What is the Best Way To Visit Egypt?

It’s really amazing to make traveling and locomotion the quickest way to your own opulence and Felicity. Nevertheless, when the matter is related to traveling to Egypt, your timeless delight will reach its maximum not only for its wealthy history but also for its unique nature. Egypt offers you the chance to experience all you wish: step back in time by touring the houses of the Pharaohs, relax over the marvelous sandy beaches, enjoy the fantastic moderate weather, immerse beneath the Red sea waters, gain the culture that illuminated the world, do shopping tours, and many more activities you can do in the land of Pharaohs. So Luxor and Aswan Travel is your gateway to experience what Egypt has to offer to be greatly inclusive and always memorable.

Wealthy Historical Background

Indeed, Egypt Pharaonic history is the most well-known features about Egypt throughout the years. Thousands of years ago, the Egyptian ancestors commenced to follow the first steps on the way to opulent glory that would last for too long and never be erased. The primitive Egyptians led a hard life, they had accommodated in tents and caves and fed on the tree leaves till they settled down over the banks of the Nile which assisted them to cultivate the neighbouring lands and breed the livestock and it was the starting point to glorious life-time civilization. They constructed three fascinating pyramids and the great limestone statue of Sphinx in Memphis city, the ancient capital of Egypt. The great Pyramid of King Khufu which is regarded as the one of the seven world wonders, became the most popualr of Egypt attractions due to its extraordinary size. In Upper Egypt – particularly in Luxor and Aswan -, the ancient kings and queens competed to erect the fabulous historical temples for worship and religious rites. These temples weren’t only houses of worship but they also included carvings, and many timeless drawings on their walls. These drawings tell a lot about the achievements of the pharaohs and their battles against their enemies. Egypt also gained a precious heritage in the modern history: the Ayyubid ruler Salah El Din constructed Cairo Citadel – the reinforced fortress that protected Cairo from the Crusaders’ attacks – and the Egyptian Museum which included more than 120000 monumental arifacts.

Wonderful Beaches & Resorts

Egypt geographic location is unique as it overlooks two major seas: the Mediterranean Sea from the north and the Red Sea from the east. This advantage provides an additional option for Egypt visitors, specially for those who are fund of seas and beaches holidays. Alexandria, for example, is a preferable destination as it combines between the ancient monuments of the Romans and the Greeks, and the blissful sandy beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. Not only Alexandria but also Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh on the Red Sea shore are also vital destinations for many travelers. Resorts in Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh provide all means of entertainment and recreation: luxurious hotels, charming pools, fresh food and soft drinks, many adventurous water activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and windsurfing and many more over the coasts of the Red Sea.

How to Book a Trip to Egypt

Once a traveler takes a decision to spend a vacation in Egypt, it’s necessary to follow some steps in order to have a marvelous trip. First a traveler doesn’t have to confirm his tour with a big famed travel agency, it’s more important to deal with an agency of a good reputation and a highly qualified staff. Then you have to customize the tour and the itinerary which is suitable for your needs, and budget. If it’s a family trip, you can share the choice with your family members. It’s completely requisite to choose the itinerary that cover most of Egypt sightseeing during your stay in Egypt but your budget for your tour should always be taken into consideration. Order in booking your trip in Egypt is really essential as booking your international flights at first is a must then book your domestic trip to match your arrival and departure flights with your tour itinerary. This step makes you avoid many troubles such as missing one of your international flights, domestic flights or any points of visits. In this case, you will not completely enjoy your tour as you will be confused all over the trip. Another point is to discover Egypt online very well before arrival so as to be able to determine which attractions will satisfy your wishes and which transportation you would like to use to move among the various historical sights.
Before you confirm your trip with a travel agency, you will need to recognize some points:

  • The tour guides that will escort you during the trip and should require a guide who speaks your mother tongue fluently to be able to interact with him.
  • The hotels that you will be accommodated in and their service levels. You can also check them online before arrival to make sure that your accommodation will be luxurious and comfortable and if you prefer particular hotels, you should recommend them.
  • The transportation that you will use to move among the historical attractions and assure that they are modern and comfortable.
  • Your pick up time from the airport and from the hotel to the attractions and your drop off time.
  • Entry Visa to Egypt: whether you should apply for it before arrival or you will get it in Egypt at the airport.
  • If your tour includes Nile cruise, you need to check that it’s a 5* deluxe Nile cruise and ask about the services will be offered on board.
  • The types of the food that will be served and if you prefer a particular type of food { for example: Vegetarian Food }, you can advise it.
  • Another remarkable consideration is to inquire about the inclusions and exclusions { what’s included in the tour price and what’s not included }
  • Another point concerning the total cost of your tour and to what extent it suits your budget.
  • Another question you should know its answer before booking the trip is whether your tour is private or sharing with other tourists.
  • The method of payment: you need to require about the way you will pay for the tour, whether you should send a part of the price as a deposit and the remaining amount to be paid upon arrival or you will pay the total cost in Egypt to your tour guide.

Best Tour to Discover Egypt

After you book your holiday in Egypt and match your itinerary to your international flights, have a look to your tour in Egypt in details: For Example { 11 Days Cairo, Alexandria, Hurghada & Nile Cruise }. On Day 1, upon arrival to the airport, the representative will be waiting for you to assist you in passport and luggage formalities and getting the Visa then you will be transferred to check in 5* hotel in Cairo. On Day 2, have you breakfast at the hotel then you will be accompanied by your tour guide in air conditioned car to visit Giza Pyramids Complex { Giza Pyramids – the Great Sphinx – the Valley Temple } then you will have lunch at a local restaurant in Cairo then move to visit Saqqara Step Pyramid. End your first day tour and return to your hotel for overnight stay. Early morning on Day 3, breakfast at the hotel then you will be picked up from the hotel to Cairo Airport to fly to Aswan. Upon arrival, join your tour guide to visit the High Dam, and Philae Temple then check in your 5* Nile cruise where you will have your lunch and overnight on board. On Day 4, sail to Kom Ombo to visit Kom Ombo Temple with your tour guide. Back to the cruise and overnight on board. On Day 5, continue sailing to Edfu and visit Edfu Temple with your tour guide then return to the cruise to sail to Luxor overnight on board. Note that you will have your meals { brakfast – lunch – Dinner on board the cruise }. Morning time on Day 6, check out the cruise then visit Luxor attractions: Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut Temple, Colossi of Memnon then have lunch at an oriental food restaurant on the Nile then visit Karnak temple. Move to check in 5* hotel in Luxor for overnight stay. On Day 7, you will be transferred to Hurghada by a private air conditioned car. In Hurghada, you will be taken to 5* hotel to check in. On Day , have a free day to explore Hurghada city on your own. Note that { Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner – Soft Drinks are offered in Hurghada }. Early morning on Day 9, Breakfast at the hotel then you will be picked up to the airport to fly to Cairo. Upon arrival, meet your tour guide to visit the Egyptian Museum, the Hanging Church, and Khan El Khalili Bazaar then you will be taken to check in 5* hotel to check in and overnight. On Day 10, join your tour guide to visit Alexandria sights: Catacombs, Qaitbay Citadel, the Pompy’s Billar, and Alexandria Library. Back to your hotel in Cairo for overnight. On day 11 , Check out after breakfast at the hotel then you will be dropped off at the airport and the representative will aid you in departure procedure.

Cairo Tower – Egypt

cairo tower

Cairo Tower is a free-standing concrete tower in Cairo, Egypt At 187 m, it has been the tallest structure in Egypt and North Africa for about 50 years. It was the tallest structure in Africa for ten years until 1971, when it was surpassed by Hillbrow Tower in South Africa, Cairo Tower was built in the reign of former Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser. It cost 6 million pounds at the time it was built in the late 60s.

The tower consists of 16th floors which were built on a huge Aswan granite base where the Pharos used to build fascinating temples and structures, this tower is located at a place in Cairo which is called El Gizera, it also was constructed by Naoum Shebib at 1961.

Cairo Tower was built out of concrete iron and it has the shape of the famous Lotus plant where ancient Egyptians used to produce papyrus. The length of the tower is 187 meters which 43 meters higher than the great pyramid of Cheops. It is located in the middle of Cairo at the edge of Zamalek Island, you will be amazed by trying the tower’s telescope to watch the marvelous sights of the Nile River, the amazing Giza Pyramids, the clear blue sky and the wide streets.

Saqqara Step Pyramid

Saqqara Or Sakkara is a desolate desert located west of the Nile 9 miles (14 km) south of Cairo, saqqara complex containd pyramid of djoser, Pharaohs buildings, columns and shrines, Mastaba of Mereruka, Pyramid texts of Unas, The purpose off saqqara complex is to facilitate a successful afterlife for the king so that he could be eternally reborn.

Step Pyramid or (pyramid of djoser) consecrated to king djoser, built by architect Imhotep, during third dynasty in Sakkara which was the cemetery for Memphis, Djoser’s complex is the first stone building in Egypt whose architect is known with the name of Imhotep, The entrance to Sakkara has a large scale stone wall surrounds the complex.

Enclosure wall of Djoser complex is consists of light Tura limestone 10.5m height, contains distinctive paneled construction known as the palace façade,
Imhotep decided to build an enormous mastaba of stone, then built another mastaba on top of the first, then another on top of the second, he continued this process until he had enlarged the structure into the world’s first pyramid. It is called now “step pyramid,” consisting of six terraces.

Imhotep designed four symbolic buildings in Djoser’s complex in Saqqara, they are the Pavilion of the North, the Pavilion of the South, the South Tomb, and the Jubilee Festival Courtyard, believes that these four symbolic buildings were for the use of king’s ka, or for the spirit afterlife.

On the northern side is the original entrance of the Pyramid. And you will notice a little room that is built with a gradient angle, similar to the Pyramid itself. There was found a beautiful statue of King Zoser made of limestone, it was moved to the Egyptian museum in Cairo and replaced by a replica.

Inside the complex of sakkara there is a courtyard called the celebration of the (Hep-Sed) court, it is also called (Sed Festival) in Saqqara, celebrated by the king after 30 years of rule to rejuvenate the king and represented to strengthen the ruler’s power.

On the southern side, you will see the ruined Pyramid of King Unas, Pyramid of Unas (Unis, Oenas or Wenis) also called Pyramid texts, which dates back to the end of the 5th Dynasty. It was the first Pyramid that had inscriptions decorating the walls of the burial chamber, Inside the Pyramid he placed an undecorated black basalt sarcophagus and built the walls of his burial chamber of fine colored alabaster.

Mastaba of Mereruka

it is similar to a palace, has 32 rooms in total, 21 rooms for Mereruka, 6 for his wife Watet-Khet-Hor. Mereruka served during the sixth dynasty of Egypt as one of Egypt’s most powerful officials at a time state noblemen was increasing in wealth and power.

The Pyramid of Teti is a smooth-sided pyramid situated in the pyramid field at Saqqara in Egypt. It is historically the second known pyramid containing pyramid texts, it is now resembles a small hill, and Below the ground the chambers and corridors are very well preserved.

Overnight Trip to Luxor from Cairo includes Opera Aida

Enjoy Luxor Tour From Cairo for two days exploring Luxor includes Opera Aida. Visit Karnak and Luxor Temples, the Colossi of Memnon, the Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple and Verdi Aida Opera. Enjoy a Nile Felucca ride before flying back to Cairo.

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Overnight Trip to Luxor from Cairo includes Opera Aida

 

Private Tour Run: From 26 to 28 Oct 2019

 

Day 1:– Visit Luxor East Bank

  • Arrival to Luxor
  • Visit the Luxor East bank
  • Visit Karnak temple & Luxor Temple
  • Lunch in a Local restaurant
  • Transfer to your hotel in Luxor
  • Verdi Aida Opera Luxor
  • Transfer back to your accommodation hotel in Luxor and overnight.
  • Pick up from Luxor airport.
  • Then you will discover the East bank of Luxor including Karnak Temples Complex, which are the largest structures ever build in the history of the mankind. The principal building is that of god Amun Ra, since it was considered the house of god on the earth, the earlier structure date back to the middle kingdom, but there are some references which refer to the earlier buildings as old as the 3rd dynasty.
  • Later on, you will proceed to visit Temple of Luxor, which was built by one of the kings of the 12th dynasty and completed by the well know king Ramses II. This temple was located in the heart of ancient Thebes and, like Karnak, was dedicated to the main/chief god Amun Re.
  • Lunch will be in a local restaurant in Luxor
  • After finishing your day tour, you will be transferred in a private A/C vehicle to your accommodation hotel in Luxor.

Verdi Aida Opera Luxor at the Temple of Hatshepsut

The amazing show of Opera Aida is now in Luxor. Show will be performed on a stage as old as time at the Temple of Hatshepsut. You will enjoy the history beside the new era of art. Aida is an opera with four acts, which has been set during the old Kindom of Egypt. Aida, Radames, Amneris, and Amonasro are main acts. Performance will have stars form the world of international conductors like: Sae-Kyung Rim, Mickael Spadaccini, Eliska Weissova, Aris Argiris, Oksana Lyniv and Michael Sturm.

A Luxor and Aswan Travel representative will pick you up from your hotel to attend the Aida Opera. A show depicting the division of two kingdoms, the Nubian and Egyptian Empires, a forbidden love and the faith of a nation. Originally written by Giuseppe Verdi a famed Italian Composer the show has been reproduced in many forms and now it has returned home to Egypt. After the performance, you will return to your hotel.

Note: You will be transported from your hotel at 17:00

 

Day 2: – Visit Luxor West Bank – Fly back to Cairo

  • Breakfast at your hotel in Luxor
  • Visit Luxor West bank
  • Visit Valley of The Kings , Temple of Hatshepsut , Colossi of Memnon.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Transfer to Luxor Airport for fly back to Cairo
  • Breakfast at your hotel in Luxor
  • Then you will start your magical tour in Thebes, the sacred land by exploring the west bank of Luxor including Valley of the Kings, which considers as the royal cemetery of the Theban kings and rulers of ancient Egypt, and the place where our Pharaohs were buried. After that, you will proceed to visit Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari. This temple is considered as one of the most wonderful examples of the Architecture in ancient Egypt, because it was totally carved inside the mountain. At the end of the tour you will visit Colossi of Memnon, which is belonging to king Amenhotep III.
  • After finishing your day tour , you will be transferred to Luxor airport to fly back to Cairo.

 

Package Inclusion:

  • Flight from Cairo to Luxor
  • Flight from Luxor back to Cairo
  • Entrance fees to all the above mentioned archaeological sightseeing.
  • Entrance fees to the show (Bronze)
    • VIP $ 750 Price per Person
    • Diamond $ 350 Price per Person
    • Gold $ 250 Price per Person
    • Silver $ 200 Price per Person
  • Private Egyptologist English speaking tour guide.
  • All transfers by A-C Deluxe vehicles with qualified driver (s).
  • 1 Night hotel accommodation in Luxor at 5* hotel on B.B basis
  • All local taxes and services.
  • Lunch meals in the tours in Luxor and Aswan
  • Mineral water to be provided on Complimentary basis during the Tours and sightseeing.

Package Exclusion:

  • Any Extra not mentioned above.
  • All personal expenses like laundry etc.
  • Tipping to tour guide, driver, etc…
  • Any Optional Tours

 

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