Egypt Culture and History Tour

Egypt Trip

Discover the overwhelming energy of Cairo's historical and cultural highlights and its colorful markets on one of our best Egypt tours. Take comfortably an overland trip in your AC van to Luxor to explore some of the most exquisite temples the Pharoes have built thousands of years ago in Egypt. Explore the west bank of the Nile visiting the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut Temple crossing oases that sustained the life of Egypt for millenniums. This is one of the best cultural Egypt tours with frequent departures and affordable cost for groups and individual private travelers. An easy pace is convenient for everyone who can take a walk in the park. This tour can be priced budget for young explorers using train transportation and budget hotels. Check our Egypt tours for small groups and customized trips.


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Our cultural and historical tour to Egypt will start and end in Cairo. This is a seven days tour exploring the best of Egypt overland combined with a cruise from Cairo to Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel, and much more of the ancient history and landmarks of Egypt. this Egypt tour is considered to be a complete tour package to explore cultural and historic sightseeing in Egypt. Our Egypt tours are fully escorted by knowledgeable guides and tour leaders to give the best Egypt experience you deserve. They will work diligently to unveil to you the layers of Egyptian culture and ancient history. Travel in a small group almost like a private journey or have it totally customized just for you, ask for any Egypt tour you have in mind, we will make it happen. Contact us with any questions you may have to create a memorable trip for you to explore and benefit from the marvels of Egypt. Some of the wonders of the world are at your fingertips to discover. Check our Egypt Tours and overland expeditions scheduled for 2021 and 2022.

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive at Cairo Airport

Your Egypt Tour starts here. Upon your arrival at Cairo Airport, you will meet your host who will transfer you to your hotel in Cairo. The remainder of the day will be to relax and acclimate. Dinner and accommodation will be at your hotel.

Day 2: Guided Tour of Giza and Sakkara

After a sumptuous breakfast in your hotel, you will meet your local guide who will take on a pyramid tour visiting Giza, Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, Valley Temple, and the Sphinx. You will have lunch at a local restaurant. Not far away lies the Necropolis of Saqqara where the ruins of the Step Pyramid of King Zoser. This pyramid is considered to be the first pyramid ever built. At the end of the tour, you will be offered dinner in a seafood restaurant overlooking the Nile River. Reflect on your first day exploring your Egypt tour with a small group.

Day 3: Cairo Historic Sightseeing

Another Discovery of your Egypt overland tour. Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel who will take on a Cairo cultural and historic tour of the city. You will explore Cairo, the city of a thousand minarets, by starting the tour with Al Derb Al Ahmar, the area south of Cairo's city walls; between the gate of Bab Zuweila and the Citadel, was initially the dynasties of Fatimid and Ayyubid-era necropolis site. Under the prosperous reign of Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad (between 1293 and 1341), the population of Cairo reached its heydays and the metropolis began to be developed in earnest. Later, you will visit Salah El Din Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali, then proceed to Sultan Hassan Mosque and Madrasa which represents a unique Islamic style of architecture unique to it. Proceed to the Mosque of Ahmed Ibn Tulun; this mosque is considered to be the third large mosque built in Egypt. It is characterized by its spacious courtyard, its unique spiral minaret, and a large collection of gypsum and stucco ornamentations.

Day 4: Travel Overland to El Fayyoum and El Minya

Today, we will travel overland early in the morning from Cairo to Fayoum, a distance of about 40 miles. You will visit Lake Qaroun on your way, then proceed to the National park of Wadi Rayan where you will visit the Waterfalls, Gabal Al Modawara, and the Wales Cemetery. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the vicinity. Later, you will head to El Minya and upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for dinner and accommodation. We hope you have enjoyed a day exploring the rural cultural aspects of your Egypt tours. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Guided tour of historic El Minya

Your daily tours to Egypt's most ancient sights are getting more and more interesting. After breakfast, your guide will be ready to take on a historical tour of Minya. You will visit the necropolis of Tuna El Gabal, which includes many important elements such as the burial ground of baboons and Ibis that represent the God Thoth, the tomb of Isadora, the tomb of the priest Pet-Osiers, the old water wheel, and the boundary stele of the city of the Aton. Your discovery will continue to Al Ashmunien, the ancient city of Hermopolis, where you will visit the open museum with the two colossal baboon statues and the ruins of the basilica church with its Rose granite columns. Later, you will visit the site of Beni Hasan at the eastern bank of the Nile. There you will visit the unique rock-cut tombs with scenes depicting local and regional life during the Middle Kingdom. Many of these have scenes of wrestling and military training.

Day 6: Overland to Amarna, Assiut and Abydos

After breakfast, you will travel to Tell Al Amarna, the capital of Akhnaton, where you will explore the city, the northern and the southern tombs. Visit unique landscapes with ruins, temples, not to miss the royal tomb. Then, you will travel overland to Assiut city to visit Al Muharraq Monastery, 48 kilometers north of Assiut. Continue your quest to Meir Village which served as the burial ground for Cusae about forty miles north of the city of Assuit. Meir functioned as an Old Kingdom-Middle Kingdom (6th-12th Dynasty) cemetery for the nomarchs of the fourteenth Nome of Upper Egypt. Its eastern hillside was the burial site of ordinary people and common folks. The rock-cut tombs only functioned for nomarchs of the city of Cusae, which was a cult center for the Egyptian deity Hathor. In the afternoon, you will travel overland to Abydos for dinner and accommodation.

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DEPARTING FINISHING SEATS TOTAL IN USD

Cost per person: $3265 USD

Single supplement: $465 USD

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