Cairo, Luxor and Aswan

One week between Cairo, Luxor and Aswan with enjoyable time including sailing by Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan
from/per person $440
  • Trip Days
    7 Days

  • Type
    Historical

  • Difficulty
    medium

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Location

Cairo, Luxor,Aswan

Transportation

air conditioned Tourist Class Mini Van

Description

Cairo, Luxor and Aswan

enjoy one of the best trips in Egypt around Cairo, Luxor and Aswan Sightseeing

If you want to have a unique experience with different visits containing the most beautiful and most preserved sightseeing in Egypt

With  the first 4 days , You are going to learn so much about the history and the culture of Egypt with an experts Egyptology tour guide where you will visit a lot of interesting sights built in a different period start from the ancient pharaohs where you are going to see the Pyramids, Saqqarah, Egyptian grand museum.

leave this period to the Christian, Jewish, Islamic and the modern Egypt in a special way with lots of fun and unique experience

another 5 days you will spend in a marvelous Nile cruise which sail from Luxor City To Aswan City 

During this 5 days, You will visit with guided tours lots of monuments and temples in Luxor which is considered as an Open Air Museum

Sailing by Nile cruise to Aswan but in the way during the sailing you will stop 2 times to visit at first time the Temole of Edfu, Second stop you will visit the temple of Komombo.

arriving to Aswan to get another gorgeous experience when you visit the huge temple in Abu Simbel(3 hours one way from Aswan)

ending the Nile Cruise by visiting highlights of Aswan such as Philae Temple and the modern sight which is the high dam which protected Egypt from the Flood


Itinerary


  • DAY
    1

    Day 1 : Our tour guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel or the pick up point, then he will start your journey by an air conditioned vehicle to visit Giza Plateau including the impressive 3 Pyramids of Kings Cheops, Chephren, and Menkaure which are guarded by the rock-cut statue (The Sphinx). The Great Pyramid of King Cheops is the only wonder of the seven wonders of the ancient world that is still standing today, although it is 2,000 years older than any other wonder on the list Then, you will visit the grand museum of Egypt to enjoy the biggest selection of antiquities in the world. Then you will stop for lunch and refreshing in a local restaurant After lunch, you will go to witness the Complex of Saqqara which belongs to King Zoser and his step pyramid which is considered the first pyramid in Egypt and the first rock-cut building in the history. After finishing the tour, our guide will escort you to your hotel

  • DAY
    2

    Day 2 :Pickup around 8 AM to start your day tour to start visiting: Complex of the ancient religion of Egypt starting by the "Hanging Church" which is dating back to the 3rd Century AD and was dedicated to Virgin Mary, It’s called "Hanging" because of its location above the gatehouse of the ancient Roman fortress "Babylon" .It contains 110 Holy icons depicting beautiful religious scenes. Then visiting "Saint Sergius and Bacchus Church” which is believed to have been built on the spot where the holy family rested at the end of their journey into Egypt. Then, visiting the "Jewish Synagogue of Ben Ezra" which gained its importance from its Geniza (Store room) was found during the 19th century containing a treasure of abandoned Hebrew secular and sacred manuscripts. After that, You will visit Amr ibn al-Aas mosque which is the first and the oldest mosque in Egypt, It was built after Islamic Conquest of Egypt 640 AD which is lead by Amr ibn al-Aas who is Companion of the the profit Muhammad Next step moving to visit Salah El Din Citadel including Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque inside. and the citadel used to be the palace of Ruler through the years from Salah El Din till Muhamed Ali , founder of new Egypt, you will visit one of the marvelous Coptic buildings in Cairo, The Monastery of St. Simon the Tanner or “The Cave Church” which is located in el Mokattam hills area near the Zabbaleen slum or Garbage City which is Cairo's largest informal garbage collectors settlement, where garbage recycling is central to its population's economy. the Monastery of St. Simon the Tanner is the largest and it has an amphitheater with a seating capacity of 20,000.This church is the largest church in the Middle East. It is named after the Coptic Saint, Simon the Tanner, who lived at the end of the 10th century and is associated with the legend of the moving of the Mokattam Mountain.the Monastery of St. Simon the Tanner include the St. Bola's Church, St. Marks Church, and St. Simon the Tanner's Hall. Next step continue to take a walking tour to Bab Zuweila Gate and the 1000 years old "el Moez" street which is considered as an open air museum for Terrific Islamic Buildings. Continue to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s old bazaar.where you will also going to take your lunch in a local restaurant and will see the local life of Cairo and one from the most interesting part of Egypt .This area is famous with all Hand Craft products,trade where is old famous markets of Cairo Ending the tour with taking a break at El Azahar Park which is located on a hilly site surrounded by the most significant historic districts of Islamic Cairo.It’s Considered as one of the World’s great public spaces. You will wander around the vast green area while seeing the great Islamic monuments of Cairo. and El Azhar park. it has a interesting story (( It is Located on an area of 80 acres was used in the past as the biggest garbage dump and waste for more than a thousand years and Agha Khan foundation turned it to one of the most beautiful park in Egypt After finishing the tour, Our guide will escort you back to your hotel

  • DAY
    3

    Pick up in Luxor where you will be met and assisted, then taken by an air-conditioned vehicle to board your Egypt Nile cruise to check in. After lunch on board, enjoy a visit to the impressive Karnak Temples and Luxor Temple. Dinner and overnight on board Nile cruise.

  • DAY
    4

    After breakfast on your Nile cruise, take an excursion to the royal cemetery for 62 Pharaohs, Valley of the Kings, then to mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built by the architects of the New Kingdom Pharaoh Hatshepsut in the 15th century BC. Head to the Colossi of Memnon. After lunch, you will sail to Edfu enjoying a leisurely dinner on board. Overnight on board Nile Cruise

  • DAY
    5

    After breakfast on Nile Cruise, visit the well-preserved Ptolemaic Temple dedicated to Horus at Edfu. Sail to Kom Ombo to see the unique Temple of Sobek, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god.Have your lunch on board. Continue sailing to Aswan. Dinner and overnight on board your Nile Cruise.

  • DAY
    6

    Enjoy your Trip to Abu Simbel. Early morning Our Tours Guide will pick you up from your cruise in Aswan by a modern air-conditioned coach to visit Abu Simbel. The two Temples of Abu Simbel, with their unique style, are considered to be the masterpieces of ancient Egypt. They reflect the glory and grandeur of the new Kingdom. The Egyptian government and UNESCO decided to co-operate in order to save these temples from the flood. The Temple of Ramsses II was dedicated to the four universal gods Ptah, Re-Her-Akhtey, Amun-Re, and to Ramsses II himself. The great Abu Simbel temple is also called The Sun Temple of Ramssess II.The Temple of Queen Nefertari is also Called Temple of Hathor who was the wife of the Sun God so in a symbolic way, the two Temples, that of Ramsses II and that of Nefertari, bring Ramesses II, Nefertari, Hathor and the Sun God together as one. Later on, you will be escorted back from Abu Simbel to Aswan. Next step, experience Felucca ride around the islands of Aswan. Then, you will be transferred to your cruise in Aswan.

  • DAY
    7

    Disembark from your Nile cruise after breakfast, then enjoy a day’s sightseeing in Aswan. Start with the High Dam , then proceed to the beautiful Temple of Philae, which is devoted to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor. then transfer to your place. End of services


Trip Overview

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Included

  • Lunch during tours in Cairo
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during Nile cruise stay
  • Incensed Egyptology guide
  • Transportation in tourist class mini Van
  • 4 nights accommodation in 5 star Nile cruise
  • Taxes

Exclude

  • Entrance fees tickets
  • Tipping

Terms & Conditions

Payment 

 

Available way of payment:

Paying through our secure online gate payment (Pay-fort) one of amazon's companies, fully secured system.

If you wish to pay via bank transfer please send us an email to info@aladintour.com 

Once we receive your payment your trip will be automatically confirmed.


Cancellation 

 

Free cancellation two weeks prior your arrival time.

Any time of cancellation during the 12 days before your trip starts, 40% of your total payment will be nonrefundable.

One week before the trip starting the amount you will pay is nonrefundable. In case you are not happy with our services and we didn't deliver it the way it should be, fragmentary amount will be refunded.

Best price grantee policy

 

In case you will find other cheaper travel agency, please consider:

1-     Date of arrival and departure

2-     Same accommodation stander

3-     Same historical sightseeing

4-     Transportation type

5-     Same includes and excludes 

6-     If the other travel agency includes 24 hour tour leader service.

If you can provide us all this evidence, we will gladly make you 50$ cheaper than what you found.

 

Safety & Security

 

We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. In case of going to your activity please keep your valuable stuff with you not to leave them in your car, please leave them in your safe box in your hotel. Your personal belongs it's your full responsibility. Please make sure to not listen or accept any invitation for a drink or so from a stranger in the street, it's always end up with a problem, have fun with your travel mates and your local friends. In case you would like to buy something or make shopping please get the best advice from your group leader or tour guide to avoid any misunderstanding.

Insurance

 

Aladin tours are not responsible for your travel insurance, please make sure that you arrange your insurance before you start your travel.   


Activities out of your program

 

Please contact your local guide for more information on available tours and excursions to make sure you are in a safe hands and having always the straight word. no heading cost and no extra charge because you might meet street scammers and offer you cheaper prices, but then you will always find a tricky and aggressive way and most of the time they take from you more money, this can end up having unhappy experience in Egypt and our aim is to make our guest happy and satisfied.


Trip walking or driving distance

 

Please be aware that there are long driving hours on this tour. You can refer to the trip overview for more information on estimated travel times. Please note that any times mentioned are approximations only to give you an idea of the journey lengths and the actual time taken will depend on public transport timetables and road conditions. A mix of private and public transport is used throughout this trip, prepare your self  for some fun long rides.

 

Pocket money

 

We recommend you to carry on your pocket daily from 20 to 50 USD or what equals in EGP, depends on your personal needs, please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping, please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip, also many places in Egypt are not accepting credit card but only in cash.

 

Meals

 

Eating is a big part of traveling fun and get to know country's culture. Travelling with Aladin tours will experience a lot of different local type of food which we include everyday lunch in your program with variety of different local meals. Most of the time dinner are not included which we give you more flexibility in deciding what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more flexibility in your budget, the food generally is cheap in Egypt. Our groups tend to eat together to let you enjoy each other's company. Your tour leader will be able to suggest the best of all restaurants during your trip.


Local flights 

 

Please make sure to attach your passport copy with your final confirmation in order to book the flight tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure. Domestic carriers for internal flights in Egypt will be Egypt Air or Nile Air. Flight information will not be available until a couple of days prior to the tour departure. Contact us for more details on your flights. The domestic flight maximum weight allowance is 20 kg.

Tipping

 

Tipping in Egypt known as “baksheesh” is a way of life in the Middle East. Locals themselves usually tip who provides them with service.  It is customary and even expected to tip small service providers. To make things as easy as possible and avoid hassling, Aladin tours has developed a tipping attitude where your tour leader will collect a contribution from everybody at the start of your tour and use this to tip anybody who has provided services to the group as a whole. A guideline for tipping is minimum $4 USD per day per person, you can pay in USD or the equivalent local currency (preferably local currency). If you feel that any service provider failed in maintaining or delivering good service, please bring it immediately to the attention of your tour leader to be able to improve our service partners and so a deduction of tips can take place. To not confuse you how much to tip the Tour Guide so we suggest you tip minimum 3$ per person per day, and at the end of the day it's not a mandatory option.

Feed back

 

Your tour leader is 24 hours with you if there's anything you are not happy about, please let him/her know immediately. If you have an issue with the tour leader himself please call our emergency number 24/7 service +201006016132, after you get back home safely, we would appreciate very much hearing from you! Your feedback is so important to us to be able to improve our service's quality to the next friend or family member with Aladin tours. Please take a few moments giving us your feedback and help other travelers with your experience through our website, just by sending us an email on customerservice@aladintour.com and let us know what to improve in which point.