14 Day Egypt itinerary Cairo Siwa Oasis Nile Cruise and Red Sea

Egypt 14 day Egypt Itinerary Cairo the desert Nile cruise and Redsea, Visit Cairo, The Pyramids of Giza Alexandria, Follow Alexander the great trip to Siwa Oasis, have an amazing Nile cruise between Aswan and Luxor and Discover the beauty of the R

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Egypt 14 day Egypt Itinerary Cairo the desert Nile cruise and Redsea, Visit Cairo, The Pyramids of Giza Alexandria, Egypt's second-largest city, has many reasons to be famous. Alexandria , Follow Alexander the great trip to Siwa Oasis,  have an amazing Nile cruise between  Aswan and Luxor and Discover the beauty of the Redsea in relaxing holiday at   Hurghada is a popular beach destination in Egypt, located along the Red Sea coast. It is well-known for its scuba diving opportunities. Hurghada .


Day 1- Arrival Day-Cairo

Egypt Tour Packages representative will meet & assist you at  Cairo  International Airport, Transfer to the hotel by private air-conditioned vehicle

Free evening

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

Overnight in the Hotel

No meals

Day 2- The Pyramids of Giza -The Egyptian 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   the Great Sphinx is one of the world's largest monuments. It is also one of the most recognizable relics of the ancient Egyptians. Sphinx   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, where you will have the feeling of strolling down the valley of the kings where most of these mummies were originally resting then ask your tour guide to take you to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. It will cost 50 $ Extra per person.

Museum in Giza, Egypt, housing archaeological artifacts from thousands of years of human civilization in Egypt The Grand Egyptian Museum   :
is not officially open yet. But if you wish to visit it we offer limited tours to test site readiness and the visitor experience ahead of the official opening. Access is currently limited to the Grand Hall, commercial area, and exterior gardens. All other interior paces, including access to the galleries and collections, are restricted until the official opening.

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

With the Sound Light Show at the Giza pyramids, the pharaonic history is being re-told by the sphinx, unraveling the ancient secrets and mysterious tales. The Sound and Light show at the pyramids narrates the history of those great kings; Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure.

Overnight in the Hotel Cairo  

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 3- Old Cairo and Khan el Khalil bazaar

Pick Up time from your hotel in  Giza at 08:00 am with your Egyptologist tour guide, Enjoy a fantastic orientation tour of Cairo on an 8-hour excursion that takes in the major monuments of Old Cairo and the maze of streets and stalls of the historic   Khan el-Khalili, located in Cairo, Egypt, is a well-known bazaar . It was originally established during the Mamluk era as a trading hub. Khan El Khalili   Bazaar.

Salah El-Din Citadel is one of the most important landmarks of Islamic Cairo, and one of the most luxurious military fortresses built in the middle ages. Saladin Citadel   :
you will drive up to the   Salah El-Din Citadel is one of the most important landmarks of Islamic Cairo, and one of the most luxurious military fortresses built in the middle ages. Saladin Citadel   , constructed by Salah al-Din on the Moqattam Hills in 1183 AD as a defense against Crusader armies. Known for its fresh air and sweeping views of Cairo, it is now a preserved historic site of mosques and museums, including the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha

Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha :
Designed by the Turkish architect Yousif Boushnaq, who came to Cairo especially from Istanbul to build the great building, the mosque's alabaster structure stands in beautiful contrast to the sandstone city.

Lunch will be served in a local restaurant in Old Cairo

Coptic Cairo :
Then, visit Old Cairo to see major attractions such as the Hanging Church, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Church of St. Barbara, and the Church of Abu Serga, one of the oldest Coptic churches in Cairo

Khan el-Khalili Bazaar:
Continue to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East. Discover a maze of alleys that have been at the center of Cairo’s trading activities since the 14th century. ,

Overnight in Cairo

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 4- Cairo- Marsa Matrouh -Siwa oasis

Pick-up time from your hotel in Cairo or Giza at 05:00 am. we do recommend ordering a breakfast box from your hotel because of the early departure, and drive to  El Alamein , driving distance: 259 km. It takes 3 hours driving, on the way we stop for a coffee break. Arrival at  El Alamein  at 08:30
El Alamein    Controlled the north African coast which opens the way to the whole of Egypt and the trade routes to the Far East via the red sea and the Indian Ocean. During the second world war, the Axis powers wanted to dominate Egypt in order to close Britain`s sea routes to its colonial empire, which the British were desperate to protect. starting in 1940 with the Italian invasion of Egypt via Libya, The coastal town of Al Diffa was the scene of the ongoing battle.

El Alamein Museum

The small    El Alamein  museum,  about 1 mile west of the British memorial, is located on the north side of the road, for anyone interested in war Memorabilia. it is worth a stop. Created in 1965 from debris found on the battlefield, It contains uniforms, Weapons, Flags, and other war Paraphernalia. Displays include Photographs and the battle sites

El Alamein War Cemetery

It was designed by Sir Herbert Worthington and is maintained by the British War Graves Commission in  Cairo, Here 7,367 men from Britain, Newzealand, Australia, South Africa, Greece, France, India, and Malaysia are buried in individual graves, while 11,945 men, whose bodies were never found, are honored in the cloister that precedes the graveyard

Beyond the cloister is the Individual graves, each, topped with a white Marker, Approximately 815 soldiers were identified and their names are inscribed over the graves

The German War Memorial

Thee kilometers, west of the Italian marker, the German war memorial is a single octagonal building erected in 1959, that overlooks the sea, Patterned after the Castle del Monte. the memorial contains the bodies of 4280 German soldiers, at the Entrance, stands an impressive golden mosaic, to the right of the entrance is a small chapel where families and friends honor the dead with wreaths, Photographs, and memorial ribbons.

The Italian Memorial

The Elegant white marble Italian Memorial is the largest structure at El Alamein. Stands 5 kilometers beyond the German Memorial, it was designed by Paolo Caccia Dominoni who served  at El-Alamein and also wrote a book about it

In the Entrance,  there is a small museum and  in the chapel is inscribed ( To 4800 Italian soldiers, sailors, and airmen, the desert and the sea did not give back 38,000 who are  missing)

The main memorial overlooks the sea at the top

Light lunch will be served on the way.

Enjoy the sunset at Fatnas Lake

Fatnas is a Small island in Birket Siwa, you can reach it by walk or by bike, It is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the sunset, You will get a spectacular view of the lake with Gebel Bayda and Hamra forming the backdrop to the west, A walk in the Garden show a variety of trees including Banana, dates, and olive.
sunset-Siwa

Dinner will be served in a restaurant in Siwa,

Overnight in Ghaliet Ecolodge

Ghaliet is a unique SPA Ecolodge just located near Amoun Temple and Alexander the greatest oracle in Siwa Oasis. It has been built by nature and designed among palm trees. you can feel the history and the great ancient stories of Alexander the great while you are in Ghaliet. Enjoy nature, organic design, organic food, and different health programs. The ecolodge includes 12 cozy rooms; each room has its special personality and feeling. You can enjoy staying in the upper rooms with the transparent glass ceiling opening and you feel like you are sleeping in heaven. Also, you can experience the unique outdoor privacy in the lower rooms with their private backyard.

Have an amazing night in siwa

Day-5- Siwa attractions and the great sandsea safari

Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up at 07:00 am from the hotel. You will visit today's Siwa attractions, we will start with Alexander the Great Temple is also known as the Temple of the Oracle. It is believed that Alexander the Great wished to consult the Siwan oracle to seek confirmation that he was the son of Zeus. The Greek god of gods, when he and his entourage arrived at Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360  after a long trip through the desert.

Then drive to the salty lake. The salty water takes you above the water and makes you float., You don't need to be a good swimmer. Take care when you go swimming and don't let the water reach your eyes. as it is really painful. Choose the crystal lake and they are many of them. But keep looking for the purest one, when you see the bottom. Take a bottle of Mineral water to shower with after swimming in the lake, The salt lakes have similar hyper-salinity properties to those of Jordan’s Dead Sea. This also means that the lakes hold great healing properties, much stronger than regular seawater. In all cases, You will make for a wonderful swim!
 
At 11:00 Then proceed to (Cleopatra's bath )The spring of the sun. It has been mentioned by travelers to Siwa, The legend maintains that Cleopatra swam here,

Then Proceed to the temple of Umm Ubaydah or Amun temple, Just 200 m further from the Temple of the Oracle, the temple was erected by the pharaoh Nectanebo of the 30th Dynasty,

This structure is almost completely destroyed, owing to its dynamiting in 1896 by an Ottoman governor eager to acquire building material. An inscribed wall represents all that remains to be seen. Based on earlier drawings by pioneer explorers, however, scholars have deduced that the temple was erected by the pharaoh Nectanebo of the 30th Dynasty.

12:00( Taste the Siwan lunch )  in a Siwan restaurant at Abdo restaurant.
Abdo restaurant siwa

Then you will adventure the desert by discovering the Great Sand Sea. by Jeep 4x4 and Enjoy sandboarding -The best sand dunes for sand boarding in Egypt is here in the Great Sand Sea near Siwa Oasis 

Visit the hot and Cold spring Bir Waheed  Later, we enjoy some traditional Bedouin Tea by sunset& Overnight in desert Camp and Enjoy Bbq Dinner.
Beer wahid-Siwa

If you need to Sleep in a Hotel instead of the camp, This is also available. we have nice Ecolodges in Siwa

Day 6- Siwa, Marsa Matrouh, Cairo

Breakfast at the Camp at 07:00 then drive back to   Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360   - Visit   Shali fortress is a place that was formed a long time ago. Currently, there are no people living inside, but there are many people living around it. Shali Fortress :

The Shali fortress is a place that was formed a long time ago. Currently, there are no people living inside, but there are many people living around it. Shali Fortress was built on a hill inside a Protective wall originally breached by a single gate, the maze of mud-brick buildings that Comprises the Fortress served the people of the oasis for nearly 8 centuries. The inhabitants had to live in the narrow quarters,  sharing their animals, which were herded into the fortress each evening. The huge chunks of salt so prevalent in   Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360  were used in the construction of the fortress, as they helped to strengthen the wall, Rain has unfortunately proved to be more destructive to the fortress than any human invaders. the fortress was built in the 13th century and served as the center of Siwan life for over 800 years. The fortress’ mosque is still in use today, with many of the homes restored, and some even turned into local guesthouses.
Siwa shali fortress

Then proceed to the The Mountain of the Dead is a mysterious and imposing landmark in the Siwa Oasis. Mountain of the Dead i

Is a conical mountain a little over a kilometer to the north of Shali. Tombs from the twenty-sixth Dynasty, Ptolemaic, and the Roman periods are cut into the side of the mountain, There are four tombs worth seeing at Gebel Al – Mawta. Si Amun Tomb is the most beautiful in  Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360 . Si Amun appears to have been a wealthy Egyptian, Perhaps of Greek origin, but a follower of the ancient Egyptians belief, The tomb contains an Image from the Egyptian pantheon, including an Exquisite painting of the goddess nut standing beside a sycamore tree.
Si amun

Then drive to Cairo , passing by Marsa Matrouh for lunch passing  Discover Marsa Matrouh, Egypt’s Mediterranean shore. With sandy white beaches and crystal clear waters, many believe that Cleopatra herself bathed in the tranquil waters of Marsa Matrouh. 

Lunch will be served in Marsa Matrouh in Magdy restaurant -Seafood restaurant

Then Drive back to  Cairo  Arrival in  Cairo  at 20:00 

Day 7-Aswan attractions

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the Airport of Cairo for a short flight to Aswan, you will be escorted by your private tour guide to start your tour among Aswan tourist attractions including,  the temple of Philae and a tour by Felucca around Elephantine, the High Dam, the The Unfinished Obelisk was discovered in the early twentieth century after it had been covered by sand for thousands of years. 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 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 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 The Unfinished Obelisk was discovered in the early twentieth century after it had been covered by sand for thousands of years. 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.

Embarkation& Lunch on board of the Nile Cruise, proceed

12:00 lunch on board of the Cruise
Dinner &overnight on board the Nile cruise.

Day 8- Abu simble- Kom Ombo

Breakfast & Lunch on board the cruise.

The visit to Abu Simbel cost 90 $ Extra per person

The Great Temple of Abu Simbel, in Nubia near Egypt’s southern border,is among the most amazing monuments of Egypt. Abu Simbel temple s

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

13:00 sail to Kom ombo

 Visit The temple of Kom ombo

The temple and the associated settlement site located 40 K.m north of Aswan, the temple was dedicated to the deities Sobek and Horus  and date mainly to the Ptolemaic and Roman period(332 B.b -395 A.c)
Sail to Edfu-Overnight in Edfu 
Dinner &overnight on board the Cruise

Day 9- Sailing to Luxor

Breakfast on the board on the Nile cruise, Breakfast on the Nile Cruise, Visit the Edfu

This Ptolemaic temple, is one of the best-preserved ancient monuments in Egypt. Preserved by desert sand Edfu temple  :

Upper Egyptian site dominated by a large well -Preserved temple, dedicated to the hawk-God Horus, The Construction of Ptolemaic temple of Horus, which was founded on the site of a much earlier temple, dated to the period between the reigns of Ptolemy the Third(246 B.c), The descriptions on the walls include the Myth of contending of Horus and Seth(Probably performed annually as a religious Drama.
Sail to Luxor through Esna lock

Visit Luxor temple
Luxor Temple located on the east bank of Nile River in the city called luxor , it was known in the egyption language as 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
Dinner &overnight on board the Cruis

Day 10- Luxor-Hurghada

Breakfast on the board on the Nile cruise, Breakfast on the Nile Cruise, Visit the west bank of Luxor and Karnak

The  Used as a burial chamber for nearly 500 years, the Valley of the Kings was used for royal burials for the Kings,their families, and their possessions. Valley of the Kings  :
Once  called the great Place of the Truth, this valley Called now the valley of the Kings, It is a Majestic domain of the Pharaohs who once lay in great stone Sarcophagi, awaiting immortality, The isolated valley behind Deir el Bahri is dominated by the Pyramid-Shaped Mountain Peak

The colossi of Memnon:
Massive  pair statues Know as the    Colossi of Memnon are two massive monumental stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III (1386-1353 BCE) from the 18th Dynasty of ancient Egypt. Colossi of Memnon  , Rising about 18 M from the plain, They are the remains of what once the largest  complex on the west bank, Built by Amenhotep the Third

The Queen  Hatshepsut temple is an ancient example of pure visual architecture and there is simply nothing that can match the beauty and elegance. Hatshepsut temple  :
Rising out of the desert Plain, in a series of terraces, The temple of Hatshepsut Mergs with sheer limestone Cliffs of the eastern face of the Theban Mountain as if Nature herself had built this Extraordinary monument.

The Karnak Temple was built between 2055 BC and around 100 AD. It was built as a cult temple and was dedicated to the gods Amun, Mut, and khonsu. Karnak temple  :
Karnak is more than A temple, is a spectacular Complex of Sanctuaries, Kiosks, Pylons and Obelisks, All dedicated to the Theban gods and to the Greater Glory of Egypt`s Pharaohs, Karnak was the Most Important place for the worship of the Theban Triad(Amun, Mut, and Khonso) 

Transfer to hurghada hotel 

Day 11- Hurghada

Hurghada is a popular beach destination in Egypt, located along the Red Sea coast. It is well-known for its scuba diving opportunities. Hurghada
Breakfast then continue your tour by experiencing countless options and activities in   Hurghada is a popular beach destination in Egypt, located along the Red Sea coast. It is well-known for its scuba diving opportunities. Hurghada   swimming in the sea, enjoying the warm sun on the fabulous sandy beaches, having soft drinks, and fresh food and many more options.

Day 12- Hurghada - Free day

Lose yourself with a free tour to discover   Hurghada is a popular beach destination in Egypt, located along the Red Sea coast. It is well-known for its scuba diving opportunities. Hurghada  , You can book a trip to Giftun Island, Or Dolphin house

Inclusions:

  • Pick up service at Cairo Airport.
  • 4 nights at 5* hotel in Cairo bed and breakfast basis.- Steigenberger Pyramids
  • 2 -nights Ghaliet Hotel in Siwa oasis ( Full board)
  • 3 nights Nile Cruise ( Full board)
  • 4 nights at 5* hotel in Hurghada All Soft Inclusive basis Tropitel Sahel Hasheesh
  • Flight tickets { Cairo – Aswan / Hurghada – Cairo }
  • An escorted knowledgeable tour guide all over the tour.
  • All your transportation during the tour with a private A.C car
  • Entering fees to all the mentioned sightseeing on the itinerary.
  • Private transfer from Aswan to Luxor.
  • All Service Charges and taxes.

Exclusions:

  • International Airfare.
  • Egypt entry visa.
  • Tipping
  • Optional Tours

Please remember to bring:

  • Passports valid 6 months
  • Hat
  • Suncreams
  • Sunglasses

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