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Lights of Egypt Tour in 9 days

Embark on an enchanting 9-day journey through the wonders of Egypt with the illustrious Lights of Egypt Tour in 9 days. Delve into the marvels of Cairo, where the Great Pyramids of Giza, and the ancient Saqqara. The exquisite treasures of the Egyptian Museum await your exploration.

Transition from Cairo to the coastal elegance of Alexandria, where the Roman Catacombs and the formidable Citadel of Qaitbay unveil tales of antiquity. Elevate your adventure as you board a cruise ship for a three-night sojourn across the serene waters of Lake Nasser, navigating from Abu Simbel to Aswan.

Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Abu Simbel and the resplendent Kalabsha Temple, as the tranquil waters carry you towards Aswan. Concluding the cruise, fly back to Cairo, where the remainder of your 9-day Egyptian odyssey awaits, brimming with unforgettable moments and timeless wonders.

This package is renowned as one of the most selected Egypt tour packages, catering especially to travelers seeking tranquility amidst the rich tapestry of history and cultural wonders.

Price Includes

  • Meet & assist service upon arrival and departure
  • All transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles
  • 5-star standard hotel in Cairo on a Bed and Breakfast basis for 05 nights
  • 5-star standard Lake Nasser cruise ship on a full-board basis for 03 nights
  • 15 meals: 08 breakfasts, 04 lunches, and 03 dinners
  • Hotel picks up and drops off
  • Domestic flights as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Licensed Egyptologists tour guides
  • All service charges and local taxes

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Arrival visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Meals and drinks when included
  • Any optional tour

Children Policy

  • Children from 0 – 2 years get 70% off
  • Children from 3 – 5 years get 60% off
  • Children from 6 – 11 years get 50% off
  • Children from 12 years are considered adults
Highlights of this Lights Of Egypt Tour In 9 Days
  • Visiting the only ancient wonder still standing, the Great Pyramid of Khufu when you visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the giant Sphinx
  • The fabulous contents of the impressive Egyptian Museum
  • The phenomenal Temples of Abu Simbel
  • Lovely Lake Nasser cruise from Abu Simbel to Aswan for three nights
  • The impressive Roman Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa in Alexandria
  • The first pyramid in history of mankind, the Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara
Itinerary
Lights Of Egypt Tour In 9 Days

Day 1 Arrival in Cairo, Egypt

Touch down at Cairo International Airport, where you’ll be warmly greeted by our dedicated representative from “Egypt Best Vacations.” Allow our team to guide you seamlessly through the arrival procedures and assist with visa regulations. Following this, transfer to your hotel, where you can enjoy some leisure time, marking the commencement of your immersive 9-day Lights of Egypt tour.

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Today’s exploration takes you to the iconic Giza Plateau. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring presence of the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, alongside the enigmatic Sphinx. The sole surviving ancient wonder, Khufu’s pyramid, invites you for an insider’s discovery. Are you prepared for this extraordinary journey? (Optional)

Delve into the historical narrative as you uncover the secrets of pyramid construction, unraveling the mysteries of their existence. The day unfolds with a visit to the pioneering Step Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara, the first pyramid in history.

Conclude your day’s adventures with a seamless transfer back to your hotel, marking the initial chapter of your enlightening Lights of Egypt Tour in 9 days.

Day 3Alexandria highlights

Today’s adventure unfolds as you traverse towards the picturesque City of Alexandria, a destination steeped in historical significance as the former capital of Egypt during the Greco-Roman period. The highlights of your tour encompass the famed Roman Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, a mesmerizing underground necropolis showcasing a fascinating blend of Egyptian and Roman architectural styles.

Next on the itinerary is Pompey’s Pillar, a colossal red granite column that stands as a testament to Alexandria’s grandeur. Continuing your exploration, you’ll discover the imposing Citadel of Qaitbay, a fortress that guards the Mediterranean coastline with its majestic presence. Catch a glimpse of the exterior of the Library of Alexandria, a symbol of ancient knowledge and wisdom.

As the day unfolds, relish a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, savoring not just the flavors of the cuisine but also the ambiance of Alexandria’s vibrant culture. With your senses enriched, begin your journey back to Cairo, reflecting on the historical marvels and cultural gems you’ve encountered during your day in this captivating city by the Mediterranean.

Day 4Egyptian Museum, Saladin Citadel and Khan El-Khalili

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.

From the museum to the Citadel of the Sunni Muslim leader Saladin, which was built in 1172 to defend 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. 

Return back to your hotel. 

Day 5Fly to Abu Simbel - Lake Nasser cruise

Your 9-day Lights of Egypt tour takes you to board a Lake Nasser cruise for three nights. Start your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel before heading to Cairo Airport for your flight to Abu Simbel. Upon arrival at Abu Simbel airport, our representative will warmly welcome you and assist with the seamless transfer to your cruise. Indulge in a delectable lunch on board and set out to explore the remarkable Temples of Ramses and Nefertari at Abu Simbel.

As the day unfolds, immerse yourself in the grandeur of these phenomenal temples before settling in for an overnight stay in the mesmerizing surroundings of Abu Simbel.

Day 6Qasr Ebrim - Amada

Awaken to the gentle sway of your cruise ship as it embarks on a captivating journey across the vast expanse of Lake Nasser. Today promises breathtaking landscapes and historical encounters.

As the sun casts its golden hues across the lake, set sail from Abu Simbel. Relax on the top deck and be captivated by the sight of Qasr Ibrim, an ancient fortress city perched atop a hill. Learn about its fascinating history and its remarkable survival amidst the rising waters of the lake.

Continue your journey towards Amada, a picturesque village nestled on the shores of Lake Nasser. As you approach, marvel at the surrounding desert landscapes and the serene atmosphere.

After a delightful lunch onboard, settle in for a relaxing afternoon enjoying the amenities of your cruise ship. In the evening, disembark in Amada and explore this charming village at your own pace. Savor a delicious dinner onboard and spend the night comfortably nestled in your cabin, lulled by the gentle rhythm of the lake.

As you drift off to sleep, anticipate the exciting discoveries that await you on the next leg of your Lake Nasser adventure.

Day 7Wadi Es-Seboua - Dakka

Embrace the rich tapestry of ancient Nubia as you embark on a day filled with historical exploration. Disembark in Amada and delve into the captivating Temple of Amada, dedicated to the gods Amun and Re-Horakhty. Explore its intricate carvings and learn about its significance in Nubian history.

Next, visit the Tomb of Pennut, the Viceroy of Nubia during the reign of Ramses II. Gain insights into the life and legacy of this important figure and admire the well-preserved tomb decorations.

After a delectable lunch onboard, your cruise ship departs Amada and sets sail towards Wadi es-Sebua. Prepare to be captivated by the dramatic desert landscapes as you navigate along the lake.

Upon arrival in Wadi es-Sebua, embark on an exploration of three magnificent temples:

  • Temple of Wadi es-Sebua: Dedicated to Ramses II, this temple boasts impressive rock-cut reliefs depicting scenes of battles and offerings.
  • Temple of Dakka: Dedicated to the lion god Maahes, this smaller temple offers a glimpse into the artistic styles of the New Kingdom.
  • Temple of Maharraqa: This temple, dedicated to the Theban Triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu, features captivating scenes and inscriptions.

As the sun begins to set, casting long shadows across the desert, your cruise sets sail for Aswan, your final destination on Lake Nasser. Enjoy a delicious dinner onboard and prepare for a relaxing overnight stay, reflecting on the day’s remarkable discoveries.

Day 8New Kalabsha Area - Fly back to Cairo

As dawn breaks over Aswan, prepare to disembark from your Lake Nasser cruise and continue your journey along the legendary Nile River.

Before departing Aswan, delve into the fascinating New Kalabsha area, a collection of relocated Nubian temples rescued from the rising waters of Lake Nasser. Explore the:

  • Temple of Kalabsha: Dedicated to the god Mandulis, this beautifully preserved temple offers a glimpse into Nubian architecture and religious practices.
  • Temple of Beit al-Wali: This smaller temple, dedicated to Isis, features captivating scenes and hieroglyphs.
  • Kiosk of Kertassi: This charming structure, dedicated to Osiris, showcases intricate carvings and offers a unique perspective on Nubian art.

After immersing yourself in the history of New Kalabsha, transfer to Aswan Airport to fly back to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel for final night of your Lights of Egypt tour in 9 days.

Day 9End of your Lights of Egypt tour in 9 days

Conclude your Lights of Egypt tour in 9 days with a transfer to Cairo Airport for final departure. It is really sad to leave so ask our guides about your next adventure in Egypt.

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