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Explore East and West Banks

duration 14 Days / 13 Nights

priceStart from $1813

locationEgypt

Summary

Our representative will meet you at your hotel in Luxor and transfer to the West Bank to visit the world-famous Valley of the Kings, housing 63 tombs and chambers; 26 of them are carved for Pharaohs, the others belong to royal family members and nobles. Only fifteen tombs are open for public, among them are those granted to Tutankhamun, Thutmose III, Ramesses I and Seti II. Move to the Valley of the Queens to explore the magnificent Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, where you can learn the tale of the divine birth of the first female king ruling Egypt for about 20 years. Pass by the Colossi of Memnon, massive twin statues depicting the Pharaoh Amenhotep III. You will have lunch at a local restaurant and then your guide will take you to the East Bank of the Nile, where the Karnak Temple Complex is located. This vast area of temples, chapels and pylons constructed during the Middle Kingdom (2000-1700 BC) is dedicated to the God Amun, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu. The majority of the existing buildings date back to the New Kingdom (1500-1000 BC). The last stop of this day will be made at sandstone Luxor Temple built by Amenhotep III and completed by Tutankhamun. Some additions were made by Ramses II. 

Tour Price per Person

 
Prices
Single 2-3 Persons 4-6 Persons 7-10 Persons
$ 170 $ 115 $ 95 $ 75

Highlights of this itinerary

The Valley of the Kings, Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon, the Karnak Temple Complex, the Luxor Temple

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Highlights of this itinerary

The Valley of the Kings, Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon, the Karnak Temple Complex, the Luxor Temple


Overview

Includes

Includes
•    Pick-up service from your hotel in Luxor and return
•    Lunch meal to be served at a local restaurant
•    Bottled water on board the vehicle during the tour
•    Currently applied entrance fees for the above-mentioned sightseeing;
•    Relevant transfers by modern air-conditioning vehicle;
•    Applied tax & service charge 
•    English-speaking tour guide.


Excludes

Excludes
•    Tipping kitty;
•    Any other service / item which is not listed above.
Day 1 (Cairo)

Day 1 (Cairo)

<div justify;"="">Welcome to Egypt! Our representative will meet you at Cairo International Airport and provide assistance with airport procedures. As soon as all custom formalities are successfully passed, you will be comfortably tansferred to your hotel. The free evening will let you relax and get ready for your Egyptian holidays (no meals included).

Day 2 (Cairo)

Day 2 (Cairo)

Today you will explore Egypt’s main and the most famous sight – the Great Pyramid at Giza. For over 3,800 years Khufu’s Pyramid was considered to be the tallest manmade structure in the world. Our expert guide will accompany you to the Pyramids and the Sphinx, and then take you to Saqqara, where you will see the first pyramid built in Egypt – Step Pyramid of Djoser; its construction was completed in 2648 BC. The evening and night you will spend in the hotel. (B)

Day 3 (Cairo - Alexandria)

Day 3 (Cairo - Alexandria)

Today we travel north to Egyptian 2nd largest city Alexandria. This Mediterranean City founded by Alexander the Great has many unique attractions. Spend the day viewing the relics of a bygone age, including such sites as Pompey Pillar, the only Amphitheatre built by the Romans in Egypt, The Alexandria Library, The Qaitbay Fort and more. Before returning back to the hotel. (B)

Day 4 (Cairo - Aswan)

Day 4 (Cairo - Aswan)

Today you will stand in communion with the magnificent treasures of the Egyptian Museum, including Tutankhamun fabulously famous Gold Mask. Then we guide you to the Cairo's Islamic area, including the Citadel of Saladdin and its Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali. Next awaits you the Coptic Old Cairo, where you will visit the Hanging Church, which was built on the walls of the Roman fortress of Babylon and the St. Sergius Church, which is believed to be a hiding place of the Holy Family during their stay in Egypt. Finally you will enjoy free time at Khan el Khalili bazaar, the major souk in the Islamic district.  In the evening transfer to the train station and take the overnight sleeper train to Aswan enjoying dinner and breakfast in your own cabin. Overnight Sleeper Train. (B,D)

Day 5 (Aswan)

Day 5 (Aswan)

Arrive to Aswan where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Today you take a short ferry across the Nile to the Philae Temple on the Agilika Island, a beautiful temple dedication to the goddess Isis. Marvel at Aswan dams — the Old and the High, and end the afternoon on a traditional felucca. You will sail to tusk-shaped Elephantine Island and gloriously botanical Kitchener Island. In evening, there is time to explore Aswan’s renowned markets. Overnight at your Hotel.(B)

Day 6 (Aswan - Abu Simbel - Aswan)

Day 6 (Aswan - Abu Simbel - Aswan)

Early morning transfer to Abu Simbel by road. Arrive and enjoy your guided tour of the Temples of Abu Simbel with free time. Return back to Aswan to be welcomed aboard your 5 star luxury cruise ship. Find your welcoming cabin. After lunch spend the afternoon at leisure. During the evening there’s an optional tour to the illuminated Philae Temple. Overnight Cruise Boat. (B,L,D)

Day 7 (Nile Cruise)

Day 7 (Nile Cruise)

Enjoy your morning while cruising, disembark at Kom Ombo and explore its double Temple, dedicated to the gods Sobek and Horus. During lunch you will cruise towards the ancient cities of Esna and Edfu. Disembark in Edfu to visit the remarkably well preserved Temple of Horus. Continue sailing to Luxor arriving late evening. Overnight cruise boat.(B,L,D)

Day 8 (Luxor)

Day 8 (Luxor)

Free morning. This afternoon explore 4,000 year-old Luxor, evocative site of the ancient city of Thebes and the world greatest open air museum. Enter the Karnak Temple Complex a vast area of temples, chapels, pylons and the Great Temple of Amun. Walk down the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes that connect the Precinct of Mut, the Precinct of Amun-Re and the Luxor Temple. Overnight cruise boat. (B,L,D)

Day 9 (Luxor – Sharm el Sheikh - Dahab)

Day 9 (Luxor – Sharm el Sheikh - Dahab)

It will be an early start to avoid the heat of the Nile west bank. As you enter the Valleys of the Kings and Queens, you will pass Deir El Madina, Madinet Habou and the Colossi of Memnon. Visit the colonnaded temple that was uniquely dedicated to a Queen Hatshepsut. Return to the East bank and transfer to the airport for your flight to Sharm el Sheikh. Arrive to the airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Dahab (1 hour drive). Overnight at your Hotel. (B)

Day 10 (Dahab)

Day 10 (Dahab)

A 4x4 Jeep safari of South Sinai accelerates the morning. First you will confront the double canyon; then you will traverse the Valley of the Wings. Next, it is onwards to Nawames El Kon. Sand dunes are your playground until lunch at the oasis where local Bedouins are your convivial hosts. A relaxed early evening drive will take you to your hotel in Dahab. Overnight at your Hotel. (B,L)

Day 11 (Dahab)

Day 11 (Dahab)

Today is snorkelling day, and Dahab’s Blue Hole is renowned for this watery activity. Relax until the midday sun reflects on its azure blue waters. Return for some free time at your hotel. Overnight at your Hotel. (B)

Day 12 (Dahab)

Day 12 (Dahab)

Early morning we will escort you, by an air conditioned van to Saint Catherine city. You will face Mount Sinai, Moses 2,285m summit of The Ten Commandments. Proceed to visit UNESCO World Heritage Site - Saint Catherine Monastery, beautifully situated at the foot of Mount Sinai. Back to Dahab, enjoy the rest of the afternoon as free time. Overnight at your hotel. (B,L)

Day 13 (Dahab-Sharm el Sheikh - Cairo)

Day 13 (Dahab-Sharm el Sheikh - Cairo)

Today you will be transferred to Sharm El Sheikh Airport for your flight to Cairo. Check-in at your hotel, and the rest of your day/night is free. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 14 (Cairo)

Day 14 (Cairo)

Transfer to Cairo Airport for your departure. (B)


My husband and I have just returned from a great holiday in Egypt. We are a hundred percent satisfied with everything; preparations made through Heba on the internet, info, all mails replied very quickly, how we were welcomed in the airport, hotels, local representatives, tour programmer and last, but not least, the two tour guides, Tamer in Cairo and Imon in Luxor. They had a great knowledge about everything and were very nice and helpful. Egypt is a fantastic country, and we met a lot of nice people, smiling children in particular.
Would like to go back.

Britt-NinaMon

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Greetings Sarah,

Now that we have just returned home from Egypt, I just wanted to take the time to tell you how much of a wonderful time we had with your tour organization. From top to bottom you and your organization were competely wonderful. We will give you a more detailed feedback soon once we are fully rested, but we wanted to say thanks for giving us a completely fantastic time.

Rest assured that we will be recommending you and your staff to everyone we know in the future.

Warmest Regards,

Andrew Piner

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