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Egypt itinerary 10 days takes you on an adventure to see the wonders of Egypt.

Discover the great civilization of ancient Egypt in Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan. Starting in Cairo with one of the Seven Wonders of the World (The Great Pyramid) on the Giza Plateau with the extraordinary lion with a human head (The Sphinx). Then the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which contains a huge number of beautiful Egyptian objects ancient.

You can also see the fantastic architectural building of Coptic and Islamic Cairo. Next, travel to Luxor and Aswan. There, you will explore Pharaonic Egypt with its immense temples and well-decorated tombs from the edge of your Nile cruise. Then, go to “The Pearl of the Mediterranean” in Alexandria where you will witness the Greco-Roman civilization throughout the city.

Why Egypt Itinerary 10 days?

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Home of the ancient pharaohs, Egypt is a dazzling destination of temples and tombs that impress all who visit. These are not all historical treasures. With vast stretches of desert, superb scuba diving, and the famous Nile, there is something for everyone here.

Egypt has so much to see and do for travelers, it is the perfect country for a mix of activities combining culture, adventure, and relaxation. This tour combines it all.

We customized this itinerary to suit all kinds of travelers, especially the first-timer. In fact, Egypt has many treasures to see during 10 days itinerary. However, we included in this tour the top attractions.

Why?

Because everyone who travels to Egypt likes to see the best attractions. This is what we included in the tour. Also, it scheduled in such way that ensures comfort. Therefore, you need need to travel in fast pace seeing everything without actually seeing everything.

What’s more, you travel at night. You sleep in one city and you wake up in another. This allows you to see much more places without disrupting the comfort of Traveling. Indeed, if you think of visiting Egypt, 10 days Egypt itinerary is for you!

In this tour, you will visit Cairo, Luxor, Alexandria, Edfu-Kom Ombo, Aswan, and Abu Simbel. All of what attract tourists to Egypt.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Start of Egypt Itinerary 10 days: Arrival in Cairo

Upon arrival at Cairo Airport, your guide will meet you and help you cross the customs hall. Then take you to your hotel to check-in. The first night will be in Cairo while you enjoy delicious food belly dancers.

Day 2: Cairo Pyramids Tour / Train to Luxor:
Day 2: Cairo Pyramids Tour / Train to Luxor:

This will be the start of your Egypt itinerary 10 days from Cairo. Our Egypt tour guide will meet you and transfer you from the hotel to the Giza plateau. You will visit the impressive 3 Pyramids of Kings Cheops, Chephren, and Menkaure which are guarded by the statue carved in the rock (The Sphinx).

The Great Pyramid of King Cheops is the only wonder of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that still exists today, although it is 2,000 years older than any other wonder on the list. Next, you will see the Saqqara complex which belongs to King Zoser and his step pyramid. It's considered to be the first pyramid in Egypt and the first rock-cut building in history.

Then, you continue towards Memphis "one of the ancient Egyptian capitals until about 2200 BC" which was a cult center for God Ptah, the god of creation and works of art. You will find many impressive temples and monuments there.

After that, you continue your itinerary to Giza Station to take the sleeper train to Luxor. Overnight on the train.

Day 3: Luxor Nile Cruise / Luxor East Bank Tour:
Day 3: Luxor Nile Cruise / Luxor East Bank Tour:

Upon arrival at Luxor station in the morning, you will be transferred to visit the two Massive temples on the east bank of the Nile.

The first is the Karnak temple complex which includes a vast mixture of temples, chapels, pylons, and other decaying buildings. The construction of the complex began during the reign of Senusret I in the Middle Empire and continued until the Ptolemaic period.

It is a vast open-air museum and the second largest ancient religious site in the world. It is mainly a place to worship the Theban triad (Gods Amun, her husband Mut, and their son Khunso).

The second temple is the Luxor Temple, which is considered to be one of the festivals of ancient Egypt which was held inside the temple as there are different scenes on the walls representing the celebration of the festival. Its inner part was built by King Amenhotep III while the outer part was built by King Ramses II.

After entering the temple, you will find a mosque called (Abu Al-Haggag). It was built on the ruins of a church which were built inside the temple. At the rear of the temple, there are chapels built by King Thutmosis III and Alexander the Great.

Then, go onboard the Nile cruise for lunch, enjoy a folklore show, dine, and stay on board for the night in Luxor.

Finally, your 3rd journey ends here, but your Egypt itinerary 10 days continue tomorrow.

Day 4: Luxor "West Bank Tour"

On the 4th day, you will have breakfast. Then your guide will pick you up to visit the archaeological sites of the ancient Egyptians on the west bank of the Nile. The visit includes the Valley of the Kings where you will see the well-preserved tombs belonging to the kings of the new kingdom.

Also, you head over the great ruler Ramses II and child King Tut Ankh Amon. The visit continues to the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, called "the Holy of Holies".

The temple forms one of the best architectural buildings. It consists of three levels linked to each other by ramps and to different scenes on its walls representing the divine birth of the queen and her commercial expedition to the land of Punt.

The temple is mainly dedicated to the worship of the supreme god Amon-Ra and the 2 colossi from Memnun. These two massive statues represent the King Amenhotep III.

Later, you return to the floating hotel for lunch. You enjoy a folklore show and start sailing towards Edfu and spend the night on board.

Day 5: Navigate to Edfu-Kom Ombo "Sightseeing"

After having breakfast, get ready for another journey in your Egypt itinerary 10 days.

In the morning, you arrive in Edfu. Then, you will go to see the most complete and best-preserved temple in Egypt flanked by beautiful granite statues of the falcon god Horus. The Ptolemaic temple was dedicated to the falcon god "Horus". The reliefs that cover the walls, columns, and doors of the temple represent an extremely important source of information on the religious and political thought of ancient Egypt.

Among the most interesting of these reliefs, tell the story of Horus demanding his revenge on Seth for the murder of his father, Osiris; an event that has been re-enacted every year in the temple. Other reliefs relate the stages of the construction of the temple and provide dates for the completion of the various elements of construction.

Here, our visit to the temple of Edfou comes to the end. We return to the cruise, then navigate towards Kom-Ombo while having lunch.

Arriving in the region, you will visit the unusual double construction temple dedicated to the falcon god "Haroeris" (the southern part) and the crocodile god "Sobek" (the northern part). It was built in the Ptolemaic era. The scene on the inside of the back wall of the temple is of particular interest and probably represents a set of surgical instruments.

Later, we return to the cruise for dinner and sailing to Aswan overnight.

Day 6: Navigate to Aswan / Abu Simbel "Sightseeing" / Felucca Ride
Day 6: Navigate to Aswan / Abu Simbel "Sightseeing" / Felucca Ride

Your Egypt itinerary 10 days continues today to Aswan. At 6:00 a.m., you will head to Abu Simbel (around 3 hours drive) to visit the location of the most famous temples of King Ramses II and his wife Queen Nefertari.

The most spectacular aspect of this temple is its location in the solid rock above the banks of the Nile. The complex falls under the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Nubian Monuments." It runs from Abu Simbel downriver to Philae (near Aswan).

People believe that the axis of the temple was positioned by ancient Egyptian architects in such a way that on October 22 and February 22, the rays of the sun would penetrate the sanctuary and illuminate the sculptures on the back wall, with the exception of the statue of Ptah, the god linked to the Underworld, who always remained in the dark.

These dates would be the king's birthday and the day of the coronation. Next, we return to Aswan in the afternoon.

After that, you will go on a felucca ride around the Aswan Islands. You will see different beautiful types of subtropical, exotic and rare plantations and Elephantine Island.  Elephantine received its name from Greek, elephant because they believe that the island formed an important center of ivory trade.

In this Island, you will see various monuments like the ruins of a temple dedicated to the ram god Khnum "God of water". Later, you return to the cruise to spend the night on board.

Day 7: Aswan "Sightseeing" / Train to Cairo:

After breakfast, you leave your ship for Aswan High Dam which is one of the most important achievements of the last century in Egypt. It contains 18 times the material used in the great pyramid of Cheops and provides Egypt with water and electricity. It also secures the country of the destructive flooding of the Nile.

Next, you will visit the temple of Isis at Philae, whose construction began under the reign of Ptolemy II but completed by the Roman emperors. The temple dedicated to the goddess Isis who was considered the mother of god and she is the mother god Horus and the wife of God Osiris.

After that, go to Aswan station to take the sleeper train back to Cairo and spend the night on the train.

Day 8: Guided City tour of Cairo

After reaching Giza station in the morning, our tour guide will accompany you to continue your journey throughout history. You start with the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. The museum holds a large number of objects and treasures (over 120,000 masterpieces.) All date back to the ancient Egyptian and Greco-Roman periods including the wonderful collection of the infant king Tut Ankh Amon.

After that, we move on to a new "Coptic Cairo" era to visit "the hanging church." It dates from the 3rd century AD and was dedicated to the Virgin Mary, called "Hanging" because of its location above the gatehouse of the 'ancient Roman fortress "Babylon".

In addition, it contains 110 holy icons representing beautiful religious scenes. Then, visit the "Saint-Serge et Bacchus church." Built at the place where the holy family buried, this place forms one of the best sites to visit in Egypt.

Next, you visit the "Jewish synagogue of Ben Ezra" which gained its importance from its Geniza (storeroom). It constructed during the 19th century and contains a treasure of secular and sacred Hebrew abandoned manuscripts.

Next, you head to "Islamic Cairo" and take a walking tour of the 1000-year-old "el Moez" street. Later, we end our visit by going to the Khan el Khalili bazaar. This Bazaar forms one of the main attractions of Cairo. The district of Khan el Khalil was originally a mausoleum called "el Zaafran" for the burial of the Fatimid caliphs after it became a district for the Turkish community during the Ottoman period.

Currently, it becomes a bazaar where you will find many shop souvenirs, cafes serving Arabic coffee and offering the "Shisha" hookah. The restaurants throughout the region.

Finally, you come back to the hotel for overnight to prepare for another journey in your Egypt itinerary 10 days.

Day 9: Guided tour of Alexandria from Cairo
Day 9: Guided tour of Alexandria from Cairo

Around 7:00 am, you will travel in an air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel to Alexandria (approximately 3:30 driving).  You will meet your guide to discovering the beauty and the Greco-Roman civilization of the city.

You start your visit with catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa which constitutes one of the wonders of the Middle Ages. Also, it is the largest known Roman burial site in Egypt. It has three levels of tombs that can accommodate up to 300 corpses.

The architecture of the tombs reflects Greco-Roman styles. You can see that in the wall decoration, which shows a unique combination of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman artistic traditions.

Later, you head over the citadel of Qaitbey, one of the most important defensive bastions, not only in Egypt but also along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.

You continue your itinerary to visit the pillar of Pompeii located on the site of the temple of God Serapis. "The supreme god of Alexandria in the Ptolemaic era". This structure is the largest commemorative column in Egypt.

After that, you will visit the Royal Jewelry Museum, which exhibits some of the beautiful gold objects. Ancient Egyptians formed them with some of the unique gemstones and belong to members of the royal family of Mohamed Ali Pasha who ruled Egypt from 1805 to 1952.

Next, you will see the Stanley Bridge, one of the magnificent modern buildings in Alexandria. We will end our incredible visit by seeing the modern library of Alexandria.

Later, your guide will pick you up to Cairo where you will spend the night. around 7:00 p.m.

Day 10: end of Egypt itinerary 10 days

Unfortunately, our Egypt itinerary 10 days comes to end. Our driver will pick you up at Cairo Airport and it time to say faraway.

We hope that you enjoyed our company.

Included/Excluded

  • Hotels and accommodation
  • Meet and assist service at the airport upon arrival.
  • Egyptologist tour guide.
  • Air Conditioned Private vehicle.
  • 8 Day Tours
  • Sleeper Train Tickets (Cairo-Luxor , Aswan-Cairo)
  • 2 Airport transfers in Cairo
  • 4 Railway Station Transfers (2 in Cairo , 1 in Luxor, 1 in Aswan)
  • Round Transfers (Cairo-Alexandria, Alexandria-Cairo)
  • 1 Hour Felucca Ride in Aswan
  • Bottled Mineral Water
  • Tourism Police Permission
  • Tax
  • International Airfare
  • All Entrance fees
  • Meals & Drinks during Tours
  • Camel Rides
  • Entry Visa
  • Tipping (optional)
  • Anything not mentioned above

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