Experience Cairo and Luxor

Main destination Egypt 9 Day Tour

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Experience Cairo and Luxor
There are no two cities in Egypt that offer a culmination of culture, heritage, food and contrasting experiences as Cairo and Luxor. The buzzing streets of Cairo with the Nile flowing through offer an experience of a great metropolis located amidst more than five thousand years of continuous civilization since the Great Pyramids of Giza were built. Cairo, labelled as the city of a thousand minarets, holds treasures of architecture through over a thousand years of Islamic Medieval civilization. In Luxor, you will visit the largest Temple Complex in the World of Karnak and get lost amidst its great columns, experience a local rural culinary experience and venture into the Sahara desert on a Quad bike safari. During this trip you will be staying at the most luxurious of Egypt's hotels starting with the historical and luxurious Mena House hotel at the foot of the Pyramids and the Movenpick Luxor hotel situated on Crocodile Island in Luxor, with the best sunset view in the city.

Hotels:

  • Marriott Mena House, Cairo
  • Sofitel Winter Palace, Luxor
  • Steigenberger Tahrir Hotel, Cairo

Included:

Meals (one drink included at dinner):
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners
Activities:
  • Indulge in a welcome dinner on a rooftop overlooking the pyramids
  • Visit the Egyptian Pyramids and Sphinx
  • Explore the Egyptian Museum
  • Visit the Karnak and Luxor Temple
  • Tour the Valley of the Kings & Hateshepsut Temple
  • Quad bike safari in the Egyptian desert
  • Visit and enjoy tea with locals at the Bedouin camp
  • Partake in a hands on culinary cooking class with local farmers
  • Enjoy dinner while being entertained with belly dancing and a Tanura show on The Nile River
Other Services:
  • Airport transfers privately in an air-conditioned vehicle (one transfer per four guests)
  • Transportation privately in an air-conditioned vehicle during the tours mentioned on the program
  • Official English-Speaking guide service during the mentioned program
  • Entrance fees, Road tolls, Taxes, Vat; porterage service at the hotels (1 bag per person)
  • Roundtrip domestic flights, air taxes and fees from Cairo to Luxor
  • Tipping for all services outside of porters, guide and driver
  • Filtered water throughout the trip;

Not Included:

  • Tips for porters, guide and driver- the value of the tip is up to the client
  • All other services not mentioned as included
  • Personal expenses
  • International airfare throughout the program
  • International airport taxes, airport porter and extra baggage
  • Hotel early check-in and late check-out
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
  • Visa fee
  • Travel insurance

Notes:

  • International flights should arrive and depart out of Cairo International Airport




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Day 1

Arrival and welcome dinner

Welcome to Egypt. Upon arrival, transfer from Cairo international airport to the hotel for check in. Later that night, treat yourself to a dinner with a view of the three Pyramids of Giza in the background on a rooftop close by. 
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Marriott Mena House


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Day 2

Cairo full day tour

Start your day off with a wellness activity at the hotel and then depart for a mesmerizing tour of the three Pyramids, Sphinx, and last standing 7th wonder of the ancient world. During your visit, you will have the chance to enter the Pyramids and ride a camel for an additional cost. After your visit, we will visit the famous Egyptian Museum, home to an extensive number of artifacts. You will also have the option of spending time at the hotel to enjoy the amenities should you wish to forgo your visit to the Egyptian Museum. After returning from the Egyptian Museum and freshening up, head to dinner for an evening at the 14th century souk of Khan El-Khalili. The bustling, maze-like corridors offer a unique shopping experience with everything from silverware to spices and handicrafts.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Marriott Mena House



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Day 3

Flight to Luxor and tour of Karnak & Luxor Temples

Take an early flight to Luxor and visit Karnak Temple’s sanctuary and marvel at the expanse of the largest religious building in the world to date. Stretching over 200 acres, this complex with its many temples and vast sacred lake, was a central place of pilgrimage for thousands of years. After a break at the hotel, visit Luxor Temple and travel through history as you see layers of influence from King Amenhotep III and Alexander the Great. Stroll through the majestic Avenue of Sphinxes, and pause at the red-granite Obelisk whose twin stands in Place de la Concorde, Paris.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor


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Day 4

Valley of the Kings & Hatshepsut Temple

Start your morning off with breakfast and a wellness activity overlooking the Nile River. Visit the Valley of Kings, where the famous treasures of King Tut were found, and the royal tombs of over 60 royals are tucked away among the mountains. The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut offers a feminist side of history, with grace and power in its architecture, and walls that recount the years of her reign. Stop at the Twin Colossi of King Amenhotep III, which are not only impressive to behold, but have a haunting history as an acoustic wonder of the ancient world.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor


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Day 5

Quad bike safari in the Western Desert

On this safari, you’ll leave the Nile valley behind to immerse yourself in the desert on a quad bike. Here you will hear the winds of the crisp landscape and see the golden waves of sand as they twist and curve. After this desert experience, you will ride to a Bedouin camp to taste the authentic food and fragrant mint tea of the locals. Listen to the stories about their cultures and way of living as you enjoy a traditional performance before returning to the hotel. Upon returning, spend the rest of the evening at leisure or take part in an optional wellness activity.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor


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Day 6

Optional day tour to Dendera temple & the spiritual center of Abydos

Start your morning off with a wellness activity and breakfast. Enjoy a leisure day to relax and connect with fellow travelers as you take in this beautiful city of Luxor on the Nile River. You can also enjoy an optional tour to Edfu Temple at an extra cost and explore its magnificent architecture. In the evening you will take part in a Nubian dance party and cultural show. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor


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Day 7

A rural and culinary experience

Have a local “feteer” breakfast and tea and spend your morning with farmers in rural Egypt, learning about the ancient methods of farming that have been used for thousands of years. Collect the vegetables that will be used for lunch and join the kitchen with the Amon hotel team to prepare an organic meal. Upon return to the hotel, enjoy a wellness activity with your fellow travelers before dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor


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Day 8

Luxor - Cairo

After breakfast, take a flight to Cairo International Airport and transfer to the hotel. Later that night, treat yourself to a dinner on the Nile Pharaoh. Cairo’s luxurious cruising restaurant offers live entertainment and a view of the twinkling skyline after sunset. Your meal comes with an oriental show of belly dancing and whirling dervishes, all offering a taste of Egyptian culture and a night to remember.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Steigenberger Tahrir Hotel


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Day 9

Departure

Enjoy breakfast and a wellness activity at the hotel. After check out, transfer to Cairo International Airport for your departure.
Meals: Breakfast

The activity Level for this tour is:

Light - Nothing too challenging. Light walking, uneven surfaces, snorkeling and hiking suitable for most fitness levels.

Day 5

Optional Tour: Edfu Temple
Journey north along the fertile lands of the Nile to Edfu and see one of the best-preserved temples in the Egypt. Let you guide bring the temple to life as you admire the imposing sandstone structure was built in honor of Horus, the falcon-headed god of war. The temple marks the site where he avenged his father Osiris' murder. Take in the statues of gods and pharaohs as you wander in awe through the inner sanctuary of the temple.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival and welcome dinner

Welcome to Egypt. Upon arrival, transfer from Cairo international airport to the hotel for check in. Later that night, treat yourself to a dinner with a view of the three Pyramids of Giza in the background on a rooftop close by. 
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Marriott Mena House


Day01.jpg
Day 2

Cairo full day tour

Start your day off with a wellness activity at the hotel and then depart for a mesmerizing tour of the three Pyramids, Sphinx, and last standing 7th wonder of the ancient world. During your visit, you will have the chance to enter the Pyramids and ride a camel for an additional cost. After your visit, we will visit the famous Egyptian Museum, home to an extensive number of artifacts. You will also have the option of spending time at the hotel to enjoy the amenities should you wish to forgo your visit to the Egyptian Museum. After returning from the Egyptian Museum and freshening up, head to dinner for an evening at the 14th century souk of Khan El-Khalili. The bustling, maze-like corridors offer a unique shopping experience with everything from silverware to spices and handicrafts.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Marriott Mena House



Day02.jpg
Day 3

Flight to Luxor and tour of Karnak & Luxor Temples

Take an early flight to Luxor and visit Karnak Temple’s sanctuary and marvel at the expanse of the largest religious building in the world to date. Stretching over 200 acres, this complex with its many temples and vast sacred lake, was a central place of pilgrimage for thousands of years. After a break at the hotel, visit Luxor Temple and travel through history as you see layers of influence from King Amenhotep III and Alexander the Great. Stroll through the majestic Avenue of Sphinxes, and pause at the red-granite Obelisk whose twin stands in Place de la Concorde, Paris.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor


Day03.jpg
Day 4

Valley of the Kings & Hatshepsut Temple

Start your morning off with breakfast and a wellness activity overlooking the Nile River. Visit the Valley of Kings, where the famous treasures of King Tut were found, and the royal tombs of over 60 royals are tucked away among the mountains. The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut offers a feminist side of history, with grace and power in its architecture, and walls that recount the years of her reign. Stop at the Twin Colossi of King Amenhotep III, which are not only impressive to behold, but have a haunting history as an acoustic wonder of the ancient world.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor


Day04.jpg
Day 5

Quad bike safari in the Western Desert

On this safari, you’ll leave the Nile valley behind to immerse yourself in the desert on a quad bike. Here you will hear the winds of the crisp landscape and see the golden waves of sand as they twist and curve. After this desert experience, you will ride to a Bedouin camp to taste the authentic food and fragrant mint tea of the locals. Listen to the stories about their cultures and way of living as you enjoy a traditional performance before returning to the hotel. Upon returning, spend the rest of the evening at leisure or take part in an optional wellness activity.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor


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Day 6

Optional day tour to Dendera temple & the spiritual center of Abydos

Start your morning off with a wellness activity and breakfast. Enjoy a leisure day to relax and connect with fellow travelers as you take in this beautiful city of Luxor on the Nile River. You can also enjoy an optional tour to Edfu Temple at an extra cost and explore its magnificent architecture. In the evening you will take part in a Nubian dance party and cultural show. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor


Day06.jpg
Day 7

A rural and culinary experience

Have a local “feteer” breakfast and tea and spend your morning with farmers in rural Egypt, learning about the ancient methods of farming that have been used for thousands of years. Collect the vegetables that will be used for lunch and join the kitchen with the Amon hotel team to prepare an organic meal. Upon return to the hotel, enjoy a wellness activity with your fellow travelers before dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor


Day07.jpg
Day 8

Luxor - Cairo

After breakfast, take a flight to Cairo International Airport and transfer to the hotel. Later that night, treat yourself to a dinner on the Nile Pharaoh. Cairo’s luxurious cruising restaurant offers live entertainment and a view of the twinkling skyline after sunset. Your meal comes with an oriental show of belly dancing and whirling dervishes, all offering a taste of Egyptian culture and a night to remember.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Steigenberger Tahrir Hotel


Day08.jpg
Day 9

Departure

Enjoy breakfast and a wellness activity at the hotel. After check out, transfer to Cairo International Airport for your departure.
Meals: Breakfast

The activity Level for this tour is:

Light - Nothing too challenging. Light walking, uneven surfaces, snorkeling and hiking suitable for most fitness levels.

Supplemental Options:

Experience Cairo and Luxor: Optional Tour

Day 5

Optional Tour: Edfu Temple
Journey north along the fertile lands of the Nile to Edfu and see one of the best-preserved temples in the Egypt. Let you guide bring the temple to life as you admire the imposing sandstone structure was built in honor of Horus, the falcon-headed god of war. The temple marks the site where he avenged his father Osiris' murder. Take in the statues of gods and pharaohs as you wander in awe through the inner sanctuary of the temple.
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