14-Day Cairo Hurghada Tour Package by Flight includes two nights in Cairo, two nights in Aswan, three nights in Luxor, and six nights in Hurghada.
Itinerary of the 14-Day Cairo Hurghada Tour Package by Flight
Day 1- Arrival day in Cairo
- When you arrive at Cairo airport, our local representative will meet you. They will help you with immigration, passport control, and baggage collection. After that, you will be taken to your hotel. Your Egyptologist tour guide will be with you throughout the tour. You will spend the night in Cairo.
Day 2 – The Pyramids of Giza Tour
- Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo for an exciting excursion to the Pyramids of Giza, including Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Great Sphinx, which dates back to ancient times, and the Valley Temple.
- Afterwards, we’ll head to the Egyptian Museum, where you can explore a rare collection of over 250,000 genuine artefacts that date back 5,000 years. Special attention is given to the Tutankhamun exhibit, a group of treasures, gold, and jewellery buried for over 3,500 years before excavation in 1920. Please note that the entrance fee to the mummy’s room is not included.
- Overnight in Cairo.
Day 3 – Old Cairo Tour
- Your Egyptologist tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 8:00 a.m. for an 8-hour excursion to explore Cairo’s significant monuments and historic sites. You will start by visiting the Saladin Citadel, built in 1183 AD by Salah al-Din as a defence against Crusader armies. The citadel is now a preserved historic site boasting mosques and museums, including the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha, designed by the Turkish architect Yousif Boushnaq.
- Later, you will have lunch at a local restaurant in Old Cairo before heading to the Hanging Church, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Church of St. Barbara, and the Church of Abu Serga in Old Cairo. These are significant attractions that you won’t want to miss.
- The tour will then take you to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East. You will discover a maze of alleys at the centre of Cairo’s trading activities since the 14th century.
- After this fantastic tour, you will be transferred to your Aswan hotel.
Day 4 – Aswan Tour
- Your private tour guide will accompany you after breakfast to explore the major tourist attractions in Aswan. Your itinerary includes visiting the temple of Philae, taking a felucca ride around Elephantine, seeing the High Dam, and visiting the Unfinished Obelisk.
- The Philae Temple was built in classical Egyptian style around 690 BC to honour the goddess Isis. It was the last temple built in this style and was used to worship the goddess.
- The Aswan High Dam is a rock-fill dam on the border between Egypt and Sudan. The dam is fed by the Nile River and forms Lake Nasser. Construction for the project began in 1960 and was completed in 1968. It was officially inaugurated in 1971.
- Aswan is known for its high-quality granite, used to make statues and decorate temples, pyramids and obelisks. The Unfinished Obelisk in the Northern Quarries is a valuable source of information on how these monuments were created. Although the construction process is still unclear, three sides of the 42m long shaft were completed except for the inscriptions. If completed, the obelisk weighed 1168 tonnes and was the heaviest piece of stone the Egyptians ever fashioned.
- Enjoy a peaceful sailing trip on a felucca and spend the night in Aswan.
Day 5- Abu Simbel
- On your tour of Upper Egypt, you will be accompanied by a private guide who will take you to visit the Abu Simbel temples. These two impressive temples, built between 1274 and 1244 B.C. and dedicated to Ramses the Second and Queen Nefertari, were carved out of a mountain on the west bank of the Nile. The Great Temple, dedicated to Ramses the Second, Ra-Harakhty, Amun Ra, and Ptah, features four colossal statues, while the smaller temple is dedicated to Queen Nefertari and Goddess Hathor. Both temples were dismantled and rebuilt on higher ground, an impressive achievement recognized by UNESCO for preservation.
- After exploring Abu Simbel, you will return to Aswan for lunch at a local Egyptian restaurant before transferring to Luxor. You will visit a luxurious 5-star hotel for an overnight stay in Luxor.
Day 6 – East Bank Tour
- On day 6, after breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up to continue your tour of Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, and Hurghada. You will visit the East Bank of the Nile, including the Karnak Temple. This complex of sanctuaries, kiosks, pylons, and obelisks, dedicated to the Theban gods and the greater glory of Egypt’s pharaohs, was the most important place for worshipping the Theban Triad (Amun, Mut, and Khonsu).
- You will also 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.
- After a day of exploring, you will spend another overnight stay in Luxor.
Day 7- The Valley of the Kings
- Your tour guide will pick you up after breakfast to explore Luxor. Our first stop is the Valley of the Kings, a majestic domain where Pharaohs were buried in great stone sarcophagi, awaiting immortality. Once known as the Great Place of Truth, the valley is now called the Valley of the Kings. A pyramid-shaped mountain peak dominates the isolated valley behind Deir el Bahri.
- Next, we will visit the Colossi of Memnon. These massive statues, rising about 18 meters from the plain, are the remains of what was once the largest complex on the west bank, built by Amenhotep the Third.
- After that, we will visit the extraordinary Queen Hatshepsut Temple, which rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces. It merges with the sheer limestone cliffs of the eastern face of Theban Mountain, as if nature herself had built this magnificent monument.
- Our final stop will be the Valley of the Queens, a historical site in Egypt where the wives of Pharaohs were laid to rest. It was previously known as Ta-Set-Neferu, meaning “the place of the Children of the Pharaoh.” In addition to the Queens of the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties (1550-1070 BCE), various members of the nobility, including princes and princesses, were interred there. The tombs of these individuals were maintained by mortuary priests who conducted daily rituals and provided offerings and prayers for the deceased nobility.
- You can enjoy lunch at a traditional food restaurant and overnight stay in Luxor.
Day 8 – Optional Tour
- After enjoying breakfast on Day 8 of your trip, you can book a tour to explore the Madinat Habu temple. This temple was previously known as Djanet and was believed to be where Amun first appeared. Hatshepsut, Tuthmosis III, and Rameses III constructed temples dedicated to Amun here. Rameses III’s temple, built during his administration of Western Thebes, is surrounded by a massive fortified enclosure wall with an unusual gateway at the eastern entrance called the pavilion gate. Rameses III probably resided here from time to time, as a royal palace was attached to the south of the open forecourt of this temple. Priests’ dwellings and administrative buildings were on either side of the temple. Initially, a canal connected the temple to the Nile, but the desert has since obliterated it. You can also explore the Ramsseum on the Nile River’s west bank. The funerary temple of Ramses II was dedicated to the god Amon and the deceased king. The Ramesseum is famous for its 57-foot (17-meter) seated statue of Ramses II, of which only fragments remain. The walls of the Ramesseum are decorated with reliefs depicting scenes such as the Battle of Kadesh, the Syrian wars, and the Festival of Min.
- Another option is to visit the main cemetery of the royal workers at Deir el-Medina, situated to the west of the village on the slope of the Theban hills. Most of the tombs in this cemetery were built during the 19th dynasty, and some are impressive in their decoration and size.
- After exploring, lunch will be provided during the tour.
- You will spend the night in Luxor.
- On Day 9, you will be transferred from Luxor to Hurghada after breakfast. The distance is 280 km, and you can enjoy the warm sun on the fabulous sandy beaches, soft drinks, fresh food, and more.
- Upon arrival in Hurghada, you will check into your hotel.
- On Day 10, you can book a trip to Giftun Island or Dolphin House from Hurghada. Alternatively, you can enjoy the sea and the beach at your hotel in Hurghada.
- Days 11-13 are free to enjoy in Hurghada at your 5-star hotel.
- On Day 14, you will depart from Hurghada by flight to Cairo for your international departure from Cairo airport.
- We are pleased to offer you a comprehensive tour package that includes pick-up service from Cairo Airport and transportation in a private A.C car throughout your trip.
- You will stay two nights at a luxurious 5-star hotel in Cairo with bed and breakfast included, followed by two nights at a 4-star hotel in Aswan, with bed and breakfast included.
- Next, you will spend three nights at a 5-star hotel in Luxor with bed and breakfast included.
- Finally, you will enjoy six nights at a 5-star hotel in Hurghada on an inclusive basis.
- Your flight tickets for the Cairo-Aswan and Hurghada-Cairo routes are included in the package.
- Additionally, you will have the company of a knowledgeable and helpful tour guide throughout your trip.
- All entrance fees to the sightseeing locations mentioned in the itinerary and private transfer from Aswan to Luxor are included.
- Finally, all service charges and taxes are included in the package.