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EGYPTIAN LEGACY

11 Days / 10 Nights
$1350 $1230 USD
There is absolutely nothing that this tour leaves out. I am of course exaggerating yet it truly gives you a big a whiff of all that this country puts forth. Come and view the Pyramids, the Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Take in the magnificent temple of Abu Simbel by bus, view the romantic and well preserved Philae Temple in Aswan, the twin temples of Kom Ombo and the Edfu temple, bask in the sunset sun and partake of a Bedouin dinner in Hurghada by the coast and check out the green oasis of Fayum encircled by the desert, wind your way in Wadi El Rayan and behold the Lake Qaroun in the midst of the desert and Tunis Village a potters haven. Recommended by Alyssa Ramos, the Travel Blogger behind My Life's a Movie.
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General Information About tour

Day 1 Cairo - Arrival Cairo, transfer to hotel for overnight Cairo
Day 2 Cairo - Pyramids, Sphinx & Museum. Overnight Cairo
Day 3 Aswan - Transfer to airport for the flight to Aswan. Philae Temple – High Dam. Overnight Aswan
Day 4 Aswan - Breathtaking visit to the Massive Temple Rock Abu Simbel by A/C vehicle. Overnight Nile Cruise
Day 5 Luxor - Kom Ombo & Edfu temples. Overnight Nile Cruise
Day 6 Luxor - West Bank (Valley of Kings - Temple of Queen Hatshepsut) & East Bank (Karnak & Luxor Temple). Overnight Nile Cruise
Day 7 Hurghada - Road trip to Hurghada. Overnight Hurghada
Day 8 Hurghada - Bedouin Dinner. Overnight Hurghada
Day 9 Cairo - Fly back to Cairo, optional Cairo City Tour. Overnight Cairo.
Day 10 Fayum - Water Wheels, Wadi El Rayan, Lake Qaroun, option Tunis Village. Overnight Cairo
Day 11 Cairo - Transfer to airport for departure flight
 

Rate is based on 5* standard accommodation (3, 4, 5* Luxurious are available)

Minor changes might occure on the cruise Itinerary -  due to sailing conditions

 

Tour Highlights

Pyramids, Sphinx & Museum in Cairo, Abu Simbel Trip by bus, Philae Temple in Aswan, Kom Ombo & Edfu temples, Hurghada, Fayum , Wadi El Rayan, Lake Qaroun, Tunis Village, entrance fees included...

Included

  • - Meet and assist upon arrival and departure
  • - Pick-up/drop-off transfer from/to Cairo International airport in air-conditioned vehicle
  • - 2 nights accommodation at a 5* star hotel in Cairo
  • - 1 night accommodation at 5* star hotel in Aswan
  • - 3 nights accommodation on board cruise / Aswan – Luxor
  • - 2 night accommodation at 5* standard hotel in Hurghada
  • - 2 nights accommodation at 5* star hotel in Cairo
  • - Currently applied entrance fees for the above-mentioned sights
  • - Relevant transfers as – per the above mentioned itinerary
  • - Tours in Cairo, Aswan, and Luxor in air-conditioned vehicle
  • - Sightseeing in Cairo, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Luxor & Fayoum
  • - Pyramids, Sphinx & Museum including round trip transfer from / to hotel, Tour Guide, Entrance Fees
  • - Sightseeing includes round-trip transfer from / to / hotels,tour guide, entrance fees.
  • - A full-day Abu Simbel trip by road including round trip transfer from / to cruise, tour guide & entrance fees
  • - Fayoum day trip by car including round trip transfer from / to hotel, tour guide & entrance fees, lunch at a local restaurant
  • - Daily breakfast starting the second day
  • - Full board on board of the Nile Cruise
  • - Bottled water (1 small per day in Cairo)
  • - 24/7 emergency number
  • - Lunch during Fayoum Day Tour
  • - One smartphone with internet access for the duration of tour
  • - Qualified drivers in Cairo, Aswan, Luxor & Hurghada
  • - English speaking agent during transfers
  • - English speaking tour guide during sightseeing

Excluded

  • - Entry visa
  • - International flight
  • - Domestic flights Cairo / Aswan and Hurghada / Cairo (Will be arranged according to availability on booking day)
  • - Tipping gratuity & any other items not listed above
  • - Early check-in / Late check-out
  • - Personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, etc.
  • - Other meals /additional tours / laundry/ phone calls /any unmentioned items
  • - Peak period supplement
  • - X-Mas & New Year Gala Dinners (to be advised by time of booking)
  • - Entry to any of the Pyramids, Mummies room at Egyptian Museum (could be arranged with tour guide on the spot).
  • Day 1 (Arrival Cairo)

    Arrival Cairo

    Welcome! Ahlan wa sahlan! Our agent will be meeting as soon as you disembark. No worries. He will take you through all the red tape, and once you have your luggage, he will drive you to your hotel in the vicinity of the Pyramids. Oh what a sight! After you have checked in , he will hold a small briefing about the arrangements for this trip and then you will be able to enjoy a relaxing day at your leisure. You might want to take in the Sound and light show at the Pyramids this evening. It is optional and your Lady Egypt Tour representative can get you a last minute booking. Ovenight at your Cairo hotel. No meals

     

  • Day 2 (Pyramids, Sphinx & Museum)

    Pyramids, Sphinx & Museum

    Today is your first day to be amazed at the sights Egypt holds in store for you. Our first stop will be the 3 Pyramids of Giza. Behold the Khufu, the biggest of them all and then take in the indomitable Sphinx, way too regal in his stance guarding the Pyramids. We shall then take a ride toward the repository of the richest hold of Pharaonic treasures there is on this earth. You will take in the most brilliant jewels, artifacts and funerary decorations you have ever seen. It is just dazzling. And then of course there are the mummies, oh what fun. The evening is yours. Should you wish for any tips on how to spend it and where to go, our representative will be very happy to advise. Overnight in Cairo hotel. (Breakfast)

     

  • Day 3 (Cairo to Aswan “Philae Temple – High Dam)

    Cairo to Aswan “Philae Temple – High Dam

    Sabah el kheir. After breakfast, our agent will come by to pick you up and take you to the airport to catch your flight to Aswan. Once there, we will visit the Aswan High Dam and Lake Nasser, then catch a small boat to get to the island of Agilkia to visit the Temple of Philae. Take a look at the rock formation around you. It is astounding. We will then go on to your hotel to check you in. Overnight in Aswan hotel. (Breakfast)

     

  • Day 4 (Included Trip to the Massive Temple Rock Abu Simbel – Nile Cruise)

    Included Trip to the Massive Temple Rock Abu Simbel – Nile Cruise

    Good morning. Enjoy your breakfast before checking out of the hotel. A new day, a new adventure. It’s on to the magnificent and otherworldly temple of Abu Simbel. In an airconditioned vehicle, we will make our way by road (3 hour trip one way) to the temple. Commemorating Ramses II and his victory at the battle of Kadesh, the temples are a miracle of engineering as twice a year, the inner sanctuary receives the sunbeams that light up three of the 4 sculptures. This incredible, hard to believe feat will keep the God of Darkness Ptah in obscurity. Back in Aswan, you will board your 5 star cruise ship. The rest of the day is yours. As an option, you might want to enjoy the spectacular Sound and Light Show at the Philae temple. Overnight on board. (All meals included)

     

  • Day 5 (Kom Ombo – Edfu)

    Kom Ombo – Edfu

    Today will take us to two other temples. We shall be sailing towards Kom Ombo and there we will visit the temple, shared by two deities, Sobek the crocodile god and Haroeris the sun god. We will partake of lunch on board as we sail to Edfu for a visit of its temple. Later on we shall be sailing on to Luxor throughout the night. Dinner on board. Cruise party tonight!!! Overnight on board. (All meals included)

     

  • Day 6 (Luxor “The Open Air Museum” -West Bank in Luxor)

    Luxor “The Open Air Museum” -West Bank in Luxor

    Good morning. Today we are in for an early start in order to avoid the sultry hot sun of noontime. After an early breakfast, you will head out to the West bank, taking in the ghostly Valley of the Kings, filled with the spirits of the Pharaohs of days gone by. It is a truly weird experience. Just absorb the atmosphere as you walk along and go into some of the tombs. You will proceed to Deir el Bahari and walk down the colonnaded avenue of Queen Hatshepsut’s temple. Then walk along and feel tiny next to the towering Colossi of Memnon. Lunch will be on board the cruise ship and then the afternoon is yours. Relax and take in some more of the city of Luxor or as an option, we can arrange a hot-air balloon ride for you if you wish. From up above, you will have an indescribable view of the whole city, looking down upon its vastness and pondering on its story. The evening is free. Dinner will be on board. Overnight on board cruise ship. (All meals included)

     

  • Day 7 (Luxor & East bank - Travel to Hurghada - Red Sea)

    Luxor & East bank - Travel to Hurghada - Red Sea

    Sabal el kheir. After breakfast, we will go on to take in the temple complex of Karnak, rich in temples, chapels, pylons and other buildings. It is truly vast. Then we visit the Luxor temple. After you are finished, you will transfer to Hurghada, or Ghardaqa in the local language. A most interesting ride that will get you to one of our most renowned resort towns on the Red Sea, home to scuba diving par excellence if you lean that way. So we check you in to your hotel upon arrival and leave you to enjoy the rest of the day. Remember our agents are just nearby to make all your wishes come true. Consult with them to your hearts content about all the little things that will make you even happier than you already are. Overnight at your Hurghada hotel. (Breakfast and dinner)

     

  • Day 8 (Hurghada - Red Sea – Bedouin Dinner)

    Hurghada - Red Sea – Bedouin Dinner

    This day is yours. How would you like to spend it? Diving, snorkeling, taking a glass-bottomed boat out to spy on the coral reefs? You name it, we can arrange it. This afternoon, we will pick you up to take you on to a special Bedouin dinner. We start off by taking a 4x4 safari ride to the Bedouin camp, then proceed in climbing on camels to go for a short ride to to watch the sunset and have a BBQ dinner Bedouin style. Overnight in Hurghada hotel. (Breakfast and dinner)

     

  • Day 9 (Cairo - Hurghada)

    Cairo - Hurghada

    Sabah el kheir. You are going back to Cairo this morning. After breakfast we will accompany you to the airport where you will board a flight back to Cairo. There once checked in, the rest of the day/evening is yours unless you choose one of optional city tours: Cairo city tour which includes Coptic and Islamic Cairo or the Khan el Khalili Bazaar if you haven’t seen it yet. Check them out and others on our list. Overnight at Cairo hotel. (Breakfast)

     

  • Day 10 (Fayum - Wadi El Rayan - Cairo)

    Fayum - Wadi El Rayan - Cairo

    Oh wow. This huge Oasis is merely two hours away from the city and hides its beauty so well, you would never suspect it holds such wonder when you are approaching it. Fayoum is enormously rich archeological sites from different eras, has a history in pottery making and is blessed with plenty of natural treasures. First, we shall enjoy a visit to the ancient ruin of the city of Karanis, known also as  Kom Aushim dating back to Greco-Roman times. Then its on to the Water Wheels ( said to number 200) dating back to the Ptolemaic era and take in Lake Qarun or Birket Qarun in Arabic, Moeris in Greek is considered the oldest natural lake in the world. It is a salt water latke having been a freshwater later in prehistory. Is that not amazing? And so we go on now to Qasr Qaroun, where the ancient town of Dionysias was located and the Temple of Stone still stands. We shall then go on to survey Wadi el Rayan in the western desert, a unique nature protectorate, with its fresh water lakes and stunning dunes made for skidding in a 4x4. We will finish off the tour with a visit to Tunis village, home to the very well known potters of Fayoum. Back to Cairo for the night. Overnight in Cairo hotel. (Lunch en route)

    Optional: Sand boarding/Dinner in the village of Tunis

     

  • Day 11 (Departure)

    This is goodbye. Make sure your Fayoum pottery is packed in bubbles, you have all your souvenirs put away and your memories intact in your pocket. After breakfast, our representative will come by to pick you up and drop you off at the airport in time for your flight back home. Ma al salama. We wish you well and hope to welcome you back in Egypt for some more of our adventures.

     

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