Embark on an incredible 10-Day Cairo Hurghada Tour Package by Flight through Egypt with our outstanding tour package packed with unique experiences. Begin your adventure with a delightful 3-night stay in Cairo, where you will explore the remarkable Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, Cairo Museum, and other awe-inspiring monuments in the area. Afterwards, you will travel to Luxor and Aswan, where you can discover the rich history of these ancient cities. Lastly, you will drive to Hurghada, where you can indulge in 3 nights of relaxation and fun in the gorgeous surroundings. This tour truly has everything you need for an unforgettable experience in Egypt.
Day 1 – Arrival
Upon arrival at Cairo airport, a local representative will greet you and assist with immigration and passport control, as well as collect your baggage. Subsequently, you will be transferred to your hotel, where an Egyptologist tour guide will accompany you throughout your tour. The transfer to your hotel in Cairo will also be arranged.
Day 2 – Giza Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum
During the morning, you will have the opportunity to witness the icons of ancient Egypt. Accompanied by an Egyptologist guide, you will visit the Giza pyramid complex, where you can admire the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre, the Pyramid of Menkaure, and the Great Sphinx. Later, you will return to Cairo in a private air-conditioned minibus. After a brief period to freshen up at the hotel, the tour will continue with a visit to the Egyptian museum, providing valuable insights into the country’s ancient history. Additionally, you will have the chance to explore Khan El Khalili in the old city of Cairo, featuring a bazaar filled with souvenir shops, cafes, and shisha bars.
Day 3 – Aswan
Early morning, you will be transferred to the airport for a short internal flight to Aswan. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to a luxurious 5-star hotel. The itinerary for the day includes visits to Aswan, including the Temple of Philae, and a tour by Felucca around Elephantine, the High Dam, and the Unfinished Obelisk.
The Temple of Philae, built to honour the goddess Isis, is the last temple constructed in the classical Egyptian style, with construction starting around 690 BC. The High Dam, located at the northern border between Egypt and Sudan, is fed by the River Nile and forms Lake Nasser. Construction for the project commenced in 1960 and was completed in 1968, with the project inaugurated in 1971. Aswan was the source of Egypt’s finest granite for constructing statues and decorating temples, pyramids, and obelisks. The Unfinished Obelisk provides valuable insights into the construction process of these monuments, with three sides of the shaft, approximately 42m long, completed except for the inscriptions. The completed obelisk would have weighed 1168 tonnes, making it the single heaviest piece of stone the Egyptians ever fashioned.
Day 4 – Trip to Abu Simbel
An early start to the day will see you visiting the Abu Simbel temples, constructed between 1274 and 1244 BC and carved out of a mountain on the west bank of the Nile. The Great Temple was dedicated to Ramses the Second, Ra-Harakhty, Amun Ra, and Ptah, featuring four colossal statues. The second temple was dedicated to Queen Nefertari and Goddess Hathor. Both temples were dismantled stone by stone and rebuilt on higher ground, with their preservation ranking as the most outstanding achievement of UNESCO. You will also visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, located approximately 40 km north of Aswan and dedicated to the deities Sobek and Horus, dating mainly to the Ptolemaic and Roman periods (332 BC – 395 AC).
Day 5 – Luxor City
Following breakfast on the Nile cruise, you will visit the Edfu temple, a well-preserved temple in Upper Egypt dedicated to the hawk-God Horus. The temple was constructed during the reigns of Ptolemy the Third (246 BC) and was founded on the site of an earlier temple. The descriptions on the walls include the Myth of Contending of Horus and Seth, probably performed annually as a religious drama. Additionally, you will visit the Luxor Temple, built mainly by the New Kingdom Pharaoh Amenhotep the Third and completed by King Tutankhamun and the Great King Ramses the Second. The First Pylon was raised by Ramses the Second and decorated with his military battle of Kadesh.
On Day 6 of the tour, we visited the west bank of Luxor, where we explored several fascinating historical sites. The Valley of the Kings, formerly known as the Great Place of the Truth, now called the Valley of the Kings, is a majestic domain of the Pharaohs who once lay in great stone Sarcophagi, awaiting immortality. The pyramid-shaped mountain peak dominates the isolated valley behind Deir el Bahri. We also saw the colossal pair of statues known as the Colossi of Memnon, rising about 18 meters from the plain, the remains of what was once the largest complex on the west bank, built by Amenhotep the Third. Finally, we visited the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with sheer limestone cliffs on the eastern face of Theban Mountain.
On Day 7, we had a free day to enjoy the all-inclusive resort in Hurghada. The resort offers a large swimming pool complex, long sandy beaches, and all-inclusive food and drink, providing total relaxation.
On Day 8, we could participate in various water sports activities, including full-day snorkelling and scuba diving excursions. The seas around Hurghada offer some of the best coral reef dive spots in the world, providing the opportunity to see many colourful fish species, including the Red Sea Clownfish, Emperor Angelfish, Picasso Trigger Fish, and Moray Eels. We spent the night at the resort in Hurghada.
On Day 9, we departed for Cairo from Hurghada by flight. With our Egyptologist tour guide, we enjoyed a fantastic orientation tour of Cairo on an 8-hour excursion that took in the major monuments of Old Cairo and the maze of streets and stalls of the historic Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Following a hotel pick-up from Cairo or Giza, we drove up to the Saladin Citadel, constructed by Salah al-Din on the Moqattam Hills in 1183 AD as a defence against Crusader armies. Known for its fresh air and sweeping views of Cairo, it is now a preserved historic site of mosques and museums, including the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha. The mosque’s alabaster structure stands in beautiful contrast to the sandstone city.
Lunch was served in a local restaurant in Old Cairo, after which we visited significant attractions such as the Hanging Church, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Church of St. Barbara, and the Church of Abu Serga, one of the oldest Coptic churches in Cairo. We continued to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East, where we discovered a maze of alleys at the centre of Cairo’s trading activities since the 14th century. We spent the night in Cairo.
On Day 10, the tour ended after breakfast at our hotel in Cairo, with transfers included to take us to the airport for our flight home. We were advised to contact the tour operators to extend our stay in Cairo.
Inclusions for the tour included private airport transfer service, three nights at a 5-star hotel in Cairo on a bed and breakfast basis (Steigenberger Pyramids), three nights at a 5-star Nile cruise based on an entire board, three nights at a 5-star hotel in Hurghada on an all-inclusive basis (Tropitel Hasheesh), flight tickets (Cairo – Aswan / Hurghada – Cairo), an escorted knowledgeable tour guide all over the tour, all transportation during the trip with a private A.C car, entering fees to all the mentioned sightseeing on the itinerary, and all service charges and taxes.