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Best 8 days Egypt Splendors Tour: From Pharaohs to Felucca cruise. Embark on a captivating journey through time and immerse yourself in the splendors of Egypt’s ancient civilization. Over the course of 8 days, you will explore the iconic landmarks of Cairo, marvel at the monumental temples of Luxor, sail on a traditional felucca along the majestic Nile River, and discover the timeless wonders of Aswan.
Begin your 8 days Egypt Splendors Tour in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza and the fabulous Egyptian Museum. Fly from Cairo to Aswan to begin your felucca cruise down the River Nile. Explore the wonders of Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu and Luxor. Visit the magnificent Valley of the Kings and, the impressive Karnak Temple. Join us as we unravel the mysteries of the pharaohs and embrace the enchanting allure of Egypt’s past and present.
Arrival at Cairo International Airport. Meet and assist by our representative of “Egypt Best Vacations” who will help you through the arrival and visa regulations. Transfer to your hotel for free time and the beginning of your 8 days Egypt Splendors Tour.
Today, you will visit the Giza Plateau. Today’s tour includes the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure with the great Sphinx. The only ancient wonder which still remains (Khufu’s pyramid) awaits you. Are you ready to discover it from the inside?
Today you will learn about the history of the pyramids, how they were constructed, and why they were constructed. Then on to the first pyramid in history of mankind, the Step Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara. Transfer back to your hotel.
You will spend the next two nights of your 8 days Egypt Splendors Tour onboard a traditional Felucca River Nile cruise. So, we will transfer you to Cairo Airport to fly to Aswan to begin your 2-night Felucca Nile cruise.
Meet your guide just outside the arrival terminal at Aswan Airport to commence your tour. Explore the High Dam, one of the great engineering feats of the 1960s. Then proceed to the beautiful Philae Temple. This temple was built during the Greco-Roman era and it was dedicated to Isis, goddess of Magic and Love in ancient Egypt.
End your tour at the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk. Transfer to board your Felucca Nile cruise. Set sail enjoying the Nile landscape in Aswan.
Breakfast and disembarkation. Drive to the famous Camel Market (every Saturday and Sunday). Daraw has one of the largest camel markets in Egypt. Most of the camels come in caravans from Sudan’s Darfur and Kordofan along the Darb Al Arba’een (Forty Days Road) to just north of Abu Simbel before being trucked to Daraw. It is a picturesque sight and fascinating to see the trading; sometimes there are as many as 2000 camels.
Back to your felucca cruise to set sail to Kom Ombo to overnight there.
Breakfast and disembarkation. Visit the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek together with the Crocodile Museum. Kom Ombo Temple was built during the Greco-Roman period. It was built over the ruined temple of the New Kingdom. The temple began during the time of Ptolemy V and was completed by the time of Emperor Tiberius. The emperors Domitian, Caracalla, and others added to the temple. So it took about 400 years to finish.
Drive from Kom Ombo to visit the most intact temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus in Edfu. The temple is very intact, none of its elements are missing but the Sacred Lake and two obelisks. The Sacred Lake was on the east side of the temple but now vanished under the city’s modern houses. The two obelisks were located in front of the main gate of the temple. The Temple of Edfu is fully inscribed with reliefs and hieroglyphs on its exterior and interior walls.
Drive from Edfu to your hotel in Luxor for a free evening.
Enjoy another lovely day of your 8 days Egypt Splendors Tour to Luxor highlights. Breakfast at the hotel, then visit the magnificent Valley of the Kings, where the pharaohs of the New Kingdom Period were buried. There are 65 tombs in the Valley of the Kings and your guide will recommend the best three tombs of the open tombs to visit.
From the Valley of the Kings to the unique Hatshepsut Temple, the female pharaoh who ruled Egypt for about 20 years. Then proceed to the giant Colossi of Memnon of Amenhotep III. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then visit the Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. These temples were dedicated to the Theban Triad; Amun, Mut and Khonsu.
Transfer to Luxor Airport to fly back to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel.
Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon over Luxor
Explore the fantastic contents of the historical Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Hundreds of objects from all periods of the Egyptian past are displayed on the two floors of the museum. The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is one of the largest and most important museums in the world. The museum contains more than 120,000 pieces from all periods of Ancient Egyptian history. It was designed by the French Architect Marcel Dourgnon and built by an Italian company in 1902 during the time of Khedive Abbas Helmi II.
From the museum to the Citadel of the Sunni Muslim leader Saladin, which was built in 1172 to protect Cairo against the Crusaders. The White Mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha is a prominent feature of the Citadel. You will finish your tour at the historical bazaar of Khan El-Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East.
Transfer back to your hotel.
You will end your 8 days Egypt Splendors Tour with a transfer to Cairo Airport for your final departure. It is sad to leave us, so ask our guides about your next adventure in Egypt.