Best of Egypt Package
Egypt is one of the most popular countries in the Middle East and Africa as well. Its importance came from the very strategic location of which, as this country located in the heart of the world, so it considers as one of the most important countries in the world.
During the Pharaonic period Egypt was called KMT which means the black land. This name came from the mud color of the fertile farmland of Egypt, as the ancient Egyptian used to call the thing with its color or something similar to it. So they decided to call Egypt as the black land.
The Kings of ancient Egypt were powerful rulers, as they exploited their strength to be gods in addition to their existence as rulers of the whole earth. As per the ancient texts, the pharaohs managed to build a great empire. Its monuments are still testifying to its power and greatness.
Your Egypt tour starts in Cairo, where Marvelous pyramids are standing together, with a limestone statue of Sphinx guarding the whole area. What an amazing design! One can almost see himself like a Pharaoh standing beneath that Pyramids during the time when Pharaohs ruled and the Gods were worshiped. In the distance you would see workers building the next pyramid while Queens and Pharaohs would lounge around, supervising.
Take some rest in the stunning city of Sharm El Sheikh, where Egypt’s Red Sea with its colored kinds of fish are creating different world of Joy, love and relaxation! It attracts people from everywhere to explore the underwater wonders, including pristine reefs and many shipwrecks. Most destinations for scuba diving provide beach vacations.
If you aware with mountains climbing, if you need to add some adventure to your classic tour, you will be our partner while climbing Moses Mountain in St. Catherine. Look it is a lovely Camel holding you on its back to help you to climb the mountain. You will start your climbing journey after midnight to reach the top of the mountain by the course of the dawn when you will be taken by the marvelous view of sunrise!
Look at Egypt’s map; go with your eyes to the south, where you will find Luxor. The city of Luxor is considered to be one of the most fascinating cities in Egypt. It contains the largest and most unique collection of the Egyptian temples and in its western hills laid the royal cemetery of our kings & nobles.
It is the time to begin your fantastic tour in Aswan. The ancient city of Aswan was famous for its granite quarries. So thousands of Egyptian statutes, obelisks, shrines and even pyramids are constructed out of the Syenite granite mine in Aswan. The city of Aswan was also a crucial military base of the ancient Egypt. Whenever the reign of the land passed on to a new dynasty, security of the city was tightened the more. Aswan was always a garrison town. Mention of Aswan can be found in the writings of Herodotus, Strabo, Pliny and Ptolemy.
CallBook this package
11 Days / 10 Nights
DAY 1Cairo Int. Airport – Cairo ON
Your Egypt tour begins at your chosen hotel in Cairo. A private transfer by an A-C van from Cairo International Airport to your hotel in Cairo is included. Since most of the international flights arrive Egypt between 03:00 & 11:00 PM (local time), you might need to consider travelling to Egypt a day early and arrange pre-stay in Cairo to ease the effects of jet lag before the first day of sightseeing on your Egypt tour begins. A very nice room is ready to host you during your first night in Cairo. [No Meals]
DAY 2Full Day Pyramids – Cairo ON
(After breakfast) GAT Tours’ Egyptologist tour guide will meet your at the lobby of your hotel in order to accompany you in such an awe-inspiring tour to Pyramids of Giza "Khufu, Khafre & Menkaure", where the greatness has been embodied in three pyramids with a limestone statue of Sphinx guarding the whole area. After that you will proceed to the city of Sakkara, where you will be so excited by exploring The Step Pyramid of king Djoser. This pyramid has a very nice story, when king Djoser asked his chief Architect Imhotep to create something different, so that the king could be buried at. As a result the well known Architect creates the Step pyramid, which surprised the king so much since it was considered to be a new achievement in this period. Drive towards Memphis, the city which was the first capital of the united Egypt. After finishing your day tour, you will revert back to your hotel for rest & refresh. At night, free at leisure on your own "OPTIONAL sound & light show at Giza can be offered upon request". Back to your hotel and overnight in Cairo. [B, L]
DAY 3Cairo City Tour – Cairo ON
Breakfast at your hotel by 08:30 AM. After that you will be met with GAT Tours’ Egyptologist tour guide, who will accompany you in such a stunning tour. Your tour today is completely different and more excited, as the best of our monuments are awaiting you. Start your tour with The Egyptian Museum, which is considered to be one of the most important museums housing the Pharaonic monuments including the unique collection of the young king Tutankhamon. Later on, you will be transferred to have your Lunch meal. After Lunch, you will be transferred to Old Cairo area, where you will visit Citadel of Salah El-Din, which played as a very important role in protecting Egypt, as it was considered the seat of power for more than 700 years. What about doing shopping between the gold & silver at one of the most famous bazaars, Khan El-Khalili Bazaars, which consider as one of the stunning bazaars in the Middle East! After finishing your day tour, you will revert back to your hotel for rest and refresh. At night, free at leisure on your own "OPTIONAL Nile Cruise Dinner with oriental show in Cairo can be offered upon request". Get back to your hotel and overnight. [B, L]
DAY 4Fly to Sharm – St. Catherine & ON
Check out after breakfast. Then you will be transferred by private A-C van to Cairo Int. airport to catch your domestic flight to Sharm El Sheikh. Upon arrival to Sharm El Sheikh Int. airport you will be met with our English-speaking representative there, who will transfer you by private A-C van to St. Catherine. Upon arrival, you will proceed to your chosen hotel there for check in, dinner & overnight. [B, D]
DAY 5St. Catherine Tour – Drive to Sharm
Early Morning time (approx. 02.00 AM), you will be met with our Arabian guide who will join you in your such amazing adventure tour by climbing Moses Mountain. Reach the top of which by 05.00 AM, when you can watch the attractive view of sunrise. After that wonderful natural scene, you will start descending. Have a short break till the opening time of the marvelous tour inside The Monastery of St. Catherine, which is considered to be one of the well-known Christian monasteries in Egypt. After that, you will drive back towards Sharm El Sheikh. Arrive Sharm El Sheikh and proceed to your hotel there. Rest and refresh at the hotel till the dinner time. At night, free at leisure on your own to discover the city by night. Get back to your hotel & overnight. [B, D]
DAY 6Flight to Luxor – East Bank – Luxor ON
Check out after breakfast. Later on, you will be met with our representative who will transfer you by private A-C van to Sharm El Sheikh Int. airport to catch your domestic flight to Luxor. Arrive Luxor airport at … via flight number MS … and be met with our English-speaking representative there, who will help and assist you in all formalities. Leave the airport and proceed to your hotel in Luxor for check in, rest and refresh. Afternoon, you will join GAT Tours’ Egyptologist tour guide in such a fantastic tour to discover the East Bank of Luxor. Begin your tour with Karnak temples, which is considered to be the biggest complex construction in the world covering an area of a hundred. Enjoy your lovely tour by discovering Temple of Luxor, built by one of the kings of the 12th dynasty & completed by the well know king Ramses II. After finishing your day tour, you will revert back to your hotel in Luxor for rest and refresh. At night, free at leisure on your own "OPTIONAL sound and light show at Karnak temples can be offered upon your request". Get back to your hotel for overnight. [B]
DAY 7Luxor West Bank – Luxor ON
(Morning time – at approx. 06:00 AM), free at leisure in Luxor "OPTIONAL Hot Air Balloon riding over the west bank of Luxor can be offered upon request". After that you will start your magical tour in Thebes, the sacred land. As today to will explore Valley of the Kings & Queens, which considers as the royal cemetery of the Theban kings & queens of ancient Egypt, and the place where our Pharaohs were buried. After that, you will proceed to visit the most impressive Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari. This temple is considered as one of the most wonderful examples of the Architecture in ancient Egypt, because it was totally carved inside the mountain. What a genius architect who do this?! After the tour, you will return to your hotel for overnight. [B]
DAY 8Edfu – Kom Ombo – Aswan City Tour & ON
Check out after breakfast. Then you join our tour guide in such wonderful tour exploring the south of Egypt. You will start your tour by visiting Temple of Horus in Edfu, which is considered to be one of the most well preserved temples in ancient Egypt. After that you will proceed to visit Temple of Kom Ombo, where the two gods Sobek & Haroeris were worshipped for a while. Leave Kom Ombo and complete driving toward Aswan. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to explore the amazing Aswan High Dam, which has been erected by the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1960 AD to protect Egypt from the Nile flood. Later on, you will ride a motor boat to reach the wonderful Temple of Philae, which was erected during the Gaeco-Roman period and was dedicated to goddess Isis. Finally you will be transferred to your hotel in Aswan for check in, rest and refresh. At night, free at leisure on your own in Aswan to discover this kind city. Overnight in Aswan. [B]
DAY 9Abu Simbel – Agha Khan – Aswan ON
Breakfast at your hotel. After that, you will be met with our English-speaking tour leader, who will transfer you by private A-C van to Abu Simbel, lies south of Aswan on the western bank of the Nile, 180 miles south of the First Cataract in what was Nubia. The site was known as Meha in ancient times and was first documented in the 18th Dynasty, when Ay and Horemheb had rock-cut chapels hewn in the hills to the south. Upon arrival, you will be met with your local tour guide who will explain everything about Abu Simbel Temples. The biggest one was called as the Great temple. It was built by king Ramesses II and being dedicated to the famous god Rahorakhty. While the second one is called The Smaller temple and it was dedicated to king Ramesses II & his beautiful wife queen Nefertari. After finishing your Abu Simbel tour, you will be reverting back to Aswan via private A-C van "distance takes around 03 hours". Arrive Aswan, where you will enjoy your lovely tour in Aswan by Felucca Ride around the most wonderful Agha Khan Mausoleum, which belongs to Agha Khan "the chief/founder of Ismailia caste". After that, you will revert to your hotel for overnight. [B]
DAY 10Check Out – Flight to Cairo & ON
Check out after breakfast. Later on, you will be met with our representative in Aswan who will transfer you by private A-C van to Aswan airport to catch your domestic flight back to Egypt. Upon arrival to Cairo airport, you will be met with our English-speaking representative who will transfer you by private A-C van to your hotel in Cairo for check in, rest and refresh. Afternoon, free at leisure on your own in Cairo "OPTIONAL enjoy your stay in Cairo with a unique visit to El Mouiz Street, where you can discover the greatness of our Islamic Cairo and our unique kind of Art. During this special tour you will visit El Hakim Bi Amr Ellah Mosque. Then proceed along the street to find El Aqmor Mosque. Also your Islamic tour includes the fascinating visit of the collection of Ibn Qalawon. Finally you will visit El Hussein District, where the oriental atmosphere. sitting on local café while drinking a cup of tea". After this unique tour, you will revert to your hotel to spend your last in Cairo before your departure flight. Overnight in Cairo. [B]
DAY 11Cairo Int. Airport – Final Departure
Check out after breakfast. Later on, you will be met with GAT Tours’ English-speaking representative, who will transfer you by private A-C van to Cairo International Airport for your final departure from Egypt, land of secrets via flight number … at … AM. [B]
Book This Package
Please fill all fields below.
More Sightseeing Tours
- Meet and Assist with English-speaking Representative.
- 04 nights’ accommodation at 3* Hotel in Cairo – on BB basis.
- 01 night accommodation at 3* Hotel in St. Catherine – on HB basis.
- 01 night accommodation at 3* Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh – on HB basis.
- 02 nights’ accommodation at 3* Hotel in Luxor – on BB basis.
- 02 nights’ accommodation at 3* Hotel in Aswan – on BB basis.
- Entrance fees to the above mentioned Sightseeing.
- Egyptologist Multilingual tour guide (s).
- Lunch meal (s) at local restaurants during the tours in Cairo.
- All transfers by A-C vehicles with qualified driver (s).
Above mentioned prices valid during Winter season from 01/10/2012 till 30/04/2013.
- Entry visa to Egypt.
- International flight tickets.
- Domestic flight tickets (CAI/SSH – SSH/LUX – ASW/CAI).
- Any Extra meals and beverages.
- All personal expenses like laundry etc.
- Tipping to Guide, Driver, etc.
- Any Optional tours may require.