13 Day Egypt Itinerary

Enjoy 13 Day Egypt Itinerary, the Pyramids of Giza and the sphinx, discover the white desert and Baharyia oasis, Wadi El Hitan, Abu Simbel temples, the valley of the kings and relax at the red sea in Hurghada

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Enjoy 13 Day Egypt Itinerary, the Pyramids of Giza and the sphinx, discover the white desert white-desert Egypt 360 and Baharyia oasis, Wadi El Hitan, Abu Simbel temples, the valley of the kings and relax at the red sea in Hurghada

Day 1- Arrival day


Marsa Alam   tours representative will meet & assist you at  Cairo  International Airport, Transfer to the hotel by private air-conditioned vehicle

Free evening

Overnight in the Hotel

Depends on your arrival. If your flight arrives, If you have an early flight to Cairo you can contact us to make a tour suggestion 

Meals: no Meals

Day 2-Giza Pyramids and Sakkara


This morning you will experience the icons of ancient Egypt! your Egyptologist guide will accompany you to the pyramids of Giza, where you can see the Great Pyramid of Giza, the pyramid of Khafre, the pyramid of Menkaure, and the Great Sphinx. Then Proceed to have your lunch at a local restaurant, Then you will be transferred to visit the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, which is considered the world's oldest major stone structure. It was built in the 3rd Dynasty for King Djoser. 

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

 

Day 3- the white desert


At 06:00 am Pick up time from your hotel in Giza or in  Cairo, drive to    Bahariya Oasis  , which is located about 350 km east of Cairo  This journey takes about 4 hours, arrive at 10:00 there will be stops during the trip for WC and Coffee

At 10:00  you will take your 4x4 Jeep and drive to   the black desert   

12:00 The Lunch will be served here in El Haize oasis

13:00 Then drive to the   valley of Agabat
15:00  Arrive at the Valley of Agabat is deep within the  white desert white-desert Egypt 360 . You have to be there to feel the out-worldly beauty of the place. Millions of years ago, the place used to be under the sea. Over the years, unique rock formations of limestone, chalk (and maybe sand) developed.  

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16: 30  explore the  white desert white-desert Egypt 360     National Park, the most well-known desert destination in Egypt.

17:30 Make tents and Enjoy the sunset

18:30 As the sky turns pink then the deepest fiery orange, the rock-shapes fade, and silence is all around. Sitting around a small fire and enjoying the simplest meal of chicken, rice, and vegetables, you will feel like nothing has ever tasted so good. Bedouin staff will arrange dinner and desert camping.

 

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 4-Bahariya Oasis


At 06:00 am Enjoy sunrise

At 07:00 Am you'll enjoy breakfast in the desert, before driving to Bahariya Oasis

At 09:00 On the way back, you will visit   Crystal Mountain   Crystal Mountain , locally known as Gebel al-Izzaz. It's more of a crystal hill, seen on the right, which is often called the Jewel of the desert is formed by the quartzite crystals and looks amazing in the sun's rays. A few decades ago, that natural feature has been found by accident.

 
11:00 Drive to   Bahariya Oasis , Soak in the heat at   Bir Sigam , a hot spring that can help to relax.  Located at 7 km east of Bahariya on the  Cairo  road, the spring is the best hot spring in temperature,

In The summertime will stop at Bir Madi( which is a cold  spring)

12:00 Then drive back to  Cairo. Arrival at Cairo at 16:30- If you want to add Lunch ( 15 $ Extra per person )

We have 2 Extra options for you to discover more about the oasis

1-First option

If you wish to discover more about the history of Bahariya oasis we do recommend doing an extra trip to the museum of the golden mummies,  Bawiti  tombs, and Alexander the Great temple

You will visit the tombs of     Bannentiu and Djed-Ankh-Amun-Iuf     (Zed-Amun) The tombs at Qasr Selim (26th Dynasty)In 1938 the Egyptian archaeologist Ahmed Fakhry (1905-1973) discovered four tombs at the ridge of Qarat Qasr Selim. Visit     Bawiti     Bawiti     is the Capital of     Bahariya Oasis , Then Visit the Museum of the golden mummies and the temple of Ain El Muftella,     Bahariya Oasis ,  You will have lunch in    Bahariya Oasis   before driving to    Cairo



This will cost 35 $ per person Extra.

Single traveler:50 $

2- Second option

You can book Extra 3 Hours Bahariya oasis tour.

You will discover    Bahariya Oasis  , The palm, and olives fields, Gebel Maghrafa. where the biggest Diansour( (Stromer's Tidal Giant)  ever discovered in 1914 at the base of Gebel Dist. Lake al-Marun which is the biggest salt lake in    Bahariya Oasis  , Enjoy the sunset from The summit of the English Mountain(Gebel Al Ingleez). the view from the top offers a panorama of the northern part of the oasis. drive to    Cairo


 

Fly to Aswan from Cairo, Then transfer to your hotel in Aswan- Basma hotel

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch 

Day 5-Aswan attractions


After breakfast visit Aswan attractions

An early pick-up from your hotel in Aswan at 04: 00, travel by air-conditioned vehicle from Aswan to Abu Simbel, It takes 3 hours driving to the temples of Abu Simbel before the heat of the day.
The two temples were Carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, 
Upon arrival, an Egyptologist guide will tell you all about one of the greatest and most whimsical pharaohs in Egyptian history. Marvel at the main façade of the Great Temple to Ramesses II and its 4 statues of the pharaoh seated on his throne following his advancing age. 
In theory, the main temple is dedicated to Amon-Re Horakhty and Ptah, but in practice, it was constructed for the greater glory of its builder, Ramses the Great. Continue to the smaller temple of Ramesses' consort, Queen Nefertari, situated right next to the Great Temple. Admire the impressive rock-cut façade depicting the pharaoh and his queen. Re-board the coach at 09:00 for the return transfer to Aswan before, Lunch will be served in Aswan

After the Lunch we will visit:

Phiala temple
Built to honor the goddess Isis, this was the last temple built in the classical Egyptian style. Construction began around 690 BC, and it was one of the last outposts where the goddess was worshipped.

The high Dam
Aswan high dam is a rock-fill dam located at the northern border between Egypt and Sudan. The dam is fed by the River Nile and the reservoir forms Lake Nasser. Construction for the project began in 1960 and was completed in 1968. It was officially inaugurated in 1971.

The Unfinished Obelisk
Aswan was the source of ancient Egypt’s finest granite, used to make statues and embellish temples, pyramids, and obelisks. The large unfinished obelisk in the Northern Quarries has provided valuable insight into how these monuments were created, although the full construction process is still not entirely clear. Three sides of the shaft, nearly 42m long, were completed except for the inscriptions. At 1168 tonnes, the completed obelisk would have been the single heaviest piece of stone the Egyptians ever fashioned. 

Overnight in Aswan

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch 

 

Day 6-Kom ombo temple and Edfu temple


An early pick-up from your hotel in Aswan at 07: 00, travel by air-conditioned vehicle from Aswan to Luxor , On the way, you will visit


The temple of Kom Ombo:

The temple and the associated settlement site located 40 K.m north of Aswan, the temple was dedicated to the deities Sobek and Horus  and date mainly to the Ptolemaic and Roman period(332 B.b -395 A.c)


Edfu temple  :

Upper Egyptian site dominated by a large well -Preserved temple, dedicated to the hawk-God Horus, The Construction of the Ptolemaic temple of Horus, which was founded on the site of a much earlier temple, dated to the period between the reigns of Ptolemy the Third(246 B.c), The descriptions on the walls include the Myth of contending of Horus and Seth(Probably performed annually as a religious Drama

 Overnight in Luxor

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch 

Day 7-The valley of the kings


Optional trip Balloon ride over the valley of the Kings 80 $ per person

Breakfast at your hotel then you will be accompanied by your private tour guide and a private air-conditioned vehicle to visit:
 Valley of the Kings :
The final resting place of Egypt's rulers from the 18th to 20th dynasty, it is home to tombs including the great pharaoh Ramses II and boy pharaoh Tutankhamen.
The tombs were well stocked with all the material goods a ruler might need in the next world. Most of the decoration inside the tombs is still well preserved.
Hatshepsut Temple:
It is one of the most beautiful & best preserved of all of the temples of Ancient Egypt. The temple was built on three levels with two wide ramps in a central position joining the levels together.
Colossi of Memnon:
Two massive stone statues of king Amenhotep III are the only remains of a complete mortuary temple.
The statues are made from blocks of quartzite sandstone which exist in Cairo and then moved 700 KM to  Luxor
Overnight in Luxor

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch 

Day 8- Karnak temple -Luxor temple and Dendera temple-Hurghada


After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel in 

Karnak karnak Egypt 360 Temple:

No site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak karnak Egypt 360 . It is the largest temple complex ever built by man and represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders and pharaohs. The Temple of Karnak karnak Egypt 360 is actually three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples situated on 247 acres of land.
Luxor Temple: 

The Temple of Luxor was the center of the most important festival, the festival of Opet. Built largely by Amenhotep III and Rameses II, the temple's purpose was as a setting for the rituals of the festival. The festival was to reconcile the human aspect of the ruler with the divine office.
Lunch will be served in a local restaurant in  Luxor -

Drive to Dendera temple - 60 K.m North of Lunch
Dendera temple :

The Temple of Hathor was largely constructed during the Late Ptolemaic period, Hathor was also regarded as a goddess of healing & The Goddes of love,

Then drive to Hurghada - For a Relaxing holiday

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 9-Hurghada


Enjoy the sun and the sea at the resort in Hurghada

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 10- Dolphin house trip


Enjoy the sun and the sea at the resort in Hurghada

You can do an Optional trip to the dolphin house

Snorkeling trip to The dolphin house“ from Hurghada to have an experience of snorkeling and seeing a group of 60 - 80 dolphins will dance in front of your eyes and play with these amazing animals, and enjoy the deliciously prepared lunch the onboard your boat before getting back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day-11- Cairo- Fly to Cairo


Enjoy the sun and the sea at the resort in Hurghada

Fly from Hurghada to Cairo, Then transfer to your hotel in Cairo

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch 

Day 13- wadi el Hitan


Visit wadi Al Hitan from Cairo, We pick you up from the Cairo   hotel  and you will  be transferred by air-conditioned Car to El Fayoum Oasis in the Western desert The distance is 80 k.m south-west of Cairo Start your adventure by Toyota land cruiser 4x4  to    Wadi Al Hitan Wadi-Al-Hitan Egypt 360    

From Tunis village in Fayoum t.to Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley), Egypt. driving distance: 69.2 km. duration: 1 hour 37 mins

Wadi Al Hitan Wadi-Al-Hitan Egypt 360    ’ is a Protected area and a Natural Heritage Site added in 2005 by UNESCO as world heritage site, WADI EL-HITAN is also known for scientists in the Zeuglodon Valley, have been discovered in 1936, it is located 35 KM west of the Wadi El-Ryan, right deep into the desert western desert, is It is an area of fossils; considered as an open museum, dates back to 45 million years and contains petrified primitive whales skeletons, shark teeth, shells and roots of Mangroves preserved in soft rocks. Everywhere you go here you find petrified seashells and corals, Visit the  Fossil & Climate Change Museum Wadi-Al-Hitan#Change_Climate_Museum Egypt 360  
 The museum hosts a variety of whale fossils, and skeletons that are displayed outdoors, as for the museum it has a variety of fossils, skeletons, fossilized mangroves, and ancient seashells exhibited indoors in glass boxes, enjoy your lunch, drive back to Tunis village passing through Wadi El Rayan, Wadi Hitan, Mudawara Mountain, Then drive back to  Cairo. Arrival Cairo 19:00.-Overnight in Cairo

 

Overnight in Cairo

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch 

Day 13- - Cairo- Departure


Pick up time from your hotel at 08:00 am with your Egyptologist tour guide, and enjoy a fantastic orientation tour of Cairo on an 8-hour excursion that takes in the major monuments of Old Cairo, you will drive up to the Saladin Citadel, constructed by Salah al-Din on the Moqattam hills in 1183 AD as a defense against Crusader armies. known for its fresh air and sweeping views of Cairo, it is now a preserved historic site of mosques and museums, including the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha. designed by the Turkish architect Yousif Boushnaq, who came to Cairo especially from Istanbul to build the great building, the mosque's alabaster structure stands in beautiful contrast to the sandstone city. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant in Old Cairo Then, visit Old Cairo to see major attractions such as the Hanging Church, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Church of St. Barbara, and the Church of Abu Serga, one of the oldest Coptic churches in Cairo Continue to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East. Discover a maze of alleys that have been at the center of Cairo’s trading activities since the 14th century. -Then transfer to the airport

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Inclusions:

  • Pick up service at Airport
  • 4 nights at 4* hotel in Cairo(bed and breakfast)
  • 1-night Camping at the white desert(bed and breakfast)
  • 2 Nights in Aswan at 4 stars hotel(bed and breakfast)
  • 2 Nights in Luxor at 5 stars hotel(bed and breakfast)
  • 3 Nights in Hurghada all-inclusive 4-star 
  • Flight tickets-Cairo- Aswan-Hurghada-Cairo)
  • An escorted knowledgable tour guide all over the tour.
  • All your transportation during the tour with a private A.C car
  • Entering fees to all the mentioned sightseeing on the itinerary.
  • Private transfer from Luxor to Hurghada
  • Visit Abu Simbel temples included 
  • All Service Charges and taxes.

Exclusions:

  • International Airfare.
  • Egypt entry visa.
  • Tipping
  • Optional Tours

Please remember to bring:

  • Passports
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Suncream

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