Greek and Roman periods of Egypt, a temple dating to Egypt’s Late Period, one of the Boundary Stelae of Tel el-Amarna, and the tomb of Petosiris with its exquisite paintings dating from 300 BC. From there to (Amarna) there are two groups of rock-cut tombs at el-Amarna situated at the north and the south ends of the cliffs encircling the city of Akhetaten. These are the tombs of favored officials of the court of Akhenaten, containing many scenes depicting the royal family in the distinctive style of Amarna art. Between the north and south tombs lies the entrance to the Royal Wadi (Wadi Abu Hasa el-Bahri) in which the king’s own tomb was constructed During the sightseeing, you will learn more about the history of Tel el-Amarna and the life of its founder the pharaoh Akhenaten.back to hotel .

Meals: breakfast at hotel,  

DAY 6 Abydos & Dendera temples / Departure to Luxor

In the morning, we will drive to Abydos to see the temple of Seti I which once was the holiest site in the country and the burial place for the first kings of unified Egypt. Its construction begun during the reign of Seti I and was finished by his son Ramesses the Great. The temple was built of fine white limestone and represents an artistic revival of the Old Kingdom.Next, we will travel to Dendera to see a temple dedicated to goddess Hathor. It is one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt. It sets itself apart from other temples by its colossal columns and spectacular ceilings covered with the most vibrant and colorful paintings dating from antiquity. The whole complex extends to around 430 000 square feet. Dendera, from the beginning of ancient Egypt’s history, was a site full of chapels and shrines. After sightseeing Dendera, we will drive to Luxor to check in to our hotel.

Meals: breakfast at hotel,  

DAY 7 Karnak / Luxor temples

Breakfast in lousier and check out of the hotel and check in cruise boat After lunch another visit to the magnificent Karnak, It is believed to be the second most visited historical site in Egypt and Luxor Temples: this temple is a strikingly graceful monument in the heart of the modern town. It is then back to the boat dinner and overnight at Luxor  

DAY 8 Valley of the Kings / Hatshepsut temple / colossi of Mammon 

An early breakfast and then it is time to visit the West Bank of Luxor which had been the site of royal burials since around 2100 BC where you will visit the Valley of the Kings : where you will see the tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs and the Valley of Queens which  contains at least 75 tombs that belonged to queens of the 19th and 20th dynasties as well as other members of the royal families, including princesses and the Ramses princes .then  you will visit  the magnificent Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahri finally Colossi of Memnon then you will go back to the boat for lunch . sail towards Esna . Once you reach Esna you will watch as it sails through the Esna locks. Once through the locks the boat continues on its course Edfu, which it will reach after you have had dinner.

  • Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

 DAY 9 Edfu & Kom Ombo temples

Breakfast on board followed by guided tour to Edfu Temple by Calesh (carriage drawn by  horses ) The temple of Edfu is the largest temple dedicated to Horus and Hathor of Dendera. It was the center of several festivals sacred to Horus each year. Back to the boat and The boat sails genteelly towards Kom Ombo, where you will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, is an unusual double temple in the town of Kom Ombo. After the visit you will be taken back to the boat sails towards Edfu, Lunch on board and continue the sail to Aswan , Reach Aswan and overnight in Aswan 

  • Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 10 Aswan sightseeing – Philae temple & Unfinished obelisk

After breakfast, we will start exploring Aswan. Our day will begin with a short drive to an ancient stone quarry to see the Unfinished Obelisk which is the largest known ancient obelisk. It is nearly one third larger than any other ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If it were finished, it would have measured around 140 feet and weighed nearly 1200 tons.
Next, we will take a motor boat ride to the temple of Philae beautifully located on an island and dedicated to Isis, goddess of health, marriage, and wisdom. Philae was considered as one of the burial places of god Osiris, so the island was a sacred place for Ancient Egyptians. The temple consists of monuments from various times spreading from the Pharaohs to the Caesars.back to the boat for the last night in board 

  • Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 11 Abu Simbel Temple / Nubian village / Check-in to hotel in Aswan

Breakfast in board, check out cruise boat and start with a journey to the majestic Abu Simbel Temples. They are one of the most imposing, impressive, and iconic symbols of Ancient Egypt along with the Great Pyramids and the Great Sphinx. The Abu Simbel Temples were originally carved out of the mountainside in the 13th century BC during the reign of pharaoh Ramesses II. They served as a lasting monument to the Pharaoh himself and his wife, queen Nefertari.

After returning to Aswan check in hotel in Aswan and having lunch we will relax while cruising the Nile in motor boats to a Nubian village. Small boats will take us through the narrow and picturesque passages of the Nile. Before we arrive to meet the local Nubians, visit their houses, and experience their way of living, we will admire the beauty of Egyptian nature and stunning views along the Nile.

Meals , breakfast  

DAY 12 Flight to  Cairo. Old and Islamic Cairo

In the morning, we will fly from Aswan to Cairo and then check in Hotel.

t is now a preserved historic site. Lastly to the holy Cairo or Coptic Cairo ( famous Churches ) including: The Hanging Church “ It is the oldest of the lot, as its establishment dates back to the third century”.  and the Church of St. George the Martyr, 2 churches built into the walls of the Fort of Babylon and its remains could be Cairo’s oldest structures; and the Church of Abu Serga,. It is built over the traditional site of a cave said to have sheltered the Holy Family during their sojourn in the area.
and the Islamic part of Cairo with the Medieval Gate which leads to the Sharia Muizz Street. It is the oldest street in Cairo with the highest concentration of medieval architecture in the Islamic world. Later, we will visit the legendary Khan el-Khalili bazaar – one of the most amazing bazaars in the Middle East. The bazaar is famous for its unusual, oriental souvenirs, and handmade crafts. The atmosphere of this traditional market and the labyrinth layout of the streets give the visitors a lot of pleasure and chance to get a glimpse into how the medieval markets used to look like. After all this rich history day you will back to hotel for another night.

  • Meals: breakfast at hotel.

DAY 13 Departure from Cairo 

After breakfast our representative will escort you to Cairo airport for your final departure 

  • Meals: breakfast


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