Looking for a Christmas vacation that's a little bit different this year ? How about spending 13 days in Egypt? This trip will take you to some of the country's most popular tourist destinations, as well as some lesser-known gems.
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Cairo,Alexandria, fayoum, siwa,marsa matrouh
It's that time of year again! Christmas is just around the corner and we all know what that means... time to start planning our Christmas vacation! If you're looking for something a little different this year, why not try spending Egypt Christmas and New Year Tours? With its stunningly beautiful pyramids and temples, not to mention the amazing food and friendly people, Egypt is the perfect place to escape the cold and enjoy some winter sun. And what could be more festive than spending Christmas day in the shadow of the Great Pyramid of Giza with our Cairo day tours? If you're thinking of spending Christmas in Egypt, we've put together a great 13-day itinerary that covers all the best bits, from Cairo and the Pyramids to Alexandria, Siwa, and white desert through our Egypt Travel Packages
The Great Pyramid of King Cheops and his descendants Chephren and Mycerinus will be our next stop after our tour leader greets you at the Cairo airport and drives you in a contemporary, air-conditioned vehicle to the swiss inn Nile Hotel, where we will begin our journey. We'll then draw your attention to the famous Sphinx. After viewing how the pyramids were built, you will move on to the Valley Temple of King Chephren. A panoramic tour is included in the Giza Pyramids trip, enabling guests to view the whole complex at once and take pictures of it. You may also enjoy a 30-minute camel riding session on the Giza Plateau
After there, we'll pause for a typical Egyptian lunch before moving on to the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square. You will take a tour of the Egyptian Museum to discover more about its numerous items, including King Tutankhamun's jewellery and riches.
At the end of the day, our representative will drive you back to your accommodation in Cairo. Overnight
Meet your tour guide in Cairo at 7:00 AM to start your journey. The trip may start anywhere, much like the majority of our Cairo Day Trips. In a modern, air-conditioned vehicle, you will travel four hours from Cairo to the Bahariya Oasis. Once there, you will visit the ticket office in the center of Bawiti Village and see the Museum of Golden Mummies. The foundations of an Alexander the Great temple and large Greco-Roman graveyards where the mummies were unearthed are also remnants of that time period. The Temple of Muftell, which was built by the Egyptian pharaohs and dedicated to the deity Bis, is the last place you may enjoy sightseeing.
The tombs of the area's nobles or 26th dynasty kings will also be seen. You'll have a fascinating experience eating lunch at a restaurant that resembles an oasis, which we'll drive you to. Then, we'll take a unique White Desert Safari excursion to Cairo before returning to the White Desert. On the way, we'll pass by the Valley of El Haize, a lush settlement in the heart of the desert south of the oasis and before the Black Desert. We might even make a detour to see the nearby water spring if we have time. Visit the Valley of Agabat to enjoy the thrill of sandboarding down the gigantic sand dunes, the magnificent formations, and the petrified wood, as well as Crystal Mountain, to see ancient quartz crystal formations. We will enjoy camping in the White Desert, where we will have the uncommon opportunity to see an amazing sunset, while your local guides make your meal.
The next morning, you will awaken to the most romantic scene of the sun rising in the White desert after spending the evening gazing at the magnificent stars distant from the smoke of the major towns.
Breakfast will be served in the White Desert on the second day, allowing visitors to marvel at the spectacular surroundings. Then, as part of your Cairo Day Tours, you'll visit the desert and nearby springs and snap photographs of the breathtaking white limestone rocks there, including the chicken formation, the rock that resembles the sphinx, the whale carved out of the rock, and the hill that resembles a rabbit. Then, while passing through the Black Desert, an area of magnificent mountains covered in small black volcanic rocks, you will be transported to Cairo.
We will make a stop at Bahariya to visit the fruit farms, the spectacular sand dunes, the salt lake, and other sights before commencing our almost four-hour journey back to your Cairo hotel.
following breakfast. One of our employees will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo so you may see El Fayoum's well-known places. About 95 kilometers separate Fayoum from Cairo. All trips are now undertaken to Wadi El Ryan, which was designated a protected area in 1989. The Wadi Hitan Protected Area is located around 90 kilometers from Fayoum, where we will start our tour (Valley of the Whales). Wadi Hitan, commonly known as the Valley of the Whales, is located inside the Wadi El Rayan Protected Area and was designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site because of the discovery of whale skeletons there that date back 40 million years. On the way to Wadi El Rayan Water Falls, you can see Mudawara Mountain.
then into Wadi Al Ryan's waterfalls. Wadi El Rayan, a natural depression in the western desert formed in 1970 by the overflow of drainage water from the Fayoum farmlands, may have the only waterfalls in all of Egypt. The two lakes that make up Wadi El Rayan are connected by a waterfall. We shall have a late lunch at a fine restaurant. After that, take a transfer back to Cairo.
Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo and drive you in a contemporary, air-conditioned vehicle to the Paradise Inn Beach Resort. After checking in, we begin our excursion with a photo stop at Qaitbey's Citadel, which is regarded as one of the most significant defensive strongholds not only in Egypt but also along the Mediterranean Sea coast. The Citadel was an important part of Alexandria's defence system in the 15th century A.D. It is situated at the eastern tip of Pharos Island, close to the eastern harbor's entrance. It was constructed on the exact site of the famed Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The huge Montazah Royal Palaces and Gardens, which belonged to Mohamed Ali Pasha's royal family from Khedive Abbas Helmy II to King Farouk I, are then open for your exploration. On our way to the gardens, we will pass Stanley Bridge, one of Alexandria's breathtaking new buildings. The 3000-meter-wide gardens may be explored; they are home to a broad range of trees and plants, some of which are very rare. Several tropical plants are still in fantastic shape despite having been planted more than 75 years ago.
We'll end our wonderful tour at the Modern Alexandria Library (see its free exhibits and open court). The Old Library had a huge book collection that was well-known across the world and contained both works of literature and several branches of science. It endured repeated injuries during the Greco-Roman era until it vanished. The project of rebuilding the library started in the later half of the 1980s of the previous century. Four basement floors and six above levels make up the contemporary Alexandrian library. The peculiar form of the contemporary Alexandria library is recognised as a special architectural gene.
You will be picked up and taken back to your hotel following this fantastic tour of Alexandria.
The Serapis temple, which housed Serapis, "the supreme god of Alexandria under the Ptolemaic dynasty," is where Pompei's Pillar is located. Following breakfast, you will be picked up by our Tour Guide and driven there in an air-conditioned car. The largest monument column in the nation, it was constructed in honor of Emperor Diocletian under the Roman Empire in Egypt.
Abu Al-Abbas Al-Mursi is the largest mosque in Alexandria. It has a cream-colored facade, four enormous domes, carvings in the form of arabesques, and a soaring minaret. It is situated close to the Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria's Anfoushi neighborhood.
The concluding site on our tour of Alexandria is the Roman Amphitheatre, also known as Kom el-Dikka. Right in the center of Alexandria, there is a big Roman theatre and housing complex. This incredibly well-preserved structure has thirteen terraces and is the only Roman amphitheater that is known to exist in Egypt. It was constructed in a classical Greek style.
Take a trip around Alexandria's ancient neighborhood to see modern constructions like the monument of Alexander the Great and the Alexandrian Unknown Soldier.
After that, our tour guide will transport you back to your accommodation.
After breakfast, meet your tour guide, then go to El-Alamein. To understand everything there is to know about the disastrous Western Desert operations, start by visiting the El Alamein War Museum. Here, you may view weapons and clothing used by the military. Prior to making the overnight travel to the Eagle Marsa Matrouh hotel
You will be picked up by our tour guide from your hotel in Marsa Matrouh and driven to Siwa in a contemporary, air-conditioned vehicle where you will check in and spend the night at the Ghaliet Ecolodge & Spa.
After breakfast, explore Siwa's Old City ( Shali). Then, after visiting Um Ubeyda to witness the Amun Ra Temple, one may visit the Alexander Temple in Aghurmi Village, which is dedicated to the God Amon-26 Dynasty. then go on to Cleopatra Spring (Ei Guba). Visit the Siwa House Museum to round off your vacation. Visit Fitnas Island in the afternoon to see the mesmerising sunset views that are mentioned in numerous travel manuals. Spend a night in Siwa.
After breakfast, we go to Maraki Village to begin our journey across the Siwa Desert. For a stunning archaeological marker, cross the desert to Great Siwa Mountain, where the earliest human footprint on the mountain goes back to prehistory. Our safari excursion will continue along the dunes until we reach the fossil area, where we will observe the stony coral reefs from the Cambrian era. Then, travel to Shaiata Lake, one of the desert's spring-fed lakes, where you may view Flamenco birds, have a relaxing springtime bath, and take in the peaceful surroundings. There is yet another opportunity to enjoy desert sand surfing. We'll then visit (Bir Wahid) spring, another hot spring, to unwind after that.
Go on a tour of the tombs atop the Mountain of the Dead (Gabal El Maouta) after breakfast at the hotel. You could find several interesting tombs there, including as those of SI Amon, MSW Isis, and the Crocodile Tomb. After visiting the Roman Spring eye and Abu Sherouf, one of the Siwan Villages, you may continue to the Dakrour Mountains. There, you can witness Bedouin culture. Go back to your hotel room.
In Siwa, we have supper and stay the night.
After breakfast, your tour guide will take you to your hotel in Alexandria for the night. Next, we'll visit The Alexandria Museum, the country's first museum and home to more than 200,000 items. All eras of Egyptian history, from the Old Kingdom to the Roman era, are represented in the museum's collection.
After that, we'll travel to a nearby restaurant for lunch before going to Alexandria's The Jewelry Museum, which has a collection of over 30,000 pieces of jewellery. From the Old Kingdom through the Roman era, jewellery from every phase of Egyptian history is represented in the museum's collection. We'll take you back to your hotel to spend the night.
Sadly, our time in Egypt comes to an end today. We'll transfer to the cairo airport for our flight home, taking with us memories of a truly magical Christmas vacation.