Cairo, Aswan and Luxor

5 days between Cairo, Aswan and Luxor with enjoyable time including sailing by Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor
from/per person $375
  • Trip Days
    6 Days

  • Type
    Historical

  • Difficulty
    medium

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Location

Cairo, Aswan, Luxor

Transportation

air conditioned Tourist Class Mini Van

Description

Cairo, Aswan and Luxor

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

    In the morning, Our tour guide will meet and accompany you to witness the glory of the old kingdom located in Giza Plateau. Your trip will be starting by visiting the Pyramids of Giza which belongs to the Kings Khofo, Khefren and Mykrenos. The pyramids of Giza were built to commemorate the great kings of the Old Kingdom King Khufu built his Great Pyramid, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world that still exists. The pyramid was built around 2560 BC as a tomb of the great Pharaoh Khufu, who ruled Egypt for 34 years. Second sightseeing is Saqqara where you will visit the Step Pyramid which belongs to the king Djoser who ruled Egypt for 29 years. King Zoser ordered the construction of this building and entrusted it to his minister, Imhotep, This Step pyramid is considered as the first huge stone building in history. Then, You will continue your trip by visiting Memphis. The city of Memphis was to be the capital of the ancient state throughout the rule of the families from the third family to the sixth family It was built by King Naarmer and was called the White Wall. The city was dedicated to worshiping the god Ptah. In Memphis you will see the huge statue of King Ramses II After this amazing trip, You will be transferred back to your hotel.

  • DAY
    2

    The second day, during which you will see the historical places of the Islamic and Coptic times. There is no doubt that the Islamic Egypt and the Coptic are the other side of the coin, which gives us an idea of ??life in the Middle Ages in Egypt and the follow-up of the divine religions and peaceful coexistence that was and continues to prevail today. Your guide will accompany you in a tour to Mohamed Ali mosque ( Alabaster mosque ) The hanging Church and the Jewish Syn-agog Before the end of the trip, You will get a free time to walk in the Islamic area to see the Sultan Hassan Mosque and hospital, El Moez Street and Khan El Khalili street At the end, You will be driven back to your hotel.

  • DAY
    3

    In the morning, You will be picked up by our tour guide from Aswan airport to start your day tour by visiting PHILAE temple, A Greek - Roman Temple and it is considered as one of the most well preserved temple all over Egypt. You will be accompanied by our guide to take a motor boat to reach the temple because it is built over an island. Second Sightseeing that you will see is the High Dam, a Modern sight. A decision has been taken by the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser in January 1960 to build the High dam. The dam length is 3600 meters, the base width is 980 meters, the summit width is 40 meters, the height is 111 meters. High Dam Egypt transferred from seasonal agriculture to permanent agriculture Hath was controlled the amount of water flowing into the river After finishing this amazing day tour, You will be transferred to your Nile Cruise.

  • DAY
    4

    Early morning around 4:30 AM, You will be escorted and accompanied by our tour guide to have a very nice day tour to Abu Simbel temple. This temple is located in Abu Simbel City which is far from Aswan around 250 KM, 3 hours by car. This temple was built by King Ramses II and his wife Queen Nefertari in the far south to commemorate his victories in the battles he fought against the Hittites The temple is one of the two temples of King Ramesses the Second, which is the Great Temple The second temple is dedicated to Queen Nefertari. The sun dominates the statue of King Ramses II in the Holy Chamber twice a year The sun orbits the Ramses II statue inside the Holy Chamber on 22 February and 22 October each year, Once the king's birthday and the second time, he was the day he took over the country After this trip, You will be escorted back to have Lunch. Afternoon, The Nile cruise will sail to Kom ombo where you will stop and visit the temple of kom ombo. The Temple of Kom Ombo was built to worship the god Subk and moved in a human body and a crocodile head Inside the temple is a cemetery filled with stuffed crocodiles. after that, The cruise will continue sailing towards Edfu where you will stay overnight.

  • DAY
    5

    Early morning around 7 AM, You will be taken by horse drawn carriage to reach Edfu Temple, The temple of Edfu is one of the most important Egyptian temples ever since it is the only preserved temple in very good condition. It is the second largest Egyptian temple after Karnak Temple. This temple was built in the Ptolemaic era of the worship of God Horus, which is the body of the mantis and the head of the falcon. The construction of the temple took about 180 years. The symbols and engraved letters recall the ancient rituals and the temple building was built where a great battle took place between Horus and Set. After finishing, you will get back to the cruise and continue sailing towards Luxor, and stay overnight.

  • DAY
    6

    After breakfast, You will check out from the Nile Cruise and you will be accompanied with our guide by air conditioned vehicle to witness the glory of the Egyptians and their great civilization by visiting firstly the West bank of the Nile river heading to the Valley of the kings. The Valley of the Kings is one of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt because it Contains the royal tombs of the 18th and 19th Dynasties The Valley of the Kings contains more than 63 tombs of Egypt's greatest rulers in ancient history such as Ramses II, the Great Tuthmosis, and the young King Tutankhamun. Then you will continue visiting the temple of the queen Hatshepsut. The Temple of Hatshepsut is a funerary temple built on the western bank and dedicated to worshiping the goddess Hathor. After that you will stop by the two Colossi of Memnun. The statue of Memnon, or giant Memnon, is a huge statue, which was built around 1350 BC and is the remains of a temple dedicated to the memory of the pharaoh, located in the western city of Tiba. King Amenhotep III, one of the kings of the 18th Dynasty, the most powerful ruling family in ancient Egyptian history. Then you will continue to the Sightseeing which are located in the East bank of the Nile River by visiting the Temple of Karnak. It is considered as the biggest ancient complex all over the world.It has been constructed during the 18th and the 19th Dynasties. Lots of Kings and Pharaohs shared their worship in this temple by building memorial temple inside it. Karnak or the complex of temples of Karnak, is a collection of temples and buildings and columns, where continued expansion and construction since the Pharaonic era and specifically the kings of the central state until the Roman era in Luxor in Egypt on the eastern coast. Then you will go to witness the Luxor temple. Luxor Temple A large temple of ancient Egyptian temples complex located on the eastern bank of the Nile in the city of Luxor today known as. It was founded in 1400 BC. The temple of Luxor was built for the worship of Amun Re and his wife Mut and their son Khonsu; the temples also called the title of the Tibetan Tribune At the end, You will be escorted to the airport or to the airport of Luxor or to your hotel.
    End of our service.


Trip Overview

  • Single Supplement
    All the prices quoted is based on Double occupancy. If you are single, You must select from the Extra page the Single Supplement. It will appear the page o


Included

  • Lunch during tours in Cairo
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during Nile cruise stay
  • Licensed Egyptology guide
  • Transportation in tourist class mini Van
  • 3 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.