Classic Egypt and the Red Sea
Gaze upon the pyramids complex, admire the hidden treasures in the Egyptian Museum, sense the spirituality in the ancient temples, be inspired by the holy churches, go sailing on the Nile, and be overwhelmed by the stunning beach and breathtaking desert scenery in Hurghada.
Nov. to Feb.
Learn the secrets of how the Egyptians built this incredible world wonder. Consider the relationship between the pyramids, the Sphinx, and the sun.
Touch cultural relics with a history of four thousand years. Listen to stories of famous Egyptian pharaohs.
Discover the glorious past of Cairo in its old district and how religious different cultures blend there.
Fall in love with the tranquility of the Nile. Stray into the world of the Egyptian gods on the banks of the river.
Witness the solemnity of the biggest temple complex in Egypt. The great sculptures, columns, obelisk, murals, and hieroglyphs are all evidence of the glory of Ancient Egypt.
Visit the Valley of Kings. Read stories told by exquisite murals at the place where the most pharaohs' mummies were found.
Have a sea trip and enjoy snorkeling and swimming with adorable dolphins.
Enjoy the breathtaking desert scenery and visit local Bedouin tribes to discover their lifestyle.
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When you arrive, your private guide and driver will be expecting you at the airport and will be ready to escort you to the 5-star hotel. Rest assured, your guide will assist you with the check-in procedure.
Start your wonderful journey by visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza. The majestic pyramids complex is fascinating to people from all over the world. While marveling at these ancient wonders, don't forget to take some interesting selfies with the Great Sphinx of Giza!
After having some lunch at a local restaurant, explore the Egyptian Museum. In here, you will be amazed by over 120,000 exhibits, including the artifacts of the mysterious Tutankhamun.
On Day 3, you will immerse yourself in the Christian history and culture in old Cairo. First, you will visit Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church (the crypt church), where Joseph, Mary, and infant Jesus had sheltered in Egypt. Stroll down the street to The Hanging Church, where you can witness the snow-white tower and exquisite cross glow with holiness and purity.
In the afternoon, the magnificent Citadel awaits you. Dominated by the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, the robust buildings and beautiful interiors will surely impress you.
Experience the unique Arabian atmosphere in the bustling Khan el-Khalili bazaar before going back to hotel.
Take an early flight to Aswan, which is home to the best scenery on the Nile. Check-in at a 5-star cruise before lunch. Have a lunch on board. Start your tour with the refreshing views from on top of Aswan High Dam. Next, head to the Temple of Philae, dedicated to Isis, the goddess of love and fertility.
Experience a felucca ride to Kitchener's Island (botanical garden). At night, you will to enjoy the extraordinary view along the Nile.
Spend a leisurely morning on the cruise. Later, you will sail to Kom Ombo and visit the amazing double temple, half dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile-headed god, and half dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed god. You can learn their stories from the exquisite reliefs on the pillars and walls.
After the Kom Ombo visit, your dreamy Nile cruise continues. Enchanted by the amazing view on board, you will find yourself arriving at Edfu unknowingly. Visit the Temple of Horus. Unlike the temple in Kom Ombo, this one is dedicated only to Horus. In this most intact temple in Egypt, you can see some murals on the grand tower gate that vividly depict the tales of the gods.
Start your day tour on the west bank. You will visit the Valley of Kings, where the tombs of over 62 pharaohs lie, including the mysterious Tutankhamun II. Then head to the Temple of Hatshepsut. Sitting under the solemn statues of Hatshepsut, examine the significant relief frescoes and elegant architectural style.
Before lunch, stop by at the Colossi of Memnon, the statue of Amenhotep III. Their weathered faces tell the vicissitudes of time. Next, head to the east bank, and enter the Temple of Karnak via the Avenue of Ram Sphinxes. Get ready to be amazed by its fantastic scale.
Transfer to Hurghada and enjoy your free time.
Set sail towards the immense blue and embrace the balmy ocean breeze. Take a deep breath — you are about to visit a pod of adorable dolphins! I bet you can't wait to join these playful creatures. Don't worry, you will be provided full equipment for snorkeling — go groove with them!
Jump into a 4x4 car with us and join an expedition into the desert. Enjoy the breathtaking desert view along the road and then visit the local Bedouin tribes — see how they graze their cattle and make traditional food and tea and experience their courageous spirit and pursuit of freedom.
On the last part of your journey, take in the panoramic views of the undulated sand dunes, listen to the whisper of the hot-dry wind, and bury your stress deep in the boundless sand.
Your guide will accompany you to the airport to catch your flight back to Cairo and then connect your international flight back home. Bid farewell to Egypt, until next time!
Price from: $2,139 (Tour code: gh-eg-2)
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