6-Day Cairo and Luxor
Tour Style: Tailor-made tour
- Discover the awe-inspiring Pyramids and ancient Egypt's many treasures
- Explore the Egyptian Museum to learn about the ancient civilizations and have a glimpse of the priceless treasures
- Visit the Valley of the Kings to see examples of the elaborate and well-preserved hieroglyphic paintings
- Luxor Temple
- Temples of Karnak
- Temples of Karnak
- Pyramids of Giza
- Mohammed Ali Mosque
- Egyptian Museum
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- Day 1
Upon arrival at Cairo Airport, you will be met in the tunnel by an airport representative who will facilitate the visa process (excluded) and escort you through customs and immigration. Continue on to the baggage claim hall and finally to the passenger pick up, you will be introduced to your private driver who will drive you to your accommodation. It can take an hour to get from the airport to your hotel, after checking in, enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace or relax at your hotel.
- Day 2
This morning you are met at your hotel by your private guide and driver for a full day's tour of the ancient Memphis, Saqqara and the pyramids at Giza. Drive south to Memphis first to visit this ancient capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, the Alabaster Sphinx and the statue of Ramses II were rediscovered from Memphis. Then you move on to the Step Pyramid of Saqqara. Finish with the most iconic and largest pyramids at Giza and the mysterious Sphinx, a colossal lion with a pharaoh's head.
- Day 3
After the breakfast, you will explore the Egyptian Museum, where houses a magnificent collection of Pharaonic antiquities, especially the golden treasures of Tut Ankh Amun. Later you will proceed to Old Cairo to visit the Citadel of Salah El Din, and the Mohammed Ali Mosque situated high above the city. Finish the trip at the Khan El Khalili Bazaar to browse and shop as you wish.
- Day 4
This morning, transfer to the airport for a short flight to Luxor. Upon your arrival in Luxor, be met and transferred to your hotel.
Enjoy a private tour to explore the East Bank of Luxor. You will explore the Temples of Karnak with your Egyptologist guide. Walk along the Avenue of Sphinx to enter the complex as your guide explains how the massive facade was constructed. Leave for Luxor Temple which was once joined to the Temples of Karnak by two-kilometer-long Avenue of Sphinx, a portion of which marks the entrance to the temple. Your private guide will offer interpretation and guide you through the most important parts of the temples.
- Day 5
You will visit the Valley of the Kings where you will have the chance to explore three tombs of the ancient Pharaohs. You will then visit the nearby Valley of the Queens and also the recently renovated mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut was the second pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt. The tour also includes a visit to the huge Colossi of Memnon which is all that remain of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III.
- Day 6
Optional Sunrise Hot Air Balloon flight is available in the early morning to overlook the Valley of the Kings and the Hatshepsut’s funerary temple at Dier El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon. Join-in group tour. Ticket is not included.
Enjoy yourself in the city before being transferred to the airport for a short flight back to Cairo to connect your onward flight.