Day 01: Cairo Tours
Our representative will pick you up from the hotel in Sharm El-Sheikh by a private air-conditioned modern vehicle for Flight to Cairo. Afterwards , our tour guide will accompany you to visit Giza Plateau . where we explore the remarkable Pyramids of Cheops 2590 BC , Chephren & Mykerinus. Those served as the tombs for their dead kings & are the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world to survive. for preservation purposes, one of the pyramids is closed for a spell on a rotating basis. Early Morning is the best time to visit, before the heat and crowds. It can get very hot and less air inside the pyramid so clambering inside is not recommended for claustrophobic or the unfit.
The ticket includes seeing the pyramids from outside, the panorama, the Great Sphinx, which stands guard over the pyramids and the Valley Temple of Chephren. Extra tickets to the entry of any one of them and to the Solar Boat Museum on the south side of the great pyramid. Then proceed to visit the great sphinx, which dates back to the time of Chephren & to visit his valley temple.
Then , we move on to visit the Egyptian Museum, Egypt’s first National Museum of pharaonic antiquities opened in 1902. The collection is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. More than 120,000 items are on display here, with another 150,000 stored in the basement.
Pride of the collection are the treasures from Tutankhamen’s Tomb and great pieces from every period of ancient Egyptian history from 3100 BC, Through to the Greek-Roman items of the 2nd century AD. Some of these items shall be transferred to the new Grand Museum at Giza that due to open soon in 2020. Additional visit to the Mummies Hall at the museum (extra ticket on spot).
Afterwards , we visit one of Cairo’s main Attractions for tourists and Egyptians a like the Khan El-Khalili bazaar that was built between 1382 and 1389 AD. In the evening you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for flight to Luxor where you will be met & transferred to your Hotel in Luxor.
Breakfast at the hotel in Luxor . You will be accompanied by your English speaking tour guide and private air-conditioned vehicle to visit the impressive & monumental Temples of Karnak on the East Bank of the Nile . It was built over a 1300-year period, the temple of Amun (the state God), that lies at the heart of the complex covers more than 60 acres.
Then we head to the Valley of the kings on the West Bank of the Nile , which was the necropolis of the New Kingdom pharaohs. 63 tombs have been found there and numbered on the maps in the order of their discovery . (entrance ticket to three tombs), while the tomb of the boy king Tutankhamun is optional with extra ticket.
Afterwards, we explore the amazing partly rock-hewn Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut 1507 BC. It is a breath taking sight. Then, we proceed to the Colossi of Memnon, soaring 18 m high & originally guarded Amenhotep’s mortuary temple 1390 BC.
Later on, You will be transferred to Luxor Domestic Airport to fly back to Sharm El-Sheikh where you will be met by a company representative and transferred by private air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.
Entrance fees to all the mentioned historical sites
Lunch meal during the day tour
Any extras not mentioned in the program.
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