Luxor Temple / Karnak Temple .
God Of Horus Temple.
High Dam / Unfinished Obelisque / Temple Of Philea.
Great Pyramids / Egyptian Museum
Kom El Shoukafa / Qaitbay Citadel.
As Mentioned In Your Itinerary.
Day 1 - Arrive Hurghada
Meet and assist at Hurghada airport by Menatours Representative.Transfer to your hotel for Over night.
Day 2 - Hurghada
Enjoy your time free at leisure in Hurghada (B,L,D)
Day 3 - Hurghada
Enjoy your time free at leisure in Hurghada (B,L,D)
Day 4 - Hurghada / Luxor / Nile Cruise
Early morning drive from Hurghada to Luxor, Embarkation to your Nile cruise before Lunch, your afternoon will be free at leisure, Dinner and overnight in Luxor. (B, L, D)
Day 5 - Luxor / East Bank / Esna / Edfu
After Breakfast, visit the East Bank of Luxor, walk among the colossal temple of Amun Ra and the avenue of the Sphinx between the Karnak and Luxor temples, an experience that you will never forget. Back on board for lunch. In the afternoon, the ship will sail to Edfu via Esna. Dinner and overnight on board. (B, L, D)
Day 6 - Edfu / Kom ombo
After your Breakfast, discover the huge temple dedicated to the God Horus in Edfu by horse carriage and tour it with your guide. Visit the colorful local bazaar on your way where you can buy your souvenirs. Lunch on board. Sail to Kom Ombo, Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 7 - Aswan / Sleeper Train
This day, the boat sails to Aswan, once in Aswan, you will disembark from your Nile cruise than you will go off shore for the visits of the Gigantic High Dam, unfinished Obelisque and splendid Philae Temple of Isis the mother goddess, transfer to Aswan train station, taking the sleeper train to Cairo, overnight on board of the train (B, L)
Day 8 - Cairo / Great Pyramids / Egyptian Museum
You will be welcome and assisted by Menatours representative, at the morning you will start your tour by visiting The Pyramids and Sphinx were reckoned by the Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A single pyramid is built of 2,300,000- blocks, each weighing an average of two and one half tones. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that so many writers and artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is especially interesting since its interior burial chamber is open for inspection by the public. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren (2620BC) Hewn from natural yellowish limestone and standing 65 feet high and 187 feet long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a pharaoh with lion’s body. Than continue your tour by passing by EL THARIR Square where has been the traditional site for numerous major protests and demonstrations in the last few years, visiting the Egyptian Museum, the depository of Egyptian antiquities anywhere in the world. It features artifacts from the Pharonic and Greco-Roman periods, including the celebrates mummies of ancient Egypt’s king and Tut Ankh AMUN treasures. Transfer to your hotel. (L)
Day 9 - Cairo / Alexandria / Cairo
Early morning after your breakfast at hotel, drive to Alexandria you will start your tour by visiting Pompey’s Pillar was infect erected in honor of the Emperor Diocletian as a Greek inscription on the west side of the base indicates, a short distance away are the Catacombs of Kom El Shoukafaan extensive funerary structure on three levels, it is the largest Roman funerary installation in Egypt. On our way to Qaitbay Citadel we will pass by Mosque Abu El Abbas Mosque erected over the tomb of a 13th century holy man and rebuilt in the 18th Century (BD), the Fort is on the position ancient Lighthouse, the Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria is considered one of the most important defensive strongholds not only in Egypt, but also along the Mediterranean Sea Coast (B, L)
Day 10 - Cairo / Final Departure
Breakfast at your hotel, Transfer to Cairo International Airport for Final departure. (B)
Package Include :
* Meet and Assist at Hurghada International Airport by Menatours representative.
* All Transfer with private Air Conditioned vehicles.
* 3 nights accommodation in Hurghada.
* 3 nights accommodation on board of Nile cruise.
* 1 night on board of sleeper train.
* 2 nights accommodation in Cairo.
* 3 days tours as Nile cruise program.
* 1 day tour in Cairo with trained expert Egyptology (Tours as mentioned in the itinerary)
* 1 day tour in Alexandria with trained expert Egyptology (Tours as mentioned in the itinerary
* Sleeper train ticket from Aswan to Cairo.
* Daily Breakfast , Meal plan as mentioned in the itinerary day by day
(B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner)
Packahe Exclude :
* International Air Fare.
* Entry Visa for Egypt.
* Optional tours.
* Personal Spending.
* Sound and Light Show in Pyramids Area.
* Glass Boat in Hurghada.
* All our tours and Accommodation are flexible in terms of duration and destination and can be customized to fit all needs.
The Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt is a Mediterranean country bordered by the Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba to the east, the Red Sea to the east and south, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. Across the Gulf of Aqaba lies Jordan, and across from the Sinai Peninsula lies Saudi Arabia, although Jordan and Saudi Arabia do not share a land border with Egypt.
Egypt has one of the longest histories of any modern country, arising in the tenth millennium BC as one of the world's first nation states. Considered a cradle of civilization, Ancient Egypt experienced some of the earliest developments of writing, agriculture, urbanization, organized religion and central government. Iconic monuments such as the Giza Necropolis and its Great Sphinx, as well the ruins of Memphis, Thebes, Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings, reflect this legacy and remain a significant focus of archaeological study and popular interest worldwide. Egypt's rich cultural heritage is an integral part of its national identity, having endured, and at times assimilated, various foreign influences, including Greek, Persian, Roman, Arab, Ottoman, and European. Although Christianized in the first century of the Common Era, it was subsequently Islamized due to the conquests of the seventh century.
Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP)
Official Language: Arabic
Time Zone: GMT +2 hours
Dialing Code: +2
Emergency Services: Emergency Police 122 – Tourist Police 126 – Main Ambulance 123
Days of Sunshine Per Year: Over 300
Weather in Egypt: Egypt generally has a hot desert climate The climate is generally dry in most of the country except on the northern Mediterranean coast which receives more rainfall in winter.
Greatly moderate temperatures throughout the year. Because of this effect, average low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C (49.1 °F) during wintertime to 23 °C (73.4 °F) to summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 °C (62.6 °F) during wintertime to 32 °C (89.6 °F) in summertime. Though temperatures are moderated along the coasts, the situation changes in the interior of the country which are away from the moderating northerly winds.
Best Time to Come: Egypt is a rather large country with two general seasons; a mild winter and a sunny summer. The majority of Egypt’s landscape is a desert, except for the White Mediterranean coast, the Nile Valley and the Delta.
Between November and March the daytimes are pleasantly mild, whereas evenings and nights are cool and enjoyable in all of Egypt.
In April and May temperatures are generally mild and this is an ideal time to visit any destination in Egypt.
From June to September the weather is very hot, dry in the desert areas and humid in the Nile Valley and on the White Mediterranean coast. Sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat and good hydration are essential, and trips to the desert areas aren’t a good idea in that period of the year.
Late September and October, as well as April and May are thus ideal for touring Egypt. And the November to February period offers the pleasant balmy weather that is perfect for cruising down the Nile.
The Red Sea Riviera has great weather all year round; it is thus the perfect sun & sea destination to escape to when the sky gets too cloudy back in your homeland.
Main International Airports: Cairo International Airport (CAI), Alexandria Borg El Arab Airport (HBE) , Sharm El Sheikh Airport (SSH) , Hurghada Airport (HRG) , Luxor Airport (LXR) , Aswan Airport (ASW)
Ports and Terminals: Mediterranean Sea - Alexandria, Damietta, El Dekheila, Port Said; Gulf of Suez - Suez
Government offices are open 0900-1600 (some until 1700) except Fridays and sometimes Saturdays. Muslim businesses may be closed for Friday prayers, Christian businesses on Saturday afternoons and Sundays. All offices keep shorter hours during Ramadan.
All foreign travelers require an entry visa to visit the Egyptian territories. Most of Egypt’s tourists and visitors can obtain their visas at any of the country’s entry points (airports and ports). This type of visa is valid for a one-month period, starting from your arrival date.
To obtain this visa, it is required that you hold a valid passport.
To avoid the bother of finding out too late that you need to apply for a visa in your homeland prior to your journey to Egypt; we’ve provided you with the numbers and addresses of the Egyptian embassies and Egyptian Tourism offices abroad, when available. They will be more than pleased to answer all your queries regarding visas.
Egypt is a predominantly Muslim country. While you can wear anything you want, it is inappropriate and disrespectful to wear certain articles of clothing. For men: feel free to wear t-shirts and long pants anywhere. In tourist sites if bused around by tour bus and not making any stops in local shops, and in resorts it's ok to wear shorts. For women: wear 3/4 sleeve shirts, skirts below knees, and longer pants. The less skin you show, the more respect you will receive. It is ok to wear t-shirts or tank tops at tourist sights. Where other busloads of people are present. Have a long sleeve shirt to cover up once you leave the sight.