8 Day Egypt itinerary Cairo and the desert

We offer an 8-day Itinerary in Cairo and the white desert visit the Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian museum,1-night Camping in the white desert, Discover Aswan and Abu Simbel, Drive  Luxor, and visit the valley of the kings, Karnak temple, and Luxor temple.

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We offer an 8-day Itinerary in Cairo and the white desert white-desert Egypt 360 visit the Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian museum,1-night Camping in the white desert white-desert Egypt 360 , Discover Aswan and Abu Simbel, Drive Luxor , and visit the valley of the kings, Karnak karnak Egypt 360 temple, and Luxor temple.

Day 1- Arrival in Cairo


Marsa Alam   tours representative will meet & assist you at  Cairo  International Airport, Transfer to hotel by private air-conditioned vehicle

Free evening

Overnight in the Hotel

Depends on your arrival. If your flight arrives, If you have an early flight to Cairo you can contact us to make a tour suggestion 

Meals- No Meals

Day 2-The Pyramids of Giza and Cairo Museum


You will be picked up from your hotel in  Cairo by our tour guide to enjoy a great excursion to The  Pyramids of Giza  (   Cheops  , Chephren, and Mykerinus. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, which dates back to the time of and visit  the Valley Temple .

Lunch will be served during the Pyramids at the local restaurant in Giza

Then visit the Egyptian Museum

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Tahir

It exhibits a rare collection of over 250,000 genuine artifacts that date as far back as 5000 years, including an exclusive exhibit dedicated to the Tutankhamen - A collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry that were buried in his tomb for over 3,500 years before they were discovered in 1920 when his tomb was excavated.

If you wish to visit the mummies royal hall. You need to ask the tour guide to take the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and you pay for this. It will cost 200 Egyptian Pounds

The New Grand museum is not open yet. It will be open soon maybe end of 2021 or  in 2022

Optional trip to the sound and the light show at Giza Pyramids and it costs 40 $ Per person

 Overnight in the Hotel Cairo  

Meals: Breakfast in Hotel- Lunch During the trip

Day3- Cairo to the white desert


At 06:00 am Pick up time from your hotel in Giza or in  Cairo, drive to    Bahariya Oasis , which is located about 350 km east of Cairo  This journey takes about 4 hours, arrive at 10:00 there will be stops during the trip for WC and Coffee

At 10:00  you will take your 4x4 Jeep and drive to   the black desert   

12:00 The Lunch will be served here in El Haize oasis

13:00 Then drive to the   valley of Agabat

15:00  Arrive at the Valley of Agabat is deep within the  white desert white-desert Egypt 360   . You have to be there to feel the out-worldly beauty of the place. Millions of years ago, the place used to be under the sea. Over the years, unique rock formations of limestone, chalk (and maybe sand) developed.  

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16: 30  explore the  white desert white-desert Egypt 360  white-desert Egypt 360   National Park, the most well-known desert destination in Egypt.

18:30 Make tents and Enjoy the sunset

18:30 As the sky turns pink then the deepest fiery orange, the rock-shapes fade, and silence are all around. Sitting around a small fire and enjoying the simplest meal of chicken, rice, and vegetables, you will feel like nothing has ever tasted so good. Bedouin staff will arrange dinner and desert camping.

Meals: Breakfast in the hotel- Lunch Picnic-Dinner Bbq

Day 4- White desert - Cairo


At 06:00 am Enjoy sunrise

At 08:00 Am you'll enjoy breakfast in the desert, before driving to Bahariya Oasis

At 09:00 On the way back, you will visit   Crystal Mountain   Crystal Mountain , locally known as Gebel al-Izzaz. It's more of a crystal hill, seen on the right, which is often called the Jewel of the desert is formed by the quartzite crystals and looks amazing in the sun's rays. A few decades ago, that natural feature has been found by accident.

11:00 Drive to   Bahariya Oasis  , Soak in the heat at   Bir Sigam  , a hot spring that can help to relax.  Located at 8 km east of Bahariya on the  Cairo  road, the spring is the best hot spring in temperature,

In The summertime will stop at Bir Madi( which is a cold  spring)

12:00 Then drive back to  Cairo . Arrival at Cairo at 16:30- If you want to add Lunch ( 15 $ Extra per person )

We have 2 Extra options for you to discover more about the oasis

1-First option

If you wish to discover more about the history of Bahariya oasis we do recommend doing an extra trip to the museum of the golden mummies,  Bawiti  tombs, and Alexander the Great temple

You will visit the tombs of     Bannentiu and Djed-Ankh-Amun-Iuf     (Zed-Amun) The tombs at Qasr Selim (26th Dynasty)In 1938 the Egyptian archaeologist Ahmed Fakhry (1905-1983) discovered four tombs at the ridge of Qarat Qasr Selim. Visit     Bawiti     Bawiti     is the Capital of     Bahariya Oasis  , Then Visit the Museum of the golden mummies and the temple of Ain El Muftella,     Bahariya Oasis ,  You will have lunch in    Bahariya Oasis   before driving to    Cairo



This will cost 35 $ per person Extra.

Single traveler:50 $

2- Second option

You can book Extra 3 Hours Bahariya oasis tour.

You will discover    Bahariya Oasis , The palm, and olives fields, Gebel Maghrafa. where the biggest Diansour( (Stromer's Tidal Giant) was ever discovered in 1914 at the base of Gebel Dist. Lake al-Marun which is the biggest salt lake in    Bahariya Oasis , Enjoy the sunset from The summit of the English Mountain(Gebel Al Ingleez). the view from the top offers a panorama of the northern part of the oasis. 



This will cost 35 $ per person Extra.

Single traveler:50 $

Fly to Aswan from Cairo- Then

 

Meals: Breakfast in the desert

Day 5-Abu simble and Aswan

Early Visit Abu Simbel from Aswan by Private Car

Abu Simbel temples

The two temples of Ramses the second and the Queen Nefertari were carved out of the Mountain on the west bank of the Nile between 1274 and 1244 B.c, The Great Temple was dedicated to Ramses the second, Ra-Harakhty, Amun Ra, and Ptah, with 4 Colossal statues, The second temple was dedicated to The Queen Nefertari and Goddess Hathor, the two temples were dismantled stone by stone and rebuilt on higher ground, The preservation of the two temples of Abu Simbel must Rank as the greatest Achievement of the Unesco

Back to Aswan by the afternoon, Lunch will be served in Aswan

Optional trip to the Nubian village

The Nubian village is one of Aswan's attractions. It's worth visiting and spending  2 hours. The place is very authentic and genuine, Colorful and artistic, the Nubian Village will surprise you in every corner! While walking in the village, you will straight away feel the soul of this place!

The nubian village

Overnight in Aswan

 

Meals- Breakfast in the hotel- Lunch during the trip

Day 6-Aswan-Luxor


Day 4-Aswan attractions then drive to Luxor


Visits of Aswan including the Temple of Philae and tour by Felucca around Elephantine, the high dam, the Unfinished Obelisk

Phiala temple:
Built to honor the goddess Isis, this was the last temple built in the classical Egyptian style. Construction began around 690 BC, and it was one of the last outposts where the goddess was worshipped. 

The High Dam:
Aswan High Dam is a rock-fill dam located at the northern border between Egypt and Sudan. The dam is fed by the River Nile and the reservoir forms Lake Nasser. Construction for the project began in 1960 and was completed in 1968. It was officially inaugurated in 1971.

The Unfinished Obelisk      
Aswan was the source of ancient Egypt’s finest granite, used to make statues and embellish temples, pyramids, and obelisks. The large unfinished obelisk in the Northern Quarries has provided valuable insight into how these monuments were created, although the full construction process is still not entirely clear. Three sides of the shaft, nearly 42m long, were completed except for the inscriptions. At 1168 tonnes, the completed obelisk would have been the single heaviest piece of stone the Egyptians ever fashioned. 

Drive to   Luxor   -overnight in   Luxor   

Meals- Breakfast in the hotel- Lunch during the trip

Day 7-Luxor


Marsaalamtours Tour  guide will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor - Start with a visit to the  Karnak karnak Egypt 360   Temple;

Karnak karnak Egypt 360   temples

The Temple of   Karnak karnak Egypt 360    is the largest ancient religious site known anywhere in the world, No site in Egypt is more impressive than  Karnak karnak Egypt 360 . It is the largest temple complex ever built by man. It represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders and Pharaohs. The Temple of   Karnak karnak Egypt 360  is actually three main temples situated on 247 acres of land.

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Lunch in Egyptian restaurant  Luxor  -authentic delicious Egyptian food.

You will cross the Nile to visit some of the most spectacular highlights of  Luxor 's fabled West Bank during which you will explore with your own private tour guide Visit the valley of the Kings. You will visit 3 Tombs.

Valley of the Kings

The final resting place of Egypt’s rulers from the 18th to the 20th dynasty, it is home to tombs including the great Pharaoh Ramses II and boy Pharaoh Tutankhamen. The tombs were well stocked with all the material goods a ruler might need in the next world. Most of the decoration inside the tombs is still well preserved.
If you wish to visit the Tomb of The young Pharaoh  Tutankhamun . It costs 300 Egyptians Pounds Extra

The colossi of Memnon

The Colossi of Memnon
Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of king Amenhotep III are the only remains of a complete mortuary temple. The statues are made from blocks of quartzite sandstone which exist in Cairo then moved 700 KM to  Luxor , The two statues Know as the Colossi of Memnon, Rising about 18 M from the plain, They are the remains of what was once the largest complex on the west bank, Built by Amenhotep the Third. At around noon you will have lunch in a local restaurant in  Luxor , Then Visit The Temple of  Karnak karnak Egypt 360   -the largest ancient religious site known anywhere in the world :

Temple of Queen  Hatshepsut

The Queen  Hatshepsut  temple is an Important Theban religious and funerary site on the west bank of the Nile, opposite  Luxor , comprising temples and tombs dating from the early Middle Kingdom to the Ptolemaic period. The site consists of a deep bay in the Nebhepetra (Mentuhotep II).

The valley of kings

Luxor   Temple
Largely built by the New Kingdom Pharaoh Amenhotep the Third and Completed by King Tutankhamon and the Great King Ramses the second, The First pylon was raised by Ramses the second and Decorated  with His Military Battle of Kadesh

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After an amazing day in  Luxor , you will be transferred to  Luxor  airport, Fly to Cairo back and you will be transferred to your hotel in Cairo


Meals- Breakfast in the hotel- Lunch during the trip

Day 8- International departure


The tour ends after breakfast at our hotel in     Cairo   , with transfers included to take you to the airport for your flight home. If you wish to extend your stay in     Cairo, please contact us

Inclusions:

  • Meet & assist at Cairo International Airport + transfer to hotel by air-conditioned vehicle  
  • 03 nights accommodation in Cairo including breakfast & all taxes -Steigenberger Pyramids
  • 1-night camping in the white desert
  • 02-night accommodation In Aswan- basma Hotel
  • 01 night in Luxor -Steigenberger Nile Palace
  • Flight tickets- Cairo-Aswan-Luxor-Cairo
  • Entrance fees to all sites as mentioned in the program
  • Private English speaking guide
  • All service charges and taxes 

Exclusions:

  • International flight
  • visa to Egypt
  • Entrance fees inside any of the pyramids or inside the mummy room at the Egyptian Museum. 
  • The above prices are not valid during the Peak Periods (New Year - Christmas - Easter)
  • Any other optional tours if required. 

Please remember to bring:

  • Passport
  • Hat
  • Suncream

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