15-Day Best of Egypt and Morocco
Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
- Marvel at Pyramid of Giza, a defining symbol of Egypt and the last of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World
- Enjoy a Nile cruise to see the incredible ruins of the Ancient Egypt and modern life along the banks of the Nile
- Admire Karnak Temple comprised of a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings
- Pay a visit to Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Morocco and the 13th largest in the world
- Explore Medina of Fez, an incredible place made up of beautiful historical buildings dating back to medieval times
- Discover Jemaa El-Fnaa, a square, and marketplace in Marrakesh's medina quarter
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- Day 1
Once you land in Cairo, our local representative will pick you up and escort you to the hotel, where you can have a good rest and recover from the jet lag.
- Day 2
Start the tour by enjoying a full day visit in Cairo! Visit Memphis first, where you will learn about the history of old Egypt. Move on to Saqqara, which is a vast ancient burial ground that features numerous pyramids, there you can visit the well known Unas Pyramid, the King Zoser Step Pyramid, Mastaba Tomb of TI, and the Tomb of Ptahotep.
After lunch, proceed to the famous Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the world. And then visit the well known Sphinx, a limestone statue of a mythical creature with a lion's body and a human head.
- Day 3
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your short flight to Aswan. Upon your arrival in Aswan, you will check in your cruise before 11:00am. And then take lunch on board. Later in the afternoon, you will visit the High Dam and Philae Temple. Afterward, take an Egyptian felucca passing by the Elephantine Island, and then step ashore the Botanical Gardens on the Kitchener Island. Back to the ship and enjoy dinner and night entertainment on the ship.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Day 4
Today your ship will sail to Kom Ombo. After breakfast on board, you will have a shore excursion to visit the Kom Ombo Temple. After the excursion, back to the ship and sail to Edfu.
Enjoy your lunch on board, and then you will have a shore excursion to visit the Edfu temple. Back to the ship and leisure for the rest of the day. Your ship will overnight in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Day 5
Today, you will explore Nile’s West Bank (Thebes), including the Tomb of Tut Ankh Amun dated from 18th dynasty of Egypt and other royal tombs, such as Ramses VI in the Valley of the Kings dated back to 20th dynasty. Continue to visit some of the magnificent tombs located in the Valley of the Queens and Nobles. Then proceed to visit the Hatshepsut’s funerary temple, the ancient funerary shrine located beneath the cliffs and dedicated to the Pharaoh Hatshepsu, and the Colossi of Memnon with two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during 18th Dynasty.
Overnight: Nile Cruise Ship
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Day 6
The highlights of today include the great Luxor Temple that features a large ancient Egyptian temple complex, the large Karnak Temple of Amon dating from as early as 2000 BC, and the 3,200-year-old statue of Ramses II, then Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut which is the second biggest of all the ancient Egyptian obelisks made of one single piece of pink granite, and the magnificent Sacred Lake located on the south side of the Karnak Temple. Disembark from Nile Cruise and stay in Luxor for overnight.
- Day 7
Fly back to Cairo today. After landing, check in your hotel first before setting out to visit the amazing Egyptian Museum that houses the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities with total 120,000 items. Later on, proceed to Old Cairo to visit the citadel of Salah El Din built by the famous king Saladin El Ayouby at the end of the 12th century, and the Mohammed Ali Mosque situated on the summit of the citadel. After that, it is a good idea to stop at the Khan El Khalili Bazaar for shopping. This vibrant and colorful open-air bazaar features some of the most exotic items from spices to jewelry and souvenirs.
- Day 8
Free in the day until your representative meets you and escort you to the airport for your flight to Casablanca.
Once you land in Casablanca, the beauty on the Ocean, our local driver guide will pick you up at the exit of the airport and escort you to the hotel. You will then visit the Hassan II Mosque with the combination of tranquil beauty and monumentality.
- Day 9
Today, you will drive to Fez. On route, you will stop at Rabat, the capital city of Morocco, for lunch and a time to enjoy the beautiful coastal city. Afterward you will continue on to Fez, the spiritual capital of Morocco.
- Day 10
After breakfast you will begin your guided tour to the Fez medina, a perfect introduction for your trip in Morocco. You will explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and many other art objects of Morocco. Follow by a visit to the King's Palace, the tanneries and potters; it’s just like a walk back in time. For lunch you may choose to eat in a traditional restaurant in the heart of the Medina. After lunch you will continue the tour and return to your riad for the evening.
- Day 11
Today you will set out to explore those great historic ruins. You will spend the morning exploring the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis and the holy city of Moulay Idriss. After lunch, your driver guide will take you on a tour of Meknes before head off to Fez.
- Day 12
After an early breakfast, a beautiful drive will take you up into the Middle Atlas Mountains. Once in Marrakech, you will check into your hotel and then wander around the Jemaa el-Fnaa, an amazing cultural heritage of Marrakech. In the evening, a quiet cup of tea on the terrace of an adjacent cafe provides you a spectacular aerial view of the bustling square.
- Day 13
After breakfast, you will discover the Palace of the Bahia, the Saadian Tombs, and many other hidden treasures. After lunch, you will continue with the tour on to the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque and magical famous Jemaa el-Fnaa again. The tour will end with an exploration of the souk (market).
- Day 14
Free time for you to explore or have some shopping in the old medina. In the afternoon, you will return back to Casablanca.
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
- Day 15
Enjoy a free morning before heading to the airport for home bound flight.
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