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Full day Alexandria from Cairo

Alexandria is the Second largest city in Egypt, 230 km from Cairo. The tour will start at 06.00 and finish at 21.00 with an English

Speaking guide which will join our full day drive to visit the land of pharos, which was founded by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C

Today we will explore Alexandria's Greco-Roman heritage at the tri-level catacombs in Kom El-Shoukafa and Pompey's Pillar, and we will tour the well preserved ruins of the ancient Roman Theater.

Then, we will drive by fort Quitbay where once stood the Pharos of Alexandria, the light house that is ranked as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Then we will have a sea food lunch in one of the famous local restaurants.
We will complete after lunch to go to the Bibilothequa Alexandria, and by the end of our tour, we will have to visit the Montaza Gardens with its beautiful Palace where the members of the royal family of Mohamed Ali used to spend the summer months.

 

Full day Dahshour & Lisht

In the early morning, we will drive through the country side of Egypt; to reach south to get to the ruins of El-Lisht , the Capital of Egypt at the time of the Twelve dynasty , with the remains of the funerary complexes of Amenemhat I , Sesostrist and the Mastabet Faraoun constructed in the form of immense sarcophagus, which is a good example of the architecture of old Egypt.

After exploring light we will drive north to Dahshour to visit the two extra ordinary pyramids of King Snefru, the Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid, which maybe considered the first true Pyramid, built in Egypt.

 

Full day Egyptian Museum, Citadel, Old Cairo & Bazaar

Our full day tour begins at the world-renowned Egyptian Museum, which holds more than 120,000 relics and antiquities that covers almost every period in the Egyptian history, with a famous collection of the boy King Tutankhamen and his beautiful mask, the Tanis collection with the silver coffins of the kings of 21nd and 22nd dynasties, and after touring the Museum with our expert professional guide you can explore the Royal Mummies Room where the great Ramsis II is waiting for his afterlife journey.

Then we will continue to the Citadel which was built in the 12th century overlooking the city of Cairo to visit the Alabaster Mosque which was built by Mohamed Ali in the 19th century with all walls faced with alabaster.
We will end our full day by having some free time around the shops at El-Khalili Bazaar "SOUK", where you can try out your haggling skills dating back to the 14th Century with a magnificent variety of gold & silver works in addition to many other attractive handicrafts.
Finally, Lunch will be served in one of the local restaurants of the area.


Full day Egyptian Museum, Sultan Hassan Mosque, Citadel & Bazaar

This morning we will tour one of the most prominent museums in the world, the Egyptian Museum with its highlights, and its great collections, we will have enough time to see the master pieces of the great museum.

After the museum, we will drive through the heart of Cairo to get to the Mosque & Madrasah of Sultan Hassan 1400 A.D, one of the best examples of Muslim traditional architecture, then we will continue to the Citadel of Saladin built in 1176 to guard against Crusaders, and it was the home of rulers of Egypt for nearly 700 years, including the famous Mohammed Ali, whose Alabaster Mosque is a miniature of the Blue Mosque in Turkey. In the after noon, we will navigate Cairo's most popular exotic Khan El-Khalili Bazaar with a magnificent variety of gold & silver works in addition to many other attractive handicrafts.
Finally, Lunch will be served in one of the local restaurants.

 

 

Full day Egyptian Museum, Citadel, Pyramids & Sphinx

This morning we will explore the Giza Plateau, with its Great Pyramid of the 4th Dynasty Kings 2600 B.C, we will walk around the great pyramid of Cheops, the only surviving wonder of the ancient world, with its little pyramids of his mother and wives.

We will stop by Sphinx and its temple, and learn about mummification in the mummification temple of King Chephren.

Next we will see the citadel of Saladin that was built more than 800 years ago, and we will stop by the beautiful mosque of Mohammed Ali.

Next we will visit the great Egyptian museum that shelters more than 120,000 pieces of artifacts, walking around the collection of the boy King Tutankhamen and other great collection, with free time to see the mummies of the kings of ancient Egypt.

Finally, Lunch will be served in one of the local restaurants.

 

Full day Egyptian Museum, Pyramids & Sphinx

This morning we will have a great adventure to make by exploring the great Giza Pyramids the only remaining wonder of the Seven Wonders of the World with the Sphinx acting as the guardian of the cemetery. If you think that you have seen ancient history, we think that you are going to change your mind after seeing the great structures of the 4th dynasty kings more than 4600 years old, including the great Pyramid of "Cheops", the only standing wonder of the seven wonders of the Ancient world.

 In front of the pyramids, stands the serene Sphinx, carved entirely of one piece of limestone and was submerged by sand for thousands of years.

In the after noon, our expert Egyptologists will take you in a tour around the galleries of the most famous Egyptian Museum of Antiquities inaugurated in 1901, centred in the heart of Cairo, storing artifacts of about 500 years old including the very famous treasure of King Tutankhamen

Finally, Lunch will be served in one of the local restaurants.

 

 

Full day Fayoum & Maidum

In the early morning, we will start to see one of the most beautiful Oases of Egypt, The Oasis of Fayoum, which is about one hour drive to south of Cairo.

Although it has many similarities with other Oasis, it is unlike a true Oasis in that it is linked to the Nile valley & the Nile the vital artery of Egypt by a natural stream called canal of Joseph. Water of this stream divide into many branches and flow across the Fayoum basin and into Lake Quarun the lake level is continually falling. It is calculated that the lake was 22 m above sea-level, whereas today is 44 m below sea –level.
Fayoum landscape is full of interest & very attractive. Lake Qaroun is a lovely grey blue in colour and behind it raises the golden sand dunes of the desert.
The most interesting archaeological sites and monuments are the ruins of the old city & the remains of the pyramids of Hawara/Ilahun, The famous Ptlomic village of Karais 300 B.C that once sheltered more than 3000 people, with the remains of houses and temples scattered all around the village.

Then we will drive through the countryside of Fayoum and stop by Water Wheels and drive out of Fayoum to see the famous Maidum Pyramid, most probably was built by king Snefru of the 4th Dynasty in his search for the true shape pyramid.

Finally, Lunch will be served by the lake Quaroun in Fayoum

 

Full day Memphis, Sakkara, Pyramids, Sphinx, Solar boat & Dahshour
This tour provides you with an idea about the development of pyramid building in Egypt, starting with the Step Pyramid at Sakkara and its architect the great Imhoteb, then driving to Dahshour to see the Bent Pyramid and Red Pyramid of King Snefru, and finally driving to Giza to see the Pyramids.

We will stop at Memphis where the kings of Old Kingdom lived and watched their Pyramids being built reaching the skies. We will end our tour by seeing the best example of the Pyramids in Egypt at Giza, where we can see the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mecernuis being guarded by the mighty Sphinx.

Then we will walk towards the Solar boat Museum which houses a large wooden boat that was found in May 1945 during the cleaning work By young Egyptian architect and archeologist Kamal El Malakh and inspector Zaki Nur. They found two sealed ditches closed off by 40 gigantic blocks of limestone weighting from 17 to 20 tons each, the northern one was opened inside was a large wooden boat disassembled into 12240 pieces.

It took more than 10 years to put the boat together, the royal boat which was built out of Lebanese cedar is fully 43.3 m long , 5.6 m wide and a draft of only 1-5 m which made it suitable only for river navigation.

The second pit was photographed in 1987 by a special probe designed with the collaboration of National Geographic Society; the probe showed that the pit contains a boat similar to the first one.

The significance of the boat of Khufu has been debated at great length, it might be the boat that transported the body of the King to its final resting place or it had a religious or ritual meaning like helping the soul of the King in its journey to the after life.

Finally, Lunch will be served in one of the local restaurants.

 

 

Full day Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis & Sakkara

In the morning, we will explore the Giza Plateau with its great Pyramids and Sphinx.

The great pyramid which is 137.8 m high and more than 2.3 million blocks of lime stone and granite is one of the seven wonders of the Ancient world. You can enjoy walking around the Mastabas and pyramids of royal member of the 4th Dynasty, and we will end our tour by seeing the mighty Sphinx guarding the pyramids.

In the afternoon, we will drive south to see the remains of Memphis, the first and most ancient capital of Egypt 3100 B.C, with the great statues of Ramses II, and then we will explore the cemetery of Memphis at Sakkara.

Finally, Lunch will be served in one of the local restaurants

 

 

Full day Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara & Solar Boat
The tour will start at Giza Plateau, the only remaining wonder of the seven wonders of the world with the Sphinx acting as the guardian of the cemetery then we will see the huge wooden boat 43.5 m long used by the king Cheops on his journey with the sun god Ra in the afterworld, housed in a special museum.
We will take Lunch in one of the local restaurants then we will go to Memphis the oldest capital of Egypt to see the colossal statue of Ramses II, exhibited in a museum made of fine grained limestone – 13 m long & weighs 120 tons.
After that , we will continue to the oldest Egyptian cemetery Sakkara to see the step pyramid built by the engineer Imhotep for King Zoser – it is of a Mastaba type composed of six receding Masatabas (steps) on top of each other 59ms in height. Sakkara is noted for the tombs of nobles that bear inscriptions showing daily life of Ancient Egyptians such as farming, animal breeding, hunting as well as religious rites and offering of sacrifice to the dead.

 

 

Full day Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara & Dahshour

This tour provides you with an idea about the development of the pyramid building in Egypt, starting with the Step Pyramid at Sakkara and its architect the great Imhoteb, passing by Dahshour to see the Bent Pyramid and Red Pyramid of King Snefru, and then driving to Giza to see the Pyramids.

We will stop at Memphis where kings of Old Kingdom lived and watched their Pyramids being built reaching the skies.

We will end our tour by seeing the best example of the Pyramids in Egypt at Giza, where we can see the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mecernuis are being guarded by the mighty Sphinx.

 

Full day Tannis San El Hagar

In the morning, we will drive "2.30 hours" 173 km from Cairo crossing the fertile countryside of the Delta, a flat table land extends to the south of Lake Manzala above this in the centre of the plateau rose the mound of 'San el Hagar'", the location of the ancient city of Djan "The biblical zoan" called by the Greeks Tanis

For a long time it has been maintained although without any real proof that this was the site of the Hyksos fortress Avaris and also the site of Residence f Ramsis II. Today it is the most impressive area of ruins in the Delta and extremely interesting site.

Like the temple of Amon and tens of obelisks lying on the ground and you will see the tombs of the kings of the 21th and 22nddyn, this is where the great treasures of the Tanis room in the Egyptian Museum came from.

 

Half day Citadel & Bazaar

 The Citadel was built in the 12th century overlooking the city of Cairo to visit the Alabaster Mosque which was built by Mohamed Ali in the 19th century with all walls faced with alabaster.
In the end of the day, we will have some free time around the shops at El-Khalili Bazaar "SOUK", where you can try out your haggling skills dating back to the 14th Century with a magnificent variety of gold & silver works in addition to many other attractive handicrafts.

 

Half day Egyptian museum
Guided tour to the Egyptian Museum the most prominent museums in the world, inaugurated in 1901, centred in the heart of Cairo, storing artifacts of about 500 years old. It is a chance to be aquatinted with the Egyptian ancient history over a period of 50 centuries; most significant showpiece is the magnificent Tutankhamen collection.


Half day Islamic Cairo
A tour, to the old mosques of Cairo, the most famous one is Al Azhar mosque which was built 971 AD as a Mosque & Madrasah (school).It is the oldest Islamic university, first lecture was 975 AD.
Then we will go to the Mosque & Madrasah of Sultan Hassan, which was founded between 1356 & 1363 to be a Madrasah for the four orthodox rites of Islam. Opposite to it is El Rifai, which was completed in 1912, in the Mamluke style.
Then we will end by Ibn- Tuloun which was built between 876 – 879 and it is characterized by its spacious grounds & unique minaret, spiral and large collection of gypsum decoration. We will have a Chance to see the Gayer Andreson Museum; The Englishman Gayer Anderson purchased 2 adjoining.

 Mamluke houses dating 1630, he renovated them and furnished them with beautiful and precious things in rich Arab style.



Half day Memphis & Sakkara

We will start our tour at Memphis area, the oldest capital of Egypt to see the colossal statue of Ramses II, exhibited in a museum made of fine grained limestone – 13 m long & weighs 120 tons.
Then we will continue to the oldest Egyptian cemetery Sakkara to see the step pyramid built by the engineer Imhotep for King Zoser – it is of a mastaba type composed of six receding masatabas (steps) on top of each other 59ms in height. Sakkara is noted for the for the tombs of nobles that bear inscriptions showing daily life of Ancient Egyptians such as farming, animal breeding, hunting as well as religious rites and offering of sacrifice to the dead.

Half day Old Cairo (Coptic museum/Gayer Anderson)

Today's tour is different we'll explore the galleries and rooms of the Coptic Museum that would help you to understand the history of the Egyptian Christians '' The Copts'' the museum was founded in 1908 – 1910.

Among the masterpieces of the museum Marble columns, Fountains, Mashrabiahs, Icons , Textiles and mosaics brought from the ruins of ancient mansions belonging to the Coptic community.

The most interesting thing among the wooden work in the museum is the Mashrabiahs which were used as windows by both the Copts and Muslims.

Then on to Islamic Cairo Ibn-Touloun mosque, we will visit the Gayer Anderson Museum, The Englishman Gayer Anderson purchased 2 adjoining Mameluke houses dating 1630, he renovated them and furnished them with beautiful and precious things in rich Arab style.

 

Half day Pharaonic Village
We will visit the modern village which reflects the style of life of ancient Egyptians; visitors witness the daily activities of the ancient Egypt with its oldest civilization.

 

Half day Pyramids & Sphinx
We will start our tour by visiting the Pyramids of Giza, highest achievement in pyramids construction, significance and meaning of construction is uniquely sacred and religious. Almost 100,000 men worked for twenty years on constructing the first great pyramid of Cheops

 2690 BC. Pyramids of Chephren & Mycerinus not to be missed.
We will also see the Sphinx, a couchant lion with human royal head considered as an effigy of King Chepheren in monumental form and also as an image of the Sun god.

Sound & Light Pyramids

At the evening, we will have a transfer to Giza area to attend the Sound & Light Show, It's a great relaxing way of seeing the great pyramids of Egypt and the Sphinx being lit and voices of famous actors and actresses tells you the story of Egypt, with hieroglyphs and plans of the pyramids being drawn on the movement by lazer.

Over Day Suez Canal From Cairo
Full day visit to the Suez Canal, Ever wanted to see the Suez Canal the way it was depicted on Lawrence of Arabia? The day generally starts at 08:00 a.m. getting you to Suez in time to see the ships passing through the canal right in front of you. Your private air conditioned transport with English speaking representative will take you out to Suez city. Here you will be able to see the staging lot for the ships as they wait in the Gulf of Suez before making their journey through the canal. From Suez you will travel under the canal through the tunnel to the Sinai side. At this point you will head north along the canal for about 80 km. Along the way you'll see desert and canal views, terrain common to the Sinai. Finally, you will cross over the new Mubarak Bridge, a high rise bridge offering fantastic views of the canal. Your driver will slow down at the top of the bridge for photos if you like. (Note, it is illegal for him to stop on the bridge for photos) There are plenty of rest stops offering clean accommodations and food for your lunch /snacks along the way. Make this a full day outing to remember.


1. Full Day Coptic Museum:
Our tour of the Coptic quarter will take us back in time more than 2 millinea to follow
The foot prints of the Holy Family where they lived in this area for few months.

The museum site was chosen to be inside the Roman Fortress of Babylon, the most famous
And largest of the remains of the Roman Empire in Egypt.

The Museum was founded by Marcus Simaka pasha telling the story of Christianity in Egypt.
The Museum contains large collections of stone work, wall paintings, textiles, Epigraphy manuscripts, Icons, Ivory and bone carvings, wood work, ceramic and tenacotta.

After we tour the Coptic Museum, we tour the most famous church in Cairo, dedicated
To Virgin Mary known as “the suspended one” cause it’s built over the south gate of the
Babylon Fortress. The hanging church was the seat of the patriarchal of Alexandria from
The 11th century.

3. Full Day Mohamed Ali palace:
Prince Mohamed Ali was the son of khedive Tawfik “governor of Egypt from 1879-1892”
And was the brother of khedive Abbass Helmi “governor of Egypt 1892-1914”
Mohamed Ali was born in Cairo 1875, died 1954, he loved to travel around the world
And his diaries is considered a good reference to the situation of these countries
He visited during the beginning of the twentieth century.
The palace of Mohamed Ali was built from 1901-1929 and it’s located in a beautiful
Spot on the eastern side of the Nile on the Roda Island.
Our visit will take us back in time of the khedives and wallies “governors” of medival Egypt
While walking around the various parts of the palace, the reception, the clock tower
Sabil, Mosque & T he hunting museum.

5. Full Day Sakkara, Abu- Sir, Abu Ghourab, Zawiyet El Arian:
We start our day with a short drive through the beautiful country side of Egypt to get to the Sakkara area where we will see the oldest pyramid in Egypt, the step pyramid of king Zoser We’ll found the first use of a stone pillar and the first use of the arch in buildings. If time
Allow we can see one of the nobles mastabas also.

After Sakkara we drive north to Abu Sir “the place of Osiris” god of the afterlife to the ancient Egyptians. At Abu Sir we can see the burials of the kings of the 5th dynasty with its style and architecture that changed from the earlier pyramids due to the change of the theological concepts and the increasing predominance of the solar cult of Heliopolis. The pyramids of King Sahure, Niusere and the pyramid of Neferirkare still visible at Abusir
“Abu Sir needs special permissions for visit’’

The day tour will end with the visits of the layer pyramid at Zawiyet El-Aryan of the 3rd dynasty
And the pyramids of Abu Ghourab.
“Both Abu Ghourab and Zawiyet El-Aryan needs special permits for visit”

6. Full Day Alamain:
Alamain is about 270 km north-west of Cairo. And it was one of the most important
And turning points that happened during the Second world war between October 23rd 1942 And November 3rd 1942.

After the end of the war the city ‘’Alamain’’ become the world center of attraction.
The families of the war victims and leaders of nations come to the city to celebrate
The annual ceremony of the battle.

Our full day to Alamain will include a tour around the war cemetery and the Alamain
Memorial then we drive to the Alamain Military Museum that was built in 1963 to Honor
The battle.
After our tour inside the military museum we’ll take you to a short drive to see the German
And Italian memorials situated few kilometers further to the west along the coast

 

Balloon               

Ballooning over the west bank of Luxor is one of the most exciting experiences you can ever have, not just seeing the river Nile, ancient city of Luxor with its great monuments of the ancients “Valley of the Kings, Queen, Temples of Ramses II, Ramses III, and Queen Hatshepsut” you will enjoy also seeing the beautiful Nile Valley with the mud brick villages of the local where u will have a great opportunity for taking amazing photographs of Egypt from above.

 

The information regarding the pick up time will be given the night before by Traveline Representative

 

Denderah Cruise

Today, we will start by boarding with the M/S Lotus cruise which sails all the way to Dandarah. On our way, we will have the opportunity to sunbathing and a swim.

Upon arrival we will board on air-conditioned bus which will take us to the great temple of Hathor, the Goddess of music and maternity for Ancient Egyptians, with some of the great bas-relief carving, with zodiac signs and story of Isis and Osiris, great ceilings with fantastic colors. After exploring the temple we drive back to the ship for lunch and enjoy watching Sunset with Tea & Cookies while sailing back to Luxor

 

Fellah Tent
A tour will be escorted by Traveline representative to Jolie Ville Maritim hotel on Crocodile Island.
Our meeting point will be in reception to collect tickets – on to a short walk to collect the Egyptian traditional wear (Galabyia) Sail for 1 hr then back to meet in a tent for an open Egyptian buffet with unlimited soft drinks, local bear & wine watching an Egyptian show that includes a belly dancer.

 

 

Full day Abydos

In the morning, we will drive by following the Nile upstream to visit the most well preserved temple of Seti I and his son Ramses II of the 19th Dynasty which left us one of the most important temples of ancient Egypt at Abydos, its well known for the magnificent colors and great carving. We will have also in that temple one of the most important lists of the kings ruled Egypt from Narmer of the 1st Dynasty till Ramses II 19th Dynasty. Not to forget the Osirion “the tomb of God Osiris” one of the most confusing structure of ancient Egypt

 

 

Full day Denderah & Abydos

We will have an early morning drive in an air conditioned coach through the country side, to get the Abydos with its magnificent temple that was built by Seti I of the 19th Dynasty completed by his son Ramses II 1200 B.C, Abydos carving and colors are considered the best among the Egyptian monuments. After exploring the temple of Abydos, we will drive south to the Dandara, the temple of Hathor, and its astronomy scenes; it is one of the best Greco-Roman temples in Egypt.

 

Full day Esna & Edfu from Luxor

We will have an early morning drive to Esna, the center of the agriculture and small textile industry ,Kings of  the Old Kingdom constructed a temples dedicated to the Ram headed god 'Khnum', the Creator God, with it another temple dates to Ptolemaic and Roman times and it is one of the latest constructed temples in Egypt. Only the hypostyle hall of the temple exists, the rest of the temple is buried under the modern city of Esna.

After seeing the temple of Esna, we will continue our way to Edfu to the great temple of Horus “the Falcon Headed God”, the temple was built where the ancient Egyptians believed that the mythdogical battle betweens Gods Horus and Seth took place.

The temple of Edfu is the most complete and best preserved of all the temples of Egypt, started by Ptolemy III 237 BC completed 180 year later in 57 B.C

 

Full day Karnak & Luxor Temples
In the early morning, we will drive to the temple of Karnak , no site in Egypt is more impressive that Karnak. Champollion, the French man who first deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphs described it as “so vast and so grandiose” that the Egyptians must have designed it for “men one hundred feet high”. Karnak complex is the largest temple complex ever built by man, it's considered the greatest place of worship including many singular temples.

 It covers an area of two square kilometers “1.6 square miles”

The temple of Amon-Rc Karnak’s principle building is the largest religious structure ever built.

 

In the after noon we will visit the temple of Luxor. In ancient times, religious processions moved between the karnak temple complex and Luxor temple along a 2.5 Kilometer long paved avenue of Sphinxes, that we can see about 70 Sphinxes of them in front of the temple.

The processions representing the sacred marriage of god Amun Ra to goddess Mut, their marrage was celebrated every year by moving the sacred boats carrying the status of the Gods status from Karnak to Luxor temple.

The temple of Luxor was built by two of the great pharaohs of ancient Egypt Amenhotep III 1400 B.C “probably” father or grandfather of Tutankhamon and the great Ramses II 1200 B.C, Ptolomics Romans, Copts, and Muslims added to the temple as well.

 

Can be done in half day

Full Valley of Kings/Queens & Deir El Bahari
Today, we will start a little bit early to avoid the midday sun, crossing the Nile to the west bank of Luxor, passing by the famous valley of the kings where the great pharaohs of the New Kingdom along with same their courtiers High Priests, Army generals were buried. Sixty-two tombs and twenty unfinished pits have been found here. First king buried here was Amonhotop I 1550 B.C.

Many kings & queens of various dynasties ordered to have their tombs carved in the rock-faces of the valley so as to safeguard them against grave robbers. Tombs are composed of several rooms & corridors leading to the burial chamber.

We will have three tombs to see with your ticket, “Tutankhamen is not included”.

Valley of the queens, in ancient times it was called “The Place of Royal Children and Wives. It was used in the new kingdom as the burial place for several royal wives, princesses and princesses. Three tombs are open today; two belong to two sons of Ramses III and one of the 20th dyn, probably the wife of Ramses III.

Temple of Deir El-Bahary, one of the most memorable panoramas in Thebes in the approach to the beautiful temple of Queen Hatashepsut, some very important carvings on the walls of the temple that include the famous expedition to Punt land “ probably Somalia “ and the carvings in the two chapels of Aunbis & Hathor.

On our return journey, we will stop at the clossi of Memnon – two gigantic statues sitting representing one of the Kings of Anceint Egypt facing the Nile.

Full day West Bank ( Ramasseum/Madinet Habu/Nobles)

Today you will have the chance to see more of the west bank, starting with the great memorial temple of Ramses II, which is known as the Ramasseum.

The nineteenth century Englishwoman Emilia Edwards wrote (The Ramesseum in the most cheerful, Drenched in sunshine of which it is built seems to have mellowed and turned golden with time. No walls enclose it. No towering pylons overshadow it. It stands high and the air circulates freely. There are not many Egyptians ruins in which one can talk and be merry). It was here that the Egyptians carved one of the biggest statues ever of Ramses II , curved out of one piece of granite, for its gigantic statues destroyed by Persian Cambyses was 23 m high weighed almost 1,000 tons

 

Madinet Habu of the memorial temple of Ramsis III, it is one of the few monuments in Egypt to convey the emotional impact that religious art and architecture must have had for the ancient Egyptians,

It was here, that the workmen, who constructed the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings at the time of Ramses III, came to demand payment when they went on strike.

It was here that the first record of navel battles in the history was carved on the walls of Habu.

Noble’s tombs, it is a chance to admire and appreciate the private tombs of the Nobles of the New Kingdom, with more than 500 private of which 464 are numbered and known  with its daily life scenes depiction.

 

 

Half day Denderah
In the early morning, we will drive to the north of Luxor approximately 1 hour, to reach the town of Qena, where we have the temple of Goddess Hathor. It’s a very good state of preservation; it is very famous for its ceiling and its colors. The ceilings are covered with signs of the zodiac “introduced by Romans”, the famous painting for Queen Cleopatra and caesarion her son from Julius Cesar and the  images of the sky Goddess Nut who swallows the sun disc each evening in order to give birth to it at dawn.

 

Half day Luxor Museum
Luxor Museum is located between the temples of Karnak & Luxor, the museum was opened in 1976, housing one of the finest collections of Egyptian sculpture in the world of the Pharaonic Relics from Luxor & nearby areas.

Inside which we can see the Mummification museum, it was opened in 1998 it has several interesting objects like Mummification

Tools, dishes of substances used in the process of Mummification, Canopic Jars, Shabti statues and Mummified animals.

Can be done in the morning or afternoon.

 

 

Sound & Light Karnak
It is a spectacular, dramatic presentation of historical events in the Complex of Karnak.

 Done in more than six languages in different timings on each day.
Show lasts for 1hr 30mins.


Sunset Felucca
we will pick you up from hotel an hour prior to sunset, drive to Sheraton Hotel.
Felucca for an hour including tea/coffee & cookies served by one of the Sheraton waiters.
(Life jackets/Rings are included on the felucca)

Garagoz Village
The clients are escorted by road from Luxor for about 30 min driving to Garagoz Village, They visit the Monastery of Monks where one of the nuns escort them –with their tour guide – in an orientation visit where the clients can discover the Monastery from inside, At the end of the visit, it is customary that they leave a donation for the Monastery.
There is an alabaster factory built near to the Monastery that the clients can visit afterwards. (it is closed in the mean time).


 

Full day Abu Simbel by Coach

An early morning start with a journey through the desert of Egypt that will take you to the great temples of Abu-Simbel, the Pharaonic site with an inspiring history. Under the umbrella of the UNECSO the two great temples were saved from the waters of Lake Nasser the biggest man made lake in the world.

A massive complex guarded by four colossal statues of King Ramses II each more than 60 Feet high. Inside it, the walls of the two temples are covered with incredibly well preserved murals depicting scenes of Queen Nefertari and her Great King Ramses II while presenting the offerings to the goddesses and his great battles against his enemies with carvings of the first peace treaty in the history signed between the Egyptian and the Hittites about 1200 B.C

Can be done by air Aswan/Abu Simbel/Aswan or an overnight in Abu Simbel Hotel

 

Full day Kom-Ombo & Edfu

This morning we will drive north Aswan to visit the temple of Hours at Edfu which considered the best preserved Ptolomic temple in Egypt with its famous battle scenes between Hours and his evil uncle Seth along with the beautiful scened of the Good Union Festivcal ‘ Hours and his Wife Hathor’.

Next we will stop at the ancient trading town of Kom-Ombo to see the beautiful temple of Hours and Sobek. The temple was dedicated equally to Sobek  ‘ The Crocodile’ and to  Hours ‘the Elder’ & it was begun by Ptolomy VI but most of the decorations was not completed until Ptolomy XII and the outermost areas were not built until the Roman times including the famous surgical instruments secne.

 

 

Felucca ride Including the Botanical Gardens

A relaxing 4 hrs excursion sail around the islands of Aswan by small feluccas replicas of the old ancient sail boats.

Elephantine island is one of the strongest forts along the southern borders, ruins of several stone temples from various periods can be seen and the Mausoleum of Agha Khan.

Lord Kitchener island lies in the mid-stream near Elephantine Island is a natural exhibition for equatorial and tropical trees and shrubs.

Can be done in the morning or in the afternoon

 

 

Half day High Dam, Oblisque & Philae

This morning we will tour the Aswan High Dam which considered a miracle of engineering when completed numbers tell part of the story:

It stands 3.6 KM long, 111 METER tall and its base is 980 METER thick, the power station generates 190 million KM per hour.

The amount of materials used in constructing the dam is 18 times the amount of materials used to construct the great Pyramid at Giza.

On to visit the island of Agilkia now houses the temple and relics of Philae Island that was submerged by the waters of the high dam. Temple was dismantled and reassembled on the island which lies 500 m from the original Philae island.

 Philae was the cult center of Goddesses Isis who was revered throughout much of the Roman World; and the site survived as the last outpost of the old pagan religion well into the present era, not being officially closed till the reign of Justinian in 550 A.D

We will finish our tour by visiting the huge unfinished obelisk measuring 41 m in length and 4 m square at the base showing the techniques adopted by ancient Egyptians in cutting out the obliques.

 

Half day Kalabsha Temple

In the morning, we will drive to the temple of Kalabsha which considered being the biggest freestanding temple that was saved during the Nubian Salvage campaign, originally stood about 57 KM South from here and it is famous for its Greek Graffiti and Nubian carvings ‘Meroitic’.

It is the second dual temple in Egypt after Kon-Ommbo , and the different provinces of upper and lower Egypt are depicted on its walls.

 

Half day Kom-Ombo

Closer to Aswan lie the double temple that is divided into 2 shrines for Sobek the crocodile god and Horus the falcon god.

Hundreds of crocodile Used to gather on the sanbar near Kom-Ombo to mate or sunbathe until stem boats drove them away in the 19th century.

Their mummified ancestors are still stored in one of the temple's chapels.

Half day Nubian House & Nubian Museum

Today, we will visit one of the local Nubian villages to enjoy the fascinating history & culture of the local Nubian people of Aswan by sailing on The Nile to one of their villages to feel their hospitality trying their local mint tea.

 

Followed by visiting the beautiful Nubian Museum, it’s simply tells you a story of a great people, The Nubians.

Since the dawn of history till now, some great artifacts found in Nubian before it was submerged by Lake Nasser.

The Museum was completed in 1998 and received the Aga Khan Award of Architecture in 2001 and is renowned as a center of African and Middle Eastern Archaeology and Scholarship.

Can be done in the morning or in the afternoon approx 4-5hrs tour

Half day St.Simeon & Tombs of the Nobles
Today, we will have a motor boat trip to get the camel experience up to the monastery of Amba Samaan, a local saint livid in this best preserved Coptic monastery built in the 6th & 7th centuries AD – enlarged & restored in the 10th century then abandoned in the 13th century on to by camels to the rock cut tombs and Qubbet El Hawa on the summit of the hill.
The tombs are set on several levels or terraces in the side of the hill and are the burial places of the princes of the town of Elephantine.
Descending the flight of steps and on to the motor boat.

Can be done in the morning or in the afternoon approx 4-5 hrs visit.

Half day Tombs of the Nobles
West bank of the Nile on the summit of the hill is the tomb of a Sheikh ,From there a really superb view down the hill with its rock cut tombs and across the Nile valley, the region of the cataracts and the desert.
Ascending flight steps to visit the tombs set on several levels or terraces in the side of the hill and are the burial places of the princes and dignitaries of the town of Elephantine.

Motor boat excursion can be done in the morning or in the afternoon.

Sound & Light Philae
An evening ride to the island of Agilkia to sit under the stars, watch & listen for an hour 15 mins the story of the Goddess Isis Lady of the Philae temple.
Done every evening in more than 6 languages.
Vehicle and motor boat are included in the transport.

Half Day Nubian Village (West Soheil)

Take a boat ride to visit the First Cataract and Lord Kitchener‘s Island. Take time to wander through the botanical gardens created by Lord Kitchener himself. Then it’s off to visit the Nubian Village passing by the national bird reserve. Your guide will be one of the village locals who will accompany you through his home town and may be into one of the houses for a spot of tea!


 

Sound & Light Abu Simbel
It’s an evening spectacular show for the rock cut temples of Abu Simbel Ramasis II constructed them more than 3,000 years ago in the years 26-34 of his reign.

Very near to the river as his sanctuaries for eternity.

Simply an experience that can not to be missed.

Abu Simbel Temples from Abu Simbel hotel
A 10 mins drive to the most famous Landmark of Ramses II with the colossal statues guarding the entrance of the two magnificient temples.
We will visit the temples that were saved by the UNESCO from the rising water of the high dam with total cost of 36 million US dollars.
The Greater temple is unique since the sun shines directly on the sanctuary two days a year King's birthday in Feb & Coronation day in October.


 
 
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