Egypt 9 Day Itinerary Cairo and Desert Safari

Price Starting From : $1150

Egypt 9-Day Tour 

Discover the city of Alexandria that was founded by the Macedonian ruler Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. during your Alexandria day trip from Cairo. Get to visit the ruins of the Greco-Roman era in Egypt in addition to the huge Citadel of Qaitbey which was built upon the base where the ancient Lighthouse Pharos used to be standing before the deadly Earthquake in the 6th Century A.D, explore the Modern Bibliotheca of Alexandria that is un-comparable with any other libraries in the world.

Egypt 9-Day Itinerary Cairo and Desert Safari 

Travel to Siwa Oasis from Cairo during your Egypt Tours, which is a depression below sea level and considered a different experience away from the ordinary Cairo trips, in the serenity of the Western Desert to explore the Bedouin life and the thrill of the Desert Safari in Siwa Oasis along with all the ancient temples and villages that date back to the fourth century before date. 

Inclusion

Meet and assist services at the Airports by Cairo Top Tours tour leaders.

All transports from and to the airport, hotel, and during your tours by a private nonsmoking air-conditioned vehicle.

Your accommodation in Cairo Pyramids Hotel for 4 nights in on bed & breakfast.

Accommodation for 1 night in Alexandria.

Accommodation for 3 nights in Siwa.

Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites during your trip.

An English-speaking tour guide will accompany you during all Egypt tours.

Meals will be served as shown in the itinerary.

Bottled water and soft drinks during Egypt Day Tours.

Stops for snacks upon request.

Try local tea mint or coffee in one of the most famous cafes in Cairo, such as El-Fishawy or Layali El-Hussein.

Shopping Tours in Cairo. (if you are interested).

All taxes and service charges are included in your trip price.

Exclusion

International flight tickets.

Entry visa to Egypt.

Any extra activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary. 

Beverage during meals.

Prices do not apply during peak seasons like the Xmas tours in Egypt and Egypt Easter Tours.

The tipping kitty is not included in the prices.

 

Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met by our representative assigned by Cairo Top Tours who will accompany you by a private A/C vehicle to your hotel in Cairo or Giza and help you with a soft/easy and quick check-in, then your Egypt 9 day tour will be reviewed with you to make sure you will happy with every minute during your tours in Cairo, Alexandria excursions, and Egypt Desert Safari tours and that all pick-up times are according to the previously agreed schedule. Overnight in your hotel and get prepared for once-in-a-lifetime Egypt Private Tours.

Welcome Drink

After having your tasty open-buffet breakfast in the hotel, you will be met by your tour guide who will escort you through your Cairo day tour to Giza Pyramids, Saqqara, and Memphis.
Start your Cairo day tours by the Giza Pyramids tour, where you will be astonished by the size of these massive structures built during the old kingdom of ancient Egypt history by the most powerful kings and rulers of ancient Egypt to be proof/evidence of the accomplishment they achieved 4500 years ago thanks to the Nile River which contributed with the remarkable/fundamental life requirements to achieve such a tremendous civilization that still surprises history seekers throughout history.

See the Great Pyramid of King Cheops, who was affected by his father's ambitious attempts to build immense burial tombs, King Snefru who was the founder of the 4th ruling family and owner of the 4 pyramids which have a  famous reputation as a large-scale, King Cheops (Khufu in the ancient Egyptian language) constructed his pyramid by means of more than 2.3 million limestone blocks to serve as the eternal home from where he would ascend to heaven, the building stood at a height of 146 meters with 230 meters long for each side.


passing by the high plateau to get a scenic view of the 3 pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus. Chephren, who was the son of Cheops built his pyramid slightly smaller in respect to his father, with a height of 136 meters with some ruins of the outer casing at the apex, you will also see the queen pyramids within the pyramid complex of Cheops pyramid, built for his mother Queen Hetepheres and his darling wife Queen Merite.

See the Great Sphinx in Giza which is a statue of a man-headed lion that is thought to be built by King Chephren himself as it is standing within his pyramid complex, enter the Valley Temple where the mummification process of the king took place as part of the burial process.

 

Continue your tours in Cairo by moving to the site where the oldest capital of Egypt was, the ancient city of Memphis, now known as Mit Rahina, and see the open-air museum with the second-biggest sphinx made out of alabaster and the colossal statue of King Ramses II who was the most powerful kings during the new kingdom.

Saqqara tours now are your next stop to see the step pyramid which is considered the first-ever stone pyramid built by King Djoser, 2nd king of the 3rd dynasty, the pyramid is sited in the Saqqara Necropolis and is an important stage of the development of pyramids as it consists of 6 steps above each other. You will also see the pyramid of King Teti from the 6th dynasty and enter one of the tombs of the nobles owned by his daughter's husband, Kagemni who was married to Nebtynubkhet Sesheshet and was a great vizier of justice.

You will have a gourmet lunch in a good-quality restaurant overlooking the pyramids of Giza before being transferred back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast in the hotel, meet your guide and you will transfer to visit the oldest area in Cairo to spend a very informative Coptic Cairo tour, visit the Hanging Church devoted to the Holy Virgin Mary, which was constructed above the ruins of the Roman Fortress of Babylon, the church of St Sergius or the cavern church, in addition to Ben Ezra Synagogue, which once was a Coptic church before it was transformed into a Jewish synagogue in the year 882 A.D.

Take a nap and enjoy your lunch in a valuable restaurant. After that, we will resume Cairo day tours by the Egyptian Museum tour, see the oldest artifacts inside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo which was opened to the public in 1902.

Finally, you will be taken to the ancient bazaar in Cairo for an elegant shopping experience in the Khan El Khalili market.

You will be transferred back to the hotel and overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After your tasty breakfast at the hotel, get ready to meet your efficient English speaking tour guide to launching the day tour to Alexandria from Cairo during our Egypt Tour Itineraries. you will be transferred to Alexandria by an air-conditioned car. The trip is almost 2.5 hours including a stop on the way for a break.

Then you will arrive Alexandria, the bright pearl of the Mediterranean and the second capital of Egypt, The name of the city dates back to its founder, the Macedonian ruler Alexander the Great, who ruled Egypt in 332 Before Christ.

Begin your tour at the well-known site known as the Pompey’s Pillar, built-in 297 A.D to celebrate the triumph of a Roman emperor named Diocletian (who ruled Rome between 284 and 305 A.D and also took control over Egypt) following a revolution in Alexandria, then you will be transferred to the Catacombs of Kom El Shokkafa, which are regarded as one of the enormous burial Roman places, after that, you will drive by the seaside to reach the Citadel of Qaitbay, built on the ruins of the ancient Lighthouse Pharos of Alexandria. It holds a fundamental/essential position, at the end of a thin shred of land stretching into the Eastern Port of Alexandria.

Visit also the Bibliotheca of Alexandria. which is a restoration of the older library that no longer exists. Located in the city that supplies it with its name, facing the Mediterranean, it was constructed at the beginning of the 3rd century BC. by Ptolomy I.

Enjoy your delicious/tasty seafood lunch manstrucode out of the best quality fish before being returned to your hotel in Alexandria for check-in and see how can we make your evening a fabulous time walking on the corniche and enjoying the beautiful breeze of the Mediterranean sea.

Overnight in Alexandria

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today we will move to Siwa Oasis from Cairo for about 7 hours drive, on the way to Siwa Oasis we will visit the Alamein Military Museum and the Commonwealth Alamein Cemetery of World War II to see the army models and know the history of the main battle occurred during WWII in Alamein. at  Marsa Matrouh, we will take our lunch at a unique restaurant before resuming our road trip to Siwa Oasis. Upon arrival, we will leave our baggage in the eco-lodge and transfer to one of the many natural hot water springs in Siwa Oasis to take a dip that will relax our muscles after a long day's drive. Back to the hotel and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Breakfast in the Eco-lodge then you will continue your Siwa Oasis tour from Cairo, enjoy visiting the ruins of the old town of Siwa (Shali). then, you will be transferred to see the Temple of Alexander the Great ( the temple of The Oracle ) at the Aghurmi village dates back to the 26th dynasty and visit the temple of Amun Ra known as the Temple of Um Ubeyda, then experience the priceless Siwan heritage through the Siwa House Museum and lunch will be introduced at the Oasis famous square overlooking Shali at Abdo restaurant you will also visit the Mountain of the Dead ( Jabal el Mawta ) visit the tremendous tombs of the rulers of Siwa Oasis during the 26th dynasty like the tombs of SI Amon, MSW Isis, crocodile tomb, then you will enjoy relaxing afternoon at Cleopatra Spring (Ein Guba) swimming and dipping into the glittering water after that you will be transferred Fitnas Island to enjoy once in the lifetime Sunset view.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

You will have an fresh breakfast in the hotel, then continue your Siwa Desert Safari, on the second day your guide will take you in a four-wheel drive to explore to the great sand Sea.

We will start our Egypt Desert Safari adventure between the golden sand dunes till we arrive at the fossils area and see the rocky coral reefs which date back to the Cambrian era.
Then we will take you to one of the wondeful sites in the great sand sea a elegant lake in the middle of the desert, and it may be you will be lucky enough to see the flamingo birds, you can swim in the cold water of the lake enjoying the serenity of the desert and bathing in a very relaxing atmosphere.
Passing by the Dakrour Mountain, now we will enjoy the sandboarding experience, although not as fast as snowboarding but with right amount of bee wax we can let you shoot down some of the enermous sand dunes in the Great Sand Sea and have thrills to spare, after sandboarding it is time to wash up in the hot spring renowned as Bir Wahid for chilling and smoothing our muscles, enjoy another astonishing Sun Set at the Great Sand Sea in the middle of the dunes while having Bedouin tea.
Overnight in Siwa overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred back to Cairo and check in to your hotel, if we made it at sunset and you still have enough time in the evening, you can enjoy one of the things to do in Cairo like attending the Sound and Light Show in Giza Pyramids, Cairo by Night Tour, Cairo Shopping Tour to the
well-known Khan El-Khalili Bazaar in the heart of Islamic Cairo, or just spend your time in comfort at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Today is your last day during your travel to Egypt, we hope you enjoyed our Egypt Day Tours and that the program which is made suitable for you during your Egypt 9-day itinerary, we hope that succeeded in covering most of the highlights that you wanted to visit in Egypt. You will be transferred to Cairo International Airport to catch your flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast

Price

Silver accommodation: Hotel in Cairo: Cairo Pyramids Hotel or similar. B.B Hotel in Alexandria: Paradise Inn or similar. B.B Hotel in Siwa: Shali Lodge or similar. B.B
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tour.solo $2150 $2300
tour.double $1200 $1250
tour.triple $1150 $1200

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Over time, Egypt has become the center of historical antiquities. It has many tourist shrines that are always the focus of the attention of humans, such as the pyramids, the Tower of Cairo, and the Egyptian Museum, as well as the ancient mosques and churches of Cairo. You can also take a tour of Egypt's desert, where Egypt is known for its safari tourism with its stunning desert and mountain areas of different colors and shapes.

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The White Desert is a desert reserve and landscape, serving as a model for the karst kama phenomenon, an open museum to study the desert environment, geographical phenomena, fossils, and wildlife, and to contain prehistoric monuments.
A little further from the northern White Desert, there is another dessert called "Black Desert", which follows marine oases and is called this because a layer of black powder covers this desert and its rocks and mountains, where you can visit the Golden Mummies Museum, Alexander the Great Temple, see the old oases, and visit the Palm Valley.

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