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Mind-boggling Cairo, Luxor & Aswan 5-Day Tour From Australia & New Zealand. Welcome to an exciting 5-day tour of Egypt that takes you through the cities of Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan ! This itinerary is designed for travelers from Australia and New Zealand who want to experience the rich history and culture of Egypt.
From the iconic Great Pyramids of Giza to the ancient temples and tombs of Luxor, and Aswan. This 5-day tour offers a diverse range of experiences that will leave you mesmerized. You’ll get to explore some of the most famous landmarks of ancient Egypt, learn about the country’s fascinating history, and immerse yourself in its vibrant culture. So pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in Egypt!
One of our representatives will meet you at Cairo International Airport to help you through the arrival and visa regulations. Meet your guide outside the arrival terminal to begin your ‘Cairo, Luxor and Aswan 5-day tour from Australia and New Zealand’. Enjoy a guided tour to the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Your Egyptologist tour guide will explain to you how and why the Ancient Egyptian kings built the Pyramids. He will tell you about the mystery behind the pyramids. Transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Cairo
Early breakfast at the hotel before flying to Aswan to explore the highlights of this beautiful city. Meet your guide just outside the arrival terminal at Aswan Airport to commence your tour. Your first stop will be at the High Dam, a dam built in the 1960s, to generate hydroelectricity and to stop floods. Then take a motorboat to explore the Temple of Philae, which was built primarily during the Ptolemaic period and is one of the most incredible temples in Egypt. It was due to the construction of the two dams in Aswan that UNESCO had to relocate the temple. End your journey at the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk.
Transfer to your your hotel. Overnight in Aswan.
Optional tour: Nubian Village in Aswan
Today, you will visit one of the highlights of your ‘Cairo, Luxor and Aswan 5-day tour from Australia and New Zealand’, the majestic temples of Abu Simbel.
Early wakeup with a breakfast to drive to Abu Simbel (3.5 hours). Once you arrive in Abu Simbel, you will visit the phenomenal temples of Pharaoh Ramses II and his beloved wife, Queen Nefertari. The temples of Abu Simbel are considered among the most celebrated achievements of ancient Egypt.
Then drive back to Aswan train station to board your seated train to Luxor. Transfer from Luxor train station to your hotel in Luxor. Overnight in Luxor.
After your breakfast at the hotel, you will explore the western side of Luxor. In the first part of your tour, you’ll have the chance to explore the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings, where the pharaohs of the New Kingdom buried there to be hidden from grave robbers. A total of 65 tombs can be found in the Valley of the Kings. Your guide will suggest the top three tombs that are open to the public that you should visit.
Then, you will continue to the unique Temple of Hatshepsut, the female pharaoh who served as a solo pharaoh for about 20 years after convincing the people of ancient Egypt that she was a man. You will then visit the Colossi of Memnon which lies in the Temple of Amenhotep III.
Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then proceed to the largest temple in Egypt, the Temple of Karnak, built by several pharaohs in ancient times, then to the majestic Temple of Luxor, which is connected to Karnak by the ceremonial avenue of Sphinxes which was recently restored. These temples were dedicated to Amun, Mut, and Khonsu, the Theban Triad.
After this, we will transfer you to Luxor Airport in order to catch your flight back to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel in Cairo.
Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning Over Luxor
Explore the fantastic contents of the historical Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Hundreds of objects from all periods of Egypt’s past are displayed on the two floors of the museum.
This is the end of your (Cairo & Luxor and Aswan 5-day tour from Australia and New Zealand), then we will transfer you to Cairo Airport in preparation for your final departure.