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Explore the wonders of the ancient Egyptian civilization including the enormous untrodden pyramids of Meidum, Hawara, and the famous Giza plateau. Enjoy exploring Karnak temples, Alexandria attractions, El Minya, the tombs in the Valley of the Kings, and much more! You will stay in 5-star hotels, taste delicious local cuisine, and embrace the unique Egyptian culture.
Egypt Undiscovered Tour offers private entrances to the entire Giza pyramid complex, the great pyramid chamber outside of opening hours. Only with us will you stand between the paws of the Great Sphinx and gain exclusive access to the places closed to the public! Thanks to special permission granted by the Minister of Antiquities. For the very first time, Your Egypt Tours will provide you with a camera permit. Thus, in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo you will be able, at no extra cost, to take your own photos.
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After breakfast, there will be an organizational meeting with your Egyptologist guide. During our first day of sightseeing, we are going to see the Islamic and Coptic monuments. We will start our tour from the oldest street in Cairo – Al Muizz Street where you will see the greatest concentration of medieval architectural treasures in the Islamic world. We will visit the 10th-century Synagogue of Moses, which is one of the most important Jewish temples in Cairo.
We will continue our sightseeing with a visit to the Complexes of Qalawoon and Bartok. We will also visit the hanging and Cavern churches.
We will have lunch in one of the finest restaurants in Old Cairo located next to Khan El-Khalili market, which is the most famous bazaar in Cairo. You will taste the delicious local cuisine and have some time to shop in the traditional Egyptian markets.
After breakfast, we will go to Saqqara to see the Step Pyramid of King Djoser. It was constructed 4800 years ago by the legendary architect Imhotep and was the first pyramid ever built by the Egyptians. This over 200 feet high monument is the oldest pyramid in the world! Nearby the pyramid, we will visit the tombs decorated with impressive reliefs and paintings. Our sightseeing will end at Saqqara with a visit to the Pyramid of King Teti, which boasts one of the oldest pyramid texts ever discovered. We will then go to Dashour to see two pyramids built for Pharaoh Snefru, which belong to the oldest, largest, and best-preserved in Egypt, built between 2613 and 2589 BC. The Bent Pyramid answers many questions about how the Egyptian pyramids evolved. Its unusual angle makes it one of the most unique and recognizable pyramids in Egypt. During its construction, Egyptians changed its angle. Perhaps because of the awkward angles in the Bent Pyramid, Snefru ordered to build another one nearby, and so the Red Pyramid that we will have a chance to enter is the elegant a precursor to the Great Pyramids at Giza
After breakfast, we will start our journey along the Nile, heading south towards Middle Egypt. On the way, we will visit the major pyramid sites. In Meidum we will explore an enormous pyramid built by Snefru, father of Khufu who later built the Great Pyramid in Giza. In many ways, Medium is the most mysterious of all the Great Pyramids. Since a sarcophagus has not been found inside the burial chamber, there is no evidence that Snefru was ever buried in this pyramid. Located nearby is a mastaba of an unknown noble, where you will see the first example of a red granite sarcophagus known in antiquity.
We will continue to the Hawara pyramid of Amenemhet III, the sixth pharaoh of the 12th Dynasty who lived around 1850 BC. Hawara is the largest Middle Kingdom funerary complex. The Greek traveler Herodotus claimed to have counted three thousand rooms in the pyramid’s complex. Herodotus visited the pyramid during the 5th century BC and described it as follows: 12 main courts and the visitor was guided from courtyards into rooms into galleries into more rooms and from there into more courtyards.
After completing our tour of the pyramids, we will continue through the rural areas of Egypt to the town of Minya where we will stay in a hotel with a view of the Nile.
After breakfast, we will visit Tuna el-Gebel, the necropolis of Khun. There we will see the catacombs that used to store thousands of animal mummies, a Late Period temple, one of the boundary stelae of Tel el-Amarna, and the tomb of Pet Osiris with its exquisite paintings from 300 BC.
We will continue our tour to rock-cut tombs of the nobles in Beni Hasan, carved into the high limestone cliffs, a Middle Kingdom site (2040 - 1640 BC). It gives us a rare insight into the daily life of Ancient Egyptians, their customs, and their beliefs. These very well-preserved scenes depict acrobatics, dancing, and military sports. You can also spot the scenes of making flour, baking bread, and even a husband and wife on their wedding night
In the morning, we will visit Tel el-Amarna, one of the ancient capitals of Egypt, the city created by Egypt&rsquo's most controversial pharaoh Akhenaten. It was the place where Akhenaten pursued his vision of a society dedicated to the cult of one god – Aten – the power of the sun. We will visit the nobles’ tombs with wall reliefs unequaled anywhere else in Egypt. The painted scenes appear as if they were alive and as if they were moving. We will also visit the Royal Palaces and the tomb built for pharaoh Akhenaten.
Tel El-Amarna should not be missed by anyone interested in Egyptology who wants to understand this great ruler, husband of Nefertiti, and predecessor of Tutankhamun.
After breakfast, we will drive to Abydos to see the temple of Seti I, once the holiest site in the country and the burial place for the first kings of unified Egypt. Its construction began in the reign of Seti I and was finished by his son Ramesses the Great. The temple was built of fine white limestone and represents an artistic revival of the Old Kingdom. Abydos in Middle Egypt is an ancient holy place and burial ground of the rulers of the late prehistoric proto-kingdom, as well as the first attested kings of the politically unified Egyptian state. Buildings constituting the settlement area in northern Abydos dating back to Predynastic times have been found around Kom es-Sultan, while recent excavators have found an Old Kingdom residential area to the south-east which contains a street of mudbrick houses with courtyards and a faience workshop with its kilns. Abydos is home to " The Cult of Osiris" the god of the dead. It is said the head of Osiris was buried at the site after he was murdered by his brother. This is a private tour allowing you to determine the amount of time spent at each of the sites during the tour.
After breakfast, we will travel to Dendera to see the temple dedicated to the goddess Hathor, with its huge columns and spectacular ceilings with the most vibrant and colorful paintings dating from antiquity. It is one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt. The whole complex extends to around 430 000 square feet. Dendera itself was a site for chapels and shrines from the beginning of ancient Egypt&rsquo's history. After the sightseeing in Dendera, we will drive to Luxor to check in at our luxurious 5-star hotel.
After breakfast, we will visit the Ramesseum, the memorial temple of pharaoh Ramesses the Great, located in Luxor. The temple, famous for its 57-foot seated statue of Ramesses, was dedicated to the god Amon and the deceased king. The walls of the Ramesseum are decorated with reliefs that include well-preserved paintings of battle scenes and the triumphs of wars with Asians.
We will also visit the most iconic site of Luxor – The Valley of the Kings. It was the royal cemetery for 62 Pharaohs. In the Valley, we will have access to some of the well-known tombs. It is undeniably one of Egypt's most important treasures.
We will continue with a visit to the Luxor Museum. The highlights of the collection include masterpieces of pharaonic art as well as examples of everyday objects.
In the morning of that day, we will visit the famous Karnak temple. It is the largest temple in the world. Located on the east bank of the Nile, in the neighborhood of a sacred lake, Karnak was not a single temple but a complex of temples, halls, enclosures, and obelisks. For over two thousand years from Middle Kingdom (ca. 2040–1780 BC) to Greco-Roman times (ca. 332 BC to 400 AD), it was continuously modified, expanded, and rebuilt.
Next, we will visit Luxor temple.The temple is one of the most beautiful Ancient Egyptian temples located on the east bank of the Nile. The city is known today as Luxor (ancient Thebes) and was founded in 1400 BC. For centuries, Thebes was the capital of Ancient Egypt.
We will take a flight from Luxor to Cairo. We will arrive at our 5-star hotel to rest and in the afternoon enjoy the hotel amenities or choose one of our optional activities
In the morning, when the entire Giza Plateau remains closed to all other tourists, YourEgypt tours’ guests will have an exclusive access to this iconic site. Thanks to special permission from the Ministry of Antiquities, you will see both the three Great Pyramids and the Great Sphinx privately. These monuments were built around 2500 BC by the pharaohs of the Old Kingdom.
Other tourists can see the Sphinx from an observation terrace from a distance, but our special permission will let us enter the Sphinx enclosure, which is always closed, to the public. Your Egyptologist guide will tell us about his research on the Great Sphinx and the mystery of the Pyramids. We will also have a chance to learn about the newest project on scanning the Great Pyramids in search of hidden chambers, and the visit to the valley temple.
Next, we will have private access inside the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world that is still standing today
In the morning, we will drive to Alexandria for 3 hours. We will visit the highlights of Alexandria. Being the second-largest city in Egypt, Alexandria has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern and is famous for its Roman remains. Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great in 332 BC and was the capital of Greco-Roman Egypt. We will visit all the major sites there, including the Alexandria Library, the catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa, and the fort of Qaitbay where the famous Pharos Lighthouse was standing. It was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. In the evening, we will return to our 5-star hotel in Cairo.
After breakfast, we will start sightseeing in Cairo, the capital of Egypt. We will visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo - one of the most important museums in the world. It contains the world’s largest collection of pharaonic antiquities. We will see the famous Tutankhamun exhibition with the golden mask of the boy king. During a visit to the Egyptian Museum, Your Egypt Tours will provide you with a camera permit that will allow you to take your photos inside the museum!
After lunch, we will drive to the Saladin Citadel and Mosque of Muhammad Ali. The Saladin Citadel, which dates back to the twelfth century, is an Islamic fortress built to unite the city and protect it from Christian crusaders. The Mosque of Muhammad Ali was built on the summit of the citadel in the first half of the nineteenth century.
In the evening, during our farewell dinner, we will celebrate the two weeks of our exciting adventure
It is the last day of our tour and time to say goodbye to Egypt. After breakfast, we will transfer you to the Cairo International Airport. You will leave Egypt with new experiences, memories, and beautiful photographs. Your Egypt Tours will do everything to ensure that its guests will have an experience of a lifetime.
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Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip and are valid until April 30th, 2023. Please inquire about pricing over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays.
Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired holiday. Space on a given tour will be secured upon receipt of a deposit of 25% of the full price. This payment will be 50% during the Christmas and New Year holidays and on packages including airfare. This deposit counts as part of your final payment. Deposits can be made by bank wire transfer or sent via Western Union or paid using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Payment should be received within 7 days of booking.
A child traveling with two accompanying adults will pay the following:
Notes: Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents (Maximum 1 Child sharing a parent's room). If 2 children, they will stay in another room connected or next to the parents' room.
"Your Egypt Tours" is one of the leading and pioneer travel agencies in the Egyptian tourism industry. We offer very special care and personal touch to our clients making them feel at home with their family. Great and high-quality service to ensure that your trip with us is one of a lifetime. In addition, the commonly known reasons such as our customers’ feedback and testimonials, competitive prices - excellent customer service, punctuality and. Most important of all, our customers’ safety and enjoying every minute in your trip are our priorities. With us, you are in a safe hand.
Don't drink the tap water - it is highly chlorinated. However, with enough time in Egypt, you could potentially grow accustomed to the water. This doesn't mean that the tap water is polluted, it simply means that you are not used to it, and you might get stomach problems. This happened to most people when they visit a country for the first time. They were simply not used to water there. It's a similar situation here. It is advisable to drink Bottled water during your entire holiday. That is why it is strongly advisable that you don't drink the tap water, and use it only for washing and brushing your teeth.
From September until March. It is the perfect time when the weather is good and mild. From September until mid-November, when it is very nice and the temperatures are pleasant for all activities - around 25 C to 15 C. mid-Nov until the end of February is wintertime when temperatures during the day are around 12 or 15 C, and at night can drop to about 7 or 8 C. In March and April, the weather is still so nice and travelers can enjoy the Easter vacation. From May to September is the summer season. Spending summertime in a desert climate does not appeal to most travelers. Average daytime temperatures hover in the high 80s and low to mid-90s, although they can jump up into three digits in the South as in Luxor and Aswan. Summer is really hot here, prices go down and it is a good chance for travelers with a tight budget.
It is usually hot and sunny. winter falls between November and January, and the peak of the summer months is between June and August. Winters are generally mild, although temperatures can fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) at night. In the Western Desert. Cairo and areas of the Nile Delta may experience a few rainy days during winter. Summers can be unbearably hot, especially in the desert and other areas of the country's interior. In Cairo, average summer temperatures regularly exceed 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius), while the record high for Luxor and Aswan, popular tourist destinations on the banks of the River Nile, is 110 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius).
Safety and security are our first and foremost concerns! Egypt is a very safe country with a low crime rate. Now with the coronavirus outbreak, accommodations and sightseeing nationwide have finalized sterilization and disinfection in light of the Egyptian government's efforts to implement precautionary measures against the COVID-19. In addition, our company has followed the same procedures to make all our staff, guides, and drivers are well-trained with the current events to prevent and stop the spread of this outbreak. Traveling the world is a joyful experience and we want to do our part to keep the anticipation stress-free.
There are many things to do in Egypt during your visit depending on your interests and character. Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan Nile cruise must be your first priority if you are a history and culture lover. You must visit the pyramids of Giza, enjoy a Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan and enjoy visiting the most important tourist attractions in Luxor and Aswan. You can visit the city of Hurghada, Marsa Alam, or Sharm el-Sheikh Red Sea for relaxation and enjoy many activities there such as diving, snorkeling, sunbathing, or swimming. You may like to go on a safari trip in the western desert if you are an adventurer. Many other activities are available in every single Egyptian city
The high season for tourism is all year with winter and spring being peak season for cultural travels with lots of sightseeing. Weather in Egypt is perfect for many kinds of tourism, and if coming in June, July, and August, head for the seaside resorts. Those months are very warm with temperatures that can reach around 45C. and the humidity is about 70 to 80%, but it is bearable with the sea and large swimming pools nearby. So the period of the high summer season is also a bit busy as hotels fill up with tourists from all over the world looking for a bargain, lots of sunshine, diving, snorkeling, etc. It is also a primary vacation time in Europe. If you come in the deep summer season you can still enjoy it because you can always sightsee early in the morning and go again at night when the sunsets. You will definitely need good sunscreen and a lot of liquids to drink with a nice hat on your head. Summer is a good time for people looking for good rates in accommodation and other services.
Egypt is a Muslim country and the dress code is towards the conservative side, especially for women. That being said, we are used to seeing travelers from all over the world. My suggestion would be to wear light clothes and not to wear short shorts, short skirts and alike to avoid the occasional unwanted stare. But it’s really up to you. When you visit religious places (synagogues, churches, and mosques) you do need to cover your shoulders and wear over the knee dresses, if you are planning to wear one of course. If you plan to attend the Nile dinner cruise, there is no need for formal wear unless you want to make that night a special night! Also, you will be sharing this experience with other travelers so you can dress however you feel most comfortable.
You can get your visa when you arrive at Cairo Airport. It is an easy process for USA, UK, Canadian, Australian and European citizens. The visa is simply a stamp (like a mail or postage stamp) that you buy from the visa office, at the port of entry just before the immigration booth. The visa will cost you $25 US Dollars and after buying it; you just stick it on any empty page on your passport. Once you have bought your visa you then stand in line to get your passport stamped by the immigration officer. You can also apply for E-Visa via the official electronic visa portal: www.visa2egypt.gov.eg
Egypt has many historical sites that you can visit and enjoy. Each tour is different and unique. If you go on a Nile cruise, you can visit Abu Simbel, Aswan, and Luxor in the South and enjoy the temples, tombs, and the treasures of the Nile. In the North, enjoy the Pyramids of Giza, The Egyptian Museum, Sakkara. Mosques, churches in Cairo, and many landmarks located in the city of Alexandria. On the East, Enjoy a beach tour for diving, snorkeling, and swimming in the Red sea. Every city has its charm, history, and flavor where you can do many tours and activities.
If you are looking for great tours of Egypt and the perfect vacation, 5 to 8 days is a perfect period for a great vacation. This number of days will be enough to see the main attractions of Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan. You can visit the Pyramids of Giza, the museum and enjoy the Nile cruise tour between Luxor and Aswan.
There are many Nile cruises. Not to name one but your choice depends on many things to put in mind such as the number of nights you want to spend on the cruiser, your budget, and the standard of the Nile cruise. We recommend you choose a 5-star luxury Nile cruise, and if you are looking for a private Nile River cruise you can choose Dahabiya cruises, it is only for the small-group tour, about 15 people. Most cruises have. There is another way of cruising the Nile, which is the Felucca boat. It is traditional and charming but it is cheap as long as it will be ok to sleep on the deck exposed to mosquitos and most of these boats do not have a toilet