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Cairo to Abu Simbel and Back Overland
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8 Days / 7 Nights
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Type Private Tour
Schedule Everyday

Take a trip to explore the history of Ancient Egypt and Cairo. Start in Cairo to see the Pyramids before traveling to Luxor, Aswan, and Abu Simbel by train to see the ruins and temples in these southern cities. Return to Cairo to visit sights from Cairo’s Islamic and Christian periods.

Itinerary:
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Day 1:Arrival Cairo

Welcome to Cairo, Egypt (Around The Clock)
Your tour manager will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport (Arrival procedures) and then he will escort you to the hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At hotel the tour manager will assist with a smooth check-in and review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour. Overnight in Cairo.
Welcome Drink

Day 2:Pyramids Tour / Train to Luxor

Check out after breakfast at your hotel in Cairo. Then you will be accompanied by your personal guide to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus, famous Sphinx and Valley temple facing the great statue. Then transfer to enjoy the Egyptian Museum, Treasures room for the child king Tutankhamen. Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Continue driving to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s old bazaar. Later, you will be transferred to Giza railway station to board the sleeper train to Luxor-dinner and breakfast will be served on board. Overnight inside your compartment.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:Luxor Sightseeing

Arrive at Luxor train station where you will be met & assisted then transferred to enjoy an excursion to two of the most interesting tombs at the West Bank of the Nile River, the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, the powerful Egyptian queen, and the Colossi of Memnon. Then visit the splendid Luxor Temple, considered the greatest open-air museum and probably the second most visited historical site in Egypt, Karnak Temples. Back to hotel and overnight in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4:Luxor / Aswan Sightseeing

After breakfast transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to Aswan about a 3 hours and half drive from Luxor to Aswan. Upon arrival, you will be met and taken to your hotel for check-in. See the world famous High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk, then on to the beautiful located Temple of Philae on Isis Island and the Granite Quarries, which is dedicated to the goddesses Isis and Hathor. Sail and move around Elephantine Island by a felucca boat. Back to hotel and overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5:Abu Simbel Temples / Train to Cairo

Breakfast box, at 03:30 am start your trip to Abu Simbel Temples. It takes about a 3 hour and half drive one way from Aswan to Abu Simbel by a private air-conditioned vehicle. Upon arrival at Abu Simbel, enjoy the impressive Temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel, which is dedicated to the four universal gods Ptah, Re-Harakhte, Amun-Re, and to Ramesses II. Then return to Aswan. After that transfer to Aswan railway station for departure to Cairo. Sleeping train from Aswan to Cairo is about 14 hours. Overnight on board the train.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6:Back to Cairo

Breakfast aboard sleeper train before arriving Giza train station, where you will be met and assisted by Memphis Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel for free time at leisure( you will check into your room as early as possible ) with some optional excursions available in Cairo to visit Step Pyramids of King Zoser in Sakkara and Memphis. Overnight stay at your hotel in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7:Optional Alexandria

Free day in Cairo or optional trip to Alexandria, to visit its famous sights, where you can see Qaitbay Fort, built in the 15th century by Sultan Qaitbay on the spot of Alexandria's ancient lighthouse, then move on to the new and much-acclaimed Alexandria Library. Also visit the Roman cemetery cut out of the rock, the Catacombs. Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8:Final departure

Breakfast at your hotel, then you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for final departure.
Meals: Breakfast

Included:
  • Meet & assist upon arrival and departure
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo including daily breakfast
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Luxor including daily breakfast
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Aswan for including daily breakfast
  • Accommodation for 2 nights on sleeping train on half board basis
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo, Luxor & Aswan (Private Tours)
  • English speaking tour guide.
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing tour to Abu Simbel by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Meals as mention in the above itinerary
  • Bottled water during your trip
  • Portage when needed
  • All service charges and taxes
  • 30 minutes of local calling (5 minutes international) and a mobile phone loaned for the length of your stay or an Egyptian sim card for your unlocked mobile device
Excluded:
  • International Airfare.
  • Entry visa to Egypt.
  • Any optional tours.
  • Personal Spendings.
  • Tipping.

Accommodation Plan:
  • Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
  • Sonesta St George Hotel Luxor
  • Mövenpick Aswan Resort
 May-Sept.Oct.-April
Double $ 950 $ 1050
Solo $ 1525 $ 1650
  • Prices

    Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid till April 30.2016, except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays. The price of Solo is valid for solo traveler who is travelling alone.

  • Children Policy

    0 - 01.99 Free of Charge
    2 - 5.99 pay 25% of tour price
    6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
    12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
    If your tour package includes airfare then an extra charges for your children may apply.

  • Payment Policy

    Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired Egypt tour, spaces will be secured upon receive a deposit of 25 %, and during the Christmas and New Year holidays and tour packages the required deposit is 50%. This deposit forms part of your final payment. Deposits can only be made by credit cards, wire transfer and or Western Union

  • Egypt Entry Visa

    You need to have a valid passport at least 6 months beyond your scheduled return date to enter Egypt and you can obtain a visa from the Egyptian Consulate before departure. Also, entry visa is available upon arrival Egypt airports against USD 25 per passport for specific nationalities and need to check before.

  • Sleeper Trains in Egypt

    Sleeper trains are designed and equipped according to a satisfactory standard and quality that was set up by the Egyptian Railway Authority. Sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan is about 14 hours and sleeping train from Luxor to Cairo is about 11 hours.

  • Additional Entry Tickets

    All our Egypt tour packages and programs don't include entrance fees to special archaeological sites such as entering one of the Pyramids inside, to visit the Mummies Room at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, to visit the Solar Boat Museum at the Pyramids area or to enter the Tomb of Tutankhamen at Valley of the Kings in Luxor.

  • Tipping

    It is a customary attitude for expressing ones satisfaction of good services rendered to him by staff on duty with him. We advise if you are willing to offer it, this would be great and if not, you are not obliged to do it.
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Best Time to Visit Egypt
An all year round destination with winter season being the coolest with still good average temperatures between 21- 26 degrees in the Red Sea resorts and Upper Egypt (Luxor/ Aswan) between 23 - 29 degrees
Flying to Egypt
Cairo for comfort and quality - EgyptAir and Delta Airlines (Scheduled Airlines only)
Flying Time
11 hours 50 minutes direct from New York
Time Difference
GMT +2
Visas
Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival for non-restricted nationalities
Health Requirements
No mandatory vaccinations
Clothing
Respectful attire in Luxor, Cairo and Alexandria on tours - More relaxed clothing in the Red Sea areas like Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh
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