Embark on a 13-Day Cairo Hurghada Tour Package exploration of Egypt that will take you to Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, and Hurghada. This tour allows you to discover this country’s rich history and beauty. You’ll start with a 4-night stay in Cairo, where you can witness the marvels of the Giza pyramids, the Sphinx, and the Egyptian Museum, which holds many treasures from the Young King Tutankhamun. You’ll also have the chance to visit Memphis and Sakkara, adding more depth to your experience.
From there, you’ll fly to Aswan for a 2-night stay, where you’ll see the impressive temple of Abu Simbel, the Temple of Goddess Isis, the Phiala temple, and the Aswan dam. Then, you’ll drive to Luxor for a 3-night stay, where you’ll visit the Karnak temple, the Hatshepsut Temple, and the Valley of the Kings and Nobles.
Finally, your Egypt vacation package will end with a 3-night stay in Hurghada, where you can unwind and relax on the beautiful beaches. This package offers a unique opportunity to experience the wonders of ancient Egypt and the beauty of its modern-day attractions. We understand that travelling can be emotional and are here to make it as smooth as possible.
Day 1 – Arrival
A representative from Landious Travel will be available to meet and assist you upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport. You will then be transported to your hotel via a private air-conditioned vehicle.
The evening will be free for you to enjoy at your leisure.
If you arrive in Cairo early, we encourage you to contact us for tour suggestions.
You will spend the night in your hotel.
Day 2 – Step Pyramid of Djoser
After breakfast, the itinerary includes a visit to the Step Pyramid of Djoser, the oldest central stone structure in the world. This pyramid was erected in the 3rd Dynasty for King Djoser. Following the visit, you will proceed to a local restaurant for lunch. Subsequently, the journey will continue to Memphis, the first capital of Egypt, founded by King Menes and served as the epicentre of rule and culture for over 3000 years during the Old Kingdom. You can witness the Statue of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx of Memphis here. Lastly, you will be transferred to the Dahshure Bent Pyramid & Red Pyramids, initiated by King Snefru, the founder of the Old Kingdom. Both Pyramids, the Bent & the Red, link the Step Pyramid at Sakkara and the Pyramids of Giza. Lunch will be provided during the excursion. After the tour, you will return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 3 – The Giza pyramids
A sightseeing excursion to the Pyramids of Giza, including Cheops, Chephren, Mykerinus, and the Great Sphinx and Valley Temple, can be arranged by our tour guide, who will pick you up from your Cairo hotel. A delectable lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Giza during the Pyramids visit. Following this, a visit to the Egyptian Museum, also known as the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, located in Tahrir, can be arranged. The museum houses an extensive and rare collection of over 250,000 authentic artefacts dating back to 5,000 years, including an exclusive exhibition dedicated to Tutankhamun, containing treasures, gold, and jewellery buried in his tomb for over 3,500 years before being discovered in 1920 during excavation. If you desire to visit the mummy’s royal hall, you must request the tour guide to take you to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and pay a fee of 200 Egyptian Pounds. Please note that the New Grand Museum is closed and expected to open in late 2021 or 2022. Lastly, an optional trip to the sound and light show at the Giza Pyramids is available for 40$ per person. You will spend the night at a Hotel in Cairo.
Day 4 – Aswan
Travelers from Cairo to Aswan can comprehensively tour the city’s famous landmarks. Upon arrival at Aswan airport, guests will be greeted by a knowledgeable tour guide leading them on an unforgettable journey through the city.
The tour includes visiting the Temple of Philae, a stunning structure built in honour of the goddess Isis. Constructed in the classical Egyptian style, the temple is one of the last outposts where the goddess was worshipped. Its construction began around 690 BC, making it a truly ancient and remarkable site.
Guests will also have the opportunity to tour the city by Felucca around Elephantine, a picturesque island in the Nile River. The tour will also include visiting the High Dam, a rock-fill dam built between Egypt and Sudan. The River Nile feeds the dam, and the reservoir forms Lake Nasser. Construction for the project began in 1960 and was completed in 1968, with its official inauguration in 1971.
The tour will also take guests to the Northern Quarries to see the Unfinished Obelisk. Aswan was the source of ancient Egypt’s finest granite to make statues and embellish temples, pyramids, and obelisks. The large unfinished obelisk in the Northern Quarries has provided valuable insight into how these monuments were created, although the entire construction process is still unclear. At 1168 tonnes, the completed obelisk would have been the heaviest piece of stone the Egyptians ever fashioned.
After the tour, guests will enjoy a delicious lunch and spend the night in Aswan. This comprehensive tour of the city’s famous landmarks is essential for anyone interested in Egyptian history and culture.
Day 5- Abu Simbel temples
The temples of Ramses the Second and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel were masterfully carved out of the Mountain on the west bank of the Nile between 1274 and 1244 B.C. The Great Temple, dedicated to Ramses the Second, Ra-Harakhty, Amun Ra, and Ptah, boasts four colossal statues. Meanwhile, the second temple was dedicated to Queen Nefertari and the goddess Hathor. Both temples were meticulously dismantled stone by stone and then rebuilt on higher ground. Today, preserving these two temples at Abu Simbel is widely regarded as the most outstanding achievement of UNESCO.
After the early visit to Abu Simbel from Aswan, a nourishing lunch will be provided. The trip concludes with an overnight stay in Aswan.
Day 6 – Edfu and Kom Ombo temples
Following breakfast, embark on a journey from Aswan to Luxor, where you will visit two significant temples – the Kom Ombo temple and the Edfu temple.
The Kom Ombo temple is situated 40 kilometres to the north of Aswan and is dedicated to the deities Sobek and Horus. The temple dates primarily to the Ptolemaic and Roman periods, from 332 B.C. to 395 A.C.
The Edfu temple in Upper Egypt boasts a well-preserved and extensive temple dedicated to the hawk-god Horus. The Ptolemaic temple of Horus was constructed on the site of a much older temple, dating back to the reigns of Ptolemy the Third (246 B.C.). The temple’s walls contain descriptions of the famous myth of the contention of Horus and Seth, which was likely performed annually as a religious drama.
Day 7 – Luxor
Visiting Karnak temples and Luxor temples via horse carriage is advised after breakfast. Karnak is a remarkable complex of sanctuaries, kiosks, towers, and obelisks dedicated to the Theban gods and the greater glory of Egypt’s pharaohs. This site was the most crucial place for worshipping the Theban Triad, consisting of Amun, Mut, and Khonso. Luxor Temple was primarily constructed by New Kingdom Pharaoh Amenhotep III, completed by King Tutankhamun, and further enhanced by the Great King Ramses II. The first tower, decorated with his military Battle of Kadesh, was raised by Ramses II. Lunch will be provided during the excursion, and an overnight stay in Luxor is recommended.
Day 8 – West-bank of Luxor
Following breakfast, visiting the Westbank of the Nile, specifically the Valley of the Kings, which was once referred to as the Great Place of Truth, is recommended. This domain, now known as the Valley of the Kings, was once the final resting place of Pharaohs who were laid to rest in grand stone sarcophagi, awaiting immortality. A pyramid-shaped mountain peak dominates the isolated Valley located behind Deir el Bahri.
The Colossi of Memnon, a massive pair of statues that rise about 18 meters from the plain, are the remains of what was once the largest complex on the west bank, built by Amenhotep III. The Queen Hatshepsut Temple, rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces, merges with the sheer limestone cliffs of the eastern face of Theban Mountain. It appears as if nature herself built this extraordinary monument.
The Valley of the Nobles site includes nearly 500 tombs of Theban nobles and high officials. While the royal tombs were hidden away in an isolated valley, the Nobles’ Tombs were dug in the Mountain overlooking the river Nile, as they wouldn’t have contained even a fraction of the royal treasure.
Visiting key places of interest is highly recommended, such as the Tomb of Sennefer. Sennefer was the mayor of Thebes and the overseer of the gardens of Amun during the reign of Amenhotep II (1427 to 1400 BC). His tomb is one of the most beautiful and best-preserved burial chambers in the area, with walls and ceilings adorned with many-coloured scenes of Sennefer with his family members and many other scenes of daily life.
Another fine example of ancient burial chambers to be seen amongst the tombs at the Valley of the Nobles is the Tomb of Rekhmire. Rekhmire was a Vizier and a great landowner during Tuthomose III of the 18th dynasty. Scenes in his tomb represent him collecting taxes from the people and receiving gifts from foreign ambassadors who visited Egypt.
Day 9 – Hurghada
Following breakfast, you may extend your Cairo, Aswan, Luxor & Hurghada tour by partaking in many options and activities in Hurghada. These include indulging in a refreshing swim in the sea, basking in the warm sun on the exquisite sandy beaches, savouring soft drinks, fresh food, and many other options.
Day 10 – Hurghada
This day is at your disposal to be enjoyed however you please. Hurghada’s resort offers a vast swimming pool complex, extensive sandy beaches, and all-inclusive food and drink packages that promise complete relaxation. Furthermore, you may participate in water sports like full-day snorkelling and scuba diving excursions. The seas surrounding Hurghada feature some of the world’s most exceptional coral reef dive spots, allowing observation of various colourful fish species, including the Red Sea Clownfish, Emperor Angelfish, Picasso Trigger Fish, and Moray Eels. Spend the night at the Hurghada Resort.
Day 11 – Hurghada -Cairo
It will be a free day for you to enjoy In Hurghada
Day – 12 Cairo Museum
A representative from Marsaalamtours Tours will collect you from your hotel at 8:00 a.m. to begin your trip from Hurghada to Cairo. The first stop is the Egyptian Museum, which houses a rare collection of over 250,000 authentic artefacts dating back 5,000 years. The museum features an exclusive exhibit dedicated to the treasures of Tutankhamun, including gold and jewellery that were buried in his tomb for over 3,500 years before being discovered in 1920.
Please note that the entrance fee does not include admission to the Mummies room.
Following the museum visit, you will travel to the Saladin Citadel, constructed by Salah al-Din on the Moqattam Hills in 1183 AD, as a defence against Crusader armies. This preserved historic site features mosques and museums, including the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha. The mosque’s alabaster structure was designed by the Turkish architect Yousif Boushnaq, who came to Cairo specifically from Istanbul to construct the magnificent building. It stands in beautiful contrast to the sandstone city and offers stunning views of Cairo.
Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant in Old Cairo before continuing to see major attractions such as the Hanging Church, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Church of St. Barbara, and the Church of Abu Serga, which is one of the oldest Coptic churches in Cairo.
The tour concludes with a visit to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East. This maze of alleys has been at the heart of Cairo’s trading activities since the 14th century.
Return transportation to your hotel is included, and you will spend the night in Cairo.
Day 13- International departure
The tour’s conclusion is marked by breakfast at our lodging in Cairo, complete with transfers arranged for your convenience to facilitate your departure from the airport. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you want to prolong your stay in Cairo.
This package offers a comprehensive and luxurious tour of Egypt, featuring a range of deluxe accommodations and exclusive experiences. Commencing with a pick-up service at Cairo Airport, the itinerary includes a three-night stay at a five-star hotel in Cairo on a bed-and-breakfast basis, followed by two nights at a four-star hotel in Aswan on the same basis. The next three nights will be spent at a five-star hotel in Luxor, also on a bed and breakfast basis, before moving on to the final destination of Hurghada for a three-night, all-inclusive stay at a five-star hotel.
The package includes flight tickets for the Cairo-Aswan and Hurghada-Cairo routes and an experienced tour guide to accompany you throughout the journey. All transportation during the tour will be provided via a private, air-conditioned car, with all entering fees to the various sightseeing locations included in the itinerary. Additionally, a private transfer will be arranged from Aswan to Luxor.
All service charges and taxes are included in the package to ensure that your experience is as seamless and enjoyable as possible. This tour is perfect for those seeking a luxurious and hassle-free adventure in Egypt, with our team of experts handling all arrangements.