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The Road to Upper Egypt 8 Days Easter Holiday

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Tour Details

Duration

8 Days / 7 Nights

Tour Location

Cairo / Giza / Aswan / Abu Simbel / Luxor

Tour Availability

Everyday

Pickup & Drop Off

Cairo Airport

Tour Type

Private

Enchanting 8 Days Holiday in Egypt During Easter

All the incredible attractions of ancient Egypt will provide your perfect Easter holiday of a lifetime around the most captivating destinations this amazing country has to offer. You will explore all the immortal historical monuments all around this blessed nation in Cairo, Luxor & Aswan that spanned for over 4000 years such as Giza Pyramids and Sphinx, the Valley of the Kings, Philae, Karnak, Abu Simbel temples, and so much more. Easter is a special time that deserves to be enjoyed to the fullest in the heart of true miracle to live the holiday of dreams so book your Egypt Easter adventure now.

Tour Highlights

Cairo Attractions

  • Giza Pyramids Complex
  • Memphis City
  • The Egyptian Museum
  • Old Cairo Attractions

Aswan Attractions

  • Abu Simbel Temples
  • Philae Temple
  • Aswan High Dam
  • The Unfinished Obelisk

Luxor Attractions

  • Karnak Temple
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Hatshepsut Temple
  • Colossi of Memnon

Tour Inclusions

  • Meet and Greet service by our employees at the airports.

  • Accommodations in 5* Hotel in Cairo for 3 Nights.

  • Accommodations in 5* Hotel in Aswan for 2 Night.

  • Accommodations in 5* Hotel in Luxor for 2 Nights.

  • Entrance fees to all sites indicated on the itinerary.

  • Professional tour guide during your trips.

  • Domestic Flights between Cairo Luxor and Aswan.

  • 1st class train ticket from Aswan to Luxor.

  • All Transfers by private A.C Cars.

  • All Service Charges and taxes.

Tour Exclusions

  • International Airfare.

  • Egypt entry visa.

  • Tipping

  • Optional tours.

  • Entry inside the Pyramids, the Solar Boat, the Royal Mummy Room in the Egyptian Museum & Tutankhamun, Seti I & Ramses VI Tombs in the Valley of the Kings “Payable on Spot”.

Tour Itinerary

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Day One : Arrival to the Cradle of Civilization

Day One:Arrival to the Cradle of Civilization

Your once in a lifetime 8 days Egypt Easter holiday will begin its first day when you arrive at Cairo airport where our "Egypt Tours Portal" employee will assist you to complete all of your passport control formalities and luggage identification and carry. You will be transported by a private air-conditioned car to your 5* hotel reservation for checking-in. During the evening, you will begin your Easter experience in Egypt by a magical Dinner cruise on the heavenly Nile as you will get to relax and witness a memorable colorful belly dancing show with a folklore band featuring a hypnotic Tannoura spin in keeping with Egypt's whirling dervishes tradition, finally, you will head back to your hotel for the overnight.

Day Two : Witness the Ancient Egyptian Miracles

Day Two:Witness the Ancient Egyptian Miracles

Enjoy your breakfast and check-out from your hotel, then your second day will begin in the arms of the Giza pyramids complex, where time lost its effect in front of these enchanting attractions.

Giza Pyramids Complex

Giza pyramids complex is like a vault where all the secrets of ancient Egypt were protected for more than 4000 years. The complex consists of three main Pyramids, six little pyramids, the Great Sphinx, and the immortal Valley Temple.

The Great Pyramid

The great pyramid of Khufu is living proof of how the ancient Egyptians achieved Brilliance & immortality. It is the last intact structure of the seven wonders of the ancient world as It was constructed in 2580 BC for 20 years using 2,300,000 pieces of limestone each weighing 2.5 tons and a workforce of about 100,000 free skilled workers. It has a height of 147 m (481 ft) which made it the tallest building in the world for 3800 years until the construction of the Lincoln Cathedral in England in 1311.

The Great Sphinx

The Great Sphinx is an image of the hero of Egypt which has the shape of a mythical creature called the sphinx that possesses the body of a lion and the head of a man believed to be king Khafre to reference his might and wisdom. The sphinx stands at the height of 73 m (240 ft) and 19 m (66 ft) and was carved out of colossal single limestone rock.

The Valley Temple

The Valley Temple is the headquarters of the mummification process. it was constructed within Egypt old kingdom (2686 2134 BC) within the complex and thanks to the ancient Egyptians the valley became one of the best-preserved archeological sites of the ancient Egyptian civilization and the source of important information about the mummification process and mortuary rituals of ancient Egypt.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant before you move to visit:

Saqqara Step Pyramid

Saqqara Step Pyramid is an architectural marvel credited with starting the golden age of pyramids constructions in ancient Egypt. It was designed by the brilliant Imhotep the vizier of Pharaoh Djoser. It has a unique design made up of six steps and stands at the height of 62 m and around it is a great complex containing majestic decorations and enchanting ceremonial structures.

Memphis City

Memphis city is where history was written and Egypt became was the official capital of Egypt founded by King Menes Narmer to be the life of the two lands. It is known for being the land of Endurance & beauty and was the home of the god Ptah the patron of creation and artwork. It holds artifacts dating to more than 4000 years to some of the biggest names in ancient Egypt like Ramsess II and great temples to deities like Aton & Hathor.

At the end of the day, you will head to Cairo airport to catch your flight to Aswan and upon arrival, you will check into your hotel reservation in Aswan for the overnight.

Day Three : Discover the Timelessness of Magical Aswan

Day Three:Discover the Timelessness of Magical Aswan

Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel, then on your day three of your Easter holiday in Egypt, you will join your tour guide to explore some of the tiptop Aswan tourist attractions such as:

Aswan High Dam

The High Dam is a modern wonder constructed between 1960 & 1970 as a symbol of a new age. The dam was designed as a co-operation project with Moscow based Hydro project Institute to create better control over Nile flooding, generating Hydroelectricity, and provide increased water storage for irrigation. The dam was the cause of the possible loss of the great Abu Simbel temple and Philae temple.

The Unfinished Obelisk

The Unfinished Obelisk is like a fair lady from the history books ordered by Queen Hatshepsut (1508-1458 BC) to stand at the entrance of the Karnak temple. It was known as "Tekhenu" which means "to pierce the sky" and showcases how obelisks were shaped, it would have reached the height of 42 m and weighed 1200 tons but unfortunately, the obelisk was cracked during construction and remained at the same location even till today.

Move with your tour guide to have your lunch, then continue your tour by exploring.

Philae Temple

Philea Temple is the source of some of the most famous myths about ancient Egypt emerged such as the "Myth of Osiris" which entails the husband of Isis "Osiris" is killed by his brother Set out of hatred & envy then Osiris is resurrected to be the ruler of the underworld afterward Set is defeated by Isis and Osiris Son Hours the falcon sky God starting age of prosperity & justice. The temple was relocated in the 60s to the island of Agilkia as a part of a rescue mission led by the UNESCO in order to save it from being submerged.

You will then return to your hotel in Aswan for the overnight.

Day Four : Witness the Magic and Uniqueness of Abu Simbel Temple

Day Four:Witness the Magic and Uniqueness of Abu Simbel Temple

On day four of your Egypt Easter holiday, you will get your breakfast boxes and check-out from the hotel, then move to visit one of Egypt must be visited places accompanied by your tour guide:

Abu Simbel Temples

Abu Simbel Temples where glory took the shape of this marvelous landmark. This guardian of the southern border was created Ramses the great (1279-1213 BCE) to be the "Temple of Ramesses, Beloved by Amun". Abu Simbel consists of two temple, the main one is for Ramses II where the sun festival takes place on 22 of February & October of each year where the sun shines on the faces of the four seated statues of Ramsess II, Ptah (God of creation), Amun (The Creator God), and Ra (Sun God), the second temple is dedicated to his wife Nefertari. The temple was part of the most challenging archeological rescue operation in the entire history led by the UNESCO in the mid-60s.

You will back to Aswan for your lunch, then board your train to Luxor where you will check in your 5* hotel to spend the overnight.

Day Five : Discover the Ancient Gems of the Pharaohs

Day Five:Discover the Ancient Gems of the Pharaohs

In the fifth day, enjoy your breakfast at your hotel, then move to explore the amazing destinations where you will witness the religious aspects of ancient Egypt in:

Karnak Temple

Karnak temple is where beautiful miracles hovering the entire complex, it was known as Ipet-isu The Most Selected Of Places and Pr-Imn House Of Amon , it was constructed more than 4000 years where it was known for being the largest religious man-made construction on earth and still is till today. It was the worship headquarters of the entire ancient Egyptian kingdom for more than 1500 years to countless deities like the great Osiris, Montu, Ptah, and Isis.

After that get back to your hotel to enjoy your lunch and refresh yourself and at night, we will pick you up to enjoy:

Luxor Temple by Night

Luxor temple is shining best at night when the moon smiles on the temple and illuminates its lost spirit in the most heavenly fashion, it's the gem of the entire city which showcases the artistic soul ancient times. It was constructed in the 1400 BCE during the reign of Pharaoh Amenhotep III where it was known as "Ipetresyet" which means the southern sanctuary . It was solely dedicated to the God Amun of the Theban Triad which represents the idea of the rejuvenation of kingship. The temple's enchanting extensive decorations & constructions will surprise you with its beauty.

You will then return to your hotel in Luxor for the overnight.

Day Six : Complete Your Discovery Trip in Luxor

Day Six:Complete Your Discovery Trip in Luxor

Enjoy your breakfast and check-out from your hotel, then on the sixth day of your Easter holiday in Egypt, you will witness all that the mesmerizing city of Luxor has to offer such as:

Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings is a mirror dimension or a portal outside the realm of time and place where souls and mysterious were hidden. It was the burial locations to the greatest kings and queens of Egypt new kingdom (1570-1070 BC). It consists of 63 tombs filled with various treasures, artifacts, statues, captivating decorations and the remains of pharaohs such as Rameses (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, IX, X), Amenhotep I, Hatshepsut, and Tutankhamun which is the most visited with Ramses the great.

Hatshepsut Temple

Hatshepsut Temple a.k.a Djoser-Djeseru "Holy of Holies" is a surreal wonder out of this world, it is a vision of the magnificence and beauty of one of the most successful rulers in the history of ancient Egypt Queen Hatshepsut. The temple was built in 1479 BC of the new kingdom and took 15 years to complete.

Colossi of Memnon

Colossi of Memnon are two massive blocks of quartzite sandstone standing at the height of 18 m (60ft) weighing 720 tons each and have the shape of Pharaoh Amenhotep III (1386-1350). They have stood as guards for the city of Luxor for countless years. The colossi were damaged by a large earthquake in 27 BC and were rebuilt in 199 AD.

Lunch is served at an oriental food restaurant then transfer Luxor airport to catch the flight to Cairo. Upon arrival, move to 5* hotel to check-in for the overnight stay.

Day Seven : Live a Fairytale in the Historical Old Cairo

Day Seven:Live a Fairytale in the Historical Old Cairo

Enjoy the breakfast at your hotel, then move with your tour guide to start another part of your magical Easter holiday in Egypt by visiting Cairo tourist attractions starting by:

The Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum is where the history of ancient Egypt is running wild. The artifacts of ancient Egypt dates to more than 4000 years across the ancient Egyptian time periods. Within the two floors of the museums exists over 120,000 genuine ancient Egyptian artifacts made from royal materials like gold & precious gems and also ordinary ones such as wood or stone that are found in the shapes of statues, jewelry, and funerary objects.

Move to enjoy your lunch with your tour guide, then complete your trip around Cairo by visiting.

The Hanging Church

The Hanging Church is the location where JESUS took his first steps in Egypt, it was one of the most important & renowned Coptic sites in Egypt which served as the resident for the Coptic patriarch. It was constructed on the southern wall of a Roman fortress called Babylon in the 5th century AD. The church is 30 ft and towers over Cairo plus the construction and the interior of the hanging church is truly beautiful congaing elements from the 7th to the 13th-century artistic design.

Amr Ibn Al Aas Mosque

Amr Ibn Al-Aas Mosque was a starting point of how the Religion of Islam Spread all over Africa as it was the first mosque to be built in Africa in 641 AD. The mosque is still an active house of worship and one of Egypt's most significant & prominent Islamic landmarks, it was rebuilt a lot of times throughout the 7th century. The mosque was reconstructed various times which made behave as a guidebook of the Islamic architecture progress over the centuries.

Ben Ezra Synagogue

Ben Ezra Synagogue is truly one of a kind as there is only one Synagogue in all of Egypt dating back to the 19th century where it acted as a church before being transformed into a synagogue in 882 AD. The synagogue remains in a very intact condition, containing majestic Jewish designs and decorations. The place used to be the capital of Jewish worship for many years until the 1950s.

Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Khan El Khalili Bazaar is a beautiful relic from an ancient time known as the golden brick road of the Middle East. The street was constructed in 970 AD and remains an active bazaar till today and holds everything a traveler could imagine. It has vintage cafes and shops that date back to different eras containing captivating Islamic architecture and decorations leading all across the street itself.

You will then return to the hotel in Cairo overnight.

Day Eight : End Your Easter Adventure in Egypt

Day Eight:End Your Easter Adventure in Egypt

On your final day, you will enjoy your last breakfast in Egypt then head to Cairo airport so you can return home safely with the finest memories thus ending your 8 days Egypt Easter holiday. Note: You can share your thoughts about adding or removing any tours from your tour itinerary to be able to accommodate your requirements and fulfill your needs.

Egypt Tours Portal: Safety Measures during COVID-19

  • Social distancing enforced throughout our tours.

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.

  • Regular temperature checks for staff

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival.

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What to Pack For This Tour

  • Hat.
  • Camera.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Sunblock & Sunglasses.
  • Warm clothes in winter.
  • Cotton clothes in summer.
  • Passport valid for 6 months.

Note: Check our blog about what to pack for Egypt.

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