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12 Days Cairo, Nile Cruise, and White Desert Trip

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12 Days Cairo, Nile Cruise, and White Desert Trip

Take a journey through the heart of Egypt with our exclusive Egypt travel packages. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Egypt's history, culture, and natural wonders as you explore iconic landmarks and hidden gems Explore the wonders of Egypt in a 12-day vacation that takes you on a journey through Cairo, a Nile Cruise, and a visit to the famous White Desert.

From the bustling city life of Cairo to the tranquil atmosphere of a Nile Cruise, you will experience during our Egypt tours a variety of cultures and activities as you explore the country.

Embark on a trip to uncover the historical sites and monuments of Egypt, while also discovering the beauty and splendor of the White Desert. With plenty of time to relax, explore, and sightseeing, you will come away with unforgettable Egypt Day Tours and a newfound appreciation for Egypt.

Inclusion
  • Meeting and greeting services by our representatives at the airports upon arrival and during your departure.
  • Your accommodation for 8 nights in Cairo Pyramids Hotel including your breakfast. 
  • Your accommodation for 3 nights onboard 5 stars deluxe Egypt Nile cruise tours on a full board basis. ( Blue shadow ) or similar.
  • Entrance fees to the sites and temples as mentioned in the Cairo, Nile Cruise Tour itinerary.
  • An authorized English-speaking tour guide during all of our Egypt travel packages.
  • Transportation services are done by a nonsmoking deluxe vehicle.
  • Internal round-trip flight from Cairo to Aswan and back from Luxor to Cairo.
  • All Cairo Day Tours, Luxor & Aswan are strictly private tours.
  • Free bottled water and soft drinks during our Egypt Day Tours.
  • Meals as mentioned in the detailed itinerary of the 12Days Cairo, Nile Cruise & white desert Tour.
  • Stops for snacks upon request.
  • Shopping Tours in Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan ( Upon request ).
  • All the taxes and service charges of your Egypt tours are covered within the tour price.
Exclusion
  • International flight tickets.
  • Egypt entry visa.
  • Beverage during meals.
  • Tipping to the driver, guides, or Nile cruise crew.
  • Tour price doesn't apply during peak seasons like Christmas, New Year, or during Egypt Easter tours.
  • any additional tours in Egypt that are not mentioned in our program.

At Cairo International Airport, a representative from our company will greet you and help you. Transfer to the hotel in a private car with air conditioning, Stay the night at the hotel.

begins at 8:00 a.m. Pickup by our tour guide from your Cairo hotel following breakfast The Great Pyramids of Giza ( Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos ) are the first stop on your full-day tour of Giza. Next, go to the Valley Temple, where the priests mummified King Chephren's remains. You may also get a close-up view of The Sphinx, a fabled protector with a lion's body and king Chephren's head that stands near a sizable funerary complex.

Between visits, lunch is provided at a nearby restaurant based on a full meal for each person; however, beverages are not covered.

Then drive to Sakkara that is included in our Egypt Classic tours, which is only 27 kilometers southwest of Cairo. Visit the Step Pyramid (built for King Zoser), which is regarded as a crucial stage in the evolution of the pyramids from the straightforward mastaba to its well-known shape.

Next, go to the Dahshur Pyramids (Bent and Red Pyramids) About 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Cairo, on the West Bank of the Nile, lies a royal necropolis called Dahshur region. It is well renowned for its several pyramids, two of which were constructed between 2613 and 2589 BCE, and are among the oldest, biggest, and best preserved in all of Egypt.

Visit Memphis City, the former capital of Egypt, to see the enormous statue of Ramses II and the magnificent Sphinx made of alabaster. This City has been around since 3100 B.C.

You will be transported back to your hotel following the Tour.

After breakfast, our representative will pick you up from your hotel to take you on a tour of Cairo that includes a stop at the Egyptian Museum, which houses artifacts from the Pharaonic era. The collection, which spans 5000 years and is said to be the world's greatest and most valuable collection of Egyptian art, is on exhibit in the museum. There are almost 250,000 astounding artifacts on display.

You will then go on to lunch, which will be provided at a nearby restaurant. Continue traveling until you reach Islamic Cairo, where Khan El Khalili, Cairo's historic bazaar, is located. The Hanging Church, the Church of St. Barbara, and the Church of Abu Serga are the next stops on our journey to Coptic Cairo. Afterwards, you'll be returned to your Cairo hotel.

After breakfast, our representative will pick you up from your hotel to Visit The Cairo Tower, a free-standing concrete tower in Cairo, Egypt, to have the chance to learn more about Egypt. It is now the highest point in Cairo. It has been North Africa's and Egypt's tallest building at 187 m for almost 50 years. Up there, you can see the Great Pyramids of Giza, Saladin Citadel, the Nile, and all of Cairo; it was the highest building in Africa for 10 years up until 1971. It is a beautiful perspective and an excellent experience.

After that, you will drive up to the Saladin Citadel, which Salah al-Din built in 1183 AD as a defense against Crusader soldiers on the Mokattam Hills. It is now a preserved historic site with mosques and museums, including the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha, and is well-known for its clean air and expansive views of Cairo.

then return you back to your Cairo hotel.

After breakfast, our tour guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and take you by air-conditioned car to the magnificent Manial Palace of Prince Mohamed Ali Pasha, well-known as King Farouk's uncle that is included in our Classic tours in Egypt. In order to create imaginative combinations in spatial design, architectural and interior decorations, and luxurious materials, he had it designed in a style that blended European Art Nouveau and Rococo with several traditional Islamic architecture styles, including Ottoman, Moorish, and Persian. The prince's collection of rare tropical plants was established in the grounds around his house compound, which is made up of five different and individually themed structures.

Then you'll go there, The ancient Abdeen Palace in Cairo was constructed as one of the official homes for Egypt's erstwhile governing dynasty and royal family. It is now one of the President of Egypt's official houses and is situated above Qasr el-Nil Street in eastern Downtown Cairo.

After that, you'll visit the Baron Palace, which was founded by Belgian businessman Baron Edward Empain and is situated on Al-Oruba Street in Heliopolis, Cairo. The palace is constructed in the style of Indian architecture.

The construction of the palace got underway shortly after the Suez Canal opened in the nineteenth century when Belgian millionaire Baron Edward Empain planned to build an ancient castle in Egypt that was influenced by Indian architecture since he loved to travel.

You will be taken back to the hotel when the trip is over.

After being picked up from your hotel in Cairo to catch a flight for Aswan, you will be transferred to a Nile cruise for lunch before visiting Aswan, where you will see the Temple of Philae and take a Felucca trip to see Elephantine, the High Dam, and the Unfinished Obelisk.

Phiala Temple: The final temple constructed in the traditional Egyptian architecture, it was constructed to worship the goddess Isis. It was one of the final outposts where the goddess was worshiped, with construction starting around 690 BC.

The High Dam: The Aswan High Dam is an earthen dam that separates Egypt from Sudan in the north. The River Nile feeds the dam, and the reservoir creates Lake Nasser. The project's construction started in 1960 and was finished in 1968. It was formally opened in 1971.

The Unfinished Obelisk: The best granite used to create sculptures and adorn temples, pyramids, and obelisks in ancient Egypt came from Aswan. Although the overall building process is still unclear, the massive unfinished obelisk in the Northern Quarries has revealed significant light on how these monuments were made. With the exception of the inscriptions, three of the shaft's roughly 42m-long sides were finished.

12 p.m. Lunch on the Cruise

Take advantage of Felucca's sailing tour around Elephantine island.

optional excursion to a Nubian village

Check out a Nubian Village, The Nubian Village is vibrant, enjoyable, and welcoming. Dinner & overnight onboard the Cruise.

After Breakfast on board the Nile cruise, we'll visit the Kom Ombo Temple in the early morning.

The temple was built in honor of the gods Sobek and Horus and dates mostly to the Ptolemaic and Roman periods (332 B.C. – 395 A.C.) After that, we will return to the Nile Cruise and sail to Edfu, where we will spend the night.Dinner & overnight onboard the Cruise.

Having breakfast while on a Nile cruise and visiting EdfuTemple which is upper Egyptian site with a sizable temple to the hawk-god Horus, that has been well preserved The construction of the Ptolemaic temple of Horus, which was built on the foundation of an even older temple, took place between the reigns of Ptolemy the Third (246 B.C.). The myth of Horus and Seth's conflict is described on the walls and is likely played every year as a religious drama.

Pass the Esna lock as you sail to Luxor.

then visit the Luxor Temple, which was mostly constructed by the New Kingdom pharaoh Amenhotep III and completed by King Tutankhamon and the Great King Ramses II. Ramses II also raised the first pylon, which was decorated with his military victory at the Battle of Kadesh.

Dinner and a night spent on board.

During the Nile trip, have breakfast on board and see Luxor's west bank and Karnak.

The Valley of the Kings is a majestic realm of the Pharaohs who once lay in enormous stone sarcophagi, awaiting eternity. Originally known as the Great Place of the Truth, this valley is now known as the Valley of the Kings. The Pyramid-Shaped Mountain Peak dominates the remote valley behind Deir el Bahri.

The Memnon Colossi: Huge pair of sculptures They are the remnants of what was once the biggest structure on the west bank, built by Amenhotep the Third, and are known as the Colossi of Memnon. They rise roughly 18 M above the plain.

The Temple of Hatshepsut: The temple of Hatshepsut merges with the sheer limestone cliffs of the eastern face of the Theban Mountain. As if Nature herself had constructed this extraordinary monument, rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces.

Night before embarking on the cruise in Luxor.

Disembark from your Nile cruise after taking your last open buffet breakfast aboard the cruise ship our Egypt trips, then we will transfer you to luxor airport to catch your flight to cairo , upon arrival cairo, check in your hotel, relax and overnight.

The excursion starts at 6:00 AM with pickup from your hotel in Cairo and departs the city through the nearby desert sceneries. The beautiful Bahariya Oasis, which once served as the Pharaonic era's primary agricultural hub, is the day's first visit.

It has become renowned for its abundant supply of dates and olives. With the assistance of your guide, tour the oasis and take in the expansive setting of shady palm trees and natural springs.

Visit the Black Desert after lunch for a spectacular view of the region's rough mountain-like domes that stand out against the sandy surroundings. Next, explore the lovely Agabat valley in the neighborhood, which features imposing white cliff walls and yellow limestone rocks.

Continue on to the Crystal Mountain, an exceptionally rare structure that sparkles and shimmers in the Egyptian sun and is formed completely of calcite crystal.

Next, proceed to the White Desert, so named because of the vast expanse of white sand that it contains. Climb a few sand dunes and take in the mind-blowing views that never seem to end.

Finally, relax on the journey back to Cairo and arrive at your hotel overnight.

On the last day of your Egypt travel packages enjoy your breakfast then you are going to be transferred to cairo airport to take your flight back to your home.

Price

4*hotel in Cairo : Cairo pyramids or similar- 5* Standard Nile cruise : Blue shadow or similar 

# May-Sep Oct-April
Solo $2000 $2050
Double $1679.99 $1720
Triple $1640 $1690

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After spending 12 days in Cairo, I advise seeing the Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum, as well as taking a day trip to Dahshur, Memphis, and Saqqara. You should also either visit Coptic Cairo or a number of the Islamic Cairo sites before traveling to Aswan to see the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Philae.

In this situation, we advise attempting to resolve any conflicts with the tour leader there and then. If you need any additional help, you can also get in touch with us.

We strongly advise having your ID or passport on hand so it may be used to match your reservation with the order (receipt) that was sent to you right away after we placed your reservation.

 

Naama Bay is a bustling hub with shops, restaurants, and nightlife. The Ras Mohammed National Park is a paradise for divers, and the Nabq Protected Area offers a glimpse of the area's natural beauty.

Luxor Temple is a majestic ancient temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile in Luxor. It was dedicated to the rejuvenation of kingship and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Yes, you can visit Karnak Temple during your Egypt tour. Karnak Temple is one of the most important pharaonic temples in Egypt and is considered an integral part of the Luxor archaeological site.

Located in the city of Luxor, Karnak Temple is one of the largest temples in the world. The temple dates back to different pharaonic eras and has been expanded and renovated throughout the ages. Karnak Temple is an important tourist site that attracts visitors thanks to its huge structure, statues, pyramids, and masterpieces of Pharaonic art.

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